THW's Goalie News: Shesterkin's Promotion, Saros, Talbot Shutouts

THW's Goalie News: Shesterkin's Promotion, Saros, Talbot Shutouts

February 14th, 2020 New York Rangers head coach David Quinn made a monumental-if-inevitable announcement on Thursday, a story that leads the goalie news. Also, one Anaheim Ducks goalie made a tremendous trade just under two weeks before the deadline. Shesterkin is Rangers #1 New York Rangers' goaltender on the...
Takeaways From Rangers' 4-1 Win Over Kings

Takeaways From Rangers' 4-1 Win Over Kings

February 12th, 2020 The New York Rangers entered Sunday's contest versus the Los Angeles Kings feeling a little down in the dumps. Just two days earlier, they squared off against the Buffalo Sabres and had pretty high expectations to win that game and creep up the standings. Unfortunately, they underestimated their...

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February 9th, 2020
Rangers History

This post was jointly written by Barak Goldman, an LA Kings writer, and Scott Blair, a New York Rangers writer. East Coast versus West Coast battles have raged on for years in music, fashion, politics, and especially sports. At the heart of these battles are, of course, New York and Los Angeles. With the biggest populations, the largest economies, and the most intense media markets, the people of these two cities are loud and proud. That spills out in the passion, identity, time, and money poured into the local sports teams. While the Los Angeles Kings’ biggest rivals are the Anaheim Ducks and the San Jose Sharks, you’d be hard-pressed to find a Kings fan who roots for the New York Rangers. For the Rangers, the New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils are the bad guys. Going outside the confines of the Tri-State area, very few New Yorkers would admit to having the warm-and-fuzzies toward the Kings. After LA swiped the Cup out from under the Rangers’ feet in...
February 9th, 2020
Rangers Goaltending

Henrik Lundqvist, all-time New York Rangers great, knew how he wanted to spend the back end of his Hall of Fame career. Not only did the goaltender express his desire to team management to remain with the only team he's ever known through a painful rebuild, but he also wanted to be the one to lead it back to playoff contention. The sentiment was a study in loyalty from a highly-paid professional athlete, the kind not often seen in major sports anymore. Yet Lundqvist's vision, honorable that it was, perhaps predictably doesn't appear to have a much of a chance of becoming reality. The King has gotten caught up in the Rangers' roster-wide reconstruction which has delivered notable progress this season, halting as it may be. Lundqvist finds himself in an unsustainable three-goalie rotation with youngsters Igor Shesterkin and Alexandar Georgiev, and he's had a literal front-row seat from the bench to watch Shesterkin's rapid progression toward being the likely No. 1 goalie of the...
February 7th, 2020
New York Rangers

NEW YORK — Jimmy Vesey had a goal and an assist against his former team, Carter Hutton stopped 37 shots, and the Buffalo Sabres held on to beat the New York Rangers 3-2 Friday night. Zemgus Girgensons and Sam Reinhart also scored to help Buffalo get just its second win in seven games. Hutton had six saves in the first period, 10 in the second and 21 in the third when the Rangers tried to rally from a 3-0 deficit. Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider scored for the Rangers, and Alexandar Georgiev finished with 25 saves. Vesey, who played three seasons for the Rangers before his trade to the Sabres last July, pushed Buffalo's lead to 3-0 with 8:04 left in the third for his eighth. Zibanejad ruined Hutton’s shutout bid with his 22nd goal with 2:53 remaining. Artemi Panarin and Marc Staal had assists on the play. Mika Zibanejad, New York Rangers (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Kreider then pulled the Rangers within one with his 20th of the season on the power play...
February 7th, 2020
New York Rangers

This past Monday night was rough for the Rangers as they lost by a score of 5-3 against the Dallas Stars. Henrik Lundqvist was chased from his net and the defense overall looked quite sloppy. Wednesday night was a chance for the Blueshirts to redeem themselves in front of their home crowd as they hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs. Toronto has been struggling as of late, especially with their starting goalie Frederik Andersen out with a neck injury. This was the perfect opportunity for the Rangers to bounce back. As you all know based on the title, the Rangers wound up defeating the Leafs 5-3 and earned a much needed two points in the process. Let's dive in and examine what transpired at the Garden. Shesterkin Impressive Once Again It was announced on Tuesday by head coach David Quinn that Igor Shesterkin would get to start in the crease for Wednesday. Shesterkin was going to start in just his fifth career NHL game. The 24-year-old Russian goaltender had looked impressive in his...

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The New York Americans: How the NHL Came to MSG

The first National Hockey League team to claim home ice in New York City played at Madison Square Garden and wore red, white, and blue uniforms. This team was not the New York Rangers, but they were responsible for the Rangers coming into existence, and become the Rangers' first rival during the... January 8th, 2019

Missing Ryan Callahan

When Ryan Callahan departed from the New York Rangers in 2014, he took certain skills with him that the Rangers desperately need back. Don’t get me wrong, trading him at the time and not signing him to a massive contract that overpaid him was the right move but looking back on this past season,... May 19th, 2017