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Tonight the Rangers are in Carolina in an attempt to clinch a playoff berth. The magic number is at two, meaning any combination of the Rangers getting or the Winnipeg Jets losing two points seals it for the Rangers. That means any Ranger win and they are in. A Jets regulation loss and the Rangers clinch. A Rangers and Jets OTL/SOL and the Rangers are in. Any combination of a two point swing in the standings for the Rangers, and they clinch a berth. Suffice it to say, tonight is big.
On the ice, the Canes play a 1-2-2 hybrid trap, meaning they may forecheck when the opportunity presents itself, but will mainly play a trapping style. Based on the score, they may switch to a 2-1-2 forecheck to pressure the defense and cause turnovers to get back in the game. In the defensive zone, the Canes play a variation of the low zone collapse. They collapse four guys in the middle, but send one man out to pressure the puck. That man will vary, and depends on puck location.
On special teams, the Canes run an umbrella powerplay and alternate between a diamond, a wedge+1, and a box penalty kill depending on the type of power play they are defending against. When the Rangers run an umbrella, the Canes will run a diamond. When the Rangers run their 1-3-1, the Canes will switch to a wedge+1.
For more on Tortorella’s systems read here.
2012-2013 Records: Hurricanes (19-24-3), Rangers (24-18-4)
NYR Leading Scorer: Rick Nash (19-21-40) / Derek Stepan (16-24-40)
CAR Leading Scorer: Eric Staal (18-32-50)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (41 GP, 2.08 GAA, .926 SV%)
CAR Goaltender: Dan Ellis (18 GP, 3.08 GAA, .907 SV%)
New York Rangers Tickets
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Ryane Clowe-Derick Brassard-Rick Nash
Carl Hagelin-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan
Taylor Pyatt-Brad Richards-Mats Zuccarello
Chris Kreider-Darroll Powe-Arron Asham
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto-Anton Stralman
John Moore-Steve Eminger
Scratches/Injuries: Mike Sauer (concussion), Marc Staal (eye), Brian Boyle (knee), Matt Gilroy (healthy), Roman Hamrlik (healthy)
Broadcast Info: MSG, 7pm
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After last night’s win that clinched a playoff berth, the Rangers called up forward Kris Newbury. This is likely due to the Ryane Clowe injury, as the power forward was injured in the game and did not return. The Rangers had no spare forwards (to the point where Matt Gilroy had to dress for a late-scratch of Arron Asham). Newbury will be with the club as long as both Clowe and...
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With the Rangers finally clinching a playoff spot last night with their win over Carolina, the final game of the season against the Devils has lost some significance. Don’t get me wrong, I’m tremendously grateful that the boys from Newark don’t get to play spoiler against us a week after we eliminated them from postseason contention. However...
Lots of injury news as Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record says that while Ryane Clowe did not practice today, John Tortorella expects him to be an important player for the Rangers in the playoffs.
...with the Newbury recall, it's highly unlikely he'll be in the Rangers line-up against the Devils tomorrow, however, Torts' comments has me optimistic about his return...
There is still no word on Ryane Clowe's condition after he was forced to leave last night's game with either a leg injury or an elbow to the head by Bobby Sanguinetti. Larry Brooks at the New York Post speculates that it's a right leg injury.
In an early indication of how bad it might be, the Rangers recalled Kris Newbury after the game.
...no idea what the injury...
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Rangers captain Ryan Callahan scored 2:55 into overtime, and New York rallied to clinch a third straight Eastern Conference playoff berth by beating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Thursday night.
Brad Richards tied it for the Rangers with 2:57 remaining in regulation after New York blew an early 2-0 lead and fell behind already-eliminated Carolina.
Derek Stepan and...
The New York Rangers are headed back to the Eastern Conference playoffs because all the important bounces down the stretch went their way.
One ricocheted off the boards and into the net. Another glanced off a post on its way in.
Captain Ryan Callahan scored 2:55 into overtime, and New York rallied to clinch a third straight playoff berth by beating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on...
The New York Rangers entered Thursday night’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes needing a win or a regulation loss by the Winnipeg Jets at home against the Montreal Canadiens to punch their ticket to the postseason. At practice Thursday morning leading goal scorer Rick Nash said, “We’re not scoreboard watching. It’s in our hands, so we want [...]
When it comes to New York Rangers' fans and the way they view their favorite hockey club, it is always an extreme point of view.
Either fans are in love and ecstatic about their hockey club or they absolutely despise and are fed up with their so called favorite NHL team. There is never a middle ground.
With two games remaining and just one win needed to clinch a postseason...
When the season is hanging in the balance, you look to your leaders to step-up and carry the team to the finish line. And that's exactly what the Rangers captain Ryan Callahan did last night.
One look at the above stat line from last night tells you all you need to know about Callahan's influence and impact on the Rangers.
Here's video Cally's overtime winner...
The New York Rangers failed to clinch a playoff birth with a 3-2 loss to the Florida Panthers last night. With Winnipeg losing to the Capitals in regulation yesterday, the Rangers can make the playoffs with 2 points in any … Continue reading →
The New York Rangers (25-18-4) defeated the Carolina Hurricanes (19-24-4) by the score of 4-3 in overtime, tonight. For a box score, go to Yahoo! Sports.
...welcome to the playoffs Rangers fans!!!!!!! As has been the case all season, the Blueshirts didn't make it easy on their fans tonight, but who cares. They're in the playoffs and anything can happen.
First Ryan Callahan of the Rangers followed below by Sergei Gonchar of the Senators.
FYI, with the Ottawa win, the top eight teams in the Eastern Conference are settled (Winnipeg eliminated tonight), but some position-jockeying still remains.
Continue reading "Videos- OT Goals Put Rangers, Senators In The Playoffs"
OK I won't deny it, I love the "game after something happened" in large part because you don't know what will happen as was the case on Friday night for the New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects. One thing was for sure and that was the paying customer got their money's worth (well depending on which team you were rooting for).
After failing to secure a playoff berth in their last opportunity, the New York Rangers don't want to waste another chance against one of the league's worst teams - and one they've dominated recently.
New York will try again to clinch a third straight postseason appearance Thursday night in Raleigh by claiming its eighth consecutive victory over the Carolina Hurricanes...
Yesterday, John Tortorella was a guest on the Michael Kay Radio Show (ESPN Radio) and discussed how this year, despite the Rick Nash trade, was a sideway step for the team and just because the Rangers made it to the Eastern Conference Finals didn't mean the Finals were a guarantee...
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...this was the second...