Found January 01, 2012 on Sox and Dawgs:
HARTFORD, January 1, 2012:  Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the parent New York Rangers have reassigned goaltender Jason Missiaen from the Whale to its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors. Missiaen served as the Whale’s backup in two games, after joining Connecticut from Greenville Wednesday.  In 10 ECHL games with the Road Warriors, the first-year pro is 5-3-1, with a 2.43 goals-against average, 92.6% save percentage and three shutouts.  He signed as a free agent with the Rangers March 24, 2011 The Whale return to action tomorrow, Monday, January 2, with a 1:00 PM game at Portland.  All the CT Whale Rockin’ Hockey action can be heard live on “The Rock”, 106.9 FM, WCCC, as well as on-line at  The Whale’s next home game is this Saturday night, January 7, as they battle the Springfield Falcons at 7:00 at the XL Center. Tickets to all 2011-12 Whale home games are on sale now at the Public Power Ticket Office at the XL C...

The WAGs of the Winter Classic

What’s the biggest news out of the 2012 Winter Classic besides the 50-degree temps and the likelihood that the ice at Citizens Bank Park will be slush? How about the 1-2 WAG force the NY Rangers bring to the Classic behind LW Brandon Prust & C Brad Richards. Prust has been flaunting French import Marie-Pier Morin on HBO’s 24/7 while Richards has turned into a tabloid célébrité...

John Tortorella Calls Winter Classic Officiating 'Disgusting,' Wonders If 'NBC Got Together With the Refs'

John Tortorella's New York Rangers won the Winter Classic over the Flyers on Monday night in Philadelphia. They did so after successfully preserving a one-goal lead late in the third period. However, that one-goal lead almost evaporated late when Flyers forward Danny Briere was awarded a penalty shot after the officials deemed that Ryan McDonagh had covered the puck with his...

Best and Worst Moments Of 2011 For The Rangers

As Twenty-11 draws to a close I decided what better way to end a year than with recapping the best, and the worst moments of the New York Rangers.  Gathering some help on Twitter, I compiled my list with some of the best and worst moments we’ve had as being a part of NY Ranger [...]

Mike Rupp: Winter Classic veteran, unlikely hero for Rangers

PHILADELPHIA — Michael Rupp was seated in the New York Rangers' dressing room, located a few steps from the visitor's dugout in Citizens Bank Park. The black, beat-up dress hat that's given to an honored player after each Rangers victory rested on his head like an ill-fitting crown. "It needs a chin strap," he said. The media swarmed him, after his two goals...

Rangers focused on getting two points

PHILADELPHIA – There was one term that came to mind when seeing the New York Rangers’ approach to the Winter Classic: Businesslike. John Tortorella and his club have the right mindset going into what will be a Super Bowl-esque spectacle come tomorrow afternoon against the Philadelphia Flyers.“I think we have handled it well,” Tortorella said of the game’s buildup. ...

Flyers Observations from the Winter Classic

In a city used to disappointment, this one stung unusually hard. I have been a Flyers fan for a long time. I’ve lived through 4 Stanley Cup Finals losses and I can honestly say this loss to the New York Rangers really hurt. Maybe it was the buildup that has gone on for more than a month now. Maybe it was the squandered 2-0 lead. Maybe it was the loss to Boston in the 2009 Winter...

Monday’s Three Stars: Rupp gets two at WC; other games indoors

Little did Brandon Prust realize that Rupp was thinking of someone else the whole time. No. 1 Star: Michael Rupp. New York Rangers There was plenty of unexpected drama at the Winter Classic, but the most unlikely element had to be Rupp playing the hero, scoring twice to get the Rangers back into a game that looked perilously close to slipping away. Not long after Rupp's second...

Rangers 3, Flyers 2

The New York Rangers (23-9-4) defeated the Philadelphia Flyers (22-11-4) by the score of 3-2, tonight. For a boxscore and recap go to Yahoo! Sports....despite every effort by the refs to get this Winter Classic into overtime the Rangers gutted out an impressive win. No matter where this team plays or under what circumstances, they are going to give maximum effort to...

Connecticut Whale 5, Springfield Falcons 2

By Brian Ring Hartford, CT, December 31, 2011 - The Connecticut Whale defeated the Springfield Falcons, 5-2, Saturday night at the XL Center in a New Years’ Eve match-up. Francois Bouchard had three assists for Connecticut, Kris Newbury scored twice and Pavel Valentenko had the game-winner and an assist for the Whale. The win over the Falcons improved Connecticut to a perfect...

New York Rangers (23-9-4) at Philadelphia Flyers (22-10-4), 3 p.m. (ET)

The fifth edition of the NHL's Winter Classic is on tap today, as the Philadelphia Flyers host the New York Rangers outdoors at Citizens Bank Park.

Winter Classic: Marc Staal will play, Tortorella says

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