NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers

Rangers 2, Pittsburgh 1

The New York Rangers (1-0) defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins (0-1) by a score of 2-1. The Rangers lead the series 1-0. For a box score, click here. Solid start to the postseason by the Rangers. Also helps when you score 28 seconds in to put your opponent on their heels before they even know what happened. […]

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers

Game 1 ECQF: Rangers vs. Pittsburgh

The New York Rangers meet the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, tonight at MSG starting at 7 PM. For a preview, click here. TV: MSG, NBCSN  Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Nash-Brassard-Zuccarello Kreider-Stepan-Miller Hagelin-Hayes-St.Louis Glass-Moore-Fast McDonagh-Girardi Staal-Boyle Yandle-Hunwick Goalie match-up:  Henrik Lundqvist – 0-0-0, 0.00 GAA, .000 SV%, 0 SO […]

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First Round Preview: Rangers vs. Penguins

It’s hard to believe that perhaps just 5 years ago, the Rangers would ever be favored against a Crosby-led Penguins team, but here we are. The Penguins limped to the finish line losing 9 of their last 13 games, making the playoffs in the final day against a tanking Buffalo Sabres team and finishing the season at […]

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Full Season Grades – Goaltending

Henrik Lundqvist (46 GP; 30-13-3, 2.25 GAA, .922 SV%, 5 SO; Midseason Grade: A-) Missed most of February and March with a throat injury. Looked rusty in first game back against Boston but has been virtually unbeatable since. .931 SV% in last 6 games. Shown no ill effects since. Lowest output (aside from 2012 lockout) […]

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Klein Absent From Practice

The Rangers are skating this morning in Greenburgh in preparation of the Pens coming to town for Game 1 on Thursday. All Rangers were on the ice except for one… All healthy Rangers, including Staal, accounted for. Have not seen Kevin Klein on ice. Bur Chris Summers is practicing. — Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord)

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Full Season Grades – Offense

Rick Nash (79 GP; 42G, 27A, 69 PTS; Midseason Grade: A+) Predictably cooled off, likely due to his unsustainable shooting percentage that hovered around 19-20% for awhile before finishing at 13.8%. Team would love for Nash to repeat that in the playoffs since that number is a head scratchingly low 3.6%. Needs a big postseason to […]

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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 […]

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These Guys Again…

After a whirlwind Saturday night and now that all the dust has settled, the Red Wings and Penguins won their respective games setting up a rematch of last year’s Eastern Conference Semifinal between the Rangers and the Penguins. The Pens have limped to the finish line as of late, having only dressed 5 defensemen in […]

NHL: New York Rangers at Washington Capitals

Rangers 4, Washington 2

The New York Rangers (53-22-7) defeated the Washington Capitals (45-26-11) by a score of 4-2. For a box score, click here. Historical regular season campaign for NYR. Most points and wins in a single season since the 93-94 Rangers. Although it means nil if this team can’t accomplish what that did. Today’s game wasn’t necessarily […]

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Gameday Thread: Rangers @ Washington

The New York Rangers (52-22-7) face off in the regular season finale against the Washington Capitals (42-26-12) at the Verizon Center starting today at 12:30 PM. For a preview, click here. TV: MSG  Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Fast-Brassard-St.Louis Kreider-Stepan-Miller Hagelin-Hayes-Zuccarello(game time)/Bourque Glass-Moore-Sheppard McDonagh-Girardi Summers-Boyle Yandle-Hunwick Goalie match-up:  Henrik Lundqvist – 29-13-3, 2.26 GAA, .923 SV%, […]

NHL: Ottawa Senators at New York Rangers

Open Thread 4/10: Four Thoughts

1) First off, there won’t be a recap of last night’s game, but I’ll go over just a couple things from last night’s loss. I’m not 100% sure whether keeping Henrik Lundqvist in the game last night after Mika Zibanejad fell on his leg in the first period was the correct move. Of course Henrik […]

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Gameday Thread: Rangers vs. Ottawa

The New York Rangers (52-21-7) face off against the Ottawa Senators (41-26-13) at MSG starting tonight at 7 PM. For a preview, click here. TV: MSG  Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Fast-Brassard-St.Louis Kreider-Stepan-Miller Hagelin-Hayes-Bourque Glass-Moore-Sheppard McDonagh-Girardi Summers-Boyle Yandle-Hunwick Goalie match-up:  Henrik Lundqvist – 29-12-3, 2.26 GAA, .923 SV%, 5 SO Andrew Hammond – 18-1-2, 1.91 GAA, .937 […]

AV On The Radio

Yesterday, coach Alain Vigneault appeared on the ESPN Radio with Michael Kay and Don La Greca to discuss the season that was and what lies ahead for the Rangers in the postseason.

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