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One of my favorite hockey quotes ever came from former Sabres goalie Martin Biron, who was asked what he was thinking when tough guy Andrew Peters stepped in for him to fight Ray Emery during the legendary Sabres -- Senators brawl of 2007.
Biron’s answer: “I kind of got stood up on the dance floor.”
Sabres general manager Darcy Regier could’ve used the same line Monday after his boss equal valiantly and even embarrassingly took one for the team at the season-ending press conference.
As Regier braced for the smoldering fire to which his feet were about to be placed, Sabres President Ted Black stepped in and threw buckets of ice water on the hot coals. Continue reading "The Diversionary Brilliance Of Ted Black"
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Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record reports that despite still not practicing Brian Boyle (right leg) and Ryane Clowe (undisclosed) will travel with the team to Washington.
...while this obviously doesn't mean they're playing in Game 1, they're not, I am encouraged that the Rangers are allowing Clowe to fly as anyone with a severe concussion is usually prohibited from...
Before the Rangers take on the Capitals in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals tonight, here are my three keys to the game that the Rangers need to do to come out with a win in Game 1. 1. It is vital that the Rangers keep their cool and survive the first period. A [...]
Over at Blueshirts United, Jim Cerny reports that Marc Staal's conditioning and on-ice play look stronger by the day, and he got a great workout Monday defending against the Rangers top power play unit in the second part of practice.
Here's Staal on his status...
"I haven't written myself off," Staal said of possibly playing at some point against in...
Rangers playoff hockey is finally here. After four off days, the Rangers and the Caps will drop the puck tonight in Game One of their series, the third time in four years that these two teams will meet in the playoffs. We’ve spent all week previewing this series, so be sure to catch up on each post, as it covers everything you need to know for this series:
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
A year ago, we knew exactly who and what those guys were when the playoffs began. They were Black-and-Blueshirts and they were Bluebloods who for the most part had been nurtured within the organization and had coalesced to earn top seed in the East.
Now, though, as the first round of this year’s tournament opens here tonight against...
Since we're all just sitting around counting the minutes until the Rangers faceoff against the Capitals in Game 1 at 7:30 p.m., why not be productive by voting for Ryan Callahan in the EA Sports NHL14 Cover Vote.
Here's a mock-up of what the cover might look like courtesy of Alex Castiglia...
To vote for Callahan, click here.
Or to double your vote...
The abbreviated 2012-2013 National Hockey League regular season has ended and the Stanley Cup playoffs are upon us. We here at NYRNation.net are glad you are along for the playoff ride. Check back here daily for constant updates on the New York Rangers as they try to get that awful taste of “1994” out of [...]
Jeff Klein at the New York Times says that after a fairly calm season from John Tortorella with the press, last year's playoff temperment seems to be rearing its ugly head...
"But while he has been much better this year, he has relapsed on occasion in the last couple of weeks as the Rangers struggled to salvage a disappointing season by clinching a playoff spot. Thursday...
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Washington Capitals tonight at Verizon Center (7:30 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup. On Saturday, the Blueshirts defeated the New Jersey Devils, 4-0, in their regular season finale. New York posted a record of 10-3-1 in [...]
It just had to be the Rangers, didn’t it? As if both teams had not had enough of each other over the past five playoffs. It honestly does not feel like there are any story lines left to see play out. We’ve seen rookie goalies stand on their heads (Varlamov and Holtby). We’ve seen a team completely collapse in practically no time (Joel Ward double minor). We’ve even...
#6 New York Rangers at #3 Washington Capitals (27-18-3)
Location: Verizon Center
Time: 7:30 PM
TV: Local: Comcast SportsNet, National: NBC Sports Network, Canada: TSN
Radio: 1500AM & 820AM
February 17 in New York: 1-2 Loss
March 10 in Washington 1-4 Loss
March 24 in New York 3-2 Shootout Win
Familiar Faces of Former Capitals: D Roman...
by Richie Katz, TiqIQ To begin the shortened NHL season, The Washington Capitals won only two of their first 11 games. The playoffs seemed to be out of the question. That is until someone turned the switch on Alex Ovechkin. In the month of April alone, he scored 14 goals in 13 games. Eventually outdueling [...]
Photo courtesy of Bill Kostroun/Associated Press
By Kristin Tullo (@K_Tullo)
The puck will drop on Thursday night between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals for the 20th time in the last five postseasons, the last time taking place just a year ago in the 2011-2012 Conference Semifinals in which the Blueshirts eliminated the Capitals in game seven to advance to the Eastern...
After the morning skate on Monday, coach Joel Quenneville announced that both center Dave Bolland and back-up netminder Ray Emery have been ruled out for Game One against Minnesota. Henrik Karlsson practiced opposite Corey Crawford on Monday.The post Bolland, Emery Out For Game One appeared first on Committed Indians.