Big news before Game 2: Carey Price out for the series; Brassard looks doubtful

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Just catching up:

The Montreal Canadiens are saying that No. 1 goalie Carey Price is out for the remainder of the series after that collision with Chris Kreider in Game 1 Saturday. Price appeared to have suffered a knee injury when Kreider, who looked to have been tripped, slid into him.

There is speculation that rookie Dustin Tokarski will get the nod in goal instead of backup Peter Budaj, who was shelled after Price left Game 1.

Of course the Habs, and some of their media, believe that Kreider was not tripped and that he “accidentally on purpose” ran Price, so naturally Kreider will be a villain the rest of the series and will probably have to keep his head up, especially any time a lead gets large either way.

On the Rangers front, Derick Brassard was on the ice for the morning skate, but did not take part in the power play drills or line rushes. Dominic Moore skated in his spot between Mats Zuccarello and Benoit Pouliot, and Brian Boyle slid over to fourth-line center between Derek Dorsett and Daniel Carcillo … and it certainly wouldn’t be a bad idea to have both of those guys in the lineup if there really will be Kreider hunting going on.

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  1. Doodie Machetto on

    I like that Gulitti is helping Gross cover this series. No offense to Gross, but Gulitti is a much, MUCH better reporter. It’s not even a slight on gross. Gulitti is just one of the best in the business.

    Carp, since Gulitti seems to be covering the Rangers right now, can you add him to Waseka for the remainder for the rest of the playoffs?

  2. Doodie Machetto on

    “Dominic Moore skated in his spot between Mats Zuccarello and Benoit Pouliot, and Brian Boyle slid over to fourth-line center between Derek Dorsett and Daniel Carcillo”

    Without Brassard, that’s how I would have done it, as well. I’d also roll that fourth line a lot less often.

  3. Doodie Machetto on

    Alternatively, instead of giving Dorsett and Carcillo a regular shift, I’d occasionally double shift St. Louis and/or Nash in their spot with Boyle and one of Dorsett or Carcillo.

  4. Doodie Machetto on

    So, Carp, how much am I going to regret being on vacation during the second week of June?

  5. Manny
    Thanks re brassard

    We should actually feel pretty lucky that it’s prust on mtl and not Cooke or Hartnell…prust won’t deliberately run hank in retaliation.

    The other guys on the other hand…

  6. Doodie Machetto on

    Carp, I know, but I think that was also a function of having a shorter bench without Brassard. St. Louis had shifts there as well.

    Even with Brassard’s spot filled in the lineup, I’d be looking to occasionally double shift some guys at Dorsett/Carcillo’s expense.

  7. Carp, do you feel the Habs will be motivated (real or fake) and are you sticking with the 1-1 prediction?

    I think the Rangers are *DOOMED*

  8. Prust is also playing *injured* (shocker). So he’s not going to do much. Emelin can really drill someone in open ice. Weaver can play dirty but can’t fight. So unless they put White in I don’t think they have the weapons to fight it up.

  9. Where’s the ledge. My terror level
    Has escalated. I would limit carcillo shifts but have him dressed. No time for miller now or later in series. I want vets now that know what it takes.

  10. ThisYearsModel on

    Look out Henrik and THE. Habs will be coming after you. Of course, THE will crush anyone who messes with him. He will be booed every time he touches the puck in MTL now.

  11. Although I poke fun, I agree with Doodie and Eric that Carcillo has to get in here.

  12. This sounds like the same type of crap as the Adam Graves slash on Mario Lemieux incident. No way is THE trying to run Price there. How do you judge what a signficant whack/push can do when flying in at full speed?

  13. Doodie Machetto on

    I’m not worried about Lundqvist at all. They don’t have the players to run him in any meaningful way, unless it’s a guy like Paccioretty. Otherwise, you’re looking at a shrimp like Gallagher crashing the net. I’m discounting Prust and Weise because I just don’t think they will be good enough to get a legit shot in front of our goal.

    I’m much more concerned with team discipline. They’re going to hack, slash, and do a lot of pestering after the whistle.

    If Dubinsky were still on the team, I’d book him for at least 2 minors tonight.

  14. Let Montreal and their passionately pathetic phans get riled, roiled and overwrought. Our boys will play with their heads and hearts in the right place led by a calm, cool and controlled coaching staff.

    Regardless of who’s in or out of our lineup or theirs, every game will be competitive and a challenge to be endured and overcome.

    Let Montreal get wired about THE. They have no answer for him and now have an excuse to explain their imminent collapse.

  15. it’s destiny at least to get to the cup, don’t know about winning cup but when in the 1st round the starting goalie is injured for the opposing team and misses the first 3 games and than face a goalie who hadn’t been good in playoffs for a few years and now price out for the series, it helps to make the path easier.

  16. If this is 1979 all over again I am going to Puke.

    Win game 2 and end this stupid streak of 13 and 8 straight losses in game 2

  17. I don’t care about who’s in goal. If the Rangers lose tonight it’s anyone’s series.

  18. Canadians have become the north if the Border Penguins.

    Serve some cheese with the whine.

    Last year it was big bad Ottawa’s broad street bully tactics.

    This year the Bruins were too disrespectful before,during and after the series.

    Now The Kreider play has morphed from “accidental, unintentional” too premeditated. He is Raffi Torres incarnated.

    Poor, poor Montreal. Have pity on the Habs, everybody is out to get them.

    What a disgrace to the legacy of the team that stood up too and beat the Broad Street Bullies in 1976.

  19. Doodie Machetto on

    If you’re blaming the hit on his skate, then, at best, he did it accidentally on purpose. He leads with the skate that was hit. Sorry, but if you get your skate hit in a way that makes you fall, there’s no way that you can then balance on one leg and swing it forward to lead with it while you fall.

    If you don’t blame it on that, saying that he was coming in fast and lost his edge, then that’s a different story. But honestly, the more I watch it, the more it looks like to me that he was never going to make any effort to avoid Price. He gets the shot away, then falls, skates first. Falling was his effort not to just completely bullrush Price.

    He went in, full speed at the goal. What other result could there ever have been besides a collision?

  20. I just hope Game 2 isn’t a tightly called penalty filled game as Montreal has an extremely dangerous PP.

    THat’s my only worry about the Price injury. The idea that the Habs are better off with Tokarski or Budaj and the “motivational factor” is ridiculous.

    Not having Price gives the Rangers a huge edge.

  21. In watching the reply of the play, I really don’t see how Kreider could have avoided contact with Price after having his right skate slashed and knocked off balance.

    It’s a tough blow for Montreal to lose your goaltender and I can see how this could be a rallying cry for the Habs, although I don’t see how it last more than one game.

    I don’t agree with the accusations Kreider did this intentionally, in fact I place most of the blame on the Habs defenseman who slashed his ankle. If Kreider had not gone in skates first he would have have seriously injured himself by running full force into the net (and Price).

    I fully expect the Habs to take out their frustrations tonight by running Lundqvist and will most likely go after Kreider. it will be interesting to see how Kreider handles this.

    My thoughts on their series was after the Boston, Philly and Pittsburgh series’, there was a lot of “hate”, this series not so much. Two teams who play similar styles and don’t have a recent history of any dustups.

    That’s all gone now. There will be plenty of it tonight. And the series is now on.

  22. “He went in, full speed at the goal. What other result could there ever have been besides a collision?”

    THE should have politely stopped and passed the puck to Emelin.

  23. The Habs shouldn’t give up so many breakaways to gigantic players then. The only result of a large, power forward crashing the net with a player backchecking from behind is a bunch of guys slamming into the net.

    If the net comes off it’s mooring earlier Price isn’t injured.

  24. The Canadians can’t skate with The Kreider. How are the going to bully him if they can’t catch him?

    I just wish Kreider wasn’t coming off hand surgery. If he drops the gloves, hand is in jeopardy.

  25. Doodie Machetto on

    Latona, if you aren’t intending to crash into the goal, you need to start peeling off as you approach. Kreider never does that. He gets his shot away and then falls.

  26. If the Rangers win tonight, the Habs can still win the series. A two game deficit is easily able to be overcome.

  27. Even the Montreal radio people are even saying Kreider couldn’t have done anything differently.

  28. Stranger Nation on

    _Wow! This could be the worst thing to happen to NYR. It can really motivate the Habs to win it for Price_

    this is the BEST thing to happen. Sorry it did for his sake, but for our sake, they don’t have one of the best goalies in the league in the ECF. Bet they wish they had Talbot to put in.

  29. Doodie Machetto on

    Nobody is going to try and fight him. They’re going to slash him and do a lot of stuff after the whistle. Weaver will try and line him up on open ice, Subban will try and hip check him, etc.

    The bottom line is he just needs to stay disciplined and not take stupid retaliatory or offsetting penalties. He will be more valuable than whomever he would go off the ice with.

  30. “Kreider never does that. He gets his shot away and then falls.”

    Yes, it was nice of him to fall down and plow into Price after scoring the third goal of the game.

  31. Doodie, I think the reason he leads with that skate was because he was trying to put the brakes on, but is already off balance.

    But, I’m just looking at it and don’t really know what’s in his head.

  32. Stranger Nation on

    THE coming in full speed about to get both skates down to make a shot and is whacked off balance from behind. Should have been a penalty shot IMHO

  33. I agree with Gravy. Maybe we should ask Lloyd since he played Juniors and all.

    I know some of you are going to start the “I played and blah blah blah” but you don’t skate like Kreider or play like him (if you did you would be in the NHL).

    He’s FLYING at the goal and his skates get in front of him as he’s leaning back to rip a shot. He is clearly off balance.

    A lot went wrong that led to Price’s injury. Sure, Kreider has crashed the net before and hurt goaltenders before. He also has a bit of a mean streak. Kind of like a spoiled child. But it’s hockey and that’s OK.

    The Habs watch tape. They know who he is. Don’t let him get in behind you if that’s the case!

  34. On the subject of them running THE Kreider – are any of the Habs big enough to challenge him?
    Lets remember he is 6’3″ 230lbs – its not like one of them going after MSL or Zuke. Plus anyone remember how he basically held Phaneuf at bay and dumped him on his keister? Phaneuf is 6’3″ 220 lbs
    Prust is 6’0″ (on his tiptoes) and 195 lbs.

    I’d only be worried if Parros was out there – i think THE will be just fine

  35. Kreider containing his emotions is the only thing that i’m really worried about. Well that and the hand/wrist slashes he’s clearly going to take

  36. I hope the Canadians don’t try and run Lundqvist and those slashes done in the right spot can break hands and wrist.

  37. Doodie Machetto on

    Stranger, if he goes down right when he was hit in the skate without taking the shot, it probably would have been. But he stayed on his skates, shot, then fell. That’s not even a tripping penalty.

    Gravy, I’ve considered that, but it looks like he’s off the ice the moment the puck leaves his stick, and his right leg is still behind him at that point. The one thing I’ll give you on that point is that he turns his left skate inward as if the intent is to stop, with at best, a very heavy snow shower for Price (not that there’s anything wrong with that). But at that speed, I just don’t see how he was ever going to be able to stop without contact.

  38. This is where the NHL lacks leadership.

    Someone in the League office in a position of authority (Hello Mr. Bettman?) should go on record on this play.

    They are permitting the Habs to call into question the integrity of The Kreider, the Rangers, the game officials etc…

    If it was intent to injure, say it and suspend Kreider. If it was deemed accidental, say it.

  39. Doodie

    I think you’re just arguing for the sake of arguing.

    There is no logical reason for concluding that Kreider did anything wrong on that play.

    He was forced off balance by Emelin on a breakway going at top speed to the net.

    Basically you are saying for the safety of Price, he should have stopped trying to score and given up on the play right when he was going off balance.

    Total pansification.

  40. _On the subject of them running THE Kreider – are any of the Habs big enough to challenge him?_
    _Lets remember he is 6’3” 230lbs_

    That’s why I’m more concerned about Hank. It doesn’t take a guy as big as THE to injure a goalie.

  41. Doodie Machetto on

    “Kreider containing his emotions is the only thing that i’m really worried about. Well that and the hand/wrist slashes he’s clearly going to take”

    This.

  42. Stranger Nation on

    It’s not the fighting but the after the whistle, behind the play, and/or late hits. Be great if he squared off with Subban – pay big money to see him rag doll PK Slewfoot.

  43. Doodie Machetto on

    wouldn’t worry about Parros even if he was out there. Guy plays by “the Code.” He wouldn’t jump anyone.

  44. speaking of Parros, I forgot he was on the Canadian team this year. what happened to him?

  45. Doodie Machetto on

    Stranger, PK would never, ever drop them with somebody significantly bigger than him. This is a guy who took an instigator against Kyle Turris of all people.

  46. I’m with Oleo. I think telling a player that’s a “bull in a china shop” type player to stop before he touches a precious goaltender is absolute EuroPansification

  47. Kreider, with two good hands in not worried.

    One bad hand, I’m a little worried.

    We can’t lose this kid to a prolonged hand injury.

  48. Parros was credited with an assist while watching the game from the Press Box.

  49. LOL @ THE Kreiders reaction to if he regretted anything about that play: “I didn’t score”

  50. Doodie Machetto on

    Manny, I’m not saying he should have avoided the contact. That’s my whole point. He was always going to make contact. That’s why I’m saying it was accidentally on purpose. He’s not lowering his shoulder and running through Price, but there was always going to be a collision.

  51. If I was kreider, I would somehow either wrap the hands good for extra padding or stuff the gloves with extra padding to protect the hands.

  52. Doodie Machetto on

    Tommy, I’m sure his hands are already being wrapped with padding every single game. He was not 100% when he came back. As Carp noted several times, every time he receives a hard pass or the puck hits his stick too hard, that hand comes off the stick.

  53. I know it’s hard to ever have confidence as a Ranger fan, but win tonight and I am pretty darn confident they get this done. This really feels like a huge game to determine how long this series will go.

  54. ?@wyshynski Lost in all of this — and overshadowed by St. Louis narrative — is that the Rangers are 4-1 since Kreider returned.

  55. I will never have confidence until the Rangers win 4, just like I’ll never lose confidence until they lose 4.

  56. Sonny Boy just texted Papa Bear:

    “Price out for series spells Rangers Doomed!”

    Eternal pessimism. It’s in every Ranger fans DNA. He’s a chip off the old block!

  57. Parros is done. Pretty sure he’s retiring at the end of the year. I think he suffered two concussions from fights.

    This is a “must” win game. Not a must win game, only a “must” win game. They can’t give this Tokarski kid any confidence, otherwise he transforms into Patrick Roy!

  58. leave it to the French Canadians to make a big deal out of Kreider hurting price. Why isn’t the media talking about how Weavers body check on Brassard was late and borderline dirty. Weaver hit Brassard when puck was well gone from Brassard’s stick and the reason Brassard wasn’t looking when Weaver took full advantage of the hit. It was borderline predatorial.

  59. Doodie Machetto on

    Price looked pretty good until Kreider ran him. Then he gave up two quick goals to end the 2nd, when it’s pretty clear now he should have left the game.

  60. Ref stats for tonight.

    McCauley.

    Rangers reg season 4-3. 0-2 in playoffs both game 2 losses Phil and Pitt.

    Habs 4-3 reg season 0-1 playoffs.

    O halloran
    Rangers 4-3 reg season 0-2 playoffs

    Habs 3-3 reg season 2-0 playoffs.

    Rangers combined 0-4 playoffs these two clowns.

  61. Doodie Machetto on

    tommy, even if Weaver was closer, Brassard never looked away from where he passed the puck. I agree the hit was late, but no matter how timely the hit was, Brassard was never going to see it coming.

    It’s a good lesson for the rest of the team to keep their heads on a swivel and don’t admire your passes.

    Timing aside, I think everyone can agree the rest of that hit was clean; didn’t leave his skates, shoulder to shoulder.

  62. eric, can always look at the glass being half full. That means the rangers are do for a win.

  63. Doodie Machetto on

    eric, who is the ref that the Rangers have a really terrible record with?

  64. I love how everyone conveniently ignores Emelin’s stick swipe at THE Kreider’s trailing skate which clearly knocks him off balance, timed with the wrist slash from the other (slow-footed) D-man.

  65. Jeff in South Dakota on

    Mon sewer Therrien can shove his plate of poutine up where the sun doesn’t shine for all I care. Big whining baby.

  66. Kreider’s right leg was clearly hit by Emelin’s stick. You can see his leg go up in the air after it is hit and then he is on one leg and loses balance. Total Bull that he did it intentionally!

    But, this worries me. This is no longer a manufactured rally point. If Henrik was injured, by an opposing player (whether it was intentional or not) I think it is safe to say we would be going wild and the team would rally around that.

    I am concerned that this will fire them up. I am concerned that they will not play very tight defensively because they know they have to protect the goalie. I can only hope that we react as they did to Tampa Bay who was without Ben Bishop!

  67. Doodie

    Dave Jackson
    2-5

    Just heard NHL radio no team ever played 14 teams in 1st 2 rounds and won round 3.

  68. Doodie Machetto on

    “@PLeonardNYDN
    Vigneault won’t get into war of words with Therrien. Asked about Kreider-Price several times then says: “Anyone else wanna try?””

    That’s awesome. So much more style and tact than Torts bristling or saying “next question,” or just storming off, yet equally effective in sending the message to move on.

  69. Manny-O-War on

    Of course the Canadiens are going to try and say Kreider was dirty. They HAVE to. They are in serious trouble now and unless the team rallies around something, and continues to ride that emotion, they know they have a small chance of winning.

  70. Doodie Machetto on

    eric, Pittsburgh played 13 games during the first two rounds the year they won the Cup and swept the conference finals.

  71. While the Habs might not be big enough to hit THE, they certainly are big enough to slash at his wrists and ankles.

    I fear that Carcillo/Dorsett is going to take a retaliation penalty that is going to cost us the game.

    I also worry about them going after McD in front of Lunqvist.

  72. That’s because teams that win the Cup normally finish their first round opponent in 4-5 as the talent disparity is usually stark.

    That said, we have a hard cap and more parity now so we have more game 7’s than ever before.

  73. Will Renee Bork be penalized after beelining Henrik tonight?

    No: -750

    Yes: +475

  74. “Looking at the incident, it’s a reckless play. That’s the truth. And Kreider, that’s not the first time he’s going at goalies. So we end up losing our best player, but our group faced a lot of adversity throughout the course of the season. We have the attitude to respond really well and that’s what I’m expecting, starting tonight.”

    -Michelle Therien

    Does Kreider have a history of this stuff? I wasn’t aware of it. Does he mean the hit on Fluery where he was pushed from behind?

  75. Doodie Machetto on

    Craig Button, on Leafs Lunch today, said he’s been watching Kreider since he was 16. And he’s always had this issue where he goes so fast that he just loses control.

  76. Manny-O-War on

    Vogs: Kreider injured Craig Anderson in a similar situation last season. Kreider did a similar thing to Fleury in the prior round.

    He has a mean streak

  77. Doodie Machetto on

    Honestly, that’s how I read the play. He was going really fast, had little or no chance of being able to avoid contact with Price, so just went down in an attempt to minimize the impact.

  78. Manny-O-War on

    @BleedBlueshirts Don’t worry Habs fans… We remember how you do things… #NYR pic.twitter.com/f3n6J0RUj3

    LOL

  79. If the Habs need a reason to get fired up after getting shellacked 7-2 in game 1, they were in trouble before the series started, with Price or without.

  80. Manny-O-War on

    No offense to Craig Button but I don’t think it’s an “issue”. If Kreider plays effectively when he’s doing that then keep going it, kid.

  81. And someone please tell me how Tokarski or Budaj will win 4 out of their next 6 games against this Rangers team especially now that our PP doesn’t suck anymore.

  82. SIOUX - Rangers in 5 on

    We all knew THE KREIDER was going to make a difference in this series. I thought it would be for his scoring, he really had a laser of a shot on his goal on Saturday.

    Then to use his speed to split the defence, they had to trip him, or distract him, or he would have scored again on the breakaway.

    Who knew he would be the topic of the Day, for a bang-bang play. Sorry to hear about PRICE. But Manny said the backup is better, so we are doomed.

  83. Manny-O-War on

    Can you imagine if they actually skip Budaj and play this Tokarski kid based on one terrific run in the AHL with the Hamilton Bulldogs?

    Budaj will be done. They are then stuck with Tokarski live or die. You can’t pass over your backup and then turn to him down 0-2 in a desperation situation.

  84. Mister D, did you call him Bork because A) you had a mental processing error once and interpreted Sam Rosen’s pronunciation of “Bourque” as “Bork” B) you read my post relaying that exact experience or C) you were trying to be silly?

  85. I’ll add this to the THE convo… having played the game I can tell you it takes the tiniest fraction of a sec to lose your balance with no chance of regaining it, especially when moving as fast as THE was. Also, THE was completely focused on getting the puck past Price as he had already beaten both defenders. Switching his focus from shooting to unexpectedly falling to colliding and trying to lessen the collision was/is virtually impossible.

  86. Doodie Machetto on

    Letang pushed Kreider into Fleury, but I didn’t see Kreider exactly trying to hit the brakes, either.

  87. Alain Amour on

    And someone please tell me how Tokarski or Budaj will win 4 out of their next 6 games against this Rangers team especially now that our PP doesn’t suck anymore.

    It is the Rangers. That is how.

  88. Manny-O-War on

    Guys: I will tell you this. After never playing ORGANIZED hockey due to a heart condition.

    The other day I was riding the Subway and at the exact moment I went to turn the page in my book (Lord of the Rings) the train bounced and I lost my balance, in a split second, and fell backwards onto a number of nice people just trying to ride the train home.

    I actually hit some poor guy in the forehead with my forearm.

    I was trying to minimize the injury risk the whole time.

  89. We needn’t apologize for a forward going to the net, in fact we need more of it.

  90. Doodie Machetto on

    “@BleedBlueshirts Don’t worry Habs fans… We remember how you do things… #NYR pic.twitter.com/f3n6J0RUj3

    LOL”

    OH MY GOD. Pacioretty hit McDonagh so hard that his reflection looked like an old Asian man

  91. I’m listening to the Montreal sports radio station and both guys are adamant that Kreider did nothing wrong at all and don’t see how he could have avoided him.

  92. jpg, I wish
    you had posted
    MattLear’s
    post in your own
    typical
    manner of posting
    posts. That would have been really
    cool.

  93. I love how Prust is saying THE deliberately injured Price, when he took a pretty good chop at THE’s left hand…you know the one that was just surgically repaired. That looks like intent to injure to me, Brandon.

  94. Manny-O-War on

    Guys are saying the same thing on NHL Radio, Oleo. Not the callers though

  95. Classic find! I would have picture up all over the lockeroom.

    How quickly we forget!

  96. Onecupin74yearsandcounting on

    “Be careful what you wish for ”

    Rest assured the Canadiens will be hitting and flying .
    But worse is a NYR letdown from over confidence that the series is in the bag because of Price’s injury..

  97. yea but the callers are all biased Habs fans/Canadians rooting for Montreal.

  98. Czechthemout!!! on

    TommyG

    Right on about the late hit on Brassard. But unlike the whinning Habs reporters and fans, players and coach, we just move on. They could learn that lesson.

    Buttun is another idiot. I give him and his comment zero creds.

  99. Alain Amour on

    To the many of you that whined the team did not have enough toughness, would you care to change your tune?

  100. Worse is a “let down”- hahaha.. ohh then we only split the two at belle center. I’ll take that.

  101. i don’t think anyone “wished for” price to get hurt
    but
    i think everyone is now worried about the usual Rangers letdown against a non-starter goalie making him look like an allstar
    and
    playing more like pens series game 4 than game 5

  102. is there still room on the Ledge now?
    i was going to bring a grill and cook up some
    hot dogs, burgers and thick cut zucchini.
    might as well eat away the stress

  103. Manny-O-War on

    Mike Smith, Teddy Purcell and Steven Stamkos went to Martin St. Louis’ mother’s funeral

  104. I can’t wait ’till THE KREIDER lights them up for FOUR GOALS tonight.

    I want nothing less.

  105. Onecupin74yearsandcounting on

    Get real, no one wished for Price to get hurt . But to be out ? Definitely..
    AV has to keep the underdog mentality..

  106. Onecupin74yearsandcounting on

    Annoying falcons are harassing NYC favorite game bird pidgeon,
    popular spot are NYC subway plats for a dive.

  107. Doodie Machetto on

    Bishop was injured before the series. Hurt his wrist against Toronto.

  108. Doodie Machetto on

    That’s the real knock on Tokarski. He’s a part of a dying breed of small goaltenders.

  109. Doodie Machetto on

    Which, by the way, he’s hardly small by older standards. At 5’11, he’s still the same size as Mike Richter, who wore much smaller pads.

  110. Doodie Machetto on

    I hate Panger. I used to love when he played in old-timer games before the all-star games just to see him get lit up.

    At least one useless gasbag ex-goaltender is retiring from broadcasting in Chico Resch. I hope Pang is next.

  111. Manny-O-War on

    @DarrenDreger I will join those speculating Dustin Tokarski gets the start tonight. Not convinced, but signs are pointing in that direction.

  112. Manny-O-War on

    Pierre on NHL Radio with some great analysis.

    Suggesting the Canadiens will switch D-Pairs against Kreider/Stepan/Nash to get Gorges and Subban out against them.

    Second that they will have to drop back better to protect the cycle because the Ranger owned them there.

    Third, they will clog the neutral zone.

    Basically, they will drop back and play more defensive hockey.

  113. Doodie Machetto on

    Budaj is enough of a pro that if Tokarski struggles, I think they can still go back to him. It’s not like Budaj is normally a starter in his own right, like with Hiller vs Anderson/Gibson in Anaheim. Budaj has that backup’s mentality where he can step in at any point and be ready.

  114. Manny-O-War on

    Pierre says that the claim that Kreider planned that at all or did anything wrong is “mularkey”

  115. Doodie Machetto on

    THE Kreider’s explosiveness is incredible right now. I still think Hagelin has a slightly faster top speed, but THE Kreider has like 50 pounds on him. Anybody that stands in his way at that speed is getting hurt, period.

  116. Therrien went from “accidental” to “that’s his bag”. Just stirring the pot and trying to take the heat off of his team’s poor performance.

  117. Doodie Machetto on

    Gaborik could also really control the puck and have a lightning release while at that speed. He was so lethal. THE Kreider can only just tap it to keep it in front of him at this point. Which is fine when there’s nobody else between you and the goaltender because you’ve blown past the defense.

  118. so who’s the talented person out there
    that can superimpose
    THE
    within the Kool Aid ad where it smashes through
    a wall?
    (i think the new ad has it smashing through a door)

  119. Hags utilizes his speed best without the puck. THE utilizes his speed best with the puck.

  120. Stranger Nation on

    So net-net: We had our best defense-man out until the POs started and are most dynamic first line power forward out for the first 10 PO games. Now we are back at full strength.
    McD is back and playing like the stud muffin he is
    THE has made such an impact that he is in the other team’s head after one game.
    Blueshirt express is rolling. Don’t be scared. Fear is the enemy.

  121. Manny-O-War on

    What was the awesome slogan that Coos and C-Dubs came up with?

    No passengers. No Prisoners?

  122. Manny-O-War on

    Habs will probably play Tokarski, play Parros instead of Weise and not play Glachenyuk. Rangers will lose the golden opportunity of winning that game. I will cry

  123. Manny-O-War on

    Gallagher ended Jonas Enroth’s season with a play very similar to Kreider/Price.

  124. Rob in Beantown on

    Weird, article by a non-hockey writer with some questionable conclusions: http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-dream-of-the-90s-is-alive-in-new-york-and-montreal/

    _This year, the Rangers’ only major contributors over 3018 are Henrik Lundqvist, 31, and Brad Richards, 33. And the team’s recent draft classes have supplied the Rangers with a host of talented youngsters such as Derek Stepan, Michael Del Zotto, Chris Kreider and Carl Hagelin. (Undrafted free-agent gems like Mats Zuccarello help, too.)_

    Dominic Moore? MSL?

    _Despite all of those caveats, it’s notable that one of these two teams is guaranteed a place in the final. Each lost its way during the previous decade, but by successfully rebuilding through the draft and not throwing good money after bad, they’ve provided a road map for once-proud franchises to get back on the path to the Stanley Cup._

  125. Rob in Beantown on

    This is not a hockey comment so much as a general comment, but the new Five Thirty Eight is really embarrassingly bad. Nate Silver should stick to picking elections.

  126. I hope they play Parros and I’d love to see him on the ice as much as possible.

  127. In 1992 The Penguins used Mario going out for series after Graves slash as inspiration to come from behind and beat Rangers. If the Habs were emotionally let down after Bruins series and Game 1 this is how they get emotion back.

  128. Well, the Rangers only have 4 players over 30. And MSL was only here for a handful of regular season games. And stunk.

  129. Lloyd Braun on

    Therein doesn’t actually believe Kreider ran Price, right or is he really as dumb as he looks and sounds

  130. The point is not whether it was deliberate or not. Therein is using it as a rallying point for a team that was suffering a letdown.

  131. bull dog line on

    disappointed that Price is out. want to beat the best. Kreider was a little reckless on the play, but he also had help in crashing into Price. this will only be a story for 1 game, or less. the Habs need to play hockey to win. chasing Kreider around will not help them. Galchenyuk will help them.

  132. If you believe The Kreider ran Price intentionally, you probably also believe the sole reason Pineda used pine tar while pitching was to protect the hitters.

  133. Doodie Machetto on

    Graves’ slash was just as harmless as Kreider’s collision. It wasn’t anything different than any other slash you see a million times a game. It just so happened that it caught Mario in a bad spot.

  134. iManny-O-War on

    Six weeks ago Abdul here had a one-way ticket to an arranged marriage with a broad he never met in Bangladesh. Now he’s crushing [Asham]every Thursday night at our mixers.

  135. Price actually aggravated a prior injury. Same one that kept him out several games.

  136. Lloyd Braun on

    not sure how a rallying point is at all viable if every single player knows it’s a crock of Carcillo

  137. Lloyd Braun on

    there’s nothing appetizing about that photo. looks like a loaf of bread with some lettuce strands.

  138. >>disappointed that Price is out. want to beat the best…

    Would you suggest that Rangers wait for him to recover before resuming the series? I don’t wish injury on another athlete, but it’s part of sports. It makes no difference to me whether Montréal lose with or without Price. I welcome any advantage I can get. No disappointment here!

  139. Doodie Machetto on

    I’ve never had Walter’s, but being a born Brooklynite, I’m going to have to go with CCCP on this one.

  140. >>>In 1992 The Penguins used Mario going out for series >>>after Graves slash as inspiration to come from behind >>>and beat Rangers. If the Habs were emotionally let >>>down after Bruins series and Game 1 this is how they >>>get emotion back.

    Unless Hank is going to allow a goal on a shot from outside the blue line, this is all apples and oranges.

  141. Doodie Machetto on

    Even if my favorite style of hot dog is a Chicago style dog, which cannot be purchased at Nathan’s.

  142. My terror level
    Is an
    11 out of 10 now. I’m praying for budaj and not tokarski.

  143. Went to the Original Nathan’s and rode the Cyclone for the first time last year. There’s something charming about the -stench- place, but it’s just a Nathan’s dog I can buy in the supermarket.

  144. Any of you southern ct folks been to The Windmill in Stratford. Nice bar and GREAT hot dog menu. They use on the best, hummels.

  145. Stranger Nation on

    While Nathans has its historic appeal, Walters fare is very unique and one must visit the Pagoda on Palmer to truly appreciate its just deserved kudos.

    Carp – no Double Double? No curly fries? No black/while shake?
    Hope the line wasn’t too bad…

  146. Manny-O-War on

    Hebrew Nationa. On the Grill. Lightly toasted Potato Bun. Chopped Onions. Mustard.

    RULE

  147. Robby Bonfire on

    The sharp betting angles point to Montreal winning, tonight. First, the humiliation of the lopsided defeat in front of their home crowd in game one is motivation enough.

    Second, the loss of their goaltender rallies this Montreal team together. You are going to see a highly coordinated and focused Montreal team, tonight. Plus, teams experiencing a major injury are always a solid angle bet, first time out after that happens. Seems they get more out of their players than usual in the face of adversity.

    Third, the Rangers figure to be over-confident and sloppy tonight, given the two above-mentioned factors. Also, we know Hank and the Rangers play much better from behind in a series, than as front-runners.

    So I like Montreal to get the money (both teams are currently at -110), tonight, BUT, as a Ranger fan I have to say, IF the Rangers can overcome all of Montreal’s motivation and win this game – well, this could become a SHORT series.

    A lot at stake here, tonight. We grab the inside track to the Finals with a win tonight, and could get there as the more rested team, BUT, it might seem like our boys are skating uphill most of the night, too.

    This is going to be the pivotal game of this series. Whoever expects the Montreal Canadiens to roll over and die in the face of a little adversity in the Stanley Cup playoffs is new to all of this.

  148. Stranger Nation on

    Eric – have no fear; the new goalie is not HOFer Ken Dryden making his final swan song.
    I say, we run this one too!

  149. “Praise day at even, a wife when dead, a weapon when tried, a maid when married, ice when ’tis crossed, and ale when ’tis drunk” – MZA

  150. Manny-O-War on

    “The Dark Lord has Nine. But we have One, mightier than they: the White Rider. He has passed through the fire and the abyss, and they shall fear him. We will go where he leads.” – Hobbit Wizard

  151. Manny-O-War on

    “his old life lay behind in the mists, dark adventure lay in front.” – Hobbit Wizard for HE is Lord of the Rink

  152. 7 NHL games and this kid is supposed to win them the series. Rangers better taste the blood in the water and fire pucks from all over.

  153. Manny-O-War on

    ” *Death! Ride, ride to ruin and the world’s ending!* ” – Hobbit Wizard for HE is Lord of the Rink

  154. “It may be often that those live long who are slain with words alone” – MZA

  155. Manny-O-War on

    “Then shouldering their burdens, they set off, seeking a path that would bring them over the grey hills of the Emyn Muil, and down into the Land of Shadow.” – Hobbit Wizard for HE is Lord of the Rink

  156. Doodie Machetto on

    Cam Ward, 28 career GP, Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe.

    Patrick Roy, 48 career GP, Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe.

    Ken Dryden, 6 career GP, Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe.

    Antti Niemi, 42 career GP, Stanley Cup.

  157. Doodie Machetto on

    I’d rather get rid of the goal and tip over a garbage can than put in Devan Dubnyk

  158. Congrats to the Rangers for setting up Rangertown at MSG. I picked up my daughter from college yesterday and happened to be there so we went in and had a blast. All free, interactive games, pictures, Duguay and Greshner were there, kind of cool.

    The nicest thing is that I was able to be with my kid and goof around and have a great time. We made a nice memory.

    Thanks Rangers!!!

    LGR !!!

  159. I think I’m going to have to nap before this game with it’s 820ish puck drop.

  160. Just confirmed official
    Via Kevin weekes on hockey night in Canada radio

    Tokarski is getting the start

  161. Ok, now to the game… I dont think the Habs will take a run at THE Kreider. They need to win the game, and trying to get retribution when you are down 0-1 wouldn’t make sense.

    I expect them to have a bit of a chip on their shoulder because they don’t want to go to NY down 2-0. That’s where their focus will be.

  162. Pierre on the fan saying he would play budaj. Too
    Bad he doesn’t know tokarski named starter.

  163. Kevin Weekes actually is saying Montreal should use their speed and when they do they can beat the rangers.

  164. Tokarski leads them to victory and our streak hits 14 losses when leading a series and 9 straight game 2 losses.

    Break up day next Thursday after game 5 loss Tuesday. My summer is ruined

  165. Manny-O-War on

    Weeks: “He has to get his heart rate up. He’s got the heart rate of a gerbil right now!”

    Gerbils actually have VERY fast heart rates.

  166. Hope I am wrong but this all screams of a letdown game from the Rangers and an “overcoming” adversity narrative for the Habs.

  167. Lloyd Braun on

    Rangers have actually lit up Tokarski before so I’m not as worried about starting a guy with barely any experience tonight

  168. We go from Cinderella Disney story to heavy favorites who never handle prosperity well. This could be a heavy del Zaster. We need to
    Get to
    Cup final
    Now

  169. Doodie Machetto on

    Where do they rank compared to other rodents? Like rank from slowest to fastest a gerbil, rat, squirrel, sugarglider, chinchilla, and rabbit.

  170. Tokarski= Dryden

    At least we had Saturday.

    Nah, not this time, not this year, not this team. Foot on the gas boys!

    LGR !!!

  171. Doodie Machetto on

    sorry, sugargliders are actually marsupials. Swap them with a porcupine.

  172. Manny-O-War on

    Great question, Doodie. I will have to have my assistant do some research on that…

  173. Manny-O-War on

    If Tokarski doesn’t work out tonight, the Habs are in the midst of a *goaltender controversy*

  174. LOL, #blamekreider is a thing happening on twitter….

    for example:

    Kreider in the library with the lead pipe. #BlameKreider

  175. Lloyd Braun on

    agree with gravy. going to Tokarski has everything to do with having no confidence in Budaj and hoping for a prayer with a guy who most of the league hasn’t had much of a look at.

    that being said, the Rangers will light him up again like they did the last time they saw him

  176. Manny-O-War on

    If they light him up I just can’t see the Habs going back to Budaj in desperation.

  177. Lloyd Braun on

    Pierre McGuire and his phony Canadian accent just figured out that Tokarski is playing

  178. Lloyd Braun on

    And Fatso and his vacuum of hockey knowledge just CONFIRMED it

    “His name is Tokarski?”

    that’s a direct quote

  179. This should be a non-issue for Ranger fans.
    I understand why Montreal is crying about it.
    But for ranger fans, the only that matter is winning Game 2.

    Montreal is nervous, they got spanked, dont have answer or solutions to fix it, so they are twittering, commenting nervously blah blah blah..

    Its all hot air. Its amazing how whiny its gotten over there. They got spanked and they are scared. End all

  180. Doodie Machetto on

    He gave up 3 goals on 11 shots to us back in 2010, in his second NHL game.

  181. Manny-O-War on

    I thought you guys meant THIS year. I don’t care about what he did in 2010.

  182. Doodie Machetto on

    My wife was watching a nature show on the other day. Bunch of women were talking about beavers. They all certainly seemed like seasoned beaver experts. They were all well trained at handling beavers.

  183. hate to defend Pierre
    BUT
    someone posted earlier today
    that during a radio interview
    he defended
    THE

    so
    there’s that

  184. Manny-O-War on

    One of my favorite things about Beavers is how soft their fur can get. Very inviting.

  185. Wynona’s got herself a big, brown beaver, and she shows it off to all her friends.

  186. Manny-O-War on

    I know that people like to have fun with beavers but it’s important to know that you can’t trap them too young. Please check your local laws.

  187. Manny-O-War on

    Maybe you know Doodie: what do Beavers do with the wood when they are finished? Do they spit it out or swallow it?

  188. Beaver structures with wood over a millennia old have been found. They are truly nature’s engineers.

  189. Million dollar question can rangers handle the role as heavy favorites rest of this series.

  190. let’s face it, if a Montreal player crashed Lundgvist in exactly the same way as Kreider did to Price, then we’d be crying right now too.

  191. Manny-O-War on

    The beaver game was almost as fun as the “crease clearing D-Man” game

  192. Lloyd Braun on

    and it would ring a bit hollow if the Montreal player crashed Lundqvist because a Ranger tripped him

  193. Lloyd Braun on

    I don’t think the Ranger players give a crap about Vegas declaring them the series favorites

  194. Manny-O-War on

    That’s a GREAT skit, Matt. I love how everyone is laughing ALL the time.

  195. From ESPN:
    Engulfed by a throng of reporters at his stall Monday, Kreider said he had only one regret on the play.

    “I look back on it and think I wish I would’ve put it into the net,” he said.

    LOL!

  196. Good afternoon all!

    Holy hartnell, they are going to try to kill us. I hope THE’s hand is extra special protected tonight……

  197. Robby Bonfire on

    Manny – I just checked, 4:56 pm, at http://www.vegasinsider.com. Rangers and Canadiens are still a “push,” both still at -110 = putting up $110 to win back $210 gross, $100 net profit for picking the winning team.

    The fact that the Rangers are not favored with the Montreal starting goalie out of action, tells me the Books think Montreal is a “live” play, in this game.

  198. Robby Bonfire on

    Here is a scenario that could really help the Rangers chances…If some Montreal goon goes one-on-one and Kreider puts him out of commission, well, I have never seen it fail to happen – the team with the player winning a one-sided fight gets a real boost from this, and it is reflected in their play from then on.

    I’m AV, I tell Kreider, “Why wait? Go at it with someone and make a big statement for yourself and the team.”

  199. Anybody think Michelle Therien is playing mind games, and Price will be back for game tree or faw?

    If Price was hurt that bad, why would he stay in net the rest of the period?

    This could just be some failed attempt to inspire the team. He’s probably just day to day.

  200. Stranger Nation on

    Robby – THE was out with a hand injury – not sure we want him duking it out

  201. This team (our no-talents) are about to lose 4 in a row.

    Anyone else get that feeling?

  202. ORR!!
    was thinking about that too
    if his (fill in the blank) was bad enough that it’s keeping him out of the series
    then why was he even on the bench for the rest of the game?!?!

    this is getting kinda smelly

  203. Manny-O-War on

    I don’t know, ORR. That’s kind of nuts. I think if a coach did that it would be a very odd gamble.

  204. It’s very interesting watching NHL network. It’s seems Kreider is now Raffi Torres.

    Where is the kid supposed to go? He’s flying and gets hacked. C’mon.

  205. Manny-O-War on

    Montreal people are saying that you could see Price was not himself immediately after Kreider-Gate.

  206. Manny-O-War on

    I have heard the total opposite on NHL Radio, C-Dubs. Every single radio person, NHL analyst and ex-player says that is just a regular accident and Kreider did NOTHING wrong.

  207. lol, I AM!

    But because it’s a SUNDAY game (and not SAT), I cannot attend:(

  208. Manny-O-War on

    Prust is injured. Probably playing at about 80%. The guys that’s 100% is White and Therrien seems to trust veterans more.

  209. See you guys next year.

    Rookie Goalie = MON wins next 4 games and sends us back home.

    Book it (, Danno)

  210. Larry Brooks nailed it actually. He called it a phony controversy.

    Basically this situation shows that the NHL, the NHL media, and the their network are Montreal Canadien cronies. Its bush-league.

    They are so desperate and upset because their goalie was injured that they are pulling out all the cards and creating a controversy to

    1) Get in the players heads, hoping to make them start worrying about retaliation etc etc etc.
    2) They are trying to mindscrew their own players in getting amped up over it.
    3) They are hoping it effects the way the Refs call the game.
    4) That Kreider is penalized for playing on the edge, or that he will back off himself bc of all the media buzz.

    Its pathetic and its obvious and its not gonna make a difference.

    But you get a glimpse at what a bunch of turds there are in prominent places in the NHL.

  211. Manny-O-War on

    It makes total sense why they would use it this way to motivate their team. I really have no problem with it. It’s a desperate form of motivation and it may serve to get their team distracted.

    I think Kreider plays better angry.

  212. SIOUX - Rangers in 5 on

    Did everyone get your Hat Trick picks in?

    Will the Rangers win, Habs get a power play goal, will Zucc get an assist?

    SeeeDubbb & Pappa Bear in the lead, Wicky and Gravy right behind.

    If I would have remembered I would be right there.

    Let’s Go Rangers!!!!

  213. SIOUX - Rangers in 5 on

    To rookies get the nod tonight.

    Do we score another TOUCHDOWN on them tonight?

  214. Czechthemout!!! on

    Rest assured the referees will equalize whatever advantage the Rangers may have in goal. The anti Rangers bias will be out in full force to appease the biggest bunch of whining fools in the NHL.

    Prust them.

  215. SIOUX - Rangers in 5 on

    Manny _Maybe you know Doodie: what do Beavers do with the wood when they are finished? Do they spit it out or swallow it?_

    Depends on the Beaver :)

  216. I wonder if that was PK Subban on a breakaway on Hank, instead of Kreider on Price, if there would have been a penalty shot called.

    I think there’s a chance.

  217. From a good friend of mine who lives in Montreal: “Sounds like you got a free pass to the finals”

    LMAO!! Canada has already surrendered! LGR!!

  218. “The anti Rangers bias will be out in full force to appease the biggest bunch of whining fools in the NHL.”

    The Rangers have consistently received more PP than the opposition all playoffs.

    If anything this should help the Rangers as the refs will be looking to protect Hank as well…

  219. so the backup of the backup is starting, great. We all know how well the rangers play against unknown goalies.

  220. Is there a truth to the rumor that Tokarski is net for the Habs tonight? Did anyone confirm this? Thanks.

  221. Norm Merton on

    There was no complaint about the play until after Price was determined to have a serious injury, which the trainer and medical staff evidently figured out between periods. The business of Kreider crashing into Price on purpose is completely fabricated, in order to motivate the team I suppose, and a lame effort at motivation if ever their was one. Nobody who’s played the game thinks it was anything but what it was. On a breakaway, defenders need to be careful not to trip, unless they want an outcome like the one we’ve just seen. Putting in the rookie goalie makes sense — it will encourage some strong team defense by the home team, which should make it easier for the Rangers to defend as well.

  222. There is no reason whatsoever for Kreider to fight. None. He’s been killing them with his speed and shot. He shouldn’t change a thing.

    And I’m not worried about all this bru ha ha created by Montreal. They have enough seasoned guys on this team, including the coach to ignore most of it. It won’t matter once the puck drops tonight.

  223. The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that is the way to bet.

  224. Stanley Kowalski in in net? Is he desirous of being dropped off at the arena by a streetcar?

  225. Norm! Excellent point about defenders possibly learning that there could be bad concequences when it comes to hauling down a speadster on a breakaway.

  226. SIOUX - Rangers in 5 on

    Oh Canada …….. 0-2 for Canada after tonight.

    Rangers sweep on the Road!

  227. Norm is still trying to shovel himself and his Volvo out of his driveway. Pay him small attention.

  228. SIOUX - Rangers in 5 on

    THE Kreider is a better player when he’s on edge, so beware if they wake up *THE KREIDER*.

  229. Dreamed I was an Eskimo
    Frozen wind began to blow
    Under my boots and around my toes
    The frost that bit the ground below
    It was a hundred degrees below zero…

  230. Enough of this nonsense about Kreider running Carey Price. As we all watched Kreider slide into the goal–and into Price–didn’t it occur to folks, especially the crowd in Montreal, that Kreider could easily have wound up like Stamkos did earlier this year when he broke his leg with a similar fall and slide? Enough already!

  231. thats what i was gonna say. that verse either has one extra word or is short one line

  232. Norm Merton on

    The government has yet to issue me a Volvo, even though I have several children. Doesn’t seem right.

  233. Prust’s comment about “accidentally on purpose” and “we’re in the NHL, we all know how to fall” supports my hypothesis that too many head shots to a middleweight farm boy from Canada can make the boy a little loopy.

  234. Coos / Tomb, the light changed green. No chance too proof it. Be my guest though and edit if necessary.

  235. Matty"WhyNot!!"Boy on

    Our team has really never been a good ‘put ’em away’ team. When we have the advantage, we usually lose it.

    I believe this time is different my friends. I believe this is a galvanized, metallic, mentally strong-like-bull team.

    I believe we win tonight!!!

    LGR!!! LGR!!! LGR!!!

  236. Matty"WhyNot!!"Boy on

    Uh….Eric…..just a little joke. Gotta loosen us up, you know!!!!

  237. We go from Cinderella feel to team with extreme pressure. Prosperity never been good in this organization.

    THIS KID PLAYS AWESOME TONIGHT WATCH OUT.

  238. I hope so ilb…

    Matty is channeling Greg!

    Oh, I hate late starts!!!

    Off til Go Time all….LGR!!!

  239. Dustin Tokarski? Is this a joke?

    Rangers should be smelling blood and should look for the sweep here…

    Galchenyuk is good. Boys will have to keep a close eye on him.

  240. They way the Habs, their Coach and their fans are whining about this, they deserve to be swept.

  241. Matty"WhyNot!!"Boy on

    I really wanted to beat them at their best. Now, eternally, if they lose, there will be a Kreider-gate excuse.

  242. This is how NYR can prove they’re a team that can seriously compete for the Cup. A team is playing their AHL starter in net. A guy with a handful of NHL games, and no NHL playoff experience. Big opportunity here. Show some killer instinct!

  243. Admiral Akbar on

    MATTY —

    …and if we win, it will be because Price wasn’t in goal.

  244. Admiral Akbar on

    This has now become a “must-win” series.

    Win — and it’s because we are expected to with Price out…

    Lose — and it will be another story of ridicule in Rangers long history.

  245. iManny-O-War on

    Everyone better still be panicked. There are two ways to win a hockey game and one is merely scoring more goals. As bad as Tokarski could potentially be, we could still give up more goals.

    Or Tokarski could have a good game and even up the series and get some cofidence

  246. iManny-O-War on

    Good call, ORR. The Habs have no reliable backup. But it’s still horrifying. I wish we were facing Price

    I told you guys, my panic level is heightened now because of what Akbar said. It’s now embarrassing if we lose. I will be MUCHO upset.

    97:1

  247. Admiral Akbar on

    IManny —

    You get it.

    Can you imagine how painful it will be to lose to this friggin AHL’er??? At least losing to Price, it would be with “honor.” This is downright scary.

    I begin this game with one foot on the Ledge…!

  248. Lol, 97:1

    Surprisingly low ratio for me. Worst case scenario we come home one, one. I take that all the time, always.

  249. Be even more heartbreaking for me be there in game 6 watching this kid tonarski knock us out.

    Terrified of what lies ahead.

  250. I don’t think the Habs miss Halak at all. That guy’s a fuggin baby.

    But I wonder if the Blues miss Halak. They’re letting Miller test free agency. Maybe they would have been better off with Elliot/Halak in net.

  251. iManny-O-War on

    I’m trying to keep my ratio from crossing 100, C-Dubs. *Realness* is crucial to me.

    *MALLARDS FOR PEACE*

  252. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    The rangers play so well on the road because it quiets the home crowd making it sound like MSG, thereby a home game for our boys.

  253. Should we lose this series now this will linger in all your minds for years to come.

    One thing losing cup final in 5 6 games to hawks but losing now before chance to some kid in diapers is horrifying

  254. I guess it’s true. Money can’t buy you love. Oh Prusty……ye olde hypocrite

  255. Admiral Akbar on

    It’s a trap!

    Therrien will look like a genius, playing the minor leaguer to become sudden underdog, with a chip on shoulder!

  256. Eric! I haven’t done this in ages, but newspaper to your nose. That is not a positive way to start the nigght!

  257. iManny-O-War on

    Amen, Akbar.

    Get it through your heads: Dusty Toque could play horrible and the Habs could still win!

  258. Rangers need to take advantage early. Scored 2 goals early and this kid’s confidence will be shot.

    Rangers’ focus should be to get the first 2!

  259. eric, please stop with the drama, have a beer, take a valium, it will all be ok, rangers will prevail.

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