Found April 08, 2014 on Save By Richter:
The Rangers had an optional practice this morning, Chris Kreider and Ryan McDonagh participated with light workouts. Kreider was shooting with his right hand only; not wearing a glove on his left hand, just a black brace, he remains out indefinitely.  McDonagh was taking light wrist shots on net and was feeding St. Louis for one-timers. A.V. says he is 50-50 on whether McDonagh will play before the playoffs.

Injury notes: Kreider, McDonagh skating

Per Andrew Gross, both Ryan McDonagh and Chris Kreider were skating today at the Rangers optional skate. Neither did intensive work, with McDonagh doing some light skating and Kreider gripping his stick with one hand, but it’s a good sign to see them skating. Alain Vigneault did not give a timetable for either’s return, but […]

New Lines; McDonagh Coming Along; Kreider Does Off Ice Workout

Armed with a brand new toy (aka Jesper Fast), Alain Vigneault tinkered with the forward lines at practice this morning… Nash-Stepan-St. Louis Pouliot-Brassard-Zuccarello Hagelin-Richards-Fast Boyle-Moore-Dorsett AV said he has yet to decided if this will be his lineup tomorrow night against the Hurricanes. …there’s no trio going better on the Rangers than the Brassard line...

Martin St. Louis is killing the New York Rangers

Martin St. Louis finally scored a goal for the New York Rangers. It sealed a 3-1 victory at Vancouver and offered a glimmer of hope for the playoffs ahead.“It’s always nice to score goals, especially in a winning way,” St. Louis told reporters. “I guess the first one is the toughest one to get.”Apparently so, because St. Louis produced just one goal and three assists...

Rangers clinch playoff spot with Devils loss last night

Some people will call this “backing into” the playoffs, but with the Devils loss last night, the Rangers have officially clinched a playoff spot. I say some people call it backing in because the Rangers still have three games left, so it’s not like they needed the loss. It just helped them clinch sooner. The […]

Debunking the “Vigneault doesn’t play the kids” myth

When Alain Vigneault had some choice comments for J.T. Miller following his demotion back to the AHL, after being given a golden opportunity to take a critical role for the Rangers, many fans called for AV’s head. The arguments thrown out had nothing to do with his successes as the coach this year, but that […]

McDonagh Practices But Still Out; Lundqvist to Start vs. Sabres

This morning, Ryan McDonagh practiced with his Ranger teammates for the first time since suffering a shoulder injury in Vancouver on April 1st. McDonagh, who was wearing a non-contact jersey, will not suit-up against the Sabres tomorrow night, according to Alain Vigneault. The Rangers coach said it’s 50/50 whether McDonagh will return for the season finale in Montreal on Saturday...

Who Hired John Tortorella In Vancouver?

from David Ember of the Globe and Mail, Much of the distancing revolves around the hiring of Mr. Tortorella, whose reputation as a firebrand and penchant to coach defensive hockey made him a controversial choice last year. On Monday, Francesco Aquilini sent a Globe and Mail reporter a text message warning of legal action after the newspaper published a story discussing the family’s...

Rangers recall Jesper Fast

The Rangers have recalled Jesper Fast from the Wolfpack. I guess Alain Vigneault figured out that playing Brian Boyle, Dominic Moore, and Dan Carcillo in the top six wasn’t the best idea? I would hope that Fast is given top six minutes at the start and not expected to play out of role on the fourth line. Fast is pretty fast and has played very well for the ‘Pack this season...

Guy at NY Rangers game uses phone to find out how many periods games last (pic)

Impatient fan at tonight's Rangers game. — Ben Reiter (@SI_BenReiter) April 9, 2014 A man in attendance at the New York Rangers-Carolina Hurricanes tilt at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night utilized his cell phone at some point during the game to figure out just how many periods are in a hockey game. Clearly […] The post Guy at NY Rangers game...

Game 80: Secure a non-wild card spot

In case you missed it, the Rangers clinched a playoff spot last night when the Devils lost to the Flames. That doesn’t mean the remaining three games are meaningless, as the Rangers would probably like to avoid the wild card and a date with the Penguins or Bruins in the first round. With the magic […]

Wednesday (4/9/14) Headlines

Bergen Record - Brad Richards scores twice as Rangers ice Hurricanes, 4-1 Bergen Record - Rangers’ Marc Staal honored New York Post –  Brad Richards’ two power-play goals propel Rangers New York Post –  Vigneault shutting down information on injuries New York Post –  Veterans’ play will be key for Rangers’ playoff run Daily News - Brad Richards, Martin St....

Devils Blanked by Flames, Rangers into the Postseason

The Look of Defeat. Sweet, Sweet, Defeat. With the Devils losing 1-0 to the Calgary Flames tonight, the Rangers clinch a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the fourth year in a row. Karri Ramo blanked the Devils with a 31 save shutout, and defenseman Mark Giordano scored the lone goal for the Flames. Although I’d rather have seen us into the playoffs with a win in one of our...

Richards' 2 power-play goals lift Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) Brad Richards scored two power-play goals, and the playoff-bound New York Rangers improved their chances for home-ice advantage in the first round with a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.

Veterans’ play will be key for Rangers’ playoff run

It was an axiom of pro sports well before Bill Parcells affixed his name to it when the coach of the Giants one day proclaimed, “You are what your record says you are.” The record says the Rangers are a playoff team again, one of 16 to qualify for the NHL’s postseason tournament. This may not be an achievement worthy of even a two-car motorcade up the West Side Highway, but...

Vigneault still mum on injured McDonagh

Ryan McDonagh, the Rangers’ No. 1 defenseman, continued his climb back toward the lineup on Wednesday, practicing with the team while wearing a non-contact yellow jersey. McDonagh will miss his fourth straight game on Thursday when the Blueshirts host the last-overall Sabres, as he is still recovering from the left-shoulder injury suffered April 1 in Vancouver. Coach Alain Vigneault...
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