Found April 30, 2012 on NY Rangers Blog:
Chris Kreider, on playing on his 21st birthday: "I'd rather do this any day of the week than go out and destroy my body."— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) April 30, 2012 ...hopefully he's able to have a celebratory drink after a big Rangers victory I've said numerous times on the blog, I love this kid's character.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at

Postgame: Kreider's Heroism Leads Rangers to Game 1 Victory Over Caps

We said this series was going to be a defensive battle right from the get-go, and Game 1 between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals this afternoon was a testament to that hypothesis. Neither team created much and neither team gave up much, but it was a third period surge by the Rangers, led by rookie Chris Kreider, that made the difference in the opening tilt of what promises...

Boston College's Chris Kreider Leads Rangers Over Caps in Second Round

Boston College alumnus Chris Kreider is taking his playoff-winning ways to the next level. Kreider, who won the national championship with the Eagles just weeks ago, played a big hand in the New York Rangers' 3-1 win over the Capitals in the first game of their second-round series. Here are the recaps from the games that took place Saturday, April 28. Be sure to check out more...

Kreider's Just Livin' the Dream

I've been following Chris Kreider on this blog since the Rangers drafted him 19th overall back in 2009. And while the experts have always been awe of his speed, the question was whether he would be able to fine tune his raw ability to succeed at the NHL level. After just eight NHL games, I think we have our answer.Kreider's speed gives him the advantage over every player...

Rangers' Kreider Making Impression in Playoffs

Chris Kreider has not missed a beat since joining the New York Rangers fresh out of college. Since coming to New York, the soon to be 21 year old has seen his ice time steadily increase and his play continue to get stronger. Kreider scored the game winning goal in game 1 against the Washington Capitals, taking advantage of a perfect lead pass from Derek Stepan and blasting one...

Kreider's Success Very Rare

Barry Melrose discusses how rare it is for a rookie making his debut in the playoffs to succeed the way Chris Kreider has so far for the Rangers...To watch on, click here.Katie Strang at ESPN NY has this quote from Gordie Clark on the Rangers decision process on signing Kreider for the playoffs..."We really believed we were going to need him in this playoffs. It'...

Chris Kreider Is Really Something Special

On a team with proven All-Star performers like Henrik Lundqvist, Marian Gaborik, Brad Richards, Dan Girardi and Marc Staal along with a well-respected captain and U.S. Olympian in Ryan Callahan, it’s surprising to think that no other Ranger may be more popular among the masses of Rangers fans right now than freshly minted rookie Chris [...]

Kreider keys Rangers' 3-1 win over Capitals

NEW YORK -- When the New York Rangers last played the Washington Capitals, Chris Kreider was 1,000 miles away from Madison Square Garden, preparing to play for Boston College at the NCAA Frozen Four in Tampa, Fla. Saturday, when the teams met in the first game of the Eastern Conference semifinals, the Boxford, Mass., native made sure to announce his presence on Broadway. Playing...

Well-Shaped Roster Getting It Done

With the New York Rangers up 1-0 in their second round series over the Washington Capitals, it is easy to see that the Blueshirts are finally doing the right thing when it comes to shaping their roster. This postseason is the example of that. The team and its head coach, John Tortorella, really want their youngsters to thrive and right now, several of them are doing just that. ...

Rangers Interested in Signing Hrivik

Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that The Rangers are interested in signing undrafted 20-year-old free agent winger Marek Hrivik, who joined the AHL Whale late in the season after playing the last three seasons with Moncton of the QMJHL, after the season.Hrivik has four goals in three Whale playoff games.Here's Whale PR guru Brian Ring on Hrivik...@TheNYRBlog Hrivik...

Breaking down the goals from ECSF Game One

The Rangers opened up the series with a 301 win over the Capitals at MSG. This was one of those games that saw it all: great goaltending, offense, defense, and penalty killing. The powerplay was lacking for both sides, but that’s what happens in this kind of game. Here’s the scoring: 1-0 Rangers There’s not much to be said on this goal but dumb luck. Artem Anismov picked up...

Rangers 3, Capitals 1

NEW YORK -- In goaltender Braden Holtby, the Washington Capitals have a rookie to thank for their presence in the Eastern Conference semifinals. In forward Chris Kreider, the New York Rangers have a rookie to thank for their advantage in the series. Playing in just his sixth professional game, Kreider scored a goal and assisted on another, lifting the Rangers to a 3-1 win over...

Baseball sweeps Wake and other links

BC Baseball has struggled in a variety of ways this season. But a sweep of an ACC rival makes everything seem a little better. Over the weekend, BC beat Wake Forest 2-1, 6-1 and 9-5. It was the first sweep of Mike Gambino's tenure and the first since 2010. There hasn't been much to cheer about this year, but maybe the team can finish strong. Chris Kreider's amazing run...

Morning Skate: April 29

The Morning After:Yesterday’s results:Rangers 3, Capitals 1Kings 3, Blues 1RLD 3 stars of the night:1. Chris Kreider, NYR (1 goal, 1 assist)2. Jonathan Quick, LA (28 saves)3. Ruslan Fedotenko, NYR (1 assist)---Tonight’s slate:Devils @ Flyers, 3:00 ET, Game 1Predators @ Coyotes, 8:00, Game 1#6 New Jersey Devils @ #5 Philadelphia FlyersGame 1… 3:00 ET… TV: NBC, CBCSeason series...
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