Brassard Leaves Rangers Practice Early, While Mason Does Same For Flyers

First Rangers postseason practice and we’re already getting some bad news as Derrick Brassard had to leave practice early with a back injury. After practice, took his place on the second power play. …while this doesn’t sound alarming initially, it would be a huge blow if Brassard has to miss significant time in this series. […]


TheNYRBlog Playoff Bracket Challenge

I was contacted by reader ”Not Callyqvist” yesterday about possibly setting up a TheNYRBlog Playoff Bracket Challenge. And since we’re a full service blog here, I obliged. For those of you not aware of a what a playoff bracket challenge is, basically, it’s the Stanley Cup Playoff version of your office’s March Madness bracket. I setup […]


Radio: Lundqvist Talks Not Having to Prove Anything In Playoffs, AV & Flyers

Yesterday, Henrik Lundqvist was a guest on the Michael Kay Radio Show (ESPN Radio) to discuss the playoffs and the Flyers… Here’s Lundqvist’s most memorable line: “I don’t feel I have to prove I can play in the playoffs, absolutely not. My last seven years in Sweden, I won four championships, two professional, two in […]

Tuesday (4/15/14) Headlines

Bergen Record - Flyers’ Kimmo Timonen says Rangers will be favored Bergen Record - If Canucks fire Tortorella, he might not get another chance to be a head coach New York Post –  J.T. Miller back with Blueshirts New York Post –  Lundqvist: ‘I don’t feel I have to prove I can play in the playoffs’ New York Post […]

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McDonagh’s Returning ; Which Defenseman Sits?

The Rangers’ borderline Norris-caliber defenseman Ryan McDonagh is returning to the lineup just in time for the start of the NHL playoffs. That’s good. The Rangers have seven defensemen on the roster who have justified, by some measure, a spot in the Game One lineup on Thursday. That’s also good. Unfortunately, Alain Vigneault can only […]

Rangers/Flyers Schedule

Here’s your Rangers/Flyers first round schedule: Game 1 – THU, April 17 – Flyers at Rangers – 7:00 PM – MSG Network Game 2 – SUN, April 20 – Flyers at Rangers – 12:00 PM – NBC Television Game 3 – TUE, April 22 – Rangers at Flyers – 8:00 PM – MSG Network Game […]

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It Doesn’t Get Better Than Rangers vs. Flyers In The Postseason

When I was growing up in the 80s and early 90s, the Rangers biggest rival was the Islanders. From the mid 90s through the beginning of the 2000s the Devils claimed the mantel. Now, the Flyers are currently public enemy #1 for Blueshirts fans. So get ready folks, this first round match-up between the Rangers […]

Sunday (4/13/14) Headlines

Bergen Record - Rangers fall to Canadiens, 1-0, but turn attention to Flyers New York Post – Rangers drop finale, set to host Flyers in playoffs Daily News - Ryan McDonagh is ‘ready to go’ when NY Rangers face Flyers in first round of playoffs Daily News - Mark Messier’s guarantee during NY Rangers’ run to the Stanley Cup […]

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Canadiens 1, Rangers 0, OT

The New York Rangers (45-31-6) lost to the Montreal Canadiens (46-28-8) by the score of 1-0 in overtime, last night. For a box score, go to Yahoo! Sports. …if that game wasn’t a microcosm of the Rangers inability to finish all season, I don’t know what is. No doubt Price was good, but you can’t […]

Rangers @ Canadiens (Game 82)

The New York Rangers (45-31-5) visit the Montreal Canadiens (45-28-8) at the Bell Centre starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview, visit Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Game Notes TV: MSG Radio: ESPN Radio (98.7 FM) Live Stream (Don’t click on ads in stream, may download virus): Probable Line-up: Hagelin-Stepan-Nash Pouliot-Brassard-Zuccarello Dorsett-Richards-Fast Boyle-Moore-Carcillo Staal-Stralman Moore-Falk Diaz-Klein Goaltenders: Cam Talbot – […]