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Connecticut Whale 5, Manchester Monarchs 0
By Brian Ring
Hartford, CT, October 21, 2011 - The Connecticut Whale defeated the Manchester Monarchs Friday night, 5-0, before 3,272 fans at the XL Center. The Whale received two goals and an assist from forward Mats Zuccarello, who made his first appearance with the club after opening the season with the parent New York Rangers.
“He’s a nifty passer and sees the ice well,” said Whale head coach Ken Gernander of Zuccarello. “He’s a clever player and a lot of fun to watch.”
Goaltender Cam Talbot recorded his first win of the season for the Whale, coming up with a 23-save shutout against the Monarchs.
“To continue on the pace they showed tonight would be in everybody’s best interest,” said Gernander.
The Whale took the lead 8:37 into the first period when Andreas Thuresson backhanded his first goal of the season past Monarchs starting goaltender Martin Jones (22 saves). Thuresson took a quick shot without turning around, the floating shot be...
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The Rangers need to improve their overall game, which was the message from head coach John Tortorella during this morning's practice in Edmonton before the team flew out to Winnipeg. But where they have been their weakest is on defense and part of that is due to the fact that both Marc Staal and Michael Sauer have been out of the lineup. While there still has been no updates...
Looking for their third straight win the New York Rangers are tinkering with their lineup inserting Brendan Bell on defense and scratching Jeff Woywitka. Replacing Woywitka is not a big surprise as he struggled against Calgary, especially in the third period giving up multiple chances and taking a penalty with just 2:44 left in regulation.
One change the Rangers are not making...
According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, New York Rangers defensemen Marc Staal was to being skating this week and it was leaked out by a few members of the media and Joe Micheletti during a Rangers broadcast that the team would update and announce this news. Unfortunately, a day later came and [...]
Opponent: Edmonton Oilers
Leading Scorer: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (4-1-5)
Goaltender: Nikolai Khabibulin (0.95 GAA, .960 SV%)
Derek Stepan-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Artem Anisimov-Ryan Callahan
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust
Mike Rupp-Erik Christensen-Kris Newbury
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Tim Erixon-Steve Eminger
Michael Del Zotto-Brendan...
Well 2-1-2 looks a whole lot better than 0-1-2, doesn't it? With tonight's 3-2 overtime win over the Calgary Flames, the Rangers have now won back-to-back games and are undefeated midway through their western Canada road trip. After a shaky start, the Blueshirts are on their way to erasing what was a not-so-great effort in the first three games of the season with continuous...
Having played two games of their western Canada road swing, the New York Rangers earned back-to-back needed wins against the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames to improve to 2-1-2 on the season. Tonight they seek their third win of the season and the road trip when they enter Edmonton to take on the Oilers at Rexall Place. The Blueshirts have had much success against the Oilers...
The Rangers ended their power-play scoring drought Thursday night and got an improbable last second victory, when Ryan McDonagh scored with 1.8 seconds left in overtime to lift the Blueshirts, 3-2, over the Flames. Brandon Dubinsky dropped the puck to Dan Girardi at the right point, who hit a slap shot into the boards behind the net and McDonagh slid into the left circle and buried...
From the NYR:
NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
New York Rangers 0, Edmonton Oilers 2
October 22, 2011 (Game 6, Away Game 6)
Rexall Place – Edmonton, Alberta
-The Rangers were defeated by the Edmonton Oilers, 2-0, tonight at Rexall Place, and are now 2-1-0 on their current four-game Western Canada road trip. New York is 2-2-2 (6 pts) on the season.
Ryan McDonagh's putback after a Dan Girardi prayer caromed behind the net gave the Rangers a 3-2 win in overtime. Dany Heatley's bad-angle flick off of Nikolai Khabibulin's chest at the end of regulation salvaged a point for Minnesota, and eventually a second one with a shootout win. Both goals went in with half a second left on the...
When I was a kid, the New York Rangers were strictly the "B" list. Despite being an original 6 team, when my family tuned in HNIC if the Rangers were on things would eventually end up at the kitchen table (beer, smokes, cards, laughter). The television--a black and white--would be shoved over in the corner when I'd watch with my aunt Shannon and my brother (or by myself...
Defenseman Ryan McDonagh scored with two seconds remaining in overtime to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Ryan McDonagh capitalized on his increased ice time in crucial moments - at the Calgary Flames' expense.
The second-year defenseman scored with 2 seconds remaining in overtime to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 victory ov...