Found May 17, 2013 on Ranger Nation:
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, [...]

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...

Brad Richards, The High Priced 4th-Liner

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...

Bruins to Create Traffic In Front of Lundqvist

It's obvious that if the Bruins want to beat the Rangers they're going to have to go through Henrik Lundqvist. And their GM Peter Chiarelli  thinks the best way to do that is by creating traffic in front (via Bruins Daily)... “We’re talking about traffic. We’re talking about net front and we’re talking about getting pucks deep. Really, it’s a simple recipe...

Game 1 Preview: New York Rangers vs Boston Bruins

TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Boston Bruins tonight at TD Garden (7:30 p.m. — TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: Bloomberg Radio), in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series. New York is coming off a 5-0 win on Monday at Verizon Center, in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the Washington Capitals. The [...]

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...

5 keys for success for the Rangers against the Bruins

Rick Nash will have his hands full with Zdeno Chara A slew of injuries to Boston blueliners have some convinced the Rangers will roll through their second round matchup, but we should know by now that nothing comes easy for New York. Still, the Blueshirts have a good shot at advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals if they follow these keys to victory. Mitigate Boston’s advantage...

John Tortorella's HS yearbook photo

Barry Petchesky over at Deadspin (Where, BTW, Bob's Blitz is the only site in Deadspin's RSS feed...) deconstructs NY Rangers coach John Tortorella's high school yearbook photo. Via Toucher and... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

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 ...

Three Keys To Rangers-Bruins Series

The New York Rangers open their Eastern Conference Semifinals matchup with the Boston Bruins tonight in Boston, and will be facing a much more different team than what they faced in the Washington Capitals in the quarterfinals. Here are my three keys for the Rangers to win not only tonight, but the entire series: The [...]

Henrik Lundqvist makes incredible save of Milan Lucic shot (Video)

Sometimes, it's good to have eyes in the back of your head as New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist found out as he robbed Boston's Milan Lucic of a goal in game one of their second round playoff series. Keep an eye on the puck as Henrik makes the initial save and then covers it before another attempt can be made at it by the swarming Bruins players: (Courtesy of SB Nation)

Rangers @ Bruins (Game 1)

The New York Rangers visit the Boston Bruins at TD Garden for Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals match-up starting at 7:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Game Notes TV: NBCSN; Radio: Bloomberg Radio (AM 1130), XM 92 Live Stream (Don't click on ads in stream, may download virus):

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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