Found May 21, 2012 on
Pro Sports Daily:
Michael Del Zotto
New Jersey Devils
New York Rangers
NEWARK, N.J. - Trailing two games to one, the New Jersey Devils needed to play with a sense of urgency in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference final series with the New York Rangers Monday night. It didn't take long to see that the Devils were ready to dominate their arch enemies in every facet of the game. Zach Parise ended his recent scoring drought with two third-period goals, one a power play goal and the other an empty netter, and Bryce Salvador and Travis Zajac each scored a first-period goal, leading the Devils to a totally dominant 4-1 victory, evening their best-of-seven series with the Rangers at 2-2. Game 5 is set for Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden and Game 6 will be played Friday night in Newark. Legendary goalkeeper Martin Brodeur stopped 26 shots to earn the victory. He kept the Rangers off the scoreboard until Ruslan Fedotenko fired a low shot that eluded Brodeur with five minutes left. The Devils came out flying from the outset with inspired pl...
BEST OF MAXIM
Through two rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the New York Rangers appeared to be fine without two key forwards in Brandon Dubinsky (ankle) and Mats Zuccarello (wrist). In fact, when injury struck during the regular season, the Rangers never were a team to lose a step because of it; they continued to trudge on and play through it, finding alternative ways to win hockey games. It...
Whether you agree with the suspension or not, Brandon Prust will not be playing in tonight’s Game 4 against the Devils. With the opportunity to build a two game lead, the Rangers will be without one of their warriors and top penalty killers. It’s a blow, but not a blow that can’t be overcome. Unlike with Carl Hagelin, the Rangers have a few options readily available to replace...
Maybe it was the hubris an athlete must possess in order to be successful at the highest level of his sport.
Maybe it the unshakable belief an athlete has in a team that finished the regular season with an Eastern Conference-best 51 wins and 109 points.
Or maybe it was simply a case of an athlete spitting into the wind.
"It's pretty evident that we're clicking on...
Here’s an interesting statistic for you: The Rangers are unbeaten in Games 1, 3, and 7 this postseason. They are a perfect 8-0 in those games. Another interesting stat: The Rangers haven’t won in Games 2 or 4 this postseason. They are a combined 0-6 in those games. Scary, right? In fact, the Rangers have never built a two game lead during these playoffs.
The Blueshirts have a...
Both Brandon Dubinsky and Mats Zuccarello taking part in #NYR practice; Stu Bickel wearing red defensemen jersey— New York Rangers (@thenyrangers) May 22, 2012
...i wouldn't be surprised if both Dubinsky and Zuccarello find their way back in the line-up tomorrow night. Team needs a spark offensively big time. And while Dubinsky gave them nothing in the scoring department...
New York Rangers winger Brandon Prust has been suspended for one game by the NHL for his elbow to New Jersey Dgvils defenseman Anton Volchenkov on Saturday, the league announced Sunday. As a result, Prust will sit out Monday's Game 4 against the Devils, with the Rangers leading the series 2-1. Prust received no penalty on the play, which occurred during the Rangers' 3...
Tempers flared— both on the ice and between the benches— after Mike Rupp of the New York Rangers shoved New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur after getting called for a penalty during the third period of last night's matchup at the Prudential Center.
After Rupp was told to leave the ice, players from both teams got into a scrum in front of the Devils' net and the head...
Practice for the New York Rangers went from optional to mandatory. Their attitude shifted from agitated to optimistic.
For the third straight series, the Eastern Conference's top-seeded team is all even through four games, and each time New York has headed into Game 5 off the disappointment of a loss that would have given the Rangers a commanding 3-1 edge.
The negative view...
New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist was nothing short of amazing during the Stanley Cup Playoffs and this was no different this past Saturday against the New Jersey Devils. Check out this save by the all world goalie Lundqvist as he stopped a Ilya Kovalchuk breakaway attempt with the game score still tied at 0-0.
Lundqvist Puts Stopper...
from Larry Brooks of the NY Post, Maybe this is what John Tortorella meant by gamesmanship, maybe the Rangers’ coach defines that as racing to the front of his team’s bench for an exchange of angry words with Devils coach Pete DeBoer, a man whose presence he clearly cannot abide.
Maybe this latest incident, coming at 6:18 of last night’s third period after Mike Rupp punched...
NEW YORK (May 22, 2012) – The National Hockey League announced today the schedule for the 2012 Stanley Cup Final.
Based on their superior regular-season point totals, either the New York Rangers or the New Jersey Devils will host Games One and Two of the best-of-seven Final, as well as Games Five and Seven. Games Three and Four will be hosted by the Western Conference champion...
What exactly are the yips? The yips are defined as a state of nervous tension affecting an athlete (as a golfer) in the performance of a crucial action. Athletes across sports are victims to the yips, especially those who play in New York-- the bright lights, roaring crowd, and worst of all, never-ending expectations of greatness are enough to get to most athletes, regardless of...