The Rangers Won! A Twitter Recap

Neal ‘Norris’ Pionk

Folks, I’ve got to be honest with you: I’m fully in baseball mode. It’s been a hell of a season and I really think we just need some time to digest it. How many nights can you look forward to your team bleeding 21 shots in the first period? TWENTY. ONE. SHOTS. That’s two periods of an *average* game!

Anyway, I missed the first ten minutes of this game and the first fifteen (I’m not kidding) Buffalo shots. But we were all rewarded last night with an offensive onslaught full of gorgeous goals and assists.

As always, please check Shayna’s twitter for some beautiful goal gifs.

Let’s take a look at our favorite dumpster fire for a game recap:


This VERY valid point about roster choices:

Neal Pionk scored his first NHL goal. In related news..

Appreciate a good GIF:

And a good dose of reality:

Meanwhile, from the Sabres’ viewpoint…

And some Georgiev appreciation, since he faced 44 shots and only gave up one goal, presumably Al Trautwig’s fault for mentioning the S word…


The Rangers face a less fun game Monday night against the Capitals at the Garden at 7:30pm. See you there, friends!

24 thoughts on “The Rangers Won! A Twitter Recap

  • Mar 25, 2018 at 7:43 am

    I was actually depressed last night. First..hats off to Georgiev. Maybe the Rangers are the great destination for goalies because if you come to NY….you are guaranteed to see a LOT of action. And when your contract is due….you will have plenty of statistical evidence to make the case for more dough. Thank you B Allaire…
    Again last night..especially in P1 we see AV’s scheme in its full flaws . When Buffalo approached the neutral zone, all you saw were gaps all over the place. Gap management…keeping things tight is not the lexicon of AV hockey. Free entry is and north south is. And you did not see them angling to steer the puck carrier to the outside instead of allowing an opening to the middle where Georgiev was peppered like a steak.
    Gap, angle, and challenge swiftly. Columbus, Tampa, Boston, Winnepeg for sure..heck Toronto….watch how they play. No free rides…they know if you attack up ice you have a lot more room to recover than if you fall back like AV’s man to man crap instructs. With speed of Ranger forwards we should be employing this. These other teams choke out the rush in the neutral zone and counterattack. If they dont…forwards fall back and you have layers of protection. It Is The Scheme.

    • Mar 26, 2018 at 6:10 pm

      I don’t think it’s the scheme at all. We played the same way in year one. Just a much simpler neutral zone defense. Much more often the oppositions rush was usually broken up at center ice and if the breakout got thru, the Rangers played aggressively up high in the zone where the forecheck can’t hurt you.
      I just think it’s when AV gets too cute with his strategy that things fall apart for him. Same happened in Vancouver and the fans hated him. He made it to the SCF there too but it was downhill from there. If AV is not in NY, someone will be chomping at the bit to get him.

  • Mar 25, 2018 at 8:46 am

    “Georgiev was peppered like a steak” I love it!
    He did get star of the game, “well done”?
    Rangers won a game, “Rare”?

    • Mar 25, 2018 at 9:46 am

      Pudding will go on as a Starter … Just not here ! Next year we’ll get a nice juicy 3rd round pic for him. Sad

      • Mar 25, 2018 at 10:02 am

        For sure to happen if Shestyorkin is coming

        Kid is good

        • Mar 25, 2018 at 10:08 am

          Just goes to show you don’t need a gazillion $$$ goalie … He’s got fantastic foot work.I don’t like the glove placement but a little tweak there which I’m sure Allair is working on and he’s solid!

  • Mar 25, 2018 at 11:07 am

    The stupidity exemplified on Gorton article in SNY….so you have a chance for a better draft position but keep getting points so you can trade your picks to get a better draft position?….OK then

    Golly….gawlllllyyyyy….idiotic….stupid is as stupid does said Forrest

    • Mar 25, 2018 at 11:35 am

      I don’t think I’d want to watch a team that ever deliberately loses a game, for any reason. Yeah, I’d love to see us draft in the top 3, but that’s not likely no matter how the team plays, and I’d much rather watch a bunch of competitive, energetic, young players trying their best to win than a bunch of tired losers mailing it in.

      • Mar 25, 2018 at 12:34 pm

        You watched them at the beginning of the year when they threw away point after point though.When the points mattered,now they don’t !

      • Mar 25, 2018 at 1:13 pm

        Then enjoy the 1 cup in 78 years

        That’s just dumb thinking…we have a 78 year sample

        I said this weeks ago about how pride could be devastating to a rebuild and how a process being the key

        So fight a battle and win it to lose the war……thumbs up to that BS

        I would rather do a retrograde to win the war

      • Mar 25, 2018 at 2:32 pm

        You watched them at the beginning of the year when they threw away point after point though.When the points mattered,now they don’t !

        • Mar 25, 2018 at 3:32 pm

          Not true. In late January Hayes was scoring multi point games, Grabner and Nash were bettering their stocks by scoring. The team would come up short or get killed in those games though. Those were the points that were up for grabs and if it wasn’t for those names that I said than they could have been below Detroit and Montreal by now. At the end of the day they were still ranked high enough to make it for a good race to achieve the W2 spot. I don’t know what you’re talking about in the beginning of the season. They had one dry spot and then took off with the best win streak at the time to set their team up to hold the 4th or 5th spot in the standings. If they had another win streak like from November than they could have passed Tornoto at one point because that’s far they bounced back into the race. Did you miss all of Hanks happy wisdom interviews about the team turning it around? The games to win were in January-February. The win streak during the recent Canadian trip went to waste because of it and all it did was allow the team to pass the Isle and put a end to Price and his miserable season.

          Yes I’m all for making the playoffs. You fans don’t understand how JG hustled to set up a strong hand for this off season. At the end of the day if he wants to move up in the draft, continue to rebuild, add a elite name or trade for one than this summer makes it possible. I wanted to see Andersson, Chytil and the kids to get some playoff action so by next year it’s all they can dream about.

      • Mar 25, 2018 at 3:18 pm


        Not to be a horses tail end, but ask the Pens fans, who won 5 cups by doing that very thing! I don’t care for the thought,, but if it gives us a chance at a great player, I could overlook it for this one season!!!!!!

  • Mar 25, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    There are great players in every team tanking

    worst deliberate in your face tanking teams are Vancouver, Ottawa, Islanders, Chicago and worst one Detroit

    Vancouver and Detroit are tanking into #1 territory

    Islanders and Chicago to 6 pick
    Montreal steady at 5

    This is how deep the top 8 picks are…1 Generational and 7 ELITE and up to middle of 2nd round 1st round caliber players

    As for Rangers….Bouchard/Wahlstrom to falling to Ty Smith/Farabee/Veleno is a huge drop off….Wahlstrom is Kreider 3.0….just under Patrick Laine caliber player. Bouchard is going to be Duncan Keith/John Klingberg type player

    Why would you give up on a chance at these kind of players so you can say you had pride to win meaningless games? Where was your pride when it counted and utterly failed?

    • Mar 25, 2018 at 2:58 pm

      Are the deliberately losing games or actually bad enough to lose games?

      • Mar 25, 2018 at 3:04 pm

        I frankly think they are losing on purpose

        Chicago is no way that bad a team…3 wins in 10 is the most among the tanking teams….and then go look at when they won….when there would be no significant change id position,,,,so yeah

        • Mar 26, 2018 at 7:08 am

          Ah we won 4 of our last 10
          No one is tanking. Such a misplaced thought. Sorry

      • Mar 25, 2018 at 3:06 pm

        Most of it was being down 1-0 pretty much before the game started

      • Mar 25, 2018 at 3:40 pm

        I agree Spozo … bottom line is that all the teams that are losing are getting crappy goaltending right now (and have throughout the season — aside for Montreal … and Chicago, when Crawford was playing). On the other hand our goaltending of late has been winning games for us lately. It is what it is, you can’t expect a goalie to let in goals he could otherwise stop.

        Leather, you’re beating a dead horse. Players don’t tank … Toews doesn’t tank, Tavares isn’t tanking … the bottom line here is we’re a better constructed team than the ones you list as “tanking”.

    • Mar 25, 2018 at 3:39 pm

      There’s alot of better Kreider’s out there. Every season will push him further and further down the charts. More engage freaks of nature will start popping up. The rumor in the first half of the season about Kreider being potentialy traded and now real time analyst are picking it up. It reminded me of how Stepan and JT got traded. I read in between the lines and right now I have a feeling Kreider might be traded to better JG’ s chance on acquiring a top 5 pick. It might allow him to still keep a couple first round pick if it means giving up Kreider. Don’t underestimate every avenue that could appear this summer.

      • Mar 26, 2018 at 10:06 am

        “a lot of better Kreider’s out there”? I don’t think there’s a team out there that wouldn’t want Kreider on their team.

  • Mar 25, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    The lighter version of the recent Kreider has elevated his game to a higher level. He is looking like the player we all hoped he would become. At 26 years old, given his size, speed,and the way he is playing, I think it would be a major mistake to trade him now. He also brings a physical presence to the team.The key is, can he continue to be this consistent in his play? Maybe the lighter weight is the answer. If so, he will be considered to be one of the better power forwards in the game today. Next year he may even be the best if he is consistent. The aim is to see him produce 30-40 goals a year. He is still young and I wouldn’t take a chance on trading him, even for a high first rounder right now unless he regresses again and falls into his bad habits.

    • Mar 26, 2018 at 10:08 am

      Agreed … if anyone is getting traded it’s probably Zucc — I also wouldn’t object to them moving Namestikov.

  • Mar 25, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    its like this :

    Dear Rangers,

    Quit winning games!

    Kind Regards,
    Your first draft position

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