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

KingHenrik
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.

315 Comments

  1. Mavid says:

    I feel your pain Rob D…and now that their season is over, half the team is now going to win all the awards..and assclown is nearing god status..its enough to make me barf…I am happy they are gone..not as happy as when the Bruins made their exit..but close..

  2. Rob D says:

    All the praise for Ottawa is classy…but remember they choked in Game 6 where even their coach said they didn’t bring it all to the table. After living amongst Sens fans for 15 years and hearing them gloat after yet another win over the Habs, you’ll excuse me if I confess to laughing my guts out whilst watching them get stoned by the best goalie in the league. I hates them, I do!….lol

    It’s not enough for them to lose, they have to lose painfully in a game they shoulda/coulda won. Just like the Bruins.

  3. H.Upmann says:

    Thanks Boone for pointing out the stuff about Joel Ward etc… Exactly the same stuff that PK gets when he plays in Boston. I think one has to be naive to not recognize it.

  4. Stormin says:

    Patrick Holland And his Tri City Americans Eliminated tonight from WHL Playoffs against Portland Winterhawks, Holland’s next stop Hamilton via Montreal pre-season camp.

    Any trades our new GM is going to make to start stamping his mark on the team should be built around acquiring as many draft picks as possible for 2013 draft year, the 2013 draft year could produce a team to build on for years. ,

    So far we still have all our picks plus 2 other second rounders via Nashville and Calgary 2013

    1st round pick – Montréal
    2nd round pick – Montréal
    2nd round pick – Montréal (from Calgary – Cammalleri trade)
    2nd round pick – Montréal (from Nashville – Kostitsyn trade)
    3rd round pick – Montréal

    4th round pick – Montréal
    5th round pick – Montréal
    6th round pick – Montréal
    7th round pick – Montréal

  5. commandant says:

    Henrique’s been scoring big goals like that since his Windsor days.

    What a team they had.

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  6. NCRhabsfan says:

    Any chance they can just draw lots for the cup and we can move on to the draft? I mean, does anyone, anywhere care who wins now? I imagine they have a suicide watch on at CBC for whoever negotiated the rights for this year’s play-offs. BBC’s “The Art of Watching Paint Dry” will have higher ratings. Hockey season is now over! Fore!!!

  7. christophor says:

    Wait a couple days, Serge, before you ring Dale’s cell.

  8. smiler2729 says:

    Crap.

    I’m in this contest to see a game in the Finals, I was hoping it’d be Fort Lauderdale

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  9. habsfan0 says:

    Theodore vs Brodeur. Was there REALLY any doubt?

  10. habaholic68NJ says:

    Great game. Staying with it in spite of having to get up early for work. Clarkson or Bergenheim with the winner.

    *Listen to my instrumental tribute entitled “Habs at War” at http://web.me.com/ptolias/Music/OtherOriginalMusic.html

  11. otter649 says:

    Fla fans have been standing up for at least the last two periods – who needs seats……

  12. commandant says:

    Brodeur has been keeping the Devils in it during the OT.

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  13. ProHabs says:

    Did anyone find a link to the Jack Edwards call on the OT goal last night.

  14. frontenac1 says:

    OT! Good game!

    • Sean Bonjovi says:

      Game six in the NJ v. Fla series was kind of dull hockey, but all the other game great to watch.

      “I’m not opposed to trading Plekanec and/or Markov”
      – Sean Bonjovi

  15. Stormin says:

    That was probably in , but without a micro chip embedded in the puck, impossible to call a goal

  16. Habsolutely says:

    Wow, Hope the cats can pull this off, but I have my doubts. NJ is playing good.

  17. commandant says:

    That could have been called goalie interference there, but the ref would’ve needed brass balls to do it.

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    • Stormin says:

      Goalie Interference should almost become a review-able call, when they call it there wrong and when they dont call it there wrong, a very tough call to make on the fly with the speed of things happening on the ice

  18. punkster says:

    Panthers!

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  19. Stormin says:

    More Game 7 hockey yes

  20. otter649 says:

    Panthers do what The Bruins could not do score a PP Goal…….

  21. frontenac1 says:

    Cats tie it up!!

  22. dicktracy says:

    Eleven year old kid at the London other ranger game last night tells me he hates tanordi that he is the meanest player on the ice…..can’t wait,eh.

    • Stormin says:

      I bet you all the Kitchener Rangers players hate him as well, time for the Habs to get a big mean shutdown Dman in our line up that sticks up for his team mates

  23. Stormin says:

    Gotta love that Klondike commercial

  24. frontenac1 says:

    Starting to heat up in Sunrise!

  25. habaholic68NJ says:

    Weiss with a rocket on the PP to make it a game.

    *Listen to my instrumental tribute entitled “Habs at War” at http://web.me.com/ptolias/Music/OtherOriginalMusic.html

  26. habstrinifan says:

    Well I might as well be the one to say it. I know you are all thinking it.

    Florida looks like they gonna be out… Dale Tallon??????

    Boston is out…… Claude Julien??????

    So is KARMA basically picking our mngmnt for us… Tallon/Julien.

    Just wondering…. cause as I said a lot lately…. HABS KARMA is way up now.

  27. Les Canayens says:

    Did Craig Anderson shun the post game handshake?

  28. habaholic68NJ says:

    Devils putting on a defensive clinic. I am not really a fan of any team other than the Habs but since I am a long-time fan of the game, I might as well cheer for the two teams that play within 25 miles of my house. Go Rangers and Devils.

    *Listen to my instrumental tribute entitled “Habs at War” at http://web.me.com/ptolias/Music/OtherOriginalMusic.html

  29. otter649 says:

    Still prefer Bob Cole doing a game seven PBP over Hughson-Miller etc…

  30. frontenac1 says:

    My Dark Horse pick Devils are lookin good but everytime I see Big Bird behind their bench I have these strange feelings of anxiety and hear Peter Frampton Comes Alive

  31. Muckbringer says:

    were not that far off…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC-H2wXK4T4

    fame and money make homer go something something

  32. HabinBurlington says:

    Ron Mclean compare Paul Maclean to Steve Jobs of Apple fame, 1 commercial break later an Apple commercial, really? CBC is just a shell of it’s old self.

  33. Mattyleg says:

    Woah, Pants-cam is really near the ice!

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  34. commandant says:

    Sens played well, and I respect that.

    But I don’t like them… I won’t allow myself to have anything but hate for a division rival.

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  35. EricInStL says:

    So Rangers vs Wash
    NJ/Fla VS Phi…

    I see Wash vs Phi

  36. Stormin says:

    2-2 Saint John vs Chicoutimi late in 3rd, Saint john Leading Conference Final 2-1, Charles Hudon has scored for Chicoutimi, Habs might Look at him, with possible 4th round Pick.

  37. 24 Cups says:

    The Rangers were the best team in the conference throughout the season so I’m glad they won.

    All hail King Henrik.

    • RiverviewCanadien says:

      Henrik is and has been one of the best…for a while. There are certain players you feel deserve to play long in the season.

      He is one of those guys.

      Yeah I am Canadian, but sorry OTT, I was rooting for NYR.

  38. Mavid says:

    I am not totally hartless..I do feel bad for him..but not for the team…he will get over it…no more…”at least we made the playoffs”

  39. Mavid says:

    i don’t feel bad for them…see ya…

  40. Miltie01 says:

    They did themselves proud.

  41. The Jackal says:

    Sens put in a good effort, it sucks the refs called that trip, even though they were probably still done. Oh well, just glad the Bruins are done.
    Who are you guys cheering for now? I’m gonna go for the Caps, other than that the playoffs are not that exciting for some reason.

    • HabinBurlington says:

      Had to call that, he put his stick straight out, prevented empty net goal most likely, can’t blame ref.

      • The Jackal says:

        You sure? It looked like the sen was going to play the puck and prevent a goal, but the ref saw it as a trip and called it :S
        Not saying its a conspiracy but I guess I didn’t see it your way. It makes sense in that way but it looked like the sens player was going to stop it anyway. Still, it was a good game.

  42. Mavid says:

    my hubby has gone to the other room to watch storage wars or something on the history channel and sulk..

  43. twilighthours says:

    It’s hard not to like Ottawa after a series like that. What heart.

  44. HabinBurlington says:

    Great effort by Ottawa, too bad. Now a conundrum who to cheer for Rangers or Caps, two teams I have zero use for……

  45. Muckbringer says:

    wow what a game and series!!! sens dug deep but the hockey gods have other plans.

  46. L Elle says:

    I actually feel a twinge of sadness for Ottawa. I’m getting soft.

  47. Propwash says:

    Helluva last few minutes of a game 7. Ottawa put up a helluva fight.

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  48. HabinBurlington says:

    Anderson Ottawa goalie didn’t shake hands.

    Edit: Nevermind he came back out. He had left ice after game final whistle.

  49. HardHabits says:

    Got to hand it to the Sens. They left it all out there on the ice.

  50. boing007 says:

    Don’t give up, Alfie. Come back next year.

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

  51. frontenac1 says:

    Sens done, Good Effort!!!

  52. Old Bald Bird says:

    Wow! They played with heart. Now, who do I cheer for?

  53. CHicoHab says:

    Trivia. Who is the last Canadian team to win a Stanley Cup?

    You guessed it!!!!!!!!!!!!

    “take your time and hurry up”

  54. HabFanSince72 says:

    Lots of effort, no finish.


    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

  55. twilighthours says:

    Alfie put gonchar in a tough spot

  56. punkster says:

    Dumbass penalty.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  57. Mattyleg says:

    What was ol’ Bob up to?
    I’m watching on RDS – as always…

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  58. The Jackal says:

    What a BS call right now… these refs are a joke!

  59. Propwash says:

    Over.

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  60. twilighthours says:

    Michalek is killing me

  61. EricInStL says:

    Carlsson the next Lidstrom

  62. joshbenn says:

    Cowen’s penalty sparked all this

  63. punkster says:

    Awesome action.

    ***Subbang Baby!!!***

  64. HabinBurlington says:

    Despite my many criticisms of Cole, he did a great job with that Ottawa pressure, the cadence and pitch of his voice is his gift. As Propwash said, too bad he just isn’t as sharp anymore.

  65. Stormin says:

    Bob Cole needs a cigarette

  66. Stormin says:

    if ever a team deserved a tying goal wow

  67. frontenac1 says:

    Vintage Bob Cole, its Hilarious!!!!

  68. Mattyleg says:

    If the Rangers win… it’s not the most inspiring and convincing way to get into the next round.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  69. Propwash says:

    Intense

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