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Rangers stop Penguins in Game 3 on road to retake series lead

  Henrik Lundqvist stopped 23 shots and the New York Rangers regained control of their first-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 2-1 win in Game 3 on Tuesday night. Carl Hagelin and Chris Kreider scored for New York, which dominated for two periods then held on late to take a 2-1 series lead. Game 4 is Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Patric Hornqvist scored his third career...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Penguins Drop a Sleeper to the Rangers, 2-1 by @wutendeskind

Shots: 26 New York Rangers – 24 Pittsburgh Penguins Shot Attempts: 51 Pittsburgh Penguins – 44 New York Rangers Scoreboard: 2-1, New York Rangers Game 3 of Penguins-Rangers found the Penguins struggling with familiar foes: line changes; stick penalties; shot generation; and Marc Staal’s advanced knowledge of the new NHL rulebook, which the Penguins cannot seem to...
Via PensInitiative
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Metro Division Semis Game Three: Rangers at Penguins

The Rangers and Penguins are back at it tonight for Game Three of their series. The Penguins evened the series on Saturday night, and the story of that game was the Rangers inefficient powerplay. They went just one-for-seven in that game, and it presumably has cost them the series already. In all seriousness, the powerplay Read more → The post Metro Division Semis Game Three: Rangers...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Crosby re-emerges to defeat the New York Rangers

Though they entered their playoff series with the New York Rangers as serious underdogs, the Pittsburgh Penguins showed their star-power and resilience Saturday night, downing the Blueshirts 4-3 and evening the series at one. How did they accomplish this impressive feat? Well, for one thing, a disastrous second period doomed the Rangers, who allowed three […] The post Crosby re...
Via Along the Boards
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Don’t worry about the Rangers’ Kevin Hayes

Kevin Hayes has not hit the college rookie wall. Let’s clear that up straight away. To suggest that’s happened to Hayes – after just two subpar performances – would be a combination of lazy journalism and a kneejerk reaction. It’s just two games. Hayes has struggled in the opening round thus far, not producing offensively Read more → The post Don’t worry about the Rangers’...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Musings: Thoughts before the Rangers head to Pittsburgh

The Rangers debut their 2015 playoff selves in Pittsburgh tonight, in front of what should be an energized crowd. It’s well noted that the Rangers are horrendous in Game 2’s, and for some reason, it’s accepted as fact. I don’t know when any type of failure became acceptable, but I digress… The Rangers need to Read more → The post Musings: Thoughts before the Rangers head...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

The New York Rangers remain consistently inconsistent

After a dominant game one against the Pittsburgh Penguins in which the New York Rangers won 2-1, the Rangers went back to an incredibly lackluster style of play in game two. In game one, the Rangers played with a lot more urgency and desperation, consistently outracing the Penguins to the puck, had a tighter forecheck, and a faster jump to secure the 2-1 victory. However, in game...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF Cap: Game 2 Pens vs Rangers

[4/18/15] Stanley Cup Playoffs 2015 Round 1 Game 2 – Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Rangers  (4-3 Win) GIF’s by @JustPuckIt [Goal 1] Sutter (Downie, Kunitz) [Goal 2] Crosby (Hornqvist, Cole)   [Goal 3] Crosby (Kunitz, Martin) [Goal 4] Kunitz (Sutter, Perron) Video Credit: NHL Tonight/Pens TV The post GIF Cap: Game 2 Pens vs Rangers appeared first on the PensNation...
Via The PensNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

PLAYOFF GAMEDAY: Round 1, Game 2. Pens looking to even up the series.

Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers 8:00 PM – NBC Madison Square Garden, New York, New York It’s kind of unheralded for there to be optimism surrounding the Penguins after a playoff loss, but hanging with the Rangers the way they did in Game 1 wasn’t expected either. Outside of a start that couldn’t have been worse and the parade of dumb penalties, the Pens actually...
Via The Pensblog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers skate past Penguins 2-1 in series opener

The New York Rangers couldn’t have asked for a better start to their quest for the Stanley Cup. A half minute into the game, Rangers’ star forward Rick Nash received a long pass from Dan Girardi in the defensive zone, and took a low, hard shot from the far boards. The rebound was kicked into the […] The post Rangers skate past Penguins 2-1 in series opener appeared first on...
Via Along the Boards
3 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Game One. Rangers lead series 1-0.

Dark cloud: The Pens are three losses away from the season being over. Silver lining of the dark cloud: The Penguins played their strongest game in about a month. It has been a weird season, so when we say we feel some positive things about a playoff loss, it doesn’t feel that strange. The Penguins had some fight in them, the Rangers interfered with the rest. But the Rangers...
Via The Pensblog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers D Ryan McDonagh should be suspended at least 3 games for this attack on Geno Malkin

Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh grabbed Pittsburgh's leading goal scorer Geno Malkin by the back of the jersey last night and threw him face first into the boards in an obvious attempt to injure the Penguins' center. GIF: Ryan McDonagh pushes Geno Malkin face first into the boards pic.twitter.com/o5KKdRR1Jb— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) April 17, 2015Three games right there, minimum...
Via Bob's Blitz
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers: Three Round One X-Factors

With only a few hours left until puck drop, the Stanley Cup favorite New York Rangers are preparing to face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins who stumbled their way into the playoffs. Not a single person on ESPN’s NHL staff picked the Penguins for the upset, Sports Illustrated’s experts are unanimously for the Rangers as […] The post New York Rangers: Three Round One X-Factors...
Via Along the Boards
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers playoff preview: Klein still out

The New York Rangers begin their quest for the cup on April 16 against the Pittsburgh Penguins, and will be doing so without shutdown defenseman Kevin Klein for an undetermined amount of time. Klein has been out with an injury since blocking a shot taken by Alex Ovechkin on March 11, and, in spite of a recent announcement claiming he’d be ready for game 1, it looks as though he...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers’ Resilience Will Be Key for Playoff Run

Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers scores a goal against Niklas Svedberg #72 of the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden on March 28, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images) After winning the President’s Trophy as the NHL’s top club for the first time since 1994 – the last time they won the Stanley Cup – the New York Rangers head into...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Klein Absent From Practice

The Rangers are skating this morning in Greenburgh in preparation of the Pens coming to town for Game 1 on Thursday. All Rangers were on the ice except for one… All healthy Rangers, including Staal, accounted for. Have not seen Kevin Klein on ice. Bur Chris Summers is practicing. — Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) April 14, 2015 #NYR practice d-pairs with Klein not practicing...
Via NY Rangers Blog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Full Season Grades – Offense

Rick Nash (79 GP; 42G, 27A, 69 PTS; Midseason Grade: A+) Predictably cooled off, likely due to his unsustainable shooting percentage that hovered around 19-20% for awhile before finishing at 13.8%. Team would love for Nash to repeat that in the playoffs since that number is a head scratchingly low 3.6%. Needs a big postseason to silence his haters once and for all. Final Grade...
Via NY Rangers Blog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NYR Recall Pair From Wolf Pack; Nash, Staal Scratched

OFFICIAL: #NYR have recalled forward Ryan Bourque and defenseman Chris Summers from @WolfPackAHL. — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) April 9, 2015 At #NYR morning skate Mats Zuccarello, Marc Staal and Rick Nash not skating…Bourque, Summers, Sheppard all out there — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) April 9, 2015 Like the Presidents Trophy, another byproduct of the Rangers regular...
Via NY Rangers Blog
11 days ago  |  Discuss

What the President’s Trophy means for the New York Rangers

With a 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night, the New York Rangers officially clinched the President’s Trophy, something they haven’t done since their magical Stanley Cup run during the 1994 playoffs. Fast forward 21 long years, and here are the Rangers in that same position once again, hoping to use the benefits of winning the President’s Trophy to their advantage...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

President Trophy Winners The New York Rangers

The President’s Trophy for the 2015 season has finally been claimed, by the New York Rangers. With their 4-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils Tuesday night, the Rangers reached 111 points for the season clinching the President’s Trophy awarded to the team that finishes with the most points during the regular season. Check out some highlights from their trophy clinching win...
Via Beyond The Benches
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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