Mats Zuccarello will not return

On the broadcast, MSG noted that Mats Zuccarello will not return to the game after taking a Ryan McDonagh slapshot to the face. You can view the GIF here. Jesper Fast took Zuccarello’s spot on his line, and the Rangers have been playing with 11 forwards. It’s worth noting that this is the playoffs, and Read more → The post Mats Zuccarello will not return appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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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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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers D Ryan McDonagh should be suspended at least 3 games for this attack on Geno Malkin

Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh grabbed Pittsburgh's leading goal scorer Geno Malkin by the back of the jersey last night and threw him face first into the boards in an obvious attempt to injure the Penguins' center. GIF: Ryan McDonagh pushes Geno Malkin face first into the boards pic.twitter.com/o5KKdRR1Jb— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) April 17, 2015Three games right there, minimum...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Full Season Grades – Defense

Dan Girardi (82 GP; 4G, 16A, 20 PTS; Midseason Grade: B) Led NYR in hits, blocked shots and total TOI logging nearly 1,900 minutes. Possession stats are down this season despite hovering around 50% for most of his career. He’s had his moments over the season but the guy is just a warrior. Nothing has been able to keep him out of the lineup despite several close brushes with injury...
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11 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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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Served As Rangers Captain Between Mark Messier And Chris Drury?

Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh hasn’t donned the “C” for long, but he joins an elite group of leaders in the New York organization. The first-year captain was handed the reins after forward Ryan Callahan was dealt to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for veteran Martin St. Louis last season at the trade deadline. Callahan earned the “C” after Chris Drury — who served...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Rangers add to their list of injuries: Martin St. Louis out 10-14 days

Late in the third period of the New York Rangers’ 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers on March 15, forward Martin St. Louis sustained a lower body injury after an awkward collision with Panthers defenseman Dimitry Kulikov. St. Louis is reportedly out 10-14 days, or roughly 5 games, which means that his expected return should be on March 28 against the Boston Bruins. The Rangers have...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

The Ranger Games: Catching Fire

Ryan McDonagh #27 celebrates with gaolie Cam Talbot #33 of the New York Rangers after the Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Photos) The Rangers rattled off another big win Wednesday night, in an away game against the Washington Capitols. This was the result of another amazing game from goaltender Cam Talbot. Talbot was standing on his head all...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers 4, Vancouver 5 (SO)

The New York Rangers (34-16-6) fell to the Vancouver Canucks (33-21-3) by a score of 5-4 in the shootout. For a box score, click here. Disappointing result tonight as the Rangers couldn’t carry over a picture perfect first period over the final 40 minutes. Defensively the Rangers were a bit better over Monday. Though Ryan McDonagh and Dan Boyle have seen better days. McDonagh...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

AV alters powerplay units amid struggles

In a move to hopefully get the most out of his powerplay, Alain Vigneault made some changes to the two units, swapping Dan Boyle and Ryan McDonagh at the point, and Mats Zuccarello and Martin St. Louis as a forward. Both Boyle and MSL have been struggling mightily, and it was time to change things Read more → The post AV alters powerplay units amid struggles appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Captain McDonagh’s Grace Period

Last summer, I wrote a post outlining teams around the league who had yet to name captains, guessing who they would choose and whether or not that would be my choice.  At the time I wrote it, it was widely speculated that the Rangers would name Ryan McDonagh the next captain, following in the footsteps Read more → The post Captain McDonagh’s Grace Period appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

The New York Rangers: From Blow Outs To Sneaking Wins

Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers shoots the puck against the Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden on January 20, 2015 in New York City. (Mandatory Credit: Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images) At the beginning of the season there was all sorts of confusion and uncertainty surrounding the New York Rangers. Who was going to be the captain? How will they play after lasting...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers end year on high note with win in Florida

After a disappointing loss in Dallas, the New York Rangers rebounded nicely in Sunrise, beating the Florida Panthers 5-2. Chris Kreider, Ryan McDonagh, and Martin St. Louis contributed a goal and an assist apiece while Derek Stepan had three assists. The Rangers did a good job using their speed to pressure the young Panthers in Read more → The post Rangers end year on high note...
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January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Key Players’ Struggles Are Hurting the Rangers

The staple of the Rangers for them to be a successful and dangerous team starts from the inside the net with Henrik Lundqvist, out to the defense with newly minted captain Ryan McDonagh. Add some balanced scoring throughout the lineup and you have a Cup contender like we saw during last year’s Cinderella run. What we’ve seen through the first quarter of the season? A lot of...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Healthy Rangers Lineup Needs Consistency

As of Monday, the Rangers sat in 3rd place in the Metropolitan Division with 26 points, an 11-8-4 record behind that number. Considering that wouldn’t be good enough for a playoff spot in any other division right now, it shows the Rangers have plenty of work to do now that they are healthy. Ryan McDonagh and Dan continue reading...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: McDonagh returns to the lineup

Ryan McDonagh of the New York Rangers will be returning to the lineup Friday against the Philadelphia Flyers. #140099548 / gettyimages.com The Rangers defenseman and captain was announced back into the lineup from a tweet made by the team. McDonagh has been out since November 1st, when he took a hit from Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane and slammed into the boards, causing...
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November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

McDonagh practicing without non-contact jersey

Very promising news out of Tampa Bay. Captain Ryan McDonagh, out with a separated shoulder, is on the ice and practicing with the club, and he is without the yellow non-contact jersey. McDonagh has been out since November 2, and while a return tomorrow is probably unlikely, the fact that he is skating with the […] The post McDonagh practicing without non-contact jersey appeared...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: McDonagh looks to return in two weeks

Ryan McDonagh of the New York Rangers sustained a shoulder injury and may possibly be back in time to play back-to-back games against the Philadelphia Flyers on November 28th and 29th. #140099548 / gettyimages.com The Rangers defenseman sustained his should injury in the first period of the Rangers 1-0 shootout loss on November 1st against the Winnipeg Jets, when he was checked...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday Thread: Rangers vs. Tampa Bay; Duclair In, McDonagh Update

The New York Rangers (7-6-4) return home to face the Tampa Bay Lightning (12-4-2) at MSG at 7 pm, tonight. For a preview, click here. Rangers Game Notes TV: MSG Radio: ESPN Radio 98.7 FM Live Stream (Don’t click on ads in stream, may download virus):http://ifirstrowus.eu/watch/299313/1/watch-new-york-rangers-vs-tampa-bay-lightning.html Probable line-up: Nash-Brassard-St.Louis...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Ryan McDonagh to be out 3-4 weeks

New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh is expected to miss the next 3 to 4 weeks with a shoulder injury, as reported by Josh Gold-Smith of theScore. The injury occurred in Saturday's game against the Winnipeg Jets, when Jets forward Evander Kane hit McDonagh into the boards. #458245834 / gettyimages.com The 25-year-old blue-liner and team captain has played in all 10 games...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan McDonagh out 3 to 4 weeks with injured left shoulder

Ryan McDonagh has been placed on IR and will be out three to four weeks due to an injury to his left shoulder as a result of a hit from Evander Kane last night against the Jets. It’s the same shoulder that McDonagh injured just prior to the playoffs last season. Vigneault says 3-4 weeks continue reading...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Captain Ryan McDonagh Rammed Into Boards, Separates Shoulder (Video)

The New York Rangers lost two more defensemen to injury Saturday night. Captain Ryan McDonagh and fellow blue-liner Kevin Klein both went down with injuries during the first period against the Winnipeg Jets, and both will not return. McDonagh was crushed into the boards by Evander Kane as he went to play the puck midway through the first,with his left shoulder taking the brunt of...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

McDonagh May Wear The “C” But Lundqvist Is Rangers Leader

After the Rangers thrilling third period comeback victory over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night, Alain Vigneault pointed to a second intermission speech as being the stimulus… “I know Hank spoke up there and said a couple of things.” Lundqvist gave some insight into his motivational tactic… “It was more frustration and anger in here. We talked about going out, playing...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers News: Ryan McDonagh Named Captain

Ryan McDonagh became the 27th captain in Rangers history on Monday. #492971823 / gettyimages.com McDonagh was a key defender for the Rangers last season posting 43 points in 75 games. According to ESPN, McDonagh led the Rangers in ice time playing an average of 24:49 per game.Rangers GM Glen Sather told Brett Cyrgalis of The New York Post,"Ryan McDonagh exemplifies what we...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers name Ryan McDonagh captain

Rangers New York Rangers president and general manager Glen Sather announced Monday that defenseman Ryan McDonagh has been named the 27th captain in franchise history. “Ryan McDonagh exemplifies what we want a New York Ranger to be,” Sather said. “He has earned the respect of his teammates through his commitment to excellence, both on and off the ice, and the passion with...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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