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The New York Rangers (25-18-4) defeated the Carolina Hurricanes (19-24-4) by the score of 4-3 in overtime, tonight. For a box score, go to Yahoo! Sports.
...welcome to the playoffs Rangers fans!!!!!!! As has been the case all season, the Blueshirts didn't make it easy on their fans tonight, but who cares. They're in the playoffs and anything can happen.
...Ryan "Mother Eff'n" Callahan!!!!!!!! That is why he's the best captain in the NHL.
...no one more relieved in the building to see Callahan bury that one than Matt Gilroy.
...for one of the few times this season, we saw the resiliency that defined last year's squad.
...it's bad enough Sanguinetti was a first round bust for the Rangers. Now he knocks out Clowe?
...as my friend Fleisch texted me, when did Zuccarello become Sean Avery?
...if Stepan isn't a first line center, I don't know who is.
...someone ask Richards for tomorrow's lotto numbers, because...
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It’s always interesting looking at the penalty statistics each season, and this year is no different. PIMs are a bit misleading, as there’s no real difference between someone who takes undisciplined stick penalties and some heat of the moment roughing/fighting penalties. Ok, fights are easily tracked, but the minor penalties aren’t in the PIMs...
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With the Rangers finally clinching a playoff spot last night with their win over Carolina, the final game of the season against the Devils has lost some significance. Don’t get me wrong, I’m tremendously grateful that the boys from Newark don’t get to play spoiler against us a week after we eliminated them from postseason contention. However...
Lots of injury news as Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record says that while Ryane Clowe did not practice today, John Tortorella expects him to be an important player for the Rangers in the playoffs.
...with the Newbury recall, it's highly unlikely he'll be in the Rangers line-up against the Devils tomorrow, however, Torts' comments has me optimistic about his return...
Yesterday, John Tortorella was a guest on the Michael Kay Radio Show (ESPN Radio) and discussed how this year, despite the Rick Nash trade, was a sideway step for the team and just because the Rangers made it to the Eastern Conference Finals didn't mean the Finals were a guarantee...
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There is still no word on Ryane Clowe's condition after he was forced to leave last night's game with either a leg injury or an elbow to the head by Bobby Sanguinetti. Larry Brooks at the New York Post speculates that it's a right leg injury.
In an early indication of how bad it might be, the Rangers recalled Kris Newbury after the game.
...no idea what the injury...
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Rangers captain Ryan Callahan scored 2:55 into overtime, and New York rallied to clinch a third straight Eastern Conference playoff berth by beating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Thursday night.
Brad Richards tied it for the Rangers with 2:57 remaining in regulation after New York blew an early 2-0 lead and fell behind already-eliminated Carolina.
Derek Stepan and...
The New York Rangers are headed back to the Eastern Conference playoffs because all the important bounces down the stretch went their way.
One ricocheted off the boards and into the net. Another glanced off a post on its way in.
Captain Ryan Callahan scored 2:55 into overtime, and New York rallied to clinch a third straight playoff berth by beating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on...
The New York Rangers entered Thursday night’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes needing a win or a regulation loss by the Winnipeg Jets at home against the Montreal Canadiens to punch their ticket to the postseason. At practice Thursday morning leading goal scorer Rick Nash said, “We’re not scoreboard watching. It’s in our hands, so we want [...]
The Carolina Hurricanes put all their Staals in their starting lineup.
The Hurricanes had brothers Eric, Jordan and Jared Staal on the line that started the game Thursday night against the New York Rangers.
Jared Staal was called up from Charlotte of the AHL on Wednesday and coach Kirk Muller said he probably would skate on Jordan's line.
But Muller pulled a game-time surprise...
The Carolina Hurricanes have a build a nice foundation on the blue line. Justin Faulk could become a perennial all-star. Ryan Murphy could be ready to break in next season.Jamie McBain could add some offense for a while to come. Tim Gleason and Jay Harrison are under contract as well. So is injury-plagued Joni Pitkanen.But general manager Jim Rutherford told the Raleigh News and...
When the season is hanging in the balance, you look to your leaders to step-up and carry the team to the finish line. And that's exactly what the Rangers captain Ryan Callahan did last night.
One look at the above stat line from last night tells you all you need to know about Callahan's influence and impact on the Rangers.
Here's video Cally's overtime winner...
The Carolina Hurricanes say Alexander Semin is out with a concussion.
Coach Kirk Muller said Thursday that Semin will miss their final two games of the season, including the home finale against the New York Rangers.
Semin ends his season with 13 goals and 31 assists while establishing himself as a valuable component of the Hurricanes' top line. He was Carolina's marquee...
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Carolina (19-24-4, 10-10-3 Road) at Pens (35-12, 17-6 Home), Consol, 7:38 pm ET
Welcome back Jordan. Thanks for the six great seasons, especially the back-to-back Stanley Cup appearances. We couldnât have done it without out you.
And oh yeah, thank you for turning down the Penguinsâ 10-year, $60-million offer last summer. Thank you for...
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...
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Match-up - New Jersey Devils (19-18-10) @ New York Rangers (25-18-4)
Road/Home records - 6-9-8 -------------- 15-6-2
TV - NBC
Puck drop - 3:00 PM ET
Season series - Rangers lead 2-1
Last 10: Devils 4-5-1 / Rangers 7-3-0
Projected starting goalies - Johan Hedberg (NJ) vs. Henrik Lundqvist (NYR)
Battle of the stats