Rangers 4, Los Angeles 5 (OT)

The New York Rangers (31-18-6) dropped a tough 5-4 OT decision to the LA Kings (33-18-3). For a box score, click here. Because just what I needed tonight was another flashback to June 2014. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Eventually the coin will flip the Rangers way. It’s uncanny how this team cannot catch one friggin’ break against the Kings. But first...
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The New York Rangers blow yet another one late

That one really hurt, for obvious reasons. The New York Rangers had a 4-3 lead with 30 seconds left in the game against the Los Angeles Kings. Yes, those Kings who beat the Rangers in the Stanley Cup Finals in 2014. After going down 2-0 early on in the game, the Rangers scored three straight, gave up another to tie, scored again, and then gave up the fourth one with the Kings’...
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New York Rangers and NHLPA donate to support hockey writer Ira Podell

Ira Podell was a widely respected hockey writer when his life unexpectedly took a devastating turn. After suffering through a brain tumor and a stroke, Podell is currently battling for his life and his family is trying to return things (as much as possible) to normal. They recently created a fundraising page in an effort to allow Podell to live and receive care at home. In a testament...
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Rangers pass on Christian Ehrhoff

Despite rumors that the Rangers would put in a claim for waived Kings defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, he cleared waivers this afternoon. Ehrhoff is on a one-year deal worth $1.5 million, and has a line of 2-9-11 in 40 games this season. As a cheap and effective defenseman for an injury riddled club, Ehrhoff seemed like […] The post Rangers pass on Christian Ehrhoff appeared first...
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Henrik Lundqvist is ageless

Yesterday we discussed the long career of Martin Brodeur and all he did for the New Jersey Devils. Henrik Lundqvist is past the age that goalies typically start to decline, but he still keeps churning out good games (like last night when he shut out the Penguins), which turn into good seasons. He hasn’t been able to etch his name in the Cup like Brodeur has three times, but Lundqvist...
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Lundqvist stops 34 shots, Rangers blank Penguins 3-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) Henrik Lundqvist stopped 34 shots for his third shutout of the season and 58th of his career, leading the New York Rangers past the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0 on Wednesday night. Lundqvist, who recorded his 27th win of the season, passed Martin Brodeur for most wins by a goaltender in his first 11 NHL seasons. He has won nine of his last 12 starts and allowed two goals...
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Yandle Now Top Dman On Trade Market

A pair moves that shook the NHL on Monday and Tuesday has cast a spotlight on the Rangers and specifically Keith Yandle as the days towards the February 29th trade deadline begin wind down. On Monday, Dustin Byfuglien signed a five year, $38 million extension with the Winnipeg Jets. On one hand, that contract could set a benchmark with Yandle’s next contract, but you also may have...
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Rising Rangers still missing spark plugs

The Rangers’ defensive lapses and disappointing individual performances have been discussed again and again, but one surprising issue this season has been the frequency with which the team hits the ice with very little energy. We saw so few of those pure stinker games in recent years under first John Tortorella and then Alain Vigneault, but […] The post Rising Rangers still...
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Should the Dustin Byfuglien deal change the Rangers’ approach with Keith Yandle?

Through the end of January, it seemed to be a sure bet that the Rangers were going to trade Keith Yandle. The club has Ryan McDonagh and Marc Staal locked into long-term deals and have Brady Skjei –their 2012 1st round pick– knocking at the door. That’s a pretty crowded left side. Getting the most […] The post Should the Dustin Byfuglien deal change the Rangers’ approach...
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Lundqvist makes 27 saves, Rangers win third in row

NEW YORK (AP) Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves and the New York Rangers posted their first three-game winning streak since November with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night. Kevin Klein, who broke a thumb last week, scored for the first time in 28 games and the streaking J.T. Miller scored for the ninth time in 10 games while the Rangers beat the Devils for the...
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Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh misses game with Devils

NEW YORK (AP) Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh has been ruled out for New York's game with the New Jersey Devils with a possible concussion. Coach Alain Vigneault says the defenseman was still feeling the effects of being punched in the face by Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds in the first period Saturday. McDonagh did not play after being hit with Simmonds' gloved hand...
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The New York Rangers must retain Keith Yandle

After Saturday’s epic comeback win down 12 seconds in the third, it’s even more clear that the New York Rangers need to do everything they can to get Keith Yandle re-signed. The guy has been the Rangers’ best offensive defenseman and it’s not even close. He’s leading the entire team in assists, is fifth on the team in points, and is first on the team in points by defensemen...
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McDonagh Out With Concussion

#NYR Ryan McDonagh will be out tonight due to a concussion suffered on Saturday in Philadelphia. — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 8, 2016 Embellishment? Stay classy Philly scribes. Yet another injury on the blueline the Rangers can ill afford to take. The team hasn’t made any call-ups yet although this might be a good time to give Brady Skjei another go. If Mac is...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Henrik Lundqvist slashes price, sells Manhattan penthouse for $4.95 million

New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist suffered a hefty loss on the real estate market, as he recently sold his two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath condo in Midtown West for $4.95 million, more than $1.5 million under his original $6.5 million asking price. The condo had been on the market since 2014. According to a report from the New York Post, the buyer of the pricy pad is...
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Rangers fan honors Mark Messier, remembers 9/11 in one tattoo (pic)

In a kind of tattoo that just begs the question, “What exactly was your motivation?”, a New York Rangers fan simultaneously — and strangely — paid tribute to the iconic Mark Messier and the tragic events of 9/11 in one bizarre piece of body art. There's a lot to unpack here. pic.twitter.com/HidEq2bPFl — mike toole (@miketoole) February 3, 2016   Um, okay. Somehow...
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Chris Kreider, New York Rangers wary of restoring Chipotle loyalty

Chris Kreider was a frequent Chipotle customer while in school at Boston College. The 24-year-old forward told the New York Daily News that he used to go to the popular burrito joint very frequently and was known to order two burritos in one sitting each time he visited.But like many Americans, Kreider stopped going to Chipotle over the last few months while the chain battled an...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the New York Rangers Trade Rick Nash?

The New York Rangers are struggling. Their season has gone completely downhill, considering the fact that last year, this team made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Finals and even led the league as the Presidents’ Trophy winners. The team needs help at the Feb. 29 deadline. It is obviously, painfully so. Therefore, they need to make some changes to the lineup...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Alain Vigneault: Kevin Hayes 'not good enough'

The New York Rangers have gone 3-6-1 over their last 10 games, and head coach Alain Vigneault was not afraid to single out a certain player for the team's struggles.That player: forward Kevin Hayes."I think we all have our tipping points, and I think Kevin has had an extra-long leash, especially considering [center Derek Stepan] was out for quite some time," Vigneault said in regard...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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