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New York Rangers Vs. LA Kings Preview: the Lovable Underdog Blueshirts?
June 3rd, 2014 at 2:40 PM
  #491762759 / gettyimages.com The New York Rangers have been many things in their 88-year history: the villain, the big-city big-budget fat cats, the retirement home for past-their-prime vets, and of course, perhaps most frequently, the underachievers. Plucky underdog is not a role this franchise historically fills, but it's the one these...

Toppled by Tokarski: Rookie Tender Comes up Big as New York Rangers Fall to Habs in OT
May 23rd, 2014 at 3:40 AM
      #493227389 / gettyimages.com "Dustin who?" Would've been the answer you received had you asked even the most well-informed hockey fans who Dustin Tokarski was seven days ago. A week later, and the rookie netminder still may not be a household name, but you can bet they'll be singing his name from the rafters...

New York Rangers Vs. Montreal Canadians Preview: the Mirror Image of Myself Is…
May 16th, 2014 at 4:05 PM
        #484491599 / gettyimages.com The Conference Finals matchup between the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadians features two teams that are remarkably similar. Both are small and speedy, have their greatest strength in net, are deep defensively, will struggle to score at times, and neither has made a trip to the Stanley...

Resilient New York Rangers Defy the Odds, March on to the Conference Finals
May 14th, 2014 at 11:39 AM
      #490241185 / gettyimages.com What if I told you Dan Carcillo would have more goals than Rick Nash, the team would have to play a ridiculous 9 games in 15 nights, overcome a three-game losing streak against a club with two of the top five players in the world, and that a star...

New York Rangers Ride Tidal Wave of Emotion to Force a Deciding Game 7
May 12th, 2014 at 12:09 AM
      #489626333 / gettyimages.com With Martin St. Louis' family in attendance just days after his mother's passing -- and on Mothers Day, no less -- the Rangers forced a deciding game 7 with a 3-1 triumph over the Penguins inside a loud and emotional Madison Square Garden. From the opening faceoff, chants...

With Their Backs Against the Wall, the New York Rangers Finally Appear Inspired in Game 5 Victory
May 10th, 2014 at 12:06 AM
          #489031675 / gettyimages.com Facing elimination, and after three straight games of -- ahem -- highly unenthused hockey, the New York Rangers flipped the switch to "on" in dispatching the Penguins 5-1, trimming Pittsburgh's series lead to three games to two. Chris Kreider and Derick Brassard scored in a first period that mimicked the opening...

New York Rangers May Have Planted a Seed of Doubt in the Collective Mind’s of the Penguins with Game 1 Triumph
May 4th, 2014 at 12:49 PM
        #487875905 / gettyimages.com The Pittsburgh Penguins are the Mike Tyson of the NHL -- they're full of big names, are always a topic of national discussion, and haven't actually won anything significant in a long time. Like Mr. Tyson, the Penguins don't deal well with adversity, and similar to Iron Mike,...

Series Preview: Can the New York Rangers Overcome the Penguins?
May 2nd, 2014 at 9:00 AM
          #460419563 / gettyimages.com Depending on who you listen to, Rangers-Penguins has already been dubbed a colossal mismatch...in both teams' favor. NBC's resident failed GM and malcontent, Mike Milbury, declared the Pens will take it in five easy games, while MSG's local legend -- and unparalleled homer -- Stan Fischler chose the...

With the Season on the Line, the New York Rangers Assert Their Superiority in Game 7
May 1st, 2014 at 12:27 AM
Game 7's are rarely easy, and this one was no exception. Despite the fact that the New York Rangers were clearly the superior team throughout, the series -- as it always seems to with these Rangers -- came down to a frantic final few minutes that saw the Blueshirts hold...

No Shortage of New York Rangers Who Need to Step up as Game 7 Looms
April 30th, 2014 at 3:23 PM
For the second time in as many years, the New York Rangers find themselves in a do-or-die game 7 with less than 24 hours to prepare. This year, they'll have the comfort of home ice -- where two of their three wins this series have come -- to fall back on,...

The New York Rangers Should Be Itching for a Shot at Shaky Pittsburgh
April 29th, 2014 at 3:14 PM
These aren't your fathers Pittsburgh Penguins, no sir. Other than the two names at the top of the marquee, the Pittsburgh team that struggled so mightily to dispatch hardworking but under-talented Columbus in six games bares little resemblance to the championship squad of five years ago. Heck, these guys aren't...

At Long Last, Martin St. Louis is Showing the New York Rangers What He’s Capable Of
April 24th, 2014 at 11:36 PM
One of the biggest "what ifs" entering the playoffs was: how good can the Rangers be if Martin St. Louis plays like the two-time Art Ross winner he is? Three games -- and five points -- later, and we're getting closer to answering that question. St. Louis' struggles upon first arriving...

New York Rangers Squander Golden Opportunity, Now Likely Find Themselves in Yet Another Long Series
April 21st, 2014 at 3:32 PM
Unless the New York Rangers find a way to take two in Philly this week, odds are they're in for a long, hard fought series with the Philadelphia Flyers -- which really isn't a surprise. Ask any panel of NHL experts, and nearly all of them would've said this series...

Who’s the Better Matchup for the New York Rangers: Philadelphia or Columbus?
April 12th, 2014 at 12:02 PM
With the New York Rangers having clinched the second seed in the Metropolitan Division -- and thus home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs -- the only question that remains is: who will they be facing? The two options are the Philadelphia Flyers and Columbus Blue Jackets,...

New York Rangers Come Out Flat, Storm Back in Dramatic Fashion to Topple Coyotes 4-3
March 24th, 2014 at 11:55 PM
It was a tale of two halves as the New York Rangers took down the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 in overtime. Halve number one, or more specifically, period one, belonged to Phoenix, as they built a 2-0 lead before the opening frame was nine minutes old. But, from that point on,...

Payback’s a B–Well, You Know the Rest: Brassard, Nash, Key New York Rangers in Important Triumph Over Columbus
March 22nd, 2014 at 12:08 PM
Make no mistake, this was a playoff game. The New York Rangers defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 Friday night, in a game with major playoff implications for both clubs. Derick Brassard notched the game winner against his former team midway through the third, and Henrik Lundqvist held the fort late,...

New York Rangers Get No Help Thursday, Take on Columbus Tonight
March 21st, 2014 at 5:12 PM
While the world was watching March Madness, hockey continued on last night as scheduled, and the results were not what the New York Rangers were hoping for. The Flyers, Jackets, Capitals, and Red Wings -- AKA the four teams that pose the most immediate threat to the Blueshirts' playoff hopes --...

Strength of Schedule, or Lack Thereof, Favors the New York Rangers Down the Stretch
March 18th, 2014 at 5:21 PM
Of the 13 games left on the New York Rangers' schedule, just five are against teams that are currently in or near playoff position. They'll see Columbus and Philadelphia once, in a pair of games that will essentially count double, Phoenix, Colorado, and Montreal in the season finale. The remaining eight...

New York Rangers Pepper the Net, Come up Short Anyway Against San Jose
March 16th, 2014 at 9:41 PM
The New York Rangers played well in a 1-0 loss to the San Jose Sharks Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, Antti Niemi was better. The Sharks tender turned aside 41 shots--many of them point blank chances--and Logan Couture converted a shorthanded breakaway in the first as the Blueshirts were blanked at the Garden. "At...

A Look at the Playoff Race, and the Hope That History Doesn’t Repeat Itself for the New York Rangers Against San Jose
March 16th, 2014 at 1:38 PM
The last time the New York Rangers and San Jose Sharks met, it was a disaster of epic proportions for the visitors. Rick Nash was concussed, Tomas Hertl retired Martin Biron, and the Blueshirts limped out of San Jose on the wrong end of a 9-2 whooping. But, that was in October, and...