The Rangers are ready to go in round two of the NHL playoffs. The same lineup that won games 4,5, and 6 against Montreal will start in Ottawa tonight. What we don’t know is what game the Rangers will be bringing with them. Read more
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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
There was a very palpable and nervous energy at Madison Square Garden preceding game 4. The fans hoping to see a home playoff win, which hadn’t happened at MSG since May 16, 2015. The puck is dropped. Read more
What a game. Unlike the playoffs last year where the Rangers seemed listless and lacked energy, this game was an excellent display of a team that wants to win.
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