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Boudreau: Stop running our goalie

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08:24 AM ET 04.18 | The Caps weren't so much upset about Brandon Dubinsky's mustache -- er, his strong move to the net for a late game-winner. Instead, coach Bruce Boudreau was more irked with the way the Rangers were bumping and thumping Caps goalie Michal Neuvirth for much of the game. "Every time after there was something in front of the net and a scrum, they were hitting our goalie," Boudreau said. "It just got to a point, you know. [The officials] kept warning them not to do it and not to do it. They kept doing it and nothing was done so they kept doing it. It's pretty simple." So is the math. If the Caps lose Game 4 on Wednesday, the series will be even at two games apiece.

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April 18, 2011  08:42 AM ET

Welcome to playoffs refereeing, NHL style, Bruce.

April 18, 2011  08:55 AM ET

Quit whining, the kid's got a goal stick doesn't Bruce? Tell him to use it. I know he wasn't born when "Battlin' Billy was winning all his Cups but maybe you could find him some tape.

April 18, 2011  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Welcome to playoffs refereeing, NHL style, Bruce.

bingo ...
The Rangers will push until the call is made, they need every advantage possbile, and if running the goalie is how they get a win, you can be sure it will happen again

April 18, 2011  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Quit whining, the kid's got a goal stick doesn't Bruce? Tell him to use it. I know he wasn't born when "Battlin' Billy was winning all his Cups but maybe you could find him some tape.

stick and the blocker both are 'useable' items

April 18, 2011  08:58 AM ET

Boudreau whining during the playoffs? Shocker.

April 18, 2011  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

stick and the blocker both are 'useable' items

Absolutely! I think they choreographed some of Russel Crowe's moves in Gladiator from old Islander film.

April 18, 2011  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Quit whining, the kid's got a goal stick doesn't Bruce? Tell him to use it. I know he wasn't born when "Battlin' Billy was winning all his Cups but maybe you could find him some tape.

It's hardly whining...it's posturing for future calls. Everybody does it and it acutally works.
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but maybe you could find him some tape.
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Yes...and I have an idea for it that would be of better use on some ...

April 18, 2011  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Absolutely! I think they choreographed some of Russel Crowe's moves in Gladiator from old Islander film.

Billy would hack off all of Crowe's limbs...toss him in a pile of leaves...and then bid, "Russel" a good day...

April 18, 2011  09:43 AM ET

If it isn't Torts whining it's Boudreau. If the goalie doesn't like being bumped, a hack on the top of the skate is sure to get someone attention. And if done properly, ends the b.s. as the skater will have 4 - 6 weeks to recover from a broken foot. Or better yet...run Lundquist...if he goes down, the chances for the Rangers goes down as well.

April 18, 2011  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Billy would hack off all of Crowe's limbs...toss him in a pile of leaves...and then bid, "Russel" a good day...

If one person can inspire many, imagine what 7,000 can do.
??? Rick Hansen

Inspiring avatar Puckhead.

April 18, 2011  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

If one person can inspire many, imagine what 7,000 can do.??? Rick HansenInspiring avatar Puckhead.

I need all the inspiration I can get this week...

April 18, 2011  09:50 AM ET

First time I've ever heard a coach complain about officiating. Has it ever happened before? I know I've never been so shocked! :-)

April 18, 2011  09:53 AM ET

Shut up, Boudreau! And play the game! "Win" and "whine" are not synonyms! Just ask Mario.

Oh! And save your phah-keen swearin' for HBO or whetever the hell it is you like showing off your Shakespearian vocabulary.

April 18, 2011  09:56 AM ET

Caps need to grow a set and start making some goalie runs of their own then.
Reminds me of the Stevens coached Flyers, running the goalie was their MO.

April 18, 2011  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Caps need to grow a set and start making some goalie runs of their own then. Reminds me of the Stevens coached Flyers, running the goalie was their MO.

And where is John Stevens now?

April 18, 2011  10:33 AM ET

The Caps finally see a fair game get called by the refs and this guy is whining? They called goaltender interference once in the game and as usual Ovechkin got away with slashing the crap out of everyone in sight. I didn't see this guy whine when Zuccarella got a boarding call in game one and the Cap never actually hit the boards. Later Zuc gets face planted into the boards and there was no call. Lundqvist got knocked around almost every game down the stretch.

April 18, 2011  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I need all the inspiration I can get this week...

Good Luck.

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April 18, 2011  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

The Caps finally see a fair game get called by the refs and this guy is whining? They called goaltender interference once in the game and as usual Ovechkin got away with slashing the crap out of everyone in sight. I didn't see this guy whine when Zuccarella got a boarding call in game one and the Cap never actually hit the boards. Later Zuc gets face planted into the boards and there was no call. Lundqvist got knocked around almost every game down the stretch.

The game was only ref'd fair in the eyes of Ranger fans. A few of those calls on the Caps were pure BS and soft, especially for a playoff game. But things end up evening out, so I expect the Rags to be complaining after a game 4 loss.

 
April 18, 2011  11:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

The game was only ref'd fair in the eyes of Ranger fans. A few of those calls on the Caps were pure BS and soft, especially for a playoff game. But things end up evening out, so I expect the Rags to be complaining after a game 4 loss.

You're a known Ranger hater so they get a couple of calls in one game and the calls are "soft". Typical. The call on Gaborik was soft as well. When the one ref got hurt the replacement ref seemed to call it differently. The refs are doing fine in this series and are not effecting the outcome. The league also got the "no goal" call right yesterday.

No one has run this goalie. A bump here and there is not running him.

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