Is Dan Girardi a key cog in the Rangers future?

Dan Girardi in, Kevin Klein out for Game Two

Dan Girardi will play in Game Two tonight, despite taking a puck to the jaw in Game One and not returning. Girardi left in the third period after the injury as the Rangers held on to a 2-1 lead to take the first game of the series. Kevin Klein, out since March with a broken arm, will not make return…

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Rangers-Penguins Game One Recap

Note: I apologize for the late post here, somebody (raises hand) fell asleep right after the game and had to write this in the morning. The Rangers opened the 2015 playoffs in probably the most assuring way possible. 28 seconds into the game, Derick Brassard let one rip through the legs of Marc-Andre Fleury, easing any fear that fans could…

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Metro Division Semis Game One: Penguins at Rangers

Playoff hockey is here, and your President’s Trophy winning New York Rangers are taking on the Pittsburgh Penguins in their quest to play hockey in June once more. This series is a rematch of last year’s Metro Division Finals, when the Rangers won three straight to beat the Pens in seven. The Pens are dealing with some major injuries to Kris…

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Musing the Rangers: Playoff hockey is here!

Playoff hockey begins (for real) today. Forget about Wednesday, we’re all waiting for today and the Pens vs. Rangers series opener. Let’s have a muse to kick the playoffs off shall we? Is it me or have an unusually high amount of teams got serious injury headaches this spring? The Rangers can consider themselves relatively lucky that they will enter…

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Playoff Preview: New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins

The 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs have officially arrived. Tonight is Game One of the first round, in which the 8th seeded Pittsburgh Penguins will take on the President’s Trophy winning New York Rangers. The Rangers ran away with the Eastern Conference, setting team records with 53 wins, 113 points, and leading the league in goal differential by a wide margin. The…

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Wednesday Playoffs Open Thread

The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs officially begin tonight, as four series kick off action: The Sens/Habs start tonight in the battle of the goaltenders at 7pm on NHLN. The Isles and Caps are on USA/MSG+ at 7pm as well in a series that will likely have more shot attempts than the other seven series combined. The Hawks and Preds are…

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Which Rangers could turn into overnight heroes?

To go on a playoff run, a team needs solid goaltending first and foremost. It needs to stay healthy, and a good bit of luck. And it needs contributions from up and down the lineup.When the game inevitably tightens up in crunch time, the snipers and playmaking artists are often mitigated in favor of greasy goals with traffic in front…

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NHL Playoffs Preview: Eastern Conference

I know that 3.5 hour wait was rough, so without further ado, the Eastern Conference…. Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens Dave’s Pick: OTT in 7. Here’s the dirty secret: Montreal isn’t that good. Brandon Prust is a top-nine forward there, and Max Pacioretty is hurt. Carey Price was super human this season, but in the playoffs you need depth. The…

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Previewing the First Round: the Western Conference

Since this past weekend, I’ve found myself singing “it’s the most wonderful time of the year” and jumping for joy mostly everywhere I go. You could imagine how awkward the bread aisle of the local Food Emporium was Sunday afternoon when I got giddy remembering that the Kings were eliminated… not that I hold grudges.. but I digress. Here, we at BSB…

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Kevin Klein not practicing, unlikely for Game One

Per Josh Thomson, injured defenseman Kevin Klein did not practice today and will not practice tomorrow. That puts Klein’s return for Game One in doubt, as Alain Vigneault has mentioned that Klein needs to practice before he can play. It is unlikely Klein, who has been out since March with a broken arm, plays in Game One. Matt Hunwick will…

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