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According to Andrew Gross at Rangers Rants, Torts juggled the line combos today at practice with both his even strength and power play units. Gross reported the following line combos:
Should these lines stay in tact, it appears Hagelin is moving up the second line and Pyatt is going back to the third. These lines on paper make sense. However, Hagelin has to get going in order to keep his spot in the top 6.
I hope Ferriero is able to stick in the line up tomorrow. I don’t know how everyone else feels, but I would like to see more of him. I thought he displayed some good foot speed against Toronto and he played well along the boards. He’s generously listed at 5’11 195 lbs, so he’s on the smaller side for a bottom six player. However, if the kid can compete at both ends of the ice, then this may be a good pick up for the Blueshirts.
On to the power play…
Gross had the new power play lines as well, which were as follows.
Rick Nash-Brad Richards – Ryan Callahan
Michael Del Zotto-Dan Girardi
Taylor Pyatt-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik
Ryan McDonagh-Anton Stralman
Again, I like these on paper, but in order for us to start planting goals on the power play consistently – two things have to happen.
1) Brad Richards and Derek Stepan have to start winning faceoffs. This is killing our setup time. We lose vital seconds on every power play because our defense has to retreat to our own endzone.
2) Michael Del Zotto and Dan Girardi have to get their shots through. Stralman isn’t great at zone entries or outlet passes, but he walks the blueline quickly and has been finding lanes. MDZ has to take a page out of Anton’s book, if he’s ever going to be a complete quarterback. Right now he’s only half way there.
Gross was able to get some good quotes from Torts and others about their power play struggles. I don’t want to steal quotes from the beat guys who actually attend practices, so please read on here.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Rangers could be looking at some time without one of their best players.
Captain Ryan Callahan suffered what appeared to be a pretty painful left arm injury Tuesday night in the third period of New York’s 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Callahan took exception to a little extracurricular activity from Philly’s Max Talbot around the Rangers net, and the two ended up...
The Rangers have not given an update on the status of the injury Callahan suffered tonight.
By the looks of it, is appears to be a shoulder injury.
Talbot on Callahan incident: "We decided to go and we were holding each other up and his shoulder popped out or something. Unfortunate."
— Dave Lozo (@DaveLozo) January 30, 2013
Through five games, Marian Gaborik—not Rick Nash—has been the most efficient offensive force on the Rangers, tallying five goals and three assists. Should that surprise you? Not at all, because all Gaborik has done with the Rangers, when healthy, is produce. Recall his 42-goal first season and 41-goal effort last year and you'll realize Gaborik has cemented himself with this...
Ryan Callahan will undergo MRI on his shoulder this afternoon...
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) January 30, 2013
The injury was to his left shoulder and the results should be available by tomorrow.
...the next 24-hours is going to feel like 24 days waiting for the results of that MRI. Everyone say a little prayer before they go to bed tonight.
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Since we don't get to see them too often, I figured I'd post last night's power play goal scored by Ryan Callahan...
The Rangers are now 3-for-24 on the power play this season.
...oh my God a power play goal, quick someone get Mike Sullivan a contract extension.
...actually, to be fair, the power play has looked much more effective the last two games...
Yahoo! Sports Box Score
The Rangers fought their way to a well earned 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers at the Garden tonight, but the win unfortunately was overshadowed by the loss of Ryan Callahan, who succumbed to a shoulder injury early in the third period.
Callahan and Flyers forward Max Talbot were involved in an altercation to the left of Bryzgalov...
Image courtesy of MSG. (Ryan Callahan left the game with an apparent shoulder injury)
If you watched the game, you know the Flyers lost this game. The Rangers played a strong game, but they certainly didn't win the game, we lost it. The Flyers again were unable to capitalize on their power plays, and they get the loss.
The Flyers went 1 for 6 on the PP tonight, they are now...
Ryan Callahan scored a power-play goal before leaving with an injury in the third period, and Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves to lift the New York Rangers to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.
Defenseman Michael Del Zotto had a goal and assist for the Rangers (3-3), who have won two straight for the first time this season. Philadelphia (2-5) has dropped...
2012-2013 Records: Flyers (2-4), Rangers (2-3)
NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (5-3-8)
PHI Leading Scorer: Claude Giroux (2-2-2)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (5 GP, 3.14 GAA, .893 SV%)
PHI Goaltender: Ilya Bryzgalov (5 GP, 2.22 GAA, .923 SV%)
Rick Nash-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Carl Hagelin-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan
Taylor Pyatt-Brian Boyle-Benn Ferriero...
Records: Maple Leafs (2-2-0), Rangers (1-3-0)
NYR Leading Scorer: Brad Richards (1-3-4)
TOR Leading Scorer: Nazem Kadri (2-3-5)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (4 GS, 3.47 GAA, .895 SV%)
TOR Goaltender: james Reimer (1 GS, 2.43 GAA, .921 SV%)
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Rangers Lines (Unconfirmed):
Rick Nash-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Taylor Pyatt-Derek Stepan-Ryan Callahan
By Dave Buscema, The Sports Xchange NEW YORK -- Marc Staal's first goal of the season tied the game in the third period. His hard shot a few minutes later was deflected and poked in by teammate Marian Gaborik to give the New York Rangers a come-from-behind 5-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. Brian Boyle later added a goal and Gaborik...
The New York Rangers survived a frantic third period to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers tonight by a score of 2-1 at Madison Square Garden.
The way the Blueshirts played tonight is exactly the kind of style that won the team many games last season. They got some timely scoring from defenseman Michael Del Zotto and team captain Ryan Callahan before relying on their penalty killing...
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The Rangers (2-3-0) have looked better in winning two of three since stumbling...