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Nothing like a Rangers goal to shut up Pierre McGuire.
The NBC Sports analyst was going on and on in the second period about how awful the New York power play breakout was, how it was "free-lancing."
Shortly after his tirade, Ryan McDonagh scored to basically zip McGuire's lips. The goal gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead, but they went on to lose Game 3 to the visiting Bruins 2-1 to fall in a 3-0 series hole.
But back to McGuire. He had Twitter all riled up.
Here are a few good ones:
Pierre McGuire sure is mad. Oh, really Pierre? What team do you play for?
-- Happy Gilmore (@_Happy_Gilmore) May 22, 2013
The nerve of McDonagh interrupting a loud, lengthy Pierre McGuire lecture about how he used to coach and what is unacceptable.
-- Dave Lozo (@DaveLozo) May 22, 2013
McGuire did have a point about the power play. The Rangers are a lousy 2-for-38 with the man advantage in the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs.
But he got a little spicy again once the game was almost, comparing the Bruins' fourth-liners to a bad rash.
Pierre McGuire.."The Bruins 4th line...like a bad rash..they're on you all the time and they won't go away" Speak for yourself #NHL #Bruins
-- David Lillie Jr. (@DLillieJr) May 22, 2013 Bad rash? Really? That's all you got, Pierre? They were good, though .
What an amazing Tuesday for the analyst!
Knuckle puck bounce? Moments before the Bruins scored the eventual game-winner their 2-1 Game 3 victory at Madison Square Garden there was a little puck magic happening in Henrik Lundqvist's crease.
A flipping puck flew over the Rangers goalie and bounced oh-so-close to the goal line before flying back out.
Luckily for the Bruins, Daniel Paille was there to bury the rebound.
Watch the play here:
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Per Andrew Gross, Dan Girardi and Ryan McDonagh are back together as a pairing on defense. After an abysmal Game Two with Michael Del Zotto, Girardi will be reunited with McDonagh to form that top shutdown pair the Rangers split up after the Washington series. Del Zotto will be with Anton Stralman, and the John Moore-Steve Eminger pair remains the same.
The change is likely two-fold...
While it's really not all that surprising considering his performance and lack of ice time in the playoffs, I'm still in shock to read that Brad Richards will be a healthy scratch in Game 4 tonight.
According to Katie Strang at ESPN.com, John Tortorella called Richards at home this morning to break the news to him.
Richards admitted he was surprised and disappointed...
After last night'sdemoralizing 2-1 loss to the Bruins, which put the Rangers in the inenviable position to come back from a 3-0 series hole, Brian Boyle tried to remain positive (via ESPN.com)...
"We’ve got more hockey to play. We’re not done by any means."
...ummm Brian, yes you are.
...the most frustrating part about last night is that I can take...
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
It was hardly earth-shattering stuff, nothing like saying a player “stinks” on the power play, for instance, but John Tortorella sure had it right before the playoffs started when the Rangers’ coach talked about legacies being made in the postseason and not in the regular-season.
Ten games into the playoffs following last night’s...
While there has been wild speculation that John Tortorella could be fired if the Rangers are swept or lose in a short series to the Bruins, Jeff Klein at the New York Times says that scenario doesn't seem likely...
"There have been no indications from the Rangers’ organization that Tortorella’s job is in jeopardy, as there were in the weeks leading to the firing...
New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella announced that Brad Richards will be a healthy scratch for tonight's Game 4 against the Boston Bruins.
The Rangers will also play defenseman Roman Hamrlik in place of the injured Anton Stralman.
Richards has been struggling throughout the playoffs and has been playing on the fourth line. Richards played a postseason-low 8:10 in Game...
Powe and Staal skating at this AMs #NYR optional at MSG
— Pat Leonard (@NYDNRangers) May 21, 2013
The two also did bag skates with the taxi players after practice, but neither will play in Game 3 tonight. Ryane Clowe did not skate, so the line-up will remain the same as Game 2.
Here's Powe on his recovery from his second concussion this season (via Bergen Record...
Coming home to MSG after dropping the first two games in Boston, the Rangers knew they would have to win at least one of the next two games to have any chance of progressing in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. But the Rangers failed to take that essential first step Tuesday night as the Boston [...]
Rangers coach John Tortorella (courtesy of meetthematts.com)
When I was a kid, one of my favorite movies to watch with my dad was “A Few Good Men” with Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, and Jack Nicholson. In the movie, Nicholson spouts off many classic lines, but one in particular fits the situation going on between John Tortorella and whoever else he decides to put in the news; “What...
I'd like to take you back to last June for a moment. In an interview with Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Mark Messier divulged his thoughts on a what he believed the Rangers needed to do that offseason in order to win a Stanley Cup.
"...teams that win the Stanley Cup get stronger as series move on, so for us this year the big thing is to add depth so we don’t...
Can the Rangers duplicate what the Flyers did to the Bruins in 2010?
Only three teams in Stanley Cup Playoff history have climbed back from a 3-0 deficit to win their series. That’s the tall task that now faces the Rangers after they fell to the Bruins on home ice in Game Three, the team’s first loss at Madison Square Garden since March 24th. Things are looking awfully bleak...
Darren Dreger at TSN made some waves on the radio today when he said this about John Tortorella's future with the Rangers should his team be eliminated quickly by the Bruins...
"If the New York Rangers were to be eliminated in short order by the Boston Bruins, is there a chance John Tortorella is replaced? Yes there is a chance, absolutely. No question about it. Glen...
Not going anywhere. (JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF)
Chris isn’t available to do the musings today, so you’re stuck with me today. Today is game day, although I sense that many have a feeling of dread today. With the Rangers down 3-0, it’s understandable. Winning this series is unlikely, but it has been done before against these Bruins. That was in 2010 when the Flyers came back...
The New York Rangers host the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden for Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals match-up starting at 7:30 p.m. The Bruins lead the series 2-0. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
Rangers Game Notes
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8 a.m. ET: The Bruins will be in a familiar position when the puck drops for Game 4 at Madison Square Garden, and they can call on examples of both the right way and the wrong way to handle the situation.
The B’s will take on the Rangers on Thursday night, and they’ll have a chance to end the Rangers’ season. Boston enters Game 4 holding the 3-0 series lead after the 2-1 win...