Back To The Backup

The mess tat was the Rangers’ first month, perhaps made it easy to overlook yet another challenge facing the team after a Summer of change.  With reliable netminder Antti Raanta sent to Arizona in a trade, New York was faced with picking up yet another backup. Relative success from the likes of Steven Valiquette, Martin Biron, Cam Talbot and Raanta, […]

Game 7 Experience

The Rangers go into tonight’s deciding Game 7 in D.C. with a 1-10 record in the last 11 games played in the Capitals’ home building.  That solitary victory was the triple OT game last year, which was finally ended by Marian Gaborik.  If the Blueshirts are to advance, they’re going to have to overcome that record, […]

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

In past years, a lot has been made of bringing in veterans who have Stanley Cup experience.  Chris Drury, Scott Gomez, even lesser lights like Ruslan Fedotenko were referred to as having been there and having the ring to prove it. Brad Richards is the lone representative in terms of Cup winning pedigree…if you exclude John Tortorella of course. […]

Maybe Biron Should Pilot Rangers Against Jets

Henrik Lundqvist has a 2-1 record against the Winnipeg Jets since they relocated from Atlanta two years ago.  He has pretty solid stats with a .923 save percentage, a 2.01 goals against average and a shutout to his name and reportedly will start tonight, but maybe Martin Biron deserved the start here. Last season Biron started in two of the […]

Cally Happy To Play Sabres

Ryan Callahan apparently likes winning games against the Buffalo Sabres.  In 21 games he’s registered 7 goals and 4 assists, which isn’t all that impressive really.  But when you look at the goals he has scored, five have turned out to be game winners, and the last two shootout wins have been decided by Callahan goals. […]

Callahan Scores Lucky 113th Goal

It wasn’t so much skill as positioning last night, but Ryan Callahan did get a touch with his leg on the Rich Nash shot from the boards to put the Rangers up 3-1.  It was Callahan’s 113th career goal, and ties him once again with Marian Gaborik for the Rangers franchise.  Both players are tied 42nd all time, five […]

Are The Rangers For Real?

As of November 29th, the Rangers have the best win percentage of any team in the league – .690 – are seventh overall with 29 points, just three behind the league leading Penguins, and have games in hand on all six teams ahead of them.  The have two fewer regulation losses than any other team […]

After 20 Games – Team Stats

The Rangers hit the “quarter” mark of the season with a respectable 12-5-3 record after 20 games, good enough for sixth in the East.  The standings position might be a little deceptive though, with the Rangers having played the fewest games of any team in the Eastern conference, and have the best points per game […]

Homeward Bound

This Thursday the Rangers will finally get to do something they haven’t done so far this season – play a game on home ice.  It’s been an up and down start to the season, but what could easily have been an unmitigated disaster has proven to be an above par showing. In the seven games […]

Second Round Of Cuts Made

by Jamy Baron This morning, General Manager,¬†Glen Sather¬†has announced the Rangers’ second round of cuts. Some of these cuts may come as a bit of a surprise, but rest assured they were for the most part, the right decisions. Player(s) sent to the Connecticut Whale: (D) Blake Parlett, (D) Tim Erixon, (F) Ryan Bourque, (F) Carl Hagelin, (F) John Mitchell, […]