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Since acquiring Jarome Iginla last week, the Penguins continue to look completely lost on the ice.The New York Rangers, on the other hand, needed a few hours to get their newly acquired players acclimated to playing in blue and red.The Rangers handed the Penguins their second straight loss with a dominating 6-1 victory at MSG, Wednesday night. Newly acquired forwards, Derick Brassard and Ryane Clowe, and defenseman John Moore, each scored at least one goal and combined for eight points en route to what amounted to a statement game from the Rangers.Clowe was dealt from the San Jose Sharks in return for three picks on the eve of the trade deadline. He entered Wednesday night's game without a goal in 28 games with the Sharks this season, and left with two goals and three points. Brassard and Moore, along with Derek Dorsett who did not play, were dealt to Columbus earlier in the day for Marian Gaborik. Brassard finished with a goal and three assists while John Moore added a goal.The Penguins had an opportunity early in the game to take the lead after a penalty to Ryan McDonagh but Jarome Iginla hit the post with a one-timer and before the end of the first period, the Rangers were up 3-0.Brian Boyle deflected a slap shot by Brad Richards midway through the first period to give the Rangers the lead. Two minutes later, Ryane Clowe kept the puck alive in the offensive zone and sent it down to Brad Richards in the corner. Richards found McDonagh in the slot completely alone who snapped the puck past Marc-Andre Fleury.Exactly two minutes after the Rangers' second goal, they got a third. Derek Stepan forced a turnover from Brooks Orpik and Clowe walked out in front of the net and back handed the puck in the net.The Penguins were unable to recover in the second period. After a tripping penalty to Evgeni Malkin, Derick Brassard backhanded a shot over Fleury's right shoulder to extend the lead to four.Pascal Dupuis scored 34 seconds later, but the Rangers refused to give up the lead.Ryane Clowe added a second goal on the power play, New York's third power play tally of the night, and John Moore added a goal in the third to increase the lead to 6-1.The score would stand up as the final and the Pittsburgh Penguins offered little resistance. After going a perfect 15-0 in the month of March, a NHL record, the Penguins are now 0-2 in the month of April with just ten games remaining before the playoffs. The loss did not affect the top of the Eastern Conference standings as the Montreal Canadiens lost to Philadelphia, keeping the point disparity at five between the Pens and Habs. Montreal has two games in hand.Meanwhile, the New York Rangers moved ahead of the New Jersey Devils for seventh in the Eastern Conference. The Penguins and Rangers will meet again on Friday at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.After allowing nine goals over eleven games, the Penguins have allowed ten goals in their previous two combined.Ryane Clowe scored his first goal since April 5th of last year.Mark Eaton sat out with an illness and was replaced by Robert Bortuzzo.Three StarsRyane CloweDerick BrassardBrad Richards
BEST OF MAXIM
… Ryane Clowe said he always wanted to wear this hat after seeing it on 24/7. Well Ryane, in only your first game as a New York Ranger your wish has come true! Amazing game from Clowe last night.
from Louis-Andre Lariviere of TVA Sports (translated with a little editing by me),
Kent Hughes, Clowe's agent officer, told the TVA Sports as the Sharks try to exchange the attacker. Namely if the trade transaction can occur as early as Monday night, given the withdrawal of Clowe from tonight's game training, Hughes responded that it is a precaution. "A match...
The New York Rangers have acquired forward Ryane Clowe from the San Jose Sharks for three draft picks.
The teams announced the deal Tuesday night. The Sharks get the Rangers' second-round pick and a third-round pick in the 2013 draft, and a conditional second-round pick in the 2014 draft.
If Clowe re-signs with the Rangers or the team wins two playoff rounds, the pick remains...
The wheels of the trade deadline continued to churn on Tuesday, as the San Jose Sharks sent winger Ryane Clowe to the New York Rangers in exchange for draft picks. Two of the picks are the Blueshirts second and third-round picks in this upcoming draft, while the Sharks can receive New York’s 2014 second-round pick if Clowe re-signs or the Rangers win two playoff rounds. If neither...
The New York Rangers are the winners of the Ryane Clowe sweeps. The Blueshirts get the power forward in exchange for 3 draft picks: 1) the Rangers' 2nd round pick in the 2013 Draft, 2) a 2013 third-round pick originally belonging to Florida, 3) a conditional 2014 pick that will be a second-round pick in 2014 if the Rangers win two playoff rounds in 2013 OR if the team resigns...
NHLTags: Alex PietrangeloBoston BruinsCarolina HurricanesDavis DrewiskeJamie McBainJaromir JagrJay BouwmeesterKevin ShattenkirkLos Angeles KingsMark StreitNew York RangersRobyn RegehrRyane CloweScott HartnellSt. Louis BluesThe Philadelphia Flyers continue to be linked to various potential trade pieces across the NHL, but aside from the trade...
Earlier today, Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy retweeted this regarding the battle between the Rangers and the Canucks for Ryane Clowe's services...
Canucks considered Clowe's salary demands which were 8 years 34 mill according to Botch. #wow
— Taj (@taj1944) April 4, 2013
"Botch" is Jason Botchford who is the Canucks beat writer at the Vancouver...
The New York Rangers got immediate results for their late-season overhaul.Newcomers Derick Brassard, Ryane Clowe and John Moore combined to score four goals and four assists as the Rangers blasted the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-1.Those fellows had no time to get acclimated to coach John Tortorella or his system. They just went out and tore up the first-place Penguins on the ice.“Throws...
The trade deadline is today at 3pm, and the Rangers have already been active. They’ve acquired Ryane Clowe for draft picks, and are rumored to be in on Ryan O’Byrne, a right handed defenseman form Colorado. Jamie McBain was a name rumored to be available, but with Joni Pitkanen getting hurt, it’s unlikely the Canes move him.
Use this as your open thread to discuss the deadline...
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Wednesday was a big day in Rangerland. As we all know by now, the Blueshirts acquired Ryane Clowe for three draft picks and traded oft-maligned sniper Marian Gaborik to the Blue Jackets for Derick Brassard, Derek Dorsett, and John Moore (with misc. non-prospects and a late draft pick thrown in). Yesterday, Chris did a fantastic job adding some perspective...
After trading Ryane Clowe to the New York Rangers yesterday, the Sharks have bolstered their strength by adding Raffi torres for a 2013 third rounder. On July 1, 2011, Torres signed a two-year contract worth $3.5 million with the Phoenix Coyotes. He recorded his first goal nearly a month into the 2011–12 season, in a 3–2 shootout loss [...]
We're huge fans of the Pens looking like ass right now. It was bound to happen when the streak ended. This is all happening at the best time possible, too. The Pens will be playing the 7 or 8 seed in the first round. Those two seeds will have hit some kind of stride by that time in order to battle through the logjam at the bottom of the East. So, let the Pens figure some ***...
We're starting a new month, *******. Against the Sabres, of all people. Ew.
And the coaching staff has scratched Joe Vitale without our permission.
OTHER THINGS THAT ARE UNACCEPTABLE: Jaromir Jagr traded to the Bruins. Can't wait to be at that game and **** some people up.
More acceptable things: Brooksie has played 622 games, the most of any Penguins...