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.
If the Rangers staff liked Taylor Pyatt's size and ability to protect the puck on the forecheck and weren't necessarily counting on him for a bushel of goals, maybe Marek Hrivik deserves a callup.
Pyatt was jarred by a shoulder/elbow to the head by Fedor Tyutin last night in Columbus, didn't return to the game and was supposed to be evaluated today.
Not sure if Hrivik, also a left wing,...Read more »
And all of a sudden, the 8-8 Rangers are two points out of a tie for second place in the Metro Division. They have Florida and New Jersey coming up at home---part of the first tangible return for the nine games on the road to open this unfolding season---and at the 20-game mark, when it arrives, could remain in a playoff spot, where they are at this hour, as we wrap up from Columbus. ...Read more »
As for the speculation that with Rick Nash (concussion) missing his 12th game, the Rangers may be looking to add some offense in a trade, head coach Alain Vigneault said:
“I think we need to get the pieces that we have here to play better....Read more »
Hurricanes D Ryan Murphy has been fined $2,213.68 for the low check that upended Derek Dorsett on a rush at 13:36 of the second period on Saturday during the Rangers 5-1 win.
Murphy received a two-minute minor for clipping. Dorsett was incensed, and he went after the rookie once he picked himself up off the ice.
Rangers coach Alain Vigneault called it a "very dangerous" check...Read more »
In a post-practice briefing, Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault seemed to infer that Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau tried to rub it in during the later stages of the 6-0 rout in Anaheim on Oct. 10.
"it was 6-nothing, there was six minutes left, we get a penalty,...Read more »
After missing seven games with a broken left thumb, Rangers captain Ryan Callahan is dressing against Anaheim at Madison Square Garden. Callahan, who broke the finger blocking a shot in Washington on Oct. 16, was scheduled to be out three to four weeks, but he was cleared Sunday.
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Maybe Benoit Pouliot, a fine fellow and fourth overall draft pick in 2005, needs a nickname.
Or maybe just "La Lune"?
Pouliot, 27, has two goals and an assist for the Rangers, who signed the left wing to a one-year, $1.3 million contract. The Blueshirts are his fifth NHL club, and he was pretty productive in...Read more »
Some comments and quotes and stats that did not make the paper, so you have ‘em here, as usual…Nobody sleeps yet…
There’s a sense of growing confidence in the Rangers’ room, not swagger, because the goals are still tough to come by, but things appear to be coming together.
The healthy scratch against Philadelphia on Oct. 24 has spurred Mats Zuccarello to another level in his...Read more »
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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Chris Kreider, who opened the scoring at 12:30 of the first: “This was a character win, just like that Detroit game (a 3-2 win in OT), these are the kinds of games you need to find a way to win.”
AV on Benoit Pouliot, whose goal at 6:18 of third was the winner and...Read more »