The New York Rangers visit the Boston Bruins at TD Garden for Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals match-up starting at 5:30 p.m. The Bruins lead the series 3-1. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
Rangers Game Notes
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Henrik Lundqvist - 5-6, 2.15 gaa, .934 sv%, 2 so.
Tuukka Rask - 7-4, 2.33 gaa, .925 sv%, 0 so
- David Krejci leads the Bruins with 5g, 12a in the playoffs.
- Zdeno Chara has just one point in the last three games.
- Jaromir Jagr is pointless and a -1 in the first four games of this series.
- Milan Lucic has zero points and is a -3 in the last two games.
- Rookie defenseman Torey Krug has goals in three of the four games in the series.
- Tyler Seguin scored his first goal of the playoffs in Game 4.
- Brad Marchant has just one point (an assist) in the last two games after registering four points (2g, 2a) in the first two games of the series.
- The Bruins are 6-for-29 (20.7%) on the power play in the playoffs.
- Boston allowed their first power play goal of the series in Game 4 and have now killed off 13-of-14 penalties against in this round.
- Wade Redden and Dennis Seidenberg continue to practice but still won't play tonight. Andrew Ference is also out for tonight's game.
Rangers-Capitals Series Schedule:
May 16 Rangers 2, Bruins 3, OT
May 19 Rangers 2, Boston 5
May 21 Rangers 1, Boston 2
May 23 Rangers 4, Boston 3, OT
May 25 Rangers at Boston, 5:30pm
May 27 Rangers vs. Boston at MSG, TBD*
May 29 Rangers at Boston, TBD*
* -- if necessary
Days of Y'Orr
Hey guys - sorry to be a downer here. Here's my take on changing the culture of the Rangers. Stop calling or referring Henrik the King. He is not the king. He has not proven himself to be the king. He is coming off as arrogant and not like he has been there before. The "King" is simply a marketing strategy and it's time to let that go. Enough already. And yes I am fully aware if it was not for Lundqvist, the team wouldn't have it's success that it has had, but King Henrik needs to stop. It's time to grow up. Ditch the name. It's over. Enough talking and pompous nicknames. Time to nut up or shut up.
For next year we need a new culture on the Rangers.It's due.Fire Torts and Sullivan and try to sign Dave Tippet or another skilled coach with a good track record and try to make the next step up, because Tortorella's a one trick pony and this is as good as its ever gonna get with him.If they wait until he produces another mediocre season and rides on the back of Lundqvist for a short playoff run its just a waste of time.We want the cup .
The most ironic part of this series is that a Bruin injury won the series. Although I'm a ranger fan, Krug is going to be the next best defensemen. I doubt many Bruin fans even knew about him.
We can talk about free agents and trades all we want but what are we doing with our farm system? The best teams don't neglect this.
Everybody has to keep something in perspective & maybe its because of this that I don't feel like complete shit like I did last yr is that I never thought this team w-out Staal could win the Cup. He is just too important to us. With the lack of scoring on this team we had to win games 2-1 & without him that was impossible. This team is close it has the Goalie it has the D it had the character & heart it has the support players. Its missing a goal scorer or 2. Its missing a QB on the PP though I believe Mcdonough could be that. Bottom line this team overacheived & should have lost to the Caps. We got beat by a better team...there is no shame in that.
Can't wait for next season. We need to make some big changes this summer to become more competitive. Next year with realignment will be the hardest year yet!
Hamrlik-no contract. Del zotto- trade. Richards-trade or buyout. Clowe- if he doesn't want to sign for 3 M per year= get the fuck out of new york! Torts= FIRED!!!! This is unecceptable! The talent we have and we play strictly defensive game. No way. Fire torts, bring in new coach who can generate offensive team. So we don't have to rely on Lundqvist every time to win the game in playoffs. Bring in one skilled offensive defenseman and one true center. Richards- you can be ashamed!!! You can take the 12 M a year, but you play like a pussy. F*** you!!! Go away!!!! worthless piece of shit!
Was a fun series. We simply got outplayed. Looking forward for the trading being posted in this blog.PS Roman Hamrlik suckkkkkssssssss.
Kev and company. keep the blog going. I will be here all summer. if you must take breaks take a week per person at a time. I need this!!!
All - stop the hate. At least we don't have to give up the third 2nd draft pick for Clowe if he walks :). It was a rough season. Short but intense and not nearly as good as we were expecting. Look at the bright side though - at least we had a reason to have some expectations. Been a long time since that was the case. I still have high expectations for next season. Being a Rangers fan is not for the weak of heart. Glad we weren't swept anyway.
Enjoy the summer and look forward to next year. LGR!
How many times have we seen the Rangers pulled the goalie and the defenseman shoots the puck into a leg which results in an empty net goal? Perfect way to end it.
I'll see you kids around......I'll check in from time to time.
It's been a pleasure to watch this season with you all. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here.
""And as always in parting, I wish you love, peace and soul."""
FUCK TORTS, SULLIVAN, RICHARDS, DEL ZOTTO!!! GET THE FUCK OUT OF NEW YORK!!!! WORTHLESS PIECES OF SHIT!!!!!
Overevaluating homegrown wannabee talent sets back organizations for years....cmon Ranger fans there not good enough
fun season boys! thanks to the blog for entertaining and informing us. I'm looking forward to the moves in the offseason. we still have a great young team and there's a lot to look forward too. LGfreakingR!!!!!!!!!!
If we get rid of Richards, Boyle, Del Zaster, Zuccarello, and Hagelin even. It can open a lot of our roster for some prospects like Lindberg, Fast, Miller for starters
@ThrSage I agree. I was kinda surprised that the Rangers went so far. We just lost to a better team. Looking forward for this year training camp :)
@McPhee37 AND we need it in a timely fashion as you have suggested here in this space.
@Medvjed004 i love everything you said.
@NYR44 that bi-polar issure is stemmed in mgmt.
@JoeNYR Strolman getting hurt may have been the biggest reason for us not being able to come back this series. Damn C word...
@greggray24 we don't WANT Clowe to walk though -_-. He's one of the only players that cares.
@McPhee37 Thanks for all the awesome psych ups and for representing the physical side so well. Nice to meet you and hang these past few weeks.
@Josh6 Enjoy the summer, Josh!
@jvr you to jvr
@jvr Ranger fans are not good enough? Sure we are!
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG Cheers, man, have a great summer!
@NYR44 Great summer, hope Tippett is coaching by next season
@NYR44 just about 20 million
An Staal and Clowe and Nash ... Oh wait :). Still like our team. Die hard and way too often Rangers fan here!
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG No, I'll be following the deals and rumors all summer. Just no more live Rangers to watch!