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Rangers going for the sweep.
The Lightning come to town for their third and final game against the Rangers, having dropped the previous two contests 3-2 and 5-1. This is where we would say something about how the Rangers own the Southeast, but they just dropped a game against Winnipeg with their B roster.
As stated in our previous previews, Guy Boucher has the Lightning running a 1-3-1 forecheck, which can be an aggressive forecheck or a neutral zone trap depending on the puck’s location, the score, how much time is left on the clock, etc. Tampa also utilizes a 1-3-1 power play, which creates four triangles to pass around and take one-timer shots. This system forces the defense to focus on the middle players causing the PK to miss coverages. When they’re on, it’s a deadly powerplay.
Still, the Rangers showed everyone that when they play their game on their terms, they can beat anyone. They shows some signs of life in Tuesday’s loss, so let’s hope that was the turning point for this club.
2012-2013 Records: Tampa (9-9-1), Rangers (8-8-2)
NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (7-5-12), Rick Nash (3-9-12) and Brad Richards (2-10-12)
TBL Leading Scorer: Steve Stamkos (14-16-30)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (15 GP, 2.40 GAA, .915 SV%)
TBL Goaltender: Mathieu Garon (7 GP, 2.63 GAA, .916 SV%)
New York Rangers Tickets.
Taylor Pyatt-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Carl Hagelin-Derek Stepan-Rick Nash
J.T. Miller-Brin Boyle-Ryan Callahan
Stu Bickel-Jeff Halpern-Darroll Powe
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Marc Staal-Anton Stralman
Michael Del Zotto-Steve Eminger
Probable Scratches/Injuries: Mike Sauer (concussion), Brian Boyle (healthy), Steve Eminger (healthy), Matt Gilroy (flu)
Broadcast Info: MSG 7pm
Torts post-practice interview from Wednesday:
BEST OF MAXIM
The Rangers have sent Chris Kreider back to the AHL’s Connecticut Whale, a move that was widely expected once the Rangers got healthy. Kreider was sent down last week, but was immediately recalled due to the Rick Nash “concussion” and played while he was out. With Nash back, Kreider can return to the Whale to work on his play without the puck.
It is important for Kreider to...
NEW YORK, February 27, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has assigned forward Brandon Mashinter to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Mashinter, 24, skated in four games with the Rangers following his recall on February 18. He made his debut with the Blueshirts on February 19 against Montreal...
The Rangers have always depended on Henrik Lundqvist to bail them out of every sticky situation they encounter. And up until this point in his career, he has answered the bell each time.
However, this season, the Rangers and their fans are learning how average this team really can be when Lundqvist isn't on top of his game.
While he covered up for every defensive miscue...
Ryan McDonagh (undisclosed injury) and Rick Nash (undisclosed injury) were out on the ice for the Rangers' AM skate prior to tonight's matchup with the Lightning. According to multiple reports, McDonagh says he will be playing tonight. Rick Nash is likely to return.
Nash expects to play, just will test himself in warmups to make sure #NYR
— Pat Leonard (@NYDNRangers...
Rick Osentoski/Associated Press
The Rangers are in desperate need of a reliable defenseman to shore up the bottom pairing. Right now, it looks like a competition between Steve Eminger and Matt Gilroy, and neither really instills confidence in the Rangers fan base. Eminger has been steady in previous seasons, but he hasn’t found the lineup consistently so far. Gilroy has had flashes...
Henrik Lundqvist must have missed the memo about casual Friday. In the latest This is SportsCenter ad, Lundqvist again makes an appearance, showing up to work in his cubicle with all of his goalie equipment and gear.
This new spot isn't even in the same league as Lundqvist's previous appearance which also included the Swedish Chef from The Muppets, but it's nice to...
According to Larry Brooks at the New York Post, the Rangers have assigned Chris Kreider to the CT Whale.
...i guess the Rangers took my advice yesterday. lol. This was a no brainer. Made no sense for him to either be playing four minnutes on the fourth line or sitting in the press box. Hoping he takes advantage of this move to gain some confidence and get himself back in the...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Carl Hagelin and Derek Stepan scored in a one-sided first period, and the suddenly healthy New York Rangers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.
Defenseman Marc Staal added just the eighth power-play goal of the season in the second period for New York, which ended an 0-3-1 skid in the second game of...
NEW YORK, February 28, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has assigned forward Chris Kreider to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Kreider, 21, has registered one goal and one assist for two points in 11 games this season. He tallied a point in consecutive games, including his first career...
The 2013 New York Rangers are a disappointment so far during this lockout shortened NHL season. Coming off an impressive overachieving season where the Rangers finished first in the east and reached the conference finals, expectations were raised over the summer when the Rick Nash trade was consummated. Nash, plus a full year of Chris Kreider, [...]
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The Rangers play the second game of their four-game home stand, facing off tonight for the third and final time this year against Tampa. The Blueshirts come off a disappointing 4-3 loss to Winnipeg while the Lightning come in off a 2-1 loss to Boston.
The theme for tonight is that the Rangers are getting the band back together. Rick Nash, who missed the past four games, each of...
Extra East scouts not usually in LA for DET-LAK: BUF WPG MTL PIT TOR PHI NYR
— Dennis Bernstein (@DennisTFP) February 28, 2013
...Datsyuk? Yeah right. Actually, D Carlo Colaiacovo is expected to return from a shoulder injury Sunday, which would put nine defensemen on the Red Wings roster. Rangers could be looking to sure up the blueline. Maybe a guy like Jonathan Ericsson...