ANTTI RAANTA NEWS

New York Rangers: Raanta returns

The New York Rangers have re-signed Antti Raanta to a two-year, $2 million contract. It seemed pretty likely that he was going to stay with the team, and it was really only a matter of how much we were going to pay him. He’s a phenomenal backup goaltender and did very well this year, but it’s important that we didn’t overpay him since we have other free agents that need more...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers re-sign backup goalie Antti Raanta quick and cheap

Antti Raanta and the Rangers took care of business about as quickly as possible, the popular backup netminder deciding to forego a shot at unrestricted free agency to re-up with the Blueshirts for a two-year deal worth $1 million per. This represents a fair deal for Raanta, who will turn 27 on May 12, and...
Via New York Post
3 days ago

Rangers agree to deal with backup goalie Antti Raanta

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Rangers have agreed to a deal with backup goalie Antti Raanta. The 26-year-old Raanta appeared in 25 games with the Rangers this season after being acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks in June. He had an 11-6-2 record, with a 2.24 goals-against average, a .919 save percentage and a shutout playing behind Henrik Lundqvist. Raanta allowed two goals or...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers Sign Antti Raanta to Contract Extension

The New York Rangers announced today that they’ve signed backup goaltender Antti Raanta to a new contract. The team made the announcement via their official Twitter account. OFFICIAL: #NYR have agreed to terms with goaltender Antti Raanta on a new contract. pic.twitter.com/uuwr3oPQkw — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) May 2, 2016 Raanta was acquired last summer in a trade...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Rangers re-sign Antti Raanta

The Rangers have re-signed backup goalie Antti Raanta on a contract extension. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. But they will be available sooner or later. Raanta had a .919 SV% last season and was solid as the backup, so this is a smart move by the team. A solid first step in the […] The post Rangers re-sign Antti Raanta appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
Via Blue Seat Blogs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Re-Sign Raanta

OFFICIAL: #NYR have agreed to terms with goaltender Antti Raanta on a new contract. pic.twitter.com/uuwr3oPQkw — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) May 2, 2016 Good first step in the Rangers offseason. Once terms are announced, I’ll have it here.
Via NY Rangers Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Getting to Know: Rangers goaltender Antti Raanta

Status: New York Rangers goaltender. HT: 6-0 WT: 192 poundsDOB: May 12, 1989 In: Rauma, Finland First Hockey Memory: “I think when I went first time on the ice, I got my players skates and stepped on the ice. That was the biggest celebration when you fell all the time, skating a little bit forward and I didn’t fall down. So I think that was my first memory. If you think about...
Via The Hockey News
11 days ago

Playoffs Breakdown: Game 4 – Penguins 5, Rangers 0

By: @chetstead   The Penguins have pushed the New York Rangers to the edge of elimination. Rookie goalie Matt Murray got his first career playoff shutout and Evgeni Malkin exploded for four points. At the other end of the ice, Henrik Lundqvist was chased from the net in favor of Antti Raanta. The Rangers actually didn’t play that poorly. They put 31 shots on net and controlled...
Via The PensNation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers believes Lundqvist's injury "not serious"

PITTSBURGH (AP) The New York Rangers don't think goaltender Henrik Lundqvist's freak eye injury will keep him out indefinitely. Still, coach Alain Vigneault isn't sure Lundqvist will be ready in time for Game 2 of New York's Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against Pittsburgh on Saturday. Lundqvist left Wednesday night's 5-2 loss after the first period when teammate Marc...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Antti Raanta ‘ready’ but not able to pick up Rangers, Lundqvist

PITTSBURGH — There have been times this season when the Rangers relied on backup goalie Antti Raanta. Now could be the biggest of them all. Raanta came in to begin the second period of the team’s 5-2 loss to the Penguins in Game 1 of their first-round series at CONSOL Energy Center on Wednesday night....
Via New York Post
21 days ago

WATCH: Gotta See It: Crosby beats Raanta one-on-one on the breakaway

Sidney Crosby didn't even need to deke his way past Antti Raanta after being released on a breakaway. He just loaded up and scored.
Via SportsNetCanada
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Henrik Lundqvist poked in the eye, replaced in Game 1

The Rangers/Penguins first-round playoff series already featured a third string goalie in Jeff Zatkoff. And now the backup goalie is getting work on the other side, as Henrik Lundqvist was replaced by Antti Raanta to start the second period of Game 1. Here’s why: Lundqvist was poked in the eye inadvertently by the stick of defenseman Marc Staal with under a minute left. And...
Via Puck Drunk Love
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers pretty much stopped losing in Antti Raanta starts

Goaltending controversy? Not quite. But following Saturday’s 3-2 victory over the Red Wings in the season finale, it is at least worthy of mention that the Blueshirts went 7-1 in Antti Raanta’s last eight starts of the season while going 4-6-3 in Henrik Lundqvist’s final 13 outings. “I’m feeling really good. After those tough moments...
Via New York Post
26 days ago

Red Wings still reach playoffs despite 3-2 loss to Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) Despite ending the regular season with consecutive losses, the Detroit Red Wings found a way to extend their remarkable playoff streak. Kevin Hayes scored with 5:38 remaining, Antti Raanta made 31 saves and the New York Rangers defeated the Red Wings 3-2 on Saturday. Even with the loss, the Red Wings reached the playoffs for a 25th consecutive season when the Ottawa...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings still reach playoffs despite 3-2 loss to the Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) -- Kevin Hayes scored with 5:38 remaining, Antti Raanta made 31 saves and the New York Rangers defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Saturday. Despite the loss, the Red Wings reached the playoffs for a 25th consecutive season when the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins. Detroit clinched third place in the Atlantic Division and will play the Tampa Bay Lightning in...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers slip past Red Wings; Detroit still reaches playoffs

NEW YORK (AP) Kevin Hayes scored with 5:38 remaining, Antti Raanta made 31 saves and the New York Rangers defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Saturday. Despite the loss, the Red Wings reached the playoffs for a 25th consecutive season when the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins. Detroit clinched third place in the Atlantic Division and will play the Tampa Bay Lightning in...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers slip past Red Wings 3-2

NEW YORK (AP) Kevin Hayes scored with 5:38 remaining, Antti Raanta made 31 saves and the New York Rangers defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Saturday. Despite the loss, the Red Wings reached the playoffs for a 25th consecutive season when the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins. Detroit clinched third place in the Atlantic Division and will play the Tampa Bay Lightning in...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

How Rangers’ Antti Raanta bounced back from one brutal loss

Antti Raanta’s first season as the Rangers’ backup goalie is going to be defined by one emotional outpouring, which came after a devastating 5-4 overtime loss to the Kings at the Garden on Feb. 12. That game, Raanta gave up a goal with 30 seconds left in regulation and another in overtime to put him...
Via New York Post
March 26, 2016

Practice notes: Fast to third line, Raanta to start

Some new lines from practice today, per the Rangers Twitter: Chris Kreider-Derick Brassard-Rick Nash JT Miller-Derek Stepan-Mats Zuccarello Kevin Hayes-Eric Staal-Jesper Fast Tanner Glass-Dominic Moore-Viktor Stalberg Oscar Lindberg is again the healthy scratch. Antti Raanta will start in Montreal. I’d expect him to get two more starts down the stretch to keep Hank fresh. The...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Antti Raanta makes sprawling save to rob T.J. Oshie

Some of you may know Antti Raanta as the former backup goaltender of the Chicago Blackhawks. He was relegated to a third-string role after Scott Darling took over the backup role during their run to the playoffs. He famously said to a Finnish Newspaper that he hoped the team would lose so he could return home to Finland. Luckily he has moved on from the incident and is now playing...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

No Lundqvist, no problem: Raanta, Rangers beat Capitals

WASHINGTON (AP) Antti Raanta made 32 saves while subbing for the injured Henrik Lundqvist and Derek Stepan scored as the New York Rangers bounced back from a loss in Pittsburgh to beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 Friday night. Raanta was pressed into starting duty after Lundqvist was ruled out because of neck spasms. He was stellar against the NHL's top team, helping the Rangers...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Antti Raanta steals the show in dramatic win at the Garden

In the first game following the trade deadline, the focus was on Eric Staal. But it was the Rangers backup goaltender that stole the show for the Rangers in a dramatic 2-1 win over the Blue Jackets. Raanta made 26 saves, many of them very difficult, including one as time expired to preserve the win. […] The post Antti Raanta steals the show in dramatic win at the Garden appeared...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Rangers hang on for dear life, squeak by Leafs

The Rangers landed in Toronto at 3am after Wednesday’s loss to Chicago, meaning the team was exhausted heading into last night’s game. It showed on the ice, as the Leafs were all over a very sluggish Rangers club all night. Antti Raanta was the difference maker, as he stood tall all night. He made several […] The post Rangers hang on for dear life, squeak by Leafs appeared...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Practice notes: Klein, Girardi, Raanta return to practice; Etem/McIlrath to be scratches

The Rangers appear to be fully healthy today, as Kevin Klein, Dan Girardi, and Antti Raanta all returned to practice today. Klein has been out the longest with an abdominal injury, almost three weeks. Girardi missed a week with a knee injury. Raanta missed a week with what was likely a concussion. Klein’s injury really […] The post Practice notes: Klein, Girardi, Raanta return...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers goalie Raanta leaves after taking slap shot to mask

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) New York Rangers goalie Antti Raanta left Thursday's game against the Minnesota Wild after taking a slap shot off the top of his helmet early in the first period. Minnesota defenseman Marco Scandella took a slap shot from below the right faceoff circle, hitting Raanta in the forehead area of the helmet. Raanta staggered a bit and fell forward to the ice. He...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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