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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 CTâs season, they need to hold off one of Norfolk and Hershey (both with 75 points) to qualify for the playoffs.
Ryan Bourque, Benn Ferriero, and Brandon Segal scored for the Whale. Kyle Jean, Chris Kreider, Sean Collins, Mike Vernace, and Kelsey Tessier all notched assists in the victory.
Sam Noreau (Baie-Comeau, W 6-2, Lead series 2-0): 0 G, 0 A, 2 PIM, Even
AHL (W 3-2)
Dylan McIlrath: 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, +1
Kyle Jean: 0 G, 1 A, 0 PIM, +1
Ryan Bourque: 1 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, +1
Marek Hrivik: 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM, Even
Jesper Fast: DNP, minor injury
Chris Kreider: 0 G, 1 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 âone on the powerplayâ 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...
Last week I posted that Ryane Clowe could be looking for an eight-year extension this summer with the Rangers, however, Bruce Garrioch at the Ottawa Sun reports that the newest Ranger gave up on his sign-and-trade demand when he couldn't find anybody willing to give him that deal at the trade deadline.
Clowe, who Garrioch believes will re-sign with the Rangers this offseason...
Boy were the Rangers sloppy in this one. Michael Del Zotto had a very rough game, and had three separate miscues that led directly to Leafs goals. The Leafs arenât elite, but they are good enough that if you make miscues like that they will capitalize. Rick Nash and Derek Stepan were able to keep this game interesting with timely goals, but they represented 50% of the players that...
Michael St. Croix and the Edmonton Oil Kings continued their WHLÂ dominance, blankingÂ Medicine Hat 2-0 and taking a 2-0 series lead. St. Croix had a powerplay assist on the second goal, which sealed the deal for the Oil Kings.Â The only other prospects in action last night were those with the CT Whale, who lost 1-0 to Providence.
AHL (L 1-0)
Dylan McIlrath: 0 G, 0 A,Â 5 PIM, Â...
Photo Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS
These new Rangers are starting to look like the Rangers of old, and it is beginning to show in the standings. Currently, the Rangers have a record of 19-15-4, good for second place in the Atlantic Division and seventh place in the Eastern Conference. The Islanders (19-16-4) are tied with the Rangers in points, but the Rangers have a game in hand and...
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)...
âI knew I was going to get hit and I just tried to brace myself and reverse it. Iâm not sure what happened, but I hope heâs OK.â
So the question is...
First a little note abou the lack of posting last night.Â 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.
"It was a fun week last week, but now we have to repeat it" Henrik Lundqvist.
What Lundqvist said has to be the mantra of every player on the Rangers and likely is what many of us have been saying. A week that started in disarray ended pretty special with the Rangers going 3-0-1 while regaining the swagger and style that marked last year's squad. However, that was...
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.Â Â The Rangers were looking for their third win in four games, coming off Friday nightâs shootout loss in Pittsburgh.Â Â The story of this [...]
TONIGHTâS GAME The Rangers will begin a home-and-home set when they face-off against Original Six opponent, the Toronto Maple Leafs, tonight at Air Canada Centre (7:00 p.m. â TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in their third game in four days. The Blueshirts currently rank second in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank seventh in [...]
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.
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The Rangers are in Toronto tonight to begin a home-and-home withÂ the Maple Leafs at a very critical point of the season. These are the last two contests between the clubs (the Rangers won the first meeting), and the Rangers sit four points back of the Leafs for fifth in the conference. If the Rangers winÂ both contests, they will leapfrog the Leafs...
Mark Messier was one of three recipients of the Order of Hockey in Canada for his contributions to the game.
Messier, who won six Stanley Cups during a Hall of Fame career with Edmonton, the New York Rangers and Vancouver, was honored along with Paul Henderson and coach Dave King.
During a two-hour ceremony held on Parliament Hill, Messier broke down as he spoke of the national...
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...