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New York Rangers
The Washington Capitals put forth another undisciplined, unfocused effort tonight, giving pucks away and taking bad penalties. The Rangers are now back in this series, tied 2-2, as the series shifts back to Washington for Game 5. Rangers Coach John Tortorella used his line changes to his advantage and was the benefit of very uneven officiating to get the win.
The Captials were able to get some sustained pressure in the Rangers end early in the game, forcing the Rangers to take a penalty, but a gaffe by Braden Holtby put an end to any momentum the Caps had.
With 3 and a half minutes remaining in the first period, the Rangers dumped the puck down the ice and the linesmen washed out icing, prompting Holtby to play the puck near the left corner. As the Rangers circled out of the zone, Holtby tried sending an aerial pass up the middle of the ice that was promptly knocked down by Ranger forward Taylor Pyatt. As Holtby panicked and scrambled to get back into his crease, Pyatt...
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Alex Ovechkin is one of the game’s best offensive players, but his defensive skills — and efforts — are simply embarrassing.
At least they were on Wednesday night, when he was gliding through his defensive zone as the Rangers put up a third period insurance goal at Madison Square Garden.
Check out his pathetic attempt at backchecking in the video below, and if you have kids...
Thanks to LAR again for this.
Again big thanks to Loyal Anonymous Reader (LAR) for the above graphic, which shows the goal locations for each of Derek Stepan’s 18 goals this season. As you can tell from the picture, Stepan’s game is to get to the front of the net for deflections, rebounds, and otherwise dirty goals. He did this for 16 of his 18 goals, and I’d bet that only...
Written By A DISGUSTED CLIFFORD, SANTA MONICA Someone said Overchkin needs to be smarter with the puck, here’s Clifford’s response to that statement… IS THAT SO??? NO HE DOESN’T. THAT’S BECAUSE MARTIN ERAT IS GOING TO STEP INTO THE BREACH AND LEAD US TO THE PROMISED LAND THIS SPRING…….. JUST TO REFRESH YOUR MEMORY, ERAT IS THE THIRTY ONE YEAR OLD STIFF OUR DEMENTED...
Game Four was one of the best games the Rangers have played all year. They came out strong, played a physical game, played good defense, and generated a lot of scoring chances. The game itself was very exciting as well, but the Rangers appeared to trade chances with a Caps team that is much more skilled than them. This is what caused the Rangers to blow their initial two goal lead...
I’m the worst T…
According to three New York sportswriters, Billy Bush and his Access Hollywood crew were booted from the Rangers clubhouse. They were “unprofessional” and “awkward” before being kicked out of the locker room by the Rangers PR staff. Billy Bush is all sorts of annoying. The guy is a Seacrest wannabe, which tells you a lot.-TO
Manziel throws out the 1st...
Yesterday, Brian Boyle was a guest on the Michael Kay Radio Show (ESPN Radio) and discussed the Rangers current series against the Capitals, John Tortorella and an apparent elbow injury last year...
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...i really do love listening to these guys on the radio....
The Washington Capitals have called up right wings Joey Crabb and Tom Wilson from Hershey of the AHL ahead of Friday's Game 5 against the New York Rangers.
Crabb and Wilson joined the Capitals on Thursday. The Capitals-Rangers series is tied at two games apiece.
The Capitals needed a right wing after Martin Erat suffered an upper body injury in Game 4. Coach Adam Oates said...
Yesterday, Derek Stepan was a guest on the Michael Kay Radio Show (ESPN Radio) and discussed his Game 3 winner, Marc Staal's return to the line-up and more...
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...very similar to Chris Drury, Derek Stepan isn't the most skilled player in the NHL but he's...
The Rangers won Game Three, which was a must-win. Funny thing is that Game Four is also a must-win. The Rangers can ill-afford to head to Washington down 3-1, so tonight is another game where the Rangers need to get their W. The good news is that Ryane Clowe is back, in place of the injured Darroll Powe. This means that for the first time, the Rangers have all of their...
Dan Girardi and Derek Stepan scored third-period goals for the New York Rangers, who squandered a two-goal lead and then held on to get even in the best-of-seven playoff series with a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.
Girardi ripped a shot from above the left circle, off a feed from Derick Brassard, to give the Rangers the lead again with a power-play...
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New York Post - Rangers power play gets Moore punch
Daily News - Moore...
Bergen Record - Rangers beat Caps, 4-3, to even their series
Bergen Record - Sullivan: Henrik Lundqvist lights Rangers' fire with play and words
Bergen Record - Rangers' Ryan McDonagh and Dan Girardi help shut down Alex Ovechkin
New York Post - Rangers even series with Caps
New York Post - Staal skates, but sits out Game 4 victory
New York Post - Brassard...
Last night Derek Stepan scored his second game winner in as many playoff games on a georgous feed from Carl Hagelin to help the Rangers tie the series at 2-2...
Did you know? @derekstepan21 is the 1st Ranger to score the GWG in consecutive playoff games since Adam Graves did it in 1997. #WSHvsNYR
— NHL (@NHL) May 9, 2013
Here's Ryan Callahan on Hagelin...
Marc Staal's return to the New York Rangers' lineup following a
serious eye injury lasted only one game as he is sitting out Game 4
of the first-round playoff series with the Washington Capitals on
Not going to lie here, I thought the Rangers should have been able to handle the Caps at even strength fairly easily based on these two team's play in the regular season. This hasn't been happening, though as the Rangers have been outchanced 39-36 by the Caps at evens heading into tonight's game. They aren't getting dominated but they were outplayed in two out of...