Found January 24, 2012 on Ranger Nation:
New York, January 23, 2012 – The New York Rangers announced today that the start time for their game on Sunday, February 12 against the Washington Capitals has been set for 12:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden.  The matinee match-up will be televised nationally on NBC.

Michael Sauer Is Not Practicing Today; Ryan McDonagh Is Practicing

  Michael Sauer is not on the ice, let’s hope there wasn’t a setback. #NYRMon Jan 23 16:31:57 via webRanger Nation NYRNation McDonagh on the ice at practice; Eminger as well and ready for contract. Great news. #NYRangersMon Jan 23 16:28:49 via webRanger Nation NYRNation   … great news to see McDonagh was not seriously [...]

Captain Callahan: The identity of the Rangers

Here’s a column I wrote for The Journal News and yesterday: **************************** The last time the Rangers played a hockey game with somebody other than Ryan Callahan as their captain, Callahan was on crutches. He was on crutches because, in the biggest game of 2010-11, Game 80 of 82, with the Rangers barely clinging to a playoff spot, they came back from...

NHL Missed Opportunity Not Inviting Alex Ovechkin to All-Star Game as Rap Performer

Alex Ovechkin can play hockey. He can also rap. So if he's not going to play in the NHL All-Star game, why not at least invite him to perform as a rapper? NESN Nation's Dan Duquette was impressed by Ovi's flow during his verse in Sasha Belyi's "Champion." So why couldn't the NHL work out a compromise with Ovechkin where he wouldn't play in the game...

Five reasons why Alexander Ovechkin got it wrong by skipping All-Star game

Welcome to Center Ice Chat’s Top 5, an irregular series ranking the obscure to mainstream on anything hockey. Today we look at why Alexander Ovechkin got it wrong by skipping this year’s All-Star game due to an overlapping three-game suspension. There’s no question the “Shanaban” is getting a bit repetitive, and has changed the way players have to think and...

Capitals' Ovechkin handed three-game suspension

Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin has been suspended by the NHL for three games for launching himself at Zbynek Michalek during a 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday. Ovechkin was not assessed a penalty on the play, which occurred at 4:05 of the second period. He was fined $154,677.75 and won't be eligible to return until Feb. 4 against the Montreal Canadiens...

Video: McDonagh Talks Ference Hit from Behind, real scary hearing what McD was thinking and feeling after the hit.For video of post practice John Tortorella and players, click the "Read More" tab below. John Tortorella... Players... Brian Boyle...Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at

NYR's Lundqvist tops Jets, earns 40th NHL shutout

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 22 shots in a bit of a surprise start, and Ryan Callahan, John Mitchell and Brad Richards provided the offense in the New York Rangers' 3-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

It’s Go Time!

Game 47. Last game before the all-star break. Josh Thomson, 26, is covering the game. Ya boys, tied for first in the East with the Bruins, come off that huge win in Boston Saturday. They are 3-3 in their last six, alternating losses and wins, and 13-4 in their last 17 games. Same lineup. Henrik Lundqvist starts in goal with call-up Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson as his backup...

Perreault's hat trick delivers win for Capitals

Mathieu Perreault spent last Tuesday night sitting in the press box watching the Washington Capitals lose to the New York Islanders. It was the seventh time in 10 games he was a healthy scratch. All he wanted was a chance to get back in the lineup. In the week since, ...

2012 NHL All-Star: Alex Ovechkin won't play

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Henrik Lundqvist, Rangers ground Jets

NEW YORK - Henrik Lundqvist took a ride up to the New York Rangers' practice rink on Tuesday morning, thinking...

Perreault's hat trick leads Capitals past Bruins

With captain Alex Ovechkin out, the Washington Capitals needed someone to pick up the scoring slack.
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