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The New York Rangers had just about everything go right.
Their primary Eastern Conference competitor actually lost a game, and their opponent on the ice gave them an easy path to the go-ahead goal. The Rangers, naturally, were more concerned about their own performance.
Ruslan Fedotenko scored with 6:23 left to lead the Rangers past the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Tuesday to create some more space in the tightened playoff race.
Marian Gaborik also scored, frustrating the fans of his former team, and Brian Boyle had a goal for the Rangers, who won for the third time in their last nine road games. They're now 6-6 in their last 12 games.
''We were more concerned with our second period than where we stood,'' Boyle said, adding: ''Two points is big for us. But we want to be better.''
Kyle Brodziak and Mikko Koivu scored power-play goals for the Wild, but Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist was otherwise his normally stellar self. He said he doesn't care...
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In his first two seasons in New York Brian Boyle seemed to run out of steam towards the end of the season, at least offensively. This year he’s getting better as the Rangers approach the regular season finish line; as 3 goals in 4 games and an increased physical presence would suggest.
Boyle is looking more physically engaged, is a reliable faceoff performer and all of a sudden...
It will be a big time homecoming for the New York Rangers when they take on the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center tonight. For forward Marian Gaborik, he spent the first eight years of his NHL career playing in Minnesota. And for sophomores Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan, Minnesota was their actual "home" where their dreams of becoming hockey players first developed...
WENN.com reports that Brad Richards former girlfriend Olivia Munn is now dating new Robocop star Joel Kinnaman.Munn broke up with Richards back in January, which seemed to coincide with a prolonged slump for the Rangers center....just when things were going great for Richards, she had to go and do this. Seriously, is Munn a Penguins fan? Let's hope the Rangers organization keeps...
The Rangers report that that all healthy players took part in this morning's practice and that Steve Eminger remains off the ice....does anyone know what happened to Eminger? I don't think it's ever been reported.Meanwhile, Katie Strang of ESPN NY says that Brandon Dubinsky skated on a line with Brian Boyle and Brandon Dubinsky....surprised to see the hot Dubinsky practicing...
The Rangers and Penguins are seemingly locked in what will be an epic battle for first place in the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference. The Rangers currently lead the Penguins by a single point, both with seven games remaining in the season. While many are panicking about how the Penguins could catch up so quickly (more on that in a second), the Rangers have two distinct advantages...
It may have taken six months, but the Brad Richards/Marian Gaborik combination has finally become what we all hoped this past offseason.Richards looks like the playmaking center the Rangers thought they were getting when they signed him to a nine-year deal, while Gaborik has rediscovered the magic from two years ago.So why is it clicking now? I guess sometimes it just takes time...
Marian Gaborik gives his thoughts on Tuesday night's game at Minnesota, where he spent nine years as the face of the Wild franchise...Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan, who grew up in Minnesota, discuss returning to their hometown tomorrow to take on the Wild...Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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...
On a night where the lowly Islanders of all teams were able to stop the freight train that is the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Rangers gutted out a much needed win in Minnesota, 3-2 over the Wild, to extend their Eastern Conference lead to 3 points with 6 to play. Brian Boyle had a big game for the Rangers, scoring a goal, winning key face-offs and playing a solid physical game. ...
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The New York Rangers have spent much of the season leading the Eastern Conference, but their grip on the top seed has become tenuous.
Three more games against opponents outside playoff position may provide a vital chance to cushion their advantage.
The Rangers look to maintain their first-place status when they face the Minnesota Wild for the only time this season Tuesday night...
The New York Rangers announced today that the start time for their regular season finale on Saturday, April 7 against the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden has been set for 6:30 p.m. The Saturday evening matchup will be nationally televised on NBC Sports Network.