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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

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RANGERS DEFUSE HURRICANES

New York Rangers    VERSUS     Caolina

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES

November 11, 2011 (Game 15, Home Game 7)

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SPOTLIGHT: AUDY-MARCHESSAULT

Bruce Berlet 7BY: Bruce Berlet

Whale rookie Jonathan Audy-Marchessault brings some of the qualities of former Wolf Pack right wing P.A.  Parenteau, as Greenville Road Warriors coach Dean Stork noticed before wanting to sign him for his ECHL team. Unfortunately for Stork, Audy-Marchessault played so well as an invite on the Rangers’ team in the prospects tournament in September in Traverse City, Mich., that he got invited to Rangers camp. When he continued to show well, he earned a spot with the Whale and is now the team’s leading scorer, after getting a goal and an assist Saturday night.

Audy-Marchessault’s goal came on a 35-foot laser from the top of the right circle that cleanly beat Jeff Frazee high to the glove side. He later assisted on rookie Carl Hagelin’s goal off a second primary assist by veteran defenseman Wade Redden. Gernander also put Audy-Marchessault in the fifth and final spot in the shootout. He tried a Denis Savard spin-o-rama move that Frazee stopped, but when Matt Taormina hit the post to the left of Cam Talbot (18 saves), the Whale won the shootout on goals by Zuccarello (brilliant slow-moving fake and deke to the backhand) and defenseman Brendan Bell (quick wrist shot). Zuccarello had nearly won the game 1:17 into overtime, but he hit the post for the second time and then looked skyward in disbelief.

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BIRON AND RANGERS SEND JETS PACKING

New York Rangers     VERSUS       Winnipeg Jets

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES

November 6, 2011 (Game 13, Home Game 6)

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        The Rangers defeated the Winnipeg Jets, 3-0, tonight at Madison Square Garden to close out their six-game homestand with a 4-1-1 mark.

        New York improved to 7-3-3 (17 pts) on the season, including a 4-1-1 record at home.

        The Rangers’ 4-1-1 start through six games at Madison Square Garden is their best start at home since they posted a record of 5-0-1 through six home games to begin the 1992-93 season.

        The Blueshirts have registered at least one point in eight of the last 10 games, posting a record of 7-2-1 over the span, and have won each of their last four games.

        Tonight’s win was the first by the Rangers at Madison Square Garden against a team based in Winnipeg since a 6-4 victory over the previous Winnipeg Jets franchise on October 11, 1995.

        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 (7-36, 19.4% over the span).

        The Rangers swept their second of 14 back-to-back sets on the season with tonight’s win and last night’s 5-3 victory against Montreal.  New York improved to 1-0-1 in the second game of back-to-backs, including a 1-0-0 mark at home.  Since 2009-10, New York is 22-8-3 in the back-end of back-to-back sets, including a 10-3-1 mark at MSG.

        The Blueshirts now own a 2-0-0 record vs. Winnipeg this season, and are 1-0-0 at home.  The Rangers have held the Jets scoreless in five shorthanded situations (5-5, 100%) in two games, while their power play is 3-11 (27.3%) in the season series.

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RANGERS SHOOTOUT DUCKS

New York Rangers     VERSUS     Anaheim

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES

November 3, 2011 (Game 11, Home Game 4)

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        The Rangers defeated the Anaheim Ducks, 2-1, in the shootout tonight at Madison Square Garden to improve to 5-3-3 on the season, including a 2-1-1 mark at home.

        The Blueshirts have registered at least one point in six of the last eight games, posting a record of 5-2-1 over the span.  New York has won each of their last two games.

        The Rangers improved to 7-3-1 in their last 11 meetings with the Ducks, including wins in their last three contests at Madison Square Garden.

        Seven of the Rangers 11 games to begin the season have been against Western Conference opponents.  The last time New York played more games vs. Western Conference opponents than vs. Eastern Conference opponents this late into the season was in 2003-03 (six of the first 11 games through November 4).

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SEAN, WE HARDLY KNEW YE

new-york-rangers-logo Well while we were 100% down and out, and know at least back up to our knees, Sean Avery was put on waivers and cleared and now has been officially recalled by the New York Rangers.

Avery is an exceptionally popular player in New York. His no holds barred, “to-hell-with-the-rules” attitude plays well in “The Word’s Most Famous Under Renovation Arena.”

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ZUCCARELLO HIT REDUX

In case you didn’t see the hit that was put on Mats Zuccarello by Adam Mair that has shaken up the Connecticut Whale forward that earned the Falcons center a four game suspension, here it is.

Do you feel that four games was an adequate suspension? If not, what do you think is a FAIR number?

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BRENDAN BELL IN – T.J. FAST OUT

The New York Rangers sent Brendan Bell to the Connecticut Whale. With one defenseman coming in, one had to go and according to the AHL Transactions page, the Whale have released T.J. Fast from his Professional Try-Out contract.

Sean Avery’s arrival to Connecticut is likely to end someone else’s time in Hartford. When Pavel Valentenko is able to play someone else may be headed to Greenville.

BRUCE BERLET REPORTS – YES, THEY GET HIS WHOLE NAME ON A SWEATER!

BY: Bruce Berlet

Jonathan Audy-Marchessault might be the smallest player in Connecticut Whale training camp, but he certainly has made some big-time plays and impressions the past few weeks.

It started when Dean Stork, coach of the ECHL’s Greenville Road Warriors, recommended Audy-Marchessault to the New York Rangers after the speedy forward had a standout season with the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League that was coached by Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy and included speedy, gritty left wing Ryan Bourque, son of Hall of Fame defenseman Ray Bourque and a top Rangers prospect.

“I knew Roy and talked to Audy-Marchessault’s mother,” Stork said Monday as he began a three-day stint watching the Connecticut Whale practice and scrimmage at Champions Skating Center. “I was hoping to sign him for my team.”

Well, barring something unforeseen, Stork can forget that idea. After the 5-foot-8, 175-pounder from Cap-Rouge, Quebec, showed well in the Rangers’ prospects camp after the NHL draft in late June, he was invited to participate in the prospects tournament two weeks ago in Traverse City, Mich. After starting on the fourth line, Audy-Marchessault advanced to one of the top lines and played on the power play and killed penalties. In four games, he tied for second in team scoring with two goals and two assists as most of the Rangers’ top young players finished runner-up in the tournament to the more experience Buffalo Sabres.

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BRUCE BERLET REPORTS – CHAD JOHNSON, A GOALIE LOOKING TO REBOUND

FROM THE CREASE with BRUCE BERLET

Chad Johnson, A Goalie Looking to Rebound

Chad Johnson experienced about the ultimate in good news-bad news last season.

The good? The New York Rangers called up the goalie from the Connecticut Whale on Feb. 28 after backup Martin Biron sustained a broken collarbone when hit by a shot in practice.

The bad? Johnson played only 20 minutes in two months while caddying for Henrik Lundqvist.

And things didn’t start all that well this season when the first shot of warm-ups in the Rangers’ first scrimmage went off Johnson’s facemask, requiring him to go to the bench for repairs.

But Johnson, who struggled much of the season before being summoned by the Rangers, insists spending weeks with the Rangers and goaltending coach Benoit Allaire far outweighed having virtually no playing time.

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