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Rangers thump Lightning to force Game 7

Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Rangers staved off elimination yet again. Derick Brassard posted a hat trick and two assists and New York beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-3 on Tuesday night in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. New York faced elimination for a fourth time this postseason, and for a fourth time it conquered the ... Read More »

Bishop, Lightning shut out Rangers for 3-2 lead

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – After allowing 10 goals over the previous two games, Ben Bishop bounced back with a stellar performance in net to back Tampa Bay’s defensive revival during Sunday’s all-important Game 5. Bishop made 26 saves for his second career playoff shutout and Steven Stamkos continued to display his renewed scoring touch to guide the Lightning to ... Read More »

Nash, Lundqvist help Rangers even series

Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Rick Nash registered two goals and one assist as the New York Rangers posted a 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning Friday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Nash totaled a career-high 42 goals during the regular season but scored just two goals in the first 15 games this postseason. His breakout ... Read More »

Bolts strike in OT to beat Rangers, take 2-1 series lead

Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Nikita Kucherov’s marker at 3:33 of overtime sent the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 6-5 decision over the New York Rangers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. Kucherov carried the puck from the neutral zone up the right wing, then cut towards the middle below the circles and froze two enemy defenders with a ... Read More »

Johnson’s hat trick helps Lightning even series

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Tyler Johnson had a hat trick to power the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 6-2 win over the New York Rangers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday night at Madison Square Garden. Johnson scored a short-handed goal, a power-play goal and an even-strength goal for the first playoff hat trick in ... Read More »

Rangers take Game 1 on Moore’s late goal

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Dominic Moore had the go-ahead goal deflect in off his right leg with 2:25 remaining in the third period, as the New York Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. Derek Stepan scored the other goal for the Rangers, who got ... Read More »

Stepan’s OT tally lifts Rangers to Game 7 victory over Capitals

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Derek Stepan helped the Rangers book their second consecutive trip to the Eastern Conference finals in dramatic fashion. Stepan scored with 8:36 left in overtime to propel New York to a 2-1 Game 7 victory over the Washington Capitals in the semifinal round. Following an offensive zone faceoff win by New York, Dan Girardi fired ... Read More »

Lundqvist is Hall of Fame Bound, With or Without Ring

By Gordon Tepper, Contributing Writer New York, NY (NYSportscene.com) – Henrik Lundqvist is going into the Hockey Hall of Fame on the first ballot. He’s the greatest Rangers goaltender in the history of the franchise and should absolutely be on everyone’s list of the greatest goaltenders of all time. His ability to carry a team on his back and perform ... Read More »

Rangers survive Caps’ rally, force Game 7

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) – Chris Kreider scored two goals, Henrik Lundqvist made 42 saves and the New York Rangers held on for a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. The Presidents’ Trophy winners staved off elimination for the second time in three days to force a Game 7 on Wednesday at ... Read More »

Rangers stay alive with OT win over Caps

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Ryan McDonagh scored the winner at 9:37 of overtime as the New York Rangers took a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Chris Kreider scored late in regulation, while Henrik Lundqvist made 28 saves to help the Rangers stave off elimination. The Capitals still lead the ... Read More »