Game 29: Please play a dominant game

The Rangers have had a rough stretch, going 4-5-1 in their last ten while playing some pretty ugly hockey. Given the significance of the injuries, it can be said that staying around hockey .500 is a win for this club. In my humble opinion, the injuries and inconsistent goaltending –based on what we are used […] The post Game 29: Please play a dominant game appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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2 hours ago

The $59M Henrik Lundqvist question looms now more than ever

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — It comes as no surprise that Henrik Lundqvist is content with his lot in life. The Rangers franchise netminder is fully aware what comes with the territory of his job description, and understands it sometimes can be a lonely place — like it is right now. “That’s the role I have, the...
Via New York Post
2 hours ago

Guest Post: Rangers future looks bright

The below is a guest post by Jake Weingarten (@TheJakeWeinz). He’s also got a good idea going, called Blueshirt Faithful, where anyone who wants to write a post about the Rangers is welcome to write on what they want, as often as they want. It gives a voice to people who don’t have/want a blog, […] The post Guest Post: Rangers future looks bright appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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7 hours ago

Mats Zuccarello’s Slower Season

Mats Zuccarello has been one of the New York Rangers’ top forwards in recent years, but so far this season he’s been a bit less noticeable. Whenever the small Norwegian forward touches the puck in Madison Square Garden, “Zuuuuccc” can be heard cascading down from the crowd, and for a good reason. Zuccarello has been a spark plug for the Rangers who plays with tremendous...
Via The Hockey Writers
9 hours ago

Injury woes mean opportunity for Rangers’ overlooked center

Mika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich already were down for a long count. Now, Rick Nash (groin, expected to miss approximately one week) and Matt Puempel (concussion) have joined them on the sideline. And Jimmy Vesey, who did not skate at Wednesday’s practice while nursing an undisclosed upper-body injury (which The Post has learned is unrelated...
Via New York Post
20 hours ago

Rangers have an idea how to shake up the power play

Adam Clendening could get the call to rejoin the Rangers lineup Thursday night in Winnipeg. And if he does, it will be to provide a power-play right-shot counterpoint to lefty Brandon Pirri rather than to provide relief on defense. Who knows, with the Blueshirts depleted up front by injuries, coach Alain Vigneault even could dress...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Rangers depth and team’s handling of Oscar Lindberg destroying trade value

Hopefully the Rangers won’t have considered shopping JT Miller, Kevin Hayes or any of the ‘core’ kids to help address the team’s obvious flaws but one player who has constantly been touted as a trade chip has been Oscar Lindberg. Thanks to the way the Rangers have utilised Lindberg it’s hard to see any kind […] The post Rangers depth and team’s handling of Oscar Lindberg...
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1 day ago

WATCH: New York Islanders top New York Rangers, 4-2 in Brooklyn

New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano discusses the team's 4-2 win over the New York Rangers at Barclays Center on Tuesday, as the Isles won for the 4th time in their last 5 games.
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rangers recall Marek Hrivik from minors

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Rangers have recalled Marek Hrivik from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League. Hrivik, 25, has skated in 20 games with the Wolf Pack this season, with eight goals and nine assists. He leads Hartford in points and short-handed goals (two) and is tied for the team lead in goals and assists. Hrivik skated in five games with the Rangers last...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Skjei Here to Stay

After a red-hot start to the season, the New York Rangers have had somewhat of a tumultuous ride over the past few weeks. Their possession numbers and overall quality of play have taken a stark downturn, but the team has still managed to avoid any prolonged losing streaks. While many of the Rangers’ struggles can be attributed to an inconsistent defense corps that has trouble...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Kreider scores 2 in 3rd to lift Rangers past Hurricanes 4-2

NEW YORK (AP) Chris Kreider scored twice less than 5 minutes apart late in the third period to lift the New York Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday. Derek Stepan had a goal and two assists and Michael Grabner also scored, and Mats Zuccarello had two assists for the Rangers. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 21 shots to bounce back from a shaky outing at Buffalo...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rangers come back against Hurricanes, win 3-2

Jimmy Vesey, Rick Nash and Henrik Lundqvist discuss a 3-2 comeback win for the New York Rangers over the Carolina Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nash, Vesey rally Rangers to 3-2 win over Hurricanes

NEW YORK (AP) Rick Nash came up big in the third period for the New York Rangers. Nash tied the score with a highlight-reel goal in the opening minute of the third and then set up Jimmy Vesey's winner later in the period to rally the Rangers from two goals down for a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. After cutting a 2-0 first-period deficit in half in the...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Rangers talk recent struggles

Ryan McDonagh and Jimmy Vesey discuss the recent struggles for the New York Rangers at home, and what they need to do to improve on the season.
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers fans can hang their hats on an Eastern Conference Title

The disappointment that has followed the New York Rangers for much of the past 75 years has increased the burden on its current batch of players. Its rabid fan base has only seen one Stanley Cup title during that span and that one took place 22 years ago. With the Rangers having gotten off to a hot start at 14-5-1 this season, thoughts of raising Lord Stanley again have inevitably...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets' Matt Calvert scores game-winning goal after 30 stitches

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Matt Calvert made a nice block on a shot attempt during Friday’s game against the New York Rangers, but his face paid the price. The shot by Ryan McDonagh rose up and drilled Calvert, who went to the floor with blood pooling up on the ice in front of him. Matt Calvert takes a slap shot to the eye, skates off like it's no big deal. #HockeyTough...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the New York Rangers continue scoring at this pace?

The New York Rangers’ confidence level is at an all-time high as they’re the highest scoring team (72 goals in 17 games) in the NHL. Pucks are going into the net at a record pace. The Rangers are playing winning hockey because they have four lines that can skate and score goals. No question, the Blueshirts are going to continue this alarming rate because head coach Alain Vigneault...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

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