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The End Of The Line

The End Of The Line

The New York Rangers’ unexpected march toward the Stanley Cup ended in the wee hours of Saturday morning on the east coast with a dramatic 3-2 double overtime loss in game 5 to the Los Angeles Kings. There’s no denying that the Kings were the stronger, more complete team, getting offense from everywhere in their [...]

Down, But Not Entirely Out

Down, But Not Entirely Out

Inside the New York Rangers’ “Hockey House” prior to game three of the Stanley Cup final, one wouldn’t have known that the home team was in a 2-0 hole as it prepared to host its first Final game in 20 years. On the first floor, fans were taking photos in mockups of players’ dressing room [...]

Rangers Get Mad, Unable To Get Even

Rangers Get Mad, Unable To Get Even

Conventional wisdom would dictate that it would be the team that has led in 50:03 minutes of Stanley Cup Final play would have a 2-0 series lead, as opposed to the team that has led for none. Conventional wisdom has flown out the window in this series. In an agonizing case of deja vu, the [...]

Rangers Need To "B" Better

Rangers Need To “B” Better

The day after the New York Rangers’ 3-2 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Kings in game one of the Stanley Cup Final, coach Alain Vigneault put it quite simply: “One thing that’s evident to me, and it should be to our whole group, is we’re not going to beat this team if we do [...]

Above And Beyond

Above And Beyond

New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault might have had the quote of the evening in his postgame press conference following the Rangers’ 1-0 Eastern Conference-clinching win over the Montreal Canadiens, when a reporter asked him what his reaction would have been if, back in October, someone had told him they’d be in the Cup finals [...]

Feeling The Love

Feeling The Love

  When the New York Rangers take the ice for game three of the Eastern Conference final Thursday night at Madison Square Garden, it will have been eleven days since the last time they played in front of the he home crowd. That was Mother’s Day, game six of the Metropolitan Division Final against the [...]

Answering The Bell

Answering The Bell

 It took less than three hours of a beautiful Saturday afternoon for the New York Rangers to destroy much of the narrative that existed before the puck dropped on their Eastern Conference Final series against the Montreal Canadiens. “The Rangers can’t score on Carey Price.” It was fitting that Martin St. Louis opened up the scoring, [...]

Broadway Revival

Broadway Revival

Most nights in New York City, the dramas are playing out on the Great White Way. The last two weeks have been an exception to the rule, as the New York Rangers starred in a comeback story that rivals the one currently playing at the Winter Garden Theatre. Tuesday night the Blueshirts pulled off what [...]

Just Deserts

Just Deserts

Over the course of an average NHL season, there are times where a bad bounce or a bad call could be the difference between winning and losing a game. Most of the time though, teams often get what they deserve. Boy did the Rangers get exactly what they deserved Tuesday night. After coming out of [...]

The Battle Of The Broads

The Battle Of The Broads

If one of the goals of the NHL’s restructuring of the Stanley Cup playoff structure was to have more rivals go head-to-head, Gary Bettman and company must have been dancing down the Avenue Of The Americas when the Philadelphia Flyers secured the third seed in the Metro Division and a first-round date with the second-seeded [...]

Freezing Bronx Gives Rangers A Warm Welcome

Freezing Bronx Gives Rangers A Warm Welcome

Fans pouring out of the 161st Street subway station and heading into Yankee Stadium to support their team is not an uncommon sight. However, when it’s the end of January and it’s a sea of Rangers blue and Devils red, it certainly is. Over 50,000 people showed up in the Bronx to witness the first [...]

Predators Stop Streak, Romp Over the Rangers 4-1

Predators Stop Streak, Romp Over the Rangers 4-1

The New York Rangers left the ice to boos from the home crowd at Madison Square Garden at the end of the first period of their game against the Nashville Predators. The crowd was agitated because the Predators had a 2-0 lead against the home team. Henrik Lundqvist had given up two goals on 6 [...]

It's Good To Be The King

It’s Good To Be The King

Any to-do about a goaltender controversy was  put to bed Wednesday when the New York Rangers announced an agreement with Henrik Lundqvist on a 7-year  contract extension worth $59.5 million that also features a full no-move clause. The contract will keep “The King” in a Rangers uniform until he is 39, essentially making him a [...]

The Ghosts of Rangers Past, Present And Future

The Ghosts of Rangers Past, Present And Future

Saturday was Kids’ Day at Madison Square Garden, so it seemed apropos that two rookies – Chris Kreider (first career hat trick) and Cam Talbot (35 saves) – led the way in the New York Rangers 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks. The present and the future closed the books on the  past. Those two [...]

Rangers Search For New Net Results In Roster Shakeup

Rangers Search For New Net Results In Roster Shakeup

With the way the three games that followed went, it’s almost hard to believe that one week ago, Jonathan Quick’s gift goal to Ryan McDonagh was the talk of the hockey world. A 9-2 demolishing the next night at the hands of rookie Tomas Hertl and the San Jose Sharks, followed by a 6-0 blanking [...]

Hockey Independent Roundtable: 2013-14 Season Predictions Part III - The Big Winners, Surprises And Disappointments

Hockey Independent Roundtable: 2013-14 Season Predictions Part III – The Big Winners, Surprises And Disappointments

In the third installment of Hockey Independent’s predictions roundtable,  Cris Cohen, Seth Levin, Christopher Triantafilis and Benjamin Woodward  dust off their crystal balls one final time to predict which teams will surprise, disappoint and win it all. They also guess who will take home some of the major hardware at the end of the season. Biggest Surprise Cohen (@CC_927) Columbus Blue [...]

Hockey Independent Roundtable: 2013-14 Season Predictions Part I - The Eastern Conference

Hockey Independent Roundtable: 2013-14 Season Predictions Part I – The Eastern Conference

The NHL ushered in major changes for the 2013-14 season. Realignment, new divisions and a new playoff format could have major repercussions on how the playoff picture shakes out when all is said and done. In this first of three parts, members of Hockey Independent’s writing staff – Cris Cohen, Seth Levin, Christopher Triantafilis and [...]

Backup Battle

Backup Battle

The last thing that would have been expected in New York Rangers training camp was a battle for the backup goaltending position. With Martin Biron under contract for a final season and no other goaltender in the system ready to make the jump, why would there be? Enter 40-year-old Johan Hedberg, whom the Rangers invited to [...]

Bruins Keep Foot on the Gas, Eliminate Rangers in Game 5

Bruins Keep Foot on the Gas, Eliminate Rangers in Game 5

BOSTON, MA – Following Thursday’s 4-3 overtime defeat at Madison Square Garden in Game 4 against the Rangers, the Boston Bruins were once again looking to close out their second round series on Saturday evening; this time on home-ice at TD Garden. Fortunately for the 17, 565 Black and Gold supporters that packed into the building, [...]

Still Looking For Answers, Rangers On The Brink

Still Looking For Answers, Rangers On The Brink

New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist knew he needed to be better for game 3 than he was in game 2 for his team to have any chance to get back into this Eastern Conference Semifinal against the Boston Bruins. Despite a sore shoulder he was, turning in a 32-save performance that gave his team [...]