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It’s always interesting looking at the penalty statistics each season, and this year is no different. PIMs are a bit misleading, as there’s no real difference between someone who takes undisciplined stick penalties and some heat of the moment roughing/fighting penalties. Ok, fights are easily tracked, but the minor penalties aren’t in the PIMs department.
When looking at the raw penalties taken, three Rangers really jump at you. The first is Taylor Pyatt, who has struggled until recently. Pyatt has played in all 47 games up to this point, and has taken just two minor penalties. TWO! That’s incredible. Considering how streaky and inconsistent Pyatt has been all year, only three guys who have played at least 40 games have taken less penalties.
The other two guys that stand out are Ryan Callahan and Derek Stepan. Both have taken just six penalties all season. What sets them apart from Pyatt is that they play more minutes and get much tougher assignments. To have only taken six penalties, and this includes time spent shorthanded, is crazy good. Tack on Stepan’s offensive outburst, and you have a kid who is really coming into his own.
Another aspect of penalties is penalties drawn versus penalties taken. Since this is dependent on ice time, we use BTN’s Pens Taken/60 and Pens Drawn/60. Naturally, Cally is atop the leaders here with a 1.3 Pens Draw/60 and a I0.4 Pens Taken/60. Carl Hagelin is also at the same 0.9 difference (1.5 PD/60, 0.6 PT/60) that Cally is at. These two lead the team in penalty ratio. Interestingly enough, Chris Kreider is third on the team with a 0.6 penalty ratio.
It’s no surprise that the guys with the best ratios are speed guys. Speed always kills, and it shows here. Both Rick Nash (-0.2) and Ryane Clowe (-0.5) are taking more penalties than they draw, but it’s not an extreme rate. All in all, the Rangers have been pretty disciplined.
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The New York Rangers entered Thursday night’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes needing a win or a regulation loss by the Winnipeg Jets at home against the Montreal Canadiens to punch their ticket to the postseason. At practice Thursday morning leading goal scorer Rick Nash said, “We’re not scoreboard watching. It’s in our hands, so we want [...]
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Brad Richards tied it for the Rangers with 2:57 remaining in regulation after New York blew an early 2-0 lead and fell behind already-eliminated Carolina.
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With the Rangers finally clinching a playoff spot last night with their win over Carolina, the final game of the season against the Devils has lost some significance. Don’t get me wrong, I’m tremendously grateful that the boys from Newark don’t get to play spoiler against us a week after we eliminated them from postseason contention. However...
The Rangers have announced that Michael Haley along with nine other members of the CT Whlae have been recalled for the playoffs. Haley, however, will be the only one who will practice with the Blueshirts and travel with the team to Washington for the start of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The others, who include Dylan McIlrath, JT Miller, Christian Thomas, Brandon Segal, Brandon...
Lots of injury news as Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record says that while Ryane Clowe did not practice today, John Tortorella expects him to be an important player for the Rangers in the playoffs.
...with the Newbury recall, it's highly unlikely he'll be in the Rangers line-up against the Devils tomorrow, however, Torts' comments has me optimistic about his return...
Yesterday, John Tortorella was a guest on the Michael Kay Radio Show (ESPN Radio) and discussed how this year, despite the Rick Nash trade, was a sideway step for the team and just because the Rangers made it to the Eastern Conference Finals didn't mean the Finals were a guarantee...
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The New York Rangers are headed back to the Eastern Conference playoffs because all the important bounces down the stretch went their way.
One ricocheted off the boards and into the net. Another glanced off a post on its way in.
Captain Ryan Callahan scored 2:55 into overtime, and New York rallied to clinch a third straight playoff berth by beating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on...
There is still no word on Ryane Clowe's condition after he was forced to leave last night's game with either a leg injury or an elbow to the head by Bobby Sanguinetti. Larry Brooks at the New York Post speculates that it's a right leg injury.
In an early indication of how bad it might be, the Rangers recalled Kris Newbury after the game.
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NEW YORK, April 28, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has recalled 10 players from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL) – Stu Bickel, Ryan Bourque, Micheal Haley, Brandon Mashinter, Dylan McIlrath, Jason Missiaen, J.T. Miller, Brandon Segal, Cameron Talbot, and Christian Thomas.
With Ottawa’s regulation loss against Philly tonight, the Rangers have locked in the number 6 seed and a date with the Caps in the first round.
When the season is hanging in the balance, you look to your leaders to step-up and carry the team to the finish line. And that's exactly what the Rangers captain Ryan Callahan did last night.
One look at the above stat line from last night tells you all you need to know about Callahan's influence and impact on the Rangers.
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Now that the 2013 regular season is in the books for the New York Rangers, it's time to have a little fun. Let us revisit the season predictions of The New York Rangers Blog and see how right, or dead wrong, we all were.
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The New York Rangers (25-18-4) host the New Jersey Devils (19-18-10) at Madison Square Garden starting at 3:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
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The New York Rangers (25-18-4) defeated the Carolina Hurricanes (19-24-4) by the score of 4-3 in overtime, tonight. For a box score, go to Yahoo! Sports.
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