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 →
Just a note before I head off to practice again (geez, will they ever play this series?). We are planning to do a Live Playoff Chat Thursday at 11:30 a.m. So plan to be there. Or else. Hopefully it will be the first of many. In the meantime, as you… Read More →
Headed to practice today and will have audio and reports (Twitter: @RangersReport) from there. Meanwhile, here’s the story I wrote for The Journal News and LoHud.com about Rick Nash and Brad Richards looking forward to the post-season for different reasons, with completely different playoff histories. By Rick Carpiniello NEW YORK… Read More →
So, in case you tuned out after the Rangers thrashed the Devils, your friend Mr. Snider’s Orange Crud did the Rangers a favor for the second time in a week. The Flyers beat Ottawa in regulation to clinch the sixth seed and yet another meeting with the Capitals (fourth time… 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 →
Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES April 27, 2013 (Game 48, Home Game 24) Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers 4, Devils 0 Team Notes: - The Rangers defeated the New Jersey Devils, 4-0, today at Madison Square Garden, to conclude… 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Happy Tax Day. Which is like saying Happy Colonoscopy Day. Anyway, today there are just 13 days left in this hacked-off, Bettmaned 48-game, 99-day joke of a season. Which is a good time to take a look at the race for the final few playoff spots in the mediocre Eastern… Read More →
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