Found December 09, 2011 on Ranger Nation:
PLAYERS: Mark Messier
TEAMS: New York Rangers
… I knew Mark would find a way to play!  You cannot have an Alumni Game with the Rangers being a part of it and no Mark Messier, it’s just wrong. But Mark delayed his shoulder surgery and will be putting on a Blueshirt for all to see in Philadelphia. Can’t wait!

Mark Messier Announces He Will Play In Alumni Game

Former New York Rangers great and captain Mark Messier has announced that he will take part in the NHL Alumni Game against the Philadelphia Flyers during the 1st intermission of the Rangers against the Tampa Bay Lighting on MSG Network tonight. Messier was supposed to undergo shoulder surgery at the beginning of December and it [...]

Rangers D stays stingy without Staal

Defenseman Marc Staal led the Rangers in minutes played and takeaways last year. He was second on the team in shots blocked and the only Ranger to make the All Star Game. So it would make sense that with Staal yet to play a game this season, because of the aftereffects of a concussion, the Rangers' defense would slip a little, right? Wrong. So far, New York's defense has...

Video: Torts a Fan of Girardi All Star Write-in Campaign

During his post practice press conference yesterday John Tortorella was asked about his thoughts on the Dan Girardi All Star write-in campaign. Here's what he said (1:50 mark)... it me or has the defunct Girardi campaign randomly picked up steam the last two days?...what a strange question to ask Torts. But the Rangers coach gave an inspiring answer. I really may get...

Torts: Biggest Improvement for Del Zotto is Mindset

Prior to last night's game John Tortorella discussed Michael Del Zotto's progression this year (via Blueshirts United)..."The thing that's encouraging to me is that I think he listened as we were going through some steps last year, and made some adjustments as far as the mental part of the game," stated Tortorella. "He came into camp in really good shape...

Artem Anisimov Uses Gun-Shooting Goal Celebration Against Lightning, Brawl Breaks Out (Video)

New York Rangers forward Artem Anisimov scored a goal on Thursday night. No big deal, right? Not usually, no. What followed that goal, however, is going to have people talking for awhile. Anisimov scored his fifth goal of the season (35th of his career) against the Lightning at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, and after scoring the goal, the 23-year-old went to one knee and mimed...

Pregame: Rangers Enter Buffalo on Two-Game Skid

The New York Rangers only have ten total losses on the season (6 in regulation, 4 in extra time), but two of those have come in the past week. On Monday they fell, 4-2, to the Toronto Maple Leafs, and again lost, 3-2, to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday in a shootout. On the bright side, the Blueshirts could have easily won both of those games, but in each, the inability to convert...

Artem Anisimov celebrating goal with rifle stance is not a problem

Artem Anisimov went down on one knee as he skated around the rink after a goal, as to inform us he had just triggered his proverbial rifle. It was an aim-and-fire pose he struck, with his hockey stick as the rifle. What’s the big deal, right? Well, some criticism has lashed out because he scored on an empty net. And then, a scrum between the two teams erupted. But...

Rangers' Anisimov apologizes for goal celebration

PHILADELPHIA After creating controversy with a goal celebration against the Lightning on Thursday, New York Rangers forward Artem Anisimov issued an apology to Tampa Bay on Friday.

Game 25: Rangers vs. Lightning

Standings: Tampa Bay (11-14-2), Rangers (15-6-3) Leading Scorer: Steven Stamkos (16-14-30) Goaltender: Dwayne Roloson (3.55 GAA, .890 SV%) Rangers Lines: Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik Ruslan Fedotenko-Brad Richards-Ryan Callahan Carl Hagelin-Brian Boyle-John Mitchell Sean Avery-Brandon Dubinsky-Brandon Prust Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi Michael Del Zotto-Steve Eminger...

Torts Hasn't Given HBO Restrictions for 24/7

Justin Terranova at the New York Post reports that John Tortorella had to make assurances to HBO and the NHL that he would not interfere with the work of the 24/7 crews..."The coach has made it clear that, yes, he is concerned about things that provide glimpses at their strategy and possibly with their injuries, but he has not given us restrictions on what we can do," HBO...

Musings: Checking In On A Sick Day

It’s been a while since I’ve written a musings post. Generally Chris writes them, and when he can’t Suit or Becky step in. But since I’m home sick today, I decided I want to write them.  So here we go: Seven in a row, lose two, five in a row, lose one. I’ll take 12 of 15, but this season is far from over and the Rangers still have a tough road ahead. Their next five games...

Rangers struggle in shootout — again

Henrik Lundqvist has allowed one goal in each of the four shootouts in which he and the Rangers have participated this year, the King and the Blueshirts falling to 1-3 in the skills-competition with last night’s 3-2 Garden defeat to the Lightning. Tampa Bay’s Dominic Moore, the one-time...

Tanski Contributes Beyond Scoresheet

By Bruce Berlet When Scott Tanski roofed a shot under the crossbar to win his second practice-ending shootout in three days last week, he was mobbed by virtually all of his Connecticut Whale teammates, many of whom leaped into the plexiglass to try to get at the personable curly-haired redhead. “It might have been my new stick,” a smiling Tanski said of his latest skills competition...

New York Rangers' Artem Anisimov apologizes to Tampa Bay Lightning for gun-shooting celebration

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