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TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Florida Panthers tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m.), to conclude their back-to-back set. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and fifth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 16-6-4 (36 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Buffalo Sabres, [...]
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When looking at the raw ice time numbers, there are a lot of conclusions drawn about the ice time given to Sean Avery (over the last few games) and Erik Christensen (last night). There were a few angry tweets from what appears to be the majority of fans thinking that Avery got the shaft because he received so little ice time, while Christensen is clearly favored because of the ice...
Michael Del Zotto is ninth in the entire NHL in plus/minus. While many people don’t place much stock in the statistic (after all Marek Malik did lead the league in plus/minus one season) it does provide some indication how the young blue liner has begun to turn his game back around this season.
Del Zotto could have been forgiven for stalling in recent times when Mike Sauer was...
Defenseman Marc Staal led the Rangers in minutes played and takeaways last year. He was second on the team in shots blocked and the only Ranger to make the All Star Game.
So it would make sense that with Staal yet to play a game this season, because of the aftereffects of a concussion, the Rangers' defense would slip a little, right?
So far, New York's defense has...
The Rangers tallied two shorthanded goals in the second period of last night’s game at Buffalo, from Carl Hagelin at 11:34 and Ryan Callahan at 18:51. It was Hagelin’s first career shorthanded goal/point, and Callahan’s first shorthanded goal/point of the season (third shorthanded goal of his career). The last time the Rangers tallied two shorthanded [...]
For those who credit the recall of Sean Avery to the New York
Rangers with the team turning around their slow start this season to be 17-6-4
through 27 games there should be cause for concern that Avery might be sent
away again. Coach John Tortorella
scratched Avery for last night’s game, replacing him with Erik Christensen, but
more than the scratch itself, the
After Derek Stepan and the New York Rangers put on one of their most impressive offensive displays of the season, all they could do was tout their defense, grit and hustle.
Stepan scored twice, including a pretty coast-to-coast goal just after the Rangers killed a penalty, and New York beat the Florida Panthers 6-1 on Sunday night for as comprehensive-looking a win as New York has...
Great teams have the ability to generate great bounce-back performances, and that’s exactly what the New York Rangers did tonight in their 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres at HSBC Arena. Having lost their last two coming into tonight, the Blueshirts needed a strong team effort to get back on track, and they got that this evening against a strong opponent.
With the Rangers and...
Not going to get all wrapped up in who did what on a lopsided scoresheet, though I’m sure you all enjoyed the heck out of it, and you should have.
Instead, how about numbers?: 17-6-4, second best record in the improving East and fewest regulation losses in the NHL; 8-2-2 at home. Points in 16 of 19. 24-8-3 in second of back-to-backs since 2009-10. 38 points in 27 games, the best...
Florida Panthers coach Kevin Dineen made center Mike Santorelli a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against the New York Rangers.
After the 6-1 setback, Dineen told the Miami Herald his reasoning for benching Santorelli in favor of the returning Matt Bradley.
"I'm not a message-sender," Dineen told the newspaper. "He's going to get his opportunity somewhere...
Since winning games in bunches like they have for the past month and a half became common, one thing the New York Rangers have done very well is bouncing back after losses. Earlier in the week, the Blueshirts lost two close games to the Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning, but rebounded this weekend with back-to-back complete defeats of the Buffalo Sabres and Florida Panthers...
The Rangers must feel nervous that they aren't going to wind up making good television when they make their HBO debut this week.
As we all know, good drama requires conflict or obstacles to overcome with great difficulty and the Rangers haven't had much of either recently.
They crushed the Panthers 6-1 at the Garden on Sunday night, completing a weekend sweep in grand...
from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, • Go figure: Dale Tallon went garage sale shopping in the summer and overspent to put together his Florida Panthers. And under rookie coach, Kevin Dineen, they’re winning. Please explain?
• What Ron Wilson doesn’t seem to get: He’s funny, bright and engaging. But too often he shows the public snarky, sarcastic and combative.
Carl Hagelin scored twice to lead the New York Rangers to a 4-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night, giving the franchise its 2,500th regular-season win. Hagelin, playing his eighth NHL game, and Ryan Callahan scored short-handed goals, and Martin Biron made 32 saves to help the Rangers become the fifth NHL team to reach the milestone.
That is the kind of attitude the New York Rangers should take after beating the Buffalo Sabres and Florida Panthers over the weekend by a combined score of 10-1.
The team is clicking on all cylinders as they are supplying the offense, solid defense and getting timely goaltending from both Henrik Lundqvist by Martin Biron. Put that all together and you have part of the winning formula...
Their version of Jingle Bells.