Monthly Archives: January 2015

Rangers set for surging Hurricanes team at MSG

Bobby Bevilacqua

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The Rangers will look to end their two game losing streak when they take on the Carolina Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden. Photo courtesy of MSG Photos.

With two straight losses since the All Star Break, the Rangers (27-15-4) will continue their homestand against the last-place Carolina Hurricanes (17-25-6), a team that has been playing much better as of late, with a 7-2-1 record in the team’s last 10 games.

It will be the fourth matchup between the teams this season, and the Rangers will look to remain perfect against Carolina this season after winning the first three games. The Rangers picked up their first home win of the season against Carolina on October 16th, edging the Canes 2-1 in a shootout. New York then swept both games of a home-and-home, winning 3-2 in a shootout in Raleigh before picking up a 1-0 shutout victory at Madison Square Garden. Read the rest of this entry

Rangers fall short in battle against Montreal

Bobby Bevilacqua

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The Rangers dropped their second consecutive game since the All Star Break, getting shut out by Carey Price and the Canadiens. Photo courtesy of MSG Photos.

The Rangers (27-15-4) lost their second consecutive game, getting shut out by the Montreal Canadiens (31-13-3) by a final score of 1-0. In a game showcased by goaltending and defense, it was a single shot from Max Pacorietty that beat a screened Henrik Lundqvist late in the third period.

It was the third time that New York has been shut out in the last six games, and they have scored two or more goals just twice in that same span. Carey Price was very strong in net for the Canadiens, making a few clutch saves en route to his third shutout of the season. Price stopped all 24 shots he faced, with his best save coming late in the third period on Martin St. Louis as he tried to tip in a puck out of midair. Read the rest of this entry

Rangers look to regroup against Habs at home; Dom Moore on the third line

Bobby Bevilacqua

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The Rangers will look to regroup against the Canadiens tonight for the start of a four game homestand. Photo courtesy of MSG Photos.

Tonight brings another tough test for the New York Rangers (27-14-4), as they take on another Eastern Conference rival in the Montreal Canadiens (30-13-3) at the Garden.

Following a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Islanders, the Rangers will contend with another speedy and skilled team that happens to be one of the top teams in the East. The Rangers have played the Canadiens twice this season, splitting the games with the home team winning both. The Canadiens won the first game at the Bell Centre 3 to 1, with Carl Hagelin scoring the only Ranger goal, and Carey Price making 34 saves. The Rangers countered with a 5-0 win at Madison Square Garden, with Henrik Lundqvist stopping 21 shots for the shutout. Five different Rangers skaters had goals, with Hagelin also scoring in that game, and Martin St. Louis picking up a goal and an assist. Read the rest of this entry

Rangers Practice Report; Vigneault changing up the lines

Bobby Bevilacqua

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Dominic Moore will likely have a bigger role for the Rangers when they take on the Canadiens on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Anthony J. Causi.

Following a tough loss to the Islanders on Tuesday, Alain Vigneault decided to juggle the lines at today’s practice ahead of the Rangers (27-14-4) battle at home against the Montreal Canadiens.

Kevin Hayes’ struggles continue as he continues to develop into an NHL center, and the third line did not get many quality chances last night. Carl Hagelin did score the lone Ranger goal, but it came on the power play when Dominic Moore was the centering. Read the rest of this entry

Rangers drop third straight to the Islanders; Hagelin with lone Ranger goal

Bobby Bevilacqua

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The Rangers dropped another game to the Islanders, falling by a final score of 4-1. It was just the fourth loss in the last 20 games for the Rangers. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

The week off for the Rangers seemed to have a lingering effect, as the Rangers (27-14-4) seemed distracted and off their games at times, falling to the Metropolitan Division leading New York Islanders (32-14-1) by a score of 4-1, and ending their three game win streak.

It was the first game at Nassau Coliseum for the two teams, but the result did not change. The Rangers have been outscored by the Islanders 13-4 in the three games, and now trail them by seven points with two games in hand. The Islanders also improved their home record to an impressive 17-4. Read the rest of this entry