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Playoffs or regular season, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist has been absolutely perfect the past three times he has faced Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals.
So what if the Rangers were struggling under first-year coach Alain Vigneault? Lundqvist felt good about his team's chances Wednesday night, then backed that up with his 46th NHL shutout in New York's 2-0 victory over Washington.
''I felt like we came in here with a lot of confidence that we can beat them,'' the Swedish goalie said, ''even though we've had a rough start.''
It was his third shutout in a row against familiar postseason foe Washington, including Games 6 and 7 of the teams' first-round playoff series in May. New York and Washington have met in the playoffs four times in five years, splitting those series.
''The games against the Rangers are always tight,'' Capitals forward Brooks Laich said. ''We knew that going in. We knew ...
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Dan Girardi has been poor so far.
Dan Girardi has had an atrocious start to the season but yet is one of the key players the Rangers will have to rely on to turn their difficult start around. While plus/minus is not a particularly accurate statistic, his minus 7 rating is a bad indicator and Girardi’s decision making, positioning and overall game thus far have been far from his...
Definition of essential: Ryan Callahan
It’s always easier to write the Musings after a win. Last night was a huge relief to many Rangers fans so let’s talk about it.
John Moore: If Moore continues with performances like against the Capitals then he could quickly go past Mike Del Zotto in the pecking order. A quick release, a good overall game and solid defensively, Moore still...
Dan Rosen at NHL.com had an interesting nugget of information this morning, noting that “Brian Leetch was prepared to move back to New York to join Mark Messier on the New York Rangers’ coaching staff” should Messier win the head coaching job in New York. Leetch would have been one of Messier’s assistants, likely –my assumption– working with the defensemen and the...
The injury bug continues to haunt the Rangers, as the club has announced that Ryan Callahan is out 3-4 weeks with a broken thumb. This is certainly terrible news for a team that appeared to be finding its groove under AV. It is assumed Cally will be placed on LTIR. Darroll Powe has been recalled from Hartford to take Cally’s spot on the roster.
Goaltender Jason Missiaen has also...
(Bill Boyce, AP)
No doubt about it, the Rangers have been incredibly underwhelming to start the season. They were outplayed in Phoenix, dismantled by Anaheim and San Jose, and bested by St. Louis (although they played well in that game). If not for strong showings in Los Angeles last week and Washington last night, we would be talking about the winless Rangers, not the 2-4 Rangers...
Veteran goalie Martin Biron and rugged forward Arron Asham are being assigned by the New York Rangers to Hartford of the AHL after clearing waivers.
The moves were announced on Tuesday, one day after the players were placed on waivers following New York's rough 1-4 start to the season. The Rangers recalled center J.T. Miller and goalie Cam Talbot from Hartford to replace them...
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As we all know by now, the Rangers have gotten off to a slow start this season. One of the more surprising factors in Blueshirt’s early malaise was the rather pedestrian play of all-world goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. It wasn’t necessarily that he was playing outright badly, just far below the lofty expectations that the fan base has for #30. After...
According to sources including ESPN the New York Rangers have place Rick Nash on the injured reserve list.
After being the subject of a high hit from Brad Stuart, defenseman of the San Jose Sharks, Rick Nash is still not skating after nearly a week. This however is not the worst part. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault explained, according to the team’s Twitter account that...
WASHINGTON — Nothing has gone the way of the New York Rangers this season. Through the teams first five games nothing was going their way nor were they playing up to their full potential. With guys like Brad Richards, Ryan Callahan, Henrik Lundqvist, and Rick Nash on paper this should be a tough team. Wednesday […]
With power forward Rick Nash already sidelined with post-concussion syndrome and Carl Hagelin still recovering from postseason shoulder injury, the New York Rangers could scarcely afford to lose Ryan Callahan to a broken thumb.But they did. The feisty team captain suffered the injury blocking a shot during a 2-0 victory over the Capitals. He figures to miss the next three to four...
In response to Cam Talbot being recalled to the Rangers and Martin Biron deciding his future since demotion, the Hartford Wolfpack have promoted goalie Jeff Malcolm from the ECHL’s Greenville Road Warriors. Malcolm was part of the first round of cuts from Rangers camp in September, and then was cut from Hartford two weeks later.
The ECHL has not started their season yet, so there...
Jason Brough of NBCSports reports that New York Rangers captain, Ryan Callahan, will miss at least three to four weeks with a broken thumb.Callahan suffered the injury last game against the Washington Capitals. The Blueshirts are already without forward Rick Nash, who took an elbow to the head last Tuesday against the San Jose Sharks and Carl Hagelin who is rehabbing his shoulder...
Let’s face it. Before last night, we all could agree that the Rangers have had a pretty brutal road trip. Granted, the trip included tough games against some supercharged Western Conference teams, but it was still no excuse for scoring only nine goals and letting in an abominable 25 in just four games. Then, last […]