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NHL playoffs...Go Rangers!!!
6 years ago  ::  May 25, 2015 - 6:54PM #41
prof. quiz
Posts: 9,676

What the hell happened last night TonyG4?


Shutout at home. Down 3-2. Now they must win 2 in a row or go home without their names etched on the Cup.

6 years ago  ::  May 26, 2015 - 3:00PM #42
TonyG4
Posts: 3,669

May 25, 2015 -- 6:54PM, prof. quiz wrote:


What the hell happened last night TonyG4?


Shutout at home. Down 3-2. Now they must win 2 in a row or go home without their names etched on the Cup.



Bottom line quiz, we were outplayed a good part of the game. 1st period we had our chances and couldn't finish. Power play was MIA. Bishop didn't have to work hard at all. But I still have faith in the Ranger Team. They won't quit, and they will adjust, and will bring their A Game Tonight. They will win game 6, and finish it in game 7 at MSG.


Stephen Valiquette makes some good points in his post game talk after game 5, about getting Bishop to move from side to side. And that's what the Rangers need to do. Get a guy in front of him, and when he moves to his left or right to get away from you, blocking his view, move with him. Let him go side to side, and when he does you do the same thing, then get guys shooting from the point or where ever you have a shot. You can't allow Bishop to see shots with no distractions in front of him. He is a big guy, and he will stop most any shot that he has a clear view of. There is not much room, when he he just standing his ground and the puck is directly at him.

We need our big guys, Nash, Hayes, Kreider to get to the net and have those big bodies screening him and waiting for a rebound. I am sure the tapes of game 5 will show Bishop didn't have to work hard at all in that game. 

I have a gut feeling MSL is going to be a real force in this game, and one of the heroes. 

Rangers all know what they have to do, the talking is over, the he said, she said, is done and over, the we have been there before is over now it's time to do just f ing do this on the ice.

One thing is for sure, this team and coaching staff will be ready. The first 10 min. of this game will mean a lot, and the Rangers have to take it to them, take these fans out of the game and score first.

Head Bang Head Bang Head Bang HockeyLGR

Willie, Mickey and the Duke, Now That Was Baseball in NY.

THE ORIGINAL SIX IN THE NHL, OLD TIME HOCKEY,

THE WAY THE GAME WAS MEANT TO BE PLAYED:

LETS GO RANGERS. LETS GO YANKEES
6 years ago  ::  May 26, 2015 - 7:26PM #43
prof. quiz
Posts: 9,676

The Rangers are amazing when facing elimination in the PO's. They can do this.


LGR!

6 years ago  ::  May 27, 2015 - 12:03AM #44
laurenfrances
Posts: 40,011

May 26, 2015 -- 7:26PM, prof. quiz wrote:


The Rangers are amazing when facing elimination in the PO's. They can do this.


LGR!




Indeed it's a Brassard hat trick!!!!  


Rangers rout Lightning in Game 6, explode in 3rd period of 7-3 win, Derick Brassard nets hat trick



NEW YORK DAILY NEWS


 Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 10:58 PM



TAMPA — The Rangers never say die, and now they’re heading home for what they hope will be more seventh heaven.


Once again with their backs against the wall, the Rangers were led by a tremendous group effort from the top line and 36 saves by Henrik Lundqvist to win Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final Tuesday over the Lightning, 7-3, leveling the series 3-3.


The Rangers broke open a 2-1 game with five goals in the third period.




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Coach Alain Vigneault has the Rangers pointed toward a Game 7.



Tampa Bay finished off Montreal at home in six games last round, avoiding a trip back to Montreal. But this time it couldn’t finish the job, and now the Rangers will host Game 7 Friday night at Madison Square Garden, where they are 7-0 all-time in Game 7s. They’ve also won 10 straight elimination games at MSG. The Rangers are now 15-3 in elimination games since the start of the 2012 playoffs, including 4-0 this season. They’ve won nine of their last 10 such games. The seven goals were the most the Rangers have scored over those 18 elimination games.


Derick Brassard had a hat trick and two assists, Rick Nash scored a power-play goal and had three assists and J.T. Miller scored his first goal of the playoffs and had three assists. Brassard leads the team with eight goals and 15 points in the playoffs.


Brassard put the Rangers on the board at 3:36 on the team’s first shot of the game. He won and offensive-zone faceoff to begin the play. Boyle’s pass from the blue line was blocked, but Miller was able to grab ahold of the loose puck and feed Brassard, who snuck behind ex-Ranger Anton Stralman. Brassard went to his backhand and beat Ben Bishop — who was pulled in the third period — five-hole for his seventh goal of the playoffs, which is tied with Chris Kreider for the team lead.



Lundqvist faced a firing squad in the first period, seeing 16 shots over the opening 20 minutes. At 14:14 with Tampa Bay on a power play, Steven Stamkos got the puck right in front but couldn’t lift it, and Lundqvist made a spectacular left-pad save coming across goal.


One minute, 16 seconds later, Keith Yandle’s shot from the left point off a point-to-point pass from Brassard snuck by bodies in the slot and got by Bishop over his left shoulder to double the Rangers lead. Originally the goal was awarded to Miller as the puck came close to his stick in the slot, but during the first intermission the scoring was changed to credit Yandle with the goal, his second of the playoffs.


Lightning coach Jon Cooper had essentially guaranteed the morning of Game 5 that Ryan Callahan would score later that night. It turned out he was one game off. Callahan took a Stralman stretch pass on a power play, beat a flat-footed Ryan McDonagh and finished a breakaway backhanded to beat Lundqvist stick-side at 17:20. Lundqvist had saved the first 15 Lightning shots.


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J.T. Miller (10), starts the very high-scoring 3rd period - there were seven third-period scores - with a goal.



A jolt from the top line ended up getting them another power play at 17:20, and nine seconds later a Brassard shot snuck through Bishop’s legs, hit the left post and died right in front of it. Jason Garrison was able to pin the puck to Bishop for a stoppage.


The Rangers put themselves back up by two at 3:02 of the third. Brassard stole the puck from Stamkos and sprung Nash and Miller on a two-on-one. Brassard came in for a shot that was saved, but he picked up the rebound behind the net and fed Miller in front for the goal.


James Sheppard scored his first goal of the playoffs at 6:00 to make it 4-1. At 7:14 Nash muscled Andrej Sustr off the puck and left a drop-pass for Miller, whose cross-ice pass was finished by Brassard. That prompted Cooper to pull Bishop for rookie Andrei Vasilevskiy for the second time this postseason.


Nikita Kucherov scored at 7:50 to cut the lead back to three, but Nash finished off a Yandle rebound at 10:41 to make it 6-2. Kucherov scored again at 13:21. Brassard scored an empty-netter with 1:41 left.





6 years ago  ::  May 27, 2015 - 12:18PM #45
prof. quiz
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The first line combined for 13 points! I think that's a first in PO history. Brassard get the hatty. Nash has scored 3 goals in 3 games. JT Miller contributed 4 points and relentlessly checked anyone with a bolt on their sweater.


These guys exploded and scored 4 goals in the 3rd and chased Bishop off the ice. That was one of the greatest 3rd period displays of hockey prowess that I've ever seen!


Game 7 on do or die Friday. I don't know how the two days off will effect the Rangers but these guys have what it takes to go all the way.


LGR!


6 years ago  ::  May 27, 2015 - 4:51PM #46
TonyG4
Posts: 3,669

How good does that trade for Nash which brought Brassard look now Ranger Fans. This team did not surprise me with that win last  night, I just knew they would do it. Now we have to finish it on Friday at MSG, with the same effort and game plan.

Willie, Mickey and the Duke, Now That Was Baseball in NY.

THE ORIGINAL SIX IN THE NHL, OLD TIME HOCKEY,

THE WAY THE GAME WAS MEANT TO BE PLAYED:

LETS GO RANGERS. LETS GO YANKEES
6 years ago  ::  May 28, 2015 - 2:18PM #47
prof. quiz
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One more win and then on to the Cup!


LGR!

6 years ago  ::  May 28, 2015 - 6:25PM #48
TonyG4
Posts: 3,669
The King always outplays a Bishop, and this time it was Checkmate
Willie, Mickey and the Duke, Now That Was Baseball in NY.

THE ORIGINAL SIX IN THE NHL, OLD TIME HOCKEY,

THE WAY THE GAME WAS MEANT TO BE PLAYED:

LETS GO RANGERS. LETS GO YANKEES
6 years ago  ::  May 30, 2015 - 12:44PM #49
TonyG4
Posts: 3,669

Rangers deserved a better faith, but they didn't deserve to win that game. They had a great season and gave us Ranger Fans some great thrills and glory along the way, but in the end, they just didn't get it done in game 7. Rangers got beat at their own game, Defense. It was a very tight played game, and going into and late in the 2nd period, I said to myself, who ever scores first is going to win this game.

Tampa was the better team in game 7, and Bishop was the winning goalie. But I firmly believe, we are a better team, and there is no doubt Lundqvist is by far a better goalie then Bishop. IMO, Bishop is an average goalie. And who ever wins in the West will prove that in the Cup finals. They will take it too Bishop, and prove my point.

We find out this morning that the Capt. Mac, was playing with a broken foot for a couple of games, and in game 7. That hurt, but that is no excuse for not winning game 7.

I am in no way, going to say what if, and who did this, or who did that. There are no individuals to blame for losing to Tampa. The Rangers came this far as a team, and they lost as a team. 

Sather and the coaching staff will have to go over the personal on this team, and figure what they can do to improve for next season. I don't think a house cleaning has to be done. This is still a very good team, and will be there again next season.

I am disappointed, upset, some what speechless, but in no way giving up on this team. That's hockey Ranger Fans, in a game 7, one team will go home, and the other will continue on. But I am not going to beat myself up, or beat this team up over losing game 7 in the Conference finals.

LETS GO RANGERS Thumbs Up And thanks for a great season. Applaude Too bad we couldn't finish with the Cup. Frowner

And a great season with you die hard Ranger Fans on this board. I t was a pleasure quiz an laurenfrances, looking forward to next season.

Willie, Mickey and the Duke, Now That Was Baseball in NY.

THE ORIGINAL SIX IN THE NHL, OLD TIME HOCKEY,

THE WAY THE GAME WAS MEANT TO BE PLAYED:

LETS GO RANGERS. LETS GO YANKEES
6 years ago  ::  May 30, 2015 - 3:43PM #50
laurenfrances
Posts: 40,011

Indeed Rangers was out played. Bolts out numbered Rangers in regards to puck possessions. Bolts defense was stellar. Too bad Rangers was not able to seal the deal. I had a bad feeling going into this game. It was only a matter of time Rangers would lose game 7 at MSG.With Rangers losing home games in this series, I was a bit concern going into game7. 


All in all Rangers had a fabulous season even with Lundqvist missing a chunk. If Isles fans want to beam at Rangers' loss, I'm more than proud Rangers went deep into post season hockey. They made the harsh winter bearable.


It was great sharing the love of hockey with Tony and Quiz...same time next season...LGR!!!

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