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Clark Could Play in Game 7

If Donald Brashear is indeed suspended for Game 7 against the Rangers tomorrow night, I'm told there's a possibility that captain Chris Clark will suit up for the first time since Jan. 27.

Clark, who has been out since undergoing wrist surgery, hasn't played in a playoff game since Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals in 2004.

Michael Nylander is also available if Brashear is suspended. And the Caps could also call someone up.

Also, defenseman Shaone Morrisonn denied biting Rangers forward Brandon Dubinsky.

I'll have more on all of these developments later.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  April 27, 2009; 11:36 AM ET
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Sweet! A healthy Capn Clark will be a great addition.

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS | April 27, 2009 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Just like throwing a water bottle into the crowd, having a pregame bump gets you tossed for the next game.

Posted by: RichC3 | April 27, 2009 11:44 AM | Report abuse

I would love to see Clarkie in the lineup!

As for the bite, I don't believe for a minute that it happened.

Posted by: CapsChick | April 27, 2009 11:47 AM | Report abuse

I'm thinking Dubi got frustrated for taking such a stupid penalty and bit his own arm. The trainer walks in and sees the mark and Dubi's got to say something or he ends up looking like a two-year old. So he says Mo bit him.

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | April 27, 2009 11:48 AM | Report abuse

please no nylander or schultz

Posted by: _stevo | April 27, 2009 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Really!?! This series is becoming a soap opera. The Rangers are drama queens. Just play hockey.
Okay, we lose Brash for a game. I don't blame him for trying to set a tone in the beginning. The Rangers have been allowed too many liberties w our players.
Please don't play Nylander. Clark or Aucoin will work best for now. Let's go Caps!!

Posted by: capsfan01 | April 27, 2009 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Bring on Clark!!!

Posted by: bhound69 | April 27, 2009 11:54 AM | Report abuse

finally, something from Mo about this whole thign!

Posted by: RedBirdie | April 27, 2009 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Clark over Nyls. No question about it.

Posted by: 555Mass | April 27, 2009 11:55 AM | Report abuse

From the last thread:

i wonder how dubinsky tastes

Posted by: apollak8 | April 27, 2009 11:26 AM | Report abuse

I don't know, we'll have to ask Staal. Oh no, Tortorella is defending his players and throwing a waterbottle at me for that comment.

Posted by: fanohock1 | April 27, 2009 11:57 AM | Report abuse

if you watch the replay of dubinsky throwing his helmet in the tunnel, you can see him favoring his left wrist/arm. my guess is that if there was any teeth marks it was due to his arm getting caught up in the mix after he blindsided green. btw, the only reference to biting was from schony. could be that dubinsky got a tetanus as a precaution and schony heard about it and extrapolated that into dubinsky getting bit.

Posted by: dcsportsfan1 | April 27, 2009 11:57 AM | Report abuse

If we could get Coiner up here, I think that'd be preferable to Clark.

Posted by: TheOriginalEgon | April 27, 2009 11:59 AM | Report abuse

I like the idea of having another guy who plays in front of the net available for Game 7 and a guy with Stanley Cup experience which none of the Caps save Sergei Fedorov has.

At the same time Clark hasn't had ANY games to shake the rust off.

I wonder if he would be an asset or a detriment on the ice.

It took Pothier those 10 games to really get back into playing shape heading into the postseason.

Posted by: leopard09 | April 27, 2009 11:59 AM | Report abuse

BB would probably use Clark in much the same way he used Brashear when he first returned to the lineup. Clark would probably severely limited ice time. And so you have to ask yourself if playing Nylander is wiser simply because he'll be able to eat up a few more minutes. I wouldn't mind seeing Clark, of course, but it's just a general question.

Posted by: CDon | April 27, 2009 12:02 PM | Report abuse

I think Clark will be an asset. He was playing like the old Clark prior to coming back out of the lineup with the bad wrist. Brashear at this point will be too tentative to offer any kind of benefit on the ice. I think Clark should stay in if he's healthy enough the rest of the time.

Posted by: cstanton1 | April 27, 2009 12:03 PM | Report abuse


Clark would probably only get 5-8 minutes, so it wont be a game changer...Just hope he can chip in and add value and leadership...

Your big dogs are gonna be hoggin ice time tomorrow...

Posted by: SA-Town | April 27, 2009 12:04 PM | Report abuse

I don't think you can compare Clark's recovery with Pothier's. Sure, it would've been great for Clark to have a few regular season games to get back in top form, but he has continued to train and condition as much as possible throughout his recovery. He's also not as far removed from recent game experience as Pothier was.

Posted by: 28_is_amazing | April 27, 2009 12:07 PM | Report abuse

When the Rangers, starting with their GM and going down to their fans, will finally realize that the strategy of trying to buy a Stanley Cup by signing overpriced, overrated free agents is long gone they might actually have a team that doesn't suck. They have heard of the salary cap, right?

The other day I was thinking how the Rangers coaches and players talk how they have to try and shut down Ovechkin, Backstrom, Semin and Green yet when our guys talk you never hear them say how we have to try and shut down Gomez, Drury, Naslund and Zherdev. Why? Because that would sound like a joke.

Posted by: ranndino | April 27, 2009 12:08 PM | Report abuse

I have to believe that Brashear and Orr's short discussion had to do with Orr taking liberties on our players at the end of game 5 when Brashear was in the box serving a 10 min misconduct.

Not sure if it was noticable on TV, but immediately after Orr clothes-lined Semin he tried to get two other Caps to engage in a fight. That's why he was escoreted 15 feel across to his bench and told to leave.
I believe our boys are capable of handling themselves without Brashear in the line-up. They will just have to play with their head's up like they always do. Players like Ovi, Backs, Semin, Green are targets everytime they step on the ice.

It would be nice to see Clark get a chance to touch the ice, if he is game ready, BB will make the right decision. To discount Nyls because he is a center is unnecessary because he has played wing. The 4th line has begun to dominate, a little added skill might make the line that much more dangerous. I know their job is to neutreulize the other team and scoring isn't absolutely necessary, but it's hard to get scored on when you have the puck in the offensive zone.

Posted by: fanohock1 | April 27, 2009 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Clark would probably be a good addition but I'd go with Aucoin. Clark just hasn't looked that great this year. I know he was playing hurt for a lot of it but still. Aucoin was impressive when he came up. Lots of energy and he was able to create good chances on a line that doesn't normally get many. I wouldn't put Nylander in, too many soft plays.

Posted by: Stu_c | April 27, 2009 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Bring on Clark!!!
Posted by: bhound69 | April 27, 2009 11:54 AM |

& his 3 minutes!! yay!
Learn the game fool!

Posted by: Rocc00 | April 27, 2009 12:15 PM | Report abuse

I'm not saying whether or not Morrisonn bit anyone. But the league can't suspend him without video evidence, because they can't hand down a suspension based on verbal evidence from a team. I think if there were video evidence of biting, it would have surfaced by now.

Posted by: sirbobalew | April 27, 2009 12:15 PM | Report abuse


I would love to see him back in there tomorrow. Besides Brash only had what 3 minutes of ice time yesterday. We aren't looking for Clarkie to score but to add that grit that Brash does.

Besides can you really see Nyls as a winger on the 4th line?

The top 3 lines are set and Gabby would be foolish to mess with them (especially Stecks, Brads and Brooksy) so the bottom line would have to be Fehr, Gordo and (Brash, Nyls, Clark).

Posted by: pkendrick | April 27, 2009 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Prefer Aucoin to Clark. It's game 7, not the time to shake off the rust.

Posted by: melissa2809 | April 27, 2009 12:18 PM | Report abuse

I figured Brash would be out, but I am not sure who I would like to see replace him. I would love to see Clark back, but he hasn't had a stint in Hershey or anything equivalent. I would say call one of the Bears up, they aren't due to start their next round until May 2. Aucoin was good, just my opinion.

Posted by: NatyBG | April 27, 2009 12:19 PM | Report abuse

My wife and I were in NY in February and went to the Caps-Rangers game @ MSG (which, by the way, has overpriced tix with crappy sightlines). This was before Avery came back to the Rangers, and there were as many #16 jerseys as there were of anyone actually on the team at that time. And some very loud "we want Avery" chants. At game 5 here, there were Rangers fans in front of us with a 6-year-old boy wearing an Avery jersey. That's right, his role model is Sean Avery.

I'm not saying anything that hasn't already been said here, but these people have absolutely, permanently forfeited their right to ever complain about any cheap shots or dirty play on the part of an opponent.

Posted by: christiansonm | April 27, 2009 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Exactly my point to all the Brash bashers.

as much as I luv Clarkie - esp the one from 3 years ago - he hasn't been the same since the injuries.

& until he practices @ the very least - how can u put him in over other guys who have paid the price this year?

In terms of leadership, Laich & OV have taken over Clarkie's role. Sad to say, the injuries have put Clarkie behind the the pack.

We can't afford to have him put us behind the 8 ball in Game 7 Tuesday nite!

Posted by: Rocc00 | April 27, 2009 12:24 PM | Report abuse

I don't think you can compare Pothier, a D-man, coming back versus Clark, a RW. Different positions. I think a D-man getting back into game shape is much more difficult. Plus, as others said, Clark will probably only play 6-8 minutes. I kind of like the idea because if we make it to the next round, he will be starting to get back into game shape.

Posted by: CTCapsPhan | April 27, 2009 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Is any other DC area fan getting sick and tired of the favored franchises getting to whine and moan and get this type of treatment against "our" teams? I'm not a big Wizards fan, but the whole LeBron dive that got Darius suspended still galls. And if Brash is suspended and Orr gets away with his clothesline on Semin, there is no justice. Come on, DC is the spin capital of the world and we're letting the rest of the sports world do the cyrbaby stuff in the media and have it impact the ice. Let's get one of the professional spinmeisters and put him or her on full time duty for the locals. We ought to be able to make up stuff about tetanus shots and throw about "vicious," "unprovoked and premeditated," and stuff like that around with the best of them.

Posted by: NatsPark408Byrd306 | April 27, 2009 12:27 PM | Report abuse

You guys have to be kidding? A bit late? Brashear was put in the game to try and goad Orr into something stupid in pregames.

And I think Avery should have been suspended for his spinning back fist. But at least he made a play on the puck first and actually plays hockey. Brash is a thug and that hit ok Betts was way late, he didn't see it coming, disgusting.

I just don't want him to be suspended, keep him
In the lineup and see him man up and fight Orr. Either way that won't be forgotten by next season.

Posted by: RangerFan1 | April 27, 2009 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Either way, that won't be forgotten next season... haha, already threw in the towel for this season, huh? Brash wasn't put in the game to do anything. Nature vs Nurture, nature always wins. If anything, Brash was trying to tell Orr a few things about his run with Semin - was that okay by you? Mess with our guys, we mess with yours - welecome to the playoffs.

Posted by: _828 | April 27, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone have any advice for getting 3 tickets, preferably together, for tomorrow night? When does the internet presale end and the tickets become available to the public?

Posted by: raext23 | April 27, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse

A Few Things to Chew On:
(1) Mo is pretty much the LAST guy on the team that would bite anyone.
(2) STHs in the section behind the Rangers bench should wear hard hats tomorrow night. I would treat if that were my section.
(3) As long as we're voting, mark another hanging chad for Aucoin, if Brash sits. He deserves a shot.
(4) Happy Birthday Varly!

Posted by: Caps16Fan | April 27, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse

There are quite a few of us out here with the same sentiment about getting Clark in the game. Not sure what you mean by "Learn the game fool". I guess maybe you have an issue with that poster, but Clark has had a goal of returning by the second round and he was medically cleared sooner than expected.
If Clark gets 3 minutes or 5 to 8 minutes, then that is reasonable and having our captain back on the ice is a good thing.

Posted by: _Mark | April 27, 2009 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and yes, Clark has been practicing with the team. There may be some rust. There always is until you get a few games of real contact in. If/when Brash is suspended, I have no problem whatsoever with whoever Caoch BB puts in the lineup.

Posted by: _Mark | April 27, 2009 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Brash won't be back next season, I think. I find it very telling that Erskine got that big pay raise contract extension back in december. Brash has been signing one year deals with the Caps, and he usually resigns in February-ish, but he's currently unsigned for next season. The Caps have a lot of young guys ready to make the NHL jump. And the Caps, its my understanding, are currently over the 50 contract limit for next season, which means some people will be going away.

off the top of my head, Brash, Feds, Kozlov, and Johnny are all UFAs after this season. Then there's a bunch of RFAs.

Posted by: RedBirdie | April 27, 2009 12:36 PM | Report abuse

hmm... i would love seeing clark out there but i too am worried about the cobwebs. how much practice has he gotten with his line so far? curious if they can have the same chemistry they have been exhibiting in the past two games. game 7 is no time for a while card, and oddly enough aucoin seems like less of a wild bruce i trust...

laich and ovi really have done an amazing job taking over leadership. i'm sure they miss clark but they both really get the guys fired up.

Posted by: mrszilla | April 27, 2009 12:37 PM | Report abuse

_Mark - that was geared towards prior poster.
But like I said, Clark is no where near game shape as some other guys.
Wether you like Brash or not, he is in game shape.
Ready for war.

Posted by: Rocc00 | April 27, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Good Lord no. Please, Bruce, keep him and Schultz seated.

Posted by: wesvenis | April 27, 2009 12:39 PM | Report abuse

@ melissa2809
I gotta agree with you! If Brash is supsended the caps should call up Aucoin. I actually said they should do that before game 5. But if Brash is indeed supsended, the caps should bring someone up that isn't rusty and someone who has actually been playing in games. Aucoin is a good energy guy that would help out the caps in the playoffs. I like the way Clark plays (when he is healthy), but I don't think you can throw him in there in a game 7. I know he wouldn't play around 5 to 8 min, but you should play someone that has been playing games throughout the whole year. NO NYLANDER PLEASE!!!

Regarding the Brash possible supsension:
In my opinion if the NHL suspends him it will not be because of the hit (like many other people on here have been saying). It will be because of the altercation that happened in warm ups. The NHL is very strict on incidents that happen in warm ups. I don't agree with him being supsended because of this and hopes he doesn't, but I think theres a good possibility he will be. If he is however suspended for the hit that is just BS!! If he does, what is the NHL telling Avery he can get away with next game? In my opinion Avery should have got suspended in game 3 for the punch on Erskine. Yes, it didn't land him in a hospital or anything, but that (in my opinion) deserves a game supsension.

Posted by: Thomas32 | April 27, 2009 12:42 PM | Report abuse

RedBirdie, you're right on the UFAs. There are some important guys down in Hershey that are UFAs as well: Giroux, Helmer, Sloan, Laing & Mink.

Our RFA list is pretty long: Gordo, Fehr, Mo, Juice, Lepisto, Kronwall, & Collins are all arbitration eligible. Cheez, Pokulok, Schultz, Morin, Pinner, Wilson, Bourque, & Joudrey are all RFAs.

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | April 27, 2009 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Steinberg has lots of new, interesting stuff up, including a picture of Mo and someone shoving a hand in his mouth (not Dubs)

this rocks: "A lot of folks were asking "Is Ovie Clutch?" questions after Game 4. The Tracy McGrady comparisons, and all that. And sure, those questions will return, maybe louder than ever, if the Caps don't win on Tuesday, regardless of what No. 8 does.

Still, for the record....The Caps have faced elimination in each of his last five playoff games. Over that span, his team has gone 4-1, and Ovechkin has five goals, an assist and is a +4. Doesn't necessarily scream out "choker."

(More elimination numbers? Over those five games, Sasha Semin has three goals, three assists and is a +3. Nicklas Backstrom has three goals, two assists and is a +4. John Erskine is also a +4.)"

anyway, go give the Bog some lovin' Dan needs someone other than angry rangers fans to read his stuff!

Posted by: RedBirdie | April 27, 2009 12:44 PM | Report abuse

I like Brash fine, he was motivated by sitting at the start of the series and has been playing better than he was near the end of the season. If/when he is suspended, I still like the thought of Clark stepping in for the same kind of minutes that Brash would be getting.

As far as next season, Brash may be an odd man out. But we won't know until our season is really over and with any luck, we are taking about June. :)

Posted by: _Mark | April 27, 2009 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Folks, please remember that the Caps are only allowed 4 AHL call ups from the trade deadline until the end of the playoffs. They have used one of those already. To bring Aucoin up for just a game or two would be a waste of a move.

Having Clark is a luxury at this point and IMHO, you go with him.

Posted by: CTCapsPhan | April 27, 2009 12:44 PM | Report abuse

redbirdie -- where is the steinburg stuff?

Posted by: Caps16Fan | April 27, 2009 12:46 PM | Report abuse

jmu, I'm fairly sure Sloan will get resigned. The Caps really like him. Laing, I think, goes without saying, will be a Bear next season :) I'm less sure about the rest of them.

The RFA list is remarkable. tells you just how young the Caps (and Bears) really are.

Posted by: RedBirdie | April 27, 2009 12:46 PM | Report abuse



AFTERNOON UPDATE, 12:44 P.M.: Here’s the text of Larry Brooks of the Post having the guts to go face-to-face with Tortorella, and Tortorella stubbornly refusing to take any responsibility, or to be accountable, for his actions in D.C. that left his team short-handed for a crucial playoff game:

LB: Your response to being suspended?
JT: “I have no response. I’m not discussing that.”
LB: “You’re not discussing the fact that you were suspended for a playoff game?”
JT: “That’s just what I said. I’m not discussing that. Next question.”
LB: “You’re unbelievable, John. Unbelievable.”
JT: “You guys have your opinions on that, write ‘em.”
LB: “So, like, a player commits a mistake during a game, he doesn’t have an obligation to talk about it?”
JT: “You guys think you’re entitled to all information, Larry. I’m not giving you any information.”
LB: “I’m not asking for information. I’m asking your opinion of being suspended in the middle of a playoff series.”
JT: “You have an opinion. You don’t need me in the conversation.”
LB: “I need your opinion.”
JT: “You don’t need mine, and I’m not gonna give it to you. Next question, please.”
My opinion: Tortorella couldn’t be more wrong here. He messed up royally, on the day he scratched an important player, Sean Avery, for his lack of discipline. He put his team in a bad spot at a huge time, and he brought embarrassment on the franchise—which doesn’t seem capable of being embarrassed.

Posted by: SA-Town | April 27, 2009 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Some of us here are talking like tomorrow's game is gonna be a cakewalk. I like our chances but I think the Rangers have us exactly where they want us at this being too confident.

Posted by: Andoy | April 27, 2009 12:47 PM | Report abuse


Thank goodness none of us here are actually skating then.

Posted by: Caps16Fan | April 27, 2009 12:48 PM | Report abuse

for caps16fan:

bookmark it. visit it ferquently. love it. You do not know about the gapping hole in your life, but I assure you, its there, waiting to be filled.

Posted by: RedBirdie | April 27, 2009 12:49 PM | Report abuse

I agree, but hopefully, the players and coaching staff are grounding that to the people that matter the most (them)... not the fans. I hope the players aren't too confident... that have to be figuring in that Henrik is going to bring his A game tomorrow.

Posted by: _828 | April 27, 2009 12:53 PM | Report abuse

SA-Town: Awwwww man, now I'm totally distracted....awwww

Posted by: superpaqman | April 27, 2009 12:53 PM | Report abuse


Dubinsky... tastes just like chicken...

Or is that chicken-*bleep*?

Posted by: MikeL-Caps91 | April 27, 2009 12:56 PM | Report abuse

RedBirdie, Yeah. If the Bears and Caps both continue on in their respective playoffs, I don't see most of those Hershey guys going anywhere. They all seem to genuinely like playing together and for the organization.
Next year has almost as many RFAs: Semin, Backs, Flash, A Gordon, Beagle, PMac, Miskovic, Dovgan. UFAs are Stecks, Pothier, Coiner & Theo.

Posted by: jmu_capsgirl | April 27, 2009 1:00 PM | Report abuse

I just keep having this recurring nightmare of last year's loss to the Flyers. It sucks that we never gave ourselves a chance to clinch before the 7th game.

Posted by: Andoy | April 27, 2009 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Torts F'd up, no dobut about it. But other than saying, "I wish I hadn't been suspended", I'm not sure what Larry Brooks would expect him to say. He's not going to apologize or admit it because then it becomes an issue. And arguing against it isn't going to help either.

As for the game, other than King Henri's collapses, the Rags have looked very flat. Maybe the jar of losing two in a row and a game 7 will have them step it up. They have been downright awful the last 2 games.

Posted by: oldtimehockey | April 27, 2009 1:05 PM | Report abuse

ESPN reports that the Rangers have demanded a copy of Morrisonn's dental records .

I can't understand the tetanus shot. Now, if Barry Trotz bit me...

Posted by: tominfl1 | April 27, 2009 1:08 PM | Report abuse

oldtimehockey, they were awful all season...

Posted by: _828 | April 27, 2009 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Please don't change the lineup and put Clark in. That would be monumentally stupid.

Posted by: FancyDan | April 27, 2009 1:10 PM | Report abuse

ESPN reports Caps won't be disiplined for Fans reaction -

Posted by: _828 | April 27, 2009 1:12 PM | Report abuse

If Brash get's suspended, who are you going to put on the bench to take his spot? Teddy Ruxpin?

Posted by: _828 | April 27, 2009 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Verizon will be nuts tomorrow and the boys will come out and TAKE the game tomorrow. This gang is more tight, and skilled, than any other we've had the pleasure of watching. No disrespect to the the Bondra's and Pivonka's of the past, I swear. These guys tasted the Game 7 adversity in the 1st round last year TOGETHER. They will be all business tomorrow. They'll play tight defense and jump on the offensive chances as they present themselves. Don't get me wrong, I am nervous as heck, but I believe in these guys more than any collection we've had in the past.

Posted by: fanohock1 | April 27, 2009 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Dubinsky was knawing on himself after watching his team get outworked yesterday.

Posted by: blanknerc | April 27, 2009 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Caps need to come out flying tomorrow with some hard, disciplined hockey. No grudges. We need more of the Erskine-smiling-in-Avery's-ignorant-face sort of play. The Rags are up against the wall now and there's a real danger that they'll suddenly discover motivation if the Caps don't take them seriously enough.

Clark has been working out an practicing like Pothier was never able to. He can handle Brash's 2-3 minute allotment as far as I'm concerned. I'd much rather see Clark than Nylander, and with all due respect to Aucoin, there's no sense in using a call-up for one game in the first round when there's a roster player that could fill the role.

Posted by: ModestProposal | April 27, 2009 1:19 PM | Report abuse

...injured captain game ... inspirational performance...involving a NY team...and the home fans go crazy...and the home team goes on to win...and the league championship:

WILLIS REED...CHRIS CLARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: jhershb | April 27, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

ESPN reports that the Rangers have demanded a copy of Morrisonn's dental records .

I can't understand the tetanus shot. Now, if Barry Trotz bit me...

Posted by: tominfl1 | April 27, 2009 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Is this really being reported? If not, I, and I am sure many others would rather not have fellow fans cracking jokes using entities such as ESPN, TSN, etc as a source. Being retired military I would believe the Rangers would request records because it would be very easy to match the bite marks so it isn't an unrealistic request.

Posted by: fanohock1 | April 27, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Normally when I write full articles for Bleacher Report I'm far less abrasive than I can be when I just post comments, but this time I was a bit angry after reading posts by Rangers fans all over the internet, so this one was clearly meant to get under their skin, to say the least.

Hope you enjoy it. Feel free to vote in the poll or make comments.

Posted by: ranndino | April 27, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse


When I typed that, I put the G in brackets for "just kidding" but the note got posted w/o the paren G paren.

I intended to be clear that it was a joke, but wouldn't put it past the Rangers to try and match the teeth marks.

Posted by: tominfl1 | April 27, 2009 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Bruce Budreau should force the team to watch the OT period and handshake from last year's game 7 against the Flyers as a motivational tool.

Posted by: Digitalman08 | April 27, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

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