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Following Saturday’s shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs, I opened my postgame by saying it’s not how you win games at this point in the year, but rather if you win games at all. That line can be recycled for tonight’s 3-2 defeat of the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center, as we surely didn’t see the Rangers’ best effort in this game, but they found a way to win and pick up another two points in the standings. No, they won’t get away with this style of play against tougher teams come playoff time, but it’s gotten the job done in their past two outings.
The Rangers opened this contest with a solid offensive effort in the first period. Their forecheck was going and they did an excellent job of working the play to the net and getting shots on goaltender Josh Harding. One of those shots, by Brandon Dubinsky at 11:23 of the period, eluded Harding and sat in the crease for a crashing Brian Boyle. Boyle tucked it in for his eighth of the season and to give the Blueshirts a 1...
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In his first two seasons in New York Brian Boyle seemed to run out of steam towards the end of the season, at least offensively. This year he’s getting better as the Rangers approach the regular season finish line; as 3 goals in 4 games and an increased physical presence would suggest.
Boyle is looking more physically engaged, is a reliable faceoff performer and all of a sudden...
It will be a big time homecoming for the New York Rangers when they take on the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center tonight. For forward Marian Gaborik, he spent the first eight years of his NHL career playing in Minnesota. And for sophomores Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan, Minnesota was their actual "home" where their dreams of becoming hockey players first developed...
The Rangers report that that all healthy players took part in this morning's practice and that Steve Eminger remains off the ice....does anyone know what happened to Eminger? I don't think it's ever been reported.Meanwhile, Katie Strang of ESPN NY says that Brandon Dubinsky skated on a line with Brian Boyle and Brandon Dubinsky....surprised to see the hot Dubinsky practicing...
WENN.com reports that Brad Richards former girlfriend Olivia Munn is now dating new Robocop star Joel Kinnaman.Munn broke up with Richards back in January, which seemed to coincide with a prolonged slump for the Rangers center....just when things were going great for Richards, she had to go and do this. Seriously, is Munn a Penguins fan? Let's hope the Rangers organization keeps...
The gents at Capgeek have the scoop that the Rangers have signed prospect Andrew Yogan to an entry level deal. The deal is a standard two-way, three-year ELC worth with a $655,000 NHL cap hit. The deal itself includes $80,000 per year of signing bonuses, and a base salaries of $630,000, $655,000, and $680,000 over the life of the deal. If Yogan remains in the AHL, he will make $55...
The Rangers and Penguins are seemingly locked in what will be an epic battle for first place in the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference. The Rangers currently lead the Penguins by a single point, both with seven games remaining in the season. While many are panicking about how the Penguins could catch up so quickly (more on that in a second), the Rangers have two distinct advantages...
It may have taken six months, but the Brad Richards/Marian Gaborik combination has finally become what we all hoped this past offseason.Richards looks like the playmaking center the Rangers thought they were getting when they signed him to a nine-year deal, while Gaborik has rediscovered the magic from two years ago.So why is it clicking now? I guess sometimes it just takes time...
The New York Rangers had just about everything go right.
Their primary Eastern Conference competitor actually lost a game, and their opponent on the ice gave them an easy path to the go-ahead goal. The Rangers, naturally, were more concerned about their own performance.
Ruslan Fedotenko scored with 6:23 left to lead the Rangers past the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Tuesday to create some...
Marian Gaborik gives his thoughts on Tuesday night's game at Minnesota, where he spent nine years as the face of the Wild franchise...Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan, who grew up in Minnesota, discuss returning to their hometown tomorrow to take on the Wild...Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at email@example.com.
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By Christopher Decker (@HockeyGuy_Chris)
Those are words most New York Rangers fans would have never even fathomed to be true, even as recent as last year. But the Rangers find themselves right there in the thick of a crazy rat race to take home the trophy that will assure them home ice advantage throughout the entire playoffs if, of course...
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Just when you think you've seen everything involving the New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects then something comes along that just leaves you going "Huh?" Wednesday was one of those nights where things were wacky as well as wild but one thing for sure, it sure was entertaining.
Guess we have to start with no pun intended an epic meltdown by the Kootenay...
The New York Rangers have spent much of the season leading the Eastern Conference, but their grip on the top seed has become tenuous.
Three more games against opponents outside playoff position may provide a vital chance to cushion their advantage.
The Rangers look to maintain their first-place status when they face the Minnesota Wild for the only time this season Tuesday night...
The New York Rangers announced today that the start time for their regular season finale on Saturday, April 7 against the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden has been set for 6:30 p.m. The Saturday evening matchup will be nationally televised on NBC Sports Network.