Tag: Tanner Glass

Lightning-Rangers skirmish

Video: Lightning-Rangers game gets heated in final minutes


With the outcome of the game already decided in favor of the Rangers, Tampa Bay and New York engaged in several skirmishes over the final minutes of play.

The Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov and Cedric Paquette as well as the Rangers’ Tanner Glass were all handed misconducts in the third period while 10 other minor penalties were issued over the span of just 2:25 minutes. You can see all of that below:

That’s the most late-game trouble these two squads have gotten into so far in the Eastern Conference Final and it will be interesting to see if that bleeds into Game 5 on Sunday. One thing is certain: With the series tied at 2-2, the stakes are very high going into that contest.

New York second: Capitals stun Rangers for 1-0 series lead

Joel Ward Alex Ovechkin John Carlson

The Washington Capitals grabbed a Game 1 win against the New York Rangers with the kind of buzzer-beating sequence that won’t be forgotten for some time.

Nicklas Backstrom delivered a questionable hit on Dan Boyle before Joel Ward managed the 2-1 game-winner with less than two seconds remaining.

Boyle immediately left the ice, so we’ll see if the Rangers lose more than just the contest. The two teams brawled after the whistle, and one could assume that it had much to do with that Backstrom hit, Tanner Glass being sent sprawling onto Henrik Lundqvist and Chris Kreider’s collision with Braden Holtby.

Of course, it might have just been about the staggering series event that ended the contest.

The Capitals leaned heavily on Holtby in this one, as it seemed like he would make Alex Ovechkin’s first-period laser stand as the lone tally of the night. Instead, Jesper Fast was credited with a deflection goal with a little more than four-and-a-half minutes remaining in the third, giving the impression that we’d get the first overtime squabble of the second round.

Obviously, that was not to be, as Ward found the net for another big goal. The guy just seems to have a knack for playoff scoring … especially when a new contract is on the line.

This loss really has to hurt the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Rangers, but if previous Ovechkin/Lundqvist-era series are any indication, we could see many twists and turns before one team advances to the Eastern Conference finals.

Video: Glass fined for butt-ending McQuaid

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The NHL’s Department of Player Safety has fined New York Rangers’ forward Tanner Glass $3,897.85 for his butt-end on Bruins’ defenseman Adam McQuaid on Saturday afternoon.

Glass was assessed a major penalty and a game misconduct as time was expiring in the third period of Boston’s 4-2 win.

Related: Bruins ruin Lundqvist’s return

Rangers chase Sens’ Hammond, who may be hurt

Andrew Hammond

Expect a new set of hamburger jokes tonight (some of the cringe-inducing variety*), as Ottawa Senators phenom Andrew Hammond’s storybook season hit a bump in the road named the New York Rangers.

At the moment, the Rangers are up 5-1, and that was enough for “The Hamburglar” to get pulled from the Senators’ net. (At least he’s not alone tonight.)

Hammond allowed five goals on 22 shots before getting taken out late in the second period. Perhaps seeing Tanner Glass score against Hammond was the last straw?

Chris Driedger took over for Hammond. The 20-year-old is seeing his first night of NHL action in relief.

Unfortunately, his last name is nowhere near as friendly to nicknaming. Maybe a Darren Dreger reference or two?

Update: The Rangers ended up winning 5-1, while this disturbing image hangs over Ottawa’s season:

Uh oh.

* – Raises hand.

WATCH LIVE: Rangers at Penguins (12:30 p.m. ET)

New York Rangers v Pittsburgh Penguins

NBC’s coverage of Sunday games during the 2014-15 season truly begins today as the Pittsburgh Penguins host the New York Rangers. You can watch the game on NBC and also by following NBC’s Live Stream via the link below:


Check out this preview of the game and also note that J.T. Miller replaces Tanner Glass in the Rangers lineup.