Found May 16, 2013 on NY Rangers Blog:
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 and I think you could probably canvas all of these press conferences and with the questions to GM’s, you would probably hear a lot of the same film. He’s a big goalie. He’s been really good against us. You’ve got to move him around. You’ve got to get traffic and get pucks on him.” ...going to be on the Rangers defensemen to drive guys like Lucic and Horton away from the front of the net to open up the lanes for Lundqvist to see Chara bombs from the point.'s also going to be imperative that the forwards get out to the points to make sure they're blocking those big point shots as well. Wonder if the...

Bruins face Lundqvist and shot-blocking Rangers

Putting the puck past Henrik Lundqvist is a huge challenge for the Boston Bruins. Of course, they have to get it to him first and that's a tough task against the shot-blocking New York Rangers. ''They're definitely going to be laying down to block those shots,'' Boston forward Patrice Bergeron said after practice for Thursday night's series opener. ...

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...

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...

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 [...]

(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...

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, [...]

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 [...]

Whale Officially Changed Back to the Pack

Many have known for the past few weeks that Global Spectrum, the new company managing the Rangers’ AHL team, the Connecticut Whale was planning to change the team name back to the Hartford Wolfpack. Tuesday in a joint press conference with Madison Square Garden and Global, it was made official that the team would in [...]

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...

Managing, and Excusing, the Ever Repeating Loop of Mediocrity

“I hope the Caps win a Stanley Cup before I’m dead.” — Kevin Fletcher, age 7, Alexandria, Virginia, earlier this week, relayed by his father on Facebook. The definition of precocious there. Good luck with that, Kevin. This Henrik Lundqvist offered to the Washington Post deep into Monday night: “The great thing is we managed to win the series without playing our absolute...
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