Found October 27, 2013 on Blue Seat Blogs:
Per Andrew Gross, Henrik Lundqvist has indicated that he is ready to go for tomorrow’s home opener against Montreal. Hank had missed the previous two games with a “minor” injury. Cam Talbot was very good in replacing Hank between the pipes, putting up a 1.94 GAA and a .934 SV% in two games. It is expected that Jason Missiaen will be returned to Hartford shortly. No official word has been disclosed. Tweet

No solution in sight for deficient Rangers

AV would not have anticipated this start. At All. (Andy Clark/Reuters) Instantly discount the idea of Alain Vigneault being in danger. The Rangers Head Coach isn’t going anywhere. Not unless the underperforming New York Rangers go on an almost season long losing streak and even then, six months into a five year deal, a change in leadership would be an extreme measure.  So with...

Rangers return home with much to prove

Home. Finally. The month was October. The year was 2011. The Rangers kicked off the season 3-6, and every day on this blog many begged for the return of Sean Avery and the firing of John Tortorella. Dave, Chris, and I turned the page on Avery and preached patience with Torts and his systems. The Rangers then went on a 12-2 surge and eventually the Eastern Conference finals, their...

Henrik Lundqvist doubtful for todays game vs. Detroit

According to New York Newsday’s Steve Zipay, Henrik Lundqvist is doubtful to play today against the Detroit Red Wings. That is the bad news. The good news is after the game against the Wings, the Rangers will end this terrible nine game season opening road trip. Cam Talbot was able to make his NHL debut this past Thursday, while the 31 year old Lundqvist is struggling with what...

Redemption for three in New York Rangers’ win over Detroit

Through the first eight games of the Rangers’ season, there was very little to write home about for forwards Derick Brassard, Benoit Pouliot and Mats Zuccarello. After 65 minutes of hockey last night in Hockeytown, the three may have sat down to write Mom and Dad together. Mats Zuccarello knotted the game at two in the third period, his first goal of the season. “Brass”, ...

Miller, Fast, Kreider showing they belong

Photo: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports Although they were likely in the lineup due to injuries to Ryan Callahan, Rick Nash, and Carl Hagelin, the three kids who have been inserted into the lineup have shown that they belong. Both Chris Kreider and J.T. Miller –since their recent call ups– have played significantly better away from the puck, and while there is always room for...

Cam Talbot impresses in NHL debut

When Martin Biron announced his retirement last Sunday, the New York Rangers found another hole in their depleted roster. A week later, after two terrific starts in net by Cam Talbot, there is a strength where there was once a weakness. Cam Talbot could be the key to a big season for Henrik Lundqvist. Talbot, who was called up Thursday in Philadelphia to spell the ailing Henrik Lundqvist...

No News On The Health Of Rick Nash

from Pat Leonard of The Blueshirts Blog at the New York Daily News, ...But coach Alain Vigneault clammed up the morning prior to facing the Montreal Canadiens, turning and deferring to a team spokesman when asked about Nash. “Nothing new,” the spokesman said. “I haven’t asked,” Vigneault said. It’s still the Blueshirts’ biggest question, though, even...

A night of redemption as Rangers end road trip on high note

Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images The Rangers looked like the Rangers last night, playing a solid overall game and besting a good Detroit Red Wings team by a score of 3-2 in overtime. It was a night of redemption for three key forwards, as Benoit Pouliot, Mats Zuccarello, and Derick Brassard scored the three goals for New York in the win. Rookie Cam Talbot was spectacular...

Jesper Fast returned to Hartford

Per Jim Cerny, the Rangers have returned winger Jesper Fast to the Hartford Wolfpack of the AHL. Fast has been with the Rangers since camp broke, and has skated in eight games so far this season without registering a point. I noted this afternoon that Fast was used primarily as a defensive player, but still managed to drive puck possession. With his demotion, it is all but a guarantee...

Wings fall to Rangers, 3-2, in overtime

DETROIT (AP) -- Derick Brassard's breakaway goal in the closing seconds of overtime gave the New York Rangers a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. Brassard scored his first of the season with only 12.9 seconds showing on the OT clock. Benoit Pouliot had a goal and an assist and Mats Zuccarello also scored for New York, which rallied from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits...

Canadiens-Rangers Preview

Opening with a lengthy road trip did not get Alain Vigneault off to a good start in his first season as coach of the New York Rangers. Now the Rangers are hoping to get a boost from their highly-anticipated opener at a refurbished Madison Square Garden and the return of goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. The Montreal Canadiens, however, have dominated New York in recent seasons and will...

Game Preview: New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens

TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the Montreal Canadiens tonight, Oct. 28, at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in their 2013-14 regular season home opener. The Blueshirts currently rank seventh in the Metropolitan Division standings, and 14th in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 3-6-0 (6 pts). The Rangers enter the contest […]

Game 10: Home sweet home

Photo: Leon Halip/ Getty Image After six weeks, a trip to Banff, four preseason games in five nights, nine games on the road, four games in six nights, four games on the west coast, two blowouts, a pair of games that have left some hope, and an overtime winner, the Rangers have finally returned to Madison Square Garden. They return home a little banged up at 3-6 and missing their...

Make or break season for Gillis hinges on Tortorella’s team identity

Photo Courtesy: The Province After losing the Stanley Cup to the Bruins in 2011, questions immediately began to arise about the toughness and size of the Canucks. At some point, those same questions got to management, and the ‘stay the course’ attitude that had been preached, swiftly made way for a series of moves that has left the team grasping for an identity and on the outside...

What’s in Store From 1993-94? Graves’ Late Goal Earns Rangers a Point, Tie Canadiens

October 28th, 1993, Madison Square Garden, NY:  After defeating the Los Angeles Kings to end a three game losing streak, the Rangers took on the team that beat the Kings in last Spring’s Finals, the defending Stanley Cup Champion Montreal Canadiens.  The Canadiens knocked off the Kings in five games to win an unprecedented 24th Stanley Cup Championship, […]
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