Found October 07, 2011 on
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New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello was called for a two-minute boarding penalty for his on Los Angeles forward Kyle Clifford, 3:05 into the first period of today's game. The National Hockey League reviewed the hit and had a phone hearing with Zuccarello following the game and decided that while it was not worthy of a suspension a $2,500 fine was in order.
The hit was unnecessary, and borderline reckless, but the amount of distance to the boards certainly limited any potential injury. Maybe is is because of Zuccarello's size, but tough to believe that was basically a "push" from that far away had the ability to hurt someone even though there is always that risk when a player goes into the boards. The fact that Clifford was uninjured certainly limited the potential of anything more doled out here.
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There's always an upside to a game in which you earn a point in the standings, but that point is simply not satisfactory when you were only five minutes away from getting the full two and blew it. That was the case for the New York Rangers in this afternoon's season opener against the Los Angeles Kings, as they managed to give up their 2-1 advantage late in the third and...
The New York Rangers lost to the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday by a final score of 2-1 via shootout. Anaheim Ducks totally controlled in the shots department 28 to 15 Multiple Rangers had 2 shots on goal; Selanne and Cogliano led for Anaheim with 4 shots a piece Rangers dominated in faceoffs won 32 to [...]
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via Katie Strang of ESPN New York, The Rangers have claimed defenseman Jeff Woywitka off waivers, according to a source.
Woywitka, 28, was placed on waivers by Montreal Wednesday; he spent the past two seasons with the Dallas Stars.
The Rangers picked up the Vermilion, Alberta native to bolster their back end after having to place injured defenseman Marc Staal (post-concussion...
Mike Richards, acquired in the off-season, scores a goal and sets up the game-winner in overtime as the Kings defeat the New York Rangers, 3-2, in the season opener in Stockholm.Mike Richards scores a goal and sets up the game-winner in overtime as the Kings defeat the New York Rangers, 3-2, in the season opener in Stockholm.
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New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has claimed defenseman Jeff Woywitka off waivers from the Montreal Can...
The Los Angeles Kings and Buffalo Sabres feel like they did enough in the offseason to make themselves Stanley Cup contenders.
At the very least, their offseason moves made them winners in their first games.
These teams look to build on encouraging openers Saturday when they meet in Berlin in the NHL's first regular-season game played in Germany.
After finishing last season...
Bobby Ryan scored the only goal in a shootout Saturday to lift Anaheim to a 2-1 win over New York, which leaves its trip to Sweden at 0-0-2.