Though this opening round matchup with the Montréal Canadiens is a low-scoring series—one in which no player on either club has more than two goals thus far—Jesper Fast is quickly becoming one of the Rangers most important players in it, suggesting that come the Expansion Draft, GM Jeff Gorton will have to pull some magic out of his hat to retain the Swedish grinder.
“We’re confident that we’re going to play the right way.”
While not as brash as Mark Messier’s guarantee in 1994, the Rangers captain, Ryan McDonagh, expressed confidence in his team on Tuesday before game four against Montreal. Needing a win to get the Madison Square Garden monkey off of their back, the Blueshirts responded with their best effort of the series to earn a 2-1 win and tie the series at two wins apiece.
First it was Kevin Klein, who has missed a handful of games with back spasms. He skated at the end of the Ranger’s game day skate prior to their 4-1 loss to Washington on Tuesday. Then it was Dan Girardi, still unable, it seems, to recover from a blocked shot that tore open his ankle […]
“I think we got outworked tonight. They had better execution than we did. They stuck to their gameplan, we kind of got off track on ours and the score showed that.” That’s what Rick Nash told MSG’s John Gianonne in the post-game interview following tonight’s 5-2 loss, the Rangers fourth game in six nights, to the […]
In this edition of Quick Hits, we’ll be looking at how Henrik Lundqvist reclaimed the crown he probably never actually lost in the first place, and why that’s so important for the Rangers’ playoff hopes. And of course, some other stuff, too. As always, down below you’ll find a table with all the Rangers’ stats […]
Wednesday night’s 5-2 victory over the Metropolitan Division rival Philadelphia Flyers represented a bit more than a hockey game. The game itself was another two points, but by the final whistle, it also officially marked the halfway point for the New York Rangers for this 2016-17 NHL season. That mark will be an important one […]
Nearly half the regular forwards in the NHL play less than 14 minutes per game. They comprise the league’s bottom six role players. They’re just good enough at even strength to not be a liability and often possess an above average ability at another key area of the game, be it taking faceoffs, killing penalties, […]
Bill Foley’s $500 million NHL expansion project has taken its first steps toward legitimacy. The Vegas—no Las—Golden Knights debuted their franchise logo and identity during an NHL Network-broadcasted event on November 22nd. It didn’t exactly go off without a hitch given the embarrassing technical difficulty they suffered in failing to properly play their countdown video […]