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NFT: Tampa Bay Lightning @ New York Rangers. 7:05 on MSG

Anakim : 3/13/2017 5:09 pm
Same lineup as last night. Raanta is in net again.



#LOLCally #SawItComing
Clendening sits again. Pirri also out as is Puempel.  
MetsAreBack : 3/13/2017 7:01 pm : link
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.
Im not laughing at Callahan  
Deej : 3/13/2017 7:33 pm : link
Even though we saw it coming. Guy was a pleasure to watch.
Grabner  
MetsAreBack : 3/13/2017 8:20 pm : link
continues his amazing season
RE: Grabner  
Stufftherun : 3/13/2017 8:28 pm : link
In comment 13392108 MetsAreBack said:
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continues his amazing season


All but one on even strength ...
yeah....  
MetsAreBack : 3/13/2017 8:42 pm : link
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.
Oy  
Deej : 3/13/2017 9:07 pm : link
Hags out a month. Shooting 4.7% on the season.
John Andariese died  
Deej : 3/13/2017 9:12 pm : link
that's sad. A voice that is burned in my head.
Rosen passed along news  
The_Boss : 3/13/2017 9:12 pm : link
On the passing of Johnny Hoops.
RE: Oy  
MetsAreBack : 3/13/2017 9:16 pm : link
In comment 13392166 Deej said:
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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.
Can't say we didn't  
Stufftherun : 3/13/2017 9:36 pm : link
have our chances in this one.
Amazing how often we lose in regulation  
MetsAreBack : 3/13/2017 9:36 pm : link
when dominating the puck possession and shots .. and steal games vice versa. That's hockey i guess but geez.
The home ice blues continue  
NYerInMA : 3/13/2017 9:50 pm : link
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RE: Amazing how often we lose in regulation  
bigbluehoya : 3/13/2017 9:56 pm : link
In comment 13392200 MetsAreBack said:
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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.
Could be worse..  
arcarsenal : 3/13/2017 10:00 pm : link
We could be the Islanders.. the Canes have 8 goals and there's still 5 min left.
Dominated in the  
Stufftherun : 3/13/2017 10:07 pm : link
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.
Thanks, Stuff  
bigbluehoya : 3/13/2017 10:13 pm : link
Just looked at the shot diff, wouldn't have guessed it was that high.
RE: Thanks, Stuff  
Stufftherun : 3/13/2017 10:31 pm : link
In comment 13392230 bigbluehoya said:
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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.
Has Anak won a game this season?  
Davisian : 3/13/2017 10:53 pm : link
Asking for a friend.
RE: Has Anak won a game this season?  
Anakim : 3/13/2017 10:56 pm : link
In comment 13392250 Davisian said:
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Asking for a friend.


Last night. And the first game of the season.
My record this year is 0-0-0  
arcarsenal : 3/13/2017 11:06 pm : link
.
Of course it is  
bigbluehoya : 3/13/2017 11:25 pm : link
#whereisarc
Well its been an uninspiring stretch of play  
MetsAreBack : 3/14/2017 12:13 pm : link
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?
...  
JoeMoney19 : 3/14/2017 8:44 pm : link


(via SportsClubStats.com)
So 6-6 or 5-7  
B in ALB : 3/14/2017 10:02 pm : link
Is the sweet spot. Ok. I'm good with that.
The chart seems  
bigbluehoya : 3/14/2017 10:35 pm : link
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.
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