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Hate to blame the refs for the Rangers terrible start, but the tape don't lie as the refs missed two crucial calls that directly led to Devils goals.On the Devils first goal, Stephen Gionta high sticks Derek Stepan in the face before going to the net to bang one home......last time I checked a stick to the face is a penalty.Then on the second goal, Patrik Elias is a stride offsides before parking himself in front of the net and tipping one past Henrik Lundqvist......i guess they changed the rules before the game so that the players needs to enter the zone before the puck for it to be onsides....having said that, the missed calls aren't the reason for yet again another sluggish start for the Rangers.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at email@example.com.
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One of the NHL's accepted truisms is that Ilya Kovalchuk is a preeminent sniper.
The fact he's scored 406 goals in 779 games, including nine consecutive seasons of 30 or more goals, is proof enough that Kovalchuk knows how to put the puck in the back of the net.
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English: Zach Parise (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Duh! I wonder if Sid has even been to a hockey game lately? I always get a kick out of Sid Hartman's writings - although hockey has never been a strong subject for Sid. Of course Parise would look better along side Mikael Granlund and or Mikko Koivu for that matter. There are probably 25-29 teams that are interested in...
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from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail, The franchise may be set to crumble around them but the New Jersey Devils are one win away from their first Stanley Cup final since 2003 because the Lou Lamoriello Way prevailed.
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Doug MacLean and Jeff Marek of Sportsnet with heap praise on the New Jersey Devils.
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the New Jersey Devils tonight at Prudential Center (8:00 p.m.; TV: NBCSN; Radio: ESPN 98.7FM), in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final. The Blueshirts trail in the series, 3-2, following a 5-3 loss in Game 5 on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers enter tonight’s contest [...]
Series tied 2-2 going into tonight’s Game 5 at Madison Square Garden. It’s been a doozy of a series already with a lot of back and forth in the win column but truth be told, I think the Devils have really outplayed the Rangers for most of the series. I could probably count 3 periods and not a full 3 periods where the Rangers put something together that was better than what...
*stats based on playoffs.
Match-up - Devils (48 wins, 102 points) @ Rangers (51 wins, 109 points)
Road/Home records - 24-15-2 -------------- 27-12-2
TV - NBCSN (HD), CBC (HD), RDS (HD)
Puck drop - 8:00 PM ET
Series score - 2-2
Projected starting goalies - Martin Brodeur (NJ) vs. Henrik Lundqvist (NYR)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game *
New York Rangers...
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