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.
Always liked Dom Moore, starting with his first full season as a Ranger in 2005-06, and madea point to catch up with him in various arenas on his NHL journey since.
He kept an apartment in Manhattan for awhile after he was traded, and really seemed to have an affinity with this town. Even when we spoke in Tampa at a morning skate two years ago, he asked The Record's Andrew Gross and me about...Read more »
The deciding factor in not using a compliance buyout on Brad Richards, Glen Sather said today, was because he believes the veteran center is “a really good player. I think he had an off-year, and we think he’ll be much better next year.”
Sather, the Rangers president and general manager, said the seven-year term did not have an impact “right now” on the decision to keep his annual cap charge...Read more »
Rick Nash, who has one assist in the first three games of this playoff series, said he had no ill effects after slamming into the boards on a missed check on Mike Green at the end of the second period in Game 3.
“No, I felt pretty good in the third,” said Nash, who was given a maintenance day for rest and treatment on Tuesday and skated Wednesday morning in an optional practice at MSG.
“I...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 »
What we like HENRIK LUNDQVIST He has saved his best for last, finished strong, and being ultracompetitive, will bring his A-game against the Capitals.
SURVIVING TESTS The Atlantic Division was stronger, with three teams in the playoffs. The Capitals won the Southeast, with three teams having the fewest points in the East. GETTING HEALTHIER It’s possible that injured Ryane Clowe, Brian Boyle...Read more »
After that fluky bounce on Brad Richards’ shot to tie the game in Carolina Thursday and the Captain Clutch effort from Ryan Callahan with the PCG (playoff-clinching goal, an over-time-less beauty), the Rangers have one more game to play before they know who their...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 »
Okay, just filed a story that should be online shortly with quotes from Matt Gilroy and Brian Boyle, who were clearly deeply affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. Heartfelt stuff.
We're told by security officials to expect extra procedures here at Wells Fargo Center, although there was nothing noticeable for the morning skate.
As for the skate:
Same lineup, with...Read more »
Will Michael Del Zotto’s elbow---with his back turned---that caught a charging James Neal in the head, trigger a hearing? Likely. Suspension-worthy? Who can tell anymore? Dept. of Player Safety has to determine intent, point of contact, track record. Was it not intentional, but reckless? I’ll venture a guess: One game. Hamrlik or Gilroy slides in with Moore on 3rd pair. Eminger moves up....Read more »