Game 5: Rangers at Kings … It’s Go Time!


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Rangers at Kings.


I ask again, as I did last game, is this the season’s final Go Time!?

Maybe not.

On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the most famous night and game in franchise history, the Rangers have a chance to extend the Stalney Cup Final.

Before I forget, Win, Lose or OTL, I will have a nice story about that June 14, 1994 night tomorrow. Spoke to three of my faves (and yours, The Captain, Mr. Conn Smythe, and the 52-goal scorer).

Which kind of reminded me that the Kings are going into a similar Game 5 as that team did. Of course that team, on home ice with a chance of a coronation, lost and had to go seven … which is exactly what this 2014 Rangers team hopes happens. Rangers in 7 is the only way to victory now, just as it has been in five of their last six series wins.

The Kings also, as I’ve mentioned, played a similar series in 2012 against the Devils, winning Games 1 and 2 in overtime, winning Game 3 via shutout, losing Game 4 3-1 (it was 2-1, like this year, before the empty-netter). Then they lost Game 5, too, before winning the Cup in Game 6.

Henrik Lundqvist, and his team, is 11-2, 1.30, .959 in the last 13 elimination games.

The Stanley Cup record for games played is 26 (Philadelphia in 1987, Calgary in 2004). Game 5 will be Los Angeles’ 26th and the Rangers’ club record 25th.

It will also be the 93rd game of these playoffs, breaking the record of 92 set in 1991.

The Rangers are the 27th team in Stanley Cup Final history to face a 3-0 series deficit (since the NHL adopted the best-of-seven format in 1939), but just the seventh to avoid a four-game sweep.

Teams Facing 3-0 Series Deficit, Stanley Cup Final History
Lost in 4 Games: 20
Lost in 5 Games: 3
Lost in 6 Games: 1 (New Jersey in 2012 vs. Los Angeles)
Lost in 7 Games: 1 (Detroit in 1945 vs. Toronto)
Won in 7 Games: 1 (Toronto in 1942 vs. Detroit)


After the game, vote for the Three Rangers Stars in the poll on the left.

Twitter: @RangersReport.

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  1. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan THE logo!!!"...says Greg L. on


    Tonight’s game folks is gonna be a reallllll DANDY!!!

    LETS DO THIS!!! Lets og go gog gogoogoggog oggoo!!!


  2. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan THE logo!!!"...says Greg L. on



    I wonder what Brassard would say..?

  3. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan THE logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    The Place will be rock N cause it’s HACKEYYY tonight!!!!

    Is this thingy on?

  4. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan THE logo!!!"...says Greg L. on


  5. Cups never been touched on a Friday 13th. Champagnes iced down already again. Not sure I’d be doing that if I was Kings.

  6. @samweinman

    This was a tough day at the US Open. Tight pins? Fast greens? No, I was preoccupied thinking about Game 5 tonight. #LetsGoRangers

  7. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Brassard – “I’m scoring the first goal. We are winning game 5.”

  8. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan THE logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    SAM SAM SAM SAM Sam who? Hahaha We know Sammmmm!!

    LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO!!! Someone take out Carter!!

  9. Za'rat (TheOtherGuysGreed) Jones on



    If any penis horders say otherwise, they have to deal with me!

  10. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    No neggys

    Pozy pozy pozy

    Sexy Brassard will score. Sexy Nash will score too.

  11. Za'rat (TheOtherGuysGreed) Jones on


    are you ill? Will you not be around for our game seven victory?

  12. Stranger Nation on

    Full Moon
    Henk’s 666th game
    Friday the 13th

    Let’s make plastic town all sad

  13. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan THE logo!!!"...says Greg L. on


    LETS DO THIS!!!!

  14. Stranger Nation on

    Say you just can’t live that negative way,
    If you know what I mean;
    Make way for the positive day,

  15. Za’rat I hope our sexy boys play a game seven. It’s just a ritual.

    Right back at you, Mama!

    E3, you are also a sexy man.

  16. Stranger Nation on

    ‘Cause it’s news- news and days
    New time and if it’s a new feelin’, yeah!
    Said it’s a new sign
    Oh, what a new day!

  17. Remember my promise should we win tonight we make history. Tonight is a freaking daunting task.

  18. If carp didn’t tell the old post that there was a new post, I would have been there all night. Don’t you guys know bros before posts?

  19. Quick is the one that has to play the game of his life, not Hank!

    Go time
    Go time
    Go time
    Go time
    Boom chugga lugga lugga
    Boom chugga lugga lugga

  20. Stranger Nation on

    Sorry FG, but Papa Carp told us it was game time post and we came running over

  21. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Who oooooooo oooooo is Mr. Brown?

    Mr brown is a clown who drives thru town in a coffin

  22. I’d much rather spend this game with you guys than anyone I could have invited over tonight

    This blog is like that Scarlet Johansen computer girlfriend

  23. Brassard hags Kreider zucc our speed guys need a big game. Nash is useless and richy. If they contribute great asi dint expect them too

  24. Olcyzk acts like he was never a Ranger

    The last time he checked, his only ring said NYR

    If Messier didn’t like him, he’d have always been a middling Midwest palooka

  25. The Rangers had to lobby for Olczyk to get his name on the Cup because he didn’t meet the qualifications.

  26. Looks like Kreider back with Stepan, Nash … don’t know yet if that means Richards back with Hagelin and St. Louis …

  27. Eddie Eddie Eddie on


    Our sexy boys must, and will, win tonight.

    I’m dancing naked

  28. Thank heavens we have Carp….I gotta pay attention….be back when I can…LGR!!!!!!!!!

  29. Carp, I think the 4th line has been such an effective weapon. It was a shadow of itself with Richards on it… I hope he puts the lines back together..

  30. Morning after Games 1 & 3 I had to wake up early for work and endure unpleasant conversations with my boss about the game (he had good intentions). I have to work in the AM. C’mon, NYR, win this one!




    Just got home from the oil patch, just in time for GO TIME.

    Let’s do this!!!

  32. Stranger Nation on

    would move Moore between Richy and Marty and hags over with Boyle and Double Ds. Guess which line would have a better chance of scoring?

    Need Boyle at center to beat on Carter.

  33. LA messing with the King? Putting the flag and a line of people right in front of him?

  34. They’re gonna call interference on NYR tonight. THink they do same to Queens?

  35. Matty"WhyNot!!"Boy on

    Really pretty clear Staal can’t see what’s going on at his feet. Puck must look like a pea to him.

  36. Off zone penalty sets us back on heels. 3 guys including Dom Moore can’t clear crease.

  37. Gregm-section403 on

    Driving to Disney with the kids. XM radio has Kenny and Dave, and not the LA announcers. Nice to hear them.

  38. Za'rat (TheOtherGuysGreed) Jones on

    I said POZY POZY POZY!

    We’re going to win the Stanley cup!

    Yay rangers!

  39. iManny-O-War on

    Vigneault will probably waste this PP By putting Nash and Richards on the ice.

  40. Stranger Nation on

    Girardi fakes pass, opens shooting lane and then passes it across to be tipped out of zone

    please get him off PP point – horrendous

  41. Great zone time save it for October. We need goals. Bury your chances may not be a tomorrow.

  42. Kings don’t give much space in any zone.

    3 solid chances to score, we need to burry the puck.

  43. Matty"WhyNot!!"Boy on

    agreed, Sioux. They are swarming. Only speed will beat them tonight. Gonna be tough.

    Next goal = HUGE.

  44. Quick is leaving rebounds.. We need to be there for them! I want to see desperation!

  45. Step and Kreider look good. Too bad they don’t have Kristo to bury the puck :)

    Maybe they could win the Silver like they won the Gold!

  46. Matty"WhyNot!!"Boy on

    Carpy, why would any coach put Richards out there? Play other lines that have a chance, no? Should put MSL and Hags out there, though.

  47. How many big rebounds are going to just sit there waiting for NYR to figure out where it is? Has happened all series long.

  48. Rob in Beantown on

    I sincerely hope we win this game. BUT if we’re going to lose, I hope LA piles it on soon instead of drawing it out.

  49. Matty"WhyNot!!"Boy on

    Sorry about the off season comment, but I REALLY hope the Icelanders or Derbils try to sign Richards this summer. Nice to know they have an anchor.

  50. Matty"WhyNot!!"Boy on

    Hate to say it, but I like the opportunities. Quick is leaving some.


  51. We seem to have no idea where the puck is on sooo many plays all over the ice … WTF?

  52. Carp – Every other post doesn’t go through again.

    I keep getting “This page cannot be displayed”

    Anyone else with this issue?

  53. Rob in Beantown on

    He was way out of the crease and Pouliot wasn’t looking.. Kind of lame

  54. POO gets called for interference twice with QUICK outside the crease. Henrik has King laying on top of him in the crease, no call.

  55. Quick is a full foot out of the paint, as he’s crashing the net.

    I’m not mad at Pouliot on that one, he’s looking for the puck.

  56. iManny-O-War on

    If a goaltender isn’t in the crease or the trapezoid he’s fair game.

    NHL = Pansification

  57. I’d have to see he rule, but then the Kings should have at least gotten a minor in Game 2.

  58. Kings can go into Hanks space but it’s OK for Quick to go into our guys space. That was Quick Hitting Pouilot not other way around.

  59. Now ….. How can a guy lay on Hank in the paint and Hank doesn’t get the call.

    Is BEYOND me!!!!

  60. Matty"WhyNot!!"Boy on

    Apparently crease doesn’t matter. If it’s Pullout, it’s a penalty.

  61. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Hank gets run in game 2 in the crease – no call

    Quick gets hit outside the crease – penalty

  62. FWIW, I thought none of them should have been penalties, but the LAK goal should have been disallowed.

  63. Not a terrible period. Certainly much better than the 2nd half of game 4. Hate to agree with the announcers, but the rangers are trying to be too cute with their shots in terms of going high. YOU MUST hit the net, especially on the PP..

  64. NOT a first good period.

    All the quality chances, and nothing to show for it.


  65. Are we ever gonna be in position for one of these rebounds? Is anyone ever gonna get a good shot off of extended possession or will we circle jerk it around all night and pray a King falls down?

  66. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Might be a good omen to be down after one….score on the PP, all will be good

  67. Please put them out of their misery. Enough of the “bad bounce” excuses…Kings superior in every way.

  68. Za'rat (TheOtherGuysGreed) Jones on

    I will hold the fort! I will be POZY. Just me. Cause you’re all quitters. I expect to see all of you cheering for the islanders next year. You want to lose!

    The cup will be raised in LA on Tuesday night! By Henrik Lundqvist!


    You’re Negys are making me so upset! I wanna cry!

  69. Do You Remember that scene….

    When the Team was down…

    And SIOUX gave that speech

    Well THAT’s what I’m saying now!!!

  70. I wonder if the Kings now respect the Rangers or if they figure Eh, we should’ve won in four or five

  71. Agreed Carp. Gotta be harder on the net both ends… but the officiating inconsistencies keep some player tentative.

  72. Gotta think guys be getting frustrated by the realization that no on the team can score

  73. I predict that if Nash has any points in this series it will be in one of these final games.

  74. 40 minutes left.

    Boys need to step up!

    MSL needs to bury the next one.

    Richards is worthless, Kristo on 1 foot would be better than this retread. I feel sick that I stuck up for him earlier in the week, saying he still has his shot. To High and off the glass isn’t going to cut it.

  75. He needs TWO to make up for it.

    The Moscow Mules are going down to easy.

    Need to switch to BLUE! Need a GOAL first :)

  76. Carp is in a ’70s floating pool chair in that disgusting motel pool, with popcorn in his chest hair, a beer in his lap and his laptop on his gut

  77. “Eric
    Next ranger game 87 days October 9th at Montreal to open

    June 13th, 2014 at 9:04 PM”


  78. Carp

    U bring the non fan on here. Do rangers get back to cup final in the hank era. Figure 7-9 years

  79. iManny-O-War on

    Stralman can’t replace Richards. The only option is Diaz or another guy that can get the puck on net. Maybe……………………. No one?

  80. Boiler, yes. I thought the goal in Game 2 should have been disallowed without a penalty.

  81. Olga Folkyerself on

    Got a new drink for tonight – Stolichnaya and Prune Juice.

    I call it a “Russian Through”

  82. total crap shoot, eric. Ask San Jose. Ask Pittsburgh. Ask this year’s Boston and Chicago and Anaheim.

  83. Zucc-Brass-POO will have to win this for the Rangers.

    Nash couldn’t bury a bone in the backyard.

  84. Does feel like another shutout brewing- part our fault

    Blog on the fritz bc carp and laptop fell into the pool

  85. Can AV hire an assistant that can teach sniviling cheating interference and face-off cheating?

  86. If the Kings are just soooo much better then why do they need the extra help with all their cheating being ignored? Let them win playing fairly? D-bags of NHL

  87. iManny-O-War on

    If I let it out Carp would ban me. I hate going out with a pathetic effort.

    Nash is useless. I’m so sick of his back check. If that is all he’s gonna do put him on 4th line with Richards. Useless at this level.

  88. I see no urgency or desperation. “Leaving it all on the ice” is all talk. Kreider playing like it is a friggin exhibition game.

  89. Kings are taking EVERY inch of the ice away.

    Ranger can’t get any Momentum going.

    Lots’ of time left, but I feel we will have to get Lucky, to score.

  90. iManny-O-War on

    Maybe effort is the wrong word then. They aren’t executing. And sure the Lings are taking space but 80% of the Forwards can’t handle the puck right now.

  91. Matty"WhyNot!!"Boy on

    Pullout tripped behind the play allowing the 3 on 2. No call.

    This is the comeback call.

  92. Zev the welder on

    If they don’t convert here, it’s over. Nows the time!!! Let’s Go Rangers!!!!!

  93. Problem is when we get too made and too aggressive we get in trouble with the principles. Maybe it’s the uniforms. Refs expect the black jerseys to be nasty and let it go.

  94. Try and stretch the ice. Have find way get speed going. Need long passes get pucks behind there def

  95. My wife is at Book Club asked the progress. When I told her she said 3rd period is Rangers. They will score 2

  96. iManny-O-War on

    Nash on the ice is like giving the Lings a PP. (Yes I’m leaving it Lings.)

  97. THE SAVES the DAY!!!

    MSL is going to get the WINNER WINNER Chicken Dinner goal :)

    It could happen.

  98. iManny-O-War on

    The Rangers have an extra mountain to overcome called horrendous officiating.

  99. iManny-O-War on


    Hagelin and Boyle rule. And they aren’t out there together if Moore isn’t in The box.

  100. Za'rat (TheOtherGuysGreed) Jones on

    I told you numbskulls to be POZY!

    I singlehandedly POZY’d 2 goals.

    No Negys!

    Yay rangers!

  101. Gregm-section403 on

    Weeeeee. Put your seatbelts on. Get ready for 20 minutes of either agony or extacy.

    Bring it back to MSG!!

  102. I think I heard that the Kings might be a good comeback team, and a good third-period team, though. Not sure where I heard it.

  103. Onecupin74yearsandcounting on

    Where was the penalty on Moore ? right call it from 30 feet away .. c’mon go for the Jugular or Onions

  104. I can’t breathe. Start pacing now. This will be 20 mins of pure agony. 2-1 doesn’t hold up. We need one a 3rd.

  105. Gravy – IF Boyle gets the game winner, can he fall OFF the WBM?

    Just think about it,

    you don’t have to get up yet,

    just start thinking …… ok?

  106. Max Talbot scored his team’s only two goals in a Stanley Cup Finals Game 7 win.

    Ruslan Fedotenko accomplished the same feat.

    Dime a dozen.

  107. What’s that D-man award that Doughty thinks he’s getting. Got burnt pretty good by a fourth line grinder.

  108. Matty"WhyNot!!"Boy on

    HEY, PIERRE, was that Drew Doughty, you know, the BEST defenseman in hockey, getting turned around by fourth liner, Boyle??????

    Norris Trophy candidate, Drew Doughty????

    And, how about that pass to Kreider, Pierre, on the first Ranger goal. Know who that was? Some defenseman named MacDonough. Never heard of him, huh??????????????

  109. I said it before and I’ll say it again, Hank CAN’T give up another goal. This time he needs to hold the lead in LA. Find a way!

    Sure would be nice if the boys can make life easy for him and limit the chances and score some more goals.

  110. Matty"WhyNot!!"Boy on

    IS it possible that even Gary Buttman is rooting for us to hold on here?? Would be SO GOOD for hockey and NY to bring this back….

    CMON BOYS!!!!


  111. The K said, “I was just standing in front, Mac and the guys on the boards did all the work.” Hard to not like this guy, a lot.

  112. The Big Whistle: “Boyle went around Doughty like a cigar store Indian.”

    “Boyle went around Doughty like a hoop around a barrel.”

  113. God only knows what will be. But the trolls who were out in full throat and throttle a few days ago on this board are shameful when they contribute and even, in their absence, when they don’t.

  114. 20 Minutes until game 6 at MSG!!!!

    Keep the foot ON the GAS!!!

    Hags, Kreider, Zucc, just keep flying!!!

  115. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan THE logo!!!"...says Greg L. on



  116. Hank was almost as good in that period as Richter was in Game 6 in NY in ’94 before the NYR got on the board.

  117. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan THE logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    960 facebook likes Carp…yer gonna hit 1000!!!

  118. I agree with Eric.. WE MUST ATTACK! We need the puck in their end as much as possible. Tenacious forechecking and cycling down low. None of this “Torts style” defensive shell nonsense.

  119. Boyle. Beeeast!
    Got to admire/love AV. Takes hagelin out after the miscommunication covering the point, TALKS to him on the bench, throws him back in, and he gets the key assist.


  120. Sioux, I don’t make the WBM rule. Ok, I do, but he’s there until he’s not a Ranger. Unless you can convince other boneheads that he’s valuable even when he doesn’t score.

  121. Good thing that goalie drive to net wasn’t against Quick, we’d have to score another Shortie on them.

  122. I guess the Rangers are playing 200′ keep it away hockey.

    4 minutes killed playing keep away.

    not sure I’m a fan of it.

  123. 2012 team protected third period leads much better; shortened the bench, defended better. I know, you’re not supposed to say anything good about that team

  124. Inthearmsofbrianboyle on

    Miami – THE is now the oficiall non-Wild player of the day in the Town Hall Brewery in Minneapolis.

  125. AV with amazingly quick shifts. It is not allowing any puck possession down deep for us. But, maybe AV realized they were completely gassed in the 3rd period of game 4.

  126. Not pretty, but 6 minutes are killed.

    Not a bad start.

    Making no mistakes.

    I feel the Rangers are going to catch the KINGS with dead legs one of these shifts.

    Next goal is HUGE!!

  127. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Rangers love winning elimination games 2-1. Let’s hope this is one of them as well…

  128. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Rangers have really settled things down Total control of the play. Kings looking frazzled.

  129. The compete level in the NHL finals is higher than the finals of any of the other sports

  130. Maybe now game tied freakimg play again. You saw that coming for minutes. Turnovers at blue line.

  131. Again since everyone thinks the Kings are soooooo much better why do they ALWAYS need help from the Refs?????

  132. 4generations 4 cups on

    absolutely atrocious. the amount of calls in this series that are going the other way is just not funny at this point

  133. Girardi with another icing.

    Why the EFF can’t NASH poke a puck home like that? Oh, wait, because he’s never in front of the net. Just pathetic.

  134. Brad Richards cost us the game what a piece of crap since his give away its been all downhill

  135. Admiral Akbar on

    once again these gawdamn referees deciding a byfuglien game.

    I am so tired of this crap!!

  136. Olga Folkyerself on

    Rangers still holding a no goal lead… The job is not done just clearing your zone.

  137. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Brassard – “I’m winning this game and the goal I score will be a beauty”

  138. We really should put a list of playoff penalties that were beyond bad after this season. Since we do love torture as Ranger fans. It will be long

  139. why you can’t take such short shifts. Every time the Rangers get the puck out of the zone they are just dumping it and giving LA the puck shift after shift.

  140. Admiral Akbar on

    That tripping call has me in fumes.

    I can’t believe this is happening.

    This league has turned into a big joke.

  141. They came out in the period trying to sit on a one goal lead rather than doing what they did for 2 periods. Don’t understand it.

  142. iManny-O-War on

    The Kings are dominant boys. Dominant. Our guys are playing scared and right. Bad combo

  143. This dump and change nonsense started this freaking assault. Kreider needs to be sat. Turnover waiting to happen. Skate the puck out high clears flip

  144. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Why does every rangers carrying the puck out of the zone drop pass deeper into the zone where a king picks up the puck???????? Why????????

  145. The Ranger strategy of starting the period with short shifts and dump ins in a 1 goal game was incredibly stupid.

  146. I love you Guys.

    But this BLOG can NOT handle the traffic.

    Have to go to twitter.

    CARP I know it’s not your fault……

  147. As poor of a period as NYR played, all they gave up was a PP goal on a pathetic call. These officials are ruining the playoffs.

  148. It really bothers me when things are not fair and square. That penalty call on Zucc was a disgrace.. A freaking disgrace. Muzzin CLEARLY stuck out his leg and tripped zucc as he was trying to skate out of the zone. I am seething with anger.

  149. From the first shift to last shift that was a freaking utter disgrace. I know shorter shifts we all know within first 5 mind how that was going to play out.

  150. Carp with this team any little leak will cause the dam to break. Giradi must be hurt . He’s been terrible

  151. Yes the penalty was a joke, but so was the Rangers third period. Got what they deserved.

  152. Is it at all possible to win an OT this series? Come on play to drag everyone back to NYC!!!

  153. Conn smythe contenders……Gabby, Justin Williams, Kopitar, Hank, Quick……the refs

  154. It hasn’t been a good post season for the officials.


    It’s only cost the Rangers 2 games in the Finals.

  155. Za'rat (TheOtherGuysGreed) Jones on

    Girardi with the winner? Why not?

    We’re guaranteed to win!!! I never lose a guarantee.

    The cup is ours!

  156. What channel is this game on??? The NBC commentators nailed them on the Muzzin trip and the goal that never should have happened. Sorry I understand being down when such CRAP happens.

  157. Exactly, ORR. NYR have had TERRIBLE third periods. But yet, they’ve only allowed three third period goals, and TWO of them relate directly to a terrible officiating decision.

  158. As bad as NYR were, Hank was great. Hank could have shut them down that period. Could have been an NYR win.

    I wish these pieces of shyte would stay out of the series. All they’re doing is ruining everything.

  159. Za'rat (TheOtherGuysGreed) Jones on

    I’m gonna POZY this win all by myself! I’m GUARANTEEING a win. Not hoping.

    We’re winning this!

  160. Matty"WhyNot!!"Boy on

    Last game, there was a missed call on us, but not on a scoring play. It was a non-factor.

    The goalie interference call in Game 2 and this tripping call changed the series. No one will remember them when all is said and done.

    Shame on the NHL. Shame to have Crap ref’s.

  161. Admiral Akbar on

    Thanks Rangers, for an awesome season!

    Watching NYR on June 13th friggin rules.

  162. Zev the welder on

    Due for an ot win. Some odd feeling is telling me
    Richards will score it. Just not sure which one

  163. Onecupin74yearsandcounting on

    I want to wish the refs into the cornfield like Twilight zone

  164. Only certainty is when Richards or girardi will gift the Kings the Cup. I say within first five min of OT

  165. Matty"WhyNot!!"Boy on

    Any doubters in the hockey world now know who the best goalie in hockey is. Even if they lose, shouldn’t he be considered for the Conn Smythe anyway?

    I mean, really.

  166. Going to Banff in July maybe I’ll stop by uncle glens house n tell him we went to the finals

  167. No way we win this because that call will be the talk for next week. Hockey gods willbe right

  168. I don’t know about you guys, but this house celebrating.. we were sure the puck went in..

  169. My god. Klein has time, space, and the entire middle of the ice. So he shoots it up the wall into three Kings.

  170. Carp – I think I have a better chance winning the lottery than getting my post through.


    I hate to say this…….. but the Rangers are…..

  171. Matty"WhyNot!!"Boy on

    Hard to believe one shot and this season could be over. Great, great effort.

    CMON BOYS!!!!

  172. Za'rat (TheOtherGuysGreed) Jones on

    Just keep saying


    I’m calm. Just waiting for our win. Yaaaawwwwn..

  173. “iManny-O-War
    Mrs. Manny said they aren’t “fans” they are A-Holes

    June 13th, 2014 at 11:29 PM”

    MUCH LOVE for Mrs Manny!

  174. We got Nash for ‘finish.’ And he is. Finished that is. Come on boys — this is biblical suffering!

  175. Unless there’s some undiscovered prodigy playing on the streets of Timbuktu or in the heights of Kathmandu, Lundqvist is the best in the world. It’s that simple.

  176. I’m 1 for 5 one post.

    Way to slow……. we should call it the Richards blog.

    Still have a chance…… even though the KINGS have outplayed us.

  177. The Rangers are playing like a college team vs. an NHL team right now. They are beaten. They can’t generate any offensive pressure while it seems easy for the Kings to do so. LA clearly the superior squad.

  178. THE failing in both OTs. Why the hell would you try the same GF move that didn’t work the first time?

  179. I think Kreider was afraid cut to middle with def closing in his right. That’s why quick shot

  180. Poor, poor Henrik Lundqvist. This man has given his all to NYR for so many years, and this is what he gets in return.

  181. Za'rat (TheOtherGuysGreed) Jones on

    Not enough POZYs!!!!

    I want POZY POZY POZY!!

    Every gay man with me is supporting our beautiful boys!!

    Join us!!


  182. Admiral Akbar on

    Hey – I think the Rangers weren’t too bad in the OT. Much better than they were in any 3rd period this series.

    Hopefully they still have the legs to generate more chances and perhaps even a goal next period.

  183. Zev the welder on

    Agreed. Lundqvist having one of his greatest/best games.. Think it would inspire one of his teammates to score a goal.

  184. If Lundqvist were able to inspire teammates to score goals, NYR would have won the cup every year since he’s been on the team.

  185. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Third time is THE charm for THE. Another breakaway is in the cards.

    Our sexy boys must win this game.

  186. If CarBomb had Richie’s open looks, he would have potted one of them, plus he would crash the net plus he would play some defense.

  187. Carp
    I asked before the game if we lost 1-0 and Hank had over 40 CS? Well now he let 2 in after 4 periods with over 40 again. Your right if it’s only 5 games it hurts his chances but it wouldn’t be too far fetched. Btw #5 is on crystal meth

  188. “Eddie Eddie Eddie
    I’d tap that puppet chick

    June 13th, 2014 at 11:59 PM”


  189. D-Man gets the luck “save” there….. now that’s puck luck for the Kings.

    Nash put it on goal.

  190. I don’t care that it hit the blueliner’s stick. The guy needs to score a fuggin goal. The end.

  191. A FLUKE goal is going to win this game……

    Not sure who wins it……

    Rangers are do…

    I believe!

  192. I don’t know how Nash survives here next season. The heat on him will be enormous

  193. Admiral Akbar on


    Great season everyone. Have a great summer.

    Great job, Carp. Thank you for everything.

  194. It was going to be a “BANG BANG” play on either side.


    it happens when it gets to 2OT…..

    anything could happen.

  195. Braunschweiger on

    2 missed PP chances, the Kings are relentless. Our King and the Kings were winners

  196. Thanks for the great playoff run boys especially you HANK! Kings deserved it, were better, are better but the refs made it a shorter series and that flat out stinks. Congrats to the Kings

  197. Great season. Better than anyone could have expected. It’s tough, but a lot to be proud of.

  198. Wear your jerseys and hats proud comrades. So much pain. But also so much joys this season. I just turned it right off.

  199. What a GREAT RUN for our boys.

    Tough loss.

    They were a better team…..out boys had their chances.

    Love the Hank Gabby HUG!!!

  200. That sucked!! It was zucc’s man that scored…zucc and girardi had bad games.

    That being said, hell of a season, hell of a season!!


  201. MZA went the wrong way to cover. Still their most consistent skater the whole season overall.

  202. ThisYearsModel on

    How appropriate that the $7.8Million man could not put the puck into an empty net, and the series is over.

  203. I like the kings other than Sutter, Dougherty n Richards…..not bad for a opposing team

  204. Bettman is not pretty.
    Still pretty damn proud of our boys.
    We will live to acquire silver soon.

  205. One hell of a run. Ive been gone from the blog for about a week because i couldnt believe the negativity towards this club. BE PROUD OF THIS TEAM. Better team did win. There were horrendous calls but better team won. Hank deserves better. And he will get it.

  206. Admiral Akbar on

    We may have lost, but the Rangers battled their asses off. Every last player, coach, training staff, front office.

    It was a great run that should serve as inspiration and motivation for these guys to do it again

  207. TKID

    The King Is Dead.

    Four games with leads and the King without a ring could only hold one lead.

    King sized fail.

  208. Great run by the boys! The Kings are a much better squad, but still needed multiple overtimes to get their wins.

  209. Thanks, Carp for making this THE place to come for Rangers news.

    Thanks to all my fellow Rangers fans for sharing this incredible run.

    Thanks to the New York Rangers for giving us one of the greatest seasons in New York Rangers history.

    Thanks to HENRIK LUNDQVIST who deserves a MUCH better fate.

    Kings were better than us, but the refs directly helped them win two games. Could have gone either way.

    Bye Bye Richards

    And hopefully BYE BYE Rick Nash. Let’s call a spade a spade, the man is useless in a big spot. Proved it all year long.

    Proud to be a Rangers fan

  210. Tightest five-game final ever? Good for the Kings, who both played well and rode their luck. Great, memorable season for the Rangers.

  211. Reginald Dunlop on

    2 games go to overtime that shouldn’t have…….how about the Officiating being Accountable?????? Just once I would love to see one of those hockey know it alls be accountable….. NHL lacking behind the other sports…….should be able to send a pool reporter in and get answers but that would be accountability…JOKE

  212. jpg's sister on

    well i had hoped for a game 6 and more, but for a team that played so horribly at the beginning of the season, they really came a long way. should be proud.

    Though I admit I wanted the win as much as Lundqvist.

  213. Can’t say they didn’t try! Good overall season, but Nash was awful in the playoffs and Richards is showing his age! Get rid of them both and use the money to resign our good players! I would love to see them get rid of a couple of their dead weight D as well…

  214. It will take a few days for the hurt to go away and to put this season in perspective.

    Carp, thanks for this site and your GREAT reviews.

    Boneheads, thanks for letting me be part of this nutty group.


  215. The better team won. Just gotta tip your cap and hope the Rangers can keep this group together for next year, sans Richards of course.

  216. Hank was their best player, as advertised. They know what it takes, and they almost tasted it. They’ll be hungry next year, and their young players gained a ton of experience. It’s up to NY management to do what’s right in offseason and add a few missing players. Thanks, everyone on the blog for being true fans and friends. And thank you, Carp

  217. Hagerstown Md. Rangers fan on

    Once again the Rangers get victimized by an obviously egregious call. Bad calls and non calls in my humble opinion were the difference. Yes the Kings are bigger and stronger and arguably a little better but those calls were the difference. Too bad. No justice it seems.
    I can’t remember when the Rangers have ever received such favorable officiating. I’m sure I sound like I’m crying in my beer but these are the facts. Period.

  218. Onecupin74yearsandcounting on

    They played with heart and desire , I can’t remember a Ranger team from the past with no quit like these guys

    But when the Hockey gods say No.. its NO.. wasn’t their destiny.

  219. My cardiologist and bartenders would like to thank our boys for a great better than expected season.
    And a HUGE thank you to Carp for keeping the boneheads in the loop throughout the year.
    We’ll need at least one more Charp to keep us out of therapy over the summer.

  220. Lundqvist carried this team through most of the post-season. What a great, great goalie. Deserved better. Makes the Rangers contenders for a few years more.

  221. This isn’t on the officials folks, so relax.

    Our boys had a hell of a run!!

    Add a bit of size to our roster and we will be good 2 go

  222. Rangers clearly need upgrades on offense if they want to get to the next level. But we already knew that.

  223. jpg's sister on

    thanks carp, for all of the chats and great stuff all season

    jeff, disagree about Nash, he had the open net goal deflected or it would have gone in.

  224. Guys just ignore the troll this night. We know Hank is the main reason they even got this far.

  225. gotta believe on

    3 losses in overtime..overtime killed us. We could have one it all…just not meant to be..they left it all on the ice..thanks you rangers for a memorable season..hold your heads up

  226. Gifted games 2 and 5 with a non call and a bs call.

    Your boys were out matched at times but not dominated like many would have you believe.

    See ya Richards.

  227. Za'rat (TheOtherGuysGreed) Jones on

    I tried!!! I gave my all!!! But you jerks didn’t do POZY POZY POZY!
    Now it’s over. We lost cause you are the worst fans in all sports!!! EEE and one other were with me. It’s gonna be another 20 years because you people (minus this two) like to lose!

    You’re born losers!!

  228. we’ll have some chats, for sure. And we’re going to have a lot of reaction the next several days, then through the buyout period, the draft (do the have any picks?) and of course July 1.

  229. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan THE logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Game over , season over. Great year , Zucco is the man. Hank is awsome . Proud very proud of this team and our blog boneheads. You guys are great . Now everyone who wants to freak out go ahead… I shut off the tv after the goal was scored. Ill watch it in a few years. I need to chill out and I very happy the stress is over. Poor Hank , played his guts out.

  230. CARP – Thanks for another great YEAR of Ranger reviews!!!

    Great SEASON.

    Kings were the better team. 40 minutes of every game.

    We had our chances.

  231. Great run.

    Made even better by sharing it with you crazy Ranger knuckleheads!!!

    Carp is the Best!

  232. Braunschweiger on

    Great run, hope they build on the experience. lil closer to the start of next season.

  233. Zev the welder on

    Seriously. Never would of thought this team would be playing in June. Especially when they were down 3-1 to Pittsburgh. I’m proud of this team ( with the exception of Nash,Richards) they had one hell of a run!

  234. Brutal end but they had a great run this season. It was nice seeing the red, white, and blue in the finals again. Carp, thanks for the great site and game reviews. It was a pleasure to read win or lose.

  235. jpg's sister on

    I turned off the TV after the goal too. watching Craig Ferguson/ Late Late Show

  236. Got to play hockey on the last day possible. Aside from winning, can’t ask for much more.

  237. It sucks …… but anytime a Fighting Sioux CAPTAIN wins the Stanley CuP is priceless.

    Congrats Matt GREENE…. live doesn’t get much better than tonight. I’m happy for your success.

  238. Zev the welder on

    And a huge thank you to Carp! Every morning on my way to a miserable day at work, I check this blog and have some enjoyment reading your reviews and the Bomehead comments. Love it

  239. Hagerstown Md. Rangers fan on

    They probably need to find a trading partner to unload Nash. 7.8 mil way too much for what amounted to a checker. 3 goals pathetic. Heck Carcillo had 2.

  240. ThisYearsModel on

    After all these years of the Rangers ripping my guts out (other than 1994), you would think I would be able to handle it better. Nope, This is incredibly painful. All that, the great run and out in 5 games.

  241. Has there ever been a joke about how Rick Nash drives automatic because he can’t get anywhere near a clutch? I feel there’s a good joke there if someone puts in the work.

  242. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Ricardo – this was a great ride. A deep and sincere thank you. What a great series. An ever better run

  243. Tough watching that handshake line, knowing this fine group won’t be back together next year. WIll be a tough act to follow, though with Lundqvist, as we have seen, anything is possible.

  244. In short we got far more than we ever expected this season. Hats off to team AV & his asst coaches. It’s been great fun. A SUPER JOB CARP. Don’t know how you do it. Playing Two rounds of golf tomorrow to work off my frustration.

  245. Even if Nash scores 50 next year it’s not going to erase the memory of his playoff drought.

    Trade him please

  246. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Nash was physical and he was trying his assen off. Just couldn’t score. I’m not unhappy with his play

  247. Can’t wait to read all the great quotes from Richards and Nash about how frustrated they are and how they know they needed to step up. Really excited for those.

  248. Unless Nash is physically hurt some how (ex-shoulder cant shoot) there is no excuse for his play.

  249. ThisYearsModel on

    Sorry………in the cap era no team can afford a $7.8 Million penalty killer. If Nash would have contributed anything at all, this series is still going or the Rangers would have won it already. He is an epic failure as a Ranger in the playoffs. Henrik, McD, the other Rangers deserved better. See you in 20 years (maybe, I am old) the next time they get to the finals.

  250. Carp
    Thanks for all the awesome coverage and the charps (even though I only made one damnit)!!

  251. We could have 3 guys who try really hard and don’t produce for the same price as Nash.

  252. _Nash was physical and he was trying his assen off. Just couldn’t score. I’m not unhappy with his play_

    Nash had a solid series for a 3rd line grinder. Agreed. Sort of.

  253. Hagerstown Md. Rangers fan on

    Richards does have to go but unlike Nash when he scored those goals were meaningful. the 3 goals Nash scored not at all meaningful. Both need to be replaced.

  254. ThisYearsModel on

    The Boneheads and CARP are the only things that make this gut-wrenching series worth it. Thanks to you all!

  255. Before you guys start killing Nash about missing an “open net” due to a great D play by voynov btw, don’t forget the missed open net by Stepan in the first OT.

    Also the missed breakaway by kreider

  256. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    That was a hell of a game and a great series. Ya gotta tip your hat to the kings.

    Nash was trying. That is obvious. Just didn’t score. He had a good game. I know he’s paid to score….oh well. October can’t come soon enough.

  257. jpg's sister on

    jonathon quick saved his best games for stanley cup and no medal in the olympics

  258. i’m much more concerned about how the Rangers will be able to bring back Boyle, Zucc, Moore, Pouliot, Stralman and Brassard while adequately replacing Richards after the buyout.

  259. When people think we’re totally ripping this team up by amnestying Richards and (maybe?) trading Nash, remember we’re talking about our 9th and 10th best playoff forwards. Those are only big losses in name value.

    I’m going to go barf and I’m not going to stop until about August.

    (Thanks for another great one, Carp.)

  260. They probably can’t keep all of them AND get a legit center to replace Richards.

    Might have to trade Nash just because of that.

  261. “Before you guys start killing Nash about missing an “open net” due to a great D play by voynov btw, don’t forget the missed open net by Stepan in the first OT. Also the missed breakaway by kreider”

    those guys make pocket change.