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.
As coaching challenges go, Alain Vigneault now is confronted with one of the most pressing of his long major league career, which began 20 years ago. Having watched his Rangers give up another late-game lead on Saturday, the coach must orchestrate a victory on Tuesday night at The Garden against Ottawa or the Blueshirts season will […]
On a conference call with reporters, Alain Vigneault discussed the issues facing the Rangers ahead of Tuesday's must win Game 6.
Senators 5, Rangers 4 (OT) Well, nobody said it would be easy. In the case of Round 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs, taking the second series has now become a most dangerous challenge for the Rangers. Returning to New York for Game 6 on Tuesday night, the Blueshirts sit on the edge of elimination following […]