Category Archives: Battle News

Trouba named the 28th captain in Rangers history, why they selected him, WJC gets going

In a little surprise, the Rangers announced Jacob Trouba as the new captain of the team at a short press conference yesterday at Madison Square Garden. They even aired it on MSG Network and streamed it for fans. A rarity. … Continue reading

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Kreider wins first ever Rod Gilbert Award as Mr. Ranger

Prior to last night’s game, the Rangers presented a special new award. The Rod Gilbert Award goes to the player who exemplifies what being a Ranger is all about. Rod Gilbert is probably the most iconic Blueshirt. As part of … Continue reading

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Gallant scratches Lafreniere

This isn’t exactly how I pictured tonight’s game starting. With Filip Chytil declared ready to return after missing Tuesday’s game, Gerard Gallant decided to scratch Alexis Lafreniere for the Flyers game. line up for tonight 💪 pic.twitter.com/fYfygFbgXw — x – … Continue reading

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Tough hit for Rangers, significant upper body injury to Motte and Chytil also hurt, Kakko practices along with Rooney

Today wasn’t a good day for the Rangers. After defeating the Penguins 3-0 with a great team effort, they got some bad news. The injury bug has hit with 10 games left in the regular season. During Thursday night’s game, … Continue reading

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Kreider passes Jagr to set new Rangers’ single season record for power play goals

During the first period of tonight’s game versus the Devils, Chris Kreider scored a power play goal at 17:57 of the first period. The goal was Kreider’s league-leading 25th power play goal of the season. In doing so by neatly … Continue reading

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Rangers make solid pickup acquiring Frank Vatrano from Panthers

Chris Drury made a move today. In what could be a signal the Rangers are going to be busy until next Monday’s March 21 trade deadline, the team made a sensible deal by acquiring Frank Vatrano from the Panthers for … Continue reading

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Panarin in protocol, Jones in for Nemeth, Lafreniere on second line for big test in rematch versus Lightning

Normally, I don’t post blogs leading up to a game. However, with it being a good measuring stick to see where the team is, the rematch versus the champion Lightning starts soon in a Sunday afternoon matinee at MSG. News … Continue reading

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NHL COVID restrictive measures leads to more cancellations, Canada closing its border, early Christmas Break, no Olympics, plus a look at hockey history nicknames

In predictable news that was expected, the NHL’s new COVID restrictive measures lead to more cancellations. With spikes in COVID due to the new Omicron variant, Canada also decided to close its border. That means no games between American teams … Continue reading

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Rangers place Shesterkin on IR, Next Man Up

As expected, the Rangers placed starting goalie Igor Shesterkin on the IR due to the lower-body injury he suffered during the third period of last night’s 1-0 win. At the very minimum, he’ll miss the next three games including tonight’s … Continue reading

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Zibanejad in COVID Protocol as Rangers prepare for Sabres

Don’t expect to see Mika Zibanejad tomorrow night when the Rangers host the Sabres. The number one center is in COVID protocol. Colin Stephenson had the first update followed by Mollie Walker and Vince Mercogliano. Mika Zibanejad is in Covid … Continue reading

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