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New York Rangers Vs. LA Kings Preview: the Lovable Underdog Blueshirts?
June 3rd, 2014 at 2:40 PM
  #491762759 / gettyimages.com The New York Rangers have been many things in their 88-year history: the villain, the big-city big-budget fat cats, the retirement home for past-their-prime vets, and of course, perhaps most frequently, the underachievers. Plucky underdog is not a role this franchise historically fills, but it's the one these...

It Might not Have to Last a Lifetime: New York Rangers Punch Their Ticket to First Finals Since ’94
May 30th, 2014 at 1:02 AM
            #494519665 / gettyimages.com For the first time since 1994, the New York Rangers are headed to the Stanley Cup Finals, and this time, they didn't even need two overtimes to get there. The Rangers dominated the apparently exhausted Canadians in the 6th and final game of the Eastern Conference Finals, a contest...

Toppled by Tokarski: Rookie Tender Comes up Big as New York Rangers Fall to Habs in OT
May 23rd, 2014 at 3:40 AM
      #493227389 / gettyimages.com "Dustin who?" Would've been the answer you received had you asked even the most well-informed hockey fans who Dustin Tokarski was seven days ago. A week later, and the rookie netminder still may not be a household name, but you can bet they'll be singing his name from the rafters...

Where Did That Come from? New York Rangers Pummel Montreal 7-2, Seize 1-0 Series Lead
May 17th, 2014 at 5:48 PM
      #491762759 / gettyimages.com Poll any national panel of experts heading into this series, and they would've agreed uniformly on one thing: it would be low scoring. Apparently no one told the Rangers. The Blueshirts thrashed the stunned Canadian's by a final count of 7-2 in game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals,...

Resilient New York Rangers Defy the Odds, March on to the Conference Finals
May 14th, 2014 at 11:39 AM
      #490241185 / gettyimages.com What if I told you Dan Carcillo would have more goals than Rick Nash, the team would have to play a ridiculous 9 games in 15 nights, overcome a three-game losing streak against a club with two of the top five players in the world, and that a star...

New York Rangers Ride Tidal Wave of Emotion to Force a Deciding Game 7
May 12th, 2014 at 12:09 AM
      #489626333 / gettyimages.com With Martin St. Louis' family in attendance just days after his mother's passing -- and on Mothers Day, no less -- the Rangers forced a deciding game 7 with a 3-1 triumph over the Penguins inside a loud and emotional Madison Square Garden. From the opening faceoff, chants...

With Their Backs Against the Wall, the New York Rangers Finally Appear Inspired in Game 5 Victory
May 10th, 2014 at 12:06 AM
          #489031675 / gettyimages.com Facing elimination, and after three straight games of -- ahem -- highly unenthused hockey, the New York Rangers flipped the switch to "on" in dispatching the Penguins 5-1, trimming Pittsburgh's series lead to three games to two. Chris Kreider and Derick Brassard scored in a first period that mimicked the opening...

New York Rangers May Have Planted a Seed of Doubt in the Collective Mind’s of the Penguins with Game 1 Triumph
May 4th, 2014 at 12:49 PM
        #487875905 / gettyimages.com The Pittsburgh Penguins are the Mike Tyson of the NHL -- they're full of big names, are always a topic of national discussion, and haven't actually won anything significant in a long time. Like Mr. Tyson, the Penguins don't deal well with adversity, and similar to Iron Mike,...

With the Season on the Line, the New York Rangers Assert Their Superiority in Game 7
May 1st, 2014 at 12:27 AM
Game 7's are rarely easy, and this one was no exception. Despite the fact that the New York Rangers were clearly the superior team throughout, the series -- as it always seems to with these Rangers -- came down to a frantic final few minutes that saw the Blueshirts hold...

Enter Dan Carcillo? Rugged Winger Could Be in for Pivotal Game 3 Between New York Rangers and Flyers
April 22nd, 2014 at 4:55 PM
If Dan Carcillo is indeed in the New York Rangers' lineup tonight in Philadelphia, you won't hear Metallica's "Enter Sandman" blare when he steps on the ice. But, you can bet the pugilistic Carcillo will be told to arrange a meeting between the Sandman and any Flyers who step out of...

New York Rangers, Brad Richards, Trounce Flyers 4-1 to Take Early Series Lead
April 18th, 2014 at 3:16 AM
If you could script exactly how the New York Rangers' first playoff game of the Alain Vigneault era would look, it wouldn't have been much different than that. The Blueshirts were simply the better team in every aspect of the game -- especially in a third period that saw the...

Finally! Martin St. Louis Gets One as the New York Rangers Cut Down the Canucks 3-1
April 2nd, 2014 at 4:04 AM
When Martin St. Louis was acquired in the March 5th blockbuster that sent Ryan Callahan to Tampa, no one in their wildest dreams -- especially the winger himself -- could've possibly foretold it would that the Rangers' newest offensive weapon 15 games to find the back of the net for...

New York Rangers Spank the Franchise Formerly Known as the Edmonton Oilers 5-0
March 31st, 2014 at 3:09 AM
Do you really still get two points for beating Edmonton these days? The New York Rangers flattened the once-proud Oilers by a count of 5-0, in a game that could best be described as "no contest." Rick Nash had two goals, and several bids at what could've been his first hat...

New York Rangers Prepare for Showdown with Philly Without Chris Kreider
March 26th, 2014 at 1:44 PM
The New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers hook up tonight at the Garden for what is looking more and more like it could be a playoff preview. The Rangers have the Metropolitan Division's second seed with 84 points, and Philly sits just one point back in third, three ahead of...

New York Rangers Come Out Flat, Storm Back in Dramatic Fashion to Topple Coyotes 4-3
March 24th, 2014 at 11:55 PM
It was a tale of two halves as the New York Rangers took down the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 in overtime. Halve number one, or more specifically, period one, belonged to Phoenix, as they built a 2-0 lead before the opening frame was nine minutes old. But, from that point on,...

A Look at the New York Rangers’ Improved Playoff Prospects; Martin St. Louis and Derek Stepan Have the Flu
March 24th, 2014 at 3:42 PM
Six teams for four spots. That's the scenario currently staring the New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Washington Capitals, Detroit Red Wings, and Toronto Maple Leafs in the face. Now having won three in a row, the Blueshirts find themselves in significantly better shape than they were in before...

Payback’s a B–Well, You Know the Rest: Brassard, Nash, Key New York Rangers in Important Triumph Over Columbus
March 22nd, 2014 at 12:08 PM
Make no mistake, this was a playoff game. The New York Rangers defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 Friday night, in a game with major playoff implications for both clubs. Derick Brassard notched the game winner against his former team midway through the third, and Henrik Lundqvist held the fort late,...

New York Rangers Get No Help Thursday, Take on Columbus Tonight
March 21st, 2014 at 5:12 PM
While the world was watching March Madness, hockey continued on last night as scheduled, and the results were not what the New York Rangers were hoping for. The Flyers, Jackets, Capitals, and Red Wings -- AKA the four teams that pose the most immediate threat to the Blueshirts' playoff hopes --...

Strength of Schedule, or Lack Thereof, Favors the New York Rangers Down the Stretch
March 18th, 2014 at 5:21 PM
Of the 13 games left on the New York Rangers' schedule, just five are against teams that are currently in or near playoff position. They'll see Columbus and Philadelphia once, in a pair of games that will essentially count double, Phoenix, Colorado, and Montreal in the season finale. The remaining eight...

New York Rangers Pepper the Net, Come up Short Anyway Against San Jose
March 16th, 2014 at 9:41 PM
The New York Rangers played well in a 1-0 loss to the San Jose Sharks Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, Antti Niemi was better. The Sharks tender turned aside 41 shots--many of them point blank chances--and Logan Couture converted a shorthanded breakaway in the first as the Blueshirts were blanked at the Garden. "At...