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New York Rangers
Pittsburgh Penguins (24-17-4) @ New York Rangers (29-11-4)
TV: ROOT, MSG PLUS, NHLN-US
Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
The Penguins have won their last three games and they're back in playoff position for now. The New York Rangers are the top team in the league and they're 7-3 in their last ten. Kris Letang will be back in the line-up. Is this a... healthy... defense? Okay. Now we've jinxed it.
Season Series: 0-2-0
Last meeting that counted: January 6, 2012. Rangers won 3-1.
What we said in our recap:
We really don't know what to say. As we have all learned over the past year, just when you think it can't get any worse, it does. During the day Friday, some disheartening Crosby rumors started filtering out. People associated with the Pens came out and peed on the rumors. But it's disheartening to everyone that Crosby is in the position where a rumor stating he won't return this season...
BEST OF MAXIM
Things went from bad to worse as the slumping Penguins fell down to the 9th spot in the East. They simply couldn’t stop the bleeding. They kept competetive but they just couldn’t find the net with any consistancy and the 6 game slide starting in December threatened to be an endless trend as the list of injuries continued to grow. Sure, the Pens were fighting the injury...
E.J. Hradek at NHL.com gives his top 10 players who offer the best bang for the buck including Derek Stepan...10. Derek Stepan, C, RangersA second-round pick in 2008 (No. 51), the Minnesota native has found a nice chemistry with Rangers' star sniper Marian Gaborik. That's important. After putting up 21 goals and 45 points in his rookie year; Stepan is making a steady progress...
Yesterday, I posted that Henrik Lundqvist will be launching a clothing line called the "Crown Collection." Here's a preview of one of the items which will be unveiled January 19th...Proceeds from the sale will go to the Garden of Dreams Foundation....that hat is pretty sweet. Can't wait to see the rest of the collection.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook...
… Ryan Callahan said what I was thinking, this isn’t your typical Rangers from the last few seasons. One loss does not snowball out of control and lead to long losing streaks. They have bounced back very quickly from a loss to take control of the next game. If the Rangers keep playing this way, [...]
… It’s always nice when the owner has faith in you. And it seems this year James Dolan has that faith. I don’t believe in “being jinxed” like most fans do. I believe the Rangers will keep playing the way they have been and Tortorella will do anything he possibly can to keep the ship [...]
No, I’m not talking about the Rangers and their first place standing. I’m talking about Stu Bickel. You must be thinking, “huh? Surely Chelley has fallen off her rocker and spilled her coffee…”. I can assure you, I am still in my rocker with my coffee mug firmly in hand. In the Rangers’ loss in [...]
Kris Letang who has not played since he scored the overtime goal against Montreal back on November 26th, is scheduled to make his return to action tonight. The Penguins are in New York City ready to take on the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference leading New York Rangers. Letang’s return is a great boost to the currently surging Penguins, who have won their last three...
New York Rangers 3, Nashville Predators 0
Madison Square Garden
January 17, 2012
* Coming into Tuesday’s game, the Rangers were 20-1-1 this season when scoring first.
* Additionally, they were 17-0-2 when leading after two periods.
* Ryan Suter missed the game with an upper-body injury.
* Seeing as how this is his first absence this season, the Predators are...
I don’t think the score was a far characterization of how this game was played. To be totally frank, I thought for the bulk of this game the Rangers played the Pens fairly evenly. I don’t think this was the case of 1 team blowing the doors off the other. The score was, after all, tied going into the 3rd period.
The difference in this game, to me, was the Rangers were unable...
Tuesday's contest was expected to be a contest between a pair of mirror images in the Rangers and Predators. While that was true, the Rangers mixed some timely offense and luck with stifling defense and stellar goaltending by Henrik Lundqvist, who earned his fourth shutout of the season and 20th in his career, to beat Nashville 3-0. Every time the Blueshirts have had to respond...
Rangers head coach John Tortorella and San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan will be co-coaches of the NHL All-Star Game team captained by Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson.
Tortorella and M...
No. 1 Star: Dustin Jeffrey, Pittsburgh Penguins
The Montreal Canadiens jumped out to a 3-1 lead in this game, but they couldn't stop the Penguins' dominant centre. No, not Evgeni Malkin -- Dustin Jeffrey, who scored twice and added an assist to keep the Penguins in the game. Speaking of Malkin though, he eventually went into beast mode and scored the game-tying goal.
Evgeni Malkin scored in his fifth straight game, his 25th goal
of the season, and added the lone goal in the shootout to give the
host Pittsburgh Penguins a 5-4 victory over the Montreal Canadiens
Carey Price quipped that he's scared of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Their recent play behind Evgeni Malkin is giving the Montreal Canadiens' goaltender good reason to be.
The Penguins will try to beat the Canadiens for a third time in a row and match their longest winning streak of the season Friday night at Consol Energy Center.
Pittsburgh (25-17-4) has won four consecutive...
If there is a team in the league that simply doesn’t care for the whining that goes on about the Montreal Canadiens injury problems this season – it’s the Pittsburgh Penguins. Obviously missing Sidney Crosby (who remains 12th on team scoring despite only playing 8 games this season) hurts. But the Penguins have also missed considerable time from Kris Letang, Jordan Stall and...