Found April 17, 2014 on Blue Seat Blogs:
The title and story sounds familiar. The Rangers will be a dangerous team in the playoffs. The usual reason is because Henrik Lundqvist can steal a series, something he’s done multiple times in the past. But the Washington Capitals are not in the playoffs this year, so there needs to be a different narrative. This […]

The National Anthem Before Rangers-Flyers Game 1 Was A Hot Mess

I don’t know too much about John Amirante, but a quick Google search reveals that he has been singing National Anthems before New York Rangers games at Madison Square Garden for a couple of decades now. He returned to MSG to kick off the Rangers opening round series against the Flyers on Thursday night, and his rendition was pretty much a mess. Awesome jacket though. [CNBC] Article...

New York Rangers Fan Gets Haircut That Kinda, Sorta Looks Like Rick Nash’s Face

When it comes time to support your favorite NHL player in the playoffs, most normal fans generally choose to wear some sort of apparel to show their support – a jersey, a t-shirt, maybe even some face paint. This New York Rangers fan, however, is not one of those normal fans. Instead of the jersey route, this guy elected to shave a photo of his favorite player – forward Rick...

Rangers Power Play Goal of the Year? Tick-Tack-BAM (GIF)

Vigneault Explains Miller “Commitment” Comment

After yesterday’s practice, Alain Vigneault mentioned that one of the reasons the Rangers recalled JT Miller is that he has the potential and skill set to be able to fill-in if someone in the lineup goes down. In response to that comment, Vigneault was pressed on his past remarks questioning Miller’s commitment… “I would say those comments might have been interpreted by you...

New York Rangers: Henrik Lundqvist Needs a Ring to be Called King

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist has established himself as the king of the crease on the grandest stage, the world’s most famous arena. Throughout his career for the blue shirts, Lundqvist has conquered every mountain there is for an NHL goaltender. Most career wins and shutouts for the franchise? check. Being the team’s icon? check. Vezina trophy winner? check...

The Musings: A rivalry renewed

Today is the day a rivalry gets renewed. The Rangers entertain the Flyers tonight in a much anticipated series. Let’s throw a few musings up. The series against the Flyers represents a no-win situation for the Rangers. In all honesty, there is not a huge amount separating the two teams but yet everyone expects the […]

How the Rangers defensemen will matchup against Claude Giroux in the NHL playoffs

One area where the Rangers have excelled during the regular season matchups against the Flyers is their play against the orange and black’s most prolific player, Claude Giroux. Giroux has been held to two assists and only four shots on goal in the team’s four regular season matchups. If the Rangers expect to advance past the Flyers in this NHL playoff series, they will need to...

The Takeaway from Rangers vs. Flyers Game 1

The Rangers dominated the Flyers in game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs; emphasis on dominated. Sure, the narrative could be “we played a tight road game and lost in the third period after a bad penalty”. This simplistic view is fine for Flyers head coach Craig Berube, but it’s not what happened. The possession numbers above is the visual representation of getting your ass beat...

Rangers Fan Gets Rick Nash Face In The Back Of His Head (Photo)

Photo Credit: @NYRangers/Twitter The NHL Playoffs had begun a few days ago and it seems this New York Ranger’s fan couldn’t wait. Check out this ‘not so well done’ haircut of Rangers’ star right-winger Rick Nash on this fan’s head. Literally, that’s Nash-ty.

NHL Playoffs Preivew: New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers

This is the first time since 1997 the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers  will compete against each other in the NHL playoffs (via blueshirtsunited) For the first time since the 1997 Eastern Conference Finals Broadway will meet Broad Street in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers will both compete for Lord Stanley with only one coming...

Special Teams Will Be Key To Rangers/Flyers Series

Last season, the power play was the Rangers undoing in the playoffs. They went an unconscionable 4-for-44 combined in their two series against the Capitals and Bruins. If the Rangers plan on sticking around in the postseason a little longer this year, they’re obviously going to need to improve on those numbers, especially when you consider that the Flyers were the most penalized...

Radio: Vigneault Says Team Won’t Change How They Play in Postseason

Yesterday, Alain Vigneault was a guest on the Michael Kay Radio Show (ESPN Radio) and discussed his team’s game plan for the playoffs… …not that I thought the Rangers would, but it’s great to hear Vigneault confirm that his team will continue with the same game plan that...

Powerplay propels Rangers to win

Philadelphia Flyers rookie Jason Akeson is wearing the goat horns after a 4-1 loss to the Rangers in the series opener on Thursday night. Akeson's was called for a double minor after his stick rode up into the face of Carl Hagelin at 7:35 of the third period. The rookie, who was playing in his second game of the season and third of his NHL career, went to the box and gave the...

Rangers in 7

The first ever all metropolitan division playoff series will see the second place New York Rangers take on the third place Philadelphia Flyers. This is going to be an intense, heated, tough series. These two teams hate each other and there isn't much separating them. I expect it to go the distance and wouldn't be surprised to see several games decided in overtime. I believe...

The Goalie Reviews Are In From Last Night

Every night of the Stanley Cup playoffs, TSN hockey analyst and former NHL goaltender Jamie McLennan breaks down each goalie's performance. Jamie's number grades given are out of five, with five being the best mark. Ray Emery, Philadelphia (3) – Emery did not receive a ton of help this game. He had missed assignments in front of him and was asked to stop power play...
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