Watching the Rangers-Predators game on television on Monday night brought me back 25 years to Christmas morning when I tried to explain to my mother how to view the 3-D Magic Eye print I had bought her.
With Mats Zuccarello signed for the long-term and newly acquired defenseman Keith Yandle added to their arsenal, the Rangers are primed for another run at Lord Stanley.
One day Yandle was at a kid’s birthday party in Arizona, and way out of the Stanley Cup playoff chase. The next, he stepped into the thick of the fight. The All-Star defenseman couldn’t be happier.
Mats Zuccarello and Derick Brassard both had two assists, and the New York Rangers rebounded from a rare regulation loss and sent the NHL-leading Nashville Predators to their season-worst third straight defeat.
It’s no secret that Al Dukes does not like putting guests on the radio program and he especially hates having them call into the show on the phone, but when your name is Mark Messier those rule do not apply.
So we had a happy Boomer and a cautiously optimistic Craigie on this action-packed Tuesday edition of the Morning Extravaganza…
Mats Zuccarello isn’t going anywhere. According to ESPN.com, the Rangers and the 5-foot-7 winger have agreed to a four-year, $18 million extension.
There will be plenty of Rangers fans shocked upon learning that super-prospect Anthony Duclair is heading to Arizona. But for GM Glen Sather, this was a no-brainer.
Sheppard had five goals and 11 assists in 57 games with San Jose this season.
Yandle has been one of the league’s best offensive-minded defensemen with 41 points in 63 games this season and has been the anchor of Arizona’s power play unit.
Michael Del Zotto’s short-handed goal 1:19 into the third period lifted the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Saturday night.
For the New York Rangers and New York Islanders, this is a time when patience will be tested. The season has reached the final quarter and the playoffs are just around the corner.
The Rangers are getting healthier, and they will likely add a couple of depth pieces before the trade deadline passes. And most importantly, they’re going to eventually find their “A” game.
Lee Stempniak broke a tie with 2:14 left, netting his second goal of the game, and Chris Kreider also scored twice to lift the New York Rangers to a come-from-behind 4-3 win over Arizona on Thursday night.
With about one-quarter of the season remaining, the Rangers are in the thick of the fight for first place in the Eastern Conference.
The Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens in six games and won the NHL Eastern Conference championship for the first time since 1994, on Thursday, May 29, 2014.
New York Rangers photos of the week.