Found October 12, 2013 on Ranger Nation:
TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the St. Louis Blues tonight, Oct. 12, at Scottrade Center (8:00 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in their fourth game in six days. The Blueshirts enter the contest having been defeated by the Ducks, 6-0, on Thursday at Anaheim, and are now 1-3-0 (2 pts) this season. The Blues enter the […]

Should Alain Vigneault send a signal to his team?

McIlrath is one of several prospects that may be considered soon   The Rangers entered the regular season with multiple inconveniences behind them so the horrid start to the regular season does come with some sort of asterix attached to the team record. With a long road trip, multiple key injuries, a bloated (but necessary) preseason roster and a new system all to deal with it is...

New York Rangers dig early hole out west

No one said it would be easy. The New York Rangers opened the season in the teeth of the Western Conference, miles away from home and, apparently, miles away from ready. They completed the swing with four games in six nights – three against legitimate Cup contenders – with the final one coming last night in St. Louis against a polished Blues team. Brad Richards was one of the...

Game 5: Just don’t get embarrassed

(Jeff Gross/Getty Images) The Rangers are in St. Louis trying to avoid getting embarrassed for a third straight game after losing the last two by a combined score of 15-2 in San Jose and Anaheim. That 15-2 shellacking includes a four period run where the Rangers were outscored 13-1. Suffice it to say, I think we would be ok with New York not looking like a pee-wee team tonight. That...

What’s in Store From 1993-94? Rangers Dominate Capitals at Home to Even Record at 2-2

October 11th, 1993, Madison Square Garden, New York:  Head Coach Mike Keenan continued his game of musical goaltenders.  After starting Mike Richter in the opener, Glenn Healy in game two, Richter in game three, he went back to Healy in game four.  Even after training camp and a full slate of preseason games, it was clear Keenan still […]

What, What, What, Episode Two: The Anaheim Debacle

What I liked Again, as happens every time I attend a Rangers game in either Anaheim or LA, I love how Blue Shirts fans represent on the road. I wear my Rangers sweater and Rangers fans in cars passing by honk their horns and yell, “Lets’ go Rangers,” out their windows. I get high-fives and […]

Rangers bench Lundqvist in favor of Biron

Saturday will in essence be a mental health day for Henrik Lundqvist for with his team breaking down — and breaking bad — in front of him through the season’s hellish first week the goaltender will watch from the bench as Martin Biron gets the start in St. Louis against the Blues. Lundqvist in his ninth season as a Ranger has never looked as fried as he did following Thursday’s...

Blues are demonstrating their new offensive mentality

ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis Blues team that had to win a lot of 2-1 games to make the playoffs last year has come out smokin' offensively this season, winning its first three games by a combined score of 14-4. Ten players have produced those 14 goals, including three by Alexander Steen and two each by David Backes and Vladimir Tarasenko. That's no accident. The Blues knew...

Healthy Halak looks 'better than he ever has'

Jaroslav Halak trained this summer like he never had before in three seasons as a Blue. The reason was to strengthen his groin which would help him avoid any lingering issues with an injury that sidelined him twice in 2012-13. What began as a preventative measure could be viewed too as a proactive push with regard to Halak’s conditioning. Without the injury perhaps the Blues goaltender...

Pick The Winner (10/12)

And now from the home office.....Pick The Winner. Good luck. 2 UNIT = New York Rangers @ St Louis Blues - BLUES -1.5 [Puck Line] (+155) (Note: I'm risking 2.00 units to win 3.10 units) Another fade of the New York Rangers here, as we take the Blues to win by 2 or more at home. The Rangers start the season off with a 9 game road trip, and it hasn't been pretty for...

Recap: Backes' 2 goals lead Blues over slumping Rangers

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) David Backes scored twice, and the unbeaten St. Louis Blues beat the slumping New York Rangers 5-3 on Saturday night.The Blues, who haven't trailed at all this season, are 4-0 for the first time in franchise history.Derek Roy, Alexander Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko added goals for St. Louis, which has outscored its opponents 19-7. Jaroslav Halak made 26 saves...

Capitals coach Adam Oates criticizes Tomas Hertl's goal vs. NY Rangers

Current Capitals coach and former Devils assistant Adam Oates has a track record of being outspoken in 2013 -- during last season's playoffs he told a D.C. radio show he could beat up then-Rangers coach John Tortorella. On Thursday he was critical about Tomas Hertl and the incredible between-the-legs goal that got the attention of hockey fans and players around the continent...

Rangers continue to forget how to play defense in loss to Anaheim

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) This is not the same Ranger team we saw last year. If this team got blown out 9-2 last year, they had a fire under them and played a strong follow up game. This time around, the Ducks thoroughly spanked the Rangers, and the Blueshirts didn’t even pretend to play defense. In San Jose, they were playing well up until the four goals in four minutes in the second...

Henrik the Horrible Falters Again, Ducks Squash Rangers 6-0

Lundqvist makes a rare save in this Orange Country Register photo. Will the real Henrik Lundqvist please stand up? In the fantasy community we’re used to Lundqvist being a reliable and dominant goaltender. He’s one you could build a team around and feel confident with. But that was then and this is now. Last night, Lundqvist gave up six goals on 37 shots and stank again as...

Tootoo On The Slash From Newbury

from Ansar Khan of Mlive, “It caught the right nerve, I guess,’’ Tootoo said. “Other than that it just flared up a little bit, but I’m fine.’’ Asked if he has a history with Newbury, who has appeared in 74 NHL games over nine seasons with Toronto, the New York Rangers, Philadelphia and Detroit (four games in 2009-10), Tootoo said, “No clue who he is.’...

Rangers-Blues Preview

The St. Louis Blues have a chance to start a season with four straight wins for the first time in franchise history, and it's coming against a team that has been outscored 15-2 in its last two games. The visiting New York Rangers face St. Louis on Saturday night having allowed 20 goals in four games after ranking fourth in the league in goals against last season. The Blues...
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