Tag Archives: Brendan Smith

How Trouba fell into Gorton’s lap

It never made any sense from the beginning. When the Rangers announced the trade last night for Jacob Trouba, the return the Winnipeg Jets got was for a better description, severely lacking. So, how did they only wind up with … Continue reading

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Rangers steal Trouba away from Winnipeg

OFFICIAL: #NYR have acquired defenseman Jacob Trouba from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Neal Pionk and the 20th overall pick in the 2019 #NHLDraft (originally from WPG). pic.twitter.com/rZTXYv4YG1 — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) June 17, 2019 In an absolute … Continue reading

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Game #82: A positive conclusion in Quinn’s rookie year

Last night, the Rangers played their final game of rookie coach David Quinn’s rookie year. Like over a quarter of the games, Game 82 required overtime. The Penguins were still playing for something. A shot at home ice in the … Continue reading

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Game #78: A Georgie Special as Buchnevich and Strome stay hot in win at Flyers

Some might say, ‘What’s the point in winning these games?’ I think Marc Staal said it best the other day. You don’t teach losing at any level. It’s about competing every game no matter what. Or in hockey terms, every … Continue reading

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Game #76: Big Bad Bruins humiliate Andersson and Rangers

I don’t often start off recaps like this. But I’m pretty ticked off at how that game ended. By that, I mean the way the big bad Bruins had to avenge Patrice Bergeron for a questionable hit by Lias Andersson … Continue reading

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Game #75: Yet another Penguins humiliation

Well, at least they started out well. The Rangers actually got the game’s first two goals. Then, the Penguins remembered who they are and humiliated the Blueshirts 5-2 at MSG to improve to 3-0 versus our team. They’ve now outscored … Continue reading

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Game #74: Strome’s overtime winner gives Georgiev another victory over the Leafs

Maybe these games don’t have the same meaning to some. Don’t tell the Rangers. They went into Toronto and earned a hard fought 2-1 overtime win over the Maple Leafs. Ryan Strome scored the OT winner at 1:48 on a … Continue reading

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Game #73: Rangers lose again to Howard and Athanasiou led Red Wings

Once again, it was Groundhog Day for the Rangers. They saw their collective shadow against Jimmy Howard, Andreas Athanasiou and the Red Wings to lose 3-2 in the final meeting of the season. In fact, all three losses to Detroit … Continue reading

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Game #57: Georgiev wins his third straight decision as Rangers finally get secondary scoring in 6-2 win over Sabres

Can we call this a “shorthanded goal?” #NYR pic.twitter.com/bad1AxiC6A — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 16, 2019 A picture is worth a thousand words. Can the Rangers freeze frame the goal above that Pavel Buchnevich set up Jimmy Vesey on … Continue reading

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Chytil becomes latest victim of the Quinn Bin

When the Rangers visit the Sabres tonight in Western New York, Filip Chytil will not be in the lineup. The talented 19-year old rookie who’s played in 55 of the team’s 56 games, is a healthy scratch. For whatever reason … Continue reading

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