Rangers at Devils Game 6 tonight


Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR:

2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Eastern Conference Final, Game 6 (NJD lead 3-2)
Friday, May 25, 8:00 p.m.
Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
Rangers (Regular Season): 51-24-7 (109 pts), 1st in East
Devils (Regular Season): 48-28-6 (102 pts), 6th in East
* All information through NHL games on May 23

The Rangers will face-off against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center (8:00 p.m.; TV: NBCSN; Radio: ESPN 98.7FM), in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final. The Blueshirts trail in the series, 3-2, following a 5-3 loss in Game 5 on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers enter the contest with a 208-225-8 record all-time in 441 playoff contests (116-88-2 at home; 92-137-6 on the road). New York has posted a 15-18 record all-time in Game 6 of playoff series.

New York entered the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs as the top seed in the Eastern Conference having posted a record of 51-24-7 overall (27-12-2 at home; 24-12-5 on the road) for 109 points. The Rangers’ 51 wins ranked second in franchise history, while their 109 points tied for second all-time. The Blueshirts finished second in the NHL overall, tied for first in wins and led the league with 47 wins in regulation and overtime. New York is one of four Eastern Conference teams to have posted 40 or more wins in at least six seasons since 2005-06, and one of four teams in the East to have advanced to the playoffs in six of the last seven years.

Overall — 208-225-8
Home — 116-88-2
Away — 92-137-6
Goals for — 1,216
Goals against — 1,210

The Rangers and Devils are meeting in the playoffs for the sixth time overall and the third time in seven years. Their last postseason encounter was in the 2008 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, a series won by the Rangers, 4-1. Overall, the Blueshirts have a 4-1 playoff series record vs. the Devils, posting an 18-15 mark in 33 postseason contests.

All-Time (Regular Season): 101-84-27-6 overall (56-30-20-2 at home; 45-54-7-4 on the road)
2011-12: New York was 3-2-1 overall (2-1-0 at home; 1-1-1 on the road). Four of their six meetings were decided by two goals or less. Carl Hagelin led all skaters with six assists and eight points in the season series. Henrik Lundqvist was 3-2-0 with a 1.41 GAA, .940 Sv% and one shutout, while Martin Biron made 26 saves in his only appearance (4-3 shootout loss).
Thirteen of their last 17 regular season meetings have been decided by two goals or less
The Blueshirts have seven players with previous playoff experience against the Devils, led by Brad Richards (11 GP) who had registered three goals and eight assists against New Jersey entering the series
New York lists one former Devil on their roster: Mike Rupp (2002-03 – 2003-04, 2006-07 – 2008-09)
New Jersey lists one former Ranger on their roster: Petr Sykora (2005-06)

Henrik Lundqvist — 5 GP, 2-3, 2.02 GAA, 2 SO
Chris Kreider — 5 GP, 3-1-4
Dan Girardi — 5 GP, 2-2-4
Artem Anisimov — 5 GP, 1-3-4
Ruslan Fedotenko — 5 GP, 1-3-4

The Rangers are 5-2 in games when out-scoring their opponent on special teams in the playoffs.
Power Play:  The Rangers did not tally a goal in two power play attempts (4:00) in Game 5, and are now 4-13 (30.8%) in the series. New York ranks fourth overall (13-70, 18.6%) overall, and seventh on the road (6-31, 19.4%). The Blueshirts are 1-1 in five-on-three situations (0:40; last – 4/23 at OTT), and 0-1 while skating four-on-three (0:30; last – 4/23 at OTT). Shorthanded goals allowed (0).
Penalty Killing:  The Blueshirts held the Devils scoreless in two shorthanded situations (4:00) in Game 5, and are now 18-20 (90.0%) in the series. New York ranks eighth overall (56-66, 84.8%), and eighth on the road (27-32, 84.4%). New York is 2-2 in three-on-five situations (2:33; last – 5/22 at NJD). Shorthanded goals for (0).
Four-on-Four: New York did not tally/yield a goal in two four-on-four situations (2:05) in Game 5. The Rangers are plus-one in 13 four-on-four situations (14:45). Four-on-four goals for (1): Richards (4/30 vs. WSH). Four-on-four goals allowed (0).

The Rangers have come back from a 3-2 series deficit to advance in the playoffs twice before – in the first round of this postseason against Ottawa, and in the 1994 Conference Final against New Jersey.

New York held their opponents to three goals or less in 17 consecutive playoff games from Apr. 12 vs. OTT to May 19 at NJD, which tied an NHL record established by Detroit in 2008. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Rangers are the first team in league history to do so in their first 17 games to begin the playoffs. The Rangers are 6-1 this postseason when tallying three or more goals, and are 0-7 when allowing three or more goals.

The Rangers have won their last seven playoff series in which they held home-ice advantage, including a 4-3 series win against New Jersey in the 1994 Conference Final.

The Blueshirts have opened six of their last nine playoff series with a win in Game 1. The Rangers’ 3-0 win vs. the Devils in Game 1 was the 12th shutout by the Rangers in series opening games all-time. New York is 8-3 in playoff series when posting a shutout in Game 1. Overall, the Rangers have posted a 32-11 series record when winning Game 1, including wins in seven of the last eight playoff series in which the Blueshirts won the opening game.

SINCE 2007-08
The Rangers are 20-8-3 overall (11-4-1 at home; 9-4-2 on the road) against the Devils in the regular season since 2007-08, dating back to a 2-0 win on Oct. 25, 2007. Henrik Lundqvist is 20-8-2 with a 1.96 GAA, .929 Sv% and six shutouts in 30 games over the span.

Henrik Lundqvist has faced-off against Martin Brodeur in 34 career regular season games, posting a record of 23-6-5 with a 1.73 GAA, .935 Sv% and five shutouts over the span.

Rookie Chris Kreider notched a goal in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final and, in the process, established a new NHL record for most playoff goals (five) and points (seven) by a player before skating in a regular season game, and became the first Rangers rookie to post a three-game goal streak since Don Maloney in 1979. In Game 1 of the Conference Semifinals, Kreider recorded two points, including his first goal at MSG with the game-winner, to become the youngest Ranger to record two points in a playoff game since Niklas Sundstrom on May 11, 1996, and the first Blueshirt rookie to register a multi-point effort in the postseason since Brandon Dubinsky on May 1, 2008. Kreider is the first New York rookie to register two game-winning goals in the postseason since Mike Allison in the 1981 playoffs. *courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau

Henrik Lundqvist continues to climb the Rangers’ all-time playoff leaders list in several goaltending categories. He posted a 36-save shutout in Game 3 of the Conference Final to pass Ed Giacomin and John Ross Roach for third in franchise history with six career playoff shutouts. In the first round, Lundqvist passed John Vanbiesbrouck for third in franchise history with his 39th career playoff appearance in Game 4 at Ottawa, while his 25-save effort in a 3-2 win in Game 6 of that series moved him past Dave Kerr for third all-time with 18 playoff victories.

Henrik Lundqvist has posted 30 or more saves in the playoffs 15 times, posting an 8-7 record with a 1.60 GAA, .951 Sv% and three shutouts in those contests.

Rangers defensemen lead the league in playoff scoring with a combined 11 goals and 35 points in 19 games. Dan Girardi is tied for the NHL lead among defensemen in points (11), goals (three) and assists (eight). Michael Del Zotto is tied for third in points (10) and first in assists (eight), while Marc Staal and Anton Stralman are tied for the lead in defensemen goals with three apiece.

New York leads the league with 643 hits in the playoffs. The Blueshirts have five players ranked in the top 14 in the NHL – Ryan Calahan (1st, 82), Michael Del Zotto (5th, 60), Brian Boyle (T-7th, 57), Brandon Prust (11th, 53), and Dan Girardi (T-12th, 50).

The Rangers rank first in the NHL with 357 blocked shots in the playoffs, paced by Ryan McDonagh (1st, 60), Dan Girardi (2nd, 54), Marc Staal (T-4th, 38), and Ryan Callahan (9th, 30). Ruslan Fedotenko (22) also ranks third among NHL forwards, while Brian Boyle and Brad Richards are tied for sixth with 17 blocked shots apiece.

The Rangers advanced to the Conference Final behind a pair of 2-1 Game 7 victories, defeating the Ottawa Senators in their Conference Quarterfinal series and the Washington Capitals in the Conference Semifinals. New York remains undefeated in Game 7s played at MSG, having posted a record of 5-0 in those contests. The Rangers are 5-5 all-time in Game 7s, with eight of the 10 games being decided by one goal. Head Coach John Tortorella is 4-1 all-time in Game 7s, with the final score of all five contests being 2-1.

Michael Sauer (concussion, 12/5) — 19
Mats Zuccarello (fractured wrist, 3/23) — 19
Total Man-Games Lost (Regular Season): 237
Total Man-Games Lost (Playoffs): 59

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  1. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    I have no idea how I’m only second!?

    I still have to thank Tom Gigulittiti though, for helping make this accomplishment possible.

    Here’s to hoping you’re still on my favoritist favorites web page tomorrow big guy. Sincerely.

  2. Most important game the Rangers have played since 1994. Need a king like performance from Hank and bring this game back to the Garden…

  3. They have to win it, they know they have to win it, and they will win it.

    No question in my mind. None. I believe they are going to the Finals more today than I did the day of game 5, when frankly I didn’t think they had it left in them. The Rangers were the much better team on Weds and i expect that to be borne out these next two games and into the Finals.

    See you guys on Sunday at MSG.

  4. therealmikeynj on

    There winning, period.

    The hard way,
    The right way,
    It’s just pain.

    Let’s go Rangers!!!!

  5. Want to bring you guys a little HOPE:

    I won’t he watching tonight … it’s the night zi get engaged in Key West (sunset time, right around game time … keep your fingers crossed that she says “yes”!).

    In any case … I didn’t watch actively watch Game 6 vs Senators and they won. I did watch Game 6 vs Caps and the lost. So ….

  6. JimboWoodside on

    *Congrats*, Miami!! She had better say *YES* – she doesn’t want to be “bush-league”, does she!?

  7. Good morning, boneheads!

    Congrats, Miami! You go get her, bro!
    Let’s hope that the ring is real deal, not some amateur-hour-cookie-monster-two-bit-bush-league-no-talent-pedestrian-clown-like fake :-).

  8. Boo-Ka-Boom on

    Morning boneheads,

    Congrats miami, give her a hug and a kiss if she says yes….if she says no pull her shirt over her head and prust her up!

    Good luck

  9. Boo-Ka-Boom on

    My prediction tonight has changed from 2-1 rangers to 3-1 rangers….figured i throw in an ENG

  10. Kenny Albert Rules! on

    Good morning chaps! Congrats pimp – what a day this will be for you if things go as planned!

  11. Awesome, Miami

    Go for it! Unlike the Rangers, I am sure she is not a 2-bit-amateur clown.

  12. Johnny"embarrassed to believe"boy on


    Game Day! LGR !!!

  13. Kenny Albert Rules! on

    Torts said that he will probably change 2 lines for tonights game. I’m assuming the DCA line will stay together as they created a few chances. I wouldnt be surprised if Richards-Kreider-Gabby play together in game 6, meaning Stepan Fedotenko and Hagelin as the third line pairing.

  14. I am not optimistic at the moment. Can’t explain it, but I don’t expect the Rangers to win tonight. The Devils are on a roll. The Rangers’ best forwards are very, very cold (when they’re hot, they’re torrid). OTH, when I have counted them out this year, they have surprised me, so LGR’s.

  15. Per Djoos (Stay Thirsty, My Friends!) on

    …So after a 1-year rebuilding process, the NJ Devils are 1 win away from Stanley Cup Finals, which would be their fifth such appearance since we won our last Cup….

    Why does it take the Devils ONE YEAR to rebuild, whereas it takes us 10 years to become relevant? (And its taking the Fishsticks about 30 years?)

    Answer: Lou Lamoriello

  16. Per Djoos (Stay Thirsty, My Friends!) on

    Ray Charles = Soul

    Mark Messier = Leader

    Derek Jeter = Winner

    Eric Clapton = G*d

    Lou Lamoriello = Genius

  17. Per Djoos (Stay Thirsty, My Friends!) on

    How did the Puddy Tats take the Devils to 7 games?

  18. And This One Will Last A Lifetime on

    Don’t care if we win 2-1, 3-1 or chase Maaarrrtttyyy in a 6-1 rout…..just win baby !!!!

    King Henrik….play great and lead the way

    Big 3 D….McD/Blochness/Staalzy….playt stout and give no quarter

    all lines “holding the puck”….

    Let’s Go Rangers !!

  19. Sioux-per-man on

    Great moments are made from great opportunities that what we have here tonight!!

    Let’s go Rangers!!!

    Bring it back to the Garden.

  20. Congrats Miami! No doubt your Beloved will take notice that your considerable devotion to the Rangers is only eclipsed by your love for her. Bring your “A” game and tonight will be a great night for memories!

  21. Boo-Ka-Boom on

    Big Lou is a very, very, very talented man. Probably the most talented in all of professional sports.

    The devils have good forwards, and an all time goalie…i believe their D is not that good. I think florida was able to exploit that pretty good…and we will tonight

  22. The only reason the Devils are ahead in this series is because of our ineptitude on offense…


    We will expose their weak D and get Fatso flopping on the ice like a fish out of water

    18 years ago I couldn’t watch Game 6 thanks to not having Sportschannel…

    In an attempt to recapture history, I won’t be watching tonight’s game either. Actually I’ll be sitting in traffic on the Cross Bronx probably.


  23. Ryan from NJ on

    Anyone else literally open their eyes this morning and you first thought was “game six tonight, i think i’m gonna be sick” lol

  24. ?”We’re going to go in and win Game 6. That was the focus this morning and it’s the way we feel right now. We’ve done that all year, we’ve won all the games we’ve had to win. … I know we’re going to go in and win Game 6 and bring it back here (to the Garden) for Game 7 … We have enough talent and experience to turn the tide. That’s exactly what we’re going to do in Game 6.”

    -The Captain, May 24, 1994

  25. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Good morning all!

    CONGRATS MIAMI!!! I hope “at sunset time” doesn’t mean stepping outside Sloppy Joe’s for a peek…that would be so bush-league.

    I may just go back to sleep until game time…..LGR!!!

  26. Pimp – I hope the engagement is your heart talking and not the chemo. Just make sure buddy.

    Also, if you need a best man, ring me up! GO GET THE GIRL!

  27. FiveFootZero on

    Nervous nervous nervous…

    Congratulations Miami…I love Key West…that is a beautiful way to propose. How could she resist???

    Can’t watch tonight…will be at a charity baseball game at the Somerset Patriots…think they’ll show on a screen somewhere? Ahhhh…maybe it’s better I don’t watch. Missed game 7 vs. Caps at a wedding…and it worked out OK.

  28. Boo-Ka-Boom on

    “Mike, there are signature games in a players career, and there are signature games for a club on their way to a stanley cup. And we may be looking at both of those in this game for the NY Rangers tonight and for Henrik Lundqvist”

  29. win or go home

    one shift one period one game one win. should we lose i want to sign john carlson to an offer sheet. not likely to happen but he would be great addition.

    prediction devs 3-1 see you all july 1st

  30. carp

    i never got to say goodbye lets meet anyway sunday night even after defeat tonite

  31. Boo-Ka-Boom on

    Would everyone sign up for 2-2 going in to OT right now, right this second? coudlyour heart take it??? “CAll THE CARDIOLOGIST” – JD

  32. Eric, just watch the game, if we lose, then worry about July 1. Show some faith and stay off the ledge until at least 10:00 p.m.

  33. Gameday baby! Half day at the office means that much longer to have to wait for puck drop. Eesh.

  34. Rob in Beantown on

    Boo-Ka-Boom, I would not take that deal. I don’t think I can do overtime, plus I hope the Rangers can do better than that tonight

  35. Beware of FATSO and make sure the puck gets dumped to the “anti FATSO zones”





    RANGERS IN 7!!!

  36. Sioux-per-man on

    Who steps out tonight and scores the Game winning goal. Can Cally “will” this team to win?

    Tort’s seems to think Richards peaks in big games.

    OR does Kreider save the day?

  37. Eric pulled a mini Miami there. Good job e showing a mighty tribute to a man getting enaged on the 18th anniversary of the guarantee. There are no doubts from this pbr drinker! 3-0. Since I miss game seven see you in the finals.

  38. Boo-Ka-Boom on

    Thx Kenny,

    Feel free to substitute Richards for Rupp….I went with Rupp just because a lot of fans want Zucc in for him.

  39. All heart here. This girl I’m proposing to is beyond the real deal!

    Thanks for all the messages guys!

    In case I don’t make it back here before game time, by bold and surprising prediction:

    NJ 9-0, with a Brodeur hat trick.

  40. Miami Pimp – best of luck. Just make sure she says “Yes”. I still contend that my wife was so shocked and overwhelmed that she never did say “Yes”! :-)

    Oh yeah. Let’s Go Rangers – Don’t Let It end This Way!!!!!

  41. I managed to drop to a knee on a grate. The one thing I had thought of beforehand to NOT do. Also, my wife was wearing gloves and I was really confused and scared about how I would get the ring on her finger (I failed to realize she could take the glove off)

  42. Sooo many beautiful women in Miami!

    Yeah, my wife took a good two minutes to say yes

  43. Do it for Miami!

    Do it for MDZ’s grandma!!

    Do it for Cally’s grandma!!

    Do it for Stepan’s girlfriend!!

    Do it to wipe the smile off that turd’s face I had to see at the Sunoco station this morning saying he hopes the Rangers lose


  44. When I proposed to my girl I had a big speech planned, was gonna take her for a walk to the beach and do it there…

    And I got too nervous…pulled the ring out in the car in the parking lot.

    Her first words? Not “Oh my God!” Not “YES!”

    It was “Do my parents know?”

  45. FiveFootZero on

    CJP…thats what my husband did to me. We actually were IN Vegas to get married (eloped) and I was planning on wearing a family heirloom. Well, on the way to get our marriage certificate, he basically threw the ring at me…LOL. Like I was going to say no at that point, being there already, having planned the wedding for 2 months?

  46. To marriage; an institution Fatso handled as well as we hope he’ll handle the puck tonight…

  47. FiveFoot, thats a funny story….at least he didnt pawn it and bet it on Red in a casino

  48. Miami,
    I wish you best of luck. Just don’t be an Amateur when Hour will come. I believe in you and your unorthodox tactic. Hope, you will be Double happy right after a sunset (check game result After her’s “Yes!”)
    Miami, but what will happened with all those Pimp’s girls in this tough economic times? Or unemployment in this field is not too high?

  49. “You’re the most bush league girl I’ve ever met. Our wedding and subsequent marriage would be a joke …”


  50. Matty"1994WeDidItDoItAgain!!"Boy on

    Just like in 1994, tonights game 6 can be the stuff legends are made of. Starting with Hank. He can become legendary starting tonight. Richards? He needs to make his imprint.

    Role players can do it, too!!

    This is the night you wait a whole caree for. LETS DO IT!!


  51. Keys to victory:

    B elieve
    O wn the puck
    N o dumb penatlies
    E nergy
    H igh intensity
    E xecution
    A ggressive forecheck
    D efense
    S hoot the puck

  52. Miami,
    In this remarkable day, I realize that my wishes to you are not remotely enough, considering importance of the Day and self-assuredness. So, I GUARANTEE a Hattrick for you: Big “YES”, Rangers win and Total Victory over your sickness!

  53. Can somebody please give me the link to the game tonight. I am in the hospital with my son.

  54. Just woke up, first words out of Mama’s mouth are Miami’s getting engaged tonight. And Im like I know the Miami Heat won last night, whats this about getting engaged. Too funny.

    Good luck Miami!

  55. “Take heed ’cause I’m a lyrical poet, Miami’s on the scene just in case you didn’t know it”

    – Robert Van Winkle

  56. when the Rangers win tonight, will the gun-toting mobs riot tonight outside the Rock? NO, because no one even knows that the Devils play there!

  57. The problem for me is the Devils have outplayed the Rangers this series and the Rangers simply look shot.

    Im also not very optimistic about tonight although the Rangers have shown the resiliancy all season. Hopefully, they catch the Devils being complacent and force a game 7…

  58. max,
    Site encrypted security prevents me to trans link, so lets try to do it separately part by part: type: livetv, than dot, then ru, then slash, then en, than slash.
    Wonderful site – always works with multiple links to different players and formats.

  59. Doodie Machetto, Get well Tony and Miami Pimp on

    I will be at a bachelor party in Long Island, where none of the people there are really sports fans, and absolutely none of them care about hockey.

    Sigh.. I guess I’ll have to do what I can to not find out the results until I watch the game myself tomorrow.

  60. Has anyone pointed out how bush-league it is to get engaged on the night of a must-win game for the amateur-hour-clowns that you root for. Sounds king of ticky-tacky. Aren’t you supposed to put effort in and make her watch the game, maybe in person, and then you propose when they win?

  61. Miami Pimp –

    Once she hears your second-rate serenade and pathetic promises of paradise, she’ll realize her run-of-the-mill-romeo can deliver nothing but amateur-hour amore and bush-league bliss.
    You’ll be waffle-boarded into the corner like a weak shot from the point.

    But good luck anyway…


  62. Mayor Bloomberg has proclaimed today in Manhattan and all household of Rangers nation . . . . . MARK MESSIER DAY, commemorating that blessed guarantee and hat trick victory over the NJ Debbies 18 years ago today.

    There is an official hat throwing ceremony tonight at 10:30 PM in front of City hall. Prizes will be given out to the top 3 “Uncle Daddy Fatso” costumes.

    Tonight and hopefully Sunday. . . Fatso redemption or deja vu? I am hoping the Rangers can help bookend a stellar career with their own footnote.

  63. Really need to throw the kitchen sink at them tonight, start to finish, regardless of the score. Don’t sit back and be happy with a one or two goal lead — look to make it a two or three goal lead!

    Besides, seeing the kitchen sink might make Marty hungry. Which might make his mind and ample stomach wander a bit.

  64. Pimp –

    My wish today is that both you and the Rangers are not out playing golf tomorrow.

  65. Doodie Machetto, Get well Tony and Miami Pimp on

    With that, I’m just going to sign off for the evening. -If- When the Rangers bow out tonight, please know that is has been a pleasure conversing with all of you throughout 2011-2012.

    The draft is less than 30 days away. There should be a lot of good discussion leading up to it.

  66. Doodie

    I don’t think there will be much talk about the draft given how we are going to be either 28, 29 or 30 although I’m sure the Rangers will go after the top American kid on their board…

  67. Wicky© RUPP SMASH!!! on

    Morning ILB and all!!

    Congrats Miami!!

    I, am off to work, soooo LGR and LGD!!!

    Rangers in 7!!

  68. I agree with all those boneheads who have. on a whole, enjoyed this year from beginning to end.

    What a pleasure to see the birth and growth of a new captain who can make a difference wearing the “C” THE RIGHT WAY

    The emergence of a young ‘Top 4′ D crew who could be a core for a bunch of years.

    A high priced free agant who actually has delivered as advertised

    The insertion of speed (Hagelin, Kreider) to go along with the continuing workman-like grit and will.

    A goaler who is at the top of his game.

    A coach that has finally been able to communicate (at least to the players) his passion and focus to get the most out of close to everyone on the team.

    I have every reason to think this will not change tonight. I expect a classic Ranger effort and if that is delivered and they go down, sobeit.

  69. ThisYearsModel on

    Don’t know what will happen tonight, but I will be proud of them either way. The Rangers have had a great season. Hope it continues. With Hank on his game and the way they played last game, they could get the W. LGR!

  70. FiveFootZero on

    4ever…went to that website to see if I wrote it down correctly, it has a game on 5/26 and 5/28…but not today. Would that be updated closer to gametime maybe?

  71. john carlson rfa. paging mr sather

    i made the decision prior to game 5 should they lose i will not go to the rock tonight. so i will be with you guys tonight from the confines of my living room pacing back and forth. anyone have any xanex to calm the nerves

  72. Please, there will be plenty of time in June to evaluate the season.


  73. gotta keep busy today so i won’t be thinking about the game
    gotta stay POSITIVE!!!

    running around with mrs. jpg who had a birthday yesterday
    (along with Bob Dylan!!!!)
    so i’m not sure if i’ll be watching the game or doing stuff with her
    at the very least
    Rangers won against the sens when i wasn’t watching
    and with all my mood swings lately
    she deserves to request whatever the hell she wants
    (then again
    i’m a lucky lucky man and she may send me off to watch game 6 anyway!!!)

  74. Happy belated 26th, mrs jpg!

    I’ll be upstate watching with you, gotta leave early enough to make it before 8, so stop bothering me, let me finish my stuff! :-)

  75. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my freinds on

    JR – “any time a team is facing elimination, it becomes a reactionary investigation regarding the season. I think the rangers are supremely eloquated to force a game 7″

  76. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my freinds on

    JR – “the keyest moment has to be that important first goal. The team that scores first extends their invigorating pressure on the other team”

  77. I’m so stressed, I’m eating M&Ms like they’re candy.


    Gotta win…. gotta win. DO IT!

  78. FiveFootZero,
    …absolutely, close to the game time you find this game, click on and it gives you all possible links.

  79. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my freinds on

    JR – “the sacrifices that have built upon themselves are established as a result”

  80. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my freinds on

    Ria – xoxoxxxxoooo

    JR – “the trend has been all series long that one team wins while the other loses. It’s this fact alone that makes hockey the greatest game in the history”

  81. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my freinds on

    JR – “any serious contemplation if you consider game 6 is absolutely”

  82. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my freinds on

    Ria – I know some must find my JR stuff idiotic, but I laugh my assen off as I write these….I am happy to hear that you and others laugh with me :)

  83. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my freinds on

    JR – “internally and externally, it is almost difficult to really get a sense of what is in collaboration with the anticipation”

  84. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my freinds on

    JR – “indoubtably, by forcing a game 7, the ball falls back into the delegation by which exits”

  85. Two lessons for broadcasters everywhere:

    #1. Hank is a Vezina *finalist* not a nominee. That goes for Hart, Calder, Norris, etc…

    #2. The Final round of the Stanley Cup Finals is known as the Stanley Cup FINAL (not plural).

    Even ESPN and NHL.COM get it wrong.

  86. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my freinds on

    JR – “the players from both teams understand that the establishment of possession is actually one answer – there are others, of course”

  87. Ria(the silent bonehead) on

    E3 your humor is so welcomed today i’m living a nightmare the last 3 days & it has nothing to do with the Rangers! I’m always here ilb just silent as usual.

  88. czechthemout!!!! on


    Stephane Matteau Jr. Is slated to go towards the end of the first round. It would certainly be interesting.

  89. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my freinds on

    JR – “comprehensively, Hank needs to be his ultimate tonight. If so, I think the rangers can be victoriant”

  90. Congratulations, Miami, you no-talent, amateur-hour clown.

    Good morning, Sally!

    I don’t see an offer sheet for Carlson ever even remotely possibly happening, eric.

    e3, I have laughed at every one of them.

    also, LMAO, drinking pepto like it was my job.

  91. “We have to score more goals than the other team. If we score more goals than they do, believe it or not, we win the hockey game.”

    – Glenn Healy

  92. And few points for Dr. Emerick;

    hockey is the sport your commenting on- so stop the arm-wrestling analogies (technically that’s another sport). Side note, I’m sure your bosses at NBC were thrilled that you dissed soccer during the MLS promo…way to make fun of your own product; best ad man out there…

    Also, the following are not generally accepted hockey terms:

    1. Pitchforking
    2. Ladeling
    3. Waffle-boarding

    However, come to think of it….it would make a good drinking game to drink any time he uses these terms (or when Edzo…shutter…has to laugh at one of his ‘jokes’).

    Additional rules could include a penalty sip for every time he mentions the wrong player with the puck (he gets Anisimov and Hagelin wrong about twice a game).

  93. Carp, Josh posted from practice on Twitter. I clicked on the link and it took me to a Lohud RR site that looked different than this one. The was a pop up window that said I had 17 more views before I’d have to subscribe. $14 per month for digital and home delivery.

  94. Making fun of Soccer was the only respectable thing Doc Emrick has done in the playoffs.

    But please, stop knifing, waffleboarding, burrowing, skittering, shizzle, shazzle, ladel, back on outting, etc…

  95. Kenny Albert Rules! on

    The best is to synch the game to Kenny Albert and Dave Maloney on the radio broadcast.

  96. Manny I like soccer (and his point was actually fair)…but again, what he did would be like a car salesman saying of his own cars: “yeah, my cars stink”….it’s just not smart of him to say anything negative of his own network’s programming.

    also, thank you I forgot about “knifing” – although, that may be a Newark hockey term i’m not familiar with…

  97. Haha yea. I like soccer too but making fun of it is really fun.

    Emrick stinks. He can’t sell himself why would he be able to sell something else?

    Knifing is the WORST

  98. In all seriousness, I’ve watched the last two games completely on mute (and since I’ve had to DVR…completely skipped Milbury between periods).

    Anyone out there know if you can sync up radio broadcast over computer etc. to coincide with tv feed?

    I honestly just can’t stand this guy anymore…

  99. BANJ, I know we’re not charging for the LoHud newspaper content … but the blogs are free and you should be able to read twitter on, well, twitter.

    but you can also see his NYR-related tweets over there ———>

  100. Joekuh - 6 more.....Want so on

    manny, please join us in the 21st century and kick your two bit, 3rd team mozambique synchronized swimming team box out the window and get dvr. that is all.

  101. Knifing is not the worst, knifing is the best, if it were happening to Emrick. Zing!

  102. That’s a good point, Joekuh. Time Warner sucks and it just keeps getting more expensive.

  103. If I saw Emrick being knifed, Id be like Seinfeld in the final episode. hahahaha!

    I expect a shutout from Henrik tonight, and Im sure that’s what we’re going to get. He’s not going to allow us to lose this game.

  104. my biggest reason for any optimism, is the fact that the Rangers haven’t lost 3 games in a row in so long.

  105. For the record, I can’t stand Emrick or pretty much ANYBODY on these national broadcasts. Inane banter between whistles, STILL unable to recognize the proper players on the ice, shoddy camerawork that seems to be done by 15 year olds in a tech program learning the ropes…

    The NHL on NBC has been a disaster for any real hockey fan. Not nearly as snore inducing as when ABC had the playoffs in ’94, but it’s really not all that good.

    I stick with NHL Network for the post game stuff, even though the Canadian bias can get ridiculous.

    I also haven’t bothered to watch a single moment of the MSG Post-Game show since Game 1 because we have to suffer through watching what’s also a DEVILS post-game show…and I’m sure plenty of other Rangers fans are with me on that one.

    There’s no reason on earth why we Rangers fans should have to sit through Chico Resch. NONE

  106. Devils will have to bring their A+ game to win tonight. I expect the Rangers to play their best game of the postseason to this point.

  107. JBytes [on iPad] on

    >>Making fun of Soccer was the only respectable thing Doc Emrick has done in the playoffs

    So, he gets points for showing a level of ignorance and unsophistication? Olé!!!

  108. I disagree….the camera on the Devils game winning goal in Game 5 was right where it needed to be. Nowhere near me having to see the puck actually go in.

  109. Why I am confident tonight. In Carp’s previous entry he quotes Marty as saying “We didn’t even know before the game was ended that he made a guarantee,” Brodeur said, adding: “I don’t recall it having an effect on us at all. But I think at the end of the game everybody made a big deal out of that. If he really said it, that’s a pretty gutsy thing to do.”

    Well, in here it says he saw it in the morning skate- so which is it Marty? You know why people lie? Because they are scared, that’s why. Watch 1:12 of the clip below.


    Let’s Go Rangers!

  110. Johnny"embarrassed to believe"boy on

    While riding the John Deere today, a vision of Calley not touching a silver object flashed through my mind.

  111. eddie eddie eddie on

    Ria – hang in there darling…everything always works out……:)…my best to you…..if you want to email me at lindrosinaa at aol dot com – i will be happy to chat with you….tho, i am about to go give some final examinations…

    Carp – thx for laughing as well…..JR is a comedic genius

  112. Carp –

    I’m a 49 year old fan that grew up on long island about 5 miles for the Coliseum. I’m from a large Irish family of 8. My older brothers were Ranger fans long before the Islanders were around, so I never really had a chance. After my oldest brother took me to a Ranger practice at Iceland in New Hyde Park (got a puck from Brad Park) I was hooked. I Was tough going around here during the eighties.

    Flash back to February 18 years ago. I was married only a few years at the time. My wife asked if me if I wanted to go see The Who’s Tommy on Broadway. I said sure and three months later I find the tickets are for May 25. I’m pretty much devastated, we paid a lot for the tickets and I’ve got to go.

    I had a pager (remember those) and made arrangements with my neighbor to send me the score as it happens. 1-0 if the rangers score 0-1 if it’s the Devs.

    We get to the theater and sit down. The house lights go dim, the shows about to start, and spread across the curtain in 40’ projected light is the number “1940”. They are setting the stage. Tommy starts when his father supposedly dies in a plane crash in WW II. I turn to my wife and say, “they don’t have an F-ing chance tonight”.

    Well first act starts and the pages start 0-1…0-2. I don’t think I remember one act or song from the show. I really can’t think about anything but hockey.

    We get to intermission and I hear the guy behind me say “I wonder what the score is?” So I tell him and for the entire second act, every time I look down at my pager we have a game of telephone going in the entire section. I give the scores to the guy behind me and he passes them his whole row, and then the row behind him.

    Well the tide turns, they tie it up, the show ends, I run out of one of the emergency exits of the Saint James Theater and we run into the first bar we could find. I don’t remember the name but it was a real dive, but we got to see The Captain pot the open netter for the hat.

    Needless to say we do nothing anymore during the playoffs. Nothing!

    I’ve been reading this blog since Josh was doing it. I don’t post much but read just about every day.

    You do great work here. Keep it up!!!!

    LI Stu

  113. FiveFootZero on

    FYI, those with DVR who want to sync with the radio broadcast…you have to bypass the DVR. It records a few seconds on delay, so it won’t sound in sync (the radio will be a bit ahead). If this doesn’t bother you, then by all means go for it.

  114. Boo-Ka-Boom on

    Gravy May 25th, 2012 at 12:45 pm
    I disagree….the camera on the Devils game winning goal in Game 5 was right where it needed to be. Nowhere near me having to see the puck actually go in.

    LMAO!!..I agree

  115. Boo-Ka-Boom on

    Good story LI Stu…it’s funny, as soon as I saw the SC Final schedule, I marked the dates in my calendar right away, even though we have unnfinished business still with the Devs. I figured its never to early to plan to make no plans just in case.

  116. eddie eddie eddie on

    JR – “The rangers have the utilizational desire to create more offensiveness in the Devils’ zone, this is contributory nonetheless”

  117. eddie eddie eddie on

    JR – “game 6 is about testing your self inspirationally. Its games like these that futuristically are remembered forever and even longer”

  118. so if you record on DVR…pause it then jump forward a few seconds on fast forward an presumably you can catch up to the radio?

  119. eddie eddie eddie on

    JR – “the LA Kings are watching the devils/rangers with eyes wide apart – hoping to necessiate some knowledge about both teams”

  120. eddie eddie eddie on

    JR – “If i had to venture an educational guess on whoever wins game 6, i have to think it will be immensely a ranger predictament”

  121. eddie eddie eddie on

    JR – “what amazes me more than anything is the comprehensive ambition on display”

  122. eddie eddie eddie on

    JR – “we certainly will know whether game 7 is on the horizon once the whistle blows thereby creating the end of game 6″

  123. eddie eddie eddie on

    JR – “two excellent teams hoping that lady luck has the misfortune to propel either team into the finals – is what its all about”

  124. eddie eddie eddie on

    JR – “one story line that allows repeating is the fantastic potential of the rangers youth. These rangers are comparable. Their effort is no longer regardless”

  125. eddie eddie eddie on

    JR – “if i was asked to name the one player that will make the hugest difference in game 6, i would say, Hank, Richards, and others”

  126. FiveFootZero on

    TrueBlue…I’m not sure…never tried that. But I don’t think it would work since the radio broadcast would always be ahead no matter what.

  127. eddie eddie eddie on

    JR – “even i am nervous for this tremendous opportunty given the occurance. History happens all the time. However, this still is a game that everyone compounds in its volume”

  128. eddie eddie eddie on

    JR – “inside the locker room, the rangers understandably await until the moment arrives”

  129. Manny – Solution to your TV/Radio sync problem

    1. Hold radio to ear
    2. Stand approx 1/262800 th of a light-year from TV
    3. Sashay forward or back as necessary until sound and picture are in sync

    (Extra long extension cord may be required)

  130. Boo-Ka-Boom on

    I feel good

    I feel optimistic

    I feel no nerves

    Most of all…I feel PROUD!


  131. eddie eddie eddie on

    JR – “i will never forget the one game when i knew i had to seize the capitulation and render”

  132. Thanks dde! That sounds awesome. I will start doing some conversions for distance on google maps.

  133. Boo-Ka-Boom on

    Remember when JR took the puck off the face in Garden when he played for philly? what a disturbing incident that was to see.

  134. LI Stu. Love that story. And I agree about NBC coverage. It sucks. They never replay the penalties or questionable offsides. They’d rather have Edzo and Pierre diagram the same scoring plays multiple times and trade inane comments. And I also fast forward (when I DVR – which is usually) thru the between period bs. LGR!

  135. FiveFootZero on

    Boo-Ka-Boom (love the name BTW)…I was there for that game. It was horrific. The crowd treated him very well that night.

  136. Matty"1994WeDidItDoItAgain!!"Boy on

    Oh, man. 6 hours to go? Can they drop the damn puck already????

  137. Joekuh - 6 more.....Want so on

    lmao @ remembered forever and even longer
    true blue thats pretty much how it works. with dvr you can pause, rew, and ff at will, so do what it takes to get the “tape” to match the radio, and you’re good to go!

  138. eddie eddie eddie on

    JR – “while the rangers face eliminatory potential, i really am firm in my belief that they will collaterally pull through”

  139. eddie eddie eddie on

    JR – Game 6 is visually a must win game for the rangers, they sense the intuitiveness of the situation”

  140. Boo-Ka-Boom on

    Yikes FiveFoot, that must have been worse in person. Lookedlike a gllon of blood poured out in 3 seconds. One thing about the garden faithfull, we show a lot of class for the opposition when need be…..except if it was Marty, he might be the only exception..

    and maybe Potvin too…..
    …and Ovie…
    ….forgot about cindy crosby…….
    …and,..oh whatever, maybe there is more then i thought :-)

  141. Sally: Have a couple Flower Powers left plus some Smuttynose IPA. Willing to go bourbon if its a bourbon needed game.

  142. Whoa Whoah The Doctor. Now you’re speaking my language.

    I severely dislike the Flower Power. I enjoy the Smuttynose Brown Dog a lot these days. I am also partial to Porters and Milk Stouts. On the whisky front, while I prefer Rye (Sazerac, Sazerac 18 or other similar spicy and dry rye whisky) I have some George T. Stagg (18 years, 2010 vintage, 143 Proof) ready to go should it be required.

    Last game I sadly finished all of my Dickel Brothers No. 8.

  143. Sorry…haha. Dickel brothers are a blue grass band.

    George Dickel is a great whisky bottled in Stamford, CT and purchased by me in Brooklyn, NY.

  144. Hey…..Doc Emrick? You interested in meeting my friends Dr. Ink and Dr. Ive?

    (get over it sensitive people – it’s a joke)

  145. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my freinds on

    JR – “by winning game 6, the opportunity is exchanged to the deciding game 7″

  146. Is there a way under the current CBA that they could dress Mess and Leetch. This would allow them to rest Richards and McBust.

    “if we had a prize for dumb comment of the year, might be a winner”

    Am I in the running now?

  147. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my freinds on

    JR – “optimism may not score goals, but it creates enough in lacking tension, obviously.”

  148. Was at the game when Fedoruk was owned by Orr- after the initial roar, when people realized “uh oh” you could hear a pin drop…

  149. Rob in Beantown on

    “Ignoring your request to kill himself, was Emrick.”

    Pardon, that was Staal

  150. >>And I agree about NBC coverage. It sucks.

    And some people can’t even get the sucky coverage. Watching futbol on US TV is painful for me as well, but I enjoy the sport too much to let bad camera angles and uninformed announcers get in the way. I refrain from complaining about it because I know what it’s like to not get anything at all.

  151. *Ria* @stevezipay@ Refs tonight here in Newark: Kevin Pollock, Brad Watson. Worked Game 3. Called eight minors.

  152. 4generations 4 cups on

    Go frickin rangers.

    I dont’ care if the Boys win it tonight. 20 playoff games in a year where Jim Dolan marred the team simply by mentioning the two sacred words is good enough for me. I would like the minimum # to be 25, but i cant ask for over 100 Ranger games and complain.

    I’ve loved every second of this year up until this very moment. If we’re out of it, there is only a single series to be watched without my team, and if we’re in it, we’ve got another hill to climb.

    Game by game. Get em boys!!!


  153. Game 6 wins away Bleed Blue / Stay True !!!! To Night we Lace them up Tight and get ready to fight . ………. Lets go rangers !!!!!!!!!!!!

  154. Emrick, to me, has the same faux-exuberance that I expect to hear from John Stirling “It is high…it is far…” or “Thuh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh Yankees win!”

    And the fact that these announcers can’t even contain their bias makes it all the more disgusting to a Rangers fan.

  155. >>“Thuh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh Yankees win!”

    I think that was one of the most ridiculous calls I had ever heard. But hey, I’m sure he’ll end up in Cooperstown for it one day.

  156. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my freinds on

    JR – “the polar opposite of what is needed tonight – no matter how you slice it”

  157. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my freinds on

    JR – “hard to deny that once that puck drops, the commencement ensues”

  158. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my freinds on

    JR “I think that Torts has misanthropically as a coach thus season”

  159. Ya know I get no obituaries. But the way things broke playing a 8,7,6 seed then a 8thin cup final, yea I’m greedy. No way we should lose to this goalie. Every game including tonight he let’s in bad goal after bad goal. We need to force the issue. Disappointment will last so very long it the whole thing isn’t ours. I know that’s pressure, but we put ourselves here. Cup or nothing at this point.

  160. Still waiting for Emrick to be beaten with his shoe. And can we pay Glenn Healy to beat up Pierre between the benches?

  161. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my freinds on

    JR – “if Hank can reabsorb his form that he played in game 1, there will be a game 7″

  162. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my freinds on

    Rob – you must admit that the real JR quotes are far more hilarious than anything I can write

  163. 18yrs ago I went to game 6 and wow just wow with the emotions. If you remember they gave out these white pom pons and they were the worst thing ever. But the two things I remember most was Mikey making save after save and finally me loosing my all time favorite Ranger hat as I threw it over the boards and it landed at Pepe’s feet after the Capt. open netter and him kicking it all the way to the bench. GREAT. The devil fans fleeing their own arena priceless. The crowd was about 45% ranger fans but we were loud!

  164. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my freinds on

    JR – “in terms of sheer valuation, the predisposed intensity is hard to decipher”

  165. Hedberg, how was the crowd when it was 2-0 were you being ribbed, was it hostile?

  166. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my freinds on

    JR – “ranger fans are easily the most intellectual because of their relative affirmation”

  167. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my freinds on

    Anf / Herberg : kovalev with the huge first goal. I hope we come out flying and go up 12-0 after 1

  168. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    stevezipay When night falls, Empire State Building will be lit in red, white and blue
    31 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite


    I’m so confused.

  169. One thing to keep in mind for tonight –

    Uncle Daddy last won a cup NINE years ago…

    Since then he’s been a culprit in some big time chokes by the Devils (The Carolina game in particular…made even more hilarious by Chico crying)



  170. Crowd was very taunting with those idiotic pom poms. And yes the Kovy goal was the first sigh of relief. The one thing that always sticks with me is the ill informed nature of Devil fans and I don’t think it has gotten any better, that and Fatso and his attitude is what I hate about them. Still hate the flyers and islanders more. Maybe my age. May change after this series but I don’t think so.

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