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The Penguins are in town tonight to open the first of a home-and-home with the Rangers. The good news: No Crosby, they just lost, and they are playing the second of back-to-back games. The bad news: They are still really, really good, and got better by adding Brendan Morrow, Douglass Murray, and Jarome Iginla.
But these are the new look Rangers. Marian Gaborik is in Columbus. Ryane Clowe, Derek Brassard, Derek Dorset, and John Moore are in New York. Chris Kreider and JT Miller are in Connecticut. We don’t know what these new-look Rangers are capable of, but they can’t be any softer than the previous 2013 version.
The Pens play a 2-1-2 forecheck to pin the Rangers in their own zone, create turnovers, and capitalize. The Rangers will need to make good outlet passes to beat the pressure, which may be tough with such extreme roster turnover. In the defensive zone, the Penguins play a strong side overload or a low zone collapse, depending on puck location. They use these strategies to overwhelm the offensive players along the boards and create turnovers. If this doesn’t work (i.e.: The puck gets to the weak side point man), then the Pens shift to the low zone collapse and block shots.
On special teams, the Pens run an umbrella powerplay. Their powerplay is absolutely lethal, converting at 24.1% efficiency (4th in the league). But that penalty kill is the polar opposite, killing off penalties at a paltry 78.8% rate (24th in the league). The Pens also run a diamond penalty kill.
For more on Tortorella’s systems read here.
2012-2013 Records: Jets (18-16-2), Rangers (17-15-3)
NYR Leading Scorer: Rick Nash (13-17-30)
PIT Leading Scorer: Chris Kunitz (20-25-45)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (30 GP, 2.19 GAA, .922 SV%)
PIT Goaltender: Marc-Andre Fleury (25 GP, 2.18 GAA, .920 SV%)
New York Rangers Tickets
RSVP to potentially win tickets to a game
Not even going to bother trying to guess the forward lines
Michael Del Zotto-Dan Girardi
Ryan McDonagh-Anton Stralman
Steve Eminger-Roman Hamrlik
Scratches/Injuries: Mike Sauer (concussion), Marc Staal (eye), Matt Gilroy (healthy)
Broadcast Info: MSG, 7:30pm
Torts’ post-practice interview from Tuesday:
BEST OF MAXIM
Gaborik to CBJ pending he waives and trade call. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) April 3, 2013 … WOW… more on this as it breaks! UPDATE: Katie Strang of ESPN says the Rangers would get back Brassard, Dorsett and Moore in the deal for Gaborik.
Gaborik may not get moved this week, or at all. His future up in the air
Regardless of how productive (or unproductive) Marian Gaborik is throughout the remainder of this season, the Rangers would be best advised to hold on to the Slovakian winger until the off season.
With a glut of young forwards up and around the big club this season, and with the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh...
New York Rangers forward Marian Gaborik was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. In exchange, the Rangers will reportedly receive forwards Derick Brassard, Derek Dorsett and defenseman John Moore.Marian Gaborik will and major scoring touch to Columbus. This move should replace some of the talent lost in the Rick Nash deal.
So it looks like the Marian Gaborik trade is paying off for both teams as a night after Derick Brassard and John Moore scored in their Rangers debut, Gaborik had the game winning goal and an assist in his frst game with the Blue Jackets...
...I said yesterday, don't be surprised if Gaborik re-discovers his scoring touch in Columbus. I mean, did you really think a player...
The New York Rangers have traded slumping forward Marian Gaborik to the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second trade of star players between the teams within the past year.
Gaborik was dealt to the Blue Jackets Wednesday, just before the NHL's afternoon trade deadline, for center Derick Brassard, right wing Derek Dorsett and defenseman John Moore.
Gaborik waived a no-movement...
Here are the trades that were made before the deadline on Wednesday: The Columbus Blue Jackets acquire forward Marian Gaborik from the New York Rangers for forwards forwards Derek Dorsett and Derick Brassard, defenseman John Moore and a sixth round … Continue reading →The post NHL Trade Deadline: Gaborik, Pominville Headline Busy Day appeared first on Committed Indians.
The New York Rangers have finally ended weeks of torment; Marian Gaborik has been traded. The Blue Jackets have traded Derek Brassard, Derek Dorsett, John Moore and a 6th round draft pick for New York Rangers forward Marian Gaborik. The Blue Jackets are looking to make some noise this year and Gaborik will greatly benefit [...]
NASHVILLE Once the jolly ambassador for hockey on television, John Davidson has transformed himself into something of a renovator of moribund NHL franchises.
He arrived in St. Louis after the 2005-06 season, when the Blues finished dead last in the NHL. Last season, the Blues posted the third-best overall record in the league.
Then he took his tool bag to Columbus last October...
Jaromir Jagr scored the game winning goal in his first game as a Bruin tonight in Boston's 1-0 win over the New Jersey Devils. Jagr was traded to the Bruins from the Dallas Stars on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Marian Gaborik is also currently making his debut as a Columbus Blue Jacket tonight since being traded from the New York Rangers. He currently has one goal and one assist after...
Elliotte Friedman at CBC Sports reports that the Rangers are believed to be big Curtis Glencross (Flames) fans.
The 30-year old Glencross has 14g, 8a this season and is on the books for $2.55 million per till 2015.
...Glencross can definitely add a little jam to go with some goal scoring and at $2.55 million isn't all that expensive. But recent rumors had the Flames...
In a stunning move the Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired struggling sniper Marian Gaborik from the New York Rangers in exchange for forwards Derick Brassard and Derek Dorsett along with young defenseman John Moore.
Gaborik, who has just nine goals this season, has three 40-goal campaigns under his belt and gives the Jackets a needed goal scorer for their playoff push. He seemed...
One of the gutsiest trades made at the trade deadline, not just this year but in quite a few years, was the blockbuster swap between the New York Rangers and Columbus Blue Jackets that sent Marian Gaborik and two minor league defensemen to Columbus in exchange for center Derrick Brassard, right wing Derek Dorsett, defenseman John Moore and a sixth-round pick in the 2014 draft.
The New York Rangers (17-15-3) host the Pittsburgh Penguins (28-9-0) at Madison Square Garden starting at 7:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
Rangers Game Notes
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We're starting a new month, *******. Against the Sabres, of all people. Ew.
And the coaching staff has scratched Joe Vitale without our permission.
OTHER THINGS THAT ARE UNACCEPTABLE: Jaromir Jagr traded to the Bruins. Can't wait to be at that game and **** some people up.
More acceptable things: Brooksie has played 622 games, the most of any Penguins...