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When you get less than 20 shots in an NHL game, chances are that you are going to lose the hockey game.
That is exactly what happened against the Anaheim Ducks today in the New York Rangers’ 2-1 shootout loss. It was an effort in which goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was brilliant while the rest of the team was lackluster.
Yes, it was great that Brad Richards’ scored the tying goal, his first as a Blueshirt, in the hockey game with just over two minutes to go but where was the rest of the offense? That is something that Rangers’ head coach John Tortorella has to be wondering two games into the season.
What was also disturbing was the team’s discipline. Time and time again the club took lazy penalties and you cannot do that against a team like the Ducks. In all, the Blueshirts took nine penalties, something that they will obviously have to cut down on.
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Henrik Lundqvist is the only reason why the New York Rangers walked away with a combined two points this past weekend in back-to-back season opening games against the Kings and Ducks. Hank finished with a total of 54 saves over the team's first two games, and without him both likely would have been put out of reach as early as the first period. Is this really the burden that...
For the second straight day the New York Rangers went to
overtime and came out on the losing end, though this time it took a shootout
for the Rangers to fall to the Anaheim Ducks.
Bobby Ryan scored the lone goal of the shootout during his fourth round
attempt. The shot from Ryan appeared to
be a one he fanned on and got lucky as the puck slid Henrik Lundqvist. Artem...
During the off season, the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers were involved in two of the biggest summer acquisitions. The Rangers were able to sign last season's number one free agent, Brad Richards, while the Kings were involved in summer's biggest trade bringing Mike Richards away form Philadelphia to Los Angeles.Both players were brought into their respective locker...
1) Yay! Skills competition. Pretty serious lack of skills in this one. Brad Richards lost the puck at center ice, and the winning goal was a complete whiff.
2) The Rangers shouldn’t fight the opponent’s goons unless it’s absolutely necessary. So far they have had two staged fights, and each was against the opposition knucklehead. There’s no need for it, it serves...
As Henrik Lundqvist and his wife dined in Stockholm Wednesday, a camera rolled on the other side of the window. That's what happens when you guide the Swedish national team to an Olympic gold medal at 23 then become the first NHL rookie to be a Vezina Trophy finalist since Jim Carey in 1995 that spring.
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The Stars enter the 2011-12 regular season coming off a 6-1-0 preseason. Will exhibition results mean little in and of themselves, it was important for new coach Glen Gulutzan's team to come into the regular season believing in itself after the disappointing end to last season and the departure of Brad Richards over the summer.
Tonight, the puck drops...
Bobby Ryan scored the only goal in a shootout Saturday and the Anaheim Ducks offset the spectacular play of New York goaltender Henrik Lundqvist with a 2-1 victory over the Rangers.
STOCKHOLM — Bobby Ryan scored the only goal in a shootout Saturday and the Anaheim Ducks offset the spectacular play of New York goaltender Henrik Lundqvist with a 2-1 victory over the Rangers.
The Rangers appeared headed for a loss late in the third period, but Brad Richards scored with just...
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NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES (Regular Season Game 1, Away 1)
New York Rangers 2, Los Angeles Kings 3 (OT)
Ericsson Globe Arena – October 7, 2011
-The Rangers were defeated by the Los Angeles Kings, 3-2, in overtime tonight at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, in their season-opening match-up as part of the 2011 Compuware NHL Premiere...