Brendan Smith scratched against Columbus

5:35PM: David Quinn announced that Brendan Smith is a healthy scratch tonight against Columbus and will be replaced in the lineup by Freddy Claesson. (Giannone) Vinni Lettieri is also scratched and replaced by Cody McLeod. (Giannone) Alex Georgiev is in net, Lias Andersson will remain on the wing but is being moved up in the lineup. (Cyrgalis) The fourth line is McLeod, Filip Chytil and Ryan Spooner. (Cyrgalis)    


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The Rangers “wilted” and “cheated the game” in the third period

Following tonight’s loss to Detroit, David Quinn spoke after the game and said (MSG): What frustrated you most, “Just how we wilted. You’d think we’d learn lessons so far…we just cheated the game and when you cheat the game with a 2-0 lead, you get that result. We’ve gotta learn lessons, you can’t cheat the game.” Should players at this level know how to play with a lead, “they should…

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Red Wings defeat Rangers 3-2 in OT

First Period: Second Period: Kevin Shattenkirk (Power Play) Assists: Tony DeAngelo, Kevin Hayes Neal Pionk (Power Play) Assists: Mika Zibanejad, Pavel Buchnevich Third Period: Justin Abdelkader Assists: Gustav Nyquist Andreas Athanasiou Assists: Frans Nielsen, Niklas Kronwall Overtime: Dylan Larkin Assists: Andreas Athanasiou, Mike Green Stats: Adam’s Thoughts: There are no “good” losses but there are certainly “bad” losses and this was one for the Rangers. They had this game in…

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Tony DeAngelo has been producing since getting into the lineup

Since returning to the Rangers lineup, after being out for six games, Tony DeAngelo has 1 goal, 3 assists and 6 shots on goal. He is averaging 17:38 since returning and 18:25 overall on the season. David Quinn said earlier this week that DeAngelo has “played well” and “done a lot of good things”. (NY Post) Quinn noted that he has liked how DeAngelo has moved the puck, defended and…

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Updates from Rangers practice on Thursday

4:30PM: Zuccarello won’t make the trip this weekend but Jesper Fast and Brett Howden are both ready to play on Friday. (NYR) Henrik Lundqvist is slated to start tomorrow and the plan is for he and Alex Georgiev to split the weekend games. (NYR) 1:23PM: Boo Nieves was sent to Hartford. 12:31PM: Mats Zuccarello is not skating today at practice and is being listed as day to day with a…

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Some of what David Quinn said on the radio earlier today

Rangers coach David Quinn was on ESPN Radio on Wednesday and said: He thinks that Pionk and the Rangers were able to catch Montreal a little bit tired on the game winning goal. On how Pionk has responded to being scratched earlier in the year, Quinn said Neal has made the most of his opportunity since coming back into the lineup. “One of the things I think we have had…

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