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Video- Antti Raanta Loses A Skate Blade, Shea Weber Scores

You have to feel for Raanta.

Habs won 4-1.


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Antti Ranta Signs A Three-Year Extension With The Arizona Coyotes


added 4:12pm, Arizona release is below...

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Antti Raanta Or Henrik Lundqvist Tonight?

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

... I am not sure what to expect for Tuesday’s rematch against Chicago. There is a strong argument to be made for continuing to ride the wave with Raanta, no doubt about that. But there is an equally valid argument this is the time for Lundqvist to get the call, because if Raanta goes again and plays well again, then you bet the Rangers will have a goaltending controversy they do not need.

If Lundqvist sits for what would be an unprecedented fourth straight time and Raanta duplicates his work over the last three games through which he earned the NHL’s second-star-of-the-week designation in allowing one goal on 63 shots including consecutive shutouts against Chicago and New Jersey, then why not a fifth straight Thursday in Dallas? Then maybe a sixth two nights later in Nashville?

Or is four the line of demarcation?

more on the goalie situation plus other NYR talk...

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New York Rangers Agree To A New Contract With Antti Raanta

NEW YORK, May 2, 2016 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Antti Raanta on a new contract.

Raanta, 26, appeared in 25 games with the Rangers this past season, posting an 11-6-2 record, along with a 2.24 GAA, a .919 SV%, and 1 SO. He tied his career-high in appearances, and he ranked eighth in the NHL in GAA in 2015-16. Raanta allowed two goals or fewer in 13 of his 18 starts during the season. Raanta earned a win in each of his first four starts of the season, becoming the first goaltender in franchise history to register a win in each of his first four starts with the Rangers. He stopped all 22 shots he faced to earn a win/shutout while making his debut with the Blueshirts on Oct. 19, 2015 vs. San Jose, becoming the fourth goaltender in franchise history to earn a shutout in his first start with the Rangers and the first to do so since Marcel Paille on Nov. 2, 1957.

Raanta concluded the 2015-16 regular season by earning a win in each of his final four starts, posting a 1.75 GAA and a .941 SV% in those contests. In addition, he posted a 7-1-0 record, along with a 2.13 GAA and a .931 SV% in his final eight starts of the season. Raanta appeared in three playoff games with the Rangers in 2016 and made his NHL playoff debut in Game 1 of the First Round against Pittsburgh on Apr. 13.

The 6-0, 193-pounder has appeared in 64 career NHL games over parts of three seasons with the Rangers and Chicago, posting a 31-15-7 record, along with a 2.35 GAA, a .914 SV%, and 4 SO. Among goaltenders who have appeared in at least 15 games over the last two seasons (2014-15 – 2015-16), Raanta ranks second in the NHL in GAA (2.10) and ranks fourth in SV% (.926). In 31 career NHL appearances at home, Raanta has posted a 19-4-4 record, along with a 1.80 GAA, a .934 SV%, and 4 SO. In 13 career NHL appearances in which he has made at least 30 saves, Raanta has posted an 11-1-1 record, along with a 1.61 GAA, a .955 SV%, and 2 

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Antti Raanta Gets His Stanley Cup Ring

from Zach Braziller of the New York Post,

Antti Raanta, the Rangers’ new backup goaltender, expects Wednesday night in Chicago to be fun — fun because of the atmosphere as the Blackhawks celebrate their Stanley Cup title, but not because of the reception he will receive.

The former Blackhawk knows he may be Public Enemy No. 1 among fans at the United Center, after his remarks over the summer that he hoped “[Nashville] would beat us in four [games in the first round of the playoffs] so I could get back to Finland sooner.”

“Hopefully, I have a couple of friends there left,” Raanta said with a smirk. “I understand the fans, that whole situation, what happened in summertime. What I said, it was a little bit misunderstood from every point of view.”

The 26-year-old Finnish goalie, who will replace traded former backup Cam Talbot behind Henrik Lundqvist, was upset at the time of the comments about being the Blackhawks’ third goalie, instead of No. 2, meaning barring an emergency, his season was all but over. And it was, as Raanta didn’t appear in any postseason games....

Raanta admitted he was caught off guard when a friend told him his name was not on the Stanley Cup, along with the other 27 Blackhawks. Chicago petitioned the NHL to have the names of retired player Daniel Carcillo and seldom-used defenseman Jaom Nordstrom on the Cup, but not Raanta’s name.

But he isn’t concerned about it, either. He did get his day with the Stanley Cup.

“What can you do for that?” Raanta said. “I tried to put those things in the past. If my name isn’t there, then it’s not there. You can’t do nothing about that anymore.”

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Chicago Blackhawks Trade Antti Raanta To The New York Rangers

via the Chicago Blackhawks,

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have acquired forward Ryan Haggerty from the New York Rangers in exchange for goaltender Antti Raanta.

Haggerty, 22, totaled 33 points (15G, 18A) in his first professional season with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League last season. His seven power-play goals were third most on the team. Haggerty then recorded six points (2G, 4A) in 14 postseason games.

The Stamford, Conn., native previously registered 84 points (47G, 37A) over three seasons at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Haggerty also participated in the United States National Team Development Program from 2009-11.

Raanta, 26, posted a 7-4-1 record, including one shutout, a .936 save percentage and 1.89 goals-against average in 14 games for the Blackhawks last season. The Rauma, Finland, native also notched an 8-1-1 record, including two shutouts, a .918 save percentage and 2.39 GAA in 11 games with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League last season.

Raanta owns a 20-8-5 record in 29 career NHL regular-season games, all with the Blackhawks. He signed his first NHL contract as a free agent with Chicago on June 3, 2013.

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