He probably won’t win the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy again, nor will he “freight train” opponents for the entirety of 60 minutes — but there’s no doubting the unmistakable game-changing value that Rick Nash brings to the Rangers.
The big fear among the Rangers’ fan base is whether the Blueshirts are built to handle the possibility of essential defenseman Ryan McDonagh and emerging winger Chris Kreider missing the start of the playoffs. As I see it, have no fear.
Come in off the ledge, Rangers fans. It appears your stud defenseman will be just fine.
If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime. At least that’s how Rangers fans apparently feel about Alexandre Burrows.
Without any prodding, Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault described 24-year-old defenseman Ryan McDonagh as a genuine Norris Trophy candidate.
With Martin St. Louis and Derek Stepan both sick as a dog, the Rangers collectively embraced the challenge of finding a way to come back from a 2-0 first-period deficit to secure a vital, late-season victory over the hungry Coyotes.
Ryan McDonagh scored off a rebound of Dan Girardi’s shot 1:56 into overtime to complete the New York Rangers’ stunning rally in a 4-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Monday night.
The “Fire Sather” chants that were once commonplace have gone all but silent in recent years. Perhaps, Rangers fans are finally realizing that his successes far outweigh his blunders.
Tuukka Rask made 19 saves in a one-sided first period, and defenseman Dougie Hamilton had a goal and two assists to lift the Boston Bruins to a 6-3 victory over the Rangers on Sunday night and their first season-sweep of New York in 31 years.
The Canadians are ripe for the taking. The Americans know it, and the Canadians are about to find it out.
The United States wanted to set a tone in the preliminary round of the Olympic ice hockey tournament for a reason. The Americans knew a bye into the quarters was a must.
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.
The fact that the Olympic hockey tournament takes place in the middle of an NHL season basically defies explanation. Too many things can happen, and none of them are good.
In addition to the players they have on Teams USA and Canada, the Tri-State Area NHL locals will be sending 10 additional players to the Games, representing Austria, Czech Republic, Norway, Slovakia and Switzerland.