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This 2-0 victory over the Sabres at the Garden on Thursday night marked a return to order in the Rangers’ universe.
First and foremost, Henrik Lundqvist — remember him? — was as close to peak form as he has been all season in recording the 29-save shutout during which he was in complete command, even if against an inferior foe.
Though Cam Talbot’s emergence as a reliable understudy is a fine thing for the Blueshirts, the club’s persona is largely defined by their No. 1 goalie, who has struggled pretty much from the start of camp to establish the game everyone had become accustomed to over Lundqvist’s first eight NHL seasons.
“It has been different,” The King told The Post after recording his first victory since his Oct. 16 shutout of the Capitals in Washington. “It’s been a challenge for me, for sure.
“I have to keep working to turn things around.”
The Rangers have sure turned things around since the season-opening five-game debacle out west in which the club allowed 25 goals in dro
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Although he’s frustrated with being sidelined, Rangers captain Ryan Callahan’s broken left thumb is healing on schedule and he skated with his teammates Thursday morning before the Sabres game for the first time since the injury.
“It was good…first day handling pucks, stickhandling and passing,” said Callahan, who wore a non-contact jersey. “I’m sticking with the original...
Henrik Lundqvist was at his busiest when the only thing really in doubt was whether he would skate off with a shutout.
The rest of the New York Rangers took care of beating the lowly Buffalo Sabres up and down the ice.
Lundqvist made 29 saves in his 47th NHL shutout, and Derick Brassard and Chris Kreider provided the offense in the Rangers' 2-0 win over the Sabres on Thursday...
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Over the past couple of weeks, there have been rumblings that the Rangers have been one of the more active teams seeking to make a move. More rumors circulated (from less reliable sources than Elliotte Friedman, linked in the previous sentence) that the Rangers were looking to make a big splash to address scoring woes. Now, there is a difference between...
Dylan McIlrath is starting to show why the Rangers drafted him in the first round of the 2010 draft, as he notched his third goal of the season in Hartford’s 3-2 shootout loss to Springfield. McIlrath was never known for his scoring, but he is starting to put up points at an average of slightly below a point every other game. The Undertaker, as he is called, has also made significant...
John Tortorella is not ever going to be a guy who lets a cell phone ring during one of his news conferences. He's not going to field questions about the opposing team, nor will he indulge anyone simply looking for canned clichés or mindless television sound bites.
He's not going sugarcoat his criticism of players or substitute family-friendly euphemisms for his abrasive...
Brad Richards cut the question off before it even could be finished, adamant about how much more he likes playing center than wing.
“I feel way better there,” Richards told The Post after Friday’s practice, as the team prepares for Saturday night’s game against the Hurricanes at the Garden. “I feel more involved on the ice, overall in all areas.”
Because of what was...
The Boston Bruins and New York Rangers will face off against each other for a matinee on Black Friday this year, and the NHL on NBC has put together this great ad to hype the game. The commercial – directed by Bobby Farrelly – pits a family split between Bruins and Rangers alliances against each other during the holidays.
Among the famous faces you may recognize include a slimmer...
Henrik Lundqvist and the NY Rangers continued to make life miserable for the Buffalo Sabres. Lundqvist recorded a 29-save shutout as the Rangers blanked Buffalo 2-0. Chris Kreider and Derick Brassard scored the goals. Ryan Miller made 44 saves in the loss.
Miller continues to shine despite being on a 2-12-1 team. All Buffalo is doing by trotting him out there is trying to boost his...
Markus Naslund has an idea what Pavel Bure will experience on Saturday when the Russian Rocket's No. 10 will be raised to the rafters at Rogers Arena, never again to be worn by a Vancouver Canuck player.
Naslund's No. 19 was retired three years ago. His was the third number to be so honoured after Stan Smyl's No. 12 and Trevor Linden's No. 16. Bure will be the fourth...
via the NBC Sports Group,
NEW YORK - NBC Sports Group, in partnership with the NHL (National Hockey League), enlisted Hollywood director Bobby Farrelly for its multi-platform marketing campaign to promote the 2013 NHL Thanksgiving Showdown featuring the Original Six match-up of the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins on Friday, November 29 at 1pm ET on NBC. The campaign, which...
By Kristin Tullo (@K_Tullo)
Chris Kreider sealed the deal in Thursday nights game against the Buffalo Sabres, banking a goal off of Ryan Miller to make the game 2-0. A score that would stick and give the New York Rangers their first home win of the season.
Kreider, 22, started the 2013-2014 season in the AHL but was recalled on Oct. 20 to help out a Rangers team searching...
On Halloween night, the New York Rangers faced the struggling Buffalo Sabres in Madison Square Garden. On this spooky night, the Rangers scared off the Sabres offense shutting them out and sending them further down the Atlantic Division dungeon. The Blueshirts open up the first period with a scramble around their zone. Luckily that was […]
from Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province,
The Canucks have signed the Sedins to matching four-year, $28 million extensions. After the deals were announced, head coach John Tortorella did not disappoint.
He went to town on those who ascribe to the theory the twins are soft players.
“I’m not sure who started it but I’m sure there are a couple of know-it-alls...
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The Carolina Hurricanes are in town tonight as the Rangers look to extend their winning streak to three games. Having already won two in a row and three of four, this Rangers club looks like one that is finally starting to click. On the other side of the coin, the Hurricanes have lost four in a row after a good start to the season. Losing...
The New York Rangers feel they're moving in the right direction. Extending their win streak against the Carolina Hurricanes could help solidify that belief.
As they continue trying to put their slow start behind them, the Rangers go for a ninth straight win against the Hurricanes on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.
New York (5-7-0) opened by losing six of its first...