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Derick Brassard Says He’s in, Derek Stepan “Unlikely” for Game 4
May 24th, 2014 at 2:59 PM
      #490366225 / gettyimages.com Lose one Derek, get another Derick back. That appears to be the case for the New York Rangers headed into tomorrows' game 4 against the Montreal Canadians. Derick Brassard practiced today and said he's good to go after missing the past two games with an apparent shoulder injury. Derek...

Martin St. Louis’ Mother Passes Away, Making the Wingers’ Status for Game 5 a Question Mark
May 9th, 2014 at 3:15 AM
        #488494223 / gettyimages.com Late Thursday night, the horrible news surfaced -- and has since been confirmed by the Rangers -- that Martin St. Louis' mother, France, has passed away at the age of 63. According to the Toronto Sun, France St. Louis suffered a heart attack in the hospital following a lengthy...

Series Preview: Can the New York Rangers Overcome the Penguins?
May 2nd, 2014 at 9:00 AM
          #460419563 / gettyimages.com Depending on who you listen to, Rangers-Penguins has already been dubbed a colossal mismatch...in both teams' favor. NBC's resident failed GM and malcontent, Mike Milbury, declared the Pens will take it in five easy games, while MSG's local legend -- and unparalleled homer -- Stan Fischler chose the...

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 Recall Jesper Fast, Tinker with Lines Again
April 7th, 2014 at 9:17 PM
In the ongoing effort to fill the hole in the lineup created by Chris Kreider's injury, the New York Rangers have recalled forward Jesper Fast from Hartford. Did anyone really expect they'd elect to go into the playoffs with Dominic Moore or Dan Carcillo on the third line? Fast made the...

Ryan McDonagh is “Day-to-Day;” Alain Vigneault Calls Out J.T. Miller
April 3rd, 2014 at 6:35 PM
Want the good news or the somewhat scandalous news first? We'll start with the good: New York Rangers' coach Alain Vigneault sounded optimistic about the injured left shoulder of defenseman Ryan McDonagh, deeming the stalwart "day-to-day," and adding "I don't think it's going to be very long."  McDonagh, who was injured Tuesday in...

Ryan McDonagh is not Seriously Injured; J.T. Miller Returned to Hartford
April 2nd, 2014 at 6:42 PM
When Ryan McDonagh was injured late in last nights victory in Vancouver, everyone in Rangersland held their breath. Today, it appears they can collectively exhale. McDonagh, who was injured after taking a blindside hit from Vancouver's Alex Burrows, did not suffer structural damage -- nor a separation or dislocation -- to his left...

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...

Martin St. Louis Back with Brad Richards; the Curious Case of J.T. Miller Continues
March 30th, 2014 at 4:43 PM
As the New York Rangers continue their swing west tonight in Edmonton, Alain Vigneault has tweaked the lineup -- and lines -- again. Martin St. Louis has been re-united with old running mate Brad Richards on a line with Carl Hagelin, the trio of Benoit Pouliot, Derick Brassard, and Mats Zuccarello...

Chris Kreider Has Hand Surgery, is Out Indefinitely
March 28th, 2014 at 7:57 PM
If the news was bleak on the Chris Kreider front earlier in the week, it got worse today, when The New York Rangers announced the winger is out indefinitely following surgery to repair his injured left hand today. "He got operated on today and he is out indefinitely, it's all I can...

A Look at the Playoff Race, and the Hope That History Doesn’t Repeat Itself for the New York Rangers Against San Jose
March 16th, 2014 at 1:38 PM
The last time the New York Rangers and San Jose Sharks met, it was a disaster of epic proportions for the visitors. Rick Nash was concussed, Tomas Hertl retired Martin Biron, and the Blueshirts limped out of San Jose on the wrong end of a 9-2 whooping. But, that was in October, and...

New York Rangers Head to Winnipeg in Search of Offense…and a Win
March 14th, 2014 at 4:53 PM
The New York Rangers enter tonight's matchup with the Winnipeg Jets losers of 5 of 8 since the Olympic break, and with a tenuous 1-point lead over Philadelphia for the final playoff birth in the Metropolitan Division. At least it isn't difficult to figure out what the problem has been. With...

Alain Vigneault Mulling Line Changes as the New York Rangers Prepare to Face the Wild
March 13th, 2014 at 5:53 PM
When the New York Rangers (35-27-4, 74 points) visit the Minnesota Wild (34-22-9, 77 points) tonight, there will be two lineup changes for the Blueshirts: Cam Talbot will likely spell Henrik Lundqvist and get his first start in over two weeks, and Dan Carcillo will reclaim his spot on the...

New York Rangers’ Player Grades, Part 5
February 25th, 2014 at 5:39 PM
***PHOTO1***With NHL games finally drawing near, let's finish up our look at the New York Rangers' defense Corp, with an examination of Marc Staal, John Moore, and Kevin Klein. Marc Staal When Marc Staal came into camp healthy at long last, played well in the preseason, and scored the Rangers' lone goal...

New York Rangers Player Grades, Part 2
February 14th, 2014 at 4:38 PM
***PHOTO1***After a two-day hiatus for some Olympic material, it's back to report card time for the Blueshirts. Today, it'll be the New York Rangers' second line of Mats Zuccarello, Derick Brassard, and Benoit Pouliot on trial. Mats Zuccarello What Ranger has been better than the little big man so far? No forward, that's...

Game Preview: New York Rangers Vs. Struggling Washington Capitals
January 19th, 2014 at 3:21 PM
***PHOTO1***Since the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals last met on December 27th, the two Metropolitan Division foes have gone in very different directions.  The Blueshirts, who at the time of the 3-2 loss were just beginning to pull themselves out of one of the darkest stretches of a season that's...

Captain Cally Returns, JT Miller Sits, D Remains the Same for New York Rangers Tonight
January 3rd, 2014 at 2:42 PM
***PHOTO1***New York Rangers' Captain Ryan Callahan will be in the lineup tonight when the Blueshirts take on the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Callahan has missed the last 9 games with a left MCL sprain--this after already missing time with a broken thumb and sitting the first game of the season as he recovered...

New York Rangers Need Rick Nash to Find His All-Star Form
January 2nd, 2014 at 9:20 PM
***PHOTO1***The New York Rangers--they of the 4th worst in the league 2.27 goals per game--have one offensive ace in the hole--Rick Nash. Problems is, so far the ace has played more like a 9 of clubs--not bad, but nothing to get excited over. Nash has 7 goals and 9 assists in...

New York Rangers Return to Madison Square Garden Tonight Down 2-0
May 6th, 2013 at 12:32 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Rangers are the New York Rangers, frustrating their fans and keeping everyone on egg shells with each passing minute of every playoff game. The Washington Capitals have a 2-0 series lead after taking both games at home. The Rangers have scored just one goal in 6-plus periods of...

New York Rangers Fans: Meet Ryane Clowe
April 3rd, 2013 at 12:56 PM
***VIDEO1*** Yesterday, the New York Rangers announced they've traded for forward Ryane Clowe. Clowe was dealt to New York from the San Jose Sharks for three draft picks (this year's second-round and third-round picks, along with a conditional pick next year). Clowe is a big, physical player who should fit in nicely...