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The New York Rangers own a relatively comfortable lead atop the Eastern Conference, so they can afford to settle for one point now and then.
The Boston Bruins need all the points they can get with their division lead slipping.
With injured Rangers captain Ryan Callahan possibly out for a third straight game, New York goes for its fifth straight victory in this Original Six matchup Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
Each of these teams has 19 regular season games remaining. The Rangers (41-15-7) lead the Atlantic Division by eight points over Pittsburgh, and are 10 in front of Boston (38-22-3) for the top seed in the conference.
New York has won its last three games at MSG, but its three-game overall surge ended Friday with a 4-3 overtime loss at Tampa Bay. Brandon Dubinsky pulled the Rangers even with 3:27 left in regulation, but Henrik Lundqvist was beaten by the Lightning's Ryan Malone 1:58 into the extra session.
New York, which scored the game's first two goals, lost ...
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With defenseman Michael Del Zotto out of the lineup on Friday against the Tampa Bay Lightning, it was expected that the first pairing of Dan Girardi and Ryan McDonagh, as they so often do, would have to take on a heavier workload in DZ's absence. However, much to the surprise of many, that duty was passed straight over Girardi and McDonagh and splatted on the plate of Marc Staal...
Neither Ryan Callahan nor Michael Del Zotto takes part in #NYR optional morning skate, though nothing unusual about that...— New York Rangers (@thenyrangers) March 2, 2012
...Rangers going to need another team effort if these two are out of the line-up tonight, especially against the Bolts who are tough on home ice (19-9-2). Always helps to have Lundqvist back there, just in...
Eklund over at Hockey Buzz wonders if Ryan Callahan has become the predominant captain in the NHL..."Callahan is a phenomenal leader by example, who cares about one thing and one thing only: the success of the New York Rangers. The team's over-achievement so far this season is certainly owed in large part to its outstanding goaltending and defense, but I think you should...
Derek Stepan and Marian Gaborik both scored tiebreaking goals in the third period, and the New York Rangers held on to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Sunday.
Gaborik gave the Rangers a 3-2 lead 3:14 into the third with his 32nd goal, but David Krejci tied it for Boston at 11:42. The Bruins barely had time to celebrate before Stepan ripped a drive from the left circle that sailed...
The Rangers report that Ryan Callahan will not play against the Boston Bruins today, while Michael Del Zotto and Ruslan Fedotenko will be game time decisions....assuming if Fedotenko can't go, Bickel will be moved up to forward and Eminger will be inserted on defense. If nothing else the Rangers will have plenty of toughness in the line-up.Jim Cerny notes that Callahan's...
Larry Brooks at the New York Post has this quote from Brandon Prust on today's game vs. the Bruins..."These are fun games when Boston comes to town. It's always fun, and with two of the top teams in the league going at it, there's a lot of pride riding on it. I expect it to be a war out there."...so pumped for today's game!!!!!Christoper Botta at the New...
During the Boston College/Vermont game Saturday night, Glen Sather called into the CBS Sports broadcast to discuss Chris Kreider...
...did Sather say "if Kreider turns out to be as good as Brian Boyle I'll be overwhelmed with joy"? I'm sorry Glen, if Kreider ends up as a 3rd line player you are going to be the only member of the Rangers organization...
The New York Rangers (41-15-7) lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning (30-28-6) by the score of 4-3 in overtime, tonight. For a boxscore and recap go to Yahoo! Sports....no one likes to lose, but when you're badly out played the way the Rangers were tonight they should be more than happy to salvage a point....i know the Rangers were missing two key offensive contributors...
TODAY’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Boston Bruins today at Madison Square Garden (12:30 p.m.; TV: NBC; Radio: Bloomberg Radio), in an Original Six matinee match-up. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank second in the league overall, with a record of 41-15-7 (89 pts). The Rangers enter the [...]
Rangers WrapHockey This Week Madison Square Garden teemed with intensity in Sunday’s matinee as the New York Rangers defeated the defending Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins 4-3 for the third time this season. Despite being outshot 33-17, New York never lost its lead in the game. Derek Stepan snapped the game-winner on a pass from Michael Del Zotto 39 seconds after Boston’s...
Going into the afternoon tilt, one probably thought it was going to be a defensive battle for 60 minutes.
Instead, 7 goals were scored with the New York Rangers coming out on top over the Boston Bruins by a score of 4-3. It was not easy but the Rangers did what they had to do to win.
For starters, the team was able to get two big ones in the first period on goals by Ruslan Fedotenko...
Tune into Sun Sports at 7 p.m. to watch the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the New York Rangers. NHL Lightning territory.
The New York Rangers have been one of the best road teams in the NHL under coach John Tortorella, a key reason they comfortably lead the Eastern Conference.
They may need to withstand another absence from their captain in an effort to continue pulling away.