In Game 3, the Rangers finally resembled the team that finished the regular season strongly, a team that no division-winner wants any part of.
Henrik Lundqvist is standing on his head in net and not getting any reward as the Rangers slumping scorers aren’t pulling their weight.
The Rangers may be able to push the Caps, but this is Washington’s series to win. The Rangers may get two games, but it’s Oates, Ovechkin and the Capitals who will go on to the second round.
What would playoff hockey be without the Rangers playing the Capitals?
After quickly dismissing a question regarding the health and status of key defenseman Marc Staal, by saying there was no update regarding his eye injury, Tortorella became engaged when asked about rising star Derek Stepan.
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The Rangers shut out the Devils 4-0 in their final regular season game and avoid the Penguins in the first round of the NHL Playoffs.
Callahan always seems to be the man who thrives in moments when the pressure is cranked to the highest. It’s not a coincidence if you perform under pressure time and time again.
The New York Rangers scored five times in a span of less than 3 minutes and Brad Richards notched his first NHL hat trick in an 8-4 rout of the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night.
While Gaborik is thriving in Columbus, the Blueshirts landed a haul of their own. Derick Brassard and John Moore are flourishing under the Madison Square Garden lights.
Rick Nash had a goal and assist in the first period, and Ryan Callahan had a pair of assists as the New York Rangers hung on to eighth place in the Eastern Conference with a 6-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.
Question the collective talent of this team? Go ahead, be my guest. That’s entirely fair. Question their collective desire? That’s a different story altogether.
Lundqvist is the Rangers’ best asset, and if they are going to hold off the Winnipeg Jets or Buffalo Sabres — and they probably will — they have to continue to lean on Lundqvist.
If it’s a playoff atmosphere you want, rest assured, you’re going to get it and then some at the old barn off the Hempstead Turnpike soon enough.
Saturday’s clash may be the most important regular-season meeting between the Rangers and Islanders in 10 years. And a defeat for either team could come with pitfalls.