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Discuss: Rangers push series to Game 7

May 12, 2013, 7:06 PM EDT

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The New York Rangers and Washington Capitals are going the distance in their first-round series. The Rangers held on for a 1-0 victory in Game 6 on Sunday thanks to a goal by Derick Brassard and some fantastic netminding by Henrik Lundqvist.

Let’s discuss the contest.

  • The Rangers power play went 0-for-5 on Sunday. Can New York go deep in the playoffs without special teams success? What should John Tortorella do to get more out of that struggling unit?
  • So far in this series, the home team has won every game. The Rangers struggled on the road during much of the 2013 regular season.
  • It’s also worth noting that Game 7 will be on Monday, a rare playoff back-to-back. Which team is likely to handle the short turnaround better tomorrow?
  • If you had to face the Rangers or Capitals in the semifinals, which one would be easier to beat?
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  1. jaredo10 - May 12, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    what a seris

    • bensawesomeness - May 12, 2013 at 7:14 PM

      This whole round has been fantastic

      • bruininnh1984 - May 12, 2013 at 8:42 PM

        this round has been far and away better than last year’s quarter finals round

  2. bcisleman - May 12, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Does raise questions when a team facing elimination gets NO penalties called against it while their opponent gets 5.

    • mianfr - May 12, 2013 at 7:13 PM

      Yeah, but it’s the Rangers Power Play, so it’s not a big deal.

      • domdogsbk85 - May 12, 2013 at 7:21 PM

        really not that surprising as the rangers did take the fewest penalties during the reg season. Disciplined team that knows they don”t score many goals. Staying out of the box is a must for this team.

      • ravenscaps48 - May 12, 2013 at 7:50 PM

        That’s not the point!

  3. kantnockdahustle89 - May 12, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    19-7 power plays in favor of the Rangers since game 3. That is an insane stat. Is it weird that Chimera and referee Marc Joannette have a history?

  4. leterrun - May 12, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    I’m really glad the refs put the whistles away….. OH WAIT!

    • tfaltin - May 12, 2013 at 9:01 PM

      Did you see any calls on the Rangers that the refs missed? I didn’t. What’re they supposed to do makeup calls to keep that stat even? Was Fehr’s forearm not in Brassards face?

      • leterrun - May 12, 2013 at 11:06 PM

        If you’re wondering where the puck was, the answer is it wasn’t there. And there was no call by the way.

  5. Steve B - May 12, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    I’m still wondering why the goal wasn’t at least reviewed to ensure there was no high stick?

    • bmoreredfury311 - May 12, 2013 at 7:56 PM

      Totally agree, Yet game two Backies goal and a DEAL OF GAME PENALTY was looked at. COME THE F ON!!! Im tierd of this sh*t, either you call everything or you let the boys play. NHL the new NFL, sad sad sad….

    • bhunter47 - May 12, 2013 at 8:28 PM

      Since the puck never hit Rick Nash, as it was deflected by the Capitals defender before it got there, there obviously was no need. Possibly the ref saw that on the ice?

      • barkar942 - May 13, 2013 at 12:18 AM

        ….and possibly word came from Toronto immediately that it was off the Caps player.

  6. orangegesus - May 12, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Aside from (maybe) Quick, I don’t think there’s a net-minder that would scare me more than Lundqvist. 12 goals in six games; coming off a shutout.

    The Rangers have been low-key all year – due in part to their underperformance and the league’s/media’s love affair with the Pens.

    But we all know hot goaltenders win cups – and a 2.0 GAA with that line-up is trouble for any team that faces them.

    And I hate the Rangers. But if they win game 7, look out.

    • barkar942 - May 13, 2013 at 12:20 AM

      And I as a Rangers fan give credit to Holtby. If it weren’t for that deflection off his own player, that game could still be playing!

  7. jacketsfan7 - May 12, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Caps win 2-1 in OT tomorrow , Chimera gets the first goal , brassard’ll tie it , Green will win it

  8. nyjetblue - May 12, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    There was no review because it never hit Nash’s stick. Clear as day on the replay.

    • Steve B - May 12, 2013 at 7:24 PM

      I hear you man, but shouldn’t the refs look at the replay too to ensure that? At the first several looks, it looked deflected. They seemed too quick to dismiss the possibility that it was not deflected.

      • crosberries - May 12, 2013 at 7:49 PM

        It would of been looked at in “the war room” as soon as it happened and they would have called if they needed more time to

      • Steve B - May 12, 2013 at 7:53 PM

        That makes sense…thanks dude.

  9. biffnasty - May 12, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    what a great hockey had it all. looking forward to what should be a crazy good game7 tomorrow night

  10. markf88 - May 12, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    EVERY goal of every game is reviewed!! This didn’t need more then one look and 5 seconds, that’s what you took away from this game ?? sad

    • Steve B - May 12, 2013 at 7:28 PM

      No, I took away the Rangers played a good game. I’m just curious of this aspect. $10 says that if it were the other way around, you’d ask the same question.

      • markf88 - May 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM

        No, because I understand for the last ten years or so there’s a room in Toronto who checks every single goal before the puck is dropped. If the NHL doesnt anything right, this is it.

      • Steve B - May 12, 2013 at 8:18 PM

        Thank you for your wisdom.

  11. luciddream7 - May 12, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    Do those who post on these feeds watch the game. Penalties were 5-0 in this game because the Rangers committed none and the penalties Washington committed were legit. I’m sure as in any game there were calls that went unseen but one cannot have any real gripes with calls in this game. I’m also pretty sure they did review the goal but it was irrelevant because the goal went off a Cap, not Nash. Only Washington fans would complain about the penalty differential in this series because they are depending on their PP. It’s been a great series but the conspiracy theorists need to shut their mouths.

  12. pitpenguinsrulez - May 12, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    I hate both teams dearly but not nearly as bad as Philly! Tho with that said I would love to see the Crapitals get eliminated tomorrow. Seeing Ovechkin have another post season disappoint would make me happy during finals week in college. Hopefully the nasty ness from the end of the game carries over tomorrow night. Definitely going to be a game you won’t want to miss!

    • Steve B - May 12, 2013 at 7:46 PM

      Here’s hoping that Ottawa puts an a**-whipping on Pittsburgh in the next round….regardless of who wins the Rangers/Caps series.

      • steeltownpride87 - May 12, 2013 at 8:07 PM

        Sad thing is Pittsburgh only played 2 good games against the Islanders . The other 4 they were pretty much outplayed . Good news is when this team starts playing to its potential its going to be brutal for their oppenents .

  13. longcamden - May 12, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    It seems like the referees had already decided before the game not to call anything on the Rangers.

    • tfaltin - May 12, 2013 at 9:03 PM

      I asked this question above. Did you see any penalties on the Rangers that werent called? Are the refs supposed to make calls they don’t see to keep that stat even? Were the delay of game and forearm to the head by Fehr not legitimate penalties?

      • tomj4425 - May 12, 2013 at 10:15 PM

        Ward penalty was BS. Callahan elbowed Hillen’s head (suspensions have been issued for this), then cross-checked his face … who went to the box? Del Zotto hit was late. Dorsett slew-footed Green. Ovi was tripped while shooting in second period. The Rangers have three-times as many power plays since Game 2.

  14. cameltoews - May 12, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    Enough with the no penalties on the rangers garbage. If you watched the game they committed NO penalties. It has nothing to do with a conspiracy or the refs deciding to not call them. It has everything to do with not committing any penalties.

    • bmoreredfury311 - May 12, 2013 at 8:21 PM

      please give me some of that nice, new york bud your smoking because you must be high as crap… Ref’s don’t decide the game but, man it doesn’t help, playing a man down for 20mins. for the last 4 games.

  15. jkay1818 - May 12, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    I don’t get the whining. It was 5 penalties and could have been a lot more. The zuccarello slash, tripping dorsett on a potential two on one, tackling Nash, etc. that didn’t decide the game, Washington turning it up with 8 to go is a huge factor. The rangers controlled most of the game until mid third, holtby stood on his head most f the game and it turned into another great matchup. It was one sided until mid third and holtby kept them in it. Game seven is huge, of course, home teams have been holding serve so stay tuned until tmrw night. Holtby was really impressive the first fifty mins.,

  16. bmoreredfury311 - May 12, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    I knew rags and everyone else biased against the caps will not agree and they have there opinion but, man this game was gift wrapped for the rags,with a nice big market rainbow and Bettmen’s co sign on it, and they all know it.
    5 pp to 0, when Matty P gets hit high and the ref is even looking at them. COME ON!
    But F them and the league. The better team will pro-vile in the end.C-A-P-S!!!!

    • theageofquarrel - May 12, 2013 at 8:07 PM

      Take an english class. Seriously.

      • bmoreredfury311 - May 12, 2013 at 8:13 PM

        Oh im sry im on a hockey web

      • bmoreredfury311 - May 12, 2013 at 8:16 PM

        OHHH my bad, grammar police.. I’m sorry, but after a BS game.
        Grammar is the last of my worries, but i’ll be sure to do better next time…a$$

  17. jkay1818 - May 12, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Also, and not in a whining way, are they going to review mike greens crosschck to dorsetts face? Obviously they won’t have a quick turnaround with a player of that magnitude and suspend him, but, doesn’t the rule book state any direct hit to the head/ face must be reviewed? I was at the game and it seemed nasty, but maybe it wasn’t as bad on tv

    • tomj4425 - May 12, 2013 at 10:20 PM

      He got slewfooted, Dorsett should be suspended. Callahan elbowed Hillen’s head clearly on purpose. He should be suspended.

  18. fiyeaglesfiy - May 12, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    This game was called pretty cleanly. If the rangers don’t commit any penalties, then don’t call any just because you have to. Been a tight series every game and whoever makes less mistakes tomorrow takes it.

    • lightningbuggs - May 12, 2013 at 8:23 PM

      The hit on Perreault in the 1st was obviously a penalty. Hit him high and the puck was nowhere near him.

      Sorry, it was officiated differently for each team.

  19. skinsovieterps - May 12, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Hillen shouldn’t have retaliated against the Rangers’ sissy captain. Callahan elbowed him right in the head in front of the ref. But that’s Callahan. Cheap shot wuss.

    • johnstone17 - May 12, 2013 at 8:42 PM

      Yeah Callahan & sissy don’t go together.

    • tfaltin - May 12, 2013 at 9:14 PM

      You drop in front of the shots he routinely blocks. Then you’ll be on the same level to call him a sissy or a wuss. Side note: Ovechkin blocked the first two shots of his career and it was like an act of heroism.

    • tomj4425 - May 12, 2013 at 10:16 PM

      He should be suspended.

  20. johnstone17 - May 12, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Let me just say, Thank You Hank !!!!!

  21. capsfan19 - May 12, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Callahan is a punk. He’s lucky he’s got major goon squad to protect him.
    Ugh not going to be someone to say “conspiracy” but where was the call on perrault? Seriously… And the joel ward call was hilarious. So a rags player goes flying… That doesnt equal a penatly.
    That scrap at the end was awesome!
    But in all seriousness if the calls were the other way around rags fans would be losing their sh$t too so get off your high horses.
    Just so disappointing. Ovi is due for a big game. Rags got reaaal lucky he didnt score several times during that game

    • tfaltin - May 12, 2013 at 9:12 PM

      The play was dead, and Ward dangerous sends a Ranger player flying into the net. It’s a hit from behind after the whistle on a defenseless player. If a Ranger did that to a Cap I’d be upset at my player, not the call. I’m sorry your Caps lost but seriously, does that require the loss of all objectivity?

    • johnstone17 - May 12, 2013 at 9:27 PM

      Who is this major goon squad you speak of? Nash? Stepan? Haeglin? Girardi? Richards? Who is this goon squad?

      • barkar942 - May 13, 2013 at 12:24 AM

        He still thinks Avery and Colton Orr are still Rangers.

  22. tfaltin - May 12, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Signed on with the intent of saying good game, looking forward to game 7. Whiney Capital fan posts aside, this series has been great, and I hope it has a fitting ending. Rangers have been kicking at the door of every game in Washington. Time to kick the damn door down.

  23. cspsrbums - May 12, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    Oh come on Ranger fans you really didn’t see any penalties in the ranger The hit on Perrualt in the 1st was not only late but he rode up into head. Green got a slew foot before he crossed checked should of been 4-4 please take off the home team bias glasses and really be honesty with yourself . Caps didn’t play a good game but being short handed even if you don’t score wears you down. No team I mean no team skates a completely clean game.

  24. cspsrbums - May 12, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Rangers Have more PP in the last 4 games then Caps all series. They have 3 5 on 3 to the Caps none . 1 play caps have 2 players called Never seen that. 5 pp in a row in game 3,6 in first 30 min. 5 in a row tonight 1 game winner in game 4 You don’t have to score to wear a team down. Don’t call it whining you would be a little disturbed if it was the otherwise around 29-14 in pp in favor of the Ranger

  25. valoisjoeybfeld69 - May 12, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    What the heck was Ovi doing swinging behind the net with a minute left while Carlsson was getting ready to move the puck up ice? I really don’t get how he plays when he doesn’t have the puck. Last game we saw him leave the D zone too soon while his team was battling for the puck which resulted in a Rangers goal. Today his team is in full control of the puck getting ready to move the puck up ice when he decides to go behind his own net. All he had to do was to swing in front of Carlsson and go up the right boards. Mind boggling.

  26. cosmo83 - May 12, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    Take the”king” out of this series and its already over. The rest of the rags are a sad team. He bails them out time after time. By the way interesting nickname for a guy that has won nothing…

    • ossiningwhatup - May 12, 2013 at 11:33 PM

      Yeah a gold medal and a vezina are nothing

      • devilsarethebest - May 13, 2013 at 12:30 AM

        Who the hell REALLY cares about htose things. Brodeur is not the greatest goalie ever because of his Olympic meals or his 4 Vezina trophies, but because of his 3 Cups and all-time records. No stupid nicknames there, none needed. Nicknames are just cover- ups.

  27. luciddream7 - May 12, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    Goon squad?

  28. cspsrbums - May 12, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Referee Marc Joannet should be suspended He was the ref for all Ranger home games.

    • verbalnyr21 - May 13, 2013 at 12:23 AM

      You are an idiot sir

  29. blomfeld - May 13, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    “Me stay in KHL” …

    too funny eh ? :)

  30. cspsrbums - May 13, 2013 at 1:09 AM

    @ leterun
    All these biased Ranger fans are blinded by there loyalty to there team You could talk to your blue in the face and the won’t open their eyes .and see that this has been a lopsided series related to Penalties / non penalties calls

    • magicrat13 - May 13, 2013 at 7:10 AM

      seems the same could be said about you…..

  31. schlitzy - May 13, 2013 at 5:46 AM

    let’s keep in mind that the Rangers were the least penalized team in the regular season. Torts has made a point in his press conferences a need for his team to stay out of the box. If I played for Tortorella I’d be super disciplined as well for fear of taking a bad penalty and riding the pine the the rest of the game.

    I can see why Caps fans are upset about the Dorsett slew foot non call. to me it just looked like he was out of control and falling. not an intentional slew foot. but I can see it from both sides.

    this is turning into a great rivalry that is only going to get better in the years to come once these teams are in the same division. fun hockey to watch!!

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