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History Repeats Itself in Round 1 of the Eastern Conference Playoffs
April 24th, 2015 at 3:38 PM
Last year the New York Rangers were down 3-1 in the second round series of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs to the Pittsburgh Penguins. They had to three straight wins to avoid being eliminated and move up in the playoffs. This year the roles are reversed as the Rangers have...

New York Rangers Right Wing Kevin Hayes Being Praised
April 23rd, 2015 at 6:08 PM
Kevin Hayes’ overtime goal last night at the CONSOL Energy Center marked the first playoff goal of his NHL career. The rookie’s memorable goal that gave the Rangers a 3-1 series lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins is still being talked about today. "It will be a memorable one for sure," said...

New York Rangers Take a 3-1 Series Lead
April 23rd, 2015 at 12:45 AM
The New York Rangers rookie Kevin Hayes’ first career playoff goal is most certainly going to be a memorable one. The overtime goal at the CONSOL Energy center Wednesday night gave the Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins and a 3-1 series lead. It was the third time in...

New York Rangers Take a 2-1 Series Lead Against the Pittsburgh Penguins
April 20th, 2015 at 11:18 PM
The New York Rangers had a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins at the CONSOL Energy Center Monday night, in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round series. The Rangers now lead the first round playoff series 2-1. "It was a big win for us," stated goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. "We...

Kevin Klein Joins His Teammates on the Ice
April 20th, 2015 at 7:50 PM
New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein joined his teammates today in their morning skate at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh before Game Three of Round 1 in the Eastern Conference Stanley Cup Playoffs. It was the first time Klein joined the entire team since breaking his arm while blocking...

New York Rangers Fall 4-3 to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2
April 19th, 2015 at 4:12 PM
The New York Rangers fell 4-3 to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of the first-round playoff series, Saturday night at the Madison Square Garden. The Penguins killed six of seven Ranger power plays and scored twice on the power play. The Rangers essentially lost their special team’s battle, the...

Dan Girardi, a Warrior for the New York Rangers
April 18th, 2015 at 3:39 PM
Dan Girardi of the New York Rangers took a hard puck to the jaw Thursday night at the Madison Square Garden, during the team’s 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference’s First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Girardi, skated off to the trainer's room...

New York Rangers Take the Series Lead
April 17th, 2015 at 7:49 PM
The New York Rangers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1, taking a 1-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference’s First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, on Thursday night at the Madison Square Garden. The game was everything you would expect from the two rivals, but the Rangers were simply faster and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

No Shortage of New York Rangers Who Need to Step up as Game 7 Looms
April 30th, 2014 at 3:23 PM
For the second time in as many years, the New York Rangers find themselves in a do-or-die game 7 with less than 24 hours to prepare. This year, they'll have the comfort of home ice -- where two of their three wins this series have come -- to fall back on,...

At Long Last, Martin St. Louis is Showing the New York Rangers What He’s Capable Of
April 24th, 2014 at 11:36 PM
One of the biggest "what ifs" entering the playoffs was: how good can the Rangers be if Martin St. Louis plays like the two-time Art Ross winner he is? Three games -- and five points -- later, and we're getting closer to answering that question. St. Louis' struggles upon first arriving...

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...