Tag Archives: Mike Richter

Rangers handle the Penguins minus Crosby, Shesterkin gets fourth shutout, total team effort to put distance, Pens have meltdown at the end

If ever there was a message sent, it was in tonight’s game. Facing a potential first round opponent for the fourth and final time over a month, the Rangers handled the Penguins 3-0 at The Garden. The win allowed them … Continue reading

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Rangers Flashback: Tony Granato

In 1988-89, the Rangers boasted a pair of rookies who had an immediate impact. Of course, Brian Leetch is well known. Following a 17-game cameo fresh out of Wisconsin in ’87-88, he scored 23 goals and had 71 points to … Continue reading

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Zuccarello and Wild spoil Lundqvist Night, Rangers again inconsistent in frustrating loss on tough call

There will be no debate. Henrik Lundqvist Night was a rousing success. Of course it was. The highly anticipated jersey retirement of Number 30 to the rafters of Madison Square Garden lived up to the billing on the marquee. It … 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 Open Training Camp, Storylines to follow, drop preseason game to Islanders, Lundqvist jersey to be retired against Zuccarello and Wild

When it comes to autumn, it’s usually hockey time. Even though it begins a bit later due to last season’s July finish, here we are with training camps finally underway. Some opened Wednesday while others such as the Rangers officially … Continue reading

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Coming to grips with a gut wrenching moment

Life can be funny sometimes. It truly can be mysterious and unpredictable. Take the date May 25th. In 1994 on one memorable hot Spring night, that meant captain Mark Messier delivering on his promise by leading the Rangers back from … Continue reading

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What ‘If’

The 1991-92 New York Rangers were one of the franchise’s best teams. What ‘if’ they had beaten the Penguins and won the Stanley Cup that year? We look back while also looking forward at the promising current Blueshirts. AP Photo … Continue reading

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What ‘If’

What if Theo Fleury hadn’t gone through all his struggles off the ice due to alcohol and substance abuse stemming from being sexually abused as a teenager by junior hockey coach Graham James? Prior to leaving Calgary, the very skilled … Continue reading

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A night to remember for Shesterkin and Rangers

Igor Shesterkin gets some love from Henrik Lundqvist after his first NHL win. The Rangers defeated the Avalanche 5-3 at The Garden. AP Photo credit New York Rangers via Getty Images The chants were different this time at Madison Square … Continue reading

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Georgiev gives up late goal to Myers in tough loss to Canucks, Rangers go 0 for 3 in Western Canada, Kreider Appreciation, Vancouver Retro 90’s Night invokes memories

Marc Staal battles a Canuck along the boards. AP Photo credit Vancouver Canucks via Getty Images Encouraging is that unlike the first two games, they played well in Vancouver. However, the Rangers still managed to lose a tough one to … Continue reading

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