John Tortorella is in playoff mode. Short answers. Though there really weren’t many questions pre-game. He’s going with his full lineup, which includes Henrik Lundqvist in goal, Kris Newbury and Arron Asham in for Ryane Clowe and Matt Gilroy. Tortorella said the goal is to move up as high as… Read More →
As we mentioned last night, the Islanders jumped ahead of Ottawa and the Rangers into the sixth seed with a shootout loss in Buffalo. But the Islanders’ season is over. The Rangers need one point in their finale today to finish ahead of the Islanders and avoid the Penguins in… 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 →
Courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES April 25, 2013 (Game 47, Away Game 24) PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC Rangers 4, Hurricanes 3 (OT) Team Notes: - The Rangers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-3, in overtime tonight at PNC Arena, in their regular season road finale. With… Read More →
Bottom line is the magic number is two. If the Rangers get two points tonight, they’re in. If Winnipeg doesn’t get any points in its season finale tonight at home against Montreal, the Rangers are in. If the Rangers get one point and Winnipeg gets on point, the Rangers are… Read More →
Just a reminder: Please join us for a Live Chat today at noon where we can discuss the pending Rangers clincher … or the pending nailbiter on Saturday. The Rangers still need two points in their last two games, or a regulation loss by Winnipeg in its final game, or… Read More →
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 →
In case you missed it, Winnipeg won and Ottawa lost last night. So the Rangers technically jumped from eighth to seventh, ahead of the Senators on the first tiebreaker (regulation/OT wins, 20-19). Winnipeg remained a point behind both, and the Rangers and Sens each have a game in hand on… Read More →
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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 →
So the Rangers obviously have bigger fish to broil, or whatever, needing a win for their own best interests. But how often do you guys, as fans, get chances in consecutive games to eliminate the Flyers (as the Rangers did in Buffalo a couple of nights back) and then eliminate… Read More →
This is an enormous game for the Rangers, who have an opportunity to put three points between themselves and ninth-place Winnipeg—a huge lead at this stage of the season—and to move up in the standings this week. But it’s an even bigger game for the Devils, the team that eliminated… 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 →
The Rangers held serve. That’s all they did and that’s all they needed to do. They controlled their own destiny going into the night – a night in which all the teams they needed to lose, naturally, won – and with their 6-1 win over the awful Panthers, they still… 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 →