Hello New York Rangers fans, having two days between game days is really boring but I hope you’re all staying entertained! Blue Line Station is here with all the news and updates you need to know about the Rangers. Firstly, former captain Ryan Callahan and his new team the Tampa Bay Lightning were swept by the Montreal Canadiens, a sweep that was completed on Tuesday night. He has yet to speak on the topic, but do you think he regrets the contract fiasco with Glen Sather that got him traded for Martin St. Louis yet? Of course the Rangers first round series isn’t over, and anything can happen but at the very least the Rangers won’t be getting swept out of the first round.
Let’s take a look back at game three, it was not the Rangers most disciplined game. In fact it was probably one of their least disciplined games of the season, they took five penalties in the game and several Rangers spoke out about it after game three. Most of them agreed that while they were a little undisciplined, sometimes in the playoffs you get a little overly passionate and calls don’t go your way, read more about that here.
Speaking of discipline, Dan Carcillo played a big role in-game three even though he only had less than 10 minutes of total ice time for the game. He called his homecoming to Philadelphia in-game three a dose of revenge, he took two penalties, received a head-shot from Matt Read. However the big play was the crowd, booing Carcillo every time he was on the ice and cheering when he got hit with the puck and then booing when he was laying on the ice injured from Read’s hit. Well, Carcillo scored the Rangers fourth and final goal on Tuesday night and wanted to make sure Flyers fans knew it was him, check that out here.
Going into game four, what’s better than a little Claude Giroux guarantee? Flyers Captain Giroux has guaranteed a Flyers victory in-game four and that the series “will be tied going back to New York.” The interesting thing about this is that Giroux has only one shot on goal during this series, if you’re going to make bold guarantees shouldn’t you have at least two shots on goal in three games? You can read about Giroux and his guarantee here.