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In a bit of a surprising move, the Rangers have traded forward Chad Kolarik to the Penguins for forward Benn Ferriero. The move struck everyone as a bit of a surprise, considering Kolarik’s strong play with the Whale in the AHL. Whale expert Laurie Carr (Beyond The Blueshirts) noted on Twitter that Kolarik may have requested the trade, especially after not receiving a training camp invite and seeing Chris Kreider get the call instead. While Laurie is obviously just thinking out loud, I’m inclined to agree here.
As for Ferriero, the 25-year-old forward was a 7th round pick by the Phoenix Coyotes in 2006. The 5’11, 185 lb winger has 92 games of NHL experience, all with San Jose, putting together a line of 14-8-22 with 25 PIMs.
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With the Rangers off to a 1-3-0 start, there have certainly been a number of issues that are cause for concern for Rangers fans. While the team continues to develop chemistry with each other and work on the same problems that have plagued their power play for seemingly over a decade, one of the other [...]
After blowing a four goal lead in the third period, Brandon Segal netted his second goal of the game and the OT winner for the Whale in their 6-5 victory over Adirondack. The Whale jumped out to a 5-1 lead midway through the second period, but surrendered four straight goals, including two goals in the final two minutes. Newly acquired Brandon Mashinter made his presence known...
Going down early to the Rangers 2-0, the Bruins looked flat coming out of the gate at Madison Square Garden.
Marian Gaborik made them pay for their slothfulness, slotting in a pair of first-period goals which prompted a Bruins timeout. However, as poor as the B’s looked in the early going, eventually they got their legs under them and made a game of it, losing in overtime 4-3....
By all accounts, last season was quite successful for the New York Rangers. With an Eastern Conference-low 187 goals allowed, the Rangers were able to climb from the 8-seed in 2011 to an NHL-best 51 wins and home ice throughout the conference playoffs in 2012. Unfortunately, home ice wasn’t enough to dispatch the cross-Hudson rival [...]
NEW YORK -- Marian Gaborik's third goal of the game, 27 seconds into overtime, sent hats flying onto the rink while giving the New York Rangers their first win of the season and the Boston Bruins their first defeat. Gaborik completed his hat trick and the Rangers' 4-3 win at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night by tapping in a deflection of his own miss on a breakaway...
With the NHL back in full force, the New York Rangers faced off tonight against the Boston Bruins to renew an age-old rivalry.
The Rangers scored the first goal of the game after some nice passing found New York forward Marian Gaborik who deked Tuukka Rask for the score:
With just under a minute left in regulation in a 3-3 game between the Bruins and Rangers on Wednesday night, Tuukka Rask likely single-handedly earned the B’s a point when he was able to surpress a Rick Nash & Marian Gaborik scoring push with an unbelievable sprawling save. Nash pulled off a nifty move to get around Milan Lucic and fire a shot on net, one which Rask turned...
Sidney Crosby fed his inner Canadian by walking to his team's pre-game skate.
''I just wanted to get outside and experience a Canadian winter again,'' said Crosby, whose Pittsburgh Penguins play the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night. ''Believe it or not you miss it a little bit. You miss seeing the snow.''
Winnipeg delivered on the snow with a side...
After an 0-2 start to the 48-game season, this is something that the New York Rangers need to do beginning tonight with their tilt against the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden.
The Blueshirts are coming off two games in which they did not play well defensively, took some bad penalties and did not get the offense they need from guys other than Brad Richards and Rick Nash....
The New York Rangers (0-2-0) host the Boston Bruins (2-0-0) at MSG starting at 7:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
Rangers Game Notes
TV: NBCSN; Radio: ESPN Radio 1050AM, XM 212
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The New York Rangers (1-2-0) are in Philadelphia to face the Flyers (0-3-0) at 7:00 EST.
Tonight's pre-game notes from the official Rangers website can be viewed here.
TV: MSG, NHL Network ; Radio: AM 1130 or XM 212
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(Keep reading for the rest of tonight's pre-game notes.)
Big time read here from Seth at Empty Netters:
If you look at the Penguins' time on ice for their defensemen, the top four blue liners are also their top four options for killing penalties: