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Rangers Trade Erik Christensen To Minnesota Wild

The New York Rangers have traded center Erik Christensen and a conditional 2013 7th round draft pick to the Minnesota Wild for center Casey Wellman.  Christensen had one goal and four assists in 20 games for the Rangers this season, but he has not seen an NHL game since Dec. 17.  During a two week conditioning assignment last month Christensen had two goals and one assist for the...
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February 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Gaborik Hat-trick Earns All-Star MVP In Team Chara Win

Marian Gaborik scored three times and added an assist to earn MVP honors in the 2012 All-Star Game.  Gaborik continues to erase any memories of last season's struggles and take his place amongst the elite snipers in the NHL.  The fun party for Rangers fan today was that Gaborik went head-to-head with teammate Henrik Lundqvist. After chirping all weekend with Lundqvist, Gaborik...
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January 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers' Hagelin Named All-Star Rookie Replacement

According to Josh Rimer, Rangers rookie Carl Hagelin has been added to the Rookies in the 2012 NHL All-Star weekend as an injury replacement.  No official announcement on who he is replacing, but the logical choice would be injured Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Tremendous work by Hagelin to play his way into this opportunity. Hagelin has eight goals and eight assists in...
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January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Lundqvist To Start As Biron Out With Flu; Chad Johnson Recalled From Whale

Earlier this morning, Steve Zipay at Newsday reported that Martin Biron would get the start against the Winnipeg Jets tonight, but now Biron is out with the flu and Henrik Lundqvist will get the nod.  According to Katie Strang of ESPN New York the Rangers recalled Chad Johnson from the Whale to serve as the backup tonight.
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January 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Gaborik Scores Twice In Rangers 3-2 OT Win Over Bruins

The matchup of the best two teams in the Eastern Conference lived up to the hype as the New York Rangers game against the Boston Bruins had everything you could ask for in a regular season game.  The first matchup between the two teams went to overtime with the New York Rangers winning 3-2 over the Boston Bruins on a Marian Gaborik power-play goal with 3.6 seconds left in...
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January 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers Inconsistency Continues In 4-1 Loss To Penguins

For much of the first half of the season the New York Rangers found ways to win games even when they did not play their best hockey for a 60 minute game.  Those results are not coming right now as the Penguins came into Madison Square Garden Thursday night and handed the Blueshirts their third loss in five games by a score of 4-1.  Evgeni Malkin led the way with two more...
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January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Lundqvist Blanks Predators As Rangers Win 3-0

The New York Rangers continued their ability to put the rare bad performance behind them and take it out on their next opponent.  Following a 4-1 defeat Sunday in Montreal the Rangers got back to basics with their forechecking and defensive style en route to a 3-0 win over the Nashville Predators. Henrik Lundqvist led the way with 27 saves for his fourth shutout of the season...
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January 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers Nightmares Continue In Montreal With 4-1 Loss

The New York Rangers failures in Montral continued with an ugly 4-1 loss Sunday night.  The loss dropped the Rangers to 0-5-1 in their last six trips to the Bell Centre.  After dominating the Toronto Maple Leafs top line last night the New York Rangers watched the Montreal Canadiens top line of Max Pacioretty, David Desharnais and Erik Cole dance circles around...
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January 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Dubinsky, Fedotenko Both Out Against Canadiens

Both Brandon Dubinsky and Ruslan Fedotenko will miss tonight's hasn't against the Montreal Canadiens.  Tonight will mark the third straight game Dubinsky has missed with a sore shoulder he sustained Tuesday. The hope is a couple extra days rest will have him ready for Tuesday against Nashville. Fedotenko will miss his first game of the season after leaving last night with...
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January 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Newbury Recalled With Dubinsky, Fedotenko Hurting

Andrew Gross reports that the Rangers have recalled Kris Newbury for tonight's game in Montreal.  Newbury is likely just precautionary in case both Brandon Dubinsky (shoulder) and Ruslan Fedotenko (back spasms) cannot play this evening. 
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January 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Biron Shutouts Leafs As Rangers After Poor Performance With 3-0 Victory

The New York Rangers got back on the winning side with a dominant 3-0 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night.  The Rangers were unhappy with their team effort on Thursday in their loss to the Ottawa Senators, but they corrected those mistakes early and often in this one.  The lack of energy and effort that plagued large portions of the game Thursday were...
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January 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Dubinsky Out, Biron To Start Against Toronto

According to Andrew Gross at Ranger Rants Brandon Dubinsky will miss his second straight game (right shoulder), while Martin Biron will get his 11th start of the season tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Dubinsky was clearly missed on Thursday night against the Senators, but the Rangers are trying to be smart with his shoulder to make sure that it does not become something...
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January 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Spezza Scores Twice, Anderson Stops 34 In 3-0 Win Over Rangers

The same day the Rangers had Henrik Lundqvist, Dan Girardi and Marian Gaborik announced 2012 NHL All-Stars the Ottawa Senators All-Stars stole the show in Madison Square Garden.  Jason Spezza scored two twice and Milan Michalek while Craig Anderson stopped all 34 Rangers shots in a 3-0 victory.  The loss snapped the Rangers five-game win streak before they head to Canada for a...
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January 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers Lundqvist, Gaborik, Girardi Selected To All-Star Team

This afternoon the NHL announced the remaining All-Star Game roster and the New York Rangers were rewarded for their tremendous first half with three All-Stars on the roster.  Henrik Lundqvist, Marian Gaborik and Dan Girardi were those selected to represent the Rangers in Ottawa at the end of this month.  Lundqvist's first half and Gaborik's resurgence in goal scoring...
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January 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Stepan Sends Rangers To Fifth Straight Win Sixth Round Shootout Winner

The New York Rangers and Phoenix Coyotes played yet another tight game Tuesday night with the Rangers coming away with a 2-1 shootout victory this time.  Derek Stepan scored the deciding goal in the sixth round of the shootout to give the Rangers their fifth consecutive win.  The Rangers appeared like they were going to win with 1:50 left in the overtime period when Marian Gaborik...
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January 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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Video: Coyotes goalie sprawls for save

Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith was excellent all night against the first place New York Rangers, but his best save of the night came in overtime against Marian Gaborik on a penalty shot. With 1:50 left in the extra session Gaborik was awarded a penalty shot and seemingly had Smith beaten, but Smith sprawled to rob him with the goal stick for a save of the year candidate....
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January 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Bruins, Canucks Have Line Brawl In Stanley Cup Rematch

For those that thought the bad blood from last year's Stanley Cup finals would not carry over to the regular season where proven wrong rather quickly during today's game between the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks. Just under four minutes into the game a line brawl erupted with Shawn Thornton and Alex Burrows smacking each other with their sticks in front of the two...
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January 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Lundqvist Dominates With 37 Saves In 3-1 Rangers Win Over Penguins

Christian Petersen/Getty Images The New York Rangers continued their outstanding play with their fourth consecutive victory by defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 Friday night.  The Rangers extended their league leading point total to 56 and expanded their domination within the Atlantic division to an impressive 8-1 this season.    Henrik Lundqvist was...
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January 06, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL Fines Rangers Tortorella 30K

The National Hockey League sent a large message in response to the post game  comments of New York Rangers coach John Tortorella levying a $30K fine. Tortorella has since apologized for his statements claiming he was being sarcastic, but the league certainly didn't see the humor in it. That Tortorella was fined for questioning the integrity of the officials and even the league...
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January 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Tortorella Apologizes For Winter Classic Conspiracy Comments

Following Monday's Winter Classic Rangers coach John Tortorella's comments suggested that the league and officials were conspiring to get the game to overtime.  On Wednesday, in his first public comments since the, Tortorella was singing a completely different tune via Blueshirts United. "They were sarcastic comments by me at the wrong time, and it was frustration...
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January 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Biron To Start Against Panthers?; Practice Line Combinations

The New York Rangers will face the Florida Panthers tomorrow night at Madison Square Garden before heading to Pittsburgh to play the Penguins on Friday.  The back-to-back games and the Rangers looking to get Henrik Lundqvist as much rest as possible makes this a prime spot for Martin Biron to get a start.  According to Andrew Gross Biron was the first one off the ice at...
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January 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Tortorella Accuses Refs of Trying To Fix Game For Flyers

New York Rangers coach John Tortorella enjoyed that his team rallied to win the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic 3-2, but that did not stop Tortorella from commenting on the questionable officiating down the stretch of the game. Via Puck Daddy: "I'm not sure if NBC got together with the refs," said Tortorella, after the Rangers' 3-2 victory on Monday, regarding...
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January 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers Rally To Take Winter Classic 3-2

The New York Rangers rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in the 2012 Winter Classic.  Henrik Lundqvist was again the key for the Rangers as he stopped 33 shots during regular play and a Daniel Briere penalty shot with 19.6 seconds left to preserve the win.  The penalty shot was called when Ryan McDonagh dove into the crease to prevent a loose puck from...
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January 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Mike Rupp Does Jagr Saltue After Winter Classic Goal

During the second period of 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Rangers' forward Mike Rupp added a little more heat to the storied rivalry between the two franchises when he imitated Jaromir Jagr's salute goal celebration.  Entering Monday's Winter Classic Rupp had 50 career goals in 511 NHL games while Jagr had 658 career goals and 972 career assists over the course...
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January 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers Marc Staal To Play In Winter Classic

After missing the first 36 games of the 2011-12 season dealing with concussion issues, Rangers defenseman Marc Staal will make his debut in today's Winter Classic game.  Dan Rosen at NHL.com reports that Staal will be paired with Bickel which means that Jeff Woywitka will be scratched. Interesting to see Staal being put in the lineup today to say he is healthy enough to play...
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January 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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