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New York Rangers announce 2012 Playoff Schedule

Rangers celebrating. Photo by: Stacy Podelski

The New York Rangers are heading to the 2012 NHL Playoffs, and are set to take on the Ottawa Senators in a best of seven game series.

Here is the complete first-round schedule for all fans:

Eastern Conference Quarter-Finals Playoff Schedule

Game 1 Thursday, April 12 The Garden 7:00pm MSG Game

Game 2 Saturday, April 14 The Garden 7:00pm MSG

Game 3X Monday, April 16 @ Ottawa 7:30pm MSG

Game 4X Wednesday, April 18 @ Ottawa 7:30pm MSG*

Game 5 Saturday, April 21 The Garden 7:00pm MSG*

Game 6X Monday, April 23 @Ottawa TBD TBD*

Game 7 Thursday, April 26 The Garden TBD TBD

Bolded games held at Madison Square Garden

The Rangers will look to rebound after finishing the regular season in tough fashion, falling to the Washington Capitals by a final of 4-1. New York announced their 2011-12 team award winnings, including the team’s MVP, the Players’ Player Award and the John Halligan Good Guy Award.

Winning the MVP for the sixth consecutive season was cager Henrik Lundqvist, who has posted a 39-17-5 record this season with a 1.93 goals-against average. For Lundqvist the six times that the cager has won the MVP award marks a franchise record, while also tying him with Blueshirts-great Brian Leetch for the most in the team’s history.

Captain Ryan Callahan was named to the Players’ Player award, which recognizes the Blueshirt who best exemplifies what it means to be a teammate. Callahan has recorded 29 goals and 25 assists for 54 points, ranking third among NHL forwards in blocked shots (88), sixth overall in hits (269) and is tied for fifth in power play goals (13).

Blueshirts center Brian Boyle was awarded the John Halligan Good Guy Award, Halligan was a longtime Rangers and NHL Public Relations executive, who passed away in 2012, and recognizes players’ cooperation with the media.

Fans wanting to pick-up last minute tickets to the 2012 NHL Playoffs in New York City are encouraged to click on the link below:


Grow a Beard-Help a cause: New York Rangers fans are encouraged to grow a beard and help support The Garden of Dreams Foundation, through a very special beard-a-thon. Anyone can contribute and there is also special contest for best beards in the facial hair face-off. More information on the Rangers beard-a-thon can be seen at the link below:


Written on April 8, 2012

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