That was the way this series should have ended. Classy job by Ottawa at the end, and I can walk away from this series with no malice towards Ottawa and their fans. Wonderful game...heart and soul, with no passengers on either side. That's the type of game you want to show a non-hockey fan as proof why hockey is the best sport in the world.
Henke was outrageous tonight. The All-American line was awesome. Jeez, that Kreider kid can play...I'm not seeing a hockey player with questionable hockey IQ. I'm still shaking.
Cursing Andy out thought he wAsnt going to shake hands . He came back out .
NHL by far best class of players . Angry pumpkin right there shaking hands , just shows you even goons like Neil respect their opponents at the end
Hank was awesome yet again, Staal and Girardi looked like the Staal and Girardi of old, and Kreider was spectacular.
I know it's popular to hate on Dubinsky, but he was clearly playing injured most of the game and made a nice touch pass on Girardi's goal regardless. If he and Boyle are out for any amount of time against Washington, we are losing a lot of toughness, and we will need to outmuscle the Caps in that series.
Good: Henrik, Kreider, Stepan, McD+Staal+G, Boyle
Bad: Gaborik, Dubi, Richards
Redden: Losing Boyle to a concussion
Seriously!? He played the game on one leg, had a couple of good chances, was one of only two centers winning faceoffs, and he had the primary assist on the game-winning goal. If any other player had that kind of game playing injured, you all would be proclaiming him a hero.
Edited to add--it's not a coincidence that the Rangers spent pretty much the rest of the game pinned in their own zone after Dubi aggravated his leg injury.
I mean even neil shook hands..its all fair in love ..war and hockey but after the fact you shake hands...come on Anderson ya big galoot...i still have respect for Ottawa...many exciting moments.
You know what though, ss much as Neil can be a dirty rat on the ice, he's apparently quite a decent guy away from the rink. A few friends of mine were out in Ottawa one night and one of the guys in their was a friend of Neil's and invited Chris and his wife to join them. They had a few beers, cracked jokes, talked sports... usual guy stuff, and Neil even drove all of them back to the hotel at the end of the night.
I can't stand his on-ice antics sometimes, but the guy plays his role very well.