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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...

It Might not Have to Last a Lifetime: New York Rangers Punch Their Ticket to First Finals Since ’94
May 30th, 2014 at 1:02 AM
            #494519665 / gettyimages.com For the first time since 1994, the New York Rangers are headed to the Stanley Cup Finals, and this time, they didn't even need two overtimes to get there. The Rangers dominated the apparently exhausted Canadians in the 6th and final game of the Eastern Conference Finals, a contest...

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...

Toppled by Tokarski: Rookie Tender Comes up Big as New York Rangers Fall to Habs in OT
May 23rd, 2014 at 3:40 AM
      #493227389 / gettyimages.com "Dustin who?" Would've been the answer you received had you asked even the most well-informed hockey fans who Dustin Tokarski was seven days ago. A week later, and the rookie netminder still may not be a household name, but you can bet they'll be singing his name from the rafters...

Where Did That Come from? New York Rangers Pummel Montreal 7-2, Seize 1-0 Series Lead
May 17th, 2014 at 5:48 PM
      #491762759 / gettyimages.com Poll any national panel of experts heading into this series, and they would've agreed uniformly on one thing: it would be low scoring. Apparently no one told the Rangers. The Blueshirts thrashed the stunned Canadian's by a final count of 7-2 in game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals,...

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...

Resilient New York Rangers Defy the Odds, March on to the Conference Finals
May 14th, 2014 at 11:39 AM
      #490241185 / gettyimages.com What if I told you Dan Carcillo would have more goals than Rick Nash, the team would have to play a ridiculous 9 games in 15 nights, overcome a three-game losing streak against a club with two of the top five players in the world, and that a star...

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...

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...

New York Rangers May Have Planted a Seed of Doubt in the Collective Mind’s of the Penguins with Game 1 Triumph
May 4th, 2014 at 12:49 PM
        #487875905 / gettyimages.com The Pittsburgh Penguins are the Mike Tyson of the NHL -- they're full of big names, are always a topic of national discussion, and haven't actually won anything significant in a long time. Like Mr. Tyson, the Penguins don't deal well with adversity, and similar to Iron Mike,...

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...

With the Season on the Line, the New York Rangers Assert Their Superiority in Game 7
May 1st, 2014 at 12:27 AM
Game 7's are rarely easy, and this one was no exception. Despite the fact that the New York Rangers were clearly the superior team throughout, the series -- as it always seems to with these Rangers -- came down to a frantic final few minutes that saw the Blueshirts hold...

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,...

The New York Rangers Should Be Itching for a Shot at Shaky Pittsburgh
April 29th, 2014 at 3:14 PM
These aren't your fathers Pittsburgh Penguins, no sir. Other than the two names at the top of the marquee, the Pittsburgh team that struggled so mightily to dispatch hardworking but under-talented Columbus in six games bares little resemblance to the championship squad of five years ago. Heck, these guys aren't...

At Long Last, Martin St. Louis is Showing the New York Rangers What He’s Capable Of
April 24th, 2014 at 11:36 PM
One of the biggest "what ifs" entering the playoffs was: how good can the Rangers be if Martin St. Louis plays like the two-time Art Ross winner he is? Three games -- and five points -- later, and we're getting closer to answering that question. St. Louis' struggles upon first arriving...

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:...