Found October 27, 2011 on NY Daily News:
Heres how well the Rangers home opener went Thursday night at the new Madison Square Garden - with eight minutes remaining in the third period, the crowd began chanting for Sean Avery. Ryan Callahan pushed and pushed, Michael Sauer and Dan Girardi took turns in net, and Henrik Ludnqvist stopped two breakaways, but the Rangers folded after a furious first period and fell to the Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-2.

Avery Get Empty Netter In Whale Debut, Still Not Answer For What Ails Rangers

Sean Avery made his debut for the Connecticut Whale last night, scoring an empty net goal and immediately having a fight as the CT Whale defeated the Adirondack Phantoms 4-2 to take over first place in the division.  The news of Avery being back on the ice and scoring, even if an empty-netter, was welcomed by Avery's Army of fans.  Glad Sean is back on the ice, but he still...

Musings: The Sauer Effect, Refs vs. MSG, & More

Sorry for the delay, we usually aim to post these things around 7a, but Dave is in California for work, Chris is already serving beer in the UK, and my commute doubles in duration every time it rains. Anyway, here are some quick thoughts before we prepare for the opener tonight. Feel free to chime in below… Amateur Hour The other day we provided video of Adam Mair delivering an...

Sauer Expects to Play Tomorrow, New Lines, MSG Ready to Rock

As expected with Brendan Bell being assigned to the Connecticut Whale of the AHL yesterday, defenseman Michael Sauer (shoulder) fully anticipates to play in tomorrow's home opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs, per the Daily News. Sauer has not been in the lineup since October 8 when the team went up against the Anaheim Ducks over in Europe.  With Marc Staal out and the...

Rangers D Sauer eyes return vs. Maple Leafs

New York Rangers defenseman Michael Sauer believes he's ready to play in Thursday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Sauer has missed the team's last five contests with a lingering preseason shoulder injury. "Most definitely. I'm ready to go. I got cleared so I'll be out there for sure," the 24-year-old Sauer told on Wednesday...

Whale Win Again, Beat Phantoms 4-2; Avery Scores Empty Netter

Connecticut Whale 4, Adirondack Phantoms 2 By Brian Ring Glens Falls, NY, October 28, 2011 - The Connecticut Whale defeated the Adirondack Phantoms, 4-2, Friday night at the Glens Falls Civic Center. The win was the fourth straight for the Whale, who moved into first place in the Northeast Division with their triumph over the Phantoms. The Whale took the first lead of the game while...

Video: Michael Sauer Makes Sliding Save To Rob Grabovski

In the second period against Toronto, Michael Sauer showed just how the New York Rangers when he missed the previous five games with this spectacular defensive play.  Welcome back Sauer, we all missed you.

Rangers Name Dan Girardi Alternate Captain on Interim Basis

Larry Brooks at the New York Post is reporting that defenseman Dan Girardi will severe as the Rangers second alternate captain on an interim basis until Marc Staal returns to action.  The first sign of this was during pregame introductions for the home opener last night as Girardi was wearing the “A” on his sweater for the first time.   The choice of...

Read: Rangers Name Dan Girardi Alternate Captain Until Staal Returns

The New York Rangers have named defensemen Dan Girardi alternate captain until injured defensemen Marc Staal returns, according to Larry Brooks of the New York Post. Staal originally was meant to serve in an interim capacity, but kept the position even after Prospal’s return. If Staal is able to return this year, there is no [...]

Michael Sauer Cleared To Play In Home Opener

… HUGE news here for the New York Rangers.  They had two huge voids on their defense with Marc Staal and Sauer out. Now they get Sauer back which will help A LOT. 

Rangers defenseman Sauer set to return to ice

Michael Sauer, who missed the last five games with a lingering preseason shoulder injury, said he will return to the Rangers lineup for the first time since Oct. 8.

Quick Practice Notes; Lines Emphasize Holes In Roster

After the New York Rangers demoralizing loss last night, coach John Tortorella juggled the lines again in practice, and the final product looked like this: Wojtek Wolski-Erik Christensen-Marian Gaborik Brandon Dubinsky-Brad Richards-Ryan Callahan Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust Derek Stepan-Artem Anisimov-Kris Newbury These will sure to rile up some people, especially...

A Sneak Peak at the Transformed Madison Square Garden

There are only several hours until 18,200 of us pile into the transformed Madison Square Garden for the first time and witness first-hand what the countless hours of construction over the summer did for our beloved arena. However, has released a sneak peak, including some scenes that you won't see on Thursday night such as the locker room. Take a look... ...

Rangers Let Big Lead Slip Away In Loss To Senators

The New York Rangers let a 4-1 lead in the 3rd slip away as the Ottawa Senators skate away with a 5-4 win after Milan Michalek’s game winning shootout goal. The Rangers were heavily outshot by the Senators 40 to 28 Ryan Callahan once again led the Rangers with 5 shots on goal; Michalek and [...]

First day in the new digs

Needless to say, the Rangers would have been perfectly happy coming home to the old arena after the trek they’d just completed. But to come home to the new lockerroom, new benches, and a one-third renovated Madison Square Garden for the home opener tomorrow, and for Brad Richards to be making his home debut, and for Ryan Callahan to be playing his first home game with the ...

Rangers name Girardi alternate captain until Staal returns

Dan Girardi, who wore an "A" on his sweater last night's 4-2 defeat to the Maple Leafs in the Garden opener, will serve as the Rangers' second alternate captain until Marc Staal rejoins the club, The Post has learned. Girardi, who told The Post that coach John Tortorella had...
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