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The Rangers Tribune:
The National Hockey League released the schedule for round one of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs today, and the New York Rangers are set to get their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series with the Ottawa Senators kicked off Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
Here's the complete schedule:
I will have loads of series preview material here on The Rangers Tribune later in the week, breaking down the first Rangers vs. Senators postseason match-up in NHL history.
Happy Easter, everyone.
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The New York Rangers will not begin their 2012 postseason campaign until Thursday when they host the Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden for game one of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Typically, not until after a team is eliminated, or never eliminated for one lucky club, from the playoffs is when one would assess their season as a whole. For the 2011-12 New York Rangers...
New York Rangers stud right wing Marian Gaborik missed Monday's practice with the flu and captain Ryan Callahan was also absent due to personal reasons.
The pair is expected to be available for Thursday's Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the eighth-seeded Ottawa Senators.
Gaborik collected 41 goals, 35 assists and 34 penalty minutes for the top...
Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that both Marian Gaborik (flu) and Ryan Callahan (personal reasons) were not at practice today, but John Tortorella says there is no long term concern for either of them....hopefully the flu doesn't send Gaborik into a slump the way it did for Lundqvist.Meanwhile, Brandon Dubinsky feels the playoffs will give him a new lease on life (Rangers...
Jay Adams at the Cave Magazine takes a look at why Ryan Callahan is the only captain of a major sporting team in New York to not generate any media buzz..."And that's what makes Ryan Callahan's case so peculiar. He possesses all the characteristics an NHL general manager could want. He plays in the media-hotbed of New York City. He's the captain of the best team...
Yesterday during the Masters, Tiger Woods' caddy Joe Lacava was spied wearing a New York Rangers t-shirt under his caddy uniform (H/T to reader Taylor S.)...Brad Richards also caught it...My new favorite caddy and his New York Ranger TShirt!!!!! Joe Lacava! twitter.com/BRichards_1991…— Brad Richards (@BRichards_1991) April 7, 2012
Tiger shot a 75 during yesterday's second...
Here are the final standings of TheNYRBlog Fantasy Hockey League Championship Round.Congratulations to the winner, who will receive a home blue Brandon Dubinsky jersey.For the list of other prizes, click here.Team Key: cb1 = cb1, PRUST = Prusticles, DTMB = Don't Toews Me Bro, SAP = Sean Avery's purse, UNYR = Upstate Rangers, DMWM = Don't Mess With Mess, HDINI...
Don Brennan at the Ottawa Sun reports on the Senators success at Madison Square Garden..."In the all-time series between the two teams, the Senators are 23-13-0-1 at MSG — 11-2 since the lockout and 14-3 in their last 17 visits."Here's Daniel Alfredsson on the Senators game plan going into the series..."We're going to go in and give it everything we have...
2012 EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
SERIES A TIME (ET) #1 vs. #8 Networks
Thursday, April 12, 2012 7 p.m. Ottawa at NY Rangers NHL Network, CBC
Saturday, April 14, 2012 7 p.m. Ottawa at NY Rangers NBC Sports Network, CBC
Monday, April 16, 2012 7:30 p.m. NY Rangers at Ottawa CBC, CNBC
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 7:30 p.m. NY Rangers at Ottawa CBC, CNBC
Connecticut Whale 1, Hershey Bears 0
Hershey, PA, April 8, 2012 – Hershey, PA, April 8, 2012 – Cam Talbot made 24 saves for his second shutout in his last three starts Sunday, as the Connecticut Whale defeated the Hershey Bears, 1-0, at Giant Center. Defenseman Pavel Valentenko’s second-period goal was the only score of the game.
The Whale victory, combined with the Adirondack...
As if squandering the chance on the last game of the season at their first Presidents’ Trophy since the 1993-94 season weren’t enough, the New York Rangers head in to the first round against a resurgent Ottawa Senators team who took three out of four games against New York in the regular season. This will [...]
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For the past month, the Ottawa Senators fan base seemed resigned to a near-mathematical certainty. The defending Stanley Cup champions would be their first-round draw in the 2011-2012 post-season.
After a whirlwind of turning points, starting with Ottawa's regulation loss in New Jersey, and ending with Florida's win over Carolina...
Connecticut Whale 2, Manchester Monarchs 1 (OT)
By Brian Ring
Hartford, CT, April 6, 2012 – The Connecticut Whale defeated the Manchester Monarchs, 2-1 in overtime, Friday night at the XL Center in Hartford. Casey Wellman scored the overtime winner for Connecticut, backing a 32-save, First-Star performance from goaltender Chad Johnson.
Ryan Bourque scored in regulation for the...
From The New York Rangers Blog family to you and yours, Happy Easter.Speaking of Easter, good friend of the blog Andrea G. sends me these pictures of her Easter bonnet. Amazing!!!...Eighth Avenue view...While another good friend Erin M., sends me a pic of her Rangers themed Easter Eggs...Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at ...
Standings: Capitals (41-32-8), Rangers (51-23-7)
NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (41-35-76)
WSH Leading Scorer: Alexander Ovechkin (37-27-64)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik lundqvist (61 GS, 1.93 GAA, .931 SV%)
WSH Goaltender: Braden Holtby (6 GS, 2.79 GAA, .910 SV%)
Rangers Lines (probable):
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Brian Boyle-Ryan Callahan