It’s 3-3 game in the four overtime. Ranger's back-up goalie Stephen Valiquette has had an outstanding game filling in for disgraced Ranger goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was carried out of the Ranger dressing room (pads and all) in handcuffs. He was then promptly deported for being in the country illegally. New York Islanders Ice Girls line the exit to MSG making fun of him. One even spits on him...how's that for irony. Anyway, back to the game. The Rangers have a 5 on 3 powerplay for 2 minutes after Arron Asham and Colin White beat the every-loving tar out of Sean Avery. They couldn't even give out fighting penalties because Avery didn't have a chance. A failed clearing attempt by Paul Martin gives Jaromir Jagr a breakaway on Martin Brodeur...this should do it...oh wait...Jagr trips! ("Spaz-way, he'll screw up" ) The puck innocently trickles to Brodeur who throws it up the boards. The puck deflects off the glass...hits Scott Gomez where the sun don't shine...then off the back of Sean Avery's head (who is standing in front of Brodeur doing his stupid little screen the goalie dance)...and past a diving Valiquette.
...Well I guess it's up to the Penguins.
Am I bitter? Ok maybe a little. It certainly was a very exciting series, and hockey fans can only hope we will see more of this as the playoffs go on.