Three fights broke out simultaneously at the opening faceoff of tonight's game between the Rangers and Devils. Rangers forwards Mike Rupp, Stu Bickel and Brandon Prust dropped the gloves with fellow Devils forwards Cam Janssen, Eric Boulton and Ryan Carter, setting the tone for a crucial contest between two great rivals.
Two smart periods and one sloppy period equals Rangers win. It wasnâ€™t perfect but the Rangers got what they deserved out of the game as they beat the Devils 4-2. They were the better team throughout and ten minutes aside in the second controlled play, were defensively solid and could have scored more if not for some sharp goaltending by Brodeur. On to the notes from the gameâ€...
00:03 NY Rangers Stu Bickel: 5 minutes, fighting
00:03 New Jersey Ryan Carter: 5 minutes, fighting
00:03 NY Rangers Brandon Prust: 5 minutes, fighting
00:03 New Jersey Cam Janssen: 5 minutes, fighting
00:03 NY Rangers Mike Rupp: 5 minutes, fighting
00:03 New Jersey Eric Boulton: 5 minutes, fighting
00:03 New Jersey Bryce Salvador: 10 minutes, misconduct
While the first three seconds of the hockey game between the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils provided a lot of theatrics, it all ended up meaning very little for the rest of the game as the Rangers went onto to clinch a playoff spot by beating the Devils by a score of 4-2.
For the first since the 2005-06 season, the Blueshirts managed to clinch a playoff spot with a few weeks...
Brandon Dubinsky scored shortly after a fight-filled opening faceoff, and the New York Rangers became the first Eastern Conference team to earn a playoff spot by beating the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Monday night.
Three fights broke out at the outset and that seemed to jump-start the Rangers, who had lost two straight and five of seven as their once commanding lead in the East dwindled...
With a playoff spot clinched, we are running a new series about turning points in the season. These posts will focus on moves the Rangers made that effectively turned their season from mediocre to great.
On November 24, the Rangers had lost two games in a row to the Montreal Canadiens and Florida Panthers. It wasnâ€™t so much that the Rangers lost the games, it was that they were...
TheNYRBlog reader Beth K. sends me this pic of her with John Scott, who she called, using the immortal words of Ilya Bryzgalov, "Humongous Big"...As always please continue to e-mail (email@example.com) your Rangers related pictures to me so I can post them on the blog.Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at ...
Connecticut Whale 5, Portland Pirates 4 (SO)
By Brian Ring
Hartford, CT, March 18, 2012 â€“ The Connecticut Whale defeated the Portland Pirates, 5-4 in a shootout, Sunday afternoon at the XL Center in a wild affair. Connecticut twice rallied from behind to defeat the Pirates, with Tommy Grant picking up a pro career-high four points for the Whale (2-2-4).
The New York Rangers got perhaps the spark they needed to break free from their recent struggles. Their next opponent is still looking for one.
The Rangers will try to build on a contentious victory Wednesday night when they face the injury-plagued Detroit Red Wings, who are slumping but will look to continue their domination in the series.
New York (45-20-7) had dropped five of...
The New York Rangers were sitting comfortably atop the Eastern Conference two weeks ago, but a rough stretch has trimmed their lead to the slimmest of margins.
The slump started with a loss to the New Jersey Devils, and the Rangers will try avenge that defeat while avoiding their sixth loss in eight games Monday night at Madison Square Garden.
New York (44-20-7) owned an eight...
After the puck dropped between the Rangers and Devils the other night, the gloves soon followed. Stu Bickel, Mike Rupp and Brandon Prust went toe-to-toe against Cam Janssen, Ryan Carter and Eric Boulton. Even more entertaining then the planned fights was the trash talking by both coaches that ensued after the game.
â€śI guess in Johnâ€™s world you can come into our building and...
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