Game 1: Bruins 3, Rangers 2 (OT) … post-game notes


Courtesy of the NYR:

Eastern Conference Semifinals

Game 1: TD Garden
Bruins 3, Rangers 2 (OT) –  BOS leads 1-0

Team Notes:

–      The Rangers were defeated by the Boston Bruins, 3-2, in overtime tonight at TD Garden, in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series.

–      New York has posted a record of 212-230-8 overall in postseason action, including a 93-142-6 mark on the road.

–      The Rangers tallied two goals in a span of 16 seconds at 19:58 of the second period and 0:14 of the third.

–      The last time the Rangers and Bruins played an overtime game in the playoffs was Mar. 27, 1958 (L, 3-4).

–      The Blueshirts were credited with 29 blocked shots, led by Dan Girardi’s team-high, five blocked shots.

Player Notes:

–      Henrik Lundqvist made 45 saves and is now 29-34 in 63 career postseason contests. His shutout streak ended at 152:23, which marks a playoff career high.

–      Ryan McDonagh notched his first career playoff goal with 1.3 seconds remaining in the second period, was credited with five hits and three blocked shots in 31:59 of ice time. It is the fourth time in his playoff career he has logged 30:00 or more of ice time.

–      Derek Stepan registered a goal and was credited with two blocked shots in 25:18 of ice time. He now leads the team with three goals in the playoffs.

–      Derick Brassard recorded an assist to extend his point streak to six games (two goals, eight assists over the span). He is now tied for third in the NHL in playoff assists (eight) and points (10).

–      Rick Nash tallied an assist and led the team with six shots on goal in 20:54 of ice time. He has registered an assist in each of the last two games.

–      Carl Hagelin registered an assist, four shots, and three hits in 19:43 of ice time. He is now tied for second on the team in points (five), and leads the Rangers with a plus-five rating in the playoffs.

–      Ryan Callahan tallied an assist, was credited with three hits and two blocked shots, and logged 26:37 of ice time. He has now recorded a point in each of the last two games (one goal, one assist over the span).

Team Schedule:

–      The Blueshirts’ practice schedule for tomorrow, May 17, is 1:30 p.m. at TD Garden.

–      The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Boston Bruins on Sunday, May 19, at TD Garden (3:00 p.m. – TV: NBC; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal matchup.



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  1. can they win in ot for once already?! my god why do ALWAYS look like they’re playing a man down!? attack god damn you! attack!!

  2. Torts would sit in his car seat and kick Oates into submission, just like that Japanese crab- fighter guy did to Ali.

  3. Rangers could of had this one and they blew it. Time to regroup for Game 2 during these next couple of days and come out harder to play against on Sunday! Boston will be tough to beat if we go down 2-0 in this series.

  4. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Darryl Sutter on his teams’s effort – “rubba Nubba rubba Hubba dooba fubba Hubba gooba dooba”

  5. Also, brutal penalty by Eminger in the third period after we had just scored. It looked like we might have seized momentum with the Stepan goal, but all of that was immediately thrown out the window when Eminger took that silly penalty.

  6. Stranger Nation on

    Rangers playing rope-a-dope in OT, finally went with a left hook, missed and got stung with a sneaky uppercut

  7. Stranger Nation on

    Bruins’ should have been called for diving on some of those calls

    Guess Boy-chick can just hang out with his face against the boards and hope someone bangs into him. Hell, Pie-hat slowed down and tried to even come from the side.

  8. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    JoeM – “will you change things up in the 3rd?”

    Sutter – ” subba wubby hubby hoo pabba Hubba gooby goo”

  9. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    SNation – that was a terrible call on pysee.I thought he had died on the ice. It was a miracle!!!! Praise Jesus!!!

  10. agreed. worst part — well there were a lot of worst parts — is they don’t call it if he doesn’t stay down.

  11. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    JoeM – “looks like Kopitar is hurt … How bad”

    Sutter – ” rummy tummy sub dub wub. Cubby hubby rubba boo”

  12. They called it VERY late, in reaction to the crowd and the apparent coma. Pretty soon they’ll call a stoppage if someone loses his mouthpiece.

  13. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    So what’s with Boychuk? Died twice, then he’s smiling at the end of game? Hallelujah!!

  14. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    Well, if you don’t call it for Mr. Jacobs, you’re not gonna have your job too long.

  15. cooscoos

    The Rangers won the Stanley Cup in 1994, presumably with bad ice.

    What explanation is there for the bad ice tonight in Beantown? Their NBA Franchise, the Celtics, have not played in a while.

  16. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    And lets go to joeM who is with the Kings coach:

    JoeM – “the sharks are coming on.

    Sutter – ” yubba yubba dooba woo”

    JoeM – “what?”

    Sutter – Dabba humma loo boo woo rabba sabba wahba bubba”

  17. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    Liked Hank’s candor on the final play. He may have overplayed the passer.

    Agreed. But he did make a number of big time saves.

  18. The best was Dave Maloney’s reaction…

    “They are going to call a penalty on that? NOW?”

  19. It’s 2013. Some NHL Einstein consultant should have by now figured out how to have decent ice inside in May. My thinking is that it can be done, but is an expense they don’t want to embrace.

  20. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Kooz – do you really think this the first Administration to do such? Power corrupts. Both sides.

  21. Does anyone remember when there was so much fog on the ice, you couldn’t see five feet in front of you, and they had to repeatedly stop games and have the teams skate around, lifting the fog?

  22. That’s an easy out. In the past, big people went to jail for such outrageous actions. Cannot be condoned.

  23. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    It may be an easy out, but if Dick Cheney isn’t in jail no politician should be…

  24. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    Coos, I am with you on that. In 2013, this crapola should not go on. Oops, I just got called. I am being audited.

  25. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Kooz – it may be an easy out but if Cheney isn’t in jail, no politician should be…

  26. Deal with current issues. This is like grammar school – he started it, no he started it. No excuses.

  27. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Some conservative groups were targeted for tax evasion by the current Administration but lies about weapons of mass destruction which led to thousands of deaths and billions spent and what?

  28. If it makes for better hockey, turn up the air and wear a parka. No other major sport would put up with this. Everyone playing has to settle the puck before passing or shooting.

  29. I feel sorry for students who have to listen to non-stop, one -sided persiflage. I told my daughter that if she truly wanted an education, seek out various points of view in the courses she took. Don’t be indoctrinated into a non-Socratic leftist-only dogma.

  30. Stranger Nation on

    Rich – nice one. Cheap fugger that he is. Cant wait for his next press conference.

  31. Stranger Nation on

    really like the Dorsett,Boyle,Pie-hat line

    Every game Dorsett’s getting some legit looks. Wished he potted one in OT

  32. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    Eddie, you could argue that those lies or misperceptions destabilized the Middle East.

  33. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Matty – but that was *a long time ago – deal with present issues* :)

  34. Those guys are eye-opening, Strange. Only problem, hands of stone so far. And I think Richards holds back Ash. He’d hold back anyone at this stage. Anyone comes within 5 feet of him, he’ll hand over the puck to whomever wants it.

  35. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Kooz – pull your head out of the sand – our freedom has been steadily eroding since 9/11 sadly. And it’s going to get worse regardless of which party is in charge.

  36. Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis. Not indoctrination, indoctrination, indoctrination. Either way.

  37. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    Eddie, the concept of our government targeting any group, whatever it is, for tax audits is pretty scary. And those were not typical audit questions. That was interrogation.

  38. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Sharks go from 3-2 to down 4-3 all with less than 2 minutes left…( and I don’t mean liberal left)

  39. yeah Eddie

    amazing what a power play do for ya, eh?

    too bad the Rangers don’t bother to watch other teams
    for ideas of what they’re not doing………
    get the hades in front of the gd net!!!!!!
    can’t score when all 3 forwards are playing
    Board Hockey behind the goal line

  40. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Matty – I’m not defending what happened. What I am saying is both parties are criminal.

  41. Not if I have anything to say about it. Frankly, I don’t like any politicians because too many have adopted Machiavelli as their patron saint. But I will stand up for Constitutional values, and respect those few who still fairly, intelligently, and honestly adjudicate the complications inherent.

  42. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    Power Play 101: If the opposition is pressuring your points, you move the puck down low

  43. Tell it to the referees that they missed a call five years ago, so they should miss another one now to make up for it. Employ a modicum of logic.

  44. I’m not sure if I would like Ash personally, but I do appreciate what he brings in his admittedly limited role.

  45. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    Hope I’m wrong, but it seems our series could be the only highly contested 2nd round series.

  46. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    Ash is actually a really cool, well spoken fellow. He does not possess imposing size in street clothes, at all.

  47. I admire the on-ice discipline he’s shown. He seems like a sort of Tie Domi with a cerebral pulse.

  48. I still don’t understand how Rick Nash can be this ineffective. Even Gaborik scored some goals with a busted shoulder. This is really getting ridiculous.

    The effort is there, but he is absolutely KILLING the team. Not only is he not scoring, but his teammates are passing up shots and giving him the puck instead.

  49. Nash rarely makes a pass that doesn’t hit tape unless 2 guys are draped on him. But, it is a mystery, his lack of production. My feeling is he will break out with a hat any day now. BTW, oleo, is that a Rutgers avatar?

  50. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Oleo – I agree. Shoot more. But they are trying to get him out of his funk. I understand it. Too many passes laterally and backwards instead of forward – toward the net.

  51. Nasher has gotten off some nice, quick shots, but from bad angles. He will play the wall. Maybe he shouldn’t and just float for a while like Gabby did. ??

  52. The Kreider is trying. He’s taking the body more. He seems to get more confident the more he plays, but still comes up with the boneheaded play now and again, but who of them doesn’t? What speed when he learns how to properly employ it!

  53. Maybe he should become a Tim Kerr or a Vickers and just plant himself in front of the crease??

  54. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Poor Kreider looks to just dump the puck every chance he can. It looks like he is afraid to make a mistake.

  55. I think on the McDonuts goal Nash was bothering Rask and he was anticipating a tip and the puck going low and resultantly was beat high.

  56. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Nash is a finesse player in a big bod. We can only hope that he will erupt sooner than later. Too much talent in them there skates …

  57. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Brassard with an assist for both teams tonight. He needs to shoot more too.

  58. He is afraid to make a mistake, I think. I have more sympathy for him believing that. Too much talent for it not to come, but when?

  59. Every time I don’t notice a line change, I see a #19 or a #16 out of the corner of my eye, and I pray that it’s 16.

  60. Boy, I always miss the rare occasion when the resident cognoscenti get overpowered by reality.
    But too late, Eddiex3 already switched from Nixon to Kreider. I was going to sue for truce, in rememberance of my “fork action” in Paraguay.

  61. newbie! You had a cogent and interesting post last night, but the next one was indiscernible. Just thought I’d comment on that.

  62. Coos,
    I had run out of the Tullamore Dew just minutes before I posted that gibberish. My cortex needs Tullamore.

  63. But, how can one post be so cogent and only minutes later….? It’s like the moon suddenly shone through the window and… :)

  64. Did you see “The Greed” unabridged by Von Stroheim, what a silent mieow that was.

  65. Von Stroheim played an eerie butler in the movie ‘Sunset Boulevard,’ an excellent old film with Gloria Swanson and William Holden.

  66. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Newbear – I have to run but my take on Stalin is one you disagree with? Leave a post here for me to read… If you had done so already – when? I only say yesterday morning that you had issue with my kulaks’ comment…

  67. I never saw “Greed,” but I think it was silent. Von Stroheim’s highly accented voice in ‘Sunset Boulevard’ is something to give you shivers.

  68. Eddiex3,
    Can we talk about you behind your back? It would be strictly about relations of math and politics.

  69. Evrock The Boat, Baby on

    I know they’re exhausted but there’s no excuse for Stralman’s play on that 2 on 1. ” Should I go for the pass…. Should I go for the shot… Should I go for the pass… Should I… Ya know what… why don’t I just go for neither'”

  70. EddieX3, here is the comment for your later perusal :

    Stalin was quoted as having said: “If one person is killed, it is a crime, but if million people die, it is statistics.”

    The definition of who was a “kulak” then was as loose and fiercely ideological as we today define 1%-ers.
    Most of “kulaks” were identified in Ukraine, the most fertile part of the Empire, comparable to our Mid-West.
    The collectivization disaster has resonated into later part of Cold War, with very generous contributions of the U.S. wheat.
    Right now, the agricultural acreage in Ukraine is rather expensive and has become one of the major problems for Mr. Putin – once again.

  71. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Newbear – what is your position on Stalin? Why were 20 million ordered killed under his watch? Why were farmlands burned and animals killed? Stalin was the worst mass murderer ever. I like Solzhennitsyn’s and Issac Deutcher’s works.

  72. EddieX3.

    the genius of renaming himself from Dzhugashvili to Stain (a man of steel), Then arranging an assassination of his main competitor Kirov, then blaming this on internal enemies, which lead to the reign of terror and the subsequent show trials.
    Those led to elimination of his further possible competition like Zinoviev, Khamenev and Bukharin.
    A devastation of the Russian agriculture by unleashing this pitch fork mass against “kulaks’, who were not “latifundistas” by any measure, but he, Stalin, made a good use of human stupidity by teasing it with a cynical propaganda.
    The lows in his life came with the “Operation Barbarossa” which sent him into a paranoid seclusion until the miraculous appearance of Marshal Zhukov. This guy has won the WWII, using (unfortunately) the devastated Russian population, to prolong the Stalin’s rule for another 8 years. Zhukov had been relegated to obscurity promptly.
    My hatred of Stalin dates back to the grammar school, when the slogans and lies could not overpower my immaturity.

  73. Evrock,

    we are looking ahead for Sunday, it is going to be a better game, I promise…

  74. Eddie. you are a smart person.

    I can’t believe you support anything beyond educated people making educated choices.

    uneducated mexicans voting for more of other people’s stuff. Not knowing what makes a society great….

    fail. it is coming soon

  75. Be carefull, Mexicans are now a race, bwahahahahahah. A race who will do the jobs that Americans won’t do, such as the brain surgery and the particle acceleration.

  76. Evrock The Boat, Baby on

    It wasn’t a bad game by any means. Even the OT period wasn’t as horrendous as the shot totals looked. Don’t get me wrong, it was still a horrendous period… just not as horrendous as the stats showed.
    It also wasn’t Lundqvist’s best game by far. Luckily the s hot blockers helped keep the King in this one.
    I’m feeling a lot more hopeful after this first game than I did at any point in the Craps series. I thought we’d be out-hit, out-worked and out-offensed (©). We weren’t. We were in this one the whole way.
    There’s still a ton of work to be done obnoxiously including the pp but luckily the Bruins pp isn’t much better. But so far in this series the Bruins pk is up on ours. Luckily the best thing about this game was the 5 on 5 play and not the extra-man advantage. The teams both looked pretty evenly matched. This should hopefully be a fun one to watch.

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