Nov 29, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) during the second period against the Boston Bruins at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Blueshirts Daily: 12/24/13

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Merry Christmas eve everybody! Welcome back to another edition of “Blueshirts Daily” as we give you the latest links regarding our beloved Broadway Blueshirts!

To recap the New York Rangers’ recent play, on Sunday evening, they welcomed the Minnesota Wild to Madison Square Garden in a contest that the Rangers took by a score of 4-1. Benoit Pouliot, Carl Hagelin, Mats Zuccarello, and Chris Kreider notched goals in that one and were the main catalysts in their team’s victory.

Most recently last night, the Toronto Maple Leafs came into town. This was a game that featured all the aspects of a tremendous hockey battle. Well, except goals. Those didn’t come until the third period when J.T Miller got a great feed from Chris Kreider and Miller wasted no time as he propelled the puck past Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier. Toronto’s goal came with about one minute left in the period and it had some controversy to go along with it. Cam Talbot had the puck lodged under his pad and as the referee was going to blow the whistle, Nazem Kadri came and smacked the puck into the awaiting net, making the game 1-1. Now, the rule states that if there is intent to blow the whistle, then the goal needs to be called off. This wasn’t the case as the referees had a lengthy conference and also went up to the war room in Toronto. The goal stood, and both teams needed overtime and a shootout to settle the score. Derek Stepan got the game-winning goal in the shootout.

The Rangers now head into the holiday break feeling good about themselves and they should have tons of confidence, which is something they have been tremendously lacking. They are going to need that confidence when they head into the nation’s capital on Friday to play the Washington Capitals.

Here are this morning’s links:

-Rangers on verge of a full-blown goalie controversy (NY Post)
-Although dominate, Rangers need shootout to down Leafs (Blue Seat Blogs)
-Rangers- Maple Leafs in review (Rangers Report)
-New York Rangers’ Win vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Was Most Satisfying Of 2013-14 Season (Rant Sports)

Have a wonderful holiday!

-Andrew (@a_graz24)

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