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New York Rangers Even the Series Against the Washington Capitals
May 2nd, 2015 at 6:30 PM
The New York Rangers had a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals Saturday afternoon at Madison Square Garden, tying the series 1-1. "(Losing Game One) really bothered me," said Henrik Lundqvist who made 30 saves Saturday. "So we tried to use that energy in a good way going into this game...

Henrik Lundqvist Nominated for the NHL Foundation Player Award
May 1st, 2015 at 10:00 PM
Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers, defenseman Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks, and defenseman Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames are the three finalists for the 2014-15 NHL Foundation Player Award. The award is presented to "an NHL player who applies the core values of hockey --...

Round Two of the Playoffs Begins Tonight
April 30th, 2015 at 6:30 PM
It’s been a week since the New York Rangers were last in game action. Tonight they return to the ice at Madison Square Garden to take on the Washington Capitals in Round 2 of the Eastern Conference Stanley Cup Playoffs. "We earned that rest and it's helped some guys get back...

New York Rangers Continue to Prepare for Round Two
April 30th, 2015 at 1:35 PM
The New York Rangers continued to prepare for the Washington Capitals with a full-team practice Wednesday afternoon at the MSG Training Center. Everyone was accounted for except for Mats Zucarello. "That just makes me feel that we're that much closer to (Game One)," said Carl Hagelin after practice to blueshirtsunited.com. "It's...

New York Rangers Round Two Preview
April 29th, 2015 at 1:41 PM
The Washington Capitals eliminated the New York Islanders with a 2-1 victory in Game 7 on Monday night, and will now face the New York Rangers in Round 2 of the Eastern Conference Stanley Cup Playoffs. This will be the fifth time in seven seasons, the Rangers will face the Capitals...

New York Rangers Prepare for the Washington Capitals
April 28th, 2015 at 7:08 PM
After eliminating the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday, the New York Rangers had the weekend off and a optional practice on Monday. However, on Tuesday head coach Alain Vigneault put the team to work at MSG Training Center to prepare for round two in the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Washington...

New York Rangers Will Face the Washington Capitals in Round Two
April 28th, 2015 at 3:39 PM
The Washington Capitals eliminated the New York Islanders with a 2-1 victory in Game 7 on Monday night, and will now face the New York Rangers in Round 2 of the Eastern Conference Stanley Cup Playoffs. This will be the fourth time since 2009, the Rangers will face the Washington Capitals...

New York Rangers Eliminate the Pittsburgh Penguins
April 25th, 2015 at 3:18 AM
The New York Rangers advanced to the second round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs, eliminating the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 2-1 overtime victory, Friday night at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers were up 3-1 in the series and needed this win in Game 5 to shut down the Penguins...

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...