Found February 02, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
Last night I watched the game between the New York Rangers and the Buffalo Sabres at the Niagara Center. First of all, any one who thinks that a scoreless hockey game is not exciting, should watch the tape of this one. This one was as exciting as any regular season (non Hawks) game as I have seen in quite a while. By the way, (and I will always type out this phrase and not type in btw, I’m not texting) Since my AT&T U-verse yanked the NHL Network right before the start of the season, I really appreciate the schedule, of almost nightly games, that the new NBC Sports Network shows. But I digress, here’s the point of this blog. Around 5 minutes into the game, referee Kelly Sutherland, took a wicked redirect into the face (video). He left the game and did not return.The crew went with 3 for the remainder of the game. What is amazing to me is that this doesn’t happen more often. 100 mph shots, that are are bouncing off of sticks and skates, zone clearing shots around the boards an...

Tortorella Cutting Brad Richards Too Much Slack

I feel like the span between these posts about Brad Richards has become smaller and smaller as the season passes by, which, for obvious reasons, is not a good thing for the Rangers' big free agent splash this past summer. Richards was brought here for several reasons, but the most prevalent included his playmaking abilities, his presence at the point on the powerplay and...

Practice Notes: PP Work; Eminger Ready; Rupp Practices

The Rangers twitter account reports that the team took to the ice early this morning to work extensively on the power play....shouldn't that have been done two months ago?The Rangers also report that the training staff has cleared Steve Eminger (shoulder) to play. John Tortorella is unsure whether he will play on Sunday vs. Flyers.Andrew Gross adds that Eminger says his shot...

Rangers acquire Casey Wellman from Wild for Erik Christensen and 7th round pick

It looks like the Rangers have at least temporarily solved their surplus forward problem, as they have dealt Erik Christensen and a 7th round pick in 2012 to the Wild for Casey Wellman. Christensen had been a spare part for the Rangers for a long time, and hadn’t played in a NHL game since December 17. The enigmatic and inconsistent center had once shown some chemsitry with Marian...

Getting Shots On Net On The Powerplay

Although I was unable to watch the full game last night, I caught the Rangers In 60, so I caught most of the highlights. The Rangers again went oh-for-the-powerplay last night, making their stretch of games without a powerplay goal something like 700 games. The powerplay has done some good things (although last night it stunk), but the end result is what matters, and the end result...

Lundqvist stops 38 shots in win

Henrik Lundqvist came out on top in a duel of goalies, stopping 34 shots through overtime and four of five in a shootout in the New York Rangers' 1-0 win over Ryan Miller and the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night. Ryan Callahan scored the decisive goal by driving in on Miller, faking right and then snapping a shot in the open left side as the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers...

Rangers trade Erik Christensen for Casey Wellman

The Rangers announced that they have traded Erik Christensen and a conditional seventh round pick to the Wild for forward Casey Wellman. Wellman, 24, was assigned to the Connecticut Whale. More to come.

Not the Right Fit

This is exactly what could be said of former New York Rangers’ forward Erik Christensen. There is no doubt that Christensen had a lot of offensive potential. He is a great passer, solid in the shootout and has good vision. With that said, Christensen never used the above-mentioned talents on a consistent basis. When he was not hurt, Christensen often found himself in head coach...

Lundqvist is Filthy

With the Rangers up 1-0 in the shootout against Buffalo last night, Henrik Lundqvist went and did this to help secure the win... ... Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at

Callahan lifts Rangers over Sabres 1-0 in shootout

Ryan Callahan scored the decisive shootout goal and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 34 shots to lead the New York Rangers to a 1-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night.

Smyth to waive no-trade for Rangers?

It looks like New York Rangers general manager Glen Sather is trying to position the team for a serious run at a Stanley Cup Championship. The Rangers currently hold the number one seed in the Eastern Conference but do have some holes. They’ve got a very weak power play, an offense that could use a spark and another defenseman. If Sather has his wish he’ll be reunited with...

Hail to the king

BUFFALO — Not for nothing, but the Rangers will take nothing-nothing down to the wire every time. “It seemed like a grind the whole way, a game of hitting, blocking shots, coming down to the last shot,” Dan Girardi, a rock on the blue line, said after another throwback Norris-type game...

Wild makes move in push to help its lagging offense

Minnesota gave up Casey Wellman for Rangers veteran forward Erik Christensen.
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