DERICK BRASSARD NEWS

Rangers set on reversing home ice disadvantage for Game 7

Home ice has not been friendly to either the Tampa Bay Lightning or the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals. Both teams are 1-2 at home in the series, and most of New York's offense came in Tampa Bay rather than the friendly ice of Madison Square Garden. The Rangers scored only four of their 21 goals this series on home ice.Since Game 7 will be in the Big Apple, the...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brassard's candid discussion of coaching challenge backfires

New York Rangers center Derick Brassard had a spectacular night Tuesday, recording five points and a hat trick to help the Rangers to a 7-3 win in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. Brassard told reporters his big night was especially timely considering he had a meeting earlier that day with coach Alain Vigneault in which Brassard said Vigneault challenged him to do more....
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Messier, Gretzky ... Brassard? Center enjoys historic night after challenge from coach

Derick Brassard is not the type of player who frequently draws comparisons to some of the game's greats such as Mark Messier and Wayne Gretzky. In fact, the talk about Brassard ahead of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals Tuesday was more about his meeting with coach Alain Vigneault early in the day.  According to NHL.com, Brassard and teammate Derek Stepan both earned an invitation...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cup Dumps 5/27/15

TAMPA, FL – MAY 26: Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers celebrates with teammate J.T. Miller #10 after scoring a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 26, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) What everyone is talking...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 5|27|15

The Rangers dominated Game 6 in Tampa, beating the Lightning 7-3 in what became a blowout in the third period. The series is now tied at 3 games apiece, and a decisive Game 7 will be played on Friday in New York. The Rangers yet again silenced their critics by scoring an abundance of goals in a lopsided game, just as they did in Game 4. The seven goals scored by New York are the...
Via Islanders Insight
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Goal breakdown: Derick Brassard’s hat trick forces Game Seven

As always, GIFs from the game are up on www.newyorkrangersgifs.com. Any feedback to improve searchability would be greatly appreciated. Derick Brassard delivered. He doesn’t wear a letter, but the top line center for the New York Rangers delivered last night when facing elimination. Brassard notched a hat trick and two assists for the Rangers, as Read more → The post Goal breakdown...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers beat Lightning 7-3, force Game 7

  The New York Rangers, who faced elimination Tuesday night in Tampa Bay, are one win away from advancing to the Stanley Cup Final. Derick Brassard had three goals and two assists to help the New York Rangers to a 7-3 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final. The Rangers tied the best-of-7 series 3-3. Game 7 will be played Friday at Madison...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers remind world they have an offense, force Game 7 at MSG

Remember when the New York Rangers were struggling to score goals in these playoffs? Through two rounds, they ranked 15th out of 16 playoff teams (Pittsburgh) at two goals per game. How could they possibly survive against the offensively charged Tampa Bay Lightning? Oh, that's right: New York was the NHL's third-highest scoring team in the regular season; the Rangers just needed...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers 7, Tampa Bay 3

The New York Rangers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 7-3 to force a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals. For a box score, click here. the city is going to be nuts on friday. can’t wait. — Neill Fowler (@NYRblogneill) May 27, 2015 OK, this has already been a strange series. This one… I don’t know how I’m not writing a season eulogy. Even in a 7-3 game...
Via NY Rangers Blog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers Play Tight Hockey and Continue to Thrive in Close Games

New York Rangers center Dominic Moore, top right, celebrates with teammate Derick Brassard (16) after scoring the game-winning goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in New York. The Rangers won 2-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) Every single game the...
Via The Sports Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers-Capitals Game 7 Preview: Key Players, Prediction For Round 2 Showdown

Game 7 between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden will have a familiar feel to it. These teams have met in a Game 7 twice in the last three postseasons, with New York winning both times, including a victory on home ice in 2012. Washington once held a 3-1 series lead, and its inability to close out the Rangers could prove costly...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Derick Brassard’s continued growth vital to Rangers

Derick Brassard has developed beyond all reasonable expectations for the Rangers this season. Brassard’s regular season alone (full of career highs) justified Glen Sather’s faith in the talented pivot last summer and one year into his new five year deal has his 5m cap hit looking like a bargain. If the cap ceiling goes up Read more → The post Derick Brassard’s continued growth...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers Struggling lack Confidence Versus Stout Washington Capitals

New York Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle (93) and Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner (27) work the puck in front of left wing Rick Nash (61) during the second period of Game 3 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs, Monday, May 4, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The New York Rangers find themselves down three games to one against their division...
Via The Sports Journal
26 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers stymied again on the edge of elimination

Final Score: Washington Capitals 2, New York Rangers 1 NYR Goal Scorers: Derick Brassard WSH Goal Scorers: Andre Burakovsky (2) Full Box Score (NHL.com) Two games after going into Washington tied 1-1, the New York Rangers now find themselves on a two-game losing streak and trailing the Washington Capitals 3-1 in the best of seven series. […] The post New York Rangers stymied again...
Via Along the Boards
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 3 ECSF: Rangers @ Washington

The New York Rangers head to Washington to face the Capitals tonight at the Verizon Center, starting at 7:30 PM.  For a preview, click here. TV: NBCSN Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Nash-Brassard-St.Louis Kreider-Stepan-Fast Hagelin-Hayes-Miller Glass-Moore-Sheppard McDonagh-Girardi Staal-Boyle Yandle-Klein Goalie match-up:  Henrik Lundqvist ...
Via NY Rangers Blog
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

At it again: Capitals, Rangers becoming familiar playoff foes

  The New York Rangers and Washington Capitals are becoming one of the NHL's annual spring attractions. Four the fourth time in five years and the fifth time in seven, the Eastern Conference clubs are meeting in the playoffs. If history is any indicator, expect a long series. The last two have gone seven games, with the Rangers winning both in 2012 and `13. This year's best-of-seven...
Via AP on Fox
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers to play either Capitals or Islanders in 2nd round

The New York Rangers will open the second round at Madison Square Garden against either the New York Islanders or Washington Capitals. Because they won the  Presidents’ Trophy with 113 points, the Rangers are guaranteed to start every playoff series at home. The Rangers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 5 2-1 in overtime at home on Friday. The Rangers could learn...
Via Sports-Glory
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL playoffs: Rangers, Canadiens can advance Friday

Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports The New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens will enter Game 5 of their best-of-7 series Friday night with a chance to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Rangers hold a 3-1 series lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins after their Game 4, 2-1 overtime victory Wednesday. The Rangers can close out their Eastern Conference First...
Via Sports-Glory
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Rangers Can’t let up Against Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Paul Martin (7) fights for control of the puck with New York Rangers’ Derick Brassard (16) during the second period of Game 2 in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday, April 18, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) It just a few short hours the New York Rangers will face the Pittsburgh Penguins for the fourth game of...
Via The Sports Journal
April 22, 2015  |  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
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers jump on Penguins early, hold on for Game 1 victory

  Derick Brassard and Ryan McDonough scored in the first period and Henrik Lundqvist made the goals stand up as the New York Rangers won the opener of their playoff series with the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 Thursday night. New York shut down Pittsburgh's top threats, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, for a fourth straight victory over the Penguins in the postseason. The Rangers won...
Via AP on Fox
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers get early goals, jump on Penguins 2-1 in opener

NEW YORK (AP) Derick Brassard and Ryan McDonough scored in the first period and Henrik Lundqvist made the goals stand up as the New York Rangers won the opener of their playoff series with the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 Thursday night. New York shut down Pittsburgh's top threats, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, for a fourth straight victory over the Penguins in the postseason. The...
Via AP on Fox
April 16, 2015  |  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
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Derick Brassard's OT goal gives Rangers 1-0 win over Blackhawks

  Derick Brassard snapped out of a goal drought when it really mattered. Brassard connected 32 seconds into overtime to end a 14-game streak without a goal and Cam Talbot made 29 saves for his fifth shutout of the season in the New York Rangers' 1-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night. Brassard swooped in from left wing and fired a shot past Corey Crawford on the...
Via AP on Fox
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Brassard's OT goal gives Rangers 1-0 win over Blackhawks

CHICAGO (AP) Derick Brassard scored 32 seconds into overtime and Cam Talbot made 29 saves for his fifth shutout of the season in the New York Rangers' 1-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night. Brassard swooped in from left wing and fired a shot past Corey Crawford on the stick side after taking a cross-ice feed from Mats Zuccarello. The Rangers moved within a point...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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