Found March 05, 2013 on Blue Seat Blogs:
- Marc Staal has 2 goals and 9 assists in 20 games this season.  Staal had 2 goals and 3 assists in 46 games last year after he returned to the lineup from a concussion. - Michael St. Croix ranks 9th in the WHL with 83 points (33 goals, 50 assists) in 66 games.  Last year, St. Croix finished 8th in the league with 45 goals and 60 assists in 72 games. - 6 of Carl Hagelin’s 7 goals this season have come while playing with Rick Nash. - In case you were wondering, Nash’s 12 shots on Thursday were 7 shy of the NHL record held by Ray Bourque in a game against Ron Tugnutt and the Quebec Nordiques in 1991.  Bourque scored on his 14th shot of that game.  The last Ranger to have 12 shots in a game was Brendan Shanahan against the Islanders in 2008. - Nash leads the Rangers in points (16), shots on goal (72) and plus/minus (+8). - Nash has 9 points (3 goals, 6 assists) in his last 6 games. - The Blueshirts are 10-5-1 with Nash in the lineup this season and 0-3-1 without him. - Brian Boyle has just 1 shot in his last 5 games after finishing 5th on the team last year with 165. - Sunday’s game was the first time the Rangers scored multiple power play goals in a game this season. - Ryan Callahan is 7th in the NHL with 82 hits.  Boyle is tied for 10th with 69. - Dan Girardi is 8th in the NHL with 56 blocked shots. - Henrik Lundqvist is 8-5-1 with a 1.98 GAA and a .927 SV% over his last 14 games. - The Rangers are 4-1-1 during games in which Arron Asham and Darroll Powe play together. - The Rangers have 22 points in 20 games this season, which puts them on pace for 52 points.  We projected it would take 53 points to make the playoffs this year.  New York’s current pace would put the team on track for 90 points in a full 82-game season.  The Blueshirts racked up 109 points last year. - The Blueshirts had 27 points after 20 games last year. Status of the Atlantic Division rivals Penguins:  30 points.  Next 5: @Phi, @Tor, vsNYI, vsBos, @Tor Devils:  25 points.  Next 5: vsTB, vsBuf, @Car, vsWpg, vsPhi Flyers: 23 points.  Next 5: @NYR, vsPit, @Bos, vsBuf, @NJ Islanders: 20 points.  Next 5: vsMon, vsNYR, vsWash, @Pit, @TB Recent ex-Ranger watch Brandon Prust - 21gp, 3g, 3a, +10.  Leads NHL with 81 penalty minutes. John Mitchell – 18gp, 6g, 4a, +7 Brandon Dubinsky - 15gp, 1g, 7a, 39PIM.  Remains out with an injured knee. Artem Anisimov - 17gp, 6g, 2a, -6. Scored an OT winner for the Blue Jackets on Sunday. Tim Erixon - 14gp, 0g, 3a. Assisted on Anisimov’s game-winner. Ruslan Fedotenko – 23gp, 1g, 5a Wade Redden – 12gp, 2g, 0a Mike Rupp – 20gp, 1g, 1a, 27PIM. Got in his first fight with the Wild last week and pounded Paul Bissonnette. Team rankings entering last night’s games - New York is ranked 23rd in goals per game, 9th in goals against, 26th on the power play and 7th on the penalty kill. - The Rangers are 8th in the NHL with a faceoff win percentage of 51.6%. - New York has only scored 13 second period goals this season, second-fewest in the league. - 7 teams are averaging more shots per game than New York’s 30.2. Tweet

Rangers defenseman Marc Staal takes slapshot to the face (Video)

New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal took a slapshot in the face off a deflection during the third period of Tuesday night's game against the Philadelphia Flyers. It happened after a faceoff in the Rangers' end as Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen took the slapshot near the blue line, which deflected off Flyers forward Jakuub Voracek into Staal's right eye. Play...

Marc Staal takes puck to the eye

I’m not sure what the Rangers’ Marc Staal ever did to the Flyers’  Kimmo Timonen, but I’m guessing Staal didn’t deserve this.  And yes, I know it was a total fluke play. Timmonen wound up with a slap shot from just inside the blue line and the puck caromed off something in front of Staal before jumping up and getting him in the face. Staal was done in pain for nearly...

Rick Nash, Rangers Hold On To Defeat Sabres In Shootout

The New York Rangers, coming off a 4-1 home win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday hosted the streaking Buffalo Sabres, winners of three straight including a 4-3 shootout win at home yesterday afternoon against the New Jersey Devils.  Both teams had little changed to their lineup, just the Buffalo Sabres who were without their [...]

Goal breakdown: Flyers at Rangers

The Rangers took two points from the rival Flyers tonight, 4-2 at The Garden. With the exception of an incredibly scary puck to the eye suffered by Marc Staal, and some offensive zone penalties, it was a pretty awesome game to watch. Rick Nash flat out dominated and Ryan Callahan continued his high-scoring ways. Oh, and Henrik Lundqvist is back. Let’s get to the goals… First...

Nash Is Feeling More Comfortable

Yesterday, Rick Nash was a guest on the Michael Kay Radio Show (ESPN Radio)... Upload MP3 and download MP3 using free MP3 hosting from Tindeck. ...interesting to hear him say that the Islanders are his favorite rival so far. With the Islanders recent struggles, most Rangers fans have gotten away from them as the most hated foe. But with the Fishsticks in the mix this year...

Nash Goes from Hero to Almost Goat Back to Hero

Rick Nash was having another Rick Nash type game as he electrified the MSG crowd everytime he had the puck on his stick. And for the second game since returning from injury he scored a goal. His first power play goal as a Rangers to give them a 2-1 lead... Then in overtime it was almost all for not as Nash almost handed the Sabres the victory by doing this... But...

Nash Highlight Reel Goals Rubbing Off on Rangers

I've seen more highlight reel goals from the Rangers in the first 21 games this season than I saw all of last year. And the sole reason? Mr. Rick Nash. It's almost like he's giving out lessons at practice. From Haglin's side step goal vs. Tampa to Callahan's Nashtastic move last night against the Flyers, the Rangers Super Star goal scorer is having a positive...

Nash Needs to Lead Rangers’ Offense

On Thursday night in their 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning, the New York Rangers fired 42 shots on goal and created offense by not being afraid to go to the net, by not being afraid to put pucks on net and lastly, by following the lead of one of their own players. That player was power forward Rick Nash. Besides getting on the scoresheet with two points on one goal and one...

Keep it Rolling

That is what the New York Rangers hope to do tonight on Long Island when they take on the New York Islanders. The Blueshirts have won three straight games and have done so with timely goal scoring, solid defense and great goaltending from Henrik Lundqvist. Tonight against the Islanders, the Rangers will need those same three things to pick-up their fourth straight win. The team...

Musings: The take the Island edition

Michael Del Zotto is needed now, more than ever. The Rangers shoot for a season best fourth victory in a row tonight against the Islanders. Naturally, the Islanders love playing spoiler to their big brother neighbours so it should be a dandy. On to the musings. Where do you stand on the visor front? I’m all for mandatory visors and always have been. Hockey is a fast and dangerous...

Rangers 4, Flyers 2

Rick Nash snapped a third-period tie and then added an insurance goal as the New York Rangers held on to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 on Tuesday night for their third win in a row. Nash fired a shot that sneaked under the right arm of goalie Ilya Bryzgalov 2:50 into the third to give New York its second lead of the game. He doubled the advantage to 4-2 with 8:18 left, fighting...

Rangers come through with shootout win

Rick Nash had a goal and assist and also scored in the shootout to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres Sunday night. Ryan Callahan also scored for New York in the shootout. Derek Stepan added a goal, and Henrik Lundqvist made 28 saves. New York has won two in a row. Drew Stafford and Nathan Gerbe scored for Buffalo. Ryan Miller stopped 26 of 28 shots...

Ryan Miller gets undressed by Rick Nash and Ryan Callahan in shootout

Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller had a rough outing on Sunday against the New York Rangers in the shootout.  Miller is a very good goalie, but he and the Sabres have been struggling this year.  During the shootout, Rick Nash and Ryan Callahan pretty much undressed him and the Sabres were handed their 14th loss (12 regulation, 2 OT) of the year.  Might be time for Miller to work...
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