Flyers Take Second Half of Home and Home from Rangers

A night after the Rangers’ A squad beat up on the Flyers’ B squad, the Flyers beat the Rangers 4-2 with the roles reversed. Rangers goals came from Anthony Duclair and Carl Hagelin (shorthanded). Cam Talbot stopped 19 of 22 shots through two periods, and Jason Missiaen stopped all seven shots he faced in the third.

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Preseason Game 3: Rangers defeat the Flyers

The Rangers beat to the Philadelphia Flyers by a score of 6-3.  For the scoring report, see the image below courtesy of NHL.com. Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves and the Rangers took 37 shots on goal.

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Larry Brooks Exposes Advanced Stats for the Fraud They Are

I get it, Torts

I get it, Torts

Today, Larry Brooks put the final nail in the coffin that Steve Simmons has been hammering away on for years.

Actually, not really. Ol’ Brooksie published a column today with the promising title “Lack of NHL stats in an information age is mind-boggling”, which turned out to be less of a rally call for increased information than it was another shallow rebuttal of performance metrics from an individual who clearly hasn’t made the slightest attempt to understand their merits.

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Rangers Beat Blackhawks For 1st Preseason Win

1st period goals by Oscar Lindberg and Anthony Duclair led the Rangers to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks, giving the Blueshirts their 1st win of the preseason. Read more

What a Stepan-less Lineup Might Look Like

Image from Resolute via Wikimedia Commons

Image from Resolute via Wikimedia Commons

News came down yesterday that Derek Stepan will miss 4-6 weeks with a fractured fibula, leaving a hole at the top of the Rangers’ lineup. It’s likely that the shuffle resulting from Stepan’s absence will alter the way Alain Vigneault uses his bottom six.

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Rangers Cut 20 From Training Camp Roster

The Rangers announced their first round of cuts from training camp today.

To Hartford camp:
Forward (9): Michael Kantor, Nick Latta, Paxton Leroux, Chris McCarthy, Richard Nejezchleb, Logan Nelson, Josh Nicholls, Michael St. Croix, Andrew Yogan
Defense (2): Troy Donnay, Sam Noreau
Goal (1): Mackenzie Skapski

To junior teams:
Forward (2): Keegan Iverson, Adam Tambellini
Defense (3): Ryan Graves, Ryan Mantha, Daniel Walcott
Goal (1): Brandon Halverson

Released from try-outs:
Forward (1): Nathan Burns
Defense (1): Dallas Valentine

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