Prospect Park: In The End Sean Day Is A Champion

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

On the last day of the 2016-2017 prospect season, the least likely of prospects Sean Day became a champion. Day and his Windsor Spitfires did what few (including myself) was possible and won the 2017 Memorial Cup after defeating fellow OHL team the Erie Otters 4-3. The Spitfires who were eliminated in the first round of the OHL playoffs and …

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Prospect Park: Gernander Is Fall Guy For Ranger Failures

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Ken Gernander is being made into the fall guy and paid with his job for the failures of the New York Rangers to properly restock their prospect pipeline. Yes, the Hartford Wolfpack had one of their worst seasons in years and yes, they have failed to make the playoffs in four of the last five seasons. But here is the …

Prospect Park: Gropp’s Goal Ignited Thunderbird Outburst To Tie Series

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

While the Ranger season may be over, three Ranger prospects are fighting for a chance to play for the Memorial Cup. On Wednesday night, the first star of the game Ryan Gropp ignited a six-goal outburst by his Seattle Thunderbirds as they defeated the Regina Pats 6-1. The win ties the WHL Championship finals at two games each but it …

Blueshirt Bulletin Playoff Game Score Report, Game 6: Senators 4, Rangers 2

In News by Tom Urtz Jr

The New York Rangers lost Game 6 by a score of 4-2, but the series wasn’t lost on Tuesday night. It is true that the fourth loss signified the official end of the series, but the Blueshirts game it away in Game 1 and Game 5 at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. It isn’t often that a team can …

Blueshirt Bullet Points, Game 6: Senators 4 – Rangers 2

In Blueshirt Bulletin Main Blog by Scott Charles

A series of missed opportunities. Whether it was the Game 2 meltdown, the Game 5 collapse, the power play not executing, the Rangers left too many opportunities on the ice and eventually fell to the Ottawa Senators in the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. “I don’t know if I’ve really ever gone through a series like this where …

Blueshirt Bulletin Playoff Game Score Report, Game 5: Senators 5, Rangers 4 (OT)

In News by Tom Urtz Jr

Game 6 is an elimination game at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, and the New York Rangers will need to knuckle down. Game 5 ended in a similar fashion to Game 2 vs. the Montreal Canadiens and Game 2 against the Ottawa Senators. Head coach Alain Vigneault had some questionable deployment which led to a game-tying goal and an overtime …

Blueshirt Bullet Points, Game 5: Senators 5 – Rangers 4 (OT)

In Blueshirt Bulletin Main Blog by Scott Charles

The Rangers allowed another goal in the final two minutes with the extra attacker on the ice and fell to the Senators in overtime in Game 5 of their second-round series. Ottawa leads the series 3-2, with Game 6 in New York on Tuesday night. Alain Vigneault made several head-scratching decisions while his team tried to protect a one-goal lead …

Prospect Park: Gropp And T-Birds Draw First Blood In Game One Win

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Game one of the WHL Championship finals saw Ryan Gropp and his Seattle Thunderbirds draw first blood over Sergey Zborovskiy’s Regina Pats with a 2-1 overtime win. The win gives Seattle a 1-0 series lead and even better steals away home-ice advantage with the finals played in a 2-3-2 format. This was a very closely played game with both teams …

Blueshirt Bulletin Playoff Game Score Report, Game 4: Rangers 4, Senators 1

In News by Tom Urtz Jr

The New York Rangers returned to Madison Square Garden after two games in Ottawa and trailed in the series 2-0. After two games back home the Rangers are now back in the series after posting a pair of 4-1 victories. The Rangers once again dictated terms and were even able to chase Craig Anderson out of the game after he …

Blueshirt Bullet Points, Game 4: Rangers 4 – Senators 1

In Blueshirt Bulletin Main Blog by Scott Charles

The Senators are going to look back at Game 4 and realize that they just lost a Stanley Cup Playoff game, and their second-round series lead due to the offensive play of Nick Holden, Oscar Lindberg and Rangers folk hero, Tanner Glass. Holden opened the scoring in the first, Lindberg lit the lamp twice, and Glass picked up two assists …

Blueshirt Bulletin Playoff Game Score Report: Rangers 4, Senators 1

In News by Tom Urtz Jr

The New York Rangers bounced back in a huge way with a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden. After watching Game 3 and the end of Game 2, a thought crossed my mind about a song that debuted in 2000. Here are the first few bars. ♫ May I have your attention please? Will the real Slim …

Blueshirt Bullet Points, Game 3: Rangers 4 – Senators 1

In Blueshirt Bulletin Main Blog by Scott Charles

The Rangers dominated the Senators en route to a 4-1 victory at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. Mats Zuccarello and Michael Grabner each tallied a first-period goal to capitalize on the momentum as the Blueshrits cut Ottawa’s lead in the series to 2-1. New York spent tons of time in the offensive zone and limited Ottawa to a handful of …

Blueshirt Bulletin Playoff Game Score Report: Senators 6, Rangers 5 (OT)

In News by Tom Urtz Jr

The New York Rangers are heading back to Madison Square Garden in a 2-0 hole when the series should be tied at 1-1. New York had a two-goal lead late in the third period, but Alain Vigneault thought it was a good idea to rotate his first and second pairings while leaving Brady Skjei and Brendan Smith stapled to the …

Blueshirt Bullet Points, Game 2: Senators 6 – Rangers 5

In Blueshirt Bulletin Main Blog by Scott Charles

Game 2’s have not been kind to the Rangers in the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs as they blew a two-goal lead late in the third period, and eventually fell in double overtime. Jean-Gabriel Pageau tallied his fourth of the contest to give the Senators a commanding 2-0 series lead. Nick Holden had an ill-advised pinch in the offensive zone which …