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Get Excited Rangers Fans This Is What We’ve Been Waiting For

It was the summer of 2011, the Rangers had snuck into the playoffs on the final day of the regular season before being quickly extinguished by the Capitals in the first round. The roster was littered with has beens and never will bes such as Wojtek Wolski, Bryan McCabe, Chris Drury, Vinny Prospal, Ruslan Fedotenko, Erik Christensen, Sean Avery (kills me to say it) and Matt Gilroy...
Via NY Rangers Blog
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Erik Christensen Joins HV71 In Sweden by   Steven Ellis

A week after being released by KHL squad HC Lev Praha, Erik Christensen has signed with Swedish team HV71. Christensen was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third round (69th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. During the next ten years, he bounced around teh Atlanta Thrashers, Anaheim Ducks, New York Rangers and Minnesota Wild before finally deciding upon Lev Praha last...
Via The Hockey House
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Best post-lockout Ranger: Round 1, Artem Anisimov (4) vs. Erik Christensen (13)

Stralman picked up the win yesterday. As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. Yester we say #5 Anton Stralman take out #12 Aaron Voros. Today’s matchup is #4 Artem Anisimov vs. #13 Erik Christensen: Artem Anisimov (acquired – 2006 draft, 2nd round) Anisimov...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers Ship Casey Wellman To Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers have confirmed that they have acquired winger Casey Wellman from the New York Rangers in exchange for a 2014 5th round draft pick. Wellman was acquired last season from the Minnesota Wild in return for Erik Christensen and a 7th.Wellman had 22 points in 31 games for the Connecticut Whale and certainly has some offensive skill. However, he is a one dimensional...
Via NY Rangers Blog
July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Christensen signs to play in Russia

ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild will be losing their shootout specialist. Multiple reports say forward Erik Christensen has signed with HC Lev Praha of the Kontinental Hockey League. Christensen, 28, was an unrestricted free agent after being acquired by Minnesota in February for center Casey Wellman. The Wild will receive a conditional seventh-round draft pick from the Rangers...
Via Fox Sports North
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Wild edge Blackhawks in shootout

Devin Setoguchi and Erik Christensen scored in a shootout to help the Minnesota Wild beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Sunday night for their third straight victory. Setoguchi had a goal and two assists in regulation, then sealed the victory in the third round of the shootout with a quick shot that beat Ray Emery. Patrick Kane had the lone Chicago goal in the shootout against...
Via AP on Fox
April 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Wild 5, Blackhawks 4, SO

Devin Setoguchi and Erik Christensen scored in a shootout to help the Minnesota Wild beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Sunday night for their third straight victory. Setoguchi had a goal and two assists in regulation, then sealed the victory in the third round of the shootout with a quick shot that beat Ray Emery. Patrick Kane had the lone Chicago goal in the shootout against...
Via AP on Fox
April 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Kings fall to Wild, fail to increase lead in Pacific

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Erik Christensen and Mikko Koivu scored in a shootout and the Minnesota Wild beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 on Saturday night. Darroll Powe, Nick Johnson and Christensen scored in regulation for the Wild, which won its second straight. Niklas Backstrom had 26 saves. Brad Richardson scored twice and Dustin Brown also had a goal for Los Angeles, which began...
Via Fox Sports West
March 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Kings ruin big chance in loss vs. Wild

Erik Christensen and Mikko Koivu scored in a shootout and the Minnesota Wild beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 on Saturday night. Darroll Powe, Nick Johnson and Christensen scored in regulation for the Wild, which won its second straight game. Niklas Backstrom had 26 saves. Brad Richardson scored twice and Dustin Brown also had a goal for Los Angeles, which began the night with just...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Wild will fighting to end season on upswing

"It wasn't the prettiest game," noted Wild defenseman Tom Gilbert. It wasn't pretty, but the Wild won against the Panthers on Thursday night. Trailing 2-1 with 30 seconds left in the game, Erik Christensen tied the game. Then just 15 seconds into overtime, captain Mikko Koivu scored the game-winner to complete the comeback. The Wild are out of the playoffs, but...
Via Fox Sports North
March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Wild will fighting to end season on upswing

"It wasn't the prettiest game," noted Wild defenseman Tom Gilbert. It wasn't pretty, but the Wild won against the Panthers on Thursday night. Trailing 2-1 with 30 seconds left in the game, Erik Christensen tied the game. Then just 15 seconds into overtime, captain Mikko Koivu scored the game-winner to complete the comeback. The Wild are out of the playoffs, but...
Via Fox Sports North
March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Wild get overtime win over Panthers

Mikko Koivu, Niklas Backstrom, Erik Christensen and Mike Yeo talk about the 3-2 overtime win on Thursday.
Via Fox Sports: Video
March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Wolski, Christensen Lighting It Up With New Teams

Wojtek Wolski w 3 goals, 5 assists in 13 games with Panthers since Rangers dealt him to Florida #NYR— Pat Leonard (@NYDNRangers) March 22, 2012 ...the Panthers must have one awesome tub to get Wolski to put up those numbers. That, or the Panthers head coach is actually giving him a chance to play. Burn.FYI former Ranger Erik Christensen w 4 goals in last 4 games for the Minnesota...
Via NY Rangers Blog
March 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Preparation, confidence help Wild snap skid

ST. PAUL, Minn. Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo approached the podium for the postgame press conference and offered a wry smile. There was no holding back the pleasure he got from watching his team snap a three-game losing streak two days and one game after saying his team was "in hell." There have been precious few opportunities the past two months for Yeo to gloat about...
Via Fox Sports North
March 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Preparation, confidence help Wild snap skid

ST. PAUL, Minn. Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo approached the podium for the postgame press conference and offered a wry smile. There was no holding back the pleasure he got from watching his team snap a three-game losing streak two days and one game after saying his team was "in hell." There have been precious few opportunities the past two months for Yeo to gloat about...
Via Fox Sports North
March 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Wild 2, Canucks 0

With 10 games left in the regular season for the Vancouver Canucks, there's little danger of falling out of first place. They're more concerned about this recent series of uncharacteristic performances. They're still on solid footing for the second seed in the Western Conference playoffs, but on the ice they've been slipping. Erik Christensen's power-play goal...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Harding saves Wild in 2-0 win over Canucks

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Erik Christensen's power-play goal late in the second period gave Josh Harding and the Minnesota Wild a long-sought win, 2-0 over the suddenly sputtering Vancouver Canucks on Monday. Kyle Brodziak's empty-netter gave the Wild even more to smile about, hearing a rare end-of-the-game roar from their fans after this win over the Northwest Division leader...
Via Fox Sports North
March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Harding saves Wild in 2-0 win over Canucks

Erik Christensen's power-play goal late in the second period gave Josh Harding and the Minnesota Wild a long-sought win, 2-0 over the suddenly sputtering Vancouver Canucks on Monday. Kyle Brodziak's empty-netter gave the Wild even more to smile about, hearing a rare end-of-the-game roar from their fans after this win over the Northwest Division leader and competitor for...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Christensen pots first two goals in Wild sweater

ST. PAUL, Minn. When forward Erik Christensen was acquired by the Minnesota Wild at the start of February, he saw the opportunity as a new lease on his hockey life. Christensen had been scratched his last 18 games with the New York Rangers and was coming to a team desperate for scoring help with injuries to forwards Mikko Koivu, Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Guillaume Latendresse. But...
Via Fox Sports North
March 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Christensen pots first two goals in Wild sweater

ST. PAUL, Minn. When forward Erik Christensen was acquired by the Minnesota Wild at the start of February, he saw the opportunity as a new lease on his hockey life. Christensen had been scratched his last 18 games with the New York Rangers and was coming to a team desperate for scoring help with injuries to forwards Mikko Koivu, Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Guillaume Latendresse. But...
Via Fox Sports North
March 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild forward Erik Christensen won't play tonight against Canadiens

MONTREAL - Forward Erik Christensen, who has a -5 plus-minus rating in his past three games and played a key role in a goal allowed by the Minnesota Wild during their 4-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, will be scratched tonight for the first time since the team traded for him on Feb. 3. Christensen hasn't scored a goal or registered an assist in 12 games, though he...
Via Fox Sports
March 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Was Only A Matter of Time

Erik Christensen looks to finally be scratched tonight for #mnwiId. 0 points, minus-11 in 12 games will do that to ya— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) March 1, 2012 Meanwhile, the guy the Rangers received in return for Christensen, Casey Wellman, has 3g, 4a in 11 games with the Whale. Plus the Blueshirts also obtained a pick in the trade....it's not McD for Gomez, but it'...
Via NY Rangers Blog
March 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Saturday Faceoff: Top trade deadline rental of all-time?

Every year teams trade away draft picks or prospects to get their hands on a rental player that they believe can fill a hole and make a difference down the stretch and in the playoffs. Who has been the best trade deadline rental pickup of all-time? Alexander and I debate…2008: Marian Hossa to PittsburghBy Alexander MonaghanBack in February of 2008, the Pittsburgh Penguins sent...
Via Red Light District Hockey
February 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Wild 3, Panthers 2, SO

Matt Cullen and Erik Christensen scored in the shootout to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night. Cullen and Kyle Brodziak scored in regulation, Dany Heatley had two assists, and Niklas Backstrom stopped 41 shots for the Wild. Christensen scored the first goal in the shootout, followed by Cullen. Backstrom stopped Kris Versteeg and Sean...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Wild win in SO, hand Panthers 4th straight loss

Matt Cullen and Erik Christensen scored in the shootout to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.
Via ESPN
February 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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