Local Papers Coverage of Game 7 (links)

Newsday

Rangers beat Flyers in Game 7 to advance to series against Penguins

Rangers need their top players to be better in next series against Penguins

Rangers vs. Penguins schedule

NY DAILY NEWS

NY Rangers beat Philadelphia Flyers in Game 7, will face Penguins on Friday

NY Rangers Daniel Carcillo helps spark Game 7 win with goal

 

Goodbye Philly – Hello Pittsburgh

Seven games. I thought 6, maybe even 5. Coulda been that way if the Rangers played the way they have, fast in on the D, pressure, then turnovers, on a more steady basis. You saw periods where the Rangers OWNED the ice. Mason, a serviceable goalie, not on the level of Hank, but serviceable. He kept the Flyers in the series, let alone games 2, 4, and 6, and kept the score from ballooning out of control in the games the blueshirts won. Now, we will get to shoot on Fluery.  Fluery…..the inconsistent. In the Columbus series he let in some stinkers. Let’s hope that continues. Columbus gave them fits. We have a similar team. Enough said. They have superstars Syndey and Malkin…..We have Nash (who HAS to break out of his playoff malaise sooner or later) and St. Louis and Richards. Not worried there. Our D is just as quick, and a bit better defensively. Strahlman was a beast in game seven v. Philly. Big Mac might have to be a little bit better than he was in the Philly series. Girardi steady as always. Staal the same. Need to get some offense out of the back 6, as we have all year. PP will come around, PK good as usual. I would like to pick Rangers in 6, but we all know, they like to make life difficult for all of us fans, so it’ll probably go seven. Image

Updated Site! New Theme, New Layout, SAME Goodness!

Been on hiatus for quite some time. Glad to be back, and at just the right time. Playoff time. Better than Christmas morning, better than the 4th of July, better than almost anything…..playoff hockey. After a night of nail biting, screaming into pillows, and throwing various objects (that I could without causing concern for my wife and kids), we are now standing on the precipice that is the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. 16 started, 8 are left. In the East we have Boston v. Montreal (which hopefully goes seven games with a bunch of OT), and the Blueshirts get to dance with Syndey (spelled like that on purpose for obvious reasons to Ranger fans). The West has Kings v. Ducks, and Minny v. Chicago. All good matchups, Let the games begin….again.

 

Series Finale! Rangers – Ottawa Tonight!

Ahhhhh. Nothing better then a game 7, especially if we get the “W”. If the Rangers can put together a solid 60 minutes (or more if OT comes a knockin), then we march on into the second round of this years playoffs. And, if we do march on, we have the Washington Capitals waiting in the wings. As the old cliche goes….we can’t look ahead past today’s game though. As a fan , you have to have confidence in this team, that was almost a President’s Trophy winner. That we are playing a seventh game against Ottawa really isn’t a surprise…that team was the worst possible match up for the blue shirts. As long as the officials don’t allow penalty kicks or yellow card anyone, we should do OK, better than OK, we will win. We have a solid team. We are at MSG….OUR HOUSE! Bring it!

(This is in no way to be perceived as cockiness….but confidence)

New York Links

NY POST – Rangers winger knows spotlight is on in tonight’s Game 7

NY DAILY NEWS – NY Rangers looking for Madison Square Garden crowd to be lively for Game 7 vs. Ottawa Senators Thursday

NY TIMES – Banged-Up Rangers Hope to Feel Better After Game 7

OTTAWA LINKS

Ottawa Citizen – Senators believe this Game 7 will be different

Ottawa Sun – Sens need to make Game 7 history

Sens’ Karlsson needs to do more