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Michael Del Zotto
New York Rangers
*None of us were able to watch the game last night, so the always reliable friend of the blog Glen Miller was able to give us an assist. Don’t forget to give Glen’s current project, Fan Junkies a look, and follow Glen on Twitter. Thanks again Glen!
If evidence was needed to prove a hotly contested playoff series can turn any two teams into bitter rivals, look no further than the series between the Rangers and Senators. Prior to this postseason affair between the two it would have been unlikely to hear any fan of one describe the other club as a rival. That has all changed after game two of the series, won by the Senators 3 – 2 in OT.
Now, on to the game.
Sens coach Paul MacLean set the tone for the contest before the opening puck drop by inserting Zenon Konopka and Matt Carkner into the lineup in place of Kaspars Daugavins and Matt Gilroy. The goal was clear; MacLean wanted to play a more physical brand of hockey. It would take just 2:15 for the game to get physical.
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… did Brian Boyle deserve the Broadway Hat? Yes, but I still believe Henrik Lundqvist deserved it more. Boyle’s goal helped the Rangers win, but Lundqvist’s play in net stole the show and Game Three. Wish they could share it some how! Boyle has been HUGE for the Rangers over the last few weeks in [...]
At last, a sincere playoff hockey game with no shenanigans to take away from it. What we saw at Scotiabank place tonight in Game 3 between the Rangers and Senators was a hard-fought, respectable postseason contest featuring two teams that did not want to give an inch, starting with the play of their respective goaltenders. This time around, the Rangers were the ones to get the late...
… Henrik looks so disappointed, rightfully so. He was very solid but unfortunately the tying goal that went through was out of his hands. Poor defense on that sequence in my book. The momentum easily shifted towards Ottawa on that tying goal and the Rangers didn’t look right since that point. Brian Boyle has been [...]
Today Matt Carkner decided to run his mouth about Brian Boyle saying this to Erin Nicks of NHL.com..."I expected Boyle to defend himself. That obviously wasn't the case."Boyle's a big guy and I expected him to fight. He could've just held on to me. He didn't & now I'm here talking to you & League."...is this guy kidding me?!?!?!?! He jumps...
Just 2:15 into Game Two between the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators, Matt Carkner got hockey fans buzzing. Carkner went after Brian Boyle and sucker punched him in the face. Boyle went down, and Carkner continued punching him in the face. Carkner got a game miscounduct and so did Brandon Dubinsky. The Senators ended up winning the game in OT thanks to a goal by Chris Neil.Carkner...
Just moments into tonight's game at Madison Square Garden, Senators defenseman Matt Carkner started a melee with Rangers forward Brian Boyle. The Senators put Carkner (best known for his fighting) into the starting lineup, signalling something was up.Carkner, who didn't play in Game 1, sucker-punched Boyle to set off the fireworks at the 2:15 mark of the first period. Carkner...
The Rangers gutted out a 1-0 victory over the Sens as both teams proved a low scoring game can be absorbing. Above all it was a goalie duel but the Rangers withstood heavy pressure, particularly in the third and rode their goalie and Brian Boyle to a 1-0 win. A great playoff game; let’s get to the game hits.
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You could tell from the opening face-off when the tough guys line-up against each other, last night was going to have a different feel from Game 1. And boy did it ever.Apparently, the Senators were less than excited about Brian Boyle's multiple jabs to the face of Kris Karlsson in Game 1 as evidence by this...
To watch on YouTube, click here.Inexplicably, Brandon...
Brian Boyle scored for the sixth time in seven contests to snap a
scoreless tie 7:35 into the third period and Henrik Lundqvist turned
aside 39 shots for his fourth career postseason shutout as visiting New
York edged Ottawa 1-0 on Monday to claim a 2-1 edge in its Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.After the teams traded fruitless chances, the top-seeded Rangers finally...
Well, it didn’t take very long for this series to gain a whole lot of animosity and intensity, did it? Tonight’s Game 2 at Madison Square Garden couldn’t have been any more, well, out of the norm in terms of what you would expect from the Rangers and the Senators. Between fights, cheap shots, inconsistent officiating and some ugly goals, this tilt was about as unpredictable...
By targeting Brian Boyle, the Senators set a nasty tone early in Game 2.
Well it is obvious that the image of Brian Boyle using Senator Superstar Erik Karlsson’s head for a speed bag didn’t sit well with Ottawa. As a result, they dressed the knuckle-chucking duo of Matt Carkner and Zenon Konopka, and the two wasted no time targeting Number 22. To his credit, Boyle knew what...
Here are a couple of incidents from the Ottawa Senators and the New York Rangers game that is going to get a look at by the department of players safety. Senators defenseman Matt Carkner should be suspended for his attack on Rangers forward Brian Boyle, Rangers forward Brandon Dubinsky comes to Boyle's aid. Both Carkner and Boyle were kicked out of the game.
The young Ranger received a stiff three game suspension for his head hit on Daniel Alfredsson, while the Ottawa tough guy gets only one game for his barrage of sucker punches on Rangers tough guy Brian Boyle.
I watched the Rangers-Sens game in Times Square on Saturday night and I can tell you that the Ranger fans who attended the game, which resulted...
The Rangers Senators series turned real nasty Saturday night as Matt Carkner settled the score with Brian Boyle.
If you’re a fan of the rough stuff in hockey like I am, then you were in heaven last night. Both the Rangers vs Senators game and the Blues vs Sharks games were very physical, nasty, and at some points dirty affairs.
Lets start with...
The New York Rangers lost to the Ottawa Senators by the score of 3-2 in overtime in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals matchup to tie the series 1-1 in their best of seven series. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports....ok, now that I punched a hole in my wall I can begin my post game thoughts....hate to say it but the Senators set the tone from the opening...