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The New York Rangers (51-22-7) visit the Pittsburgh Penguins (49-25-6) at CONSOL Energy Center starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Game Notes TV: MSG 2 Click here for complete MSG2 channel listings; Radio: Bloomberg Radio 1130AM, XM 212Live Stream (Don't click on ads in stream, may download virus):http://www.firstrowsports.eu/watch/117199/1/watch-pittsburgh-penguins-vs-new-york-rangers.htmlProbable Lines:Hagelin-Richards-GaborikAnisimov-Stepan-CallahanDubinsky-Boyle-FedotenkoRupp-Mitchell-PrustMcDonagh-GirardiStaal-StralmanDel Zotto-BickelGoaltenders: Martin Biron - 12-5-2, 2.38 gaa, .906 sv%, 2 so. Marc-Andre Fleury - 41-17-4, 2.37 gaa, .910 sv%, 3 so Opponent Notes:- Sidney Crosby has 22 points in 12 games since returning from his second bout with concussion problems.For more game notes click the "Read More" tab below.
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War has been declared.
It was expected that the Pittsburgh Penguins would retaliate the first chance they got after Rangers head coach John Tortorella lashed out against them following last night's game, calling them an "arrogant" organization and referencing Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin as "whining stars".
But the actual retaliation, which came...
Per Blueshirt Banter, citing the NHL Network, it appears that Henrik Lundqvist is questionable for Thursday’s showdown against the Penguins. Lundqvist hurt his right forearm after diving to stop a Claude Giroux shot in the second period. He took the shot in the forearm on an unprotected area, and was shown on TV in pain as the second period ended.
Personally, I’ve played goalie...
Well, anyone who watched the game last night saw that in the third period, with the Penguins well on their way to a victory, Derek Stepan carried the puck through the neutral zone, and was hit by Brooks Orpik. The hit was a knee-on-knee hit, and Stepan was down on the ice for a while before skating to the bench. Video is below:
When watching the video, different angles show different...
The aftermath of the fight between the Flyers and the Penguins is almost worse than the actual fight. There has been constant talk from both sides since Sunday, and even some people not involved with the organizations. Let’s review and then we’ll get to the new stuff from today.
First there was the fight on Sunday, and if you haven’t seen it a million times already, you...
Steve Zipay at Newsday reports that Marty Biron will make the start in Pittsburgh tonight, while Mike Rupp, despite having a sore neck, will be back in the line-up which will remain the same....got to be honest, I'm shocked that Scott isn't subbing for someone tonight. Zipay also says that Henrik Lundqvist (right hand) was able to handle his stick fine during practice this...
When it comes to Chris Kreider, most people are on the fence about what to do. Many are of the feeling that Kreider will join the Rangers for the playoffs after the Frozen Four is completed. Others, myself included, believe that he will join the organization, but it will be with the Connecticut Whale. Both sides have compelling arguments.
Let’s first kill the first rumor: No one...
from Brittany Goncar and Sam Kasan of the Penguins website, Sidney Crosby spoke with the media following Friday’s practice…
On if he heard John Tortorella’s comments:
No, I vaguely heard what he said. I figured he was just blowing up. I’m sure he’ll apologize today about it and everything will be forgotten.
On himself and Evgeni Malkin being called a whiner:
It’s late and for that I apologise. On to the Musings.
The way Brad Richards has taken his game to a higher level recently is why the Rangers gave him the big dollars. He’s peaking at the right time heading in to the playoffs and the Rangers have a (legitimate) first line for the first time since the Jagr-Nylander-Straka years.
Ryan Callahan deserves a 30 goal season; hopefully...
Evgeni Malkin scored his 49th goal of the season and the host Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Rangers 5-2 to wrap up the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference.
Chris Kunitz, Tyler Kennedy and Richard Park scored and Marc-Andre Fleury made 35 saves for the Penguins, who beat New York for the fourth straight time. Kris Letang added an empty-netter.
Malkin’s tally for the 4...
There will be nothing on the line when the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers face each other in the regular-season finale on Saturday. The Penguins have already locked in the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference and will host the fifth-seeded Flyers when the playoffs begin next week.
The game is meaningless in the standings but not in the minds of the players. The Flyers...
While the New York Rangers have already clinched the top spot in both the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference, the team still has two games left against two solid hockey clubs.
Tonight, the Blueshirts will be in Pittsburgh to take on Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. While the game has little significance for both clubs, it should still end up being a good hockey game...
I'm usually a big fan of Brooks Orpik as he is the exact type of defenseman the Rangers have been missing since Jeff Beukeboom, but after his knee-on-knee hit on Derek Stepan last night, I've lost a lot of respect for the guy...
Hey Torts, how'd you feel about the hit? (watch here)..."It's a cheap dirty hit. I wonder what would have happened if we...
Received a few questions from readers wondering what Henrik Lundqvist said to Scott Hartnell at the end of the game last night. Well here it is courtesy of Mr. Hartnell.@HLundqvist30 asked me if I tipped our last goal in. I said stop playing so good against us. #hesgood #wewillbeatthemwhenitcounts #playoffs— Scott Hartnell (@Hartsy19) April 4, 2012
...between this and Giroux begging...
Standings: Penguins (49-25-6), Rangers (51-22-7)
NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (41-35-76)
PIT Leading Scorer: Evgeni Malkin (48-57-105)
NYR Goaltender: Martin Biron (19 GS, 2.38 GAA, .910 SV%)
PIT Goaltender: Marc-Andre Fleury (62 GS, 2.37 GAA, .910 SV%)
Rangers Lines (probable):
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Brian Boyle-Ryan Callahan
The New York Rangers and Washington Capitals face off in Saturday night's season finale at Madison Square Garden, and could be back there again next week to meet in the first round of the playoffs for a second straight year.
While the Rangers are still playing for the Presidents' Trophy, the Capitals have more at stake and their goalie situation is suddenly a big concern...