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The New York Rangers Are Going To The Stanley Cup Finals For The First Time Since 1994

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Henrik Lundqvist now stands 4 games away from going from the King of New York, to a deity.

The Rangers are going to the Stanley Cup Finals, on the shoulders of their superstar goalie. Continue reading

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Mark Messier, The 20-Year-Old Guarantee, and Finding Leadership On A Captainless Rangers Team Heading Into Game 4 Versus The Canadiens

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The Guarantee.

It is the legendary move of iconic leaders in New York history.

Joe Namath came first, leading the Jets to a Super Bowl III victory.  Then came the Messiah. Continue reading

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Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers Agree to 7-year, $59.5-Million Contract Extension

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Long will live the King in New York City.

Arguably the best goalie in the NHL, Henrik Lundqvist, has signed a long-term deal to stay with the Rangers. Continue reading

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NHL’s New Canadian TV Contract Could Help The Rangers In A Big Way

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Late Monday Night, TSN Reporter Bob McKenzie tweeted out the news that CBC and Rogers had secured the English-language rights to the NHL for 12 years.   The deal, worth $5.232 billion, will have wide ramifications.

One of these ramifications can affect the Rangers in a major way this offseason. Continue reading

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Rangers Fire John Tortorella

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The New York Rangers and GM Glen Sather fired head coach, John Tortorella, today after a team slated for the Stanley Cup Finals came up short.

The Blueshirts, eliminated by the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals after 5 games, were a flawed and inconsistent team all season.  In a season where many are to blame, the hammer was dropped on Torts. Continue reading

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Rangers vs. Capitals: It’s Game 7

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It will be a Game 7 between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals tonight.

Henrik Lundqvist, coming off the 4th elimination game shutout in Rangers history and his 2nd (1st in 2008.  The others were Joe Miller [1928], and John Vanbiesbrouck [1986]), will try to carry the cold-shooting Blueshirts to the 2nd round.

History is not on their side. Continue reading

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Henrik Lundqvist Earns Fifth Nomination for Vezina Trophy

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The NHL announced earlier today that Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist has earned his 5th Vezina Trophy nomination.

An irregular season for King Henrik, between the lockout, the Rangers offensive struggles, and constant roster and line shufflings, he still managed a 24-16-3 record, with a 2.05 goals against average and .926 save percentage.

His fellow nominees are Columbus Blue Jackets’ Sergei Bobrovsky and San Jose Sharks’ Antti Niemi. Continue reading

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Ryane Clowe and The New Rangers Help Gain Revenge On The Penguins

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Ryane Clowe, scoreless in every previous game this year – all with the San Jose Sharks – scored two goals tonight to help the newly-shaped Rangers defeat the suddenly wounded Penguins 6-1 at the Garden.

Clowe, brought over in a trade Tuesday night, was instant offense for the Blueshirts, also adding an assist.

He was not the only new Ranger to make a difference tonight. Continue reading

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Rangers’ Rick Nash and J.T. Miller Score Two Highlight Goals in Their Shootout Victory over the Hurricanes

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The New York Rangers escaped last night with a shootout victory over the Carolina Hurricanes, 2-1.  The offense, still struggling, was able to get something going in the 2nd when Canes goalie, Dan Ellis, was bowled over by Captain Ryan Callahan, leading to a Derek Stepan rebound goal.

They would not find the net again until the shootout, where Rick Nash and J.T. Miller would score two amazing goals to win the game.

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Rangers’ Defenseman Marc Staal Gets Hit With a Puck In The Eye From a Flyers Slap Shot (Video)

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In a scary moment Tuesday night, New York Rangers defenseman, Marc Staal, took a puck straight to his eye during the 3rd period of their matchup with the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden.

The MSG crowd went silent as he remained down writhing in pain while trainers rushed onto the ice.

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