Rangers Rally From 3-0 Down To Win 5-3 Over Bruins

The New York Rangers took a large step towards locking down a playoff spot with a massive 5-3 comeback victory over the Boston. The Rangers baked back from a 3-0 deficit midway through the second period finishing it off with three goals during the last four minutes of the game. Brandon Dubinsky started the rally with the tying goal, then…

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Rangers Pull Out Late Season Shootout In Philly This Time

The New York Rangers took on the rival Philadelphia Flyers today in what had to be seen as a must win game given the ever tightening Eastern Conference playoff race.  You just had the feeling with how last year ended in Philadelphia that today’s game was going to come down to a shootout again and it did, but with a…

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Rangers Putrid Performance Ends With 6-2 Loss To Islanders

There are no words to accurately describe the disgrace that was the New York Rangers performance tonight in a 6-2 loss to the “rival” Islanders.  Coming off a mediocre performance in their biggest game of the year last night in Buffalo the team decided it didn’t really have to show up at all with the belief the Isles were going…

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Rangers Drop To Eighth In East Following Loss To Sabres

Tonight was billed as the biggest game of the New York Rangers season as they were heading into Buffalo to take on the Sabres with a chance to gain ground on those in front of them and put some distance between themselves, the Sabres and the Hurricanes.  The problem is no one on the Rangers displayed that sense of urgency…

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Stepan Moves Up, Who Will Be Scratched Tomorrow?

Based on practice today there appears to be at least one change to the New York Rangers lineup tomorrow against the Buffalo Sabres and it has nothing to do with who the healthy scratch might be.  The lines that were reported from practice showed two that remained intact and the other have been shifted at the center position.  Derek Stepan…

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Rangers Win Streak Now At Five With 1-0 Win Over Panthers

This was one of those classic trap games where the New York Rangers come in on a four game win streak, fighting for but gaining some cushion in the playoff race taking on a Florida Panthers team with absolutely nothing to lose.  I could sit here and try to dress this game up as a thrilling 1-0 game between the…

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Matt Cooke Sat Down Rest of Regular Season, First Round of Playoffs

The National Hockey League today held a disciplinary hearing for forward Matt Cooke of the Pittsburgh Penguins following yesterday’s elbow to the head of Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (video of the hit).  After hours of waiting for the decision Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet reported that the NHL suspended Cooke for the last 10 games of the regular season and the…

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Rangers Rally In Pittsburgh Again, Extend Win Streak To Four

There is something about the third period in Pittsburgh that really works for the New York Rangers this season.  After playing one mediocre and one awful period the team had a furious final 11 minutes in which they turned a 2-1 deficit into a huge 5-2 victory.  The turning point of the game was clearly Matt Cooke’s vicious elbow to…

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Rangers Trounce Islander 6-3, Rise To Seventh Place

The Rangers took the Islanders seriously as an opponent and then they handled their business on their way to a convincing 6-3 win. New York had its stars show up tonight with Henrik Lundqvist making done tremendous saves, especially early on, Gaborik getting two goals and the power play cashing in on its chances. If those three things continue the…

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Christian Thomas in NHL Next Year?

Friday night, New York Rangers prospect Christian Thomas broke the 50 goal mark and the excitement began to build amongst Rangers fans.  I warned everyone not to get overly excited about what he could do at the NHL level with those numbers, and I meant that, but today I want to look at whether or not he could be in…

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