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BRUINS CAGED IN GARDEN

New York R      VERSUS      Boston

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
March 4, 2012 (Game 64, Home Game 31)
Madison Square GardenNew York, New York

Team Notes:

  • The Rangers defeated the Boston Bruins, 4-3, today at Madison Square Garden for their fourth win in five games, and are now 13-3-3 in their last 19 games.

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RANGERS BRUIN A LUNCHTIME BATTLE

NY Rangers logoNEW YORK RANGERS vs. BOSTON BRUINS
Sunday, Mar. 4, 12:30 p.m.
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
Rangers: 41-15-7 (89 pts)
Bruins: 38-22-3 (79 pts)

* All information through NHL games on Mar. 2

TODAY’S GAME:

  • The Rangers will face-off against the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden (12:30 p.m.; TV: NBC; Radio: Bloomberg Radio), in an Original Six matinee match-up. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank second in the league overall, with a record of 41-15-7 (89 pts.). The Rangers enter the contest having been defeated by the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-3, in overtime on Friday at Tampa Bay to end their three-game winning streak, and are now 12-3-3 in their last 18 games. The Bruins enter the contest with a 38-22-3 (79 pts.) record to rank second in the Eastern Conference, and have lost five of their last eight games. Following the contest, the Rangers will face-off against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, Mar. 6, at Prudential Center (7:00 p.m.), in an Atlantic Division match-up. Continue reading

LIGHTNING STRIKES LAST

New York Rangers      VERSUS      Tampa Bay

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
March 2, 2012 (Game 63, Away Game 33)
Tampa Bay Times Forum – Tampa, FL

New York Rangers                1      1        1       0      3
Tampa Bay Lightning          0      1        2       1      4

Team Notes:

  • The Rangers were defeated by the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-3, in overtime tonight at Tampa Bay Times Forum to end their three-game winning streak, and are now 12-3-3 in their last 18 games.
  • New York has posted a record of 41-15-7 (89 pts.) on the season, including a 20-8-5 mark on the road.

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RANGERS GIVE BRUINS BIG GOOSE EGG FOR VALENTINES

New York R      VERSUS      Boston

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
February 14, 2012 (Game 55, Away Game 29)
TD GardenBoston, MA

                                                                 1st   2nd   3rd   OT   Final
New York Rangers                2      0        1       –      3
Boston Bruins                       0      0        0       –     0

Team Notes:

  • The Rangers defeated the Boston Bruins, 3-0, tonight at TD Garden to extend their winning streak to four games, and have now won eight of their last 10 games.  The Blueshirts are 20-5-1 in their last 26 games, dating back to Dec. 17.

BEANTOWN FOR VALENTINES DAY

New York RangersNEW YORK RANGERS at BOSTON BRUINS
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 7:00 p.m.
TD GardenBoston, MA
Rangers: 36-13-5 (77 pts)
Bruins: 34-17-2 (70 pts)

* All information through NHL games on Feb. 12

TONIGHT’S GAME

The Rangers will face-off against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden (7:00 p.m.; TV: MSG 2; Radio: 970 The Apple), in their third game in four days. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank second in the league overall, with a record of 36-13-5 (77 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Washington Capitals, 3-2, on Sunday at Madison Square Garden for their seventh win in nine games, and are now 19-5-1 in their last 25 contests. New York has posted a record of 33-10-3 since Oct. 29, after beginning the season with a 3-3-2 mark. The Bruins enter the contest with a 34-17-2 (70 pts) record to rank second in the Eastern Conference, and have lost three of their last five games. Following the contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, Feb. 16, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in an Original Six match-up.

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A COSTLY POINT

Connecticut-Whale_thumb_thumb_thumb1[2]      VERSUS      Providence

Yes, the Connecticut Whale gathered a point in Saturday night’s contest at the XL Center against the Providence Bruins in a 2-1 shootout loss and yes, while Head Coach Ken Gernander wasn’t doing back-flips in his post game press conference (see below) it was more about a point given away as opposed to the two points earned.

“We had our chances, hit a couple posts, and worked pretty hard,” Gernander said. “I don’t think we had the advantage as far as power-play opportunities versus penalty kill, but the Bruins work hard and bottle things up in the neutral zone. That being said, you have to get puck behind them, and we didn’t win the foot races or create the turnovers to get possession. But I thought we played pretty hard, hit the posts and had the penalty shot.” Pretty much sums it up.

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BRUINS SWALLOWED UP BY WHALE TOTAL TEAM EFFORT

Connecticut-Whale_thumb_thumb_thumb1      VERSUS      Providence

The Connecticut Whale played one of their most sound two way games of the season in shutting out the visiting Providence Bruins 3-0 in front of at the XL Center Saturday night.

Head Coach Ken Gernander talks frequently in his post-game press conferences about players stepping up when the opportunity arises. Saturday night, the lower body injury sustained by forward Mats Zuccarello in Friday night’s 5-3 loss to Hershey created that exact kind of opportunity for Chris McKelvie. The 6’1” 195-pounder from New Brighton, Minnesota seized the chance and was strong on both ends of the ice and scored what proved to be the game-winner 5:08 into the third period.

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BRUCE BERLET REPORTS – A BOURQUE BY ANY OTHER NAME…

BY: Bruce Berlet

Connecticut Whale veteran defenseman Wade Redden offered a straight-on, right-on reason why rookie left wing Ryan Bourque appears to have a long, strong future in professional hockey.

“He’s got good DNA,” Redden said.

Good, indeed. How about great? Like in some of the best all-time from father Ray Bourque, the Hockey Hall of Famer and all-time leading scorer against the Hartford Whalers, the previous hockey inhabitants in the former Hartford Civic Center.

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FROM THE CREASE with Bruce Berlet

BY: Bruce Berlet

After a stellar first season with the New York Rangers, it has been a difficult 12 months for Marian Gaborik.

First, the right wing who signed a five-year, $37.5 million free-agent deal with the Blueshirts on July 1, 2009 saw his goal production plummet from 42 to 22 last season as he battled injuries while trying to find a center to work with on a consistent basis. But that disappointment and angst paled in comparison to what transpired in the past four months.

On May 13, Rangers left wing/enforcer and close friend Derek Boogaard was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment, the victim of an accidental overdose of alcohol and the painkiller oxycodone. Boogaard was 28.

On Wednesday, the 29-year-old Gaborik was trying to come to grips with the tragic death of another of his best friends, former NHL standout center Pavol Demitra, one of 43 people killed in the crash of a plane carrying the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv team of the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia. Demitra was 37.

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FROM THE CREASE with BRUCE BERLET

BY: Bruce Berlet

Dave Scatchard is the latest example of why all of hockey should do everything possible to prevent headhunting.

Scatchard, a center who played three games with the Hartford Wolf Pack in the 2007-08 season, has decided to end his 14-year pro career because of post-concussion symptoms.

Scatchard, who had 128 goals and 141 assists in 659 NHL games with six teams, including the New York Islanders and Boston Bruins, can’t recall his career finale with the AHL’s Peoria Rivermen in April when he was knocked unconscious for five minutes by a late hit and woke up scared in an ambulance because he didn’t know where he was.

Scatchard, 35, was still determined to return this season until doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., examined him for a week and told him there were five visible spots showing trauma on his brain. So on Aug. 22, he became perhaps the first athlete to announce his retirement on Twitter.

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