Rangers 4, Senators 1

Carp will have a review later today. I like when I don’t have to do anything. HAV.

Here is Carp’s review.

My Three Rangers Stars:

  1. Oscar Lindberg
  2. Tanner Glass
  3. Henrik Lundqvist

Your Three Rangers Stars:

  1. Oscar Lindberg
  2. Tanner Glass
  3. Rick Nash

 

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245 thoughts on “Rangers 4, Senators 1”

  1. The only relevant question until game 5 is: Can our boys play another game like they have in 3 and 4?

    When they put the effort in to finish checks (well, forecheck first of all,) stay in control defensively, give Hank a good view of the shot and play with snarl for 60 minutes – they are pretty much unstoppable.

    In Glass We Trust!

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  2. We saw this last year, except it was the Penguins playing hard, smart hockey. Rangers owning the Sens much like they were owned in ’16. Nice to see them playing this way

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  3. Repost:
    That’s two straight games where they dominated the Senators. Let’s hope they can keep it up on the road.

    During the game I was trying to think of who I would pick for the 3 stars. I couldn’t pick just 3 because it seemed that everybody contributed.

    I don’t think the Senators are going to try to rough up the Rangers in game 5 like Montreal tried to do. It’s not really their character. If you make them do something they’re not comfortable doing, then they’ll implode.

    After seeing the all the cross checking, slashing, boarding stuff that didn’t get calls during the playoffs I got a chuckle with the Methot penalty against Zucc. It was really not much of anything. During the year people were saying the Rangers needed a sandpaper guy. I think Zucc tries to get under the skin of the opponents. He’s not as nasty as a guy like Marshand, but he can be a pain in the assen.

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  4. This is when I miss Carps old gig… great win, morning coffee & a Carp-view.
    But I’m thrilled he’s working for MSG.
    Heard last night that out of 200+ minutes played, Sense have had the lead for about 3 minutes!

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  5. Doodie, hope Dad’s birthday was memorable.

    Beezle- that’s the thing, it’s been so long since they’ve consistently played full 60 minutes games that you sometimes lose sight of just how good they can play when everyone buys in and does what they need to do.
    They’ve played some solid hockey on the road, I would expect them to keep this up much as they did in game 5 in Montreal. This is where playoff experience and your best players getting it done comes into play.

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  6. Noble, (I hate calling you that but I just can’t remember your old user name on RR lol) they’ve lead for a little over 4 minutes in this series. Boucher talked about how they “gave them the same medicine in Ottawa as they got last night”. I don’t buy it. The Rangers could easily be up 3 games to 1 right now and really have been the better team for the majority of all 4 games.
    Last night the NBC knuckleheads kept talking in the third about how the Sens were sending a message and laying the groundwork for Saturday. Again- I don’t buy it. They came undone out of frustration. AV’s adjustments have paid off more than Boucher’s. Anderson has a 4.00 gaa in the last 3 games, Karlsson is banged up again and their top guys- Hoffman, Stone, Brassard – all been kept pretty silent. Not saying this series is over by any stretch of the imagination, but last night wasn’t a fluke. we aren’t facing the ’82 Islanders. This is a series now and it’s a winnable one if the Rangers are smart about it and keep the pedal to the metal.

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  7. BGG baby. All Series.
    More PO pts. than Miller, Kreider, Haze, VC and Butch 😉 Step aside Butch. Did VC play last night?
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    4-2 after 6. Craps/Dirty Birds needs to go 7.

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  8. Oscar’s steamrolling hit on Paneuf in 1st period set the tone. Kid is a keeper. Been obvious for a while…
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    Out hit em, out scored em – what’s left?

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  9. That is the question Beezle can they play this way game in game out. They have failed to do so in the past, but if they do play with this tenacity they will be tough to beat!

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  10. I’ll be the first to admit, we haven’t seen their patented “ForeGlide” in quite some time and that’s all I can ask for! Will and effort. Very happy with their play as of late and hope they’ll sustain it at the Canadian Tire Fire Centre.

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  11. The media guys are still sticking to sayings that were prevalent 50 years ago. Sending a message, home ice advantage, gaining momentum in a series….it’s all BS.

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  12. Just mediocre broadcasting. Rangers go up 4-0 and Turris scores and they started with the “well the Rangers can’t be happy about that. It seems to be getting known throughout the league that you shoot high on Lundqvist”
    I think that’s been common knowledge since 2006…

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  13. It’s like SN said the other day- amazing how the pendulum swings from losses to wins, but it’s true. You look at this series right now and other than the Sens’ comeback in game 2 (similar situation to game 2 in Montreal) you can see that the series has been mostly all Rangers. Just gotta hope the puck luck doesn’t start swinging back into Ottawa’s favor. They have to just keep doing what they’re doing. Could be 3-1 Rangers lead. Gotta play a smart game 5 just like they did in Montreal and keep this going.

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  14. SN, if only Stepan and Hayes were having the kind of post season that Oscar has had, we’d have almost nothing to gripe about 🙂

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  15. I turn the sound off on most American broadcasts, but the CBC guys were a delight, primarily because they were openly rooting for the Sens and thereby recognizing the superiority of the Rangers. Would not shut up about the speed and skill of the Blueshirts until it got to 4-0 and they unravelled a bit, misattributing a penalty, calling for Chris Neil… otherwise knew what they were talking about.

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  16. James – thought both Step and Haze were better last night making good decisions with puck. Breaking the trap requires 2 or 3 good passes and they were in the middle of that.
    Step on PP though…oy.
    It’s hard for their lines to score when Glass is on a different line….
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    NYR is so much better than this team. Should have been a sweep, but need to close this out now!

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  17. Good morning, boneheads!
    Men against boys, pretty much for 3 games in a row, minus that 4 min meltdown in game 2. And pretty even game 1. That’s why I can’t understand what Boucher was thinking last night trying to bully the Rangers. If Neil plays in Ottawa, they are done in 6. Different adjustments are necessary, I’m just not sure Ottawas has it in them. Anderson has been average, and Karlsson is playing hurt. NY’s series to lose.

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  18. And AV has largely out coached Boucher. After two intercepted long breakout passes at the beginning of first, Rangers gave them nothing. And their trap isn’t working.

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  19. Also, CCCP and someone else complained about blog lag. I think it’s just the devices and browsers you’re using. Works fine on all of my devices (iPhone, iPad, Windows PC using Chrome, and a MacBook).

    Sorry guys.

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  20. Boucher has the last change Saturday. Trouble is, his first pair may need to play against NY’s fourth line. Depth has been their strength all year long, kudos to Gorton.

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  21. I’ve never thought much of Boucher as a coach. He wasn’t Ottawa’s first choice, and he got the job because he was relatively inexpensive. His trap can make a garbage team look passable, and that’s about it.

    Norm, how do you watch the Canadian broadcasts?

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  22. The one edge the Sens will have tomorrow is with the refs. Biggest home-team advantage in all sports, no different in hockey. The refs were firmly on the the home payroll last night, checks cut by an Ottawa bank Saturday. (Speaking figuratively, of course–it’s that they’re human and have 18,000 assistants that does it IMO.) PK will need to be strong, as it has been.

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  23. I can assure you that last night’s game was Wicky’s favorite game NY played all season.
    How do I know? I think it’s pretty obvious. Besides, I had a privilege of getting his text at 11:30 pm. Sometimes he forgets there is a 2 hour time difference. It’s ok, I love the guy too much to get upset. Also, he is on “do not disturb” mode during games 🙂

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  24. D(RR)oodie, we’re house-sitting in Tacoma until we can move in to our new place, and the cable package has CBC, which is great stuff because you can get local Vancouver news as well, mostly about its pot culture.

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  25. Given the fragile nature of today’s ‘advanced technology’ hockey sticks, the rules committee best review the ‘slashing’ or cross checking penalties only because a stick breaks.
    Karlson’s attempted wrist shot (which Pee Area said would have been a goal) featured a stick breaking on a wrist shot. Wowza.

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  26. If the Rangers want this bad enough, and I think they do, it’s theirs for the taking. Keep the pedal to the metal at all costs zero letting up. Take no prisoners!

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  27. When Wicky was happiest (I suspect) was when I took a potty break (Oh, great, end-of-game handbags!) By the time I came back–had to wait for E3 to vacate–the Senators had 5 guys on the bench. Last minute of the game took, what, a half an hour?

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  28. R2, you could try the VIP streaming stuff–they always have multiple feeds, but it’s a nightmare of closing down pop-up ads to get started. I’ve gotten used to it and will return once I leave cable-sitting (and HD!) behind.

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  29. Doodie haven’t tried but in concept a VPN could let you stream direct from their websites. I use NordVPN

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  30. ILB, agree whole heartedly. It’s their series to lose. AV has hit pretty much all the right buttons and made the right adjustments to his roster. Boucher hasn’t had the some good fortune and he certainly has his work cut out for him.
    Plus thirteen goals in the last three games. I guess you could say the Rangers haven’t had much of a problem with the trap…

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  31. Obviously Pee-air is not a member of Bonehead Nation because the Senators getting greasy at the end of the game was more frustration out of being dismantled in Game 3 and 4 then it is about setting up Game 5. If Ottawa needs that stuff to get pumped up for Saturday then the teams might as well pass on flying up to Kanata and out out in the Big Apple for the weekend and resume the series Tuesday night with the Rangers ahead three games to two.

    As for Chris Neil playing on Saturday, I double dog dare Boucher to dress him. GuyBo will have to staple Neil to the bench after a period because Neil will be gassed trying to keep up with the Rangers.

    In closing, I offer this musical repast in honor of the Rangers version of JG Pageau (by the way, unless JG stands for Jean-Guy don’t name your kids that).

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  32. Still idiotic how a slash against real flesh is not a penalty, but if you break the opponents’ stick or knock it our of their hands it is a slashing penalty.

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  33. Chris Neil, LOL. Didn’t Claude Julien try the whole “grittier team” thing for game 6 to try for some push back against us? How’d that work out?

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  34. Also Doodie, in all seriousness I don’t know if you’ve invested in a firestick at home, but if you have one and “jail break” it you can pick up all the feeds. I was watching Rangers- Montreal in French for game 4.

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  35. I actually have the device of which you speak, a gift from my sister in law for Christmas a couple of years ago. But I like having my TV feed be crystal clear over my commentary being the same.

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  36. Ilb
    Sorry

    I’m surprised boroweicki isn’t being called upon…he might be injured, but he makes some “questionable” hits.

    My three favourite parts in the game were also the three times the crowd was the loudest…the extended cycle shift in the sens zone where the rangers dominated possession for what seemed like 4 minutes, smiff vs sloppy seconds and subsequent crowd reaction, and when turris decides to run a ranger at the end (and he runs glass lol) along with Lindberg not taking any crap and the crowd tanner chants after.

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  37. I did say firestick. And I’ll make it worse by saying that I only use it in the bedroom. Refuse to get rid of cable because I can’t and won’t watch the games on a crappy feed on the regular.

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  38. Boroweicki…speaking of firesticks….putting him in to try to hurt someone is the last thing Boucher needs to concentrate on.

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  39. Top of the Morning Boyz!

    Safe to say the Glass is FULL this morning!

    Line of the day, “You mess with the Bull, you gets the Horns!”

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  40. I for one do not want to see Chris Neil in the Sens lineup. He has always been a PITA for the Rangers to play against, and you just know that he will take an un penalized cheap shot at somebody.

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  41. Norm,
    I think the Rangers are going to win regardless of who plays for the Sens. My concern with Neil is that he hurts someone. That will be his intent, and he has done it and gotten away with it in the past against the Rangers.

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  42. You know what I got for Christmas? Oh, it was a banner byfuglien year at the old Turris family. I got a carton of cigarettes. The old man grabbed me and said, “Hey, smoke up Kyley!”

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  43. I’m confused, does that make Tanner Glass Emilio Estevez? Because Brass is DEFINITELY Anthony Michael Hall in this series so far…

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  44. James G, spot on about a fire stick but you don’t even need a fire stick, you can load a program called Kodi, they have it for all formats, windows, mac, android devices. Than either load a program addon called arewizard or spinztv and than through either of those two program addons you have a lot of choices to install a build and you will get anything you want, movies, tv shows, sports from all around the world. If you do this you should get a vpn to protect yourself because some of the addons it’s pirating. I’ve been using kodi for a year now, don’t need cable tv all you need is a internet access.

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  45. Tommy, That’s what I use. We have a VPN now which I think is the right move and I just updated to Krypton for Kodi but was able to keep all my original skins for navigating. I get a lot of my game feeds through Phoenix Sports and Sports Devil but I’m always looking for new add ons for sports feeds because most of them are choppy.

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  46. James G, yea, you have to try a bunch of different streams to find the best one but usually all the streams I find aren’t choppy, there smooth but I’m picky, I find the one that has the best clarity, most of the time I can find them in 720p which is the low end of HD.

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  47. Everyone just relax. With our meltdown in game 2 all we did is hold serve. One stinker Saturday and we face the brink.

    Sens in 6.

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  48. BDL on target with Neil …he sucks but you know he will try hurt someone and is teflon with league

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  49. BDL, I agree that nobody needs to see Neil in an NHL game at this point. Canadian neanderthal management types keeping folks like him and Bertuzzi (blessedly retired) in the game.

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  50. I now watch sports on a 60 inch plasma TV thanks to my brother in-law who broke the TV by forcing in a HDMI cable to one of the tv’s ports and broke the HDMI connector and the tv wouldn’t turn on so he bought a new TV. Months later they had friends who live on LI in the summer and florida in the winter who were coming back to Li in april and wanted to know if I wanted the TV, there friends were coming back north with a Uhaul truck and would transport the tv so of course I said yes. I’ve been involved with electronics since High school so I know how to fix things. When I got tv I realized he shorted out the main board. The tv is 3 years old but there was only one place that had a replacement and with shipping they wanted 200 dollars so I went on e-bay and found one board with shipping for 100, bought board, installed it and now watch the games on a bigger flat screen.

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  51. The dirty play used to piss me off… knowing the way Rangers respond, I hope future opponents think the dirty physical stuffs works, cause our team responds nicely to such. Staalwart like! (As Carp would say… ducking)

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  52. speaking of last nights game. I can’t stand Phaneuf. It pisses me off that this guy picks a fight and wears a visor knowing that the other guy will probably break his hand if he hits it, real piece of crap.

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  53. I loved “sloppy seconds” chants last night but it also bothered me because the same fan base who basically ran Avery outta town calling him all sorts of names chanted the very words they themselves vilified Avery for… but whatever.

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  54. Eric, you never disappoint! Great game. This team now knows what they have to do. Lundquist on top of his game, and maybe in the Sens head; PK humming; we score a PP goal, we’re all over the Sens; gotten to Anderson for 12 goals in last three; four in a row at home. Rangers are peaking!

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  55. Trying to catch up here. Wicky on Do Not Disturb mode. LOL. Priceless, ilb. Can we do that on the blog?
    and Eric on DNR during games, LMAO.
    Belated Happy 26th to Senior, Doodie.
    JG is Jean-Gabriel, or simply “The Rocket.”
    Boucher should be fired on the spot if he dresses Neil. Guy can’t catch me, and probably couldn’t beat me up.
    And you’re not allowed to say AV is outcoaching anybody, I think.

    Don’t get too attached to Lindberg, folks.

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  56. That review was so good, I went to get a third cup of coffee in its honor. “This Rangers team is starting to resemble the early-season team that took apart opponents with their wheels” is so on point it put a hole in my screen.
    As to Amironte, if he were my friend I’d feel differently I’m sure, and I get the sentiment and the crowd and all, but it feels almost exploitative to see the old guy out there shooting so many notes wide of the net. I mentioned last night that my wife, a former Flyers fan who stopped watching the game forty years ago, was laughing from across the room when she heard the mangled anthem from across the room: Who IS that? It was very small-town, I thought, which has its place, but when you have a guy like Daniel Rodriguez or–wait, is this New York City, is there anyone else around who can sing?–you have to wonder if they’d be better off having him lip-sync an anthem from when he could do it.

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  57. One more loss for Washington it’s end of an era trade everyone fire Trotz window closed rebuild series over season over!

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  58. The usual excellent game review from Carp and from Dave Maloney who is starting to look like Letterman. I agree that the silliness at the end was more about the Sens frustration than “setting a tone” for game 5. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. This series is far from over. They need to keep up the speed game and the forecheck. Sens made a push in the third even without Karlson when the Rangers backed off and let them come out of the zone without any pressure. Hank had to make some big saves then to prevent it from getting very tense and quiet at MSG. It’s theirs to lose, but, from the inconsistency we have seen this year they are quite capable of winning or losing this in 6.

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  59. Are Dave Maloney and Stan Fischler related? The Captain is beginning to resemble the Maven.

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  60. Don’t know if you caught the pred/blues the other night but thought Gill et al were good too

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  61. @SN – think you hit on something, time to put BGG on Step’s line to get them going
    @Norm – do you have a report on Don Cherry’s jacket please? I’ve got a chair that needs a new cover, he’s good for ideas …
    @BGG – have you rescued anyone from a burning building yet today? Helped a granny across the street?

    Think we need an Ark soon … NOAA/NWS emergency alert ‘Don’t call NOAA call NOAH!’

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  62. Thanks, boys.

    I like seeing Amirante for a few personal reasons … and the fans love seeing him. Yeah, he can’t hit ’em all into the seats anymore. I don’t care. He could fart the anthem better than the clown in Boston.

    I don’t like Steve Murphy at all when he’s solo. In tandem, he and his daughter are quite good. And I enjoy Officer Rodriguez.

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  63. CCCP, the funny thing about the Sloppy Seconds chant is that Avery didn’t even say that as a New York Ranger. And yet the NY fans still claim it as their own, because they claim Avery as their own.

    The thing about Avery I think is he is a lot easier to enjoy and to even miss when he is gone than when he is around…

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  64. Dear Mr Boucher,

    We accept that we had to sacrifice game two on Saturday because of whatever our coach and our goalie did wrong.
    What they did was wrong, and yes, the series is tied, but we think you’re crazy to make us write on this blog about the possibilities of Chris Neil suiting up, and JG Pageau having another 6 goals in games 5 and 6. You see us as you want to see us. In the simplest terms. The most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that our team does on occasion play a full 60 minutes…
    and gets some looks…..
    and won’t turn into a pumpkin if they score on the PP…..
    and can play against the trap….
    and can probably win out in six games if they match your team’s desperation….
    Does that answer your question about whether to suit up Chris Neil?
    Sincerely Yours,
    The Bonehead Club

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  65. @RR2 Please see this link http://p.ip.fi/NavE which has direct links to screen caps of page load test results (can’t link images directly here). I used last nights comment thread for the test.

    Confirms that the comment page is a slow pig, your iPrecious not withstanding. Unfortunately, you probably can’t do a lot to mitigate as I doubt that you are self hosting an optimized wordpress website, though GTMetrix provides a link that might have some ideas.

    Note that once you have the image of the page load test, you can click to full screen, easier to read. You can also run the tests yourself, perhaps using different parameters than the defaults.

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  66. Corp – great review. Was that Kris Kringle in that video?
    The only thing you missed was the Sens lost ‘home ice momentum’ last night…
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    Daniel Rodriguez got some pipes.. is that Madonna and Arod’s love child??

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  67. Wonder what Giannone thought about standing next to Pee Area all game; that’s a lot of hot air between the benches.

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  68. Beezle, those metrics measure page load in terms of seconds. Saying it takes 21 seconds to load instead of 5 isn’t what CCCP complained of. He complained of unusable lag, not inconvenience.

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  69. Rob
    Great point about the sloppy seconds comments. NYR fans = two faced.

    Agree with you on Avery…tho, I enjoyed watching him play when he was here, too.

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  70. and not just my “iprecious.” Also two desktops, a laptop, all running windows, using chrome, firefox, and even (ugh) internet explorer. Also my wife’s macbook,running chrome and safari. No issues anywhere.

    If you’ve got lag, it’s because of something on your end.

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  71. Don’t think their love child winds up on NYPD. The anthem preference is very parochial. My kids who grew up in Boston love Rene Rancourt like we do Amirault. BTW they all jumped on the Ranger bandwagon once the Bruins wee eliminated.

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  72. Yeah page load is fine its the comments that is an issue. It lags badly… it take extra 2 to 3 second or even more for letters to appear after I type them.

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  73. RR2 – Its fine on my desktop too and even my laptop, not so much the phone. On big devices I use noscript and ublock too which prevents much of the crud on the web from ever loading. And, yes, ESPN can be a slow load on the phone too, though I do not do commenting there so no idea on lag.

    I think I have the same lag issue from phone as CCCP does. I’ll grant the phone is a few years old, but it is an Anson Carter model! Remember not everyone has the latest greatest which is why (good) websites try not to measure functionality/performance on the most recent phone models.

    Some of this, as SN points out, is probably ad related, but most of it is probably javascript overload from twitter as well as the numerous trackers the page loads in the background, supposedly asynchronously and cached (you can see from the source)

    Again, don’t know if there is anything that you can do about it, we’re just pointing out that some of us have had lag and are bumping it up the customer support chain.

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  74. Carp is that how you got rich over at Lohud? They paid you for each of our pearls of wisdom? Lol

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  75. Ricardo – excellent game 4 analysis. BGG is a monster force. That line of BGG – Lindberg’s baby – JT, presents real matchup problems for the Sens……sure wish there was a way to keep 24 on the team. Kid’s got balls

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  76. Glass is playing much better than he did last season. Would be great to know what went on in Hartford, or if it was simply the kick in the pants he needed to become a better NHL player, especially on a team this fast. He may have a choice of where he wants to sign next year, I bet, should have a couple seasons left.

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  77. Norm, from what I understand, the key was he kept getting played in a 4th line role rather than recognizing that he was one of the better players on the team and try and make him a scorer.

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  78. I have similar lag issues only here. My ping is low milli sec realm. And, like cccp, there is often a huge time lag on hitting a key and having it show up….

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  79. Corp – re Giannone; thought I saw someone with Pee Area between the benches. Might have been his fluffer.

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  80. No piss/craps esta noche? Friday must be a bad night for ratings.
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    Is there a horse race tomorrow? I got Wilbur winning by a tooth.

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  81. The king of sting, the master of disaster, the count of Monte Fisto, the one, the only, Tanner Glass.

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  82. There Carp goes blaming a French Canadian again!

    Carp I thought Avery and Giannone had an altercation when Avery came to msg as a Dallas Star. Didn’t he say something about his wife or something?

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  83. STFU PEE-AIR. If everything and everyone is outstanding then nothing and no one is outstanding.

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  84. Edmonton was up 3-0 with 3 1/2 minutes left

    Anaheim kept pulling goalie.

    Now overtime.

    Could you imagine this place.

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  85. Just got home from the Honda Center. What a crazy night. Talbot was fabulous…..then the last 3 minutes. McDavid is an incredible player. Kris Russell blocks everything. But that comeback and ending? I don’t feel as bad about the Rangers game 2 now.

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  86. Good morning and happy game day all! All I ask for is a win, in regulation. It’s cool that the new friends I’ve made down here understood why I was awol last Saturday, but still.

    Btw, Doodie, I went with your thee stars…and we were correct 😄

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  87. Boy, this is the playoff year of guys who had mediocre seasons throwing it into another gear. Getzlaf and Perry having throw back playoff seasons right now. I thought the Rangers had the worst 3rd period collapse I could ever see. 3-0 Oiler lead wiped out in final 3:40 of the third and then they lose in 2OT. Talk about crippling defeat..

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  88. The Coos Theory: Conjure up the most incredible, unbelievable, impossible thing that you can imagine happening, then live long enough and you will see it come to pass.

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  89. I am getting so old that I can actually remember when, to be a singer, you had to be able to sing; to be a reporter, you had to present facts, not opinion; and to be a writer, you had to be able to write.

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  90. Bill Waters just destroying the Caps on NHL radio last night. Talking about howif they can’t get Ovechkin to be the leader he needs to be in the post season then they need to eat some salary and trade him.

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  91. I don’t think the Caps need to eat any money to move Ovechkin. 30 other teams would gladly take him.

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  92. McDavid with an all-new lesson for the modern game: when in the low slot, do NOT keep your stick on the ice or you might not be able to bat it in. Made that look so easy.

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  93. Epic collapse by the Oilers last night. Only stayed awake for the first OT. McClellan holds on to the TOs like AV. I thought he might have wanted to use it after the second goal to settle down his young team. I also thought Cam was impeded by a Duck (Perry?) on the tying goal, but, no ref has the onions to wave off the goal in that situation. It’s comical how Jones and Millbury had written off the Ducks after one bad period the other night. I haven’t heard an apology yet.

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  94. Playoff Duds (not dudes) who might make up the core of a pretty good team: Shattenkirk, Ovi, Nash, JT Miller, Panarin, Pacioretty, and Bobrovsky in goal.

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  95. Today is what I believe is the game the Rangers needs to show what they are made of. Not necessarily a must win, but this is their chance to prove they want it. They are better than the Sens let’s see if they have the onions! Is the killer instinct in them?

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  96. Agree. Not a must win, but wouldn’t it be awesome if they mustered the same intensity and won anyway? They are better than Ottawa, winning in 6 is still possible.

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  97. Norm’s ‘fates aligning’: Long, late, expensive brunch at exclusive restaurant with no TV’s.

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  98. James I’m told HalfTime is having like 100 brewers doing free samples. Bound to be a zoo, trying to figure out how to do it via train and minimize missed NYR while maximizing beer consumption. Also trying to verify the “freeness” off it all!

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  99. If neil plays today he has nothing to lose, he will no doubt look to hurt somebody on the rangers. This is where the nhl is a joke as a pro sport because we all know he is a good old canadien boy and the refs will look the other way.

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  100. by the way, reading a article about the sens from Ottawa and all the senator fans want neil to play and some fans actually called the rangers a dirty team, typical Canadien nonsense, rangers are a rough and dirty team, hilarious.

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  101. it’s the canadien way, when you can’t beat a team fairly, look to take out there best player with a dirty hit or play. I will never forget the time when the nhl canadien team played the russians to see who was the best and the russians were beating the canadiens until Bobby Clarke chase down the russians best player and swung his stick at the russian players ankles like chopping a tree down and broke the russina player’s ankle and took him out of the series and the canadiens than went on to win the series. I remember that play like it happened yesterday.

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  102. Windy, overcast, and a bit of a chill my way. Perfect for drinking bloody Mary’s, hitting the vaporizer, and watching our sexy sexy boys dominate and win game 5.

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