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New York Rangers
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Series: Devils lead 3-2
NYR Leading Scorer: Brad Richards (6-8-14)
NJD Leading Scorer: Ilya Kovalchuk (6-10-16)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (19 GS, 1.77 GAA, .930 SV%)
NJD Goaltender: Martin Brodeur (17 GS, 2.04 GAA, .920 SV%)
Rangers Projected Lines:
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Chris Kreider
Brandon Dubinsky-Artem Anisimov-Ryan Callahan
Ruslan Fedotenko-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik
Mike Rupp-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Marc Staal-Anton Stralman
Michael Del Zotto-Steve Eminger
Henrik Lundqvist gets the start.
Probable Scratches/Injuries: Mike Sauer (concussion), Mats Zuccarello (wrist), John Mitchell (healthy), Jeff Woywitka (healthy), John Scott (healthy), Stu Bickel (healthy)
Preview: Do or die.
Crazy Thought: Four goals in one game.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
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...
HEADS UP, HENRIK
Missed it by that much.
Rangers center Brad Richards didn’t have his best game in New York’s 5-3 loss to the Devils in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals Wedenesday night. Richards didn’t register a single point, and ended up -2 in plus/minus on the night. He did, however, manage to get four shots on goal—well, five if you count the one on his own net last night...
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.
The New York Rangers played their best game of the postseason against the New Jersey Devils. Unfortunately, it was a night Henrik Lundqvist played his worst
Call it bad timing. Whatever.
The bottom line is the regular season's best team in the Eastern Conference is on the brink of elimination in the conference finals.
Lundqvist gave up a postseason-high four goals on only...
From Sean Hartnett at WFAN.com:
Alone stands a masked man in white. He is the last line of defense. His duty is to guard his post from an army of onrushing soldiers dressed in red with the mark of the demon across their chest.
Henrik Lundqvist, the man that Rangers fans call ‘King Henrik,’ is faced with the task of not only keeping goals out of his net, but not allowing...
Martin Brodeur's Devils outlasted Henrik Lundqvist's Rangers to advance to the Stanley Cup Final. We wanted to know what the caption should be for this photo of the two netminders. Here's a look at Saturday's #NESNCaption Caption Contest. Chris Caulfield: "To be the man you have to beat the Man!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Gail Penny: "Man, you had a bug on...
Pekka Rinne edged Henrik Lundqvist last night in Round 2 of the NHL 13 Cover Vote. Not only did Lundqvist get edged in a video game cover vote, he lost to the New Jersey Devils in Game 5, 5-3 and now face elimination.Now, Rinne will go against John Tavares of the New York Islanders. Nashville Predators fans, VOTE! GO! GO! GO! GO! GO!Read, 'Reasons to vote for Rinne instead of...
Here are your post-elimination interviews from the players and head coach John Tortorella following last night's 3-2 OT loss to the Devils in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Break-up day for the Rangers will be on Monday. Stay tuned for my season eulogy and a whole lot of individual...
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...
Two previous series extended to seven games and two multi-goal comebacks in their final two games proved
to be too much for the Rangers in the end. The Rangers' season ended without their first trip to the Stanley Cup finals since their last
championship season in 1994, with Devils rookie Adam Henrique's scramble goal 63 seconds into overtime
sending the Rangers...
Sometimes it is just easier to take getting blown out by five goals than to lose the way the New York Rangers did Wednesday night. After spotting the New Jersey Devils three early goals to open Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals, the Rangers dominated the action and stormed back to tie the score early in the third period. With their home arena rocking with the expectation...
It all goes back to the starts.
For the fourth consecutive game in this Eastern Conference Final series, the New York Rangers shot themselves in the foot in the first period before even giving themselves a chance to win. In fact, this was the worst opening ten minutes of any game in the playoffs for New York, as they handed the New Jersey Devils a 3-0 lead in just the first 9...
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Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record has these post game players quotes...Marc Staal..."sick, gross feeling in your stomach...It sucks."Henrik Lundqvist...“It’s just a horrible feeling. When it’s over, all the work you put in over the last couple of months, even the last eight months, it hurts.”Gross added that Ryan McDonagh looked the most devastated in the locker...