Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Rangers Game 2 preview

TV: NBCSN TIME: COVERAGE BEGINS AT 8 P.M. NEW YORK (AP) -- Ryan McDonagh and Dan Girardi have been getting the top defensive assignments for the New York Rangers for years. In the opening round of the playoffs, they were asked to shut down Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Alexander Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom of the Washington Capitals came in the...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Kreider Stepping Up, Alex Ovechkin Slumping as Momentum Shifts

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 23: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals skates against Dan Girardi #5 of the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on December 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images)   The Washington Capitals have found themselves in a tough spot. After sprinting out to a 3-1 series lead over the rival New York Rangers, looking...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2 ECSF: Rangers vs. Washington

The New York Rangers faceoff against the Washington Capitals, today at MSG starting at 12:30 PM. For a preview, click here. TV: NBC Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Nash-Brassard-St.Louis Kreider-Stepan-Miller Hagelin-Hayes-Fast Sheppard-Moore-Glass McDonagh-Girardi Staal-Boyle Yandle-Klein Goalie match-up:  Henrik Lundqvist – 4-2, 1.61 GAA, .938...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Cup Dumps 4/25/15

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 24: Dan Girardi #5 and Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers celebarte the game winning goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 24, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) What everyone is talking aboutFinally...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers 2, Pittsburgh 1 (OT)

The New York Rangers (3-1) defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins (1-3) by a score of 2-1 in overtime. For a box score, click here. Gonna cut right to the chase. Burn up that game footage. Save the OT tape for Kevin Hayes. But the first 60 minutes, kill it with fire. The Rangers had ZERO scoring chances in the first period, per war-on-ice.com. You almost have to try to be that bad. Two shots...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Need to Win Game Three to Build Momentum

The Pittsburgh Penguins celibate a goal by Chris Kunitz as New York Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist (30) and Dan Girardi (5) react during the third period of Game 2 in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday, April 18, 2015, in New York. The Penguins won the game 4-3. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) The Pittsburgh Penguins entered their first round series with the...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Girardi in, Kevin Klein out for Game Two

Dan Girardi will play in Game Two tonight, despite taking a puck to the jaw in Game One and not returning. Girardi left in the third period after the injury as the Rangers held on to a 2-1 lead to take the first game of the series. Kevin Klein, out since March with a broken Read more → The post Dan Girardi in, Kevin Klein out for Game Two appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Girardi practices, expected to play for Rangers on Saturday

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi practiced Friday and is expected to play in Game 2 of the playoff series with Pittsburgh on Saturday night. Girardi took a puck in the face in the third period of New York's 2-1 win in Game 1 on Thursday night. He immediately went to the dressing room and did not return. He was treated by a dentist after leaving the game...
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April 17, 2015  |  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...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Full Season Grades – Defense

Dan Girardi (82 GP; 4G, 16A, 20 PTS; Midseason Grade: B) Led NYR in hits, blocked shots and total TOI logging nearly 1,900 minutes. Possession stats are down this season despite hovering around 50% for most of his career. He’s had his moments over the season but the guy is just a warrior. Nothing has been able to keep him out of the lineup despite several close brushes with injury...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Rangers Patiently Await The Return of “King Henrik”

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers scrambles to get back in the net as Dan Girardi #5 of the New York Rangers and Jonathan Huberdeau #11 of the Florida Panthers battle for position near the net at Madison Square Garden. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Henrik Lundqvist has missed the last 20 games due to a broken blood vessel in his neck. Since then the Rangers have...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Rangers should trade Dan Girardi this summer

There are precious few quality defensemen that become available in the National Hockey League. It’s why defensemen like James Wisniewski, Ben Lovejoy(!), Marek Zidlicky and Braydon Coburn all fetched far more than any of them should have done at the trade deadline. Most of them still have their uses for sure, but the prices that Read more → The post Why the Rangers should trade...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Is it time to shelter Dan Girardi’s minutes?

If you’ve been reading this blog a while, then you know we’ve been questioning Dan Girardi’s deployment for quite some time now. Love him or hate him, the fact remains that Girardi will be a member of the Rangers for the next five seasons. Since the Rangers are, for better or worse, married to Girardi Read more → The post Is it time to shelter Dan Girardi’s minutes? appeared...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Open Thread 1/12: Girardi “Maintenance Day’, Nash, Faceoff Woes

Dan Girardi the lone Ranger not on the ice. Rangers say maintenance day for the defenseman. — Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) January 12, 2015 _____________________________________ Uncle Brooksie’s latest piece is out regarding Rick Nash and he, like myself thinks that Nash should be the runaway winner of the Hart Trophy. _____________________________________ There are still...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Midseason Grades Part 1: Defense

Dan Girardi (39 GP; 2G, 8A, 10 PTS) Can’t mention Dan Girardi without listing the laundry list of injuries he’s taken over the course of the season and yet he still finds a way to dress for the Rangers every night. Two foot injuries of note and was nearly decapitatred by a Nazem Kadri skate back in early November. Elevated his game when his defensive partner Ryan McDonagh was...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Part 2: Why the Rangers chose Dan Boyle over Anton Stralman

In case you missed it yesterday, I was asked why the Rangers kept Dan Girardi over Anton Stralman. After going into qualitative (eye test) and quantitative (#fancystats) analysis, comparing Girardi to Stralman, it was clear to see that Stralman was always the better choice. However, one thing that was not as clear was whether the […] The post Part 2: Why the Rangers chose Dan Boyle...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Why did the Rangers keep Dan Girardi over Anton Stralman?

I received one question this week in the mailbag, and it was a doozy, so this entire post is dedicated to it. As always, email me if you have any questions, and I’ll be sure to address each one. BrooklynVic asks: Why did the Rangers keep Dan Girardi over Anton Stralman? How could our valuation […] The post Why did the Rangers keep Dan Girardi over Anton Stralman? appeared first...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Rangers be worried about Dan Girardi and Marc Staal’s form?

With a few exceptions the Rangers have been abysmal in their own end for almost the entire season. Whether it’s been the disruptions to the line up caused by the myriad of injuries or ‘a lack of desperation’ (says Rick Nash) or execution on any particular game night, it doesn’t matter. The Rangers have not […] The post Should the Rangers be worried about Dan Girardi and...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Evgeni Malkin delivers huge hit on Dan Girardi (GIF)

Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin delivered a huge hit on New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi during the third period of Saturday night's game at the CONSOL Energy Center.Girardi was following the puck behind the Rangers net and didn't see Malkin, who was coming at full speed and laid his shoulder right into Girardi's chest, knocking him flat on his back. Girardi was...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Evgeni Malkin crushes Dan Girardi

Dan Girardi probably still isn’t sure what hit him behind his own net. Evgeni Malkin appeared silently behind the defenseman and delivered a brutal hit which sent Girardi flying.
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Evgeni Malkin crushes Dan Girardi

Dan Girardi probably still isn’t sure what hit him behind his own net. Evgeni Malkin appeared silently behind the defenseman and delivered a brutal hit which sent Girardi flying.
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers 2, Pittsburgh 3 (SO)

The New York Rangers (7-6-4) fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins (12-3-1) 3-2 tonight in the shootout. For a box score, click here. These are the types of games that will turn you grey and take years off your life. From the incessant whining from Crosby all night and banging his stick against the glass when he doesn’t get his way or running Henrik in the third, Malkin spearing Hagelin...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Girardi & Comparable Defensemen

In the couple months that I’ve been on board here, I’ve written a non-trivial amount about how much I dislike the fact that Dan Girardi is a first-pair defenseman on a long-term, big-money deal for the Rangers. He stinks on the PK, doesn’t produce on the power play, and seems to be a boat anchor continue reading...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the NHL: Lightning striking, Girardi's scary night and more

  Steven Stamkos, Ben Bishop and company are rolling.  Since losing 7-2 to Minnesota on October 25th, the Tampa Bay Lightning have won six straight games and lead the Atlantic Division by two points over Montreal. Stamkos scored two more goals on Sunday in the team's 4-3 win over Detriot giving him a team leading 10 goals on the year. Bishop has won five of the six games...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Dan Girardi has close call after skate cuts neck (VIDEO)

The Rangers lost a tough one against the Maple Leafs Saturday night in Toronto, but one Rangers player is considering himself a fortunate man after a scary moment on the ice.Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi suffered a cut on his neck after he was accidentally struck by the skate blade of Nazem Kadri during a battle for the puck in the corner — and it could have been worse. ...
Via The Other Paper
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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