Game 6: Rangers-Flyers … It’s Go Time!


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Rangers at Flyers.


The winner of this series, we know now, will open the next round in Pittsburgh, which beat Columbus to clinch its series in six games last night. That series will begin whenever the hell NBC pleases. Of course, if the Flyers win tonight, a Game 7 will be played Wednesday at the Garden, the third game in four days, after four games in the first 10 days of the series.

By now you all know the numbers. Ya boys have 11 straight losses when leading a series (an NHL record) and have lost nine straight games after going up by one in a series. Also, home teams are 31-16 (66 percent) when facing elimination since 2011.

So there’s that.

Not sure if Alain Vigneault sticks with J.T. Miller in Game 6, or goes back to Dan Carcillo in Philadelphia. Miller skated with Carl Hagelin and Brad Richards in warmups. I don’t recall AV ever changing his lineup after a win, and he’s done it twice off losses in this series. Also no idea if Carcillo might have been banged up before Vigneault made the decision to use Miller.

The Flyers will go with Erik Gustafsson in place of poor old Hal Gill, who was steamrolled by the Rangers’ speed while playing for only the seventh time this season in Game 5. Nick Grossmann needs ankle surgery and is out 8-10 weeks. So, barring NBC changing things up, that knocks him out of the rest of this series.


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  1. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Ricardo – any idea as to when game 1 vs pens starts after this win tonight?

  2. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    EJ Sporadic – “I grew up an Islanders fan and hated the Rangers”

    Ugh, gag me with a spoon

  3. An ark would have to include all the animals two by two, Carp…the includes the Phylthies, so not sure I am in the mood for that

  4. ‘In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man
    As modest stillness and humility:
    But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
    Then imitate the action of the tiger;
    Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
    Disguise fair nature with hard-favored rage;
    Then lend the eye a terrible aspect.’

    Henry V, 3.1.1

  5. Jagr to stay in NJ without shopping around for the best deal? Surprising to say the least…

  6. Only MSG would force its play-by-play crew not do besmirch NYR play while simultaneously employing several folks who dislike the franchise.

  7. inthearmsofbrianboyle (9 or 14-0?edition) on

    This must be a good omen:
    Derek/Dericks name day is 1st of July.
    Thursday is 1st of May.

    That’s gotta mean something?

    Brassard for the gwg.

  8. Ok Coos
    “With profitable labor to his grave.

    And, but for ceremony, such a wretch,

    Winding up days with toil and nights with sleep,

    Had the forehand and vantage of a king.

    The slave, a member of the country’s peace,

    Enjoys it, but in gross brain little wots

    What watch the king keeps to maintain the peace”

  9. inthearmsofbrianboyle (9 or 14-0?edition) on

    Duuuuagy sucks at clothing


  10. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Eric – go the dinner, and then get up, excuse yourself, say you’ll be right back, then go watch the game. Say you went up to your room and forgot to come back down….

    Works every time

  11. If I was home I so would have drove down for this game knowing there is a tomorrow just in case.

  12. Great moments… are born from great opportunity. And that’s what you have here, tonight, boys. That’s what you’ve earned here tonight. Tonight, we skate with them. Tonight, we stay with them. And we shut them down because we can! Tonight, WE are the greatest hockey team in the world. You were born to be hockey players. Every one of you. And you were meant to be here tonight. This is your time. Now go out there and take it.

  13. When you see DooGay at the cruiseship pool, you’ll see a white body under an orange head.

  14. inthearmsofbrianboyle (9 or 14-0?edition) on

    Coos – You just made a very disturbing picture pass through my head.

    On repeat…

  15. Please please please please….LGR! Against all Odds it will be Another Day in Paradise!!!

  16. iManny-O-War on

    Norm fell on tough times regarding his granary supplies. He’s not usually that thin.

  17. It wouldn’t be me if I didn’t predict 4-1 loss. I feel worse tonight then I did going into game 4 up 2-1 trying to break that streak.




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

    IT IS TIME!!!!!



    LETS gog ogg og go gogo!!!!


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


    LETS murder these BUMS!!!










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



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

    Seriously , The FLYERS???

    YOU SUCK!!!


    RANGERS baby!!!

  24. Ans your t-shirt Sally, as a layer?

    Sorry, no offense to anyone, but I prefer Amirante and the anthem…

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


    Pucks bouncin boys , keep attacking!!!!

    GREAT GAME!!!!


  26. The replay clearly showed Giroux look at Poulet, skate into his lane, and flop as well. But definitely a classic Poulet hold nonetheless.

  27. Another stupid penalty by Pouliot when the Rangers were dominating. Great. These are the kind of PP the other team scores on…

  28. “He actually looked behind him!”

    That’s because it actually went behind him!

  29. Rangers need to quiet that Voracek fellow. He worries me every time he’s on the ice.

  30. iManny-O-War on

    Giroux is an embarrassment but Pouliot is an absolute momentum killing machine.

  31. k, game 7 here we come. i dont have the stomach to watch the good guys lose their 12th straight when up a game in a series

  32. If we’re going to take stupid penalties, might as well play Carcillo and put some meat on Simmonds’ noggin.

  33. How may times can you go cross ice with a puck. Send it down up the boards. A guy have his caliber can’t make those mistakes

  34. >>Simmonds looks like he’s on a crack bender!

    Yeah, I was wondering what was wrong with him.

  35. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Bad clear by Girardi. But the rangers have dominTed this game. That was a great dive by Jah roo….strong breeze blows over that tool

  36. Dan the Man can also do something other than staring at Simmonds as he whacks the puck in.

  37. I just don’t understand what would possess Pouliot to take that penalty. Completely unnecessary and changed the course of the period from one of total domination to Flyers getting back in it.

  38. 5-5 play we contort all series yet flyers are going to force a game 7. It’s inexcusable to take an off zone pen like that

  39. Rangers dominating but back to shooting and hoping. Flyers have created the grade-A opps. so far.

  40. flyers want it more, and the refs want them to win too. i dont care what anyone says, giroux shouldve been called on a dive. pouliot sucks again, so AV needs to bench him for the period. he hasnt done jack but hurt the team

  41. Reports of a crazy man terrorizing patrons in a hotel restaurant coming in from Indy.

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

    It don’t matter folks , These FLYERS ARE BUMS . A desperate team . We keep up our game up and play our game , these clowns are done TONIGHT!!!!



  43. Goal not the D’s fault
    James Dolan emailed the team and told them to stop getting in camera shots with Simmonds

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



    LETS gogo go gogg og og googgooo!!!

  45. At some point Nash May touch the puck last as the flyers put it their own net. And then he will hot

  46. Keep the faith boys! The only way Filthy wins is w/ cheap shots and dives. Clearly we’re the better team, stronger skills and mentally tougher.

  47. Not tonight for the Rangers, it seems. Huge amount of energy expended (other than on the PP) for no goals and, really, no great chances. Miller screwed up that 3 on 2 big time, unaware of trailer.

  48. leetchhalloffame on

    Calm down everyone. We ain’t winning the Cup this year or any year that Slats is GM. FIRE SATHER!

  49. Right, Latona? We’re jumping the kid for poorly handling a pass directly in front of the net w/ coverage rather than up the boards?

  50. Rob in Beantown on

    See you all tomorrow. And not just because I post here everyday. Because game 7.

  51. Dan Girardi can’t put miller in that situation. I want carcillo on road miller at home.

  52. Great shift for the 3rd line, but again a lot of energy with no finishing ideas. Flyers parked in front of the net, counting on the Rangers’ inability to create a play.

  53. Momma Bear just asked when the playoffs will be over.

    Yikes. Not a good question to ask a lifelong Ranger fan.

    Momma Bear won’t be coming into the cave again tonight.

  54. Not a bad period so far other than an absolutely useless offensive zone penalty leading to a PP goal against. The Rangers are obviously the better team but keep allowing Philly to hang around and get ahead. The Rangers also have not any real second scoring chances, and seem to think that pretty passes somehow count on the scoreboard.

  55. “weird game so far, mostly all rangers yet there losing.”

    How is this weird? Have you ever watched NYR before? They nearly ALWAYS lose when they play this well.

  56. I went on Friday, ice is horrible and the ice chic are out there cleaning every 2min

  57. Boy
    If we knew how this first period was going to go, it would have added a whole new hilarious dimension to the Chaloney

  58. “1 goal isn’t winning this game.”

    1 goal wins every game, that’s sort of the idea of “winning”..

  59. So Pouliot took a stupidhead penalty that lead to a goal then couldn’t pop one home on a rebound. Great period for him. I’d bench Miller for it.

  60. Dominating period by the Rangers, but the Rangers once again take a stupid penalty that hurts them.

  61. Carp is double fisted with cheesesteaks right now. Oh wait, sorry, one of those is NO cheesesteak…but seriously Carp, you should see someone about that

  62. I love how when a ranger touches Giroux he falls to the ice like he was shot, so much for diving, eh?

  63. Stranger Nation on

    But Step is a very smart player with all the intangibles except hands and feet

  64. Carp

    noticed when philthy scored at end of game 5
    that they had opportunity because the Rangers
    played a more passive pk style in that situation
    and it kinda looked like that
    tonight when they got scored on….
    of course,
    if Wicky’s Crease Clearing Defenseman
    was around the net rather than Girardi and McD
    maybe simmonds wouldn’t have had the chance to put the puck in the net

  65. Home Zambonis will put out the crappiest cuts they can. Home ice needs to be crappy to support the less skilled team. Now to see if the refs can add their special touch. Great invisible period for them in the first.

  66. Muddy Waters is rolling over in his grave. NBC shows Sidney as Muddy sings “ain’t that a man”.

  67. Carp is at blog HQ finishing off a pizza with eggplant, FG. Carp likes spicy chicken. Carp’s gettin’ upset.

  68. 18-6 been good in the series, consistent … but how do Sam and Joe contend they’ve been better than 27-5?

  69. In the slot Nash can’t finish. Seen that how many playoff games.

    Girardi terrible period

    Pouliot what are you thinking.

  70. Stralman having a strong series, but it would be nice if he could find that playoff scoring touch from 2 years back.

  71. Grabby as ur spotting yourself a one goal hockey bet, your pretty generous. I would take your bet, the Rangers are winning tonight, but getting a grand out of bonehead might be tough

  72. Makes me puke when I hear supposedly pro hockey analyst dingbats say Stralman ‘has been our best defenseman.’ The Ray Charles contingent.

  73. How anyone can defend this loser Nash is beyond me. Big deal 4 ass. In July sitting at beach with my 3 yr old I will think of 1 in 18 not the 4 ass

  74. To me, this is starting to look like one of those limited talent, periphery games where it doesn’t look like the Rangers might ever score again

  75. inthearmsofbrianboyle (9 or 14-0?edition) on

    Are the Rangers beeing a bit too polite in front of Mason?

  76. I tried defending The Good One. I’m not going to defend him anymore. He *has* to score goals. Secondary assists and good plays are not going to cut it. Need results.

    No reason why 40 year old midget Saint Looey should be outplaying him.

  77. iManny-O-War on

    Stralman has been surprisingly good in transitory and the neutral zone in this series.

    He’s awful with the puck though.

  78. Nash doesn’t score, he’s useless. Same with Richards. It’s just a fact. They offer little else. Without scoring, they just take up ice time.

  79. This loss is on Hank. He needed to pitch a shutout if necessary. Rangers should have won this game 0-0

  80. “To me, this is starting to look like one of those limited talent, periphery games where it doesn’t look like the Rangers might ever score again”

    How do you ever distinguish this from one game to another?

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

    Eric , you heads up your azz . Nash plays against the top lines . If we didn’t have him , BRASSARD would be NON existent. Playoffs time no player dominates . Your on glue buddy but I still love you.

  82. 62.1% FF even for us. Stay out of the box and change nothing else and we win this one and not by 1.

  83. The one major problem the Rangers do have offensively is their defenseman are virtually all below average offensively.

    Weak point shots and not great at picking corners…

  84. 4generations 4 cups on

    had a bad dream last night about the rangers losing 2-0 in the 1st period. looks to have happened. i think we may win this game tho…

  85. Agreed, Olga. Worst thing that could happen to us is scoring the next 4 unanswered and get that 2 goal lead ourselves.

  86. Girardi responding to Sterling’s comments in his own special way by standing there doing nothing as Simmonds scores twice.

  87. Can’t blame Nash for missing that one in front of the net…..he never has been there before

  88. Well the team with the 2 goal lead in this series all of a sudden has had the refs slant the game in their in favor so maybe we’re in luck?

  89. Stranger Nation on

    paging rick nash….paging rick nash…

    come in nash….come in nash…

    game in progress… please report for duty

  90. Rangers completely satisfied with grade-B opportunities, hoping for rebounds that the Flyers are hungrier to clear than the Rangers are to convert.

  91. “Can’t wait for cake, can’t wait for cake, can’t wait for cake DAMMIT!!!”

  92. Admiral Akbar on

    No killer instinct with this team.

    Boston and Pittsburgh were able to step on the jugular to end their respective series… The rangers look like their looking for a lost pebble on the ice or something.

  93. Listless play by the Rangers on both goals, but the Flyers had a little luck on both as well.

  94. _Way to stay positive guys_


  95. look at the bright side, if the rangers don’t make it to the conference finals at least they won’t have to give up a first round pick this year.

  96. 4generations 4 cups on

    Whats up with the mutiny already? Its not 4-0, we’re still getting good chances too. Look on the positive side :)

  97. iManny-O-War on

    Always look on the bright side of death….

    Just before you draw your terminal breath…

  98. Mason only playing in his second PO game for the flyers and won his first. That’s from Doc??? Since he didn’t announce Sundays game it doesn’t count. WTF

  99. iManny-O-War on

    What the hell is going on with this team? They’re on a slow descent I to confusion

  100. Carp this is one gutless, heartless team and there playoff record when up in a series just shows us what we already knew. They deserve to lose game 7 at home. In reality it doesn’t really matter because we make the Flyers PP look great. Can you imagine what the Penguins PP would do to us if we advanced. We suck!!!! SEASON OVER!!!!!!

  101. Flyers game plan perfect — challenge the Rangers to make skilled plays they can’t make.

  102. Flyers have inserted a special puck into the game.

    Puck nears Ranger stick, press remote, puck hops over Ranger stick.


  103. jpg's sister on

    why can’t the Rangers ever make it easy for themselves and their fans and sin game 6?

  104. 4generations 4 cups on

    okay NOW we’re playing brutal. completely playing with the tail between our legs.

  105. well Carp
    what was that i said about

    showing it tonight

  106. Lundqvist looked like a minor-league there. This game is going to be ugly from here on in. Flyers have nothing to fear, can head-hunt the rest of the way, set up Game 7.

  107. Not one bright spot nothing from the pp being anemic to Girardi and hank which needs to decide.

  108. Well the Orange I buried in the yard before the game?

    It’s now a friggin Orange Tree.

  109. Like Dorsett’s thinking on that hit, Streit had that payback coming: an eye for an eye

  110. _Smart of Dorsett … he’s going to end up getting some of his teammates beaten up before this is over._

    Wishful Thinking!

  111. Rangers don’t deserve a goal — terrible decisions all night, a completely wasted effort. Time to get Lundqvist out, talk to the team, forget this game, save energy. Will be terrible to watch.

  112. yea the Flyers are going to headhunt going into a Game 7 they have no business being in but now have *momentum*. makes sense

  113. iManny-O-War on

    Yea. Pull Hank. This sucks. Call up Bickel. Put in McLlrath. Get Carcillo out there

  114. Rangers are literally not racist letting Simmonds score a hat trick without touching him.

  115. This is the unregainable momentum (unless the Rangers regain this momentum (which can only happen if there’s a momentum shift)).

  116. Streak hits 13.

    When we decided be diehards this was what we were dealt. Nothing but torture.

  117. This game will mean nothing tomorrow. Not a thing.

    That’s based on who survives this game Carp. This will get ugly.

  118. AV decided to remain silent about the putrid officiating and the elbow to Carcillo’s head. Will he have the gusto to rip this team publicly? I doubt it.

  119. ThisYearsModel on

    Nice of these boys to show up tonight. This is really a shameful performance. This guy has been left to stand around the blue paint with no hassle from our D. AV should pull Henrik. Not because of Henrik, but to give these guys a kick in the teeth.

  120. CraigWeather on

    Who was it that said “you guys act like its 4-0”? This team is soft serve including our GQ d-bag goalie who’s past his prime…. Nauseating. Just disgusting. And don’t get me started again on that dog Nash…

  121. What the h. is Lundqvist doing on the ice? I’m sure he doesn’t want to come off, but that’s why you have a coach. This is crazy.

  122. Dorsett is going to get some Rangers killed? Rangers are going to get Dorsett killed!

  123. Tomorrow’s game won’t mean a thing either. I say we get shut out by the same score. We have the heart of a corpse.

  124. jpg's sister on

    maybe it is time for Calm to play goal. put fire under Hank, though not all his fault.

    Was it last season when AV’s team lost in the first round?

  125. Norm, I think he does it between periods, so the guy doesn’t have to skate to the bench with the place going bananas.

  126. CARP, agreed. However, a good time for Nash to score would have been at some point in Game 2 or Game 5 so this game may not have even existed.

  127. >>This would be a time for a big Nash goal.

    We’re likely to get a goal from Moore than Big Money Nash.

  128. Well…Torts was pretty loud and outspoken…did it help him or the team? Not really….

  129. I can’t understate this: Pouliot ruined this game, possibly this series and almost certainly Eric’s life

  130. Third liner Dubinsky @ 4 million – huge problem with everyone

    Third liner Nash @ 8 million – he’s good.

  131. people really going crazy on here. Did anyone really think the rangers are a cup potential team, really. If the rangers win tomorrow they won’t beat Pittsburgh and if some miracle they did they definitely won’t beat Boston. This two teams were very close in the regular season, hence a 7th game coming up.

  132. Can almost tolerate the soft play when they are winning.

    Can’t stomach it when there getting destroyed and getting manhandled as well.

  133. Nash was being sarcastic too when he said he wanted to help Rangers win a Stanley Cup.

  134. You take Lundqvist off every time after the 4th. You don’t risk getting him hurt.

  135. CraigWeather on

    Alain Vigneault says “get him off the fugging ice.” Wonder if he’s talking about hank.. hmmmm…

  136. I’ll say this though.

    Hank will get the 3rd period off, Flyers rolling 3 lines until just now, going back to the Garden with a coach who has been completely outmatched when it comes to matching lines.

    Very hard to give Philly the edge.

  137. Let’s just prepare for the game tomorrow. Don’t over exert ourselves, work on some issues, and rest Hank.

    The Rangers have done a spectacular job of embarrassing themselves so far.

  138. I completely agree with Carp, btw, they put Calm in for the 3rd. The place would go nuts if the Flyers chased Henrik from the net.

  139. Doesn’t matter who’s coaching, doesn’t matter who’s playing, SAME OLD RANGERS at the end of the day.

  140. Third period needs to be played soft as butter — take your medicine, come out hard tomorrow. Nothing in it for either team, but I’ll watch the stupid thing anyway. Should see a lot of Klein and Moore.

  141. AV goes into Philthy building, game 6, and brings a water pistol to a knife fight. Erudite.

  142. Damnit! Trying to reschedule a date with a chick that I had for tomorrow night…she isn’t responding!

  143. _Third period needs to be played soft as butter—take your medicine, come out hard tomorrow._

    You mean quit?

  144. Agree with Tommy G. Can’t get too upset because no way we beat Pittsburgh or Boston. I present my Claude Rains Award to the entire Rangers team tonite. No one showed up and their inability to adjust to the Flyers’ defensive scheme points to a lapse by Vigneault (second time this has happened this series). They seem unable to cope with any kind of strong forecheck. They continue to take needless penalties and their power play is pathetic. Things could be totally different by tomorrow night’s seventh game but this team’s utter lack of consistency and inability to show any kind of killer instinct have been obvious all year. We need to get some beefy guys who can play the game next year.

  145. 12 straight losses following wins in the Playoffs

    There are very good reasons why we’re on the ledge

  146. Buy out richy

    Trade Nash for future considerations.

    5-0 all time in game 7s at home. Due to lose one.

    Rangers flyers sept 24th preseason opener.

  147. I’m about to invite the wife back into the cave. That bunny outfit doesn’t look half bad. :) :)

  148. Rangers West on

    How are the Rangers doing tonight? I haven’t been able to watch with the center ice blackout. Cup here we come?

  149. Rob in Beantown on

    Even if we would have lost to the Bruins or Penguins, it’s 1000x worse if we lose to the FLYERS

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

    Great start , bad in between results .

    WHAT EVER !!! Rangers can’t buy a pass or anything. Game looks bleak but then again there is a full period left.

    We have home ice for a reason . Im not throwin in the towel . Flyers SUCK still to me!!!

    OHHHHH we are losing WAAAAAAAA!!!! ohhhh the Flyers are winning ohhh myyyyyy im so upset . I ain’t letting this game ruin my xmas!!!

    MUHAAAAAA!!! THird period comming up..will the real Rangers please stand up!!!!

  151. Confession time…. When I was an altar boy, we used to eat the unblessed hosts for a snack.

  152. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Rangers came out flying. Tomorrow if they can bring that same energy and get a quick goal, all will be good…

  153. NYR have won three games and lost three games. Really don’t think PHI has done much in this series either way..

  154. Nail biting commences in 3-2-1. Rangers losing and my Mom is going having hip replacement surgery tomorrow. Could The rangers show some onions and win this one ? # Fomooh

  155. Carp, we *already* have a lot of comments tonight, and we’re just getting started.

  156. _The Rangers have NEVER lost a game 7 at home. Get off the ledge_

    Oleo with the major jinx. Season Over.

  157. As far as 67he finishes every check hard, stupid penalty but the goal is on Giardi in fact just about all of them are. Wish someone other than DD or Zuc along with 67 would try to hit someone. Infuriating

  158. Is anybody really supprised . We don t make anything easy. Carp, do you honestly believe this game will mean nothing tomorrow nite. Perhaps just Kismet

  159. Carp, game not over yet. They could be 0-1 if he scores tonight. 3-2 when he doesn’t.

    So, Do we want him to score tomorrow night? Decisions, decisions.

  160. Some doofus on the pre-game radio asked #19 if he considered himself the ‘unofficial Captain.’

  161. If we can’t put away the Flyers ( a team we’re far superior too- that has a coach almost cretinous enough to be one their fans)- what will the Penguins do to us in next round? No thanks- these guys need to have a game 7 loss at home to maybe give them a sense of urgency about putting away series.

  162. Papa, unblessed hosts are called Jeese-its, not quite cheese its but they’ll do.

  163. 4-0 game and the refs are afraid to leave their second-favorite team shorthanded.

  164. I might stop watching hockey. These zebras want to play and decide the game, not the players. Refs were garbage years ago, but now they’re totally bogus.

  165. It’s a bit of a joke that flyers have not received one embellishment call this series

  166. leetchhalloffame on

    Great effort tonight by our boyz. Nash 1 goal, 18 NYR playoff games. What a great trade. FIRE SATHER!!!!!!

  167. Miami Pimp may not have been far off with his 14-0 prediction earlier today. The Krieder is missed.

  168. wow!!! mean while Giroux falls to the ice every time a ranger skates by, refs in the nhl are by far the worse in all pro sports.

  169. Sioux per HAT TRICK on

    I was worried the Rangers might air mail this game, and set up for game 7.

    But they sure come out solid in the first 5 minutes.

  170. Good teams overcome bad officiating.

    Let’s see if the Rangers advance to the next round.

  171. yeah not really sure what that embellishment was but rangers are allowing flyers to dictate after such a strong start…lots of missed/blocked shots…guys in the first nhl games scoring…impotent pp..average goalie made to look stellar..seems familiar. not sure they get back in this but they better get ready for game 7 cuz the flyers seemed to have figure them out

  172. iManny-O-War on

    It’s really sad how much this Rangers team can unravel and easily be knocked off their game when playing well and something doesn’t go their way

  173. Tweet to Linda Cohn

    King Henrik 0-11 in his last 11 games where his team is leading a playoff series. 3.32 GAA and .877 SV%. Soon to be worse. #NoBueno

  174. _Good teams overcome bad officiating._

    *Good teams usually don’t overcome lack of effort, heart and contribution from superstar players.*

  175. Olga Folkyerself on

    It’s really sad how much this Rangers blog can unravel and easily be knocked off their game when playing well and something doesn’t go their way

  176. Would Nash consider this playoff just “pretty good” since he only scored 1 goal less than last years playoffs or is it “really good” since he picked up 4 assists (half of which were due to misplays by the goalies off shots from Spike Lee’s seats)?

  177. Za'rat (TheOtherGuysGreed) Jones on

    Stop insulting the boys! They’re the best! They’re so much better looking than the ugly guys in Philly. Who cares what the score is?

  178. Stranger Nation on

    This is some bad hockey all flippin series. Neither of these teams are going anywhere special this year.

  179. For real, if Carcillo comes in and Miller sits after Pouliot played a game like this, I’m going to totally whine a lot tomorrow. Its basically saying vets reach a point of never being accountable.

  180. It’s my fault, I started the day by predicting handshakes. I should have known better. I’ll keep my Pozy comments to myself tomorrow.

  181. Sioux per HAT TRICK on

    Carp what’s with NBC. 3 Game 7’s on the same day?

    Why does it take 10 days to play 4 games, then you have to play 3 in 4 days?

  182. Man, these refs are embarrassing themselves. Did they not see Moore fall at the end there? Textbook embellishment, should have been 2:00 and 2:00.

  183. Mister D
    -For real, if Carcillo comes in and Miller sits after Pouliot played a game like this,- I’m going to totally whine a lot tomorrow. -Its basically saying vets reach a point of never being accountable.-

  184. Sioux per HAT TRICK on

    I don’t think Carcillo would save this game, but without him there is no #Carcilloeffect to create energy and distract the Flyers.

  185. am i being biased or is mason really having a good game? i mean some saves..saves i guess that you need to win a playoff game but i think the rangers again have made it easy on him for the most part….why not play diaz…at least he generally hits the net from the point…something we’re just not very good at.

    Great start though…i ok, that was a pretty good save

  186. Rangers are in a no-win situation tomorrow night. Win the game and advance towards possible public humiliation at hands of Pens (MAF not withstanding) while merely holding serve against another inferior team. Lose and, at least, maybe some things (players) get shaken up around here. (Turned to my son 3/4’s thru first period and said “Lundqvist never finishes this game”. This one was a true disgrace from a team standpoint. Soft, soft, soft…”softly, as I leave you…” maybe they could replace New York, New York with that. It’s still Sinatra.)

  187. Watching Nasher in the slot the last shift, I think I’m starting to understand why he doesn’t usually go there. No one to get him the puck.

  188. Rangers skating circles around the Phlyers…puck not bouncing their way tonight. And depend on French Poodle to make a foodle on the ice…always happens this time of year. Mason has outplayed the King…some amazing saves. Not our knight.

  189. Papa, I wake up every day with a big smile on my face thinking “today is gonna be really great”. Its up to AV to ruin that for me.

  190. I think he’s been good Malt. Really good. But Flyers aren’t playing two-hand touch with Rangers forwards as Rangers D did with Simmonds.

  191. Olga Folkyerself on

    ABindy- Maybe we just shoot ’em all in the head before they play game seven?

  192. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Last few games, the PP has gotten way to deliberate. No sense of urgency….like a stroll in the park. For a team built on speed, the Rangers bring the puck up in first gear…

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



    Where are youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu??



    Big game tommorow , game 7 baby!!!!

  194. Regardless of what happens in game 7 this game is a reminder of what this team is. Maybe they could beat Pitt due to MAF, but Boston, Chicago, Anaheim, SJ, LA? Yikes, might as well go back and play the Canadiens in 1979 again.

  195. Must have been Coos’ allusions to the Bard…at least it wasn’t “my kingdom for a horse”!;>((

  196. Bench Nash…. Eh, bench the whole fugging team. No balls and no heart. Nauseating. Not even trying to set a tone for next game. Wake the F- up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  197. agreed carp….not sure why philly found the crease tonight but it certainly seems like they are much more willing than our D which has otherwise been stellar all series. definitely a let down tonight which is odd because those opening minutes i thought was some of the best ranger play ive seen all year. hope someone/something wakes them up for game 7

  198. Elias Sports Geek on

    _Has a goalie ever pitched back to back shutouts in games 6 and 7?_

    Happened in 32′ and 69′

  199. Carp

    That stat’s been around for three or four days.

    and it’s a team stat.

    Yes, GAA and Save % are team stats. Tell us another one.

    I want to be certain that I have this clear. Since GAA and Save % are teams tats, when the “King” has impressive stats, it’s a team stat. Yes?

  200. Yup. Eric is right. They need a good PP tomorrow. Need someone to take definitive shots and get some traffic in front.

  201. Good to know you can score, and perhaps the Stralman move will catch on — fake a shot rather than get it blocked immediately.

  202. 4generations 4 cups on

    seriously, the refs made every attempt to do everything they could to screw with this game. puck hits the refs skate, we get totally screwed on the ENG.


  203. gregm_oldsection403 on

    That was just a lackadaisical play by staal. Kinda like the entire game for the rangers.

  204. Nash got shut out in games 6 and 7 last year vs. the Caps (not to mention games 1,2,3,4 & 5)

  205. I don’t advocate shooting em all- I just want to get one thing clear BEFORE the game: maybe winning tomorrow night won’t be the best thing for the franchise in the long run. This team has issues (size, for instance-no centers, for instance) that need to be dealt with- losing tomorrow increases the possibility- winning…not so much.

  206. Can you imagine what it will be like here if they lose tomorrow? I think you might have to go back to 2009 blowing the 3-1 lead.

  207. It’s the Rangers, they can’t help but to play game 7s. They thrive on making life difficult for themselves, and the fans.

  208. ThisYearsModel on

    So refreshing to see our top players come up big in this game. An attempt to advance to Round 2 and they sure left it all out there!

  209. I think its fair to say that Pouliot ruined everyone’s night and he should be forced to eat Amtrak burgers until he throws up tonight. He will feel gross but the other guys will bond over cheering him on and laughing at him. I hate him.

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


    Anyone whom thinks we suck are goofs like any Flyer fan.

    RANGERS will wipe these guys out next game.

    Game 7 baby , WE ARE UNDEFEATED.

  211. Olga Folkyerself on

    Then they should have tanked before the playoffs to show how bad they were. Maybe they could have got Sather fired too.

  212. holy snikeys…did i just see boyler win a fight? atta boy

    that’s almost worth this uninspiring loss

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

    Who cares ’bout this game.

    IT don’t matter.

    GAME 7 baby!!!!!

  214. Grabby, I keep saying I’m done but I can’t stop coming back for more. I’ll be there tomorrow night. It’s sick

  215. How many times does that creep Simmonds have to throw punches after the whistle for someone to do something about it?

  216. again probably a bit biased but i think it makes them look ridiculous when refs allow rabbit punches after the whistle and away from the play but then call some of the ticky tack calls they have made….if flyers get to do that again next game i don’t like our chances

  217. Would have been epic if Bpyler ripped off Halls helmet and proceeded to pull the hair out of his head. Then we’d have the video clip to rebut the Schultz / Rolfe clip.

  218. Totally frustrating but not unexpected. God I hope they beat these dbags tomorrow night, cannot stomach seeing Giroux and Hartnell winning. All it takes is a quick goal for much forgiveness.

  219. We didn’t get the bounces
    We have to stick to our game plan
    It’s the playoffs, it’s never easy
    We have a lot of confidence
    That’s a good team over there

  220. I know I keep picking on Nash but if it were possible for him to play any further out on the perimeter he’d be in the stands. Do you watch this guy skate when he is away from the puck? He takes a few strides and basically glides. Zero life, zero passion. I am tired of hearing this junk about “well that’s the way he is…The Big Easy.” I’ve been watching this team for 50 years and Nash is going to turn out to be one of the worst, if not the worst, based on his salary and expectations, acquisitions this team has ever made.

  221. i know ty, lets go rangers!!!! weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee rule!!! game 7 here we come!

  222. Pouliot’s penalty was awful and a turning point. Rangers are terribly fragile if that PPG resulted in the rest of that performance.

  223. I’ve been waiting for -Godot- Nash for quite some time now. Think I’ve been stood up.

  224. Games 2 and 6 (sorry), the King gets thoroughly outplayed by Flyers goaltenders


    kern, be careful u might get attacked for such blasphemy round here

  225. Postgame on NBC – Milbury just said “Mike” Richards need the QB the powerplay, did Sather just deal another 1st for Mike Richards?

  226. again Carp

    if they had it
    we’d be celebrating and making fun of cindy right now

  227. Nash Venom is percolating.

    They Loose tomorrow night and my pre-season prediction sadly comes true.

    *Bonehead nation will turn against Nash*

  228. Carp
    i don’t know if you were being serious or sarcastic with your locker room quotes comment
    i’m sure we’ll be treated to the same ‘ol
    nauseating crap that they’ve spewed

  229. “Bad penalties” blah blah blah! Same old excuses for a mediocre team. Flyers took plenty of penalties of their own. Why didn’t Rangers make them pay?

  230. i was busy tonight arguing with a friend who is a bj fan and hates Nash

    i told him he should be thanking the Rangers and Nash for taking him off the bj’s roster
    because he only shows up when it’s the olympics

  231. _Pouliot’s penalty was awful and a turning point. Rangers are terribly fragile if that PPG resulted in the rest of that performance._

    I don’t think that’s what really happened. The awful penalty and subsequent goal meant the 2nd goal put them in press mode. Should have been, at worse, a 1-0 goal early in the 2nd.

  232. King just gave up 4 goals in 2 periods, no way that happens again….Flyers get 2 goals max tomorrow night…so is it a nice 5-2 win or is it an OT stomach churner?

  233. so Carp
    listening to radio
    and first thing Dom Lagreca talks about
    is Rangers lack of KILLER INSTINCT

  234. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    That’s my fear, Carp. This team is capable of some GREAT starts and when it doesn’t immediately go their way they seem really, really fragile.

  235. Olga Folkyerself on

    Cheese LQ stunk. Cheese Nash stunk. Cheese Richards stunk…

    Sorry, can’t stay for the cheese and whine fest. See you tomorrow for game 7.

  236. Wait we just traded the kreider and all remaining first rounders this century for mike richards and kamensky?

    i actually thought nash played ok…thought he had a few too many one on ones but didn’t see him get a lot of help…that said he was no simmonds which he could be and has been close to in some games…my question is how many players have gotten their first nhl playoff goal while playing against nash? game 7 are what these stars are paid for…let’s see if they earn their paychecks tomorrow. sadly i’ll be stuck on a plane so hopefully it’s good news when i land. go rangers

  237. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    I don’t think Hank was awful AT ALL. He had absolutely no shot on the Simmonds goals because not one defender was making Simmonds life difficult.

    He was responsible for the odd play on the Gustafson goal but that’s because he probably was horrified of giving up another goal and letting it get out of control. He got caught in between.

  238. interviewed Beastie Boy Ad-Rock years ago shortly after the Mets had one of its late season burn out.

    turned out we’re both Mets fans and he was bumming about it. i was just so used to such things via the Rangers
    but what he said is appropriate now in regards to his unending fandom

    “What is wrong with me?!?”


  239. all the usual whipping boys stunk. but so did the Saints: McDonagh, Girardi, Stepan, Zuccarello, Brassard, St. Louis, of course Nash. The special teams stunk. STUNK.

  240. I need to say this once in a while … you guys should thank God that Scott Howson effed up the Nash deal at the deadline, because Kreider was going to be in it.

  241. john s. hes been garbage since day 1. i dont care about stats as much as alot of people, thats why i hated when cally and duby were traded, but i’ll tell ya, duby had more points in his rookie year than nash did this season. and nash is a straight up dud. he plays more minutes than any forward. another 1st round “superstar” that mails it in now that hes found his retirement home. so many nashes ,zherdevs and frolovs will drive ya crazy. i bet carps happy he dont care anymore!

  242. JPG.

    I heard That Don LaGreca,
    Is really smart.
    When he doesn’t feel the need
    To state the obvious

  243. ThisYearsModel on

    What a folderoo. should be interesting to see if we choke this series away tomorrow night. If the Rangers go out, how long do they have to wait before buying out Brad Richards?

  244. killer instinct is a “cliche”?
    it’s TRUE!!

    if the team had it they would have taken care of business TONIGHT.

    chicago and anaheim were down in their Game 6s. they came back and won the game…….now they’re resting.

  245. Definition of killer instinct (n)
    Bing Dictionary
    kill·er in·stinct

    2. strong will to win: an overpowering drive to succeed, e.g. in business deals or sports, whatever the cost may be to other people

  246. I think I said not too long ago something to the effect that Girardi is good for saving three goals a game but giving the other team a near-certain one. Well, he made up for his play earlier in the series tonight.

  247. I don’t see how you can say they folded at 1-0 when they destroyed the Flyers start to finish in the first. It turned at 2-0 and that’s not a fold, its a move towards playing more desperate and, as often the case, making mistakes. You call it a fold if 5 good minutes turned to 55 bad because of one dumbfaced Benoit “the Dumbface” Pouliot penalty.

  248. @PLeonardNYDN

    Vigneault mentions Girardi’s not icing the puck on PK prior to Flyers first goal as a mistake philly used to make rangers pay

  249. Refs going by Dorsett’s fisticuffs reputation with all the diving calls, and don’t realize he’s really a midget in this league being tossed around with his gloves on.

  250. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    That’s horrifying, Carp. Horrifying. I would LOVE to have seen Kreider in this series. His size alone would have been comforting.

  251. yes
    chicago and anaheim ARE better than Rangers
    but the Rangers have shown that they are capable of acting and performing as the better team
    but are ONLY able to do that every other game.

    i was not expecting a series sweep or that this would be easy but once you see the Rangers playing such a seesaw approach it’s incredibly frustrating……which brings the killer instinct thought to mind
    you have it, you bring it more than every so often

  252. Little known fact – Rick Nash doesn’t use deodorant

    He hasn’t broken a sweat in years

    This game means nothing. Tomorrow is All in. But I would not be surprised if the rangers get clobbered tomorrow. Too many no-shows in the lineup. Beginning and ending with the softest hockey player in North America – Ricky Nash

  253. If the Rangers lose like this tomorrow night, Nash will be targeted by the Harden fans, no question.

    Also, I would not be surprised if a loss, its his last game as a Ranger.

    And yes, I know he has a no trade clause. He had one when the traded him here as well. But if he gets booed tomorrow and singled out, he’ll never recover. they’ll have to move him.

  254. I actually would like to see the flyers play the pens, this way I can enjoy philly losing the series and the pens getting slashed, elbowed, charged, mugged, beat up.

  255. the whole thing is just one big open wound for me tonight due to this loss
    IF we win tomorrow
    we have less rest for pens and based on the team’s occasional interest in playing well….
    many of you know how i feel about the pens….t’s even more hate than you could imagine or even collect for the flyers, devils, isles

  256. Maybe if we had Curtis Granderson he could beat up Simmonds and no one can say anything about it.

  257. AV: “We had some good looks. Have to execute. Two good teams that are battling hard.”

  258. You know what made this loss slightly easier to take?

    All youse Boneheads.

    So thanks for that.

  259. “Win tomorrow night, get another 5 games.” Best comment of the night. (codicil: No guarantees getting to 5)

  260. Dave Maloney states that the Rangers are lacking a true leader and kind of feels as we all do that Nash has to do a far better job. Also, as I do Henrik has to lift his game. Mason is sure making a difference, but we re not crashing the net with the exception of garbage time at the end of the game. We can’t win tomorrow unless The King plays the game of his life and some of our overpaid stars show up.Man would I loved to have Atem and Dubie over Nash .

  261. Coos, spoiler alert.

    You’re ruining the post game audio Carp usually puts up on subsequent threads for us clowns who don’t watch the post game.

  262. AV is right on 5 not icing the puck and trying to hits Hags….stupid. Weeks would you rather have momentum or home ice? Weeks….momentum. I thought there was no mo?? Carp still mad that we have home ice in this series?

  263. That Nash trade is looking worse and worse by the game. Unreal, the wheels have come off…

  264. I only heard a brief AV report. Maybe it was totally that brief? I always click on Carp’s video. Hard to take the audio most of the time.

  265. The odd thing is that Philthy is not such a tough team. They’re mostly bogart. And we let them away with all the after whistle nonsense. Does AV have them too nervous about taking after whistle physical liberties or even just sticking up for themselves?

  266. When we win tomorrow, does every embarrassed bridge jumper come back without a mention or do they get held accountable? I forget how we usually work this.

  267. Za'rat (TheOtherGuysGreed) Jones on

    Too much negativeness here. Terrible fans. All you guys do is hurl insults at the boys. Disgusting!

  268. _The odd thing is that Philthy is not such a tough team. They’re mostly bogart._

    Oh totally. 99% of it is either blindside, a major size difference or calculated against someone you don’t expect will retaliate. Hall must have been floored when he saw Boyle was actually willing.

  269. hey Carp
    despite my bad mood
    i click for you
    can’t hear a d*mmm thing because my laptop’s sound card crapped out

  270. AV to Slats: “I did the best I could with what you gave me.”

    Slats: “Last guy who said that to me got shipped to Vancouver.”

  271. “Maria, start packing the suitcases! We may be taking that trip to Niagra Falls, earlier than expected.”

  272. BJ not unbeatable at all, but I saw every game, right now they would run us out the building. I thought you were answering the other question on Rangers having home ice is no good. Lost 5/6 in Philly won 10/11 I think in MSG

  273. Matty"BackInGoodOleUSA!!"Boy on

    Slats (in 4 weeks): ” I fired him (AV) because he didn’t win the Cup.”

  274. I don’t think they have Geography any more. Have to wait for a war to find out where everything is.

  275. Matty"BackInGoodOleUSA!!"Boy on

    Reporter: “But, Mr. Sather, you fired the last coach for that reason also.”

    Slats: “Yep, he didn’t win the Cup, too.”

  276. Nash hasn’t scored and hasn’t been effective in two games. The Brassard line has been inert the whole series.

  277. Mister D… I’m as big a Rangers fan as you’ll ever meet… and I’m sorry but even if we DO by chance take game 7… I’m not impressed.

    We’re not built to win a cup. We’re built to win a round if were lucky and maybe two rounds if Hank stands on his head.

    Guess what? Hank looks human and the rest of the team looks soft and uninspired (other than zucc).

  278. Carp your right about most series are 1-1 after 2 and 2-2 after four you called it. But that is the reason you want home ice in 2/3 games including 7. I’m cranky tonight but that was bad logic about home ice. Jackets could beat flyers or Rangers in the first round. Not very impressed by this series

  279. Miss Crabtree……”Uh-Huh, can you use the word “isthmus” in a sentence?”

    Uh-huh……………..”Uh-huhhhhh. Isthmus be my lucky day!”

    There’s your Geography!

  280. No one will remember this game next year when they win tomorrow and lose to the Pens in five.

  281. Oh, I convinced a good Flyers fan friend that Simmonds engaging after the goal was grounds for an automatic one game suspension. Made up some tweets from McKenzie and Dreger. It was fun.

  282. Matty"BackInGoodOleUSA!!"Boy on

    Stubhub has over 3500 tickets for sale tomorrow night starting at about $200 per ticket.

    My biggest fear is that a ton of Filth fans buy tickets. Seeing any orange shirts would be sickening.

  283. For $200, I can get Knuckles Nilan to do a puppet show in my den for my grandkid’s birthday.

  284. Matty"BackInGoodOleUSA!!"Boy on

    well, Craig, hate to say it, but it sure seems to me Mr. Ed is getting a lot of time being the ‘voice’ of the team. Sather is dumb enough to keep Richards. If that’s the case, the buyout spin-o-meter goes to Nash.

  285. _I swear I’d almost rather use the amnesty buyout on Nash next year_

    CraigWeather, I predicted this might happen in my preseason guest blog.

    *I see dead people*

  286. If you’d rather use the amnesty on Nash, you either don’t understand hockey, don’t understand economics or both.

  287. ThisYearsModel on

    4 home playoff gates. Saher will get a raise from Dolan and some more stock options after this outstanding outcome. Another year of windfall profits for the Dolans’.

  288. ThisYearsModel on

    4 home playoff gates. Sather will get a raise from Dolan and some more stock options after this outstanding outcome. Another year of windfall profits for the Dolans’.