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Michael Del Zotto
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The Anaheim Ducks were in town tonight as the Rangers were looking to get redemption after being embarrassed in their first matchup last month. The Rangers played a much better game this time around, but they couldn’t solve the Ducks defense en route to a 2-1 loss. New York had two key defensive zone gaffes that led to a pair of first period goals for Anaheim, and after that they shut it down and didn’t allow the Rangers to generate any offense at all.
In a bit of an ironic twist, the Rangers were victimized initially by the Ducks 2-1-2 forecheck, causing turnovers galore as the Rangers adjusted to playing an actual NHL caliber team. Then they were victimized by the low zone collapse as they struggled to get shots through the Ducks once they had the lead. Those systems should sound very familiar.
Anyway, on to the goals:
Ducks 1, Rangers 0
So, I guess Perry is invisible?
The Rangers got some bad luck when they cleared the zone, as the puck hit the changing Ducks with too many men on the ice. No penalty was called, and the puck was sent right back into the zone. Derick Brassard made a relatively terrible pass from the corner to the opposite point, through the middle. With that pass and the subsequent turnover, the Rangers coverage was completely blown. Brassard and Brian Boyle go to Ryan Getzlaf while Dan Girardi and Ryan McDonagh are on the same side heading towards Dustin Penner. No one picked up Corey Perry, who had so much time that he could take three whacks at it.
Ducks 2, Rangers 0
Brad Richards kick started this with an awful backhanded pass to Carl Hagelin that was easily picked off by Francois Beauchemin. As the Rangers transitioned to defense, Michael Del Zotto took a very wide turn (photo above), and never swivel-headed to see Kyle Palmieri behind him. For some reason, all four Rangers went to Beauchemin and Nick Bonino. No one picked up Palmieri (photo below). He had all day to grip it and rip it.
Four Rangers, two Ducks, one off screen.
Rangers 1, Ducks 2
Four Ducks, no one turns around.
After an offensive zone face off win, the Rangers got the puck deep behind the net, where John Moore made a good pinch to keep the puck deep. It eventually winds up near the goal mouth with four Ducks, backs turned, watching the puck and swatting at it while Frederik Andersson was trying to cover the puck. It looked like one of the Ducks actually swatted the puck out of the crease, where Del Zotto was waiting for it after moving in from the point.
Courtesy of ExtraSkater.
From the Fenwick chart, we can see that the Rangers didn’t really play a poor game and weren’t dominated. They actually generated more offensive chances than the Ducks. The problem was that the Ducks capitalized on the Rangers turnovers, while the Rangers couldn’t capitalize on the Ducks turnovers.
One loss after three wins in a row isn’t something to panic about, especially when the team wasn’t outplayed by any stretch. Losses happen.
The Rangers have the Penguins next. It’s too early for must-wins, but a win against the Pens shows that this is a club that can beat the good teams as well as the bad.
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It’s no secret, the biggest problem the Rangers have had the last several seasons is the lack of a respectable power play. Not since the 2009-10 season have the Blueshirts finished in the top half of the league in PP conversions, and not since the 1998-99 season have the Rangers had a top 5 power play. Although it’s still a bit early to call our current power play elite, or...
A few quick hits this morning...
First off, and I honestly am just reporting this because of the source being very reliable, the Canucks have major interest in Rangers D-man Michael Del Zotto and could be willing to part with a major offensive player to make it happen. Knowing Vigneault as I know you all do....the name shouldn't be too hard to figure out...
via Katie Strang of ESPNNewYork,
Rangers coach Alain Vigneault made it clear after his team's 5-1 win over the Hurricanes on Saturday night that he did not like Ryan Murphy's second-period hit on Derek Dorsett.
The rookie defenseman appeared to undercut Dorsett, upending him in a play that infuriated Dorsett's teammates and resulted in a clipping penalty.
The Anaheim Ducks and New York Rangers game got a bit chippy towards the end of the second period thanks to Ryan McDonagh checking Corey Perry into the Rangers’ bench area not once, but twice in a row. Not surprisingly the Rangers’ bench didn’t roll out the red welcome carpet for the Ducks’ Perry. Definitely not something you see every day.
[Some Hockey Videos, NESN]
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This Thanksgiving, the Blue shirts and the Beantown Bears go head to head in a long time rivalry game. In director Bobby Farrelly’s latest, hockey heroes Cam Neely and Mike Richter drop in to add fuel to an already heated family Thanksgiving visit. This Boston and New York family rivalry serves up a turkey day to remember.
from the NHLPA,
TORONTO (November 5, 2013) – Jason Arnott, a veteran of 18 National Hockey League (NHL) seasons, a Stanley Cup champion, and a 12-time 20-goal scorer – including three seasons when he scored over 30 goals – officially announced his retirement from the NHL today.
Arnott played for six teams – Edmonton, New Jersey, Dallas, Nashville, Washington and...
This might be our new favorite video of the young NHL season. Ryan McDonagh hitting Corey Perry into the New York bench was humorous enough as is, but the play reached epic proportions when it happened twice on the same shift. It's fairly rare a player is hit over the boards and into the bench, but the odds of it happening twice in a little under 15 seconds is insanity.
Frederik Andersen made 32 saves to stay perfect in four NHL games, and Corey Perry and Kyle Palmieri scored first-period goals to lead the road-weary Anaheim Ducks to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Monday night.
The Ducks finished a season-high, eight-game road trip 5-2-1 -- including 5-0-1 in the final six games. Perry and Palmieri staked Anaheim to a 2-0 lead just...
New York is treating the Rangers quite a bit better than the road.
The Rangers will go for a fourth straight win Monday night when they host the Anaheim Ducks.
Since returning from a season-opening nine-game road trip, New York (6-7-0) has won three of four. It has strung together two home wins after beating the New York Islanders on Long Island.
The Rangers are in position to...
Longtime NHLer Jason Arnott has called it quits. Arnott had a long career in the NHL after being drafted back in 1993 by the Edmonton Oilers in the first round. He first suited up for the Oilers during the 1993-1994 season where he tallied 68 points in his rookie campaign. Fast forward to 2013 where Arnott has played for a [...]
John Shannon, Nick Kypreos and Chris Johnston discuss a potential trade of Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov to the New York Rangers, concussion concerns for Rangers forward Rick Nash and much more.
The more includes the health of Rinne, Gaborik contract and other topics. Worth your time to watch.
The Anaheim Ducks wanted to end a season-long eight-game road trip on a winning note. And that they did, as the Ducks grinded out a 2-1 victory at Madison Square Garden on Monday night.
New York native Kyle Palmieri scored the winning goal and rookie netminder Frederik Andersen made 32 saves for the Ducks. Corey Perry also scored for Anaheim, which went 5-2-1 on the road trip.
Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry is a highly talented player but gets on a lot of players nerves as a pest. It seems that New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh was quite frustrated with Perry and ended up dumping Perry into the Rangers bench twice in about ten seconds. McDonagh knew exactly what he was doing and whom he was doing it to, especially when he held Perry down...