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 […]

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 […]