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JT Miller: Another Reason for Rangers Optimism

The Rangers have drafted very well in recent years and even when going off the board (so to speak) Fans have begun to show full trust in the Rangers power brokers because results are starting to show. Whether it’s the NHL roster, the minor league affiliates of the exploits on junior and college circuits there are countless recent examples of successful Rangers drafting. A great...

Hagelin Scores Twice, Lundqvist Shutout Propel Rangers To First In Eastern Conference

The New York Rangers won their fifth straight game 3-0 over the New York Islanders and took over first place in the Eastern Conference.  Carl Hagelin provided much of the offense with two goals while Henrik Lundqvist took care of all 28 shots that managed to get through for his third shutout of the season.  Both of Hagelin’s goals had Michael Del Zotto and Ryan Callahan...

Pregame: First Place Rangers Meet Islanders Again

Hearing the words “first place” before “New York Rangers” never gets old, and with a win tonight, the phrase “first place” will take on a whole new meaning for the Blueshirts. At the moment, the Rangers lead the Atlantic Division with a 21-8-4 record, but are second to the Boston Bruins (23-9-1) in the Eastern Conference. With the Bruins not in action tonight, the Rangers...

Rangers Do Little Things to Win

Larry Brooks at the New York Post has this quote from Michael Del Zotto on why the Rangers have been so successful this season..."Obviously we have some skill, but we do the little things to win games," said Michael Del Zotto. "That's basically the character of our team."...and it's noticeable, not only to Rangers fans, but those around the league as I...

Marc Staal Cleared For Contact In Practice

from Katie Strang of ESPN New York, “Today I felt fully confident going on the ice and taking some hits. There wasn’t a doubt in my mind that that wasn’t the right thing to do with the way I was feeling,” Staal said. Staal was encouraged that, after being jostled by teammates, he felt fine. “I took a few bumps, my head bounced off the glass a couple times, things like...

Jan Levine: Game 34: NYR 3 NYI 0, Hank and Hagelin Come Up Big, Dubi Line Was Huge

If you read the box score or saw the highlights, much of the focus would be centered on Henrik Lundqvist, Carl Hagelin and Michael Del Zotto. While that is correct to a point, for those that watched the game, or want to go beyond the numbers, the Dubi-Boyle-Mitchell line played just as big, if not a bigger part. While the Rangers got the win, it’s hard to say they completely...

Rangers D Staal cleared for contact

New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal was cleared for contact for the first time during his recovery process from a severe concussion. The 24-year-old Staal was able to participate in drills and took some hits from teammates during the team's practice on Monday. "Today I felt fully confident going on the ice and taking some hits," Staal said. "There wasn'...

Rangers at Capitals tonight

Interesting hockey day. First, the holiday roster freeze is now over, which means the Rangers could be shedding some bodies soon. And one of those is probably going to be pretty controversial. This afternoon at 3:30, Team USA plays Finland in the World Junior Championships on NHL Network. Your boys start a three-game trip in D.C. against Dale Hunter’s spiraling Capitals at...

NHL roundup: Rangers' Hagelin scores 2, Lundqvist blanks Isles

NEW YORK - Carl Hagelin scored twice for his second multigoal game in the NHL and Henrik Lundqvist stopped all...

In-Game: Rangers at Capitals, 12/28/11

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Game Preview: New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals

TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Washington Capitals tonight at Verizon Center (7:30 p.m.), to begin a three-game road trip culminating in the 2012 Bridgestone Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Blueshirts currently rank first in the Atlantic Division standings, and first in the Eastern Conference, with a record [...]

Islanders at Rangers (again) tonight

Courtesy of the Rangers (and somebody who had to work on Christmas day): NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NEW YORK ISLANDERS Monday, Dec. 26, 7:00 p.m. Madison Square Garden – New York, New York Rangers: 21-8-4 (46 pts) Islanders: 11-16-6 (28 pts) All information through NHL games on Dec. 23 TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the New York Islanders at Madison Square...

N.H.L. Roundup: Rangers Blank Islanders for Fifth Straight Victory

Carl Hagelin scored twice and Marian Gaborik added an empty-net goal to back a shutout by Henrik Lundqvist at the Garden.

New York Rangers (22-8-4) at Washington Capitals (17-15-2), 7:30 p.m. (ET)

The sizzling New York Rangers will take aim at a sixth straight victory when they visit the Washington Capitals for tonight's clash at the Verizon Center.
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