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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Metro Division Semis Game Two: Penguins at Rangers

The Rangers and Penguins are back at it tonight for Game Two of their series. The Rangers took Game One by a score of 2-1 in a surprisingly undisciplined game by the Penguins. In typical Ranger fashion, the Blueshirts ignored the shenanigans, played their game, and took Game One. The Rangers seem to play better when their opponent plays foolishly…

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Metro Division Semis Game One: Penguins at Rangers

Playoff hockey is here, and your President’s Trophy winning New York Rangers are taking on the Pittsburgh Penguins in their quest to play hockey in June once more. This series is a rematch of last year’s Metro Division Finals, when the Rangers won three straight to beat the Pens in seven. The Pens are dealing with some major injuries to Kris…

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Playoff Preview: New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins

The 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs have officially arrived. Tonight is Game One of the first round, in which the 8th seeded Pittsburgh Penguins will take on the President’s Trophy winning New York Rangers. The Rangers ran away with the Eastern Conference, setting team records with 53 wins, 113 points, and leading the league in goal differential by a wide margin. The…

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Which Rangers could turn into overnight heroes?

To go on a playoff run, a team needs solid goaltending first and foremost. It needs to stay healthy, and a good bit of luck. And it needs contributions from up and down the lineup.When the game inevitably tightens up in crunch time, the snipers and playmaking artists are often mitigated in favor of greasy goals with traffic in front…

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NHL Playoffs Preview: Eastern Conference

I know that 3.5 hour wait was rough, so without further ado, the Eastern Conference…. Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens Dave’s Pick: OTT in 7. Here’s the dirty secret: Montreal isn’t that good. Brandon Prust is a top-nine forward there, and Max Pacioretty is hurt. Carey Price was super human this season, but in the playoffs you need depth. The…

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Previewing the First Round: the Western Conference

Since this past weekend, I’ve found myself singing “it’s the most wonderful time of the year” and jumping for joy mostly everywhere I go. You could imagine how awkward the bread aisle of the local Food Emporium was Sunday afternoon when I got giddy remembering that the Kings were eliminated… not that I hold grudges.. but I digress. Here, we at BSB…

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Scouting the opposition: Marc-Andre Fleury

Finally, after 82 games and 187 days, the Rangers now know they will be facing in the first round of the playoffs. After a relatively strong start to the season, the Pittsburgh Penguins, suffering from a number of significant injuries, limped into the 8th and final playoff spot on Saturday. In preparation for the start of the series on Thursday,…

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Kevin Hayes: From Rangers rookie to essential weapon

There has been a lot of the pre-series talk on Rick Nash needing to score in the playoffs, stopping Sidney Crosby, and even the injuries on both sides approaching Thursday’s opening game. But not much talk has been made about which individual player the Rangers will need to step up in order to beat a depleted yet still incredibly talented Penguins side….

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Much to write about nothing

Last night the Rangers lost to the Ottawa Senators in the first meaningless game they have played in a long time. I didn’t watch a single minute. I was taking full advantage of the luxury of not having to worry about how the Rangers did and just simply enjoyed that absolutely sensational hockey being played around the league. I was…

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