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The Hockey Guys:
Michael Del Zotto
New York Rangers
By Christopher Decker (@HockeyGuy_Chris)
As if squandering the chance on the last game of the season at their first Presidents’ Trophy since the 1993-94 season weren’t enough, the New York Rangers head in to the first round against a resurgent Ottawa Senators team who took three out of four games against New York in the regular season.
This will not be an easy series.
The Rangers went in to game 82 with not only the opportunity to gain home-ice advantage throughout the entire playoffs, but also with a chance to scout out the team that was predicted to be their first round playoff opponent, the Washington Capitals. The aforementioned potential possibilities became irrelevant when the Rangers packed it in early, giving up three goals in the first period and two goals within the first two minutes of the game.
As a result, the Rangers ended the season on a two game losing streak, and a mediocre 6-4-0 record in their last ten games. Furthermore, it solidified a first round ...
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The 2011-2012 regular season was a pure joy for the New York Rangers and their fans. The team was put in the spotlight from day one when they began the season in Europe, and then came HBO’s 24/7 followed by the Winter Classic, all while the Blueshirts were racking up the wins and ascending to the top of the Eastern Conference. As I discussed on this blog earlier in the week, the...
Dave Lozo at NHL.com says, after missing the playoffs last year because of a broken leg, having a healthy Ryan Callahan will be huge for the Rangers..."This is what you play 82 games for, is this time of year," Callahan said. "Last year was hard for me, missing the playoffs not being able to be part of it. I'm excited for it this year."Here's John Tortorella...
The New York Rangers signed their 2009 first round draft pick Chris Kreider to a three year entry level contract on Tuesday. He is fresh off helping his Boston College team win the NCAA championship. He is joining the New York Rangers for their playoff run. Is he NHL ready? More than likely we will find out. If Kreider plays one game in the playoff run, it will count as...
With his goal last night, Brian Boyle now has six goals in his last ten games. He had six in his previous 73 this season.Absolutely love this picture from last night...For video of Boyle's goal from last night, click the "Read More" tab below.
Boyle scores to make it 3-0 for the Rangers...
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Chris Kreider discusses his first NHL practice and signing with the Rangers...
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John Tortorella met with reporters and discussed the team's signing of Chris Kreider before answering...
Dave Lozo at NHL.com talked to a few Rangers about Ottawa's effort last night...Brad Richards..."They played really well last night," Richards said. "There was a momentum swing in the game we were able to grab, but they could've grabbed it too. We have to realize we're going to have to be a lot better."They had the puck a lot in the second period....
From Ken Baker at NHL.com:
Lundqvist, who is 30 and entering the Stanley Cup Playoffs after his most statistically remarkable regular season (1.97 goals-against average .930 save percentage), says, “I’d like to play another ten years, maybe more. But, with injuries, you never know. That’s why you just have to enjoy the moment.”
The latest moment for the Swede to soak in...
The day has finally come. The 2012 Staley Cup Playoffs have arrived for the number one seeded New York Rangers, and it is now time for them to prove to the rest of the League that they are contenders and not just pretenders. Teams simply aren’t defined by their performance during the regular season in the National Hockey League. It’s about what you do in the postseason that instills...
We apologize for the delay in getting this posted. Apparently all of us thought someone else was writing this. I know great organization skills right? Anyway, since we are bit late publishing we are only going to breakdown the goals scored, which I think is what most of you are looking for anyway.
Rangers open scoring 1-0
The Rangers opened the scoring on a rebound goal by Ryan Callahan...
The following is a piece on the New York Rangers’ playoff hopes I contributed over at Liam Maguire’s Ultimate Hockey web site.
I was probably being too optimistic but nevertheless, I believe it is a good take on the Rangers this season:
To win the Stanley Cup, hockey teams must win a lot of games, pull together and play the right way, sacrifice their bodies and be willing...
A couple of months ago I announced The Rangers Tribune's partnership with The Hockey Network, and promised some good things to come from the two of us. Well, with the Stanley Cup Playoffs in full force, we have a free New York Rangers playoff t-shirt from Madison Square Garden and we want to give it away to a lucky reader here on the blog.
I wanted to come up with a creative...
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Ottawa Senators tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.; TV: MSG Network; Radio: 1050 ESPN Radio), in Game One of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup. On Saturday, the Blueshirts were defeated by the Washington Capitals, 4-1, in their regular season finale. New York finished with a 7-4-0 [...]
Henrik Lundqvist leads top-seeded Rangers into action vs. Sens
The New York Rangers host the Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden for Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals match-up starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Game Notes TV: MSG; Radio: ESPN Radio 1050AM, XM 92Live Stream (Don't...
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1.) Paul MacLean let off a pretty bold statement after last night's 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers, stating that he thought his team played a pretty solid game of hockey save a few mental lapses.
"The last four, maybe five minutes of the second period ... and early in the third period, if you could take away those six minutes...