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LUNDQVIST HEADER LEADS TO $35K

New York RHENRIK LUNDQVIST RAISES $35,000 FOR THE GARDEN OF DREAMS FOUNDATION

Proceeds From Sale of Lundqvist’s Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Mask to Benefit Foundation

The New York Rangers announced today that the $35,000 net proceeds from the sale of goaltender Henrik Lundqvist’s game-worn Winter Classic mask will benefit the Garden of Dreams Foundation. Lundqvist, the spokesperson for the Garden of Dreams, commissioned two masks for the nationally televised outdoor game, with the sole purpose of making the second mask available to raise funds for the Foundation. The sale of the mask through Madison Square Garden’s partnership with Steiner Sports for MSG-Steiner Collectibles, illustrates Lundqvist’s commitment to helping fulfill the Foundation’s mission to make dreams come true for children facing obstacles.

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RANGERS DECLAW PANTHERS IN OT

New York R     VERSUS     Florida

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

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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

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

LIVE CAM FROM PHILADELPHIA

New York RangersWant to see what’s going on in Philadelphia right up to the minute that they drop the puck? Check out this live cam of Citizen’s Bank Park.

Also, Rangers to have a John Tortorella press conference at 12:45… Want to make a gentlemen’s bet that the team will announce that Ryan McDonagh is under the weather and that Marc Staal is going to play?

http://nhl.cdn.neulion.net/u/videocenter/embed.swf

WINTER CLASSIC – THE PREVIEW

WCCombo_1019_Land3NEW YORK RANGERS at PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic
Monday, Jan. 2, 3:00 p.m.
Citizens Bank Park – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Rangers: 23-9-4 (50 pts.)
Flyers: 22-10-4 (48 pts.)
* All info through NHL games on Jan. 1

TOMORROW’S GAME:

The Rangers will face-off against the Philadelphia Flyers tomorrow in the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia (3:00 p.m.; TV: NBC; Radio: 1050 ESPN Radio). The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank second in the league overall, with a record of 23-9-4 (50 pts.). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Florida Panthers, 4-1, on Friday at BankAtlantic Center, and have won six of their last seven games. New York has posted a record of 20-6-2 since Oct. 29, after beginning the season with a 3-3-2 mark. The Flyers enter the contest with a 22-10-4 (48 pts.) record to rank fourth in the Eastern Conference, and have lost four of their last six games (2-3-1). This will be the second meeting in 10 days between the Atlantic Division rivals, with New York having defeated Philadelphia, 4-2, on Dec. 23 at MSG to take a 2-0-0 series lead. Following tomorrow’s contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Florida Panthers on Thursday, Jan. 5, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), to begin a back-to-back set.

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SPOTLIGHT: LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION

Bruce Berlet 7BY: Bruce Berlet

The Connecticut Whale got their first TV air time Saturday night since 2007 when the team was known as the Hartford Wolf Pack.

Wednesday night the Whale could get some exposure on a much larger scale, as part of the first of four episodes in HBO’s “24/7: Road to the NHL Winter Classic” series leading to the fifth Winter Classic on Jan. 2 at 1 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, where the Flyers will host the New York Rangers.

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RANGERS FLASH “NEW JERSEY”

New York RangersNEW YORK RANGERS UNVEIL OFFICIAL NHL WINTER CLASSIC JERSEY EXCLUSIVELY ON BLUESHIRTSUNITED.COM

Jersey Available for Purchase December 5th at Madison Square Garden

This afternoon, Rangers players Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan Callahan, Brandon Dubinsky and Dan Girardi unveiled the official jersey that the team will wear for the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® against the Philadelphia Flyers on January 2 at 1PM ET in Philadelphia. The jersey unveiling was hosted by MSG Network‘s Dave Maloney and Al Trautwig at Wollman Rink in Central Park and was streamed live on Blueshirtsunited.com and Facebook.com/nyrangers. Official NHL Winter Classic® jerseys are available today for pre-order at Shop.NHL.com and will be available for purchase at Madison Square Garden beginning December 5th.

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RANGERS ROSTER SET FOR 2012 WINTER CLASSIC ALUMNI GAME AGAINST PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

New York Rangers(FROM THE NY RANGERSThe New York Rangers announced today their roster for the Rangers-Flyers alumni game on Saturday, December 31 at 1:00 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as part of the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.

The game will feature the return to the ice of Rangers greats Brian Leetch and Adam Graves.  Joining Leetch and Graves are Hockey Hall of Famers Glenn Anderson and Mike Gartner, in addition to goaltenders John Vanbiesbrouck and Dan Blackburn, defensemen Dave Maloney, Ron Greschner, Tom Laidlaw, Dale Purinton, Darius Kasparaitis and Mathieu Schneider, and forwards Darren Langdon, Stephane Matteau, Nick Kypreos, Darren Turcotte, Kris King, Brian Mullen, Paul Broten, Ron Duguay, Nick Fotiu and Pat Hickey.  Coaches will be Mike Keenan, Emile Francis and Colin Campbell.  The Rangers Off-Ice Ambassadors will include Rod Gilbert, Ed Giacomin and Harry Howell.

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FROM THE CREASE with BRUCE BERLET

BY: Bruce Berlet

Lights. Camera. Action.

Yes, more than the usual number of faces was on hand for the opening of the New York Rangers’ training camp Friday at the Madison Square Garden training facility in Greenburgh, N.Y.

HBO has begun filming the Rangers for the second season of “24/7: Road to the Winter Classic,” which will keep Blueshirts fans across the country glued to their television sets this winter. The Rangers will play the Philadelphia Flyers in the fifth Winter Classic on Jan. 2 at 1 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park, though official announcement of the game might not be made until the end of the month. It originally was to be played at Lincoln Financial Field on New Year’s Day, which is when the Winter Classic has always been played. But the Philadelphia Eagles are scheduled to play at Lincoln Financial Field on Jan. 1, so the game was moved back a day.

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Outdoor Whalers Hockey Fest Highlighted by February 19 games featuring celebrities, Whalers vs. Bruins Legends game and an AHL battle between the CT Whale and Providence Bruins Continue reading