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The New York Rangers returned to Madison Square Garden and took Game 3 from the Washington Capitals to make this an exciting series once again. It was a must-win game for New York as a 3-0 deficit would be insurmountable, especially for the team having trouble putting the puck in the net. The role players stepped their games up this in this one, as the Blueshirts were able to get a 4-3 victory in front of the home crowd. Ryan McDonagh made the play of the night at the blue line, leading to Derek Stepan's game-winning goal. Washington tried to clear the zone, but McDonagh was able to not only keep the puck in, but fire it to Mats Zuccarello down low, who sung the puck cross-ice to Rick Nash, who found Stepan's stick in front of the net for the redirection. After the goal, Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers needed to hold the Caps off the board for the final 6:25 to earn their first win of the series. Of course, Lundqvist made some saves he should've have made in this one, but those are stops that we've all grown accustomed to with Hank. He was unable to steal Game 2 as the Rangers couldn't find the back of the net, but on this night their offense was able to score four times for their goaltender, a total that Lundqvist should convert into a W on any given night. Brian Boyle got things going for the Rangers midway through the first period, scoring his first goal of the playoffs as a power play expired. He took a pass from Derick Brassard, moved in on Braden Holtby, danced around Mike Green and scored on the near post. It was a huge ice breaker for the Rangers, who hadn't scored in 124:06 of ice time. Brassard netted the next goal for New York on the power play, then assisted on Arron Asham's goal to start the third period. It was Brassard's first three career playoff points. Marc Staal made his triumphant return to the lineup, wearing more of a windshield than a visor, but him being on the ice was a major boost to New York. He received quite the ovation when he was announced as one of the game's starters, and skated for 17 quality minutes in his first game since March 5 after taking a slap shot to the eye. Game 4 will be Wednesday at the Garden, where the Rangers will look for more of the same in an attempt to even the series.Be sure to check out other great articles at Sports Media 101.
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Marc Staal returned last night, will Ryane Clowe follow on Wednesday? (Photo: Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports)
What, you thought this was going to be easy? The 2011-2012 Rangers came within two points of winning the President’s Trophy and still needed two seven-game series to get to the Eastern Conference Finals, so why would the 2013 version, which had to scratch and...
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As this series comes to New York with the Rangers trailing 2-0, the only thing that matters right now is a victory. The Rangers might be getting Ryane Clowe back in the lineup tonight as Arron Asham appears to be scratched, and there’s a slight chance Marc Staal might come back as well, likely for Steve Eminger. Both are critical pieces in helping the...
Game Four was one of the best games the Rangers have played all year. They came out strong, played a physical game, played good defense, and generated a lot of scoring chances. The game itself was very exciting as well, but the Rangers appeared to trade chances with a Caps team that is much more skilled than them. This is what caused the Rangers to blow their initial two goal lead...
Henrik Lundqvist has been named a finalist for the Vezina trophy again, for the fifth time in his career. Lundqvist won the award last year, and will look to be the first back to back winner since Martin Brodeur (06-07, 07-08). The other finalists are Sergei Bobrovsky (Columbus) and Antii Niemi (SJ).
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NHL Playoff hockey is full of “dirty” goals. New York Rangers forward Derek Stepan collected a “dirty” goal on Monday night to give the New York Rangers a 4-3 win and cut their series deficit with the Washington Capitals to 2-1. It was a pretty goal if you are a hockey grinder, it is the kind of goal that can change momentum. Only time will tell.
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Prior to Game 2, most of the discussion centered around who might be ready to play in order to add some depth and physical play to the roster. Well, we got half our wish as Derek Dorsett made his Rangers' debut and Brian Boyle returned from a knee injury, while Ryane Clowe and Marc Staal were deemed not ready. The lineup with the returning players to start the game was: Hagelin...
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Washington Capitals tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup. The Blueshirts currently trail in the series, 2-1, following a 4-3 win in Game 3 on Monday at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers enter the contest with a 209...
We've all laughed at ESPN's hockey coverage, or lack of hockey coverage, for the past several years. When the network does try to cover the game they usually fail miserably, relying on analysts that have no experience and no business offering insight on the NHL.
Here they failed just trying to show some highlights from the New York Rangers - Washington Capitals series...
The Rangers used the momentum from early power plays to cut the series lead to 2-1. (MSG)
The Washington Capitals dropped a game in their 2013 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the New York Rangers on Monday night, falling 4-3 to the Rangers inside the World’s Most Famous Arena. After taking an early lead on a Nicklas Backstrom, the Capitals allowed two goals...
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