Category Archives: New York Rangers

CANTLON’S CORNER: PACK DROP HEARTBREAKING 2-1 LOSS, SERIES EVEN WITH BRUINS

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT – April 25, 2015: The Providence Bruins scored twice in a span of 2:16 in the third period and that was enough to catch and then pass the the Hartford Wolf Pack and secure a 2-1 win that evens the Best-of-Five playoff series at one game each.

The two teams will meet for the crucial Game Three at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island beginning at 7pm on Sunday night.

The Wolf Pack entered the third period with a 1-0 lead courtesy of a rocket of a shot off the stick of Chris Bourque at 12:21 of the second period. On the play, Oscar Lindberg tried to find Mat Bodie inching from the left point. Bodie go a stick on it, but Bruins d-man, Joe Morrow swiped at the puck and sent it right over to Bourque who exploded on the puck ripping it past the glove an by the head of Bruins starter Jeremy Smith. Continue reading

RANGERS: ELIMINATORS

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NEW YORK RANGERS -2 vs. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS -1 (OT)
Friday, Apr. 24, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Penguins: 1-4
Rangers: 4-1

BY: New York Rangers

TEAM NOTES:

  • TOP OF THE HEAP – The Rangers are the only NHL team who has won at least one playoff series in each of the last four seasons. Since the NHL adopted a four-round playoff format in 1974-75, the Rangers have now won at least one playoff round in four or more consecutive years three times (the other stretches were 1979-1983 and 1994-1997).
  • WORKING OVERTIME – The Rangers have won two consecutive playoff games in overtime for the first time since Game 6 of the Quarterfinals on Apr. 15, 1971 at Toronto and Game 1 of the Semifinals on Apr. 18, 1971 at Chicago. It is the first time New York has won two consecutive playoff games in the same series in overtime since Games 4 and 5 of the 1950 Stanley Cup Finals on Apr. 18 – Apr. 20, 1950 against Detroit. The Rangers tallied an overtime goal to win a playoff series for the first time since Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on May 11, 1997 at New Jersey (Adam Graves) and for the first time at MSG since Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals on May 27, 1994 against New Jersey (Stephane Matteau).

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RANGERS: CAN THEY CLOSE IT OUT AT MSG

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NEW YORK RANGERS vs. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
Friday, Apr. 24, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
Penguins: 1-3
Rangers: 3-1

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME

The Rangers play Game 5 of their Eastern Conference First Round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins tomorrow, Apr. 24, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Rangers lead the best-of-seven series, three games to one, following their 2-1 overtime victory in Game 4 of the series on Wednesday, Apr. 22 in Pittsburgh. Continue reading

RANGERS: HAYES DAGGERS PENGUINS IN OT

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NEW YORK RANGERS -2 at PITTSBURGH PENGUINS -1 (OT)
Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET
CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA
Rangers: 3-1
Penguins: 1-3

BY: The New York Rangers

TEAM NOTES:

  • THREE’S COMPANY – Entering this series, the Rangers have posted a 13-1 series record in 14 all-time best-of-seven playoff series in which they led three games to one following Game 4.
  • TWO GOOD – New York has earned each of its first three playoff victories this year in games ending with a 2-1 score. It is the first time the Rangers have won three games when scoring two or fewer goals in one playoff series since the 1928 Stanley Cup Finals against the Montreal Maroons.

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CANTLON’S CORNER: PACK READY FOR PLAYOFFS STARTING TONIGHT

rp_hartfordwolfpacklogo_thumb1.jpgBY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

Hartford, CT – The annual rite of spring is returning to Hartford-Wolf Pack playoff hockey.

The Pack prepare for Game One of the Calder Cup playoffs slated to begin Wednesday night at the XL Center against the Providence Bruins. Game Two will be played Saturday night also in Hartford while Game Three and if necessary, Game Four will be at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence on Sunday and Tuesday. If necessary, a Game Five  would be played at the XL Center on Friday May 1st. The games in Hartford all begin at 7pm while the two in Providence begin at 7:05.

“They’re a really good team. They have some NHL guys down (rookie Daniel Pasternak and David Warsofsky), so it’s a different team than we played (during the regular season) but hard work and grit can overcome the talent of your opponent,” veteran centerman Chris Mueller said. Continue reading

RANGERS: GOING FOR THE PENGUINS’ JUGULAR

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NEW YORK RANGERS at PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET
CONSOL Energy CenterPittsburgh, PA
Rangers: 2-1
Penguins: 1-2

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME

  • The Rangers play Game 4 of their Eastern Conference First Round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins at CONSOL Energy Center (7:00 p.m. ET — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM).
  • The Rangers lead the best-of-seven series, two games to one, following their 2-1 victory in Game 3 of the series on Monday, Apr. 20 in Pittsburgh.
  • Tonight is the Rangers’ 483rd all-time playoff game. The Blueshirts enter the contest with a 228-246-8 all-time record in the playoffs.

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RANGERS: RANGERS RECLAIM HOME ICE ADVANTAGE WITH GM 3 WIN

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NEW YORK RANGERS -2 at PITTSBURGH PENGUINS -1
Monday, Apr. 20, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET
CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA
Rangers: 2-1
Penguins: 1-2

BY: The New York Rangers

TEAM NOTES:

  • (GAME) THREE’S COMPANY – The Rangers have posted a 10-2 series record in the last 12 playoff series in which they led two games to one following Game 3 (dating back to the Eastern Conference Finals in 1994 against New Jersey). The Blueshirts have also posted an 8-1 series record in the last nine playoff series in which they won Game 3 on the road (dating back to the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in 1994 against the Islanders). New York has also posted an 8-1 series record in the last nine playoff series in which they won Game 3 to take a 2-1 lead in the series (dating back to the Eastern Conference Finals in 1994 against New Jersey).

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