Rangers Clinch Playoffs With 9 Remaining

Going into last night’s game, the Rangers needed two points to clinch their first playoff appearance since 2016-17 – the Play-in series of the shortened 2019-20 excluded.  By contrast, Ottawa had already been eliminated, and were playing out what they hope will be their last reboulding season for a while. The difference was clear, as […]

Who’s On First?

Currently on a career best equaling four game point streak – with four assists – Alexis Lafreniere today practiced on a line with Filip Chytil and Barclay Goodrow, or as it’s more commonly known, the third line. It’s not a configuration that has beenused really this year, and like many of the third lines used this season, feels very much […]

A Hellish Performance

So on first blush, a seemingly good trade deadline by Chris Drury might look pretty underwhelming.  I mean, what the hell was that last night???  The Rangers put in one of their season’s worst performances, rivalling the two losses to Calgary, the one-sided blow-out by Colorado in Adam Huska‘s NHL debut, and that 6-2 loss in St Louis […]

Kreider Could Break Two Franchise Records

We all know that Chris Kreider is having a career year.  Prior to this season, his career high was 28 goals, and 53 points, and he’s already blown past both those marks and still has 21 games remaining.  He’s also threatening to become just the fourth player in Rangers history to reach the 50 goal mark, following […]

NOTES: Are Deadline Calculations Changing?

When Kaapo Kakko dropped out of the line-up last month, an already weak position on the right wing got suddenly moreso.  The thought was, that the Rangers needed another top six winger to make a serious run this year at a Stanley Cup, capitalizing on career form from Igor Shesterkin, as well as Chris Kreider. As everyone knows, the […]

Where There’s Smoke…

Is Chris Drury ready to pull the trigger on his first mid-season trade as General Manager, there are some indications that the Rangers front office chief could be making a move with just under two months left until the March 21st NHL trade deadline. With the Rangers sitting 16 points ahead of the Detroit Red Wings, who […]

Rangers Pass A Test

Three minutes and fifty seconds into last night’s matchup with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ryan Reaves took a holding penalty.  It was the second penalty they’d taken, and the Rangers were already down 2-0, thanks to a converted turnover from the stick of Ryan Lindgren, and a conversion of an offensive zone penalty to Chris Kreider. To say the […]

Report Card: 20 Games

Twenty games into the 2021-22 season, and the Rangers have started to find their game, improving their overall play as Igor Shesterkin and Adam Fox continue to lead the way.  The loss of Sammy Blais to an injury has lead to more ice time for the likes of Julien Gauthier and Dryden Hunt, and both players have shown some promising improvements. While most of […]

Report Card: After 10

Ten games into the season, 12.2% of the season completed, and the Rangers sit at 6-2-2, amongst the best in the league with 14 points.  On the surface it’s been a dream start for Rangers Head Coach Gerard Gallant, in that his team has put the wins up against teams it should beat, for the most […]

Rangers Not Offensive

So much for opening night fireworks right?  The vaunted toughening of Rangers looked more like the same old same old as we watched the re-tooled line-up get manhandled by Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals.  Well at least Tom Wilson didn’t get up to any mischief I guess. Well at least they’re hitting more right?  The […]