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.
The captain, who has four power play goals but had not been on either of the man-advantage units during the recent 0-14 slide, was back in front of the net on one unit at the morning skate.
Chris Kreider, who had been in that spot, remains on that unit as a forward. Brad Richards, who had been on one point with Ryan McDonagh, moved to the other unit's point, with Dan Girardi. Callahan had...Read more »
Teams from Denver haven’t fared well in the past few days.
The Broncos were pummeled on Sunday, and on Tuesday, the red-hot Colorado Avalanche were soundly outplayed at Madison Square Garden, as Rangers captain...Read more »
The Rangers, who have won three straight, skated here at MSG this morn, all but Marc Staal, whose wife Lindsay, gave birth to their first child, a daughter, Anna Veralyn. But the red-hot Avalanche, who won 2-1 in New Jersey last night, did not skate, so not sure of their lines and d-pairs or if two former NYR will play: P.A. Parenteau and John Mitchell, will play.
So the NYR lineup,...Read more »
Here's what we know about captain Ryan Callahan. He's keeping the negotiations about a new contract separate from his day job as best he can.
The pending unrestricted free agent, who has been the subject of trade rumors, sparked by the due diligence of Rangers management, tossed a football around on ice with his mates before practice in Westchester, then declined to discuss the talks, saying...Read more »
Yeah, we know it's only a day before February, but tonight is the last Rangers-Isles matchup of the regular season. The Blueshirts have lost the last two here at MSG, by 5-3 each, in late December and 11 days ago. They did, of course, win 2-1 outdoors on Wednesday.
Same lineups expected; Henrik Lundqvist is starting his fourth straight game and Evgeni Nabokov his second...Read more »
Heading to the Bronx soon enough, but a quick report:
Same lineup for Rangers. Still unsure of goaltender for Isles, but colleague Arthur Staple believes it will be Nabokov, and so do I.
Rangers can reach 60 points with a point, and 61 with two. Since we'll be at Yankee Stadium, make it 61 with an asterisk.
Remember that even if the Isles fall behind,...Read more »
It's the time of year when North American writers start keeping closer tabs on foreign newspapers and web sites to pick up info about European free agents. Sometimes the news isn't surprising.
When the Rangers traded RFA Michael Del Zotto for Kevin Klein, President and General Manager Glen Sather said that Blueshirts brass had preliminary talks with the team's free agents and said he "wanted...Read more »
Announcement just made that because of ice conditions and concerns about player safety (sun glare), the start of the game, originally scheduled for 12:35, is pushed back. Puck drop TBD.
Note: 2102 Winter Classic in Philly started two hours late.......Read more »
Courtesy of the Rangers....
Rangers: 27-23-3 (57 pts)Devils: 22-19-11 (55 pts)
The Blueshirts currently rank second in the Metropolitan Division standings, and sixth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 27-23-3 (57 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having been defeated by the St. Louis Blues, 2-1, on Thursday at Madison Square Garden, in their seventh home...Read more »
AV on the Blues, a north-south, physical team who lost 7-1 to the Devils last game:
"One of the five best teams in the league... best offensive team in league, fourth best in goals against. We have to play our best game…Everybody in the league is in playoff mode, everybody’s trying to get in."
AV on Kreider: "He could have helped out on the (Islanders)...Read more »