Rangers manage a point against Blues

The New York Rangers, they of the two defensemen from opening night in the lineup last night, managed to grab a point against the St. Louis Blues, they of the odd bacterial infection that at least isn’t ebola. The Rangers played a fairly good game actually, despite being incredibly shorthanded. They made some slick passes for a pair of goals,…

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Rangers drop one game and two D-Men

Saturday night’s alright for hockey. You’ve got Don Cherry’s fantastically insane suit choices on HNIC and typically some fantasy hockey nightmares when you decide who to bench since so many games are happening. The Rangers took part in this last night, playing their first game since Monday’s third period surge to come back against the Wild. Last night also kicked…

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Wild third period boosts Rangers to victory

What a game that was. The New York Rangers trailed 3-0 to the Minnesota Wild heading into the third period. A comeback against the best defensive team in hockey (through six games) seemed unlikely, especially with Chris Kreider and John Moore lost to ejections. But then the lead was 3-2. After a breakdown gave the Wild a two goal lead…

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The winning streak ends, as does my DVR streak

Yesterday was a busy day for me. After participating in a breast cancer fundraiser with my Crossfit box called Barbells for Boobs, I assisted my girlfriend in preparing for a party she was hosting. This involved me cooking all day with her, and naturally, I forgot to DVR the game. It sounds like it was a bad game, not converting…

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Rangers rally for three straight, make it three straight

The New York Rangers rallied for three unanswered goals to beat the New Jersey Devils in overtime, making it three straight wins for the Blueshirts. Trailing 3-1 in the third period, all on powerplay goals, the Rangers scored twice in the third and once in overtime to collect the two points against a Metropolitan Division rival. Henrik Lundqvist wasn’t at…

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Rangers blank Sharks in strong showing

The San Jose Sharks, one of the leagues better teams, came to The Garden yesterday on the heels of back-to-back and three-in-four nights. Regardless of the fatigue factor (all teams have stretches like that), the Rangers put on a dominating performance, blanking the Sharks 4-0 and taking advantage of some critical defensive mistakes. Alex Stalock, who had been solid in…

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Rangers right the ship against Carolina

After three straight dismal games, the Rangers righted the ship with two big points against a pretty bad Carolina Hurricanes club. It wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t what we would like to see on a regular basis, but it was two points, and that’s all that matters. Henrik Lundqvist was very sharp, finally returning to form after his defense failed him…

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Rangers defense fails again, lose third straight

The Rangers defense failed them again last night, as they fell to the Islanders 6-3. This was the second straight game that the Rangers allowed six goals, and have allowed a whopping 17(!) in the past three games. The Rangers, for most of the game, controlled the Islanders, but the Mike Kostka turnovers turned the entire game around. It’s unfair…

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Rangers blown out in home opener loss to Leafs

Well that was a short-lived fun experience. With all the hype of the home opener on us, the Rangers laid an egg at home, falling to the Leafs by a score of 6-3. Five second period goals were the death of the Rangers after an even first period. The Blueshirts couldn’t climb out of a 4-1 hole, and trailed 6-2…

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Rangers outplayed by shorthanded Blue Jackets, drop first of season

The Rangers followed up their strong effort in St. Louis with a relatively poor showing in Columbus, falling to the Blue Jackets by a score of 5-2. The Blue Jackets were able to take advantage of a lot of Ranger defensive zone breakdowns, and dominated the play for the most part. It’s worth noting that some were upset that the…

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