Rangers 3, Penguins 2

That’s not just the score, that’s the number of players who were trying.

Does anyone want to volunteer to write a playoff preview? I thought I was going to have some time to write one myself but I’m afraid that won’t be possible.

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175 thoughts on “Rangers 3, Penguins 2”

  1. Good morning, boneheads!
    A lot of emotions last night. They know how to do it at the Garden, that’s for sure. Classy. And the fans chanting “104” while everyone is tearful on the ice tells you everything you need to know about New Yorkers.
    I had another bout of moist eyes this morning while watching Bryan Bickell score the SO goal.
    Moments like these reminds one it’s not all about hockey.

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  2. They had another shootout a couple of nights ago in his first game back and he didn’t get to shoot. I thought to myself how dumb it was that Peters didn’t put him over he boards first. Good to see he rectified his error.

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  3. Game 1: Wednesday, April 12th at 7 p.m.
    Game 2: Friday, April 14th at 7 p.m.
    Game 3: Sunday, April 16th at 7 p.m.*
    Game 4: Tuesday, April 18th at 7 p.m.*
    Game 5: Thursday, April 20th time TBD
    Game 6: Saturday, April 22nd time TBD*
    Game 7: Monday, April 24th time TBD

    Round 1 Schedule above. Home games starred.

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  4. Good morning Boneheads! I do not have the same anticipation and for that matter the same anxiety as I had in their Presidents Trophy season. I really believed they were going all the way that year. This year not so much. I don’t think Montreal is a better team but Price is the better goalie by far, and that will be the difference. So no stress watching the games this year as I expect an early exit similar to last year. I hope I’m wrong I really do.

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  5. Playoff preview:
    Scenario 1 – Rangers win and the four RR Horsemen will nitpick and predict doom
    Scenario 2 – Rangers lose and the four RR Horsemen kick their heels and predict doom
    I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have said the Four Horsemen, I should have said the four ‘realists’

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  6. Good to see Vesey score last night. Not so good to see him utterly whiff on Bonino earlier on. Vesey is an exciting player but still an utter liability in-zone, still puck-watches far too often. Surprised he’s never really entered the conversation about that 12th spot. It’s been all about Glass and Buchnevich, the former who’s not in the lineup for his production, obviously, and the latter who’s been more productive (per game) than Vesey. Pretty good problem to have, I suppose. And I still have no idea who’s got the 6-spot on D. I would guess Klein, but neither he nor Smith has covered himself with glory during these admittedly meaningless games.

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  7. Probably numerous opps for Sabres unable to finish his passes that contributed more to missing the bonus.
    Interesting that they use pts/game given he missed 21 games…
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    Hey Now, Hey Now
    Eichel Eichel All Day.

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  8. Both VC, Butch, and Glass should all be watching two veteran 2 way forwards with PK and/or FO prowess that Gorton should have picked up for late round picks.
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    Dwight King for a 4th rounder and Steve Ott for a 6th rounder come to mind. We’ll see how those pan out in the next 2 weeks.
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    Post ASG:
    Butch: 23 games; 2-4-6; ) 0 PP pts.
    VC: 31 Games; 4-3-7; 1 PP pt. (G)
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    LGR !

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  9. good morning ilb. just my usually charming self. i will say if we beat habs we lose to caps in conf finals in 6

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  10. Top of the morning Boys!

    Anything could happen this year, and the Rangers are healthy. But is Hank at the Top of his game? Can he just flip the switch and decide he is all world and shut down every team every game forward? We will see…..

    If I was a betting man I would go with the Caps at 7-1 as the Stanley Cup favorites THIS year.

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  11. I’m not nervous. I really want the rangers to win it all like all other ranger fans do, but I’m less enamoured with this team than in less seasons as far as playoff success goes. I sincerely hope I am wrong, so LGR!

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  12. Wicky I pretty much said the same thing not nervous at all. If they win it all the only explanation is we are in the Twilight Zone!

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  13. Montreal radio…they are really concerned about Galchenyuk and the vowel and how they play. Player interviews bringing up 2014 and Kreider (good for us). Most hockey reporters covering them seem to think it’s just talk and not really that big of deal.

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  14. Miller, Kreider and hayes need to score.

    Can this team score 2+ goals per game against the Canadiens? I hope so, but the new Canadiens defense is pretty stingy.

    Bruce Jenner used to be my hero. i don’t know what the heck happened to that guy. I think he watched too much daytime network TV.

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  15. Everyone has a clean slate? So it’s like training camp? Going to play several ahl guys to see if they have a shot at making the roster?

    Or does he mean every team is now in the same position? (Which quite honestly isn’t accurate)

    Odd statement either way

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  16. Referees:
    Francis Charron, Gord Dwyer, Eric Furlatt, Trevor Hanson, Jean Hebert, Marc Joannette, Steve Kozari, Chris Lee, Wes McCauley, Brad Meier, Dan O’Halloran, Dan O’Rourke, Tim Peel, Brian Pochmara, Kevin Pollock, Chris Rooney, Francois St.Laurent, Kelly Sutherland, Ian Walsh, and Brad Watson. 20 TOTAL ROUND ONE

    Standby referees are Kyle Rehman and Graham Skilliter.

    In: Trevor Hanson, Brian Pochmara

    Out: Dave Jackson, Frederick L’Ecuyer,

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  17. Vegas sees this series as a pick em as well apparently.

    I’d list Toronto as the least likely to win it personally

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  18. Reporter sticks the mic in front of Kreider’s mug while he asks #20 questions so no one listening knows what in hell the question is. Pathetic.

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  19. I’m sure we’ll hear about this being a rematch between these 2 coaches from the 2011 Final. Two different teams. A different time. Hopefully, a different outcome.

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  20. Kreider gives good, if laconic interview. Heard the Met’s Syndergaard a number of times. Intellectually challenged, and egocentric to the extreme, poor chap. But the boy can throw it.

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  21. Rangers in 6 over LeHabs
    Rangers in 5 over Bruins
    Rangers in 6 over CBJ
    Rangers in 6 over Chi

    Captain Ryan McDonaugh come get the Stanley Cup

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  22. Eastern conference
    Price vs Kreider
    Dubi vs Sid
    Speed/skill vs SPD/skill w/size
    Trap vs no trap

    Western conference
    McClellan vs sharks
    Yeo vs wild
    Rinne vs Crawford (part trois)
    Duck pond vs flames

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  23. “Les Rangers me font peur!” – Guy Carbonneau

    Guy Carbonneau était le valeureux capitaine de cette équipe. Il ne s’aventure pas à prédire la coupe au Canadien cette année. Selon lui, l’équipe de Claude Julien en aura plein les bras face aux Rangers de New York en première ronde.

    «Je crois que ça va être plus serré que les gens veulent le croire, a-t-il raconté. Le Canadien a gagné ses trois matchs contre les Rangers cette saison, mais les deux premiers auraient pu aller d’un bord comme de l’autre.

    «Je prédis une victoire du Canadien en sept rencontres. Pour y arriver, l’équipe devra éviter de perdre l’un des deux premiers matchs disputés à Montréal, a ajouté «Carbo». Les Rangers me font peur.

    «C’est une équipe expérimentée, rapide et lourde. Ils jouent très bien défensivement et leur attaque a plus de punch que celle du CH. De plus, ils savent qu’ils peuvent battre le Tricolore dans les séries. Ils l’ont fait en 2014.»

    Je ne sais pas quoi dire du chat effrayé… autre que Le Kreider! Ou est-ce juste LE?

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  24. Dena Lombardi and Mumbles both whacked in LA. Guess the 25 goals for the $16 Million annual payments to Brown and Kopitar caught up with them.

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  25. Kings fire Sutter, Lombardi. What HAVE you done for me lately?
    Sutter’s Reply: “Flubba uppa. Numba uppa. wunna Cuppas. Whadda fukka?”

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  26. Kooz – I’m looking for a place near the park. 10 rooms minimum with a view. Budgeting about 200/month. can you help a brutha out?

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  27. Good morning Boneheads welcome to Tuesday. On a positive note Rangers have a 1st round pick in this years draft.

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  28. Boring, un-sexy comment, but although Cally way overpriced himself and Boyler refused to play 4th line, these two contributed a simple yet effective energy that was never really replaced.

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  29. E3 – I have it on good information that if you discretely slip the building manager at 8 East 62nd a crisp Jackson, he can set you up with a 6BR, 4 bath with a terrace overlooking the Park for under $225 per mo.

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  30. Carp stayed up late and is sleeping in. Perfect opportunity to steal one of his pink plastic flamingos from the lawn.

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  31. Good morning, boneheads!
    So the more I read around the internet, the more it becomes apparent that it’ll take a miracle for NY to win this round, and Montreal should be getting ready to play Boston. Alrighty then! Have these people watched any games this season?

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  32. I like and admire Tanner Glass, but for Gorton and AV to drag him up from the foggy bottom of Hartford every time they need grit and energy tells me that they are (at least in this instance) incompetent.

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  33. If the Hawks win it again, after pollinating the rest of the league with so many important guys, this is the one that would impress me the most

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  34. ‘Talk about the boys from New York City-
    They’re really down
    And they’re no clowns
    Finest penthouses ever seen in town
    And they’re cute
    In their mohair suits
    And they keep their pockets full
    Of spending loot.’

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  35. @coos: not to suggest competency in NYR front office, but what gritty, hard nosed player that can skate and contribute on a regular basis would you suggest they get (in the past or next season) and at what price? My take is we remain heavily cap constrained and that is why Tanner Glass (who I do like and admire and think is not as dreadful as most believe)

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  36. Desperate times =desperate measures, Coos. They built this team with the mind set of maximizing speed and skill and thought early on that if they shoved those attributes down the leagues throats every night they would be fine. Once they got healthy and saw what they had with everyone finally playing there was some physicality and grind thrown in their way and the 82 game schedule wore on some guys and they realized they were missing an element they only have in this guy. Not goos

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  37. the isles have to bring in lombardi and sutter right? like those new owners should just bring them in today and tell garth thanks for the memories

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  38. Beezle – we were way under the cap at the deadline to add players. Picked up Smith for a 2nd/3rd which is pretty steep for a guy who plays like anywhere from a 2nd pair to a 7th D from game to game. I like Smith but he is another 2nd/3rd pair guy on a team full of them.
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    Dwight King went for a 4th rounder. My guess there were other bottom 6 forwards that could have been added for depth. Very thin on the bottom 6 depending on how you define a defensive player in AV’s system.
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    LGR!

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  39. I think even if they hadn’t brought him back up before the post season they were going to use him for the post season. Too many teams w guys that do what he does. Esp Montreal

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