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Olympic Hockey Preview: What to Expect from the New York Rangers’ Sochi 7
February 12th, 2014 at 3:40 PM
***PHOTO1***In case anyone forgot, The New York Rangers sent seven players to the Olympics this year: Americans Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan, and Ryan Callahan, Swedes Henrik Lundqvist and Carl Hagelin, Canadian Rick Nash, and the Norwegian hobbit-wizard Mats Zuccarello. Some will play in unfamiliar roles, while others might not play at all. For the...

New York Rangers Player Grades, Part 1
February 11th, 2014 at 4:55 PM
***PHOTO1***With the 20-day Olympic break upon us, and very little in terms of NHL news as a result, it's the perfect time to take a look at how the Rangers have faired individually roughly three-quarters of the way through the season. This will be part one of we'll see how...

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...

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...

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 Need Rick Nash to Find His All-Star Form
January 2nd, 2014 at 9:20 PM
***PHOTO1***The New York Rangers--they of the 4th worst in the league 2.27 goals per game--have one offensive ace in the hole--Rick Nash. Problems is, so far the ace has played more like a 9 of clubs--not bad, but nothing to get excited over. Nash has 7 goals and 9 assists in...

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...

The New York Rangers’ Don’t Bring “A” Game, Hold on to Beat Tampa 4-3
December 30th, 2013 at 7:00 AM
***PHOTO1***It's about time the New York Rangers won a game like this. On a night when they didn't play their best, when they were outshot by a sizeable margin, and when they were at less than full strength, the Rangers survived and beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3. For once, the Rangers...

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...

New York Rangers Win Game 3 Thanks to Timely Scoring
May 7th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
***VIDEO1*** The New York Rangers returned to Madison Square Garden and took Game 3 from the Washington Capitals to make this an exciting series once again. It was a must-win game for New York as a 3-0 deficit would be insurmountable, especially for the team having trouble putting the puck in...

New York Rangers: Derek Stepan Named NHL’s 3rd Star for April
April 30th, 2013 at 9:32 AM
***PHOTO1*** New York Rangers' center Derek Stepan was named April's third star by the NHL because of his 19-point effort throughout the month. The 22-year-old finished only behind Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals for the month and was also a plus-14 in 14 games. Stepan has been huge for the Rangers...

New York Rangers Defeat New Jersey Devils 4-1, Knock Devils Out of Playoffs
April 21st, 2013 at 8:52 PM
***VIDEO1*** It was a glorious weekend for the New York Rangers. This win will not have us forget the fact the New Jersey Devils knocked us out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season, but it gives us great satisfaction that we were the team that ended their hope this year. Not...

New York Rangers Lose 4-2 to Philadelphia Flyers, Fall Out of Playoff Picture
April 17th, 2013 at 7:17 AM
***VIDEO1*** This was a prime example of the New York Rangers being the New York Rangers. Literally, everyone they're fighting to reach the playoffs against won their respective games last night, and the Blueshirts go into Philadelphia and lay a dud against the Flyers, going down 4-2. The Philadelphia Flyers didn't even...

New York Rangers Top Winnipeg Jets to Remain in Playoff Picture
April 2nd, 2013 at 7:36 AM
***VIDEO1*** A few quick notes from last night's New York Rangers 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets will show that this team is just as good as their top line will take them. All four goals were scored by the top line (Ryan Callahan, Derek Stepan and Rick Nash) and Henrik...

New York Rangers Begin Road Trip with 5-2 Win Over the Philadelphia Flyers
March 27th, 2013 at 7:26 AM
***VIDEO1*** The New York Rangers had some new-look lines against the Philadelphia Flyers last night, and we really liked what they produced. They scored five goals in the game, something we haven't been able to say much about the Rangers this season. The line of Rick Nash, Derek Stepan and Carl Hagelin lit...

New York Rangers: Brad Richards Continues to Struggle
March 26th, 2013 at 10:48 AM
***PHOTO1*** Brad Richards signed a nine-year deal with the New York Rangers a season ago, but hasn't looked like that player this whole season. Last year, Richards put up 66 points in 82 games for the Blueshirts, and has just 16 in the 29 games he's played this season. He's regressing fast,...

New York Rangers Should Add Depth at Trade Deadline
March 25th, 2013 at 3:20 PM
***PHOTO1*** With the April 3 NHL Trade Deadline looming, the pressure is on for all 30 general managers to make the right move(s) for their teams moving forward. The man under the most pressure may very well be Glen Sather of the New York Rangers. The Rangers came into the lockout-shortened season as...

Washington Capitals Defeat New York Rangers in Exciting Shootout
March 25th, 2013 at 8:45 AM
***VIDEO1*** Aaron Asham and Kris Newbury were new additions to the New York Rangers lineup last night against the Washington Capitals, and the duo each had a point as Asham scored the first goal for the New York Rangers, beating Braden Holtby stick-side. The teams were tied 2-2 at the end of...

New York Rangers: Trade Rumors Involving Michael Del Zotto Need to Stop
March 20th, 2013 at 1:33 PM
***VIDEO1*** It is no secret that the New York Rangers are in the market to make a move at the trade deadline. ESPN's Pierre LeBrun notes that Dan Boyle of the San Jose Sharks would be a fit for the Rangers, as he's the right-handed, top-four, offensive minded forward they've been looking...