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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...

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 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...

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...

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 --...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New York Rangers Stick with Same Lineup as They Try to Keep Momentum Going Vs. Dallas
January 10th, 2014 at 3:46 PM
***PHOTO1***If it ain't broke, don't fix it. The New York Rangers and head coach Alain Vigneault will stick with the same lineup they deployed in Wednesday's triumphant victory in Chicago tonight against Dallas. Henrik Lundqvist will start in goal, and Dan Carcillo stays in the lineup, with JT Miller remaining a scratch as the Rangers...

Game Preview: New York Rangers Vs. Chicago Blackhawks
January 8th, 2014 at 4:05 PM
***PHOTO1***Bring on the Blackhawks! Or is it: Bring on the Blackhawks....(cue the foreboding organ music in the background)? For some fans, it will be a feeling of dread, for others, excitement, as the New York Rangers take the ice against the defending Stanley Cup champs tonight in Chicago. The Blackhawks have slumped...

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...