Goal Breakdown: Late Dominic Moore goal gives Rangers 1-0 series lead

Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals went to the Rangers, and that game was more eventful than about 90% of the previous 12 playoff games played by the Rangers this year. This game was pretty fast paced, with the Rangers and Lightning exchanging rushes and getting shot attempts. Both Ben Bishop and Henrik Lundqvist stood tall, especially Bishop –who…

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Conference Finals Game One: Start the series off right

The New York Rangers came roaring back last round, erasing a 3-1 deficit to beat the Capitals on Derek Stepan’s overtime winner. Now they have the Tampa Bay Lightning, a matchup not many New Yorkers wanted to see. Tampa is quick, talented, and deep. They have great goaltending, and their overall team defense is solid (but not deep). They have the…

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Conference Finals preview: New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning

It wasn’t easy, and it wasn’t pretty, but the New York Rangers survived against the Washington Capitals, and are now set to face the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Conference Finals. Although the Lightning finished second in the Atlantic, many pegged them to move on to the Conference Finals. Seeding doesn’t matter at this point though. The Lightning took all…

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Video: Derek Stepan’s overtime winner

Here’s the video of the winner. Enjoy for one more day.

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Conference Finals schedule

The schedule for the Conference Finals between the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning has been released, with the series starting this Saturday. Game 1: Sat 5/16 at NYR, NBC at 1pm Game 2: Mon 5/18 at NYR, NBCSN at 8pm Game 3, Wed 5/20 at TBL, NBCSN at 8pm Game 4, Fri 5/22 at TBL, NBCSN at 8pm Game…

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Goal breakdown: Derek Stepan sends the Rangers to the Conference Finals

For the second year in a row in the Division Finals, the New York Rangers erased a 3-1 series deficit to advance to the Conference Finals. Once again, this game ended with a 2-1 score. Once again, the goaltenders stood on their heads. Once again, the Rangers won an elimination game at home. Braden Holtby had 37 saves. Henrik Lundqvist…

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Metro Division Finals Game Seven: One game to decide it all

The Rangers have not made it easy on us, but they have fought back to take this series to a seventh game. Down 3-1 in the series and 1-0 in Game Five, Chris Kreider scored with 1:41 remaining in the third before Ryan McDonagh sent the fans home happy. In Game Six, the Rangers had a 4-1 lead in the…

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Random musings on an off day

The Rangers and Caps have an unusual two-day break between games six and seven, so today is an off day for both teams, their second in a row. The Rangers have come roaring back in this series, tying it at three games a piece after being down 3-1. While the Rangers never truly looked out of the series or dominated…

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Chris Kreider is a beast

When Mats Zuccarello went down with a concussion –side bar: It is not a fractured skull. That was a baseless rumor started by a faceless Twitter rumor account that just wanted attention. Rule of thumb, if the rumor comes from an account with no face, it’s not a rumor– we knew someone on the Rangers would have to step up. Zuccarello…

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Goal breakdown: Rangers force Game Seven

The New York Rangers were finally able to solve Braden Holtby multiple times, making the netminder look human in their 4-3 nail biter victory last night. Chris Kreider scored in the first minute and last second of the first period to give the Rangers an early two-goal lead. Both of those goals were deflating for the Washington Capitals, but they answered…

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