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New York Rangers
The Senators played the Rangers tough, as per usual. After the Sens opened up a 2-0 lead, the Rangers showed their grittiness and their willingness to fight back as they tied the game before the first period ended. But in the end, the Sens showed why they are still a playoff team despite being without three of their top players. On to the goals:
Lady luck is mean sometimes.
Senators 1, Rangers 0
Regardless of the Rangers inability to control the puck following Daniel Alfredsson’s original shot, this goal is mostly just unlucky. Zack Smith circles back with Alfredsson after he regains possession of the puck, and eventually circles to the high slot. He gets a step on Derek Stepan, which is all he needs when Sergei Gonchar takes his slow wrister. Henrik Lundqvist had a clear lane, and was poised to stop the puck. Then luck took over, and the puck bounced awkwardly on the ice and over Lundqvist’s pad. Stepan doesn’t get beat by much, but it was enough to cause a luck change.
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The Rangers need Gaborik and the offense to help accommodate for Staal’s injury
It may seem an odd statement to make in light of an important defenseman being lost to injury, but the Rangers offense will need to produce consistently now more than ever. Despite the addition of Roman Hamrlik and the presence of multiple defensemen on the roster, the Rangers cannot reasonably expect...
Elliotte Friedman at CBC Sports piggybacks on the recent Marian Gaborik for depth rumor floated by Bruce Garrioch at the Ottawa Sun by stating the reason Gaborik might be available is the return could replace the depth they lost in the offseason.
Friedman adds that the only way the Rangers do anything with Gaborik is if the trade really improves the team.
Marian Gaborik scored a power-play goal 42 seconds into overtime, and the New York Rangers rallied for a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
Gaborik took a feed in the high slot from Rick Nash, who got the Rangers even at 1 with 5:23 left in regulation, and fired in a shot for his eighth of the season and first in nine games.
The Rangers got their third power...
Yesterday, Rick Nash was a guest on the Michael Kay Radio Show (ESPN Radio)...
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...interesting to hear him say that the Islanders are his favorite rival so far. With the Islanders recent struggles, most Rangers fans have gotten away from them as the most hated foe. But with the Fishsticks in the mix this year...
After beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 at Madison Square Garden on March 1st to snap a four game losing streak the New York Rangers have embarked on possibly their best and certainly most consistent week of their shortened 2013 season. With five home games over this period since the Lightning game , the Rangers [...]
Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter! -- TSN's Bob McKenzie spoke Wednesday evening during Insider Trading on Ottawa's front office actively searching for an upgrade to their ranks. The upgrade, however, is absolutely hilarious. McKenzie: OTT looking for a physical player, preferably one who can drop the gloves with some authority. Lloyd: @TSNBobMcKenzie just said #Sens are in the...
Welcome to the game rookie.
The Ottawa Senators rookie David Dziurzynski finally got his
chance to fight Wednesday night when he dropped his gloves against Toronto
Maple Leafs enforcer Frazer McLaren.
It's a shame that the ensuing concussion he got from being knocked out means he likely will not remember it.
Then again, it might be best if he doesn't remember...
After splitting the first two contests at Madison Square Garden, the New York Rangers and the New York Islanders renewed their love affair at the Nassau Coliseum for the first time this season. With only two points separating these interstate rivals, the Islanders on the outside looking in for the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spot, points [...]
The New York Rangers (12-8-2) host the Ottawa Senators (12-8-4) at Madison Square Garden starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
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In the game recap comments section last night, reader "slapshot13j" asked if anyone knew when the last time a 3rd or 4th line player scored in a game for the Rangers was.
While I assumed this was a rhetorical question, TheNYRBlog's James Wrabel actually came up with the answer: February 10th by Arron Asham vs. the Lightning.
That can't be. It's impossible...
Craig Custance revealed his rankings for ESPN Insider (behind a paywall) for the top 20 potential rental players for this year’s NHL Trade Deadline.
He prefaced the rankings list by acknowledging that the congested NHL standings means a greater likelihood that there will be less trade activity this season.
From an Ottawa Senators perspective, two players made the...
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When asked what it is about Madison Square Garden that endears itself to the Ottawa Senators, captain Daniel Alfredsson simply replied, "New York City."
On Friday night, Ottawa headed to the World's Most Famous Arena and did what they always do -- handed the New York Rangers a tough home-loss. With the 3-2 victory, Ottawa...
The Rangers hope to keep rolling as their six-game stay in New York ends, but they haven't had much home success against the Ottawa Senators lately.
Things could be different this time with the Senators struggling to find wins on the road.
New York looks to win its fifth straight overall and snap a five-game regular season home losing streak to Ottawa when the clubs meet on...
All but five periods in the second quarter of the season were played without Erik Karlsson, and if you've been watching the games you don't need me to tell you the team looks different now. Shots against have gone up, and the Senators have struggled to create offensive chances for long stretches. Nevertheless the team has stayed in games and picked up points in ones they...