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Penguins coach Dan Bylsma gathered his players at practice Wednesday for some prep talk going into the game tonight against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. He mentioned some players to watch, such as defenseman Marc Staal and forwards Marian Gaborik and Brad Richards.
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Marc Staal doesn't feel quite right.
No, not his head.
But Staal is battling to regain his All-Star form after...
Was busy at post-practice today, working on Ryan Callahan story for the weekend.
But did have time to get Brad Richards’ angry reaction to that pile of carcillo Matt Cooke’s slew foot, and John Tortorella talking about Boston tomorrow.
Richards missed practice with a neck that “locked up” after the game, but said he had no symptoms of a concussion (he missed 10 games...
TSN drops the Rangers one spot to #3 in their most recent power rankings...3. Rangers - 1-for-23 (4.3%) on the power play in the last 10 games, the Rangers could use a little more from the blueline, but also C Brad Richards, who leads the team with 12 power play points thus far, but has averaged 27.5 power play points per season since the lockout.ESPN (7), CBS Sports (2) and The...
The rehabilitation of Matt Cooke from reckless hockey hooligan to upstanding citizen in the NHL has been well-documented, with ESPN and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review the latest to pen "Injurious thugs can change!" soliloquies.
But much like the Ottawa Senators' record, everyone is waiting for Cooke's reputation to regress back to its expected norms; looking for...
… as you can see, Torts is very disappointed about the loss to Pittsburgh. It also seems the writers are on par with the bloggers asking about Marc Staal and why he is getting so many minutes so soon. He just does not look good and has a TON of rust.
I don’t think the score was a far characterization of how this game was played. To be totally frank, I thought for the bulk of this game the Rangers played the Pens fairly evenly. I don’t think this was the case of 1 team blowing the doors off the other. The score was, after all, tied going into the 3rd period.
The difference in this game, to me, was the Rangers were unable...
The New York Rangers were utterly embarrassed in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens, just a night after they played a strong team game in a 3-0 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. That's what you would consider "streaky", and as of late that's exactly what the Rangers have been. You may think that a span of three games shouldn't be considered "...
There’s an old adage that states, “believe none of what you hear and only half of what you see.” When it comes to trade deadline articles and rumors that saying couldn’t be more accurate.
While the deadline is without a doubt a stressful time for General Managers who need to retool their rosters before the final playoff push, teams on the outside looking in are facing considerably...
The Rangers paltry offense has been bailed out over the past 9 games (in which they scored a meagre 19 goals) by the stellar goaltending and the overachieving defense. With Marc Staal getting back to his usual game shape the recent dip in play by Stu Bickel (rookie, to be expected) can be compensated for. However, it goes without saying that this offense needs to do more.
It says a lot about how good the Rangers have been this season that losing three of their last five games constitutes a rough stretch.
The Rangers lost to the Penguins 4-1 on Thursday night, their first loss to a division opponent since Oct. 15, and the score wound up much more lopsided than the game.
The game was tied through two periods and the Rangers made a pair of mistakes...
Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers:
NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NASHVILLE PREDATORS
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Madison Square Garden – New York, New York
Rangers: 28-11-4 (60 pts)
Predators: 26-15-4 (56 pts)
All information through NHL games on Jan. 15
The Rangers will face-off against the Nashville Predators at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m.; TV: NBC...
In the nearly 10 months since the last meeting between the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers, enough has changed to put an old Original Six rivalry in a whole new light.
The top spot in the Eastern Conference is on the line as these elite clubs open their season series with a Saturday matinee in Boston.
The Rangers and Bruins share a link to the NHL's earliest days - not to...