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It’s not often that you see an opposition goaltender steal the spotlight at Madison Square Garden, but that was the case tonight. All things considered, the Rangers responded well to Thursday’s 5-2 loss to the Penguins. That response, however, was nothing Semyon Varlamov couldn’t handle. Varlamov led his team to a 3-1 victory tonight, because if it weren’t for him, this would have been a blowout in favor of the home team.
The Rangers have gotten off to quick starts often in recent games but one thing they’ve been unable to obtain is an early lead. Tonight, though, they were able to notch the first tally of the game at 10:43 of the first period on a Mats Zuccarello redirection in front. Dan Girardi made a smart play along the boards to just throw the puck at the net, and Zuke somehow got his shaft of the stick to contact the puck and direct it past Semyon Varlamov for his first NHL goal of the year. This is when all of Norway rose to their feet and collectively yelled, “Told yo...
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Contract talks aren’t going to be a distraction for Brandon Prust. Per Larry Brooks, the right winger is putting contract discussions on hold while the Rangers are still trying to lock up the Atlantic Division title. Prust is one of seven pending unrestricted free agents, but one that the Rangers will likely pursue and re-sign prior to July 1.
Since coming over from Calgary in...
As many of us here on the blog expected, the New York Rangers have recalled defenseman Tim Erixon from the Connecticut Whale of the AHL this morning.
#NYR have officially recalled defenseman Tim Erixon from @CTWhale
— New York Rangers (@thenyrangers) March 17, 2012
Erixon has not been told by the coaching staff that he will be in the lineup tonight yet, but I presume...
Pat Leonard at the Daily News has John Tortorella's thoughts on the recently recalled Tim Erixon..."He looks a little stronger out of his uniform. He makes a great pass to Step, just a really patient play. That's what we're hoping to get out of him, is someone to get us out of our end zone, can add something to our second power play. There's some work to be done...
There were definitely some mixed emotions among the fans after Thursday night’s 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden. Some were satisfied with the effort and just plainly admitted that the Rangers had lost to a better team. Others were rather disappointed at the end of the night, saying that the effort from the club could have and should have been much...
New York, March 17, 2012 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Tim Erixon from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL). Erixon, 21, has tallied eight points (one goal and seven assists) in his last nine games with Connecticut, including a power play goal in a 3-2 win last night against...
The NHL, like all other North American professional sports leagues, is driven by its stars. Sure, it is more of a team game than Major League Baseball, which revolves around one-on-one matchups between pitchers and hitters, or the NBA, where one or two superstars can turn any team (except maybe the Knicks) into an instant contender.
In the NHL, throwing together a talented fantasy...
Last night none of us could get the recap, so we reached out to Glen Miller, who has done some terrific recaps here before, and he was more than happy to write last night’s recap. Thanks Glen, great stuff as usual. Make sure to follow Glen on Twitter.
That is exactly how fans of other teams have felt so often after Hank has stolen a game from them. Colorado Avalanche G Semyon...
The New York Rangers were understandably displeased with the outcome of Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at MSG, which cut their first place lead down to just four points in the Eastern Conference. But as was noted earlier today on the blog, that game served as a useful reality check for this hockey team, as they finally met their match in a team that is undoubtedly...
All-Star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist and captain Ryan Callahan will return to the ice for Saturday's game against the Colorado Avalanche.
Lundqvist had been sidelined with the flu while Callahan has been idled with a nagging foot injury.
The Rangers enter Saturday's contest with a four-point edge over the hard-charging Pittsburgh Penguins, who have won 10 in a row.
So while the New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects were looking to see who was going to play who and where in both the CHL playoffs and NCAA tournament; it was a guy playing his final game as a Junior who stole the show on Sunday.
Andrew Yogan (NYR 2010 3rd) the overage forward of the Peterborough Petes was playing his final game as a Junior and made sure it was a memorable...
Connecticut Whale 3, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2
By Brian Ring
Hartford, CT, March 16, 2012 – The Connecticut Whale defeated the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 3-2, Friday night at the XL Center, moving into sole possession of first place in the AHL’s Northeast Division.
Kris Newbury had the game-winning goal and an assist, and Casey Wellman had his second straight three point game with...
If you'd been asked whether or not the Bruins will make the playoffs two months ago, you might have laughed at the question. After all, the B's had a comfortable lead over Ottawa in the standings and were challenging the New York Rangers for tops in the Eastern Conference. Now, it's suddenly becoming a real question not only whether Boston can hold onto the Northeast...
The New York Rangers need to do that with their play tonight against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden.
After all the hockey action this weekend, the Rangers are just now one point ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins for the Atlantic Division- and Eastern Conference- lead. Oh yeah, the Philadelphia Flyers are not playing too badly either as they are now just three points...
The Rangers report that Artem Anisimov (shoulder) participated in the morning skate, but will not be in the line-up against the Devils tonight....great to see AA practicing again. Assuming he should be back at some point this week. Will be interesting to see who gets scratched when he's ready.The Rangers also report that Henrik Lundqvist will get the start tonight....he better...
Match-up - Devils (41-26-5 - 87 points) @ Rangers (44-20-7 - 95 points)
Road/Home records - 21-13-2 -------------- 24-9-2
TV - NBCSN (HD), TSN 2 (HD)
Puck drop - 7:30 PM ET
Season series - Devils lead 3-2
Last 10: New Jersey 6-3-1 / New York (R) 4-5-1
Projected starting goalies - Martin Brodeur (NJ) vs. Henrik Lundqvist (NYR)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per...