Rangers’ defensive system flexes with suffocation of Caps

The type of defensive zone structure the Rangers showed not only Sunday afternoon against the powerful Caps, but have adopted for the most part since the All-Star Game, is the way playoff games and playoff series are won. “They had the puck a lot in the second and third periods, but I thought we had real...
Via New York Post
3 hours ago

Rangers slip past Capitals for 2-1 win

NEW YORK (AP) Mats Zuccarello scored a third-period goal and Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves in the New York Rangers' 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday. Ryan McDonagh scored in the first period for New York, which has won seven of eight overall and five in a row at home. Alex Ovechkin scored a second-period power-play goal for Washington. The first-place Capitals...
Via Associated Press
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game 59: Playing with the big boys

The Rangers have a Sunday matinee today at MSG, taking on the Metro leading Washington Capitals. The Caps are one of four teams with a better record than the Rangers, and three of them are in the Metro Division. That’s just crazy. But the Caps are deep, skilled, get solid goaltending, and have a decent […] The post Game 59: Playing with the big boys appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
Via Blue Seat Blogs
8 hours ago

Top 5 Rangers Likely to Be Traded

The March 1 trade deadline is quickly approaching. The New York Rangers find themselves in an interesting position, as they have a great record and look to be a contender on paper. In reality, however, the Rangers are too thin on the blue line to really challenge elite teams like the Pittsburgh Penguins or Washington Capitals over a seven-game series. Upsets are always possible,...
Via The Hockey Writers
11 hours ago

Buchnevich Benching Can’t Become Common Occurrence

Pavel Buchnevich found himself out of the lineup as a healthy scratch Thursday night with coach Alain Vigneault citing poor performance as the reasoning. Although benching a young player who is struggling isn’t unusual, he has a different situation. As he is still adapting to the NHL, Buchnevich needs to play to grow his game and reach his full potential. Minimal Play Time In...
Via The Hockey Writers
12 hours ago

How Rangers are trying to reignite struggling power play

If curious how concerned the Rangers are with their struggling power play, how about a long video session before Saturday’s practice, and then jumping right into the man-advantage just 15 minutes into the on-ice work. “It’s definitely an area that we’re putting a lot of focus on and a lot of attention on certain principles...
Via New York Post
20 hours ago

Rangers to retire Jean Rattelle’s #19

The Rangers are finally going to retire Jean Rattelle’s #19. It took them long enough, as Rattelle is largely regarded as one of the best Rangers to ever put on the sweater. He was also recently placed in the NHL’s Top 100 players. Rattelle will be the 9th player to have his jersey retired by […] The post Rangers to retire Jean Rattelle’s #19 appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
Via Blue Seat Blogs
1 day ago

Rangers will put Jean Ratelle’s number in rafters, where it belongs

The honor will not only will belong to him, but to generations of Rangers fans, as well. Next season, Slapshots has learned, Jean Ratelle’s No. 19 will be retired in recognition of his selection as one of the NHL’s Greatest 100 and in conjunction with a yearlong 50th anniversary celebration of the current Garden. “To...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Looking ahead: Who might the Rangers lose in the expansion draft?

There’s not much going on today in the world that is the Rangers. Regurgitating the same content about the team is getting old. We know the forwards are good. We know the defense stinks. We know the goaltending is getting better. The trade deadline is coming, and with it comes the hopes (fears?) that the Rangers […] The post Looking ahead: Who might the Rangers lose in the expansion...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
1 day ago

Jimmy Vesey, Antti Raanta lead Rangers past Blue Jackets 3-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Rangers goalie Antti Raanta hadn't started in more than six weeks because of injury and the reliable play of Henrik Lundqvist. The Columbus Blue Jackets came after him Monday night, but Raanta was on his game. He stopped 30 shots - including key saves in the final minute after the Blue Jackets pulled their goalie and were swarming the net - to lead New York...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Mailbag: How good are the Rangers, loving heist movies, countering Trump’s handshake

Welcome back to the Mailbag, a thing many people call, “better than spending these 10 minutes working” and “something I clicked on accidentally so I may as well read it.” Are the Rangers good? Yeah, they’re good, but are they good? Why do people think Marc-Andre Fleury has trade value? And what do rewatchable movies have in common? It’s mailbag time, people. 1. Ranger...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lundqvist reaches 400 victories; Rangers' win streak hits 5

NEW YORK (AP) Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves for his 400th career win and the New York Rangers earned their fifth consecutive victory, beating the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Saturday night. Lundqvist is the 12th goaltender in NHL history with at least 400 wins and the first European-born goaltender to reach the mark. Lundqvist also is the third goaltender to get 400 wins with...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: JT Miller and Henrik Lundqvist talks Rangers win over Predators

J.T Miller and Henrik Lundqvist meet the media after the New York Rangers beat the Nashville Predators on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rangers beat Ducks for Alain Vigneault's 600th win

New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault deflected credit to his players after earning his 600th career victory in a 4-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rangers douse Flames at MSG on Sunday

New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault and goaltender Henrik Lundqvist talk about a 4-3 victory for the Blueshirts over the Calgary Flames as they look ahead to the rest of their home stand.
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan McDonagh makes clutch kick save to preserve All-Star win for Metro

The Metropolitan division took home the NHL All-Star Game victory on Sunday, as well as the $1 million prize that comes with it. However, that may not have been the case without the late-game heroics Ryan McDonagh.The New York Rangers defenseman made an outstanding play in the final minute of the championship round that was crucial in putting his team in the win column. He did it...
Via FOX Sports
20 days ago

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