12:42 PM EDT, Sat April 18, 2015

Vigneault verbally protects Lundqvist, wants the refs to the do the same with their whistles

The Rangers and Penguins play Game 2 of their first-round series tonight at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers have an optional skate scheduled for 10:30 a.m. - only the extras will skate and that’s expected to be forward James Sheppard, defenseman Chris Summers and backup goalie Cam Talbot - before the game-day Rangers are made available to the media at 11 a.m., and coach Alain Vigneault at 11:45 a.m. Kevin Klein may skate as well though the defenseman will miss his second straight playoff game and 18th game overall since breaking his left arm on March 11. Meanwhile, at the Rangers’...
Rangers Report | Journal News 8 hours ago

Game 2: Penguins at Rangers tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Today is the anniversary of a truly “Great” and perfect Garden moment, Wayne Gretzky’s final game, in 1999. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Saturday, Apr. 18, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Penguins: 0-1 Rangers: 1-0 TONIGHT’S...
New York Post 9 hours ago

Penguins confident they can steal Game 2 from Rangers

After opening the playoffs with a Game 1 loss to the Rangers, the Penguins’ locker room was filled with frustration. The game had been even for only 27 seconds before...

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No surprise: Girardi to play Game 2; Vigneault ups the gamesmanship

My stories from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – The people on the outside – the ones who call Dan Girardi a cyborg, or a man of steel, or indestructible, or non-human – should know that the Rangers feel the same way. Girardi just laughed when asked about that Friday. He said he doesn’t pay [...] The post No surprise: Girardi to play Game 2; Vigneault ups the gamesmanship appeared first on Rangers Report.
New York Daily News 20 hours ago
Rangers' Dan Girardi set for Game 2 despite puck to the face

Rangers' Dan Girardi set for Game 2 despite puck to the face

A puck to the face couldn’t even keep Dan Girardi away from Friday afternoon’s practice in Greenburgh, let alone Game 2 Saturday night.

Defenseman Dan Girardi practicing with Rangers today; Kevin Klein still out

Defenseman Dan Girardi is on the ice for the Rangers’ practice today at MSG Training Center after being struck in the face with a deflected puck in Thursday night’s 2-1 Game 1 win over Pittsburgh. Girardi did not return after being hit in the right side of his face with a deflected Chris Kunitz shot with 9:29 remaining in the third period. After the game, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said Girardi was being examined by the dentist, so he might have had some damage to his teeth. Girardi has no obvious marks on his face today and is not wearing any extra protection on his helmet....

Game 1: Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) I told you it wouldn’t be easy, and it wasn’t. This series won’t be easy, either, even if it ends up 4-0. It won’t. But it was a win. As expected, especially [...] The post Game 1: Rangers-Penguins in review appeared first on Rangers Report.
New York Daily News Apr 17, 2015
Keith Yandle showing Rangers he could make difference

Keith Yandle showing Rangers he could make difference

Keith Yandle said his first Garden playoff game was “amazing” and “even more than I expected.” He wasn’t that bad himself.

Game 1: Rangers 2, Pens 1 -  Rewind

WHAT IT MEANS: The Rangers took a 1-0 series lead in their first-round series against the Penguins with a 2-1 win Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. Last season, when the Rangers advanced to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1994, the Rangers won Game 1 in each of their first three series against the Flyers, Penguins and Canadiens before lost Game 1 of the Cup Final at Los Angeles. WHY IT HAPPENED: The Rangers certainly got the start they wanted, with Derick Brassard banging in the long rebound of Rick Nash’s on-purpose shot into Marc-Andre Fleury’s pads and they...
New York Daily News Apr 17, 2015
Rangers' Girardi leaves after taking puck to face

Rangers' Girardi leaves after taking puck to face

The Rangers did not allow a Penguins shot on goal for the final six minutes and 49 seconds of Thursday night's 2-1 Game 1 win.

Game 1: Rangers 2, Penguins 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR:   Rangers 2, Penguins 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        HOME SWEET HOME – The Rangers have won 17 of their last 26 playoff games at Madison Square Garden, dating back to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. Ottawa [...] The post Game 1: Rangers 2, Penguins 1 … post-game notes & quotes appeared first on Rangers Report.
New York Daily News Apr 16, 2015
Brassard, McDonagh lead Rangers over Penguins for Game 1 win

Brassard, McDonagh lead Rangers over Penguins for Game 1 win

Game 1 slipped from becoming potential blowout victory into a nail-biting exercise for all of the Garden's fans.

Game 1: Penguins at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 1. Penguins at Rangers.   As Pitbull might say, “Dale’!” Just so you know, the Penguins put it in their team notes that the last time they played the Rangers in the playoffs following a Presidents’ Trophy season, the Penguins won the series. This is the sixth meeting, the Pens winning the first four, [...] The post Game 1: Penguins at Rangers … It’s Go Time! appeared first on Rangers Report.
New York Post Apr 16, 2015

Doc Emrick on the enticing possibility of Rangers-Islanders

NBC play-by-play Mike “Doc” Emrick is in a New York state of mind, calling the majority of the Rangers-Penguins series and Game 3 of the Islanders-Capitals series. He talked with...
New York Daily News Apr 16, 2015
Alain Vigneault to Rangers: Take it ‘one game at a time’

Alain Vigneault to Rangers: Take it ‘one game at a time’

The Rangers enter the playoffs as favorites to win the Stanley Cup for many reasons.

Miller not emotional about facing his childhood team; Penguins finally able to dress six defensemen

Right wing J.T. Miller, 22, grew up in East Palestine, Ohio but played youth hockey in Pittsburgh before leaving to join the U.S. National Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. in 2009. He was a Penguins’ fan who attended games at the old Igloo. His favorite player? Alex Kovalev. “My favorite team was in the early 2000s,” Miller said. “I liked Kovalev. He was a fun player to watch. He was probably my favorite player.” But facing his childhood team in the playoffs did not elicit any emotions in Miller, the 15th overall pick in the 2011 draft. Miller played in one game of the...

Glen Sather: The man behind the Rangers curtain gets it right

Here is my story from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello The man behind the curtain has the best team in the NHL, the Las Vegas favorite to win the Stanley Cup. It took some time, obviously, for Rangers president and general manager Glen Sather to fix what was broken — whether it was the dysfunctional franchise [...] The post Glen Sather: The man behind the Rangers curtain gets it right appeared first on Rangers Report.

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