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Mats Zuccarello Has a Fractured Hand, Timetable for Return Uncertain
February 19th, 2014 at 2:16 PM
***PHOTO1***Hope for the best, be prepared for worst. That was the motto amongst New York Rangers' fans when Mats Zuccarello appeared in Sochi yesterday morning with his left hand wrapped in a bandage. Turns out, it's the worst, or pretty close to it at least. An MRI taken in Russia revealed today the...

Mats Zuccarello Injured, Misses Norway’s Game Against Host Russians
February 18th, 2014 at 1:37 PM
***PHOTO1***As if Norway wasn't a big enough underdog in their do-or-die qualification round match this morning with the host Russians, they went into the game down their lone NHL player, Mats Zuccarello. Norway lost 4-0. But the bigger story now becomes the status of the New York Rangers' Zuccarello. The Hobbit...

The Classic Trap Game: New York Rangers Fall to Oilers 2-1, Take on Pittsburgh Tonight
February 7th, 2014 at 12:10 PM
***PHOTO1***Chalk this one up to "live and learn." The Rangers came out flat against an inferior opponent, played a sloppy first, and were never able to fully seize control of the game in falling 2-1 to the downtrodden Oilers. Some notes on the performance: -Edmonton is a talented--but bad--hockey team. When dealing...

New York Rangers Begin Stretch of 3 Games in 4 Nights; Latest on Ryan Callahan’s Contract Demands
February 4th, 2014 at 4:22 PM
***PHOTO1***When the Colorado Avalanche come to the Garden tonight, it'll be the first of 3 games in 4 nights for The New York Rangers. The final game of this stretch--in Pittsburgh on Friday--is the Blueshirts last contest before a different set of games--those of the Olympic variety--begin. In between those two,...

Gone Baby Gone or Oh Captain My Captain? Latest on Ryan Callahan Rumors
February 2nd, 2014 at 1:56 PM
***PHOTO1***Depending on who you believe, New York Rangers' captain Ryan Callahan could've already played his last game in Broadway blue, or could see his contract stalemate drag all the way to the March 5th trade deadline. Larry Brooks of The Post says Glen Sather has installed this upcoming Friday's pre-Sochi roster...

If the New York Rangers Do Deal Ryan Callahan or Dan Girardi, Don’t Expect a King’s Ransom in Return
January 31st, 2014 at 4:28 PM
***PHOTO1***With the revelation that the New York Rangers would be willing to deal Ryan Callahan and/or Dan Girardi if they don't sign before the March 5th trade deadline, the next, most obvious, question becomes: What could they get? Probably not as much as John Q. Fan would like. A look at recent...

Latest Ryan Callahan/Dan Girardi Rumors: Could Both Be Wearing Different Sweaters This Time Next Year?
January 28th, 2014 at 10:03 PM
***PHOTO1***Of the New York Rangers' 12 pending free agents, the two biggest--and longest tenured--names are Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi. But tonight, courtesy of TSN's Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger, comes the not so startling revelation that one or both Rangers' stalwarts could be on the move. Glen Sather has reportedly...

Sayonara DZ: Rangers Ship Michael Del Zotto to Preds for Defenseman Kevin Klein; is There More to Come?
January 22nd, 2014 at 3:28 PM
***PHOTO1***Bringing to fruition a move that's seemed inevitable for a long time now, the New York Rangers have shipped underachieving defenseman Michael Del Zotto to the Nashville Predators for fellow D-man Kevin Klein. The 29-year old Klein--a right handed shot--has a goal and two assists this season for Nashville, to go...

Is There a Goalie in the House? Henrik Lundqvist Out with the Flu, Cam Talbot to Start Vs Islanders, Backup TBD
January 21st, 2014 at 2:59 PM
Anyone have a goalie in the family? Henrik Lundqvist, who has the flu, will not start for the New York Rangers tonight when they host the New York Islanders. Cam Talbot (10-3, 1.62 GAA, .940 SV%), who would lead the league in GAA and SV% if he had enough minutes to...

Derek Stepan Leads the Way as the New York Rangers Take Down Ottawa 4-1
January 18th, 2014 at 6:38 PM
***PHOTO1***It's been a long time since Derek Stepan had a game like this. Stepan had a goal and two assists--snapping a 13 game goalless drought--as the New York Rangers rolled over the Ottawa Senators 4-1. Cam Talbot, who made 29 saves in his first start in two weeks, surrendered a goal early...

Bested by Bishop: New York Rangers Can’t Solve Big Ben, Fall to the Lightning 2-1
January 15th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1***Like the Beatles, a long summer day, and the 1994 hockey season, all good things must come to an end.  The New York Rangers' 3-game winning streak--which saw them play some of their best hockey of the year--was snapped Tuesday night when they fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Victor Hedman and...

Rick Nash Lifts New York Rangers Over Dallas with Late Goal
January 11th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1***If the main prerogative for the Rangers entering the second half of the season was to wake their two stars--Rick Nash and Henrik Lundqvist--from their respective slumbers, they're making progress, bit by bit. Nash scored with under 2 minutes remaining to break a tie--just seconds after Tyler Seguin nearly gave Dallas the...

New York Rangers Stick with Same Lineup as They Try to Keep Momentum Going Vs. Dallas
January 10th, 2014 at 3:46 PM
***PHOTO1***If it ain't broke, don't fix it. The New York Rangers and head coach Alain Vigneault will stick with the same lineup they deployed in Wednesday's triumphant victory in Chicago tonight against Dallas. Henrik Lundqvist will start in goal, and Dan Carcillo stays in the lineup, with JT Miller remaining a scratch as the Rangers...

New York Rangers Upend Defending Champs 3-2
January 9th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1***A show of hands, who honestly expected that? Anyone? The New York Rangers played as well as anyone could've possibly expected--given the opponent--in dispatching the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on the road. Brad Richards, Mats Zuccarello, and Carl Hagelin all scored their 11th of the season--with Hagelin's rebound goal in the 3rd proving...

New York Rangers to Send 7 to Sochi for Olympics
January 7th, 2014 at 4:10 PM
***PHOTO1***With today's announcement of the outstanding Olympic rosters, the New York Rangers will officially send 7 players to the Olympic games beginning February 8th. In addition to previously announced Americans Ryan Callahan, Ryan McDonagh, and Derek Stepan, Rick Nash will represent Canada, Mats Zuccarello goes for Norway, and a pair of...

New York Rangers Unable to Complete the Comeback, Fall to Columbus 4-3 in Shootout
January 7th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1***The New York Rangers trailed 3-1 after two, clawed their way back to even the score, but ultimately fell to the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 by way of the skills competition. Rick Nash had two goals for the Blueshirts--both on the power play--against his former mates, Brian Boyle scored for...

Who are the New York Rangers?
January 6th, 2014 at 2:44 PM
***PHOTO1***Will the real New York Rangers please stand up? In their last two games, its been two radically different results for the Blueshirts. They embarrassed Toronto 7-1 on Saturday, but laid an egg the night before against Pittsburgh 5-2. For a team that is 21-20-2, inconsistency has been a serious problem all...

Conor Allen Sent Back to Hartford; Notes About Last Night’s Throttling of Toronto
January 5th, 2014 at 4:47 PM
***PHOTO1***After being made a healthy scratch last night, Conor Allen is headed back to Hartford. The Chicago native played 3 games with the big club, and didn't look bad, but for the time being is the victim of a numbers game. The move really doesn't come as a surprise, given that...

New York Rangers Acquire Dan Carcillo from LA for 7th Rounder
January 4th, 2014 at 5:20 PM
***PHOTO1***With Derek Dorsett on the mend, the New York Rangers wasted little time in acquiring a player with a similar skill set, sending a conditional 7th round pick to the Los Angeles Kings for the pugnacious Dan Carcillo. The 6-foot, 203-pound Carcillo has played in 26 games for the Kings this year, scoring...

New York Rangers Mysteriously Take First Half of Game Off, Fall to Penguins 5-2
January 4th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1***You simply cannot play half a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins and expect to win. But, that's what the New York Rangers tried to get away with in Pittsburgh--it backfired--as the Blueshirts fell to the severely shorthanded Pens 5-2.  Pittsburgh--playing without Malkin and Letang, among others--was all over the Rangers from the...