This is one of the reason that I love playoff hockey. There is so much going on in the game and the players take it up a notch from the regular season. Unfortunately, the right call isn't always made or is it?
Here is the controversial goal that was scored by Senators' forward Jason Spezza. It would appear from the video that Chris Neil going hard and crashing the net; did help the end result. Obviously the Rangers didn't like the call.
Fortunately for the Rangers, the Senators were unable to get the game tying goal in the closing minutes of game six and held on to win the game 3-2. The Rangers and the Senators' will play game seven in New York (TBD).
This what the NHL officials had to say on the controversial goal.
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist was less than pleased with the Senators' second goal. “I just think it’s an absolute joke," Lundquist said. "I am going to freeze the puck, he pushes me out and kicks the puck. It scares me that they can call that a goal. Someone wanted them back in the game for sure. It upsets me but we played a really good game and deserved this one.”
Those comments could get Lundquist a fine from the NHL.
The Senators' tough guy Christ Neil has been was a big factor in this series and was named the third star of tonight's game, Neil scored a goal for the Senators and fought Brandon Prust at the 15:10 mark of the first period.
In game five Chris Neil nailed Brian Boyle with this monster hit [click to view] causing Boyle to miss tonight's game with an concussion. The tide would turn for Neil as he would end up on the receiving end of a hit by the Rangers Michael Del Zotto behind the Rangers net in the third period. Neil laid on the ice for a few second before he got up and skated to the Senators' bench.
Prior to Monday's Game 6 in Ottawa, Rangers forward Derek Stepan had zero points in five playoff games this season. His decision making was off, he struggled when passing the puck and he had very little confidence to shoot, especially on the powerplay. Quickly he saw a decrease in ice time from head coach John Tortorella, which is obviously going to be the consequence when you...
… Chris Kreider played a phenomenal game for a rookie in just his 4th game on the NHL surface. The role Kreider played in the 2nd and 3rd periods were huge for the New York Rangers. This kid really is the future of the organization. Ryan McDonagh also played a lot better tonight and came [...]
During his conference call yesterday, John Tortorella gave this comment on his impressions of Chris Kreider's performance up until this point (via Bergen Record)..."The thing that impressed me the most about him right now in just a couple of days being with him is forget what's on the ice, it's how he's handled the situation. I'm sure there's a letdown...
About fifteen minutes into Game 6 between the New York Rangers and the Ottawa Senators, it became more of a WWE match than a hockey game. Somehow, in the middle of his tussle with Rangers’ forward Brandon Prust, Chris Neil of the Senators signals the crowd to “get loud” while still trying to fight Prust. Check it out:
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Ottawa Senators tonight at Scotiabank Place (7:00 p.m.; TV: MSG Network; Radio: 1050 ESPN Radio), in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup. The Blueshirts trail in the series, 3-2, following a 2-0 loss in Game 5 on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers enter [...]
During his post practice press conference today John Tortorella reported that Brian Boyle did not make the trip to Ottawa......not a surprise. Never a good idea to put a guy with a concussion on an airplane. Just ask the Mets.Steve Zipay at Newsday has this quote from Ryan Callahan this morning..."We've got to win this game. We don't want this season to end. If we play...
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After a 2-0 shutout victory in Madison Square Garden, the Ottawa Senators have effectively pushed the New York Rangers to the brink of elimination. An eight seed about to drop the pride of the Eastern Conference in the first-round? Pretty newsworthy. And yet, the lead in the Sunday papers has shifted from the potential upset to a controversial...
Henrik Lundqvist was upset with the controversial late goal by the Senators last night and spoke about it post-game.
I don’t know about you, but my feelings are the Rangers won the game, brush the goal off and move on.
Instead, Lundqvist went in the opposite direction.
Much to the chagrin of the insufferable John Tortorella, Chris Neil will not face any supplementary discipline for his hit to New York Rangers forward Brian Boyle. In his post-game press conference last night, Torts drew parallels between Neil's hit and the Raffi Torres hit on Marian Hossa; even going so far as to say that Boyle had sustained a concussion and that the NHL has...
Ranger Nation asked on Twitter: How many goals will it take for the #NYRangers to win tonight? Sound off! — Ranger Nation (@NYRNation) April 23, 2012 And here are some responses to Ranger Nation members and followers: @NYRNation with the way this series is going…1 — Kevin Power (@8kpower) April 23, 2012 @NYRNation 3 [...]
Got to give credit where credit is due in the battle of New York Ranger prospects as while Edmonton was good; I don't think anyone expected them to be good.
I know I had Moose Jaw winning in 7 games and never dreamed that the Oil Kings in their first conference final would play this well.
Michael St. Croix (NYR 2011 4th) had a goal as well as an assist to help lead his...
The New York Rangers will be hosting game 7 against the Ottawa Senators after defeating the Sens 3-2.
Chris Kreider, with his firat NHL goal, had the game winner.
added 10:08pm, Not that it matters now, but below watch the controversial Ottawa goal late in the 3rd period to bring the Senators within one goal of the Rangers… What do you think about it?
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this is the right decision. The Chris Neil hit on Brian
Boyle was a good legal red
light hit. The New York Rangers coach John Tortorella was not happy with
the hit last night and compared Neil’s hit on Boyle to the Raffi Torres hit on
Katie Strang, ESPN --- Well they have the
blueprint," Tortorella said in his postgame news conference...
For their next installment in their popular gaming franchise, EA Sports has opted to let fans ultimately decide which NHL player they want to adorn the cover of NHL 13. By creating a 60-player tournament bracket in which every organization was represented by two players, EA Sports has encouraged fans to get out and vote for their favorite player(s). I'm assuming that EA created...
It's the slogan the New York Rangers have used throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It's on the t-shirts, it's on Twitter, it's plastered on the walls of Madison Square Garden and it's printed on the rally towels.
One word with such a vast meaning. One word that contains an unlimited amount of power. But one word that defines the 2011...
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