Found December 25, 2011 on NY Rangers Blog:
From my family to yours, have a very Merry Christmas.Here's a great video of the Rangers players singing their favorite Christmas songs... My thanks to reader Phil L. for the Anisimov ornament pic.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at

Derek Stepan of New York Rangers scores unbelievable tip-in goal

Tonight the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers faced off amid the height and build-up to the 2012 Winter Classic. Both teams went scoreless for quite some time. The first goal didn’t happen until the half way point, 10 minutes into the second period. And there wasn’t really anything Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov could have done differently. Derek Stepan, a 21...

Practice Notes: 8 Defensemen; Same Extras; & Staal Cleared for Contact

The Rangers report that all eight defensemen (no Sauer or Eminger) took the ice for the morning skate....assuming this means Woywitka will be back in the line-up and Erixon back in the AHL.Meanwhile, Andrew Gross reports Sean Avery along with Erik Christensen and Wojtek Wolski made up the scratch line again....only a matter of time till Avery and EC are waived.Speaking of Wolski...

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...

Postgame: First Place Rangers Defeat Flyers, 4-2

This week was uber important for the Rangers since they would be going up against three rivals over the course of four nights, and to the pleasure of the team and the fans, were able to sweep and win all three games. It was the Devils on Tuesday, the Islanders on Thursday and now the Flyers tonight. With that, the Rangers have now moved into first place in the Atlantic Division and...

Gaborik NHL's No. 2 star for past week

Follow @thenyrangers Share Rangers forward Marian Gaborik was honored by the NHL on Monday, when the league named him its No. 2 star for the week ending Dec. 25. Gaborik ranked behind only Boston's Brad Marchand in...

Isles vs Rangers Pre-Game Report

The Islanders will face the New York Rangers for the second time in four days. The Islanders, who’ve dropped their last two games, will look to turn their misfortunes around and stay in the hunt for the playoffs. The Rangers won last Thursday’s contest against the Islanders, 4-2, at Madison Square Garden. Brandon Dubinsky scored the games opening goal to give the Rangers a 1...

Lundqvist, Rangers top Flyers 4-2

Henrik Lundqvist made 28 saves in his second win over powerful Philadelphia this season, and rookie defenseman Stu Bickel had two more assists for the New York Rangers, who beat the Flyers 4-2 and moved into first place in the Atlantic Division on Friday night.

Shakeup of roster looms as Rangers get healthier

Wojtek Wolski, sidelined since Oct. 27 with a sports hernia that required surgery on Nov. 7, should be ready to return to the lineup by the end of this week. Marc Staal, sidelined all season dealing with the after-effects of the concussion he initially sustained last Feb. 22, could be...

View from the Top

That is exactly what the New York Rangers have after defeating the Philadelphia Flyers by a score of 4-2 last night at Madison Square Garden. The team came out and played an almost perfect home game by cashing in on their opportunities, never quitting on plays, forechecking, playing solid defense, and getting terrific goaltending from Henrik Lundqvist. Put these all together and...

Staal one step closer to return

The plan is for Marc Staal to return and play for the Rangers sometime this season, and on Monday, the Blueshirts' All-Star defenseman entered the plan's final stage by taking contact in practice.

What The Hell Was Up With Linda Cohn Last Night?

We're generally fans of Linda Cohn, but last night's 11pm SportsCenter was bizarre. It started with a cold open featuring Cohn lamenting the onset of some kind of holiday-related depression, then continued to the above segment in which she seems genuinely surprised to be interviewing the New York Rangers' Derek Stepan. She alludes to...

Rangers keep rolling, top Flyers for division lead

Henrik Lundqvist made 28 saves in his second win over powerful Philadelphia this season, and rookie defenseman Stu Bickel had two more assists for the New York Rangers, who beat the Flyers and moved into first place in the Atlantic Division.
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