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Rangers Kreider, Stralman suffer injuries in Game 3

May 22, 2013, 9:06 AM EDT

The New York Rangers might have lost more than a key game on Tuesday.

22-year-old rookie Chris Kreider was struck by Tyler Seguin‘s stick early in the third period and fell to the ice. He was eventually able to skate a bit on his own, but he didn’t take another shift after that incident.

You can watch what happened below:

On top of that, Rangers defenseman Anton Stralman was hurt when Boston’s Milan Lucic smashed him into the glass in the second period. Stralman initially tried to stay in the game, but he ended up missing the entire third period.

“He has played so well,” coach John Tortorella said, according to Newsday. “It’s a big blow to us as far as our matches and just our depth within our game.”

The Rangers are down 3-0 in their series against the Boston Bruins and it’s not clear if Stralman or Kreider will be available for Thursday’s contest.

  1. dial1911 - May 22, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Seguin was hit by a high stick, Kreider was felled by a follow-through. Regardless, there were way too many stick/face and puck/face incidents in that contest.

  2. gmenfan1982 - May 22, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    I agree. The amount of high sticking no calls towards both sides was incredible.

  3. 2dollarpbrs - May 22, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    The hit on Stralman by Lucic behind the net was a great hit…..I hope Stralman is ok

  4. jb8383 - May 22, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    This article fails to mention the high stick to face of Chara by Callahan (blatant missed call) and another high stick to the face of Seguin by Eminger. Again the Rangers go unpenalized when there were clear penalties that could have been called. There was no penalty on the Kreider play because it was a follow through of a shot that hit Kreider, but should have been a penalty on the high stick to Seguin’s face by Eminger.

    • ironyisadeadscene - May 22, 2013 at 10:23 AM

      I believe this article is addressing only those players who got injured and did not return from the locker room due to said injuries.

    • tfaltin - May 22, 2013 at 12:09 PM

      This artice clearly isn’t about that, so those omissions really don’t matter. Its title is “Rangers Kreider, Stralman suffer injuries in Game 3.” Solid reading comprehension.

      • govtminion - May 22, 2013 at 12:23 PM

        It didn’t cover the Kings’ power play last night either, which is very upsetting. Leave it to NBC to leave out important details like that. 😉

      • jb8383 - May 22, 2013 at 1:01 PM

        I meant this article is pretty one sided (including it’s title) it could have been more about how there were lots of injuries on both teams last night, and anyone who watched the game would appreciate that, instead it just focused on the Rangers injuries. The game overall was pretty brutal on both teams.

      • ironyisadeadscene - May 22, 2013 at 1:44 PM

        It’s clearly not about that yet the first and last sentence of this post reference the players being lost and their possible availability for the next game. Get a clue

  5. dropthepuckeh - May 22, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    You hate to see anyone lose time to an injury and especially a possible concussion in Stralman’s case. Too much of that going around this year. What is with all the stick work though? Not sure how so many obvious high sticks can go uncalled. Krieder looked like he was fine in the end, maybe looking for an excuse not to suit up for game 4 and suffer the wrath of Tortorella and the Ranger “fans”. You see Bergeron and Chara bleeding profusely from the head and they don’t miss a shift. Pretty much sums up the series.

    NYR can take their drama coach and drama goalie and drama in-fighting. Henrik will have plenty of time to spend with his buddy Avery rubbing elbows with NY society folks. This team is not equipped for the post season. It makes you wish Toronto had been the 6th seed so they could have enjoyed an additional series. So much classier.

    • anthonykornheiser - May 22, 2013 at 1:45 PM

      Dropthepuck, what are you talking about?

  6. jkay1818 - May 22, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    You’re talking about drama and whining and it sounds like drama to me coming out of your mouth. Makes you wish toronto was the 6th seed so they can enjoy an additional series?
    How about they secure a 3 goal lead with seven minutes to go and they could have enjoyed another series. What an idiotic statement, wow,

    • dropthepuckeh - May 22, 2013 at 10:52 AM

      Actually if you could read you would see I never mentioned whining but good point by you nonetheless. I do wish Toronto got to play another series because they played hard and passionate hockey and their fans were equally as passionate. The self-rightousness coming out of NY is pathetic – from the coach, players, fans and media. Entitlement city. No matter though, you guys will be bounced soon enough.

      FYI jkay1818, I’m a Bruins fan so my compliments for Toronto are strictly based on the class they showed. You wouldn’t know anything about that obviously. But I am an idiot….

      • magicrat13 - May 22, 2013 at 12:54 PM

        pot meet kettle…

  7. REDSKINSFORLIFE - May 22, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Thank God the rangers are on their way out. Tort is whiney, mulleted fool. Can’t wait to see him unemployed.

  8. 950003cups - May 22, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    My man JKay1818! Wow you were right. That public humiliation Tortsy put on Hagelin worked. The PP is rocking. That classless man and his clueless apologists are going to soon realize that without Lundqvist, Tortsypoo is unemployed 3 years ago.

    • jkay1818 - May 22, 2013 at 11:51 AM

      check my comment about tortorella on the article after the NYR lost last night. I never said i liked the guy.

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 22, 2013 at 1:12 PM

        Sounds like one cup in 74 years to me. Predictable fail franchise is predictably fail.

  9. 950003cups - May 22, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Just saw the buyout for Brad Richards is $24,000,000.

    That’s a spicy meatball

    • bigbadbruins77 - May 22, 2013 at 11:44 AM

      ouch! players like him is why we no longer have these 10+ year huge contracts.

  10. banger60 - May 22, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    dropthepuck why is Avery coming out of your mouth, your not telling it all, funny you would bring him up!

    • dropthepuckeh - May 22, 2013 at 12:13 PM

      Because he is “partners” with your rock star goalie in a trendy restaurant. Enjoy your summer.

  11. banger60 - May 22, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    thanks, I did not know that, but what does Avery have to do with article?

  12. anthonykornheiser - May 22, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    FYI, lundqvist isnt partners with him at all at warren77. But, even if he was, it isn’t that abnormal for athletes to own sports bars or restaurants, or invest in them for that matter.

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