Sloppy Rangers get what they deserved.

The Rangers gave away two points today. The Rangers self destructed in their own zone with countless turnovers, poor coverage and the third line aside, the first period can best be described as sloppy. While Henrik Lundqvist looked rusty to begin, the turnovers and general play in front of him left a lot to be desired all game long. Let’s…

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Game 74: The Return of the King

Sorry for the late game thread today, I forgot it was a 1pm game. I have a wedding today (not mine), so this is going to be a short game thread. The Rangers clinched a playoff spot with their domination over the Senators the other day, and now will look to pad their lead for home ice advantage while potentially…

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Why this Rangers team doesn’t need draft picks

People questioned the amount Glen Sather gave up for Marty St Louis, baulked at the cost of Rick Nash and panicked when Anthony Duclair was part of the Keith Yandle package. Move forward from each of those deals however and each star acquisition brought into the Rangers fold has made a tangible impact on the Rangers helping turn the organisation…

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Rangers dominate Senators, clinch playoff berth

The New York Rangers crushed the red hot Ottawa Senators last night, clinching a playoff berth in the process with the Boston Bruins loss to Anaheim. The Rangers dominance was on full display, absolutely destroying the Senators in every aspect –on the scoreboard, in shot attempts, in quality shot attempts, and in goals by fourth liners that aren’t supposed to…

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Game 73: Taming the red hot Senators

The New York Rangers are in Ottawa tonight to take on The Hamburglar and the Ottawa Senators. The Senators have ridden goalie Andrew Hammond, The Hamburglar, all the way to the second wild card in the Eastern Conference. Hammond is 14-0-1 with a .946 SV% (!!) as the Sens leapfrogged half of the Eastern Conference, including the Boston Bruins, to…

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NWHL set to launch this fall

Per Travis Hughes, the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) is set to play its inaugural season this fall with four teams: Boston Pride, New York Riveters (based out of Long Island), Connecticut Whale, and Buffalo Beauts. There is currently a women’s team in Boston as a part of the CWHL (additional teams in Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, and Brampton), so it…

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Henrik Lundqvist is ready to go, and he’s so dreamy

In case you missed it, Mackenzie Skapski was returned to the Hartford Wolf Pack yesterday. That means one and only one thing: Henrik Lundqvist is ready to go. After six long weeks without that glorious hair and perfect charisma, The King is ready to go. If your memory serves you, Lundqvist is the best goalie in New York Rangers history….

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Scouting potential wild card opponents (Part 2)

Last week I covered the four Atlantic Division teams the Rangers could face in the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs, so this week let’s take a look at the three Metro Division rivals that New York could meet in Round One. New York – The upstart Islanders seized control of the Metro early in the season and…

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Rangers return Mackenzie Skapski to Hartford

The New York Rangers have returned goaltender Mackenzie Skapski to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL. Skapski was called up in February to be the backup to Cam Talbot while Henrik Lundqvist was injured. Skapski played two games, both against the Buffalo Sabres, allowing one goal and recording a shutout. This means Lundqvist is ready to return.

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Kings humble Rangers in dominating fashion

The Los Angeles Kings came into New York needing a win, and they got an emphatic win over the Rangers. The Kings completely shut down the Rangers, clogging skating lanes and neutralizing the Rangers best weapon –speed– and forced the Blueshirts to play a slower, more methodical game. That is when the Kings are at their best: Clogging the neutral…

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