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New York Rangers at Los Angeles Kings |Game 1| 6/4/14

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06-04-2014, 10:42 PM
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How the **** does anyone blame that goal on McDonagh

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Can someone explain to me how you blame a player for slipping? Have you never played or watched before? Its part of sports. Athletes slip.
Girardi should have eaten the puck if that was the case.

It also didn't help things that McDonagh bailed out and headed up ice.

Everything slowed down when he lost that puck. I knew it was ending up in the back of the net the moment Girardi fumbled.

And please spare us the cliche "have you ever played, brah?" I play hockey multiple nights a week, mostly on crap ice that's beat to **** from use. You eat a puck like that. What you don't do is try and force a stretch pass while off balance. The ice sucked, but that's all on Girardi.

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Anyone who thought this was going to be easy was going to be disappointed -- PERIOD.

Just 1 of 7. Yes, this was winnable -- but so is game 2.

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Is this going to be it? We're going to ***** and moan about Girardi or the ****ed up ice when our offense was ****ing braindead to start the 3rd?

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This.

I disagree that McD was the "main problem" on that goal. But he was absolutely a part of the problem. People are focusing on G because he was the one who was center stage on the turnover. But McDonagh's job in that situation - especially once the puck rolled over G's stick - is to support his defensive partner. Instead he pre-emptively guns it up the ice and leaves Girardi alone in the defensive zone with a rolling puck and three LA Kings. Girardi certainly ****ed up, and should have just eaten the puck and delayed until his team could come back to support him. But McD did not play that well at all either. Just bad all around. Kids on these boards need to stop the scapegoating. Thanks.


1st and 2nd period were fine. 3rd and OT were pretty much a gong show. Play on Saturday like they did in the 1st and 2nd and NYR has a chance at a split. Get it done. Time to step it up.
He was not the problem at all. It was a ROUTINE play for Girardi. If the puck was bouncing to him or he had his back to it I'm sure he wouldn't have rushed up. This was an easy play the puck was right on his stick and he flubbed it

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Damn this stings !!

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"Silver lining for Rangers fans: When Blueshirts won the Stanley Cup in 1994, they also lost Game 1 in OT, 3-2."

Great. Just what we need, more 1994 comparisons and nostalgia.

I am never shy about criticizing Hank and some of his blind defenders on here, but anyone critical of him tonight is nuts. Guy stopped 20 shots in the third, when this entire time checked out, what more do you want?

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Girardi's been playing a crappy playoffs. Girardi's mistake and Stepan not clearing the puck correctly led to two goals.

The Kings are who we thought they were. I'm not worried. Game 2 is big, but not the series.

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Girardi blew in the ot against NJ in ecf as well as game 5 against the Bruins when he was on the ice for 5 ga. The guy chokes in big games. Its sickening.

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We've been able to get this far with our lack of finish, but it may finally come back to haunt us in this series. If the Rangers gameplan is to exploit the Kings' D with their speed, then they have to be able to execute.

The Kings are probably the best forechecking team in the league and they pressure the puckcarrier better than our previous opponents in the playoffs. The Rangers seemed unprepared for this at times. They must be more decisive and protect the puck better in their own zone.

Richards gets worse and worse as the playoffs progress. I have to wonder if stamina is an issue with Staal, he's missed a lot of games the past few years and his body may not be used to it.

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No, you don't move up on the rush when no one is covering your position. For exactly the reason to what transpired.
Are you serious?

That's been the Rangers game all year. Are you saying because of this one time Girardi ****ed up on SPORTS 101 it's wrong?

It takes a true professional to **** up as bad as Girardi did. And there's really no way around it.

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Are you ******** me?

Girardi literally passed the puck to the other team. ANYTHING would have been better. He slipped, he should've ****ing laid on the puck rather than pass it into the Kings at the blueline.

Absolutely unacceptable.
It was a bad play. Undeniable. Should have ate the puck and delayed for support. But if you think the fact that he was left alone in the defensive zone is acceptable -- 3 LA Kings between him and the next Ranger -- then you're beyond hope. McD ****ed it up there too by jumping the gun on joining a non-existent rush.

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Girardi was center stage on that turnover because he turned it over.

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Nah. Our terrible play with the puck for the majority of the game was the issue. The ice was bad for both teams, and is just an excuse.
You misunderstand my point when talking about the ice. The ice is a reason things happened the way they did on that particular play. Both teams deal with it, Kings got a good bounce. It's not so much absolving the player of blame as it is an acknowledgment of how hockey goes sometimes

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Is this going to be it? We're going to ***** and moan about Girardi or the ****ed up ice when our offense was ****ing braindead to start the 3rd?
Yes.

You got to OT after letting the Kings get 20 shots on goal: you simply don't make the play Girardi did.

It would be different if we were hemmed in our zone. We weren't. G slipped and tried to make a ****ing pass past the Kings sitting on the blueline. He had all the time in the world to do ANYTHING ELSE and he makes the worst possible decision.

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waiting...waiting...waiting...waiting sigh!!!! I am so disappointed in Nash...keep saying to myself is he this bad?...Was so excited when we got him...waiting...waiting..waiting

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What worries me is that the team stop playing like a team looking to go up 1-0 in the Finals after the first period. I have no confidence that they can turn this around based on what we saw tonight. One good period is not going to cut it.

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Hank has to be better and McD is at fault for the GWG

Now I've seen it all HF

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1. AV may think about dropping Nash off the top line and switching him with Hags

2. i wonder how many fans here actually have watched a lot of hockey in their lives. some here overreact and wonder how things have gone so wrong. We had our opportunity tonight, and missed a chance to go up 1-0. Keep in mind the other team gets paid too.

we can skate with this team. we had 3 or 4 break aways. tip your cap to Quick he made some great saves.

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Girardi was center stage on that turnover because he turned it over.
The worst part was we were playing a good OT.

And I could be wrong but wasn't that the Kings' FIRST SHOT of OT?

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I'm definitely in your court, and agree. I just hoped that we would get away with the missed opportunities, but alas.

Edit: and just plain stop trying to force a pass across I don't know how many Kings players and Kings sticks. It was a low-precentage play and lead to turnovers. In the first period with the Rangers attacking the way they did moving the puck, it was the Kings who were committing the trunovers.
Its going to be really tough. Rangers are so weak down the middle. AV is doing the best with what he has. On top of that, he has to deal with an underperforming Staal.

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He was not the problem at all. It was a ROUTINE play for Girardi. If the puck was bouncing to him or he had his back to it I'm sure he wouldn't have rushed up. This was an easy play the puck was right on his stick and he flubbed it
Watch the replay. Puck bounces over G's stick. THEN he flubbed it. And McD should not have been past the blueline before G had control of the puck leaving him without any support to reverse the puck. The blame shouldn't in any universe be laid entirely at G's feet. McD ****ed it up too. And if you really don't see that then I don't know what to tell you. Go play some hockey and learn the basics of playing defense I guess?

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