Found June 07, 2014 on NY Rangers Blog:
I’m throwing my hands up at this point. I literally have no idea what to think of Rick Nash anymore. He is officially a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. I’ve gone through every range of emotion with this guy during these playoffs. From rage to sympathy to patience to exhilaration, I’ve felt them all. And now our $7.8 million dollar, All Star scorer has been reduced to a penalty killing specialist. Alain Vigneault has lost so much confidence in the guy who was acquired to jump start the Rangers anemic postseason offense from 2012, he was given exactly THIRTEEN SECONDS of power play time in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final compared to 2:10 of ice time on the penalty kill. WOW! Not really what I was anticipating when the Rangers traded away heart and soul players such as Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov along with a top defensive prospect and a first round pick. To Nash’s credit, despite scoring a paltry three goals in 21 postseason game this spring, he hasn’t allowed it t...

Henrik Lundqvist: Officials have to be consistent

The New York Rangers are down 2-0 to the Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup Final and are hoping to even the series when they return home for Games 3 and 4. The Rangers fell 2-0 after Dustin Brown redirected Willie Mitchell’s shot 10:26 into the second overtime to give the Kings a 5-4 win on Saturday night. “I don’t think we’re devastated,” Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi...

Referees Crease: Lundqvist and goalie interference in the Stanley Cup Final

I’m a referee, which means you probably hate me. But it also means I know what the right or wrong call is. Whenever there is a controversial call, I will weigh in with impunity. At 1:58 of the 3rd period, Matt Greene took a shot from the point that found its way into the net as Dwight King tipped it and fell on top of Henrik Lundqvist. Referee Dan O’Halloran immediately signaled...

Rangers need Rick Nash if they want to win

I thought it was pretty apparent the New York Rangers ran into a bigger, more physical, better team in the L.A. Kings in game one of the NHL finals. The Rangers got the start they needed, but they couldn't sustain that effort as the Kings came through with that 3-2 overtime win. Couple questions I have going into tonight's game.1. Do the L.A. Kings know how to play with...

NHL rulebook fails the Rangers and Stanley Cup Final

The NHL should very gravely concerned over the outcome of game two in the Stanley Cup Final. A blown call and an inadequate rulebook left an indelible mark on the pinnacle of the NHL season. In a game where the Rangers were winning 4-2 in the third period, Dwight King tipped in a goal while clearly interfering with Henrik Lundqvist. It is indisputable that the goal should not have...

Three Key Rangers that need to be better in game two

  The Rangers enter tonight’s crucial game two trailing the Kings after one and given the Rangers relative poor home form it’s essential they get even in the series tonight. The Rangers could really do with winning tonight’s game two as the pressure would be back on the Kings heading to New York. To do […]

Watch the Empire State Building light up for Rangers' goal

Ryan McDonagh and Co. may be nearly 3,000 miles away from New York but the Big Apple hasn'

Rangers Not Bringing ‘A’ Game in Game 1 Is Good News

It’s hard to take a lot of positives out of a defeat in the Stanley Cup Final. Now really isn’t the time for moral victories. While the Rangers couldn’t have executed a more perfect game plan to start Game 1, once Derek Stepan inexplicably handed the Kings their first goal and momentum the Blueshirts game slowly but surely began to regress. Highlighted of course by that disastrous...

The Puck Was Past Lundqvist?!?!?!

It’s difficult for me to even write a post about the play as I’m still sick to my stomach over it. But what makes the non-call on the obvious Dwight King interference on Henrik Lundqvist even harder to digest was the referee’s explanation as to why the goal was able to stand. Here’s Henrik Lundqvist on what he was told… “I’m extremely disappointing on the call or non...

Game 3: Los Angeles Kings at New York Rangers start time, tv info and betting odds

The Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers will face off against one another Monday night in Game 3 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals. With a two overtime win in Game 2, the Kings are now up 2-0 in this series. They will be looking to move to 3-0 in this one while the Rangers are trying to get their first win of the series. Coverage of Game 3 between the Rangers and Kings will take place...

Video- Alain Vigneault Post-Practice Today

Six minutes of Vigneault...  

New York, LA Mayors Make Stanley Cup Wager; Loser Sings On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

The world certainly doesn’t need more singing competitions, but we are definitely on board with the one the mayors of New York City and Los Angeles are engaging in over the outcome of the Stanley Cup Final. After the governors of New York and California came up with the most ridiculously boring wager ever, the mayors are making up for their lack of creativity — and lack of desire...

Stanley Cup Finals Game 2

Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals had the same start like game one.   The Rangers took it to the Kings and got the first goal when Ryan McDonagh fired the puck by Jonathan Quick to give them a 1-0 lead.  The goal was set up by a hit by Dominic Moore.    McDonagh took a bad penalty late in the 1st period.  However, the Rangers killed the it and continued their strong penalty...

Rangers-Kings Stanley Cup Final Game 2: Live Score, Highlights & Analysis

The New York Rangers got off to a near-perfect start in Game 1 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final, but they couldn’t put away the Los Angeles Kings, who are quickly becoming one of the most resilient teams in NHL history. The Kings won in overtime with a goal from Justin Williams, and they will attempt to take a 2-0 series lead when these teams meet at Staples Center on Saturday night...

Friday (6/6/14) Headlines

Bergen Record - Kings notes: Marian Gaborik’s neighborhood Bergen Record - Kings know they can’t keep chasing leads Bergen Record - Rangers notes: John Moore likely back in lineup for Game 2 New York Post - Rangers need more than just Henrik to bring ‘A’ game New York Post - Girardi’s agonizing wait for a chance at redemption New York Post - Rallies the norm for Kings...

Video- Coach Alain Vigneault Today

Here is coach Vigneault today after arriving in New York.  
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