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#201 Mitico12

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:06 AM

Well, I'm starting to get nervous because we are now on a 3 game losing streak. I hope we don't pull a Boston Red Sox here...
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:09 AM

it was an exciting game, and we played them close. but i have to say, if i saw one more player pass up on taking a shot and make a bad pass i was gonna throw up
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:10 AM

We're a total Jeckyll and Hyde team. One game to the next you never know. One minute our top scorers are shooting, the next game it's like they lost all their confidence.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:32 AM

This isn't even one of those games where we look back and say "well Lundqvist stole this game". He may have gotten the shutout but he barely had to do anything.


..hang on a second.. what we witnessed here tonight, was something that had only happened 4 other times in league history. *Courtesy WFAN; "This is only the 5th time in NHL history a starting goalie has made 39 saves or less, in the span of 3 games!" 13 saves tonight, 12 against Tampa, 14 against Vancouver.

I know our offense is going to take a beating from the fans.. but let's be real! This is the 3rd game in a row we're holding other teams to 15 shots! The defense is blocking practically every shot that comes Marty's way. (the likes of 1999) What does OUR goalie gotta do to steal a game?! 10 shots? 8 shots? :noclue:
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:37 AM

I'm not going to think about this loss too much, the Devils just didn't generate anything against a great team. I hate to say this but that Rangers D and Lundqvist could really take them somewhere this year.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 01:03 AM

I'm gonna tone down my normal rant here and say I'm not even mad.
I'm so used to us losing to the team and goalie over the past 6 years that its all been said and done.
We tried adding someone like Kovalchuck to the line up and we still can't score on him and we won't for years to come.
It's very clear this team is still missing that certain something. The Devils aren't getting creamed in these losses but it's very easy to tell that they're lucky to be where they are right now.
With that said, I had bad feelings about all 3 prior games. They are not losing to Boston. Mark my words. Not. Losing to Boston.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:20 AM

Just absolute frustration.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:22 AM

had to listen to this one on the radio , dont know if that was worse than watching.

18 blocked shots, maybe its time to head hunt them from the point :burn: overall it sounded like a fairly even contest
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:50 AM

had to listen to this one on the radio , dont know if that was worse than watching.

18 blocked shots, maybe its time to head hunt them from the point :burn: overall it sounded like a fairly even contest


Not really...Rangers really did a good job stuffing them and taking passes away, as well as blocking shots (as the 18 blocked shots will attest). What kind of sucked was, despite the close score, the Rangers clearly had a blueprint and were able to execute it very well...the Devils seemed powerless to do anything about it. That 1-0 lead felt like 3-0 or 4-0 for most of the game...you got the impression the Rangers knew the Devils were not going to tie that game up. And then there's the whole Lundqvist factor...it seemed like there were at least 5 instances where a Devil had a shot opportunity, thought to himself "this won't be good enough to beat Henrik", then tried to make an ill-advised extra pass. It was a very tough watch.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:08 AM

A couple observations:

- For all the strides he's made this year, Clarkson is still a moron. Except now he's a moron who's 2nd on the team in goal-scoring. We need him on the ice, not in the box. Cool off, doofus.
- Parise was invisible. Kovalchuk was creating something every time he touched the puck and Henrique had a couple prime chances. But Parise? Totally invisible.
- The play that personified the game for me was Elias all alone on the doorstep making a no-look pass to no one. Too fancy. In a game where shots are hard to come by, you take the damn shot.

Frustrating game. But, in the end, it came down to them getting a good bounce and us getting no bounces (or calls). It's a three-game losing streak, but only one of those losses was a clearly inferior effort. Pick up, dust off, and get to it on Thursday.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:12 AM

...it seemed like there were at least 5 instances where a Devil had a shot opportunity, thought to himself "this won't be good enough to beat Henrik", then tried to make an ill-advised extra pass.


Exactly what I thought as well. The one that stands out was when elias stripped the D of the puck was out all alone in front....and passed it.

There was a lot of scenarios where i saw the passes where like 2 feet off the mark, as if they were trying to hurry the pass instead of taking a extra half second to make it accurate.

Edited by lucifer91, 28 February 2012 - 08:13 AM.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:14 AM

Worst passing game since pre-season. Two games in a row I hadn't noticed Patty out there. Peter forgot to tell Clarkie that he's the teams Ranger killer (scoring wise). Kovy went back to his fumbling the last couple of games. All in all, except for Marty getting caught leaning the wrong way, we had a tie. I'm jsut concerned about the lousy passing. That's 2 games in a row now. You can make up for it by shooting and jamming the net. They did neither.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:25 AM

We're a total Jeckyll and Hyde team. One game to the next you never know. One minute our top scorers are shooting, the next game it's like they lost all their confidence.



very true..... which makes our fan base bipolar too! LOL
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:05 AM

couldn't watch it, and don't think I will...

but I read that the 2nd period got feisty? Did we really deserve a PP or two and got shafted? Nevertheless, we should be winning games without crying for a PP.. I hope we at least stood our ground in the physicality of the game.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:38 AM

game dented my record but i'll give it to the rags, great defense. i think we can finally defeat the bruins who are not that great lately to get some confidence going.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:48 AM

..hang on a second.. what we witnessed here tonight, was something that had only happened 4 other times in league history. *Courtesy WFAN; "This is only the 5th time in NHL history a starting goalie has made 39 saves or less, in the span of 3 games!" 13 saves tonight, 12 against Tampa, 14 against Vancouver.

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He let in one goal and they got shutout... Was he supposed to win zero to negative one?
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:53 AM

I'm thinking they'll beat themselves up over this one and move on and get back to winning. Bottom line here is that they flat out beat themselves with dopey passes they shouldn't have made, and a few spectacular passes to the slot which just happened to be empty. You can't do that agaist a team above you.

So, I don't think the Rags beat us so much as we gave them a big hand here. Same thing in the W/L column, but I think we bounce back - there's plenty of talent in the room.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:57 AM

A couple observations:

- For all the strides he's made this year, Clarkson is still a moron. Except now he's a moron who's 2nd on the team in goal-scoring.


LOL, as I said I listened to it on the radio and at the first intermission they interviewed Marty with silly questions. they asked him who was the best dressed and he said "certainly not clarkson" then they asked him who was the smartest on the ice, and he said"again, certainly not clarksy" LMAO

BTW AGAIN, Larsson said he couldnt feel his legs after the PK Subban hit into the boards!!!! and feared the worst!!! how scary is THAT! come to think of it, he didnt move for like 1-2 mins on the ice
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:58 AM

This is Parises worst season in the NHL (discounting his rookie campaign). His timing is off, his shot is off, his instincts around the puck are off. He's usually the king of garbage goals, but this year he's taken up recycling.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:15 AM

He let in one goal and they got shutout... Was he supposed to win zero to negative one?


He probably meant equal Lundqvist's performance and shut out the Rangers in regulation, and at least get the game to OT. That's a lot to ask.

He's also making too much of the low shot totals, as they don't indicate quality of shots. Low shot totals aren't always indicative of lack of scoring chances.

I can't really make much of a case for the Devils deserving to win that one...Rangers did outplay them.
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