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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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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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RANGERS: NASH SWEEPS MEDIA AND PLAYER’S PLAYER AWARDS

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BY: The New York Rangers

The New York Rangers announced that Rick Nash has been named the Rangers’ MVP and received the Players’ Player Award for the 2014-15 season.

For the second consecutive season, one Ranger has been selected as both the Rangers’ MVP and the recipient of the Players’ Player Award (Ryan McDonagh won both awards in 2013-14). Nash is the eighth Ranger who has won both awards in the same season since 1958-59, joining John Vanbiesbrouck (1985-86), James Patrick (1987-88), Adam Graves (1992-93), Mark Messier (1995-96), Mike Richter (1999-00), Brian Leetch (2000-01 and 2002-03), and McDonagh (2013-14) as the only Blueshirts to accomplish the feat. Continue reading

RANGERS: CRUSHING THE DEVILS, INCHING CLOSER TO PRESIDENT’S TROPHY

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NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NEW JERSEY DEVILS
Saturday, Apr. 4, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Devils: 32-34-13 (77 pts)
Rangers: 50-21-7 (107 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TEAM NOTES:

  • BIG 5-0 – The Rangers earned their 50th win of the 2014-15 season in tonight’s contest. The Blueshirts have now earned 50 or more wins in a season four times in franchise history (1991-92, 1993-94, and 2011-12). By reaching the 50-win plateau in their 78th game of the season, the Rangers tied a franchise record for the fewest amount of games to earn their 50th win of the season (78 games in 2011-12 and 80 games in 1991-92 and 1993-94). With four games remaining in the 2014-15 season, the Rangers are two wins shy of tying the franchise record for most wins in a season (52 – 1993-94).

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RANGERS: “WILD” NIGHT FOR RANGERS AS THEY CLINCH METRO DIVISION CROWN

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NEW YORK RANGERS -3 at MINNESOTA WILD -2
Thursday, Apr. 2, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET
Xcel Energy CenterSt. Paul, MN
Rangers: 49-21-7 (105 pts)
Wild: 44-26-7 (95 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TEAM NOTES:

  • TAKING THE METRO – By earning a win in tonight’s game, the Rangers are the 2014-15 Metropolitan Division Champions. The Blueshirts have won a division title for the eighth time in franchise history and for the second time in the last four seasons (they were the Atlantic Division Champions in 2011-12). The Blueshirts have won a division title twice in a four-season span for the first time since they earned two division titles in a three-season span from 1991-92 to 1993-94 (Patrick Division Champions in 1991-92 and Atlantic Division Champions in 1993-94).

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CANTLON’S CORNER: TRADE DEADLINE REVIEW

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The Hartford Wolf Pack benefited greatly from the moves the New York Ranger made at the trade deadline on Monday.

In the deal with the Arizona Coyotes, John Moore, Anthony Duclair as well as a first and second round pick, brought the team premiere offensive minded defenseman Keith Yandle to the Blueshirts, but also yielded Chris Summers, who was not an unknown commodity to the organization.

Summers is a big and strong defenseman. At 6’2 and 215 pounds, Summers skates well and is considered a top flight athlete. He was drafted in the first round, 29th overall, back in 2007 after ending a stellar four year career at the University of Michigan. During the combines several years ago, he was scouted by the Rangers and routinely was a finalist along with Chris Kreider and Ryan McDonagh. Now, the Rangers organization has all three. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: March 2-8, 2015

bob-crawfordWOLF PACK WEEKLY: March 2-8, 2015

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (30-18-5-3, 68 pts.) absorbed a pair of narrow defeats this past week, falling 4-2 in Manchester on Friday night and dropping a 3-2 overtime decision to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Saturday night at home.  The Pack led the Monarchs 2-1 going into the third period Friday, on goals by Steve Spinell and Tyler Brown, but Manchester came back with three tallies in the final frame to turn the tables.  The Wolf Pack trailed Saturday’s contest 1-0 and 2-1, but came back both times on goals by Chris Mueller. 

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* = Division leaders are seeded 1, 2, and 3 in Conference standings.
Eight teams in each conference qualify for the playoffs: the three division winners will be seeded first through third in order of points, and the next five teams in order of points will be seeded fourth through eighth. Continue reading