Tag Archives: Pens

Rangers and Kravtsov both to blame for avoidable situation

Shortly after I posted my initial reaction to the startling news surrounding the Rangers and former ’18 first round pick Vitali Kravtsov, we learned something new about what feels like an untenable situation. Of course, the organization went into full … Continue reading

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Trotz nails what defines playoff hockey, Barzal leads Islanders to Game Four win over Bruins to even compelling series

On Saturday, the Islanders tied their second round series at two apiece against the Bruins by defeating them 4-1 before 12,000 loud fans at the old barn off the Meadowbrook Parkway. Mat Barzal scored the game-winner with over seven minutes … Continue reading

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Podcast: Derek on Monday’s great first round games, an observation plus a cool story

In my latest podcast over on Spotify, I review a busy first round slate from Monday night that included the Isles edging the Pens in two overtimes along with the Jets finishing off the McDavid/Draisaitl Oilers in an epic triple … Continue reading

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A Covid Shot to the playoffs, Vaccinated Rangers turn into the gang that can’t shoot straight in a brutal loss to grittier Penguins

Filip Chytil somehow missed this golden opportunity to score in a frustrating second period that swung the momentum towards the Penguins, who wanted it more in a 5-2 win that crushed the Rangers’ playoff hopes. AP Photo by Spittin’ Chiclets … Continue reading

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Everything works for Quinn in a blowout of the Penguins, Fox records three points to push Norris candidacy and Panarin dominates

It all worked for the Rangers in an 8-4 thumping of the Pens. AP Photo by New York Rangers via Getty Images You get a goal! You get a goal! pic.twitter.com/ej1KSA7Z1d — Mollie Walker (@MollieeWalkerr) April 7, 2021 Some nights, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Quinn’s lines for Rangers vs Penguins

Yesterday, it was reported that coach David Quinn went with different lines during practice in preparation for the Penguins. The Rangers have the Pens the next two games. So, it’ll be a big test. Considering that they’re still playing meaningful … Continue reading

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Sabres take it in a shootout to spoil Kravtsov’s Rangers debut, Panarin’s pair not enough in a disappointing loss to more determined opponent

Vitaly Kravtsov finally donned his number 74 and made a good NHL debut for the Rangers. Unfortunately, after Linus Ullmark robbed him of his first goal, it was the Sabres who took the game in a shootout. AP Photo by … Continue reading

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Blueshirts blow one in epic fashion to The Walking Dead, Ovechkin wills Caps to comeback win, Groundhog Day for Zibanejad and a wasted effort

It takes a lot to get me angry. Last night’s game was one of those WTF just happened moments. For 53 minutes, the Rangers had complete control against a Walking Dead version of the Capitals. They so dominated at five-on-five … Continue reading

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Blueshirts make too many mistakes in another loss to Penguins to spoil Kinkaid’s first start

Alright. I’ll come right out and say it. I’m sick and tired of losing to the Penguins. I could care less if the Rangers have been competitive in four of the five losses to our old Patrick Division rival. It’s … Continue reading

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Rangers implode following Zibanejad’s first even strength goal in bad 5-1 loss to Penguins

Kapanen having a heckuva game. #LetsGoPens pic.twitter.com/m3ohNoZ0dZ — Here's Your Replay ⬇️ (@HeresYourReplay) March 8, 2021 It started out well enough. On Jacob Trouba’s first shift back from a broken thumb, he made a good defensive play to Pavel Buchnevich, … Continue reading

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