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Blue Seat Blogs:
Oscar Lindberg and Skelleftea AIK continued their dominance over the SEL, defeating Linkopings HC 3-1 and winning the series 4-1. Lindberg was held scoreless in this game, but notched overtime winners in games three and four to set the stage for the series clincher yesterday. Skelleftea will face Lulea HF, the third seeded club heading into the playoffs.
Other prospects in action last night include Michael St. Croix, Sam Noreau, and the Connecticut Whale with Jesper Fast notching his first professional goal. Check after the jump for scoring lines from yesterday.
Oscar Lindberg (Skelleftea, W 3-1, Win series 4-1): 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, +2
Michael St. Croix (Edmonton, W 4-1, Lead series 1-0): 0 G, 1 A, 0 PIM, +1
Sam Noreau (Baie-Comeau, W 5-3, Lead series 1-0): 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, +2
AHL (W 4-3)
Dylan McIlrath: 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, +1
Stu Bickel: 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, Even
Ryan Bourque: 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, Even
Marek Hrivik: 1 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, +1
Jesper Fast: 1 G, 0 A, 2 PIM, -1
Chris Kreider: 0 G, 2 A, 0 PIM, +1
Christian Thomas: 0 G, 1 A, 0 PIM, +1
BEST OF MAXIM
The second period was the period where the Rangers finally broke through on Dan Ellis, scoring two goals in 30 seconds –one on the powerplay– and adding another powerplay goal 10 minutes later. Those three goals were more than enough for the Rangers, as Henrik Lundqvist was spectacular, especially in the closing minute of the second period. Hank eventually got beat in the third...
Per John Giannone, Marc Staal is traveling with the club to Pittsburgh and then to Carolina and Toronto. There is still no time-table for his return, so don’t expect him to be returning to the lineup during this trip, but it is a step in the right direction. It was reported two days ago that Staal was working out off the ice, and it appears that he has ramped up those workouts...
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Wednesday was a big day in Rangerland. As we all know by now, the Blueshirts acquired Ryane Clowe for three draft picks and traded oft-maligned sniper Marian Gaborik to the Blue Jackets for Derick Brassard, Derek Dorsett, and John Moore (with misc. non-prospects and a late draft pick thrown in). Yesterday, Chris did a fantastic job adding some perspective...
The Connecticut Whale inched closer to a playoff berth in the AHL, beating Bridgeport 3-2 and improving their record to 35-27-5-3, good for 78 points, second in the Northeast Division, and seventh in the Eastern Conference. With six games remaining in CT’s season, they need to hold off one of Norfolk and Hershey (both with 75 points) to qualify for the playoffs.
Ryan Bourque, Benn...
John Tortorella (New York Rangers)
There are several good reasons why I only like reading Andrew Gross who writes the blog "Ranger Rants" for my coverage of the New York Rangers. The most important one is with Andrew you can always count on a level headed objective report win or lose as Andrew breaks the game/Rangers down intelligently.
That said basically the only...
In the third period last night Michael Del Zotto dropped James Neal with an elbow that forced the Penguins forward to leave the game with a likely concussion...
Here's Del Zotto on the hit (via NY Post)...
“I knew I was going to get hit and I just tried to brace myself and reverse it. I’m not sure what happened, but I hope he’s OK.”
So the question is...
First a little note abou the lack of posting last night. I was the victim of a surprise birthday party and was told, no work all play.
So instead of doing what I was supposed to do last night, I sit here at 5:00am to catch-up.
There was no penalty on the play and no update on Neal post-game.
With the NHL season in its final stretch, the New York Rangers were in dire need of two points, facing a Carolina Hurricanes team that had just one win in its previous eleven games. The Rangers were looking for their third win in four games, coming off Friday night’s shootout loss in Pittsburgh. The story of this [...]
Henrik Lundqvist made a season-high 48 saves, and the New York Rangers gave the Carolina Hurricanes their club-record-tying seventh straight home loss, 4-1 on Saturday night.
Derek Stepan and Ryan Callahan scored 31 seconds apart, and Rick Nash added a goal and an assist during the Rangers' three-goal second period. Brian Boyle added an empty-netter just before the buzzer.
The Pens and Rangers have played a carbon copy of this game late in the season for what seems like forever now. The game is tight-checking, hard-hitting, and there is bad blood all over the place.
Friday night fit the bill After two mild periods, the third period turned into a little bit of everything. While Henrik and MAF dueled, Douglas Murray killed Brian Boyle...
Can the new guys (and Boyle) do it again?
For the fourth and final time this season, the Rangers and Penguins will square off in what could be a first-round playoff preview. The Penguins took the first two games in decisive fashion, but the Rangers demolished the Penguins just the other day. The new guys all made a contribution, and the Penguins are still with their injury woes....
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The Rangers dropped a tough one to the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight, 2-1 in a shootout. The play of Marc-Andre Fleury was the only reason this game wasn’t a repeat of Wednesday night. A truly sensational performance. While the loss stings, securing 3 out of a possible 4 points in a home and home with the Pens is more than we could have hoped at the...
Last night's game was a good chance for the Hurricanes to get a win. They were going up against a Rangers team who just played an overtime game the previous night, had to travel and were starting the same goalie in a back-to-back situation on top of that. This seemed like a good chance for the Canes to right the sinking ship that is their season, but as you probably know, nothing...
The New York Rangers are trying to create some breathing room in the cluttered Eastern Conference playoff race.
A meeting with the spiraling Carolina Hurricanes might be just what they need.
While goaltender Henrik Lundqvist claims his hamstring injury isn't an issue, the Rangers look to continue compiling points by beating the Hurricanes for the seventh straight time Saturday...