New York Rangers Blueshirt Beat, 4/29/17: Ottawa Senators Game 2, Chris Drury Blocked
Apr 27, 2017; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) is unable to capitalize on a rebound from Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) in the third period of game one in the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Nothing’s more jam-packed than the New York Rangers news while the Stanley Cup Playoffs are ongoing. Just ask Chris Drury.

  • New York Rangers (0-1)
  • Ottawa Senators (1-0)
  • Stanley Cup Playoffs, Round 2
  • Game 2, Sat., Apr. 29, 2017, NBC
  • Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Canada

After falling by the final of 2-1 to the Ottawa Senators in Game 1, Saturday afternoon takes on a huge importance for the New York Rangers. And even after winning the first game at home, those pesky Senators continue to take on the underdog role.

Head coach Guy Boucher mentioned how, after the victory, he was just happy to win because he feared of being swept by the Rangers. Alain Vigneault couldn’t help but chuckle, via Stats LLC.

“It’s a pretty good line,” New York coach Alain Vigneault said with a smile Friday. “I’ll remember it next time. It’s a great line.”

Favorites, underdogs, the Rangers world, none of that ever matters. It just seems as though anything could happen during any game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with this team.

While it’s true Erik Karlsson‘s game-winning goal came from a lucky bounce, New York simply cannot have a repeat first-period performance. Their questionable defensive structure needs to step it up. 

Rangers Stories, News:

  • The Rangers have blocked the Buffalo Sabres from talking to Chris Drury, the current New York assistant general manager, via Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post.
  • Larry Brooks of the New York Post argues that the Rangers need to step up their intensity against the Sens or risk being bounced quickly. He also provides the answer into how AV could spark the club.
  • Cyrgalis notes that AV took issue with the sequence that led up to Karlsson’s game-winner in Game 1.
  • Neil Best of Newsday suggest the NHL better hurry up and fix the flawed playoff system.
  • Joe Fortunato of Blueshirt Banter labels Game 1 as “lucky to lose unluckily.”
  • There’s a new way that fans can try to score on Henrik Lundqvist, via Michael Kaplan of the New York Post.


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