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The New York Rangers will look to return to their winning ways tonight in sunny Florida, after losing Wednesday to the Washington Capitals. The Rangers had been riding a five-game winning streak prior to their matchup with the struggling Caps, and were sitting atop the Eastern Conference standings. The defending champion Boston Bruins have since taken over first with a game in hand over the Blueshirts. A NY win tonight will put them back in first, a spot they have not occupied this late in the season since the 1995-6 season.
The Panthers are no pushovers, though. Currently third in the East, Florida has been a surprisingly good hockey club, thanks to the offensive production of some unexpected and unknown players. The line of Kris Versteeg, Tomas “Flash” Fleischmann and center Stephen Weiss has been spectacular. The Panthers have also gotten tremendous offensive production from the blueline, with veteran Brian Campbell, Dmitry Kulikov, and Jason Garrison chipping in regularly....
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What’s the biggest news out of the 2012 Winter Classic besides the 50-degree temps and the likelihood that the ice at Citizens Bank Park will be slush? How about the 1-2 WAG force the NY Rangers bring to the Classic behind LW Brandon Prust & C Brad Richards. Prust has been flaunting French import Marie-Pier Morin on HBO’s 24/7 while Richards has turned into a tabloid célébrité...
As predicted here, Sean Avery has been waived by the Rangers. This is a salary cap move, as Avery and his $1.9 million salary needs to be cleared, especially if he’s not even playing.
We covered this here, here, here, here, and here. I’m actually incredibly sick of this topic. Avery has become bigger than the team, which is impressive considering he’s a fourth liner. He barely...
As Twenty-11 draws to a close I decided what better way to end a year than with recapping the best, and the worst moments of the New York Rangers. Gathering some help on Twitter, I compiled my list with some of the best and worst moments we’ve had as being a part of NY Ranger [...]
Episode 3 of "HBO 24/7 Flyers Rangers: Road To The NHL Winter Classic" was a combination of on-ice rivalries (featuring often hilarious chirping of opponents) and off-ice holiday gatherings among family, friends and teammates. Teammates in ugly, ugly sweaters.
The highlight of the episode in the latter category was the New York Rangers' ugly sweater party. Do not adjust...
NEW YORK—New York Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto and Florida Panthers forward Tomas Kopecky have been fined $2,500 apiece, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for their respective actions during an altercation in NHL Game No. 553 in Sunrise, Fla., on Friday, Dec.30, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The New York Rangers bounced back from Wednesday’s 4-1 loss
against Washington with a 4-1 win over the Florida Panthers Friday night. New York grabbed control of the game from the
start and with the win retook first place in the Eastern Conference, one point
of the idle Boston Bruins. The Rangers
will have the next two days off before hitting the ice Monday in Bridgestone...
In a game that could have been easily overlooked in the wake of the Winter Classic on Monday, the Rangers took it to the Panthers 4-1 in their final tune-up before heading to Philly. After a rocky outing against the Caps, the Rangers bounced back and played a very smart game and grabbed a little momentum to take to Citizens Bank Park. Onto the bullets…
The name of the game...
The New York Rangers have waived controversial winger Sean Avery for the second time this season.
By Brian Ring
Hartford, CT, December 31, 2011 - The Connecticut Whale defeated the Springfield Falcons, 5-2, Saturday night at the XL Center in a New Years’ Eve match-up. Francois Bouchard had three assists for Connecticut, Kris Newbury scored twice and Pavel Valentenko had the game-winner and an assist for the Whale.
The win over the Falcons improved Connecticut to a perfect...
The New York Rangers (22-9-4) defeated the Florida Panthers (19-12-7) by the score of 4-1, tonight. For a boxscore and recap go to Yahoo! Sports....unreal start to the game for the Blueshirts, but looked like the team started focusing on the Winter Classic as soon as they built the 3-0 lead and relied on Hank to take this one home. Can't blame them but I hate seeing...
Sean Avery cleared waivers Saturday at noon and will head to the American Hockey League -- at least for now.
Cable cam that will be used in network coverage by NBC and CBC
Current Rangers who have played in past NHL Winter Classics (Mike Rupp, Pittsburgh, 2011 and Erik Christensen, Pittsburgh, 2008)