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.
About 45 minutes into the Rangers first post-season practice -- and two days before Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Flyers -- C Derick Brassard left practice limping and holding his lower back. J.T. Miller subbed for him on a line with Benoit Poulito and Mats Zuccarello for the rest of the session.
Missing Brassard would also disrupt the second power play unit. Miller,...Read more »
Defenseman Mat Bodie, who was captain of the NCAA champion Union College Dutchmen, has agreed to terms on an entry-level contract with the Rangers. An official announcement is expected later today.
Bodie, a 24-year-old Manitoba native, had eight goals and 31 assists in 40 games this season.
According to scouts and observers, Bodie is a very good skater with a quick release and hard shot...Read more »
You'd think the No. 1 and No. 4 TV markets in the U.S. would mean something more to the league and the network.
A noon game on Easter Sunday. Ridiculous. Good way to pay back the loyal fan bases in those two cities on a religious holiday.
That game is on NBC, which owns the rights, by the way, and so is Game 5. The others aren't even on the NBC Sports Network, which...Read more »
Because you asked, WEPN (98.7 FM/ESPN Radio New York) and WLIR (107.1 FM) will air the first-round playoff games between the Rangers and Flyers live. Sirius XM will broadcast Games 1 and 2 and 5 and 7, if necessary....Read more »
When the Rangers return to practice Tuesday, they will have a familiar face on the ice: J.T. Miller, 21, who has been up and down all season. Miller, send down on April 2, was recalled on Monday after he had two goals and two assists in two weekend games. He is tied for the lead in points with the Wolf Pack, with 15 goals and 43 points.
Should the lines remain the same on Tuesday, Miller could...Read more »
Courtesy of Bovada, (www.Bovada.lv, Twitter: @BovadaLV). Series lines and player stats for each team on Tuesday.
Odds to win the 2014 Stanley Cup
Boston Bruins 7/2
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Rangers-Flyers Stanley Cup playoff schedule
GAME 1 Thurs., April 17 / Madison Square Garden 7 p.m. MSG, CNBC
GAME 2 Sun., April 20 / Madison Square Garden Noon NBC
GAME 3 Tues., April 22 / Wells Fargo Center ...Read more »
Alain Vigneault said all three are 100 percent, not a health issue.
McDonagh, who has missed four games with an injured shoulder, said he was ready to play, but it was decided that another full day of rest and then several practice days was the way to go. He said he has the full range of motion in his shoulder, his shot is fine and that his conditioning is on par with before he was injured...Read more »
After 81 games, the Rangers know where they will start the post-season----at home.
Rick Nash’s goal with just 1:42 left in regulation that salvaged a 2-1 win against the Sabres was the first of two steps Thursday toward home-ice advantage in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs next week.
The Blueshirts secured home ice minutes later when the Flyers lost in Tampa...Read more »
The future is now for Ryan McDonagh.
We’ve seen the Rangers defenseman blossom this year into an all-around player who will no doubt be wearing a letter on his sweater next season and for a long time.
But it’s not only the writers and broadcasters who follow the team and who voted McDonagh as the Team MVP.
The U.S. Olympic brass felt the same way, picking him for the squad and...Read more »