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The Rangers beleaguered power play, still terribly pedestrian and sometimes down-right bad, was the difference tonight with a gorgeous third period goal by Derek Stepan that sealed a 2-1 win.
What wasn't gorgeous was how the Rangers started the game. Early in the first period, after an Eric Fehr shot that hit the post and then almost deflected back in by a Ranger defenseman, (missed the name, sorry) the puck found its way to a wide open John Carlson at the top of the right circle and wired a shot far side past Lundqvist just 1:19 in.
The Rangers did settle down after the early goal, controlled play for a vast majority of the first period and managed to pepper Braden Holtby with 20 shots in the period, who looked much like the goaltender who gave the Rangers fits in the playoffs last year.
The Rangers got on the board at 7:39 of the second period, following a Ryan McDonagh slap-pass from the point, redirected in by the white hot Carl Hagelin for his ...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
It was only a matter of time before we heard the bad news on Darroll Powe, who took a nasty fall yesterday after a collision with Matt Hendricks. Powe has been placed on IR (note: not LTIR) and the Rangers have recalled Brandon Mashinter from Connecticut to replace him on the roster.
It will be interesting to see how coach John Tortorella deploys Mashinter –likely on the fourth...
Chris Kreider’s stay in Connecticut was relatively short, at least for the time being, as he was recalled by the Rangers. From several accounts, Rick Nash appears to be sick –as he had to bail on the season subscriber forum last night– so Kreider will be replacing him in the lineup if need be.
Kreider played in last night’s 4-1 win for the Whale, finishing with a shot on...
NEW YORK, February 18, 2013 –New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has recalled forward Brandon Mashinter from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Mashinter, 24, has tallied a point in each of the last three contests (two goals, one assist), including the game-winning goals on Friday against Portland...
Battle On the Hudson
Recently I was given the privilege of reviewing the book Battle On The Hudson: The Devils, The Rangers, And The NHL’s Greatest Series Ever. The book –written by Tim Sullivan with a foreword from Stephane Matteau– takes an in-depth dive into the rise of the Devils and the Rangers in the early 90s, and how those two teams wound up meeting in the 1994 Eastern...
Brandon Mashinter picked up a power play assist on a Logan Pyett first period goal during the CT Whale's 2-1 overtime win over Norfolk last night.
Mashinter now has 10 points (4g, 6a) in 13 games this season.
...kid is not only producing points, he's producing points on the power play. Seriously, if the Rangers are so concerned that Kreider isn't ready, why not...
It's been a nutty week for me. Between the Rangers maddeningly inconsistant play and the flu that ravaged my family, my life has been flipped upside down.
But between vomit cleanups Saturday night, I had a moment of clarity looking at my Twitter feed. The early season struggles of our beloved Blueshirts have made us Rangers fans lose our minds.
Trade Gaborik. Buyout Richards...
from Jeff Z. Klein and Stu Hackel of Slap Shot at the New York Times,
If the N.H.L. continues to make progress in talks with Olympic officials aimed at sending its players to the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia, one big question looms. Who would coach the United States team?
Ron Wilson, who coached the Americans to a silver medal at the Vancouver Games in 2010, is a contender...
Yesterday, I posted a report that the Colorado Avalanche had talked to the Rangers about a trade including Michael Del Zotto and more for Ryan O'Reilly.
Well, Adrian Dater at the Denver Post now says the "more" was likely J.T. Miller or Chris Kreider.
...LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do I even need to comment on this ridiculousness? If Colorado really...
Steven Fogarty (2011, 3rd) made the highlight reels last night after his #Nashty goal for Notre Dame. Fogarty, who was drafted using the third round pick the Rangers got for Evgeny Grachev, received a pass at the blue line, dangled around a defenseman, then deked around the goalie for the goal. We have the video below for your amazement. The goal begins around the 2:00 mark of...
Shane McColgan (5th – 2010) paved the way for the Saskatoon Blades’ comeback last night, notching three points in the third period to cap the comeback. Down 2-0, McColgan contributed with assists on back-to-back powerplay goals for the Blades to even the score with the Medicine Hat Tigers at two a piece. After falling behind 3-2 shortly after, McColgan tied the game with a little...
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will conclude their three-game homestand when they face-off against the Montreal Canadiens tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in an Original Six matchup. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank seventh in the Eastern Conference, with a record of [...]
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Washington Capitals tonight at Madison Square Garden (6:00 p.m. — TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in the second game of their three-game homestand. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank eighth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 7-5-1 (15 [...]
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New York Post - Rangers expect muscle from old pal Prust
Daily News - Say it ain't Powe: Rangers penalty-kill unit suffers major loss
Newsday - Hagelin can't explain his recent surge
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Elliotte Friedman at CBC Sports reports that Derek Stepan was never a part of the Rangers/Avalanche trade discussions for Ryan O'Reilly.
Yesterday, Adrian Dater at the Denver Post said that the Avalanche were looking for Michael Del Zotto and either JT Miller or Chris Kreider in return for O'Reilly.
The Rangers were said to be looking for a defenseman in retun as...
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
So 6:30 into the third period on Tuesday night in Boston, Milan Lucic finished off his check against Rick Nash by using his forearm to drive the Rangers winger’s head into the boards.
There was no penalty on the play (though Nash received a minor for a feeble retaliatory hook) and there was no supplemental discipline issued,...