Found December 03, 2011 on Miami Herald:
When their careers are over, John Tortorella and Brad Richards may best be remembered for what they accomplished with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Stepan Not At Practice: No Need To Be Concerned

When Derek Stepan blocked that shot last night, and needed help getting off the ice, Ranger-nation held their collective breath. Luckily, Stepan didn’t miss a beat, and was out for his next shift. Clearly there was no damage done to the ankle, or else he would not have come back into the game. However, that doesn’t mean that the Rangers won’t rest their prized young center...

Rangers shining bright on Broadway

Going into the 2011-12 NHL campaign, not many knew what to expect of the New York Rangers. Sure, the team had signed highly-coveted free agent Brad Richards to a nine-year deal, made Ryan Callahan the team captain and partly renovated Madison Square Garden. Other than that, the team was somewhat of a question mark.As we enter December, pundits are no longer wondering about the Blueshirts...

Deveaux, JAM Light Up Springfield, Whale Roll

Connecticut Whale 6, Springfield Falcons 3 By Brian Ring Springfield, MA, December 3, 2011 - The Connecticut Whale defeated the Springfield Falcons, 6-3, Saturday night in Springfield, rallying from a two-goal deficit with the help of five power-play goals in the third period. Andre Deveaux scored twice for the Whale, while Jonathan Audy-Marchessault collected a goal and two assists...

Rangers win fifth straight game

Derek Stepan had the big play during a third period that featured a strong team effort by the New York Rangers. Stepan had a tiebreaking goal and added an assist, helping the Rangers extend their winning streak to five with a 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night. ''As a team we did a good job of handling momentum and winning battles and playing simple...

Despite Being Undrafted Girardi Has Always Proven He Could Play

Katie Strang at ESPN NY has an great piece on the unheralded Dan Girardi's path from undrafted free agent to cornerstone of the Rangers' defense including this nugget on why Rangers amateur scout Rich Brown was immediately drawn to the undrafted defenseman..."Matched up against Corey Perry in the 2004 Ontario Hockey League playoffs, the undrafted 19-year-old defenseman...

The Tough Road Ahead

The Rangers won seven in a row, then lost two, and have now spun off four wins in a row. For those keeping track, that’s 11-2, but the Rangers only played three playoff teams in that stretch, winning them all. The next eight games are very telling for the Rangers: @ Tampa Bay vs. Toronto vs. Tampa Bay @ Buffalo vs. Florida vs. Dallas @ St. Louis @ Phoenix These eight games (seven...

Jan Levine: Game 23: NYR-TB, Rangers Aim for Sweep of Two-Game Roadie

The theme for tonight should be more of the same. More of the same effort shown by John Mitchell and Derek Stepan blocking shots Thursday. More of the same production and puck movement from the offense. More of the same chemistry and good vibes that have marked this current win streak. The good news is that Mitchell, stitches after blocking a shot, and Stepan, sore ankle after...

Stepan Steppin' Up

Derek Stepan, who, despite playing with a sore ankle, scored the game winner in the Rangers 4-2 win over Tampa last night, now has 5g, 9a in the Rangers last 15 much for the sophomore slump. Stepan has taken his game to another level this year and his chemistry with Gaborik and AA has been fun to watch so far this season.Also @TheBroadwayHat was very happy to be sitting...

Ex-Lightning star returns with red-hot Rangers

TAMPA, Fla. — Brad Richards is returning to the scene of his greatest triumph. But he is doing so as a Ranger and not coming back home as a member of the Lightning, the latter a scenario the 2004 Conn Smythe winner seriously considered as he pondered his free agency options...

Punched Out: Derek Boogaard: A Boy Learns to Brawl

Over six months, The Times examined the life and death of hockey player Derek Boogaard. The first of a three-part series revisits his childhood and his progression from boy to brawler.

In-Game: Rangers at Lightning, 12/3/11

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Rangers-Hurricanes in review

You know what? That was an imperfect game against a struggling team. OK, given. But that’s a good, good win. That’s a tough game to be the road team, with the coaching change and the feelings of getting the popular coach fired, and the new coaches on the bench. And then a really quick goal by the home team and the place is all pumped up. It’s a tough game because there...

Post-game notes

Courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES December 1, 2011 (Game 22, Away Game 13) RBC Center – Raleigh, North Carolina                                                 1st   2nd   3rd   OT   Final New York Rangers               1      3        1       –      5 Carolina Hurricanes ...

Streaking Rangers score 3 in third, nip Lightning

Derek Stepan had a tiebreaking goal and added an assist, helping the New York Rangers extend their winning streak to five with a 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night.
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