Category Archives: New York Rangers

RANGERS: SHEPPARD JOINS THE NY FLOCK

20130423-sheppard-headerRANGERS ACQUIRE FORWARD JAMES SHEPPARD

Send a fourth round pick in 2016 to San Jose

BY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, March 1, 2015 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has acquired forward James Sheppard from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for the Rangers’ own fourth round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Sheppard, 26, has registered five goals and 11 assists for 16 points, along with 28 penalty minutes in 57 games this season. Sheppard has tied his career-high in goals this season. He has won 267 of 534 faceoffs he has taken this season (50%), and ranked third on the Sharks in faceoff win percentage among players who had taken at least 150 faceoffs in 2014-15. Sheppard posted a four-game point streak from Oct. 30 – Nov. 8, 2014, including a three-game goal streak from Nov. 1 – Nov. 8, 2014. He tied single-game career-highs with two assists/points on Dec. 4, 2014 vs. Boston.

The 6-2, 215-pounder has skated in 380 career NHL games with Minnesota and San Jose, registering 21 goals and 68 assists for 89 points, along with 183 penalty minutes. Sheppard made his NHL debut with the Wild on Oct. 10, 2007 vs. Edmonton, and he recorded his first career NHL assist/point on Oct. 24, 2007 at Calgary.

Sheppard has reached the playoffs on three separate occasions in his NHL career. He has skated in 24 career NHL playoff games, recording two goals and five assists for seven points, along with a plus-one rating and 14 penalty minutes. In the 2014 playoffs, he tallied six points (two goals, four assists) and posted a plus-three rating in seven games with San Jose. Sheppard tied for the team lead in assists and plus/minus rating, and tied for second on the Sharks in goals and points.

The Halifax, Nova Scotia native was originally selected by Minnesota in the first round, ninth overall, of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

RANGERS: STEPNIAK SENT TO WINNIPEG FOR KLINGBERG

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RANGERS ACQUIRE FORWARD CARL KLINGBERG

Send Lee Stempniak to Winnipeg

BY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, March 1, 2015 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has acquired forward Carl Klingberg from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Lee Stempniak.

Klingberg, 24, has split the 2014-15 season between Winnipeg and the St. John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League (AHL). He has skated in 51 AHL games this season, registering 15 goals and 15 assists for 30 points, along with 41 penalty minutes. He led St. John’s in shots on goal (152), was tied for first on the team in goals, and ranked fourth in points. Klingberg also appeared in two games with the Jets this season. Continue reading

RANGERS: YANDLE ADDED TO NEW YORK REARGUARD

1878182-yandle_is_a_studRANGERS ACQUIRE DEFENSEMAN KEITH YANDLE

Blueshirts also acquire Chris Summers and a fourth round pick in 2016;

Send John Moore, Anthony Duclair, and two draft picks to Arizona

BY: The New York Rangers 

NEW YORK, March 1, 2015 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has acquired Keith Yandle, Chris Summers, and a fourth round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for John Moore, Anthony Duclair, a second round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, and a conditional first round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Continue reading

CANLTON: PACK KNOCKED OFF FROM WILKES BARRE

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT - Andrew Ebbett found his Hartford magic again in overtime Saturday night.

During the four-on-four portion of overtime, on Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton’s second shot of the period, defenseman Brian Dumoulin sprung Ebbett free for a clean breakaway. Ebbett fired his thirteenth of the season via Wolf Pack netminder Yann Dani’s five-hole at 2:27 to give his Penguins a 3-2 overtime win.

The Penguins record is now 31-18-2-4 (68 points). They are tied with the Wolf Pack in points, but take the fifth spot in the conference on the tie breaking basis of having won one more game. The Penguins also have the third best conference road record to 12-8-3-3.

Ebbett scored twice last week the Penguins victory when the game was played in Pennsylvania. Continue reading

RANGERS: INDIGESTION AT THE GARDEN

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NEW YORK RANGERS -2 at PHILADELPHIA FLYERS -4
Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET
Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
Rangers: 38-17-6 (82 pts)
Flyers: 27-25-11 (65 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TEAM NOTES:

  • KILL ZONE – The Rangers were 3-for-3 (6:00) on the penalty kill in the game. New York has not allowed a power play goal in seven of its last nine games, killing off 22 of its opponents’ 25 power plays over the span (88%). The Rangers are 84-for-99 (84.8%) on the penalty kill over the last 37 contests.
  • SHOOTING GALLERY – The Blueshirts registered 36 shots on goal in the contest, as 15 of 18 skaters recorded at least one shot on goal and seven different skaters recorded three or more shots on goal. New York has been credited with 35 or more shots on goal in five of the last seven games, and in 21 of 61 games this season (34.4% of its contests).
  • HITTING MACHINE – The Rangers were credited with 34 hits in tonight’s game. 12 different Blueshirts registered at least one hit in the contest, while five different skaters recorded four or more hits.
  • BLOCK PARTY – New York recorded 20 blocked shots in the contest, as 12 different skaters were credited with at least one and five different skaters registered two or more.

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GRENIER: (SATURDAY) PACK LOSE IN OT

Hartford Wolf Pack      VERSUS      Wilkes Barre Penguins

BY: Zack Grenier, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, February 28, 2015 – Chris Mueller scored twice for the Hartford Wolf Pack Saturday night at the XL Center, but Andrew Ebbett’s overtime goal gave the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins a 3-2 win.

Mueller twice brought the Wolf Pack back from one-goal deficits, and his 10th goal of the season at 11:17 of the third period sent the game to overtime.  Ebbett, though, connected on a breakaway at 2:27 of the extra session, after being sent away by a pass from Brian Dumoulin.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton also got goals from Reid McNeill and Jayson MegnaJeff Zatkoff got the win with 29 saves.  Yann Danis stopped 26 shots in the Wolf Pack net. Continue reading

RANGERS: CHEESESTEAKS FOR DINNER IN PHILLY

Cam Talbot     VERSUS     Steve Mason

NEW YORK RANGERS at PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET
Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
Rangers: 38-16-6 (82 pts)
Flyers: 26-25-11 (63 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Rangers play their 61st game of the 2014-15 season against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center (8:00 p.m. ET —TV: NBC Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Rangers enter the contest in first place in the Metropolitan Division. New York has earned at least one point in a season-high 10 consecutive games (8-0-2), and has won eight of its last nine contests (8-0-1). The Rangers have recorded at least one point in 13 of their last 14 games (11-1-2). The Blueshirts have won 31 of their last 42 games (31-9-2), including 29 of their last 39 games (29-8-2) and 27 of their last 35 contests (27-6-2). The Rangers have also earned at least one point in 43 of their last 56 games (37-13-6), including 36 of their last 46 games (32-10-4). New York has posted a 38-16-6 record this season (82 pts), following a 4-3 win against the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday, Feb. 26 at Madison Square Garden. The Flyers enter the contest with a 26-25-11 record this season (63 pts), following a 3-2 loss against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday, Feb. 26 in Toronto. Continue reading