The Rangers won Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals as they defeated the Capitals 3-1.
Rangers forward Brian Boyle is not sure whether he’ll play in Saturday’s Eastern Conference Semifinal opener against the Capitals at Madison Square Garden, and Brandon Dubinsky is staying off the ice.
This team all season has reacted to adversity the way a championship team does. They handle business, and I don’t see any way that the Rangers allow the Senators to win another game this series.
Gone are the days when NHL players could adequately police themselves. The game I love has now given way to ugly, vigilante justice.
An analysis of Brendan Shanahan’s suspension of New York Rangers forward Carl Hagelin and the game misconduct penalty given to Brandon Dubinsky.
Rangers’ winger Carl Hagelin was handed a three game suspension by NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan. Meanwhile, Ottawa’s Matt Carkner was banned for one game.
I have been to a lot of hockey games. I have been to a lot of playoff hockey games. And I have never been to a game as physical and as mean as there was last night at Madison Square Garden.
Ottawa Senators rallied for a wild 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 2 to even the first-round Eastern Conference series.
Brandon Dubinsky charged in to help Boyle. When things settled down, Carkner and Dubinsky were ushered to the penalty boxes.
The Rangers skated with a point to prove in their playoff opener against the Senators — and began forging a new postseason identity.
Game 1 defined what the Rangers have done all season. They worked harder than the opposing team for the majority of the game and found ways to score timely goals.
The Rangers are taking John Tortorella’s no-nonsense approach to a whole new level.
The Rangers have character. And when the Blueshirts face-off against the Senators, they’ll need to show it. With the Garden rocking, I would expect nothing less.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 35 saves to tie the Pittsburgh franchise record for wins and the Penguins clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night.
With their win over the Flyers last night, the Rangers have clinched the first seed in the Eastern Conference for the first time since 1993-1994, and these are the five reasons why the Rangers achieved that goal.
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