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That is the perfect description for the New York Rangers' 4-0 shutout this afternoon at Madison Square Garden over the New Jersey Devils.
The Devils did not seem to be interested in playing a meaningless game and that showed in their loss this afternoon. The Blueshirts were able to catch the Devils out of position on all four of their goals as the team simply took advantage of a poor Devils' performance today.
For Rangers' netminder Henrik Lundqvist, it was a relatively easy 20-save shutout. The shutout was his second of the season while the victory was his 24th of the season.
It may not be a 30-win season for the Blueshirts' 31-year-old netminder but given the way he played in the regular season, it could garner another Vezina Trophy nomination or even win. In 43 games, Lundqvist went 24-16-3 with a 2.05 GAA, a .926 save percentage and two shutouts.
The team also got strong performances out of the likes of Derek Stepan (one goal and one assist), Ryan Callaha...
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By Kristin Tullo (@K_Tullo)
It may seem cliche and it may just be part of an Aerosmith song, but for the New Jersey Devils there might actually be some truth to the saying, “Sometimes you have to lose to learn how to win.”
The New Jersey Devils lost to their cross-river rivals in the 1994 Eastern Conference Final, only to see the Rangers capture their first Stanley Cup in 42...
The New York Rangers (25-18-4) host the New Jersey Devils (19-18-10) at Madison Square Garden starting at 3:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
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There are lots of different playoff superstitions. The playoff beard, the lucky socks, things like that. In an effort to exorcise the demons from last year’s Eastern Conference Final series loss to the New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist will be wearing a mask with a new design for this year’s NHL postseason. He tweeted the helmet, which will channel three...
Henrik Lundqvist made 20 saves in coasting to his second shutout of the season, and Rick Nash scored twice for the playoff-bound New York Rangers in a 4-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.
The Rangers still had to wait to find out who they will face in the first round of the playoffs, but they know it won't be the top...
Jim Cerny at nyrangers.com reports that neither Ryane Clowe (undisclosed) nor Brian Boyle (right leg) practiced with the team today.
Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record says that the Rangers lack of information on Clowe makes it more and more likely he's dealing with a concussion.
...man, Clowe's physical game is perfect for playoffs. A prolonged absence due to a...