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The New York Rangers got back on track after an ugly three-game losing streak, but hardly in encouraging fashion. A similar effort probably won't be nearly good enough to beat the surging New York Islanders when the storied rivalry makes its Barclays Center debut Wednesday night. The Rangers (17-6-2) held on to beat Carolina 4-3 on Monday to stop a disheartening skid in which...
Via AP on Fox
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Islanders-Rangers: A Tale of Two Cities (Abridged)

UNIONDALE, NY – MARCH 10: Dominic Moore #28 of the New York Rangers is checked by Cal Clutterbuck #15 of the New York Islanders in front of the net during a game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 10, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images) This Wednesday’s matchup at Barclays Arena marks the first of four occasions this season in which...
Via Islanders Insight
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why do the Rangers have a rubber mannequin at Tuesday's practice?

The New York Rangers have a new teammate, but he's kind of quiet. Joel Auerbach AP Photo/Joel AuerbachThe New York Rangers have the third-best record in the NHL through 25 games, so clearly coach Alain Vigneault knows what he's doing. But sometimes the ways of winners are difficult to understand.That much was obvious Tuesday when the Rangers debuted the newest member of the team...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Klein Out 2-3 Weeks

#NYR Injury Update: Kevin Klein has a strained oblique and will miss 2-3 weeks of action — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) December 1, 2015 For the time being, I would expect the Rangers to go with what they have given they’re at home at least through next week. After that they’ll make their western Canada trip at the end of next week in addition with trips to Winnipeg and...
Via NY Rangers Blog
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers return Jayson Megna to Hartford

The Rangers have returned forward Jayson Megna to Hartford. Megna was called up yesterday as a potential last minute replacement for a “game time decision” with one of the forwards. Obviously the forward in question played, so Megna was not used. Worth noting: Megna is the first forward in line for a call up.
Via Blue Seat Blogs
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers snap losing streak against Carolina

The Rangers broke their three game losing streak with a 4-3 win over Carolina at home, despite a relatively sloppy performance. While they came out on top it’s hard to say any individual Ranger player had a particularly positive game, with only Derick Brassard post a positive shot attempts +/- for the night. Across the […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers 4, Carolina 3

The New York Rangers (17-6-2) defeated the Carolina Hurricanes (8-12-4) by the score of 4-3. For a box score, click here. Ding dong, the witch is dead. It wasn’t pretty, but rather downright sloppy. But two points is two points. The injury bug has avoided the Rangers up to this point and suddenly the team loses two guys in rapid succession. Prior to the game, the Rangers revealed...
Via NY Rangers Blog
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

After Derek Stepan injury, will Department of Player Safety make any changes?

Recently it was announced courtesy of the New York Rangers twitter account that Derek Stepan will be out 4-6 weeks with broken ribs. Stepan suffered this injury on Friday when Matt Beleskey nailed him with a late hit. Video of the entire incident below. This shows the immediate ineptitude of the Department of Player Safety for not suspending Beleskey for this reckless hit. You can...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will verbal war fuel ill will between Bruins and Rangers?

The war of words between the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins that has ensued since the teams faced off on Thanksgiving is almost too good to be true.Claude Julien taking jabs at Henrik Lundqvist’s “acting skills”? Alain Vigneault ripping Julien’s eyesight and insinuating that Brad Marchand is an unfit son?Hollywood script writers couldn’t dream this stuff up. The Rangers...
Via Yardbarker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New lines for tonight’s game against Carolina

To try and halt this three game skid, Alain Vigneault is trying out some new lines for tonight’s game against Carolina: Rick Nash- Derick Brassard-Mats Zuccarello Chris Kreider-Oscar Lindberg-Jesper Fast J.T. Miller-Kevin Hayes-Viktor Stalberg Dominic Moore-Jarret Stoll-Emerson Etem Ryan McDonagh-Kevin Klein Marc Staal-Dan Boyle Keith Yandle-Dan Girardi/Dylan McIlrath It looks...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Long Term Stepan Solutions

While the Rangers attempt to figure out a path through their sudden losing ways, AV and the coaches will be figuring out how to replace Derek Stepan, who was injured on a dirty hit by Matt Beleskey, which reportedly broke two of Stepan’s ribs last Friday against the Bruins. If there is a silver lining to be found, the Rangers have plenty and probably too many centers in the lineup...
Via NY Rangers Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alain Vigneault fires back at Claude Julien

Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien got a little testy Friday after forward Brad Marchand received a questionable goaltender interference penalty against the New York Rangers, and Alain Vigneault is firing back. Julien took issue with what he believed was “acting” on goalie Henrik Lundqvist’s part after Marchand made contact with him on his way by the net, but the Rangers...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Beleskey: Derek Stepan ‘didn’t brace himself’ on hit

BOSTON — Derek Stepan will be out indefinitely for the New York Rangers after a hit from Bruins winger Matt Beleskey left the center with multiple broken ribs. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault, who confirmed the extent of Stepan’s injury after Friday’s 4-3 Bruins win at TD Garden, compared Beleskey’s check to one that knocked then-Bruins winger Nathan Horton out of the...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers: A much needed reality check

Well, that was ugly. The New York Rangers got trounced in their home building tonight against Original Six rival Montreal by a score of 5-1. Ignoring the five goals they gave up, what was even worse was the fact that there was no net front defensive presence in the slightest. Hank had no chance on four of the five goals he gave up tonight which is why this loss wasn’t his fault...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lundqvist gives up nothing, Rangers win ninth straight at home

Henrik Lundqvist sent pucks sideways with his blockers on Monday night, but he never had to look all the way behind him because not one puck got by the Rangers' star. Bruce Bennett Getty ImagesNEW YORKDerek Stepan and the New York Rangers are well aware who is most responsible for their sensational start.Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves in his second shutout of the season and New...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mixed feelings among NHL coaches in regard to net size

The discussion over the size of nets in the NHL has grown into quite the topic of conversation—as if debating whether three-on-three OT is terrible or the coaches’ challenges are effective isn’t enough to keep everyone occupied in between watching hockey games.The lack of scoring in conjunction with the size of the nets and goalie equipment reportedly became a talking point...
Via Yardbarker
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Fans wrestle after Lundqvist throws his stick into the crowd

A little back story for those wondering what the hell happened last night: Henrik Lundqvist set a couple of records last night for the Rangers including most saves in a Rangers uniform and most appearances. So, when he was named first star of the game, a lot of the MSG faithful decided to stick around and congratulate the Swedish goaltender. As is tradition for some stars, he tossed...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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