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  • Saturday, January 23, 2016

    Hockey Night Live: Thursdays on MSG Networks

    HNL On-Ice Demonstrations  |  Vally's View  |  Chris Boyle's Blog 


    2/11 - THE WEEKLY RUNDOWN: RED-HOT ISLES CONTINUE TO ROLL

    In this web exclusive, Al Trautwig and EJ Hradek look ahead to the Isles' next couple of games, as they take on the Hurricanes and Red Wings.


    2/11 - SHOULD FLYERS' SIMMONDS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED?

    The Hockey Night Live guys debate whether or not Flyers' forward Wayne Simmonds should have been suspended for either his sucker punch on the Rangers' Ryan McDonagh or throwing his stick in the referee's direction.


    2/4 - HNL ON ICE: FULL BREAKAWAYS

    John MacLean, EJ Hradek and Steve Valiquette take to the ice and provide an example of a breakaway. Don't miss an all-new episode of Hockey Night Live Thursday at 9:30 PM on MSG+.


    2/4 - THE WEEKLY RUNDOWN: RANGERS PRIMED FOR BIG WEEK

    In this web exclusive, Steve Valiquette and Al Trautwig discuss the Rangers win over Minnesota, the week ahead for the Blueshirts and J.T. Miller's recent solid play.


    2/3 - CHRIS BOYLE: WHERE RANGERS OFFENSE COMES FROM

    One of the things that have helped carry the 2015-16 New York Rangers is their offense. They have been able to exploit their speed in transition and attack the slot line creating high percentage plays. At even strength through 49 games, the only team better than the Rangers has been the Dallas Stars who have outscored the Rangers 103-102.

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    1/29 - CHRIS BOYLE: RANGERS MID-SEASON REVIEW

    Expectations define fan analysis. When you have the success the Rangers have had over the last three seasons, the goal is Stanley Cup or bust. So, a 98-point pace at the All-Star break is not what the fan base is willing to accept, even though it is actually a two point improvement on their Stanley Cup Final regular season.

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    HOCKEY NIGHT LIVE MOVING TO THURSDAYS STARTING FEB. 4

    After the NHL All-Star break, Hockey Night Live will be moving to a new night. Catch the next show Thursday, February 4 on MSG at 9:30 PM.


    1/20 - CHRIS BOYLE: LUNDQVIST & RANGERS SUCCESS DEFENDING THE 2-ON-1

    One of the sacred cows in hockey is allowing your goaltender to have clear sight of the puck on a 2-on-1 and have the defender cover the second man on the break. Intuitively, it makes sense and that's why it has become the standard when defending odd man rushes. Intuition isn’t always correct, but we can check it against the manual shot quality data we have collected.

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    1/19 - VALLY'S VIEW - THE RANGERS DEFENDING 2-ON-1S

    In this exclusive piece to MSGNetworks.com, Hockey Night Live's  Steve Valiquette looks at how the Blueshirts and Henrik Lundqvist have fared against 2-on-1 chances this season. Watch the video and don't miss HNL Saturday at 10 PM on MSG+.


    1/16 - HNL ON-ICE DEMONSTRATION - PARTIAL BREAKAWAYS

    The guys from HNL take to the ice at look at why the probability of scoring goes up on a partial breakaway.


    1/16 - THE WEEKLY RUNDOWN: DEVILS RETURN HOME

    After going 2-2 on their four-game road trip, the Devils return home. John MacLean and Bill Pidto look ahead to this week's games in this exclusive clip for MSGNetworks.com


    1/15 - CHRIS BOYLE: THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE RANGERS' ZONE PLAY

    Absorbing the controlled chaos that is the game oh hockey is a difficult task when we rely on our eyes. This isn't because our eyes don't understand what we are watching, but because they can't absorb all aspects of the game that occur at once. This cognitive failure leads to incomplete information, and when we try to piece together our perception of the game with the results, we tend to develop analytical blind spots.

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    1/9 - HNL ON-ICE: DEFENDING DOWN LOW WHILE ON THE PK

    This week, the guys are joined by Quinnipiac assistant coach Reid Cashman and power skating guru Robby Glantz to look at how to defend down low while killing penalties.


    1/9 - THE WEEKLY RUNDOWN - ISLES FACE ADVERSITY

    With injuries to their blueliners and a huge game upcoming against the Rangers, the Islanders face a litany of challenges this week. See what Al Trautwig and EJ Hradek about the Isles and don't miss an all-new episode of Hockey Night Live Saturday at 11:30 PM on MSG & MSG+.


    1/7 - CHRIS BOYLE: RANGERS HAVE TOOLS FOR CREATIVE POWER PLAY

    A major focus for the Rangers last season was improving the team's play with the man advantage. It has been an issue for the Rangers the past few seasons and their power play sits among the mid-tier in 2015-16. The Rangers have good offensive players and acquired Keith Yandle to help with their special teams.

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    1/2 - HNL ON ICE: DEFENDING DOWN LOW IN 5-ON-5 SITUATIONS

    In the latest on-ice demonstration, Steve Valiquette, EJ Hradek, John MacLean and Quinnipiac assistant coach Reid Cashman provide an example of defending down low behind the goal line.

    Be sure to catch an all-new edition of Hockey Night Live Saturday on MSG and MSG+ at 9:30 PM.


    1/2 - THE WEEKLY RUNDOWN: RANGERS IN CRISIS?

    Al Trautwig and Steve Valiquette preview the week ahead for the Rangers and discuss what the team needs to do in order to remedy their defensive lapses.

    Be sure to catch an all-new edition of Hockey Night Live Saturday on MSG and MSG+ at 9:30 PM.


    12/26 - HNL ON ICE: GETTING UP TO SPEED

    Learn how the pros get up to their top speed with their skating with the Hockey Night Live crew and power skating coach Robby Glantz. 


    12/19 - HNL ON ICE: THE GOALIE'S PADS

    In this special on-ice demonstration from Hockey Night Live, Steve Valiquette, EJ Hradek and John MacLean explain how the size of goalie pads can affects shots on goal.


    12/12 - INSIDE THE CREASE: RANGERS DEFENSE IN FRONT OF HANK

    Steve Valiquette and EJ Hradek look at the recent defensive breakdowns the Rangers have had in front of Henrik Lundqvist and discuss what can be done to fix them.


    12/11 - CHRIS BOYLE: WHY THE NUMBERS DON'T TELL THE FULL STORY ON KREIDER

    There are two ways to form our perception of player's on-ice performance. One is through data. The other is through our eyes. Chris Boyle examines how the numbers aren't telling the full story on Chris Kreider. 

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    12/5 - HNL ON-ICE: THE PUCK'S PERSEPCTIVE

    In this on-ice demonstration, see the puck from a completely different perspective as John MacLean and the rest of the Hockey Night Live crew provide a variety of camera angles and looks.


    12/4 - CHRIS BOYLE: DON'T OVERLOOK YANDLE'S DEFENSE

    Keith Yandle doesn't need to be an elite defender because of his offensive skillset. Chris Boyle takes a closer look at what makes Yandle an underrated defensemen in his latest piece.

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    12/1 - CHRIS BOYLE: LUNDQVIST FOR MVP?

    Henrik Lundqvist has been the backbone of the Rangers success for a decade and he’s off to another brilliant start this season. Will this be the year Lundqvist brings home the Hart Trophy? Chris Boyle investigates in his latest piece.

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    11/24 - VALLY'S VIEW - ZUCC BACK & BETTER THAN EVER

    In an MSGNetworks.com exclusive, Steve Valiquette breaks down how Mats Zuccarello has come back from a scary injury to emerge as the most important player on the Rangers.