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New York Rangers’ Player Grades, Part 5
February 25th, 2014 at 5:39 PM
***PHOTO1***With NHL games finally drawing near, let's finish up our look at the New York Rangers' defense Corp, with an examination of Marc Staal, John Moore, and Kevin Klein. Marc Staal When Marc Staal came into camp healthy at long last, played well in the preseason, and scored the Rangers' lone goal...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New York Rangers Blitz Flyers Early, Henrik Lundqvist Stellar Late in 4-1 Win
January 13th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1***The New York Rangers came out of the gate like a runaway freight train, led 2-0 before the game was three minutes old, and cruised to a 4-1 victory over the division rival Philadelphia Flyers. Dan Carcillo, Rick Nash, Derick Brassard and Chris Kreider lit the lamp for the Rangers, and Henrik Lundqvist made...

New York Rangers Stick with Same Lineup as They Try to Keep Momentum Going Vs. Dallas
January 10th, 2014 at 3:46 PM
***PHOTO1***If it ain't broke, don't fix it. The New York Rangers and head coach Alain Vigneault will stick with the same lineup they deployed in Wednesday's triumphant victory in Chicago tonight against Dallas. Henrik Lundqvist will start in goal, and Dan Carcillo stays in the lineup, with JT Miller remaining a scratch as the Rangers...

New York Rangers Mysteriously Take First Half of Game Off, Fall to Penguins 5-2
January 4th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1***You simply cannot play half a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins and expect to win. But, that's what the New York Rangers tried to get away with in Pittsburgh--it backfired--as the Blueshirts fell to the severely shorthanded Pens 5-2.  Pittsburgh--playing without Malkin and Letang, among others--was all over the Rangers from the...

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 Turn in Solid Effort, Fall to the Washington Capitals Anyway 3-2
December 28th, 2013 at 8:40 AM
***PHOTO1***Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Let's start with the good. The New York Rangers did not revert back to the poor form they alarmingly showcased for much of the last homestand. They kept Alex Ovechkin from lighting the lamp against them for the 9th game...

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 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...

New York Rangers News: Marc Staal Takes Part in Full Practice
April 17th, 2013 at 3:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** Wednesday brought along good news for the New York Rangers as Marc Staal took part in a full team practice for the first time since his eye injury. Staal had been staking on his own recently, and took part in some practices wearing a non-contact jersey, but today marked the first...

New York Rangers Pick up 2 Points Vs Tortonto Maple Leafs in Shootout Victory
April 11th, 2013 at 7:55 AM
***VIDEO1*** Phil Kessel continued his dominance of the New York Rangers Wednesday night, scoring both Toronto Maple Leaf goals in the team's 3-2 shootout loss at Madison Square Garden. Carl Hagelin scored his first goal in almost a month, and Ryan McDonagh's point shot found its way past James Reimer. The two...

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...

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...

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...

New York Rangers Beat Washington Capitals Behind Great Goaltedning by Martin Biron
March 10th, 2013 at 3:26 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Rangers (13-9-2, 28 points) temporarily moved into second place in the Atlantic Division with a 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals (10-13-1, 21 points) Sunday afternoon. Martin Biron made 28 saves starting in place of Henrik Lundqvist, and the Rangers won after putting up 52 minutes of excellent...

New York Rangers Win 4th Straight Behind Rick Nash and Marian Gaborik Late Goals
March 7th, 2013 at 9:52 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Rangers went into the Nassau Coliseum with most of the fans in attendance supporting them, rather than the home team. The energy from the crowed helped propel them to a 2-1 overtime victory over the New York Islanders. It's the fourth straight win the the Rangers (12-8-2, 26...