Found October 14, 2011 on
The Rangers Tribune:
Typically the third game of an 82-game season would not be considered important since, well, there are still 79 others to play. But tomorrow's match against the rival New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum has grown in importance as the week has gone on, especially after the Isles destructed the Tampa Bay Lightning last night, 5-1. There's always hype going into these match-ups, but this particular game seems to have a little bit more excitement surrounding it than most do.
The Rangers need to have a strong response tomorrow night -- win or lose -- after dropping two straight games in extra time to begin the season in Europe. More irksome than the fact that they've started the year off 0-0-2 is that they didn't look too great out on the ice in either tilt. There were two strong periods in the first game against the Los Angeles Kings, but that was about it. Simply unacceptable.
The biggest concern right now is the defense, as you would expect with Marc Staal stil...
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When news broke of the new lines, specifically with Wojtek Wolski out with an injury, and Erik Christensen centering Mike Rupp and Mats Zuccarello, the outside question was about what would happen should Wolski return. Wolski won’t be out forever, and he is certainly an upgrade over Christensen, but they do not play the same position. In fact, none on that fourth line are true...
According to Andrew Gross Wojtek Wolski will not be in tonight's lineup for the New York Rangers. Wolski not playing is not a big surprise as he was the extra skater in practice yesterday as he tries to get over a sore groin that has plagued him since the middle of training camp. With Wolski out the fourth line will be Rupp-Christensen-Zuccarello.
… I really love this move and hope to see Stepan find instant success with Gaborik and Richards tomorrow.
OPPONENT: New York Islanders
Leading Scorer: John Tavares (3-2-5)
Goaltender: Evgeni Nabokov (First game of the year)
Derek Stepan-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Artem Anisimov-Ryan Callahan
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust
Mike Rupp-Erik Christensen-Mats Zuccarello
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Tim Erixon-Steve Eminger
Michael Del Zotto-Jeff...
The New York Rangers did not get the start to the 2011-12 season that they wanted when facing the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks over in Europe last weekend, but a week later now, that is all behind them. The trip was a great experience for all of the players, but the bottom line is that it was too lengthy for their liking. By the time the first two games of the regular season...
Following the signing of Brad Richards many of the “experts”
have written the New York Rangers are locks to make the playoffs and some have
even said they could be threats to contend.
Rob Simpson obviously did not get that memo. Simpson, writing at Hockey
Buzz, wrote that the Rangers are still extremely flawed and his estimation
are not even a playoff team this season...
TODAY’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the New York Islanders tomorrow at Nassau Coliseum (7:00 p.m.), in an Atlantic Division match-up. The Rangers (0-0-2, 2 pts) enter tomorrow’s contest having been defeated by the Ducks, 2-1, in the shootout on Oct. 8 to complete the 2011 Compuware NHL Premiere in Stockholm, Sweden with an [...]
The number one question New York Ranger fans ask is why in the world do we also cover of all teams the New York Islander? One it was a natural desire to expand Prospect Park but a second perhaps even more important reason; a good solider wants to know as much about his enemy before battle as possible.
Like it or not, the Islanders and Rangers are rivals so knowing as much as possible...
Been working on this since Monday, because I want to be able to post audio for youse guys when I go to games and practices this season.
So here’s a test of some old audio from John Tortorella and Henrik Lundqvist.
Hope it works. Let me know if you like it. And thanks to our tech guy, Jeff Marx (hockey fan) for setting this up for me.
The brother of former NHL strongman Derek Boogaard pleaded guilty Thursday in Minneapolis to a gross misdemeanor in his brother's overdose death, admitting to what his attorney called "an error of judgment" in destroying evidence in the case. Aaron Boogaard reached a plea deal in Hennepin County that lets him walk free with a stayed six-month sentence, plus probation...
The brother of former NHL strongman Derek Boogaard pleaded guilty Thursday to a gross misdemeanor in his brother's overdose death, admitting to what his attorney called 'an error of judgment' in destroying evidence in the case.
Pre-game notes, courtesy of the NYR:
NEW YORK RANGERS at NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Nassau Coliseum – Uniondale, New York
October 15, 2011 – 7:00 p.m.
The Rangers will face-off against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum (7:00 p.m.), in an Atlantic Division match-up. The Rangers (0-0-2, 2 pts) enter the contest having been defeated by the Ducks, 2-1, in the...
… I really wanted to see Al Montoya get the start against his former team but to see the new Rangers offense against a goalie like Evgeni Nabokov early in the season will be nice. It’s going to be a test, but I expect the Rangers to walk away with a win.
When the New York Rangers take on the New York Islanders
this evening it will be a battle of two rivals with very different goals. For the Rangers they are looking to get their
first win of the season and secure a big two points before they head out on a Western
Canada trip starting Monday. Coming off
an 0-0-2 start in Sweden against very good Anaheim and Los Angeles...