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Discount viagra “I don’t consider it an elimination game, discount viagra we’re trying to win one game, discount viagra” Tortorella told Andrew Gross of The Record. Discount viagra “I’m not going to even use that word. Discount viagra Again, discount viagra we’ve bounced back. Discount viagra Guys that haven’t been in it, discount viagra it’s an opportunity; that’s the way they have to look at it. Discount viagra So we’ll go home and try to win a game.”

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Discount viagra “Frustrating and disappointing, discount viagra but it’s not over, discount viagra” Lundqvist lamented to Dan Rosen of nhl.com. Discount viagra “We have to go home and regroup. Discount viagra It’s going to be a tough couple hours and then you just forget about it.”

Discount viagra The Blueshirts got the quick start they needed 53 second into the game when Brian Boyle buried Derick Brassard’s centering pass for a 1-0 lead. Discount viagra The quick start allowed the Rangers to carry over the momentum they built up in the games at Madison Square Garden. Discount viagra But as well as they played in that first period, discount viagra there were ominous signs ahead following their goal in the game’s first minute.

Discount viagra In a replay of Game 1, discount viagra the Rangers never managed to find a way to extend their precarious one-goal lead – even though they had their chances. Discount viagra The Ranger squandered two first period power plays and saw Derek Dorsett and Carl Hagelin denied on breakaways with Hagelin’s attempt disrupted by a trip by a John Erskine trip.

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Discount viagra Despite all of that going against them, discount viagra the Rangers had a 1-0 lead after the first period. Discount viagra However, discount viagra a seemingly innocent flurry of shots at the end of the first period by the Caps would prove to be the momentum changer for the game – and possibly the series.

Discount viagra Down a goal, discount viagra the Capital intensity, discount viagra urgency and physical play picked up and the Rangers never managed to match the caps until the start of overtime. Discount viagra By that time, discount viagra it was too late. Discount viagra The aggressive and confident Rangers team from the last seven periods of hockey was replaced by a passive team content to let their all-world goaltender carry them to victory.

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Discount viagra The Rangers mantra coming into this series was to stay out of the penalty box and avoid taking bad penalties like the plague. Discount viagra However, discount viagra after wearing the hero’s garland for about 27 minutes of playing time, discount viagra Boyle donned the goat’s horns with his retaliatory penalty against Mike Ribeiro. Discount viagra Not only did Boyle’s penalty put the Capitals on the power play, discount viagra it killed a possible four-on-two rush for the Rangers.

Discount viagra “It’s a dumb penalty and you don’t kill those off, discount viagra” Tortorella said to Rosen. Discount viagra “That’s a guy that is playing really well for us, discount viagra but it’s a dumb penalty.”

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Discount viagra “I went to the net, discount viagra he fell down, discount viagra I cross-checked him, discount viagra he turned around and give me a good whack on my calves, discount viagra” Ribeiro admitted to Stephen Whyno of The Washington Times.

Discount viagra Joel Ward’s power play goal proved to be a chance at a Game 5 redemption because just a little more than a year ago Ward was the goat in the Capitals Game 5 loss to the Rangers at the Garden on May 7, discount viagra 2012. Discount viagra His double-minor for high-sticking led to Brad Richards tying goal with 6.6 second left in regulation and Marc Staal’s game-winner in OT.

Discount viagra “Wardo’s a horse, discount viagra” Karl Alzner said to Rich Campbell of The Washington Times. Discount viagra “He’s a playoff performer. Discount viagra I think that’s the main reason why we got him here.”

Discount viagra If the Rangers second period was bad, discount viagra the third period was worse as they were outshot 13-4 in the final 20 minutes – and that is as result of a “flurry” of three shots in the final two minutes.

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Discount viagra The Rangers caught a bad break on the winning goal when John Moore blocked Mike Green’s shot from the point. Discount viagra The young defenseman was hurt momentarily, discount viagra but it was just enough for him to be late to cover Ribeiro who was able to convert on the loose puck on Alzner’s shot from the point. Discount viagra

Discount viagra It is a lesson the Rangers forwards should heed – you need to be in front of the net (and facing the net) to bang home rebounds.

Discount viagra Here are my random Ramblings from Game 5:

Discount viagra • The Rangers must find a way to combat the “long-change” curse that has haunted them in this series. Discount viagra Seven of the Caps 12 goals have been scored in the second period – when both teams have to skate to the other end of the ice to change lines. Discount viagra When you factor in the overtimes, discount viagra the number balloons to nine of 12 goals during the “long-change”.
• I have come to the conclusion that Rick Nash is hurt. Discount viagra I know that Washington is blanketing him like the Rangers are blanketing Alex Ovechkin, discount viagra but all of these incessant spinorama attempts are most telling. Discount viagra Nash is not using his size and skating to drive to the net, discount viagra nor is he snapping off his strong wrist shot. Discount viagra Either his leg, discount viagra wrist or a combination of both are hurting him.
• The Blueshirts have no chance at extending the series to a seventh game if Nash, discount viagra Ryan Callahan and Brad Richards do not elevate their games. Discount viagra Enough with the secondary scorers leading the way. Discount viagra There is a reason these guys are paid what they paid and why they wear letters on their jerseys and putting up a big effort in Game 6 9and Game 7) is that reason.
• If the Rangers want to win Game 6 (and Game 7) they better score a power play goal. Discount viagra The winning team as scored a power play goal in each game. Discount viagra It makes sense when you consider how close the games are. Discount viagra 10 of the last 11 playoff games between the Capitals and Rangers have been decided by one goal – with four of those games going to overtime. Discount viagra The Rangers are 5-5 in those 10 games.
• The more the Rangers struggle with the man advantage, discount viagra the more liberties Washington is going to take without fear or giving up a goal.
• With Clowe out of the lineup, discount viagra Tortorella has a decision to make. Discount viagra Does he insert Kris Newbury to give the fourth line a center or does he go for the high-risk/high-reward offensive style of play of Chris Kreider. Discount viagra My decision would be to roll the dice and go with the offensive Kreider and give him a regular shift. Discount viagra Odds are Torts will go with Newbury and the more responsible defensive player.
• Newbury might not be a bad idea given how horrible the Rangers were on faceoffs in Game 5 – losing 42 of 72 draws.
• Ultimately, discount viagra the Game 5 loss is my responsibility. Discount viagra For the first time in the series I decided to write and post a game preview – thus changing the mojo of the series. Discount viagra Don’t worry it will not happen again because my wife has already read me the riot act .

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