I didn’t get the recorder in there on time with the media horde, but Brian Boyle’s interview, when I got in there, began with him completely blaming himself for the Rangers’ lack of possession, because “I can’t win a freakin’ faceoff … just terrible.” He was 4 of 21 in… Read More →
Courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. BOSTON BRUINS 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Eastern Conference Semifinals – Game 3 Tuesday, May 21 (7:30 p.m.) – Madison Square Garden BOS leads 2-0 TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m. — TV:... Read More →
Gotta tell you, I didn’t think the Rangers could do the 0-2 trick against Washington, so I’m not saying “no way,” but I really don’t get the feeling that this Boston team is going to lose four of five. I think these Bruins are better than Washington, play a style… Read More →
Courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at BOSTON BRUINS 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Eastern Conference Semifinals – Game 2 Sunday, May 19 (3:00 p.m.) – TD Garden BOS leads 1-0 TODAY’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden (3:00 p.m. — TV: NBC; Radio:... Read More →
Game 1 wasn’t exactly what I thought it would be. I expected it to be a little meaner, and I though the Bruins would have more surges, and I expected the Rangers to play more along the walls. Actually, I thought, the Rangers moved the puck pretty freely, didn’t forecheck… Read More →
From the Journal News and LoHud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – The Rangers and Bruins won’t need mirrors this week. They can just look at each other while they’re grinding out games in their first playoff series in 40 years. Here’s a look at the matchups: FORWARDS: The Bruins have… Read More →
You guys who’ve been around since the GAG Line, or earlier, must be feeling pretty cool today, looking at the first Rangers-Bruins playoff series in 40 years. I know I do. I will say this, too, and I kinda touched on it when we were discussing good and bad matchups…. Read More →
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So I was going to try to write something witty to get youse off the ledges, or something about how this is not really over. Well, maybe I should go that way, because what this series has shown us, and pretty much all the other series have shown us, and… Read More →
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I kept watching all the other playoff series going on and wondered why they all seemed so much more intense than these Rangers-Capitals games, why there was so much more nasty in those games, so much more tempo and hitting. Until Game 4. Welcome to the playoffs, Rangers and Capitals… Read More →
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Hope to have an video up shortly, shot by Josh Thomson, 26. Meanwhile, here’s my column from The Journal News and LoHud.com today, on the Rangers’ new depth on defense: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH — There were some things obviously different about the Rangers in Game 3 of their series… Read More →
Down 1-0 in a series isn’t the end of the world ever, at all. I fully expect this series to be 1-1 after two, 2-2 after four, only because most series are that way, and you know what we saw last night? We saw that these teams are pretty even…. Read More →
First a word from our friend Manny, who is going to handle the Paul Mara extravaganza and picnic this year: As the playoffs round into shape many of us must be forced to call our manhood (or lack of womanhood) into question. Sprouts that begin to develop on our faces… 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 →
The Rangers began practicing for their series with the Washington Capitals today, with a double session, the second part of which was spent on special teams. Derek Dorsett (broken clavicle) has not yet been cleared for full contact, and Marc Staal (eye) said he is holding out hope that he… 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 →