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Three nights after Sidney Crosby made his return to the Penguins’ lineup, Marc Staal did the same for the Rangers.
Staal, who hadn’t played in over two months since taking a puck to the face back on March 5, didn’t have quite the personally successful return that Crosby did (he was a minus-one with no points in 17:17 of ice time while the Pittsburgh captain scored twice in his first four shifts) but his Rangers came out on top.
Derek Stepan scored with less than seven minutes remaining to snap a 3-3 tie and prevent New York from falling into a 3-0 hole in their first-round series with Washington.
Check out Stepan’s game-winner in the video below.
The old hidden puck trick
The Bruins netted five goals in a win over Toronto, but their third tally of the night prompted more confusion than celebration. Late in the second period, Nathan Horton ripped a shot past Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer that … just seemed to disappear. A closer look showed that the puck...
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from Howie Kussoy of the New York Post,
Staal played 17:17, alongside Anton Stralman, and said he felt good physically and with his conditioning, while acknowledging his timing needs improvement, particularly in making his return to the faster pace of the playoffs.
Staal said his return was delayed by issues that arose with his eye last week, which have since cleared, but...
Marc Staal returned last night, will Ryane Clowe follow on Wednesday? (Photo: Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports)
What, you thought this was going to be easy? The 2011-2012 Rangers came within two points of winning the President’s Trophy and still needed two seven-game series to get to the Eastern Conference Finals, so why would the 2013 version, which had to scratch and...
The New York Rangers have activated defenseman Marc Staal from the injured reserve list and should be ready to suit up Monday night. Staal was nailed by a puck close to his eye in early March and has been suffering from blurry vision ever since.
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It certainly would be a boost for the Rangers if Staal does play tonight.
I don't "know" anything for certain, but if Marc Staal plays for NYR tonight I "think" I will be not surprised.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) May 6, 2013
Marc Staal's return to the New York Rangers' lineup following a
serious eye injury lasted only one game as he is sitting out Game 4
of the first-round playoff series with the Washington Capitals on
I have hit a stretch busy and busy between weekday stuff and then a couple of booked weekends. But along the way, I have been doing a rambling version of writing that includes player and team assessments leading into how I would try to remold the team for next year. So I don't do the thing where I put up 2-3 of these on a reasonable schedule and then get sidetracked for 2 weeks...
This one may inspire a bit of anger from some people.....
"The Most Amazing Thing About The Most Amazing Player."
Yeah, who could be upset at that?....
Sidney Crosby is on one of two Sports Illustrated covers this week. From the SI website:
Sidney Crosby is still only 25 years old (!?!) and has returned from a fractured jaw to anchor the Penguins in the...
From Sports Illustrated:
(NEW YORK – May 7, 2013) – Pittsburgh Penguins’ star Sidney Crosby continues to amaze by coming back from injury better than when he left, writes Michael Rosenberg in this week’s SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. Since returning from a 13 game absence with a broken jaw, Crosby, who makes his fifth appearance on the SI cover, has scored two goals and assisted...
OK, I was wrong. Before the playoffs started, I predicted the Penguins would win their first round series against the Islanders four games to one. After last night’s pathetic excuse of a hockey game, the series is now tied 2-2 and returns back to Pittsburgh for Game 5 Thursday night at the Consol Energy Center.
But was I really wrong? As far as I can tell, the Penguins are...
I might have to admit, that I agree with Mike Milbury and Jeremy Roenick on this one here. I thought it was a bad call. I also thought that Sidney Crosby went down really easy. The word embellishment was on the tip of my tongue as well, after I saw the play live.
If I am not mistaken, they're kind of accusing Sidney Crosby of taking a bit of a dive there... Is that what others...
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As this series comes to New York with the Rangers trailing 2-0, the only thing that matters right now is a victory. The Rangers might be getting Ryane Clowe back in the lineup tonight as Arron Asham appears to be scratched, and there’s a slight chance Marc Staal might come back as well, likely for Steve Eminger. Both are critical pieces in helping the...
With a healthy line-up, Jarome Iginla would likely play alongside Sidney Crosby and Pascal Dupuis. Evgeni Malkin would play with James Neal and Chris Kunitz. Those combinations have proven successful in the past. There's no doubt that Evgeni Malkin and James Neal have great chemistry with one another and Chris Kunitz played well alongside them last season. Crosby and Dupuis also...
Prior to Game 2, most of the discussion centered around who might be ready to play in order to add some depth and physical play to the roster. Well, we got half our wish as Derek Dorsett made his Rangers' debut and Brian Boyle returned from a knee injury, while Ryane Clowe and Marc Staal were deemed not ready. The lineup with the returning players to start the game was: Hagelin...
Game Night: Pens-Isles, By the Numbers
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The New York Islanders' rallying cry in their return to the postseason for the first time in six years is ''Believe.''
Even the most ardent of supporters might find that optimism difficult following a deflating home loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Buoyed by a split of the first two games of the first-round series in Pittsburgh, the Islanders came home to Nassau...