Carl Hagelin’s overtime winner propels Rangers to second round

The New York Rangers made us sweat, but it was Carl Hagelin’s goal in overtime that gave the Rangers the series in just five games. This was a very tight game throughout, with Henrik Lundqvist and Marc-Andre Fleury putting on a clinic in keeping your team in it. This was a much better 60+ minute showing for the Rangers, who…

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Mats Zuccarello will not return

On the broadcast, MSG noted that Mats Zuccarello will not return to the game after taking a Ryan McDonagh slapshot to the face. You can view the GIF here. Jesper Fast took Zuccarello’s spot on his line, and the Rangers have been playing with 11 forwards. It’s worth noting that this is the playoffs, and usually players come right back…

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Metro Division Semis Game Five: Close it out at home

The Rangers and Penguins are at it again tonight, with the Rangers looking to close out the series at home. Kevin Hayes gave the Rangers a 3-1 series lead on Wednesday with his overtime winner, and with the Penguins finally starting to get healthy, it would behoove the Rangers to just end this now. The Pens still have to go…

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Kevin Hayes gives Rangers 3-1 series lead with overtime winner

Kevin Hayes scored his first postseason goal last night, and boy was it a big one. The rookie parked himself in front of the net and got a loose puck over a prone Marc-Andre Fleury, giving the Rangers a 3-1 series lead. The Rangers absolutely stole this game, as their first period was so bad that all of Rangers Twitter…

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Metro Division Semis Game Four: Rangers at Penguins

The Rangers and Penguins are back at it tonight for Game Four of their series. The Rangers took a 2-1 series lead with a 2-1 win on Monday night, and will hopefully take a commanding lead in the series tonight. The Pens still have to go without Kris Letang, Olli Maata, Derick Pouliot, Christian Ehrhoff, and Pascal Dupuis, all give have…

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Thoughts after not being able to watch the first three games

Well I’m back. I was in Charleston, taking my lovely girlfriend for a long weekend for her 30th birthday. She will probably write about it on www.honkytonkfit.com soon, so if you are curious, keep checking that out. Anyway I couldn’t watch most of the first three games of the series. I caught the third period of Game One from a…

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Metro Division Semis Game Three: Rangers at Penguins

The Rangers and Penguins are back at it tonight for Game Three of their series. The Penguins evened the series on Saturday night, and the story of that game was the Rangers inefficient powerplay. They went just one-for-seven in that game, and it presumably has cost them the series already. In all seriousness, the powerplay is a concern, but this…

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Don’t worry about the Rangers’ Kevin Hayes

Kevin Hayes has not hit the college rookie wall. Let’s clear that up straight away. To suggest that’s happened to Hayes – after just two subpar performances – would be a combination of lazy journalism and a kneejerk reaction. It’s just two games. Hayes has struggled in the opening round thus far, not producing offensively and making bad decisions at…

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Musings: Thoughts before the Rangers head to Pittsburgh

The Rangers debut their 2015 playoff selves in Pittsburgh tonight, in front of what should be an energized crowd. It’s well noted that the Rangers are horrendous in Game 2’s, and for some reason, it’s accepted as fact. I don’t know when any type of failure became acceptable, but I digress… The Rangers need to come out tonight ready to…

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Pens down Rangers, even series at 1

Sorry folks, I’m still away and the BSB writers all had prior committments, so there won’t be a oal breakdown for last night’s loss. Oddly enough, I’m in a hotel that has NBCSN, but not NBC, so I couldn’t watch the game. Yes, I’m as shocked as you at that development. Anyway, use this to discuss the loss, the Hagelin/Crosby…

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