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Late rally sends Caps over Islanders, evens series

Washington, DC ( – Jason Chimera tallied the deciding goal in the early portion of the third period, as Washington rallied from two goals down twice to capture a 4-3 decision over the Islanders in Game 2 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal. Nicklas Backstrom contributed a goal and two assists for the Capitals, while regular-season goal-scoring champion Alex Ovechkin added ... Read More »

Lundqvist helps Rangers take Game 1

New York, NY ( – Henrik Lundqvist made 24 saves and the New York Rangers took a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Derick Brassard and Ryan McDonagh had first-period goals for the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Rangers, who come into the playoffs looking to repeat as the Eastern Conference champions. “It’s definitely ... Read More »

Halak, Islanders stymie Capitals to take Game 1

Washington, DC ( – Jaroslav Halak stopped 24 shots and Brock Nelson picked up his first two career playoff goals as the New York Islanders opened the postseason with a solid 4-1 victory over Washington in Game 1 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal from Verizon Center. Josh Bailey added a goal and an assist while Ryan Strome provided the other ... Read More »

Rangers clinch Presidents’ Trophy

Newark, NJ ( – Kevin Hayes notched a goal and two assists to help the New York Rangers clinch home-ice advantage throughout the upcoming playoffs via a 4-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center. New York’s fifth win in a row secured the club both the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and the Presidents’ Trophy, ... Read More »

Stepan, Rangers take down Blue Jackets in OT

New York, NY ( – Derek Stepan tied the game late in regulation then won it with 49.6 seconds remaining in overtime, as the New York Rangers stopped the hottest team in the NHL with a 4-3 decision over Columbus at Madison Square Garden. Martin St. Louis and Dan Girardi also tallied for the Rangers, who pulled into a tie ... Read More »

Rangers nip Jets thanks to Kreider

Winnipeg, MB ( – Chris Kreider scored the winner late in the third period and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 32 pucks as the New York Rangers clipped Winnipeg, 3-2, at MTS Centre. Mats Zuccarello and Derick Brassard also lit the lamp for the Rangers, who had dropped three of four coming in. Lundqvist earned his first win since Feb. 2, the ... Read More »

Bruins outplay Rangers in Lundqvist’s return

Boston, MA ( – Milan Lucic’s two first-period goals set the tone, and the Boston Bruins spoiled Henrik Lundqvist’s return to the ice with a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers. Lundqvist, sidelined for New York’s last 25 games by a vascular injury caused by being struck in the throat by a puck, appeared rusty in his first game ... Read More »

Rangers rout Senators, stop Hammond’s streak

Ottawa, ON ( – The clock finally struck midnight for Andrew Hammond. The New York Rangers scored five times on the Ottawa Senators’ red-hot goaltender in just two periods of play en route to a 5-1 rout that gave Hammond his first regulation loss in the rookie’s 16th career NHL start. Thursday’s result, combined with Boston’s overtime loss to Anaheim, ... Read More »

Lundqvist expects to return this week

New York, NY ( – New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist believes he will return to game action later this week after recovering from a vascular injury. Lundqvist practiced with his teammates on Tuesday for the first time in seven weeks. He hasn’t played since Feb. 2, two days after being hit in the throat by a shot in the ... Read More »

Rangers make statement as they dominate Ducks

New York, NY ( – The Ducks’ quest to become the top team in the National Hockey League turned out to be a blowout … for all the wrong reasons. Derek Stepan broke out of a scoring slump with two goals and one assist, while Keith Yandle contributed three helpers, as the New York Rangers pounded Anaheim by a 7-2 ... Read More »