Tag Archives: Eastern Conference

GREENVILLE KNOCKING HEADS WITH STINGRAYS

Greenville Road WarriorsBY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors

The Greenville Road Warriors wrap up their regular season schedule tonight by paying the South Carolina Stingrays a visit. A Road Warriors win could potentially eliminate South Carolina from playoff contention.

The Road Warriors (41-24-6, 88 pts.) visit South Carolina (36-28-7, 79 pts.) today for the 16th, and final, meeting between the clubs this season. Fans can follow the action on America One or listening at  Greenvilleroadwarriors.com. Greenville is 12-3-0 this season against the Stingrays which includes a 5-2-0 mark at the North Charleston Coliseum. Tonight is the seventh of seven games between the Road Warriors and Stingrays in March. South Carolina’s 3-2 win last night snapped Greenville’s six-game win streak in the rivalry that dated back to February 7, 2012. Victories for either side have been hard to come by as five of the prior six meetings in March have been decided by only a goal, and three of those games have gone into overtime or a shootout. The last two games between the teams in North Charleston have been won in shootouts by Greenville.

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WARRIOR PLAYOFF DATES ANNOUNCED

Greenville Road WarriorsBY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors

The Greenville Road Warriors announced today that they have determined home dates for the opening round of the 2012 Kelly Cup Playoffs.

For the second straight season the Road Warriors have qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs and have secured home ice advantage for the first round. The Eastern Conference quarterfinal series is a best-of-five series in which the Road Warriors will play the final three games at home. Game Three will be held at the BI-LO Center on Friday, April 6 at 7:35 p.m. with Game Four to follow on Saturday, April 7 at 7:05 p.m. and Game Five on Monday, April 9 at 7:35 p.m. Games Four and Five will be played as necessary. The dates for playoff home games are set regardless of opponent.

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THE NEW MATH: 19 + 42 + 4 = 2

New York R      VERSUS      Tampa Bay

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
February 9, 2012 (Game 52, Home Game 25)
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY

                                                 1st   2nd   3rd   OT   Final

Tampa Bay Lightning              1      2        0       0      3

New York Rangers                   0      2        1       1      4

Team Notes:

  • The Rangers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-3, in overtime tonight at Madison Square Garden for their fifth win in seven games, and are now 17-5-1 in their last 23 games.
  • New York has posted a record of 34-13-5 (73 pts) on the season, including a 17-6-2 mark at home.

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ROAD WARRIORS WEEKLY RELEASE – 1/9 to 1/15/12

Ray SchmittBY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors

After finishing their 10-day, six-game road trip last week, the Greenville Road Warriors are back in the Upstate for a pair of home games this week against the first place Gwinnett Gladiators.

Record: 19-13-2, 40 pts., 2nd place South Division

Leaders:
Goals – Brendan Connolly: 20
Assists – Justin Bowers: 30
Points – Brendan Connolly: 43
+/- – Brendan Connolly: +9
PIMs – Brendan Connolly/T.J. Reynolds: 121
PPG – Jeff Prough: 7
SHG – Brendan Connolly/Marc-Olivier Vallerand/Jeremy Gouchie: 1
WinsNic Riopel: 11
GAA – Bryan Hince: 1.48
SVP – Bryan Hince: .942

PENGUINS ICED BY RANGERS

New York Rangers      VERSUS     Pittsburgh

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
January 6, 2012 (Game 39, Away Game 22)
CONSOL Energy CenterPittsburgh, PA

                                                             1st   2nd   3rd   OT   Final
New York Rangers                1       1        1          –      3
Pittsburgh Penguins            1       0        0         –      1

Team Notes:

–        The Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-1, tonight at CONSOL Energy Center to extend their winning streak to four games, and have now won nine of their last 10 games.

–        New York improved to 26-9-4 (56 pts) on the season, including a 14-6-2 mark on the road.

–        The Rangers swept their sixth back-to-back set of the season, and fifth straight, and are now 5-0-1 in the second game of back-to-backs.  Since 2009-10, New York is 26-8-3 in the second game of back-to-back sets, with a 13-5-2 mark on the road over the span.  The Rangers have posted a 10-0-2 record in back-to-back games this season.

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IT’S LONELY AT THE TOP – BUT WHO WOULD HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY?

New York Rangers     VERSUS      Philadelphia

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES

December 23, 2011 (Game 33, Home Game 15)

Madison Square GardenNew York, New York

                                   

                                    1st 2nd 3rd OT Final       Click Here For:

Philadelphia Flyers       0     0        2       –       2                  Game Summary
New York Rangers        0     2        2       –       4                  Event Summary

Team Notes:

  • The Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-2, tonight at Madison Square Garden to extend their winning streak to four games, and move into first place in the Atlantic Division standings. The Blueshirts are currently second in the Eastern Conference standings, trailing Boston by just one point.
  • New York improved to 21-8-4 (46 points) on the season, which includes a 10-3-2 mark at home.
  • The Rangers’ eight regulation losses are the fewest in the league, and New York ranks second in the NHL with a .697 winning percentage.
  • This is the latest the Rangers have been in first place of the Atlantic Division standings since the 2005-06 season, when New York held the top position through game #80 on Apr. 13, 2006.
  • The Rangers have registered at least one point in 20 of their last 25 games (18-5-2), and have out-scored their opponent, 83-54, during the stretch. The Blueshirts are 6-2-0 in their last eight contests.
  • The Rangers improved to 16-1-1 (.917 win%) in games when scoring first. Their .917 win% ranks second in the NHL, while their 16 wins are tied for second in the league.
  • New York out-hit Philadelphia, 35-24, with six Rangers players registering three or more hits in the contest. The Blueshirts now rank third in the league with 878 hits.

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SPOTLIGHT: NHL REALIGNMENT

Bruce Berlet 7BY: Bruce Berlet

The New York Rangers could be seeing even more of the arch-rival Islanders if a realignment plan approved by the NHL Board of Governors on Monday night is implemented.

At the BOG meetings in Pebble Beach, Calif., the board approved a plan that eliminates the current two-conference, six-division setup in favor of a configuration that features four conferences based primarily on geography. Two conferences will have eight teams, the other two will have seven teams.

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RANGERS LOOK TO GROUND JETS

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. WINNIPEG JETS
Saturday, Nov. 6, 7:00 p.m.
Madison Square GardenNew York, New York
Rangers: 6-3-3 (15 pts)
Jets: 5-6-2 (12 pts)

* All information through NHL games on Nov. 5

TOMORROW’S GAME:

The Rangers will close out their six-game homestand when they face-off against the Winnipeg Jets tomorrow at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in their third game in four days. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and sixth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 6-3-3 (15 pts). The Rangers enter tomorrow’s contest having defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 5-3, earlier tonight at Madison Square Garden to improve to 6-2-1 in their last nine games, including wins in their last three contests. The Jets enter the contest with a 5-6-2 (12 pts) record to rank 13th in the Eastern Conference, and have registered a point in four of their last five games (3-1-1). Following tomorrow’s contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Scotiabank Place (7:30 p.m.).

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AVERY PREMIERS IN “TO HAB OR HAB NOT,” SATURDAY AT MSG

clip_image002NY RANGERS vs. MONTREAL CANADIENS
Saturday, Nov. 5, 7:00 p.m.
Madison Square GardenNew York, New York
Rangers: 5-3-3 (13 pts)
Canadiens: 4-5-2 (10 pts)

* All information through NHL games on Nov. 3

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RANGERS LOOKING TO GET STRAIGHT

clip_image002NY RANGERS vs. OTTAWA SENATORS
Saturday, Oct. 29, 3:00 p.m.
Madison Square GardenNew York, New York
Rangers: 3-3-2 (8 pts)
Senators: 5-5-0 (10 pts)

* All information through NHL games on Oct. 27

TOMORROW’S GAME:
The Rangers will face-off against the Ottawa Senators tomorrow at Madison Square Garden (3:00 p.m.), in the second game of their six-game homestand. The Blueshirts currently rank fourth in the Atlantic Division standings, and 11th in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 3-3-2 (8 pts). The Rangers enter tomorrow’s contest having been defeated by the Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-2, on Thursday in their 2011-12 home opener at Madison Square Garden, and have now won three of their last five games. The loss ended the Blueshirts’ franchise record seven-game point streak in home openers, dating back to the 2003-04 season (4-0-1-2 over the span). Tomorrow’s contest marks the Rangers’ sixth consecutive game against a Canadian opponent. The Senators enter the contest with a 5-5-0 (10 pts) record to rank eighth in the Eastern Conference, and have won their last four games. Following tomorrow’s contest, the Rangers will face-off against the San Jose Sharks on Monday, Oct. 31, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in the third game of their six-game homestand.

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