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Lundqvist makes 27 saves, Rangers win third in row

NEW YORK (AP) Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves and the New York Rangers posted their first three-game winning streak since November with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night. Kevin Klein, who broke a thumb last week, scored for the first time in 28 games and the streaking J.T. Miller scored for the ninth time in 10 games while the Rangers beat the Devils for the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Klein will dress today, Dylan McIlrath to sit

In case you missed it, Kevin Klein will return after missing exactly one game with a broken thumb. He will play and Dylan McIlrath will sit. It is certainly good news that Klein is back, but I was honestly hoping to get an extended look at McIlrath. Oh well. The post Kevin Klein will dress today, Dylan McIlrath to sit appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Kevin Klein injury presents an opportunity to get better long-term defense results

The Rangers will be without defenseman Kevin Klein for the foreseeable future with a broken thumb, and the injury came at the worst possible time. Klein has been arguably the Rangers’ best defenseman, and absolutely the best right-handed defenseman. Dylan McIlrath will get extended playing time, likely with Keith Yandle. On paper, the drop-off from […] The post The Kevin Klein...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

About Klein Being Out Indefinitely…

Interesting couple takeaways from the Rangers skate today. First off, we reported yesterday that the Klein would be out “indefinitely.” Well indefinitely lasted for about 24 hours… Uh Kevin Klein is on the ice in a regular defenseman’s practice jersey. Rangers said yesterday out indefinitely with fractured right thumb — Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) February 4, 2016 ...
Via NY Rangers Blog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Wild at Rangers

The New York Rangers picked up right where they left off at the All-Star break - with inconsistent results.They might be catching struggling Minnesota at the right time as they look to get back on track, though their first meeting of the season with the Wild didn't go well at all.New York faces a Minnesota team that's lost eight of nine and continues a road-heavy stretch at Madison...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild-Rangers Preview

The New York Rangers picked up right where they left off at the All-Star break - with inconsistent results. They might be catching struggling Minnesota at the right time as they look to get back on track, though their first meeting of the season with the Wild didn't go well at all. New York faces a Minnesota team that's lost eight of nine and continues a road-heavy stretch at...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Klein Out Indefinitely… Again

#NYR Kevin Klein suffered a fractured thumb and will be sidelined indefinitely. — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 3, 2016 Gotta feel for Klein. Second long term injury this season. This is one way to get McIlrath back into the lineup. Again not the ideal way for him to play. And if history repeats itself as it did in December, it’s going to be an ugly February. For those...
Via NY Rangers Blog
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Klein out indefinitely with fractured thumb

Kevin Klein is officially out indefinitely with a fractured thumb. Klein suffered the injury late in the third period of last night’s game on a hit from Reid Boucher. The hit wasn’t dirty, but Klein landed awkwardly on his hand. It is expected that Dylan McIlrath will play in his place, and no call ups […] The post Kevin Klein out indefinitely with fractured thumb appeared...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Midseason Grades: Defense Part 1

We’re just past the halfway point in the NHL season and it’s time once again to get mad at my meaningless letter grades and go over the team’s performance this season piece by piece. Today, we’ll begin with the defensemen: Ryan McDonagh – (6G, 18A, 24 PTS) Slow, slow, slow start. More than likely due to injury sustained in the playoffs not being 100% healed. Turned game...
Via NY Rangers Blog
17 days ago  |  Discuss

It is time to rotate Boyle, Girardi, and McIlrath

The Rangers have a right-defense problem. Kevin Klein is solid and by far the best defenseman on that side. Aside from him, the Rangers aren’t really sure what they are getting on a nightly basis from Dan Boyle, Dan Girardi, and Dylan McIlrath. The cause of inconsistency varies by player, but inconsistency is still inconsistency. […] The post It is time to rotate Boyle, Girardi...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Lineup notes: Brassard (flu) unlikely to play; Klein likely to play

Per Steve Zipay, Derick Brassard will not play tonight with flu like symptoms. Kevin Klein will return to the lineup though, and was skating with Ryan McDonagh this morning. The new lines to account for Brassard’s absence: Mats Zuccarello-Kevin Hayes-Rick Nash Chris Kreider-Derek Stepan-J.T. Miller Viktor Stalberg-Oscar Lindberg-Jesper Fast Tanner Glass-Dominic Moore-Jayson Megna...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Another reason why Kevin Klein has become critical to the Rangers

It’s amazing how things change in a short period of time. Just last season the bedrock of the Rangers’ success was arguably their defensive depth from one to six. This season however we have seen the inconsistencies of Ryan McDonagh, the misuse of Keith Yandle and the relative regression of Marc Staal but especially Dan Girardi. Last […] The post Another reason why Kevin...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Strong play from Kevin Klein stabilizing Rangers defense this season

We’re at the halfway point of the 2015-16 season and one thing that’s been readily apparent about the Rangers so far is that their often vaunted defensive game has struggled. Although the team has improved considerably in the recent weeks, it’s no secret that their defense corp is not what it once was, with injuries catching […] The post Strong play from Kevin Klein stabilizing...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Refreshed Rangers fall flat in Nashville

The Rangers were said to be refreshed after the week-long break for Christmas. They said they were a bit rejuvenated because of the returns of Dan Girardi and Kevin Klein. But that didn’t stop them falling on their faces in Nashville last night, losing 5-3. The Rangers just looked horrible int he first period, unable […] The post Refreshed Rangers fall flat in Nashville appeared...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Rangers: Time to shake things up

The New York Rangers dropped another brutal game, giving up five goals yet again in a regulation loss, only this time Dan Girardi and Kevin Klein were on the ice firsthand to witness it. The majority of the game wasn’t terribly played, but the Predators scored three times in a span of six minutes to put themselves up 5-1 which was the nail and the coffin. Too many times the Rangers...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 37: Klein and Girardi return in Nashville

Dan Girardi and Kevin Klein are returning for the Rangers tonight as they take on a very strong Nashville Predators club. Nashville completely dominated the first outing at MSG, but Henrik Lundqvist stood on his head and the Rangers came away with a victory. That was also the last victory before the Rangers entered their […] The post Game 37: Klein and Girardi return in Nashville...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers Getting Healthy At Right Time

As the Rangers prepare to flip the calendar after a disastrous December, Dan Girardi who has been away for the last two weeks and Kevin Klein who has missed nearly a month with an oblique strain will return for the Rangers tonight down in Nashville as they prepare to face the Predators. Word came down yesterday after Rangers practice that Girardi cracked his kneecap in that game...
Via NY Rangers Blog
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Practice notes: Klein, Girardi, Raanta return to practice; Etem/McIlrath to be scratches

The Rangers appear to be fully healthy today, as Kevin Klein, Dan Girardi, and Antti Raanta all returned to practice today. Klein has been out the longest with an abdominal injury, almost three weeks. Girardi missed a week with a knee injury. Raanta missed a week with what was likely a concussion. Klein’s injury really […] The post Practice notes: Klein, Girardi, Raanta return...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Rangers: End on a high note

The New York Rangers have played awful hockey as of late. With a 2-6-2 record in their last ten (3-9-2 in their last 14), the defense has been ridiculously atrocious as a result of injuries to Dan Girardi and Kevin Klein. Chris Summers is clearly incapable of getting the job done, and for some reason he’s being put on the penalty kill against Alex Ovechkin. The Rangers have let...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Lineup notes: Klein/Girardi still out, Lindberg to return

Notes from Alain Vigneault this morning: Kevin Klein and Dan Girardi will remain out of the lineup. The Rangers miss Klein more than anyone right now. His presence really helps stabilize that right side. There is still no timetable for their returns. Oscar Lindberg will return tonight, one game after being a healthy scratch. No […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Huge Task for the Rangers

Embed from Getty Images By Michael Monti The New York Rangers head to Minnesota to take on the Wild, and look to extend their winning streak to 2-games. Unfortunately for the Rangers, the Wild has been lights out on home ice, and the Rangers have been nothing short of mediocre on the road. However, if there is a plus too look at while this team heads west for another road...
Via TopSportsReport
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Lineup decisions to be made when Stepan/Klein return

In case you missed it, both Derek Stepan and Kevin Klein are on the current road trip for the Rangers. Both will be promptly inserted back into the lineup in prominent roles upon their returns, and both will require some lineup maneuvering to ensure the best lineup is on the ice. That said, there will […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Stepan and Klein on the road trip

Derek Stepan (ribs) and Kevin Klein (abdominal) are both traveling with the Rangers on this road trip, beginning in Minnesota tonight. Alain Vigneault stated that Stepan and Klein likely won’t play tonight, but there’s a chance both will play tomorrow. The lineup for tonight’s game will likely remain the same, but there will need to […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Rangers: The struggles continue

The Rangers lost again on Saturday night in OT, resulting in three losses on their road trip in Canada. They’re 2-6-2 in their last ten games and have dropped to third place in the Metropolitan division, while also having played three more games than the Capitals who are in first. Interestingly enough, the goal scoring hasn’t exactly been the team’s issue. They put up ten...
Via isportsweb.com
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Four Thoughts: 12/14

1. Ranger fans were given news from AV Saturday night that Kevin Klein and Derek Stepan had both begun skating on their way back from injury. While I’m not expecting to see Stepan again until after the Christmas break, Klein should be significantly closer to return, which begs the question about what to with the defensive corps once Klein is healthy enough to return. I don’t...
Via NY Rangers Blog
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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