Found March 01, 2012 on
The Rangers Tribune:
Michael Del Zotto
New York Rangers
New York Islanders
Tampa Bay Lightning
The New York Rangers needed players to step up tonight with captain Ryan Callahan out of the lineup with a bruised foot. That they did, as the Blueshirts received contributions form all different sources in their 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Now on a three-game winning streak, the Rangers are rolling with only 20 games remaining on the regular season schedule.
Nothing much was doing in the first period as both teams were on lockdown defensively. However, I will say that Marty Biron looked much more confident than he has in recent starts in the opening period, stopping all six shots thrown his was by the Hurricanes. I’ll be honest, I was nervous about Biron going into the game since he was extremely shaky in his last two starts against the Chicago Blackhawks and New York Islanders, but he clearly was a new man between the pipes right out of the gate tonight.
The Hurricanes would get the first goal of the game past him, though, just 58 seconds into the secon...
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Losing to the rival New York Islanders in a shootout last Friday was a deflating feeling for the New York Rangers, but they quickly jumped right back on the horse and earned back-to-back wins over the Buffalo Sabres and New Jersey Devils to get a new winning streak kicked into gear. With just 22 games left to play in the regular season, the Blueshirts are approaching...
Neither Ryan Callahan nor Michael Del Zotto takes part in #NYR optional morning skate, though nothing unusual about that...— New York Rangers (@thenyrangers) March 2, 2012
...Rangers going to need another team effort if these two are out of the line-up tonight, especially against the Bolts who are tough on home ice (19-9-2). Always helps to have Lundqvist back there, just in...
Tune into Sun Sports at 7 p.m. to watch the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the New York Rangers. NHL Lightning territory.
The New York Rangers have been one of the best road teams in the NHL under coach John Tortorella, a key reason they comfortably lead the Eastern Conference.
They may need to withstand another absence from their captain in an effort to continue pulling away.
Henrik Lundqvist has a legitimate shot at doing something incredibly rare. It hasn’t been done since Jose Theodore did it in 2001-2002, and only three players (Theodore, Dominick Hasek, Jacques Plante) have done it in the history of the NHL. It requires a spectacular season in net, and a rare season when no skater has pushed to earn the Hart trophy. Hank already has the Vezina...
Scott Burnside at ESPN.com takes a look at the GM of the Year candidates and places Glen Sather at number three...3. Glen Sather, New York RangersWe admit it still seems strange to be considering the reclusive Rangers GM in this category, but there is no denying the admirable work Sather has done in building a gritty, defensively stellar Ranger team that remains the cream of the...
The New York Rangers (41-15-7) lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning (30-28-6) by the score of 4-3 in overtime, tonight. For a boxscore and recap go to Yahoo! Sports....no one likes to lose, but when you're badly out played the way the Rangers were tonight they should be more than happy to salvage a point....i know the Rangers were missing two key offensive contributors...
Erik Christensen looks to finally be scratched tonight for #mnwiId. 0 points, minus-11 in 12 games will do that to ya— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) March 1, 2012
Meanwhile, the guy the Rangers received in return for Christensen, Casey Wellman, has 3g, 4a in 11 games with the Whale. Plus the Blueshirts also obtained a pick in the trade....it's not McD for Gomez, but it'...
Hurricanes have nice base for future, but Thursday's loss reminds us they aren't the New York Rangers.
TheNYRBlog reader Luke R. sends me this pic of him and friend Trevor K. with their girlfriends Meghan and Kelly hanging with Henrik Lundqvist during Tuesday's Casino Night...Meanwhile, Caroline H. e-mails me this pic of her and a friend also enjoying Casino Night with Brandon Dubinsky...As always please continue to e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) your Rangers related pictures to...
The Rangers grinded out a gutsy win in Carolina tonight, beating the ‘Canes 3-2 behind a fantastic defensive effort and a very solid game by Marty Biron. Marian Gaborik scored to net his 30th of the year, and his 7th 30 goal season overall. Seems like the theme lately has been a period by period recap, so I’ll give it a try (let me know which format you guys prefer in the...
The Rangers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, 3-2, last night in Raleigh to improve to 41-15-6 on the season and earn their 88th point in the Eastern Conference standings. With 62 games now in the books after Thursday's victory, only 20 remain on the regular season schedule as the Blueshirts get closer and closer to clinching a playoff spot. Tonight they will be looking...
It’s another edition of Musings on a game day. How convenient. It’s also the first since the deadline came and went and the deadline day inactivity was a blessing or curse; depending on your point of view of course.
The biggest winner of the deadline day for me: Buffalo. I think Cody Hodgson should be a quality center for a long time to come and any team that can get a 1st AND...
February was certainly a kind month to the Rangers, especially goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.