Rangers Dominate Puck Possession in Game One

It was pretty obvious from watching Thursday night’s Game 1 that the Rangers were in possession of the puck far more often than their counter-parts the Flyers. But actually how dominant were they? How about these stats… The Rangers outshot the Flyers 35 to 15, including 13 to 1 in the third period. Yes, the Flyers had four times as many penalties (4) than shots in the final frame...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hockey Fights of the Week: 4/7 – 4/13

The 2013-14 season is in the books. There were a few tight playoff races, but the overall picture was mostly decided. Despite there being few truly pivotal games in the final week, the fights didn’t disappoint. This will be our final regular installment of Hockey Fights of the Week for the 13-14 season. Stay tuned as we’ll be releasing our massive recap of the year’s best fights...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hockey fights of the week

The 2013-14 season is in the books. There were a few tight playoff races, but the overall picture was mostly decided. Despite there being few truly pivotal games in the final week, the fights didn’t disappoint. This will be our final regular installment of Hockey Fights of the Week for the 13-14 season. Stay tuned as we’ll be releasing our massive recap of the year’s best fights...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lineup notes: Boyle with Richards and St. Louis

Per Andrew Gross, coach Alain Vigneault has switched up the lines a bit headed into a potential clincher against Ottawa: Carl Hagelin-Derek Stepan-Rick Nash Brian Boyle-Brad Richards-Martin St. Louis Benoit Pouliot-Derick Brassard-Mats Zuccarello Dan Carcillo-Dominic Moore-Derek Dorsett Ryan McDonagh is also out tonight, so the defensive pairings will remain the same.
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 76: Rebound in Edmonton

Photo: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The Rangers gave away a golden opportunity on Friday night in Calgary, and lost two important points in the race to avoid the wild card. Tonight, they face another bad team that can’t play defense in Edmonton, and would truly benefit from two points, no matter how they come. Edmonton has more weapons than Calgary, the product of years of top...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Rangers should retain Dominic Moore

(Photo: LoHud) Throughout the Rangers recent stretch of form (the Calgary game aside) a key aspect to the Rangers’ success has been the consistent performances of the role players. Whether it is Brian Boyle, Derek Dorsett or veteran Dom Moore, the Rangers have gotten great performances from their lesser lights. Dom Moore in particular has been a quality player most nights. Moore...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Lineup notes: Carcillo with top line, Miller a potential scratch

After last night’s debacle in Calgary, Alain Vigneault has decided to switch up his lines. Per Steve Zipay, the new lines are: Dan Carcillo-Derek Stepan-Rick Nash Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards-Martin St. Louis Benoit Pouliot-Derick Brassard-Mats Zuccarello Brian Boyle-Dominic Moore-Derek Dorsett If you are perplexed about Carcillo on the top line, you should know that you are not...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers waste opportunity in Calgary, lose 4-3

Gerry Thomas/Getty Images The Rangers saw their five game winning streak snapped in addition to having their lead on the Flyers for 2nd place in the Metropolitan Division trimmed in a bitterly disappointing loss to the Flames in Calgary tonight, 4-3.  This one saw Martin St. Louis kick in his would-be first Rangers goal, Henrik Lundqvist surrender a super soft game winner, and...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers defense stiffles Flyers in 3-1 win

Photo by Scott Levy/NHLI via Getty Images The Rangers and Flyers played what will probably be a first round preview, as these teams appear destined to square off in April when the playoffs open. The Rangers came out a bit flat, but weathered the early storm from Philly before breaking through for a 1-0 lead at the end of the first. The Rangers settled after that, and started controlling...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Lundqvist, Rangers stymie Flyers in loss

Derek Dorsett celebrates after scoring the first goal of the game. The Rangers beat the Flyers on Wednesday night, 3-1. (Photo Courtesy of King Henrik was at it again. Once again, the Flyers were the victim. The Flyers suffered their second straight defeat at the hands of the New York Rangers on Wednesday night, falling 3-1 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The high...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

JT Miller to be Recalled as St. Louis, Stepan & Dorsett Game Time Decisions With Flu

Looks like the flu like symptoms that kept Derek Dorsett out of the lineup Saturday night in New Jersey is spreading as Martin St. Louis and Derek Stepan join him as game time decisions for tonight’s game against Phoenix with both also suffering from the ailment. Despite being categorized as a game time decision, Dorsett, who said he’s feeling much better today, did participate...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rangers/Blue Jackets Rivalry Begins Tonight

Before the Rangers and Columbus ever became Metro Division tenants, the two franchises were going to be forever linked due to the blockbuster trades which saw beloved players switching sides and fans left with mixed emotions. So when the NHL announced that the two teams, which have virtually flip flopped rosters, were going to be competing for playoff spots in the same division this...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Pouliot May Miss Columbus Game Due to Birth of Daughter

AV says he does not plan any lineup changes tomorrow, though did add that Benoit Pouliot is in New York still following birth of baby girl — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) March 20, 2014 AV expects Benoit Pouliot to be back in Columbus in time to play tomorrow..if not, Derek Dorsett would take spot in lineup #NYR — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) March 20, 2014
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick lineup change: Dorsett in for Carcillo

Per Pat Leonard, Derek Dorsett will be taking Dan Carcillo’s spot in the lineup tonight against Carolina. Dorsett’s last game was March 5th against Toronto. This move might make some people angry considering Carcillo’s strong play with the Rangers, but Dorsett is the more balanced player. His ability to take shifts in the defensive zone late in the game –not to mention his...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mats Zuccarello will play tonight

Per Andrew Gross, the Rangers are getting back their leading scorer (well, not including Martin St. Louis) tonight, as Mats Zuccarello will be rejoining the lineup after suffering a broken hand in the Olympics. Zuccarello missed Norway’s final game in Sochi and the first five games since the break. Zucc will likely rejoin linemates Benoit Pouliot and Derick Brassard on the third...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Mats Zuccarello: The Hobbit Returns

The New York Rangers are a better team than they were before 3:00pm on Wednesday, and if the news coming out of Madison Square Garden is true, they will be even better on Friday night.With professional pest Derek Dorsett returning from a broken leg earlier in the week and the trade deadline acquisition of scoring machine Martin St. Louis from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Derek Dorsett scratched after one game back from broken leg

Derek Dorsett's triumphant return from a broke fibula lasted all of one game - well, make that 8:42 plus two minutes in the clink.No, he didn't re-injure the leg in his first game back against the Philadelphia Flyers, he's just been on the shelf for so long that he needs more practice time to get in sync with his linemates - but his two minutes for high-sticking...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Dorsett returns to Rangers lineup vs. Flyers

Derek Dorsett has been out since January 3, but he’ll make his return to the New York Rangers lineup this afternoon when they face the Philadelphia Flyers. The rugged forward has missed 18 games with a broken left fibula and will play on a line with Brian Boyle and Dan Carcillo. Dominic Moore will sit out so Dorsett can play. If that sounds like an annoying line to deal with...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Derek Dorsett should be back to pestering folks Thursday

New York Rangers' Derek Dorsett has been cleared for contact by team physicians, and being back to annoying the opposition isn't far behind.Dorsett's fibula snapped like a twig when he took a puck to the outside of his left skate while attempting to block a shot off the stick off Pittsburgh Penguins' Olli Maatta on January 3rd and was expected to miss four-to...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Glen Miller: Blue Jackets Deadline Plans

When Jarmo Kekalainen rolled the dice at last year's trade deadline and acquired winger Marian Gaborik from the Rangers for Derick Brassard, Derek Dorsett and John Moore, a big selling point was the added season of contractual control the team would have on the sniper. Not only would Gaborik boost the club's chances of making the playoffs a season ago, he would be around...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The lines Alain Vigneault found success with are about to be changed, probably for good

The return of Derek Dorsett plus the call up of J.T. Miller minus Mats Zuccarello and maybe Ryan Callahan equals…? I still can’t get used to Alain Vigneault’s steady line combinations after four years of John Tortorella’s incessant juggling, but Vigneault has stuck with the same combinations for quite some time now.  It’s worth nothing that the Rangers finally turned...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

J.T. Miller recalled

The Rangers have recalled forward J.T. Miller from the AHL. This is Miller’s fourth stint with the team this season, and he has put together a line of 2-2-4 in 25 games at the NHL level. In the AHL, Miller is one of Hartford’s best players, putting together a line of 10-16-26 in 26 games, including 3-14-17 in his most recent stint. The call up likely means that Derek Dorsett...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Potential trade target: Steve Ott

Abelimages/Getty Images North America Over the past few weeks, we spoke how the Rangers might target Mike Cammalleri or Matt Moulson at the trade deadline to fill a need for top-six scoring consistency. It is the only real need for this team since the trade for Kevin Klein, as that trade addressed two needs: toughness on defense, and a right handed shot for the third pairing. With...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Zuccarello out 3-4 weeks with broken hand

Despite earlier reports that the injury to Mats Zuccarello was not serious, the winger and Rangers leading scorer will be out 3-4 weeks with that broken hand. Considering the Olympic break doesn’t end until Thursday for the Rangers, Zuccarello will miss 2-3 weeks of games. That amounts to anywhere from 5-7 games. This is obviously a blow for the Rangers, as Zuccarello has been...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Practice Notes: Rangers practice schedule; Dorsett skating

In injury news, Derek Dorsett is skating in a non-contact jersey, and hopes to be ready when the season resumes next week. Dorsett has missed 17 games with a broken leg suffered against Pittsburgh on January 3. Also, per Steve Zipay, the Rangers –who practiced yesterday– will have practice today, tomorrow, and Monday through Wednesday. The Olympians will rejoin the team on Wednesday...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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