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Rangers Ready To End Series Tonight

Only James Sheppard, Cam Talbot, Chris Summers and Kevin Klein took part in today’s morning skate. Klein is expected to miss tonight’s game after experiencing soreness yesterday. (Photo Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Via NY Rangers Blog
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Practice Report: 4/15

#NYR Update: Rick Nash has the flu and is not skating today — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) April 15, 2015 James Sheppard skated in Nash’s place during line rushes so it doesn’t appear Nash is going to miss Game 1 tomorrow. Kevin Klein did not skate with the team either and will miss Game 1.
Via NY Rangers Blog
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers 4, Washington 2

The New York Rangers (53-22-7) defeated the Washington Capitals (45-26-11) by a score of 4-2. For a box score, click here. Historical regular season campaign for NYR. Most points and wins in a single season since the 93-94 Rangers. Although it means nil if this team can’t accomplish what that did. Today’s game wasn’t necessarily “meaningless”, even though the Rangers had...
Via NY Rangers Blog
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers 4, New Jersey 2

The New York Rangers (52-21-7) defeated the New Jersey Devils (32-35-13) by a score of 4-2. For a box score, click here. Presidents Trophy. Home ice throughout 4 rounds of the playoffs. Damn it feels good to be a Rangers fan right now. Again, the trophy itself means nothing. What’s important to me is getting every Game 7 to be played at MSG this postseason. You know it’s going...
Via NY Rangers Blog
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers beat Devils, win NHL's President's Trophy

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Kevin Hayes and Ryan McDonagh scored 47-seconds apart in the first period and the New York Rangers defeated the New Jersey Devils 4-2 Tuesday night to win the President's Trophy for the best regular-season record for the third time in franchise history. The Rangers' fifth straight win improved their record to 52-21-7 for 111 points. The 52-wins ties the franchise...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Klein skating, weekend return possible

Kevin Klein is skating with the healthy scratches (Henrik Lundqvist, James Sheppard) today (per Andrew Gross), and it is possible a weekend return may be in the works. Klein is scheduled to be getting an x-ray this week. If all comes back positive, he should be back before the playoffs start. He is just softly Read more → The post Kevin Klein skating, weekend return possible appeared...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
27 days ago  |  Discuss

No Callups Expected In MSL’s absence; NYR Lineup

Yesterday, Larry Brooks at the NY Post reported that the Rangers were not expected to call up additional forwards from the Hartford Wolf Pack. Primarily this is due to the Rangers having virtually no cap space (rip capgeek) with Henrik Lundqvist coming off LTIR any day now. If the Rangers sustain anymore injuries they can make an emergency callup under terms of the CBA, but we...
Via NY Rangers Blog
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers 2, Florida 1

The New York Rangers (44-17-7) defeated the Florida Panthers (31-24-14) by a score of 2-1. For a box score, click here. Better to be lucky, than to be good. Let’s get one thing straight. The Rangers pulled that one out of their asses. And if it wasn’t for a Tanner Glass-less fourth line, we’re talking about a sobering loss to a desperate Florida Panthers team than a win that...
Via NY Rangers Blog
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Cam Talbot makes 38 saves to boost streaking Rangers over Panthers

  Cam Talbot made 38 saves and the streaking New York Rangers beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Sunday for their 14th victory in 17 games. New York (44-17-7) has an NHL-best 95 points and has earned at least one point in 17 of 18 games. James Sheppard and Matt Hunwick each scored his first goal for the Rangers. The Panthers, who began the day six points out of a playoff spot, lost...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers can't solve Cam Talbot, fall to Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) -- Cam Talbot made 38 saves and the streaking New York Rangers beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Sunday for their 14th victory in 17 games. New York (44-17-7) has an NHL-best 95 points and has earned at least one point in 17 of 18 games. James Sheppard and Matt Hunwick scored for the Rangers. The Panthers, who began the day six points out of a playoff spot, lost in regulation...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Talbot makes 38 saves, streaking Rangers beat Panthers 2-1

NEW YORK (AP) Cam Talbot made 38 saves and the streaking New York Rangers beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Sunday for their 14th victory in 17 games. New York (44-17-7) has an NHL-best 95 points and has earned at least one point in 17 of 18 games. James Sheppard and Matt Hunwick scored for the Rangers. The Panthers, who began the day six points out of a playoff spot, lost in regulation...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Glass Returns Tonight; Talbot Named NHL 3rd Star

AV confirms that Tanner Glass will replace James Sheppard in the #NYR lineup tomorrow night on Long Island “Time to get him back in there” — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) March 9, 2015 I don’t have an issue with Glass getting games here and there leading up to the end of the regular season, but like most things that AV does, the timing just seems off. Plus the fourth line...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Lineup notes: Tanner Glass in for James Sheppard tomorrow

Alain Vigneault is shuffling the lines a bit for tomorrow’s showdown with the Islanders, and will be dressing Tanner Glass on the fourth line over James Sheppard. Sheppard had been used with Dominic Moore and Jesper Fast as the 4LW, providing some much needed defensive stability to a fourth line that really needed a defensively Read more → The post Lineup notes: Tanner Glass...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Open Thread 3/7: Four Thoughts Post Deadline

1. In light of the Keith Yandle acquisition, much has been made of the Rangers “championship window” that seems to be always just at the precipice of closing. Viewing at their overall contract situations, the Rangers are pretty well set up this year and next year for quality shots at a championship. The only real question mark is Martin St.Louis’ expiring contract and how much...
Via NY Rangers Blog
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

How does James Sheppard influence Oscar Lindberg’s Rangers future?

James Sheppard makes his Rangers debut against the Detroit Red Wings tonight so from a Rangers perspective we know very little about Sheppard. What we do know about Sheppard is that he brings faceoff skill (better than all but Dom Moore on the Rangers), versatility and defensive ability to the table. As a top ten Read more → The post How does James Sheppard influence Oscar Lindberg’s...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Practice notes: Sheppard in, Glass out

Per Rick Carpiniello, the newly acquired James Sheppard will skate on the fourth line with Dominic Moore and Jesper Fast. None of the top-nine forwards were touched, meaning Tanner Glass, despite improved play, will be the healthy scratch heading into tomorrow’s game in Detroit. The lines: Nash-Brassard-Zuccarello Kreider-Stepan-St. Louis Hagelin-Hayes-Miller Sheppard-Moore-Fast...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Post Trade Deadline: New Faces in the Metropolitan Division

Another trade deadline has came and passed, this year there was a total of 24 trades that saw 41 players (23 F, 15 D, 3 G) and 19 draft picks (2015: 11, 2016: 7, 2017: 1) swapped between the buyers and sellers. Let’s get right to it with the teams the Pens are most likely to face in the first round of the playoffs, their counterparts from the Metro… From @IneffectiveMath New...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks: Trading for the future

Marc Edouard Vlasic If nothing else, the San Jose Sharks made a statement at the March 2nd trade deadline. But again, that’s if nothing else. The Sharks general manager, Doug Wilson, put 4 players on planes on Monday, not including Tye McGinn, who was placed on waivers and picked up by the Arizona Coyotes. While not entirely unexpected, Wilson’s unloading of the Sharks third...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 62: Revamped Rangers begin push against Nashville

The stretch run for the New York Rangers begins tonight, as one of the league’s best in the Nashville Predators come to town. The Rangers were the biggest players at the trade deadline, acquiring Keith Yandle and James Sheppard, while shipping out Lee Stempniak. Both Yandle and Sheppard will have a positive effect on the Rangers Read more → The post Game 62: Revamped Rangers...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Slumping Sharks deal away players before trade deadline

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) With their playoff position in peril, the San Jose Sharks dealt away some of their pending unrestricted free agents in their latest move toward the future. The Sharks swapped fourth-liners with Chicago, trading forward Andrew Desjardins to the Blackhawks for forward Ben Smith, dealt forward Tyler Kennedy to the New York Islanders for a draft pick and swapped...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

NYR Ship Off Lee Stempniak, Acquire James Sheppard & Sign Zucc To Cap Whirlwind Sunday

Shortly after the Rangers acquired Keith Yandle in a huge blockbuster deal, the Rangers moved Lee Stempniak off to Winnipeg in exchange for Carl Klingberg who was reportedly on his way to the AHL when he was moved. Klingberg, 24 was the 34th overall pick in 2009. He has just 12 NHL games to his resume with just one career goal. The Rangers also acquired James Sheppard from the San...
Via NY Rangers Blog
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Sharks trade James Sheppard to Rangers for 4th-round draft pick

  The San Jose Sharks traded forward James Sheppard to the New York Rangers on Sunday for a fourth-round draft pick in 2016 in the team's latest move for the future. The 26-year-old Sheppard had five goals and 11 assists in 57 games with San Jose this season. He played mostly as a third-line center for the Sharks but also has played wing in the past. With Sheppard eligible to be...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Sharks trade Sheppard to Rangers for draft pick

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The San Jose Sharks have traded forward James Sheppard to the New York Rangers for a fourth-round draft pick in 2016. The deal was announced on Sunday, a day before the NHL's trade deadline. The 26-year-old Sheppard had five goals and 11 assists in 57 games with San Jose this season. He played mostly as a third-line center for the Sharks but also has played...
Via AP on Fox
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers acquire James Sheppard from San Jose

Per Bob McKenzie, the New York Rangers have acquired forward James Sheppard from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a 4th round draft pick in 2016. Sheppard is a left-handed center (who can play LW) that is a great shot suppressor and plays a solid defensive game. He has a line of 5-11-16 for Read more → The post Rangers acquire James Sheppard from San Jose appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks-Sharks Preview

The San Jose Sharks couldn't have asked for a better start to the season's second half. The Chicago Blackhawks just dominated the NHL's best team, too. San Jose tries to keep building Saturday night against the visiting Blackhawks, who are seeking a sixth win in eight matchups in the series. The Sharks (26-17-6) defeated league-leading Anaheim 6-3 on Thursday in their first action...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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