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Goal breakdown: Sloppy defense leads to overtime loss for Rangers in Game Three

Boy was this a sloppy, yet exciting game. Neither team remembered how to play defense, but the Rangers were the worse culprits again. This is a team that was one of the top teams in the league in goals allowed, but has allowed a whopping 11 goals in two games. No one on the blue line had a good game,…

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Conference Finals Game Three: Rebound after embarrassment

The Lightning embarrassed the Rangers in Game Two on Monday night, taking advantage of stupid penalties and bad defense to the tune of a 6-2 demolition. Tonight is a new night, and the Rangers will look to rebound and regain the series lead. New York was probably better off getting blown out on Monday, as it forced a mental reset…

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NHL Press Release: Be on the lookout for counterfeit merchandise

This press release was sent to me by the NHL, figured it was worth sharing.   NHL WARNS RANGERS FANS TO BE WARY OF COUNTERFEITERS DURING EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL With more counterfeit merchandise during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the NHL aims to educate fans on how to identify the real thing NEW YORK (May 18, 2015) – As New York…

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Goal breakdown: Tyler Johnson’s hat trick evens series for LIghtning

Tyler Johnson scored the first three Tampa Bay goals, one shorthanded, one on the powerplay, and one at even strength, to carry the Bolts to a decisive 5-2 win in Game Two. We all knew the Rangers wouldn’t make this easy on us. Of course, the Lightning are a great team, so this really shouldn’t be a shocker. What was shocking…

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Goal Breakdown: Late Dominic Moore goal gives Rangers 1-0 series lead

Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals went to the Rangers, and that game was more eventful than about 90% of the previous 12 playoff games played by the Rangers this year. This game was pretty fast paced, with the Rangers and Lightning exchanging rushes and getting shot attempts. Both Ben Bishop and Henrik Lundqvist stood tall, especially Bishop –who…

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Conference Finals Game One: Start the series off right

The New York Rangers came roaring back last round, erasing a 3-1 deficit to beat the Capitals on Derek Stepan’s overtime winner. Now they have the Tampa Bay Lightning, a matchup not many New Yorkers wanted to see. Tampa is quick, talented, and deep. They have great goaltending, and their overall team defense is solid (but not deep). They have the…

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'what's the third round, Keith?'

Conference Finals predictions

Halfway there! For those of you who survived without anxiety/panic/heart attacks — or those of you who didn’t, but are home from the hospital — it’s time for some more high pressure fun! The Blueshirts host the Bolts today at 1. Here at BSB, our flawless predictions are ready for your reading pleasure. Spoiler alert: we’re all too scared to…

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Conference Finals preview: New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning

It wasn’t easy, and it wasn’t pretty, but the New York Rangers survived against the Washington Capitals, and are now set to face the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Conference Finals. Although the Lightning finished second in the Atlantic, many pegged them to move on to the Conference Finals. Seeding doesn’t matter at this point though. The Lightning took all…

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Scouting the opposition: Ben Bishop

After their historic comeback against the Capitals, the Rangers have punched their ticket to the Eastern Conference Final against a very skilled and very deep Tampa Bay Lightning team.  There will be narratives about reuniting with old friends and a lopsided season series, but those will generally be media fluff.  However, there has been legitimate debate about the impact that…

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Video: Derek Stepan’s overtime winner

Here’s the video of the winner. Enjoy for one more day.