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New York Rangers’ Player Grades, Part 3
February 16th, 2014 at 8:10 PM
***PHOTO1***Two forward lines down, two to go. Let's take a look at the New York Rangers third trio of Brad Richards, Ryan Callahan, and Carl Hagelin. Brad Richards Coming off a dismal 2012-13 campaign in which he was even worse than the numbers indicated, Brad Richards desperately needed a bounce back year....

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...

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...

Mats Zuccarello, His NHL Career Risen from the Ashes, Continues to Prove That Size Doesn’t Matter
February 3rd, 2014 at 10:14 PM
***PHOTO1***It was the great philosopher Yoda who once said: "Size matters not." It's a saying the New York Rangers' Mats Zuccarello appears determined to prove true each and very time he steps on the ice. Zuccarello may not have the powers of The Force like our fuzzy green make-believe friend, but what...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Rick Nash Lifts New York Rangers Over Dallas with Late Goal
January 11th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1***If the main prerogative for the Rangers entering the second half of the season was to wake their two stars--Rick Nash and Henrik Lundqvist--from their respective slumbers, they're making progress, bit by bit. Nash scored with under 2 minutes remaining to break a tie--just seconds after Tyler Seguin nearly gave Dallas the...

New York Rangers Upend Defending Champs 3-2
January 9th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1***A show of hands, who honestly expected that? Anyone? The New York Rangers played as well as anyone could've possibly expected--given the opponent--in dispatching the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on the road. Brad Richards, Mats Zuccarello, and Carl Hagelin all scored their 11th of the season--with Hagelin's rebound goal in the 3rd proving...

A Very Alain Vigneault Christmas (Joyeux Noël)
December 26th, 2013 at 7:03 PM
***PHOTO1*** It’s the holidays, and in the spirit of the season, let’s take a lyrical look at what Alain Vigneault left under the tree for his players, on this his first Christmas as the New York Rangers' head coach. On the day after Christmas, my new coach gave to me: Henrik Lundqvist: a...

Don’t Blame Alain Vigneault for the New York Rangers’ Struggles
December 20th, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Bring in a new coach, and magically, all of the New York Rangers’ woes would disappear, right? Implement a new system, and the Blueshirts would suddenly turn into the high-flying ’84 Oilers, isn’t that how it was supposed to work? If only it were that simple.  ***PHOTO1*** There’s plenty of blame to be...

New York Rangers General Manager Glen Sather Conference Call Following John Tortorella Firing
May 30th, 2013 at 10:13 AM
***VIDEO1*** New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather addressed the media yesterday afternoon after releasing John Tortorella of his coaching duties. He didn't go into detail on why Tortorella was fired, but Sather said it was his decision and the team would start to evaluate new potential coaching candidates. Also touched...

New York Rangers Vs Washington Capitals: Series Preview
May 2nd, 2013 at 2:21 PM
***VIDEO1*** Anyone else struggling to get through work/school today? This is what the NHL playoffs does. It's the most exciting time of the year for hockey fans, and even those who don't really watch the game are impressed what this time of year means to the NHL. The 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs being...

NHL 13: Video Game Predicts Rangers Will Win Stanley Cup
April 29th, 2013 at 2:08 PM
***VIDEO1*** In recent years, EA Sports has run a simulation of the playoffs to determine a winner. Well, in 2013, they've played the games and the New York Rangers have come away with the Stanley Cup. Yes, this is only a video game, but last year, EA Sports had the Los Angeles...

ICYMI: New York Rangers Beat Buffalo Sabres 8-4
April 20th, 2013 at 7:03 PM
***VIDEO1*** It was a historic night on the offensive end for the New York Rangers, as they beat the Buffalo Sabres 8-4 and knocked both Buffalo and the Philadelphia Flyers out of the playoff picture in the process. The Rangers were led by Brad Richards who scored his first career hat trick...

New York Rangers Trounce Florida Panthers to Keep Pace in Eastern Conference
April 19th, 2013 at 10:14 AM
***VIDEO1*** The New York Rangers beat the Florida Panthers 6-1 last night at Madison Square Garden. Not going to lie, I was unable to watch all but about five minutes of this game so my analysis will be spotty at best. But it was nice to see six goals scored on a...

New York Rangers Beat Pittsburgh Penguins 6-1, New Players Score Goals
April 3rd, 2013 at 10:24 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Rangers scored more goals than they had all season in a game tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins, on the night when general manager Glen Sather made a questionable move, dealing Marian Gaborik to the Columbus Blue Jackets. We'll breakdown the deal at a later date, giving initial thoughts...