Found April 14, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
Given the way that they played Game 1, the New York Rangers have every reason to come into tonight’s Game 2 with the Ottawa Senators in a very cocky manner. However, that would not be this year’s team style. Throughout the regular season, the Blueshirts never let themselves get too high or too low and because of that attitude, it allowed them to stay focused on the task at hand. Tonight’s task for the Rangers will be to play the same exact way they did in Game 1. This means getting good goaltending from Henrik Lundqvist, getting big goals from their goal scorers in Marian Gaborik, Brad Richards, Ryan Callahan, getting secondary offense from their depth players and playing disciplined. On the other hand, there are some things that the Rangers could probably do better in tonight’s game. For starters, they need to generate more scoring opportunities on the power play. As most Rangers’ fans know, the team’s power play was inconsistent (that might be an understatement) throughout the ...

Video: Henrik Lundqvist & Brian Boyle Talk About Game Two Loss To Ottawa

… Henrik looks so disappointed, rightfully so. He was very solid but unfortunately the tying goal that went through was out of his hands. Poor defense on that sequence in my book.  The momentum easily shifted towards Ottawa on that tying goal and the Rangers didn’t look right since that point.  Brian Boyle has been [...]

Brandon Dubinsky throws water cooler after being ejected (Video)

New York Rangers forward Brandon Dubinsky was so upset with being ejected in the first period of Saturday's playoff game against the Ottawa Senators that he tossed a water cooler onto the ground on the way to the locker room. Senators defenseman Matt Carkner attacked Rangers center Brian Boyle with a flurry of punches. Boyle did not retaliate, but Dubinsky came in to help...

Richards: We Have to Be Better

Dave Lozo at talked to a few Rangers about Ottawa's effort last night...Brad Richards..."They played really well last night," Richards said. "There was a momentum swing in the game we were able to grab, but they could've grabbed it too. We have to realize we're going to have to be a lot better."They had the puck a lot in the second period....

Practice Note: Hagelin Has Hearig; Day Off for Hank; Alfredsson Feeling Good

Pat Leonard of the Daily News reports that Carl Hagelin had his hearing with the NHL at 1:30 p.m. A decision is expected later today....there better not be a suspension. Although I am fully expecting one.Meanwhile, all the healthy players were at practice execpt for Henrik Lundqvist who was given the day off.With Hagelin at the hearing Fedotenko skated with Richards and Gaborik,...

Sens get physical, get even with Rangers

If the top-seeded New York Rangers learned one thing about Ottawa Saturday night, it's that if the eighth-ranked Senators go down in this Eastern Conference quarterfinal, they're going to do so swinging, and swinging, and swinging some more. Ottawa set a violent tone early in Game 2 during a nasty fight just 2:15 into the game -- one that led to the ejection of two players...

Two pucks on ice during game

During the second period of game 2 on Saturday night between the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators, the cameras zoomed in on an odd shape that was laying behind the goal heavily guarded by Henrik Lundqvist on the outside of the net. Shortly after the zooming, it became known by the announcers that the small black shape was actually a puck. The problem, which was immediatly...

Carkner Speaks on Boyle, Dubinsky on Misconduct

As we wait for the NHL's decision on Carl Hagelin's elbow to the head of Daniel Alfredsson, here are some quotes from Matt Carkner of the Senators and Brandon Dubinsky on last night's melee that kicked off Game 2 at Madison Square Garden.  Carkner on Boyle: Carkner: "I expected Boyle to defend himself. That obviously wasn't the case." #Sens ...

Senators rally to beat Rangers in OT

Chris Neil scored 1:17 into overtime, and the Ottawa Senators rallied for a wild 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 2 to even the first-round Eastern Conference series Saturday night. Neil got to a loose puck in front off a rebound and backhanded the puck past goalie Henrik Lundqvist. The top-seeded Rangers seemed poised to grab a 2-0 series lead when Brian Boyle scored...

Rangers and Senators play with two pucks on the ice (Video)

A funny thing happened near the end of the second period of Saturday night's NHL playoff game between the Ottawa Senators and New York Rangers as there were two pucks on the ice at the same time. Game commentators picked up on a stray puck sitting on the back of the Rangers net with 2:08 remaining in the second period. After a faceoff in the Rangers end, the real puck landed...

McDonagh Fine

#NYR Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh is fine, Tortorella confirmed— Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) April 15, 2012 ...looked like he took the shot in the coconuts. While it might affect his performance with the ladies, he should be good to go on Monday night.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at ...

Senators 3, Rangers 2, OT

The New York Rangers lost to the Ottawa Senators by the score of 3-2 in overtime in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals matchup to tie the series 1-1 in their best of seven series. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports....ok, now that I punched a hole in my wall I can begin my post game thoughts....hate to say it but the Senators set the tone from the opening...

Game 2 Preview: New York Rangers vs Ottawa Senators

TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Ottawa Senators tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.; TV: MSG Network; Radio: 1050 ESPN Radio), in Game Two of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup. The Blueshirts opened their 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs by defeating the Senators, 4-2, in Game One on Thursday at Madison Square Garden. [...]

Rangers-Senators Preview

Carl Hagelin still seem stunned a day after laying out Swedish countryman Daniel Alfredsson with an elbow to the head that left the Ottawa captain with a possible concussion and landed the mild-mannered New York Rangers rookie in trouble with the NHL. To say that plays like this are out of character for the 23-year-old Hagelin would be an understatement. The speedy forward claims...

Breaking down the goals from Game 2

In an effort to get more in-depth analysis for all you guys, we are going to continue breaking down in fine detail how each goal is scored in this series. We already covered game one here. I know we have already posted a recap for the entire game, but we wanted to bring focus to the little breakdowns that cause each and every goal. Rangers take 1-0 The Rangers had some good pressure...

Video- Sens Head Back To Ottawa Tied 1-1 With The New York Rangers

Thanks to this OT goal by Chris Neil, the Sens defeated the Rangers 3-2. Watch game highlights below… Continue reading "Video- Sens Head Back To Ottawa Tied 1-1 With The New York Rangers"
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