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While the New York Rangers may have gotten screwed out of picking up at least a point against the New Jersey Devils in their 1-0 loss on Tuesday night, it still does not change the fact that this team is currently having trouble scoring goals.
Yes, the team put four in on Sunday afternoon against the Philadelphia Flyers but before that and right now, the offense has been kept quiet. As of right now, Rangers’ forwards Marian Gaborik and Ryan Callahan seem like the only two players that are consistently generating scoring chances.
However, guys like Derek Stepan, Brad Richards, Brian Boyle and others are struggling to score goals. Prior to these last few weeks, the Rangers had scoring depth and right now, it appears to be missing.
When this happens, it puts a ton of pressure on the team’s goaltenders Henrik Lundqvist and Martin Biron. It is like the goaltenders have to be as close to perfect as possible in order to win a hockey game.
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The Rangers report that Ruslan Fedotenko did not practice today after not feeling right while riding an exercise bike this morning and won't make the trip to Philadelphia....i know it hasn't been confirmed as a concussion, but when youre not feeling right the next day, it's a concossion. NHL has to figure something out. Concussions are happening on a daily basis and it...
from Larry Brooks of the NY Post, The Rangers may skate under the radar through most of the calendar, but they have the pedigree that grants them the ability to own this city the way they did when they won it all in 1994 and even when they went to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1979.
The way they have a chance to own this city this spring.
Look, this is not a powerhouse team. This is...
… Richards had a really solid game last night and came close to scoring before netting that game winning goal. It was a great goal but what about that assists from Artem Anisimov. Great set-up!
John Tortorella discusses Tuesday's loss against the Devils the team's progress on their power plays after practice at the MSG training center...
...Torts has been brutal with the press lately. Given them absolutely nothing.
For players post practice thoughts including Brad Richards on his recent struggles, click the "Read More" tab below.
New York Rangers coach John Tortorella wants hockey to adopt an NFL-style review system for the last minute of a game, he said in a pregame news conference Thursday.
TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.; TV: MSG Network; Radio: 1050 ESPN Radio), to conclude their three-game homestand. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank second in the league overall, with a record of 33-13-5 (71 pts). The Rangers [...]
Say what you will about shootouts, but they're pretty important. That's why it's helpful to have a good goalie who you can count on to stop the other team and squeeze out that extra point for a W. It appears the Rangers and Predators are getting the most help from their goalies, according to a recent poll by Sports Illutrated. Henrik Lundqvist and Pekka Rinne were voted...
You can criticize John Tortorella all you want, but the guy cares about this team tremendously......not sure there's another coach in the league that gets as fired up after an overtime win than Torts.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at email@example.com.
By Brian Ring
Hartford, CT, February 7, 2012 - The Connecticut Whale defeated the Syracuse Crunch, 3-1, Tuesday night at the XL Center in Hartford. Mats Zuccarello, Blake Parlett and Scott Tanski all scored for Connecticut, with defenseman Jeff Woywitka adding two assists. Goaltender Chad Johnson made 23 saves in winning his third straight start in the month of February.
The New York Rangers (33-13-5) host the Tampa Bay Lightning (23-24-5) at Madison Square Garden starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Game Notes TV: MSG; Radio: ESPN Radio 1050AM, XM 213Live Stream (Don't click on ads in stream, may download virus):http://www.firstrowsports.eu/watch...
The main victim of the Rangers’ power play, their own All-Star goaltender, lodged a more-than-justified complaint.
“One goal, and it’s the difference. We did a lot of good things on the power play and had chances, but in the end, it is the difference,” Henrik Lundqvist said after the...
By Bruce Berlet
Casey Wellman played several sports growing up in Brentwood, Calif., hardly a hotbed for hockey.
But Wellman got hooked on the game played on ice after his father, Brad, met several New Jersey Devils players who asked him to skate with them in Boston.
“Dad didn’t know how to skate, so he was pretty upset about that,” Wellman said with a smile.
Brad Richards scored 3:37 into overtime to give the New York Rangers a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.
The New York Rangers will try to rebound from a controversial loss when they welcome the Tampa Bay Lightning for tonight's battle at Madison Square Garden.