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#1 New York Rangers vs #8 Ottawa Senators:
The Rangers have been the NHL’s best team for the majority of the year and look to keep up that effort in the playoffs. The Rangers have a good combinations of veterans and young stars, along with one of the premier goalies in the NHL, Henrik Lundqvist. Ottawa on the other hand snuck into the playoffs on the last few days of the regular season, jumping ahead of the Buffalo Sabres. Expect the experienced Rangers to handle this series with ease and beat the Senators in five.
#2 Boston Bruins vs #7 Washington Capitals:
Boston enters this post season as defending Stanley Cup Champs, and they have a good chance of repeating. The Bruins have a vicious defense led by their captain, 6’9 Zdeno Chara, and the best American goalie in the league, Tim Thomas. The high-powered Capitals will challenge the Bruins’ defense, and the matchup between Alexander Ovechkin and Zdeno Chara is one no fans will want to miss. Alexander the Great scored an impressive 3...
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Henrik Lundqvist got the news when he got to the practice rink.
Meet the new Sports Illustrated cover boy for the NHL postseason.
The photogenic New York Rangers goalie took it in stride Tuesday and seemed pleased to have been picked to be the face of the Stanley Cup playoffs. It means his club has had a really good season, and he is a big reason why.
New York is the top-seeded...
From Ken Baker at NHL.com:
Lundqvist, who is 30 and entering the Stanley Cup Playoffs after his most statistically remarkable regular season (1.97 goals-against average .930 save percentage), says, “I’d like to play another ten years, maybe more. But, with injuries, you never know. That’s why you just have to enjoy the moment.”
The latest moment for the Swede to soak in...
Here's video of Henrik Lundqvist's Sports Illustrated cover shoot...
To watch at SI.com, click here.H/T to Kevin Baumer.Speaking of fun videos, here's one of the Rangers discussing their favorite pre-game song, Montell Jordan's "This Is How We Do It"...
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New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist appears on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated.
That's noteworthy for a number of reasons as the last Rangers representative to adorn the cover of the magazine was Wayne Gretzky on April 26, 1999. Gretzky had just retired from the NHL.
Superstitious fans might also note Lundqvist's picture on the magazine - since...
While Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara secured the Norris Trophy in 2009, coach Claude Julien believes he has done enough this season to win it again.
“There’s so much - and I know coaches preach for their players - but, to me, a Norris Trophy defenseman has to be a good all-around defenseman, and Zdeno’s plus/minus speaks for itself. He plays the top players on every team...
Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that both Marian Gaborik (flu) and Ryan Callahan (personal reasons) returned to practice today after sitting out yesterday.In a scary moment, Callahan took a puck to the head during practice but was able to finish without any issues....someone put that guy in bubble wrap, the Rangers need him healthy.Leonard adds that Rangers spent most of today...
While it is great that the New York Rangers finished first in both the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference, last night’s performance against the Washington Capitals in a 4-1 loss at Madison Square Garden is not acceptable.
In the first period, the team was irresponsible on defense and got some questionable goaltending from Henrik Lundqvist, which led to a 3-0 deficit after...
New York Rangers (1) vs. Ottawa Senators (8)
New York has been too good all season long to be one and done. This is the best chance for Henrik Lundqvist to really solidify himself as an elite NHL goaltender. If he can't do it with this team than he may never do it. With that said... I like the Rangers in 6.
Boston Bruins (2) vs. Washington Capitals...
The New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators have never before met beyond regular season play, but that will change Thursday night at Madison Square Garden when the Blueshirts host the Sens in game one of the 2012 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. A top seed versus bottom seed match-up is often one that isn’t very difficult to predict before it begins, and the Rangers are arguably...
(1) New York Rangers vs. (8) Ottawa Senators
The Senators got the Rangers instead of the Bruins on the last day of the season, but will they be able to upset the top seed in the East? As surprising as this young team has been (ESPN ranked them last in the preseason rankings), they don’t have enough to beat Henrik Lundqvist and the rest of a deep New York squad. Don’t...
Henrik Lundqvist's style -- both on and off the ice -- doesn't mesh with Mike Richter. Ryan Callahan lacks a Stanley Cup title, let alone the five Mark Messier had on his resume. John Tortorella is certainly as fiery as Mike Keenan, although the two don't look much alike.
Comparisons have certainly been drawn between this year's New York Rangers and the 1994 team...
Without further ado, here are our 2012 Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Playoffs predictions and Stanley Cup picks. To keep the predictions more reader friendly, we each picked the first round and Stanley Cup Final.
Each series follows below, enjoy:
2012 EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTER-FINALS
#1 New York Rangers vs. #8 Ottawa Senators
Todd Cordell: Ottawa won the season series and will...
Alex Ovechkin has had statistically his worst season since first entering the NHL in 2005. Bruins sophomore forward Tyler Seguin actually tallied more points (Seguin 67, Ovechkin 65) than the two-time Hart trophy winner (MVP) this season. But don't be fooled by the underwhelming numbers, Ovechkin remains one of the most dominant and fear-inducing forwards in all of hockey. Boston...
Which Bruins player deserves to be on the cover of NHL 2013? Bruins fans offered their thoughts to Ben Barker, as seen above.