Found May 02, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Larry Brooks of the NY Post, If a coach wants to cut down to three lines and four (and a half) defensemen in the second game of the second round of the playoffs, that’s his prerogative. If the same coach wants to do so without providing so much as a hint of an explanation, even when one of the decisions in particular seems especially curious — as in, where in the world was Artem Anisimov in the third period of Game 2? — well, that’s his prerogative, too. But when that coach essentially trusts a trek of up to 28 games and seven weeks to such a small complement of athletes at such an early juncture, it is critical that his team capitalizes on every opportunity to nail down a victory when it’s there for taking, as Monday’s Game 2 was against Washington. The coach, of course, is John Tortorella, the team, you know, is the Rangers, and they’re in a 1-1 dogfight with Capitals with the next two in D.C., just as they were in a seven-game dogfight with the Senators in Round 1. conti...

Anisimov Impersonates Graves

In my Game 1 post game thoughts, I noted that Artem Anisimov's goal was eerily similar to Stephane Matteau's Game 7 double overtime winner against the Devils in the Eastern Conference Finals in 1994.However, reader slackos32 points out it was actually closer to Adam Graves' round two series clincher in overyime against New Jersey in that is almost identical...
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