The lockout was a disaster. Everyone knows it, and we blogged and tweeted about it. But now we move forward and start talking about actual hockey. I don’t know about you, but I am fired up. Now it’s time to look at the Rangers and how they stack up this season.
Much is being made of the 48-game season that each NHL team will play, and that it will be a sprint to the playoffs instead of the usual marathon. However, that’s not really the case.
Brad Richards and the Rangers are participating in relief efforts following Superstorm Sandy.
There can be no more loose play, missed opportunities or slow starts. The New Jersey Devils are simply too good to let the Rangers get away with that kind of play any longer.
The young Rangers have proven that poise and composure is equally important as ten years of playoff experience.
Stu Bickel continues to see limited ice time and repeatedly makes costly turnovers. Why not give talented 21-year-old Tim Erixon a chance?
For the third straight series, the New York Rangers are basking in the glow of a 1-0 lead earned in the confines of “The World’s Most Famous Arena.”
If the Devils are going to have any chance against the Rangers, they need to do more than find a way to beat Henrik Lundqvist.
After 14 games and two nail-biting playoff series wins, the New York Rangers insist they have plenty left to make a run at the Stanley Cup. If any proof was needed, Henrik Lundqvist provided it with a shutout victory over the well-rested New Jersey Devils on Monday.
The Rangers’ mental toughness was the difference between winning and losing Game 7.
Ryan Callahan’s effort and willingness to do anything and everything for the Blueshirts’ cause is unquestionable.
The Rangers kept their focus under the most intense pressure to deliver a Game 5 victory. There isn’t an off-switch inside these Rangers who never quit.
The Rangers have lost momentum in their series with the Captials as the series is now evened 2-2 and are beginning to make excuses.
There’s a relentlessness to this Rangers team that was obvious in the third overtime. Instead of giving in to fatigue and pain, they made the best play of the night at the most critical moment. Championship teams are often forged in such moments.
The physical price paid by the Rangers to win Game 3 was there for all to see: Dan Girardi and Brian Boyle’s jerseys were covered in blood stains.