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The Rangers got the better of the Carolina Hurricanes by a score of 4-2 at The Garden tonight. The Blueshirts were led by an unbelievable performance from the newly formed Hagelin-Richards-Gaborik line, resulting in all four Rangers goals and extended puck possession and pressure for the entire game. Let’s get to those bullets…
The Rangers got off to a strong start, creating chances from multiple areas of the offensive zone.
The forecheck was another positive facet of the Rangers’ game early. All four lines were able to create pressure in the offensive zone.
Marian Gaborik started the scoring off early in the first. Dan Girardi sent a point shot wide, and Gabby popped in a beautiful little shot off Cam Ward’s pad. 1-0 Rangers.
The penalty kill was working in the first period. Marty Biron made several key saves despite a somewhat boneheaded move to try and clear the zone up the middle. Ruslan Fedetenko made a great save to bail him out of that one.
Oh that Jeff Ski...
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Free agent acquisition Brad Richards hasn't exactly had the season most of us expected him to. Do not translate that to mean he hasn't played well, though, because that hasn't been the case. After all, Richards has 21 goals and 50 points in 68 games played so far with the Rangers. I've always said that any player who can reach the 20-goal mark has a skill set in...
Blueshirts United has these quotes from the Rangers new top line on their play last night...Brad Richards...We found each other tonight. (Gaborik and Hagelin) skate so good so if I can get just a little time with the puck I can throw it into areas and they jump on it, just like tonight. It forces me to play with pace, and I have to keep up with them.Marian Gaborik...It's a lot...
The New York Rangers held practice earlier today at their practice facility following last night's 4-3 overtime win against the Islanders, and according to Andrew Gross of Ranger Rants, neither captain Ryan Callahan (bruised foot) nor defenseman Michael Del Zotto (hip) participated. Neither suited up for Sunday's tilt with the Isles, either, so it's looking like they...
… if Brad Richards is starting to heat up, wow, what a great time for it to happen. As I said before, he looked possessed tonight. The Richards/Gaborik/Hagelin line could be something special if they start clicking now. Against the Isles they looked AMAZING.
The Rangers (43-18-7) eked out a 4-3 OT win over the Islanders due to several factors, one of which not so surprising, and the other, probably shocking. The win enabled the Rangers to match their point total of last year.
The not so surprising one was the play and production of Brad Richards. Yes, the two PPG were nice (more on that later) as well as the chemistry shown with Marian...
… the display by Brad Richards was well deserving of the broadway hat. Keep that play coming Brad!
NEW YORK (AP) -- Brad Richards scored twice and Martin Biron, a last-minute replacement for Henrik Lundqvist, made 27 saves as the New York Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Tuesday.
New York's top line had a stellar night. Marian Gaborik also scored and Carl Hagelin had a goal and assisted on both of Richards' goals as they combined for four goals and nine points...
The Rangers report that neither Ryan Callahan (foot) nor Michael Del Zotto (hip) participated in this morning's practice....well that's not good. With them not practicing today, I'd be shocked if either one of them was in the line-up tomorrow vs. Carolina.Meanwhile, John Tortorella believes Mats Zuccarello will be back in the line-up tomorrow night, adding this about...
Dave Lozo at NHL.com reports that the Rangers players are excited about their unusual seven game homestand.Brad Richards..."To be honest, we don't usually like playing that many in a row at home because sometimes it'll get monotonous. But I think the way the schedule worked out with the amount of travel at the start of the year and the three games we lost, it's...
Good morning Thursday people. Apparently this is the morning where you’ve woken up to the biggest game of the season. Some media darling is skating into the garden today, he’s quite good apparently. Whatever.
Here’s a statistic for you: (I bragged about it earlier this year when I was in New York with Dave, the Suit and co.) Sidney Crosby is winless in Penguins games that I...
Brad Richards scored twice and Martin Biron, a last-minute replacement for Henrik Lundqvist, made 27 saves as the New York Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Tuesday.
New York's top line had a stellar night. Marian Gaborik also scored and Carl Hagelin had a goal and assisted on both of Richards' goals as they combined for four goals and nine points.
Bergen Record - Rangers top Hurricanes, 4-2, behind Brad Richards' two goalsNew York Post - Rangers beat Hurricanes 4-2Daily News - Rangers quiet 'Canes sans LundqvistNew York Times - Though Not at Their Best, Rangers Find a Way to WinNewsday - Biron, Richards, Hagelin steady the RangersRemember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at ...
John Tortorella talks the growing chemistry between Marian Gaborik and Brad Richards, the surprisingly strong play of rookie Stu Bickel, the solid game put forth by Mats Zuccarello on Sunday, and much more...
Ryan McDonagh, Henrik Lundqvist, Marc Staal, and Brad Richards were available to share their thoughts on a variety of topics Monday after practice...
For Mats Zuccarello...
After Marian Gaborik scored his game winner in overtime against the Islanders last night he busted out his best Gene Simmons impression...Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at email@example.com.
By Bruce Berlet
When it comes to feel-good stories in the NHL this season, you’d be hard-pressed to find one better than New York Rangers defenseman Stu Bickel, who began the season playing on Asylum Street in Hartford.
Though Bickel will never be confused with elusive Hall of Famers Bobby Orr or Cheshire-bred Brian Leetch, he has proven to be one of the NHL’s all-time steals...