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Last night none of us could get the recap, so we reached out to Glen Miller, who has done some terrific recaps here before, and he was more than happy to write last night’s recap. Thanks Glen, great stuff as usual. Make sure to follow Glen on Twitter.
That is exactly how fans of other teams have felt so often after Hank has stolen a game from them. Colorado Avalanche G Semyon Varlamov did his best Hank impression by stopping 41 of 42 shots and practically beat the Rangers single-handedly. Despite dominating play for much of the contest, to the tune of a 42 to 20 shot advantage, the Rangers were dealt a bitter blow by Colorado in suffering the 3 – 1 loss. The Blueshirts now cling to a two-point advantage over the Penguins who defeated New Jersey earlier Saturday and still possess a game-in-hand on the Rangers.
The Rangers lost despite setting a season-high in SOG. It’s also unusual the Rangers dropped this decision even though they outshot Colorado given their winning % when directi...
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Per Andrew Gross, the Rangers have some good news in the injury department. Artem Anisimov was skating this morning at the optional skate. Although he is unlikely to play tonight, it’s a good sign to see him skating, it means his shoulder injury isn’t serious.
Along with Anisimov, Gross states that John Scott (unsurprisingly), Anton Stralman, and Jeff Woywitka will be the other...
It’s not often that you see an opposition goaltender steal the spotlight at Madison Square Garden, but that was the case tonight. All things considered, the Rangers responded well to Thursday’s 5-2 loss to the Penguins. That response, however, was nothing Semyon Varlamov couldn’t handle. Varlamov led his team to a 3-1 victory tonight, because if it weren’t for him, this...
Pat Leonard at the Daily News has John Tortorella's thoughts on the recently recalled Tim Erixon..."He looks a little stronger out of his uniform. He makes a great pass to Step, just a really patient play. That's what we're hoping to get out of him, is someone to get us out of our end zone, can add something to our second power play. There's some work to be done...
… this is HILARIOUS and sad all at the same time. Once again, another funny and great job by the guys at Photoshop The Rangers. Check them out here.
There were definitely some mixed emotions among the fans after Thursday night’s 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden. Some were satisfied with the effort and just plainly admitted that the Rangers had lost to a better team. Others were rather disappointed at the end of the night, saying that the effort from the club could have and should have been much...
The Rangers report that Artem Anisimov (shoulder) participated in the morning skate, but will not be in the line-up against the Devils tonight....great to see AA practicing again. Assuming he should be back at some point this week. Will be interesting to see who gets scratched when he's ready.The Rangers also report that Henrik Lundqvist will get the start tonight....he better...
The NHL, like all other North American professional sports leagues, is driven by its stars. Sure, it is more of a team game than Major League Baseball, which revolves around one-on-one matchups between pitchers and hitters, or the NBA, where one or two superstars can turn any team (except maybe the Knicks) into an instant contender.
In the NHL, throwing together a talented fantasy...
The New York Rangers were understandably displeased with the outcome of Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at MSG, which cut their first place lead down to just four points in the Eastern Conference. But as was noted earlier today on the blog, that game served as a useful reality check for this hockey team, as they finally met their match in a team that is undoubtedly...
The New York Rangers may have lost two straight games to the Pittsburgh Penguins and Colorado Avalanche, but they will still have the opportunity to officially clinch a playoff spot with at least a point in tonight's match-up with the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. With both the Washington Capitals and Winnipeg Jets losing on Sunday, the Blueshirts' magic...
All-Star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist and captain Ryan Callahan will return to the ice for Saturday's game against the Colorado Avalanche.
Lundqvist had been sidelined with the flu while Callahan has been idled with a nagging foot injury.
The Rangers enter Saturday's contest with a four-point edge over the hard-charging Pittsburgh Penguins, who have won 10 in a row.
TheNYRBlog reader Beth K. sends me this pic of her with John Scott, who she called, using the immortal words of Ilya Bryzgalov, "Humongous Big"...As always please continue to e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) your Rangers related pictures to me so I can post them on the blog.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at ...
Connecticut Whale 3, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2
By Brian Ring
Hartford, CT, March 16, 2012 – The Connecticut Whale defeated the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 3-2, Friday night at the XL Center, moving into sole possession of first place in the AHL’s Northeast Division.
Kris Newbury had the game-winning goal and an assist, and Casey Wellman had his second straight three point game with...
If you'd been asked whether or not the Bruins will make the playoffs two months ago, you might have laughed at the question. After all, the B's had a comfortable lead over Ottawa in the standings and were challenging the New York Rangers for tops in the Eastern Conference. Now, it's suddenly becoming a real question not only whether Boston can hold onto the Northeast...
Colorado rookie Gabriel Landeskog broke a second-period tie, and Semyon Varlamov made 41 saves to lift the Avalanche over the sliding New York Rangers 3-1 on Saturday night.
Landeskog gave the Avalanche the lead, and Varlamov made it stand up as playoff-hopeful Colorado finished a 2-0-1 Eastern road trip.
The Rangers' once seemingly comfortable lead in the Eastern Conference...
The New York Rangers need to do that with their play tonight against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden.
After all the hockey action this weekend, the Rangers are just now one point ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins for the Atlantic Division- and Eastern Conference- lead. Oh yeah, the Philadelphia Flyers are not playing too badly either as they are now just three points...