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New York Rangers center Brian Boyle was on the ice Monday morning, a positive development in his efforts to return to the ice following an April 21 concussion. Boyle has not played since the fifth game of his team's Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the Ottawa Senators, when Senators forward Chris Neil delivered a hard check that New York head coach John Tortorella compared to the hit Phoenix's Raffi Torres delivered to Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa, resulting in a 25-game suspension. Neil was not penalized for the hit on the ice, and no supplemental discipline was handed down by the NHL. The Rangers scored a 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday in the first game of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. In that gane, the Rangers were without both Boyle and Brandon Dubinsky, who sustained a lower-body injury in the seventh game of the Ottawa series. Dubinsky was not on the ice for the Rangers' morning skate. In Saturday...
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Rangers forward Brian Boyle is back in the New York lineup after missing three games because of a concussion sustained in the first round against Ottawa.
After skating for four consecutive days - including Monday for the morning skate - Boyle was deemed fit to return that night for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Washington Capitals.
The 6-foot-7 Boyle...
For all of the experts out there who will only read that title and possibly the first line of this article if your attention span is willing, I am fully aware that Marian Gaborik, the team's leading scorer in the regular season, must be better in the playoffs. So, before you go into the comments section of this post and tell me that I know nothing of the sport I've watched...
The amount of hatred throw at Marian Gaborik for the Rangers loss last night, or for any loss in general, is frighteningly disturbing. I understand the need to have a scapegoat for a loss, but picking on someone who had an assist in the game and was nowhere near invisible is just irrational. The guy isn’t Wojtek Wolski. He’s not Erik Christensen. He’s not invisible out there...
As expected, Dylan McIlrath (1st-2010) will be joining the Connecticut Whale for their playoff push on an ATO. Whale’s Moose Jaw Warriors were eliminated from the WHL playoffs over the weekend by fellow Rangers’ prospect Michael St. Croix and the Edmonton Oil Kings.
McIlrath played with the Whale on an ATO last season as well. In two games, he finished with seven PIMs and a -1 rating.
Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that The Rangers are interested in signing undrafted 20-year-old free agent winger Marek Hrivik, who joined the AHL Whale late in the season after playing the last three seasons with Moncton of the QMJHL, after the season.Hrivik has four goals in three Whale playoff games.Here's Whale PR guru Brian Ring on Hrivik...@TheNYRBlog Hrivik...
The Rangers opened up the series with a 301 win over the Capitals at MSG. This was one of those games that saw it all: great goaltending, offense, defense, and penalty killing. The powerplay was lacking for both sides, but that’s what happens in this kind of game.
Here’s the scoring:
There’s not much to be said on this goal but dumb luck. Artem Anismov picked up...
John Tortorella discusses the team's preparation going into tonight's Game 2 vs. the Capitals...
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Brian Boyle and Chris Kreider met with the media, with Boyle drawing a crowd of reporters as he answered questions about when he might be able...
In my Game 1 post game thoughts, I noted that Artem Anisimov's goal was eerily similar to Stephane Matteau's Game 7 double overtime winner against the Devils in the Eastern Conference Finals in 1994.However, reader slackos32 points out it was actually closer to Adam Graves' round two series clincher in overyime against New Jersey in 1997......wow that is almost identical...
Bergen Record - Look for Caps to amp it up vs. RangersBergen Record - Ranger notes: Brandon Dubinsky hurtingBergen Record - Rangers-Caps: Keys to Game 2New York Post - Kreider has blazed from Chestnut Hill to the top of the heapNew York Post - Head’s up: Boyle may be back tonightDaily News - Youth serves Rangers well in playoffsNew York Times - Rangers Are Putting Up Obstacles...
Good morning all. On a beautiful, crisp spring day in New York where the sun is as bright as can be, the Rangers may have a bright star/supernova. That player is the Natural, the Kid, CK20, whichever nickname you prefer, Chris Kreider is as responsible as anyone for the Rangers getting past Ottawa and taking a 1-0 series lead after beating Washington 3-1 yesterday. (I apologize in...
Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record reports that Brandon Dubinsky (lower body) was not on the ice for today's optional practice, but was seen slowly getting around the Rangers' practice facility on crutches....in previous years, the possibility of losing Dubinsky long term would be a scary thought, but, to be honest, I don't think it would have that negative an affect...
The New York Rangers host the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals match-up starting at 7:30 p.m. The Rangers lead the series 1-0. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Game Notes TV: NBC...
The New York Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals by the score of 3-1 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals matchup. The Rangers lead the series 1-0. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports....i hope you like defensive hockey because that's what you're going to see in this series. Which, to me, favors the Rangers because they are much better...
With the second round under way, here is a look at five underperforming players that need to step up for their respective teams.1. Marian Gaborik, RangersThe Rangers’ leading scorer and point-getter in the regular season hasn’t been as effective here in the playoffs. Gaborik, who recorded 41 goals and 76 points in 82 games, has just one goal in eight playoff games. Goals may...
#7 Washington Capitals vs. #1 New York Rangers Location: Verizon Center 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 4: May 5, 2012, NYR@WSH, 12:30 PMGame 5: May 7, 2012, WSH@NYR, 7:30 PMGame 6*: May 9, 2012, NYR@WSH, TBDGame 7*: May 12, 2012...