Rangers-Capitals Game 5 Quick Reaction

Posted: May 8, 2012 by Keith Stone in hockey, NHL
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Rangers 3, Capitals 2 (OT). Rangers lead series 3-2

Valeri Zelepukin couldn’t have done it any better. There’s not much more that can be said about this one. Amazing effort by the Rangers for not giving up until the final buzzer. I still have no idea how Brad Richards managed to sneak that puck by Holtby but he’s worth every penny. Then, Staal in overtime with the absolute blast that we’ve been waiting for all series. Stunning. Unbelievable. Epic.

If the Rangers had lost, I’d be writing about how their power play was absolutely anemic and the amount of time they hold the puck looking for the perfect perfect shot is about as frustrating as having a girlfriend on her period. But they didn’t, so I won’t. Loved the way they came out to start the game but you have to get more than one goal in the first period. Again, I thought the refs did a horrendous job absolutely missing calls against the Capitals, but what else is new? The Rangers have to keep getting the pucks on net. Holtby is good but he’s prone to juicy rebounds. I can’t imagine a team being able to rally from a crushing defeat like this but Washington won Game 4 after the triple OT game, so I’m not ruling anything out. All I know is that when King Henrik and the Blueshirts play their best, nobody can beat them.

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