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Being that the New York Rangers were shutout 2-0 tonight by Craig Anderson and the Ottawa Senators in Game 5, that could be the understatement of the season.
The Rangers did a much better job tonight of getting pucks on net and crashing for rebounds but Anderson turned away all 41 shots that were thrown at him for his second career shutout. The Rangers are now just one loss away from elimination in what would be an extremely disappointing end to the Blueshirts’ season.
It is clear that the Blueshirts are struggling to score goals when it matters in this series. While Brad Richards had more than a handful of shots on goal, he was not able to put the puck in the net when the team needed him the most. Guys like Marian Gaborik, Derek Stepan, Ruslan Fedotenko, and Brandon Dubinsky were all kept quiet and for a team that needs other players to step up and score goals, that is not a good thing.
The team’s power play also struggled tonight. While this is nothing new for the Rangers, the ...
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The New York Rangers held practice this morning at Madison Square Garden, where they will play Game 5 of their series against the Senators tomorrow night. Per Andrew Gross, head coach John Tortorella kept sniping winger Marian Gaborik and star centerman Brad Richards on separate offensive lines from Wednesday's overtime loss in Ottawa.
This top line that performed so well...
When Chris Neil took out Brian Boyle with a questionable hit on Saturday night, he took out the Rangers most effective forward. He took out their leading scorer, top defensive forward, and top penalty killer in this series. He took out the only player that has managed to get under the skin of the Senators. It’s a big blow to the Rangers, and not a player easily replaced. The best...
It might be easier to find Derek Stepan in this photo than on the ice. (Click to enlarge) Derek Stepan has quickly become one of the most invisible Rangers as of lately. His play has slowly declined a little each game this season. The same thing happened last season, his rookie season, where he started [...]
Series: Tied 2-2.
NYR Leading Scorer: Seven players (Callahan, Richards, Boyle, Gaborik, Stralman, Anisimov, Girardi) with three points
OTT Leading Scorer: Two players (Turris, Foligno) with two poitns
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (4 GS, 1.97 GAA, .940 SV%)
OTT Goaltender: Craig Anderson (4 GS, 2.24 GAA, .920 SV%)
Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik
In an interview with Larry Brooks at the New York Post, Glen Sather says he's leaving all the line-up decisions to John Tortorella..."It's completely up to Torts to play who he wants, when he wants, as much as he wants," Sather says. "He has to put out the guys he trusts the most."This isn't the time of year to have debates. It's the time for me...
Just four games have been played between the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators in this Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series, but already the drama has been at an extraordinary high. Both teams have experienced sky high over the past week, and both teams have also experienced rock bottom. All locked up at two games apiece, there has not been a clear-cut ‘better’ team as of...
HARTFORD, April 20, 2012: Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the parent New York Rangers have reassigned forward J.T. Miller to the Whale from the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League.
Miller, 19, a 6-2, 195-pound native of East Palestine, Ohio, was the Rangers’ first-round pick (15th overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft. In 61 games with...
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Winning a game at the ever-raucous Madison Square Garden is no easy feat. Doing so in a pivotal game five against a New York Rangers team looking to break a two-two deadlock in the seven-game series could be the ultimate test.
Worst of all? They'll once again try to stave off the top-seed in the Eastern Conference without their...
This is the hit that has everyone
buzzing tonight. Senators tough guy Chris Neil hit the Rangers forward Brian Boyle with
this hard hit. Rangers head coach John Tortorella was unhappy with the check after the game
and said that Boyle is concussed.
This was from yesterday's Rangers and Senators game. Very nice check by the former Wisconsin Badger and Rangers forward Derek Stepan on the Senators forward and tough guy Chris Neil. It's a text book body check.
Chris Neil will not meet the Shanahammer
Anderson Blanks Rangers, Ottawa Takes Series Lead
Kyle Turris helps Sens tie series...
Update, 10:44 a.m.:#SNPlayoffs. #Sens Neil will not face any supplemental discipline for his hit on #Rangers Brian Boyle and will be in the line up for game 6— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) April 22, 2012
...apparently the NHL not only favors star players when it comes to suspensions (see Shea Weber), it now includes players from Canadian teams. NHL once again bowing to pressure from...
Sunday was a pretty bad day for New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects with the exception of Michael St. Croix and his Edmonton Oil Kings. If you want to call them "statement" games on Sunday then it would be really hard to argue with you over it.
In Edmonton, even those who picked the Edmonton Oil Kings to defeat the Moose Jaw Warriors could not have thought...
Coach John Tortorella tweaked the New York Rangers' top two lines during practice on Friday ahead of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference playoff series against the Ottawa Senators.
The series is tied 2-2 after New York's 3-2 overtime loss on Wednesday in Ottawa. After a day off, the Rangers returned to practice on Friday at Madison Square Garden.
The Rangers have scored nine...
If you didn't know the top-seeded New York Rangers were one loss away from elimination, the low-key practice before their biggest game of the season wouldn't have given away the dire circumstances.
After their best seasons in years, the Rangers are trailing the No. 8 seed, the Ottawa Senators, 3-2 in the best-of-seven series. If New York doesn't win on the road Monday...