Rangerland is in utter devastation this morning. The pain and agony of a bitter defeat casts a gloomy pall over every action and thought today. I must be in the first circle of hell. In this circle of hell there is a smiling Bruce Boudreau sitting next to me, enjoying himself as I am forced to listen to his color commentary as we watch the game highlights. "Boo-dreau, Boo-dreau, Boo-dreau," he mockingly chants and then chuckles as we listen to the replay of the MSG crowd chanting his name. "They love me, they really, really love me," he cackles as spittle flies off his mouth in my general direction. And it just gets worse from there...
|Capitals coach, Bruce Boudreau, relaxes as he watches the highlights of his Caps 4-3 double overtime comeback win over the New York Rangers.|
The Rangers now have the fifth-largest blown lead in the Stanley Cup record book. The dreaded "choke" word has to be dusted off and brought out. The Rangers choked last night. It hurts to use that word with this tough and hard working team. But, yes they choked. Anyway, so how was the play Mrs. Lincoln? The play, especially the second act was great, it was the third act and second encore that stunk.
Redemption is now climbing a three game mountain that seems as tall as the Himalayas. Tortorella says they can't look at the mountain, only at taking one step at a time. It's hard to have faith that they can win three straight against this very talented Caps team. I'll just watch and hope our heroes can rise yet again and be heroic.
New York Post:
- Rangers blow 3-0 lead, fall into 3-1 hole
- Dubinsky keeping the faith
- Noisy Garden silenced
- Boo-dreau wary of Caps' history of chokes
New York Times:
Wall Street Journal:
- Rangers fall in double overtime to Caps, 4-3
- Stapleton: Little time for Henrik Lundqvist, Blueshirts to get back edge
- Boo-dreau: Garden fans target coach