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Per Blueshirt Banter, citing the NHL Network, it appears that Henrik Lundqvist is questionable for Thursday’s showdown against the Penguins. Lundqvist hurt his right forearm after diving to stop a Claude Giroux shot in the second period. He took the shot in the forearm on an unprotected area, and was shown on TV in pain as the second period ended.
Personally, I’ve played goalie for about 20 years now, and I’ve taken a shot or two off my forearm…and I have to say that stuff hurts, a lot. Andrew Gross was able to catch up with Lundqvist after the game, who had this to say:
“I was struggling all third period,” Lundqvist said. “I told Martin to be ready just in case I couldn’t go. A couple of times, I was like, ‘I’m out of here.’ Luckily, they didn’t shoot any hard shots.”
This is likely just a minor injury, so there’s no reason to panic. With the top seed locked up in the Eastern Conference, the Rangers have a week until the playoffs begin. The President’s Trophy would be nice, but not at the expense of the best goalie in the world. For those clamoring for Hank to get a game off before the playoffs, here’s your day off. It’s unlikely he will play tomorrow, at least in my opinion.
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Securing a spot in the playoffs has been the New York Rangers’ ultimate regular season goal since the onset of the season; but, it’s how they are doing it that is so impressive and, perhaps, so vital in the end. Coach John Tortorella has stressed working on the details since he took over behind the [...]
The Rangers played a strong first period, but terrible second and third periods in this 5-3 win over the Flyers. After the first it was 4-0, but it was all Flyers after that. The Rangers were lucky to be in this game after the second, and even luckier to even have a lead halfway through the third. The Rangers may have won this game –and earned a series sweep against the Flyers–...
We received some amazing shots of the shuttle train in New York City that is completely decked out in New York Rangers blue via our great friends over at Blueshirt Underground Radio. Check these out (click to enlarge):
When it comes to Chris Kreider, most people are on the fence about what to do. Many are of the feeling that Kreider will join the Rangers for the playoffs after the Frozen Four is completed. Others, myself included, believe that he will join the organization, but it will be with the Connecticut Whale. Both sides have compelling arguments.
Let’s first kill the first rumor: No one...
It’s late and for that I apologise. On to the Musings.
The way Brad Richards has taken his game to a higher level recently is why the Rangers gave him the big dollars. He’s peaking at the right time heading in to the playoffs and the Rangers have a (legitimate) first line for the first time since the Jagr-Nylander-Straka years.
Ryan Callahan deserves a 30 goal season; hopefully...
Defenseman Ryan McDonagh scored for the first time in 25 games during a four-goal first period as the visiting New York Rangers clinched the Atlantic Division and the top seed in the Eastern Conference by completing a season sweep of the Philadelphia Flyers with a 5-3 win on Tuesday.Captain Ryan Callahan, Marian Gaborik and Artem Anisimov netted power-play goals, Brian Boyle also...
If there was ever a chance for the New York Rangers to upset the Philadelphia Flyers and their fans, tonight is the perfect opportunity.
Tonight, the Blueshirts will take on the Flyers in Philadelphia and should the Rangers win, they will clinch both the top spot in the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference. While the Flyers really had no chance at either, it will still more...
… do it Dubi! Get that ‘stache going again… maybe it will jump start your game. For more amazing photos like this visit PHOTOSHOP THE RANGERS. Great work guys!
Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy tries to make a compelling argument for Jonathan Quick to win the Vezina Trophy over Henrik Lundqvist..."But if you see the Vezina as an award not only for the goalie "adjudged to be the best at this position" but also the goalie who was vital to his team's success, then Jonathan Quick beats Henrik Lundqvist for the award. He has better...
The Rangers jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first period and held on to clinch the Atlantic Division title and the top spot in the Eastern Conference with a 5-3 victory over the Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday.
The win clinched the Eastern Conference for New York (51-22-7) and gave them a momentary two-point lead over the Vancouver Canucks in the Presidents’ Trophy race...
April 3rd 2012 may be the day that the New York Rangers clinched the top seed in the NHL's Eastern Conference for the playoffs but it is only just the beginning.
As we have said over the years, this is the best job in the world to because we get to see the future of the Rangers today. We get to watch tomorrow's Rangers as they grow up and work to earn that blue jersey...
Standings: Penguins (49-25-6), Rangers (51-22-7)
NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (41-35-76)
PIT Leading Scorer: Evgeni Malkin (48-57-105)
NYR Goaltender: Martin Biron (19 GS, 2.38 GAA, .910 SV%)
PIT Goaltender: Marc-Andre Fleury (62 GS, 2.37 GAA, .910 SV%)
Rangers Lines (probable):
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Brian Boyle-Ryan Callahan
The New York Rangers (51-22-7) visit the Pittsburgh Penguins (49-25-6) at CONSOL Energy Center starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Game Notes TV: MSG 2 Click here for complete MSG2 channel listings; Radio: Bloomberg Radio 1130AM, XM 212Live Stream...
Call this the last day off for us for a while but tape the New York Rangers vs the Pittsburgh Penguins game and watch Chris Kreider lead number 1 Boston College against Minnesota at 8 PM EDT on ESPN2.
One thing regarding Kreider and the 8 billion different stories you keep hearing about his status. You will find that 90% of the stories are missing pieces simply because people...
The New York Rangers know they'll have home-ice advantage for as long as they're alive in the Eastern Conference playoffs, while the Pittsburgh Penguins are hoping to at least open the first round in their own building.
Getting two points Thursday night at Consol Energy Center would ensure that, as the Penguins look for a fourth consecutive victory over a Rangers team that...