Avery at #15 Means End of Write-in Campaign

The NHL released the second to last All Star Game balloting numbers and Sean Avery moved up just one spot to #15 for forwards with 161,182 votes. Avery also fell further behind in the race for the third and final vote-in spot as he now trails Evgeni Malkin by almost 130,000 votes. I hate giving […]

Power Rankings for Week 12/27/10

CBS Sports moves the Rangers up one spot to #7 in their most recent power rankings… 7. Rangers – Little things are big for the Rangers. They lead the league in hits, blocked shots and shorthanded goals. ESPN (13) also released their rankings. Remember to follow me on

Tuesday 12/28/10 Headlines

Bergen Record – Matt Gilroy scores twice, helps Rangers ice Islanders Bergen Record – Rangers notes: Zuccarello’s first point New York Post – Gilroy nets pair as Rangers ice Isles Daily News – Rangers hit lucky 7s in rout of Islanders New York Times – Rangers’ 52 Shots Produce 7 Goals Against Islanders New York […]

Rangers Talk Win vs. Islanders

Jesse Spector at the Blueshirts Blog has numerous post game quotes… MZA on playing with Marian Gaborik… “It’s unbelievable,” Zuccarello said. “It’s great. He’s one of the greatest players in the world, and me playing with him is a great opportunity.” Stepan on his new line… “We found out right before the game,” Stepan said. […]

Video: Torts Talks Win vs. Isles & Highlights

Rangers head coach John Tortorella speaks with reporters after the Blueshirts routed the Islanders 7-2 on Dec. 27 at Madison Square Garden. …is it me or did Torts say Gilroy was one of the team’s six defensemen right now? Wonder who’s the odd man out. MDZ? Rozy? Rangers vs. Islanders highlights Remember to follow me […]


Rangers 7, Islanders 2

The New York Rangers (21-14-2) defeated the New York Islanders (9-19-6) by the score of 7-2, tonight. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports and …man is it fun watching the Rangers beat up on the Islanders. A little shaky in the first but after that smooth sailing. …Del Zotto might […]

Rangers vs. Islanders (Game 37)

The New York Rangers (20-14-2) hosted the New York Islanders (9-18-6) at MSG tonight starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo Sports. Rangers Game Notes TV: MSG; Radio: 1050AM ESPN Radio, XM206 Probable Lines:Dubinsky-Stepan-GaborikFrolov-Anisimov-DruryFedotenko-Boyle-PrustAvery-Christensen-Zuccarello Staal-GirardiEminger-RozsivalGilroy-Sauer Goaltenders: Henrik Lundqvist – 14-12-2, 2.47 gaa, .918 sv%, 5 so. Dwayne Roloson – 5-12-1, 2.38 gaa, […]

Message to Ticket Holding Fans Who Can’t Make it Tonight

From the Rangers via Jesse Spector at the Blueshirts Blog… “We have a passionate fan base that deals with our customer service representatives regularly and we will continue to communicate with them directly, as we normally do.” …assuming this means if you have tickets tonight and can’t make it you are not getting a refund […]

Kreider Talks Win vs. Finland

The Tean USA – World Juniors Blog has post game reaction to Team USA’s 3-2 OT win over Finalnd yesterday which includes some Q&A with Rangers 2009 1st round pick Chris Kreider who had an assist in the game… Remember to follow me on


Living in Enemy Territory

Here’s a pic of TheNYRBlog reader Brent and his cousin before the Rangers 4-1 loss to the Flyers last Saturday. Brent, who grew up in North Jersey and began following the Rangers in first grade, lives 40 miles south of Philly in Wilmington DE and has the unfortunate task of putting up with Flyers, Eagles, and […]

The Big Dig Out 12/27/10 Headlines

Bergen Record – Rangers looking to stretch their offense New York Post – Rangers’ Del Zotto out vs. Islanders Daily News – Rangers load up for Islanders with healthy Gaborik, Zuccarello recall New York Times – Junior Hockey Tournament a Major Happening in Buffalo Wall Street Journal – Rangers Get Back a Leader Newsday – […]


Big Day for Avery Write-in Campaign

Today is a huge day for the Sean Avery write-in campaign, as the second to last balloting numbers are released tomorrow and if Avery doesn’t make a dent in the 110,000 vote deficit there is no way we can overcome this in a week. On Mondays I normally asked that you guys vote either 30 […]

Kreider Gets Assist in USA OT Win reports that Rangers 2009 first round pick Chris Kreider picked up an assist in Team USA’s 3-2 overtime win against Finland in their World Junior Championships opener. Another Ranger prospect and Team USA alternate captain Ryan Bourque was held scoreless but did have three shots on goal. For more on the game visit the […]

Gaborik Skates at Practice (Updated)

Update:Gross now reports that MZA will be recalled for tomorrow’s game and Michael Del Zotto, despite being over the flu, will be out. …both of these moves has me so pumped that the Rangers finally get it. Sitting a player who obviously has shown he may need to watch a few games while recalling a […]


No Chance of Winter Classic at Citi

Larry Brooks at the New York Post writes this about the chance sof next year’s Winter Classic being played at Citi Field… “The Mets have a better chance of Oliver Perez throwing a three-hit shutout to win the World Series than they do of getting the NHL to award the Winter Classic to Citi Field.” […]

A Belated Merry Christmas.. Now Go Vote for Avery

Besides the craziness of having a house full of relatives on Christmas Eve and keeping my two kids excitement for presents and Santa Claus under control, I have been crushed by one of the worst colds ever. So here is my late Merry Christmas to everyone and their families. Next, I have to apologize for […]

Sunday 12/26/10 Headlines

New York Post – Stepan giving Rangers Christmas presence Newsday – Rangers’ Stepan steps up again Remember to follow me on

Christmas Eve 12/24/10 Headlines

Bergen Record – Rangers lose to Lightning, 4-3, after 11-round shootout Bergen Record – Rangers notes: Zuccarello adjusting New York Post – Zuccarello’s strong NHL debut can’t save Rangers from loss New York Post – Rangers, Tortorella miss Callahan New York Post – Marathon ends Lightning fast for Broadway Blues Daily News – Rangers struck […]

Zuccarello Back to Whale

Update, 1:42 a.m.:Here’s the official announcement. Original Post:Jesse Spector at the Blueshirts Blog reports that John Tortorella said that he did not know where Mats Zuccarello would be on Monday, only committing him to Sunday’s AHL game between the Connecticut Whale and Bridgeport. …makes sense to get MZA as much action as they can, but […]