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The New York Rangers are back in action tonight to take on the Winnipeg Jets at Madison Square Garden before taking a few days off for the NHL All-Star break.
The Blueshirts are coming off a big 3-2 overtime victory over the Boston Bruins thanks to a goal from Marian Gaborik. It was the Rangers’ 30th win of the season and as it stands right now, the team is tied for first in the Eastern Conference with the Boston Bruins with 64 points.
Tonight, the Blueshirts take on a team that they have beaten twice in the Jets. In both of those games, the team got excellent goaltending from Martin Biron. As such, one has to wonder if he will be in between the pipes tonight for the red, white, and blue Rangers.
For the Rangers, tonight’s tilt could be looked at as a “trap” game. As I mentioned earlier, the Blueshirts are tied for first in the East while the Jets are 10th in the East and three points out of the eighth and final spot.
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Good news and bad news to share as a follow-up to this morning's article. Starting with the good news, defenseman Ryan McDonagh was on the ice for Rangers practice today and will play in tomorrow's game against the Winnipeg Jets at Madison Square Garden, according to Andrew Gross. McDonagh left Saturday afternoon's matinee in Boston during overtime after he was sent head...
Important win tonite! Heading to Ottawa on thursday. Hope to play against Hank @HLundqvist30 and will lite him up:))) Should be fun.Wed Jan 25 04:34:24 via Twitter for BlackBerry®Marian Gaborik MGaborik10 Perfect way to end it before the break! Need to call Alfredsson tomorrow and talk strategy for the #NHLAllstar draft… Excited!Wed Jan 25 [...]
New York, January 24, 2012 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that goaltender Chad Johnson has been recalled from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL) on an emergency basis.
Johnson, 25, has posted a 10-8-5 mark with a 2.64 goals against average, .910 save percentage and one shutout in 25 appearances with Connecticut...
Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that after taking two bigs hits and playing just 12:06 during the Blueshirts 3-0 win against the Jets last night, the Rangers say Marc Staal was fine.Staal rode the stationary after the game....Staal was virtually invisible last night and you just hope he doesn't have any re-occuring issues. All Star break should help if he's feeling...
… this is really tough and terrible news especially since he was progressing just a couple of weeks ago. This is the problem with concussions, they are very unpredictable when treating them. Let’s hope Michael continues to feel better and progresses in the coming weeks. His health is more important than him returning to the [...]
Last night, Ryan Callahan was awarded the Broadway Hat for his amazing efforts in the Rangers 3-0 victory over the Jets. But for some odd reason he chose not to wear it and instead stuck it in his locker.I know the hat has seen better days, but I've got to say it's a bit disappointing for the captain to dismiss something that's been used as a chemistry building tool for...
The Rangers battled a team today that almost mirrors themselves. Everyone, fans included, knew that today’s game was a big one. You have the number one team battling the number two team.Bostonhas the gritty, physical advantage, the Rangers have the skill set advantage. There was no doubt in my mind that this would be an [...]
During Brendan Shanahan's video announcing the three game suspension of the Bruins Andrew Ference for a hit from behind on Ryan McDonagh, the NHL's Senior Vice President of Player Safety and Hockey Operations notes that despite having to leave Saturday's game all reports have indicated that there are no apparent injuries to McDonagh....assuming we'll hear more after...
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 22 shots in a bit of a surprise start, and Ryan Callahan, John Mitchell and Brad Richards provided the offense in the New York Rangers' 3-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.
A few quick notes and quotes from tonight that weren’t in the notes sent out by teh team:
• Brian Boyle played just 11:49 tonight after twisting his right foot on a collision in the corner during the second period. It cost him to miss a good chunk of the period, but he returned and even killed penalties later in the game. Boyle had less ice time only four other...
Someone asked Henrik Lundqvist last night if he knew the Jets hadn’t won the second part of a back-to-back all season. He laughed and said he didn’t, then insisted it didn’t matter. Some team will always be the first, he said.
Despite sitting atop the Eastern Conference at the break, Lundqvist and the Rangers refuse to leave a stone unturned. The idea of Winnipeg, amidst a...