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TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the New Jersey Devils tonight at Madison Square Garden (8:00 p.m.; TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7FM), in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final. The Blueshirts opened up their third round series with a 3-0 win over the Devils in Game 1 on Monday at Madison [...]
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____ is killing hockey. That seems to be the only headline that moves the dial in Canada these days.
Every couple of weeks it’s something else that is supposedly destroying the game. First it was keeping a hockey team in Nashville, a market that was never supposed to succeed. Whoops.
Then it was the Lightning’s 1-3-1 trap, which was supposed to lift them from mediocrity while simultaneously ...
The New York Rangers have accomplished many feats throughout the 2012 postseason, but they have yet to win a Game 2 in either of their previous two series against the Ottawa Senators and Washington Capitals. Both of which, by the way, came after taking Game 1 at Madison Square Garden, only to let the momentum slip two nights later when they hit the ice again.
Since the Rangers...
Series: Rangers lead 1-0
NYR Leading Scorer: Brad Richards (6-5-11)
NJD Leading Scorer: Ilya Kovalchuk (5-7-12)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (15 GS, 1.57 GAA, .940 SV%)
NJD Goaltender: Martin Brodeur (13 GS, 2.05 GAA, .920 SV%)
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Chris Kreider-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan
Artem Anisimov-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust
Take a close look at Brad Richards' stat line from the Rangers' 3-0 Game 1 win over the Devils on Monday night. The NHL Network has him down for 20:58 in ice time with 14 faceoff wins and 2 *****? Why the two *****? Did he hit up Taco Bell before heading to the Garden? Sometime you gotta Live Mas, eh?
Speaking of two *****, Rangers coach John Tortorella could give two *...
Well, that isn’t exactly the full truth. He did say “no” a handful of times during his press conference after the Rangers 3-2 loss to the Devils. He also gave a couple contrite answers. And once he decided that he was done answering questions, he leaves the room.
Seems like walking out of press conferences is becoming the thing to do during this season’s post season. No...
According to a report in the New York Times, the site TiqIQ.com has calculated that the average resale price for a ticket to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals series between the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden on Monday night came in at a jaw-dropping $931.37. Given the [...]
Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record reports that John Tortorella says the reason for the taxi squad which consists of Cam Talbot, Dylan McIlrath, Tim Erixon, Casey Wellman, Kris Newbury and J.T. Miller is "To have players ready to play in case we run into injuries."...let's hope hope we're not seeing any of these guys in a Rangers jersey this Spring because it likely...
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A problem with one of the penalty box doors at Madison Square Garden caused an eight-minute delay during Wednesday night's game 2 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals between the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers.
It happened in the second period when Devils center Travis Zajac was assessed a two minute interference penalty, but couldn't leave...
30. Malcolm Subban
Got a lot of remarks yesterday following the blog on Subban. It seems that most believe Columbus will take LA's 2013 pick over 2012, and they are likely very right. For the sake of continuity, let's just say they really like Malcolm Subban and take him this year. Cool?
So let's set up the next scene.
If there’s one thing this series is proving, it’s that you can have a low scoring exciting game. This was the second straight game where no team eclipsed three goals, but it was a great game nonetheless. The Devils came out on top on three shots that Henrik Lundqvist had no chance on. One failed clearing attempt and one over zealous wrap around the boards, and the Rangers find...
I must admit, this game was hard to watch.
The Rangers shutdown the Devils’ offense all night which at times makes for boring hockey.
Here’s the game winner from Dan Girardi, a power play goal early in the 3rd period.
The New York Rangers lost to the New Jersey Devils by the score of 3-2 in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Finals matchup. The series is tied 1-1. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports....seriously, why can't this team take a 2-0 lead!!!!...i actually didn't think the Rangers played all that poorly. The result pretty much came down to Clarkson's shot...
Game 2 – A loss would mean returning to the Rock down 0-2 and hearing nothing about how the Rangers had a stranglehold on the series. Thankfully we don’t have to hear it as the Devils found a way to win the game 3-2.
The Devils started the scoring on a power play goal by Ilya Kovalchik. He had the time, the space and beat Lundqvist high to the glove side. You want to give Kovalchuk...
The New York Rangers defeated the New Jersey Devils by the score of 3-0 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Finals matchup. The Rangers lead the series 1-0. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports....that must have been some speech during the second intermission by Torts, because the Rangers were a completely different team in that third period. Very sloppy with the...
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Over the next few weeks leading up to the 2012 NHL Entry Draft on June 23rd in Pittsburgh, I'll be covering some of the potential first-round selections for the Ottawa Senators. After their first-round elimination at the hands of the New York Rangers, Ottawa was locked into the fifteenth-overall draft pick -- a beautiful landing spot...