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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...

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...

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,...

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 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:...

New York Rangers Come Out Flat, Storm Back in Dramatic Fashion to Topple Coyotes 4-3
March 24th, 2014 at 11:55 PM
It was a tale of two halves as the New York Rangers took down the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 in overtime. Halve number one, or more specifically, period one, belonged to Phoenix, as they built a 2-0 lead before the opening frame was nine minutes old. But, from that point on,...

Payback’s a B–Well, You Know the Rest: Brassard, Nash, Key New York Rangers in Important Triumph Over Columbus
March 22nd, 2014 at 12:08 PM
Make no mistake, this was a playoff game. The New York Rangers defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 Friday night, in a game with major playoff implications for both clubs. Derick Brassard notched the game winner against his former team midway through the third, and Henrik Lundqvist held the fort late,...

New York Rangers, Dan Girardi, Agree to Six-year, $33 Million Extension
February 28th, 2014 at 7:57 PM
***PHOTO1***One down, one to go? The New York Rangers have agreed to a six-year extension worth $33 million with defenseman Dan Girardi. The deal caries a reasonable $5.5 million cap hit, and reportedly includes a full no-movement clause the first three years, and a modified no-trade clause the final three. The pact...

Martin St. Louis Wants to Be a New York Ranger
February 26th, 2014 at 10:30 PM
 ***PHOTO1***What's the best way to get a Hart Trophy winner and two-time NHL scoring champ? Draft one. But having one engineer a trade to your side is a close second. And it appears that's exactly what Martin St. Louis is looking to do. Rumors broke last week that the mightiest of...

New York Rangers Living to Regret Selection of Dylan McIlrath
February 24th, 2014 at 10:52 PM
 ***PHOTO1***When the New York Rangers' made defenseman Dylan McIlrath the 10th overall pick in the 2010 draft, it raised more than a few eyebrows. Almost four full years later, those eyebrows are still raised. McIlrath, nicknamed "The Undertaker" in his junior hockey days in Moose Jaw, is a player who, if you...

On the Ryan Callahan Rumor Mill, and the Bizarre Source of the Latest Conjecture
February 23rd, 2014 at 10:12 PM
***PHOTO1***Boomer Esiason: Talk show host, former NFL Quarterback, and...NHL trade breaker? The first two we know, the third is apparently a new line of work Esiason is trying out. Saturday, Boomer took to twitter, and set the NHL rumor mill ablaze by tweeting this gem: Its coming and it will be huge. Surprising,...

New York Rangers’ Player Grades, Part 4
February 21st, 2014 at 2:49 PM
***PHOTO1***Feeling down? In need of a distraction after Team USA's loss? Let's turn our attention back to the NHL, and take a look at how three of the New York Rangers' top-six defenseman--Ryan McDonagh, Dan Girardi, and Anton Stralman--have performed so far. Ryan McDonagh Already one of the best defenders in the...

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...

If the New York Rangers Do Deal Ryan Callahan or Dan Girardi, Don’t Expect a King’s Ransom in Return
January 31st, 2014 at 4:28 PM
***PHOTO1***With the revelation that the New York Rangers would be willing to deal Ryan Callahan and/or Dan Girardi if they don't sign before the March 5th trade deadline, the next, most obvious, question becomes: What could they get? Probably not as much as John Q. Fan would like. A look at recent...

Latest Ryan Callahan/Dan Girardi Rumors: Could Both Be Wearing Different Sweaters This Time Next Year?
January 28th, 2014 at 10:03 PM
***PHOTO1***Of the New York Rangers' 12 pending free agents, the two biggest--and longest tenured--names are Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi. But tonight, courtesy of TSN's Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger, comes the not so startling revelation that one or both Rangers' stalwarts could be on the move. Glen Sather has reportedly...

Sayonara DZ: Rangers Ship Michael Del Zotto to Preds for Defenseman Kevin Klein; is There More to Come?
January 22nd, 2014 at 3:28 PM
***PHOTO1***Bringing to fruition a move that's seemed inevitable for a long time now, the New York Rangers have shipped underachieving defenseman Michael Del Zotto to the Nashville Predators for fellow D-man Kevin Klein. The 29-year old Klein--a right handed shot--has a goal and two assists this season for Nashville, to go...

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...

Some New York Rangers’ Musings at the Season’s Midpoint
January 1st, 2014 at 7:39 PM
***PHOTO1***Seasons end, years go by, and quite frankly, the New York Rangers aren't shedding any tears as they wave bye-bye to 2013.  At the official midpoint of their season, the Rangers find themselves at 20-19-2, good for 42 points, and on the outside of the playoff picture. Using the old rule of thumb...

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...