By: Chris Boyle Follow @ChrisBoyle33 They are at it again. The Senators bullied the defending Stanley Cup champions into a corner with their decisive 5-1 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final, pushing their Cinderella run much further than anybody anticipated. The Senators are starting to push into uncharted post-lockout territory. Teams with […]
By: Chris Boyle Follow @ChrisBoyle33 The Rangers have built their recent foundation of success on elite goaltending and torrid shooting streaks. With this type of blueprint, it is possible to be outchanced and outpossesed and still emerge victorious. The Blueshirts moved away from this over-reliance this season and it is ironic that their elimination came at […]
The day after always stings. For the 18,006 Ranger fans inside Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night, as well as the millions of others who watched Game 6 against Ottawa on television or listened on the radio, there will be countless “what ifs” over the coming days, weeks and months. Dreams of a deep playoff […]
This was just the final dagger. The Rangers were wounded, reeling, and ultimately done in by games they had almost all the way in the bag. So the 4-2 loss in Game 6 at home was a fitting outcome, another handshake line at the Garden, and the Rangers’ third series loss in their last four. […]
Senators 4, Rangers 2 At this point in Rangers time, there can be only one post-playoff theme: WAIT ‘TIL NEXT YEAR. Battling last night to stay alive in the playoff race, the Blueshirts — despite a valiant third period — came up short, 4-2, against an Ottawa sextet that proved, at least once in this […]
“We can’t lose another game.” – Alain Vigneault. Well, that pretty well sums it up, doesn’t it? The Rangers take on the Senators tonight at The Garden in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals trailing Ottawa, 3-2, in the series. [Rangers-Senators Post Game Coverage on MSG Networks] Game 5 saw the Blueshirts cough up […]
· Rangers’ forward, Michael Grabner enters tonight’s’ contest with a four-game point streak (two goals, two assists) · After gaining an assist on Saturday, the lightning-quick winger has tallied 11 points (five goals, six assists) in his last 17 postseason games · Grabner has established playoff career-highs in games played (11), goals (four), and points (six) this spring, and he is tied for the club lead in goals during the 2017 Playoffs.
Well, I told you the Rangers would have to play better in Game 5 than they had in Games 3 and 4 because Ottawa surely would be better. And for one of those rare times, I was correct. So the Rangers go to the brink of elimination, a place where they’ve been plenty the last […]