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V for Victory. V for Vigneault.
The Rangers were relentless here on Monday night taking the body pursuing the puck and playing with passion that was missing in Thursday’s opening 4-1 defeat to Phoenix to thus record a 3-1 triumph over the Kings for the first victory of the Alain Vigneault Era.
“It’s big for everybody in the organization and it’s good for Alain” said Brad Richards who scored twice and played a spirited game. “We believe in what we’re doing every day but it never hurts to get two points on the board.
“It was night and day from a week ago as far as our compete-level and battle-level. We played with a lot more desperation. [Phoenix] was not a trademark of how we played the last couple of years.”
Probably not at all a coincidence but the indefatigable Ryan Callahan made his season debut after missing Thursday’s opener and he immediately put his inimitable stamp on the game — and on his team — by throwing two hits within 19 seconds on his first shift of the match.
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Dylan McIlrath notched his first professional goal, scoring the eventual game winner in Hartford’s 4-3 win over the Albany Devils. McIlrath scored 4:36 into the third period, and the goal held up as the winner. J.T. Miller (2 goals, 1 assist), Chris Kreider (1 goal), and Danny Kristo (2 assists) also had strong games.
Up north, Anthony Duclair and MacKenzie Skapski were in action...
Carl Hagelin’s speed is unmatched
It’s far too early in the season to make any fair assessment of the 2013-2014 Rangers, but already several things have become apparent – chief among them that the Blueshirts have impressive depth this season.
The return of the team’s heart and soul, Ryan Callahan, on Monday night provided a huge boost against the L.A. Kings and further...
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Yesterday we looked into why the organization decided to keep Jesper Fast over J.T. Miller, focusing on zone starts and puck possession in the first game of the year. Naturally the conversation shifted to why Taylor Pyatt and Brian Boyle were kept, since these are the two whipping boys among the forwards this year. So, let’s address...
New York Rangers forward Rick Nash did not return to the ice Tuesday night after taking an elbow to the head early in the first period from San Jose Sharks defenseman Bard Stuart, who was assessed a minor penalty in the game. Stuart will have a hearing Wednesday with the NHL Department of Player Safety for the incident. According to NHL.com, the
5 Bold Predictions for the New York Rangers in 2013/’14
The New York Rangers certainly didn’t inspire much optimism in their season opener, losing tamely to the Phoenix Coyotes 4-1. With that in mind, here are five bold (read: optimistic) predictions for the team in the 2013/’14 campaign.
1. Rick Nash will secure his first 100-point season
Rick Nash is poised for...
John Tortorella has long been known to have a contentious relationship with the media. His on-the-bench interviews with NBC's Pierre McGuire would be enough to make the creators of the original, British version of The Office squirm. However, his new team after being fired by the New York Rangers -- the Vancouver Canucks -- will not be on NBC or NBCSN this season, so ol' Torts...
Arron Asham had no illusions entering training camp.
“I came in knowing that it would be do or die” said the 35-year-old winger who will join the Rangers’ lineup for Monday’s game against the Kings after having been a healthy scratch for the opener in Phoenix. “I wanted to show that I could contribute to this team this year but I also want to prove that I can play in the...
This one got ugly fast (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
If you didn’t stay up to watch this one, don’t worry because you didn’t miss much. The Rangers were absolutely dismantled by a stronger, bigger, and faster San Jose Sharks club last night. The Rangers actually had a halfway decent first period, but some bad luck put them down a goal heading into the intermission...
The New York Rangers recorded their first win in captain Ryan Callahan's season debut, though it was Brad Richards making the biggest impact.
They'll both likely need to contribute on Tuesday night to capture a victory against the San Jose Sharks, whose offense looks impressive.
New York (1-1-0) continued its nine-game season-opening trip during Madison Square Garden'...
The Kings and Rangers haven't met since New York was the opponent two seasons ago in Los Angeles' home opener.
The Kings' home opener in 2013-14 will be Monday night against the Rangers, who expect right wing Ryan Callahan to make his season debut.
The next five games for Los Angeles (1-1-0) are against Eastern Conference teams, and coach Darryl Sutter said that he...
Henrik Lundqvist knows how Jonathan Quick felt after giving up an embarrassing, inexcusable goal.
Lundqvist and the New York Rangers didn't let empathy get in the way of their excitement about their first victory of the season.
Brad Richards scored two goals, Ryan McDonagh got credit for a short-handed goal on a comical mistake by Quick, and the Rangers beat the Los Angeles...
The New York Rangers dropped their third game of the season, getting routed in a 9-2 loss against the San Jose Sharks in the second game of a back-to-back on Tuesday night. Brad Richards and Derek Dorsett scored the only two goals of the game, and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 22 of 26 shots before being […]
TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will conclude a back-to-back set when they face-off against the San Jose Sharks tonight, Oct. 8, at SAP Center at San Jose (10:30 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), as they continue a stretch of four games in six days. The Blueshirts enter the contest having defeated the Kings, 3-1, last night […]
Darryl Sutter offered a harsh indictment of Jake Muzzin’s play to start the season following the team’s practice on Tuesday.
“He’s struggling a lot” Sutter said. Though Muzzin scored the Kings lone goal as part of his 17:12 of ice time during the team’s 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Monday he was also found to be at fault for the second period takeaway by Rick...