Category Archives: New York Rangers

RANGERS: POST GAME “NOT-SO-HAPPY” REPORT

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NEW YORK RANGERS vs. MONTREAL CANADIENS
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Canadiens: 31-13-3 (65 pts)
Rangers: 27-15-4 (58 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TEAM NOTES:

  • As of the conclusion of tonight’s game, the Rangers rank fourth in the NHL in goals against per game (2.33) this season. New York is also tied for first in the NHL in goals against (107) in 2014-15.
  • The Blueshirts have allowed one goal or fewer in five of the last 11 games, seven of the last 16 games and in nine of the last 20 contests. The Rangers lead the NHL in games with one goal or fewer allowed (47) since the start of the 2013-14 season.
  • New York has allowed two goals or fewer in 15 of the last 20 games and in 19 of the last 28 games (53 goals allowed over the last 28 games; 1.89 goals against per game over the span). The Rangers have allowed two team goals or fewer in 24 of 46 contests this season.
  • The Rangers were 3-for-3 (6:00) on the penalty kill in the contest. The Blueshirts are 53-for-62 (85.5%) on the penalty kill over the last 22 games and are 63-for-74 (85.1%) over the last 25 games.

BLUESHIRT BREAKDOWN:

  • Henrik Lundqvist made 25 saves in the contest. He has posted a 7-3-0 record, along with a 1.86 GAA and a .940 SV% in his last 10 appearances. Lundqvist has registered a 14-4-0 record, along with a 1.80 GAA, a .938 SV%, and 1 SO in his last 18 appearances. He has allowed two goals or fewer in 14 of his last 17 starts. In his last 34 appearances, Lundqvist has posted a 22-9-3 record, along with a 2.02 GAA, a .929 SV%, and 5 SO.
  • Dan Girardi led all skaters with seven hits, was credited with three blocked shots, and recorded two shots on goal while skating in a team-high 24:53 of ice time. The Rangers’ alternate captain leads the team in average ice time (23:24), hits (133), and blocked shots (100) this season.
  • Ryan McDonagh led all skaters with four blocked shots, recorded one shot on goal, and registered one takeaway in 24:38 of ice time. The Rangers’ captain leads the team in blocked shots (55) in the 25 games he has played since returning to the lineup on Nov. 28.

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CANTLON’S CORNER: WOLF PACK UPCOMING WEEKEND REPORT

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

CROMWELL, CT – The Hartford Wolf Pack are ready to rumble.

The Wolf Pack, holders of a 24-13-3-2  record (53 points) have regrouped in the Connecticut capitol after a few days of rest and relaxation resulting from the AHL All-Star break, begin the stretch run to the playoffs this coming weekend at the XL Center with two key divisional match-ups. Friday night they’ll dance with their intrastate neighbor Bridgeport Sound Tigers and then Saturday will mix it up with their I-91 rival Springfield Falcons . The Pack begin the second half of the season three points behind second place Springfield and four behind first place Syracuse in the Northeast Division.

The Springfield Falcons were beaten by the Pack in each of their last two meetings in overtime, one at home and one on the road.

Both contests are at 7pm. Continue reading

CHAIMOVITCH: AHL REALIGNMENT ANNOUNCED (HOWLINGS TOLD YOU SO!)

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AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE APPROVES FORMATION OF PACIFIC DIVISION FOR 2015-16 SEASON 

BY: Jason Chaimovitch, American Hockey League

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews announced today that the league’s Board of Governors has formally and unanimously approved the steps necessary to create a Pacific Division within the AHL beginning with the 2015-16 season. Continue reading

RANGERS: LES HABS AT LES MSG TO END LES LOSING

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NEW YORK RANGERS vs. MONTREAL CANADIENS
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Canadiens: 30-13-3 (63 pts)
Rangers: 27-14-4 (58 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Rangers begin a four-game homestand against the Montreal Canadiens in an Original Six matchup at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET —TV: MSG 2; Radio: WOR 710 AM). The Blueshirts have won 20 of their last 27 games (20-7-0), including 18 of their last 24 games (18-6-0) and 16 of their last 20 contests (16-4-0). The Rangers have also earned at least one point in 30 of their last 41 games (26-11-4), including 23 of their last 31 games (21-8-2). New York has posted a 27-14-4 record this season (58 pts), following a 4-1 loss against the New York Islanders on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at Nassau Coliseum. The Canadiens enter the contest with a 30-13-3 record this season (63 pts), following a 3-2 win against the Dallas Stars on Tuesday, Jan. 27 in Montreal. Continue reading

RANGERS: AT LEAST THEY ENDED THE GOAL DROUGHT

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NEW YORK RANGERS at NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET
Nassau Coliseum – Uniondale, NY
Rangers: 27-14-4 (58 pts)
Islanders: 32-14-1 (65 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TEAM NOTES:

  • The Rangers were 1-for-3 (5:33) on the power play in the contest. The Blueshirts have recorded a power play goal in eight of their last 14 games (12-for-43; 27.9%) and in 10 of their last 17 games (14-for-51; 27.5% over the span).

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RANGERS: DINNER MENU ON THE ISLAND? FISHSTICKS AGAIN!

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NEW YORK RANGERS at NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET
Nassau Coliseum – Uniondale, NY
Rangers: 27-13-4 (58 pts)
Islanders: 31-14-1 (63 pts)

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Rangers play their 45th game of the 2014-15 season against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum (7:00 p.m. ET —TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). New York enters the contest on a three-game winning streak. The Blueshirts have won 20 of their last 26 games (20-6-0), including 18 of their last 23 games (18-5-0) and 16 of their last 19 contests (16-3-0). The Rangers have also earned at least one point in 30 of their last 40 games (26-10-4), including 23 of their last 30 games (21-7-2). New York has posted a 27-13-4 record this season (58 pts), following a 3-2 overtime victory against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday, Jan. 20 at Madison Square Garden. The Islanders enter the contest with a 31-14-1 record this season (63 pts), following a 7-4 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday, Jan. 19 at Nassau Coliseum. Continue reading

GAVRIEL: STATISTICAL LOOK AT WHO RANGERS SHOULD TARGET ON D

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BY: Adam Gavriel, Special to Howlings

Last week Howlings looked into breaking down some possible forwards (HERE) the New York Rangers might consider targeting to acquire at the March 2nd trading deadline. Now, a look at who could be on the radar for the blueline.

Many believe another area the New York Rangers should target for improving is a 3LD. Matt Hunwick and John Moore have been underwhelming in that position, but the reality is that if they are going to get a trip down, “Hero’s Canyon” in late Spring, it’s a position that will need to be upgraded relatively cheaply given the lack of cap space and lack of trading depth.

As the deadline approaches, some names have emerged and are being bandied about as potential trade targets for the league. Some of those names include: Andrej Sekera (Carolina), Jake Gardiner (Toronto), Jeff Petry (Edmonton), and Marc Methot (Ottawa). Continue reading