Found May 23, 2012 on
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New York Rangers
New Jersey Devils
Ryan McDonagh (R) and Adam Henrique (L) got the extra curricular activity started early in Game 4.
Hate is such a strong word, but it’s appropriate.
It’s pretty clear the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers will not be going to a dinner and movie together on any off days. While relatively quiet games took place between these two teams over the 2011-2012 regular season, Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals changed everything.
The most significant regular season scrum took place between Devils’ David Clarkson and Rangers’ Brandon Dubinsky. The two met along the corner boards with a leaping elbow by Clarkson. That was quite an event but Game 4 really delivered some dirt.
It seemed like the Rangers decided if we can’t beat them, we’ll try to beat the mustard out of them. As the game unfolded, the gloves came off. The first major altercation of the evening came when Ryan McDonagh gave Adam Henrique a nice cross check to the back. We have a cause, let’s review the effect. Henri...
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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...
The question posed to John Tortorella at his Monday morning press briefing at Madison Square Garden was about which skater would replace the suspended Brandon Prust in the lineup for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Tortorella's answer? He had no answer.
"I don't know what my lineup is," Tortorella said when asked if Stu Bickel could play forward.
It's incredible to think how differently two separate minds could interpret one single series of events.
What occurred late in the third period of last night's Game 4 match between the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils has been portrayed by the media in two distinct ways. There is the group of analysts of the situation who believe that the Rangers' purpose in riling...
The love-in started on Brandon Dubinsky's first shift.
A loud, welcoming cry of "Doob!" rolled down from the rafters at Madison Square Garden in recognition of a player who was playing his first playoff game since Game 7 against the Ottawa Senators in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
Dubinsky had an assist in 15:38 of ice time in the Rangers' 5-3 loss to...
This game sure got ugly fast. The Rangers were playing like they just wanted to get out of New Jersey (let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to get out of that state?). Two first period goals by the Devils and the Rangers never recovered. It was a total team letdown, not one person can be blamed for anything, and it is what it is. It’s a best of three now, move on.
For any aspiring NHL goaltenders out there, being aware of where the puck is at all time is a must.
You always expect shots to becoming from the opposing, but it’s not too often that you see the puck coming at you off the stick of your own teammate. Well, with the Rangers and Devils deadlocked at three last night, that's exactly what happened.
Facing a potentially catastrophic collapse at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night, the New Jersey Devils instead turned Game 5 into an inspirational victory and a 3-2 lead in the series. With a victory over the New York Rangers Friday at Prudential Center, the Devils would advance to the Stanley Cup Final against the Los Angeles Kings. "It's a good feeling,"...
NEW YORK 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, either the Phoenix...
Tied at two games apiece, the Eastern Conference Finals between the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers moved back across the Hudson River for Game 5. The Devils had scored a 4-1 victory in Game 4, and looked to ride that wave of momentum into Madison Square Garden, where they had already won once in the series.
Here’s a look back at the game.
Having a Devil of a Time Early...
The Los Angeles Kings await. But the New Jersey Devils still have some work to do. Sixth-seeded New Jersey is within one win of going back to the finals for the first time since the Devils won their third Stanley Cup in 2003. After blowing a 3-0 lead and then pulling out a 5-3 victory over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night, the Devils can wrap it up...
NBCSN ice level announcer/personality Pierre McGuire couldn't seem to say it enough as he kept mentioning the two outstanding players from Grand Forks, ND. While Zach Parise (2002-04) and Travis Zajac (2004-06) are former Fighting Sioux Hockey players - they never played hockey together during their time at UND. Parise left UND in 2004 after playing two season for the Fighting...
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...
A late goal by Ryan Carter put the Devils ahead 4-3 and Zach Parise added an empty-netter to seal the game.
The Devils jumped out to a 3-0 only to find the Rangers come back to tie the game up early in the 3rd period.
Game 6 is Friday night in New Jersey. Will the Rangers force a game 7?
Here is Carter’s game winning goal…
Coming into tonight’s Game 5 between the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden, it appears that there are more questions than answers regarding the state of the Blueshirts after their 4-1 loss in Game 4.
While the Rangers were not exactly dead in their loss in Game 4, the team certainly was nowhere near its best. The club spent too much time in the penalty...
from Neil Best of Newsday, Pierre McGuire, NBC’s “Inside the Glass” hockey reporter, declined Tuesday to go beyond what he shared with his TV audience about the Game 4 argument between coaches John Tortorella of the Rangers and Peter DeBoer of the Devils - which wasn’t much.
“They weren’t having an amiable conversation about what they were going to do for dinner in the...