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RANGERS DECLAW PANTHERS IN OT

New York R     VERSUS     Florida

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES

January 5, 2012 (Game 38, Home Game 17)

Madison Square GardenNew York, New York

 

 

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  • The Rangers defeated the Florida Panthers, 3-2, in overtime tonight at Madison Square Garden to extend their winning streak to three games, and have now won eight of their last nine games.
  • New York improved to 25-9-4 (54 pts) on the season, including a 12-3-2 mark at home.  The Blueshirts have now won each of their last four games at home, and five of their last six at Madison Square Garden.
  • The Rangers now sit atop the NHL standings with 54 points.  Their .711 winning percentage ranks second in the league, while their 25 wins are tied for second and their nine regulation losses are the fewest in the NHL.
  • This is the latest the Rangers have been in first place of the Eastern Conference standings since the 1995-96 season, when New York held the top position through games played on Mar. 15, 1996 (game #68). *courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau
  • New York has registered at least one point in 24 of their last 30 games (22-6-2), dating back to Oct. 29, after beginning the season with a 3-3-2 mark.  The Rangers have out-scored their opponent, 97-63, during the stretch. Continue reading
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HAGELIN GAINING STEAM IN RANGERS WIN

New York R     VERSUS     Philadelphia

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES

November 26, 2011 (Game 20, Home Game 8)

Madison Square GardenNew York, New York

 

 

 

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Team Notes:

        The Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 2-0, today at Madison Square Garden to extend their home winning streak to six games, and have now won their last two contests overall.

        New York improved to 12-5-3 (27 pts) on the season, including a 6-1-1 record at home.

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SPOTLIGHT: ROSTER MOVEMENT

Bruce Berlet 7BY: Bruce Berlet

If you want to know how New York Rangers coach John Tortorella feels about his new call-ups from the Connecticut Whale, consider who was on the ice for the final minute of a 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

With the Flyers having pulled goalie Sergei Bobrovsky for a sixth attacker and the Rangers trying to protect the lead and complete a shutout for No.1 star Henrik Lundqvist, Tortorella sent out veteran John Mitchell and rookie Carl Hagelin with new linemate Brian Boyle. The trio helped kill off precious seconds, and Lundqvist made two of his 29 saves for his second shutout of the season and 40th of his NHL career, as a Madison Square Garden sellout crowd roared its approval in a preview of the 2012 NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 2.

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ONE BEATS UP ON TWENTY-FIVE

Well at least according to the latest TSN power rankings that is. The Rangers are just the better team…it’s that simple. The season series is now tied at a game a piece…

New York R      VERSUS      New York I

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
November 15, 2011 (Game 16, Away Game 9)
Nassau Coliseum – Uniondale, New York

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New York Rangers               1      1       2        –       4
New York Islanders             1      0       1        –       2

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SPOTLIGHT: RYAN McDONAGH

Bruce Berlet 7BY: Bruce Berlet

A year ago, Ryan McDonagh was trying to find his way on the blue line of the then Hartford Wolf Pack, after leaving a highly successful University of Wisconsin program following his junior year.

While center Derek Stepan made the New York Rangers’ roster, after leaving the Badgers following a sophomore year that ended with a 5-0 loss to Boston College and top Blueshirts prospect Chris Kreider in the NCAA title game, McDonagh was among the final cuts on Broadway.

McDonagh struggled a bit early with the Wolf Pack before extensive work with assistant coach J.J. Daigneault helped him earn a call-up on Jan. 3, when he switched places with Michael Del Zotto, who had was experiencing a sophomore slump with the Rangers after being a member of the NHL All-Rookie team in 2009-10.

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RANGERS THUMP HABS IN GARDEN

New York Rangers VERSUS Montreal

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES

November 5, 2011 (Game 12, Home Game 5)

Madison Square GardenNew York, New York

 

 

 

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Team Notes:

        The Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 5-3, in an Original Six match-up tonight at Madison Square Garden to improve to 6-3-3 on the season, including a 3-1-1 mark at home.

        The Blueshirts have registered at least one point in seven of the last nine games, posting a record of 6-2-1 over the span.  New York has won each of their last three games.

        The Rangers improved to 8-3-0 in their last 11 games vs. the Canadiens at Madison Square Garden.

        New York notched one power play goal in tonight’s contest, and has now registered seven goals with the man advantage in the last seven games (7-37, 18.9% over the span).

        The Rangers have now posted a record of 47-26-12 against Original Six opponents since the 2005-06 season, including a 12-10-3 mark vs. Montreal over the span.  The Blueshirts’ .624 winning percentage in Original Six match-ups ranks second.

        Tonight’s victory marks John Tortorella’s 100th win as Rangers Head Coach, posting a record of 100-79-1-21 behind the Blueshirts’ bench.

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BRUCE BERLET REPORTS – UNLIKE WALL STREET, McDONAGH STOCK RISING

BY: Bruce Berlet

Talk about a turnaround.

A year ago, Ryan McDonagh was trying to find himself as a pro after the defenseman and center Derek Stepan left the University of Wisconsin early after losing to New York Rangers top prospect Chris Kreider and Boston College in the NCAA championship game.

While Stepan was the surprise of Rangers camp and stuck with the big club, McDonagh was sent to Hartford and struggled much of the first 15-20 games with the then Wolf Pack. But with the help of assistant coach J.J. Daigneault, who works with the defense, and veteran defenseman Wade Redden, McDonagh righted his ship and was called up Jan. 3, switching places with Michael Del Zotto, who was having his issues in his second pro season after being a member of the NHL All-Rookie team.

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BRUCE BERLET REPORTS – WHOLE LOT OF PLAYER SHAKE UP GOIN’ ON

BY: Bruce Berlet

The comings and goings just keep on coming and going for the New York Rangers and Connecticut Whale.

With All-Star defenseman Marc Staal put on injured reserve Wednesday and out for at least the Rangers’ first two games Friday and Saturday in Stockholm, Sweden, Tim Erixon flew to his native land after practicing with the Whale at the Champions Skating Center in Cromwell.

Erixon was one of seven players assigned to the Whale on Saturday, but management decided to recall the 20-year-old Swedish rookie.  Erixon and Blake Parlett were the last two defensemen sent down.

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BRUCE BERLET REPORTS – STAAL NOT STALLING

BY: Bruce Berlet

The Connecticut Whale had quite an addition at their pregame skate Friday morning, but unfortunately he isn’t likely to be playing any time soon.

New York Rangers All-Star defenseman Marc Staal worked out with the Whale at Champions Skating Center in Cromwell looking like a slimmed-down Santa Claus in his bright red “Please Do Not Touch” uniform.

“I’m the man in the big red suit,” the 6-foot-4, 203-pound Staal said with a chuckle.

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FRIDAY JUST GOT MORE INTERESTING

The Connecticut Whale will have an extra skater on defense tomorrow as the Rangers  have announced that Marc Staal will skate with the Whale.

The question that remains is whether or not he will play in the game with the Worcester Sharks Friday night or just be a spectator.

Given the delicacy in which the Rangers are working with the one time Hartford Wolf Packer, it’s FAR more likely he’s there to get some exercise…

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