So, last “It’s Go Time!” of the season? Or just the second of three games in four nights? The winner tonight takes on the Boston-Toronto Game 7 winner, probably starting Wednesday. It would be on the road if it’s the Rangers, right here in D.C. if it’s the Capitals. By… Read More →
OK. So for the third time in four playoff series, and in the span of 13 months, your Rangers are headed to another heart-attack Game 7 for you. Take out the Pepto or the adult beverage or whatever helps you get through these games. Thoughts: 1) I think I told… Read More →
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So I was going to try to write something witty to get youse off the ledges, or something about how this is not really over. Well, maybe I should go that way, because what this series has shown us, and pretty much all the other series have shown us, and… Read More →
The NHL again treated its fans like garbage and waited until today to announce the starting times for Sunday, and even though it’s Mother’s Day, the league is still holding you up until tonight if you want to make plans for that day. So this is the best the NHL… Read More →
I kept watching all the other playoff series going on and wondered why they all seemed so much more intense than these Rangers-Capitals games, why there was so much more nasty in those games, so much more tempo and hitting. Until Game 4. Welcome to the playoffs, Rangers and Capitals… Read More →
Another crucial game. More crucial, actually. What the Rangers accomplished in Game 3, with a 4-3 victory, was to provide themselves a chance to make this a series. Now they need to follow up with another win or, obviously, they fall behind three games to one. Though that type of… Read More →
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First, apologies for all the tech difficulties lately. I have no idea what’s going on. We had some dead audio, and this blog post without photos, and no photo gallery. I will let you know later if we’re doing a Live Chat today. Onto Game 3 … So is it… Read More →
A little history lesson, which means not much: The Rangers have been down 0-2 in a best-of-seven series 19 times (and 0-2 in a best-of-five once) and have only come back to win one of those series, in 1996 vs. Montreal. In those 20 instances, the Rangers were swept eight… Read More →
Happy Cinco De Mayo. Well, your boys are sure in a hole now, and even if it’s one out of which it would be possible to dig, it seems miles deeper because of their inability to cobble together even one legitimate goal in two-plus games in this series, against a… Read More →
Truth is, this isn’t an actual “Must Win.” Plenty of teams have come back from 0-2, especially if returning home 0-2, and certainly against better teams than Washington and better goalies than Braden Holtby. That said, though, this is a mammoth game for the Rangers because they proved in Game… Read More →
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Down 1-0 in a series isn’t the end of the world ever, at all. I fully expect this series to be 1-1 after two, 2-2 after four, only because most series are that way, and you know what we saw last night? We saw that these teams are pretty even…. Read More →
Game 1. Rangers at Capitals. Ya boys finally end their league-imposed playoff lockout with Game 1, and their fourth meeting in five years with the Caps. The Capitals ended their season 11-1-1. The Rangers ended their season 10-3-1. Neither team played a very difficult schedule down the stretch. As you… Read More →