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The Penguins have announced that they have acquired forward Chad Kolarik from the New York Rangers in exchange for Benn Ferriero.
Ferriero has 4g, 14a this year for the Penguins AHL affiliate Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
Ferriero has played 92 NHL games for the San Jose Sharks scoring 14g, 18a. He also scored the game-winning goal in overtime against the Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals in 2011.
Kolarik was second on the CT Whale in poinst with 35 (16g, 19a).
...what the? Huh? I was convinced Kolarik was going to have an impact for the Rangers this season. I guess Sather and co. didn't see him in their future plans.
...i know Kolarik isn't an all-star but I got to admit, I'm shocked with this move.
It's a curious move for sure. Kolarik had 31 points in 36 games with the Connecticut Whale this season and was named as an AHL All-Star. And he seemed destined for a call-up at some point this sea...
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With the Rangers off to a 1-3-0 start, there have certainly been a number of issues that are cause for concern for Rangers fans. While the team continues to develop chemistry with each other and work on the same problems that have plagued their power play for seemingly over a decade, one of the other [...]
By all accounts, last season was quite successful for the New York Rangers. With an Eastern Conference-low 187 goals allowed, the Rangers were able to climb from the 8-seed in 2011 to an NHL-best 51 wins and home ice throughout the conference playoffs in 2012. Unfortunately, home ice wasn’t enough to dispatch the cross-Hudson rival [...]
After blowing a four goal lead in the third period, Brandon Segal netted his second goal of the game and the OT winner for the Whale in their 6-5 victory over Adirondack. The Whale jumped out to a 5-1 lead midway through the second period, but surrendered four straight goals, including two goals in the final two minutes. Newly acquired Brandon Mashinter made his presence known...
Going down early to the Rangers 2-0, the Bruins looked flat coming out of the gate at Madison Square Garden.
Marian Gaborik made them pay for their slothfulness, slotting in a pair of first-period goals which prompted a Bruins timeout. However, as poor as the B’s looked in the early going, eventually they got their legs under them and made a game of it, losing in overtime 4-3....
Sidney Crosby fed his inner Canadian by walking to his team's pre-game skate.
''I just wanted to get outside and experience a Canadian winter again,'' said Crosby, whose Pittsburgh Penguins play the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night. ''Believe it or not you miss it a little bit. You miss seeing the snow.''
Winnipeg delivered on the snow with a side...
With the NHL back in full force, the New York Rangers faced off tonight against the Boston Bruins to renew an age-old rivalry.
The Rangers scored the first goal of the game after some nice passing found New York forward Marian Gaborik who deked Tuukka Rask for the score:
NEW YORK -- Marian Gaborik's third goal of the game, 27 seconds into overtime, sent hats flying onto the rink while giving the New York Rangers their first win of the season and the Boston Bruins their first defeat. Gaborik completed his hat trick and the Rangers' 4-3 win at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night by tapping in a deflection of his own miss on a breakaway...
With just under a minute left in regulation in a 3-3 game between the Bruins and Rangers on Wednesday night, Tuukka Rask likely single-handedly earned the B’s a point when he was able to surpress a Rick Nash & Marian Gaborik scoring push with an unbelievable sprawling save. Nash pulled off a nifty move to get around Milan Lucic and fire a shot on net, one which Rask turned...
After an 0-2 start to the 48-game season, this is something that the New York Rangers need to do beginning tonight with their tilt against the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden.
The Blueshirts are coming off two games in which they did not play well defensively, took some bad penalties and did not get the offense they need from guys other than Brad Richards and Rick Nash....
The New York Rangers (0-2-0) host the Boston Bruins (2-0-0) at MSG starting at 7:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
Rangers Game Notes
TV: NBCSN; Radio: ESPN Radio 1050AM, XM 212
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The New York Rangers (1-2-0) are in Philadelphia to face the Flyers (0-3-0) at 7:00 EST.
Tonight's pre-game notes from the official Rangers website can be viewed here.
TV: MSG, NHL Network ; Radio: AM 1130 or XM 212
Live Stream can be viewed here (avoid clicking on Ads)
(Keep reading for the rest of tonight's pre-game notes.)
Big time read here from Seth at Empty Netters:
If you look at the Penguins' time on ice for their defensemen, the top four blue liners are also their top four options for killing penalties: