Boston Bruins v Philadelphia Flyers

Brassard Leaves Practice Early, But 100%; Mason Out for Game 1

A bit of a scare at practice this afternoon, as for the second straight day Derrick Brassard (back) headed to the locker room before the end of practice. Fortunately, after his departure, center iceman added that it was Alain Vigneault’s decision to be cautious and finish practice early. JT Miller took his place in between Beniot […]


Radio: St. Louis & McDonagh Talk Flyers & Playoffs

Yesterday, Martin St. Louis was a guest on the Mike Francesa Radio Show (WFAN) to discuss the upcoming playoffs… …now that the playoffs are here, it’s officially time for St. Louis to regain his scoring touch. No more excuses about still getting comfortable. It’s put-up or shut-up time. …while it was nice to see St. […]


Vigneault Explains Miller “Commitment” Comment

After yesterday’s practice, Alain Vigneault mentioned that one of the reasons the Rangers recalled JT Miller is that he has the potential and skill set to be able to fill-in if someone in the lineup goes down. In response to that comment, Vigneault was pressed on his past remarks questioning Miller’s commitment… “I would say […]


If Rangers Attempt to Match Flyers Physically, They Will Lose Series

There’s no secret to the Flyers game plan going into the series. Hit the Rangers every opportunity they get. And when they’re done, hit them some more (via Bergen Record)… “We will go over the game plan the next two days. But it’s a playoff game. You go hit and skate and play physical on […]

Wednesday (4/16/14) Headlines

Bergen Record - Rangers’ Derick Brassard exits practice early New York Post –  Richards focused on title for Rangers, not his future New York Post –  Injury scare for Derick Brassard at Rangers practice New York Post –  Blood on the ice: Sharks in best spot to gobble up the Cup Daily News - Rangers’ Derick Brassard on thin ice […]


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 […]