Rangers Salvage California Trip With Critical Shootout Win In San Jose

Coming off arguably their worst performance of the season Wednesday in Anaheim the Rangers took the ice tonight in San Jose looking for redemption.  It took them all the way to the shootout and six rounds later Brandon Dubinsky sent the Rangers home with a hard fought two points when he beat Anti Niemi five-hole.  If not for Wojtek Wolski…

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Rangers Sleep Walk Through Late Game Against Ducks, Lose 5-2

The Rangers are who we thought they were.  They are a team that can put up huge goal totals in one game and fail to finish in the next.  They are a team that does not handle momentum type wins very well as they destroyed a nemesis on Sunday and came out tonight and put in an awful effort in…

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Patience With Anisimov Will Be Rewarded Down The Line

Frustration and impatience with young players who take some time to develop is nothing new for New York Rangers fans. One of the targets for the frustration and impatience for many fans has been second year forward Artem Anisimov. The 22-year-old center has 16 goals and 19 assists in 68 games this season, which puts him on pace for 19-23-42…

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McCabe Impact On Power Play Goes Beyond The Numbers

Normally I agree with George Ays of Tracking the Rangers when he says, “Numbers don’t lie, they just don’t agree with you.”  One place where I don’t agree, at least not yet, is in terms of the impact Bryan McCabe has had on the New York Rangers power play.  It has been five games and the stats say the man…

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How Rangers Position Compares to Other East Playoff Competitors

When the New York Rangers lost their third straight at home earlier this week not only had they lost a chance at points once again, but they had lost all control over their playoff destiny. With their wins against Ottawa and Philadelphia the past few days the team has taken destiny back in its own hands to a large extent….

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Rangers Get Back On The Winning Track, Defeat Senators 4-1

Now everyone can take a deep breath and step back from the ledge.  The New York Rangers did what they were supposed to do tonight and beat a bad Ottawa team 4-1 in their building and got back into the seventh spot I the Eastern Conference playoff race.  It is a feel good win because they finally finished off some…

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Game 67: Rangers at Ottawa

OPPONENT: Ottawa Senators 2010-2011 RECORD: 22-33-9 2010-2011 LEADING SCORER: Erik Karlsson (9-24-33) GOALIE: Craig Anderson (2.98 GAA, .906 SV% overall, 1.19 GAA, .963 SV% w/OTT) RANGERS LINES (ASSUMED): Brandon Dubinsky-Artem Anisimov-Ryan Callahan Wojtek Wolski-Derek Stepan-Mats Zuccarello Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle- Brandon Prust Sean Avery- Erik Christensen- Vinny Prospal Marc Staal -Dan Girardi Bryan McCabe -Mike Sauer Steve Eminger – Matt Gilroy…

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Rangers Cannot Solve Theodore in 3-1 Loss to Wild

Someone wake me up when Groundhog’s Day is over.  Three games at home and three straight times you saw the same basic storyline play out.  Tonight was slightly different because the first period was the one they decided to play instead of waiting until the third, but once again the utter lack of finish is beyond comprehension at this point. …

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Del Zotto (Wrist), Williams (Neck) Hurt In Whale Win

When the season began the expectations for Michael Del Zotto coming off an excellent offensive rookie season were very high.  The plan was for him to remain a top four defenseman for the club, and be the power play quarterback, but that plan has failed for this season.  It has been a tumultuous sophomore season in which he struggled with…

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Injured Rangers Improving: Staal, Fedotenko Hopeful For Tomorrow, Gaborik Practices

The New York Rangers had good news at practice today involving a trio of their walking wounded.  Marc Staal and Ruslan Fedotenko were able to participate fully in practice and both are possible additions to the lineup tomorrow against Minnesota.  Marian Gaborik was also able to skate and practice today for the first time since last Friday and says he…

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