Tag Archives: National Hockey League

A RANGERS RARITY, BAD THIRD PERIOD

New York Rangers     VERSUS      Pittsburgh

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES

January 19, 2012 (Game 45, Home Game 21)

Madison Square GardenNew York, New York

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

T

     Click Here For:

Pittsburgh Penguins

1

0

3

4

     Game Summary

New York Rangers

0

1

0

1

     Event Summary

Continue reading

Advertisements

SPOTLIGHT: DAN GIRARDI

Bruce BerletBY: Bruce Berlet

One of the major tenets of sports writing is no rooting in the press box.

Well, it’s difficult not to stand up and cheer for New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi being named to the NHL All-Star team on Thursday.

While most of the 42 players who will be part of a fantasy-style draft Jan 27 to determine the teams for the All-Star Game two days later in Ottawa were high-priced high draft picks, Girardi never heard his name called at an entry draft. And while that’s a rarity, he’s unique in being the only one of those 42 players to have started his pro career in the ECHL.

Continue reading

SENATORS VETO RANGERS WIN STREAK

New York R      VERSUS      Ottawa

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES

January 12, 2012 (Game 41, Home Game 19)

Madison Square GardenNew York, New York

 

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

T

    Click Here For:

Ottawa Senators

0

1

2

3

     Game Summary

New York Rangers

0

0

0

0

     Event Summary

Team Notes:

        The Rangers were defeated by the Ottawa Senators, 3-0, tonight at Madison Square Garden to snap their five-game winning streak, and are now 10-2-0 in their last 12 contests.

        New York is now 27-10-4 (58 pts) on the season, including a 13-4-2 mark at home.  The loss also ended the Blueshirts’ five-game home winning streak.

        The Rangers remain in first place of the Eastern Conference standings, holding a one point lead over second-place Boston.

        The Rangers’ .707 winning percentage is the team’s best start through 41 games in 40 years, when the 1971-72 Blueshirts began the season with a 28-6-7 record (.768 winning percentage), and is the third best start in franchise history.

        The Blueshirts’ 13-4-2 (28 pts) mark at MSG is their best start at home through 19 games since 1995-96 (14-2-3, 31 pts).

        The Rangers out-hit the Senators, 37-21, and were credited with 16 blocked shots in the contest.  Entering tonight’s action, New York ranked second in the NHL in hits (1,134) and sixth in blocked shots (653).

SPOTLIGHT: DAN GIRARDI

Bruce BerletBY: Bruce Berlet

One of the great success stories in Hartford Wolf Pack/Connecticut Whale history continued Thursday when defenseman Dan Girardi was one of three New York Rangers named to the NHL All-Star team.

Girardi, who earned his first All-Star selection, was joined by Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist and right wing Marian Gaborik, locks to be named for the third time among the 36 players chosen to play Jan. 29 in Ottawa. It’s the first time since 2002 that the All-Star selections included three Rangers, and another of the first-time selections was goalie Jonathan Quick, a Hamden native who starred at Hamden High, Avon Old Farms and UMass before joining the Los Angeles Kings, for whom he has a league-high six shutouts this season.

Continue reading

RANGERS STEPAN COYOTES IN SHOOTOUT

New York R     VERSUS      Phoenix

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES

January 10, 2012 (Game 40, Home Game 18)

Madison Square GardenNew York, New York

 

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

OT

SO

T

   

Phoenix Coyotes

0

0

1

0

0 (1-6)

1

NY Rangers

0

0

1

0

1 (2-6)

2

 

Click For: Game Summary / Event Summary

Team Notes:

        The Rangers defeated the Phoenix Coyotes, 2-1, in the shootout tonight at Madison Square Garden to extend their winning streak to five games, and have now won 10 of their last 11 games.  Marian Gaborik and Derek Stepan each converted in the shootout, while Henrik Lundqvist stopped five of six shootout attempts.

Continue reading

BRENDAN CONNOLLY LOANED TO TEXAS STARS

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

The Greenville Road Warriors announced today that forward Brendan Connolly has been loaned to the American Hockey League’s Texas Stars. The Stars are the top minor league affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Dallas Stars.

Continue reading

FANFARE: AND IN NET, MARTY BIRON

220xBY: Adam Gavriel

Before the start of the off-season in 2010, New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella and the Blueshirts’ management were seeking answers to the questions regarding the mystery surrounding why the the team had failed to win Lord Stanley’s Cup since 1994. Their analysis led them to take a look around the league and discovered a trend adopted by all Stanley Cup champions for the past several years prior.

The Red Wings had won the cup in 2007-2008 using a 1A, 1B goalie system. In the net were Chris Osgood and Dominick Hasek; with neither playing more than 43 games.

Continue reading

AHL HISTORY MADE IN PHILADELPHIA

Jason Chaimovitch

BY: Jason Chaimovitch, Vice-President of Communications

All-time attendance record set for outdoor AHL game at Citizens Bank Park

A crowd of 45,653 fans – by far the largest gathering ever in the 76-year history of the American Hockey League – packed Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Friday evening to watch the Adirondack Phantoms take on the Hershey Bears in the third AHL outdoor game ever played.

Game Box-Score: http://bit.ly/wzZw08
Photo Gallery: http://on.fb.me/wxadxw

Continue reading

HEY NOW YOU’RE AN ALL-STAR

AHL LogoROSTERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2012 AHL ALL-STAR CLASSIC

BY: Jason Chaimovitch, AHL VP of Communications

The American Hockey League announced today the Eastern and Western Conference All-Star rosters for the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic, to take place Jan. 29-30 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.

Continue reading

SATHER: “WE ARE GOING TO COME TO PHILADELPHIA AND WE ARE GOING TO WIN.”

New York Rangers     VERSUS      Philadelphia

Sather prediction

2012-winter-classic-logo1-297x300Back on September 26th, when the NHL announced the Winter Classic game, New York Rangers’ president and general manager Glen Sather said, “We are going to come to Philadelphia and we are going to win.” Well, much as the 1994 Rangers got behind team captain Mark Messier and his, “We will win game 6, I guarantee it.” statement, the 2011-2012 team backed up Sather’s words with a dramatic come-from-behind victory at Citizen’s Bank Park 3-2 over the Philadelphia Flyers Monday afternoon. Continue reading