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The news is that Rick Nash was given a day off for maintenance, and that Darroll Powe (probable concussion suffered in Game 3) did not practice. Ryane Clowe (probable concussion) took part in contact drills, but is still unsure if he can play in Game 4 Wednesday.
First, apologies for all the tech difficulties lately. I have no idea what’s going on. We had some dead audio, and this blog post without photos, and no photo gallery. I will let you know later if we’re doing a Live Chat today. Onto Game 3 … So is it… Read More →
A little history lesson, which means not much: The Rangers have been down 0-2 in a best-of-seven series 19 times (and 0-2 in a best-of-five once) and have only come back to win one of those series, in 1996 vs. Montreal. In those 20 instances, the Rangers were swept eight… Read More →
The quick update: Ryane Clowe (probable concussion) and Marc Staal (eye) were both on the ice for an optional morning skate. Not sure if either will play in Game 3 tonight, but I imagine both want to. Carl Hagelin, who went leg-on-leg with Alex Ovechkin early in Game 2 and… Read More →
The news, in case you still don’t follow me on twitter, is that Ryane Clowe took part in a full practice but doesn’t know if he’ll play Game 3. The only Ranger who didn’t skate was Carl Hagelin, who went leg-on-leg with Alex Ovechkin in Game 2, but played the… Read More →
Happy Cinco De Mayo. Well, your boys are sure in a hole now, and even if it’s one out of which it would be possible to dig, it seems miles deeper because of their inability to cobble together even one legitimate goal in two-plus games in this series, against a… Read More →
Courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES Eastern Conference Quarterfinal, Game 2 Verizon Center – Washington, DC Capitals 1, Rangers 0 (OT) Team Notes: - The Rangers were defeated by the Washington Capitals, 1-0, in overtime today at Verizon Center, in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal… Read More →
Truth is, this isn’t an actual “Must Win.” Plenty of teams have come back from 0-2, especially if returning home 0-2, and certainly against better teams than Washington and better goalies than Braden Holtby. That said, though, this is a mammoth game for the Rangers because they proved in Game… Read More →
Pretty important game for the Rangers today, at brunchtime in D.C., down 1-0 in their series with the Washington Capitals after Thursday’s 3-1 loss. The Rangers hope to add some of their injured players to today’s lineup, though it’s not certain if any or all of Marc Staal (eye), Brian… Read More →
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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 →
Game 1. Rangers at Capitals. Ya boys finally end their league-imposed playoff lockout with Game 1, and their fourth meeting in five years with the Caps. The Capitals ended their season 11-1-1. The Rangers ended their season 10-3-1. Neither team played a very difficult schedule down the stretch. As you… 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 →
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Another reminder that we will do a Live Playoff Chat at 11:30 leading into Game 1 of the Rangers-Capitals series tonight in D.C. Be there. Or else. Later today I will post my matchups for the series, and of course we will have our first postseason “It’s Go Time!” thread… Read More →