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Rangers shut out the Flyers at home; Kevin Klein scores 4th goal of the season

Bobby Bevilacqua

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The Rangers ended their three game skid with a 2-0 win over the Flyers. Talbot played extremely well and the Rangers looked much improved from Monday’s game. Photo courtesy of MSG Photos.

“That was a little better, eh?!”

That was head coach Alain Vigneault after the Rangers (8-7-4) responded to Monday’s loss in a big way, shutting out the Flyers (7-8-2) at Madison Square Garden and ending their three game skid.

The Rangers controlled play for most of the game, and outshot the Flyers throughout the second period, until the Flyers pulled their goalie with 3:33 left to play and upped their shot total. Read the rest of this entry

Rangers take on Flyers at the Garden; Stempniak out of the lineup

Bobby Bevilacqua

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Cam Talbot will be in net tonight against the Flyers, and is looking for his first win this season. Talbot has struggled so far in his starts, and has a tough task ahead of him against a talented Philadelphia team.

In an important matchup for both the Rangers (7-7-4) and the Flyers (7-7-2), the bitter rivalry between the two teams continues at 8 PM at Madison Square Garden.

The Rangers have made two lineup changes following the loss to the Lightning on Monday. Cam Talbot will start in net, and will be searching for his first win of the season. He has struggled his starts this season, and has a 3.48 GAA and an .880 save percentage in four appearances. Read the rest of this entry

Practice Notes: Talbot to start against Flyers, Stempniak listed as day-to-day

Bobby Bevilacqua

talbot vs flyers preseason

Cam Talbot will be in net against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night, and is still looking for his first win of the season. Photo courtesy of rangers.nhl.com

After getting shut down by the Lightning on Monday, the Rangers (7-7-4) will face off against; the Philadelphia Flyers (7-7-2) on Wednesday, in a rematch of the first round of last season’s playoffs, where the Rangers eliminated Philadelphia in seven games.

This is the first matchup of the season for these two teams, and the first time they have played each other since the Rangers eliminated the Flyers in Game 7 of the first round of last year’s playoffs. Read the rest of this entry

Rangers dominated by Tampa at home; St. Louis scores against his former team

Bobby Bevilacqua

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The Rangers were very dissapointing tonight, falling to the NHL’s best offense in the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 5-1. Photo courtesy of MSG Photos.

It was set up to be a great matchup against the Lightning with players from both teams facing their former club. Instead, the Rangers (7-7-4) were embarrassed at home by the Lightning (13-4-2), mustering a measly 16 shots in the process.

In his return to the Garden, Callahan was great, scoring two goals, one on the power play, including the game winner. Steven Stamkos was just as good, scoring once and tallying two assists. Read the rest of this entry

Rangers host Lightning in homecoming match; Duclair back into the starting lineup

Bobby Bevilacqua

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Martin St. Louis will face off against his former team for the first time tonight, after spending 14 historic seasons with Tampa Bay. Ryan Callahan, a 2004 draft pick of the Rangers and a former captain, will also be facing the Rangers for the first time. Photo courtesy of MSG Photos.

When the Rangers (7-6-4) take the ice against the Tampa Bay Lightning (12-4-2), it will mark the first time that ex-captain Ryan Callahan, Brian Boyle and Anton Stralman face the Rangers since joining the Lightning.

Ryan Callahan was traded to the Lightning for Martin St. Louis at the trade deadline after Callahan and the Rangers could not agree on a contract extension. St. Louis became a ranger and was an integral part in propelling the team to the Stanley Cup Finals. Read the rest of this entry