Stakes and Expectations Rise for the Rangers

The Rangers entered the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs as a wild card, both literally and figuratively. They were the fourth seed in the Metropolitan Division, and the first wild card in the Eastern Conference. That’s the literal meaning. A look at their lackluster final quarter of the season, Henrik Lundqvist’s inconsistent play throughout the year, and last spring’s ugly first...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 hour ago

Zuccarello and Lundqvist seal it in Game Six, Rangers advance

The New York Rangers. That is all. What a rebound. What a close series. What a response from possibly the worst game we’ve seen all year. After seeing the Rangers roll over and play dead in Game Three, the Blueshirts took it to the Habs, dominating Game Four, then dominating the latter half of Game […] The post Zuccarello and Lundqvist seal it in Game Six, Rangers advance appeared...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
4 hours ago

The group therapy session that propelled Rangers to victory

It wasn’t just one player, one voice. It came from all corners of the Rangers locker room in the Garden. The Rangers had done it again — played a lousy first period — and this time, they were in grave danger of having to play a Game 7 on the opponent’s home ice. Like a...
Via New York Post
11 hours ago

Rangers show they are more than just a soft skill team

The Rangers and Canadiens entered their first-round playoff series known as skill teams, which is NHL code for soft. The first five games changed that — and the sixth confirmed it. A series that saw its share of stitches, bruises and hits — legal and illegal on both sides — has emerged as the most...
Via New York Post
11 hours ago

Henrik Lundqvist and Rangers prove they still can win a big one

You know, it used to be kind of routine around here for the Rangers to win playoff rounds and for Henrik Lundqvist to win his goal-tending matchup, no matter the guy at the other end of the ice. Of course it was. But then came last spring and the opening-round, five-game surrender to the Penguins...
Via New York Post
12 hours ago

Atlantic Division Semis, Game 6: Close it out

The Rangers and Habs square off tonight in Game 6, with the Rangers attempting to close out the series. After an abysmal Game 3, the Rangers turned it on in Games 4 and 5, coming away with two wins. For the Blueshirts, it’s about consistently using their superior speed to get in on the Habs […] The post Atlantic Division Semis, Game 6: Close it out appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
Via Blue Seat Blogs
19 hours ago

Alexei Bereglazov Ready For The NHL

Recently, the New York Rangers were active on the free agents market as the team signed to an entry-level deal undrafted Russian defenseman Alexei Bereglazov. According to CapFriendly, the defenseman has signed a two-year deal with an European Assignment Clause and a cap hit of $925,000. In this translated interview, Bereglazov talked about the reasons why he chose to sign with the...
Via The Hockey Writers
23 hours ago

Rangers advance to 2nd round for 5th time in 6 years

NEW YORK (AP) — After pulling out a tough first-round series with three straight wins, the New York Rangers get a couple days to regroup for the next round. It’s a routine they know well. Mats Zuccarello scored twice and the Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 in Game 6 on Saturday night to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals. New York will face the winner of the...
Via MyNorthwest.com
23 hours ago

New Rangers Defenseman Alexei Bereglazov

The New York Rangers today announced they have signed Russian defenseman Alexei Bereglazov to an entry-level contract. The 22-year-old defenseman, who was not drafted in the NHL in his eligibility years, has spent his whole pro career within the Metallurg Magnitogorsk organization, with whom he won one Gagarin Cup in 2016 and lost the finals series against SKA this season. He...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

WATCH: Rangers beat Canadiens in Game 5, winning 3-2 on OT

Doug Williams, Marc Malusis, and Sal Licata discuss an overtime Game 5 victory for the New York Rangers over the Montreal Canadiens, and whether or not the Blueshirts can take the series in Game 6 at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mika Zibanejad puts Habs on the brink with overtime winner

The New York Rangers are one weird team. In one day, they make us think they can’t do anything right. Then they rebound and look like the best team in the East. Then they follow that up by giving everyone heart attacks, playing simultaneously the best and the worst hockey we’ve seen. But in the […] The post Mika Zibanejad puts Habs on the brink with overtime winner appeared...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
2 days ago

New York Rangers: A tale of two teams

The New York Rangers have shown all season long that they are capable of being a successful team.  They have also showed signs of subpar play, including game 3 against the Montreal Canadiens.  This series between the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens has been a microcosm of the Rangers’ season, with signs of brilliance and signs of doubt. The series between the two original...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Rangers outlast Montreal Canadiens in Game 4

Henrik Lundqvist, Rick Nash, Derek Stepan and Alain Vigneault meet the media after the New York Rangers tied their series with the Montreal Canadiens at two games apiece, with a 2-1 victory in Game 4 at Madison Square Garden.
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Grabner completely fakes out Carey Price for awesome breakaway goal

Carey Price has consistently been one of the best goaltenders in the NHL over the past few years and is a big reason why the Montreal Canadiens are currently battling in the playoffs. Accolades aside, sometimes even the most dominant goalies are no match for a few beautiful dekes.In Game 2 of the first round matchup between the Canadiens and New York Rangers, Michael Grabner seized...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers playoff breakdown: Henrik Lundqvist vs Carey Price

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist is one of the best players to ever represent the Blueshirts. In fact, King Henrik could arguably be one of the best goalies in the history of the NHL. But, is he the best goalie in the Rangers opening playoff series against the Montréal Canadiens?Carey Price is one of the league’s most dynamic goaltenders in this decade. In 55 career playoff...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers: First round preview

With one game remaining in the regular season, the New York Rangers are gearing up for the playoffs in an effort to make it back to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time since 2014.  The Rangers have locked up the first wild card seed and will face the Atlantic division leading Montreal Canadiens in round one.  The Rangers have a record of 47-28-6, with an impressive 27 wins...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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