back to back game after an emotional win against boston left us with no legs midway through the 2nd.
carolina has been playing very well of late since cole came back. they are a good team. no reason to freakout that we lost to carloina at home tonite. we played a sound road game really. didnt generate much at even strength .
the pp and averys 2 bad fouls cost us the game.
roszival may have had his worst game in a long time. redden wasnt great either.
i thought freddie and avery looked like the only guys with wheels tonite
move on to nashville
nights like this make me wish we dumped renney much sooner.
Great officiating tonight on top of it all. Totally took the flow away from the game right from the first period when the Rangers came out strong.
I never knew falling down to the ice was a penalty (see Avery's second penalty). I never knew lifting someones stick to strip the puck was a penalty (see Antropov's penalty). I never knew you can get a penalty for being cross checked across the face (see Gomez's second penalty). I never knew it was a penalty to check someone with the puck (see Eaves first penalty). I also never knew the other team can talk an official out of a goal even after the official called it a goal and it was a non-reviewable play (see Zherdev's "goal")
Hey what are you going to do. They aren't going to go 18-0 to close out the season. Carolina played a better game once they got the lead.
Cant really blame anybody for this one. Maybe if Rosie doesnt turn the puck over and it stays a 0-0 game thinsg would have worked out differently.
Look, if we beat Nashville and Chicago wins it gets evened out.
One thing that really really made me mad was how the Carolina PA system would still play music after the puck was dropped. That and how the majority of people in the stands were 11 years old. Isnt this a school night?
Anyone else feel Zherdev's goal should have been allowed given the circumstances? It's like they realized it after the fact...and after all the Carolina players were whining. The ref called a goal initially not a hand pass. This could have been a much different game...
I would need to look that one up because I would think if it hit goalie on it's way to Zherdev it would count.
If it went straight to Zherdev from Dubi's hand then no, it shouldn't count.
No reason to think Carolina is not a good bet for the playoffs. Unless Cole or Staal get injured, it's not like they are just going to start stinking it up. Carbonneau just got fired and the Canadiens will probably play very hard for their Messiah (in Habs fan's words) Bob Gainey.
Better beat Nashville, to say the least.
It's a frustrating loss, especially since it was against a team in the playoff chase with us, and also because we got shut-out. But there is still plenty of hockey left to be played. We have 15 games left and we're right there. Winning 9 would give us 94 points, which should be enough to get in. 9-6 is a very doable record.
Do you guys realize whenever the camera goes on the cheer leaders it starts really shaking. I was getting a head ache. Almost as if the camera man is not using two hands. Like one hand is holding the camera and the other is probably, idk...in his pocket I guess. He's a real pro. Doesn't need two hands.
Well for the first time we're out of the playoff picture. And being the competition isn't losing, It's going to be real hard to get in. We need our rivals to play each other. Fla and Carolina match ups would be very helpful. Pit and the Flyers or Flyers and Canes...etc...etc..
Besides that we couldn't generate much. I hate when the Rangers play down south. The ice is horrible. Except for Washington. All those penalties just completely screwed us. Whether it was the referees, us, a combination, it doesn't matter. And I really hate games on Versus. I wish they could just show the games on MSG.
Whenever a game is on channel 4 or versus I watch it on mute.
Avery really did have a good game though overall, except he took two bad penalties to make it 4 on 4. That may have resulted in both goals, IDK. I know at least one though. I can see he's busting it.
If I can say who I blame this game and season on, it would lead to a whole different conversation. It's not Renney or Sather either. But I firmly believe one "bleepity bleep bleep bleep" screwed us.
Besides that we couldn't generate much. I hate when the Rangers play down south. The ice is horrible. Except for Washington.
Washington has easily the worst ice in the entire NHL. Even their players have come out and petitioned Ted Leonsis to do something about it.
The Washington Capitals defeated the Florida Panthers, 3-1, on Saturday night and in the process boosted their Eastern Conference-leading home record to 22-4-1. But after the game, veteran defenseman Tom Poti described the ice as "disgusting" and an "embarrassment," stoking a long simmering debate about the inconsistent condition of the Verizon Center sheet.
"It's why so many guys are hurt with groins," said Poti, who has been sidelined three times for a total of 25 games with groin injuries. "I can't even imagine a guy like Alex Ovechkin on a decent sheet of ice, how many goals he'd get, and a guy like Mike Green as well. You look at the puck, and it's just bouncing and rolling and flipping all over the place."
Carolina is in the middle of the pack in terms of quality around the league. The fact that it was 80 here today certainly played a part, but the ice overall wasn't that bad. There were no puddles or anything on the ice when they did the low scan of it.