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The Rangers Tribune:
I normally do not post John Tortorella's postgame comments here on the blog, but last night I thought the coach did a fantastic job of summing up his team's 4-0 loss to the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. For once, I agreed with everything the coach said, so I found this one worth posting...
I feel like the fans are going a little overboard with the drama after this loss. Look, the Rangers won seven straight games prior to last night and had one bad game against a buzzing Canadiens team. Plain and simple, as Tortorella stated, the Rangers didn't come to play, which is an easy fix going forward. It's one loss in November, which is nothing to lose yourself over.
The only thing I disagreed with Tortorella on was the three-day break. I think having that much time off after Tuesday's win over the Islanders certainly had an effect on the club and not a good one either. They can't use that as an excuse, though, because they have another one coming u...
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The New York Rangers are still out spending money on free
agents like Marian Gaborik and Brad Richards to carry the offensive burden, but
the integration of young prospect talent into the lineup over the past 4-5
years has been the key to the team rising back up the standings. Luckily for the Rangers there is more talent
in the pipeline for the coming seasons though the...
The Rangers will have Martin Biron between the pipes as they seek their eighth straight win tonight in Montreal. While some might take this as a sign of not putting their best team out there but given Biron's 3-0 record and .95 goals against average there is no reason to doubt him. Biron does need the work and given Lundqvist's struggles in Montreal there is nothing wrong...
Connecticut Whale 3, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2 (OT)
By Brian Ring
Hartford, CT, November 18, 2011 - Defenseman Brendan Bell’s breakaway goal with 6.8 seconds left in overtime gave the Connecticut Whale a 3-2 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Friday night at the XL Center.
The win pushed the Whale (8-4-1-2) into first place in the Northeast Division with 19 points.
… the team has been great all around and hopefully they keep it up against Montreal tonight for their 8th win in a row.
CTWhale.com reports that Carl Hagelin scored the shootout winner as the Whale defeated the Providence Bruins 3-2 in a shootout yesterday.Brendan Bell and Jordan Owens scored third period goals to help the Whale recover from a 2-0 deficeit.Hagelin scored in the sixth round of the shootout on the backhand....absolutely no reason EC should be on the Rangers ahead of Hagelin right now...
Looking for a multi-year contract after an injury-riddled 2010-11 campaign, restricted free agent Josh Gorges had to settle for a one year $2.5 million contract with the Montreal Canadiens this off-season. Gorges missed 46 games last year with a knee injury that prevented him from playing. Gorges had originally tore up his right knee during his last season with the Kelowna Rockets...
Opponent: Les Habitants (8-8-3)
Leading Scorer: Tomas Plekanec (4-14-18)
Goaltender: Carey Price (2.29 GAA, .910 SV%)
Rangers Projected Lines:
Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Brad Richards-Ryan Callahan
Sean Avery-Brian Boyle-Ruslan Fedotenko
Brandon Prust-Erik Christensen-Andre Deveaux
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Michael Del Zotto-Mike Sauer
Who are those players who absolutely spark their team? The guy who takes an endless shift and inspires the rest of the team to play in their image. The guy who lights a fire onto the ice, effectively waking up the rest of the staff. We're going to take a look at the five best sparkplugs in the NHL.1. Ryan Callahan, New York RangersRyan Callahan is not tall in stature. Standing...
It is a bit of a slow day here in Rangerland, but there were some tidbits of information from practice to chat about, courtesy of Andrew Gross.
First, Brandon Dubinsky and Brad Richards sat out of practice today. As per Gross, Dubinsky was sick and Richards required a maintenance day. These are common occurence, and shouldn’t really be a cause for alarm. Hockey players need days...
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From the Rangers:
NEW YORK RANGERS at MONTREAL CANADIENS
Saturday, Nov. 19, 7:00 p.m.
Bell Centre – Montreal, Quebec
Rangers: 10-3-3 (23 pts)
Canadiens: 8-8-3 (19 pts)
All information through NHL games on Nov. 17
The Rangers will face-off against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre (7:00 p.m.), in an Original Six match-up as they look to extend their...
The New York Rangers will be looking for their eighth straight win tonight when they take on the Montreal Canadiens in Montreal tonight.
In their previous meeting, the Blueshirts rode a 3-goal first period en route to a 5-3 win at Madison Square Garden. Considering that the Canadiens are not playing in a back-to-back situation, this has the potential to be a very different hockey...
The Montreal Canadiens' home-and-home sweep of their archrivals last month earned them a measure of redemption for their heartbreaking playoff exit and left the reigning Stanley Cup champions humbled following seven defeats in their first 10 games.
The Boston Bruins will bring a bit more confidence to the Bell Centre this time.
Unbeaten since their last trip to Montreal, the...
Carey Price made 17 saves for his second straight shutout, and the Montreal Canadiens ended New York's seven-game winning streak with a 4-0 win over the Rangers on Saturday night.
Here’s the Flyers’ jerseys for the Winter Classic:
No big deal for me, and not a major change from what they normally wear, right?
I think the Rangers unveil theirs on or around Saturday’s game against the Flys.