There's this thing we like to call small sample size. Look it up. Hank maintained record breaking numbers until the last month of the season.
So you are only using the "small sample size" excuse when you want to prove me wrong? You're the one who brought up Biron. And if we didn't have Lundqvist, what makes you think we would use Biron? I would think we would at least try to get someone else in this hypothetical scenario.
I can't overly fault Hank. He's played so damn good up to this point and 2 of the first three goals he had very little chance to stop. Yes, I guess you can get on his case on the rebound control for the first one. But I find it hard to believe that's he is the goat when there were clear breakdowns on those goals by his defensive support.
Who said I'm blaming the refs? My basic point is that Stepan and the Rangers were looking for a penalty and they didn't get it. No one was paying attention and the Devils scored. Which, IMO, led to a harder grind...and so on and so on...
Yeah but you don't stop and look at the refs while the play continues. Also I don't think that was the reason Bickel was horribly out of position. I have to look at the replay.
It was because Hagelin made a 75% effort to get infront of him coming back from other zone. So if you were going to blame someone it would be Hagelin for not being in position and giving a half effort to get there.
Well, the thing is, the opposing winger is NOT Hagelin's check, it's the center's, so that's why I ask if SOMEONE was picked up high by a Devil defenseman.
They were doing it all night. They've been doing it all series. Heck, they've been doing it for 20 damn years.
If we end up losing 3 in a row, then we have to really look at it this way...We never deserved to win this series. This team knows what they gave up tonight. They have to show on Friday why they are the best team in the Eastern Conference.
Devils fan here, just want to give your boys credit for playing so hard. Easily your best game of the series. Us winning this evens out you guys miraculously winning game 3 So both teams have now won games they had absolutely no business winning.
If your team plays like this again in game 6, it will be a tough game! Your team played really hard so you should be proud of them. That skate goal was BS IMO, however the Devils were still the luckier team this game. That save in the third where the puck bounced off a skate and then went right into the knob of Marty's stick was unbelievably lucky for us That was like the opposite of a seeing-eye shot. I guess we kind of won in Ranger fashion But if your team plays like this again then the series is certainly not over, so don't get too depressed. When your team plays hard it's all you can ask for.
Only problem with that is, this team just played its most emotional game of the playoffs, or right up there with game 5 against Washington that we won. They spent all of their emotion winning this game and I'll be shocked if they're not emotionally drained after this. Also, the Rangers are going back to Prudential Center where they forget how to play hockey. If they had 2 at home it would be different.
But the ref's missed a call!!!! lol. If they didn't miss that call the Ranger's would've won the Stanley Cup due to a shift in the space-time continuum!!!..lol. Come on man...really? Bad calls were made or not made on both sides...get over it already.
Do you understand that missed call directly lead to a goal? And the game would have been 3-3 in OT.
Not 5-3 with Rangers facing elimination on Friday.