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Blue Shirts Overcome to Win 3rd Straight

After smacking the Edmonton Oilers around last night and all of the drama that caused, the Rangers headed out on the road for their first match-up of the season against divisional rival Pittsburgh. Believe me when I say I wished the Rangers had saved a couple of the 8 goals they scored on Edmonton for the Penguins. The Rangers were outclassed from a skill perspective but still hung tough until the officiating tried it's damnedest to give the game to Sid "the Whiner" Crosby and his buddies. My apologies, Quinn. The Rangers were outplayed through much of the game yet still led 1 - 0 after an Erik Christensen goal. Hank was outstanding and the Rangers were ready to sacrifice everything to co...

Rangers get a Gab Trick in 8-2 victory over Oilers

New York, NY - In his second day back with the squad winger Marian Gaborik was able to record a hat trick along with an assist to lead the New York Rangers (9-7-1) to an 8-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers (4-9-3) in hockey action on Sunday night. Gaborik got the Blueshirts scoring opportunities going early as he netted the first goal at the 1:35 mark of the first period. Edmonton had several good scoring opportunities but they were all turned away by keeper Martin Biron who was solid in his second straight appearance making 18 saves in filling in for the still sick Henrik Lundqvist. Edmonton then took all the energy away with two quick goals in the second period as Ryan Jones and Sh...

Rangers Singing the Blues in 2-0 Loss to St. Louis

New York, NY - The New York Rangers (7-6-1) were indeed singing the blues in their 2-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues (9-1-2) in hockey action on Sunday night. Two goals from Alex Steen were enough to help lead St. Louis their seventh straight victory. For New York who had plenty of opportunities to cash in on Sunday night’s game as they out shot St. Louis by a tally of 27-21 just could not find the back of the net. One of the biggest missed opportunities was the five minute power play they had at the 7:25 mark as B. J. Crombeen was called to the sin bin for boarding. In the cage for St. Louis Ty Conklin made 27 saves for his 15th NHL shutout. The last time the Conklin played in the c...

Rangers Bounce Back Versus Devils

After a lackluster effort Thursday against the Flyers it was imperative the Rangers get back to what has brought them success recently; hard work and a team-first attitude. It wouldn't be easy as the Blue Shirts would enter Friday's contest against the rival New Jersey Devils down one of their key players, Ryan Callahan, who sat out due to soreness after taking a tumble into the end boards courtesy of a Kimmo Timonen shove in the Flyers game. Compounding matters was the Devils were coming off a huge win over the defending champion Blackhawks in which their struggling offense potted 5 markers against Chicago. The Devils, who have struggled all season, were looking to keep old mo rolling an...

A Blueshirts Tale of Woe in 4-1 loss in Philly

New York, NY - The high-powered Philadelphia Flyers (8-4-1) were able to defeat the New York Rangers (6-5-1) by the score of 4-1 in hockey action on Thursday night. And the Flyers were powered by former Rangers Blair Betts and Nikolay Zherdev who were both able to net goals for the Flyers. Adding power-play goals were Mike Richards and Chris Pronger to extend its season-bets winning streak to five games. The good news if you are a Rangers fans is that the Blueshirts are 14-4-2 in their last 20 games in Philadelphia. The bad news is that the patient defensive, gritty squad that the fans were being treated too went away for one day. The Blueshirts were able to net the first goal of the g...

Rangers Outplayed but Survive Over Struggling Leafs

The portents didn't bode well for the Rangers tonight. They were playing their 3rd game in 4 nights, they had lost 2 games in a row, they were on the road in Toronto and in addition to being without Marian Gaborik, Vinny Prospal and Chris Drury, the club had a few other players battling nagging injuries. Derek Boogaard has an infected finger, Artem Anisimov had his bell rung a few nights ago against Atlanta and Michal Rozsival has been dealing with a sore knee. No, it looked like the New York Rangers had a lot working against them tonight. However, this club has already displayed resiliency and fortitude and tonight they would rely on those qualities to get them through a 2 - 0 win over t...

Rangers Can't Overcome the Storm As Hurricanes Prevail

Sometimes being a fan sucks. Instead of just enjoying an exciting, hard-fought game I end up angry because my team lost. That's what happened last night as the Rangers dropped a 4 - 3 decision to the Carolina Hurricanes. Sometimes I think it would be easier if I didn't care so much. The fact of the matter is the Rangers and Canes played a highly competitive, back-and-forth game that had a little of everything; bad-bounces, bunting for goals, tremendous skill, 18 year-olds making key plays and plenty of hitting. Here are some of my impressions from last night's contest: The first line of Cally, Dubi and AA is on fire. Through 9 games, this line has combined for 11 goals and 26 points...

Rangers Can’t Contain the Hurricanes in 4-3 loss

New York, NY - Eric Cole scored the go-ahead goal on a power play with 3:59 left to give the Carolina Hurricanes (5-4-0) the 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers (4-4-1) in hockey action on Friday night. Also contributing was Hurricanes first-round draft pick Jeff Skinner who had his first two-goal game. Also netting a goal was Tuomo Ruutu, while Cam Ward made 40 saves in net for Carolina. For the Rangers Ryan Callahan, Marc Stall and Brandon Dubinsky all netted goals while Henrik Lundqvist made 34 saves for New York who is 1-3-1 at home. Ruutu was able to connect on a power play goal at the 15:29 mark of the first period, hammering home a rebounded shot of Anton Babchuk point shot. ...

Rangers Winning Streak Snapped in 6-4 loss to Atlanta

New York, NY - The New York Rangers (4-3-1) could not complete a comeback in Wednesday night hockey in a 6-4 loss to the Atlanta Thrashers (4-4-1) in hockey action at Madison Square Garden. Things started out well for New York as Ryan Callahan pounded in a wrist shot at the 0:36 mark of the first period to give the Rangers the 1-0 lead. Atlanta responded with a goal of their won at the 11:28 mark as Bryan Little came up big with a sweet puck handling move at the 11:28 mark. The Rangers completely fell apart during parts of the second and third period and gave the Thrashers not only the shooting advantage but the advantage on the scoreboard as Niclas Bergfors, Eric Boulton and Dustin By...

Rangers Gut Out 2nd Win In A Row

Remeber that winning blueprint I was telling you about? Well the Rangers sure did. Just like Thursday, the Rangers came out Saturday and got two early goals agains the Boston Bruins, matched the opponents physicality, and held on for a 3 - 2 win. One word to describe the Rangers effort would be "gutsy." It definitely wasn't a pretty performance but any time the Rangers can win a game on the road against a surperior team they'll take it. It was a physical contest featuring 3 scraps (all in the 1st period), 61 hits (NYR - 28, Bos - 33), and 34 blocked shots (NYR - 16, Bos - 18). Boston seemed to initiate much of the physicality but the Rangers wouldn't back down. Sean Avery played more l...