Christopher Higgins notched the go-ahead goal with 1:30 left in the third block for the New York Rangers to win over the Boston Bruins 3-2 yesterday at Madison Square Garden. New York dominated the first two periods with a 2-0 lead, which led to a pair of Bruins goals supplied by Matt Hunwick and Blake Wheeler before Higgins eventually put the game to rest.
Bruins players and coaches believe they could have shown more consistency throughout the contest. “There is no doubt we have a lot of character,” said Wheeler. “I can’t even count the number of times where we’ve been down after two periods and we come out in the third and give a really solid 20 minutes. But it’s not good enough. If we compete for 60 minutes, it’s a different story.”
Boston will have to battle on without their leading scorer Patrice Bergeron, who was hit in the hand by a shot in the second fired by teammate Dennis Wideman. Bergeron is set to travel home as the rest of the Bruins head to Ottawa to matchup with the Senators. With Bergeron sidelined the organization will call to veteran winger Miroslav Satan to contribute immediately on the offensive end. Satan just recently signed a one-year $700,000 deal with Boston.
“I think this is a team which will have a chance to go deep in the playoffs and I think the way the team is built,” said Satan. “I think it could use a player like me.” The B’s will see the Rangers again on Saturday after hosting the Chicago Blackhawks this coming Thursday. Boston Bruins tickets are available right here at AceTicket.com!
The 2011 Winter Classic has been rumored to take place at Yankee Stadium and feature the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals. New York fans are thrilled to be up for major consideration after the league passed them by for the 2009 and 2010 events. Last year’s contest featured the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings at Wrigley Field. Fenway Park is scheduled to ring in the new decade, showcasing the highly anticipated regular season matchup between the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers.
Yankees COO Lonn Trost said they were very close to hosting the upcoming Classic that eventually found its way to Boston. “The NHL had issues with – it would have created too many logistical issues,” said Trost. “But we certainly were in discussions, and we certainly will continue to be. We want to do it.” Don’t miss the Winter Classic at Fenway in Boston, MA Friday, January 1st!
Brandon Dubinsky notched the go-ahead goal 1:21 into the third period for the New York Rangers to defeat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 last night in Raleigh, NC. Following a scoreless first block, Sergei Samsonov started the scoring right away in the second. Marian Gaborik followed up soon after to tie it up, before Dubinsky came through for the one-goal advantage. Marc Staal sealed the deal on empty net in the final seconds to really solidify the victory.
“We’re just trying to gain some confidence, and be as consistent as you can be, and you find a way to win some hockey games, you start feeling better about yourself,” said Rangers coach John Tortorella. “We just need to stay within ourselves and try to play a simple game. When we’re on the road, we think that…It’s just a matter of simplifying everything and just competing on pucks.”
Henrik Lundqvist played outstanding in goal with 32 saves. The Rangers have now won three straight looking ahead to their next game tomorrow night against the Florida Panthers. “We’re starting to turn things around and pick up our game,” said Dubinsky. “Lundqvist is playing awesome, and we’re playing pretty good team D. If we can find a way to bury a few more chances, you know, we can take some pressure off ourselves in the third periods.”
Chicago Blackhawks RW Dustin Byfuglien supplied the final dagger with a thrilling goal 3:43 into overtime for his squad to edge out the New York Rangers 2-1 Wednesday night at the United Center. The 257 pounder raced 2/3 the length of the ice past defenseman Matt Gilroy before netting the puck past Henrik Lundqvist. “It was the highlight of the year,” said coach Joel Quenneville. “Great speed, great presence of mind. He cut in. Nice finish as well.”
Christopher Higgins notched the initial score for New York 12:10 into the first period before the two-way defensive battle really kicked in. Both teams were held scoreless until Jonathan Toews tied it up under six minutes to go in regulation. The Blackhawks are scheduled to meet up with the Buffalo Sabres on Friday before the Rangers play host to them on Saturday. Chicago Blackhawks and New York Rangers tickets are available all season long with us at Ace!
Daniel Cleary notched the go-ahead goal with two minutes remaining before Kris Draper scored on empty net for the Detroit Red Wings to win over the New York Rangers 3-1 last night at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers came up with the initial goal of the contest 15:56 into the first period through Brian Boyle assisted by Christopher Higgins. Pavel Datsyuk evened the score for Detroit with the only goal in the second.
Rookie goalie Jimmy Howard made 28 saves including a stopped penalty-shot and a denied breakaway opportunity. Howard has been proving himself lately to be #1 over future hall of famer Chris Osgood. “Howie was good,” said Red Wings coach Mike Babcock. “He mentally battled and he hung in and he is going to start next game against St. Louis.” On Wednesday while the Red Wings and Blues meet up the Rangers will be set to face off against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Marian Gaborik and Sean Avery scored multiple goals for the New York Rangers on their way to defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-4 yesterday at Madison Square Garden. Derek Mackenzie and Jared Boll notched the first two goals for the Blue Jackets in the first ten minutes of play. After the first period the Rangers found themselves up 3-2 and decided to keep the momentum going. That’s when Avery joined the action with back to back goals of his own a minute apart early in the second.
Following seven consecutive goals by New York, the Blue Jackets were able to net two more but it simply just wasn’t enough. “The biggest thing was coming back from that 2-0 deficit. It’s a big boost to our confidence,” said Avery. “It’s only one game. We can be happy about the fact that we got some goals from other guys, but it’s got to be a consistent thing.”
Columbus will look to show more consistency for their next game tonight against the Montreal Canadiens. “We got off to a good start. They took a timeout and they turned up the heat. We didn’t,” said defenseman Mike Commodore. “They are quick and we were on our heels a little bit. Then it was 7-2 before we knew it. We were still in it after the first. Then the second period was just a disaster.”
The Rangers are set to take on the Florida Panthers tomorrow at 7:30 PM before heading to Tampa Bay to match up against the Lightning. The best deals for New York Rangers tickets can be found right here at AceTicket.com!
Alex Ovechkin returned to the line up yesterday and produced right away for his Washington Capitals with a goal in the first period as they went on to defeat the New York Rangers 4-2 at Madison Square Garden. The premier LW missed six games due to injury but has still been able to find the net 15 times in just 15 games played. “It’s always nice when you get hurt and you come back and you score in the first period on your first shot,” said Ovechkin. “You feel pretty good about yourself. After that I feel pretty cool. I was not afraid to take some hits and go battle.”
Marian Gaborik scored the first goal for the Rangers before Ovechkin answered later in the period. Gaborik was able to score again 8:23 into the third period to tie it at 2-2. Matt Bradley scored the go-ahead goal for the Caps with five minutes left. Brian Pothier then fired one in the empty net unassisted to wrap things up in New York.
The Rangers have to wait until Saturday to redeem themselves at home against the Florida Panthers. Washington is scheduled to host the Montreal Canadiens on Friday, November 20th.
Goalie Henrik Lundqvist held the Bruins scoreless with 29 saves as Marian Gaborik scored the only goal in the second period for New York to win yesterday at Madison Square Garden. Tim Thomas came up with 22 saves, but the one he missed was all it took for the 9-5 Rangers to skate away with a victory in the books.
“Lundqvist was solid, but their team D was pretty good. Both teams’ D was good,” said Thomas. “Can you think of an odd-man rush for either team? You’d like to win them all, but we’re headed in the right direction. Even if every game we’re not getting the results.”
Both teams failed to score on power play opportunities (Bruins 0-for-5/Rangers 0-for-2). Boston put six more shots on goal but never found a gap through Lundqvist. They are now 6-6 heading into Tuesday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings. Find the best deals for Boston Bruins tickets right here at AceTicket.com!
The Rangers got great production out of their new free agent star, Marian Gaborik in last night’s 5-2 win over the Coyotes. Gaborik scored two goals and added an assist but left the game with an undisclosed injury prompting fears that the injury prone forward will miss time again this year. The Rangers jumped out early in this one, grabbing a two goal lead by the end of the first period. New York got goals from Anisimov and Gaborik in the first. The Rangers didn’t let up in the second with goals from Prospal and Gaborik once again. Both Gaborik’s goals came on power plays.
The win snapped a three game losing streak by the Rangers who improved to 8-3-1 on the year. New York will play two on the road against the Islanders and Wild before returning to Madison Square Garden on 11/1 to host the Boston Bruins. You can get New York Rangers tickets for this and all games at MSG.
Marian Gaborik scored for insurance 4:22 into the third period as the New York Rangers went on to defeat the Los Angeles Kings 4-2 last night at the MSG. Gaborik’s sixth goal of the season left the game out of reach for LA, giving the Rangers their sixth consecutive victory.
“You just find a way to win when you’re not on – and we were not on,” Rangers coach John Tortorella said. “We were behind in every facet of the game but we still found a way to win. That’s a good sign.” Vaclav Prospal came up big for New York scoring two power play goals in the first period. Henrik Lundqvist contained the Kings all night with 34 saves. New York is scheduled to play the Toronto Maple Leafs this Saturday at 7:00 PM.
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