IT’S GO TIME! RANGERS VS ISLANDERS

I’m sure we will have to hear for the 900th game in a row about how this is a desperate Islanders team and tonight is their “game 7” while the Rangers are…well..you get the point. Figured a fresh thread for a fresh airing of grievances. HAV at it!

435 thoughts on “IT’S GO TIME! RANGERS VS ISLANDERS”

  1. Back to back nights of “desperate teams” that the Rangers can’t help but lose to? I guess the Rangers have nothing to play for as long as they get their 100 points and plenty of good “looks”?

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  2. dammit. BANJ’d.

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    fyi, a front-office person told me the other day that Pittsburgh is the team that scares the Rangers the most because of their speed and skill and defensive style and because their goalie is really good, a k a, the Rangers might not have a big edge in that department.

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  3. From this morning it’s about as positive as I can get for tonight’s game…….If the Rangers win tonight we can count on β€œFire and Brimstone coming do with from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling, forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, Volcanos, Dead Rising from the graves! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together mass hysteria”

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  4. 8 pm start? I’m in!
    Win in regulation, and they need 3 more points to clinch.
    Buchnevich prucha’d again. I thought Buchnevich-Lindbergh- Vesey was their best line last night.

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  5. I think the pens are more of a quick team than a fast one.

    They also win a lot of 50/50 battles along the wall, which is something the rangers can’t seem to do in their own end.

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  6. Cerny is cherry picking my comments…says a lot of rangers success under av due to torts system and style of play he instilled in several current rangers.

    Cerny speaking the truth

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  7. James
    No disagreement with norm from my end. He doesn’t like reality, which is his prerogative. I understand completely the game and rules have changed over the years. It’s too difficult for him to admit the core and fabric of the game, that is played with emotion and physicality as well as skill, is still the same.

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  8. Good evening all! Why in holy hell is it an 8 p.m game between two NY teams? Stupid tv….LGR!!!!!

    And sorry Beezle, Pierre coming up on the No Brain Cabal

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  9. Must win. This one I want. Keep Isles hopes down. The next 8 games are a waste. And I also want Pitt vs wash rd 1

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  10. I would take a point tonight and be happy. Islanders are playing for there playoff lives, plus they get up for the rangers so 1 point would be a moral victory for me.

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  11. Buch injury explains it, then. Otherwise it would simply have been red meat for the throngs given how the points count for nothing. I’m hopeful there will be some mayhem for those who enjoy it–me, stuck at work, glad to miss it.

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  12. The Rangers need to bury one soon, the Fishsticks look like they don’t have their legs quite yet.

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  13. Can’t buy a goal. Total domination… FISHSTICKS just biding time to get out of this period, and come back in the second with quicker legs.

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  14. I know evrock – hate to say it, but it’s probably downhill from here. That was the period to get a goal or two.

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  15. considering the islanders situation and it’s the islanders, thought the rangers played a good period, would have been nice to bury some of the opportunities but I’ll take 0-0 after 1 period.

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  16. if nash hits the net it is most always dead center chest, good for corsi 8mill no hands never given a shootout chance cuz he suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuux.

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  17. That may have been the best period the Rangers have played against the FishTanks in years, and yet still didn’t score.

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  18. If I was traveras I would go to free agency. He signed a team friendly deal to give the islanders a chance to build a winner and they made the playoffs twice and that’s it. Why would you want your career to die playing for the islanders.

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  19. I see from the box score we’ve had some swinging handbags? One in three chance the Rangers will be energized.

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  20. Nash reminds me of the 6’4 kid in eighth grade basketball who can never get a call because the refs feels sorry for all the little urchins trying to cover him.

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  21. There no place like home..there’s no place like home..there’s no place like home…that’s right dearie..all you had to do was click your skates…

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  22. Skjei looked awful on the goal. He watched Lee score. Bad rebound control by Raanta too. One of their best periods in a while. Hopefully they come out of it with a lead.

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  23. I love the fight-energizer myth. The players play or they don’t. Why not just call it for what it is, raw meat for the fans who love fighting.

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  24. Anders Lee scores from an almost identical angle, whereas Grabner merely shoots the puck into the goalie’s chest.

    I think it may be midnight for Michael GRABNER.

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  25. Will someone please shoot the puck on the power play..this isn’t pretty school where everyone has to touch the toy

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  26. Toronto and Boston must be furious with us letting these uttar back in the game..this game should be in our pockets unfortunately we shop at Robert Halls

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  27. The effects of last night’s tough OT game and the FishTanks resting is now coming into play. FishTanks have no excuse to lose this game.

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  28. We are really doing our best to give this away..me must want the fourth wild card or something…oh wait..

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  29. this is why rangers WILL NOT go past 1st round and I don’t care who they play not to mention there defense is a turnover machine when teams put on the pressure.

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  30. Special teams wins and loses close games like this one. Fishsticks are crap, yet they hung around long enough to cash in on the Rangers’ awful pk.

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  31. They’re gonna wind up closer to the second wild card spot than 3rd place in the division. They’ve lost enough. I don’t want to hear about us wanting to tank. We’re getting that first wild card spot almost regardless of what we do art this point. Win em all amd they still won’t move up. Have some damn pride. You outplayed them and still lost because you forgot how to put the puck in the net and shot your load in the first half of the season.

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  32. Two games in a row Raanta was outplayed and the losses aren’t even his fault. At least next game Lundqvist would be in and we know he’ll be outplayed ahead of time. Maybe they’ll support him better than they’ve supported Raanta.

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  33. So there goes the win 2nd game aftwr loss of back to bac two losses by 2 devils and Icelanders by one goal 2 nights in a row.
    Figured out how to win at home

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  34. Islanders habe won 7 of the last 8! Wtf?! That means they almost swept us last year too! One of these days the Rangers will learn how to defend themselves against the red headed stepchild of the New York family….

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  35. The heads at MSG need to think of a way to close the place for the playoffs so the Rangers can play it all one the road or this is going to be the second postseason occupied by golf. Maybe a rat infestation?

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  36. It’s highly possible they don’t win another game are home during the regular season. Only 3 games left there and 2 of them are against the pens.
    Even if we do, it’ll be at least a month and a half between wins at home at the least.

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  37. You can be negative about this team. You can be positive about this team. That is your right. The bottom line tho, if they don’t start playing better… then, as they say, one and done.

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  38. Rangers offense at home resembles a Good Housekeeping Seal Day Shift …PASS…PASS….PASS…PASS…PASS…PASS…PASS…PASS…PASS….PASS….PASS….PASS….PASS…PASS…PASS………

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  39. I think there isn’t really a home ice advantage at msg because it’s so damn quiet all the time. The rangers seem to have louder fan support in towns on the road where hockey doesn’t belong (Carolina, Florida, Arizona etc) than at msg.

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  40. Has any one addressed the D men lately while I’ve been absent? Who sits when all healthy? SkjeL is so bad in his own zone, he would be the logical choice to me, but AV doesn’t apparently care about D men playing D so who knows.

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  41. This loss has a number of repercussions for the playoffs. That number would be: zero.

    No injuries, a fight for the fans, Hank coming back… on schedule.

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  42. Don’t these players understand that there are a few certain teams that the fans insist be beaten, especially at MSG? Or don’t they care? Sure, the Garden is full of suits who wander in with free ducats, but what in hell can even they get enthusiastic about? We need a couple of varmint disruptors who can also play the game.

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  43. Crosby does not deserve the Hart. It should be McDavid. If the pens lose Crysby they still have Malkin. If Edmonton loses McDavid they still have Adam Larsson.

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  44. Not going to survive the first round, regardless of opponent, when your PP and PK are awful and your top 3 centers can’t even get their shoot on net, no less score a goal.

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  45. The Rangers have allowed a pp goal in 8, count ’em 8, straight games. Twice in the last 3 games that they allowed only one goal in, it was a pp goal. Any problems there?

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  46. finns – I had a older (old) student auditing a college Creative Writing Course I taught and he turned in a paper about a guy who awakened in a pile of garbage at the dump and had no idea how he got there. I told him that his ‘story’ was very imaginative and he replied that it was all true and that the protagonist was he (him). Needless to say, it was just the beginning of an eerie and somewhat interesting semester.

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  47. New Devils Promo for remainder of season at the Rock
    *Free Parking
    *Free Food during the game and a take away bag for home
    *Unlimited Alcoholic Beverages while arena lights are on
    *Ken Daneyko reads to your kids if you bring them to the game
    *Johhny Mac shows you to the restrooms

    add your own…

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  48. Rodney: “I think I’m attracted to teachers. Yeah, I took out an English teacher. That didn’t work out at all. I sent her a love letter… She corrected it! “

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  49. Please, try to understand. I don’t have the background for this. I mean, the high school I went to, they asked a kid to prove the law of gravity, he threw the teacher out the window!

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  50. Nash has been playing like a beast for a while now but, and there’s a but, even though he’s scored in 2 straight games after not scoring in 9 straight, they were both in losses. In fact his last 4 goals were in losses and he hasn’t scored a goal in a winning game in almost a month amd a half and that game was against the absolute worst team in the league.
    I’m absolutely loving watching him play but don’t those stats point to a player who’s as far from clutch as they come?

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  51. They had their moments tonight, but, they have a few every game. That’s their problem. Hopefully Hank doesn’t get back just in time for another slaughter in San Jose. And in a baseball diversion USA USA! USA!

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  52. It’s a hot night. The mind races. You think about your
    knife; the only friend who hasn’t betrayed you, the only friend who won’t be
    dead by sun up. Sleep tight, mates, in your quilted Chambray nightshirts

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  53. Rangers have lost 4 games now when leading after 2 periods. That’s the second most by any team this season. Also Raanta has lost the only 2 games in his career against the fish sticks, giving up 8 goals on 59 shots. Yuck.

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  54. Anyone watch the offsides discussion on nhl network just now? Some of that stuff is ridiculous and not common sense. I don’t have a problem with the rule and the challenge, but only if it’s used with common sense.
    And funny how the two most controversial possible offsides goals were by the Blackhawks and both goals were counted. Hawks love much NHL?
    One one Panarin had possession of the puck and was in the zone ahead of the puck. All fine so far. But he passes the puck while it’s still on the blueline so the puck enters the zone in no one’s possession and he should be offsides, right? Apparently wrong. The NHL Network just explained that Panarin can’t put himself offsides in that scenario. Why the f#ck not?! That’s ridiculous. So was the other goal they scored on an offsides but the Panarin one was the most obvious negation of common sense.

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  55. Rangers pretty much kicked the Tanks’ butts up and down the ice 5-on-5 tonight. Their penalty kill is dreadful, lucky goals or not. Their PP has scored a bit lately, but with a chance to pad 2-1 in the third, it didn’t produce a chance.
    This game means zilch, as Norman said, but they better fix some things before April 12.
    Of course, they will also have road-ice advantage for the first three rounds. And they will be playing teams more imperfect than themselves for the first two rounds.

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  56. Went to bed early last night game was 2-1 Rangers. I laid in bed thinking really no need to watch the 3rd it will be 3-2 isles in the morning. Well at least there will no dogs and cats living together Until they get elite talent they will never win a cup. Elite talent score big goals NYR not so much! I don’t care how meaningless this game was you don’t lose to this azzlander team at home. Sorry Carp one and done doesn’t matter who they play. The said thing is us fans obviously take the loses harder than they do. Embarrassing!

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