Rangers Season Ends With 3-1 Loss in Game 5

The New York Rangers entered Game 5 looking to stave off elimination and put the pressure back on the shoulders of the favorite Washington Capitals.  In a season in which the Rangers have fought through adversity and overcome long odds multiple times, today it was just not their day as they fell 3-1.  All season the team has put forth…

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Chimera’s Winner Gives Capitals 3-1 Series Lead Over Rangers

For the second time in the four games of the Eastern Quarterfinal Series between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals took overtime to decide the outcome.  The bad news for the Rangers was the outcome was the same with the Capitals getting the game on Jason Chimera’s goal 12:36 into the second overtime to give Washington the 4-3 victory. …

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Rangers Climb Back in Series With Late 3-2 Win

The New York Rangers returned to Madison Square Garden looking to stake a claim in the quarterfinal series with the Washington Capitals.  Down 0-2 in the series the team needed to hold serve at home this afternoon if they were going to have a viable chance to take the series.  They got just that when Brandon Dubinsky finally made a…

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Capitals Gain 2-0 Control of Series with 2-0 Win.

The New York Rangers fell behind 2-0 in their first round series against the Washington Capitals following a 2-0 defeat in Game 2.  The effort tonight was better in the first and third period than most of the game on Wednesday, but the problem is that you have to play a full 60 minutes in the playoffs if you actually…

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Semin OT Winner Gives Capitals 1-0 Series Lead

The New York Rangers and Washington Capitals opened their playoff series with what wasn’t the prettiest of games, but if this is an example of how tight the series will be the fans of both teams will be on the edge of their seats.  The Capitals protected home ice with Alex Semin’s OT winner 18:24 into the first session of…

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Wolski, Drury Can Be Wildcards for Rangers

To win in the playoffs you need your stars to play to their capabilities, but you also need a few unsuspecting players to step their game up and bring more than might be expected of them.  For the Rangers heading into their series against the Washington Capitals Wojtek Wolski and Chris Drury are two wild cards that would greatly improve…

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Rangers Rout Devils 5-2, Now Hope For From Lightning

The only thing the New York Rangers could control today was their own result against the New Jersey Devils and they did just that in a 5-2 win this afternoon. Now the Rangers playoff fate is in the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning as they need a win in either regulation or OT to put New York in as…

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Rangers 3-0 Loss To Thrashers Means Game 82 Will Decide It All Again.

The storyline for the Rangers going into tonight’s game against Atlanta was simple.  Find a way to win and get the two critical points to push closer to locking up a playoff spot or lose control of your own fate and have Carolina in control of what happens.  Things are never that easy for the Rangers or their fans as…

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McIlrath To Join Whale This Week

According to the AHL transactions page , the Rangers have signed 2010 first round pick Dylan McIlrath to an Amateur Tryout (ATO) agreement with the Connecticut Whale. Per Brian Ring McIlrath is expected to report to the team this week. McIlrath, 18, had 5 goals, 18 assists and 153 penalty minutes in 62 games during the regular season for the…

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Gilroy Moves To Wing…Why That Move Instead of A Callup?

The initial response to the loss of Ryan Callahan indefinitely is to move Matt Gilroy from defense up to right wing and go with no spare forwards at the moment.  Gilroy has not played forward for any consistent time in years, so there is certainly some concern over the move and questions as to why there is not a callup…

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