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Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record reports that Ryan Callahan (finger) was given a maintenance day today.John Scott filled in for him on line rushes....assuming unless Callahan's dead, he'll be in the line-up tomorrow night.Meanwhile, Steve Zipay at Newsday notes Brian Boyle (concussion) said he felt "ok" after leaving the training room this morning. Boyle is expected to miss Game 7....Rangers would be smart to sit him out Game 7. Great hear him say he is ok.Henrik Lundqvist said this after practice about tomorrow's Game 7 (via Rangers Twitter)..."There would be no better feeling than to win a Game 7 in front of our fans."Brad Richards on Game 7 (via Dan Rosen)..."It's a great day. It's a great day in your life to wake up and know that everybody is watching. It's a do-or-die. You're going to have those anxious moments. I hope we all do. if you don't, you probably shouldn't be playing."Finally, Michael Del Zotto respond...

Del Zotto to Be Suspended for Hit on Neil?

Last night late in the third period Michael Del Zotto caught Chris Neil with his head down behind the net......hope Del Zotto told Neil "that was for Boyle" after destroying him with that devastating hit....normally not a fan of a player getting injured, but I had a big ole smile on my face watching Neil lay there on the ice after being dropped like a sack of potatoes.And...

Video: Michael Del Zotto Drills Chris Neil

… LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!  Hate Chris Neil with a passion, guy is a punk. 

Win It for Boyle!

H/T to reader Nick D.Here's Rangers players on losing Brian Boyle for tonight's do or die Game 6 in Ottawa...Brad Richards..."It hurts not having a guy like that. The only thing we are worried about, though, is his health. We can't worry about the game. We are very confident we can go win a game tonight without him."Lots of teams have injuries. Can't worry...

Chris Neil Tries to Pump Up Crowd During Middle of Fight With Brandon Prust (Video)

Chris Neil has been all over the place during the Senators-Rangers series, as the gritty forward has done all he can to get his team going. He took that to an entirely different level on Monday night in Game 6 in Ottawa when he dropped the gloves with New York's Brandon Prust in the first period. Neil, a fan favorite in Ottawa, did even more to endear himself to Sens fans when...

Exclusive Video of Replay Booth During Controverial Game 6 Goal

TheNYRBlog reader Lawrence L. sends me this exclusive video (in GIF format) of the NHL review booth's deliberation during the controversial Chris Neil kick goal during Game 6......easily one of the funnest things I've ever seen.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at ...

Morning Skate Notes: Cally In; Boyle Out; Kreider Not Intimidated; Konopka Out?

Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that Ryan Callahan (finger) participated in this morning's skate, however, Brian Boyle (concussion) did not.Arthur Staple at Newsday says Boyle was seen riding a stationary bike this morning, but is not close to returning....figured Callahan would be ready to go. Don't like hearing that Boyle isn't even close to returning. Hopefully...

The Handshake

To watch on YouTube, click here. ...the fact that the Rangers are able to forgive everything that Chris Neil did during the series and shake his hand when it's over makes the NHL's post series handshake the greatest tradition in sports. Also found this video a fan shot of the final minute and hanshake from the stands at MSG. Pretty awesome... To watch on YouTube...

Senators’ Chris Neil Encourages Crowd While Fighting Rangers’ Brandon Prust

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:

Prust Alters Series With Bout Against Neil

Games 2 through 5 we watched as Chris Neil dominated the Rangers physically without a care in the world as John Tortorella inexplicably stapled Michael Rupp and Stu Bickel to the bench.Well Brandon Prust finally had enough and could have changed the course of the series by doing this with the Rangers down 1-0 in the first period... ...i don't care that Prust lost...

Chris Neil & Brandon Prust play Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

Senator Chris Neil & NY Ranger Brandon Prust played Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots last night. Which somehow led to Daniel Alfredsson hating hockey sticks. Ottawa takes on the NYR Thursday in the... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Goaltender Interference Should Have Negated Spezza Goal

In his weekly article at TSN, former referee Kerry Fraser weighs in on the controversial Jason Spezza goal from Monday night in which the NHL review booth confirmed that Chris Neil did not kick the puck in..."Henrik Lundqvist and Chris Neil both knew that the Rangers goalie was pushed off the puck by Neil's stick. The entire hockey world watching on television saw that Lundqvist...

Henrik Lundqvist on controversial goal: “Someone wanted the Senators back in it”

Photo Credit: With under a minute left in Game 6 of the New York Rangers- Ottawa Senators playoff series, Senators’ forward Chris Neil scored a goal, making it 3-2 Rangers while bringing the Senators within one goal. However, after a few replays, it apparently seemed as though Neil had illegally kicked the puck into a net, an illegal play which would have nullified...

The NHL’s inconsistencies surrounding goaltender interference

Goaltender interference is a nebulous topic that often generates heated debates and a forgivably vague understanding of the actual rule on the play.  It is forgivable that most fans don’t know exactly how to apply the rule, since the rule itself is written so vaguely. NHL Rule 69 ,“Interference on the Goalkeeper” is explained mostly in the context of allowing or disallowing...

ECQF Game 6: Rangers at Senators

Series: Senators lead 3-2. NYR Leading Scorer: Seven players (Callahan, Richards, Boyle, Gaborik, Stralman, Anisimov, Girardi) with three points OTT Leading Scorer: Jason Spezza (2-2-4) NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (5 GS, 1.97 GAA, .940 SV%) OTT Goaltender: Craig Anderson (5 GS, 1.79 GAA, .940 SV%) Rangers Lines (pending confirmation: Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik...
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