Archives

Category: ‘Rangers 101 Features’

New York Rangers Enter Break on a High Note, Slip Past Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3
February 8th, 2014 at 12:46 PM
***PHOTO1***The Rangers followed up one of their most disappointing losses of the season with one of their most impressive wins, beating the Penguins on the road 4-3 in a shootout. Benoit Pouliot had two, Dan Girardi one plus a litany of blocks, and Brad Richards notched the shootout winner.  If they played...

The Classic Trap Game: New York Rangers Fall to Oilers 2-1, Take on Pittsburgh Tonight
February 7th, 2014 at 12:10 PM
***PHOTO1***Chalk this one up to "live and learn." The Rangers came out flat against an inferior opponent, played a sloppy first, and were never able to fully seize control of the game in falling 2-1 to the downtrodden Oilers. Some notes on the performance: -Edmonton is a talented--but bad--hockey team. When dealing...

Rangers Host Oilers Tonight in Last Game Before the Ryan Callahan “Deadline”
February 6th, 2014 at 4:05 PM
***PHOTO1***The New York Rangers enter tonight's matchup with the Oilers playing perhaps their best hockey of the year. The Blueshirts are on a season-best 4-game winning streak that's seen them massacre opponents by a cumulative score of 18-6. With 65 points, and a 15-5-1 mark their last 21, the Rangers are officially...

New York Rangers Blitz Islanders Late, Put Their Rivals Playoff Hopes on Life Support with 4-1 Victory
February 1st, 2014 at 10:00 AM
***PHOTO1***It was a lot closer than the typical 4-1 game, but it counts all the same.  After being outplayed for the majority of the first two periods, the New York Rangers took control in the third and struck for three unanswered goals--the last one an empty netter--to secure a 4-1 win...

New York Rangers Squeeze by Islanders 2-1, Sweep Frigid Stadium Series
January 30th, 2014 at 9:30 AM
***PHOTO1***Dean Martin once crooned "Baby, it's cold outside," and none of the 50,000+ that were on hand at Yankee Stadium would be inclined to disagree. The New York Rangers dispatched the New York Islanders 2-1 with temperatures hovering in the teens, and a wind chill factor making it feel like single digits at...

New York Rangers and New York Islanders All Set to Take the “Battle of New York” Outdoors
January 29th, 2014 at 3:16 PM
***PHOTO1***The "New York" part of the title phrase is perhaps a bit liberal, but when the Rangers and Islanders get together, it is always a battle. When they take it outside tonight under the lights in Yankee Stadium, it doesn't figure to be any different. While part one of the Stadium...

New York Rangers Victorious in “Let’s Take This Outside” Part 1; Need to Raise Their Level of Play Within the Division
January 27th, 2014 at 3:07 PM
***PHOTO1***The Rangers scored an impressive 7-3 victory over the Devils yesterday in the first of two games they'll play in the big ballpark in the Bronx, but the win serves to illuminate an ongoing issue for the Blueshirts: Winning--or more specifically their failure to win--within their own division.   The Stadium...

Notes, Musings, and Quotes from the New York Rangers 2-1 Loss to St. Louis
January 24th, 2014 at 9:30 AM
***PHOTO1***In what really wasn't a bad effort, the Rangers fell to the Blues last night 2-1, despite outshooting the boys from St. Louie 35-25 and getting another goal from Rick Nash (make it 10 in 10 games). With the loss, the Blueshirts (27-23-3) have dropped back to back games for...

Litmus Test: New York Rangers Host Blues, Kevin Klein Makes His Debut
January 23rd, 2014 at 3:14 PM
***PHOTO1***The St. Louis Blues, despite losing 3 of 4, have been one of the the leagues very best teams. At 33-11-5, the physically imposing Blues are 4th best in the league, and are tied for the lead with a 1.49 5 on 5 Goals For/Against Ratio. They're big, defensively sound,...

The Dreaded Letdown Game: New York Rangers’ Forecheck Snowed in by Isles, Fall 5-3
January 22nd, 2014 at 9:30 AM
***PHOTO1***For the second time in as many games, Rick Nash struck in short order for the games first two goals, but unlike the Capitals two nights before, the New York Islanders refused to follow the script and go quietly into the snowy New York night. Nash scored a minute into the...

Is There a Goalie in the House? Henrik Lundqvist Out with the Flu, Cam Talbot to Start Vs Islanders, Backup TBD
January 21st, 2014 at 2:59 PM
Anyone have a goalie in the family? Henrik Lundqvist, who has the flu, will not start for the New York Rangers tonight when they host the New York Islanders. Cam Talbot (10-3, 1.62 GAA, .940 SV%), who would lead the league in GAA and SV% if he had enough minutes to...

Rick Nash Strikes Twice, New York Rangers Continue to Inch up the Standings as They Cruise Past Washington 4-1
January 20th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
***PHOTO1***In a matchup of two teams headed in opposite directions, the team trending upwards came out on top. And it wasn't close. The New York Rangers trounced the free-falling Washington Capitals 4-1 at the Garden Sunday night, leading 3-0 after one, and cruising to victory. Rick Nash scored the first two...

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...

Derek Stepan Leads the Way as the New York Rangers Take Down Ottawa 4-1
January 18th, 2014 at 6:38 PM
***PHOTO1***It's been a long time since Derek Stepan had a game like this. Stepan had a goal and two assists--snapping a 13 game goalless drought--as the New York Rangers rolled over the Ottawa Senators 4-1. Cam Talbot, who made 29 saves in his first start in two weeks, surrendered a goal early...

One’s Enough: New York Rangers Get a Bounce Late, Beat Wings 1-0 as Henrik Lundqvist Shuts the Door
January 17th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1***Who says there's no such thing as an entertaining 1-0 game? The New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings did their best to put that misnomer to rest Thursday night at the Garden, firing a combined 86 shots on net. Mats Zuccarello scored the games lone goal with just under 6...

New York Rangers Finally Rewarding Glen Sather for His Open Ears
January 16th, 2014 at 4:49 PM
***PHOTO1***In Glen Sather's now 14 years as Czar for life of the New York Rangers, he certainly hasn't been immune to criticism from pundits and fans alike. 5 times in his tenure as GM the Blueshirts have failed to qualify for the playoffs, and only once have they advanced passed...

Bested by Bishop: New York Rangers Can’t Solve Big Ben, Fall to the Lightning 2-1
January 15th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1***Like the Beatles, a long summer day, and the 1994 hockey season, all good things must come to an end.  The New York Rangers' 3-game winning streak--which saw them play some of their best hockey of the year--was snapped Tuesday night when they fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Victor Hedman and...

New York Rangers Go for 4 in a Row Tonight Vs Tampa
January 14th, 2014 at 2:40 PM
***PHOTO1***The New York Rangers will seek to extend their winning streak to a season-long 4 games when the Tampa Bay Lightning come to town tonight. In the words of the immortal Lou Brown of Major League fame, winning streaks have happened before (click Lou's name if you're unfamiliar with the scene. If...

New York Rangers Blitz Flyers Early, Henrik Lundqvist Stellar Late in 4-1 Win
January 13th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1***The New York Rangers came out of the gate like a runaway freight train, led 2-0 before the game was three minutes old, and cruised to a 4-1 victory over the division rival Philadelphia Flyers. Dan Carcillo, Rick Nash, Derick Brassard and Chris Kreider lit the lamp for the Rangers, and Henrik Lundqvist made...

Game Preview: New York Rangers Vs. Philadelphia Flyers
January 12th, 2014 at 2:59 PM
***PHOTO1***Any matchup between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers promises to be, if nothing else, entertaining. With the two separated by just one point in the standings, tonight at the Garden doesn't figure to be any different, especially with both teams playing some of their best hockey of the year.  The...