Thursday, May 3, 2012

The New York Rangers Won Last Night's Game in Triple Overtime

Posted by on Thu, May 3, 2012 at 11:23 AM

The game started at 7:30 EST and didn't finish until almost 12:30 EST, in triple overtime, with a goal from Marian Gaborik at the 14:41 mark. That is almost 115 minutes of hockey. The puck bounced right off goalie Braden Holtby's stick and went between his legs for the game winning goal.

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist made 45 saves, Holtby made 47. That is incredible. The Rangers now lead the series 2-1.

In other hockey news: Despite Nashville suspending two of their big players, Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn, for breaking team rules, the Preds won last night's crucial game against the Coyotes in a 2-0 shutout. It was the first playoff shutout for goalie Pekka Rinne, who played an amazing game. And look at this passing between Sergei Kostitsyn and Mike Fisher. So, so pretty. It's still unknown if Rads and A. Kostitsyn will be back for game four. (I say fuck 'em and leave Tootoo and Halischuk on the ice.)

Tonight: The Flyers and Devils will break their 1-1 series tie and the Kings take on the Blues, and the Blue better win or else they'll be in an ugly 3-0 hole.

 

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Will in Seattle 1
I agree, that was a great Sounders game. Loved Freddy's goal from so far away.

Oh, and hockey too.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on May 3, 2012 at 11:46 AM · Report this
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This is why I can't watch close hockey games, especially those that drag into long overtime in playoffs. The suspense is unbearable.
Posted by floater on May 3, 2012 at 11:48 AM · Report this
BLUE 3
Sounders... talk about pansy-assed! I'll one-up Savage and call 'em limp-wristed.

Rangers! Devils!

Blues, get on it. Fuck LA.

That is all.
Posted by BLUE on May 3, 2012 at 11:49 AM · Report this
schmacky 4
If there weren't any good fights, who cares? That's the only reason anybody watches this "sport."
Posted by schmacky on May 3, 2012 at 11:59 AM · Report this
cressona 5
In one of the Game 2 intermissions, NBC Sports Network was doing a video breakdown, play after play, of how awful Radulov was. Jeremy Roenick was just merciless. So no, I wasn't entirely surprised Nashville played so well without him. And Phoenix was due for a letdown.

Speaking of NBC Sports Network, they've been doing a bang-up job covering the Stanley Cup playoffs. Heck, just covering the NHL. And you gotta love Jeremy Roenick.
Posted by cressona on May 3, 2012 at 12:09 PM · Report this
Matt from Denver 6
@ 4, go jump in a lake.
Posted by Matt from Denver on May 3, 2012 at 12:15 PM · Report this
cressona 7
Now that Pittsburgh is out, the series I've been fixated on is Phoenix-Nashville. I like the Preds, but I've found myself unabashedly rooting for the Coyotes. There's something about the ownership situation in Phoenix and the way that community is finally rallying around the team again,* and the way Dave Tippett is coaching the team, and how Mike Smith has transformed himself--they're just the consummate underdogs and you can't help but root for them.

* I've got a soft spot for the whole concept of Phoenix hockey. I hope they stay, I hope they succeed, even if that comes at Seattle hockey's expense. It's just a shame they abandoned downtown Phoenix for Glendale, which seems to be the root of a lot of the franchise's problems. There was a good Seattle Times story recently about that whole saga.
Posted by cressona on May 3, 2012 at 12:15 PM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 8
Typo in the last line:

"They'll be inn ugly 3-0 hole"

Not trying to be a pedantic dick, but I thought you may want to fix it.

Go Caps!
Posted by Theodore Gorath on May 3, 2012 at 12:15 PM · Report this
Megan Seling 9
@8 Fixed--thanks!
Posted by Megan Seling on May 3, 2012 at 12:23 PM · Report this
Cristin 10
That was one hell of a way to break out of a playoff slump, Gabby! I've lived in my apartment for seven years without a noise complaint but I got one last night because of my 5+ hours of pacing the floor and screaming at the TV during the Rangers game. If they make it into the finals, I might be evicted but it will be worth it. 
Posted by Cristin on May 3, 2012 at 12:32 PM · Report this
Joe Szilagyi 11
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Posted by Joe Szilagyi on May 3, 2012 at 12:55 PM · Report this
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@10, sounds just like me in the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals. Scared the shit out of the cats from screaming and pounding the walls.
Posted by neo-realist on May 3, 2012 at 12:56 PM · Report this
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The second round of the play-offs this year has been amazing. I will be sad to see the second round end. Once we get to the third round, there just isn't enough hockey to have at least one game every night.
Posted by SeattleKim on May 3, 2012 at 1:44 PM · Report this
Cristin 14
@12 I was still living at home in the Bronx in 1994 and my dad (who doesn't care about hockey) stormed into the living room during almost every playoff game to complain that he couldn't sleep because my mom and I were too loud. He ended up getting tickets to one of the Eastern Conference finals games and he took a buddy instead of my mom or me. My mom still hasn't forgiven him.
Posted by Cristin on May 3, 2012 at 2:07 PM · Report this
ArtBasketSara 15
@14 That's terrible! Should have given them to you and your mom so he could have had his precious sleep... I'm suddenly all pissed at your father ;) *shakes fist in air*
Posted by ArtBasketSara on May 3, 2012 at 2:23 PM · Report this
biffp 16
@14, your dad must be something like schmacky @4. There were plenty of good hits last night schmacky. I was living in the Village in '94, and taking plenty of flak for putting up Canucks posters.
Posted by biffp on May 3, 2012 at 3:06 PM · Report this
Cristin 17
@15 Thank you for your righteous anger! You will be happy to know that my mom and I are still keeping him up during the playoffs because we call each other after every Rangers goal.
Posted by Cristin on May 3, 2012 at 3:55 PM · Report this
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The tradition of fist fighting and other kinds of formally and informally sanctioned on-ice violence found nowhere else in the hockey world except in North America, where it is found at all levels down to the junior and amateur leagues and up to the NHL, is bizarre.

The players seduced by the system into believing that beating one another senseless is a legitimate and necessary part of the game, who have been exploited and coerced by parents, coaches and team mates into stupidly risking their minds and bodies to satisfy fans' expectations for violence.

There is the howling spectacle of the fans themselves, seemingly ordinary men, women and children transformed by blood lust, shrieking in visceral delight before the carefully arranged spectacle of the on-ice violence provided year in and year out for their amusement alone.

Then, much later, long after the roar of the crowd is gone, there are the busted up gladiators themselves - "enforcers," as they are called by the coaches and team owners whose salaries and profits substantially depend on scouting and cultivating the best of them - who after careers as designated fighters are now punch drunk and in decline though only in their thirties, sentenced to watching their minds and bodies prematurely waste into oblivion.
Posted by Edward on May 4, 2012 at 2:44 AM · Report this
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But hey, it's a great game!
Posted by Edward on May 4, 2012 at 2:51 AM · Report this
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@18 Go to Sleep, Sedin twins.
Posted by Dem Kongs Gonna Kong on May 4, 2012 at 7:30 PM · Report this

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