Found February 16, 2012 on
The Rangers Tribune:
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Well, as the saying goes, "you can't win 'em all", and that's obviously how the Rangers should be looking at just their first loss in five games tonight. This was their fourth game in six days, and three of those games were wins over key Eastern Conference opponents, so there surely isn't much shame after this loss. The Blueshirts are still in first place, so not very much changed as a result.
The fact that the Rangers had won four straight games prior to tonight does not disguise the fact that the team played its worst 20 minutes of hockey this season in the first period of this game, though. The defense was bad, Marty Biron was even worse in goal and the offense only managed to generate five shots despite getting three powerplays (one was a double minor). I urged in my pregame that the Blueshirts would have to come out of the gate ready to match the intensity of the Blackhawks, who would be extremely hungry after losing nine consecutive games. The Ra...
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Per the AHL transaction page, both Wojtek Wolski and Jeff Woywitka have been recalled following their two-week conditioning stints. Both guys got into six games with the Whale, with Wolski scoring three goals. He should step right back into the lineup tomorrow with Ruslan Fedotenko banged up, but Woywitka will probably have to sit on the sidelines a little longer. With any luck,...
It was decided just prior to gametime yesterday in Boston that forward Ruslan Fedotenko would miss his third consecutive game after taking a high hit to the head last week against the Lightning. However, during the team's morning skate earlier on Tuesday, Fedotenko was in attendance and said that he was feeling better. This hinted that he was close to returning to the lineup...
Adam Proteau at The Hockey News notes that the NHL’s next collective bargaining agreement will likely include a provision allowing the opportunity for each team to “amnesty” one unwieldy player contract from its salary cap books without any penalty. Here's who he thinks the Rangers will likely buyout...New York RangersLikeliest buyout: Chris Drury. Yes, Drury has already...
Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record reports that Marton Biron was the first goaltender off the ice this morning meaning he will likely start tonight's game against the Blackhawks....Lundqvist has seen a lot of rubber lately, so this is a great chance to get him some rest against a struggling Blackhawks team.
Gross adds that Ruslan Fedotenko was working with the training staff...
I hate to make excuses because the Rangers didn't deserve to win last night after an atrocious start and going 0-for-7 on the power play, but the refs didn't make life easy for the Rangers.First, similar to the bogus Winter Classic closing the hand on the puck penalty, last night's call on Dan Girardi in the first period was just as egregious. At no point does he close...
The New York Rangers announced today that the start time for their game on Sunday, March 4 against the Boston Bruins has been set for 12:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden. The matinee match-up will be televised nationally on NBC.
HARTFORD, February 15, 2012: Whalers Sports & Entertainment announced today that, in the spirit of “Hockey Weekend Across America”, the Connecticut Whale will present “It All Starts Here Night” at its home game this Saturday, February 18 against the Worcester Sharks.
It All Starts Here Night will celebrate both youth hockey and the tremendous player-development record...
Henrik Lundqvist is a three-time finalist for the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s top goalie. There were no questions or prodding necessary coming into this season to determine whether he was elite.
As Lundqvist’s spectacular seventh season for the Rangers continues — his latest gem an NHL-leading seventh shutout...
The New York Rangers announced today that the start time for their game on Sunday, March 4 against the Boston Bruins has been set for 12:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden.
The matinee match...
That is exactly what the New York Rangers got last night in their 4-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.
Yesterday, I blogged that the Rangers had to get off to a good start and put pressure on the Blackhawks early, especially since the Blackhawks were coming into the game having lost nine straight. Unfortunately for the Blueshirts, the exact opposite happened.
The team allowed four...
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