Just a note before I head off to practice again (geez, will they ever play this series?). We are planning to do a Live Playoff Chat Thursday at 11:30 a.m. So plan to be there. Or else. Hopefully it will be the first of many. In the meantime, as you… Read More →
I’m headed over to this mini-training camp the Rangers are forced to endure because the NHL scheduled their four days off between games. Will have audio interviews (fingers crossed, new audio system which works on your phone), possibly some video, definitely some reports (Twitter: @RangersReport). Later today I will put… Read More →
Headed to practice today and will have audio and reports (Twitter: @RangersReport) from there. Meanwhile, here’s the story I wrote for The Journal News and LoHud.com about Rick Nash and Brad Richards looking forward to the post-season for different reasons, with completely different playoff histories. By Rick Carpiniello NEW YORK… Read More →
So, in case you tuned out after the Rangers thrashed the Devils, your friend Mr. Snider’s Orange Crud did the Rangers a favor for the second time in a week. The Flyers beat Ottawa in regulation to clinch the sixth seed and yet another meeting with the Capitals (fourth time… Read More →
In case you missed it, Henrik Lundqvist, who broke Eddie Giacomin’s team record for total (regular-season and playoffs) shutouts, was named the team MVP (voted by the media) in a post-game announcement. Ryan Callahan was named the Players’ Player (voted by his teammates). Also, John Tortorella, in his post-game presser,... Read More →
See? I told all y’all that the Rangers would make the playoffs. (I won’t say how much doubt I’ve had these last three nights, though). And I must add that the last two games the Rangers – as always whenever they have struggled over the years – looked like a… Read More →
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What an opportunity the Rangers let get away in Sunrise, Fla. Beat the worst team in hockey, whether in regulation, overtime or the tiddly-winks contest, and the Rangers would have clinched a playoff spot and jumped over the Islanders into the sixth seed. They should thank their lucky stars that… Read More →
Courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES April 23, 2013 (Game 46, Away Game 23) BB&T Center – Sunrise, FL Panthers 3, Rangers 2 Team Notes: - The Rangers were defeated by the Florida Panthers, 3-2, tonight at BB&T Center, and are now 8-3-1 in the month of… Read More →
My math … you know by now to get your own calculators out to learn the truth when I start tossing numbers around. But this is how I see it. If Winnipeg loses once in regulation in its final three (at Buffalo tonight, at Washington tomorrow, home against Montreal Thursday)... Read More →
I saw Taylor Pyatt wearing the Broadway Hat. Good for him. Got some audio from him, too. The Rangers, you can tell in these interviews, are feeling pretty good about their chances now, and about the way they’re playing going into the final three games of the season and then… Read More →
Two very important games against two inferior teams in two nights, and the Rangers get two critical victories. Hey, you don’t dissect these at this point. Put the four points in the bag and move on. Four games left. Thoughts: 1) I wonder if any of you are taking a… Read More →
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Courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES April 19, 2013 (Game 44, Away Game 22) First Niagara Center – Buffalo, NY Rangers 8, Sabres 4 Team Notes: - The Rangers defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 8-3, tonight at First Niagara Center, and are now 7-2-1 in their last 10… Read More →
Obviously the Rangers are in almost-must-win mode at this point with all the other mediocre teams surrounding them in the Leastern Conference race churning out wins (or at least Bettman Bonus Points). They can eliminate the Baby Buffaloes with a win tonight, so expect Buffalo to be as desperate and… Read More →
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Highlight of the post-game was John Moore, happy he decided to accept the challenge and drop the gloves and handle himself well in his first NHL scrap, but adding that he’s “not going to quit my day job.” John Tortorella said the team “absolutely” got a rise out of that… Read More →
Another great night for the Rangers. A woeful loss to a bad team in Philadelphia, and all the teams around them in the playoff race – Islanders, Ottawa and Winnipeg – won. The good news, if there is any, is that the Rangers are still in eighth based on a… Read More →
Still not completely sure what to make of the Rangers’ 1-0 win over the Islanders Saturday night. The Rangers didn’t play great. They didn’t play lousy. But it sure as heck was fun to watch, and the atmosphere in that old, dilapidated building was pretty cool and very loud. Thoughts:... Read More →
I’m not going to go nutso about the shootout today, because I’ve done it to death … and will do it again later on, no doubt, about how stupid it is that the playoff fate of teams, not to mention the jobs of GMs, coaches and players are decided in… Read More →