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Rangers Win Series, Send Habs Packing

Overjoyed Lundqvist celebrates (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Well, tonight was quite exciting, with the Rangers eliminating the Canadiens, and sending Price and his cronies back to Montreal. Henrik Lundqvist was on his game and Mats Zuccarello showed everyone why he’s a fan (and teammate) favorite. Read more

The Young Guns Must Lead The Charge…

Kreider celebrates PP goal (Getty Images)

The NHL playoffs are right around the corner. When I realistically look at the Rangers chances, I see a team that is in better shape than last year, but not as good as the two years previous. Despite the presence of Ryan McDonagh, and the unreal emergence of Brady Skjei, the Rangers defense is their Achilles’ heel. Dan Girardi and Kevin Klein are coming back from injury, and at best are the second pair, but more likely third-pair defensemen. Marc Staal and Nick Holden have lost their chemistry as a pair, and have both been uneven from game to game. Trade deadline acquisition Brendan Smith has brought some bite, but hasn’t found chemistry with any one player to form a consistent pairing. Read more

The guide to permanently fixing the New York Rangers power play

Here’s how to get the power play back to an elite level (Getty Images)

Since the All-Star Break, the New York Rangers power play has been as pathetic as they come. With just a 9.2% success rate (5.1% before last night’s outburst) on the man advantage in the 23 contests since the break, the Blueshirts special teams free fall has dropped them to 17th in the NHL with a 18.4% conversion clip. Read more

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