New York Rangers
Zuccarello scored 15 goals and added 34 assists for the Blueshirts in 2015. In New York’s first-round series victory over the Penguins, the 5-foot-7 Norwegian had two assists and no goals.
The New York Rangers used Carl Hagelin’s overtime goal and spectacular goaltending by Henrik Lundqvist for a 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday night to advance in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Call him “Big-Game Brass.” Like clockwork, Rangers center Derick Brassard has emerged — again — as a go-to guy in the playoffs.
The Rangers came out of the gates flat in Game 4. It was a sloppy, turnover-prone, all-around dreadful start. What they needed was a kick in the butt.
Kevin Hayes scored at 3:14 of overtime to give the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first-round series.
Which team has the best playoff atmosphere in its building? Let’s find out.
In playoff atmospheres where momentum can change from shift to shift and it’s anyone’s guess how the result of one game will affect the next, there seems to be one constant between the Rangers and Penguins.
Given a chance to put the pressure squarely on the Rangers, Pittsburgh instead reverted back to the uneven play it’s been unable to shake the past five months.
It was the Rangers that had the attention of the Dynamic Radio Duo as they got things started Tuesday morning.
The suddenly vulnerable Blueshirts will enter the lion’s den when they take the ice at Consol Energy Center against the Penguins on Monday night.
Based on the fact Amirante has been singing our nation’s anthem at the Garden for 35 years, this news was not received well by fans of the Blueshirts.
Dan Girardi isn’t one to sit out a game — and it looks like he’ll be good to go for Game 2 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
When they have a lead, the Blueshirts knuckle down. They are the masters of closing out victories. The Penguins got a taste of it in Game 1 on Thursday night.
When the puck drops Thursday night for the opener of their seven-game Eastern Conference playoff series, the Rangers will have been on a tear that began when they made the Stanley Cup finals in 2014.
“It’s a power-play goal!!” makes me happy the way the opening notes of a Rush song on the radio do. Let’s Go Rangers!! Cup or bust, baby!