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HARTFORD, April 18, 2012: Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Whale has released defenseman Peter Ceresnak from his Amateur Tryout (ATO) agreement.
Ceresnak, a rookie out of the Ontario Hockey League and a sixth-round (172nd overall) draftee by the parent New York Rangers in 2011, had yet to dress for a game since joining the Whale from the Peterborough Petes March 21.
The Whale start their best-of-five, Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers tomorrow night, Thursday, April 19, at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, with faceoff at 7:00 PM (“The Rock” 106.9 WCCC-FM, www.ctwhale.com). Game Two of the series will also be in Bridgeport, this Saturday, April 21 at 7:00, before the series switches to the XL Center in Hartford for Game Three this Sunday, April 22. Faceoff for that contest will be 5:00. A Game Four, if it is necessary, would be in Hartford next Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00, and if the series w...
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Per Larry Brooks, Rangers 2011 first round pick J.T. Miller will join the Connecticut Whale for their playoff push this week. Miller joins fellow CHL prospects Shane McColgan, Christian Thomas, Andrew Yogan, and Peter Ceresnak on the Whale, all with ATO’s. Of the group, only Ceresnak does not have a professional contract with the Rangers organization.
In 62 games with the Plymouth...
The Connecticut Whale keep adding on the prospects. Yesterday it was J.T. Miller, now it’s Sam Noreau. The Rangers 5th round draft pick last year will be joining the Whale for the playoff push. In 58 games with Baie-Comeau Drakkar of the QMJHL, Noreau put up a line of 5-12-17 with 92 PIMs. In eight playoff games, Noreau did not record a point, but had 18 PIMs.
Noreau is a big kid...
So the Rangers lost another heartbreaker last night in overtime. It’s their second loss to the Senators in the series, both coming in overtime. The fan base is on edge, and for good reason. The Senators are a good team, and a team that the Rangers do not match up well against. It’s going to be a stressful series, that’s for sure. But enough of that, let’s get to the...
… did Brian Boyle deserve the Broadway Hat? Yes, but I still believe Henrik Lundqvist deserved it more. Boyle’s goal helped the Rangers win, but Lundqvist’s play in net stole the show and Game Three. Wish they could share it some how! Boyle has been HUGE for the Rangers over the last few weeks in [...]
If the 2011-12 Stanley Cup Playoffs have proved anything, it’s that seeding has zero meaning, aside from home ice advantage, once the puck is dropped to begin the postseason. We’ve seen it in four out of the eight playoff series so far, and one of them happens to be the 1 versus 8 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal match-up between the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators.
Series: Rangers lead 2-1.
NYR Regular Season Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (41-35-76)
OTT Regular Season Leading Scorer: Jason Spezza (34-50-84)
NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (62 GS, 1.97 GAA, .931 SV%)
OTT Goaltender: Craig Anderson (60 GS, 2.83 GAA, .910 SV%)
Rangers Lines (looks like these are the official lines to start the game):
Chris Kreider-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik...
Brian Boyle scored for the sixth time in seven contests to snap a
scoreless tie 7:35 into the third period and Henrik Lundqvist turned
aside 39 shots for his fourth career postseason shutout as visiting New
York edged Ottawa 1-0 on Monday to claim a 2-1 edge in its Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.After the teams traded fruitless chances, the top-seeded Rangers finally...
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Ottawa Senators tonight at Scotiabank Place (7:30 p.m.; TV: MSG Plus; Radio: Bloomberg Radio), in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup. The Blueshirts lead the series, 2-1, following a 1-0 win in Game 3 on Monday at Scotiabank Place. The win was New York’s 200th [...]
Through the first three games of the Rangers/Senators series, Ottawa's top scorers Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek have combined for just two assists. The reason? Dan Girardi and Ryan McDonagh.Here's Girardi and McDonagh's teammates on their importance to the team's success (via NHL.com)...Brad Richards..."Everybody's had a shot playing against them at different...
… John Tortorella doesn’t get enough credit for turning the Rangers into a hard-working, shot blocking, never give up type of team. And in game three, the Rangers showed why this is Torts team. Kudos to Coach Torts!
During the second period last night, Marc Staal nailed Jason Spezza with an unpenalized high hit that forced the Senators center to leave the game for a short while...
To watch on YouTube, click here.Here's Staal on the hit (via ESPN NY)..."My read was that he had the puck pulled to the outside. I kind of bit on it and he pulls right back into me and his head...
Tuesday night was a hockey fan's dream night with five playoff series going to a seventh game and the New York Rangers as well as the New York Islanders each had a prospect playing. Unfortunately neither prospect saw their team advance to the next round of the league playoffs but only one saw his season come to a close.
JT Miller (NYR 2011 1st) and his Plymouth Whalers saw...
Okay all of you who thought the New York Rangers played a good game against the Ottawa Senators in game four of their series could you please stand up and tell us why? Wait we actually have somebody willing to say the Rangers play well so please, to the podium and tell us why?
Seriously coach you are only kidding yourself if you think anyone believes that the team played...
The Ottawa Senators beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in overtime of game 4 of the first round, tonight at the Scotiabank Place.
NYR and OTT are tied at 2-2.
Anton Stralman (2) (Power Play) Assists: Brad Richards, Marian Gaborik
Ryan Callahan (2) (Power Play) Assists: Marian Gaborik, Brad Richards
Henrik Lundqvist made 28 saves and allowed three...