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New York Rangers Enter Break on a High Note, Slip Past Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3
February 8th, 2014 at 12:46 PM
***PHOTO1***The Rangers followed up one of their most disappointing losses of the season with one of their most impressive wins, beating the Penguins on the road 4-3 in a shootout. Benoit Pouliot had two, Dan Girardi one plus a litany of blocks, and Brad Richards notched the shootout winner.  If they played...

New York Rangers Blitz Islanders Late, Put Their Rivals Playoff Hopes on Life Support with 4-1 Victory
February 1st, 2014 at 10:00 AM
***PHOTO1***It was a lot closer than the typical 4-1 game, but it counts all the same.  After being outplayed for the majority of the first two periods, the New York Rangers took control in the third and struck for three unanswered goals--the last one an empty netter--to secure a 4-1 win...

Notes, Musings, and Quotes from the New York Rangers 2-1 Loss to St. Louis
January 24th, 2014 at 9:30 AM
***PHOTO1***In what really wasn't a bad effort, the Rangers fell to the Blues last night 2-1, despite outshooting the boys from St. Louie 35-25 and getting another goal from Rick Nash (make it 10 in 10 games). With the loss, the Blueshirts (27-23-3) have dropped back to back games for...

Rick Nash Strikes Twice, New York Rangers Continue to Inch up the Standings as They Cruise Past Washington 4-1
January 20th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
***PHOTO1***In a matchup of two teams headed in opposite directions, the team trending upwards came out on top. And it wasn't close. The New York Rangers trounced the free-falling Washington Capitals 4-1 at the Garden Sunday night, leading 3-0 after one, and cruising to victory. Rick Nash scored the first two...

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...

One’s Enough: New York Rangers Get a Bounce Late, Beat Wings 1-0 as Henrik Lundqvist Shuts the Door
January 17th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1***Who says there's no such thing as an entertaining 1-0 game? The New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings did their best to put that misnomer to rest Thursday night at the Garden, firing a combined 86 shots on net. Mats Zuccarello scored the games lone goal with just under 6...

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...

New York Rangers Blitz Flyers Early, Henrik Lundqvist Stellar Late in 4-1 Win
January 13th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1***The New York Rangers came out of the gate like a runaway freight train, led 2-0 before the game was three minutes old, and cruised to a 4-1 victory over the division rival Philadelphia Flyers. Dan Carcillo, Rick Nash, Derick Brassard and Chris Kreider lit the lamp for the Rangers, and Henrik Lundqvist made...

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 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 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...

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...

The New York Rangers’ Don’t Bring “A” Game, Hold on to Beat Tampa 4-3
December 30th, 2013 at 7:00 AM
***PHOTO1***It's about time the New York Rangers won a game like this. On a night when they didn't play their best, when they were outshot by a sizeable margin, and when they were at less than full strength, the Rangers survived and beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3. For once, the Rangers...

The New York Rangers Turn in Solid Effort, Fall to the Washington Capitals Anyway 3-2
December 28th, 2013 at 8:40 AM
***PHOTO1***Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Let's start with the good. The New York Rangers did not revert back to the poor form they alarmingly showcased for much of the last homestand. They kept Alex Ovechkin from lighting the lamp against them for the 9th game...

New York Rangers End Homestand on High Note, Beat Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1
December 23rd, 2013 at 11:58 PM
***PHOTO1*** For a 3-4-2 homestand, it sure could've been worse. The New York Rangers turned in easily their best effort in the last of a record 9 in a row at the Garden, dispatching the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 in a shootout, and getting back to .500 in the processs. The win is...

New York Rangers Win Game 3 Thanks to Timely Scoring
May 7th, 2013 at 7:30 AM
***VIDEO1*** The New York Rangers returned to Madison Square Garden and took Game 3 from the Washington Capitals to make this an exciting series once again. It was a must-win game for New York as a 3-0 deficit would be insurmountable, especially for the team having trouble putting the puck in...

New York Rangers Clinch Playoff Birth with 4-3 Overtime Win Against Carolina Hurricanes
April 25th, 2013 at 11:44 PM
***VIDEO1*** Well, we're in! That's all that matters this year, as it was a 48-game sprint to the playoffs. Aside from the game against the Florida Panthers, the New York Rangers have been playing well, and hopefully they can ride into the playoffs on a high note. This is step one, and it...

New York Rangers Fail to Clinch Playoff Spot with Loss to Florida Panthers
April 24th, 2013 at 7:29 AM
***VIDEO1*** The New York Rangers returned to being the New York Rangers by not scoring goals, despite having great chances throughout their 3-1 loss last night to the Florida Panthers. It was a night where the Washington Capitals beat the Winnipeg Jets, so had the Rangers won this game, they would've at...

New York Rangers Defeat New Jersey Devils 4-1, Knock Devils Out of Playoffs
April 21st, 2013 at 8:52 PM
***VIDEO1*** It was a glorious weekend for the New York Rangers. This win will not have us forget the fact the New Jersey Devils knocked us out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season, but it gives us great satisfaction that we were the team that ended their hope this year. Not...

ICYMI: New York Rangers Beat Buffalo Sabres 8-4
April 20th, 2013 at 7:03 PM
***VIDEO1*** It was a historic night on the offensive end for the New York Rangers, as they beat the Buffalo Sabres 8-4 and knocked both Buffalo and the Philadelphia Flyers out of the playoff picture in the process. The Rangers were led by Brad Richards who scored his first career hat trick...