Tag: Arron Asham


Clowe expected to play, says he’s a game-time decision


Though it’s not guaranteed, forward Ryane Clowe is expected to make his playoff debut for the Rangers tonight, according to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News.

Clowe said this morning he’ll be a game-time decision. The 30-year-old had three goals and five assists in 12 games after being traded from San Jose to New York prior to the deadline.

He’s also a proven playoff performer — something the Rangers could use after losing Games 1 and 2 to the Capitals in Washington.

It’s believed Clowe was dealing with a concussion. If he plays, Arron Asham will reportedly be the one to come out of the lineup.

In other injury news, defenseman Marc Staal skated this morning but didn’t speak to reporters. It’s not clear if he’ll return tonight.

Video: John Moore hands Jack Skille his lunch in one-sided fight

Jack Skille, John Moore

When you think of the big fighters on the New York Rangers and Florida Panthers, you probably think of George Parros or Arron Asham first, right? That’d be normal and expected.

So how about a fight between John Moore and Jack Skille? What if we told you it was really one-sided in favor of Moore? Seeing is believing as the gang from HockeyFights.com shares with us.

According to HockeyFights.com it’s Moore’s first regular season fight in the NHL as he had a preseason tilt in 2009. Meanwhile this was Skille’s fifth fight in the pros and he looked decidedly overmatched.

After seeing the Rangers run away with a 6-1 victory over Florida, seeing a non-fighter take care of business helped turn the game into even more of a laugher.

Lundqvist stops 48 vs. ‘Canes; Tortorella: “Best I’ve seen him play”


The New York Rangers were out-shot by the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night and, at times, outplayed.

But thanks to Henrik Lundqvist, they weren’t outscored.

Lundqvist stopped 48 of 49 shots in a virtuoso performance as the Rangers beat the ‘Canes 4-1 in Raleigh, earning high praise from head coach John Tortorella.

“That’s the best I’ve seen him play since I’ve been here,” Tortorella told the New York Daily News.

Torts has been the bench boss in New York since Feb. 2009, and it’s hard to argue with his assessment of Lundqvist’s play. The Swedish ‘tender stopped all 14 shots faced in both the first and second periods before stopping 20 of 21 in the final frame — only Zac Dalpe’s snapshot got by.

The Rangers got goals from Derek Stepan, Ryan Callahan, Rick Nash and Brian Boyle to secure their third win in four games. The victory put them into seventh in the Eastern Conference, tied on 42 points with the Islanders but ahead of their in-state rivals thanks to fewer games played.

Following the contest, Lundqvist reflected on his busy night with a bit of humor for reporters.

“I’m so tired I don’t know what to say right now,” he said, laughing. “Short answers today.”


Here’s more on Lundqvist’s performance from his Rangers teammate, Arron Asham, via Twitter: