Found October 26, 2011 on Rangers Report:
Needless to say, the Rangers would have been perfectly happy coming home to the old arena after the trek they’d just completed. But to come home to the new lockerroom, new benches, and a one-third renovated Madison Square Garden for the home opener tomorrow, and for Brad Richards to be making his home debut, and for Ryan Callahan to be playing his first home game with the “C” on his shirt, well, it’s a pretty big deal. Tim Erixon also makes his Rangers home debut. The news, first, is that Michael Sauer plans to play tomorrow, probably with Michael Del Zotto at first, maybe with his old partner Ryan McDonagh later. We’ll see. I’d guess you don’t want him playing major minutes in his first game back, but what the hell do I know? Mike Rupp (knee) is probably out; or at least he didn’t skate today. Derek Stepan skated in the middle of Callahan and Brandon Dubinsky. Ruslan Fedotenko was moved up to left wing with Richards and Marian Gaborik. Artem Anisimov centered a fourth line wi...

Christensen Replaces Richards as First Line Center

Sadly, this is not a joke. Head coach John Tortorella switched the offensive lines up in practice again today (insert joke here), and in the process moved Erik Christensen up to the first line, where he centered Marian Gaborik and Wojtek Wolski. So, in place of the All-Star center in Brad Richards that was signed for an arm and a leg this summer, $925,000 Erik Christensen finds...

Brad Richards Now Facing The Bright Lights

from Mike Sielski of the Wall Street Journal, ...But the notion that Richards will have to make some significant change to his personality or his play to adjust to New York seems a stretch at best. Yes, this is a rite of passage that every superstar athlete new to the city must undergo. CC Sabathia, Amar’e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, Jason Bay—they’ve all been through it....

Callahan powers Rangers over Jets, 2-1

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Ryan Callahan scored a power-play goal and the New York Rangers ended a seven-game road trip with a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night Callahan scored his team's second power-play goal of the night at 8:41 of the third period. Ruslan Fedotenko also...

Rangers hold off Jets in Winnipeg return

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Ryan Callahan scored a power-play goal and the New York Rangers ended a seven-game road trip with a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night Callahan scored his team's second power-play goal of the night at 8...

Recap: Winnipeg vs. NY Rangers

Ryan Callahan scored the game-winner in the third period as the New York Rangers took a 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets.

Lights on, Rangers' Richards is ready

John Tortorella believes so much in Brad Richards that he uses the veteran center as a barometer for younger Rangers. When second-year forward Derek Stepan earned his way onto the top line after two games, Tortorella said the 21-year-old was receiving the opportunity because he "gets it," because he understands how to play and carry himself as a professional at a young age.

The Reasons For Line Tinkering

The line combos, the line combos…it’s always the same complaint isn’t it? Since the advent of the internet I feel like I read the same complaints about the Rangers year in and year out. There’s always a stretch of games at some point during the season where either the fans, the bloggers, or the beat writers don’t like what they are seeing and the result is people crying...

LIVE PREGAME SHOW: Rangers home opener at renovated MSG

Post columnists Mark Hale and Larry Brooks preview the Rangers' home opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs at noon today. The Rangers (3-2-2) and their big offseason acquisition Brad Richards will christen the newly-renovated Madison Square Garden tonight against Toronto after opening the season on a seven-game road trip. <iframe...

Rangers-Maple Leaves in review

I missed Beavis & Butt-head’s return and that  World Series Game 6 for this? Are you kidding me? I’m going to break this review into three parts. First, about the game. Second, about the new building. Third, a mea culpa. Thoughts: 1) For years … for decades … maybe a century, teams have coveted guys like Ryan Callahan. Guys who smash opponents into the glass...

Rangers End Road-Trip With Win Thanks To Biron Goaltending, Callahan Game-Winner

The New York Rangers still are not playing well by any stretch of the imagination, but a Ryan Callahan power play goal at 8:41 of the third period and 27 saves from Martin Biron were enough to give them a 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets.  The Rangers wrapped up a seven-game road trip with a solid 3-2-2 record including a 3-1 trip to Western Canada.  We can focus on how...

A Sneak Peak at the Transformed Madison Square Garden

There are only several hours until 18,200 of us pile into the transformed Madison Square Garden for the first time and witness first-hand what the countless hours of construction over the summer did for our beloved arena. However, has released a sneak peak, including some scenes that you won't see on Thursday night such as the locker room. Take a look... ...

N.H.L. Roundup: Power Plays Fuel Rangers Win Over the Jets

Ruslan Fedotenko Ryan Callahan scored for the Rangers in a 2-1 victory against the Jets in Winnipeg.

Rangers drop home opener, 4-2, to Leafs

Heres how well the Rangers home opener went Thursday night at the new Madison Square Garden - with eight minutes remaining in the third period, the crowd began chanting for Sean Avery. Ryan Callahan pushed and pushed, Michael Sauer and Dan Girardi took turns in net, and Henrik Ludnqvist stopped two breakaways, but the Rangers folded after a furious first period and fell to the Toronto...
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