Rangers-Senators: 24 Thoughts on Game 3

Were you expecting something else? The Rangers won a game they really needed to have Tuesday night and their second-round playoff series with Ottawa now has a different complexion. [Rangers-Senators Post Game on MSG Networks] The 4-1 win was complete, start-to-finish and in virtually every aspect. But now they have to do it again Thursday […]

Blueshirts Win, Must Do It Again

RANGERS 4, SENATORS 1 “Hockey is a funny game — it’s played on ice.” Those deathless words were uttered by former Rangers goalie-coach-and-general manager Emile (The Cat) Francis. As far as the current Blueshirts are concerned, the bromide could be amended to read, “Hockey is a fun game — when it’s played on our home […]

Focus Shifts to Game 3 For AV

“Everything is on the table right now!” That was the most pertinent observation made by Alain Vigneault on Sunday afternoon during a media conference call. Looking ahead to Game 3 of the Ottawa series, the Rangers head coach, offered several comments on particular players in terms of why or why not they were used in […]

For the Rangers, It All Starts With One Win

“It’s a five-game series and we have to win four,” said nobody ever. The Rangers’ task is daunting if you look at it in that light. But they won’t, mostly because they can’t and partly because they shouldn’t. Trailing two games to none after Saturday’s loss in Ottawa, the Rangers have an extra day to rest […]

Rangers Need a Rally at Home

Senators 6, Rangers 5 (2 OT) The Ottawa Senators can be beaten in the playoffs as proven by two first-round losses to Boston. It’s just that the Rangers haven’t found the formula so far. Although, as the late, great Yogi Berra would have observed, “It’s getting late early.” For the Blueshirts, that is, they return […]