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With Winnipeg losing tonight in regulation to the Capitals, the Rangers had a chance to clinch tonight. Unfortunately, the Rangers just couldn’t cash it in despite dominating puck possession (+25 team corsi), out hitting the Panthers and forcing more turnovers.
The Rangers have 52 points with two games left to garner the 2 points needed to solidify a playoff spot. Winterpeg has 51 points, but they only have one game left. The Jets will face off against the Canadiens at home on Thursday.
On to the goals…
Rangers 0, Panthers 1
The Panthers opened the scoring early in the 2nd period. The play starts when the Panthers strip Nash of the puck in the offensive zone. From there they go on a transition rush, but every Ranger backchecks and drops into coverage. The puck gets worked to Filip Kuba at the left point. Kuba fires one into traffic, which gets deflected passed Lundqvist. Cheesey goal.
Rangers 1, Panthers 1
There was a lot to like on this goal. The play starts with Richards making a nice read on the breakout pass in the defensive zone. Richie hits MZA who leads the rush. Just beyond the right wing blueline MZA threads one through three Panthers to find Moore breaking down the left side. Moore cuts to the net (ala Rick Nash) and gets a shot off. As seen in the picture above, Robak (#47) had Pyatt but doesn’t stick with him. Pyatt makes him pay by tapping in Moore’s rebound off of his foot and in.
Rangers 1, Panthers 2
(PPG – GOC)
This is an easy one to breakdown. The Rangers were overloading the half boards on the penalty kill, but still weren’t able to clear the zone. The Panthers moved the puck around and eventually the play comes off the wall (pictured above). With McD in no-mans land and Stepan unable to intercept the pass, Goc is wide open in the slot for the put home.
Rangers 1, Panthers 3
Empty net. No breakdown.
Rangers 2, Panthers 3
Brassard gets one from Richards in the final seconds, but it was too little too late.
BEST OF MAXIM
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Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that Henrik Lundqvist will make his 12th straight start tomorrow in Florida against the last place Panthers.
...i don't care if the Panthers are the worst team in the Eastern Conference, the Rangers are hanging on to a playoff spot by the skin of their teeth and I, for one, couldn't be happier to see Lundqvist back in there tomorrow...
Still control their own fate.
The Rangers lost last night. It happens. They dominated the game, but still fell short to an inferior team. It happens. The Blackhawks had their record streak broken by the 29th best team in the league this season. The Rangers lost to the worst team in the league. A team that has still won 13 games this season. It happens.
What is more important is...
When the lockout concluded, John Tortorella‘s New York Rangers certainly didn’t expect to be fighting for their playoff lives in the final week of the regular season. The Rangers were picked by many as a favorite to reach the Stanley Cup Final out of the Eastern Conference, but Tortorella’s club has not been able to meet those lofty expectations.
But with 52 points, the Blueshirts...
Yesterday at practice in Florida, Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record observed that Brian Boyle (right knee) appeared to still be limping and it looked like he was still wearing a brace under his suit pants.
John Tortorella said there were no updates on Boyle, who remains out indefinitely.
...if Boyle is still limping around I find it hard to believe that he'll be back...
Yesterday, I posted that with the Whale season ending without a playoff birth, the Rangers will, similar to last season, be recalling some prospects as taxi squad players for the final week and into the playoffs.
Brett Cyrgalis at the New Yor Post says the likely players recalled include J.T. Miller, Brandon Segal, Brandon Mashinter, Benn Ferriero, Dylan McIlrath and Mike Vernace...
When it comes to New York Rangers' fans and the way they view their favorite hockey club, it is always an extreme point of view.
Either fans are in love and ecstatic about their hockey club or they absolutely despise and are fed up with their so called favorite NHL team. There is never a middle ground.
With two games remaining and just one win needed to clinch a postseason...
A bit of deja vu tonight. Markstrom stood strong and the Panthers held on long enough to get their two necessary goals. Give credit to them for doing what they had to.
Nonetheless, frustrating result for the Rangers. With the Jets losing in regulation, the Rangers had the ability to clinch a playoff spot. And with the Islanders losing in overtime, they had the ability to move...
Jason Szenes for The New York Times
The Rangers are in Miami tonight to take on the Panthers, and can clinch a spot in the playoffs in the process. If the Rangers win tonight and the Jets lose in regulation to Washington, then the Rangers clinch at least the eighth seed. If the Rangers win tonight and the Islanders lose to Carolina, then the Rangers jump to the sixth seed, one point...
That is what New York Rangers' fans must be wondering after watching their favorite team lost to the Florida Panthers by a score of 3-2.
After scoring 18 goals in three games, the Rangers' offense came up one short tonight in Florida. Panthers' goaltender Jacob Markstrom was solid in making 36 saves and him and the rest of his team was able to survive a late Rangers...
The New York Rangers failed to clinch a playoff birth with a 3-2 loss to the Florida Panthers last night. With Winnipeg losing to the Capitals in regulation yesterday, the Rangers can make the playoffs with 2 points in any … Continue reading →
The Rangers continued their playoff push, looking for their fourth straight win, in the Sunshine State taking on the league worst Florida Panthers, the same team they walloped 6-1 at Madison Square Garden last Thursday. A win and a Winnipeg Jets loss in regulation at Washington would clinch a playoff berth for the Blueshirts. Despite [...]
The New York Rangers (24-17-4) visit the Florida Panthers (13-26-6) at at BB&T Center starting at 7:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
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After failing to secure a playoff berth in their last opportunity, the New York Rangers don't want to waste another chance against one of the league's worst teams - and one they've dominated recently.
New York will try again to clinch a third straight postseason appearance Thursday night in Raleigh by claiming its eighth consecutive victory over the Carolina Hurricanes...
The Rangers have a few avenues to clinch a playoff spot, but from the players' reaction there's only one way they want to get in...
Rick Nash (via Daily News)...
"We’re not scoreboard watching. It’s in our hands, so we want to win and get in."
Steve Eminger (via Blueshirts United)...
"We control our own destiny, which is all you can ask...