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Rangers punch ticket to Stanley Cup Final by blanking Habs

May 29, 2014, 10:46 PM EDT

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The New York Rangers are going to the 2014 Stanley Cup Final after a fantastic all-around effort in defeating the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 in Game 6.

That score might honestly be a little misleading. The Rangers limited the Canadiens to 18 shots on goal, including just five apiece in the first and third period. The Habs have a lot to build on in the future, yet they went out with a whimper … or at least couldn’t overcome a smothering performance from the Rangers.

A measured Game 6

After two nights of wild action, the Rangers and Canadiens played a tighter, more focused game. New York really carried the play in the first period, out-shooting the Habs 11-5 in the opening frame. The Rangers dominated puck possession for big stretches of Game 6 even if the scoreboard didn’t really illustrate that point.

Oddly enough, the Rangers took a lead in the period that was most even in overall play. Henrik Lundqvist made a save that seemed straight out of “The Matrix.”

… Opening up the door for Dominic Moore to score the 1-0 goal:

Lundqvist stopped all shots in gaining his 42nd career playoff win, setting a new franchise record. No doubt about it, “King Henrik” wants to chase down Mike Richter by winning a Stanley Cup of his own, though.

Montreal failed to mount much of an attack in the third period. Really, the Rangers actually seemed like the team with its postseason on the line. Maybe they felt that way as going through a third Game 7 – in Montreal, no less – would be taxing to say the least.

They avoided that tension-filled scenario and now await either the Chicago Blackhawks or Los Angeles Kings. They’ll likely be the underdog in either scenario, yet it would be foolish to count a Rangers team that clearly has a lot of fight left.

116 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. sabatimus - May 29, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Screw you Habs.

    • arrow43050 - May 30, 2014 at 12:17 AM

      I’m a Rangers fan and gave this a thumbs-down. EVERY playoff series is going to have its share of controversies, injuries and off-ice bickering as well as on-ice post-whistle and unpenalized garbage. This series had less of it than most do and in the end were mostly entertaining games. I say thank you Habs for a great series. The Rangers come out of it with 6 days until their next game and only one notable injury that might take longer than those 6 days to heal (Stepan’s jaw), so I consider the Rangers lucky. The Rangers’ rockets will have a chance to rest and refuel and take off again next week. Looking forward to a good series regardless of who it is against. The Rangers won’t be favored against either team, but the Rangers’ team speed, if not talent, exceeds either team that is left, and that plus rest, health and a strong goalie gives them at least a puncher’s chance.

      • kxlllxst - May 30, 2014 at 1:29 AM

        as a rangers fan, i gave your comment a thumbs down and say screw you habs & i can see why lucic told weise he was going to f*&n kill him next yr

      • homieshome - May 30, 2014 at 2:24 AM

        Umm no Arrow, I don’t think so. We were beating the Habs, so they started crying and creating drama and controversy. We ignored it so they found another way to get our attention by injuring Stepan on that disgusting late cheap hit. They wanted to put all that focus on price when it wasnt even intetional but they ignored their real problems. And there ridiuclous biased fans completely ignore facts and only say things that favor their team. Excuses, crying, complaining, that’s their motto. SCREW THEM

    • kaptaanamerica - May 30, 2014 at 12:18 AM

      Loser Bruins fans taking their pot shots, but we all know who the better team is out of Montreal/ Boston….

      • sabatimus - May 30, 2014 at 12:27 AM

        Yep, we sure do.

      • jimeejohnson - May 30, 2014 at 11:17 AM

        Montreal by a hair. If not for punks like Lucic, it might have been Boston.

  2. 7mantel - May 29, 2014 at 10:48 PM


    • hockey412 - May 30, 2014 at 8:15 AM

      Some of those saves were ridiculous too – but I’ll say by the end of the series it was definitely obvious who the better team was at this point. Habs had nothing left to give (surprised me thought that they actually started moving their feet when they had 6 skaters…a little too late there…).

      Anyway, great series, Hank and company deserve this, I’ll be pulling for them. LA/NYR would be a good match-up – CONGRATS NYR.

      • 7mantel - May 30, 2014 at 8:38 AM

        Thank 412 a true hockey fan! It amazes me how other fans refuse to give the NYRs any credit for what they accomplished already .

  3. justinpecora50 - May 29, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    RANGERS will play for the Stanley Cup!!!!

  4. puckthehabs - May 29, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    Au revoir Blue Blanc Rouge. That was a good game.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - May 30, 2014 at 12:13 AM

      Methinks their petrol gauge read: E

      • arrow43050 - May 30, 2014 at 12:19 AM

        no doubt. rangers won every footrace in that game tonight.

  5. steelcity333 - May 29, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    Interesting stat. 5 out of last 7 East teams to make the Stanley Cup Finals have been from the old Atlantic division. Penguins twice, Philly, New Jersey, and now New York. Tells you where the power has been in the East.

    • thesportsjudge - May 29, 2014 at 11:16 PM

      Way to arbitrarily choose when the Pens represented.

      • steelcity333 - May 29, 2014 at 11:26 PM

        After the way we lost this year I had to. But it still doesn’t change the facts. And by the way only one of those teams won. Of course you know who that is.

      • steelcity333 - May 29, 2014 at 11:32 PM

        It’s an arbitrary “stat” to begin with. It was just an observation.

    • atwatercrushesokoye - May 29, 2014 at 11:24 PM

      And only 2 of the last 4, so I guess recent history says it’s been pretty even.

      • thesportsjudge - May 30, 2014 at 1:23 AM

        See? This guy—-^ gets it.

    • tuberippin - May 30, 2014 at 5:32 AM

      Islanders :'(

  6. drewsylvania - May 29, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    Aaaand a big f**k you to the Habs and their fans. Couldn’t have happened to a better franchise and fanbase.

    • charlie24zz - May 29, 2014 at 10:58 PM

      F*** you too buddy. We all know who you root for you weasel!

      • sabatimus - May 29, 2014 at 10:58 PM


      • drewsylvania - May 29, 2014 at 10:59 PM


      • charlie24zz - May 29, 2014 at 11:03 PM

        You’re not any closer to the cup than we were. So f*** you and you’ve seen me on twitter, I’d love to come to BAWSSSTON and straighten you out

      • drewsylvania - May 29, 2014 at 11:05 PM

        Wheee. We always like ITGs around here.

      • 19to77 - May 29, 2014 at 11:08 PM

        Toughtest little Habs fan on the Internet, aren’t you? Big talk, no delivery. Exactly like your team.

      • charlie24zz - May 29, 2014 at 11:12 PM

        F*** all you poser Bruins fans, good luck in the next round New York

      • gallyhatch - May 29, 2014 at 11:23 PM

        charlie24zz is a little c#&t who dishes it out on a regular basis but can’t take it.

        “Typical Montreal. . . . It’s a disgrace!”

        F’ing loser, go back under your bridge.

    • afrancis55 - May 29, 2014 at 11:10 PM


      Shut the hell up you bitter goofy a ss French Canadian wuss. Go to bed weirdo.

      • charlie24zz - May 29, 2014 at 11:14 PM

        I will f*** you up, twitter me, let’s go!!!

      • 19to77 - May 29, 2014 at 11:18 PM

        This is hysterical. Aren’t you up past your bedtime, young man?

      • sabatimus - May 29, 2014 at 11:53 PM

        Oh come on. You know Habs never drop, they turtle.

      • kaptaanamerica - May 30, 2014 at 12:09 AM

        f* u and ur ethnic bullshiite… f* ing anglos always starting shiite..

      • sabatimus - May 30, 2014 at 12:29 AM

        BAHAHAHAA you’re criticizing afrancis’ jab against French Canadians and then you remark about anglos. That cloth was cut by the same scissors.

      • drewzducks - May 30, 2014 at 1:38 AM

        In charlene’s case, it’s “twatter me”.

      • kaptaanamerica - May 30, 2014 at 3:10 AM

        @sabatimus, it’s called irony you f*ing mook

    • hockey412 - May 30, 2014 at 8:20 AM

      Honestly, every team has it’s villains (some teams, like Boston, more than their share). But the way fans get on the Habs team and their fans is just effing elementary school stupid. We get it, Boston lost. Must’ve been some cosmic mistake. OR maybe the Habs played better than Boston.

      • lombardisshineinfoxborough - May 30, 2014 at 10:53 AM

        Ahhh, the whiny Pens fan that still can’t shake the beat down his team took from the Bs last year. I love it and hope it continues to sting for many years to come.

        Congrats NYR. You managed (for the most part) not to let the canadiens cowardly gutless style of hockey take you off your game. And while I have no love for NY teams, thank you for eliminating the two most whiny entitled fan bases in all of hockey on your way to a well deserved trip to the SCF.

      • hockey412 - May 30, 2014 at 11:52 AM

        haha I’ve been talking about the hypocrisy and fake ‘toughness’ of the Boston fans for so long and your comment just proves the point.

        Ahh the whiny Bruins fan that still can’t shake the beat down that his team took from the Habs this year. I love it and hope it continues for years to come.

        Now go back, and re-read, applying CONTEXT, knowing that the original commentor is a Bruins fan, hating the Habs because the B’s got beat.

        And no, the sun doesn’t revolve around Boston.

  7. ravenscaps48 - May 29, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Congrats. Win it for the East!

    • homieshome - May 30, 2014 at 2:33 AM

      Thanks Raven

  8. sixchr - May 29, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    It’s hard to rule a team out in the NHL playoffs and I’ll admit I underrated the Rangers a bit, but they aren’t going to sniff the Cup. The Kings/Blackhawks are just so filthy good.

    • 19to77 - May 29, 2014 at 11:01 PM

      You know who else is good? King Henrik Lundqvist. Never, ever doubt what wildly clutch goaltending can do. Everyone said the Canucks would just walk through the Bruins like they were nothing, but Tim Thomas had other ideas. The hottest goalie wins – will it be Quick, Lundqvist or Crawford?

      • sixchr - May 29, 2014 at 11:07 PM

        That Canucks team was overrated. Lundqvist is playing the best hockey of his life right now but just because you have the best goalie doesn’t mean you always win. It’s not as simple as having the better goalie. And if that were the case, Lundqvist has been an overrated playoff goalie until this run. They might surprise me. He might carry the Rangers to the Cup. I just don’t see it happening.

      • pepper2011 - May 29, 2014 at 11:28 PM

        Two guys I vastly underrated as hockey players were Jeff Carter and Derek Stepan

        Stepan reminds me of Krejci and When Carter wants it, I don’t think there are many that can stop him and just a filthy shot.

      • kaptaanamerica - May 30, 2014 at 12:12 AM

        @sixchr – fu overrated, the Canucks were playing without their starting D men… Hamhuis plays and the Canucks don’t break down on D… that team was a machine, injuries took their toll including on Malhotra who played with one eye basically…

    • bmy0913 - May 30, 2014 at 5:29 PM

      Filthy good as they may be, 2-0 against CHI this year and 1-1 against LA. Just saying.

  9. lowenni - May 29, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    You know as a Caps fan I hate the Rangers, but I have nothing but respect for them. I really wanna see Lundqvist win his first Cup, St. Louis win again, McDonagh blossom and D. Moore find success. As someone who lost my mom at a young age I just gained so much respect for St. Louis and Moore and the way the Rangers organization handled all that…they’re also a damn good team. Congrats to the Rags

    • stepanup - May 30, 2014 at 3:23 PM

      Thank you for a positive and sincere comment. Those are falling by the wayside at a disturbing rate around here recently.

  10. no - May 29, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    awful game by the habs.

    a guy who bet the over

  11. bucrightoff - May 29, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    Tokarski plays balls out again and his team gives him another pathetic effort. Plekanec should be ashamed of himself as well.

    • iowa02 - May 29, 2014 at 11:04 PM

      I feel that he was the real bright spot for Montreal. l do not follow them but he earned a fan.

    • theskinsman - May 30, 2014 at 10:25 AM

      Tokarski and the habs gave it their all, but credit the better team. Go shock the hockey world,Rangers.

      At least the idiots who were blaming losing on not having Price have been shut up.

  12. afrancis55 - May 29, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    Montreal should just consider themselves lucky to even have made it this far, because if they had to face Ben Bishop in the first round I’m not sure they even make it out.

    Congrats and best of luck to the Rangers and their fans.

    • jcmeyer10 - May 29, 2014 at 10:59 PM

      Bruins fans have Waynes World like fantasy.

    • justinhbhb - May 29, 2014 at 11:04 PM

      Lucky? The rangers have played two series against backup or ahl goalies. Less you forget the Canadiens beat the Bruins. NY would likely have gotten swept by Boston.

      Rangers took full advantage of the poor goalie situations and playoff choke teams. A win is a win and the Rangera had to play good hockey to win.

      I used to respect NY Rangers. Not anymore. Nor most of their fan base. Any fan base which speaks of Montreal Canadiens fans as classless and whiners after their starting goal tender is run over is just ignorant.

      Serioualy,Good luck Rangers fans in winning the cup!!

      • 7mantel - May 29, 2014 at 11:14 PM


      • justinpecora50 - May 29, 2014 at 11:18 PM

        Let me refresh your memory. It was Emelin who got beat one on one, and then he proceeded to slash Kreider who then crashed in Price.While we’re at it was Emelin in Game 4 who was beaten 3 times which led to 2 goals, hence the reason he was scratched in the last 2 games, which was part of the reason their D was exhausted. How much more could Price have done? This kid was amazing. MTL was so charged after beating BOS that they came out flat in Game 1 and never really recovered. I do think the ‘OLE OLE OLE’ chant was a bit much especially trailing in the series, and Bourque’s really stupid comment directed at Lundquist was uncalled for, but they put it to bed. How do you know what would happened against Boston? Just a bunch of sour grapes that. you need to accept and move on…period!!

      • verbalnyr21 - May 30, 2014 at 1:07 AM

        “WAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!! My team didn’t make it to the finals so I’m gonna complain about how lucky the Rangers are!!!! WAAAAAAAAAH!!!!”-justinhbhb

        Sounds like someone needs a diaper change!

  13. billiam55 - May 29, 2014 at 10:56 PM


    Bye bye assholes.

  14. sjtorpitt - May 29, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    No elmerbrown when Henrik comes up big, not surprising.

  15. terrier92 - May 29, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    Thank you Rangers for driving a stake into the heart of Habs

    • sabatimus - May 29, 2014 at 11:09 PM

      I want steak.

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  16. 19to77 - May 29, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    My, my. Quiet Habs fans tonight. I’ll try to act surprised.

    • sabatimus - May 30, 2014 at 12:30 AM

      They’re waiting til we go to bed so they can cheap shot us.

      • thesportsjudge - May 30, 2014 at 1:26 AM

        Then cry about how they were wronged, somehow.

  17. penvik - May 29, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    As if any if you were watching this series like it mattered. There’s only 2 teams left and LA will probably win the cup tomorrow night. This years finals don’t count as the east just didn’t happen to supply a team worthy of playing. Count me out of watching any exhibition Stanley cup finals this year.
    Only teams in the East that should have sniffed the finals are Boston, Pittsburgh and maybe Philly. Time for the NHL to really look at their product and make the necessary changes. So sick of this defensive shell style play work in the playoffs. It’s directly because the game resorts to the dead puck era the second the regular season ends. It’s a disgrace and us fans need to make the NHL understand we’ve had enough. It has to end NOW!! If the Rangers win the fake exhibition Finals, the NHL has finally hit rock bottom. How fast they’ve fallen since 2011 is crazy!! Changed the game for the better in 2006 and have quickly resorted back to boring style us fans shouldn’t put up with.

    Oh, and I don’t expect you Ranger fans to understand what I’m saying. Glasses will be thick with BS so your opinions do not matter in this conversation. Deep down you know you shouldn’t be in the finals.

    • bigwayne75 - May 29, 2014 at 11:18 PM

      Sounds like someone is still butt hurt. If you think defense is boring, go and watch golf or something. The Rangers play good hockey. Yes I understand what you are saying, Rangers knocked my team out of the playoffs and I am still whining, move on princess maybe next season for you.

      • justinpecora50 - May 29, 2014 at 11:19 PM

        Exactly, I’d be pissed to if my team choked away a 3-1 lead.

    • bigwayne75 - May 29, 2014 at 11:25 PM

      If it is boring, how come TV ratings are very high this playoff season. Yes watching Crosby diving and crying is more entertaining.

    • stakex - May 29, 2014 at 11:29 PM

      We all know what this incoherent rant is about… you’re still butt hurt that your Pens were soundly defeated by a much better Rangers team, and in spectacular fashion no less. Get over it man.

      I mean did you even read what you wrote? The Rangers defeated two of the three teams on your exclusive list of Cup worthy teams… and yet you have some laughable rationale why, despite defeating two of the best three teams as you see them, they still aren’t worthy of a trip to the Cup. That’s just the most idiotic thing I’ve ever heard.

      Bottom line is that defense is part of the game. The Rangers might not have the flashy offense, and might win games with a more defensive minded way of playing…. but that’s hockey. I can understand why a Pens fans would hate it, since the Pens can’t win against it, but that’s just too damn bad.

    • atwatercrushesokoye - May 29, 2014 at 11:34 PM

      Pittsburgh? What have they done since 2010 to convince anyone they belong anywhere near a conversation about the Stanley Cup? Of course the media loves to talk about how great them and their captain are but in reality they’re just another team.

      As for the finals, the Rangers get to rest for a couple of days, if the Kings and Hawks go 7 that’s a big advantage. Plus they have one of the best goalies in the world, that usually helps equalize things.

      • r8rbhawk - May 30, 2014 at 12:23 AM

        let’s take that date back to 2009, what have they done since then? We don’t want the penguins to have credit for a good year in 2010 do we?

    • drewsylvania - May 29, 2014 at 11:53 PM

      Hahahahahaha maybe the Pens have the more annoying fanbase…

      • jimeejohnson - May 30, 2014 at 11:19 AM

        Between the Bruins and Pens you have annoying to the 22nd power!

    • mikedoc315 - May 30, 2014 at 12:09 AM

      It’s called defense,the Rangers shut their opponents down with a stifling defense and limited the amount of shots on net. My team was one of the ones that the Rangers shut down but I have tip my hat to them,they were the better team. That’s why they are going to the Finals and maybe L.A. or Chicago will also under estimate them just like all of their opponents here in the East. I get what you are saying about the dead puck era but this isn’t the same thing,I just think the Rangers D has been so effective that it isn’t allowing their opponents the chance to get into a flow.

    • homieshome - May 30, 2014 at 2:39 AM

      Penvik you’re a complete moron. Rangers are a little tired but thats about it, theyll get their rest back with 6 days off and look brand new to start the SC. If you dont want to watch it, nobody gives a phuck but its clearly more than that with you, you’re either a butthurt Canadian who hopped on the Habs bandwagon and got your hopes up or youre just a Rangers hater

    • 7mantel - May 30, 2014 at 8:09 AM

      You are a perfect example that man can live without a brain !

    • tved12 - May 30, 2014 at 1:36 PM

      Remind me, how many goals were scored in game 5? Quite the defensive battle they had…

  18. ajg314 - May 29, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    OMG!! Stanley Cup Finals here we come!!!

  19. dubblelznhell - May 29, 2014 at 11:10 PM

    “Aaaand a big f**k you to the Habs and their fans. Couldn’t have happened to a better franchise and fanbase.”

    You’re right. Montreal IS the better franchise and DOES have the better fanbase. Lol. Idiot….

    Besides, congrats to the rangers. But they only won by a goal. If not for a flukey save by lump, this would’ve been an OT game and likely back in Montreal where we know Henry can’t play.

    As for Drew, you cheer for Boston. Your opinion matters little. They’ll be bottom feeders next year, just watch. And the Habs will be back again this time around next year to finish this off…

    • 19to77 - May 29, 2014 at 11:23 PM

      You’re right! Hank is awful in Montreal. So awful, in fact, he beat them there twice to open the series.

      Oh, wait.

    • bigwayne75 - May 29, 2014 at 11:33 PM

      Yeah Henrik won two straight games against the Habs in this playoff series, so he had a chance to win in Montreal and if it wasn’t for that flukey save from the Habs goalie, it would of 2-0 or 2-1 whatever you look at it, the Rangers would of still won.

      The Rangers have a good young core, so they will be good next season.

    • sabatimus - May 30, 2014 at 12:31 AM

      Don’t forget meeeee! Throw meeee under the bus too!

  20. dubblelznhell - May 29, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    PS. Rangers will lose the cup no matter who gets in from the west.

  21. iceman8383 - May 29, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    Let’s Go Rangers!!!

  22. nicknyhc - May 29, 2014 at 11:14 PM

    Been waiting 20 years for this! Lets go Rangers!

    I hope Plekanec and PK Subban get high sticked at the golf course with a 9 iron!

  23. cloudniner9 - May 29, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    All is right with the world, the hockey gods smiled and finally ended this after teasing habs fans for 3 series, like they ever had a chance, now they can go back to sucking as usual

  24. charastein - May 30, 2014 at 12:02 AM

    This is one Boston fan that wants to thank the New York Rangers for slamming the door to the promised land in the face of the Habs.

    Now I have no need to fret and can enjoy the rest of the playoffs. Chicago, LA, and New York are all great teams that deserve a run at the Cup.

    See ya next season Habs! :) Vanek already is packing up for Minnesota!

  25. r8rbhawk - May 30, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    I know we’ve said it before, but man, NY won the Torts for AV trade by a mile!

    • kaptaanamerica - May 30, 2014 at 3:28 AM

      WRONG… Torts won that one, the guy gets paid 10mill for one year of work. the guy’s a f*ing genius. He doesn’t want to coach. He’ll f* around for 4 years and live large off the cash… genius…

  26. dubblelznhell - May 30, 2014 at 12:50 AM

    Hey. No one knows more than me that The rangers took the first two games in MTL. But obviously, I was talking overall historical performance and the Swiss-cheese performance Henry put forth in game 5 gives no allusion to greatness in a potential game 7 had the Habs pulled one out in MSG

    • stepanup - May 30, 2014 at 3:36 PM

      Enjoy your allusions in the off-season.

  27. brandotho - May 30, 2014 at 1:28 AM

    Round 1: The Rangers don’t stand a chance against the Flyers’ top two lines

    Round 2: The Rangers will get squashed by Crosby, Malkin, and company

    Round 3: The Rangers have no shot against Price, Subban, and Pacioretty

    Round 4: The Rangers will finally face a real team. No chance against the Hawks or Kings.

    • xaile94 - May 30, 2014 at 2:33 AM

      The Rd 4 stuff was mostly from Blackhawk fans. I think they’ve got something else to worry about first.

    • steelcity333 - May 30, 2014 at 11:28 AM

      Actually the majority of people picked New York to beat Philly and Montreal. At least from what I saw.

  28. hawkeedawg - May 30, 2014 at 1:44 AM

    Have any of you Rags or Habs fans been following the Hawks/Kings threads on this forum?

    Why do I ask?

    Because their threads are full of educated, hockey talking, no whining, no crying, no name calling, no trolls……

    All of you are pathetic, sore losers, even in winning, NY still has a huge loser fan base on these sites compared to the other series.

    Someone bookmark this so you can throw it in my face later and I will do the same.

    Rangers will not , cannot, win the cup.Period!

    • 19to77 - May 30, 2014 at 2:27 AM

      “No crying, no name calling…”

      Literally your next sentence starts off “All of you are pathetic, sore losers”

      I won’t deny there’s a LOT of s**t-talk between Habs and Rangers fans right now. The tone was set right from the start. But come on, try not to be that glaring of a hypocrite. No-one can typecast an entire fanbase, and you have a ridiculously high opinion of yourself if you think you can. Most of us are pretty chill people. You, clearly not so much.

    • 7mantel - May 30, 2014 at 8:06 AM

      You’ve been on here before throwing gas on the fire ,so who are you to talk !

    • dschrode2013 - Jun 2, 2014 at 12:36 AM

      Can I utilize excerpts from yesterday?

      Kane needs to get a healthy dose of Kopitar. Time to shut Kane down, the real reason the hawks are still kicking around.

      Where’s TOES? If the hawks win, Kane becomes their MVP candidate.

      I’ll give credit to the hawks who have surprised with their resiliency.

      Go Kings.

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      canucks30 – May 31, 2014 at 12:15 AM
      I would just like to point out that kaptaanamerica’s views on Toews in no way reflect the views of most Canucks fans who have the utmost respect for the 2 time Stanley Cup champion and 2 time Olympic Gold medalist Jonathan TOEWS.

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      McFaddensPulledHammy – May 31, 2014 at 12:27 AM
      Ok. So who do you line up against Toews-Hossa-Bickell then? That 70′s Line isn’t physical enough, the King-Richards-Williams line isn’t fast enough, and neither is Clifford-Staal-Lewis. And then on defense, do you want Mitchell on the ice against them? Or Martinez? It ain’t as easy as you think.

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      slysipops – May 31, 2014 at 12:31 AM
      THANKS for you insight @canucks30, kaptanjaginabag is just some troll who sneaks out of mommies basement every now and then to make an a$$ out of himself ! as for TOEWS …. he is a young man that would make any parent proud. he is the type of sports player that young kids should try and emulate !

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      kaptaanamerica – May 31, 2014 at 2:15 AM
      So, what, are you doing surveys now? Canucks00… I’d let Carter and co go up against TOES. Or Williams and friends. Kane is the most dangerous hawk out there.

      I go out off my way to compliment the hawks and the douche bags have to stir things up… No surprise there. I hope it’s heartbreak for TOES like in 2011.

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      madhouseonmadison – May 31, 2014 at 2:16 AM
      If you’re surprised by the Hawks resiliency you really are more stupid than the words you’ve posted my friend.

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      hawksin5 – May 31, 2014 at 7:49 PM
      kaptaan just likes to troll the hawks. he’s a sack of dog $hit wrought with jealousy. and no matter the form he does it, he spells tows with no ‘W’ and often capitalizes it. an attempt at belittlement or insult, i guess?

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      kaptaanamerica – Jun 1, 2014 at 4:42 AM
      lols f* u “hawksinfive” what a farfegnugen joke your name is… it’s game 7 biatch… get a clue…

      @madhouse, i’ll doubt the Hawks, and i’ll keep doubting them.. the cup last year was a fraud. let’s see what happens in game 7 and when the Hawks lose you can take your remote control and do unnatural things with it you mook…

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      • dschrode2013 - Jun 2, 2014 at 12:46 AM

        Above is the educated, no name calling hockey talk to which hawkeedawg was referring. I didn’t even select the threads where several commenters have an exchange intimating that some individuals actually possess multiple account names. It’s almost surreal. Very entertaining.

  29. hawkeedawg - May 30, 2014 at 1:58 AM

    PS: Not one of you can argue my point on the tone of posts on the two series. If you haven’t read them, please do so, that way, next year, you may have some intelligent, quality dialogue.

    No once did anyone call player on the other team a female body part on the other series. In one singular post on this series, there was as least 20-25 name calling, people wanting opposing players taken off on a stretcher, a lot of just plain “F**K Offs, go to bed little boy, hope you get hurt on the golf course….. and so on.

    I loved the series itself, some outstanding hockey, very happy for AV as I am from Vancouver, what a story Torkarski was, it had it all. For years and up until this series, I thoroughly enjoy logging on to PHT and reading and posting, the posters during this series have been the worst I have seen in years.

    Keep it to hockey, no need for personal conversations for everyone to read, way too much immaturity, less than 50% hockey talk.

    Give me all of the thumbs down you want, but fact is fact, the Habs/Rag series was pure trash on here while the Kings/Hawks have all been great.

    • xaile94 - May 30, 2014 at 2:04 AM

      So stay over there. You got another game or two before you need to start trolling.

    • revskip - May 30, 2014 at 4:37 AM

      Confirmation bias is a hell of a drug.

    • ironyisadeadscene - May 30, 2014 at 7:45 AM

      Go back to your preferred thread where you guys jerk each other off. Habs and their fans deserve no kudos……play and act like a-holes…get treated as such

    • jimeejohnson - May 30, 2014 at 11:20 AM

      Difference between East coast and the rest of the country: east coast is full of arrogant scumbags.

  30. danglesnipcelly - May 30, 2014 at 6:41 AM

    unreal win and unreal series. the rangers have been one of the most deserving teams to play for the cup after all of their rebounding. couldn’t be prouder to be a rangers fan. lets go rangers!

  31. emmaabby - May 30, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Know rags can’t lose with any class but nerve reheard such classless winners! Rangers played a great playoff game, can’t you guys just be proud of their performance without crapping on everyone else?

    • arrow43050 - May 30, 2014 at 9:59 AM

      I’m just wondering, what does ‘nerve reheard’ mean? never heard, or reheard, that term before

  32. kastout11 - May 30, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    The Rangers were the better team. I don’t imagine it would have been any different if Price were between the pipes. I also think with the Habs defense was out of gas, even though they played admirably. The Habs just didn’t have enough and Henrik was incredible in every game except 5. As a Flyers fan, I really feared the Rangers coming down the stretch, especially knowing that St. Louis would eventually put it together, but I didn’t think they were this good. To think the Flyers actually could have beaten them if Mason had been healthy the entire season. Growing up in Philly, I was brought up to have a strong dislike, if not hate, for the Rangers. The one thing I see in the finals is that if the Kings win, the Kings will have the advantage between the pipes, but if Chicago wins, the Rangers will have the advantage between the pipes. Goalies win Stanley Cup’s.

  33. emmaabby - May 30, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    Gutless cowerdly Canadiens? You obviously have never played hockey at a competitive level or maybe any level, you can’t survive on the ice or in your own dressing room if you are a gutless cowerd.

  34. mrd5c - May 30, 2014 at 12:21 PM

    Open challenge to all who claim the Rangers have no chance against the team from the West. If the Rangers win, you issue an apology on one if these boards and then shut up! The Rangers have beaten the Flyers, Penguins, and Canadiens, and in each series have been able to change the tempo and style of the game. Who is to say, they can’t do the same again? Be prepared to admit you are wrong! Let’s go Rangers!!

  35. lp0320 - May 31, 2014 at 12:21 AM

    I’m a Pens fan and I have to say congratulations to the Rangers team. They have made the adjustments necessary in each of their series to win. King Henrik was outstanding in the series.

    Not taking anything away from the Canadiens, but it seems this could very well be the year for the Rangers. Good luck the rest of the way!

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