Found May 23, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
Game_4_feb3
At the end of the day, it does not matter how many goals you allow as long as you are the team that has more when the final buzzer sounds. In tonight’s Game 5 between the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden, it was Devils’ forward Ryan Carter’s goal with less than five minutes to go in the hockey game that lifted the Devils to a 5-3 victory. The Devils’ defense may not have been great but in the end, it was their offense that got the crucial goal to give their team a 3-2 series lead. For the Rangers, it was the things that happened both early and late in the game that hurt them the most. In the first period, the Devils scored three goals on six shots (Stephen Gionta, Patrik Elias, Travis Zajac) to go up 3-0 less than 10 minutes into the hockey game. Then, in the third period, Carter scored the Devils to put them up 4-3 after the Blueshirts had gotten themselves back into the game and that was followed by a Zach Parise empty net goal with 1:32 to go in t...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Rangers Desperately Await Dubinsky/Zuccarello Return

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...

Richards Almost the Goat

I know it doesn't matter because the Rangers lost anyway, but if Brad Richards would have scored the own goal on the Henrik Lundqvist all his clutchness this postseason would have been forgotten in one historically embarrassing flub......not sure I've ever seen that. If Lundqvist doesn't make the save, Richards sees that highlight in every NHL playoff highlight package...

Morning Skate Notes: Dubinsky Likely in for Mitchell; Prust Returns; McIlrath Sent Home (Update: Eminger Out)

Update, 11:59 a.m.:Also looks like Eminger out, Bickel staying in— Pat Leonard (@NYDNRangers) May 23, 2012 Original Post:Dave Lozo at NHL.com reports that while there were no lineup announcements this morning, Brandon Dubinsky left the ice early, while John Mitchell stayed out on the ice with the healthy scratches....love that Dubinsky will be back in there tonight. Should bring...

Rangers/Devils Game 5 Scoring Breakdown

Sometimes you win when you’re outplayed, other times you lose when you play your best. We’ve seen it all in this series. The first few minutes of the game the Devils leaped to an early lead on weird defensive breakdowns and weak goaltending from the Rangers. But after Torts’ timeout, the Rangers stormed back and outplayed the Devils for most of the contest. We out hit them...

Rangers cover all angles of confidence

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...

President Carter: 5 goal outing pushes King Henrik to the Edge of his Throne

 The Devils are one win away from a date with the Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup Finals. After coming out quick and early, scoring 3 goals within the first 10 minutes of the game, New York "rallied" back, scoring & knotting up the game after 3 un answered goals. Two of the goals, questionable, as well as MANY calls in general, throughout, for BOTH teams. A blatent...

ECF Game 6 Preview: New York Rangers vs New Jersey Devils

TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the New Jersey Devils tonight at Prudential Center (8:00 p.m.; TV: NBCSN; Radio: ESPN 98.7FM), in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final. The Blueshirts trail in the series, 3-2, following a 5-3 loss in Game 5 on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers enter tonight’s contest [...]

Practice Notes: Dubi, Zucc Practice; Bickel Back on Defense

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...

Devils Making Henrik Lundqvist Look Human As New Jersey Pushes Rangers to Brink of Elimination

The Rangers didn't exactly play their best hockey throughout the first two rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs, but that fact was covered up largely thanks to Henrik Lundqvist. The Vezina trophy favorite was also the front-runner for the Conn Smythe trophy, but the Devils have gotten to the all-world goaltender, and because of that, the Devils are just one game from reaching the...

Rangers Are Calm Before Must Win Game

from Katie Strang of ESPN New York, The closest thing to a guarantee from the Rangers heading into a do-or-die Game 6 against the Devils on Friday? Coach John Tortorella’s prediction about his star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist’s impending performance: “He’ll play his best game tomorrow night,” Tortorella proclaimed. A later line of questioning prompted Tortorella to...

Morning Skate: May 25

Tonight’s slate:Rangers @ Devils, 8:00 ET, Game 6#1 New York Rangers @ #6 New Jersey DevilsGame 6… 8:00 ET… TV: NBC Sports Network, CBCSeries: 3-2 DevilsPlayers to watch:NYR-   Brad RichardsRichards was a beast against Washington but has been neutralized by the Devils here in Round 3.  He just has three points, all assists, in five games thus far.  The Rangers need Richards...

Rangers Need A Messier-Like Performance

from Mike Vaccaro of the NY Post, So now they cross the river, same as they did 18 years ago. Today is the anniversary of Mark Messier’s guarantee, tomorrow of his hat trick that delivered it into history. We are more likely to see John Tortorella take an open-mike shift at the Laugh Lounge tonight than any Ranger try to channel Messier, and that’s fine. The guarantee has always...

Brandon Prust gets penalty for dive against Devils (Video)

New York Rangers right winger Brandon Prust took a dive after being checked after the whistle by New Jersey Devils defenseman Peter Harrold during the second period of Wednesday night's NHL Eastern Conference final playoff game. As the whistle was blown for a play stoppage, Prust was trying to ram Harrold's head into the goalpost of the Devils net. Harrold fell down...

Devils-Rangers Preview

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...

2012 Stanley Cup Final Schedule

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...
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.