Archive for December, 2009

06
Dec
09

rangers finish weekend 1-1-0

The New York Rangers finished the weekend with one win over the Buffalo Sabres and one loss to the Detroit Red Wings. The Ranger’s Brain Boyle scored the only goal in the first period and the only goal of the game for the Blueshirts. From there, it was all Detroit as they scored three unanswered goals (Datsyuk, Cleary, Draper).

James Howard was solid in net for the Red Wings, he allowed just one goal on 29 shots. Henrik Lundqvist played solid as well allowing two goals on 30 shots.

The biggest issue for the Rangers continues to be their lack of offense. I mentioned last week that the Rangers had to have more of a well balanced attack to be successful. They have had three different scores over the last two games, however Marian Gaborik was held to just one assist.

The Rangers have only two games next week and they are spread out nicely. They will travel to Chicago on Wednesday (another original six match-up) and then back home Saturday to face the Sabres.

I would not be surprised if the Rangers make some more moves this week, either by changing lines again or by making a trade or two. They have to turn their season around quickly…

05
Dec
09

well rested rangers pull out a win

I will keep this short because a) I don’t have the time and b) I will not have a complete opionon until I watch tomorrow’s game against the Detroit Red Wings.

The Rangers won tonight on four days rest, beating the Buffalo Sabres 2-1. The game was close, but the well rested Rangers were able to piece together a full 60 minute contest.  Chris Higgins and Ryan Callahan scored the two goals for the Blueshirts while Jason Pominville scored the lone goal for the Sabres (with less than a minute to go).

Henrik Lundqvist and Ryan Mille both looked sharp. They may face each other in the Olympics next year. Lundqvist allowed one goal on 37 shots, while Miller gave up two goals on 32 shots.

The Rangers defeated a very solid team tonight in the Buffalo Sabres (first in the Northeast), but the Rangers have had plenty of rest. It will be interesting to see if they can keep this level of play going tomorrow as they face the Detroit Red Wings (7:00 PM – Madison Square Garden).

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01
Dec
09

Rangers lose…again

Instead of recapping the home-and-home series between the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins (Rangers lost 13-5 if you add both game’s final scores together), I am just going to list a bunch of facts and opinions of how I currently feel about my favorite team in the NHL.

1. The Rangers are now .500 with a 13-13-1 record.

2. The Rangers are now tied with the Islanders. That’s right, the Islanders!

3. The Rangers have lost three in a row and are now 3-7-0 in their last ten games.

4. If the Rangers finish the season at .500 (#1), finish tied with the Islanders (#2), and finish their last ten games of the season with a 3-7-0 record (#3), they will not make the play-offs.

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