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Tonight's Healthy Scratches:
New York Rangers
The Rangers jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first period and held on to clinch the Atlantic Division title and the top spot in the Eastern Conference with a 5-3 victory over the Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday.
The win clinched the Eastern Conference for New York (51-22-7) and gave them a momentary two-point lead over the Vancouver Canucks in the Presidents’ Trophy race. The Rangers also swept the season series against Philadelphia for the second time in the teams' history.
New York got goals from Ryan McDonagh, Brian Boyle, Artem Anisimov and Ryan Callahan as they opened up a wide margin as the teams skated off after one period. After Jakub Voracek’s third-chance attempt banked off Marc Staal’s skate and past Henrik Lundqvist, Marian Gaborik extended the Rangers lead back to four with a blistering wrist shot from 15 feet that beat Ilya Bryzgalov to the glove side.
Bryzgalov returned to the Flyers (46-25-9) lineup after missing three games with a chipped bone in his foot and got little help from his mates early on. Two of the Rangers four first period markers came on the power play, including goals by Boyle and Callahan, which came on rebounds of initial shots.
Philadelphia closed within two goals after Andreas Lilja scored his first of the season midway through the third period, but the Flyers were unable to solve Lundqvist again. The Rangers netminder made 38 saves for his 39th victory of the season.
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Per Blueshirt Banter, citing the NHL Network, it appears that Henrik Lundqvist is questionable for Thursday’s showdown against the Penguins. Lundqvist hurt his right forearm after diving to stop a Claude Giroux shot in the second period. He took the shot in the forearm on an unprotected area, and was shown on TV in pain as the second period ended.
Personally, I’ve played goalie...
The Rangers played a strong first period, but terrible second and third periods in this 5-3 win over the Flyers. After the first it was 4-0, but it was all Flyers after that. The Rangers were lucky to be in this game after the second, and even luckier to even have a lead halfway through the third. The Rangers may have won this game –and earned a series sweep against the Flyers–...
We received some amazing shots of the shuttle train in New York City that is completely decked out in New York Rangers blue via our great friends over at Blueshirt Underground Radio. Check these out (click to enlarge):
When it comes to Chris Kreider, most people are on the fence about what to do. Many are of the feeling that Kreider will join the Rangers for the playoffs after the Frozen Four is completed. Others, myself included, believe that he will join the organization, but it will be with the Connecticut Whale. Both sides have compelling arguments.
Let’s first kill the first rumor: No one...
via Russ Cohen: Last night the New York Rangers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 to clinch the Eastern Conference. When I turned on the radio today I heard the Philadelphia media talking about the Flyers and what might happen to them in the playoffs. When I turned on WFAN earlier today I heard about the [...]
Defenseman Ryan McDonagh scored for the first time in 25 games during a four-goal first period as the visiting New York Rangers clinched the Atlantic Division and the top seed in the Eastern Conference by completing a season sweep of the Philadelphia Flyers with a 5-3 win on Tuesday.Captain Ryan Callahan, Marian Gaborik and Artem Anisimov netted power-play goals, Brian Boyle also...
If there was ever a chance for the New York Rangers to upset the Philadelphia Flyers and their fans, tonight is the perfect opportunity.
Tonight, the Blueshirts will take on the Flyers in Philadelphia and should the Rangers win, they will clinch both the top spot in the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference. While the Flyers really had no chance at either, it will still more...
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By Christopher Decker (@HockeyGuy_Chris)
The New York Rangers have a chance to do something they haven’t done since 1994 – take home the Atlantic Division crown and secure home-ice advantage throughout the first three rounds of the playoffs by clinching the Eastern Conference.
It couldn’t be a more perfect scenario. Just two years ago, it was the Flyers who clinched...
That is what the 2011-12 New York Rangers are in terms of the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference this season.
With their 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers last night, the Blueshirts clinched the top spot in both their division and conference for the first time since 1994. Yes, we all know what happened that year but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
The Blueshirts jumped...
HARTFORD, April 4, 2012: Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that a pair of forwards, and New York Ranger draftees, Christian Thomas and Shane McColgan, have joined the Whale.
Thomas, chosen in the second round (40th overall) by the parent club Rangers in the 2010 NHL Draft, was reassigned by the Rangers to the Whale from the Oshawa Generals of the...
Despite a loss in their last game, the New York Rangers need just one point to clinch the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Completing their first season sweep of the archrival Philadelphia Flyers in 40 years would certainly be an impressive way to achieve that goal.
The Rangers will try again to secure their first No. 1 seed since 1993-94 on Tuesday night as they face a Flyers...
The New York Rangers know they'll have home-ice advantage for as long as they're alive in the Eastern Conference playoffs, while the Pittsburgh Penguins are hoping to at least open the first round in their own building.
Getting two points Thursday night at Consol Energy Center would ensure that, as the Penguins look for a fourth consecutive victory over a Rangers team that...