It’s Go Time! … Game 6: Capitals at Rangers


The bad news (as I said in my preview video): The Rangers have only come back from 3-2 to win two series in their history. The good news: They did it last year (and of course, famously, in the 1994 ECF).

Some other good news: No franchise has kicked away as many 2-0 (or 3-1) or presumably, then, 3-2 series leads as the Capitals have. The other good news: The Rangers were 3-1 in elimination games last year. The other bad news: This isn’t last year’s team.

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Capitals at Rangers.

Ya boys are up a tree here, with their offensive guys stuck in neutral (again) and with Ryane Clowe out with what is almost certainly his second concussion in a couple of weeks.

Marc Staal, issues with his injured right eye, is also scratched again.

Clowe will be replaced in the lineup by Chris Kreider, who, despite his struggles this season, is capable of tossing a lightning bolt into the series as he did last spring. Maybe he can do it again? Steve Eminger remains in the lineup in Staal’s spot.

FWIW, and that is not much, I expect a Rangers victory and a quick turnaround for Game 7 in D.C. at 8 p.m. Monday.

Don’t forget to follow me (and Josh Thomson, 26) on Twitter: @RangersReport, and to vote in the Three Rangers Stars poll on the left.

And maybe we’ll see youse live from D.C. tomorrow. Or maybe not.


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  1. BroadwayBlueshirt11 on

    Fully expect to be watching a game tomorrow night. Let’s Go Rangers!!!

  2. Sioux-per-man on

    Crazy thought here. Taking mama out for dinner with the kids now! No MSG here. Last time this happened to me, last year the Ranger were eliminated.

    Manny – Is this superstition? How do I get out of this????

  3. I told people I was sitting with in game 5 after. OT see u Monday. It was about the only thing I could say, hope I’m right.

  4. well if you are conspiracy theorist, the refs should be favoring the Rangers here

  5. Rob in Beantown on

    No heritage jerseys in spite of it being a Sunday home game. Season over

  6. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on


    Lets go gog og gogog og g og!!!!



  7. Gregm_oldsection403 on

    Shouldn’t the heritage jerseys only be worn against original 6 franchises?

  8. Gregm_oldsection403 on

    Hopefully torts keep Richards on the 4th line. But I doubt he will

  9. Although the Rangers are initiating contact they seem to be Getting the worst of it,

  10. If we lose this series and fail to beat the crap out of Olesky I’ll be extra disappointed.

  11. Cross Check Charlie on

    If the Rangers can get the first score it’ll make a big difference.

  12. Now Richards is on the 4th line, is not rolling four lines evenly a good or bad thing by the coach?

  13. “Perreault back on the ice”

    You’d think they meant he was at the morgue by the way he left.

  14. Nash separated from Richards…seems more involved…let’s see if it results in anything.

  15. Perrault was pulling the Ribeiro there. Roll around grabbing your leg and then pretend it’s your head.

  16. Norm Merton on

    Nash going hard — will he wear out the Caps before he wears out himself? Pyatt the best forward so far, shades of Week 1.

  17. Pierre is an idiot for thinking Tortorella would answer a question about whether Perreault being out would change his approach.

  18. Norm Merton on

    Good PP, first unit anyway — nice to see the lateral pass down low, moves Holtby.

  19. Caps player crawling helplessly across ice, so NYR decide to give puck away.

  20. Czechthemout!!! on

    No Moore on the PP again in favor of MDZ, a player who cannot get his shot to the net.

  21. Well, at least Alzner can’t lay on the puck and negate half the power play. I’m sure NYR will find a way to do it themselves.

  22. Zucc decided that since Richards wasn’t on the ice he’d assume his role of screwing everything up.

  23. We’ve had at least 10 more powerplays than Washington in this series. It’s embarrassing at this point.

  24. @someone needs to fix this blog. as soon as you come to this page every single video that is on the page starts playing simultaneously@


  25. Just had a thought …. Richards better not get hurt in his last game as a Ranger. Could prevent the buyout.

  26. Torts, “OK boys. We’re on the PP. 3 forwards, everyone below the goal line. Defensemen, above the circles. Leave the slot empty, nobody scores from there. Now let’s get out there!”

  27. Brad Richards is trash. Rangers don’t deserve to win with him on the ice. I have never felt so much rage just watching a player play. Garbage hockey player, period.

  28. >>…Richards better not get hurt in his last game as a Ranger….

    Tortorella needs to bench him ASAP.

  29. Sometimes you just have to tip your cap to the opposition goalie when he makes 7 or 8 great saves on the 5-on-3 PP like just happened.

  30. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    No way in HOLEY HELL water this Craps team is better then us…theres no way. Ok fine nothing on our PP …what can ya do whine and cry about it? Im not having that! No way we lose this game . We are the better team.Period.


  31. Man. That could be an all time post. Somebody should paste that one into a word document and keep it around for a dark day.

    Garbage hockey player, period.

  32. The next pp is for caps and they will score.

    Caps hitting hard and not worrying about being short-handed. Why would they be concerned w facing this pee wee hockey pp.

  33. Norm Merton on

    I know it’s the fashion here to dump on Richards always and every time, and it’s deserved, but when he had the puck on the PP right wing, for about an hour, not one teammate was moving. One diagonal cross-ice pass for the entirety of the power-play, almost half the period. What on earth are they working on in practice!?

  34. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    last game!!!???


    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

    Last game!!??


    yeah right.

  35. Czechthemout!!! on

    The worst PP in the history of the Rangers as a franchise! How can you have Stepan and Zucc on the point when neither of them can shoot the damn puck?

    No John Moore on a PP at all today so far. MDZ getting regular shift. Brilliant coaching! No one in front on the PP at all. An absolute lousy 5 on 3!

    They had maybe two decent chances this period. Not nearly enough. This will be another game where Lundquist gives up zero or one goal and lose. If that happens, he will flip out on the management of this team.

  36. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Why wasn’t Kreider on for that 5-3? It couldn’t be worse with him out there.

  37. I dunno Carp. I’m extremely pig headed and completely unwilling to adapt. I think I fit the bill.

  38. Why wasn’t Moore out there? What happened to that *one* PP where people were shooting like crazy?

  39. ThisYearsModel on

    Nice PP again. Especially the 5 forwards on the 5 on 3. Gump Worsley is wearing Holtby’s gear again. All of our shots are from far out or wraparounds. Nothing difficult for Holtby to deal with.

  40. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Guys , if ya were true fans that watch the games…you would know this is routine Ranger hackey.

    When was it any easier??

    In 1940 it was super tough ( no internet)

    In 1994 we had had it and,,,BANG game 7 and we won.

    In 2013 shorten Butman season , Rangers win it all while the Devils who won last shorten season sit on the GOLF course while our RAAAAAAAAAANGERS are playing!!!!

    LETS GO !!!!

    Gonna be a greaaaaat period comming up!!!

  41. Gregm-section403 on

    Pretty easy to see why PP blows.

    5 on 3: 5 rangers on the perimeter. No one in front of the net.

    5 on 4: 5 rangers on the perimeter. No one in front of the net.

    Every squirt and pee wee player knows you park a forward in front of the goalie. It’s not rocket science.

  42. Carp

    Do you want me to keep you current on the back nine at The Players?


  43. ThisYearsModel on

    I am a Ranger fan for life. However, this team is awfully difficult to like. They appear to have nothing going on above the ears, except for Stepan.

  44. Norm Merton on

    Moore got his pocket picked last game on the PP, but he caught his guy, and even if he hadn’t, the King would have stopped him. He needs to be out there — Girardi shooting hard at an unscreened Holtby may not get it done more than once in this series.

  45. Czechthemout!!! on

    Kreider with about a minute of ice time. The most dangerous chance was Asham on a play Kreider created by hitting Alzner off of the puck.

    Richards sucks. Many of them suck but not as much as that stubborn fool behind the bench.

  46. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Rangers couldn’t score 5 on 1. Incredible. Torts is tactically retarded. No offense to anyone.

  47. Onecupin73yearsandcounting on

    Business is brisk on the ledge… come on come all hurry hurry step right up

  48. Czechthemout!!! on

    Eddie x 3

    A tactic? Whats a tactic? Torts wants to know,

    Grind, wall,rim,boards, wall, grind, jam. That IS a Tactic.

  49. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on


    #1 Score a goal

    #2 Protect our goal

    #3 Score more times.

    #4 Protect or goal some more

    #5 keep scoring goals.

    It aint Rocket science folks .




    Lets go lets go lets go!!!

  50. Norm Merton on

    Here’s a tactic — Oates telling his guys to keep running the Rangers until they finally crack on the eighth straight PP and shoot it into their own net.

  51. Carp

    I wish I could tell you that Eldrick wasn’t tracking for a win. But he is.

    So if he wins and the NYR lose? Double ugh.

  52. Carp!

    Hang on —- Tiger just hit his tee ball in the water at 14. There is hope.

  53. I’m late getting here. Mandelbaum! Mandelbaum! Perhaps for the last time this season- pick anything in this room ill lift it over my head!

  54. While it’s good to see Boyle being one of the more dangerous offensive players, I think more importantly, it’s bad to see Boyle being one of the more dangerous offensive players.

  55. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Nash is not so bueno this game. Zucchini awful. Now watch one of them score.

  56. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    FAT GUY show some dignity , stop acting the fool.

    If you falling off the cliff at least stop lashing out…pray or something?

  57. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on


  58. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on



  59. Too bad for Brassard that he doesn’t get an assist there as he was charging for the record.

  60. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    What the firetruck N DIVE by Holtby!!!??


  61. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Funny how the Rangers are takin it to them and then we score now they have chances like that?

  62. Just before the goal, I liked the Caps’ “Look, ref, I’m only holding Nash with one arm” gesture as he went down the wing.

  63. Love seeing Kreider get in Holtby’s face even if he did take a Ribeiro/Perreault like dive.

  64. Sioux-per-man 9.9 on

    Holtby playing for the Tony tonight on Broadway.

    The stick didn’t even hit him.

    Nice 2 second delay, don’t ya think.

    Thank God the refs didn’t give it to him!!!

  65. Richards is a very expensive but effective 4th line center. Good matchups for him.

  66. Sioux-per-man 9.9 on

    Manny / Carp Richards and Kreider could surprise us.

    What a Great Game, not so sure about my heart rate right now!!!

  67. I like what I am seeing from Asham, Pyatt and Dorsett today. Kreider looks anxious to drill another goalie into Injured Reserve. Like it. Duguay said that minor injuries to players are OK.

  68. finally a shift where the Caps look overmatched and not us. Good open hockey for 7-8 mins here. Of course Tortorella will make sure that stops come the 3rd. Dont wait to get too many offensive juices flowing. Need more snow angels.

  69. watching Kreider closely. He has one minor eff-up, and a couple of really good shifts.

    but I hate the kid (s).

  70. Sioux-per-man 9.9 on

    Manny this game is going to drive us to drink!!!

    or is that just me?

  71. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Seriously we are outplaying these clowns

    OV is playing his best game but we are DOMINATING!!!



    Caps look week and we look great , bring it on ..IM revvvved like the RAAAANGERSSS!!!!!


  72. What a coincidence. Richards gets benched for the majority of the period and the offence suddenly looks threatening.

  73. Norm Merton on

    Where has THIS been? Great, great hockey, rolling four lines, high energy. Holtby the player of the game so far, hope he loses.

  74. Carp

    It’s Sergio and Tiger at -12 thru 15. Maggert dunked it at 17. Unreal, because he looked so good for so long. But like me and Brad Richards, he is older than 45.

  75. Yea Nash screens the goalie leading to the goal, has a couple of shots, gets passed 2 guys while being held by 1 hand, and that gorgeous move at the end here and he still gets WHEN WILL HE DO SOMETHING?

    Richards almost scored twice in that period as well.

  76. certainly not about Nash’s effort. I know, that’s not good enough. But it isn’t about his effort.

  77. 20 more minutes for Torts? Or can his guys hold out for him a little longer. He’s probably working on his resume during the intermissions.

  78. Instead of going to the backhand, because it’s clear that isn’t working, next time he gets some space he should just slap it on net. Less pressure on the wrists that way.

  79. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    The Rangers look like a team that knows it is do or die. We look desperate and we should be .We are outplaying them and will continue to play this way from here on . This is our team . Backs against the wall , playing hard nosed hockey. Winning every battle and dominating in the cycle. This is our team playing our way . Real men come out while all is on the line. Our Rangers are out there and now watch the fun !!
    We will not back up and defend this lead , we will come out like its our last and leave it all on the ice . Our team has never looked better and Hank is there to save the day.


  80. As he watches little Zuccs and little Hags battle along the boards and behind the net, Richards should hang his head in shame.

  81. He’s putting the “orchestrated New York Rangers powerplay (2009 – 2013)” bullet at the bottom and in a slightly smaller font.

  82. Cross Check Charlie on

    Rangers have dominated at times, but if Ovi doesn’t miss a wide open net it’s 1-1.

  83. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I feel way better. Need another before I can exhale. Been holding my breath for over 40 minutes now…

  84. Nash needs to learn how to play playoff hockey. The toe drags, spin moves and dangling he can pull off in the regular season simply wont work against most of these teams.

    Not sure he can learn though…

  85. Norm Merton on

    Mr. Buzzkill here. Can the Rangers survive the Caps’ PP(s)? And how long before Ovi scores? Need a couple more goals at least, I think. I’ll take 1-0, though. Holtby needs to stop standing on his head.

  86. Sioux-per-man 9.9 on

    Manny I’ve moved to Grey Goose and Tonic :)

    Sun’s out, Cigars on the deck.

    Boyle is looking good.

    Carp Nash looks better, sure wish he would bury one.

    Brassard is going to have the game winner :)

  87. Also on the Torts resume:

    Date of birth: None of your business
    Previous experience: I’m not talking about other teams
    Strengths: Is that a question?

  88. Kreider, with limited minutes made one obvious mistake, but looks like he’s starting to get it. That would be very helpful if we move on.

  89. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Get to game 7. My money is on Hank over Holtby all things being equal.

  90. I regret moving from CO to MD in March because I’ve had to watch this whole series on Comcast and listen to Beninati/Loughlin redefine the idea of bias.

  91. Cross Check Charlie on

    I like Brassard and Nash together. Brassard has been the best forward this series IMO.

  92. Cross Check Charlie on

    How does Craig Laughlin and that nasal, fingernails on chalkboard voice have a job in broadcasting?

  93. Sioux-per-man 9.9 on

    Ranger NEED to play the same game the last 20 minutes!!!

    NO penalties!!!!!!

  94. Blackout is killing me! Keep getting a few highlight vids. No idea why Nash got credit for the goal? Although he makes for a massive screen.
    Also credit for the hard clean hit by DelZ. Can someone do that to Chimera please!

  95. Sioux-per-man 9.9 on

    Richards with only 7 minutes, is that why the Rangers look so good?

  96. Sioux-per-man 9.9 on

    What would you pay to hear Sam say “It’s a Power Play Goal?”

  97. Callahan has been really poor with the puck this entire series. Good as ever without it.

  98. I know that the power plays favor NYR 4-0, but that’s about three blatant penalties WSH have taken since the Ward penalty and no call.

  99. Sioux-per-man 9.9 on

    8 minutes gone by, but the last 2 were tough to watch.

    What’s it going to take to develop a PP????

  100. Norm Merton on

    Good tactics by the Caps. Stream of penalties — refs can’t call everything, Rangers can’t do anything.

  101. Sioux-per-man 9.9 on

    Will we EVER get the insurance goal????

    Playoff hockey at it’s Best!

  102. ThisYearsModel on

    Wow. The PP is the losing factor. Look at all the cheap shots by the Caps that had to pile up before we got another one, and again, did squat with it.

  103. Cross Check Charlie on

    I’m hoping they don’t go into the defensive shell too early.

  104. Sioux-per-man 9.9 on

    Looks like Hank is going to Steal this!

    Battle of the Goaltenders today.

  105. When the opposition PP is so poor there’s no such thing as a dumb penalty

  106. Carp — Sergio dunks it TWICE at 17. About to make a quad or a quint. Calling Dr. Freud. What a train wreck.

  107. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Zucco is our best player …nice to see him go!!!

  108. this period is going quicker than i thought. hank is saving our bacons though. another heart attack comin. foxwoods final 5 is about an hour away

  109. Perfect timing! Ovechkin will be nice and fresh for the Foxwoods Final Five.

  110. Have to LOVE seeing Boyle skate over and separate Pyatt from Brower. Really impressive there to calm the boys down and keep the Rangers on the PP.

  111. Norm Merton on

    That actually WAS a dumb one. Not that the Rangers can score, but that’s 2 minutes they can’t score themselves.

  112. Accidental high stick drawing blood is four minutes. Intentional crosscheck to the mouth drawing blood is two.

  113. *Staal Wart* on

    If Dorsett is a slew footer,
    Does that mean we have a “Crosby-esque” type player?

  114. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Nash’s line shouldn’t be on the powerplay first…dam!!!

    Zucco ‘s should have started!!!

  115. we are playing scared now. cant believe we still have the lead. and please ranger fans enough holtby sucks chants, hes playing great and it just sounds stupid.

  116. Norm Merton on

    That was a no-shorthanded-goal PP design, not all bad at this point in the game.

  117. I will allow this, if they called four for the crosscheck, they probably would have given Dorsett two for the slew-foot … same difference.

  118. Norm Merton on

    The Richards stuff has now become absurd on this blog. The guy drives the net aggressively, and now THAT’s no good?

  119. Norm Merton on

    Rangers way too tight to their own net. Inviting trouble. Shooting gallery coming up if they don’t start pushing out a bit.

  120. If anyone ever says anything bad about Boyle again I will personally punch them right in the mouth.

    That last minute by him (plus the scrap afterwards) was exceptional. Where he makes his dough.

  121. Cross Check Charlie on

    How come the Rangers never score on the empty net?

    It seems that every time the Rangers pull the goalie the other team scores

  122. >>Ribiero = POS

    He’s always been a punk. That’s one of the reasons Montreal got rid of him.

  123. Sioux-per-man 9.9 on

    Classic Lundqvist with chucking the stick up to that lucky fan!!!

    Nice job by our first STAR!!!

    Now to pick the Cigar out to smoke…..

  124. Norm Merton on

    Great team win there. That’s three straight at MSG where every player has made a contribution. No passengers tomorrow, I hope!

  125. ThisYearsModel on

    Garcia CHOKES ON 17. Drops 3 strokes and is out of it. Woods is up by 1 on 18.

  126. YOWZA!! Press got it right with the three stars. Everyone played hard, hard, but Press noticed what Dorsett brought!

  127. Wait reading over old posts are people seriously complaining about Green’s penalty being 2 and not 4? Holy crap. We got 5 powerplays Caps got 0. Rangers have 12 more powerplays in the series.

  128. Strallman, Delzotto, McDonugh, Girardi = Monsters

    Best Collective Game of the year by the top 4 DMEN

  129. The lobbying by the Caps over the next 24 hours to get more penalties called on the Rangers should be fun.

  130. ThisYearsModel on

    Sergio with a 7 on the par 3 17th. What a clown.

    Henrik would kick his ass on the GC.

  131. Sioux-per-man 10.0 on

    What a Game Manny!!!!

    No Penalties.

    No Mistakes.

    The King Shuts the door!

  132. Cross Check Charlie on

    I thought Boyle, Pyatt and Del Zotto had a very good game. Would have liked to see more of Kreider, but maybe next season.

  133. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Green was kicked in the head by his own guy’s skate. I hope he’s concussed.

  134. Pyatt, Boyler, Dorsett. Tremendous game by the 3rd Line. Grit, Forecheck, composure in the DZone, What a Game by that trio!

  135. Gravy, Just Gravy on

    Couldn’t/Wouldn’t post until this was over. Did want to ruing the *momentum*.

    WBM (c)

    0) Boyle
    1) Richards
    2) MDZ
    3) Nash
    4) Pyatt
    5) Stralman

  136. The brief time Kreider was on the Ice, he was a forechecking force. Nice to see!

  137. Sioux-per-man 10.0 on

    Mama Happy Happy Happy!!!

    Rangers WIN!!!

    2 minutes later we get an offer on our house :)

    What a Mothers Day!!!

  138. Sioux-per-man 10.0 on

    Lyova – Don’t get me started.

    I’ll drop the Gloves RIGHT NOW!!!

  139. Let me know if anyone says anything bad about Boyle, Gravy. I promised to punch that person in the mouth.

  140. Czechthemout!!! on

    Hank is incredible! That is all one can say.

    Another great tactic as per Joe M ,a defensive PP! Just a disgrace that Hank is forced to play every game with zero margin of error.

    I am thrilled with the win but not at all happy that the PP cant score to ice the game just once!

    On to tomorrow. Maybe the damb burts and thy score more than A goal?

  141. Strallman was a physical force on D, some really impressive hits on some of the Caps big boys. Also, moved the puck very well wether head-manning or skating it.

  142. Czechthemout!!! on

    Boyle was very good again tonight.

    Mdz did not make more than a few stupid plays so I guess that qualifies as a good game for him.

  143. There’s a reason other than fate that Sergio is the best player playing who never won a major.

  144. Czech if we can squeak one out tomorrow, it may be a battle between two teams without PP’s in the 2nd Round!

  145. I told you they would win. I posted it ealrier today when Eric and the other negative nancy’s were suicidal.

    richards had a great save on Zucc.

    newflash brassard can play, big time…..

    dorsett is much better then Asham etc…

    kreider got what 7 minutes. he looked fine.. he is not wetting the bed like 61. nash better oome to play tommorrow. shotto the puck from every angle and every chance..

    henrik best goalie in the nhl win or lose, not even a close 2nd….

  146. Duguay checking his portfolio to see if at age 80, he can buy Hugh Hefner’s mansion and proceed with (limited) vigor.

  147. PP is not bad it is disgraceful.

    brouwer no PP is outlandish.

    really troy were was the missed call you jack wagon a hole.????

    sure at home the ovechkins get the calls because the officials stink and that should be the norm!!!!!!!!

    i guess staal is not playing tommorrow either, to bad…..clowe would have helped. not having powe is critical to the Caps winning…..

  148. Norm Merton on

    “everyone BUT MZA had a good game today” Big hit in the first period helped set the tone. 5 posted hits led the team today.

  149. Game 7 Prediction:

    Rangers outshot 58-11, lose 1-0 in double OT on shot deflected five times, flood of “Lundqvist just can’t win in the playoffs” posts.

  150. MZA also messed up the 5 on 3 and the odd man rush with Nash but hey it’s always fair to criticize Nash never anyone else. Anyways, how about that Gaborik tweet? And to be fair Holtby and Oates have legitimate beef with Dorsett. Disgusting slewfoot that went uncalled and if it was Crosby doing it to us everyone would be crying here.

  151. We need three tomorrow- caps will get the pp opportunities they are ALREADY whining…

  152. And id love to hear the conspiracy theories if the Caps were the ones with 12 more PPs in the series and not us.

  153. Karma was Kind
    ended up taking jpg’s Mom
    to dinner
    during the game
    and come home to a VICTORY!!!

  154. Lol, Lev, you think NHL is trying to help NYR by giving them power plays? They’re helping the Caps!

  155. Norm Merton on

    Zero posted GVA for Del Zotto, and only 7 posted overall for the team. Keep pushing those hate buttons, though, in the face of reality. Rangers won despite Del Zotto, Richards, Boyle — wait, I forgot, we don’t hate him any more. And Pyatt, useless… I forgot, whom else am I supposed to hate? Oh, right, Nash? Yeah, he sucked, too.

  156. Latona, I didnt say that but ill let you get that little attempt at comedy in there.

    It’s just pretty hilarious coming on here and seeing a cry about Green should have had 4 minutes not 2 for his crosscheck after Dorsett clearly slewfooted him.

  157. The reason this team has more power plays than DC is that we are DISCIPLINED! If there is any one thing that Torts has effectuated, it is that. Boyler retaliated Friday, but tonight he was effective in cooling temperatures.

  158. Should’ve been a penalty on Dorsett, should’ve been more than two minutes on Green.

    (Though technically, only an _attempted_ slew foot by Dorsett, since Green stayed upright throughout.)

  159. Norm Merton on

    Stupid Richards — if he weren’t such a washed-up, lazy, bad-attitude, alcoholic, bucktoothed, pretty-boy, ladies-man, Alternate-A-stealing ne’er-do-well, he would have won 110% of his faceoffs today instead of 100%, and he would have had -1 GVA instead of 0. Unacceptable.

  160. Sioux-per-man 10.0 on

    Is Dugay trying to be the US version of Don Cherry?

    It’s not working for me.

    My bobber is going down on him, and wanting more Brian Leetch!!!!

  161. Whether or not it is ultimately a good or bad thing is debatable, but I think the Rangers were shorthanded the least of all teams all year, so it shouldn’t be either a surprise or an outrage that the Caps have had fewer PPs.

  162. Sioux-per-man 10.0 on

    Funny Stuff…..

    I asked “Mama” what she wanted for Mother’s Day, she tells me I just hope the Rangers win tonight.

    I don’t like you when your “all pissy” about everything.

    Anyone else have “these problems”?

  163. Oates: “Green’s one of those guys they want to target.” What a tool. Other than that stupid remark, I almost like him.

  164. Oates calling Dorsett hit on Green a slew foot. What a joke. Dorsett fell into Green. He didn’t pull him down and intentionally kick his feet out.

    Now Green did attempt to decapitate Dorsett.

  165. Sioux-per-man 10.0 on

    If only the Rangers Had a Power Play…. we would be leathal!!!

    HOW? Do we fix this?????

  166. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Norm – you need your eyes examined. We are pissing and moaning about MZA not MDZ.

  167. At least with Zucc, when he carries the puck across the blue line, you get excited because there is a chance of a play being made.

  168. Sioux-per-man 10.0 on

    Carp – thoughts on everyone wanting Brassards words interview after the game vs Nash’s?

  169. Norm Merton on

    No, Eddie, I need my brain examined. The eyes are OK. Who’s MZA, and should I care?

  170. Funny stuff Sioux…I was kind enough to let my wife serve me ice cold ones at HER leisure today …

  171. Caps whining about the PP disadvantage. have they seen our Power Play.

    Also, They have no idea what a slew foot is. Dorsett did not put his arm across his chest pull him back and kick his feet out. He lost his balance and fell into Green and the boards. Ridiculous.

  172. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Oats meal needs to shut his pie hole. There were at least 10 penalties the refs didnt call against his team. The craps are incredibly undisciplined.

  173. Lots of Caps complaining about Dorsett. If any of them want to dance I’m sure he’s available. All they have to do is sign his dance card. Wouldn’t bother me a bit if he backed away and gave us another PP. (Odds are one has to work sooner or later.)

  174. Delzotto was a force to be reckoned with today in the DZone. Now, if he could play like that more consistently, I’d stop calling for his removal. :)

  175. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    MDZ threw a monster hit early in the first. That was a huge check.

  176. I like Eminger’s energy and attitude, but he inevitably gets himself caught once or twice and is unable to effectively recover. He should just play vigorous defense and leave the dangerous stuff to the speedy boys.

  177. Boyler performing medical adjustment on Green’s head of his neck in the post game scrum. I did not know Boyler was a chiropractor in the off-season.

  178. Dorsett didn’t slewfoot Green- it was a perfectly legal Malkin-check- actually, I’m pretty sure if Dorsett was bigger he would have gotten a penalty. Don’t really see a reason to be optimistic-series has been all about MATCHUPS- and that favors home team big time- check out faceoff stats for more confirmation. In all honesty for a six game (five decided by one goal-two in overtime) tight as a drum series- this one has been a yawn.

  179. Notice that in games that are not this tense at the end, Torts, if he sniffs pugnacity, often has his Martial Arts group on the ice to prevent just what happened tonight.

  180. Carp
    heard the question Torts skipped
    during press conference replay
    something about
    what do you mean by how the players
    handle themselves on the ice?

    i’ve heard better questions on TMZ
    how do some of these people get credentials?

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