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RANGERS VETO CAPITALS BID FOR WIN

New York Rangers       VERSUS         Washington

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
February 12, 2012 (Game 54, Home Game 26)
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY

                                                 1st   2nd   3rd   OT   Final

Washington Capitals             0      1        1       –      2

New York Rangers                 1      1        1       –      3

Team Notes:

  • The Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals, 3-2, today at Madison Square Garden for their seventh win in nine games, and are now 19-5-1 in their last 25 games.

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WINNING STREAK OVER – TIME TO START ANOTHER

New York Rangers      VERSUS      Washington

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
(From the Rangers)
December 28, 2011 (Game 35, Away Game 19)
Verizon CenterWashington, D.C.

                                                            1st   2nd   3rd   OT   Final
New York Rangers               1        0           0         –         1
Washington Capitals          1        2           1         –         4

Team Notes:

- The Rangers were defeated by the Washington Capitals, 4-1, tonight at Verizon Center to snap their five-game winning streak.  The Blueshirts are 7-3-0 in their last 10 contests.

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RANGERS LOOK TO CAP WASHINGTON ELITES

New York RNEW YORK RANGERS at WASHINGTON CAPITALS
Wednesday, Dec. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Verizon CenterWashington, D.C.
Rangers: 22-8-4 (48 pts)
Capitals: 17-15-2 (36 pts)
* All information through NHL games on Dec. 27

TODAY’S GAME:

The Rangers will face-off against the Washington Capitals today at Verizon Center (7:30 p.m.), to begin a three-game road trip culminating in the 2012 Bridgestone Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Blueshirts currently rank first in the Atlantic Division standings, and first in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 22-8-4 (48 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the New York Islanders, 3-0, on Monday at Madison Square Garden to extend their winning streak to five games, and are 7-2-0 in their last nine. The Blueshirts have now registered at least one point in 21 of their last 26 games (19-5-2). The Capitals enter the contest with a 17-15-2 (36 pts) record to rank 11th in the Eastern Conference, and have lost four of their last six games (2-3-1). Following tomorrow’s contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Florida Panthers on Friday, Dec. 30, at BankAtlantic Center (7:30 p.m.), in their final game of 2011.

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SPOTLIGHT: BATTLE OF THE BOURQUES

Bruce Berlet 7BY: Bruce Berlet

When Bruce Boudreau was fired as Washington Capitals coach on Monday, it didn’t affect the coaching staff of the Hershey Bears, the team’s AHL affiliate.

But the departure of the man promoted from Hershey to replace Glen Hanlon on Thanksgiving 2007 did have an effect on several Bears players who had played for him during his two-plus seasons in Chocolatetown, and faced off against the Connecticut Whale on Tuesday night.

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SPOTLIGHT: BRENDAN BELL

Bruce Berlet 7BY: Bruce Berlet

After Tim Erixon had another strong game for the Connecticut Whale last week, including a personal North American pro best of three assists, veteran defenseman Brendan Bell offered kudos about how the Swedish rookie blueliner handled his reassignment from the parent New York Rangers.

“With young players, you’re here to learn, and it takes some time because (the AHL) isn’t an easy league to play in,” said Bell, who played one game with the Rangers after being signed as a free agent in the offseason and before being sent down a second time Oct. 25. “But you hone your craft and you bide your time, and the thing about Tim that’s been good is that he hasn’t been frustrated, he hasn’t pouted, he hasn’t done any of that stuff since he’s been here (Oct. 29). He’s just trying to learn and get better, and he’ll probably get there (the NHL) quicker because of that.”

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WHALE REBOUND

Connecticut-Whale_thumb_thumb_thumb1[2]      VERSUS     Springfield Falcons

Say what you will about Connecticut Whale head coach Ken Gernander, but the guy knows how to motivate a team and he knows how to win.

For the fourth time in the last five games, the fifth year Wolf Pack/Whale Head Coach did what it took to turn a lackluster two-period performance into a highly motivated, intensely focused “team.” Gernander minus three of his best players, led his “team” to, once again, come from behind in dramatic fashion.

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SPOTLIGHT: BORQUES

Bruce Berlet 7BY: Bruce Berlet

Ray Bourque, one of the greatest defensemen in hockey history, speaks as confidently as ever at age 50 while continuing to carry plenty of clout, especially when it comes to discussing his sons.

Chris Bourque, 25, a three-time Calder Cup winner with the Hershey Bears, is off to his best start as a pro, which comes as little surprise to his Hall of Fame father.

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RANGERS STORM THE CAPITAL(S)

New York Rangers      VERSUS      Washington

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
November 25, 2011 (Game 19, Away Game 12)
Verizon Center – Washington, D.C.

                                                                1st   2nd   3rd   OT   Final
New York Rangers               0      4        2       –      6
Washington Capitals           0      2        1       –      3

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RANGERS TO OCCUPY WASHINGTON

New York RangersNY RANGERS at WASHINGTON CAPITALS
Friday, Nov. 25, 4:00 p.m.
Verizon CenterWashington, D.C.
Rangers: 10-5-3 (23 pts)
Capitals: 12-7-1 (25 pts)
* All information through NHL games on Nov. 24

TOMORROW’S GAME:

The Rangers will begin a back-to-back set when they face-off against the Washington Capitals tomorrow at Verizon Center (4:00 p.m.), to close out their four-game road trip. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and eighth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 10-5-3 (23 pts). The Rangers enter tomorrow’s contest having been defeated by the Florida Panthers, 2-1, on Wednesday at BankAtlantic Center. The Capitals enter the contest with a 12-7-1 (25 pts) record to rank sixth in the Eastern Conference, and have won their last two games. Following tomorrow’s contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Philadelphia Flyers tomorrow, Nov. 26, at Madison Square Garden (2:00 p.m.), in their third game in four days.

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SPOTLIGHT: FRANCOIS BOUCHARD

Bruce Berlet 7BY: Bruce Berlet

A lot of players might not be enamored with having to travel 12-15 hours round-trip to play their first few games with a new team.

Not right wing Francois Bouchard, whom the New York Rangers acquired from the Washington Capitals on Tuesday for Connecticut Whale defenseman Tomas Kundratek.

Bouchard arrived from Hershey, Pa., around 1 p.m. Wednesday, and met his new teammates and practiced with the Whale for the first time Thursday, before the team bussed to Boston for a flight to Toronto and then on to St. John’s, Newfoundland, for games Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

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