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.
Cam Talbot, whose last start was a 32-save, 2-1 victory against the Blackhawks at MSG on Feb. 27, the first game after the Olympic break, will be in the nets tomorrow here in St. Paul against the Wild.
Coach Alain Vigneault told the team's website at practice that Talbot, 11-5-0, 1.75 GAa and a .938 save percentage, would get the nod over Lundqvist. (All four writers on the trip...Read more »
Haggerty, 21, a native of Stamford, Conn., led the ECAC in goals with 28 and will join the Rangers next week. Rosters expanded after trade deadline day, so no moves have to be made.
Here's the basics on the 6-foot, 200-pound righty, who reportedly signed a three-year entry level deal, but is not eligible for the playoffs this season---if the Rangers get there---because he was not on the reserve...Read more »
1. Fourth-liner Dan Carcillo, who has played 21 consecutive games, will ride the pine tonight against the Canes, and Derek Dorsett, who has played just twice in the last five games, gets the call.
"I know I can play," said Dorsett. "I felt I was playing well, then I break my leg (blocking a shot on Jan. 3). Now I'm fighting for a job. All I can do is bury my head and keep working." Says...Read more »
The game story is in the paper and on newsday.com of course, but here are some added quotes and stats and commentary as we edge closer to midnight.
Coach Alain Vigneault, who was hoarse, he said, from shouting at the refs in French, said this of St. Louis's 5 on 3 pass:
"It's something we hadn't practiced since Marty's been with us, but (assistant coach Scott Arniel) did a good job of...Read more »
Here in Raleigh, the Rangers should send out three very solid lines and some intruiging power play units tonight for the first time since the Winter Olympics ended.
Mats Zuccarello, who broke his left hand blocking a shot while playing for Team Norway, will dress, and presumably...Read more »
Sather's pre-game remarks on the negotiations, Callahan, St. Louis:
Called Callahan: "Hard-working. tenacious... he was terrific…I think the guy that’s coming in helps us advance a little farther than we expected to this year. A dynamic player…"
On the negotiations: "At some point when you’re negotiating, you have to say “no” or you say yes; in this case, we got too far...Read more »
Poll: Of 1-11 in the standings the East, who improved the most?
Pittsburgh---Adds Marcel Goc, Lee Stempniak
Boston---Adds A. Meszaros
Montreal---Adds T. Vanek
Tampa---Adds R Callahan
Rangers---Add M St. Louis, R Diaz
Detroit--Adds David Legwand
Washington---Adds J. Halak
Devils---Add...Read more »
I wrote the other day that the Rangers were seeking defensive depth, and at the last-minute today, landed some.
In their second trade of deadline day, the Rangers acquired Raphael Diaz, 28, a Swiss-born defenseman, from Vancouver, for a fifth-round draft...Read more »
Some fast excerpts from Ryan Callahan interview on TSN:
"Extremely excited...I'm going to a great organization, heard nothing from good things from players who’ve played there…they’re in the playoff hunt, which is big."
On willingness to re-sign there:
"Right now you just get down there and get settled and get used to my surroundings, once that happens, I’m open to anything if...Read more »
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired forward Ryan Callahan, a conditional second-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft and a first round selection in 2015 in exchange for Martin St. Louis, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. The Lightning’s conditional second round pick becomes a first-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft if the Rangers reach the Eastern Conference...Read more »