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Raanta starts 2nd straight game; Lundqvist on Rangers bench

CHICAGO (AP) Goaltender Antti Raanta is making his second straight start for the New York Rangers, leaving Henrik Lundqvist on the bench. Raanta made 17 saves in Thursday night's 2-1 victory at Winnipeg, improving to 6-1 with a 2.05 goals-against average in nine games this season. Even with the games on back-to-back nights, coach Alain Vigneault opted to start Raanta again on...
Via Associated Press
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

The strange state of the New York Rangers

The Rangers are in a weird spot right now. Still riding their hot start, they remain tied for the second highest point total in the NHL, with a comfortable playoff position and league best goal differential. On the other hand, they are only 5-4-1 in their last ten games, they are missing four (!) top […] The post The strange state of the New York Rangers appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
Via Blue Seat Blogs
9 hours ago

Powerplay lifts Rangers over Jets

After laying an egg on the powerplay in Brooklyn, the Rangers scored twice with the man advantage in Winnipeg en route to a 2-1 win over the Jets. It wasn’t pretty, as even strength play was inconsistent, but they were able to keep the Jets of the board for the most part. The lack of […] The post Powerplay lifts Rangers over Jets appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
Via Blue Seat Blogs
16 hours ago

Short-handed Rangers find way to grind out victory

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — As the depth has dwindled, as the speed game can’t be sustained for 60 minutes, the Rangers are going to have to relearn how to win games by grinding them out. That’s just what they managed to do at the start of this quick back-to-back two-game road trip, beating the Jets, 2-1,...
Via New York Post
23 hours ago

The $59M Henrik Lundqvist question looms now more than ever

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — It comes as no surprise that Henrik Lundqvist is content with his lot in life. The Rangers franchise netminder is fully aware what comes with the territory of his job description, and understands it sometimes can be a lonely place — like it is right now. “That’s the role I have, the...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Guest Post: Rangers future looks bright

The below is a guest post by Jake Weingarten (@TheJakeWeinz). He’s also got a good idea going, called Blueshirt Faithful, where anyone who wants to write a post about the Rangers is welcome to write on what they want, as often as they want. It gives a voice to people who don’t have/want a blog, […] The post Guest Post: Rangers future looks bright appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
Via Blue Seat Blogs
1 day ago

Mats Zuccarello’s Slower Season

Mats Zuccarello has been one of the New York Rangers’ top forwards in recent years, but so far this season he’s been a bit less noticeable. Whenever the small Norwegian forward touches the puck in Madison Square Garden, “Zuuuuccc” can be heard cascading down from the crowd, and for a good reason. Zuccarello has been a spark plug for the Rangers who plays with tremendous...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

WATCH: New York Islanders top New York Rangers, 4-2 in Brooklyn

New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano discusses the team's 4-2 win over the New York Rangers at Barclays Center on Tuesday, as the Isles won for the 4th time in their last 5 games.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers lose Rick Nash and another forward to injury

There was no specific timetable given by Rangers’ coach Alain Vigneault, but it was clear that his already ailing team just got even more shorthanded. The Blueshirts lost forwards Rick Nash and Matt Puempel to injuries during their 4-2 defeat to the Islanders on Tuesday night at Barclays Center, and Vigneault had little idea about...
Via New York Post
2 days ago

Rangers recall Marek Hrivik from minors

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Rangers have recalled Marek Hrivik from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League. Hrivik, 25, has skated in 20 games with the Wolf Pack this season, with eight goals and nine assists. He leads Hartford in points and short-handed goals (two) and is tied for the team lead in goals and assists. Hrivik skated in five games with the Rangers last...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kreider scores 2 in 3rd to lift Rangers past Hurricanes 4-2

NEW YORK (AP) Chris Kreider scored twice less than 5 minutes apart late in the third period to lift the New York Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday. Derek Stepan had a goal and two assists and Michael Grabner also scored, and Mats Zuccarello had two assists for the Rangers. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 21 shots to bounce back from a shaky outing at Buffalo...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rangers come back against Hurricanes, win 3-2

Jimmy Vesey, Rick Nash and Henrik Lundqvist discuss a 3-2 comeback win for the New York Rangers over the Carolina Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.
Via SNY
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Rangers talk recent struggles

Ryan McDonagh and Jimmy Vesey discuss the recent struggles for the New York Rangers at home, and what they need to do to improve on the season.
Via SNY
10 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers fans can hang their hats on an Eastern Conference Title

The disappointment that has followed the New York Rangers for much of the past 75 years has increased the burden on its current batch of players. Its rabid fan base has only seen one Stanley Cup title during that span and that one took place 22 years ago. With the Rangers having gotten off to a hot start at 14-5-1 this season, thoughts of raising Lord Stanley again have inevitably...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets' Matt Calvert scores game-winning goal after 30 stitches

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Matt Calvert made a nice block on a shot attempt during Friday’s game against the New York Rangers, but his face paid the price. The shot by Ryan McDonagh rose up and drilled Calvert, who went to the floor with blood pooling up on the ice in front of him. Matt Calvert takes a slap shot to the eye, skates off like it's no big deal. #HockeyTough...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the New York Rangers continue scoring at this pace?

The New York Rangers’ confidence level is at an all-time high as they’re the highest scoring team (72 goals in 17 games) in the NHL. Pucks are going into the net at a record pace. The Rangers are playing winning hockey because they have four lines that can skate and score goals. No question, the Blueshirts are going to continue this alarming rate because head coach Alain Vigneault...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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