Monthly Archives: November 2014

Rangers sweep home-and-home against Flyers; Fast scores first NHL goal

Bobby Bevilacqua

jesper fast first career goal 11-29

Jesper Fast celebrates his first career NHL goal, which came at a crucial moment in the Rangers 5-2 victory over the Flyers. Photo courtesy of the New York Rangers.

The New York Rangers (11-8-4) were able to win their second game in two games, with both wins coming against the struggling Philadelphia Flyers (8-12-3).

Chris Kreider was out of the lineup due to a death in the family. Dan Boyle was scratched with flu-like symptoms, and was replaced by John Moore. Tanner Glass is still out of the lineup, and was diagnosed with the mumps. Read the rest of this entry

Talbot shuts out Flyers again; Martin St. Louis earns his 1000th point

Bobby Bevilacqua

Goalie Cam 11-28

The Rangers were able to shut out the Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center today, with Cam Talbot earning his second win of the season, both on shut outs. Martin St. Louis picked up a goal and an assist, giving him 1,000 points in his NHL Career. Photo courtesy of The New York Rangers.

The Rangers (10-8-4) managed to shut out the Flyers (8-11-3) for the second time this season in the return of Rangers Captain Ryan McDonagh.

Cam Talbot, who was in net the last time the Rangers beat the Flyers, managed to shut them out again, bringing his shutout streak over 120:00 minutes. Talbot managed to stop all 26 shots he faced.

Martin St. Louis was the biggest story line in today’s game, as his goal and assist brought him to 1,000 points in his career. His second period goal was the one that helped him reach the milestone, and gave the Rangers a two goal lead. Read the rest of this entry

UPDATE: Tanner Glass out with the Flu, Ryan McDonagh back in the lineup against Flyers

Bobby Bevilacqua

Ryan McDonagh 10-19

Ryan McDonagh will be back in the Rangers lineup for the first time since separating his shoulder on November 1st. he will skate alongside Dan Girardi. Photo courtesy of MSG Photos.

For the first time since separating his shoulder on November 1st, the Rangers (9-8-4) will have their best defenseman, and the Captain Ryan McDonagh, back in the lineup.

McDonagh had been participating in full practices this week, and it looked like he would play this weekend. McDonagh is slightly ahead of schedule and his reentry into the lineup will provide the Rangers with leadership, offensive ability on the backend, and three complete defensive pairings. Read the rest of this entry

Practice Report: Stempniak back in, Talbot to start in Philly

Bobby Bevilacqua

cam talbot save 11-19

The Rangers and Flyers will play the first game of a home-and-home tomorrow afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center, and Cam Talbot will be back in net for the New York. Photo courtesy of MSG Photos.

After the loss in Tampa Bay yesterday, the Rangers (9-8-4) will make a few lineup changes as they prepare to face off against the Philadelphia Flyers (8-10-3) in the Wells Fargo Center.

Because the Rangers are playing two games in two straight days, Cam Talbot will get the nod for tomorrow’s game. The last game that Talbot played was against the Flyers on November 19th, where he earned his first victory with a 2-0 shutout win. Read the rest of this entry

Rangers struck down by Lightning; Dan Boyle scores first goal as a Ranger

Bobby Bevilacqua

Martin St. Louis 11-19

Martin St. Louis and the Rangers fell short in Marty’s first game back in Tampa Bay, falling by a final score of 4-3.

After two consecutive performances, the Rangers (9-8-4) gave up four goals in a loss to the Lightning (15-6-2) by a final score of 4-3. It was a tough game for New York, as they had trouble getting the puck out of their own zone and sustaining offensive pressure.

Ryan Callahan picked up two goals in the game, giving him 10 on the year, and Steven Stamkos had three points to lead the Lightning to a win. Read the rest of this entry