Found April 18, 2012 on
The Rangers Tribune:
New York Rangers
If the 2011-12 Stanley Cup Playoffs have proved anything, it’s that seeding has zero meaning, aside from home ice advantage, once the puck is dropped to begin the postseason. We’ve seen it in four out of the eight playoff series so far, and one of them happens to be the 1 versus 8 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal match-up between the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators.
The Sens outplayed their opponent in a game that momentum tilted the ice all different ways over the course of the night, and battled to earn an overtime win to tie this series at two. This one is far from over as the series prepares to head back to Madison Square Garden for Game 5 on Saturday, and the Blueshirts have a hill to climb after this deflating loss.
Another trend that’s made many storylines during these playoffs has been forfeited leads. The Rangers got off to a marvelous start in this contest with back-to-back powerplay goals within the opening seven minutes of the first period. The first came from ...
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So the Rangers lost another heartbreaker last night in overtime. It’s their second loss to the Senators in the series, both coming in overtime. The fan base is on edge, and for good reason. The Senators are a good team, and a team that the Rangers do not match up well against. It’s going to be a stressful series, that’s for sure. But enough of that, let’s get to the...
During a conference call this afternoon John Tortorella addressed the Rangers top players not being at their best (via New York Times)..."I'm not, at Game 4, about to start naming names. We've had some people, secondary players, play some good minutes. But I'm not going to start naming names. We win and lose as a team here. We just don't get it done in overtime...
By Saturday night around 9:30 p.m., the New York Rangers could be moving on to the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoff semifinals. But first, there are still two important games that the Blueshirts must win in their current series against the Ottawa Senators, and the opportunity to go up three games to none tonight before coming back home to Madison Square Garden on Saturday couldn’t be any...
Series: Rangers lead 2-1.
NYR Regular Season Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (41-35-76)
OTT Regular Season Leading Scorer: Jason Spezza (34-50-84)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (62 GS, 1.97 GAA, .931 SV%)
OTT Goaltender: Craig Anderson (60 GS, 2.83 GAA, .910 SV%)
Rangers Lines (looks like these are the official lines to start the game):
Chris Kreider-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik...
Senators prospect Jakob Silfverberg just won the SEL title, and scored the game-winning goal in the process. Once again he did it with a shot labeled for the top corner, and once again he was one of the most dangerous players on the ice for his Brynäs, beating the Anders Forsberg-coached Skellefteå, four games to two.Not only did that one goal help capture the Championship...
Besides a one-way ticket to North America, the only other thing that Senators prospect Jakob Silfverberg will buying soon is a bigger cabinet to house his Swedish Elite League (SEL) hardware. After being recognized as the SEL's most valuable player and youngest since Peter Forsberg, you can now add SEL playoff MVP and champion to his resume. It's quite the list of accomplishments...
Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record reports that Daniel Alfredsson did not participate in the Senators pre-game skate meaning he will most likely be out of the line-up tonight for Game 4....after he participated in Game 3 pre-game skate, I thought for sure he was fine, but this doesn't bode well for him or the Senators.Gross also notes that Matt Carkner will return to the line...
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Ten goals in a hockey game may make sense if it's the total tally, but Pittsburgh hit that mark on its own against the Flyers on Wednesday. Seven different Penguins scored en route to the team's first win in the series. Philadelphia now takes its 3-1 series lead to Pittsburgh to try and finish off the Penguins once and for all. Of course, even with fans focusing on the offensive...
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For the second consecutive game, the Ottawa Senators will be without their captain in Daniel Alfredsson, still recovering from a Carl Hagelin head shot that left him with his second concussion of the season.
If game three is any indication, the home team could be in a bit of trouble.
Although thirty-nine shots were sent in the direction...
Kyle Turris scored 2:42 into overtime as the Ottawa Senators beat the visiting New York Rangers 3-2 to level their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at two games apiece.
Turris accepted a drop pass from rookie Jim O'Brien and wristed a shot from the left faceoff circle which beat Henrik Lundqvist under the crossbar for the Senators' first home playoff victory since...
For tonight’s game we are doing something a little different. At 7:30 today, I will be hosting a live chat for us to talk about the game, the Rangers, the other series, and anything else that you want to talk about. Join us here for the start of Game Four and enjoy.
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The Ottawa Senators haven't held an in-game lead at any point in their series with the New York Rangers. Four games, two overtimes; 0:00 in total.
Ask Paul MacLean if he cares.
For the third consecutive match, the Ottawa Senators looked the better team for the majority of the night, controlling possession and hemming the New...
After much speculation, Daniel Alfredsson obviously did not return to the lineup for last night’s 1-0 loss to the New York Rangers. Having participated yesterday’s morning skate and acknowledging that he had ridden the bicycle as well; it didn’t seem like a stretch for the captain to make a miraculously quick return.
Unfortunately, sometime between that practice and game...
That is exactly what the first round Stanley Cup Playoff series is between the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators after last night’s 3-2 overtime victory for the Senators.
The Rangers let an early 2-0 lead slip away as well as a 2-1 series lead and now, they will head back to Madison Square Garden for Game 5 tied up thanks to Senators’ forward Kyle Turris, who scored the game...