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New York Rangers Get Shutout at NHL Awards
June 25th, 2015 at 3:54 AM
Three New York Rangers were finalists but did not take any trophies home at the 2015 NHL Awards on June 24 at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Glen Sather (General Manager of the year Award) and Alain Vigneault (Jack Adams Award), both finished as second runner up in...

New York Rangers Thursday Morning Practice Report
May 28th, 2015 at 4:04 PM
New York Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh did not practice Thursday at the MSG Training Center as the team prepared for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning, that will take place on Friday at Madison Square Garden (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports). Rangers head...

Alain Vigneault Says Henrik Lundqvist is “Our Guy”
May 21st, 2015 at 8:25 PM
After the New York Rangers lost two games back-to-back giving up 12 goals against the Tampa Bay Lightning, it was questioned whether goaltender Henrik Lundqvist would start in net on Friday in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final at Amalie Arena. Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault laughed and quick...

The Rangers and Capitals Confident About Game 7
May 11th, 2015 at 6:52 PM
Game 7 between the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals is going to be nothing less than incredible, on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. “This series has been hard-fought,” Vigneault said on Monday, the day after the Rangers evened the series to force a Game 7. “Both teams have...

Alain Vigneault a Finalist for the Jack Adams Award
May 6th, 2015 at 7:40 PM
Alain Vigneault of the New York Rangers, Bob Hartley of the Calgary Flames, and Peter Laviolette of the Nashville Predators are the three finalists for the 2014-15 Jack Adams Award. The award is presented to the head coach who has "contributed the most to his team's success.” ***PHOTO1*** Members of the NHL Broadcasters'...

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 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 Play a “Tight-Checking Hockey Game”
April 21st, 2015 at 10:09 PM
If the New York Rangers win Wednesday night in Game 4 against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the CONSOL Energy Center, they can take a commanding 3-1 series for a chance to finish Round 1 of the Eastern Conference Stanley Cup Playoffs, Friday, at the Madison Square Garden. If they continue...

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...

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...

New York Rangers Vs. Montreal Canadians Preview: the Mirror Image of Myself Is…
May 16th, 2014 at 4:05 PM
        #484491599 / gettyimages.com The Conference Finals matchup between the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadians features two teams that are remarkably similar. Both are small and speedy, have their greatest strength in net, are deep defensively, will struggle to score at times, and neither has made a trip to the Stanley...

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...

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 Squander Golden Opportunity, Now Likely Find Themselves in Yet Another Long Series
April 21st, 2014 at 3:32 PM
Unless the New York Rangers find a way to take two in Philly this week, odds are they're in for a long, hard fought series with the Philadelphia Flyers -- which really isn't a surprise. Ask any panel of NHL experts, and nearly all of them would've said this series...

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...

New York Rangers Vs. Philadelphia Flyers Position-By-Position Breakdown
April 16th, 2014 at 10:20 PM
As a certain (in)famous wide receiver once said, getcha popcorn ready. New York Rangers-Philadelphia Flyers, for the first time since 1997, will be many things, and entertaining is sure to be one of them.  So without further ado, let's take a look at how this series breaks down in five categories:...

Who’s the Better Matchup for the New York Rangers: Philadelphia or Columbus?
April 12th, 2014 at 12:02 PM
With the New York Rangers having clinched the second seed in the Metropolitan Division -- and thus home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs -- the only question that remains is: who will they be facing? The two options are the Philadelphia Flyers and Columbus Blue Jackets,...

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...