Found March 02, 2012 on
The Rangers Tribune:
Michael Del Zotto
New York Rangers
Tampa Bay Lightning
New Jersey Devils
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 for points 89 and 90, which would put them well ahead of the pace to not only clinch a playoff spot, but also home ice advantage as well.
New York has won three consecutive games coming into tonight's fourth and final meeting with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season. They've taken two out of three previous match-ups, with the most recent one being a 4-3 victory at Madison Square Garden back on February 9. Brad Richards scored the overtime winner against his former club after the Rangers tied late to force an extra period of hockey.
Tampa Bay, meanwhile, is the middle of a playoff push wit...
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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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
The New York Rangers have a commanding lead atop the Eastern Conference standings, and they've proven to be a worthy adversary for the defending Stanley Cup champion Bruins. The Rangers took down the B's, 3-0, at TD Garden in the teams' last matchup on Feb. 14. The Original Six rivals will square off again on Sunday. This time, they'll clash on New York's home...
HARTFORD, March 3, 2012: Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that defenseman Wade Redden has been named captain of the Whale.
Redden, a 15th-year veteran who is in his second season with the Whale, and has 994 games of NHL experience in his career, is the sixth player to wear the captain’s “C” in franchise history. He follows current Whale...
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.
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...
February was certainly a kind month to the Rangers, especially goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.
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...
Standings: Bruins (38-22-3), Rangers (41-15-7)
NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (31-26-57)
BOS Leading Scorer: Patrice Bergeron (19-34-53)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (47 GS, 1.79 GAA, .939 SV%)
BOS Goaltender: Tim Thomas (41 GS, 2.24 GAA, .928 SV%)
Rangers Lines (probable):
Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Ruslan Fedotenko (questionable...