Found March 01, 2012 on
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Michael Del Zotto
New York Rangers
The Rangers grinded out a gutsy win in Carolina tonight, beating the ‘Canes 3-2 behind a fantastic defensive effort and a very solid game by Marty Biron. Marian Gaborik scored to net his 30th of the year, and his 7th 30 goal season overall. Seems like the theme lately has been a period by period recap, so I’ll give it a try (let me know which format you guys prefer in the comments). To the bullets…
During the first period the Rangers had a solid forecheck going and were doing a nice job getting penetration into the offensive zone. The problem was they weren’t developing quality chances from that penetration. They were moving the puck well enough to evade pressure from the Hurricanes, but not well enough to put quality shots on Cam Ward.
Defensively the Blueshirts did a fantastic job of getting sticks into passing lanes and forcing Carolina’s wingers to the outside on the rush. Ryan McDonagh was especially impressive early on.
With :50 seconds remaining in the fir...
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Steve Zipay at Newsday reports that Ryan Callahan will miss his second straight game tonight in Tampa and will likely miss Sunday's matinee against the Bruins with a bruised right foot he sustained blocking an Ilya Kovalchuk shot Monday night.X-rays were negative, but Callahan's foot is in a boot and he is on crutches.Here's Callahan on the injury..."Each day it...
Tune into Sun Sports at 7 p.m. to watch the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the New York Rangers. NHL Lightning territory.
The New York Rangers have been one of the best road teams in the NHL under coach John Tortorella, a key reason they comfortably lead the Eastern Conference.
They may need to withstand another absence from their captain in an effort to continue pulling away.
The Rangers reported that Ryan Callahan did not practice this morning due to a sore foot. John Tortorella says he's not sure if the Rangers captain be in the line-up tomorrow....noticed Callahan skating gingerly to the bench after blocking a shot against the Devils Monday night. Please God don't make it another broken bone for Callahn during the final month of the season...
Tonight will be the first game Marc Staal plays against his brother Eric in Carolina since this incident last season that left the Rangers defenseman with a concussion forcing him to miss half this season...
On playing against his brother again Marc said..."I don't think it's going to be any different for me or Eric. I think it's just going to be another...
Marian Gaborik scored his 30th goal of the season and Brandon Prust netted the game-winner in the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers' 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.
Gaborik reached the 30-goal mark for the seventh time in his NHL career. He gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead with 5:07 left in the second period when he poked the puck in at the left post after it...
With starting netminder Henrik Lundqvist given the night off, and team captain Ryan Callahan, out day-to-day with a bruised foot, back-up goaltender Martin Biron needed to give the New York Rangers a strong start against the Carolina Hurricanes, especially considering the way he had played in his last few starts.
As it turned out, Biron came up big for the Blueshirts in a 3-2 victory...
The Rangers head down to Raleigh to take on the Hurricanes in the first of back-to-back contests and to kick off a five-game road trip. As others have mentioned, itâs the first time since Marc Staal returned from his concussion that he and his brother Eric, who has been on a roll since Marc returned, will face one another.
New York (40-15-6, 86 points) has a seven-point lead...
New York Rangers captain Ryan Callhan is listed as day-to-day with a bruised foot and could miss Thursday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.Callahan will travel with the team to North Carolina, but coach John Tortorella said he's not sure if the right wing will be able to play.The 26-year-old has 25 goals and 22 assists in 61 games for the Rangers this season.
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Carolina Hurricanes tonight at RBC Center (7:00 p.m.; TV: MSG Network; Radio: 1050 ESPN Radio), to begin a back-to-back road set against Southeast Division opponents. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank third in the league overall, with a record of 40-15-6 (86 [...]
Hurricanes have nice base for future, but Thursday's loss reminds us they aren't the New York Rangers.
The Rangers lost a tough one tonight, 4-3 to the Lightning in overtime. The Blueshirts looked tired and we generally outplayed by Tampa for the better part of the game. Henrik Lundqvist played very well and Brandon Dubinsky made a return to the score sheet. No one likes to lose but there were definitely some positive takeaways from this one. To the bullets…
Carolina Hurricanes: Push
The majority of the Southeast teams stood pat on trade deadline day, and the Hurricanes were no exception. Carolina has all but been eliminated from the postseason, and so many expected the Hurricanes to be sellers, with Bryan Allen and Jaroslav Spacek named as possible trade targets. But both Allen and Spacek remain Hurricanes -- for now.
Rangers captain Ryan Callahan is scratched from Thursday night's lineup against the Carolina Hurricanes with a bruised foot.