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BEST OF THREE STARTS TOMORROW FOR BLUESHIRTS AND HABS

NEW YORK RANGERS at MONTREAL CANADIENS
Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Bell CentreMontreal, QC
Rangers: 2-2
Canadiens: 2-2 

BY: The New York Rangers

The New York Rangers 2017 Playoff Guide can be found via this link: HERE

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play Game 5 of their Eastern Conference First Round series against the Montreal Canadiens tomorrow, Apr. 20, at Bell Centre (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The best-of-seven series is tied at two games apiece, following the Rangers’ 2-1 win in Game 4 of the series at MSG.

RANGERS VS. CANADIENS – PLAYOFF HISTORY

The Rangers are facing the Canadiens in a playoff series for the 16th time in franchise history. New York has won eight of 15 all-time playoff series against Montreal. The Blueshirts have played more playoff series and have won more playoff series against Montreal than against any other NHL opponent in franchise history. The two teams are meeting in a playoff series for the first time since the Eastern Conference Final in 2014 when the Rangers defeated the Canadiens, four games to two. Continue reading

A LOOK AT RANGERS – HABS II

NEW YORK RANGERS at MONTREAL CANADIENS
Friday, Apr. 14, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Bell Centre – Montreal, QC
Rangers: 1-0
Canadiens: 0-1

BY: The New York Rangers 

The New York Rangers 2017 Playoff Guide can be found: HERE

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play Game 2 of their Eastern Conference First Round series against the Montreal Canadiens tomorrow, Apr. 14, at Bell Centre (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts lead the best-of-seven series, one game to none, following their 2-0 win in Game 1 in Montreal.

RANGERS VS. CANADIENS – PLAYOFF HISTORY

The Rangers are facing the Canadiens in a playoff series for the 16th time in franchise history. New York has won eight of 15 all-time playoff series against Montreal. The Blueshirts have played more playoff series and have won more playoff series against Montreal than against any other NHL opponent in franchise history. The two teams are meeting in a playoff series for the first time since the Eastern Conference Final in 2014 when the Rangers defeated the Canadiens, four games to two. Continue reading

RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FORWARD GABRIEL FONTAINE

NYR AGREE TO TERMS WITH FORWARD GABRIEL FONTAINE

Rangers’ sixth-round pick in 2016 NHL Entry Draft signs entry-level contract

BY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, April 10, 2017 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with forward, Gabriel Fontaine on an entry-level contract.

Fontaine, 19, skated in 59 regular season games with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) this season, registering 23 goals and 29 assists for 52 points, along with a plus-31 rating and 37 penalty minutes. He established QMJHL career-highs in several categories this season, including goals, assists, points, and plus/minus rating. Fontaine ranked third on the Huskies in goals, ranked fourth in points, and ranked fifth in plus/minus rating. He established single-game QMJHL career-highs with three goals and four points on Mar. 12 vs. Val-d’Or.

The 6-1, 191-pounder has skated in eight playoff games thus far with the Huskies this year, registering five goals and four assists for nine points, along with a plus-four rating and four penalty minutes. Fontaine leads the QMJHL in game-winning goals (three) and overtime goals (two) in the playoffs this year. He has tallied a point in each of the last five games, including a goal in each of the last four contests.

Fontaine has played four seasons in the QMJHL with Sherbrooke and Rouyn-Noranda (2013-14 – 2016-17), and he has recorded 117 points (47 goals, 70 assists) in 194 games. In 2015-16, Fontaine recorded 16 points (five goals, 11 assists) in 20 playoff games to help the Huskies win the QMJHL Championship and advance to the Memorial Cup.

The Montreal, Quebec, native was a sixth-round (171st overall) pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by the Rangers.  

RANGERS PLAYING FIRST OF LAST TWO OF THE REGULAR SEASON

NEW YORK RANGERS at OTTAWA SENATORS
Saturday, Apr. 8, 2017, 12:30 p.m. ET
Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON
Rangers: 47-27-6 (100 pts)
Senators: 43-27-10 (96 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers 

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 81st game of the 2016-17 season and begin a back-to-back set tomorrow, Apr. 8, against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre (12:30 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). New York has earned at least one point in seven of the last ten games, eight of the previous 12 games, and 10 of the last 15 games. The Rangers have posted a 47-27-6 record this season. Continue reading

CANTLON: HUSKIES OF NORTHEASTERN ELIMINATE HUSKIES OF UCONN

      VERSUS      

Northeastern Power Play Propels Them Past UCONN 6-2

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

BOSTON, MANortheastern University scored three powerplay goals late in the game to pull away from the UConn Huskies 6-2 on Saturday night. The loss eliminated UConn in the opening round of the Hockey East playoffs dropping the Best-Of-Three series with Northeastern, two games to none.

UConn’s season ends with a 13-16-8 record. Northeastern advances on to the next round and saw their record improve on the year to 18-13-5.

In a one-goal game, a call midway through the third period on one of the smallest players on the ice, UConn senior, Evan Richardson, by the referee at center ice about the action in the corner located more than 100 feet away, was a bit perplexing.

“(The ref’s) a real pro. He wouldn’t make the call if he didn’t feel it was earned.” Huskies’ head coach Mike Cavanaugh said. “(The hit that caused the call) was behind the play and I haven’t looked at it yet. It was a good game until we took a five-minute major.”   Continue reading

RANGERS: LEAFS NOT HOSPITABLE GUESTS AT MSG

Game Summary                                TOR: F. Andersen (W)  NYR: H. Lundqvist (L)         Event Summary

–        THREE’S COMPANY – The Chris KreiderDerek StepanMats Zuccarello line has tallied 27 points (11 goals, 16 assists) over the last eight games (including tonight). The three players have registered 51 points – including 19 goals – in the Rangers’ 19 games since Dec. 1. Zuccarello has registered an assist on 11 of Kreider’s last 12 goals, dating back to Dec. 3 vs. Carolina.

–        SHOOTING GALLERY – The Rangers registered 36 shots on goal in tonight’s contest. The Blueshirts have recorded at least 30 shots on goal in each of the last two games and in five of the last eight contests.

–        FULL HOUSE – Tonight’s game was the Rangers’ 207th consecutive regular season sellout and the Blueshirts’ 248th consecutive sellout (regular season and playoffs combined). The Rangers’ sellout streak dates back to Nov. 3, 2011. Continue reading

RANGERS END LOSING STREAK, VETO SENATORS

  Game Summary                                   OTT: M. Condon (L)   NYR: A. Raanta (W)             Event Summary

–        WINNING WAYS – The Rangers’ 24 wins in 2016-17 are tied for the third-most wins the team has earned through the first 37 games of one season in franchise history. The Blueshirts have earned at least 24 wins in their first 37 games of a season seven times in franchise history (1941-42, 1970-71, 1971-72, 1991-92, 1993-94, 2011-12, 2016-17), and the only seasons in which the team earned more than 24 wins through the first 37 contests were 1993-94 (26) and 1971-72 (25). Continue reading

PECORARO/MCGINNISS: (SAT) TITANS LOST TO PROWLERS

     VS.     

Prowlers Hang On, Win 2-1 Over Titans

BY: Tommy Pecoraro with Zak McGinniss, Danbury Titans

After the previous evening’s 4-3 overtime victory by the Titans against Port Huron, hopes were high that Danbury could follow up with a second victory before departing for Cornwall. However, Jo St. Pierre would steal the show as the Titans would fall by a 2-1 score.

It took a while for the two teams to test the waters after the puck was dropped on the first period. Offensively, however, nobody was able to light the lamp through the opening frame. It was not due to lack of effort, however, as Danbury outshot the Prowlers 17-8, with both goaltenders forced to make big saves. The period would be capped off with a fight between Matt Beer and Mike Dolman.

The 2nd period would finally see the red lamp being lit, as the Prowlers struck twice. The first goal game off a 5 on 3 by Scott Witmyer, assisted by Matt Robertson and Ahmed Mahfouz. They would strike again off a Stephen Gallo turnover, as Ahmed Mahfouz converted right in front of the net. The Titans found life late in the 2nd period, as John Schiavo scored his first as a Titan by dancing his way to the net mouth and beating Jo St. Pierre. A major stat about the period was the fact that the Prowlers led the shots, 16-13.

There would be fireworks to begin the 3rd period, as noted fighters Alexander Taulien and Jay Kenney squared off, off of the opening faceoff.  Each team would have opportunities on the power play in the third period, but neither could find the back of the net.  The Titans would have one last opportunity with Ivandikov pulled for the extra attacker, but St. Pierre would hold the fort and secure the victory and first star of the game honors.

The Titans remain in third place in the Federal Hockey League after only gaining two points in two games so far this weekend.  The Titans will be in action again tomorrow visiting the Cornwall Nationals for the first trip to Canada in the franchise’s history.

CANTLON: (FRI) UCONN WIN IN FINAL 2016 HOME GAME

 VS. 

BY: Gerry Canton, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT On the strength of two Tage Thompson goals and 22 saves from Adam Huska, the UConn Huskies defeated the UMASS-Amherst Minuteman 3-1 at the XL Center Friday night before a crowd of just 3,949.

UConn’s record improves to 6-6-6 overall (4-3-3-2 HEA) while UMASS-Amherst  drops to 4-9-2 overall (2-7-1 HEA).

The Huskies will play next in Prescott Valley, Arizona as they take part in the Sun Devil Classic on December 30th against the St. Cloud St. Huskies. The Huskies return home on January 7th where they will go head-to-head with Yale University in their first meeting ever between the two programs.

“We talked about finishing the first half on a high note and play a solid 60 minutes. We played well for 40 and change,” UConn head coach Mike Cavanaugh said. “We played well in the first and second, but in the third (period) we took some penalties. I’m proud of the guys that we held on and found a way to win.” Continue reading

RANGERS: NYR SIGN FREE AGENT DEFENSEMAN JOHN GILMOUR

imgresNYR SIGN FREE AGENT DEFENSEMAN JOHN GILMOUR

BY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, August 18, 2016 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with free agent defenseman John Gilmour.

Gilmour, 23, skated in 34 games with Providence College this past season, registering nine goals and 14 assists for 23 points, along with a plus-three rating and 18 penalty minutes. He established collegiate career-highs in several categories in 2015-16, including goals, assists, and points, and he tied his collegiate career-high in plus/minus rating. Gilmour ranked fifth among NCAA defensemen in power-play points (16), tied for fifth among NCAA defensemen in power play assists (12), and tied for eighth among NCAA defensemen in goals and power play goals (four) during the past season. In addition, he recorded 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) against Hockey East opponents in 2015-16, helping Providence post a 16-3-3 record in intra-conference games.

The 6-0, 190-pounder skated in 141 career collegiate games over four seasons with Providence College (2012-13 – 2015-16), registering 22 goals and 43 assists for 65 points, along with a plus-eight rating and 85 penalty minutes. Gilmour helped Providence win the National Championship in 2014-15. In addition, Providence posted an 81-42-18 record in the games which Gilmour played during his collegiate career. Gilmour registered a plus/minus rating of even or better in each of his four seasons with Providence.

The Montreal, Quebec, native was selected by Calgary in the seventh round, 198th overall, of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.