Hockey Gods smile on Dominic Moore, Rangers advance to the Finals

For the first time in 20 years, the New York Rangers will play for the Stanley Cup. Coincidentally, for the first time in 20 years, the Rangers won a series in less than 7 games. The Hockey Gods smiled upon Dominic Moore, as he took a brilliant feed from Brian Boyle midway through the second period for the game’s only…

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Eastern Conference Finals Game 6: Spare us agony, please win tonight

After Tuesday’s debacle, the Rangers are back home with another chance to close out the Eastern Conference Finals and play either the Kings or the Hawks. A desperate Canadiens team, without Dale Weise but with Brandon Prust, stands in their way. Raphael Diaz is in the lineup tonight, subbing for the suspended John Moore. Suit wrote a preview of the series,…

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Rangers need someone to emerge from impressive team depth

The Rangers are on the cusp of the Stanley Cup for several reasons, but one of the main reasons is their team depth. Eight players currently have ten or more points in this years playoffs, while nine forwards currently average over fourteen minutes per game. However, among this depth is also a lingering problem; no player has truly emerged as…

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The must win that is Game Six

If you were to tell me, at the start of this series, that the Rangers were going to take two of three from the Canadiens in Montreal, I’d be happy. If you told me that they were coming home to a Game Six up 3-2 in the series, I’d be happy. This is why I’m not panicking over the ugly…

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Bourque’s hat trick forces Game Six

Rene Bourque notched a hat trick as the Canadiens forced a Game Six in New York on Thursday. The game itself was ugly on all sides, but the Canadiens managed to capitalize on more mistakes than the Rangers. The Rangers got pretty poor goaltending and defense, were undisciplined, and didn’t deserve to win this game. Henrik Lundqvist allowed four goals…

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Eastern Conference Finals Game 5: Finish them

For the first time in 20 years, the Rangers are one win away from the Stanley Cup Finals. They found a way to win a Game Four that they didn’t deserve to win, and now hold a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Canadiens. Derek Stepan is a maybe go for tonight. If he can’t go, one of JesperFast/Oscar Lindberg…

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Thoughts heading into a clincher

The Rangers are in Montreal tonight with the chance to win the series and play for the Stanley Cup. There are a lot of thoughts running around the brain of mine, and I like bulleted lists. There is a big need to close this series out as fast as possible. The Rangers are banged up, and could use as much…

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Marty St. Louis the hero in Game Four

Martin St. Louis was the hero in Game Four, roofing the overtime winner to give the Rangers a 3-1 series lead as they head back to Montreal. St. Louis was the hero, but the story of the game was the offensive zone penalties for the Rangers. They took seven (!!) of them, but managed to hold Montreal off on six…

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Eastern Conference Finals Game 4: Rebound, put them on the brink, supply Kleenex

The Rangers dropped Game Three in overtime after Alex Galchenyuk scored off his face, putting the Habs back in the series despite beating Hank clean just once so far. After that, we had two very entertaining off days involving fake injuries, cameos at practice, injury threats, and probably some form of first-born stealing. But none of that matters. The Rangers…

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Let’s take a moment to ignore the Habs

If you have been around and paying any sort of attention to hockey lately, then you’ve heard the varying scandals that the New York Rangers have apparently been instigating. Two offensive scandals have surfaced over the past day alone. First along came Derek Stepan’s not-really-broken jaw. Secondly, a “gentleman’s agreement” gone wrong with Ulf Sameulsson attending the Montreal Canadiens’ morning…

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