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The Rangers Tribune:
The New York Rangers have recalled defenseman Brendan Bell from the Connecticut Whale of the AHL, as reported by Andrew Gross. This is likely a move to temporarily fill-in for Michael Sauer, who remains out of the lineup with a shoulder injury. Sauer has not hit the ice since last Saturday's loss to the Anaheim Ducks over in Europe.
With Sauer and Marc Staal both out of the lineup, there are some serious gaps that need to be filled on the Blueshirt blue-line. However, I'm not too sure that Brendan Bell is the man to do that. Bell belongs in the AHL, because based on what I've seen of him, he plays to AHL standards. That's not going to make up for what the team loses with Sauer and Staal in the press box, and I think the Rangers may want to look into acquiring someone with broader capabilities.
More importantly, though, is the fact that there is some serious concern over Sauer's shoulder. As of Wednesday, he was questionable for Saturday's game against t...
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After being a non factor for the New York Rangers opening three games this season, only playing 7:55 tonight, Mats Zuccarello has been sent down to the Connecticut Whale according to Andrew Gross. The early performance is disappointing for Zuccarello as he had an excellent camp/preseason to secure the spot to start the year.
Kris Newbury who has eight points (4G, 4A) already...
… yes, this was a BEAUTIFUL goal but the best part about it was the amazingly accurate pass from Brad Richards. Richards is worth his weight in gold and if both he and Gaborik stay healthy this will be a fun line to watch all season long.
I’m not going to bicker about the calls. We’re in the (penalty) box too much. Simple as that. I’m not going to sit here and gripe. We have to be more disciplined. No excuses. (The Islanders) were the better hockey team, and the more disciplined team. - John Tortorella on loss to Islanders … yes, [...]
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 opening game in the North American leg of the 2011-12 New York Rangers season opened last night on Long Island. There is a tendency for most fans to exaggerate the outcome of a Ranger-Islanders game. Depending on the result, it’s either “we’re gonna win the Cup!” or “good Lord, we are the worst team [...]
You want to blame the refs. But you can’t blame the refs. You need to blame the refs. But you can’t blame the refs. Every fiber of your being is telling you that the refs are to blame for this loss. But you can’t blame the refs. Why? Because only 1 of the calls against the Rangers was not legit. That was the Brian Boyle call. So while that may have been a bad call...
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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...
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title: 'Live Game Updates for',
subject: 'Game 3: New York Rangers @ New York Islanders',
By Christopher Decker (@HockeyGuy_Chris)
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After what seemed like an eternity in Europe, the Rangers finally returned home – well not quite, even though some might consider the Nassau Coliseum a home away from home for the Rangers, as they took on the Islanders for their third game of the season and first in North America. The general feeling surrounding...
John Tavares’ third career hat trick jolted the Islanders past the New York Rangers for a 4-2 victory at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday in front of a sell out crowd of 16,234.