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Michael Del Zotto
New York Rangers
So the Rangers lost another heartbreaker last night in overtime. It’s their second loss to the Senators in the series, both coming in overtime. The fan base is on edge, and for good reason. The Senators are a good team, and a team that the Rangers do not match up well against. It’s going to be a stressful series, that’s for sure. But enough of that, let’s get to the musings for the day.
I’m in the process of reading a book called “Losing the Edge: The Rise and Fall of the Stanley Cup Champion New York Rangers”, and there was a great quote in the book, from none other than Mark Messier:
“Leadership isn’t about the win, it’s about how you rebound after the loss.”
This statement is more true now, in this series, than ever before. The Rangers have more leaders on this team with Cup experience than the Senators. It’s time for the leaders to take charge. In fact, one of the leaders –Mike Rupp– almost won the game for the Rangers in overtime with his forecheck in the Senators zone
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The New York Rangers held practice this morning at Madison Square Garden, where they will play Game 5 of their series against the Senators tomorrow night. Per Andrew Gross, head coach John Tortorella kept sniping winger Marian Gaborik and star centerman Brad Richards on separate offensive lines from Wednesday's overtime loss in Ottawa.
This top line that performed so well...
The Connecticut Whale keep adding on the prospects. Yesterday it was J.T. Miller, now it’s Sam Noreau. The Rangers 5th round draft pick last year will be joining the Whale for the playoff push. In 58 games with Baie-Comeau Drakkar of the QMJHL, Noreau put up a line of 5-12-17 with 92 PIMs. In eight playoff games, Noreau did not record a point, but had 18 PIMs.
Noreau is a big kid...
Per Larry Brooks, Rangers 2011 first round pick J.T. Miller will join the Connecticut Whale for their playoff push this week. Miller joins fellow CHL prospects Shane McColgan, Christian Thomas, Andrew Yogan, and Peter Ceresnak on the Whale, all with ATO’s. Of the group, only Ceresnak does not have a professional contract with the Rangers organization.
In 62 games with the Plymouth...
When there are seven games allotted to decide a playoff series, momentum often swings many different ways over the course of time. Between games, between periods, between goals and between shifts - it's always changing. This is where the heart of the battle in the postseason lies, and this quarterfinal series between the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators has seen much of...
The Rangers made it through the regular season by dominating teams at even strength. Their powerplay was nothing to write home about, and it was actually considered the biggest weakness in their game. But now, four games into the series with Ottawa, the Senators have managed to expose the Rangers at even strength. The last even strength goal: Brian Boyle’s goal in the third period...
Series: Rangers lead 2-1.
NYR Regular Season Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (41-35-76)
OTT Regular Season Leading Scorer: Jason Spezza (34-50-84)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (62 GS, 1.97 GAA, .931 SV%)
OTT Goaltender: Craig Anderson (60 GS, 2.83 GAA, .910 SV%)
Rangers Lines (looks like these are the official lines to start the game):
Chris Kreider-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik...
HARTFORD, April 20, 2012: Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the parent New York Rangers have reassigned forward J.T. Miller to the Whale from the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League.
Miller, 19, a 6-2, 195-pound native of East Palestine, Ohio, was the Rangers’ first-round pick (15th overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft. In 61 games with...
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Ottawa Senators tonight at Scotiabank Place (7:30 p.m.; TV: MSG Plus; Radio: Bloomberg Radio), in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup. The Blueshirts lead the series, 2-1, following a 1-0 win in Game 3 on Monday at Scotiabank Place. The win was New York’s 200th [...]
Through the first three games of the Rangers/Senators series, Ottawa's top scorers Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek have combined for just two assists. The reason? Dan Girardi and Ryan McDonagh.Here's Girardi and McDonagh's teammates on their importance to the team's success (via NHL.com)...Brad Richards..."Everybody's had a shot playing against them at different...
During the second period last night, Marc Staal nailed Jason Spezza with an unpenalized high hit that forced the Senators center to leave the game for a short while...
To watch on YouTube, click here.Here's Staal on the hit (via ESPN NY)..."My read was that he had the puck pulled to the outside. I kind of bit on it and he pulls right back into me and his head...
Tuesday night was a hockey fan's dream night with five playoff series going to a seventh game and the New York Rangers as well as the New York Islanders each had a prospect playing. Unfortunately neither prospect saw their team advance to the next round of the league playoffs but only one saw his season come to a close.
JT Miller (NYR 2011 1st) and his Plymouth Whalers saw...
Coach John Tortorella tweaked the New York Rangers' top two lines during practice on Friday ahead of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference playoff series against the Ottawa Senators.
The series is tied 2-2 after New York's 3-2 overtime loss on Wednesday in Ottawa. After a day off, the Rangers returned to practice on Friday at Madison Square Garden.
The Rangers have scored nine...
Okay all of you who thought the New York Rangers played a good game against the Ottawa Senators in game four of their series could you please stand up and tell us why? Wait we actually have somebody willing to say the Rangers play well so please, to the podium and tell us why?
Seriously coach you are only kidding yourself if you think anyone believes that the team played...
The Ottawa Senators beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in overtime of game 4 of the first round, tonight at the Scotiabank Place.
NYR and OTT are tied at 2-2.
Anton Stralman (2) (Power Play) Assists: Brad Richards, Marian Gaborik
Ryan Callahan (2) (Power Play) Assists: Marian Gaborik, Brad Richards
Henrik Lundqvist made 28 saves and allowed three...
*I was super late in posting yesterday's blog so if you missed it... Day Five: Sitting On The Edge*
After a day riddled with discipline hearings, we finally got a night of hockey without any unsavory incidences and even an NHL debut as two-time National Champion Chris Kreider replaced the suspended Carl Hagelin in the lineup.
Before we get to the games, let's start...