It’s Go Time!


Rangers-Devils Game 5.

Ya boys are 1-1 in Game 5s, and have won both series anyway.

Expecting some changes for the Rangers tonight. Brandon Prust returns from his suspension, and it looks as if Stu Bickel goes back on defense for Steve Eminger. Whether Brandon Dubinsky (or Mats Zuccarello, or even Kris Newbury) plays has not been announced, but Dubinsky appears about ready to go and probably would go in. He left the morning skate before John Mitchell did today, and that’s usually a decent indicator. But this is the playoffs, and games are always being played between games.

Devils coach Pete DeBoer said he will stick with the same lineup that controlled Game 4.

Let’s Go Tony! Let’s Go Miami!

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  1. JimboWoodside on

    Carped!! I knew it would happen! ;-D

    You are CORRECT, CJP!!! A travesty that we can’t have our own crew do the games, or even have a dedicated RANGERS pre or post game show! What are we, “chopped liver”!?

  2. Hi Carp! 1st goal tonite boys, bring the jam early and don’t let ’em up!

  3. TONY is watching the game with us, folks! He is connected to my slingbox while I’m watching the game live. Nice feeling, tough to explain.



    Expecting a big big game tonight from the whole team. Never say die, never surrender.

  5. Jimbo, do you have a radio?

    You guys with DIRECTV should know that 98.7FM is synced up perfectly to the action and it’s loud and clear. You can listen to the Rangers MSG radio broadcast with issue while watching the game….Prust sayin’.

  6. Whoa, lines alllll mixed up. ‘PRAYING’ for the magic of the Pack Line to return in full force.

  7. E3 pimp's angel on

    JR – “the constant perpetuation of high energy is what I expect tonight between either team”

  8. JimboWoodside on

    Of course, NYR!!

    I have been listening exclusively to the radio feed, but on 1050 AM (or whatever other AM station is carrying the game), but synchronization with the TV feeds has been an ongoing problem here.

    I will try 98.7 FM, but I’m not watching on DirecTV – I’ve got TWC of Queens here.

    Thanks for the tip!

  9. I got Carped . . . on sharing the pre and post game shows

    Jorek May 23rd, 2012 at 7:37 pm
    Well if it makes you feel better . . .the devils don’t get there own show either :-)

  10. E3 pimp's angel on

    JR – ” by shifting gabby to the third line – torts is sending a shuttle message that nobody is immersed to change”

  11. JimboWoodside on

    >>>Jorek May 23rd, 2012 at 7:37 pm
    Well if it makes you feel better . . .the devils don’t get there own show either :-)

    It doesn’t make me feel better at all – NJDs are an interloper team, nearly bankrupt and without their own TV network support. They don’t deserve to share our facilities.

  12. I have a feeling this will be the last match at MSG for this season. Sorry, but I just can’t see it any other way.

  13. E3 pimp's angel on

    JR – ” it’s 15 minutes before game time and the nervous energy is palpitating”

  14. LGR!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  15. WTB?!?!?!?

    i got carped when i put up the lines for warm ups
    and didn’t see a NEW POST post
    and ended up

    post-urbation time

    not fun

  16. JimboWoodside on

    Hey, Carp – anybody ask you to do a radio interview lately!? I’m getting tired of hearing ex-Debbie players and media-types getting interviews on the radio feed…

  17. E3 pimp's angel on

    JR – “if hank can be demonstrative in net, the rangers are in a superlative position to vindicate game 5”

  18. Czechthemout!!! on


    Make plays boys! Don’t just dump it in all the time. Hold on to that puck, get someone to the net and shoot it!

  19. Olga Folkyerself on

    Let’s Go Rangers!!!

    FIRE SATHER! He’s asleep. He’ll never know….

  20. E3 pimp's angel on

    JR – ” the utter insanity of the rangers’ essence will be on full display tonight”

  21. ya know Czech
    i agree
    even though it was working immediately
    i thought we were making inroads by skating the puck into the zone
    rather than dumping it in

    was just a few more shifts before we started moving it to the right spot
    but team turned its back on that idea

    too bad

  22. I hope the guys win . . . I had a crummy day at work and I’m hoping the Rangers make the latter part waaaaaaaayyyyyyy better

  23. E3 pimp's angel on

    JR – “the filament of support is huge tonight”

    My brutha – yours was a good one :)

  24. Gabby’s not necesarily on the 3rd line you asshats, it’s called balancing the lineup. SHEESH

  25. JimboWoodside on

    I’d like to see him make some hits, but I’d *really* love to see him score a couple of goals! :-)

  26. E3 pimp's angel on

    JR – “by accentuating any theoretical discussion regardless is very important”

  27. Olga Folkyerself on

    I expect Dubi to be FLYING in this game. As long as he remembers to bring the puck along with him…

  28. E3 pimp's angel on

    JR – “if the rangers retaliate – it will be an et tu brute momentous”

  29. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on


    LETS go gog og gog ogg ogoggooggoo!!!

    Rangers TONIGHT!!!!!!

    GO BOYZZZ lets make sum noize!!!!!!


  30. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on


  31. Are you kidding me with that introduction? That writer should be fired for bias.

  32. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Why does the Canadian and American hockey media hate the Rangers? Can anyone explain that to me?

  33. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on


    IT IS TIME!!!!

    3 periods of non stop hockey action!!!!!

    Gonna be a real ring-a-ding-dong dandy!!!

  34. E3 pimp's angel on

    JR – ” irregardless of tonight’s outcome, game 6 is almost forthcoming”

  35. Gotta come out strong and make them pay the price for living. We can do this guys!! We stick together and never quit believing!

  36. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Im Canadian and I love RAAAAAAAAAANGERS!!!

    lets go ggog gogogogoggo!!!

  37. CraigWeather on

    I’m SO pumped up its disgusting!!!!!! Time to show these punks why we finished 1st in the EC.

  38. E3 pimp's angel on

    JR – ” by it’s sheer audacity, scoring the first goal is bound to happen”

  39. I’m ready to throw in the towel if Rangers get outplayed in the first period again.

  40. WWTBBBB is this commercial . . .its the Devils and Rangers new Jersey and NY who the hell is that commercial aimed at?

  41. Olga Folkyerself on

    It’s time to come out smoking! We need a 60 minute effort from the Rangers tonight. Get ahead! Step on their necks! Don’t let up!

  42. OK, no complaining about Doc tonight. I am going with Kenny and Dave! Just wish I could sync the radio with the TV feed. Any one know a way to do that???

  43. watching Staal be interviewed by maguire
    reminds me of one nice thing
    to remember

    it’s AWFULLY NICE to see our players with playoff beards!
    it’s been something we haven’t seen for quite some time.

    LET’S GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. E3 pimp's angel on

    JR -” the interposition of the wingers and center man is consequential in terms of decisiveness”

  45. Yev, 1050 is now on a fm station (98.?) dunno . . .I think that is better synched

  46. agree Jimbo!

    even in the days when the team was overpaying for
    UFAs that didn’t pan out
    you would think the team would be mocked
    and the fans attract sympathy

  47. Olga Folkyerself on

    You would think Dolan would be complaining that he’s not getting his TV revenue. But Noooooo! He’s still in the Knicks locker room with a gun in his mouth…

  48. Olga Folkyerself on

    Well, so much for the big start.

    When God hands you lemons- get a different God. Zeus! Get out there and fight.

  49. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    How did that farking smurf get left all alone in front of Hank!!? Goddammit!!

  50. HOLY CARCILLO!!!!!!!
    Anisimov puts it in our own goal


    we don’t look too bad in their zone

  51. More good news on

    Second time in a week that Staal slammed the bad of his head off the boards.

  52. how about Prust getting stick raped at the devils blue line?

    but that’s okay
    devils never clutch grab hold

  53. Absolutely freakin’ horrible way to start the game…so much for a fast start…UGH!!!

  54. Rangers better think about it right now, they’re letting their season slip away right now.

    It’s still early…but C’MON!!!! PUT A GOAL PAST FATSO!!!!

  55. I thought he could have had the second goal, it looked like a loose puck….but whatever….I’m not giving up yet like some people are right now…

  56. those 2 goals came way too easy thats whats aggravting, and then theres gaborik to not score. ugh.

  57. SEASON OVER!! To come out AGAIN getting dominated is a disgrace!!!!! Pack it in boys see you in September. This team is DONE!!!!!

  58. You dig out of this — and it is wholly possible — and the series is completely
    turned around. For keeps.

  59. Would have been nice if they called high sticking on Gionta when he smacked Step and then scored.

  60. Much too early to give up… give me a break! The Dev’s have the dreaded 2 goal lead. We pot just one and this is our game!! The tide will turn. Mark my word!!

  61. Olga Folkyerself on

    Will you ledge climbers just F***ing jump already?

    Plenty of time left…

  62. I thought they would come out and play a hard game. But seems like they just want to mail it in. They are showing life though. They CANNOT give up goal 3. Goal 3 will be the game winning goal.

  63. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Well, maybe he *isn’t* washed up yet – and Maloney on radio says that Hank blew the initial shot on each of the goals against, which led to those scores…

  64. Gee, Ed, maybe u should have asked how does a guy get away with an obvious high stick!!!

  65. The most annoying thing is the Rangers are gonna have to work their asses off to just get a chance for a shot on goal…

    The Devils fire away whenever they want with ease.

    Don’t mind saying if it’s Devils-Kings Finals I won’t bother to watch a single solitary second

  66. Sometimes I think Lundquist gives out to many rebounds . . . I think its because he has confidence in his ability and a lack of confidence in the faceoff ability of the Rangers. . . but there are times when you gotta hold the puck

  67. Love those interference picks the Devils keep throwing and getting away with.

  68. duckbill platypus on


  69. That was a good shot but that one Hank shouldve stopped. This game is far from over though

  70. Rangers came out so hard too. Can’t believe this game is going down like this.

  71. RangerSwede on

    So that’s it… this game is over. We’ve never won a game when allowing 3 goals…

  72. CraigWeather on

    Lev, far from over? Uh… Whatever you’re smoking I’d love some passed down my way thanks.

  73. Maybe I should disconnect Tony from my Slingbox. I don’t think it’s good for him to watch….

  74. RangerSwede on

    We need a goal on this PP to be in it. I’m not giving up, but all the stats say that when Hank allows 3 it’s done…. But this is miracle time, i hope….

  75. Carp – great job this season. Thanks for everything but the season ended tonight.

  76. The rangers have been “terrific” on the PP. Yeah.

    Frustrating to finally have the Rangers play strong and still go down so badly. Non-calls, bad bounces, Hank brain freeze. Would be less dispiriting if the Rangers had any offensive finish.

  77. Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no! And it ain’t over now!

  78. onecupin72yearsandcounting on

    The handwriting was on the walls games ago.. they faded and faded fast.

    still plenty of time left but, who’s gonna step up and be a hero?

    thats what we get for calling marty fatso

  79. Awful. The sad thing is, offensively they were getting chances. Where is the D tonight?

  80. Malt O'Meal on

    just turned this on….apparently not a strong start…that 3rd goal is a head scratcher but one you could almost see developing and thinking here we go.

    upside is the game is early but downside is that rangers still seem to generate nothing with nj all over them every other stride

    hope these guys pull off yet another miracle or its going to look bleak getting 2 straight from a team that has essentially outplayed them most of this series

  81. You guys shouldn’t watch hockey if your this negative. I don’t know how you made it this long anyhow.

  82. >>Should be 5 minute major for boarding

    Not a chance! Prust didn’t lie dead on the ice.

  83. Boo-Ka-Boom on

    We can get 1 goal a period, and shut them down the rest of the way and take our chance in ot

  84. The losers on this board who have given up on the season, please turn in
    your badges at the door and do not return. Embarrassing and shameful
    front-running losers.

  85. The better team is the one that finishes. And, man, the Rangers cannot close.

    So far.

  86. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>Lev, far from over? Uh… Whatever you’re smoking I’d love some passed down my way thanks.

    I don’t smoke – got any pills!?

  87. There’s ZERO chance these middle-of-the-roaders win Game Six and Game Seven.

  88. PRUST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  89. Malt O'Meal on

    NJ is owning them right now….they can’t even get to their blue line…i’m confused as i would think that coaches make adjustments this far in the series but seems like the same issues they’ve had….how did NJ not destroy the league during the reg season with this unbeatable style ;)

    really hope the boys change it up and get something working…nj comes into the nyr zone with at least one shot from the point if not skating directly into hank

  90. that was tough right there.
    whether to cheer Prust on to score a goal
    or cheer him on to split brodeur in two
    after he got tripped

  91. Lloyd Braun on

    That’s big…need another here. Time for Gaborik to make an appearance

  92. Brodeur must have been trying to draw a penalty on that flop of his on the goal.

  93. That’s why it’s an f’ing absurdity for them to lose this series. It would be an absolute travesty.

  94. I think they need another goal to be good again, Lev. :)

    It really is amazing that — even if this turns out to be a 9-1 loss — some would give them no shot to win game 6.

  95. Not good Lev. But we’re looking a little bit better and got one goal back, so that is a good thing.

  96. Prust showing our “scorers” how to put the puck in the net

    C’mon boys…don’t lose to the freakin’ Devils…season on the line, leave it all on the ice tonight.

  97. RangerSwede on

    Strange game huh, we’ve got the scoring chances and NJ the goals (until pruster). That’s usually the other way around…

  98. Malt O'Meal on

    and i know emerick is a consummate professional and probably a great guy but it absolutely kills me to have to hear him call this game

  99. Malt O'Meal on

    Pierre…..I PRAY that you just go away….and take edzo and doc with you…no need to say goodbye…just go

  100. Carp,

    Sure they’d have a shot. But they have been beat for huge stretches of this series. Embarrassingly so. Hopefully they can re-tap the intestinal fortitude they displayed all season and some of their top guys can show up.

  101. Lloyd Braun on


    You’re absolutely right about Prust. If that’s Gaborik breaking in, there’s no way he scores

  102. duckbill platypus on


  103. Hank looks off. That slapper almost went in from the point. He barely got a stick on it.

  104. Czechthemout!!! on

    LQ crapped his pants tonight. After those snarky comments after last game, he owes this team.

  105. We score another, it’s ON

    We give up another, time to watch House Hunters.

  106. It’s never a good period when the other team has scored more goals than you.

  107. RangerSwede on

    Strange period. If you take away the Devil goals you’d think we’d be up by 2-3 goals. Good play mostly and if Hank & Fatso find themselves in the break we’ll win this one. Or at least not loose by much…

  108. Lloyd Braun on

    Two goals in two periods isn’t impossible. They really need Lundqvist to up his game. Those goals weren’t great and anymore like the Zajack goal and this game is over.

  109. onecupin72yearsandcounting on

    Maybe this will turn out to be a great game for the NYR …and ignite them.

  110. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    home. could not be out anymore….wearing my own clothes … praying, seriously.

  111. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    OK – still time to get this game tied up – maybe they need to try something different offensively?

  112. onecupin72yearsandcounting on

    still plenty of time but,, you have to keep the dev’s off the board.

  113. Best case scenario: This early goal deficit gets the offensive juices flowing that we need to not only win the game, but advance to the final round.

    Rangers skaters have oddly their best first period of the series, yet a couple of soft goals have put them in an early hole.

    Hopefully LQ finds the sealant within and locks the door for the rest of the game and we can (potato) chip away at Marty.

  114. While holding a sliver of hope that they can come back in this game, the question has to be asked:

    How much blame does the coaching staff get for continually having this team not ready to play at the start of a game lately?

  115. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Carp, seriously, I think everyone is concerned that if they lose 2 games in a row now (which certainly is a possibility tonight), that this “magic” playoff run might be over. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I know that I feel that way.

    I *do* believe in “negative” momentum – maybe not so much in positive momentum.

  116. If they play with the same effort as that period they will win this game. I would not be surprised one bit if they win it.

    Carp, is it me or is the crowd at MSG tonight pretty good? Even when they went down 3-0 they seemed to support the team.

  117. I found my girlfriend at Farmers

    he said sheepishly

    “city folks just don’t get it”

  118. tristateyankee on

    Need to put Gabby back on top line, reunite Team USA with Kreider, Cally, and Stepan…line combos did not work…

  119. Czechthemout!!! on

    Hopefully, they can at least come back and cut it to one goal after two. They need to finally step up their offense.

  120. ThisYearsModel on

    Not over yet, but Henrik needs to put the wall up and we need to get shots on Fatso.

  121. Lev, agree. If they keep the same intensity level. And Hank stands on his head, because NJ will get their chances.

  122. ThisYearsModel on

    Let me state right now, the Rangers are playing with house money. Getting to the conference final is more than I could have dreamed of this season. For their talent level, they have overachieved big time.

  123. So I paid $39.99 for the Game Center Live to watch the game live here in France and this is what they show me?! I’m sitting here in my hotel room at 3 AM expecting a huge bounce back game and we’re down 3-0 ten minutes into the game?! *OUCH!*

    One huge positive, I get to watch Hockey Night in Canada feed! What a refreshing way to watch a hockey game! No waffle-boarding, no pitchforking back ahead, no driving into posts, and most importantly no ‘DZO BROTHERS (Edzo, Docdzo, and TalkingForeskindzo) …just plain old fashioned hockey analysis.

  124. If they fall short tonight and don’t play all out, bad. If they fall short tonight and
    play their asses off after digging such a hole, all is not lost. If they actually find a
    way to win this game, they will have moved a mountain that could carry them
    far beyond this game.

  125. More shots on Uncle Daddy, lots and lots and lots more. And forecheck the hell outta their D. This team can be had, big time.

  126. Beside the goals, that was the best start the Rangers have had in the series. NYR and Lundqvist need to know in that in their hearts and power through. If LQ shows up for the rest of the game, and the skaters continue on…I like our chances. What an ugly series.

  127. High Desert Roberto on

    wow took me about a haf hour to find internet access here at grand canyon village. signal too weak to stream the game but at least i can listen. i missed most of the first but finally sat down with my computer to find out that it is 3-1…i’m in disbelief, what the f is going on

  128. Boo-Ka-Boom on

    1 goal this period and shut them down! Rangers need to grind them down slowly!you gotta believe!!

  129. Czechthemout!!! on

    Every Stanley Cup winner faces adversity at least a few times during a run to the cup. So far, we faced elimination in game 6 in Ottawa and survived. Now we are down two after playing a decent period. They were let down by the guy you least expect to let you down, Hank. We need to pick him up once in these playoffs. Tonight is as good a night as any to start.


  130. RangerSwede on

    CCCP.. we’ve got the same feed here in Norwegianpånsyland. Need a feed with more Ranger goals and no NJ goals now….

  131. Carp- winning game 6 really???? They have been dominated all series and to think they can muster 1 win yet alone 2 is being delusional. They are a tired beatened team. They had a GREAT year and I am very proud of this team and excited about the future. BUT the reality is we are done.

  132. Hey CCCP,

    If I paid for that for the whole season already, can I use it to watch the games when I’m in France in two weeks?

  133. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on




  134. So it seems I’m not allowed to use my GameCenter Live service when I’m elsewhere in Europånsyland. Thanks a lot, NHL.

    Radio coverage only of this 12-3 comeback victory, the Game Six blowout win and 2-0 series lead over the Kings for me then…

  135. Johnny"embarrassed to believe"boy on

    Howdy folks ! This game is ours, best game they have played so far…

  136. Braunschweiger on

    if they keep this up and get bodies in front they can win this, Marrrtty is soft

  137. Carp's sister on

    hahaha switched to Modern Family during intermission and didn’t get back in time!

  138. Blogmama Go Tony! on

    Wish I were with Tony in the hospital still….I need oxygen, bad.

  139. Olga Folkyerself on

    Why shoot up the middle in your own zone? I learned not to do that when I was 10. My older brother beat that lesson into me.

  140. Only the Rangers could look more potent before and immediately after their pp.

    Again: this Coors light ad is insane.

  141. Carp's sister on

    If you can believe it, he is at soccer practice. Be home soon, though.

  142. Joekuh - 6 more.....GBTaMP! on

    lol mama! i waded into this thread to see the carnage after the 1st….dare i do it?

  143. ThisYearsModel on

    Let’s go. Get this puppy tied up before all the adrenaline runs out.

  144. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Johnny, fug, fugging, fudge, farging or….my personal favorite…hartnell! are perfectly acceptable….:)

  145. Well I paid for GCL and it said watch all playoff games live…that’s why I bought it. I guess France is not on the list of blocked Europansy lands lol

  146. Johnny"embarrassed to believe"boy on

    With every thing that could have been called tonight….. They pick THAT.

  147. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Prust got us back in this game his first night back….I forgive. We can kill it…..

  148. Johnny"embarrassed to believe"boy on

    Thanks mama…. Heat of the moment “fudge” it will be.

  149. Hold your iPhone out of your hotel window, CCCP. I’ve as much chance of seeing the game that way than I do any other way at the moment.

  150. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Maaarty embellishes every Goddamned incident where a player gets near him, and he *NEVER* gets called for it!~! BS!!!

  151. iDoodie machetto: get well Tony on

    The dive looked like he was embellishing a little bit, but then tripped on the back of the net, turning into a terrible, terrible flop

  152. >>I think Prust’s foot got caught on the net, not a dive.

    I said the same thing earlier.

  153. iDoodie machetto: get well Tony on

    Mama, there’s a sperm with a headset between the benches

  154. iDoodie machetto: get well Tony on

    I think their chances would greatly improve if they didn’t spot the Devils 3 goals to start the game.

  155. Johnny"embarrassed to believe"boy on

    Wow.. Should be 5-3 at least. Waiting for the backfire that always happens..

  156. Olga Folkyerself on

    Carp- the NN’s are still out on the ledge, with the other pigeon droppings.

  157. So what if I told ya an hour ago it would be 3-2 and we were gettin the better of the play?

  158. RangerSwede on

    It would be really nice to get something out of this, going into the third tied!


  159. I think their chances would greatly improve if they didn’t spot the Devils 3 goals to start the game.


    It’s really made me wonder. They’ve found something within despite the deficit.

  160. Blogmama Go Tony! on

    Good job Johnny…..but really, hartnell is so much better…..

    Come on boys!!!!

  161. Carp


    Stepan shoot that puck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    DON’T PASS!!!!!!!!

    whatta waste of 3 on 2

  162. Blogmama Go Tony! on

    Dear Lord Stanley,

    You may have deprived us of a PP, but bless you for our PK.



    P.S. can we win tonight, please?

  163. Johnny"embarrassed to believe"boy on

    Can’t bring myself to type that bad word momma…lol

    Hank is looking “out of sorts”

  164. Czechthemout!!! on

    And once again they fall asleep to end the second. What the Fugg is wrong this god damn team!

  165. LW

    you can’t watch the GCL because of the regional block or however you call it? Wanna try to use my account since its registered as US one? Check your facebook

  166. would rather they start putting multiple crosschecks in
    kovalchuk’s back

    GIVE “EM THE PAIN!!!!!

  167. Johnny"embarrassed to believe"boy on

    On a side note…we will become Euros

    USA hockey has announced they will no longer teach checking in youth and junior programs. That part of the curriculum is deemed to dangerous.

  168. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Whew!!! Things got a little dicey late in that period – glad we didn’t give up a very late one!

    OK, one period for our boys to get 2 goals (at least!) – plenty of time!

    C’mon, Gabby! C’mon, Richie!!

  169. Does anyone else think Peter Deboer and Adam Oates resemble Andy Kaufman and Ray Liotta?

  170. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarty is *RIPE* for the plucking!! Pepper him with shots!!

  171. I dunno – every time the show them on the bench, I want to recite “Taxi” and “Goodfellas” lines!

  172. This game is like game 5 stanley cup finals in 1994. Rangers were down 3-0 , they go into 3rd period down 3-2 and tie it up @ 3……..The garden was shaking so hard that the white circus doves almost fell from the rafters…….Unfortunately Dave Babych scored like 47 seconds later…..

    But u get the idea! We can tie this up in the 3rd and then its up for grabs!

  173. Why do they persist in comparing Callahan to Parise? They are American born, that all they share in common.

  174. Great period by our boys. One more like that and we will take this thing!!!!


  175. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>Prust with a little spear in the onions to Kovalchuk skating off the ice at the end of the period.


  176. Czechthemout!!! on


    I am. Are you? You didn’t see them pinned in their own for the last two minutes of the period?

  177. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Boo…I don’t care if Marty gets the assist on our next goal, as long we get the next goal……

  178. Czechthemout!!! on

    They need to pick up Hank just once. That’s all I ask. I want this win. Just two goals without giving up any. Please!

  179. Rangers have got to keep playing the way they did for most of the second period. Just keep up the pressure and SHOOT!!!

  180. How is it possible for geico to have worse and worse commercials with each attempt?

  181. Czechthemout!!! on


    But that’s what I said. They fell back to the stupid little weak chips along the boards and unforced errors.

  182. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on



  184. I guess what you are all saying is right. I just think it’s annoying that they have to mention a Devil every damn time they mention a Ranger, like the Devil is better.


  185. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    THANK YOU!!!!!! I think I was right….Marty helped there a little :)

  186. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Hank is having trouble tonight – and Dave says so, not me, so don’t break my friggin’ chops!!

  187. >>how pissed would we be if that happened to a ranger?

    And? Are we supposed to feel sorry for the other team’s players now?

  188. C’mon guys…it’s a tie game…DO NOT STOP!!!

    Still get the feelin’ Hank is really shaky tonight

  189. Torts must have gave a nice donation to his church! Lets go boys, keep it going!

  190. The missed penalty makes up for no calls on the repeated cross checks on Callahan’s back in the first period.

  191. iDoodie machetto: get well Tony on

    Rangers have to be careful not to have letdown after tying. Gotta keep emotions and effort up.

  192. Wouldn’t it be nice if Richie made the same effort as the rest of the guys?

  193. I think it would have been cool for the msg crowd to give it up at the end of the second but it sounded quiet. even cooler would be a lets go rangers chant instead marty marty marty

    i’m just jealous im not there

  194. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    I think the Debbies are the only ones not chanting Marty……love it!!!

  195. Amen, Doodie…there’s gotta be a natural “We tied it!” exultation, but they gotta keep it up….


  196. Fatso played the puck in the no fly zone, and then got worried and let it go and then he knocked the weak centering pass into his own net.

  197. So if the Rangers win this one and the Devils have one shot the rest of the way, Lundqvist gets all the credit for “making the big saves at the right time”, right? Is that how it works?

  198. Krieder’s shot lifted by devils stick
    oh well

    STAY STIFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  199. Johnny"embarrassed to believe"boy on

    They play like this every night…. No stopping them…

  200. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    epic series…..not the same as ’94, but epic nonetheless I think…..

  201. Blogmamma, not 94 at all…..i cant belive you called martys assist! Classic

  202. duckbill platypus on


  203. ThisYearsModel on

    Richards with a golden chance……..stopped by Lundqvist. WTF is with this game? It is bizarro world.

  204. STAY STIFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




  205. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    If Richards had made THAT goal, the only safe place in NY, maybe, would be where they used to keep the elephants in MSG…..

  206. yeah, i’m gonna say it!!

    i’m gonna send you to meet your grandma
    if you try anymore of those gd homerun passes
    that are SO FREEKIN’ DANGEROUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  207. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    We’ve gotta score another goal or two – don’t want this to go to OT…

  208. yes, i have a perverse mind
    i already gave my condolences
    the other day

    now, he’s got to STOP being so dang STOOOPID!!

  209. iDoodie machetto: get well Tony on

    I wore my leetch jersey tonight for luck. After rangers gave up three goals I said eff it and prepared to take a shower. I can see the tv from back of the shower. Well just before I got in, prust scored. So I’ve been naked ever since.

  210. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>I want OT less than you do, Jimbo.

    OK, Carp – you have every right to feel that way!! ;-D

  211. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Olga, good point!!!!

    can I ask a question without sounding stupid…..I’m a smart hockey girl….but I’ve heard “mustard” twice tonight and I swear, can’t remember wtb that means…..

  212. iDoodie machetto: get well Tony on

    Too many mental mistakes for MDZ. so hot/cold with his play.

  213. i can’t believe we’re still doing the same
    board hockey in our end that has barely been working.
    it’s taking away our ahem

  214. Olga Folkyerself on

    Mama- put some “mustard” on those weak passes… Zip, zing, power…

  215. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Oh, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  216. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    They did EXACTLY what we were supposed to do…..get it down to a few minutes left, and go ahead..

  217. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    that would be grey poupon, at least, not French’s…..?

    hartnell, if I can’t laugh I will cry

  218. ThisYearsModel on

    Come all the way back and give up a goal to 4th liner Ryan Carter. Unreal.

  219. Heartbreaking. They played so hard, dominated so much, let up for a few minutes. Bad play.

  220. it’s all that carcillo-y play along the half boards
    that they’re not winning yet continue to do
    it’s too easy of an excuse to say that that’s who they are
    they can adapt
    and they don’t have to send the puck around and around
    when another option presents itself

    and yes
    Hags, the speeedster lets gionta GION-effin-TA get behind him
    has to have one of his worst games in the entire 2012 playoffs tonight.
    Maloney kept saying that Hank didn’t look right and he didn’t and doesn’t

  221. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    GODDAMMIT TO FREAKING HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  222. This one hurts….only because they showed so much guts and came back from 3-0….probably their best game of the series…the score definitely doesn’t tell the story

    Focus on GAME 6.

  223. Thankfully, there’s no momentum, right? Otherwise, the Rangers would be bummed next game.

  224. they can say whatever they want about that fourth goal; Lundqvist gave the Rangers absolutely nothing tonight.

  225. Braunschweiger on

    Play like they did after the 10 min mark of the 1st and they’ll win Game 6, Marty is still softer

  226. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Game over…My heart is so sad…..we tried soooo hard…..sigh. I believe in Game 6 though, I do! But oy…..

  227. there is no getting around it, the Devils have been the better team throughout this series…

  228. Czechthemout!!! on

    And that’s that. It’s been a fun season and I will be watching but I just don’t see it. I hope I am wrong.

  229. Ilb, u can’t say it’s the best game they played when they were absent for 1st period.

  230. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>The story of this game……..4 goals against on 16 shots.


    He didn’t get it done.

  231. well, they did it in round 1 vs Ott, so it is still possible, but the hockey gods are not being kind

  232. look, I’ve been singing Lundqvist’s praises all season…Rangers wouldn’t be playing right now if not for him. But he absolutely sucked tonight.

  233. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    haven’t been more than 3 goals a game til tonight…now 7….(really less, EN’s notwithstanding)…..we can do this Friday! If you don’t believe…….HARTNELL YOU!!!!!!!

    sorry, I am ticked……

  234. Encouraged that they came back, disappointed that they lost. They never make things easy on themselves or on their fans. Onto Game 6.

  235. Shut up, Lloyd. He’s the best goalie in the game. Would you rather have someone else in goal? You’re just whining for the sake of whining.

  236. Rollin Dubious on

    I have all faith in world in a game 6 win……to not phone it in after they realize their all world goalie does not have it was encouraging.

    That said, that devils line is KILLING us.

  237. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    This may be the first time ever that I completely agree with Lloyd.

  238. Olga Folkyerself on

    Lloyd, you disappeared while the Rangers scored three to tie it. Now that they lost you’re back.

    Get lost again, will you?

    You are NOT a Ranger fan.

  239. NYR_FAN:

    Nah, you’re right. He was great tonight. Rangers lost because the game was too short.

  240. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Niters all…..I’ve had all about I can handle tonight…..heavy sigh. LGR!!!!

  241. That’s as painful a loss as I think I’ve seen in a long, long time.

    Hank picked a miserable time to have an awful game.

    There’s a tiny hope inside that they can do what they did to Ottawa…but they looked gassed late in the third. They didn’t look like they had anything left.

    Could have been a great evening…instead it was just delayed torment.

  242. Frustrating to lose that one but proud of their effort…just wished they woulda brought that level of desperation in the first 20, not to mention games 2 and 4

  243. Olga:

    Uh, I actually said they could come back and tie this. But you’re right, I’m not a fan.

  244. Umm the first period was one of the best efforts of the series…. what are people watching? Hank shouldve had the 3rd goal. Not his best game. Couldve been worse.

  245. Wow 4goals on 16 shots. Bravo Henny. Your baby boy is due to be born in July so life is good, right Henny?

  246. What a bummer.

    Where was this team all series?

    Encouraging to see… But we got an uphill battle….


  247. and that’s why Carp
    i disagree with your dislike of “scoreboard hockey”
    unless i’m misunderstanding what you mean

    because we DEFINITELY outplayed the devils tonight
    for 50 minutes
    in the end
    what counts is the final score
    and in that regard
    all that effort doesn’t mean too much right now
    since they’re up 3 games to 2

  248. Tiki:

    You’re not allowed to say that. The Rangers lost so you have to pretend everyone was great.

  249. Ted Sheckler on

    I’ve never knocked Henrik on here (or anywhere else) and usually hate it when people pile on him for “soft” goals, but I have to say that this one is kind of on him.

  250. All I dots to say is another poor defensive showing. Too many uncovered player for the Devils in key scoring areas. You can’t win playng that kind of defense.

  251. We all love Hank…he’s the ONLY reason we’ve made it this far. But to let up 4 goals on only 16 shots?

    Well, let’s see what Game 6 brings.

    The most painful part of this is after two series going against goalies who looked unbeatable we have fatso here who sometimes is begging to be beat and we can’t get it past him.

    Proud of the Rangers for coming back tonight…but this is still the most painful feeling I’ve had as a fan since Drury’s freakin’ goal

  252. Awful? I would categorize that as awful….unlucky, maybe? Uncharacteristic?

    Would you rather be a fan of the Chicago Blackhawks? Some of the best scorers and passers in the game with a bum like Corey Crawford in goal? Recipe for success….errr wait….

  253. Olga Folkyerself on

    I’m out. Too many a-holes coming out of the woodwork to cry and whine.

  254. jpg:

    Not sure about the 50 minute figure. The big difference in this game was the Rangers didn’t play as well in the third as they did from around the time of the timeout (let’s not forget that terrible Zajack goal came after the timeout). Whether the Devils stepped up their game or the Rangers dipped a little, I don’t really know – Chrome Dome couldn’t stop talking about how brilliant DeBoer’s line scrambling was, but I have a hard time believing you should be losing thanks to anything come off the stick of the other Gionta.

  255. Something to think about… We are so spoiled by Hank being superhuman that when he has a rough game like tonight it’s a bummer.

  256. I would categorize Brodeur’s play tonight as awful….that goal he let in is inexcusable, if I’m a Devils fan…

  257. Everyone else is piling on him, so I won’t. I’m just disgusted, moreso w my brother.

    Text at 3:0 devils: “looks like henrik showed up tonight. I hope you have fun up there”

    He quit on the game, and blames me, like me being in NY has any effect on it.

  258. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Game seven baby!!!

    Bank it!!!

  259. Brodeur was crap tonight, too. The biggest difference was that Lundqvist couldn’t make an extra save when he needed to and the Rangers, to an extent, let Brodeur off the hook.

  260. And I would personally love to write a letter to MSG Network and explain to them that their idiotic dual team post-game makes me want to vomit. Haven’t watched more than a few minutes of it all series long.

  261. Lloyd, you want me to send you some urine, so you can feel better?? Oh wait, I’m not a creepy freak like you, so I can’t! Sorry!

    R-Lloydy! That’s what I’m calling you from now on. R-Kelley likes urine, just like you!!

  262. The only goal you can really blame Hank on is the 3rd. He had no shot on the 4th goal, that was all Hagelin. The low shot total for Devils is deceiving because the Rangers did dominate the play that much. If only some of you would admit and see that…

  263. Rangers came out early and looked pretty good. The problem was that they were down 3-0 before they even broke a sweat. I give them full marks for clawing their way back to tie the game, but I’m not sure their intensity matched what the Devils had in the latter stage of the game and their goalie couldn’t make a big save tonight. This is going to be really really tough to come back from.

  264. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Rangers out played ’em all game…Hank had a bad game.

    Devils FLUKED it off, next game we got ’em , cuz our backs are against the wall and we play even better . Its do or die.

    Rangers in seven.

  265. E3 pimp's angel on

    JR – “I will make a predictory statement – the rangers designify the devils and win game 6”

  266. CraigWeather on

    I love this team just as much as anyone here and it’s been an AWESOME season…. To win the next 2 just doesn’t seem feasible this time around. It’s like taking too many penalties in a game… Eventually you’re going to get burned and that’s pretty much what I expect here… A loss at the pebble. Doesn’t mean I won’t be cheering our boys on Friday night…. But I consider a win at this point just a bonus. We’re on borrowed time.

  267. DelZotto playing his way off of next year’s team. His play in games 4 and 5 mirrored his “performance” from last year. ugh

  268. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Can’t listen to any postgame stuff anywhere..LaGreca will be insufferable – he probably had a nocturnal emission in the last 5 minutes of the game…

    Carp, it’s up to you to get us some Ranger locker room quotes – I don’t give a flying crap about ones from the other room.

  269. Mr. Braun, why don’t you have a seat over there. Just take a seat over there. Please take your hands out of your pockets. So….what were you doing??

  270. ilb:

    look, Hagelin was abysmal on that one…looked like John Scott on the backcheck. but when you face so few shots, and you’ve allowed a terrible rebound and just a brutal goal by Zajack, I dunno, you just have to do something. it looked to me like he was fighting the puck all night long, and when I said I thought the Rangers could come back I worried that with how he looked tonight he’d be able to keep the Devils off the scoreboard. the Rangers effectively made Lundqvist a non-issue for a big chunk of the game by giving up practically nothing…but I feel like you just have to figure out a way to stop a few of the pucks he let go by him.

  271. onecupin72yearsandcounting on

    del zoto was awful again tonight.
    hank was mediocre
    they know what they have to do.

    But does it take a genius to see that the devils d clog up the middle force the rangers to the outside

    and the devs dump the puck and hammer the ranger D

    De boer out coaches torts by attacking torts shot blocking system
    where the NYR forwards drop back and cover the lanes to block shots , while they leave the point men open ..

  272. Rangers are going to need to outplay the Debbies 2 more times to make up for the 2 wins we got we didn’t dominate in.

  273. onecupin72yearsandcounting on

    and if the ranger get eliminated… its just another failed opportunity.

  274. Tiki:

    Yeah, good call. I’m done acknowledging him. A guy that spends all his time talking about urine and gay innuendo is probably not someone to be interacting with anyway.

  275. Hey Kern, back off of DZ while ya. How long did it take you to get back to normal after the death of a close family member? Professional athlete or not, DZ is a human being and it’s impossible for a human being to shut off all emotions during a time like this.

  276. E3 pimp's angel on

    JR -“the interpersonality of game 5 was more substantiated then otherwise indicated”

  277. Hank wasn’t at his best tonight, but the only goal he’d like to have back is by Zajac…Gionta was on the back door, Hank moving left to right, and the puck was perfectly shot 1 in inside the post.

  278. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Rangers out played the Devils , Devil fluked it. ‘Nuff said.

    DEVILs suck!!!

    What a joke , The Rangers are gonna OWN them game 6 , just watch. Anyone who thinks there not is an idiot.

  279. Time for bed. I don’t have the energy or desire to argue or deal with people tonight. I feel bad for Carp who will have to deal with all the NN’s coming outta the woodwork for the rest of the night.

  280. ilb:

    that first goal was the result of a bad rebound. you have to be able to control the puck there.

    how do you feel about them coming back from this?

  281. tristateyankee on

    Bad game by DelZ, Hagelin, and Hank. Callahan, Feds, and Prust played their assess off. We need to step up the play if we are going to win Friday night.

    This would be easier to deal with if it were another team besides the Devils.

    Let’s hope the Devils come out a little too sure of themselves on Friday night and we can capitalize early…otherwise, it is summertime everyone…

  282. Lloyd
    is just a number as in we outplayed them for the majority of the game
    we let up in the 3rd
    whether it was playoff rookies tightening up or what
    i don’t know

    as far as Chrome Dome
    i can’t freekin believe that ANYONE on this board bothers to listen to the nbc broadcast
    especially when Chromey sucks at the teat of lou and doc is such a professional
    you’re better off with the volume off
    and/or listening to radio broadcast online

  283. I hate the Devil announcers. Chico is such a homer JERK. He’s worse than Micholetti

  284. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out MickeyM. And please stop suckin up to Carp.

  285. I thought that the Ranger’s big missed opportunity was after the 2 quick goals to start the 2nd period. They got that power play which killed all the momentum that they had going and then they were killing penalties the rest of the period. They were coming on, but instead did nothing the rest of the period offensively. How can a team be so good most nights 5 on 5, but is lost when 5 on4???

  286. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Anyone who is scared and don’t think the Rangers will go on to game seven is a fool who hasn’t watched this team all year. Oh sure the naysayers are bailing on our team but it really shows who watches the games. A real true Ranger fan knows we got this and is waiting for game six to prove it.

  287. I’ve never really seen anyone here “bail” on the team. I see a lot of people saying others have bailed, but I see the same people back here every single game cheering their team on.

  288. Hey DanGir. Thanks for you kind words! They make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.


  289. Agreed. DZ has had 2 of the worse games I have seen this year. Looked like the DZ of 2 years ago. But just in general the Ranger defensive zone coverage has left a lot to be desired. That last goal Hags was out for a cup of coffee.

  290. Lloyd, I feel better about it now then I felt after four games they’ve played. If they continue playing the way they played tonight, I like our chances. I’m a bit perplexed as to why it took them that long….maybe they do need to be with their backs agains the wall

  291. My opinion, two evenly matched teams. Difference in the series is the Devils have capitalized on their prime chances, Rangers have not.

  292. MDZ had a rough night defensively, but that last goal was absolutely not on him. Hagelin was a passenger on the backcheck and could have easily caught Carter, which would have negated the scoring opportunity.

    The bigger issue is Rupp a -2. The guy is an absolute plug and I can’t wait until this guy is gone. He can’t fight, can’t score and can’t defend. What DO you do?

  293. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Bailling is talkin alot crap about how the Rangers can’t do this…how they screwed up and all that crap . Who cares. When its all said and done the Rangers will come out on TOP. So all the whinning and crap is really people showing no support.

  294. ilb:

    I definitely agree that they played better tonight than in the previous few games, but 4 goals on 16 shits is untenable. Brodeur was lousy all night long but he made a few big saves when he had to; Hank didn’t. Rangers need an effort like tonight but with everyone all at full intensity. They’ve proven they can come back, and tonight was the first time I really believed they’d come back even though they were down 3-0, but it’s going to be extremely difficult.

  295. Czechthemout!!! on

    The team stopped forcing the play and reverted back to their stupid chipping it out of the boards crap that the Devils have clearly figured out.

    It’s funny, watching the post game show, they just said that Deboer has a set play in fact two of them, on the first goal and the fourth.

    Wow. A coach that actually still coaches offense. Maybe Torts should get a clue and try some set plays, maybe some strategy other than three forwards behind the net. No one in front. And the useless MdZ on the pp.

  296. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© ” Don’t stepan the logo!!!”…says Greg L.

    So what is it you’d like to people to do? Say the Rangers played great but the scoreboard screwed them? It’s possible to be critical and still love the team.

  297. Hagelin blew the backcheck on the GWer, plain and simple.

    Man, if we wanna play the ‘whatif’ game, how bout the PP almost goal by Cally that went off the INSIDE of the post in the second?

  298. After scoring tying goal early in 3rd…..the Rangers got the “yips” again…..can’t play knock hockey against the Devils. Too much banging up the side boards…too few passes and too few carries out of their zone. Too many guys just want it off their stick quickly (see Richard’s shot on his own net)

  299. MickeyM:

    Just a bad break there. I will guarantee you that if it’s a Devil who shoots that puck and Girardi is standing where Salvador was, it goes off Girardi’s skate and into the net. Not only did the puck hit the post, it completely missed Salvador’s right leg.

  300. Braunschweiger on

    Stan must be senile, again asking about a timeout after an icing. some one has to be betting him to ask dumb questions

  301. Czechthemout!!! on

    Richards also had a miserable game tonight. This is still not over. At least they found some ways to get some chances to score tonight.

  302. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    If Dave Maloney (who is an ENORMOUS Ranger fan) can call out players who have not played well, I don’t see why any of us can’t – it doesn’t mean we don’t love the team, but Jeez, we have eyes – do we have to disbelieve what we see!?

  303. That’s right, CTO, it is encouraging. As long as they come out the way they did 10 min in. And not after three goals scored on them.

  304. Jimbo:

    Nah, it’s not allowed. There’s no level of allegiance that means anything here unless you’re willing to never question anything the Rangers do. That’s the true mark of a fan.

  305. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) May 23rd, 2012 at 11:17 pm
    If Dave Maloney (who is an ENORMOUS Ranger fan) can call out players who have not played well, I don’t see why any of us can’t – it doesn’t mean we don’t love the team, but Jeez, we have eyes – do we have to disbelieve what we see!?

    Be careful what you say on this board or you might be referred to as a NN!

  306. Heartbreaking loss after that big comeback, but we just failed to get that go-ahead goal. I think it was an overall good effort minus the first 10 minutes. Henrik letting in that third goal was a back-breaker, but we fought hard to come back, and while we got a few flukes goals, it was the result of hard work and playing “the right way.”

    If we play like we did in the second period Friday, we can win and take it back to MSG for a game 7 – and we’ve had two strong game 7s so far. Gotta believe. Let’s go Rangers!

  307. >> Chico is such a homer JERK. He’s worse than Micholetti

    He is the worse colour commentator in hockey. Period!

  308. Who said you couldn’t call out the players, folks? You can. But at the same time it doesn’t mean everyone needs to agree with you.

  309. I agree with ilb. It wasn’t Hank’s best game. But, I think those early goals more to do with him slowly reacting to unlucky bounces than being outplayed by Fatso….Prust sayin’….he wasn’t that bad….

  310. Czechthemout!!! on

    Totally disagree. If MdZ skates hard after that puck and doesn’t slow down and pull up and duck like a coward, that goal never happens. Watch the replay. Not only does chicken out on the play, he also picked up his stick high to brace him self. If he at least has is stick on the ice, that play doesn’t happen either. He has been brutal this series and most of the Caps series. That’s just the way it is.

    But as much as I blame MdZ for the fourth goal, it does not excuse the second straight poor effort by Hank. And the shame of it all is that they played by far their best game of this series. Maybe it carries over into Friday and they can steal another one to force game seven.

  311. TheRangersDontWantIt on

    It’s really a shame, this could have been a good series if the Rangers bothered to show up. Maybe Carp can ask Torts the following:

    When you say you have complete confidence in your team, does that include the guys you benched but are now back in? And inserting guys in the lineup that haven’t played in a month hoping they’ll spark something? Does that exude confidence? And when you say you respect the guys too much to change but then randomly shuffle the lines, that’s just gamesmanship I guess?

    It’s men against boys. The Rangers all but threw in the towel. All three Rangers goals were garbage/soft. And after all that, they roll over and hand it right back in typical gutless fashion. Oh well, maybe next game, right? When was the last time they actually scored a legit goal? Kreider probably wishes he was back at BC, they had a better system, coach, and power play. They’d give the Devils a better game, too.

    Ditch Torts, get a guy who can light a fire under his team. He’s by a mile the most responsible for this debacle. 5 games, 5 starts like that? It’s too bad the brodads like to suck him off so much. He’s gotta go.

  312. Calling out players is one thing, but to say that this player or that player is the worst in history, that the team doesn’t know its assen from a hole in the ground or that the coach is an idiot and everyone should just give up and go home, is really really shortsighted and outright dumb.

  313. ilb, if i may add, it also doesnt give anyone the nerve to attack people such as Mickey. especially people that appear once in a blue moon and probably under a different name to vent.

  314. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>Be careful what you say on this board or you might be referred to as a NN!

    I know!! I know!!

  315. Dangir May 23rd, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Don’t let the door hit you on the way out MickeyM. And please stop suckin up to Carp.

  316. there’s this other thing where people grossly exaggerate the criticism of others. do you really think someone who’s been coming here to post every day for years and years doesn’t love the team? I mean, come on. perhaps it’s your own support of the team that’s tenuous if you’re unable to tolerate the opinions of others.

  317. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Mickey, you know I didn’t do that – all I said was that Hank had an AWFUL game – and I think he would probably agree with me. But if he didn’t, I’m still entitled to my opinion.

    The defense was nowhere for the first 10 minutes of the game, too – they sucked as well! The forwards didn’t backcheck worth a damn, either. But he’s the last line of defense. That’s why he gets paid the “big bucks”.

  318. TheRangersDontWantIt – I agree that these slow starts are very troubling, but I don’t know if Torts deserves all or even the majority of the blame. Torts lit a fire under them all season and had them outwork the opposition. At this stage of the playoffs, if they still need Torts to light a fire under them, then there is a problem with team leadership, not Torts. The real problem is that our guys who should dominate these games – Richards and Gaborik, in particular – have barely shown up. And Henrik, while he has been awesome the playoffs, had a bad game tonight. Henrik’s bad game + slow start + stars not showing up = loss. I think we can pull it together and take game 6, but these guys don’t make it easy on themselves or on us.

  319. >>do you really think someone who’s been coming here to post every day for years and years
    >>doesn’t love the team?

    Some people think being unrealistically optimistic makes them bigger and better fans than the rest.

  320. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>Latona was at the game, he must be heartbroken.

    He must be – I feel sorry for him.

  321. Thanks, Lev, I found it. That was bright…Funny how the emotions can take over human’s brains, however rudimentary it may be to begin with.

  322. I didn’t really see the Rangers start slow tonight. I thought they were fine until the walls caved in. There was a goal off a bad rebound, a goal off Anisimov, and an atrocious goal from Zajac before the Rangers broke a sweat. All flukey crap.

  323. JBytes:

    Yes. Personally, I find anyone never questions anything to be contemptible but maybe that’s just me, you know, the guy who lives and dies by this team but obviously hates them.

  324. Czechthemout!!! on

    It’s remarkable that the Devils fourth line has been directly responsiblie for two wins in this series. They have players on that line that can actually play,skate shoot pass. We have Mike Rupp,and John Mitchell. Two useless buffoons who have no business playing in the NHL, let alone the NHL playoffs. Deboer plays Gionta, a guy no bigger than Zucc. But Torts doesn’t play Zucc tonight because he would rather have Rupp’s prolific offensive game in the lineup.

    Very disappointing.

  325. doesnt matter jimbo, u cant say anything critical. especially against hank. ever. u get jumped on quickly. dont do it! lol

  326. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    Heartbreaking loss. Especially after fighting to tie it back up. Does anybody think they weren’t trying? The Rangers lost nothing but the game tonight. There is another chance on Friday. Yes now it’s tougher, they have to win the next two. Must games. But for all the true fans, I bet you’ll all be watching game six. The rest of you can cry, moan, suggest they fire the coach, bench players, change lines, put Biron in, if you think he’ll do better than Hank. It doesn’t matter.

    Save your breath, and wait until Friday and root for your team.

  327. That’s why I believe they have a chance Friday, Lloyd. Probably more than if the were heading there up 3-2 after winning in similar fashion as game 1 and 3.

  328. Jimbo, I didn’t mean you. I know you’re fair and square and express your frustration over this team readily, but still have a grain of intelligence once the initial disappointment is over. I meant in general. Rangers fans love to carcillo on their own and while it’s deserved at times, I just think it’s so over the top at times that it’s ridiculous.

  329. ilb:

    I think a loss like this could be catastrophic. While there hadn’t been much evidence of things carrying over from one game to the next in the previous two rounds, I do feel the Devils have done a pretty decent job of sustaining their intensity over the last several games. I feel like we got a decent effort early on from the Rangers that went south after some crappy goals. They certainly amped it up after that and were extremely aggressive right up until they tied the game. Then they started playing not to lose – the sort of thing we used to see from them when games ended in shootouts – and the Devils took advantage of that. The Rangers have not played a solid 60 minutes of hockey since (maybe) game 1. These last two games they’ve been blown out of the water before the game even started.

    It was great to come back from a 3-0 hole, but to start playing like you’re sitting on the lead and basically get passive with the game on the line just isn’t the way to win games. Rangers got beat tonight by borderline NHLers on that fourth goal. That had everything to do with the Rangers level dropping off and giving every guy on the Devils bench the feeling that the Rangers were serving the game up to them on a silver platter. And let’s face it, we’ve not seen the Rangers maintain a level of intensity from one game to the next throughout the playoffs. You just wonder if they can get EVERYONE to come out at their best for the next two; if they don’t do that, they’ll be gone in 6.

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