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With the Minnesota Wild out of the Western Conference playoff hunt, the New York Rangers will look to go “wild” in Minnesota tonight and pick-up the two points that they need to keep pace in the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference.
With no signs of slowing down, the Pittsburgh Penguins look like the team to beat in the NHL right now. They are just one point behind the Blueshirts for first in the division and conference and their next two games are against the New York Islanders.
Meanwhile, the Rangers are coming off a 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. The win helped the Rangers get over the 100-point mark for the first time since the 2005-06 season.
According to Andrew Gross of The Record, Rangers’ starting goaltender Henrik Lundqvist will make his sixth straight start. Lundqvist has not looked like himself between the pipes over the last few weeks so it is important that team head coach John Tortorella gives him a chance to get his game in order before the post...
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SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- One of the Minnesota Wild's top recent draft choices, Jason Zucker, is ready to make the jump straight from college hockey to the NHL.
Zucker, 20, signed an entry-level contract on Tuesday and will join the Wild on Wednesday, just four days after his Denver University team lost in the first-round of the NCAA tournament. Zucker had 22 goals and 24 assists...
The Minnesota Wild have signed forward Jason Zucker to an entry-level contract, planning to give one of their top prospects a taste of NHL playing time before the end of the season.
The deal was announced on Tuesday. Zucker was expected to join the team for practice on Wednesday and play on Thursday against the Florida Panthers.
Zucker was the Wild's second-round draft pick...
ST. PAUL, Minn. Much to the chagrin of the Minnesota Wild, Marian Gaborik still knows how to make himself feel at home at the Xcel Energy Center.
In his second game back in the building he excelled in for so many years as a member of the Wild, Gaborik helped the New York Rangers stay atop the Eastern Conference with a 3-2 win.
Gaborik, Minnesota's first-ever draft pick as...
ST. PAUL, Minn. J.P. Parise had long been retired from the NHL when his former team, the Minnesota North Stars, were packed up and moved down to Dallas.
Parise settled in Minnesota after his playing career ended, but the shock of the North Stars leaving didn't hit him right away in 1993 when owner Norm Green took the team to Texas. It wasn't until a year later when the...
Sounds like former DU Pioneer's star Jason Zucker is going to play for the Minnesota Wild Right away, as early has this Thursday. With Zucker signing a deal right away, this will cause Zucker to burn the first year of a three year deal.
Russo's Rants --- Jason Zucker has signed with the Wild, a three-year entry-level deal, starting this season.
He gets $70...
Here's the press release:
SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. â Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed forward Jason Zucker (pronounced ZOOKER) to an entry-level contract. Zucker will join the team on Wednesday and be available to the media following the Wildâs 11 am practice at Xcel Energy Center...
Mikko Koivu, Niklas Backstrom, Erik Christensen and Mike Yeo talk about the 3-2 overtime win on Thursday.
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Minnesota Wild tonight at Xcel Energy Center (8:00 p.m.; TV: MSG Network; Radio: 1050 ESPN Radio), to begin a back-to-back road set. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank second in the league overall, with a record of 47-21-7 (101 pts). The Rangers [...]
Brian Boyle scored to snap a tie early in the third period and All-Star Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 22 shots for his 250th career win as the visiting New York Rangers dealt the reeling Winnipeg Jets a critical blow to its dwindling postseason aspirations with a 4-2 victory.
Captain Ryan Callahan and defenseman Michael Del Zotto collected a goal and an assist apiece and Derek Stepan...
New York Rangers
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #15 Dany Heatley
2. #21 Kyle Brodziak...
The New York Rangers (47-21-7) visit the Minnesota Wild (31-34-10) at Xcel Energy Center starting at 8:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Game Notes TV: MSG; Radio: ESPN Radio 1050AM, XM 205Live Stream (Don't click on ads in stream...
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By Christopher Decker (@HockeyGuy_Chris)
Those are words most New York Rangers fans would have never even fathomed to be true, even as recent as last year. But the Rangers find themselves right there in the thick of a crazy rat race to take home the trophy that will assure them home ice advantage throughout the entire playoffs if, of course...
Standings: Wild (31-34-10), Rangers (47-21-7)
NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (35-31-66)
MIN Leading Scorer: Dany Heatley (21-26-47)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (56 GS, 1.93 GAA, .932 SV%)
MIN Goaltender: Josh Harding (27 GS, 2.63 GAA, .918 SV%)
Rangers Lines (probable):
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan