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Rangers Acquire Brendan Smith from Red Wings

In News by Scott Charles

The New York Rangers made a move to bolster their defense on Tuesday as they acquired Brendan Smith from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for the Rangers’ own third round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and Ottawa’s second round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. At first glance, Smith should help lengthen the Rangers defensive group and …

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Prospect Park: Gropp and Thunderbirds Are Playoff Bound After Win

In News by Jess Rubenstein

While there were no outstanding performances on Sunday, Ryan Gropp (2015 second) and his Seattle Thunderbirds are playoff bound after winning on Sunday evening. Gropp becomes the eighth prospect to earn a playoff spot, a number that can not be dismissed as winning it is believe breeds more winning. Gropp set a new career high in points as his Seattle …

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Blueshirt Bullet Points: Blue Jackets 5 – Rangers 2

In Blueshirt Bulletin Main Blog by Scott Charles

1) The Rangers were simply outworked on Sunday afternoon as they lost to the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 at Madison Square Garden. They allowed an early goal, took too many penalties and were exposed defensively as Columbus passed them in the standings, bumping the Rangers down to the Wild Card position. 2) The question must be asked whether or not …

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Prospect Park: Gropp’s Four Point Night Blows Up Rockets

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Other than games yours truly attends, Ryan Gropp continues to score almost at will. Gropp who has points in 18 of his last 19 games had a four-point night to lead his Seattle Thunderbirds to a key win over Kelowna. Tyler Wall (2016 sixth) did not play but he became the first prospect this season to win a championship title. …

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Blueshirt Bullet Points: Rangers 4 – Devils 3 (OT)

In Blueshirt Bulletin Main Blog by Scott Charles

1) Outside of a three-minute stretch, the New York Rangers played a strong hockey game as they defeated the New Jersey Devils 4-3 (OT) on Saturday. Mika Zibanejad broke a long scoring slump and tallied the game winner. 2) Three-on-three overtime can turn a mistake into a positive in a hurry. Zibanejad, lost his man, Kyle Palmieri, in the neutral …

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Prospect Park: Wall’s Record Night Leads River Hawks

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

It was a record night for goalie Tyler Wall as he set a new record for most wins by a freshman goalie at UMass-Lowell. Wall’s win made it so his team will finish no worse than second in the Hockey East regular season. First Star Tyler Wall UMass-Lowell Tyler Wall (2016 sixth) did what few goalies can say they did …

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Blueshirt Bulletin Game Score Report: Rangers 2, Maple Leafs 1 (SO)

In News, NHL Stats by Tom Urtz Jr

For the second consecutive evening, the New York Rangers found themselves in a shootout. This time the Blueshirts were able to get the job done as they dispatched the Toronto Maple Leafs by a score of 2-1. In the skills competition Mats Zuccarello and Mika Zibanejad scored for the Rangers and Henrik Lundqvist stopped all but Auston Matthews. Overall the …

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Blueshirt Bullet Points: Rangers 2 – Maple Leafs 1 (SO)

In Blueshirt Bulletin Main Blog by Scott Charles

1) The New York Rangers erased a one-goal deficit as they defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 (SO) at the Air Canada Centre on Thursday night. J.T Miller tallied the game-tying goal in the third period, then Mats Zuccarello and Mika Zibanejad converted in the shootout as the Blueshirts captured their 39th victory of the season. 2) There are plenty …

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Blueshirt Bulletin Game Score Report: Canadiens 3, Rangers 2 (SO)

In News, NHL Stats by Tom Urtz Jr

The Montreal Canadiens defeated the New York Rangers 3-2 in a shootout at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday evening. The loss was only the Rangers’ second in the skills competition this season, and their fourth foray in general of the 2016-17 campaign. The Blueshirts trailed 1-0 and 2-1 during the game but found a way to force overtime. New York …

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Blueshirt Bullet Points: Rangers 2 – Capitals 1

In Blueshirt Bulletin Main Blog by Scott Charles

1) The New York Rangers wanted the opportunity to match up with the NHL-leading Washington Capitals and took full advantage of the opportunity on Sunday afternoon. Henrik Lundqvist was stellar between the pipes and Mats Zuccarello potted the game-winning goal as the Blueshirts defeated the Capitals, 2-1 at Madison Square Garden. 2) Chris Kreider made an aggressive play after an …

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Prospect Park: Gropp’s Points Not Enough

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

They said there would be nights like this as six Ranger prospects took to the ice on Friday and all six saw their teams lose. Other than Ryan Gropp extending his point streak there isn’t anything to like about Friday night. While Gropp has gotten hot, his fellow prospects are going ice cold at the wrong time of the year. …

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Blueshirt Bullet Points: Islanders 4 – Rangers 2

In Blueshirt Bulletin Main Blog by Scott Charles

1) The Rangers troubles at Barclays Center continued on Thursday as they fell to the Islanders, 4-2. The Blueshirts made several costly mistakes in their own end, and failed to capitalize on the power play as their six-game winning streak came to a close. 2) “We just had a hard time making plays in their end tonight. I think you …

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Blueshirt Bullet Points: Rangers 3 – Blue Jackets 2

In Blueshirt Bulletin Main Blog by Scott Charles

1) The New York Rangers surrendered an early goal in the first period but were able to battle back and defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Monday. On the night Harvard Hockey won the Beanpot tournament in Boston, one if it’s legacies, Jimmy Vesey, tallied the game-winning goal to propel the Blueshirts. 2) Antti Raanta made his first start …