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Bantering Points: 3/1/17

News and notes for Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 In a game against one of the league's Stanley Cup Contenders, the Rangers proved they don't belong in the conversation. Despite being down two of their top nine forwards, the Washington Capitals came into Madison Square Garden and handled the Ranges with easy, earning a 4-1 victory in Kevin Shattenkirk's Capitals debut. For now, all the Rangers can do is put this game behind them and get ready for the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. Here are today's news and links: Rangers News: Highlights: WSH 4, NYR 1 (4:12 Video via NHL.com) Game Recap:...
Japers' Rink 3 hours ago

The Noon Number: Power Versus Power

A look at a dominant top line performance in Manhattan 20.73 - Alex Ovechkin’s score- and venue-adjusted five-on-five Corsi differential in last night’s win over the Rangers, the top mark for a Caps skater this season, per Corsica. In other words, with Ovechkin...
Blueshirt Banter 1 hour ago
Zibanejad practices, Grabner hurt and “up in the air” for tomorrow’s game

Zibanejad practices, Grabner hurt and “up in the air” for tomorrow’s game

Chris Kreider missed today’s practice with a maintenance day but Mika Zibanejad, who was a last minute scratch last night, was back on the ice for the Blueshirts. The Swedish center is not yet penciled in for tomorrow’s game against the Bruins. AV said @MikaZibanejad "skated well" this morning. "He's miles ahead of what he was yesterday." Will know more tomorrow. #NYR— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) March 1, 2017 Michael Grabner left today’s practice with an apparent hip injury after a collision with Adam Clendening. When it rains, it pours. Apparently on Clendening check....
Blueshirt Banter 6 hours ago
Does Brendan Smith Shed Light On Jeff Gorton’s Long Term Plans?

Does Brendan Smith Shed Light On Jeff Gorton’s Long Term Plans?

No notes from the game last night. You don’t want them anyway. Instead we’re in full trade deadline mode. Wooo! The New York Rangers couldn’t sit pat. Pat of that might have been Kevin Shattenkirk going to Washington — making them late NHL favorites for the Stanley Cup. While I don’t understand Pittsburgh’s move for Ron Hainsey, they’re still one of the best teams in the East. Columbus is going to be difficult, too. The Rangers’ path to the Stanley Cup was going to be hard before Washington added Shattenkirk. Now it feels like it’s impossible. On Tuesday morning Adam...
New York Daily News 51 mins ago
Jesper Fast out 2-to-3 weeks due to upper-body injury

Jesper Fast out 2-to-3 weeks due to upper-body injury

The Rangers are battered and bruised entering the home stretch, and the setbacks are only continuing to pile up.

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FOX Sports 17 hours ago
Johansson scores 2 to lead Capitals to 4-1 win over Rangers

Johansson scores 2 to lead Capitals to 4-1 win over Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) Marcus Johansson had two goals and an assist to help Washington beat the New York Rangers 4-1 on Tuesday night in Kevin Shattenkirk's first game with the Capitals.
Rangers lose third straight home game, fall to Capitals 4-1

Rangers lose third straight home game, fall to Capitals 4-1

A gripping roughly 24-hour period began Monday night for the Blueshirts.
FOX Sports 18 hours ago
Brendan Smith is Good Defensive Fit for New York Rangers

Brendan Smith is Good Defensive Fit for New York Rangers

Sure, Many Rangers Fans Were Hoping to See Kevin Shattenkirk in a Blue Shirt by Tuesday Night but, Alas, Shattenkirk Was Sent to Washington. Instead, New York Made a Deal for Another D-Man, Brendan Smith from Detroit. He Isn't Shattenkirk But He is a Good Fit.The New York Rangers have been a ...
CSN Washington 18 hours ago

Caps earn first win over Rangers with second period surge

Final score: Washington Capitals 4, New York Rangers 1How it happened: After a slow start, the Caps responded in a big way in the second
Newsday 19 hours ago

Dan Girardi to be out about 2 weeks with cut on ankle

Dan Girardi rarely misses games, but will be out 10 days to two weeks to allow a wound in his right ankle -- suffered on a blocked shot against Anaheim on Feb. 7 -- to fully heal.
New York Daily News 21 hours ago
Rangers pass on Shattenkirk, now have to deal with him on Caps

Rangers pass on Shattenkirk, now have to deal with him on Caps

Shattenkirk seemed like a perfect fit for the Rangers.
FOX Sports 22 hours ago
Red Wings deal Smith to NY Rangers for 2nd, 3rd-round picks

Red Wings deal Smith to NY Rangers for 2nd, 3rd-round picks

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Red Wings have traded defenseman Brendan Smith to the New York Rangers for second- and third-round picks.
New York Post Feb 28, 2017
Rangers find their trade for a defenseman

Rangers find their trade for a defenseman

It’s not Kevin Shattenkirk, and it’s not even a righty defenseman, but the Rangers found a way to at least bolster their blueline depth before the trade deadline. The Blueshirts acquired defenseman Brendan Smith from the Red Wings on Tuesday afternoon in exchange for a second-round draft pick in 2018 and third-round pick in 2017....
Newsday Feb 28, 2017

Dan Girardi out two weeks, adding urgency to Rangers' trade talks

Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi will be out two weeks to allow a wound in his right ankle to fully heal, coach Alain Vigneault said this morning, adding some urgency to general manager Jeff Gorton's hunt for an extra defenseman.
New York Post Feb 28, 2017
The Rangers fallout from failed blockbuster trade

The Rangers fallout from failed blockbuster trade

It might not have been crystal clear, but rest assured Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan knew the repercussions if Kevin Shattenkirk ended up on an Eastern Conference rival — say, the Rangers. So MacLellan pulled the trigger, making the blockbuster trade Monday night to bring the game-changing righty defenseman out of St. Louis to his...
FOX Sports Feb 28, 2017
Shattenkirk might debut for Caps vs. Rangers

Shattenkirk might debut for Caps vs. Rangers

NEW YORK -- Already in possession of the NHL's best record, the Washington Capitals might have an even stronger lineup when they take the ice Tuesday against the New York Rangers.

Rangers Player News

  • 1 Dan Girardi

    Dan Girardi

    Dan Girardi to be out about 2 weeks with cut on ankle

  • 1 Jesper Fast

    Jesper Fast

    Jesper Fast out indefinitely

  • 1 Nick Holden

    Nick Holden

    Cam Atkinson hits his stride just as Blue Jackets rise

  • Henrik Lundqvist

    Henrik Lundqvist

    Capitals vs. Rangers Third Period Thread

  • Jimmy Vesey

    Jimmy Vesey

    New Jersey Devils vs. New York Rangers: LIVE score updates and chat (2/25/17)

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