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Rangers top Senators, become first NHL team to clinch playoff spot

  Chris Kreider helped get the New York Rangers back to the playoffs. Kreider had two goals and an assist and the New York Rangers clinched a playoff spot with a 5-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. Dan Boyle, Mats Zuccarello and Tanner Glass also scored for the Rangers, who have 101 points. ''You have to be able to handle momentum swings and to be able to answer...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens, Rangers, Lightning need Ducks to win Thursday

The Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning can become the first three teams to clinch spots in the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Thursday. The Canadiens, who have a League-leading 100 points, will clinch if they beat the Winnipeg Jets in regulation or overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks defeat the Boston Bruins, or if the Bruins defeat the Ducks in a shootout...
Via Sports-Glory
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

The New York Rangers look to clinch a playoff spot in Ottawa

The New York Rangers (99 points, 1st in the Metropolitan) are capable of clinching a playoff spot provided they beat the Ottawa Senators and the Boston Bruins lose. However, if the Rangers get one point out of the game, they would need the Bruins to lose in regulation in order to officially secure a spot. Either way, it’s not gonna be easy for the Rangers to leave Ottawa with...
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Henrik Lundqvist is ready to go, and he’s so dreamy

In case you missed it, Mackenzie Skapski was returned to the Hartford Wolf Pack yesterday. That means one and only one thing: Henrik Lundqvist is ready to go. After six long weeks without that glorious hair and perfect charisma, The King is ready to go. If your memory serves you, Lundqvist is the best goalie Read more → The post Henrik Lundqvist is ready to go, and he’s so dreamy...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Stanley Cup or Bust for New York Rangers

With the NHL season coming to an end, the New York Rangers sit on top of the Eastern Conference with 99 points. They are close to a sure lock to win the Metropolitan Division, six points ahead of the rival Islanders with two games in hand. The Rangers have followed up their Stanley Cup Finals loss with a season to remember. Unfortunately, there is extreme pressure for the Rangers...
Via The Sports Journal
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Rangers return Mackenzie Skapski to Hartford

The New York Rangers have returned goaltender Mackenzie Skapski to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL. Skapski was called up in February to be the backup to Cam Talbot while Henrik Lundqvist was injured. Skapski played two games, both against the Buffalo Sabres, allowing one goal and recording a shutout. This means Lundqvist is Read more → The post Rangers return Mackenzie Skapski...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
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Report: Skapski Heading To Hartford

Lundqvist will dress (if not play?) Thursday night in Ottawa. Skapski returning to AHL today. Recall up front a possibility next few days. — Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) March 25, 2015 So ends the fairy tale (for now) of Mackenzie Skapski, whose smiles and hand waves from the Ranger bench caught New York City by storm over the last two months.  The experience Skapski has had...
Via NY Rangers Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Appreciating the little things Dan Boyle brings

When the New York Rangers replaced Anton Stralman with Dan Boyle (for all intents and purposes, this is what was done), the fan base was very divided. On one side of the coin, folks were pumped about his powerplay contributions. The other side of the coin was worried about the even strength downgrade from Stralman Read more → The post Appreciating the little things Dan Boyle brings...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hockey Guys Podcast: Episode 32 — Rangers and Mike Richards

Rick Nash / Check Out Hockey Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with TheHockeyGuys Podcast on BlogTalkRadio Hunter Crowther (@HunterCrowther) and Chris Shannon (@ChrisShannon16) are joined by New York Rangers beat reporter Sean Hartnett (@HartnettHockey) to talk about the blueshirts successful season, Rick Nash’s comeback year, and if Henrik Lundqvist can come back from injury...
Via The Hockey Guys
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lundqvist’s Return Very Close

Yesterday, in an interview with Swedish media outlet SVT Sport, Henrik Lundqvist says that he expects to return to game action at some point this week. Henrik Lundqvist has trained himself hard, in four to five weeks.Tomorrow he’ll run with the team for the first time. And he says that the goal is to play the game already this week. Not tomorrow, but this week. Also mentioned in...
Via NY Rangers Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers Embarrass Anaheim Ducks

Derek Stepan #21 of the New York Rangers celebrates his second goal of the game against the Anaheim Ducks on March 22, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Mandatory Credit: Elsa/Getty Images). The New York Rangers continued steamrolling through their schedule yesterday when they defeated the Anaheim Ducks 7-2 at Madison Square Garden. This win should make Rangers’ fans feel good about...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers making a run at the President’s Trophy

The New York Rangers made a statement against the NHL’s best team Sunday night, crushing the former first place Anaheim Ducks 7-2, and moved themselves into the top spot in the league. Though they do sit tied with the Montreal Canadiens and aforementioned Ducks, the Rangers have played two and three games fewer than the other teams […] The post New York Rangers making a run...
Via Along the Boards
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Henrik Lundqvist or Cam Talbot?

New York Rangers’ star goaltender, Henrik Lundqvist, is set to return from his vascular injury soon, and it could not come at a better time. His team — fresh off a 7-2 drubbing of the once 1st place Anaheim Ducks — is riding high and playing with the confidence that befits the NHL’s No. 1 team. […] The post Henrik Lundqvist or Cam Talbot? appeared first on Along the Boards.
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers: Where did the offense go?

Ironically, ever since the New York Rangers acquired highly offensive-defenseman Keith Yandle from the Arizona Coyotes, the team, in spite of their ability to find ways to win, has been struggling to put the puck in the back of the net. Since Yandle joined the Blueshirts, the team has averaged just 1.875 goals per game, which is very poor, especially for a team that’s fifth in...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Corey Crawford spaces out on the bench

Corey Crawford earned some time off against the New York Rangers and took up a spot on the bench to watch the action. What does Crawford do during the game when he’s not playing? Not much. The cameras caught him completely zoned out during the game, lost in his thoughts. The post Video: Corey Crawford spaces out on the bench appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Rangers add to their list of injuries: Martin St. Louis out 10-14 days

Late in the third period of the New York Rangers’ 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers on March 15, forward Martin St. Louis sustained a lower body injury after an awkward collision with Panthers defenseman Dimitry Kulikov. St. Louis is reportedly out 10-14 days, or roughly 5 games, which means that his expected return should be on March 28 against the Boston Bruins. The Rangers have...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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