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Michael Del Zotto
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
Courtesy of the Rangers (and somebody who had to work on Christmas day):
NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Monday, Dec. 26, 7:00 p.m.
Madison Square Garden – New York, New York
Rangers: 21-8-4 (46 pts)
Islanders: 11-16-6 (28 pts)
All information through NHL games on Dec. 23
The Rangers will face-off against the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in their fourth consecutive game against an Atlantic Division opponent. The Blueshirts currently rank first in the Atlantic Division standings, and second in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 21-8-4 (46 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-2, on Friday at Madison Square Garden to extend their winning streak to four games, and are 6-2-0 in their last eight. The Blueshirts have now registered at least one point in 20 of their last 25 games (18-5-2). The Islanders enter the contest with an 11-16-6 (28 pts) record to rank 14th in the Eastern Con...
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The Rangers have drafted very well in recent years and even when going off the board (so to speak) Fans have begun to show full trust in the Rangers power brokers because results are starting to show. Whether it’s the NHL roster, the minor league affiliates of the exploits on junior and college circuits there are countless recent examples of successful Rangers drafting.
The New York Rangers currently sit in first place in the Eastern Conference with a tremendous 22-8-4 record through 34 games this season. Making the record even more impressive is the number of injuries they have battled through on defense with the most significant being All-Star defender Marc Staal. Staal has been sidelined for the entire season while he recovers from post-concussion...
Sorry. Had some technical difficulties with the new computer system at the paper … so I missed most of the lockerroom.
Here’s a quote from Brian Boyle about his shot-blocking at the end of the second period:
“That’s old news for our team. That’s what we do. That’s a big part of how we defend. We get over there and we block it. That’s how we play. Everyone buys into...
Larry Brooks at the New York Post has this quote from Michael Del Zotto on why the Rangers have been so successful this season..."Obviously we have some skill, but we do the little things to win games," said Michael Del Zotto. "That's basically the character of our team."...and it's noticeable, not only to Rangers fans, but those around the league as I...
The Rangers report that all eight defensemen (no Sauer or Eminger) took the ice for the morning skate....assuming this means Woywitka will be back in the line-up and Erixon back in the AHL.Meanwhile, Andrew Gross reports Sean Avery along with Erik Christensen and Wojtek Wolski made up the scratch line again....only a matter of time till Avery and EC are waived.Speaking of Wolski...
from Katie Strang of ESPN New York, “Today I felt fully confident going on the ice and taking some hits. There wasn’t a doubt in my mind that that wasn’t the right thing to do with the way I was feeling,” Staal said.
Staal was encouraged that, after being jostled by teammates, he felt fine.
“I took a few bumps, my head bounced off the glass a couple times, things like...
Welcome to the second edition of Rangers Randomness. All is good in Ranger Land with the club now officially holding the top spot in the Eastern Conference after a 3 – 0 win over the Islanders. This means that for the second straight week there won’t be much negativity in this feature. I want to [...]
If you read the box score or saw the highlights, much of the focus would be centered on Henrik Lundqvist, Carl Hagelin and Michael Del Zotto. While that is correct to a point, for those that watched the game, or want to go beyond the numbers, the Dubi-Boyle-Mitchell line played just as big, if not a bigger part.
While the Rangers got the win, itâs hard to say they completely...
As Henrik Lundqvist normally does after a shutout at MSG, he threw his stick into the crowd after being named first star last night, which obviously caused a full WWE battle royal in the stands. While the person who walks away with the stick, along with some bruises, is pretty pumped you have to assume it's only a matter of time before someone gets seriously injured...Thanks...
NEW YORK - Carl Hagelin scored twice for his second multigoal game in the NHL and Henrik Lundqvist stopped all...
The Islanders will face the New York Rangers for the second time in four days. The Islanders, who’ve dropped their last two games, will look to turn their misfortunes around and stay in the hunt for the playoffs.
The Rangers won last Thursday’s contest against the Islanders, 4-2, at Madison Square Garden. Brandon Dubinsky scored the games opening goal to give the Rangers a 1...
Author: Dave Lozo | NHL.com Staff Writer
If Winter Classic experience means anything, the Philadelphia Flyers should have a decided edge against the New York Rangers on Jan. 2.
The Rangers have two players -- Michael Rupp and Erik Christensen ...
Bridgeport Sound Tigers 3, Connecticut Whale 2
By Brian Ring
Hartford, CT, December 26, 2011 - The Connecticut Whale were defeated by the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 3-2, Monday night at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard. Tomas Marcinko recorded the game-winning goal for Bridgeport, as the Sound Tigers scored twice in the third period to erase a 3-2 Whale lead.
Andre Deveaux scored...