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When we last checked in with the Rangers prospects, two of their highest ranking prospects were squaring off in the WHL’s Eastern Conference Finals. Michael St. Croix (4th-2011) of the Edmonton Oil Kings and Dylan McIlrath (1st-2010) of the Moose Jaw Warriors were about to match up in a series that definitely caught the attention of some Ranger fans. St. Croix lit up the WHL this year, finishing in the top ten in scoring, while McIlrath is a noted bruiser who plays a shut down game.
In the end, the scoring of St. Croix’s Oil Kings was too much for McIlrath’s Warriors, winning the series in five games. St. Croix had two goals and two assists in the five games, upping his playoff total to a line of 5-7-12 in 13 games.
As for McIlrath, he had one assist in the series. Even though scoring isn’t really McIlrath’s style, he still managed to rack up six assists in the 14 games he played in the postseason. He also finished with 12 PIMs and a +3 rating (although he was -4 in the Edmonton series).
In the immediate future, McIlrath might wind up joining the Connecticut Whale on an ATO, much like he did last season. As for St. Croix, he will be headed to the WHL Finals against Portland, with the winner advancing to the Memorial Cup.
BEST OF MAXIM
As expected, Dylan McIlrath (1st-2010) will be joining the Connecticut Whale for their playoff push on an ATO. Whale’s Moose Jaw Warriors were eliminated from the WHL playoffs over the weekend by fellow Rangers’ prospect Michael St. Croix and the Edmonton Oil Kings.
McIlrath played with the Whale on an ATO last season as well. In two games, he finished with seven PIMs and a -1 rating.
LET HIM HEAR IT
New York Rangers fans know how to insult an opposing player. They displayed their skills during Game 1 against the Caps.
Yesterday, Larry Brooks made some noise in the Ranger community when he mentioned that the Rangers are looking to sign Marek Hrivik, an undrafted free agent who signed an ATO with the Connecticut Whale. In the AHL postseason, Hrivik had four goals in the Whale’s sweep of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Hrivik is certainly intriguing, and his success in the playoffs is worth noting...
Game 1 of this Eastern Conference Semifinal series between the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators wasn’t exactly ‘edge-of-your-seat’ action on Saturday afternoon at Madison Square Garden, but the Blueshirts, despite only registering 14 shots on goal, managed to escape with a 3-1 victory regardless. One could say that the effort in that game wasn’t where it should be for...
Series: Tied 0-0
NYR Leading Scorer: Brad Richards (2-3-5)
OTT Leading Scorer: Alex Ovechkin (2-3-5)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (7 GS, 1.70 GAA, .940 SV%)
OTT Goaltender: Braden Holtby (7 GS, 2.00 GAA, .940 SV%)
Rangers Lines (Confirmed):
Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Chris Kreider-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brandon Dubinsky-Brandon Prust
John Tortorella discusses the team's preparation going into tonight's Game 2 vs. the Capitals...
To watch at Blueshirts United, click here.To watch the players thoughts, click the "Read More" tab below.
Brian Boyle and Chris Kreider met with the media, with Boyle drawing a crowd of reporters as he answered questions about when he might be able...
Bergen Record - Look for Caps to amp it up vs. RangersBergen Record - Ranger notes: Brandon Dubinsky hurtingBergen Record - Rangers-Caps: Keys to Game 2New York Post - Kreider has blazed from Chestnut Hill to the top of the heapNew York Post - Head’s up: Boyle may be back tonightDaily News - Youth serves Rangers well in playoffsNew York Times - Rangers Are Putting Up Obstacles...
Henrik Lundqvist leads Rangers into second round vs. Caps.
TOMORROW’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Washington Capitals tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m.; TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: Bloomberg Radio), in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series. The Blueshirts opened up their second round series with a 3-1 win over the Capitals in Game 1 on Saturday at Madison [...]
Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record reports that Brandon Dubinsky (lower body) was not on the ice for today's optional practice, but was seen slowly getting around the Rangers' practice facility on crutches....in previous years, the possibility of losing Dubinsky long term would be a scary thought, but, to be honest, I don't think it would have that negative an affect...
The New York Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals by the score of 3-1 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals matchup. The Rangers lead the series 1-0. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports....i hope you like defensive hockey because that's what you're going to see in this series. Which, to me, favors the Rangers because they are much better...
For the 3rd time in the past 4 years, the Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers will meet in the Stanley Cup playoffs. In both of the previous 2 series, the Capitals and Rangers met in the first round of the playoffs, with the Capitals advancing on both occasions. This time around the two will meet having already advanced past the first round and, more importantly, the...
The New York Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals today by the score of 3-1.
The Rangers played their type of game, holding Washignton to 18 shots while only taking 14 of their own.
The game winning goal came at the 7 minute mark in the 3rd period by Chris Kreider.
Here’s the winning goal…
#7 Washington Capitals (42-32-8) at #1 New York Rangers (51-24-7) Location: Madison Square Garden Time: 3:00 PM TV: NBC (HD) Radio: 1500AM, 820 AM, and XM Previous Games: Nov 25, 2011 NYR@WSH, 3-6 L Dec 28, 2011 NYR@WSH, 4-1 W Feb 12, 2012 WSH@NYR, 2-3 LApr 7, 2012 WSH@NYR, 4-1 W Next Game:Apr 30, 2012 WSH@NYR, 7:30 PMFamiliar Faces of Former Capitals: D Steve Eminger (212 GP...