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The Rangers finally righted the ship in more ways than one. They ended their scoreless streak at a little over two hours, they ended their pointless streak at three games, and snapped their three game losing streak. The Rangers came out flat in the first âas per usualâ but dominated the second, third and overtime periods. The game was eventually won in a shootout when J.T. Miller lost the puck, got it back, and shot it over Dan Ellis from a bad angle. Thatâs probably his new favorite move. On to the goals (not breaking down shootout goals):
Thatâs all the room Staal needs.
Canes 1, Rangers 0
The Canes won the board battle on the near side, a battle that they really had no business winning. They eventually cycled the puck to Joni Pitkanen on the weak side point. Pitkanen had a lot of room to move in, and he did just that. Meanwhile Eric Staal, who was a part of the board battle creeped to the bottom of the circle, where Ryan McDonagh should have been covering him. McDonagh wasnât really in bad position, and the pass from Pitkanen threaded a needle, but that opportunity shouldnât have happened. Once the pass gets through, thereâs nothing Henrik Lundqvist could have done.
Yup, thatâs a push.
Rangers 1, Canes 1
After Hank made an incredible save, the Rangers took the puck down the ice to the Carolina zone. Ryan Callahan did his best Rick Nash impression, and drove to the net with the puck to attempt a stuff-in. His initial attempt was stopped, but Pitkanen pushed him into Dan Ellis, knocking him down. Derek Stepan picked up the loose puck and fired it into the empty net. The Canes wanted an interference call, but this picture clearly shows that Cally was pushed by Pitkanen.
The Rangers didnât show up until the second period, but after that they owned the game. Dan Ellis is the reason why the Rangers didnât win the game in regulation or in overtime. With the way the Rangers played in the last three periods, they deserved to win. Of course, it would be nice if they played a full game, but baby steps. A win is a win. They played well for 45 of 65 minutes. Take momentum to New Jersey.
BEST OF MAXIM
- The Rangers are just 4-10-1 against Eastern Conference opponents currently in the playoff picture.
- Chris Kreider has scored six goals and one assist for the CT Whale since being demoted just over two weeks ago.
- The Rangers are 11-5-1 when both Rick Nash and Marc Staal are in the lineup.
- The Rangers have allowed their opponents to score first in 18 of 28 games this season...
Chris Kreider scored the first goal for the Connecticut Whale of the AHL in their 3-0 win over the Manchester Monarchs (LA Kings). Kreiderâs goal, a shorthanded goal, was the eventual game winner, scored on a breakaway. Other goals were scored by Brandon Mashinter (on the powerplay) and Andrew Carroll. Kyle Jean, Kris Newbury, Andrew Yogan, Logan Pyett, and Mike Vernace all added...
Back in the offseason I spoke frequently about the Rangers need to acquire players who fit their team template. The three main ingredients needed to restock the Rangers were roster balance, skating, and effort. As the deadline approaches, the Rangers should stick to those three ingredients when evaluating their own team and whatâs available on the marketplace.
As for Tortorella...
With the Rangers down 1-0 to the Hurricanes and looking more lethargic by the second, it seemed like the season was slipping away in front of our eyes.
So in the second period when Riley Nash popped open on the crease and had the final nail in the Blueshirts coffin on his stick, Rangers fans saw this lost season flash in front of their eyes. That was until Henrik Lundqvist decided...
During a segment on Hockey Night In Canada's "Hot Stove Tonight," Elliotte Friedman says that the Rangers might have discussed a potential trade for Marian Gaborik with the Vancouver Canucks, but it wasn't a good match.
Friedman adds that as part of his limited no trade clause Gaborik has given the Rangers 10 teams he cannot be traded to.
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The Rangers succeeded last year because they executed. They followed the system, they executed and they won. Many are looking at the coaching staff for the three game slide, but in reality itâs about execution from the players.
Itâs been widely known that coach Tortorella uses a 2-1-2 forecheck, which is not a defensive system. Itâs a bit of a misnomer...
Rangers rookie J.T. Miller fumbled his way to a goal in the third round of a shootout and New York snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night.
The 20-year-old Miller skated in slowly on Dan Ellis and briefly lost the puck before calmly gathering it and scoring from a tough angle near the goal line. Rick Nash scored in the opening...
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After a hot start, the Devils have crashed back to Earth, and sit two points ahead of the Rangers in the standings, although the Rangers have a game in hand. In the month of March, the Devils have struggled mightily, posting a record of 3-4-2. For comparisons sake, the Rangers have a record of 5-4-0 in that span. This is one of those four point swing...
Bergen Record - Rangers halt three-game skid with 2-1 shootout win over Hurricanes
Bergen Record - Andrew Gross: John Tortorella safe behind bench Ââ for now
New York Post - Rangers end skid, now must âback it upâ
New York Post - Lundqvist stands tall in moment of urgency
Daily News - Rangers back on track with 2-1 shootout win over Canes
New York Times...
TONIGHTâS GAME The Rangers will complete their back-to-back set when they face-off against the New Jersey Devils tonight at Prudential Center (7:00 p.m. â TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in an Atlantic Division matchup. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank ninth in the Eastern Conference, with a record [...]
The New York Rangers took to the ice in Newark against their cross town rivals, the New Jersey Devils, whom they trail by two points for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.Â Â With only twenty games remaining, these were two vital points, for both clubs. One thing you can count on with these two [...]
By Wil Goldsholl
Hartford, CT, March 17, 2013 - In the Connecticut Whale locker room on Saturday night, Jason Missiaenâs goaltending partner, Cam Talbot, gave a shout in passing, âThere ya go, Mish! Big as a house!â The mild-mannered, six-foot-eight goaltender gave pause to flash a grin before continuing to praise his defense for help with rebounds and screens. The Chatham...
The latest from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
â˘Â TheÂ New York RangersÂ have been on the lookout for a top-four, right-handed defenseman and a source told me Tuesday that the Blueshirts have interest in veteranÂ Dan BoyleÂ from the Sharks. Thereâs an obvious connection there, with Rangers head coach John Tortorella having Boyle in Tampa when both won the Stanley Cup in 2004.Â ...
The New York Rangers (13-12-2) host the Carolina Hurricanes (15-11-1) at Madison Square Garden starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
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