Jump to content

Photo

Devils @ Rangers OGT: 3PM Game 4


  • Please log in to reply
181 replies to this topic

#141 Z-Man

Z-Man

    Head Coach

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,067 posts

Posted 29 April 2006 - 06:25 PM

Posted Image

Posted Image
  • 0

#142 LucifersDog

LucifersDog

    Broken Record

  • Banned
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,786 posts

Posted 29 April 2006 - 06:41 PM

And the Broom Sweep Clean. Great game. Go Devils

Elias MVP
  • 0

#143 DevilMinder

DevilMinder

    Owner / Administrator

  • Admin
  • 9,086 posts

Posted 29 April 2006 - 06:42 PM

This thread needs more cowbroom

Posted Image
  • 0

#144 Derek21

Derek21

    A Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 17,873 posts

Posted 29 April 2006 - 06:58 PM

Well, I did go to this game. I wore my Ortmeyer jersey proud. And of course, he'd be the guy who gave the Blueshirts their only lead of the series. Maybe if Mr. Softee Michael Nylander was paying attention, he might have learned something instead of skating in circles away from contact. He was a joke the whole series. Heck. I even saw Straka throw a clean hit today. I can't even kill Sykora. I saw him throw another hit and once again hit another post. Man was he hexed. Jagr plays one shift and then reinjures his separated shoulder on a hit. That's how the whole series was. Like a recurring nightmare.

The turning point was the Rasmussen boarding call. It was a 1-0 game at that point and he destroyed Hollweg. How that's not at least a doubleminor I can't understand. I'd love to hear an explanation from Bettman about how inconsistent the boarding calls have been all season. The league needs to address that. Not that it would have mattered much. Anyone who followed the series knows even if the Rangers somehow got a 4:00 or even 5:00, they would've skated around on the perimeter and overpassed the puck driving fans even more crazy. I still can't believe Renney didn't put out the grinders to start one when it was painfully obvious our skill guys wouldn't do what it took to score.

Meanwhile, the Devils got two on theirs by being more simple. Gomez scored another one that Lundqvist wouldn't have allowed if he was right. That really swung the momentum. Then Elias redirects a Gomez pass and suddenly it's 2-1. That's how it's been.

The Rangers were only down one but as usual did its best to finish the job. Whoever gave the puck away to Gionta that summed everything up. Four SHG. The Rangers allowed 3 all season.

Also saw Tyutin get lit up by Elias. That was a nice goal. He was the best player in the series. Guess it's fitting he ended it.


I ran into Roland Dratch and Larry Gaines as I was heading back to my seats. At least that was nice.


Anyway, again. Congratulations to your team. The Rangers were outclassed in this one from the drop of the puck.

I give Rags fans plenty of credit. They still showed up at MSG and talked smack in Jersey during their 7 year misery spell and I'm sure they'll continue to talk smack next year regardless of the outcome of this series. I actually pity them for their franchise's miserable history (I'm certainly being objective here), and you can't call them bandwagon fans.



Thanks a lot. It's tough sometimes being a Ranger fan. But I wouldn't trade it for any other team. Ever.

P.S. Where was Larry? Some fans chanted at the end. LOL
  • 0

"The greatest trick Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist."

 

Hasan, Brian and I blog at New York Puck. Devils, Islanders, Rangers and Sabres.


#145 ice dog

ice dog

    Head Coach

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,044 posts

Posted 29 April 2006 - 07:16 PM

excellent 1st round series, that win in monteal was huge...devils can rest up and start fresh round 2.
  • 0
"Wendy...I'm home."
-Jack Torrance
Sherry Ross ‏@SherryDarlingNJ
"Little did we know the C on Parise's jersey stood for "C-ya, suckers!" Yes, I was fooled. And it is the collusion vibe that taints it."

#146 sandman441

sandman441

    All-Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,794 posts

Posted 29 April 2006 - 07:31 PM

I'm listening to WFAN and they keep saying the Devils game will be on at I think 2:30 and that the Devils hold a 3-0 lead on the rangers. I think I am going to turn it off they've been talking football for atleast 3 hours.
  • 0

#147 LizDevil30

LizDevil30

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,761 posts

Posted 29 April 2006 - 07:39 PM

Any chance of the game being replayed?
  • 0
"Why is a puck called a puck? Because dirty little bastard was taken."-New Jersey Devils Goaltender Martin Brodeur, of whom I am happy co-keeper with poohbear.
His lean, limber muscles tensed under the skin are ready to contort his body into unnatural goal stopping positions. Tara Sullivan, Bergen Record.
A person's a person, no matter how small. Horton the Elephant, "Horton Hears a Who"
NEW JERSEY home of the Devils, Giants, Jets, Red Bull, Nets and the Statue of Liberty--standing on our front porch waving to the neighbors.

#148 langs15

langs15

    All-Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,417 posts

Posted 29 April 2006 - 07:54 PM

Yeah devils!!! SWEEP!!
  • 0
"Langenbrunner is content to score big goals rather than put up big numbers."

#149 NJDevs4978

NJDevs4978

    A Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 23,891 posts

Posted 29 April 2006 - 07:57 PM

Kudos to the Devils and especially to Martin Brodeur. He played like a man on a mission and though the Devils only trailed in the series once he still was the biggest factor in winning. He totally demoralized the Rangers, particularly in the first two games when they had long stretches of good play but could never cash in. He never let them get that goal that might have given them some momentum and kept them in the series, and conversely gave his team the confidence to play their game. And I feel like adding because he's always been one of my favorites; maybe NOW Devil fans can finally appreciate Brian Rafalski. I'm the guy's biggest fan and I admit he'll probably never be as good as Scott Niedermayer but I'm glad people are finally starting to recognize he's a damn good player in his own right. Maybe even more than Marty to an extent, he saved the team in the critical Game 2 with the game of his life. And what can you say about Elias except :hail:

I never, ever thought it would have been this easy. 17-4 in four games is frigging awesome. Then again how could I know Jagr would hurt himself, Lundqvist hadn't fully recovered and Renney would totally revert back to the coach that Mess got fired in Vancouver? I had no doubts about the Devils throughout the series though. Before that? Most of the season this series scared me only slightly less than death...but with the way the Rangers swooned at the end of the season and especially with the way the Devils finished the season I did figure they'd find a way to win - I haven't seen a combination of talent and determination this lethal from the Devils since the last nine games of the 2000 playoffs. For me, 2003 will be the gold standard as far as a team showing heart for a very long time if not forever, but this team just looks scary good right now.

Fortunately the Devils dominated to such an extent that I really don't think the injury excuse is a factor. When you get your butts handed to you the way the Rangers have it's not even worth discussing. Then again even if the Jagr injury 'was' that big a deal, I could care less. First of all nobody was crying for the Devils when they missed Elias for half the season (prorate the team's record in the second half with Elias and they would have been the #1 seed in the East if not challenged for the President's Trophy with a healthy Elias for the whole year), nor would they have been crying for us if White's injury was the only major one of the series and contributed to us losing. Second of all Jagr hurt HIMSELF trying to cheapshot Gomer, so the Rangers deserved what they got from that perspective, when they took the low road at the end of Game 1 :P Plus the Rangers always had that 'you never beat us in the playoffs' hanging over us, now they don't even have that anymore. I don't care if they were playing the damn Wolf Pack in Ranger uniforms, they can't ever say we never beat the Rangers in the playoffs again.

If one thing shocked me this series - besides how easy it was - it was how Renney totally wilted under the playoff glare like no coach I've seen at least since Therien's meltdown with the Habs against Carolina. First game he has Jagr killing penalties late in a meaningless situation; he can say what he wants about getting Jagr practice on the PK, he wanted Jagr to end his goalless drought against the Devils (at five games at that point), that's the only reason to have him in at that point and it was a foolish reason. Granted, it's not Renney's fault Jagr hurt himself since he's such a 'classy' coach and would never have sanctioned Jagr rabbit-punching Gomer :rolleyes:

Second game he plays the Weekes card too early and sends a premature panic message. I understand they don't want to play him at the Garden because he's almost as big a fan FAVORITE as Bozolinsh but in that case just live and die with Lundqvist and let him shake off the rust, he's been your meal ticket the whole year. Or go with Weekes from the start if you're that worried about Lundqvist not being right. By making the switch there you just send a message that it's now or never and down 1-0 that's not the message that needed to be sent.

And of course before Game 3 HE takes the low road and tries to goad the Devils into going apesh!t and the refs into making a gillion calls, and the Devils respond with their best game of the series and Renney never got a gillion power plays :P As Liz said at one point, Renney was too worried about playing head games; maybe a good old-fashioned ass-kicking towards his own team at some point during the swoon would have done more good. Not to mention his unconscionable decision to play Ozolinsh again in Game 3...Renney was so worried about playing Weekes in front of the home crowd and yet he allowed Ozolinsh to see the light of day at the Garden after his Game 2 disaster, the crowd was all over him from the start and he played another bad game. It's as if he was more worried about giving Ozolinsh a chance to feel better than about winning the game, he definitely let feelings override logic with both of those decisions.

Anyway, whatever happens from here on in, the Devils have already given me much more than I ever could have expected from the season. I'm not a negative nelly by any stretch but frankly for most of the season my only concern was MAKING the darn playoffs. Winning the division and destroying the Rangers were out of the realm of possibility. But other than the Cup-winning seasons and I guess '88 this is definitely the sweetest season in Devils history :koolaid:

The one addendum to the above: Losing to the Flyers would still sting somewhat...but I can't complain whatever happens, with where this team was for most of the season and where they were expected to be. And I do think this team is capable of more especially given how well they've been playing.

Edited by Hasan4978, 29 April 2006 - 08:03 PM.

  • 0
"The Devils have high standards, that's the difference. We have a standard to live up to every year, and a couple of teams in our area don't have the standards we do." - Pat Burns

The New Jersey Devils win Stanley Cups everywhere:
-NHL record for most road wins in the playoffs - 10-1 in '95 and 10-2 in '00
-NHL record for most home wins in the playoffs - 12-1 in '03

#150 4Stevens4

4Stevens4

    Prospect

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 64 posts

Posted 29 April 2006 - 08:19 PM

Posted Image

He has exorcised the demons! :evil:
  • 0

#151 FearEricGodard

FearEricGodard

    Draft Pick

  • Members
  • 9 posts

Posted 29 April 2006 - 08:26 PM

Well, I did go to this game. I wore my Ortmeyer jersey proud. And of course, he'd be the guy who gave the Blueshirts their only lead of the series. Maybe if Mr. Softee Michael Nylander was paying attention, he might have learned something instead of skating in circles away from contact. He was a joke the whole series. Heck. I even saw Straka throw a clean hit today. I can't even kill Sykora. I saw him throw another hit and once again hit another post. Man was he hexed. Jagr plays one shift and then reinjures his separated shoulder on a hit. That's how the whole series was. Like a recurring nightmare.

The turning point was the Rasmussen boarding call. It was a 1-0 game at that point and he destroyed Hollweg. How that's not at least a doubleminor I can't understand. I'd love to hear an explanation from Bettman about how inconsistent the boarding calls have been all season. The league needs to address that. Not that it would have mattered much. Anyone who followed the series knows even if the Rangers somehow got a 4:00 or even 5:00, they would've skated around on the perimeter and overpassed the puck driving fans even more crazy. I still can't believe Renney didn't put out the grinders to start one when it was painfully obvious our skill guys wouldn't do what it took to score.

Meanwhile, the Devils got two on theirs by being more simple. Gomez scored another one that Lundqvist wouldn't have allowed if he was right. That really swung the momentum. Then Elias redirects a Gomez pass and suddenly it's 2-1. That's how it's been.

The Rangers were only down one but as usual did its best to finish the job. Whoever gave the puck away to Gionta that summed everything up. Four SHG. The Rangers allowed 3 all season.

Also saw Tyutin get lit up by Elias. That was a nice goal. He was the best player in the series. Guess it's fitting he ended it.
I ran into Roland Dratch and Larry Gaines as I was heading back to my seats. At least that was nice.
Anyway, again. Congratulations to your team. The Rangers were outclassed in this one from the drop of the puck.
Thanks a lot. It's tough sometimes being a Ranger fan. But I wouldn't trade it for any other team. Ever.

P.S. Where was Larry? Some fans chanted at the end. LOL



The Rangers sucked big fat hairy circus elephant balls in this one.

PPPPPUUUUUUUU
  • 0

#152 sundstrom

sundstrom

    Hall of Famer

  • Mod
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,356 posts

Posted 29 April 2006 - 08:28 PM

some thoughts from the game that might have been missed on tv:

devils fans did represent. i would say there were about 1500 there spread out and about 100 pretty concentrated in the 3 sections around me (339) including Bauman who got a D-E-V-I-L-S chant going at the end.

for the most part, rangers fans were very civil to all devils fans i saw, but there were fights at the end and one ranger fan threw his beer down on a devils fan near me and got a bunch of ranger fans drenched, one of which went to try and wail on the guy.

a couple rangers fans were VICIOUS on some of their own guys - poti got the most abuse.

at the end, with 30 seconds left and more than 1/2 the building empty, there was a loud lets go rangers chant that showed me a lot from their fans. the rangers' players' salute to the fans at the end of the game was also very classy. as much as i hate the rangers, these guys are going in the right direction and have connected with their fans unlike the me$$ier rangers of the last 10 years.
  • 0

"This team was never the same once we lost Patrik Sundstrom"- Lou Lamoriello


20082719943.png
_________________________________________________________________
“They’re the ones that makes it happen,” Lemaire said. “It’s not us. It’s not me. It’s not the other guy. It’s not the guy before. It’s not the guy after. It’s them. And they have to take care of business.”
-
"I guess I just miss my friend" (#28)


#153 Don

Don

    A Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,856 posts

Posted 29 April 2006 - 08:34 PM

The Rangers sucked big fat hairy circus elephant balls in this one.

PPPPPUUUUUUUU


Heh. Leave it Islander fans. :doh1: :rofl:
  • 0
"Lock'n'Load!" - Denny Crane
"Denny Crane!" - Denny Crane
"Trix are for kids!" - Denny Crane
"I hate cling-ons!" - Denny Crane

#154 Rock

Rock

    The News Master

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,569 posts

Posted 29 April 2006 - 08:47 PM

Posted Image


This picture is so appropiate with the "Taking Care of Business" sign in the background! B )
  • 0
Hockey is life, the rest is just details.

#155 Triumph

Triumph

    A Legend

  • Mod
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 28,067 posts

Posted 29 April 2006 - 08:55 PM

some thoughts from the game that might have been missed on tv:

devils fans did represent. i would say there were about 1500 there spread out and about 100 pretty concentrated in the 3 sections around me (339) including Bauman who got a D-E-V-I-L-S chant going at the end.


To this end - it was great to see on Gionta's goal, shown from a camera angle looking out at the net from above the crowd - a surprising number of hands went in the air when he put it past Lundqvist.

I thought the Let's go Rangers chant was a bit odd considering how thoroughly they were dominated - Devils fans would absolutely never do this if we got swept by the Rangers, and especially not in this fashion. Then again, every Devils' loss in the playoffs for the last 11 years has been a disappointment - the Rangers season brought hope back to Madison Square Garden, and it was nice to see the fans recognize that. In this series we had a return to the late 90s days when the Devils would simply outwork and outhustle the Rangers and dominate them all over the ice - still, the Ranger fans recognize that some of the softer players will soon be gone and that management is committed to winning.
  • 0

http://drivingplay.blogspot.com - The blog with three first lines
 


#156 sandman441

sandman441

    All-Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,794 posts

Posted 29 April 2006 - 09:00 PM

Keith Jones looking very smug after saying Ottawa will shine in these playoffs because everybody is talking about the devils. And all the pressure is on us.

Edited by sandman441, 29 April 2006 - 09:03 PM.

  • 0

#157 LizDevil30

LizDevil30

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,761 posts

Posted 29 April 2006 - 09:02 PM

Keith Jones is an jerk and a Flyer fan. He is hating this Devils streak and I think he'll impale himself on the WC if the Devils go all the way.
  • 0
"Why is a puck called a puck? Because dirty little bastard was taken."-New Jersey Devils Goaltender Martin Brodeur, of whom I am happy co-keeper with poohbear.
His lean, limber muscles tensed under the skin are ready to contort his body into unnatural goal stopping positions. Tara Sullivan, Bergen Record.
A person's a person, no matter how small. Horton the Elephant, "Horton Hears a Who"
NEW JERSEY home of the Devils, Giants, Jets, Red Bull, Nets and the Statue of Liberty--standing on our front porch waving to the neighbors.

#158 sandman441

sandman441

    All-Star

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,794 posts

Posted 29 April 2006 - 09:03 PM

Keith Jones is an jerk and a Flyer fan. He is hating this Devils streak and I think he'll impale himself on the WC if the Devils go all the way.


I hope he does because he sucks.
  • 0

#159 MantaRay

MantaRay

    A Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,450 posts

Posted 29 April 2006 - 09:08 PM

Did you hear Engblom as well: Apparently the Devils aren't that good, regardless of our winning streak, winnin the division, etc. We lost to the Rangers: BECAUSE THEY WERE HURT.
  • 0
I was wrong to ever doubt the powers of Lou Lamoriello.
IN LOU WE TRUST @Manta04


Posted Image

#160 '7'

'7'

    A Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,350 posts

Posted 29 April 2006 - 09:09 PM

There was also a "JD, JD!" chant going around the arena....is John Davidson seriously considering leaving the Rangers and taking the job as Blues President?
  • 0
^7^ is just defending his sport sheeps.. as Alcibiades the exiled Athenian rationalizes in his speech to the enemy Spartans, he wants to take revenge on Athens because he loves it and can't stand to see the state it's in now - Triumph
Posted Image Posted Image




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users