Found April 11, 2012 on
Taking Bad Schotz:
New York Rangers
New Jersey Devils
Los Angeles Kings
San Jose Sharks
St. Louis Blues
Detroit Red Wings
(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 it expect it to be too short, though, the Sens will put up a fight.
RANGERS IN 6
(2) Boston Bruins vs. (7) Washington Capitals
The Capitals have come on strong during the latter part of the season, but find themselves in an unfamiliar position: Not in the top 3 as a division winner. They draw the defending Stanley Cup champs, who boast an always strong and hard-hitting defense and a truckload of 20-goal-scorers. I don’t think the Caps can handle the Bruins and they will finish what has been a disappointing season early, especially if third-string goalie Braden Holtby has to start the majority of the series.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Jake Emen at Yahoo! Sports has Barry Melrose's less than complimentary comments regarding Henrik Lundqvist on ESPN's Pardon the Interruption on Wednesday..."They've been in the playoffs five times with Henrik Lundqvist, they've only won two rounds in those five tries. So it's not like Henrik Lundqivst is money come playoff time. He hasn't had great playoffs...
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"...
To watch on YouTube, click here.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook...
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...
He was on the cover of Sports Illustrated, now it's time to get Henrik Lundqvist on the cover of NHL13.After defeating teammate Brad Richards in the first round of voting, Lundqvist moved on to the round of 32 in which only 16 will make it to the next round.To vote for Lundqvist, click here.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at ...
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...
Henrik Lundqvist leads top-seeded Rangers into action vs. Sens
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...
Ryan Callahan got it started with an early goal and Henrik Lundqvist brought it home with 30 saves as the New York Rangers jumped out to a big lead and held off the visiting Ottawa Senators 4-2 to take Game 1.
Marian Gaborik, Brian Boyle and Brad Richards each added a goal and Artem Anisimov recorded a pair of assists for the top-seeded Rangers, who had dropped three of four to...
I'll be previewing Game 1 of the Rangers/Senators Eastern Conference Quarterfinals match-up on the Hockey This Week Radio Show at 6:15 p.m.To listen click here.To listen to John Tortorella and Henrik Lundqvist on the radio yesterday, click the "Read More" tab below.
Yesterday, John Tortorella was a guest on the Michael Kay Show (ESPN Radio 1050AM) to discuss Chris...
#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...