Liveblog: Rangers and Devils win Game 7s, move on to semifinals

Martin Brodeur moves on in the playoffs.
Rookie Adam Henrique scored  his second goal of the game 3:47 into the second overtime period to give New Jersey a 3-2 win, ending Florida’s season.
The Panthers, playing in front of their hometown fans in Sunrise, had rallied from a 2-0 deficit to force OT.
New Jersey will meet Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference semi-finals.

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Credit the Ottawa Senators with an absolutely heroic effort.
Trailing 2-1 in an elimination game, the Senators played a spectacular third period at Madison Square Garden.
An eighth-place team that was out of the playoffs a year ago can hold its head high.

Are the Senators and Panthers inspiration for the Canadiens?
Let’s hope so.

It was a spectacularly entertaining game.

Full credit to the Senators. They gave the Rangers a ferocious battle.

And for the first time since 1996, the second round of the playoffs will have ZERO Canadian-based teams.

The Rangers will play Washington in the semi-final round.


  1. Old Bald Bird says:

    Rangers clog the net zone pretty well.

  2. Propwash says:

    Bob Cole has a good announcer voice, too bad his mouth moves faster than his thoughts.

    “Access Forbidden” gettin’ ya down?
    Hold down Shift while clicking refresh.

  3. Stormin says:

    Bob Cole could not do play by play of himself walking

  4. Adidess says:

    Liveblog mobile fixed.

  5. Habsolutely says:

    holy crap, Madden looks like he should be in a horror movie. what a trooper.

  6. HabinBurlington says:

    How can two CBC announcers pronounce Laissez Faire “Lawsee Fair” wow, just morons.

    Edit: Thanks for noticing Boone, can you believe these tools?

  7. HabinBurlington says:

    Miami Dolphins draft Tannehill, I think this guy will be a good one.

  8. shootdapuck says:

    Who is advising Stock on these clip-ons? Must be Cherry?

  9. Just A Guy says:

    No PJ we’re not mad.. were just disappointed…

  10. Stormin says:

    Showing how good Ryan McDonagh is,,,,, time to go get a snack

  11. 24 Cups says:

    Big period for the Rangers hard working, gritty players but Gaborik has to stop floating and get off his ass.

    The Cup is on the line and it’s up to him and Richards to make the difference.

  12. Mavid says:

    wow panther player smucked his own player Madden in the face with his visor…talk about feeling shitty…

  13. Adidess says:

    No liveblog on IPhone. I’m missing Boone’s insights from his basement-level closeness to the action as well as his infallible wisdom when it comes to predicting game-end results and scores.

  14. The Jackal says:

    Is jai alai popular HabinBurlington?

  15. ont fan says:

    Madden gets killed by his own player

  16. HabinBurlington says:

    1-0 Jersey!

  17. HabinBurlington says:

    Why would Florida Jersey game start at 830? Was there a big Jai Alai game tonight earlier?

    • Stormin says:

      Actually a league decision, to try and separate the two game 7′s being played by as much time as they could, considering they are both in the same time zone

  18. Mattyleg says:

    Glass of scotch?

    …don’t mind if I do!

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

    • Propwash says:

      Just cracked myself a wobblyprop.

      “Access Forbidden” gettin’ ya down?
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  19. commandant says:

    I see Alfie doing his thing as a career sen, and it makes me sad we couldn’t find a role to keep Koivu around.

    Go Habs Go!
    Visit Your NHL Draft Headquarters

  20. twilighthours says:

    Karlsson, for all his skill and Norris-trophy-candidateness, sure is a frustrating player. Needs to shoot the puck more, and needs to get his head on a swivel in his own end.

    • HabinBurlington says:

      I don’t think under the tight checking and higher adrenaline playoffs he has looked as good as during the reg. season. Very very young, and our expectations are high based on reg. season though.

  21. boing007 says:

    Alfie wants to win. As usual.

    Richard R
    Price is an oyster. Unfortunately not all oysters produce pearls.

  22. punkster says:

    Alfie on fire.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  23. Old Bald Bird says:

    Where there’s life, there’s hope.

  24. L Elle says:

    Don Cherry wears lipstick?

  25. Laramy87 says:

    Sens are far too cute… SHOOT THE PUCK

  26. Mattyleg says:

    Uh, Boone, you said ‘Over’ last night when Boston scored to tie the game.

    (What is with these first posts all the time?!? At first it was funny, then it was eerie, now it’s downright creepy.)

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  27. HabinBurlington says:

    So the Browns have themselves a stud running back, Trent Richardson from ‘Bama.

  28. Mavid says:

    maybe you and your wife should watch fashion TV then…

  29. Stormin says:

    As Cherry would say Donny Alfredoson real late on da backcheck der boys

  30. commandant says:

    Prust, what a player.

    Would love the Habs to sign him as a UFA on July 1st.

    Go Habs Go!
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  31. Mavid says:

    na na na na boo boo…

  32. HabinBurlington says:

    So Rangers vs. Washington round 2, I think Caps win.

  33. TomNickle says:

    Great job by Mr. Game 7…..

    Sergei Gonchar

  34. Mavid says:

    why does she need to wear lipstick..will it help you understand her better? Stick to hockey will ya

  35. Wayne says:

    I heard “Lalongo” to Tampa, Mike.

    Anyway… Cherry likes to play fast and loose with this stuff because it makes him feel like an insider … and if / when the prophecy is fulfilled – he replays it on the Corner then drools on his suit.

  36. mrhabby says:

    Cherry …..Corey price….lol.

    Cherry I know suits, I know hockey, I know dogs.

    Can Cassie Campbell wear some lipstick..

  37. Dr.Rex says:

    Jack Edwards needs to be dicussed as a culprit towards all of this racism and hate that has been growing form Bruins fans over the last few years. HE needs to understand he is a sports announcer and not a revolutionist. HE has taken advantage of his opportunity to communicate to many by instilling his deepest angers and demons.

    Cheers to Joel Ward and the Caps. They deserved it.

    • Miltie01 says:

      I have heard Jack say alot of stupid things…….but never anything racist ???

      • Habfan10912 says:

        But perhaps this may be somewhat related to the culture people have created around the “big bad bruins”. Surely Mr. Edwards has some culpability in this reguard, no?


        • Miltie01 says:

          I see nothing in their style of play the screams racism, and nothing in Edwards’ commentary does either. Thuggery maybe, racism no.

          • Mattyleg says:

            It’s just that he perpetuates an attitude of blatant disregard for sportsmanship and respect for opponents that creates an overall negative and disrespectful environment surrounding Bruins fans.

            Then there’s mob mentality and shit like that happens.

            —Hope Springs Eternal—

          • HabinBurlington says:

            Being a stupid ignorant person is one, thing, perpetuating racism is another. I don’t see the connection despite my desire to wish Edwards a nice time in his cave.

  38. ont fan says:

    Claude Julien may be available .

  39. ZepFan2 says:

    Corey? Gee whiz, is he that daft?

    “Bring it on home, Bring it on home to you…” – Plant/Page

    Bring it on Home

  40. Un Canadien errant says:

    How can Don Cherry extol shotblocking, when he stubbornly insists that players should get out of the way and let the goalies take care of it, in spite of the evidence of the Canadiens against the Caps and Pens two years ago, for example?

    How about it NHL? No fighting, just hockey?

  41. 24 Cups says:

    Great period by Ottawa. Game 7, on the road, the underdog who barely slipped into the playoffs. Puts all the pressure on the Rangers in a game where the final outcome will be decided by a late third period goal.

    Shoutout to Richards and Gaborik – hey boys, time to start earning your $7M a season.

    Gotta go to catch the comments of the CBC moron.

  42. Laramy87 says:

    Why does Tortorello always have that dumbfounded looked on his face when a penalty is called, even if its a legit call. He is pretty annoying.

  43. HabFab says:

    Updated list of potential UFA’s;

  44. kempie says:

    This is pretty crazy.

  45. frontenac1 says:

    Sens fans I know down here are still kinda walking around on eggshells,but that could change if they win tonight.Man,I’m still feeling good about seeing the Bruins crash and burn in there own barn last night!

  46. kempie says:

    Galley: “That woulda counted!”

    Such insight.

  47. Kimberly2u says:

    I have my IPhone and can’t see the blog…it happens every once in awhile

  48. Mattyleg says:

    I’ve generally found this series pretty boring.
    Let’s hope they spice it up for Game 7.
    That was a nice little run of play.
    Thank you for obeying me, Ottawa and New York.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  49. shootdapuck says:

    Can anyone using iPhone see live blog?

  50. frontenac1 says:

    Still upset Habs are not playing BUT,Love watching playoff hockey.The best game in the World!I lived in Toronto back in the 80″s and remember going to local bar to watch a Habs/Bruins playoff game after working late.They had on a Jays game and wouldn’t put on hockey,saying they were all baseball fans now that Leafs weren’t playing!So glad I transfered out of Hogtown to Kingston shortly after that,where they live and breathe hockey!

  51. SnowManHabs85 says:

    Sens will win and lose in 5 games next round.

    “Responding to the media , or playing to the media, or listening to the fans is the quickest way to start losing” – Sam Pollock

  52. H.Upmann says:

    Good thing there are facts 😉 .. I knew I was getting too relaxed on the d00bz

  53. Mattyleg says:

    So a little dialogue started below, and I’d like to see what people predict…

    From the beginning, I’ve said:
    ECF: Range – Philly
    WCF: Nash – Blues
    Final: Range – Blues
    Winner: Blues

    Whadda yez think?

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  54. habsfanforever7631 says:

    I thought the Hab fans were the classless ones.
    The bruin fans are a hiprocrit and racist bunch of s**t.
    Hating on someone just because he’s black? Come on! we’re in 2012 not 1960.
    I bet those fans are NFL fans and hard core Pats fans. So as long as the black guy doesn’t play on your team he’s bad? waw.
    So now we know why they hate Subban, it’s not cause he’s a “diver”, it’s cause he’s black!
    Come on Bruins fans, grow up.

    • Miltie01 says:

      Again, i will bet the vast majority of Bruins fans are as sickened as we are…….and the organization stated it is. Don’t let the few ruin it for the many.

  55. habstrinifan says:

    Sens need a big effort from Alfredson and Spezza tonight.

  56. habstrinifan says:

    NHL cant catch a break re main stream NEWS coverage. That twitter thing is all over the news.

  57. habstrinifan says:

    As we bash the Bruins and enjoy today becaus ethey are no more, let’s give them credit for the following.

    The Bruins released a statement on Thursday afternoon denouncing the remarks made on social media.

    “The Bruins are very disappointed by the racist comments that were made following the game last night,” it read. “These classless, ignorant views are in no way a reflection of anyone associated with the Bruins organization.”

    Well done! And they didnt fool around or pretend that their fans tweets have nothing to do with them. Good prompy statement.

    • Un Canadien errant says:

      Point made. I would encourage the Bruins to not just stop there. They must rein in the hype and the demagoguery that fuels such behaviour, starting with their own play-by-play man. They can take a hard look at their ‘style’ of play, and think about the passions they inflame with such routine exhibitions of violence and lawlessness. This doesn’t just happen in a vacuum. Kids raised on a diet of Nevin Markwart and Kyle McLaren and Terry O’Reilly may grow up with some anti-social tendencies. To just release a statement is easy, let’s see them make a concrete positive change in their organizational behaviour.

      How about it NHL? No fighting, just hockey?

      • Miltie01 says:

        Even our beloved Habs have had such players on our team. The Bruins condemned the tweets, and stated they do not condone such behaviour in their organization. The other stuff is a different issue……..and is pretty much a league wide issue, not just a Boston phenomena.

        • ZepFan2 says:

          The Habs had a Jean Beliveau. Something the Bruins can’t say, or most teams for that matter.

          I’d rather be raised on a diet of Beliveau than O’Reilly, no?!

          “Bring it on home, Bring it on home to you…” – Plant/Page

          Bring it on Home

          • Miltie01 says:

            Don’t get defensive……..we have had our share of thugs……they have had classy skilled guys too.

          • REB says:

            Didn’t the Bruins have Johnny Bucyk? 21 Years with the Bruins, low penalty minutes, Lady Byng trophy twice….

          • ZepFan2 says:


            I’m not defensive in the least. Just trying to make a point.

            “Bring it on home, Bring it on home to you…” – Plant/Page

            Bring it on Home

      • Lafleurguy says:

        UCE, the three named retired Bruins weren’t the worst examples of thuggery, like John Wensink, or rattery like Marchand. Utopian morals are part of the psyche of a lot of us who are often the ones in error when we think any of these adult delinquents(the racists, not the named hockey players) share any participation in pursuit of moral goals. That they are part of the Fauna will be their greatest achievement.

        “May you live in interesting times.”

  58. commandant says:

    2 game 7s.. plus the NFL draft.

    I’m gonna be clicking the remote like crazy.

    Go Habs Go!
    Visit Your NHL Draft Headquarters

  59. H.Upmann says:

    Hope Im not starting a rumour here, but didn’t Tim Thomas call PK something like ‘disgusting, and sub-human’ or something?

  60. Habs_4_ever says:

    Youppi for GM! Wait, he doesn’t speak french. Come to think of it, he doesn’t speak at all. Never mind.

    “Can we lose the parade float?…..Thank you!”

  61. Timo says:

    Interesting how there’s been nothing from the bruins organization regarding those racist tweets.

  62. Mavid says:

    Go Rangers.. everyone one was delighted today at the Bruins losing..Habs..Sens..Leafs…everyone

  63. Un Canadien errant says:

    I can’t believe the Tweets that were sent out after the Bruins lost Game 7 in OT against the Capitals after winger Joel Ward banged in a rebound on the insipid Tim Thomas. In 2012. The unvarnished hatred and bigotry of some of their ‘fans’ spewed out in social media is jarring.

    First, that these feelings are still harboured by people who are sentient to the point of being able to operate complicated machinery like a phone is staggering. Second, that they would air them out in public, that they would think these feelings are acceptable fodder in any company is mind-blowing. This isn’t fifty years ago, it’s the 21st century. Didn’t these guys see “Do The Right Thing”?

    Whether this is a resurgence from the darker, outer fringe of society, being enabled by the Tea Party and the Republican Party, as well as their propaganda arm of Fox News and Breitbart, and their constant vilification of President Obama and the ‘welfare poor’, or dark-hearted fans hopped up on the violent, lawless and ill-tempered style of their defeated team, venting their disappointment in a voluntarily hurtful manner, it is completely unacceptable and there must be swift backlash, in terms of the moral majority (the real kind) quickly voicing their disapproval.

    So, shame on you, ignorant fans of the Bruins.

    As always, it’s important to restate the words of Morrissey and The Smiths, who said it best: “It’s easy to laugh, it’s easy to hate, it takes strength to be gentle and kind.”

    One of the boards I visit is the San Diego Union Tribune’s Chargers website, and they have changed their format recently so that to comment on stories, users must use their Facebook ID. This removes the ability for posters to create a fake account, firehose the blogosphere with poison as long as they can, and when their privileges are suspended are free to create another account at a later date. Since people’s comments are attached to their Facebook account, I’ve noticed that the level of discourse has improved markedly, personal attacks are rare, and there is virtually no profanity to be seen. This may be the way of the future: a poster can be private or even anonymous, but always accountable.

    How about it NHL? No fighting, just hockey?

    • otter649 says:

      Bruins were the first team to have a black player to suit up for them in The NHL & The Boston Red Sox were the last MLB team to have a black player put into their lineup – It is what it is concerning Boston sport fans ?…….

    • Bripro says:

      I agree 100%, Norm.
      This is what I posted on the earlier thread.

      From what I can tell, they’ve made no progress since Ed Kennedy tried to integrate Boston schools in the 70s, or (even worse), when the Celtics’ fans broke into Bill Russel’s home and defecated in his bed. And this while he was leading them to another championship.
      They truly are pathetic, and it’s only appropriate that Jack Edwards is their spokesman.

    • Miltie01 says:

      I cannot believe you are calling other people ignorant. I have never heard Tim Thomas, or the Bruins say anything in the slightest bit racist. Then you labeled the so called te party folks and Republicans all bigots, of whom i have seen many persons of those groups who are in fact black. I will also same the same for Fox News.

      The fact of the matter is those ignorant comments were made by bigots…….who happen to root for all kinds of teams, support all different political parties and get there news from many different sources. These people are not a reflection on any of the people or groups you listed, but are representative only of themselves.

      • habsfaninboston says:

        Well said.

      • Un Canadien errant says:

        Miltie, I’m asking the question whether the climate of intolerance and exclusion that pervades in current American political discourse is making it so that some bigots feel relatively safer to voice their ignorant views. Or whether the tone of intimidation, disregard for the rules and of violence that pervades Bruins culture makes it easier to leap to hatred of the others and to focus on their ‘otherness’, and to want to demean and bully them, voluntarily.

        I’m not saying that’s the case, I’m wondering about it. It’s open to discussion. I welcome other points of view.

        How about it NHL? No fighting, just hockey?

      • Un Canadien errant says:

        Another point, Miltie, is that I do single out the ignorant fans of the Bruins for my condemnation, as opposed to all fans of the Bruins. Those who leapt to Twitter to voice their frustration at the loss immediately after the loss are a poor reflection of the team.

        Just as much as I accept that only some Bruins fans felt that way, I will not accept that all the bigots who tweeted that garbage are not ‘true Bruins fans’, just as I refuse to validate the theory that Canadiens and Canucks fans who riot during the playoffs are not true fans. If the true fans went home during these disturbances, the ringleaders and professional looters would be isolated and quickly mopped up by law enforcement agencies. The responsibility must be borne by all to some degree.

        How about it NHL? No fighting, just hockey?

        • Miltie01 says:

          All usually get labelled for the few. Where the problem lies is some of the bad things that happened may have been done by Bruins fans, Habs fans and Canuck fans……..but their actions had nothing to do with hockey, or being a fan of a specific team.

          The folks who were only involved in the hockey aspect did probably go home, or not posted sick things on the internet. The persons responsible did it for their own perverted reasons, not as a function of being a fan.

    • The Jackal says:

      It is no secret that these sentiments are held by some people who support the (R) and the Tea Party, as those parties play on traditionalism and white American values, as such they help perpetuate these sentiments through the media and through the political and ideological views they put forward.

      • Miltie01 says:

        It is also no secret that the same sentiment are held by some folks who support the democratic party. They are all over the place, and you cannot paint everyone with the same brush. I would argue that the vast majority of bruins fans are sickened with the rest of us.

      • habsfaninboston says:

        Really? Did you get this information from the liberal media?

        • The Jackal says:

          A deduction from the conservative media in America. I’m aware that these views are held by some who also vote Democrat, but it is a fact that a larger size of the demographic that constantly votes (R) holds views like these, which often trickle down from some in the party elite who hold those views… I didn’t mean to cash such a wide net with that statement, but it is true that racist views such as the ones we are disgusted by are diffused by certain figures in political parties, and those tend to be the most conservative parties. Look at Wildrose in Alberta, a few days before the election some of their party members/candidates voiced some views like these. turning off many voters. In Toronto, conservative mayor Rob Ford has discontinued the tradition of the mayor participating at PRIDE. So yeah, I didn’t mean to say all Republicans or conservatives hold such views, but that these views are more likely to be found in that part of the political spectrum.

          • Miltie01 says:

            I wonder how where you get those demographic “facts” from. Would be interesting to read them. By the way, media paints an unrealistic picture from both sides. Most folks just usually line up behind whoever they agree wit most and follow blindly.

    • JUST ME says:

      Agree completely with your comment. There is no place for that kind of behaviour for no reason at all. Heard the colorfull Bill Lee saying that in Boston with the tea partiers being so present ,those kind or remarks about race,sexual orientation and whatever comes from outside u.s.a. is an everyday matter.

      And of course all the courage coming from the power of the keyboard of a computer is also a weapon…

      Mind you that this behaviour is not to exclusive to bostonians. Sometimes events like this help us to see what we do not want to see in our backyard and helps us to take action and say things that must be said. I find there is already to much place for bandits,misfits,crooks and bums on the public scene. Honest and decent ones have to take a stand while they can.

  64. Chuck says:

    At least the Bruins have addressed the knuckle-draggers from last night’s Twitter spewage:

    “The Bruins are very disappointed by the racist comments that were made following the game last night. These classless, ignorant views are in no way a reflection of anyone associated with the Bruins organization.”

    Being a Hab fan is like buying real estate: only over the long-haul will you appreciate the true value of your investment.

  65. 24 Cups says:

    More on Tim Thomas and his Boston BS.

    I wonder which teams might be interested in a one or two year fix in terms of picking this guy up in a trade. Chicago?

    • ZepFan2 says:

      The Flyers would love Timmy Teabag.

      “Bring it on home, Bring it on home to you…” – Plant/Page

      Bring it on Home

    • Chuck says:

      Talk about making mountains out of molehills. He started the quote in question with a very inclusive ‘our’.

      Being a Hab fan is like buying real estate: only over the long-haul will you appreciate the true value of your investment.

  66. JayK-47 says:

    I’m cheering the Sens on for a buncha reasons

    -Only Canadian team left
    -Eff Bettman
    -Not like there’s an actual rivalry with the Habs
    -They didn’t fleece us for Gomez (or Redden)
    -Eff Bettman
    -Daniel F. is a gamer
    -The Bruins are out, I can be charitable
    -Ottawa won’t riot
    -Eff Bettman

  67. JUST ME says:

    I think the Sens have a real chance. On both sides i think the key is making sure that the defense squad is calm and composed and of course avoid giving power plays.

    But for the rest it is pretty even .Two good goalies,dangerous but quiet stars, and two good coaches.

    Never thought i would write that one day but : Go Sens !

  68. sane hockey fan says:

    I don’t know if it’s just me but it seems like these types of racist acts happen more often in hockey than in almost any other North American sport. It’s probably has something to do with the fact that African-Americans and Latinos dominate the other major sports in NA. Think about it though, there was the banana peel incident with Simmonds (there was another such incident involving Kevin Weeks at the Bell Centre), we have the unending pure HATRED directed at PK no matter what he does (i dont think ive ever seen a player so unfairly criticized or singled out so often for what seems like no reason at all most of the time) and now we have this. It’s very disheartening and disappointing to think that the sport I love so much has so much hatred running through it.

  69. 24moreCups says:

    Go Sens, gotta cheer for the only Canadian team left.

  70. 123456 says:

    Go Sens – if they win then everyone in my hockey pool will not have the cup winner correct… we will all suck somewhat equally

  71. Le Jadester says:

    GO Knights Go !

    Habs, OLE !

  72. Habsolutely says:

    Capitals owner Ted Leonsis didn’t mince words concerning the Boston knuckle draggers.

    “Shame on these folks who decided to take to their keyboards and show their ignorance and their racism and hate,” Leonsis wrote. “What these people have said and done is unforgivable. I hope they are now publicly identified and pay a huge price for their beliefs. There should be zero tolerance for this kind of hate mongering. Their messages should now stay glued into the algorithms to place a forever warning and a mark upon these people and their actions. They shouldn’t be able to escape their keystrokes.”

  73. Habsolutely says:

    I could’t care less about the Ottawa Whatevers, or the Glen Sather Money Baggers.

  74. Mattyleg says:

    Predicted the Range would make it to the finals, but the only thing I like more than being right is seeing big upsets that don’t involve the Habs on the losing end.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

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