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If the New York Rangers want to have any kind of chance to both get into the postseason and go far in them, they will need a lot more offense.
In Tuesday night's 3-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens, the Blueshirts probably had one of their worst offensive performances. There was no sustained pressure, not enough pucks thrown at Canadiens' netminder Carey Price and not enough flow to their game.
Things will not get any easier tonight as the team takes on the Ottawa Senators in Ottawa without one of their key offensive cogs, Rick Nash. Nash is out with an undisclosed injury and for Rangers' head coach John Tortorella, that means some serious creativity is going to be needed to come up with balanced offensive lines.
For whatever reason, scoring goals on a consistent basis has been a problem for the Rangers over the last few seasons. You can play great defense and get solid goaltending but without scoring goals, it will mean nothing and all go to waste. Continue readi...
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There was a lot of panic in Rangerland yesterday when Rick Nash was a last-minute scratch due to an undisclosed injury. This is the same injury that caused him to miss the Season Subscriber Forum last week, but didn’t prevent him from playing 20 minutes in the 2-1 victory over Washington. The Rangers haven’t released any details on the injury.
Reading between the lines of the...
Jeff Klein at the New York Times reports that the injury which held Rick Nash out of last night's game is believed to be related to a groin injury he sustained while playing with HC Davos of the Swiss National League A during the lockout.
Back in December, Nash left his Swiss team to return to New York and get the groin checked out. At the time, it was said not to be serious...
Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that Rick Nash will NOT be joining the Rangers for their game in Montreal.
...let the concussion speculation continue!!!!!!!
...huge blow for the Rangers as they've proved over the last two games they've become overly dependent on Nash. Which will be a huge problem going forward if he's out for an extended period of time....
With the Rangers not confirming the nature of Rick Nash's injury, there has been a ton of speculation from the flu to re-aggravating an old groin injury to a concussion.
So I decided to setup a Nash injury timeline to help us out.
It all started with a little over 13 minutes left in the Rangers 4-3 shootout victory against the Bruins on February 12th when Milan Lucic...
Just because Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price wasn’t between the pipes on Monday night for the Habs’ game against the Carolina Hurricanes doesn’t mean he wasn’t able to display some fancy glovework while watching the action on the ice while seated on the bench.
During the second period, a puck off the stick of Hurricanes defenseman Jamie McBain (awesome name —...
Bergen Record - Rangers' Rick Nash not traveling with team to Ottawa
New York Post - Rangers hope star returns on Sat.; Tortorella wants team to step it up
New York Post - Gilroy looking for more play in 3rd
Daily News - Torts tells Rangers to step it up without Nash
New York Times - Struggling Sabres Part Ways With Ruff
Newsday - Nash to miss second game...
According to Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record, Rick Nash, who did not practice today, will not accompany his teammates on their trip to face the Ottawa Senators tomorrow night.
Gross adds that the team hasn't ruled out that Nash could meet-up with them in Montreal for the game Saturday night.
John Tortorella was obviously not very forthcoming with injury details (via...
It's not often you see a save from the bench, but Carey Price may have made the best save of the NHL season while not even playing. Fortunately
for former Canadiens’ goalie and current RDS analyst, Marc Denis, Price was sitting in front of him on his night off and saved a rogue puck from nailing him in the grill. Check out the video below. Sadly for us we don'...
Late Update: The Rangers announced at 5PM that Rick Nash will not play tonight and Chris Kreider is in. This likely relates to the unpenalized hit he took from Milan Lucic against Boston last week that made him questionable Sunday and had many of us believing he was suffering from a concussion. Look for Marian Gaborik to move up to the top line and Kreider to get a shot on the second...
Update, 5:18 p.m.:
Rangers announce Rick Nash out tonight. Chris Kreider in for him.
— Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) February 19, 2013
No word on why Nash is out.
...does this mean I have to apologize for criticize Rangers recent handling of Kreider.
The New York Rangers (8-5-1) host the Montreal Canadiens (10-4-1) at MSG starting at 7:00...
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Tonight the Rangers are without Rick Nash as they head to Ottawa, who is without Erik Karlsson and Jason Spezza. The Sens, like the Rangers, also had a lot of roster turnover, losing Filip Kuba, Matt Carkner, Zenon Kenopka, and Bobby Butler. All that while adding Nick Foligno, Marc Methot, Mike Lundin, and Guillaume Latendresse.
The Sens gave the...
Despite a third period surge with goals from Ryan Callahan and Ryan McDonagh, the New York Rangers lost to the Ottawa Senators in a shootout, 3-2. For a complete box score of the game, check out Yahoo! Sports.
- Felt the overall effort was better in comparison to the Montreal game (a beer league game would have been better), but we've yet to see the Rangers play at the...
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
So this is what the NHL has as a matter of entertainment, after at least three times within a week codifying as legal checks, on which the attacking player finishes off his opponent with a forearm or elbow that drives his prey into the glass or boards.
The NHL has a quagmire like last night’s aesthetically displeasing match at the...
In a surprising move, the Rangers recalled F Christian Thomas from the CT Whale on Friday night. With Arron Asham, Darroll Powe and Rick Nash all on the shelf, the Rangers had to play Stu Bickel at forward against Ottawa. The team may be looking to avoid that situation again by giving Thomas a shot at the show.
Thomas has been red hot for the Whale and has posted 13 goals and...
Bergen Record - Rangers suffer shootout loss to Senators, 3-2
Bergen Record - Rangers notes: Callahan doesn't need motivating
New York Post - Sluggish Rangers blow third-period lead — and game
Daily News - Tortorella demotes Richards again as Rangers lose to Senators in shootout
Daily News - Growing pains: Kreider out to prove he's got what it takes