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New York Rangers
NEW YORK -- The Pittsburgh Penguins have come storming into the shortened season, not only starting with a pair of impressive road wins against their division foes, but creating questions for the rival New York Rangers. The Penguins dominated New York in a 6-3 win to spoil the Rangers' home opener at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night, even prompting Rangers coach John Tortorella to pull goalie Henrik Lundqvist about midway through the second period after he gave up four goals. James Neal scored two goals, giving him three in two games, and Tyler Kennedy also scored in his second straight game as the Penguins opened a 5-1 lead and held on for the win. Matt Niskanen and Pascal Dupuis also scored and Kris Letang added an empty-net goal for the Penguins (2-0), who opened the season outscoring Atlantic Division rivals Philadelphia and the Rangers 9-4. "We know divisional play in a shortened season -- (against) two teams we think are going to be very good -- they are ...
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Chris had a fantastic post yesterday urging Rangers fans to not be fearful of their 0-2 performance. He made great points and provided some interesting stats that should talk even the most critical fans off the ledge. To be honest, I’m not sure why anyone’s on the ledge to begin with.
I have been working in sports for most of my career and I don’t know a single suit around...
Last night, off the opening face-off Arron Asham did his best to fire his teammates up by doing this...
Unfortunately, the Rangers didn't respond to the dismay of John Tortorella (via NY Post)...
“High marks for Ash. That’s what [ticks] me off a little bit. Ash goes in there and hangs in there and turns it around and we don’t come in behind him. When a player...
Tyler Kennedy and James Neal scored goals to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins past the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Saturday.
Claude Giroux scored for the Flyers in the first game for both teams since the end of the 113-day NHL lockout.
Chris Kunitz added an empty-netter in the final seconds for the Penguins.
About 20,000 fans filled the Wells Fargo Center and they were welcomed back...
You can now get your tickets here on Ranger Nation for all New York Rangers games. Click the picture below to check out the deal.
Yesterday, I posted some somber news regarding Michael Sauer not even in the conversation for the Rangers this season. Now, Jeff Klein at the New York Times has this from Sauer's agent Ben Hankinson...
“I wish I could give you some kind of timetable on when or if he can come back, but I can’t. Unfortunately it’s still day to day, week to week, month to month. Michael’s...
The New York Rangers host the Pittsburgh Penguins in Madison Square Garden for the 2013 home opener at 7:00 PM. For a preview, go to Yahoo! Sports.
Rangers Game Notes
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PHILADELPHIA -- The Pittsburgh Penguins opened their 2013 season by winning at a place where their 2012 season ended bitterly. Tyler Kennedy and James Neal scored in a span of 2:40 in the first period and the Penguins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 Saturday afternoon in a rematch of a 2012 Eastern Conference quarterfinals series. "I think there is always a little bit...
Tyler Kennedy, James Neal, and Chris Kunitz each scored and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 26 shots as the Penguins beat the Flyers 3-1 Saturday in Philadelphia. Anyone expecting a matchup similar to the circus-like six game playoff series from April left very disappointed. Both teams had stretches of strong defensive play and both goaltenders, Marc-Andre Fleury and Ilya Bryzgalov...
The New York Rangesr (0-2-0) lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins (2-0-0) by the score of 5-2, last night. For a box score, go to Yahoo! Sports.
,,,since the Rangers didn't bother showing up last night, I won't bother doing a game recap.
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There’ll be plenty of celebration this season, despite the slow start
Here’s an interesting statistic I read after the Pittsburgh loss: The Rangers will play their 48 games in 99 days. Last year they played their final 48 games in 100 days. Basically there is no great concern or big deal to be made of the compressed schedule. There will also be sufficient practice time.
As any of us that were watching the game, and stomping around the living room, throwing our hats at the tv, spittin’ & a’cussin as we were put on hold for another half hour or so, my face lit up like a kid at Christmas at 3:35 pm EST, when The Pittsburgh Penguins’ season officially [...]
With a somewhat revamped offense and Rick Nash in the lineup, the New York Rangers' offense was quiet in their season opening 3-1 loss to the Boston Bruins.
Obviously, it was the first game and players still have to get used to each other, but nevertheless, the Blueshirts did not generate enough offensive pressure. While the Bruins' defensemen are big and do a good job...
Before today the best 60 minutes of Paul Martin's Penguin career was his introductory press conference.
Today Martin and the rest of the defense set the tone with a complete 60 minute effort.
We can tell ourselves that this game will never avenge being beat in the playoffs by the Flyers, but guess what it does a little bit.
Especially when you think about the fact...