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.
What went wrong with the Rangers in the 5-0 whippin' by the Lightning?
Oh for 6 on the PP, including a 5 on 3 for a minute.
Turnovers by Brassard, Staal, Dorsett led to goals.
Lundqvist wasn't sharp.
Wrote two days again that who ever scored first had an excellent chance of winning. Trouble came early.
And boy, were they soft. Could...Read more »
Having covered the entire pre-season, starting in Banff, all 23 regular-season games and virtually every practice and morning skate, it’s an understatement to say I’m thankful to be home for a Thanksgiving break. Hope everyone has a swell holiday with family and friends.
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Still waiting to find out if two consecutive shutouts is a record for by a first-year goalie for the Rangers. I’d be surprised if it wasn’t.
“You have to stay focused, you can’t take a...Read more »
Howdy from the Lone Star State, where the Rangers visit the Stars tomorrow in the first match of a five-game road trip.
I'm just here for the barbecue.
Kidding, of course; I consider Dallas just a stopover on the way to Music Row in Nashville.
Not really kidding on that.
Anyhow, encamped not far from American Airlines Arena and can report that head coach Alain...Read more »
Just not quite good enough.
That has been the mantra for two of the last three games. The Blueshirts scored only once again, on a power play, as in Montreal. They came away with no points this time, and horrors, allowed a shorthanded goal.
Oh, those special teams.
My post-game story and a notebook is on newsday.com. and here's the release from the team. I'm running out for some...Read more »
The Rangers were off today, including Rick Nash (concussion), who had skated or practiced for nine straight days and said he was hopeful to return Tuesday against the Bruins or Thursday in Dallas.
But the Mashinter transaction is not a definitive sign that the elite right wing will dress for Tuesday's game at MSG. As you have read here and in Newsday, the print edition, Nash has said he wanted...Read more »
Same lineup for Rangers, except Henrik Lundqvist in for Talbot. So Falk in, Del Zotto scratched again. Not a surprise that there's no switches after a solid effort. Rick Nash, Del Zotto, Talbot, Mashinter were only players at optional AM skate.
Kings projected lineup, courtesy of the team’s web site
Pearson-Vey-...Read more »
- One of coach Alain Vigneault’s changes is to hold the morning skate on game days at Madison Square Garden rather than at the training facility in Greenburgh. Vigneault and almost every player live in Manhattan, so the commute is easier. Not for Anton Stralman, however, who resides in Westchester with his family. Some days, it has taken him 90 minutes to drive to the Garden in rush hour. “I don’t...Read more »
Michael Del Zotto was a healthy scratch for the second time Saturday, and the 23-year-old defenseman, who is a restricted free agent this summer, has yet to find his game offensively or defensively.
Year Gms G A P +/-
2009-10 80 9 28 37 -20
2010-11 47 2 9 11 -5
2011-12 77 10 31 41 +20
2012-13 46 3 18 21 +6
2013-14 16 1 3 4 -4...Read more »
After most practices, you’ll find Chris Kreider at his locker nibbling from a bag of chocolate bits, part of the sweet routine of a young man who has escaped from hockey limbo.
Under former coach John Tortorella, the Boston College star who had a dazzling, five-goal post-season debut in 2012, was critiqued last year for being irresponsible, yanked down and up to the AHL, demoted to the fourth...Read more »