Browsing: Derek Stepan

Hockey
11 Rangers at Islanders tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI, Emerson Etem’s under the weather so the Rangers recalled Tanner Glass from Hartford (AHL) today. Glass will play that fourth-line right wing role vs. the Islanders. Alain Vigneault indicated that Glass might not be the extra forward the Rangers take on their Western Canada trip next week, when they…

Hockey
64 Now city rivals, it’s still Rangers vs. Islanders

GREENBURGH – Ready or not, the Rangers will go into the bees’ nest Wednesday, only this time it’s a brand new hive. Once in their history, the Rangers have played a regular-season game against the Islanders anywhere other than Nassau Coliseum or the Garden – the Stadium Series game at…

Game review
134 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Rangers 4, Hurricanes 3. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) First of all, apologies for the issues on the blog since late Saturday/early Sunday.…

Game review
69 Rangers-Bruins in review

Bruins 4, Rangers 3. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) You can put aside this game, and even the last one, as awful as they were — a poor game by the coaching staff, goalie, top line, second line, entire panicky defense…

Hockey
18 Rangers at Bruins today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

FYI, it looks like Emerson Etem and Dylan McIlrath will go back into the lineup, in place of Viktor Stalberg and Dan Boyle (who isn’t playing back-to-backs, at least for the immediate future). It sure can’t hurt to have McIlrath’s size in the lineup against the Bruins, and Zacwagon Rinaldo.…

Game review
113 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Canadiens 5, Rangers 1. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for all of youse who spend time here, or…

It's Go Time!
281 Canadiens at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 22. Canadiens at Rangers. Showdown time at MSG. Measuring stick. Tone setter. Hope you guys don’t miss it because you were watching them blow up the Woody Woodpecker balloon in NYC. The teams come into the game in a virtual tie for the Eastern lead, the Habs 16-4-2, the…

Game review
151 Rangers-Predators in review

Rangers 3, Predators 0. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here to read my early column on the Rangers’ start, and the (not advanced) stats/trends involved. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference…

Game review
84 Rangers-Panthers in review

Rangers 5, Panthers 4 (OT). Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) You know it’s a wild game when two penalty shots are barely a footnote, and this review is going to be all over the place. I’m going to be honest, and…

Hockey
19 Rangers at Panthers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Looks like no lineup changes. But no morning skate today, so Alain Vigneault won’t address the sunburned media until 5 p.m. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at FLORIDA PANTHERS Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET BB&T Center – Sunrise, FL Rangers: 14-3-2 (30 pts) Panthers: 8-8-3…

Game review
164 Rangers-Lightning in review

Lightning 2, Rangers 1. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Ryan McDonagh needs to sit a few games. Alain Vigneault should be fired for this. Worst loss I’ve ever experienced. Disgusting. … Seriously, these are things people were saying after the Rangers’…

Hockey
29 Rangers at Lightning tonight (7:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, 7:30 p.m. ET Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL Rangers: 14-2-2 (30 pts) Lightning: 8-9-3 (19 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 19th game of the 2015-16 season against the Tampa Bay Lightning at…

Game review
151 Rangers-Maple Leafs in review

Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for my early story on Chris Kreider/Zack Smith, etc. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) The Rangers are never, ever, ever going…

Hockey
9 Rangers 4, Maple Leafs 3 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Maple Leafs 3. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        START ME UP – The Rangers have registered 14 wins and 30 points in the first 18 games of the 2015-16 season. The Blueshirts have…

Hockey
170 Maple Leafs at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 18. Maple Leafs at Rangers. In case you missed it, the Clown Show known as the NHL Department of Player Safety didn’t think it was worthy of even considering supplemental discipline against Ottawa’s Zack Smith for his clear headshot on Derek Stepan Saturday. Shocker. Click here for my…

Game review
81 Rangers-Senators in review

Click here to read my column on Mats Zuccarello. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) The eight wins in a row are great, piling up all these points, great too. But the bigger picture is that Saturday’s 2-1 shootout win is one…

Hockey
6 Rangers at Senators today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Only one change to the lineup planned today. Dominic Moore goes back in for Emerson Etem. Moore will play his 700th game, and Derick Brassard his 500th. Click here to read my column on Mats Zuccarello. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at OTTAWA SENATORS Saturday, Nov.…

Hockey
24 Rangers’ Zuccarello reaching new “heights”

“A little man often cast a long shadow.” – George Macaulay Trevelyan. Aside from his close buddy, the guy in the pads holding down the fort behind his team, nobody has cast as long a shadow this season as the Rangers’ smallest player. And in its biggest challenge game of…

Game review
137 Rangers-Blues in review

Click here to read my early story on the way the Rangers defend, which nearly became obsolete. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Did…

1 2 3 4 5 6 43