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New York Rangers
The Sabres were without Tyler Ennis and Ryan Miller, are one of the worst teams in the league, and don’t play defense, so this game was supposed to be a cakewalk. It wasn’t, and while the Sabres were lucky to get out of the first ten minutes scoreless, they outplayed the Rangers in the second, forcing a lot of penalties. The Rangers played fairly well, but had some sloppy stretches (five penalties) and it cost them. Jhonas Enroth had a great game too, which didn’t help. On to the goals:
That’s Stepan out there, he’s not going for a beer.
Rangers 1, Sabres 0
The Rangers came in on a shorthanded rush, and it looks like Jordan Leopold –returning to the lineup tonight– just forgot where Derek Stepan was after the puck crossed the blue line. Stepan swung wide picture above, and Leopold just left him out there.
Stepan crosses right in front of Leopold, who lets him go.
The problem for Leopold is that when Stepan cut back to the front of the net, Leopold didn’t stop him. I would say he di...
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AROUND THE WEB
A month ago, Rangers fans were more than willing to see the struggling Derek Stepan sent to the Colorado Avalanche for Ryan O'Reilly.
While Stepan offered more offensively than O'Reilly, Rangers fans felt O'Reilly's superior face-off ability and toughness made him a much more viable option for the Blueshirts.
Since those rumors, Stepan has gone on an absolute...
New York Rangers forward Derek Stepan was breaking into the zone when he took the puck to the corner and found himself running out of real estate. Seeing Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby playing him too aggressively, he decided to throw a backhander off Holtby’s leg and it ended up in the net.
I’m not sure what possessed Holtby to play Stepan to aggressively and cut...
Back to the grind stone. Turn the page to the Rangers.
Ron Rolston spoke with media after today's practice.
Tyler Ennis does not have a concussion after he was smoked face first into the glass by Wayne Simmonds at 4:47 of the opening period of the 3-2 Sabres loss in Philly.
Thanks for the update Buffalo Hockey Beat.
The Hockey Central Insiders on Sportsnet, Nick Kypreos, Chris Johnston and John Shannon mentions the Panthers, Sabres and Flames will be sellers this season.
Kypreos brought up the Ryan Miller trade talk and John Shannon discussed the GM Meetings and what is going on with the Coyotes.
I attended Tuesday's Sabres/Rangers game as fan for one of the few times this season, and it was nice to see them, and Jhonas Enroth, finally get a win. Plus, it was in regulation, which the Sabres have only done seven times this season.
While I was at the game, I received a text stating a rumor that Ryan Miller's days are numbered in Buffalo and that the Kings have interest...
Over the past few seasons, the Rangers have been relatively atrocious on face offs, but have always shown improvement. This year, all that improvement is coming to fruition. Through 25 games this season, the Rangers are in the top-ten (8th) in face off percentage, winning 51.4% of their draws. They are well behind the top four teams (Boston – 57%, Minnesota – 53.3%...
Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller has a sinus infection, meaning backup Jhonas Enroth will start against the New York Rangers.
Interim coach Ron Rolston provided the update after Miller missed the pre-game skate Tuesday morning. Miller is healthy enough to serve in a backup role.
It's the second start in three games for Enroth. He allowed two goals in a 3-2 shootout loss at...
These days, there is more than enough chatter about Ryan Miller to go around. Some people want him traded before this year’s deadline because they see him walking at the end of next year when he becomes a free agent, while others think that is the worst decision this team could possible make. They feel like the team in front of him has been a flaming pile of dog-do and without...
Tyler Ennis is expected to return to the lineup Saturday afternoon(Photo Courtesy: Dan Hickling)
Despite the announcement that Alexander Sulzer will miss the remainder of the season due to knee surgery, there was some good news that came out of Sabres practice this morning at First Niagara Center.
Tyler Ennis, who missed Tuesday’s game against New York, and Ville Leino, who hasn’t...
The hit that Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds delivered to Tyler Ennis wasn’t a dirty or malicious one, even though it was from behind. The Buffalo Sabres forward was merely trying to turn and protect the puck, and he turned as Simmonds was hitting him. It was a bang-bang play and Simmonds didn’t have time to react. The referees were not going to call a penalty...
Simmonds did not receive any penalty for this hit on Tyler Ennis.
He did receive 5 for fighting while Mike Weber received 2 for instigator, 5 for fighting and a 10 minute misconduct.
Ennis did not return to play.