Found February 07, 2013 on Ranger Nation:
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the New York Islanders tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in an Atlantic Division matchup. The Blueshirts currently rank fourth in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank 11th in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 4-5-0 (8 pts). The Rangers [...]

The mess that is special teams

The Ralph Wiggum Powerplay. In case you’ve missed it, and I”m sure you haven’t, the Rangers special teams have been abysmal to start the season. The Rangers are currently at a league-worst 8.6% conversion rate on the powerplay, which is pretty pathetic when you look at the personnel they deploy. The Blueshirts are also in the bottom half of the league with a 78% success rate...

Game 10: Islanders at Rangers

Records: Islanders (4-4-1), Rangers (4-5-0) NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (5-3-8) NJD Leading Scorer: John Tavares (4-7-11) NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (8 GP, 2.83 GAA, .900 SV%) NJD Goaltender: Evgeni Nabokov (8 GP, 2.99 GAA, .905 SV%) New York Rangers Tickets. Rangers Lines: Taylor Pyatt-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik Carl Hagelin-Derek Stepan-Rick Nash Chris...

Goal Breakdown: Rangers at Devils

In the first meeting between these two playoff bound teams, Martin Brodeur was the difference. He wasn’t called upon often, but he made some great saves when he needed to. The Rangers defense also fell asleep a few too many times this game, as their defensive miscues on goals one and three by the Devils turned out to be the difference in this game. On a positive note, both Chris...

Hockey announcer drilled with puck at ice level (VIDEO)

John Giannone of the MSG Network got up close and personal with frozen rubber Thursday night as he stood at his post between the Islanders and Rangers benches.  At the tail end of the second period, Marc Staal of the Rangers flipped the puck up into the section where Giannone stands and it caught him in the nose. But as you’ll see, Giannone falls under the “gamer” category...

Rangers 4, Islanders 1

Teenage rookie J.T. Miller scored his first two NHL goals in his second career game to lift the New York Rangers to a 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. Miller, who won't turn 20 until March, gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead just 1:29 in and then pushed their advantage to 3-1 in the second period with a rare power-play goal for the club. Marian Gaborik also...

Video: Torts, Players on What's Gone Wrong

There are times when John Tortorella can be short or cute with the media, especially after a game, but the day after a game is usually when he's at his best with them. Here is a perfect example... ...good stuff from Torts. You really get the sense that he's doing all he can to try and turn this around. You can criticize the guy for a lot of things, but the man cares...

Tim Thomas Trade Adds to Bruins’ Cap Space, But Big Move May Not Be Imminent

It’s been fairly evident all along that Tim Thomas wasn’t going to play for the Bruins (or anyone else) this season. The team knew that, and so did the rest of hockey. So it may have been a little puzzling as to why the B’s unloaded Thomas to the New York Islanders for a conditional second-round pick on Thursday afternoon. But it all makes sense when you take into account salary...

Devils 3, Rangers 1

The New York Rangers (4-5-0) lost to the New Jersey Devils (5-1-3) by the score of 3-1, tonight. For a box score, click here. has become abundantly clear that if the first line struggles, this team can't win. And unfortunately right now the first line is struggling every other game. I must admit that this game was better than their previous four losses, but the battle...

Video: JT Miller’s Goals Against the Islanders

… yeah, you can easily say that JT Miller is not going back to Hartford anytime soon. Miller has a lot of the things the Rangers have been missing this season and not only is that energy but it’s a willingness to get to the net and make a play.  Now, does JT Miller’s amazing [...]

Timmy Traded To Islanders

Imagine if you will President Obama resigning from the Oval Office to the mountains of Colorado. Staying hunkered down in a bunker waiting for the "end of times". Tim Thomas just about gave up the same amount of respect and adoration when he announced he was not going to play at all in the 2012-2013 season. And yes I used a President Obama example to explain the Timmy Thomas...

END OF AN ERA: Tim Thomas traded to NY Islanders.

  We all knew this day was coming, we just didn't know when. Today is that day. Vezina, Conn Smythe and Stanley Cup Champion Tim Thomas has been traded to the New York Islanders, the Land of Misfit Goalies. Reports out there are correct: #Isles have acquired G Tim Thomas for a conditional 2nd-rounder in either 2014 or 2015. — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) February...
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