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 →
Courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES April 18, 2013 (Game 43, Home Game 22) Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers 6, Panthers 1 Team Notes: - The Rangers defeated the Florida Panthers, 6-1, tonight at Madison Square Garden, and are now 6-2-1 in their last… Read More →
Not much needs to be said. This is a fairly critical game against a very bad team, much worse than the team that beat the Rangers Tuesday. Of course, if you don’t or can’t score goals, every team is pretty dangerous, right? So let’s say the Rangers need to go… Read More →
Got there a few seconds late for John Tortorella’s presser, but all I missed was him saying he wasn’t giving out the lineup or with whom Chris Kreider will play. He did say that he’s still not crazy about throwing the kid into the playoff stretch drive here (and I… Read More →
Could it really, really be 14 years since The Great One retired? April 18, 1999, Wayne Gretzky hung ‘em up at Madison Square Garden. Cannot believe it’s been that long. Have the Rangers scored a power-play goal since then? Photo by Getty Images. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW… Read More →
From the Rangers: RANGERS RECALL FORWARD CHRIS KREIDER NEW YORK, April 17, 2013 –New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has recalled forward Chris Kreider from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL). Kreider, 21, has registered one goal and three… 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 →
Courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES April 16, 2013 (Game 42, Away Game 21) Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA Flyers 4, Rangers 2 Team Notes: - The Rangers were defeated by the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-2, tonight at Wells Fargo Center, and are now 5-2-1 over their… Read More →