Submitted by Russ_Cohen on Thu, 2012-05-17 13:03
New York Rangers coach John Tortorella has gained a reputation for extremely short press conferences with curt answers, many times like last night one syllable replies, but with some time to reflect on the first day of two-days off, he seemed to be more receptive to answering questions than he has been this postseason.
“We certainly don’t want to be disrespectful,” Tortorella said about his dealing with the media. “We are concerned about our locker room and close things down there.”
Submitted by Russ_Cohen on Sun, 2012-05-13 15:32
The only time the New York Rangers met the New Jersey Devils in the Eastern Conference Finals was 1994. Stephane Matteu turned out to be the Game 7, Double OT star, which was one of his six goals that he had in the playoffs that season. To pick out who will be the star of this series we might look once again in the direction of Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur (now 40) who played in that game or Henrik Lundqvist, Vezina nominee who was 12 when the Rangers last won a Stanley Cup.
Submitted by Anthony_Mingioni on Fri, 2012-04-27 23:58
Both the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals enter their second round series feeling a little battered and bruised following a pair of grueling seven game gauntlets in the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The Rangers played a defensively focused brand of hockey during the regular season, utilizing a group of four defensemen who could be in most NHL teams top pairings in Dan Girardi, Marc Staal, Michael Del Zotto, and Ryan McDonagh, along with one of the league’s most dominant goaltenders in Henrik Lundqvist to create a fortress that flummoxed many NHL teams this season.
Submitted by Jeff_Morris on Mon, 2012-04-23 22:17
OTTAWA – It started out as one of the loudest nights Scotiabank Place had ever seen. A SRO crowd of 20,500 towel-waving fans were hungry for a Game 6 win and a series upset as the Eastern Conference leading New York Rangers were on the brink of elimination.
But somewhere along the way, the Ottawa Senators lost their focus. As a result, the conference quarterfinal series will be decided Thursday in New York when the Rangers host Game 7 at Madison Square Garden.
Submitted by Russ_Cohen on Mon, 2012-04-23 07:30