Too angry to talk about today’s game. The team quit. All the players quit….with the exception of maybe Dubinsky and Callahan. Our coach got the “Avery Treatment” today. Good John, tell Avery to behave, when you yourself can’t! Now he’s palying in a confused state…you’re watching from the Box upstairs…the team is in shambles. I, am a diehard through and through, but unless they can show some signs of life on Tuesday..they are done! I try to see the good in all this…we won the third period…and the second half of the game for that matter… and that’s all the good I can find right now. Let’s hope we take game 7 on tuesday. LET’S GO RANGERS!!!!!!!
With the Rangers gunning for their 4th win of this series, expect Washington to unload on Henrik (as if they haven’t been already). Let’s hope Avery can stay out of the box in the third period. Last but not least, we need Zherdev and Antripov to START contributing in this series. If we make it out of this round, we get Boston. We will need everyone running on all cylinders.
Oh yeah, and we’re up 2 games to nil. Tonight’s game will be exciting as we are back at MSG for some home cookin.
Looks like Ovechkin is trying to play games with the Ranger’s heads…I don’t think it will be a smart course of action.
I’m not that optimistic, but with a solid win in D.C., and a few more like that….BAM we’re in the 2nd round. I don’t want to look too far ahead, you know, take it one game at a time, (and whatever cliche you want to add!)…
Drury….leg or wrist?? This seems to the most protected secret this side of Area 51! He’s better suited to sit out a few games, especially if it allows him to heal enough to play productively. Let’s be honest, if it’s sore and hurting now, a few playoff games later, it’ll be way worse. So, do we keep Voros in and let Drury heal, or risk further damage on Drury’s undisclosed injury…that’s the million dollar question.
As far as the goalie matchup goes…well, Theodore never, ever, ever put fear into me when the Rangers would play him…I still feel that way. Pepper him with shots and you are guaranteed a few goals.
Here are todays links…I will start posting links from the opposing team’s city!
NY Post - TOO SOON TO CITE REDDEN TURN-AROUND
NY Daily News - Wade Redden’s experience helps shore up blue line for Rangers
Newsday - Redden, Rozsival praised by Tortorella
NY Times - Goalie Makes Difference as Rangers Own 1-0 Lead
Washington Post - Theodore Expects Second Chance
Washington Times - Theodore takes blame in Caps loss
Henrik saved our bacon again. His stop in the 3rd period off of Carcillo was typical Hank. Avery played a solid game. Callahan is showing why he continually is amongst the team leaders in minutes played. Naslund needs to build off of last nights performance, and start to roll. The team overall played a solid game.
After a solid game like last night, we are not only in the big dance, but could also do some damage. Will they get past the 2nd round? Who knows. It looks like we will faceoff against either the Caps or the Bruins. Neither of which really scares me. Actually out of all 8 that have secured a playoff berth, we have played tight even games against them. Well, we close out this season at 5pm Sunday vs. the same Flyer team we saw last night…then it’s on to the glorious post season!
Well, it comes down to 3 games….3 for the Rangers and 3 for the Panthers. We are tied (we would get in right now due to more wins)…and we get the surging Canadiens tomorrow night. We win 3…we are in and would get Boston. I can’t say I’m terribly afraid of Boston even though I should be. But, let us get in before we go down that road. LET’S GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!
I am too pissed off to write coherently…even after 20 hours have passed. The game, was yet another display of the Ranger’s inept power play. How many times will it come back to bite them in the ass? Well, with 4 to go – most importantly, a HUGE game against Montreal – we will have to hold our collective breath. Who else will be keeping an eye on the FLA vs. ATL game tonight??