Game Summary PIT: T. Jarry (L) NYR: M. Hellberg (W) Event Summary
– WINNING WAYS – The Rangers earned 48 wins in 2016-17. The 48 wins are tied for the sixth-most in one season in franchise history (New York also earned 48 wins in 1971-72).
– BOUNCE BACK – Since Dec. 22, 2015, the Rangers have posted a 40-11-4 record in the game following a loss (regulation or overtime/shootout). New York posted a 23-7-4 record in games following a loss during the regular season in 2016-17. Continue reading
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Tagged 2018 Winter Olympics, Alexander Ovechkin, American Hockey League, Gary Bettman, Henrik Lundqvist, Michael Grabner, National Hockey League, New York City, Pyeongchang County, Toronto Maple Leafs
NEW YORK RANGERS ANNOUNCE 2016-’17 TEAM AWARD WINNERS
Ryan McDonagh named Team MVP for the Second time in his career;
Jesper Fast selected as recipient of Players’ Player Award for second consecutive season
BY: The New York Rangers
NEW YORK, April 9, 2017 – The New York Rangers announced their team award winners for the 2016-17 season today. Ryan McDonagh has been named the Rangers’ Most Valuable Player and Jesper Fast has been selected as the recipient of the Players’ Player Award.
McDonagh was selected as the team’s MVP for the second time in his career. The Rangers captain, who became the 10th defenseman in franchise history to receive the award when he was named the Rangers’ MVP in 2013-14, is now one of three Blueshirts defensemen who have been named the team’s MVP at least twice, along with Brian Leetch (six times) and Barry Beck (twice). The award was voted on by members of the New York Rangers media and has been given annually since the conclusion of the 1941-42 season.
McDonagh has skated in 76 games this season, registering five goals and 35 assists for 40 points, along with a plus-19 rating and 37 penalty minutes. He has established career-highs in assists and primary assists (21) in 2016-17. McDonagh posted a career-high, eight-game assist/point streak from Oct. 17 vs. San Jose to Nov. 1 vs. St. Louis, and his eight-game assist streak was the longest any NHL defenseman recorded this season. In addition, his eight-game point streak was tied for the longest any NHL defenseman registered this season. McDonagh also represented the Rangers at the 2017 NHL All-Star Game in Los Angeles on Jan. 29.
Fast was selected as the recipient of the Players’ Player Award for the second consecutive season, becoming the 11th Ranger in franchise history to win the award in at least two consecutive seasons. Among the players who have won the award in back-to-back seasons are Jean Ratelle, John Davidson, Adam Graves, and Brian Leetch. The Players’ Player Award has been given annually since the conclusion of the 1958-59 season and recognizes the Ranger who, as selected by his teammates, “best exemplifies what it means to be a team player.”
The 25-year-old has registered six goals and 15 assists for 21 points, along with a plus-six rating and 16 penalty minutes in 68 games this season. Fast has posted a plus/minus rating of even or better in 53 of the 68 games he has played this season, including a plus-one rating or better in 20 contests. He ranks third among Rangers forwards in hits (99) and ranks fourth among team forwards in blocked shots (44) in 2016-17.
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Tagged 2018 Winter Olympics, Alexander Ovechkin, Associated Press, Atlantic Division (NHL), Eastern Conference (NHL), Gary Bettman, Henrik Lundqvist, National Hockey League, New York Rangers, Rangers F.C.
Game Summary NYR: H. Lundqvist (L) OTT: C. Anderson (W) Event Summary
– GOALS GALORE – The Rangers have tallied 253 goals this season, which is the most the team has recorded in one season since 2005-06 (257).
– THIRD PERIOD TALLIES – By tallying a goal in the third period of today’s game, the Rangers have registered 100 goals in the third period this season. New York has recorded at least 100 goals in any period for the first time since the 1996-97 season (108 goals in the second period), as well as 100 or more goals in the third period for the first time since 1995-96 (101). Continue reading
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Tagged 2018 Winter Olympics, Alexander Ovechkin, Columbus Blue Jackets, Evgeni Malkin, Gary Bettman, Henrik Lundqvist, J.T. Miller, National Hockey League, New York Rangers, Pyeongchang County
RANGERS RECALL TAYLOR BECK FROM HARTFORD
BY: The New York Rangers
NEW YORK, April 7, 2017 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has recalled forward Taylor Beck from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL). Continue reading
Posted in AHL, Hartford Wolf Pack, Hockey, Madison Square Garden, New York Rangers, NHL, Sports, XL Center
Tagged 2018 Winter Olympics, Adam Payerl, Alexander Ovechkin, Gary Bettman, Metropolitan Division, National Hockey League, New York Rangers, Pyeongchang County, RBC Bank, St. Catharines
Game Summary NYR: H. Lundqvist (L) WSH: B. Holtby (W) Event Summary
– GOING WILD – With tonight’s result, the Rangers are locked into the first wild-card spot and will face the Montreal Canadiens in the First Round of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.
– HOT AT THE DOT – The Blueshirts won 26 of 51 faceoffs in tonight’s contest (51.0%) in tonight’s contest, and four of six Rangers posted a faceoff win percentage of 50.0% or better in the game.
– SHOOTING GALLERY – New York registered 24 shots on goal in tonight’s game, and 12 different Rangers recorded at least one shot on goal in the contest. Continue reading
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Tagged 2018 Winter Olympics, Alexander Ovechkin, Columbus Blue Jackets, Connor McDavid, Eastern Conference (NHL), Gary Bettman, Henrik Lundqvist, J.T. Miller, Martin Brodeur, National Hockey League
CANTLON’S CORNER: Beck, A Good Offensive Addition to the Pack
BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings
HARTFORD, CT – For Taylor Beck the 2016-2017 AHL season has been a wide-range of experiences with some good, and some not so good.
It has been a strong season for Beck who played out on the West Coast with the Bakersfield Condors at the start of the campaign. Beck tallied 50 points in 40 games which vaulted him to the second spot in the AHL scoring race, a spot he still holds.
“Right out the gate, things went well for me. We had a good group, and sometimes things take a while to jell. That wasn’t the case for me at the start of the year.” Continue reading
Posted in AHL, Calder Cup Playoffs, Hartford Wolf Pack, Hockey, New York Rangers, NHL, Sports, XL Center
Tagged 2017 NHL Entry Draft, 2018 Winter Olympics, Alexander Ovechkin, American Hockey League, Gary Bettman, Henrik Lundqvist, Metropolitan Division, National Hockey League, Toronto Maple Leafs, University of North Dakota
NEW YORK RANGERS at WASHINGTON CAPITALS
Wednesday, Apr. 5, 2017, 8:00 p.m. ET
Verizon Center – Washington, D.C.
Rangers: 47-26-6 (100 pts)
Capitals: 53-18-8 (114 pts)
BY: The New York Rangers
The Rangers play their 80th game of the 2016-17 season today, Apr. 5, against the Washington Capitals in a Metropolitan Division matchup at Verizon Center (8:00 p.m. ET – TV: NBCSN; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). New York has earned at least one point in seven of the last nine games, eight of the last 11 games, and 10 of the last 14 games. The Rangers have posted a 47-26-6 record this season.
RANGERS VS. CAPITALS
- All-Time: 96-92-18-7 (52-42-9-4 at home; 44-50-9-3 on the road)
- 2016-17: Tomorrow’s game is the fourth of four meetings between the Rangers and Capitals and the second of two meetings between the two teams in Washington. The Rangers have posted a 2-1-0 record (1-1-0 at home; 1-0-0 on the road), and the Blueshirts were defeated by the Capitals, 4-1, in the last meeting between the two teams on Feb. 28 at MSG. Rick Nash leads the Rangers with three points (one goal, two assists) in the season series. Henrik Lundqvist has posted a 2-1-0 record, along with a 2.35 GAA and a .929 SV% in three appearances.
- The Rangers have earned at least one point in 18 of their last 26 games against Washington, dating back to Dec. 12, 2010 (16-8-2). In addition, the Blueshirts have registered at least one point in nine of their last 13 contests against the Capitals (8-4-1).
- The Rangers have tallied at least three goals in nine of their last 13 games against Washington.
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Tagged 2018 Winter Olympics, Alexander Ovechkin, Arizona Coyotes, Boston Bruins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Eastern Conference (NHL), Evgeni Malkin, Gary Bettman, Henrik Lundqvist, Marc-Édouard Vlasic, Metropolitan Division, National Hockey League, Nazem Kadri, New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks, Toronto, Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals
It’s Official: XL Center Going for the Transformed Model
BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings
HARTFORD, CT – The public hearing presentation on the XL Center close to two weeks ago and the building’s future was an evening filled with a ton of information to process and determine the best course of action.
The CRDA can only present options, review them and paint a picture. The agency doesn’t have the power of the purse or the ability to allocate any money to legislation.
This past Thursday, the Executive Board voted 8-1 to make a formal proposal using the $250 million transformed arena model.
“We’re at first base and a long way from home,” CRDA Executive Director Mike Freimuth remarked.
If they could have made a formal proposal by now, they would have done so rather than torture themselves the past four-and-a-half years wrestling with the alligator of all buildings, the XL Center. In fact, this is the 18th story Cantlon’s Corner has done on the arena proposals and developments toward this proposal in just the last two years. In the ten years since Madison Square Garden was unceremoniously dumped as the building operator by the CDA (the predecessor to the CRDA), the building is now on a third management company and the problems have been become increasingly acute by the day. Continue reading
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Tagged 2002 Winter Olympics, 2018 Winter Olympics, 2022 Winter Olympics, Bill Foley, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Expansion team, Gary Bettman, George Stroumboulopoulos, International Ice Hockey Federation, National Hockey League
BY: Adam Gavriel
Recent events have shown that the NHL and NHLPA will continue to do something that they do very well, and that is, remain incredibly inconsistent.
These events most notably surround the Buffalo Sabres forward duo of Patrick Kaleta and John Scott.
Kaleta’s last appearance this season came in an October 10th game against the Columbus Blue Jackets where Kaleta delivered an illegal check to Blue Jacket’s defenseman, Jack Johnson. Kaleta, who was not penalized on the play, received a 10-game suspension from Brendan Shanahan and the league office on October 15th. Today, Kaleta’s appeal to Gary Bettman to reduce the suspension was turned down (and rightly so) by the Commissioner. Continue reading
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Tagged Brendan Shanahan, Buffalo Sabres, Columbus Blue Jackets, Gary Bettman, John Scott, National Hockey League, NHL, Patrick Kaleta
BY: Bruce Berlet
The New York Rangers could be seeing even more of the arch-rival Islanders if a realignment plan approved by the NHL Board of Governors on Monday night is implemented.
At the BOG meetings in Pebble Beach, Calif., the board approved a plan that eliminates the current two-conference, six-division setup in favor of a configuration that features four conferences based primarily on geography. Two conferences will have eight teams, the other two will have seven teams.
Posted in AHL, Connecticut Whale, ECHL, Greenville Road Warriors, Hockey, New York Rangers, NHL, Sports
Tagged Calder Cup, Chad Johnson, Columbus, Connecticut Whale, Dallas, David Poile, Eastern Conference, Gary Bettman, Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, National Hockey League, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, NHL, Northeast Division, Pavel Valentenko, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, Southeast Division, Western Conference, Winnipeg