Found May 19, 2013 on NY Rangers Blog:
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 are right there with them. But for whatever reason they weren't today. The Bruins were superior in virtually every facet today. Their forechecking was better. Their defensemen were better than ours in all three zones. Their forwards were making more noise in the slot than ours were. Hell, though Lundqvist is far from the cause of this losing effort, there's a pretty good case to be made that Rask was the better goaltender tonight. The good news is, as we learned against Washington, if you take care of business at home then you only need one win on the road. But being down 2-0 against the Capita...

Lineup changes: Girardi and McDonagh back together

Per Andrew Gross, Dan Girardi and Ryan McDonagh are back together as a pairing on defense. After an abysmal Game Two with Michael Del Zotto, Girardi will be reunited with McDonagh to form that top shutdown pair the Rangers split up after the Washington series. Del Zotto will be with Anton Stralman, and the John Moore-Steve Eminger pair remains the same. The change is likely two-fold...

Lundqvist’s shoulder to be looked at, likely won’t miss a beat

On the postgame show last night, it was mentioned that Henrik Lundqvist would have his shoulder looked at today to ensure everything is ok. Hank took a Danielle Paille shot off his shoulder late in yesterday’s 5-2 loss, and remained down on the ice for a short period of time. Hank stayed in the game, and trainer Jim Ramsay never left the bench. Marty Biron didn’t even put on...

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...

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...

Three Keys to a Game 2 Victory for the Rangers

It is Sunday and Game 2 is upon the Ranger Nation.  Momentum seemed to be on the New York Rangers side after Ryan McDonagh tied the game at 1 with about one second left in the first.  That was followed by a goal 14 seconds into the third by Derek Stepan giving the Rangers a [...]

Rangers looking for 2nd straight 0-2 comeback

Don't judge the New York Rangers by the scores of their two losses to the Boston Bruins. According to coach John Tortorella, the Rangers played much better in the Game 2 blowout than in their overtime defeat in the series opener. The bottom line is this: for the second consecutive series, New York has dug an 0-2 hole on the road and will need to rebound quickly at Madison Square...

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 [...]

Two Eastern Conference Playoff Games On The NHL Schedule Today

John Tortorella plans to make some adjustments to the Rangers... When asked if any significant adjustments were necessary following the Rangers' 3-2 overtime loss in Game 1, he conceded that some changes were needed. But he made an important distinction that piqued curiosity about what those might be. "To me, it’s not so much on the ice," Tortorella said...

(Video) Torey Krug scores his second goal in two games for the Bruins

Make that two goals in two games for Boston Bruins rookie defenseman, Torey Krug. The Livonia, Michigan product has played in a grand total of five NHL games and has two NHL goals, both in this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs. 05:28 BOS T. KRUG (2) SNAP - ASST: N. HORTON (5) AND D. KREJCI (10) With an assist on Krug's goal, Krejci put himself back in first in playoff...

Dennis Seidenberg, Wade Redden Could be Ready to Play in Game 3, Would Leave Bruins With Tough Lineup Decisions (Video)

The Bruins are up 2-0 in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the New York Rangers, and they may be up two more players the next time the B’s take the ice in Game 3. Veteran defeseman Dennis Seidenberg practiced with his team for the first time since injuring himself a week ago during the Bruins’ Game 7 win over the Maple Leafs. Defenseman Wade Redden also practiced with...

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.

PHOTO: Jaromir Jagr Two Hours After Game 2 Still On Ice

The Bruins dominated the New York Rangers yesterday in a 5-2 beatdown. Two hours after the game ended, most players would be home resting or eating dinner with their families.  Not Jaromir Jagr.  Jagr was still on the Garden ice as of 8pm, skating with just his stick and a puck.  He hasn't been playing that great and the guy is about as snake bitten as anyone not...

Boychuk, Marchand and Lucic goals... Bruins 5 Rangers 2

English: 37 Patrice Bergeron (C, BOS) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Boston Bruins took the New York Rangers to the woodshed today. It appears that the Bruins might have slept walked through the first round. One my friends – a great hockey mind – told me that the Boston Bruins were lucky to win their first round series against the Maple Leafs, a fact that I agree with. I...

Boston Bruins take control of series, beat New York Rangers 5-2

 The Boston Bruins put forth a complete, dominating effort as they thrashed the New York Rangers 5-2. While at times it seemed as though the Bruins were going to let this one slip through their finger tips, they stood tall and now lead the series 2-0.  The Bruins and Rangers traded goals in the first period. Torey Krug scored his second goal in as many games to give the Bruins...

Bruins open 2-0 series lead behind 5-2 win over the Rangers

Despite getting outshot handedly and giving up the lead two separate times, the Bruins got stronger as the game went on and won 5-2 to take a 2-0 series lead to New York.  Tuukka Rask had 35 saves, some sparkling and clutch ones, and all three of the rookie defensemen had points in the victory.  Henrik Lundqvist let in five goals for the first time in two years and Rick Nash recorded...
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