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.
Although he’s frustrated with being sidelined, Rangers captain Ryan Callahan’s broken left thumb is healing on schedule and he skated with his teammates Thursday morning before the Sabres game for the first time since the injury.
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Well, didn’t need more than a few hours to ascertain that Banff, Alberta and the surrounding area is absolutely gorgeous. Will surely be back for a vacation.
But today was work. First time following any sport I’ve had to drive through a national park to cover a practice.
Cruised west out of Calgary this morning, with a golden sunrise in the rear-view mirror and Ryan Adams (alone and...Read more »
Game 4 peek-ahead stats first:
The PP? 1-for-13. The PK is 8-10. Blueshirts are 39-32 all time in G4.
More in my preview along with Henrik Lundqvist's thoughts on Game 4 in tomorrah's paper. My partner on the bumpy stagecoach ride this series, Anthony Rieber, has a piece on the growth of John Moore coming up as well.
Here's a taste of what Lundqvist said after practice, then...Read more »
Rangers coach John Tortorella will not disclose his lineup this morning, and not speaking before game here at Verizon Center, so it sounds as if there will be some changes, unless this is just shadow-boxing.
We'll see in warmups, or get some inkling.
But between one and four players could dress for the first time since their injuries:
Forward Ryane Clowe, who has missed...Read more »
Albeit in a non-contacrt jersey, Ryane Clowe skated and shot for the first time since he was drilled by Bobby Sanguinetti against Carolina in the next to last game of the year.
He said he would not rule out playing in Game 2 tomorrow, that his conditioning was okay, but needed to check with doctors to determine whether he could take hits. He would not discuss his undisclosed injury.
Derek...Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C.----So judging from an optional skate at Verizon Center, some interviews and observations, it appears the Rangers will deploy the same lineup against the Capitals tonight that closed...Read more »
1. Chris Kreider, recalled yesterday, as covered here and in the paper, will indeed play tonight at home against Florida. Brian Boyle is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury, the team confirmed. Boyle injured his right leg on a check Tuesday in Philadelphia. It appears to be a knee problem, but team is not discussing.
2. Henrik Lundqvist will start his ninth...Read more »
The recall of Chris Kreider suggests that Brian Boyle, who left the Flyers game after suffering an apparent knee injury and was being examined today, won't be ready to play against the Panthers on Thursday, and possibly not in Buffalo on Friday. We may have an update from the team later.
Kreider, 21. the left wing who had been returned to Connecticut on April 3, the trade deadline, is...Read more »
Another mysterously bland first period, this time in Philly with a lot on the line. Cannot happen. Ranger practice at noon Wednesday with B2B coming up. Some post-game thoughts that never got posted last night.....
-- If the exam on Brian Boyle (knee, it appears) determines that he’s out for a while, the Rangers need an extra forward. Is it Kris Newbury? Possibly. The coach apparently...Read more »
With a chance to jump back into seventh place ahead of the Islanders, and create a little space between the Rangers and Devils, a win or an overtime/shootout loss will help, one more than other, naturally. But points are at a premium with a dozen games to go.
Torts on tonight: “I view this game as another game to get points. There is nothing else...Read more »