Found May 18, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, So when Tortorella begins an answer to a question about Richards’ status as the club’s fourth-line center with the words, “Sometimes it’s not about Brad,” as he did yesterday on the first of two days between Game 1 of the conference semis and Game 2 against the Bruins here tomorrow, it’s kind of a whoa moment. As much of a whoa moment as the whole of the 3-2 overtime series-opening defeat in which Richards got the least amount of even-strength ice time of any Ranger (9:59), including 26 seconds in the second period when he sat on the bench for a stretch of eight minutes. Richards, who turned 33 a couple of weeks ago, isn’t some bit guy. He was supposed to be the missing link when he signed that nine-year, $60 million contract over the summer of 2011 under which he has already been paid $24 million — and would be owed another $24 million if the Rangers use their final amnesty buyout on him this summer. more

No Staal; Moore Loses Teeth; Off Ice Adjustments Needed; Redden Game Time Decision

Same lines same d-pairs for Rangers. No Marc Staal on ice. Matt Gilroy is the seventh d-man on ice. — Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) May 18, 2013 ...and Staal not practicing with the team is exactly why I didn't get excited about him skating yesterday. I've all but stopped expecting him back in the playoffs. news on Clowe isn't very encouraging either...

Staal Skates; Bruins Getting Healthy

During today's very optional practice for the Rangers, Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that Marc Staal was one of the few Rangers players skating. ...i refuse to get overly-excited about this. Just because he's skating doesn't mean he feels comfortable in game action. Especially against a physical team like the Bruins. ...while I feel the Rangers have been...

Rangers Drawing Attention to Themselves With Mighty Struggles on Power Play Against Bruins (Video)

If the last two years were any indication, you would think the Bruins are the ones struggling on the power play in the playoffs. Instead, it’s the Rangers who are feeling the heat on the man advantage. Maybe it’s that the Bruins have a very good penalty-kill unit. Maybe it’s that Rick Nash hasn’t gotten going yet. Maybe it’s just that sometimes, power-play struggles in...

Scoring Issues Continue For Rangers

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Henrik Lundqvist, the face of the Rangers and the face behind the mask, did not even attempt to mask the bitter pain of yet another overtime defeat. This one cut to the core of the goaltender, who blamed himself, and who might have blamed anyone in sight, for the 3-2 loss to the Bruins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semfinals...

(Video) Taylor Pyatt boards Johnny Boychuck

New York Rangers forward Taylor Pyatt was giving a two minute minor for boarding for this hit on Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuck. This hit ramped the game up for both teams. It's interesting to see how some classify the hit. Pyatt hip checks Boychuk's head into the boards at 2:22 of the scoreless second period. Boychuk down on ice for a while. — Andrew Gross...

ECF Game 2 Preview, plus a note about Hank’s OT record

  Today the Rangers look to avoid going back to MSG down 2-0. In game 1 the Blueshirts stayed with the Bruins until OT where they were out-shot 16-5, half of which was on that one power play. Although it wasn’t a great game by any means, I thought the Bruins looked very beatable. Sure they have depth and an ability to roll four lines, but at no point did I feel like any of their...

Bruins Take Opener From Rangers In Overtime

The New York Rangers entered TD Bank Garden Thursday night to open the Eastern Conference Semifinals three days after eliminating the Washington Capitals in what was, arguably, one of their most complete performances of the season. While the Rangers entered the series in the wake of an excellent game 7 showing, the Boston Bruins, conversely, [...]

Gregory Campbell and Derek Dorsett square off in rare Playoff tilt

With a game two victory in hand, the Boston Bruins were content to just let the clock run out but the New York Rangers wanted to send a message.  Rangers forward Derek Dorsett was a pest all game, and finally found a dance partner in Gregory Campbell.  Campbell is a tough customer but not nearly the same quality fighter that Dorsett is.  I give Campbell credit for dropping the...

Friday (5/17/13) Headlines

Bergen Record - Rangers fall in Game 1 to Bruins, 3-2, in OT Bergen Record - Rangers notes: Claude Julien talks about John Tortorella New York Post - Rangers get ‘spanked’ in Game 1 OT loss New York Post - Lundqvist’s playoff OT struggles continue New York Post - Tortorella keeps focus away from Rangers New York Post - Tortorella shakes up pairings ...

Tortorella- “We Need To Go Win A Game”

John Tortorella post-game today after losing to the Boston Bruins 5-2 and going down in the series 0-2.     Tortorella felt the goal early in the 3rd period by Brad Marchand is one they cannot afford to give up.  The goal put the Bruins up 4-2 and can be viewed below... Continue reading "Tortorella- “We Need To Go Win A Game”"

Game 2 Preview: New York Rangers vs Boston Bruins

TODAY’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Boston Bruins today at TD Garden (3:00 p.m. — TV: NBC; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series. The Blueshirts trail in the series, 1-0, following a 3-2 overtime loss in Game 1 on Thursday at TD Garden. The Rangers enter the contest with a 212-230-8 [...]

Torey Krug is on his way to an amazing summer

Unheralded Boston Bruin's defensman Torey Krug made an amazing between-the-legs play to top Rick Nash and the Rangers just 47 days before his wedding.

Rangers @ Bruins (Game 2)

The New York Rangers visit the Boston Bruins at TD Garden for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals match-up starting at 7:30 p.m. The Bruins lead the series 1-0. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Game Notes TV: NBC; Radio: ESPN Radio (970 FM) Live Stream (Don't click on ads in stream, may download virus):

Bruins 5, Rangers 2

The best thing we can say about the ugly game we just witnessed is that it's over. Going back to New York down 2-0 in the series is not shocking or even completely unacceptable. What is shocking and unacceptable is how the Rangers, a few select players notwithstanding, completely failed to show up in an absolutely crucial game. The Bruins are a very good team, but the Rangers...

Capitals and Rangers continue to argue despite the fact their series is over

It's rare that a playoff series gets more intense after the series has been completed and one team has advanced to the next round. Such has been the case between the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals, two teams which battled in the first round and continue to argue despite New York moving on and Washington hitting the golf course. New York emerged victorious after...
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