Throughout Game 1, Sidney Crosby had little space to operate as Staal, Stralman, McDonagh and Girardi smothered him at every turn.
In his first playoff series as a Ranger, St. Louis has been an absolute game-changer for a team that required someone of St. Louis’ ilk to lift it toward greater things.
If Ryan Callahan’s comments can be taken at face value, his desire is to remain with the only organization he’s ever known.
Heading to the Stadium Series, Rick Nash is carrying a four-game goal streak with six goals scored during the streak. Nash has registered 10 goals in his last 10 games.
Make no mistake about it. The Rangers are a win-now team and Kevin Klein will provide the consistency that Michael Del Zotto clearly lacked.
This team is trending in an upward direction thanks largely to Henrik Lundqvist rediscovering his confidence at an important juncture in the 2013-14 season.
Cam Talbot has been great, but there’s no such thing as a goalie controversy when Henrik Lundqvist recently received a seven-year, $59.5 million extension.
Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov aren’t looking back in anger. They said a part of them will always be about the Rangers.
Alain Vigneault is lost at sea and his team is sinking like a stone. Now sitting below NHL .500 at 15-16-1, the Rangers need Glen Sather to throw their new head coach a life preserver.
It appears that Marc Staal and the Rangers have dodged a pretty significant bullet.
Marc Staal is one of the league’s foremost shutdown defenseman. Unless the Rangers receive an unexpected stroke of luck, they will need to figure out how to cope with losing Staal for an extended period of time.
Dainius Zubrus netted the tiebreaking goal with 2:55 left, and Ryan Carter scored his first two goals of the season as the New Jersey Devils beat the Rangers 3-2 on Tuesday night and snapped New York’s three-game winning streak.
The Rangers sent a resounding message Wednesday night, not only to one of the best teams in the NHL, but also to their own general manager, Glen Sather: Leave us be. We’ll get it.
Perhaps a package of Girardi, Miller, a minor-league forward and a combination of draft picks could be enough to sway MacTavish into parting with Yakupov.
To come away with a victory over the mighty Pens, the Rangers must figure out how to add more of a cutting edge to their offensive game that was lacking against Anaheim.