Rangers Ignoring Easy Solution

The New York Rangers boast a deep offense and a long-standing elite goaltender who is returning to form. Sitting comfortably in playoff position with 77 points as of Feb. 20, there is just one thing holding them back from being a true Cup contender. That one thing, as has been detailed many times before, is the team’s defense corps. The Rangers simply do not have enough puck...
Via The Hockey Writers
8 hours ago

Despite offseason promise, Alain Vigneault still hesitant to rest Dan Girardi

This offseason, head coach Alain Vigneault said the plan was to get defenseman Dan Girardi some rest from time to time. The idea made sense, as Girardi played most of last season with a fractured kneecap, and was just downright awful. This was on top of his declining play becoming the focal point among fans. […] The post Despite offseason promise, Alain Vigneault still hesitant...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
10 hours ago

Rangers rookie defenseman earns comparison to captain

Brady Skjei has earned his place on this Rangers team, just as the rookie defenseman has worked for the confidence that has blossomed in his game over the past few weeks. In turn, his performance has created a confidence from his coach that draws a reasonable comparison to captain Ryan McDonagh. “Him and Mac right...
Via New York Post
18 hours ago

Rangers struggle on advantage as power-play specialist sits

The Rangers’ power play continues to struggle, and power-play specialist Brandon Pirri continues to watch the games from the press box. The winger has been a healthy scratch for eight straight games, and it will likely be nine when the Rangers play host to the Canadiens on Tuesday night at the Garden. Going back to...
Via New York Post
19 hours ago

Rangers top Caps in Sunday matinee

Damn does it feel good to beat the Washington Capitals. A standout performance from Henrik Lundqvist and some ludicrous pace from the rest of the team early on helped the Rangers to a 2-1 victory over their perennial playoff rivals in Sunday’s matinee game. Although the Rangers took their foot off the gas in the […] The post Rangers top Caps in Sunday matinee appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
Via Blue Seat Blogs
1 day ago

NHL replay system finally works – against the Rangers

Whether one is in favor of the coach’s challenge for offside plays or not, the one at the Garden on Sunday, when an apparent Mika Zibanejad power-play goal at 16:45 of the first period was wiped off the board, worked perfectly. Upon Washington coach Barry Trotz’s call for further review, there could be no debate...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Rangers slip past Capitals for 2-1 win

NEW YORK (AP) Mats Zuccarello scored a third-period goal and Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves in the New York Rangers' 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday. Ryan McDonagh scored in the first period for New York, which has won seven of eight overall and five in a row at home. Alex Ovechkin scored a second-period power-play goal for Washington. The first-place Capitals...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Rangers Likely to Be Traded

The March 1 trade deadline is quickly approaching. The New York Rangers find themselves in an interesting position, as they have a great record and look to be a contender on paper. In reality, however, the Rangers are too thin on the blue line to really challenge elite teams like the Pittsburgh Penguins or Washington Capitals over a seven-game series. Upsets are always possible,...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Buchnevich Benching Can’t Become Common Occurrence

Pavel Buchnevich found himself out of the lineup as a healthy scratch Thursday night with coach Alain Vigneault citing poor performance as the reasoning. Although benching a young player who is struggling isn’t unusual, he has a different situation. As he is still adapting to the NHL, Buchnevich needs to play to grow his game and reach his full potential. Minimal Play Time In...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Rangers to retire Jean Rattelle’s #19

The Rangers are finally going to retire Jean Rattelle’s #19. It took them long enough, as Rattelle is largely regarded as one of the best Rangers to ever put on the sweater. He was also recently placed in the NHL’s Top 100 players. Rattelle will be the 9th player to have his jersey retired by […] The post Rangers to retire Jean Rattelle’s #19 appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
Via Blue Seat Blogs
3 days ago

Jimmy Vesey, Antti Raanta lead Rangers past Blue Jackets 3-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Rangers goalie Antti Raanta hadn't started in more than six weeks because of injury and the reliable play of Henrik Lundqvist. The Columbus Blue Jackets came after him Monday night, but Raanta was on his game. He stopped 30 shots - including key saves in the final minute after the Blue Jackets pulled their goalie and were swarming the net - to lead New York...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Mailbag: How good are the Rangers, loving heist movies, countering Trump’s handshake

Welcome back to the Mailbag, a thing many people call, “better than spending these 10 minutes working” and “something I clicked on accidentally so I may as well read it.” Are the Rangers good? Yeah, they’re good, but are they good? Why do people think Marc-Andre Fleury has trade value? And what do rewatchable movies have in common? It’s mailbag time, people. 1. Ranger...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lundqvist reaches 400 victories; Rangers' win streak hits 5

NEW YORK (AP) Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves for his 400th career win and the New York Rangers earned their fifth consecutive victory, beating the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Saturday night. Lundqvist is the 12th goaltender in NHL history with at least 400 wins and the first European-born goaltender to reach the mark. Lundqvist also is the third goaltender to get 400 wins with...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: JT Miller and Henrik Lundqvist talks Rangers win over Predators

J.T Miller and Henrik Lundqvist meet the media after the New York Rangers beat the Nashville Predators on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rangers beat Ducks for Alain Vigneault's 600th win

New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault deflected credit to his players after earning his 600th career victory in a 4-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan McDonagh makes clutch kick save to preserve All-Star win for Metro

The Metropolitan division took home the NHL All-Star Game victory on Sunday, as well as the $1 million prize that comes with it. However, that may not have been the case without the late-game heroics Ryan McDonagh.The New York Rangers defenseman made an outstanding play in the final minute of the championship round that was crucial in putting his team in the win column. He did it...
Via FOX Sports
22 days ago

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