Game 5: Rangers at Capitals tonight (7:30) … pre-game notes; Live Playoff Chat Friday at 2 p.m. from D.C.


First a reminder that we will have a Live Playoff Chat from downtown D.C. today at 2 p.m. So be there. Or else. Obviously. By the way, the new blog format allows for a better participation experience from your mobile device.

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR:

2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Eastern Conference Quarterfinals – Game 5
Friday, May 10 (7:30 p.m.) – Verizon Center
Series tied 2-2
The Rangers will face-off against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center (7:30 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup. The series is currently tied at two games apiece, following a 4-3 win in Game 4 on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers enter the contest with a 210-228-8 record all-time in 446 playoff contests (118-88-2 at home; 92-140-6 on the road). New York has posted a 24-33 record all-time in Game 5 of playoff series.
New York entered the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs as the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference having posted a record of 26-18-4 overall (16-6-2 at home; 10-12-2 on the road) for 56 points. The Rangers are one of two teams in the Eastern Conference, along with Pittsburgh, to have advanced to the playoffs in seven of the last eight seasons.
Overall — 210-228-8
Home — 118-88-2
Away — 92-140-6
Goals for — 1,227
Goals against — 1,222
The Rangers and Capitals are meeting in the playoffs for the eighth time overall and fourth time in five years, including a third consecutive season. Their last postseason encounter was in last year’s Eastern Conference Semifinals, a series won by New York 4-3. Overall, the Blueshirts have a 3-4 playoff series record vs. the Capitals, posting a 21-24 mark in 45 postseason contests.
All-Time (Regular Season): 87-86-18-6
overall (48-38-9-3 at home; 39-48-9-3 on the road)
2012-13: New York was 2-0-1 overall (1-0-1 at home; 1-0-0 on the road). Two of the three contests were decided by one goal, including one game that required the shootout. The Rangers out-scored the Capitals, 5-0, after the first period, and out-shot Washington, 102-81, in the series. The Blueshirts’ power play was 3-9 (33.3%), while their penalty kill was 9-10 (90.0%). Derek Stepan led all skaters with three goals, while Ryan McDonagh and Rick Nash tied for the series-high with three assists apiece. Carl Hagelin (one goal, two assists) and Brad Richards (one goal, two assists) also tallied three points in the series. Henrik Lundqvist was 1-0-1 with a 1.44 GAA and .942 Sv%, and Martin Biron was 1-0-0 with a 1.00 GAA and .966 Sv%.
The Rangers have registered a point in eight of their last 10 regular season games against the Capitals (7-2-1 over the span), out-scoring Washington, 34-19, over the span
The Blueshirts have 18 players with previous playoff experience against the Capitals, led by Brad Richards (13 GP) who had tallied eight points (four goals, four assists) against Washington entering the series
New York lists two former Capitals on their roster: Steve Eminger (2002-03 – 2007-08); Roman Hamrlik (2011-12 – 2012-13)
Washington lists two former Rangers on their roster: Tom Poti (2001-02 – 2005-06); Wojtek Wolski (2010-11 – 2011-12)
Henrik Lundqvist
— 23 GP, 10-13, 2.29 GAA, 1 SO
Martin Biron — 7 GP, 4-3, 2.67 GAA, 1 SO
Brad Richards — 17 GP, 5-4-9
Carl Hagelin — 11 GP, 2-4-6
Michael Del Zotto — 11 GP, 2-5-7
The Blueshirts are 2-0 in games when tallying a power play goal during the playoffs, and are 2-0 when holding the Capitals scoreless with the man advantage
The Rangers’ power play was 9-48 (18.5%) in the final 13 games of the season, compared to 14.3% with the man advantage prior to the trade deadline
New York registered a point in 19 of 23 games (17-4-2) when not allowing a power play goal this season
Power Play: The Rangers tallied one goal in four power play opportunities (4:59) in Game 4, and are now 2-10 (20.0%) in the last two games. New York is 2-17 (11.8%) in the playoffs. Shorthanded goals allowed (0).
Penalty Killing: The Blueshirts held the Capitals scoreless in two shorthanded situations (3:37) in Game 4, and are now 5-5 (100.0%) on the penalty kill in the last two games. New York is 10-12 (83.3%) in the playoffs. Shorthanded goals for (0).
Four-on-Four: The Blueshirts did not skate in a four-on-four situation in Game 4, and are now Even in two four-on-four situations (4:00) in the playoffs. Four-on-four goals for (0). Four-on-four goals allowed (0).
The Rangers have won eight of their last 11 first round playoff series
All Original Six teams qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 1996
Since 1992, the Blueshirts have posted a 5-3 series record when tied at two games apiece, including a 2-1 series record last season. The last time the Rangers won a series when tied 2-2 was against Washington in the 2012 Eastern Conference Semifinals.
The Blueshirts were the least penalized team in the NHL this season with 183 penalties and 9.2 penalty minutes per game
New York ranked third in the NHL with 1,413 hits, and sixth in the league with 773 blocked shots this season
The Rangers held opponents to 2.25 goals against per contest, which ranked third in the East and fourth in the league overall
Derek Stepan notched the game-winning goal in Games 3 and 4 to become the first Ranger since Adam Graves in 1997 (May 8, May 11) to tally the game-winner in consecutive playoff games.
Derick Brassard registered his first career playoff points with a three-point effort, including a power play goal and two assists, in Game 3 at Madison Square Garden. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Brassard’s three points were the most by a Ranger in their home playoff debut since Sergei Zubov on Apr. 17, 1994 vs. the NY Islanders (one goal, two assists). Brassard followed up his three-point effort with two assists in Game 4, becoming the first Blueshirt to record five points in consecutive playoff games since Jaromir Jagr in 2008 (Apr. 29 vs. PIT: one goal, one assist; May 1 vs. PIT: two goals, one assist).
Derek Dorsett made his Rangers debut in Game 2 to become the 12th player to make his Blueshirts debut in the playoffs (Chris Kreider, Lauri Korpikoski, Doug Weight, Tony Amonte, Mike Richter, George McPhee, John Hughes, Bobby Sheehan, Steve Andrascik, Dennis Hextall, and Gordie Bell).
— Derick Brassard (Game 1), John Moore (Game 1), Kris Newbury (Game 1)
Goal — Carl Hagelin (Game 1), Derick Brassard (Game 3)
Assist — Derick Brassard (Game 3), Mats Zuccarello (Game 3)
Point — Derick Brassard (Game 3, assist), Mats Zuccarello (Game 3, assist)
This is the first time the Blueshirts have faced the same opponent in three consecutive playoff seasons since New York played Philadelphia in the 1985, 1986 and 1987 playoffs. The Rangers are meeting the Capitals in the playoffs for the fourth time in the last five years. The last time that happened was against the Flyers from 1983-87.
The Blueshirts led the NHL in goal scoring since the trade deadline on Apr. 3, averaging 3.6 goals per contest. Prior to the trade deadline, the Rangers averaged 2.4 goals per game.
New York posted a record of 10-3-1 in the month of April, marking the third time the team has won 10 games in a month since October of 2008.
The Blueshirts have registered a point in 92 consecutive regular season games when leading after the second period, dating back to the 2009-10 season, posting a record of 85-0-6 over the span. The Rangers’ last regulation loss in a game when entering the third with the lead was Feb. 4, 2010 (6-5 loss vs. WSH). New York posted a 16-0-0 record when leading after the second period this season.
Henrik Lundqvist is a finalist for the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goaltender for the fifth time
Lundqvist finished the season tied for the league lead with 24 wins, becoming the first Rangers goaltender to lead the league in wins since Mike Richter in 1993-94 (42).
Lundqvist posted his 20th win of the season in a 6-1 victory on Apr. 18 against Florida, to become one of five active NHL goalies to reach the 20-win mark in eight consecutive seasons (Brodeur, 12; Luongo, 9; Vokoun, 9; Kiprusoff, 8)
Lundqvist posted a 20-save shutout, his second of the season and 45th of his career, in the season finale against New Jersey to pass Ed Giacomin as the franchise leader in career total shutouts (regular season + playoffs), having posted 51 total shutouts in his career.
The Blueshirts’ netminder captured Rangers’ MVP honors for a franchise record, seventh consecutive year. His seven Rangers’ MVP awards are also a franchise record, passing Brian Leetch (six) for the most in franchise history.
Rick Nash notched two goals in the season finale against New Jersey, including his 20th goal of the season, to become the only player in the NHL with an active streak of nine consecutive 20-goal seasons.
Michael Sauer
(concussion, 12/5/11) — 52
Total Man-Games Lost (Regular Season): 134
Total Man-Games Lost (Playoffs): 11


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  1. The Cap psyche is fragile is imperative that the Rangers get the first goal and the second god willing. Then play the third period like they are killing a 20 minute Power Play. with it ending up a mad scramble in front of the net as the buzzer sounds,and us returning up 3-2 and in front of a home crowd. That’s the way Torts wants it.

    BTW Derek Dorsett is useless

  2. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    We win tonight!!! Shift by shift!! Clowe face wash by face wash!!! Henrik save by save!!! Nash wakes up tonight!!

    We win!!

  3. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    Keys to the game:

    1. Hank on his ‘A’ game
    2. MDZ stays on his feet
    3. Richards is not on PP point
    4. Richards has limited action
    5. Key on Ovechkin

    Brought to you by Pabst Blue Ribbon

  4. Going to the game with my 10 yr old. That boy ain’t learning anything today. See you down there

  5. LGR!

    Stay outta the box tonight. The team that had more PP chances has won 3 of the 4 games in the series. The only exception was the only true toss-up game in the series: The OT game 2.

    The penalty kill has looked better the last two games, I think Boyle helps there. Even though the Rangers only had to kill 5 PPs total in the last two games it seemed, for some extended stretches, like they were on the PK even at even strength. It’s as if Torts has them in a basketball zone defense.

    Once Washington keeps the puck in the zone, these Rangers will get into that box in a hurry. I remember last year Torts saying they were comfortable playing defense that way, keeping everything on the perimeter, even when they are 5 on 5. But man is it nerve wracking to watch.

    But then again, if the Rangers can keep getting 4 GPG…


  6. Carp, will game 6 be broadcast on MSG or will we have to watch the Rangers win the series with Doc & Edzo & Light bulb head calling the action?

  7. Cross Check Charlie on

    Well, the NHL has come a long way from the Outdoor Network. NBC may not be the greatest, but if you’re not in the local broadcast area, like myself, you really appreciate being able to watch all the games.

    I’m hard of hearing so Doc & Co. don’t get on my nerves as much any more.

  8. How about Pierre, who is constantly interjecting during play, telling us where every player went to school, juniors, where they were born, who was their junior coach, ad nausium? I mute the TV when he talks!!!

  9. Big key to this game will be whether or not Torts remembers what he learned last game regarding the Rangers’ PP.

    If on the first PP of the night we see the same old Richards on the point and Nash floating in the corner…then we know Torts just isn’t all the bright of an individual.

    NY Post has a write up on Nash, and I have to say I’ve been pretty underwhelmed by him in the playoffs. Hasn’t raised his game one single bit and is prone to float around the nice as if he’s on Xanax. Watch his shifts and you’ll see a guy who simply isn’t giving the effort necessary in the NHL playoffs. Especially with his talent level.

    Sadly, maybe he’s just too soft of a player to make an impact in the playoffs.

    Big game tonight…the Rangers need to keep up with the game plan that’s been working – Fire on Holtby from every angle.

    Can’t wait

  10. CJP. I agree about the power play. I want to see more of Brassard and Zucc on the first unit.

  11. Cross Check Charlie on

    Artie – Re: Pierre. I really can’t hear a thing he says unless I turn up the volume really loud or turn on the closed captioning, neither of which I do.

  12. I hope you guys all enjoyed VinceA day yesterday. It was really special for me as well. I hope you all took the time to reflect on what it means to be an American (tough, not weak, very tough, physically tough, emotionally tough, not emotionally weak, etc…).

    Today is a new day but we can never forget the important values that VinceA taught us.

  13. Stranger Nation on

    Artie – I mute the TV the entire game now – much more relaxing way to enjoy the game without Salmon Joe butchering the game, let alone the clowns at NBC.
    Suggest listening to your favorite tunes while you watch – keeps the blood pressure lower as well…

  14. Keys 2 Ranger victory in Game 5:

    1. Get to arena on time

    2. Play the game

    3. Score more Goals than Caps

  15. Stranger Nation on

    IN honor of Vince A day

    Rangers have scored 9 goals, 7 by North Americans

    Craps have scored 9 goals, 7 by North Americans

  16. Artie, it’s an MSG game. No NBC Sunday, I’ve been told.

    So MSG should have all seven games. then done.

    Good morning, Sally!

  17. Ottawa’s seemingly easy win over the Habs brings up ma question.

    In a short series where the most talented onpaper team loses, might it be attributed to the size and toughness of one team.

    Ottawa essentially manhandled the Habs and given the physicality of post season just might become the major factor in the grind of the playoffs.

    And on that note from what I’ve seen the Rangers are starting to wear down especially the D.


  18. NBC said Game Time 6:30 PM.
    MSG said Game Time 7PM.
    Puck Drop really 7:30PM.

    Thanks Media.

  19. Why do fans think they know what kind of an effort a player is giving by watching on TV? Especially the way injury info is guarded like a state secret today.

    How many were sure Gaborik was dogging it last year when he appear to hurt his shoulder in the Ottawa series? I recall him having some “little” procedure after they were done.

    I always go back to the Astros’ JR Richard when I start to think that way.

  20. Sioux-per-man 9.9 on

    Good Morning Boneheads!!!

    Free face washes today in Washington. Clowe & Co. will be providing the customer service in front of the net.

    Rangers have the momentum, I know Carp says it doesn’t carry over from on game to the other, but tonight is the night we win on the road.

    Rangers will be the more physical team tonight, they will have to stay out of the box. Play 200 feet with speed, and keep the pressure on Ovechkin.

    It’s going to be close. I’m thinking 2-1 Rangers.

    Goals by: Cally & Nash

  21. Sioux-per-man 9.9 on

    Carp – is Ovechkin catching any “flack” in Washington for his steller defense?

  22. czechthemout!!! on


    Yeah, I have a comment. Ottawa is the tge team with more talent. They are also tougher than the Habs. But wait, wasn’t Prust supposed to be the toughest man on the planet with greatest amount of intangables? I guess he can use them this morning on the golf course.

  23. Sioux-per-man 9.9 on

    Gaborik, Dubinsky, Prust – all the ex-Rangers tweeting >

    Carp – How long do we follow the Greatfull Dead????

    Sally should Rename it EX-Ranger Players.

    Just saying. I’m still a fan of them, but …..

  24. Sioux-per-man 9.9 on

    Czech – Ottawa’s home croud was LOUD & Proud of their team. They put away the Habs with ease, 2 – 6-1 wins. Yikes, 2 wins on the road.

    Does the Garden ever get that loud for the WHOLE game, now that the suits and ties are next to the glass?

  25. where the hell is the start time for game 6 on sunday. can they possibly wait to tonight late after conclusion of games.

    carp you hear anything

  26. BroadwayRoe on

    Carp – any idea when they are going to release the time of game 6? Mother’s day, so we need to tread lightly :)

  27. Rob in Beantown on

    I read some Caps defending Ovie saying he was doing the right thing by playing his position. I don’t know, maybe he was playing his position, but even so its inexcusable that he was flat footed and arms at the side while the Rangers were scoring the GWG. Totally coasting. No excuse.

  28. eric, they announced the Saturday start times last night, so yeah, they could wait for tonight to announce Sunday.

  29. I agree. I think Ottawa might be the second best team in the eastern tournament. Skill toughness and a goalie.

  30. Playing his position? Ovechkin is a HORRENDOUS defender. He’s always floating too high in the zone. Always. Because he wants a breakaway the other way.

  31. Sorry, Rob. That rant isn’t directed against you. It’s against Caps fans (who are usually morons).

  32. Rob in Beantown on

    Its dumb because even if the puck came to him, Ovie was in no position to make a hockey play. Flat footed and all. Can we still call him a Europansy on May 10?

  33. Thanks Carp!!! Kinda’ sucks how networks take over our home team network in the playoffs (MSG & YES) but I guess that pays the bills for the NHL!!!

    This series not nearly as hateful, physical, in-your-face like usual playoff series. Perhaps, it gets ratcheted up more tonight in that place, that has quickly become Montreal South for the Rangers to win in!!

  34. tsn up in canada is reporting

    caps/rangers game 6 sunday mothers day at garden at 5pm. that would mean isles/pens game 7 could be at 730 right after and also allow rangers/caps to travel for a game 7 should be one

  35. Ottawa is terrific. They are a perfect blend of playoff balance. Goalie, Defense (best defenseman in the league) and some very crafty scoring forwards like SilFverberg and Zibinejad. That team is very, very good. Don’t forget they have a great coach in Paul Maclean. Don’t forget the Rangers haven’t won a single game north of the 49th Parallel this season.

    Wouldn’t the next round be Pens/Senators and Rangers/Bruins? Do I have my seeding all mixed up?

  36. Absolutely, Rob. The lessons of VinceA, while celebrated on May 9th, are valuable year round.

  37. 5 pm start is awful… too right in the middle of the early evening on mother’s day.

  38. Sioux-per-man 9.9 on

    Rob – Tavares should win this. Ovechkin doesn’t have a heart to play defense, and Sidney well he is what he is.

  39. Sioux-per-man 9.9 on

    Rangers 6th seed, so Ottawa plays the Penguins NEXT!!!

    Never know, but it chould be a good series, lets hope it goes 7 games. Ottawa vs Pittsburgh.

  40. Sioux-per-man 9.9 on

    I liked MacLean’s interview after the win last night. It was refreshing to listen to a coach answer a question without using “coach speak”, and one word answers.

  41. Can’t wait to hear the whining and crying from Western Conference fans and teams with three Eastern Conference players getting the Hart nods.

    Manny – Yes your seeds are on target if they fall that way – and hopefully they will! :-)

  42. tonight is a huge game for the rangers is a understatement. I feel whoever wins tonight (rangers/craps) will win the series.

  43. Same old debate in every sport; does the MVP go to the best player or the player that is most valuable to his team?

    I tend to take things literally, which means Tavares should take home the Hart. However, that would lead to a lot more goaltenders winning the award.

  44. Rob in Beantown on

    Yeah, but goaltenders have their own award though. I think except for some rare occasions (like where the goaltender in question is a New York Ranger) the Hart trophy should go to a skater. Same logic as in baseball with the Cy Young.

  45. Sioux-per-man 9.9 on

    Left – Dorsett has all the skills Pruster has. Just let him get 100% healthy. You’ll see.

  46. 5:00 PM 2013 NHL Playoffs: Eastern Conference Game #6 – Washington @ NY Rangers
    7:30 PM 2013 NHL Playoffs: Eastern Conference Game #7 – NY Islanders @ Pittsburgh
    10:00 PM 2013 NHL Playoffs: Western Conference Game #7 – Detroit @ Anaheim

    this what tsn is reporting for sunday mothers day on there broadcast schedule.

    now i wonder is there is no game 7 for isles/pens would they move rangers back to 7 or 730. i would guess no because they would have quick turn around for a game 7 monday.

    listen if its 500pm then i may have to sell my tickets and they would be for face value $115 per tix $230 for the pair.

    anyone interested then email me at if its a 5pm game

  47. what are the odds that, after the playoffs, they announce that Nash needs some type of surgery – like what happened with Gaborik. Then we’ll all say, “ohhhh, so that’s why he sucked.”

  48. I agree. I think most people, in all sports, take the easy way out and just go for the best player.

  49. The Rangers and Capitals will play on Sunday at Madison Square Garden in what will be a potential clinching game for either the Rangers or the Capitals.

    The NHL has not officially released a time for this game, but TSN has 5PM listed on their TV Schedule.

    The Rangers website, ticketmaster,,, the Capitals website and CSN Washington all do not list a time for game six.

    TSN also have game seven for the Islanders and Penguins listed for 7:30PM. If the Penguins beat the Islanders tomorrow, that game will not occur.

    The NHL also has a potential game six between the Bruins and Maple Leafs scheduled for Sunday (time TBD), but if the Bruins win tonight, that game will not occur.

    A potential game seven between the Red Wings and Ducks, in Anaheim, is also scheduled for Sunday (time TBD).

    Adam Rotter: Since two of the games tonight, Bruins and Ducks, have a direct impact on Sunday’s schedule, we should know when game six will be at some point tonight. There are no NBC games this weekend so that isn’t an issue. The Islanders and Penguins play at 7PM on Saturday so it’s almost certain that their game seven would be at 7PM or 7:30PM on Sunday. The CBC, broadcasting the Bruins and Leafs, seem to have an opening in their schedule at 7PM. A lot depends on what happens with the Bruins game tonight.

  50. Manny Milbury has declared the Senators to have a perfect playoff balance. They must then win the Stanley Cup, right Mr. Milbury?

  51. Larry Brooks @NYP_Brooksie

    Meanwhile, league’s failure to give Mother’s Day ticket-holders even 48 hours notice re game time is inexcusable. And typical.


  52. Sioux-per-man 9.9 on

    Kenny – Vokoun had a shut out last night.

    But the Pitts offense is a little better than the Habs, don’t you think?

    Ottawa has a great balance of players, so it should make for a good series. Ottawa has no pressure on them, they are the best underdog team in the playoffs.

    With Karlsson & Anderson back makes a HUGE difference on this team, add in they get scoring from all four lines.

    Rangers beat Pittsburgh a couple of time this year, but never beat Ottawa. Never Know. Ottawa could have a better chance than we think.

  53. Rob in Beantown on

    Eric’s tickets are pretty tempting, but I don’t think I could explain to my mother that I went into the city on Mother’s Day to go to a hockey game

  54. I’m as aggravated as anyone here about Torts’ Presser churlishness, but, unlike some other coaches, he does not hand out praise nonchalantly and when he tells you he likes what he sees from people like Nash, Clowe, Dorsett, Ash, and some of the other whipping boys on this blog, I take him at his word over a plumber from Queens. Toilet problems, I go with the plumber and pay Torts no heed. He rarely will praise Richie, but he plays him for reasons unknown. I assume he has no workable alternatives, but I’d prefer to see Newsberries.

  55. Vokoun does not need to be great against the Senators. He needs to be serviceable.

    First, the Penguins must advance past the first round.

  56. Seems to me the Senators are putting up a TON of goals. They even did so against Carey Price (who is a better goaltender than Vokoun). So Vokoun would have to be pretty good against them because the Senators are going to be physical and in his grill.

    Of course, the Penguins might go back to Fleury should they advance.

  57. Dorsett may stink but he is much better then powe, asham, rupp, and others. if he is your 12th forward you are in good shape….

  58. It is ridiculous with the start times. If its a 12:30 game I aint going. If its a night game I probably take the wife for Mothers Day (which she would appreciate). Complete BS.

  59. Ottawa is scary right now…….Pitt. can only hope that finishing Montreal early will slow some of their momentum and get them off their current game(which is pretty darn good.)

  60. Interestingly, Brooksie picked Ottawa and the Rangers to meet in the conference finals and Ottawa to prevail and lose in the finals.

  61. Let’s not get carried away with the Sens’ offense Carey Price has been horrible for the last month. No chance him being in net last night would have made any difference. But I agree Vokoun could easily not be Pitts’ answer in a week and they still are terrible defensively which really doesn’t work so well in the playoffs.

  62. Should be a can’t miss series……..assuming the world doesn’t end(equivalent of the Isles winning the next 2)

  63. The Rangers stuck to the puck like water bugs in game 4! Here’s hoping they have that same effort tonight!!

    Carp, I will miss the live chat today. I enjoy what you have done with this blog and how you keep the comments a decent(enough) environment. I will try to comment more. I usually can’t get back on for a while, though, so I have felt badly in the past when I see that someone replied to me but it’s 12 hrs later and there’s already a new post..etc. I do love the hockey-smart and funny boneheads, though, so I’ll be around.

  64. Stranger Nation on

    The Sens success was not a “Price is no good” story but more of a puck possession game with a physical beating (figuratively and literally) which gave their play makers room to move and kept the Habs on their heels.

    They can beat the Pens if Anderson plays the way he can. And if Spezza comes back, more skill up front…

  65. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Tonight, the craps get an assen whoppin. Physical pain delivered on every shift. Hit them again – and again – and again. Imposing their will through monster checks opens up space.

    Rangers 5
    Caps 1

    GWG Brassard and The Clowe

  66. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    JR – “tied at 2 games, the winner tonight can possibly take a 3-2 lead in the series”

  67. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Re: The Clowe

    When he gives you a face wash, you say thank you

    He speaks German in Latin.

    Ice get its freeze from him

    The Clowe is the most interesting man alive.

    Stay thirsty my friends..

  68. Sioux-per-man 9.9 on

    Ottawa is alot like the Rangers, only there top tier players score goals!!! 8 players have 4 poits or more. We have 2, Brassard & Hagelin.

    Just imagine if Nash, Richards, Cally, Stepan, Zucc, & a Defenseman could have 4-5 points each.

    Rangers would be scary good…….but we’re not on paper.


  69. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    More on the Clowe

    Snow melts when he glares at it.
    He crushes coffee beans with his fingers
    Birds ask him how to fly.

  70. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    More on the Clowe:

    He swims 100 laps per day from NY to England.
    Sharks defer in his presence
    He can throw rocks on earth and hit the moon.

    Stay thirsty my friends

  71. Sioux-per-man 9.9 on

    Eddie – “In Clowe we Trust”

    Rangers are undefeated in the Playoffs when Clowe plays!

  72. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Sioux – I open the game with The Clowe, Dorsett, and Asham. But I don’t want The Clowe to drop the gloves….let Dorsett do that…

  73. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on


    You are welcome btw for my 11:29 post last night…bastage!!

  74. Like John Candy, but Fatter on

    I’m about to start making my move in the Boneheads May Madness Pool

  75. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Every shift ovi is out there, not only do I try and have mcdonut out there, but I try and put boyle or pyatt out as well and have those big bodies at least get a piece of him once a shift

  76. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    I’m 1-2 in the bonehead league and 3-0 in my “serious” league

  77. Like John Candy, but Fatter on

    E3 forgot that Clowe reportedly showed Buster Douglas how to beat Mike Tyson

  78. Rob in Beantown on

    Am I reading this wrong, or is CCCP winning the bonehead contest, but failed to enter any predictions past the first round?

  79. Like John Candy, but Fatter on

    That is MUCH worse than when I screwed up my prediction in Carp’s contest

  80. Notice that in Torts’ Presser, he intimates that he would like Boyle and Pyatt to watch Clowe and take notes. That’s quite an endorsement.

  81. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    I look like olesky and the rest of you look like clowe in the bonehead league

  82. BillyBleedsBlue on

    Carp, I just wanted to thank you for your article today about the Brewster Challenger League. It’s too often I turn away from the news as I have my limits for the typical coverage. I found your story uplifting and it has given me some hope for what is the human condition. Thank you.

    Also, keep up the good work on the coverage of the BlueShirts :) sites lookin good too (it’s been a while). See youse laters! :D

    Let’s Go Rangers!!!!!

  83. Thanks, Billy. Stop by more often …

    also, fyi, the Opening Day for the Challenger League has been postponed to May 18 due to the forecast.

  84. Like John Candy, but Fatter on

    We should launch another simultaneous league that starts in Round 2, sort of like a Come bet after my first Craps roll

  85. Let’s go Rangers! New to the blog, looking forward to chatting with you all!

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