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Rangers rebound to edge Caps, even series

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Chris Kreider and Dan Boyle each produced first-period goals, and the resilient New York Rangers held off the Washington Capitals down the stretch for a critical 3-2 win in Game 2 of this Eastern Conference semifinal series. Derick Brassard added a pivotal goal in the third period to help New York even this best-of-seven set ... Read More »

Caps beat Rangers in Game 1 on Ward’s late goal

ew York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Joel Ward scored with just 1.3 seconds left, giving the Washington Capitals a dramatic 2-1 win over the New York Rangers on Thursday in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. The game appeared headed for overtime until the Caps got the puck deep in the right corner. A hit from Nicklas Backstrom on ... Read More »

Hayes, Rangers down Penguins in OT to take 3-1 series lead

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Kevin Hayes’ first career postseason goal was a big one, as he scored 3:14 into overtime to lift the New York Rangers to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins for a commanding series lead in this Eastern Conference quarterfinal. In the extra session, Martin St. Louis tracked down the puck behind the net and sent ... Read More »

Lundqvist helps Rangers take Game 1

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – 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 »

Rangers clinch Presidents’ Trophy

Newark, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – 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 (SportsNetwork.com) – 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 (SportsNetwork.com) – 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 (SportsNetwork.com) – 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 (SportsNetwork.com) – 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 (SportsNetwork.com) – 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 »