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I've seen all the Alex Ovechkin apologists today say that the principle point of contact for the hit on Dan Girardi last night was his shoulder. Well not according to this picture...Unless Girardi's shoulder is in his ear, this seems like a pretty clear cut head shot to me.So why hasn't Ovechkin heard from the league yet today?H/T to reader @Dgimbz.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at

John Tortorella's game 4 post game presser a bit like an SNL skit

John Tortorella's post-game press conference behavior never gets old. Not even sure yesterday's, following the Rangers' 3-2 loss to the Caps, was his shortest at 35 seconds start to finish. Game... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Torts Named Callahan Captain, Not Team

In a conversation with Jeff Klein at the New York Times, John Tortorella discussed how Ryan Callahan became the Ranger organization's 26th captain..."Sometimes people allow the team to vote, but I didn't need to have the team vote. We did it as a coaching staff. But if the team voted it would have been the same thing. You've just got to be around him."...surprised...

ECSF Game Five: Capitals at Rangers

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Rangers Being Out-Ranger'd by Capitals

It is one thing to prepare to defend the opposition's plan of attack. It is an entirely different challenge to defend that team's plan of attack when it is a carbon copy of your own. This is the mind-boggling predicament the New York Rangers currently find themselves in four games deep into the Eastern Conference Semifinals.  It was a pre-known fact that the Dale Hunter...

GARTH: Callahan=Drury

Game 5 in Gotham. Rangers trailing 2-1 with 20 seconds left in regulation. Joel Ward's double minor high stick gives Rangers new life. Ryan Callahan wins the O-zone faceoff back to DelZotto. Callahan crashes rebound. Brad Richards hunts the loose puck and ties it with 6.9 seconds remaining in regulation. Marc Staal would score the OT GWG. Sabres...

Kreider Gets Bickel'd

You knew it was eventually going to happen. Chris Kreider was going to make a rookie mistake and it was going to cost the Rangers. And that time was yesterday during the first period...To watch on YouTube, click here.Way to bail the kid out Hank. Sorry I had to.So how did John Tortorella react to the miscue? Did he give his young impressionable rookie a quick talking to, then a reassuring...

Partisan Officiating Shouldn't Come as a Surprise

The 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs have been unpredictable from every aspect imaginable. That is, of course, with the exemption of one constant, which has been the despicable officiating and perplexing off-ice discipline that's taken control of series after series in this postseason, or at least attempted to. So the display witnessed Saturday afternoon at the Verizon Center in...

Jan Levine: Game 5: NYR 3 WAS 2, OT, Richards/Staal Fuel Miracle at MSG

Just when all hope appeared to be lost, along came a Ranger riding on a white steer. No, not that Ranger, but in this case it was Brad Richards rescuing the damsel in distress. In addition, since Richards did not want to be a Lone Ranger, he was joined shortly thereafter by Marc Staal, who gave the Rangers a 3-2 overtime win and 3-2 series lead heading back to Washington. Forgive...

Rangers vs. Capitals (Game 5)

The New York Rangers host the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden for Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals match-up starting at 7:30 p.m. The series is tied 2-2. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Game Notes TV: NBC...

The Coach Talks

from Dan Rosen of, After addressing the media for all of 27 seconds and using only 15 words after losing 3-2 in Game 4 Saturday, Rangers coach John Tortorella was a bit more chatty Sunday at the team’s suburban training facility. Tortorella spoke to the media for more than five minutes and handled 11 questions. He talked about trying to get pucks through to the net against...

Capitals 3, Rangers 2

The New York Rangers lost to the Washington Capitals by the score of 3-2 in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals matchup. The series is tied at 2-2. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports....well that was a great game until the referees felt they needed to determine the outcome. Absolutely boggles my mind that officiating at the NHL level can be this deficient...

Connecticut roars back, evens series

Connecticut Whale 4, Norfolk Admirals 1 By Brian Ring Hartford, CT, May 7, 2012 – The Connecticut Whale defeated the Norfolk Admirals, 4-1, Monday night in Hartford to even their Eastern Conference Semifinal series at two games apiece. Game Five will be played Wednesday night at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport (7:00 PM). Scott Tanski recorded the game-winning goal and Kris...

Nicklas Backstrom Decks Artem Anisimov, Scores Goal (VIDEO)

It’s going back to New York 2-2, folks. Game 5 at MSG Monday night.

Playoff Pregame #12: Washington Capitals at New York Rangers

#7 Washington Capitals at #1 New York Rangers Location: Madison Square Garden Time: 7:30 PM TV: NBC Sports Network (HD) Radio: 1500AM, 820 AM, and XM Series Schedule:Game 1:   Apr 28, 2012, WSH@NYR, 1-3 LGame 2:   Apr 30, 2012, WSH@NYR, 3-2 WGame 3:   May  2, 2012, NYR@WSH, 1-2 L (3OT)Game 4:   May  7, 2012, WSH@NYR, 3-2 WGame 6:   May  9, 2012, NYR@WSH, TBDGame 7*:...

Caps tie series with clutch victory in pivotal game

Alex Ovechkin and Henrik Lundqvist have never made it to the Eastern Conference Finals. One of them will this spring. But it’s getting awfully hard to tell which one. Ovechkin scored his second goal of the series and Lundqvist allowed three goals for just the fourth time in the postseason as the Washington Capitals squeaked out a 3-2 win Saturday over the New York Rangers to...
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