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YOU CAN’T WIN’EM ALL

New York Rangers     VERSUS      Chicago

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
February 16, 2012 (Game 56, Home Game 27)
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY

                                                 1st   2nd   3rd   OT   Final
Chicago Blackhawks            4      0        0       –       4

New York Rangers               0      1         1       –       2

Team Notes:

  • The Rangers were defeated by the Chicago Blackhawks, 4-2, tonight at Madison Square Garden, and are now 8-2-1 in their last 11 games.
  • New York has posted a record of 37-14-5 (79 points) on the season, including an 18-7-2 mark at home.
  • The Blueshirts held the Blackhawks scoreless in three shorthanded situations (3:24).  The Rangers’ penalty kill has now held opponents scoreless in the last four games (10 times shorthanded), and 18 of the last 23 games (57-62, 91.9% over the span).
  • The Rangers out-hit the Blackhawks, 32-14, and had 15 players credited with at least one hit in the contest.  Michael Del Zotto and Dan Girardi tied for the game-high with five hits.

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SPOTLIGHT: SCOTT TANSKI

Bruce Berlet 7BY: Bruce Berlet

When Scott Tanski roofed a shot under the crossbar to win his second practice-ending shootout in three days last week, he was mobbed by virtually all of his Connecticut Whale teammates, many of whom leaped into the plexi-glass to try to get at the personable curly-haired redhead.

“It might have been my new stick,” a smiling Tanski said of his latest skills competition victory. “I like to keep it light in practice, and I know the guys knew I hadn’t had a goal yet, so when I win the shootout, it’s pretty special. We’d won a few games, and I just go to practice and try to have fun and work on a lot of things, though a shootout isn’t my specialty. I’ll leave that to Newbs (Kris Newbury) and Zucc (Mats Zuccarello) because they have some pretty moves. I don’t think too much, just think, ‘Shoot the puck,’ and I was lucky to squeeze a few in there. It must be some confidence with that new stick.”

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VOROS A WHALE – FOR NOW

pg2_a_hockeyfight1_576If you are unsure about why the New York Rangers have signed Left winger Aaron Voros to a Professional Try-Out contract with the Connecticut Whale, you’re not alone.

There are any number of questions you could fairly raise. Here are four right off the top of the head.

1) Is this signing a favor to Marian Gaborik? Could he and Voros been pals when they were both with the Minnesota Wild? (Update: It actually turns out that it might have something more to do with his best buddies Sean Avery and Henrik Lundqvist)

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RUPP SURGERY

New York RangersMIKE RUPP UNDERGOES SUCCESSFUL KNEE SURGERY

Expected to be Sidelined Four to Six Weeks

NY Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Mike Rupp underwent successful surgery earlier today to repair a torn meniscus in his knee, and is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks.  The procedure was performed by Dr. Andrew Feldman at the NYU Langone Medical Center Hospital for Joint Diseases in Manhattan.

Rupp, 31, has registered one goal and 14 penalty minutes in seven games this season.  He has missed the last six games due to injury.  Rupp is tied for second on the team with two fighting majors.  He tallied his first point as a Ranger with the game-winning goal on October 18 at Vancouver, and made his Rangers debut in the season opener on October 7 against the Los Angeles Kings in Stockholm, Sweden.  The nine-year NHL veteran skated in his 500th career NHL contest on October 15 at Long Island.

NHL SPENDING LIKE DRUNKEN SAILORS, BUT WILL THE RANGERS?

bruce mug shot 1_thumbBY: Bruce Berlet

While awaiting free-agent center Brad Richards’ decision on which of a half-dozen suitors he was going to choose Friday, the New York Rangers signed two left wings with different styles.

First, unrestricted free-agent wing Mike Rupp inked a three-year, $4.5 million contract, and the Rangers later re-signed Ruslan Fedotenko for one year and $1.4 million, a $400,000 raise.

Richards, the cream of the free-agent crop that began with more than 50 signings at noon Friday, met with several teams in agent Pat Morris’ office in Mississauga, Ontario, before saying he would wait until at least Saturday to decide where he’s headed.

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PLAYING CATCH-UP WITH RUPP

New York RangersRANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FREE AGENT FORWARD MIKE RUPP

New York, July 1, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent forward Mike Rupp.

Rupp, 31, is a former Stanley Cup Champion with the New Jersey Devils in 2003, having notched one goal and two assists in the Cup-clinching 3-0 victory in Game 7 against Anaheim.  The eight-year NHL veteran has surpassed 100 hits in each of the last five seasons.

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