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Well, the Rangers got dominated in Pittsburgh today. We can’t even say it was unexpected. The Rangers were absolutely dominated in the first period to the tune of a -24 Corsi (33 shot attempts for Pittsburgh, 9 for the Rangers). It was a miracle that the Rangers were only down a goal in the first, mostly due to the play of Henrik Lundqvist. That said, the entire team –including Hank– was sloppy for a third straight game. This needs to stop. On to the goals.
The blurrier the picture, the more fails on the play.
Penguins 1, Rangers 0
The Rangers attempted to gain the Pittsburgh zone following a face off, and Taylor Pyatt turned the puck over at the blue line instead of getting the puck deep. Roman Harmlik didn’t win board battle at the Ranger blue line. Anton Stralman got beat, Henrik Lundqvist was off his angle. This goal was all sorts of fail. It was not a good way to start the game. If everyone on the ice could re-do that shift, they would.
This needs to be stopped.
Pens 2, Rangers 0
With the Penguins on a powerplay, and Jeff Halpern without a stick, the Pens do a great job cycling the puck. Tyler Kennedy winds up with the puck at the weak side face off circle, and rips it past Hank. Still unsure if Steve Eminger deflected it by accident, but if he didn’t Hank wants that one back.
Single arrow is where Richards should go.
Pens 3, Rangers 0
The final nail in the coffin came when the Rangers again failed to get the puck deep into the Pittsburgh zone. Brad Richards was the culprit this time, who coughed the puck up at the blue line, then failed to backcheck properly. The appropriate play is for Richards to go after the second man (Pascal Dupuis) on the potential two-on-one. Instead, he makes a lazy stick swipe at the puck carrier (Dustin Jeffrey), who Stralman was already covering. After that, it was a nice pass by Jeffrey to Dupuis who finished strongly.
The Rangers had a chance to steal two points in this game because Hank kept them in it (despite letting in two bad angle goals). The offense was non-existent, the defense had more miscues than I have fingers and toes. This was the third straight sloppy game for the Rangers, and they have scored just twice in three games. There’s still a lot of hockey to be played, but time is running out.
BEST OF MAXIM
Chris Kreider scored the first goal for the Connecticut Whale of the AHL in their 3-0 win over the Manchester Monarchs (LA Kings). Kreider’s 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...
I had eye surgery on Friday, so I was unable to get the ATF yesterday. This post will cover all games played by the Rangers prospects on Thursday night and Friday night. Today’s (Saturday’s) games will be covered tomorrow, as per usual.
The playoffs –or playoff type scenarios– have begun for almost all of the Rangers prospects. Oscar Lindberg and Jesper Fasth have begun their...
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.
After dropping the first two meetings on home ice, the New York Rangers tried their luck on the road in Pittsburgh for a matinee affair with the division leading Penguins. Pittsburgh is currently riding a seven game winning streak and is tied with the Montreal Canadiens for the top spot in the Eastern Conference with 40 [...]
The Pittsburgh Penguins are known for their explosive offense, but Sunday’s tilt with the Bruins was a defensive affair. The two teams combined for just three goals, and the game-winner came courtesy of an unlikely source.
Northeastern alum Joe Vitale scored for just the sixth time in his NHL career — and the first time since last February — with 32 seconds remaining in the...
By Wil Goldsholl
Hartford, CT, March 17, 2013 - In the Connecticut Whale locker room on Saturday night, Jason Missiaen’s goaltending partner, Cam Talbot, gave a shout in passing, “There ya go, Mish! Big as a house!” 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...
It might come as a surprise for Penguins fans to learn that a Hall-of-Fame defenseman skated for the team in the mid-to-late 1970s. No, it wasn’t shot-blocker extraordinaire Dave Burrows or even Norris Trophy winner Randy Carlyle. His name was Bob Paradise, and he was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1989.
(...)Read the rest of Penguins History: Bob Paradise...
By Wil Goldsholl
Hartford, CT, March 16, 2013 - Six days’ rest proved key for the Connecticut Whale, as they picked up a critical 3-0 win over the Manchester Monarchs on Saturday night in Hartford. Manchester, sitting in the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference prior to the game, has not bested the Whale, who moved into a tie for seventh with the win, at the XL Center this...
Marc-Andre Fleury couldn't help it. With the Pittsburgh Penguins' franchise record for career shutouts in sight late in the third period against the New York Rangers on Saturday, the talented if occasionally erratic goalie let his mind drift.
''I wanted it so bad,'' Fleury said. ''I tried to not jinx it. I was touching wood, but yeah I was looking...
The Hotstove panel on Hockey Night In Canada discussed the current NHL trade market and right now the asking price is very high.
Other topics include the New York Rangers, the Olympics and the GM Meetings.
While many expected a tight race in the Atlantic Division, Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins appear to be head and shoulders above the competition.
That shouldn't come as much of a surprise to the New York Rangers.
Hoping to stay unbeaten in March, Pittsburgh tries for a seventh consecutive victory over New York as these division rivals square off in a matinee showdown...
Boston Bruins (19-4-3) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (21-8-0)
NBC, NHLN-CA, RDS - 12:30 pm/et
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
We imagine that someone scheduled this Penguins/Bruins game for 12:30pm on St. Patrick's Day and then laughed.
Season Series: 1-0-0
Last meeting that counted: March 12, 2013. Penguins won 3-2.
What we said...