Steve Zipay takes you inside the locker room, home and on the road, with the New York Rangers, and also writes about the NHL, off and on the ice.
The news from practice indicates that the front office of the 1-4 Rangers isn't sitting on their hands:
Goaltender Martin Biron and winger Arron Asham have been placed on waivers. Biron has allowed nine goals already this season, and Asham was a healthy scratch against St.. Louis. They could both clear, and then a decision has to be made whether they are assigned to the AHL.
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There were signs of life for the Rangers Saturday at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. But not in the win column.
Missing Rick Nash and using seven defensemen and 11 forwards, the Blueshirts (1-4) outplayed the undefeated (4-0) Blues for the first two periods, outshooting them 24-17,...Read more »
Here in Scotttrade Center...seems as if AV, concerned about the defense, is going by the numbers, as in adding one.
Juston Falk, making his NYR debut, is dressing as a seventh d, so there are 11 forwards in warmups, with Arron Asham scratched
Lines: Richards-Brassard-Callahan; Pouliot-Boyle-Fast; Pyatt-Stepan-Zuke and Dorsett and DMoore as spares
On D, Falk is alternating with...Read more »
The 1-3 Rangers face the 3-0 Blues at Scotttrade Center tonight, and Martin Biron gets his firts start of the year:
"I expect a good game from him. I expect him go in goal and stop the puck and give us a chance, this is a real tough league, one area that you need to be good night in and night out is goaltending. We need Marty tonight to go in the net and play real well for us.
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It’s been almost seven years, December 2006, to be exact (according to Elias Sports Bureau) that the Rangers have been this dismal in consecutive games. Thursday’s 6-0 loss to the Ducks in Anaheim came hard on the heels of a 9-2 thumping by the Sharks.
The last time the Rangers allowed 14 or more goals in consecutive games: A 9-2 loss in Toronto on Dec. 16 and a 6-1 loss to the Devils...Read more »
For the third time in four games on this season-opening Western trip, the Rangers (1-2) will face a club staging its home opener, with all the inherent ceremonies, introductions and an energetic crowd.
For the Blueshirts, tonight's clash with the Ducks (2-1) will have a greater emphasis on intensity.
They presumably will be without Rick Nash, who apparently sustained a concussion on...Read more »
Hat trick? Please.
Tomas Hertl already had three goals with the San Jose Sharks leading the Rangers 7-2 with about eight minutes left in the third period Tuesday, but he was just getting started.
The 19-year-old center, playing in just his third NHL game, capped his night off with a through-the-legs goal that went top-shelf over Martin Biron's stick hand. With the score, he became the...Read more »
Yes, it's three games into a season with a new coaching staff and a new system.
Struggles were expected. Three of the top six forwards missed training camp and one won't be back until the home opener, around Halloween.
The schedule is ghastly due to the renovations at the Garden. Nine roadies to begin.
And now there's a question about Rick Nash's health after the high hit from...Read more »
Following a disciplinary hearing, Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart was suspended three games for a head shot that forced Rangers star winger Rick Nash out of Tuesday's game after the first period.
The league's senior vice president of public safety, Brendan Shanahan, said Stuart unnecessarily extended his shoulder to create contact with Nash near the boards at 2:32 of the first period. Stuart...Read more »
SAN JOSE -- Rick Nash walked out of SAP Center late Tuesday with a headache that had worsened as the game went on, and was worried about a possible concussion. The rest of the Rangers walked out humbled and sullen after a pathetic effort in a 9-2 trouncing by the Sharks in the third game of the season.
Nash was caught by a high elbow from defenseman Brad Stuart just 2:32 into the game...Read more »