It says a lot about a team when it has lost its way a little bit and vows to fix that, against a good team on a roll, and actually pulls it off. Now, our view today might be a bit fuzzier if the Hurricanes and not the Hobbit had… Read More →
John Tortorella: On what he wanted to see tonight: “I think we got a little bit of our personality back, and the style that we wanted to play. To score a goal, I thought Ward was outstanding. The good thing about our club, we didn’t get frustrated. We didn’t turn… Read More →
Ryan Callahan‘s hand examination revealed some healing, and the plan is for him to skate at the team’s practice facility Sunday. Now, these are the best quotes of the night: Mats Zuccarello, asked about the difficulty of being so small: “I’ve been like this for 23 years so I got… Read More →
First this news. Michal Rozsival suffered a ribcage injury. He is day to day. So Ryan McDonagh, who is making the trip to Dallas and St. Louis, could see some NHL action. Will have some classic quotes later. Here are the post-game notes and quotes, courtesy of the Rangers: NEW… Read More →
Same lineup, except for Lundqvist back in goal and Gilroy goes back in for Del Zotto. McDonagh is the only prucha. Same lines to start. The last game of the first half of the season, and the only home game in a stretch of six. So, it’s somewhat important. Also… Read More →
The Rangers really only have one extra healthy player around (Ryan McDonagh) and he’s not playing, so there’s really no lineup news. Same lines to start. John Tortorella: On Ryan Callahan: “He’s going to get checked tonight to see if we can get the go-ahead to see if he can… Read More →
Had a really busy day yesterday, saw some of my faves: Mark Messier, Adam Graves, Mike Keenan, at the rink. Had a nice sit-down with Tortorella for a story I’m writing for Sunday. Today I’m headed to MSG for the game tonight, as the Rangers hit the mid-season mark. Will… Read More →
My friend Bruce Berlet interviewed Michael Del Zotto today after practice in Hartford, on Mitch Beck’s Howlings blog. You can read it here. I’ll have to ask Mitch one of these days if he’s going to have to change the blog’s name, you know, since Whales don’t howl.
That’s the main news out of practice today, that Ruslan Fedotenko made it through a full practice with his bruised hand, and will play tomorrow. Will have more info and some quotes in a bit. John Tortorella: On Fedotenko. “He’s a big part of our team. He’s much better today… Read More →
Hi kids, I’m going to stop by Rangers practice today, so if anything’s cooking I’ll post from there. See youse later.
Still awaiting the official announcement, but Michael Del Zotto had been sent down to Connecticut of the AHL after being scratched for four straight games, and then sliding out of the play on Christopher Higgins’ goal Sunday in Sunrise, Fla. Del Zotto had been scratched once earlier this season, and… Read More →
This one was bad. The Rangers played a stinker. Again, you can’t argue with the effort, but there were errors in all three zones. So home they go with one goal and a single point in two games in Florida. Thoughts: 1) This may have been the worst game of… Read More →
Courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES January 2, 2011 – New York Rangers 0, Florida Panthers 3 (Game No. 40, Away No. 21) * The Rangers were defeated by the Florida Panthers, 3-0, tonight at BankAtlantic Center, ending their four-game point streak (2-0-2). New York is now… Read More →