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...
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2 days ago  |  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...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The King, Rick Nash playing well and getting defensive: Musing the Rangers

It’s that horrible day, the one between games but the Rangers are heading into Friday with a 3-1 series lead. Life can’t get much sweeter as a Rangers fan right now. Let’s throw up a few random thoughts on Rangers goings on. It appears Rick Nash will always divide opinion. Has Nash been dominant? No Read more → The post The King, Rick Nash playing well and getting defensive...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cup Dumps 4/23/15

PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 22: Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Pittsburgh Penguins makes a save on Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the New York Rangers during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on April 22, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) What everyone is...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers 2, Pittsburgh 1 (OT)

The New York Rangers (3-1) defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins (1-3) by a score of 2-1 in overtime. For a box score, click here. Gonna cut right to the chase. Burn up that game footage. Save the OT tape for Kevin Hayes. But the first 60 minutes, kill it with fire. The Rangers had ZERO scoring chances in the first period, per war-on-ice.com. You almost have to try to be that bad. Two shots...
Via NY Rangers Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Fans Best Chance To Catch Playoff Game Is On The Road

The Pittsburgh Penguins accomplished their goal over the opening two games of their series with the New York Rangers, taking one on the road at Madison Square Garden to shift home ice advantage. Now the Rangers look to pay it forward, and have to win at least one game on the road to take the series. According to TiqIQ.com, it may be cheaper for Rangers fans to attend a game in Pittsburgh...
Via NY Rangers Blog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

PLAYOFF GAMEDAY: Round 1, Game 2. Pens looking to even up the series.

Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers 8:00 PM – NBC Madison Square Garden, New York, New York It’s kind of unheralded for there to be optimism surrounding the Penguins after a playoff loss, but hanging with the Rangers the way they did in Game 1 wasn’t expected either. Outside of a start that couldn’t have been worse and the parade of dumb penalties, the Pens actually...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Key Observations Heading Into Game 2 Between the Rangers and the Penguins

Can the Penguins make this a series? By: Jim Meinecke The Penguins are coming off of a 2-1 loss to the Rangers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference’s first round. After falling behind 1-0 28 seconds into the game and falling behind 2-0 after the first period, the Penguins played a much better final 40 minutes. The Penguins managed a goal in the second period by Blake Comeau, the...
Via The PensNation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers skate past Penguins 2-1 in series opener

The New York Rangers couldn’t have asked for a better start to their quest for the Stanley Cup. A half minute into the game, Rangers’ star forward Rick Nash received a long pass from Dan Girardi in the defensive zone, and took a low, hard shot from the far boards. The rebound was kicked into the […] The post Rangers skate past Penguins 2-1 in series opener appeared first on...
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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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets captain set to be named

Just the sixth team in NHL history to go without a captain for three consecutive seasons, the Columbus Blue Jackets recently announced that they were close to bestowing that honor to a player currently on the roster. Since Rick Nash was dealt away on July 23, 2012, the Blue Jackets have relied on leadership by […] The post Columbus Blue Jackets captain set to be named appeared...
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New York Rangers’ Resilience Will Be Key for Playoff Run

Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers scores a goal against Niklas Svedberg #72 of the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden on March 28, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images) After winning the President’s Trophy as the NHL’s top club for the first time since 1994 – the last time they won the Stanley Cup – the New York Rangers head into...
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12 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Hayes: From Rangers rookie to essential weapon

There has been a lot of the pre-series talk on Rick Nash needing to score in the playoffs, stopping Sidney Crosby, and even the injuries on both sides approaching Thursday’s opening game. But not much talk has been made about which individual player the Rangers will need to step up in order to beat a depleted yet Read more → The post Kevin Hayes: From Rangers rookie to essential...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers return Ryan Bourque to AHL

This is a bit late, but the Rangers returned forward Ryan Bourque to the AHL yesterday. Bourque was an “injury” call up for the final two meaningless games of the season, allowing the Rangers to rest Rick Nash those last two games of the year. Bourque returns to the Hartford Wolf Pack in time for Read more → The post Rangers return Ryan Bourque to AHL appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Things to Note Heading into the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin (#8) before the start of overtime against the Montreal Canadiens in game one of their NHL quarterfinal Stanley Cup playoff series at Verizon Center. (Mandatory Credit: Clyde via Flickr). It’s that time of year again. Another National Hockey League regular season has passed and now 16 teams will make the playoff push to the Stanley Cup...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 81: Meaningless game #1 against Ottawa

Well, the New York Rangers are playing host to the Ottawa Senators in what is essentially a meaningless game for the Rangers. Home ice is clinched, so now the priority shifts to getting guys healthy while ensuring bad habits don’t develop. Ryan Bourque and Chris Summers have been called up, and Rick Nash and Marc Read more → The post Game 81: Meaningless game #1 against Ottawa...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Down To The Wire: Tracking Games Remaining And Healthy Scratches

It’s Thursday in the final week of the regular season and that means you not only have to keep an eye on how many games each team has left over the next 72 hours, but you also have to track who is riding the pine and the opportunities that may create for streaming success. Oh yes, the brutal reality of those of us in leagues that use the final week of the season as the championship...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Nash Awarded MVP and Receives Players’ Player Award

New York Rangers forward, Rick Nash, has officially been named the teams MVP and received the Players’ Player award for the 2014-2015 season. The Players’ Player award, which started in the 1958-59 season, is chosen by the teammates and is awarded to a Ranger who best exemplifies what it means to be a team player. This... The post Rick Nash Awarded MVP and Receives Players...
Via The Garbage Time
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Nash named Rangers MVP; Nash/Staal out tonight

Rick Nash was named the Rangers team MVP and Player’s Player Award winner this morning. Nash has 42 goals and 27 assists (69 points) in 79 games thus far this season. He almost single-handedly carried the offense while the rest of the lines were being finalized. Nash and Marc Staal will be scratched tonight, as Read more → The post Rick Nash named Rangers MVP; Nash/Staal out...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

NYR Recall Pair From Wolf Pack; Nash, Staal Scratched

OFFICIAL: #NYR have recalled forward Ryan Bourque and defenseman Chris Summers from @WolfPackAHL. — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) April 9, 2015 At #NYR morning skate Mats Zuccarello, Marc Staal and Rick Nash not skating…Bourque, Summers, Sheppard all out there — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) April 9, 2015 Like the Presidents Trophy, another byproduct of the Rangers regular...
Via NY Rangers Blog
18 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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NY Rangers clinch Presidents’ Trophy

Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports The New York Rangers clinched the Presidents’ Trophy and home-ice advantage throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 4-2 victory against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Tuesday. Ryan McDonagh, James Sheppard and Carl Hagelin scored for the Rangers (52-21-7), who have won five straight. This is the Rangers’ first Presidents’...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets-Rangers Preview

With Rick Nash establishing a career high in goals, the New York Rangers are in control of winning the franchise's third Presidents' Trophy. The Columbus Blue Jackets never had winning streaks with Nash like the ones they are enjoying right now. The Rangers look to take another step towards gaining home-ice advantage in the playoffs when they try to snap the Blue Jackets' club-record...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers Ride Another Winning Streak as Playoffs Approach

The New Jersey Devils’ Travis Zajac (19) fights for control of the puck with the New York Rangers’ Keith Yandle (93) and Rick Nash (61) during the first period of Saturday in New York. (Mandatory Credit: Associated Press) The New York Rangers put on a show last night as they embarrassed the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. This game was never close and they jumped...
Via The Sports Journal
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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