Found May 06, 2012 on
The Rangers Tribune:
New York Rangers
New Jersey Devils
The 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs have been unpredictable from every aspect imaginable. That is, of course, with the exemption of one constant, which has been the despicable officiating and perplexing off-ice discipline that's taken control of series after series in this postseason, or at least attempted to.
So the display witnessed Saturday afternoon at the Verizon Center in Game 4 between the Washington Capitals and New York Rangers shouldn't have been as awe-inspiring as it was made out to be. It shouldn't come as a surprise that the officials missed Brian Boyle having the stick hacked out of his hands by Alex Ovechkin, or Ryan Callahan being hauled down by Brooks Laich as he carried the puck through center ice. Or even the Capitals punching the puck into the crowd within the defensive zone, which is an automatic delay of game minor when abiding by the rulebook (are one of those even in existence anymore?).
Nor should one have been flabbergasted when late in the thi...
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My answer is an overwhelming YES. And no I don't mean send Mike Rupp out there to fight him. What I'd like to see the Rangers do is hit him everytime he's near the puck. Make life miserable for him. With the exception of the Marc Staal hit, they haven't done that at all this series.Very reminscent of last series, when they said they were going to be physical with...
In a back-and-forth series in which the first four games are essentially a wash, the fifth instantaneously becomes the most important. That's how the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals, currently tied at two games apiece, will view tonight's Game 5 match at Madison Square Garden. Based on how momentum has swung from night to night in this series, winning tonight does...
We here at BSB are big fans of John Tortorella. Sure, he’s curt with the media, but we aren’t media, so we really don’t care what he says in interviews. We are more concerned with his on ice decisions, his roster decisions, and how he handles the locker room. This brilliant move covers the third aspect, and it is directly related to Chris Kreider.
Elliotte Friedman of CBC pointed...
John Tortorella's post-game press conference behavior never gets old. Not even sure yesterday's, following the Rangers' 3-2 loss to the Caps, was his shortest at 35 seconds start to finish.
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Dan Rosen at NHL.com talks with Carl Hagelin about being goalless in the playoffs..."We haven't scored that many goals in general, but that's the way we play. We want to make sure we play well defensively. I feel strong and I feel I'm in condition. It's just that getting that goal would be nice."My mindset is to always keep working hard and good things will...
The Rangers held a full practice this morning to prep for tonight's Game 5 at the Garden. Mats Zuccarello skated before the practice. Brandon Dubinsky did not.Katie Strang at ESPN NY reports that John Tortorella noted that Zuccerallo is not a possibility for tonight....it's too bad, because the Rangers could use him on the power play, big time.Meanwhile, the Washington Post...
Series: Tied 2-2
NYR Leading Scorer: Brad Richards (4-5-9)
WSH Leading Scorer: Alex Ovechkin (4-3-7)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (11 GS, 1.68 GAA, .940 SV%)
WSH Goaltender: Braden Holtby (11 GS, 1.94 GAA, .930 SV%)
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Chris Kreider-Derek Stepan-Artem Anisimov
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle-Ryab Callahan
Mike Rupp-John Mitchell...
John Tortorella says the Rangers will be ready to play Game 4 today and also chatted about team captain Ryan Callahan, youngsters Chris Kreider and Carl Hagelin, and other topics...
To watch on NHL.com, click here.For players thoughts on today's Game 4, click the "Read More" tab below.
Ryan McDonagh and Brian Boyle get ready for Game 4, and discuss...
John Tortorella answered questions about the differences from one playoff series to another, how Chris Kreider will react to being benched in the third period of Game 4, and more at this morning's press conference...
To watch at NHL.com, click here....wow, almost two full minutes. Easily his longest of the postseason.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook...
The New York Rangers host the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden for Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals match-up starting at 7:30 p.m. The series is tied 2-2. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Game Notes TV: NBC...
The puck drops today just after 12:30pm ET in this series which sees the Rangers holding a 2-1 lead.
The Rangers could really make a statement with a victory but the Capitals need to win this game to avoid being one game away from elimination.
So, which team wins?
On another hockey note, Canada will take on the USA in the IIHF WC at noon today. Unfortunately, folks in the US...
The New York Rangers visit the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center for Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals match-up starting at 12:30 p.m. The Rangers lead the series 2-1. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Game Notes TV...
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Washington Capitals tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m.; TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: ESPN NY 98.7FM), in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series. The series is tied at two games apiece, following a 3-2 loss in Game 4 on Saturday at Verizon Center. The [...]
The New York Rangers lost to the Washington Capitals by the score of 3-2 in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals matchup. The series is tied at 2-2. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports....well that was a great game until the referees felt they needed to determine the outcome. Absolutely boggles my mind that officiating at the NHL level can be this deficient...
Alex Ovechkin and Henrik Lundqvist have never made it to the Eastern Conference Finals. One of them will this spring. But it’s getting awfully hard to tell which one. Ovechkin scored his second goal of the series and Lundqvist allowed three goals for just the fourth time in the postseason as the Washington Capitals squeaked out a 3-2 win Saturday over the New York Rangers to...