Game 2: Flyers 4, Rangers 2 … post-game notes & quotes


Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR:

Game 2: Flyers 4, Rangers 2.

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Team notes:

–        The Rangers were defeated by the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-2, today at Madison Square Garden in Game 2 of the Metropolitan Division Semifinals. The best-of-seven series is now tied 1-1.

–        The Blueshirts were 1-6 (11:27) on the power play in the contest. New York has tallied a power play goal in each of its last four playoff games, dating back to Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on May 23, 2013 vs. Boston. The Rangers are 5-for-19 (26.3%) on the power play over the span. The last time the Blueshirts registered a power play goal in four straight playoff contests was from Apr. 13 – Apr. 25, 2008 (Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. New Jersey to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Pittsburgh).

–        New York outshot Philadelphia, 33-25, in the contest, including a 17-9 advantage in the second period. The Rangers have outshot the Flyers, 69-40, in the series, and have registered more shots than the Flyers in five of the six periods during the first two contests.

–        The Rangers were credited with 30 hits in the game, as 13 different skaters were credited with at least one, and eight Blueshirts had at least two.

–        The Blueshirts won 37 of 68 faceoffs (54.4%) in the contest, as four of five Rangers who took a faceoff won at least 50 percent of draws. Derek Stepan led all skaters with 12 faceoff wins, while Dominic Moore led all skaters in faceoff win percentage (60%; 6-for-10).

–        Six different Rangers have tallied a goal, and 10 different Blueshirts have tallied a point in the first two games of the series against the Flyers. The last time six different Rangers registered a goal in the first two games of a playoff series was the 2007 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Atlanta Thrashers.

Player notes:

–        Martin St. Louis tallied the game’s first goal and recorded three shots on goal while leading all forwards with 23:38 of ice time. The Rangers forward has a five-game playoff point streak against the Flyers, dating back to May 15, 2004 – Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals – when he was a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning. St. Louis has registered seven points (one goal, six assists) over the span, and has recorded 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in nine career playoff games against Philadelphia. The Rangers forward has three points (one goal, two assists) in two games during this series.

–        Benoit Pouliot recorded a power play goal and was credited with three hits in 13:25 of ice time. Pouliot’s tally was the first power play goal of his playoff career, and he has tallied a point in consecutive games for the second time in playoff action (one goal, one assist). The Rangers forward has registered a point in 10 of his last 12 overall games, including nine of his last 10, recording 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in the 12 contests.

–        Derek Stepan registered an assist, recorded two shots on goal and was 12-for-21 on faceoffs (57.1%) in 21:23 of ice time. The Rangers forward has recorded 24 points (eight goals, 16 assists) in his last 25 overall games. Stepan has also tallied five points (three goals, two assists) in his last seven playoff games, including two points in the first two games of the series against the Flyers (one goal, one assist).

–        Derick Brassard tallied an assist, registered two shots on goal, and won eight of 16 faceoffs (50%) in 15:06 of ice time. Brassard has registered nine points (two goals, seven assists) in seven career playoff games at Madison Square Garden.

–        Rick Nash recorded an assist and registered a game-high, six shots on goal in 20:48 of ice time. The Rangers forward has tallied a point in each of the Blueshirts’ two playoff games (two assists), and has six points (one goal, five assists) in his last eight playoff games. As of the conclusion of the Rangers’ contest today, Nash leads all skaters in the NHL with 13 shots on goal in the playoffs.

–        Mats Zuccarello registered an assist, recorded two shots on goal, and was credited with three hits in 15:07 of ice time. Zuccarello has recorded six points (one goal, five assists) in seven career playoff games at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers’ leading scorer this season has registered a point in 44 of his last 72 overall games, dating back to Oct. 26 at Detroit, registering 61 points (20 goals, 41 assists) over the stretch. Zuccarello has tallied a point in eight of his last 12 playoff games, registering nine points (two goals, seven assists) over the span.

–        Henrik Lundqvist stopped 21 of 24 shots he faced in the contest. The Rangers goalie has a 1-1 record in this year’s playoffs, and a 19-15 record in 34 career playoff games at Madison Square Garden.


Alain Vigneault on today’s game… “We knew that they were going to come out with a good game. We had a good start. There wasn’t a lot of room out there in the first period. In the second period, this game can be funny sometimes. I thought it was our best period of the night. We had some grade A chances, our power play had some great looks and they scored two and we didn’t. At the end of the night that was the game.”

Martin St. Louis on not capitalizing on the team’s scoring chances… “You have to give credit; Ray Emery played a pretty good game. We did a good job generating some chances, but at the end of the day we, collectively, have to find the back of the net.”

Henrik Lundqvist on the team’s effort… “We definitely got the start we were looking for. They managed to turn things around. I thought we played really good, but we came up short there in the third. We had a couple good looks and chances. It was not enough today. I think there were a lot of good things, especially the start and the way that we came out.”

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  1. Yes, NYR.

    Here is why we lost:

    1.) Horrendous weak side coverage on defense. No players getting back and leaving the weak slide slot WIDE OPEN for Akeson and Schenn.

    2.) PP completely annihilated by the Phlyers clogging the neutral zone and then standing up at the blue line.

    3.) 1-6 on the PP.

    4.) McDonagh has looked not like McDonagh.

    5.) Sloppy play especially post turnovers and on entry passing.

    6.) Pretty poor officiating. But we still got 6 PP’s and didn’t capitalize. Including a 1:36 minute 4-on-3

  2. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    2nd or 3rd Philly goal was on zucc because of his terrible coverage in D zone

  3. Za'rat (TheOtherGuysGreed) Jones on


    We must Pozy you up a bit! Too Negy! Yuk!

    I just know if we stay Pozy we will win this series! People in philadelphia are being pretty Pozy right now. Don’t let them out Pozy us!

  4. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    With all that zucc toughness and courage I can’t understand how the flyers win a single shift let alone a game.


  5. 2-0 lead in game two w/ a 1-0 lead in the period Manny. probably started thinking they were a Litte better than they are and now it’s
    1-1 and they need to split two games in Philly at worst

  6. On the road,
    I’d think long and hard about
    sitting Fast,
    moving Dorsett up to the 3rd line,
    dressing Carcillo for 4th line duty.

    I’ll also say a few novenas that
    Nash “activates” his goal scoring “potential”,
    sooner, rather than later.

  7. Za'rat (TheOtherGuysGreed) Jones on


    Hehe. It sounds like the Australian cheer, doesn’t it? That’s cute! I just started a new cheer!

    Yay me!

  8. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Fwiw, I don’t think there are many here that don’t think it will be ok

  9. Carp, I just re-watched 3rd Flyers goal and you must be out of your mind to blame Zuccarello for it and to blame the loss on Zuccarello you just lose all credibility.

    that goal I would blame Girardi and Brassard before Zuccarello.

  10. Za'rat (TheOtherGuysGreed) Jones on


    Yay to you! May your night be full of Pozys alllll night long!! ????

  11. Repo

    I don’t think a lack of toughness or willingness to engage in scrums cost us this game. Lack of effort, some weak defensive efforts and not capitalizing on numerous PP opportunities cost us.
    As good a team game as we played in game one, it was a weak sauce team effort in game two. Zebras be damned.

    April 20th, 2014 at 4:14 PM

  12. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    I’m not overly confident in Diaz either…I think the 2nd pair is not as good as many think and it will be a problem throughout no matter who is paired with Staal.

  13. Two goals a game will not probably not get it done in this series.

    Need to score more than two.

  14. I think our defense, overall, has really looked to have a tough time in both games. Today possibly worse with the horrendous weak side coverages.

    If McDonagh isn’t going to be McDonagh and he and Girardi are not going to annihilate then we are in trouble.

    I think the 2nd pair is overrated and I think the 3rd pair is better than people think. Make sense?

  15. Two goals a game will not probably not get it done in this series.

    Need to score more than two.

    And that is why Nash needs to activate.

  16. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    I don’t think carp is blaming the whole loss on zucc, but that goal was a bad lack of coverage on captain courageous, too lazy in the d zone on that instance

  17. Paul: I don’t think Carp’s credibility is in question. He’s been covering hockey at a high level for long enough for him to have credibility regardless of whether you agree with him or not.

  18. Richie, post game: “We didn’t do a lot of terrible things.” This guy gets more undeserved face and mike time than Lindsay Lohan.

  19. Yes, Carp was blaming the loss on Zucc and McD. watch it again Girardi was again nowhere near the net, and Brassard was coming full speed at the goalscorer but failed to lift his stick or take the body.

    Why are our Dmen constantly skate so far away from the net leaving nobody in front to defend? isn’t that just plain bad defense?

  20. The D-Men play wide of the net because the system they play now focuses more on offense and if you can defend from the dots you have less than 200 feet to go to get to the other net.

  21. Staal vacated his area to aimlessly chase the play way too much for me in this game.

  22. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Zucc was waaaaay closer than brassard and was coasting back in la la land, he should have been on the goal scorer like ugly on an ape.the flyer should of had courage draped all over him.

  23. Flyers obviously targeting Girardi and McD and for good reason. Notice, too, that Berube tries his best to avoid those two with his top gunners.

  24. The team is not built for playoffs at all. It’s built for a reg season ooh ah. People will continue to praise henrik for some flashy saves, but he lacks consistency and has some glaring weaknesses. The offense will be good in reg season, but. In playoffs when things tighten it won’t work. We will continue to make the playoffs and get eliminated early.

  25. ThisYearsModel on

    THE would have been at the net in Emery’s grill, unlike Rick “Mr. Perimeter” Nash. Honestly, what an uninspired effort again from Nash.

  26. whos the numbnuts that jumped on me last game about hank and him being a GOD the other night? guy is great sometimes and very mediocre during the playoffs in his career. this guy is the king right? in his prime?. maybe 2 years ago. i know hes not hasek ok, but cmon this guy was supposed to be at the least, better than every teams backup. rangers took alot of shots and emery even with his limited movement totally saved the flyers today. how many times has hank given up a weak goal in his playoff career? we either need to give hank an all star team in front of him or he aint leading us to anything. prove me wrong hank i’ll be happy to buy the fast acting advil

  27. Missed the game due to a minor holy day, so checked NHL video to get a sense of the game and instead got a sense of Chantel Whozit’s perkiness or whatever that is.

    So off the Bonehead assessment, where I discovered the series is already over, that the Flyers decided not to roll over and instead to win four games in one period, the one in which they were outshot two to one.

    Looking forward to a rational summary tomorrow AM on C&C!

  28. we blew a 2 goal lead at home against the worst d and goalie in the playoffs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i’m very very anry!

  29. Jeff in South Dakota on

    I’m not happy that the Rangers play made me say some unholy words on Easter!

  30. Za'rat (TheOtherGuysGreed) Jones on

    Please don’t ruin our boys hard work with all the Negy insults. Henrik Lundqvist played awesome! He’s a good human being. Very supportive. Unlike the way I was treated here a few months back.

  31. Hank was good. Emery was better. Simple as that.

    NYR blew it. They had their chances to get back into it, but couldn’t find a way. Then Hank and Richards royally screwed up any chance they had of getting back into it.

    Messy game. Shouldn’t have lost.

  32. What ORR sait. They couldn’t find a way to score.

    Nash with the puck ALL alone in front of Emery and Emery gets a piece. That’s the game folks.

    PP was *1 for 6*

  33. I did expect this series to be 1-1 after two, but getting the 2-0 lead, the preventable nature of the goals against, and the miserable power play makes this loss sting.

  34. When forwards don’t aggressively backcheck, defensemen are often left with no crows on.

  35. Disagree, Carp…their first efforts seemed thwarted at every entry…at times, they did get it going, but the Rangers couldn’t seem to keep the puck in or control in the Phlyers’ zone, almost the reverse of the first game. All perimeter work, but my memory may be suspect in old age…

  36. NY Stock Exchange closed Good Friday for long weekend of atonement, Sunday rejoicing, and yearly ethical reevaluation. Monday, 9AM, greed, grand theft and insider trading resumes.

  37. I have no credibility says someone who shows up early in Game 1 when things are going poorly, disappears for the rest of the game, doesn’t stop by at all between games, then jumps right on the negative bandwagon after Philly comes back to take the lead.

    St. Zuccarello was better than Nash, too. And Emery is better than Lundqvist.

  38. They gained the zone and won draws to start PPs many, many times, wild. Set up very well. Were confused, I thought, on the 4-on-3, which teams don’t generally practice enough … but I thought the two on which they didn’t score, among the first three, were better than the one on which they scored on the rush. That’s my opinion. The coach agreed.

  39. Anyone who states that you have no credibility is writing from a tenuous position before even staking a position…they lose their argument before they make it.

  40. Emery got hit in the mask by Nash, barely got a shoulder on Stepan’s shot that was headed under the crossbar. He played well.

  41. Love the guys here who come on with a sense of inflated self-importance, make a snarly derogatory comment, then ask who is Del Zaster. lol thankfully, they are very few.

  42. I’ll agree to disagree on that one…the Flyers seemed dangerous on the penalty kill and always on the verge of breaking into the offensive zone with a rush on an errant Ranger pass…but I watched it on TV, so can’t say that with authority.

  43. The thing that will irk for a while is that you are one game game in the series, you have a two goal lead in Game 2, you are home, and you have a second-string goalie in net facing you.

    Stop the movie right there.

    Now resume it — and tell me how many teams who are really and truly contenders and not pretenders spit the bit on that sweet situation?

    I don’t buy this “oh, we knew we were in for a long series” garbage. A Ranger team with any kind of killer instinct gets it done today, going away, no questions asked.

  44. lady inerviewer to Zucc: “There are some who put you up for canonization.”

    Topo: “I don’t believe in war.”

  45. except, Stemmer, you see every series and “better” teams in trouble all over the place, just like last year, too. And every year. Very few sweeps in the NHL anymore. Most are 1-1 after two, 2-2 after four.

  46. Not to be negative, but Dave Maloney puts all these TV talking heads to shame, all of them.

  47. Admiral Akbar on

    Rangers lose game 2 4-2?

    When they looked “invincible” in game 1?

    Of course, AS SCRIPTED.

    ITs A TRAP!

  48. Man, I’d like to make the charp on Wednesday. When do you suppose practice will end and the live chat will take place?

  49. I’ve used a Boston Bong. Empty can of beans half filled with Sam Adams, no big whoop.

  50. Pittsburgh blew a 2 goal lead yesterday. Anaheim blew a 2 goal lead in Game 1. Not contenders.

  51. King Eddie Eddie Eddie VI on

    The dreaded 2 goal lead once again comes home to roost.

    None of you have credibility. I’m number one. I’m the only one who sees what I see when I saw what I saw.


  52. King Eddie Eddie Eddie VI on

    Lev – the ducks won game 1. The Penguins will never win a cup with that sieve in goal.

  53. King Eddie Eddie Eddie VI on

    Rangers need to collectively spend more time in the dirty areas. There were a lot of loose pucks sitting in front of Emery that could have been banged in…

  54. Berube’s hair looks like he’s doing seventy in a convertible while he’s standing still. Get a comb, for chrissakes!

  55. Lev, Anaheim won both games of the series. At no point in Game 1 after they scored the initial goal did they fail to lead. What exactly did they blow?

  56. All caught up after watching postgame show on msg followed by bruins game in Dvr.

    We lost today because we couldn’t seize control after voracek goal. The biggest blown chance in my mind was the pp with 2 mins to go in 1st. Score there 3-1 after 1st. Also the 4 on 3 which looked god awful.

    Emery better then hank.

    Coverage on akeson and Schenn goal were awful. I blame Nash for list coverage on vinny at point then blame zucc and brassard for losing Schenn down low.

    Neutral zone play was terrible. If the flyers are playing blue line chip the damn puck in. How many times were plays broken up at blue line.

    At best we win this in 7 now. We’ve lost 7 straight game 2. Never can seize control of series and blowing a 2-0 lead one will wonder if today was where it was lost.

  57. 4-0 became 4-3 and they held on for their dear life. I thought it was 3-0 then became 3-3 and then they won 4-3. But you’d be lying if you said you watched both of their games and they dominated Dallas. No more and no less than Rangers-Flyers.

    Pretty sure Fleury has won a cup.

  58. Lev, Thanks for keeping us informed on what’s happening with Pittsburg and Anaheim. That’s very nice of you to share like that. I know it will help me become less of a moron. Someday I hope to be a genius, just like you.

  59. Definitely the right call. Just not a great sign that a) refs miss it when he’s right there b) crowd can have influence

  60. I think the refs let the initial hit go, but they called the shot when Gionta was down.

    What I don’t get is how they call it a high stick double minor. I agree with the faw minutes, but how is that high sticking? Fuggin low sticking.

  61. It’s been 4 hours and you still havent read the original comment? I said judging if someone is having a good game based on whether they have scored or not is moronic. Didnt call you a moron. I really hope reading comprehension is the problem here.

    But yes Nash sucks because he didnt score, AV was outcoached, yadda yadda.

  62. Stranger Nation on

    Not here to blame Henk for goals but to note his rebound control is horrible and seems to be off balance more than usual
    McD is still getting his legs back. At times looks like his mind is ahead of his body
    Staal seems slow to react and move the puck

    AV matched our 4th against their 1st in Game 1 and held them in check. It seemed Jah Roo’s line was up against Step’s line which is not ‘good’

  63. Stranger Nation on

    Rumor – Nash waiting outside Wizards curtain hoping to obtain some courage

  64. Ever notice how true morons like to call others morons? Note well what your enemy threatens you with, for that is what he fears the most.

  65. ThisYearsModel on

    Henrik has looked uncomfortable in each of the 2 games. Not played poorly, just looks nervous and uncomfortable. Sure wish Rick Nash would make a contribution. Right now, he is a very expensive penalty killer.

  66. Hank goes behind the net, 10% chance he makes a good play. It just is what it is, taking nothing else away from the rest of his game.

  67. Look on the bright side.. When we loose this series(and we will) we will not loose our 1st round draft pick this year. Carp.. Doing a chat after we are down in the series 2-1 and on the brink of being down 3-1 by Friday night it will be our suicide hotline.
    Very disgusted with this team and typical Ranger hockey. Never good enough. We are done!!!

  68. At the end of the day Nash will be judged on 2 goals in 18 career playoff games 1 for 14 with rangers

  69. The Dalai Lama promised me enlightenment on my death bed. So I have that going for me.

  70. Boston anthem guy gets stopped by cop on his way to Boston Garden. Cop: “And who are you supposed to be, Willy Wonka?”

  71. Blown coverages aside, after the two goal lead the biggest problem I saw was that the boys were really too slow and deliberate getting to the puck and with the puck. Not as much jump to their games unlike the Flyers, who were much quicker to the puck. Flyers played more desperately. We took the foot off the pedal.

  72. In an earlier thread, I said that I thought from about the middle of the 2nd period on, this was one of the better playoff games Nash has played with the Rangers, maybe in his top 3 or 4 games.

    I also thought he had better quality scoring chances today then he did in game 1.

    But, he didn’t get the job done.

    He’s very well paid. They also gave up a lot to acquire his services including a player (Dubi) who has played his heart out and left it on the ice in two playoff games with Columbus, not only checking the best player in the world but also contributing in a huge way on the OT winner in game 2.

    IMO, Nash is supposed to get the job done occasionally in meaningful games.

  73. Admiral Akbar on

    Losing Dubi was/is tough.

    I said before, of all the ex-Rangers out there playing for other squads, which includes Callahan, AA, Gabby, Tyutin, etc, i believe the Rangers miss Dubinsky the most. And by far the most.

  74. Tired of these charlatan circus promoters who say “great save” when a stationary goalie is hit in the logo.

  75. I’d take Cally back in a heartbeat at the right price, but I’m loving watching him struggle. I’m sorry, but that’s just the way it is. He needs to realize why he doesn’t deserve to get what he wants.

    Fugg his mental patient agent!

  76. Admiral Akbar on

    How the hell does Callahan deserve $6 million per when Dubinsky “only” makes $4.2 million per year?

    I don’t see it.

  77. I don’t know what to think anymore
    To me, this looks like two middling playoff teams slushing their way through non-impactful periods and games that add up to a non-impactful series that none of us will remember well in fifteen years. Oh, and LGR. Oh, and how does Hartnell even look at himself in the mirror when he knows he plays like such a scoombag

  78. Seeing Cally on TV is like seeing your ex-wife dancing with her new guy at a mutual friends wedding

  79. “Canadiens are VERY easy to hate”

    So are the Rangers, kern, but we love them anyway!

  80. We got Tortorella alumni sprinkled all over these playoffs…battle hardened non-scorers up the wazoo

  81. Admiral Akbar on

    I agree – I’d take Dubi and AA back at their price.

    Callahan for St Louis was a good trade. Callahan is at best worth $4.5 million over 3-4 years.

  82. The fact that we led 2-0 makes today’s loss sting more then anything. They better bring some real onions and big boy pants to Phil.

    Survive the 1st period on Tuesday.

  83. Nash us judged on 1 in 14 games nothing else. He has good and awful moments but for 7.8 mil the number 1 is not getting it done.

  84. SeeeDubbb, this is just a guess. They will probably skate around noon, be on the ice for less than an hour, takes me and Dave a half an hour or so in the room and AV presser. Probably 2 p.m. Don’t hold me to it. The Rangers dictate. Very possible they won’t even practice at all and we’ll have to postpone, though not likely.

    Of course, after they win Game 3 6-0 (and the bandwagoners jump back aboard, snapping their ankles as they do so), AV might give them the day off.

  85. Certainly isn’t Eric. But to say he sucked is wrong. He helped win Game 1, helped build the 2-0 lead in Game 2, wasn’t a defensive liability like St. Zuccarello and St. Brassard, not to mention Girardi and St. McDonagh. To pin today on him is wrong.

  86. >>Good goal for Callahan! That is such BS!

    It’s always a good call when you’re in Montréal.

  87. Carp

    Nash one of many culprits today but as you know in sports when people view his numbers that’s how he will get judged.

    The first goal was Mac Danny and hank(no pokecheck)

    2nd was Nash being caught too low leaving vinny walk into shot

    3rd wad zucc and brassard skating like it was September.

    At the end of the day blowing 2 goal leads in playoff games will come back to bite you.

  88. i had trouble typing that into the browser, but when I googled it I got there directly.

    also on WGBB 1240 AM.

  89. Get the brooms out. According to league rules correct call on Tampa goal if so change the damn rule

  90. Carp, I agree. In team sports, absent some egregious Bill Buckner type mistake, it’s hard to pin a loss on one player.

    But I think you understand, even though you don’t have a rooting interest, we rooting fans have expectations for every player on the team. Those like Nash, who come advertised and are paid to be superstar difference makers have more responsibility, more accountability to produce tangible results like goals.

    While in this particular game Nash may have had several good opportunities to do what he gets paid big dollars to do, the bottom line is he didn’t get it done. He has a history of not getting in done when it matters most, in the playoffs. When boneheads lament these facts, it’s not because we want him to fail. We want him to have success, but we are not married to him or any other player. He is not above criticism. In fact, because of who he is and what he makes, when things don’t go well, he should bear the brunt of it.

  91. Absolutely Papa, big money players (30, 61, 26, 19) SHOULD carry more responsibility, be more accountable. Tough to pin much of the blame on 3rd line players (16, 36) who had a couple of lousy shifts. Looking for big things from Nash and The King in Game 3.

  92. A quick first round exit with no points and a big minus will certainly not help the Callahan negotiations

  93. Hank will have to steal one in these next 2. I expect flyers to carry much of play Tuesday.

  94. Papa, I don’t disagree with you at all. Nash is a bottom-line guy. But he’s not going to score in all 82 games and all 16 playoff wins.

    I just don’t think he sucked and I don’t think he wasn’t trying, and in fact, I think he was one of the better Rangers today.

    He absolutely sucked most of last year’s playoffs. He sucked for a big chunk of the regular season (and he was pretty good for a couple of stretches).

    And he did make the dish to Stepan on the first goal, and unlike some of the other fancy passers, he did get a bunch of shots on Emery (his 13 were the most in the playoffs as of this afternoon).

    So, yeah and no.

  95. Kings v Sharks game one, 121 hits. Not a typo. Holy moly.

    Yeah, it might be a physical series.

  96. Admiral Akbar on

    Now I’ve got to see the tweets and facebook postings of Fishsticks fans delirious with joy after seeing this crap game. Ugh…

  97. LOL @ Cally “walking away”…Would anyone actually rather have Callahan than St. Louis? I love the guy but St Louis is a superstar while Callahan is a great 2nd liner.

  98. I think we all love Cally, he just put himself in a position to leave an enormous amount of money on the table, which is too bad. Lousy agent.

  99. Whoever posted that Nash / Cash poem a few weeks back has to do it again. I think he had a solid few games after that

  100. 121 hits? That’s like a season worth of hits for Ryan Getzlaf.

    Nash did play well today. If he buried that one turnover from three feet in front if Emery he’s the #1 star. That’s how close he is to being a hero.

  101. ThisYearsModel on

    Ultimate Montreal home cooking by the zebras tonight. Ref born and raised in Montreal waves off a clear goal by Callahan. They call a bogus offside on a Stamkos breakaway, Tampa really got hosed big time.

  102. Carp, your Bandwagon comment is pretty funny.

    Do you know of any other place where there are such a hardcore group of Ranger fans who live and die with every goal, of every game, of every season?

    Ledge dwellers are always lurking for sure, but not sure there are any Bandwagon jumpers here.

  103. Stranger Nation on

    Amen Papa, amen
    Reality is we are going nowhere fast if McD and Girardi are -2, no matter how misleading that stat is supposed to be

  104. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    I’d rather see miller or carcillo. I think miller is more talented, but is a bit defencively negligent at times.

    I wish miller would use the “bad attitude” on the ice instead of off.

  105. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    You got that right about Torres. Makes guys Keep their head up too.

    We need a guy or 2 like that.

  106. A puzzlement but there’ll always be days like this. Still concerned by Henik’s performance

  107. Stoll acting disappointed that his shot rang off the iron as if it could have made any difference on the outcome..

  108. ThisYearsModel on

    Very important that the Sharks protect their knees when Brown is out there the rest of this game.

  109. if Tampa gets swept in the 1st round something tells me they will not be re-signing Callahan, which really sucks for us. Thanks Sather.

    looks like Gaborik isn’t scoring for LA. Weird trade that was Columbus isn’t even playing Frattin.

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