Same lineup as last night. Raanta is in net again.
Hard to get on AV for playing Glass over these guys i guess, but someone has got to explain this Clendening situation vs Stampfer (who sucks) to me.
And with the playoffs and WC-1 just about locked down, why would you roll the same lineup tonight on a back to back as you did the night before? Surely someone could use a breather. I just dont get it.
Even though we saw it coming. Guy was a pleasure to watch.
continues his amazing season
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All but one on even strength ...
that one was short-handed.
He does have 4 empty netters but as long suffering Rangers fans when it comes to putting games away late over the years, I'm not discounting that in the slightest.
Hags out a month. Shooting 4.7% on the season.
that's sad. A voice that is burned in my head.
On the passing of Johnny Hoops.
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| Hags out a month. Shooting 4.7% on the season.
And yet the Pens dont miss a beat regardless with all their injuries. The Caps 4 game losing streak has created a fun little race in the Metro.
have our chances in this one.
when dominating the puck possession and shots .. and steal games vice versa. That's hockey i guess but geez.
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| when dominating the puck possession and shots .. and steal games vice versa. That's hockey i guess but geez.
Did we dominate anything though? Honest question. I was at the game, and was catching up with a cousin who I haven't seen in a while. So my attention level was lousy. But I thought the rangers looked like shit.
We could be the Islanders.. the Canes have 8 goals and there's still 5 min left.
faceoff circle which usually translates into puck possession time and out shot them by a wide margin. Had plenty of quality scoring chances and I thought we carried the play through the better part of the game. The 3rd was far from a thing of beauty but Tampon Bay played defensive minded and waited for their opportunity.
Just looked at the shot diff, wouldn't have guessed it was that high.
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| Just looked at the shot diff, wouldn't have guessed it was that high.
Just one man's perspective but honestly, it was there for the taking.
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Last night. And the first game of the season.
but between where we sit in the standings and this crazy stupid schedule lately, cant say i blame the players here.
Last monday/tuesday back-to-back... sunday night (in midwest)/last night... now 3 days off, Friday/Saturday (incl long ride to Minnesota)... 2 days off... Tuesday/Wednesday... 2 days off... Saturday/Sunday
WTF, who came up with this shit?
Is the sweet spot. Ok. I'm good with that.
To suggest that MTL is considered roughly 2/3 to win the division vs Ottawa at roughly a third. Based on the current standings that seems a bit heavy. Montreal has a 1 point lead but Ott has 2 games in hand. Looks like they have a home and home coming up this weekend which could sway things heavily.
What I take away from the chart is that barring a huge run or a total collapse, first round fate depends on how MTL and OTT play the rest of the way.