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14 Post-game interviews

First this. As you saw, Alex Ovechkin claimed he was bracing himself to be hit, and that he hit Dan Girardi in the shoulder. OK. His coach — who has such a nice resume’ — backed him up, calling it “incidental contact” as both players, he said, were looking down.…

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659 It’s Go Time!

Rangers-Capitals Game 4. This is the first time in 73 years that the Rangers have played a game after one that lasted as long as 114:41. Ya boys are expected to dress the same lineup. I saw Stu Bickel getting loose, so I anticipate no changes. Nobody had anything to…

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47 Rangers at Capitals Game 4 today

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Please see the previous thread for the belated first-round predictions contest results. ******************************************* Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at WASHINGTON CAPITALS 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 4 (NYR leads 2-1) Saturday, May 5, 12:30 p.m. Verizon Center –…

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57 First-round predictions contest winners determined (we think)

Before we get to Game 4, we have two winners of the first-round predictions contest (apologies for the delay). I found two entries with seven out of eight series correctly predicted. Headzo appears to be our winner, having correctly predicted seven series, including the Rangers. Our runnerup, tf, also predicted…

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59 Post-practice interviews; Live Chat at 2 p.m.

Don’t forget, we’ve got a Live Chat coming up at 2 p.m. Be there. Capisce? ****************************************** The news: Brandon Dubinsky’s still on crutches, his right foot in a boot. Mats Zuccarello still wearing a removable cast on his wrist and not practicing with the team. A bunch of the Rangers…

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272 Rangers-Capitals Game 3 in review

Thoughts: 1) Holy shishkebob. I’d been covering this team since 1978, and had never seen one of these triple-overtimes. Saw them with the Islanders, saw them with the Devils. Never with the Rangers. And in my lifetime, there had only been one — the Pete Stemkowski game in 1971 –…

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6 Post-game notes

Courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 3 Verizon Center – Washington, DC NYR leads 2-1                 1st     2nd    3rd    3OT    T New York Rangers          0        1        0        1         2 Washington Capitals      0        1        0        0         1 Team Notes: – The Rangers defeated the Washington…

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1475 It’s Go Time!

Rangers-Capitals Game 3. Then we get a nice little hockey vacation and a stupid matinee for Game 4. Thank you, NBC. I am not expecting any lineup changes for the Rangers tonight, though I supposed it’s possible that Steve Eminger goes in for Stu Bickel. I doubt it. Brandon Dubinsky…

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83 Lundqvist, Malkin, Stamkos finalists for NHLPA’s Ted Lindsay Award

From the NHLPA:  NHLPA ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR 2011-12 TED LINDSAY AWARD Lundqvist, Malkin, & Stamkos voted by fellow members of the National Hockey League Players’ Association as finalists for the “Most Outstanding Player” award …First-time Ted Lindsay Award recipient will be named for 2011-12 TORONTO (May 2, 2012) – The…

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56 Post-morning skate interviews

The news from D.C.: Brandon Dubinsky is on the trip, but did not skate. Mats Zuccarello continued to skate before practice, but left the ice when the morning skate began. Alex Ovechkin is expected to play with Nick Backstrom tonight, which means more minutes, you would think. John Tortorella: Henrik…

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91 Rangers at Capitals Game 3 tonight

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at WASHINGTON CAPITALS 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 3 (Series tied 1-1) Wednesday, May 2, 7:30 p.m. Verizon Center – Washington, DC Rangers (Regular Season): 51-24-7 (109 pts), 1st in East Capitals (Regular Season): 42-32-8 (92 pts),…

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223 Post-practice interviews

When … your … fist hits the glass like a big old jackass that’s Amar’e (anybody want to join in?) Maybe those Nashville guys, thinking it’s still karaoke hour at the old bar? *******************************************  John Tortorella: Michael Del Zotto: Brian Boyle: Ryan Callahan: Dan Girardi:

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68 Live from MSG

Meeting an an optional skate this afternoon at MSG. Then ya boys board a train for D.C. and a nice stretched-out week (thank you NBC, I’m sure you only care about the fans, that’s why they’re not playing Friday, and instead they have to get up at the crack of…

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286 Rangers-Capitals Game 2 in review

Thoughts: 1) This from Braden Holtby, the kid goalie, who has it figured out right, better than a lot of youse who have been watching hockey for years: You look at the difference in the two games … We hit two posts last game, and they hit two this game.…

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44 Post-game notes, quotes

Courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 2 Madison Square Garden – New York, NY (Series tied 1-1) Team Notes: –        The Rangers were defeated by the Washington Capitals, 3-2, tonight at Madison Square Garden in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series. …

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24 Post-game interviews

Nothing much here, except that Henrik Lundqvist had a decent explanation for his turnover against Chimera … he was at the edge of the trapezoid and couldn’t play the puck until it came to him. John Tortorella: Henrik Lundqvist: Marc Staal: Ryan Callahan:

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