Found January 07, 2012 on
New York Rangers
Maybe we’ve underestimated the Rangers to this point. When we talk about how they find a way to win, maybe that makes it sound like they didn’t deserve to win. Does that make sense?
Bottom line is that, when this Rangers team plays the way it knows how to play, and the way it has to play, it is simply one of the best teams in the league.
Do they win some games because of goaltending? Well, duh. Their goalie is their best players, so of course they do.
But does anything bother this team? Does playing against a very rested, very skilled, very fast team the night after playing a tough game and traveling and getting your butt absolutely kicked for the first 10 or 12 minutes even phase them a little? Nope.
But you know what else? For the last 45 or 50 minutes, the Rangers were better than the Penguins. They were. They are.
1) That first 10-12 minutes, that’s as badly as they’ve been outplayed for a stretch this season, or at least since Vancouver. That first goal by...
BEST OF MAXIM
If there was one certainty heading into the 2011-2012 season, it was that this Rangers’ team coached by John Tortorella was going to work hard. It has been their blueprint for several seasons now, and it was this lunch pail approach, manifested in their choice of Ryan Callahan as Captain, that brought the club to the point where they were capable of competing with any opponent...
From Dan Rosen at NHL.com:
The Rangers’ overtime win Thursday was significant for more than just the fact that it preserved their lead in the Eastern Conference standings. John Tortorella also clinched a spot on one of the benches in the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game.
The coach of the team in each conference with the best points percentage through games played on Jan. 9...
That's right folks, your New York Rangers are tops in the NHL......not in my wildest dreams entering the season could I have imagined this.Meanwhile, Dave Lozo at NHL.com gives us the eight reasons why the Rangers are #1 in the NHL.Lozo also has an article on Marty Biron's importance to the Rangers.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at ...
Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and an assist, Henrik Lundqvist made 37 saves and the surging New York Rangers beat slumping Pittsburgh 3-1 on Friday night. Brad Richards scored his 15th goal of the season for New York and Derek Stepan took advantage a gaffe by Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury to notch his ninth goal as the Rangers won their fourth straight.
The New York Rangers (24-9-4) defeated the Florida Panthers (20-12-8) by the score of 3-2 in overtime, tonight. For a boxscore and recap go to Yahoo! Sports....something special happening here Rangers fans. In a game the Rangers could have used any excuse they wanted for not having their "A" game they fought through an anticipated slow start and refused to...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Marian Gaborik scored 3:29 into overtime for the New York Rangers, who outlasted the Florida Panthers 3-2 and moved to the top of the NHL standings on Thursday night with their eighth win in nine games.
Gaborik took a drop pass from Derek Stepan in the high slot and slapped in a drive for his 23rd goal of the season. New York (25-9-4) stayed one point ahead of Boston...
Is it possible to silently be amongst the league leaders in goals scored? If it is, consider Marian Gaborik Exhibit A. Marian Gaborik doesn’t get quite the attention of Steven Stamkos, Henrik and Daniel Sedin, Alex Ovechkin or any of the other elite goal-scorers in the league, but so far this season he’s certainly deserved [...]
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at CONSOL Energy Center (7:00 p.m.; TV: MSG 2; Radio: 970 The Apple), to conclude their back-to-back set. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank first in the league overall, with a record of 25-9-4 (54 pts). The Rangers enter [...]
Marc Staal said he still feels “awkward” on the ice and has not found his form yet after missing the first 36 games of the season.
But his teammates already are seeing signs of Staal returning to his old style of play.
“He’s handled himself very well since he...
Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and an assist, Henrik Lundqvist made 37 saves and the surging New York Rangers beat slumping Pittsburgh 3-1.
A side of Ilya Bryzgalov that was rarely shown in the opening… a somberly disgruntled one. After losing 5-1, Bryz was rightly upset with himself. Then there is the uncertainty of who will start for Philly against their next game againstPittsburgh, Bryzgalov or Bobrovsky. But that wasn’t the only Flyers/Pittsburgh storyline… There was the return [...]
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and an assist, Henrik Lundqvist made 37 saves and the surging New York Rangers beat slumping Pittsburgh 3-1 on Friday night.
Brad Richards scored his 15th goal of the season for New York and Derek ...
Marian Gaborik tries to continue his impressive scoring surge Friday night as the streaking New York Rangers visit the Pittsburgh Penguins.
NEW YORK (AP) - Marian Gaborik scored 3:29 into overtime for the New York Rangers, who outlasted the Florida Panthers 3-2 and moved to the top of the NHL standings on Thursday night with their eighth win in nine games.
Gaborik took a drop pass...
With home showdowns against the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils, the Penguins look to stand strong in Atlantic.