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Magical Mats Strikes Again in Rangers 3-2 shootout victory over Stars

New York, NY - The New York Rangers (24-15-3) are quickly becoming the comeback kings of the NHL and Friday night’s 3-2 shootout victory over the Dallas Stars (24-13-5) only helping to enhance that nickname. Rookie Mats Zuccarello was able to tally his second game-winning goal to lead the Blueshirts to the victory. Zuccarello who has been the boost the Rangers needed since his debut against the Tampa Bay Lightning in December. The winger has brought a new level of creativity and energy since joining the team, and now he has brought them two huge victories. The Norway native was able to propel the Rangers to the 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday night, on an overtime ...

Mats Makes his Mark in Rangers 2-1 Victory over the Hurricanes

New York, NY - Head coach John Tortorella wanted the Rangers to go back to their aggressive forecheck, and play in their push to the playoffs. That Blueshirt blueprint worked for the Rangers (23-15-3) in their 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes (18-15-6) in hockey action on Wednesday night. Mats Zuccarello would make his mark recording his first NHL goal in overtime to lead the Rangers to the victory. In what was a fast and physical first period of play, both teams had hard hits along with golden scoring opportunities. The first real shot that the Rangers were able to tally was at the 1:14 mark when Derek Stephan tried a 19 foot wrister which was saved by Cam Ward of the Hurricanes...

Rangers get Vanquished by Vokoun in 3-0 loss to Panthers

New York, NY - The New York Rangers (22-15-3) could not ring in the New Year with style, falling to the Florida Panthers (17-17-2) in hockey action on Sunday night. Second star and keeper Tomas Vokoun made 32 saves in helping to lead the Panthers to the victory. The Panthers struck for their first goal on a power play opportunity at the 11:32 mark of the second period of play. Winger David Booth (10) was able to tally a 21 foot wrister, which was assisted by Mike Santorelli (7) and Dennis Wideman (15) for the 1-0 lead. Florida would strike twice in the third period, to help them seal their victory. The first time was a 17 foot wrister from Christopher Higgins (6) at the 8:50 mark. Th...

Rangers Rule in 3-1 Victory over Devils

New York, NY - The New York Rangers (22-14-2) had much to celebrate this 2010 season, one of those things included a 3-1 victory over their rivals the New Jersey Devils (9-25-2) in hockey action on Wednesday night. New Jersey was able to get on the board first thanks to a Travis Zajac (5) wrist shot at the 6:31 mark of the first period for the early 1-0 lead. The Rangers responded on a Brian Boyle (14) snap shot at the 7:18 mark to tie the game up at 1-1. The Rangers would continue their positive offensive momentum, when Michal Rozsival (3) tallied a snap shot at the 13:22 mark to give the Blueshirts the 2-1 lead. New York would go on to add to their lead in the third period when Brand...

Rangers Ride High in 7-2 victory over the Islanders

New York, NY - The New York Rangers (21-14-2) would ride high in their 7-2 victory over the New York Islanders (9-19-6) in hockey action on Monday night. Matt Gilroy the Long Island native recorded two goals, while Brian Boyle recorded two points to lead the Blueshirts to victory. Gilroy (1) struck for his first goal on a 53 foot wrist shot at the 0:44 mark of the first period of play to give the Rangers the 1-0 lead. The Islanders were able to tie the game at the 7:51 mark as Rob Schremp (7) recorded a 24 foot wrist shot to make the score 1-1. The fast paced first period would continue as the Islanders would strike again when P.A. Parenteau (eight) was able to tip-in a puck from six ...

Shootout is a Scrooge for Rangers in 4-3 loss to Lightning

New York, NY - The New York Rangers (20-14-2) earned a point forcing the overtime frame, but fell to the Tampa Bay Lighting (20-10-5) in hockey action on Thursday night. Ryan Malone struck for the game-winner in the 11th round to lead the Lightning to the victory. On the night that Mats Zuccarello made his NHL debut for the Rangers on a night full of injuries to big named players for the squad. The winger made his impact felt throughout the game, making creative chances with every opportunity that he had. Zuccarello also tallied a shootout goal, which made the score 2-2 in that frame. The winger was able to get a backhander in the net past Tampa Bay keeper Dan Ellis. The two teams w...

Rangers Fall to Flyers, 4-1

New York, NY- The New York Rangers (20-14-1) fell to the Philadelphia Flyers (22-7-5) by the score of 4-1 in Saturday afternoon hockey action. Nikolay Zherdev netted two goals to lead the Flyers, as they continue to reign as the top team in the Eastern Conference. Zherdev struck for his first goal of the game at the 9:06 mark of the second period as he recorded a backhand goal to give the Flyers the 1-0 lead. Philadelphia would continue showing New York no love as they would only add on to that lead. It was a Andrea Nodl wrist shot at the 3:19 mark of the third period which gave the Flyers the 2-0 lead. The Rangers were able to get on the board at the 8:23 mark of the third when Derek ...

Christensen nets Shootout Winner in 4-3 victory over Coyotes

New York, NY - The New York Rangers (20-13-1) won a shootout thriller by the score of 4-3 over the Phoenix Coyotes (14-9-7) in hockey action on Thursday night. Eric Christensen was able to tally the game-winning goal in the shootout frame for the victory. Phoenix was able to tally the first goal of the game on a power play opportunity as Taylor Pyatt recorded a wrist shot at the 1:27 mark of the first period. The Coyotes quickly made the score 2-0 as Adrian Aucoin let go of a wicked slap shot at the 5:53 mark. New York was finally able to cut into that lead and made the score 2-1. The Rangers first goal was tallied on a Dan Girardi wrist shot on a power play opportunity at the 12:07 mark...

Three is a Magic Number in Rangers 4-1 victory over Pittsburgh

New York, NY - Three was a magic number for the New York Rangers (19-13-1) in their 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins (21-10-2) in hockey action on Wednesday night. The Blueshirts were able to mount a comeback in the third period of play to topple the Penguins. The first period belonged to Pittsburgh as Evgeni Malkin recorded a wrist shot at the 19:47 mark for the 1-0 lead. The Penguins were able to hold on to that lead until the Rangers third period of play. The comeback for the Blueshirts would start with a power play goal at the 10:10 mark of the third period as Erik Christensen let off a wicked snap shot to tie the two teams at 1-1. Alex Frolov would add to that lead with a ...

Flurry of Offense for the Rangers in 7-0 Victory over Washington

New York, NY - The New York Rangers (18-13-1) found a flurry of offense in their 7-0 victory over the Washington Capitals (18-11-3) in Sunday night hockey action. The Rangers are now 8-0 in the second game of their back-to-back schedule. The flurry of offensive opportunities started with a Brandon Prust wrist shot at the 17:57 mark of the first period to give the Rangers the 1-0 lead. The floodgates would really open for the Rangers in the second period of play. Beginning with an Artem Anisimov as he recorded a snap shot at the 59 second mark in that second period to make the score 2-0. Marian Gaborik would add to the lead at the 3:07 mark tallying a power play tip-in to make the score...