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Through five games, Marian Gaborik—not Rick Nash—has been the most efficient offensive force on the Rangers, tallying five goals and three assists. Should that surprise you? Not at all, because all Gaborik has done with the Rangers, when healthy, is produce. Recall his 42-goal first season and 41-goal effort last year and you'll realize Gaborik has cemented himself with this team.
The Nash to Broadway move almost has you forget the Rangers still have a game-changer in Gaborik—a wonderful luxury few teams can afford.
Since being put on a line with Nash and Brad Richards, Gaborik has taken off, notching a hat trick against Boston and scoring two goals against Toronto. A lot of negativity was projected towards Gaborik early this season (some going as far to say he should be traded), but his game has been elevated since being placed on the Rangers' super first line.
Torts sang Gabby's praises recently, talking about how much he's changed and matured since h...
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According to Andrew Gross at Rangers Rants, Torts juggled the line combos today at practice with both his even strength and power play units. Gross reported the following line combos:
Should these lines stay in tact, it appears Hagelin is moving up the second line and Pyatt is going back to the...
One thing that has struck me about the WIld so far has been the low goal output thus far. In 4 games, they are averaging only 2.5 goals a game, with their greatest output a 4 goal night on opening night. This has probably been the greatest frustration with the Wild since they came into existence. Even when Marian Gaborik was here, the Wild just never seemed able to score.
2012-2013 Records: Flyers (2-4), Rangers (2-3)
NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (5-3-8)
PHI Leading Scorer: Claude Giroux (2-2-2)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (5 GP, 3.14 GAA, .893 SV%)
PHI Goaltender: Ilya Bryzgalov (5 GP, 2.22 GAA, .923 SV%)
Rick Nash-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Carl Hagelin-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan
Taylor Pyatt-Brian Boyle-Benn Ferriero...
Rick Nash has 1 goal on 26 shots. As well as he has played, and it has been very, very well, that's somewhat of a problem.
— Dave Lozo (@DaveLozo) January 30, 2013
Nash has five assists and is a +5.
...you know what's strange, until I saw this tweet I didn't even notice. His game is so complete, he's been helping the Rangers win (see his five assists...
By Dave Buscema, The Sports Xchange NEW YORK -- Marc Staal's first goal of the season tied the game in the third period. His hard shot a few minutes later was deflected and poked in by teammate Marian Gaborik to give the New York Rangers a come-from-behind 5-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. Brian Boyle later added a goal and Gaborik...
After a poor start, the New York Rangers appear to be getting on track. That also seemed to be the case for the Philadelphia Flyers - until their last outing.
These Atlantic Division rivals meet for the second time in six days Tuesday night in a matchup of teams trying to move past sputtering beginnings.
The Rangers (2-3-0) have looked better in winning two of three since stumbling...
Whew! The game last night against Columbus was a lot closer than it should have been. But, the Blue Jackets are an improved team even without Rick Nash and they play a style similar to the Wild of yester-year: hang back, play a good defensive game, get some big saves from the goalie and capitalize on your opportunities.
The two story lines that stood out for me last night were...
Vinny Prospal scored from a hard angle at 1:22 of the third and Sergei Bobrovsky had 24 saves to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Monday night, ending a four-game losing streak.
It was the Blue Jackets' first victory since opening night in Nashville in a shootout. They had been outscored 16-6 since while mustering just a point in a shootout loss to...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Vinny Prospal scored from a hard angle at 1:22 of the third and Sergei Bobrovsky had 24 saves to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Monday night, ending a four-game losing streak.
It was the Blue Jackets' first victory since opening night in Nashville in a shootout. They had been outscored 16-6 since while mustering just a point...
Tonight’s breakdown is courtesy of myself and The Suit. All in all, the Rangers outplayed the Maple Leafs for most of the contest, but a few defensive miscues and a subpar power play prevented the Rangers from running away with the win early in the contest. Instead they had to battle it out for the W in the third period.
On to the goals…
Leafs 1, Rangers 0
This goal was just...
Photo Credit: AP/Mark Humphrey
Stagnant. That’s the word I would use to describe the Nashville Predators’ offense after a terrible showing in St. Louis. While firstly, credit deserves to go to the Blues, the Predators played miserable hockey. They were too predictable, too stale, too shy, and too unsettled, and maybe even too small to beat the Blues. While Trotz and company are...