Found May 21, 2014 on Sports Injury Alert:
The Montreal Canadiens are headed to New York for game 3 and 4 of the semi-finals. It may be good news for the New York Rangers, as they might see the return of Derick Brassard earlier then expected. MEK86-Wikimedia CommonsBrassard left during game one on Saturday afternoon in the first period when he was hit by Habs defenseman Mike Weaver. After the game Brassard was a day-to-day. He could have played game 2 in Montreal on Monday night but did not feel right. The injury is an undisclosed injury. There is speculation it is an upper-body/shoulder injury. Early Wednesday morning, Brassard skated with his teammates. He is still day-to day but inching closer to returning to the game. There is a good possibility that return could be sooner then expected. He was asked about it and answered, "Ah, it’s a good question,"  "If the game would be tonight, I don’t know. I’d have to talk with everyone. I don’t know."In the post-season, Brassard has 4 goals and 3 assists. Lik...

Brassard in for Game Three?

Per Pat Leonard, coach Alain Vigneault was a bit coy this morning when addressing Derick Brassard’s injury. When asked, AV said, “If I were a betting man.” That’s it. So, let’s assume he’s in for Game Three, which is great news for the Rangers.

Rangers’ Derick Brassard Listed “Day-to-Day”

The New York Rangers may have to continue through the Eastern Conference Finals without one of their best players– center Derick Brassard. Brassard is out for Game 2 against the Montreal Canadiens and he is considered to be “day to day” in an undisclosed injury. Brassard’s injury occurred when he absorbed a heavy body check from Canadiens’ defenseman Mike Weaver during...

McDonagh Back to Being McDonagh

On April 1st in Vancouver, Rangers fans watched the season flash before their eyes as Ryan McDonagh lay on the ice writhing in pain while clutching his left shoulder after absorbing a hit from behind from Alex Burrows. Fortunately, our worst fears did not come to fruition as McDonagh was able to return for the start of the playoffs. But from Game 1 against the Flyers, it was obvious...

Alain Vigneault Coaching His Way

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, The only things missing on the Garden stage Wednesday were the orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle and a bottle of Jack. Because Alain Vigneault did his best Sinatra, and he did it a cappella, in explaining how he approaches his job as coach of the Rangers. As students of the NHL know, it is no different than the way he gained tenure...

Rangers' Daniel Carcillo ejected after hitting linesman

The start to Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final was emotional to say the least. With the Montreal Canadiens playing with the desperation the 2-0 series hole they're in and the Rangers getting their first taste of home ice this round, things got heated early. Some players got too heated, like Daniel Carcillo of the New York Rangers. After Daniel Carcillo was called for charging...

Game 3: Montreal Canadiens at New York Rangers start time, betting odds and tv info

The New York Rangers have jumped out to a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Final. Now they head home looking to keep their momentum going. Game 3 between the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers will get underway at 8:00 pm ET on NBCSN from MSG in New York, NY. The Rangers continue to be the 1.5 goal favorite in this one with the over/under being 5 total goals. Can the...

Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist Leading List Of Conn Smythe Trophy Candidates

After the first two games of the Eastern and Western conference finals, it’s time to review the top candidates for the Conn Smythe Trophy, an award given annually to the most valuable player of the Stanley Cup playoffs. There are many players making a strong case to be among the top candidates for this year’s award. In fact, this might become one of the tightest races in a long...

Daniel Carcillo Strikes Referee, Faces Long Suspension.

Photo via: Flickr / Dave Segrove Every once in a while, the boys on the ice get a little rowdy, so they let off steam by beating each other into submission, which is all well and good.From time to time, those pesky referees ruin the fun and break up the fight. The players then go back to the penalty box, or “sin bin” if you will, but not Daniel Carcillo. Oh no, no, no, he had...

Rangers need to find an answer for Pacioretty and Habs top line

The Canadiens played well enough to win game two. If it weren’t for Henrik Lundqvist standing tall during the Habs onslaught in the first period, the game could have been over shortly after it started. During the second period intermission, the knucklehead duo of Keith Jones and Mike Milbury agreed that Max Pacioretty needs to ‘step up’ for the Canadiens. Which is hilarious...

Eastern Conference Finals Game 3: Put the Habs on the brink

For the first time in what seems like forever, the Rangers have a two-game lead in a playoff series, and enter tonight with a chance to put the Habs on sweep watch. The Blueshirts dominated Game One, and Hank stole Game Two. Now the good guys are home for Games Three and Four and a […]

Video- Inside Hockey Feature On Alain Vigneault

Scott Oake of Hockey Night in Canada has a three minute sit down with Alain Vigneault.  

Is Henrik Ludqvist Lucky?

PK Subban dropped a quote about Henrik Lundqvist “being lucky” that has been chopped and screwed by the media for two days now. For those of you who haven’t seen the full quote and the context, here it is: “Sometimes the puck just doesn’t go in,” Subban said after attempting 18 shots without scoring a goal, including nine that Lundqvist turned away. “In the past, we’ve...

Tuesday (5/20/14) Headlines

Bergen Record - Rangers grab 2-0 series lead, beat Canadiens, 3-1 Bergen Record - Stanley Cup playoffs: Intangibles definitely on the Rangers’ side Bergen Record - Rangers notes: Derick Brassard misses Game 2 New York Post - Lundqvist silences Canadiens as Rangers take 2-0 lead New York Post - Questionable hit by Habs sidelines Brassard New York Post - Rangers have become...

Open Post- Game 3, Eastern Conference Final

No doubt about it, Montreal needs to win tonight in New York in order to have any chance to win this series. Down 0-2, the Habs will need to play desperate hockey tonight and also try to solve the goaltending of Henrik Lundqvist. It certainly can be done but the Rangers may have to say something about it. Enjoy and as always, feel free to comment on the game or anything hockey...

Canadiens stick their necks out, earn overtime win over Rangers

What an utterly bizarre game. After the first-period shenanigans subsided, save some dramatic individual rushes, the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers basically settled into a classic game of playoff chess-on-ice (not that Michel Therrien or Alain Vigneault have ever utilized trapping hockey, of course), and the third, fourth and fifth goals scored in the Montreal Canadiens...
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