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from Larry Brooks of the NY Post, The Rangers may skate under the radar through most of the calendar, but they have the pedigree that grants them the ability to own this city the way they did when they won it all in 1994 and even when they went to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1979.
The way they have a chance to own this city this spring.
Look, this is not a powerhouse team. This is not a group glittering with stars like the one featuring Mark Messier, Brian Leetch, Mike Richter and Adam Graves that put an end to the 54-year Stanley Cup drought by looking history in the eye until it blinked.
But it is a team that is greater than the sum of its parts operating in a sport that rewards fabric more than any other. There are talents who do get their name above the title on the marquee, specifically Henrik Lundqvist and Marian Gaborik, and that is required of teams that go all the way, but more than the commitment to grind on every shift, to block every shot and to finish and play through ...
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The Rangers report that Ruslan Fedotenko did not practice today after not feeling right while riding an exercise bike this morning and won't make the trip to Philadelphia....i know it hasn't been confirmed as a concussion, but when youre not feeling right the next day, it's a concossion. NHL has to figure something out. Concussions are happening on a daily basis and it...
… Richards had a really solid game last night and came close to scoring before netting that game winning goal. It was a great goal but what about that assists from Artem Anisimov. Great set-up!
I'm not going to sit here and sugarcoat a loss because of a bad call at the end of the game, so don't allow the title of tonight's postgame fool you. But the New York Rangers rightfully tied the New Jersey Devils in the third period, 1-1, with just 3 seconds remaining on the clock this evening, however they were robbed of that goal because of poor judgment by the officials...
John Tortorella discusses Tuesday's loss against the Devils the team's progress on their power plays after practice at the MSG training center...
...Torts has been brutal with the press lately. Given them absolutely nothing.
For players post practice thoughts including Brad Richards on his recent struggles, click the "Read More" tab below.
New York Rangers coach John Tortorella wants hockey to adopt an NFL-style review system for the last minute of a game, he said in a pregame news conference Thursday.
TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.; TV: MSG Network; Radio: 1050 ESPN Radio), to conclude their three-game homestand. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank second in the league overall, with a record of 33-13-5 (71 pts). The Rangers [...]
Say what you will about shootouts, but they're pretty important. That's why it's helpful to have a good goalie who you can count on to stop the other team and squeeze out that extra point for a W. It appears the Rangers and Predators are getting the most help from their goalies, according to a recent poll by Sports Illutrated. Henrik Lundqvist and Pekka Rinne were voted...
The main victim of the Rangers’ power play, their own All-Star goaltender, lodged a more-than-justified complaint.
“One goal, and it’s the difference. We did a lot of good things on the power play and had chances, but in the end, it is the difference,” Henrik Lundqvist said after the...
You can criticize John Tortorella all you want, but the guy cares about this team tremendously......not sure there's another coach in the league that gets as fired up after an overtime win than Torts.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New York Rangers (33-13-5) host the Tampa Bay Lightning (23-24-5) at Madison Square Garden starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Game Notes TV: MSG; Radio: ESPN Radio 1050AM, XM 213Live Stream (Don't click on ads in stream, may download virus):http://www.firstrowsports.eu/watch...
By Brian Ring
Hartford, CT, February 7, 2012 - The Connecticut Whale defeated the Syracuse Crunch, 3-1, Tuesday night at the XL Center in Hartford. Mats Zuccarello, Blake Parlett and Scott Tanski all scored for Connecticut, with defenseman Jeff Woywitka adding two assists. Goaltender Chad Johnson made 23 saves in winning his third straight start in the month of February.
By Bruce Berlet
Casey Wellman played several sports growing up in Brentwood, Calif., hardly a hotbed for hockey.
But Wellman got hooked on the game played on ice after his father, Brad, met several New Jersey Devils players who asked him to skate with them in Boston.
“Dad didn’t know how to skate, so he was pretty upset about that,” Wellman said with a smile.
Brad Richards scored 3:37 into overtime to give the New York Rangers a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.
The New York Rangers will try to rebound from a controversial loss when they welcome the Tampa Bay Lightning for tonight's battle at Madison Square Garden.