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Lundqvist, Rangers hold off Pens to take 2-1 series lead

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Henrik Lundqvist came up big down the stretch and finished with 23 saves as the New York Rangers held off the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 2-1 victory in Game 3 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Carl Hagelin and Chris Kreider each scored and Dan Girardi supplied two assists for the Rangers, who took a 2-1 ... Read More »

Tavares nets OT winner to give Isles series lead

Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – John Tavares scored 15 seconds into overtime to lift the New York Islanders to a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series on Sunday. Off the opening faceoff of overtime, Johnny Boychuk blasted the puck into the Washington zone. Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby gloved the shot and decided ... Read More »

Crosby, Penguins clip Rangers to even series

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Sidney Crosby picked up his first two goals of the postseason and Pittsburgh emerged with a narrow 4-3 decision over the New York Rangers in Game 2 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal on Saturday. Chris Kunitz chipped in a goal and two assists with Brandon Sutter adding a score and a helper for the Penguins, ... Read More »

Late rally sends Caps over Islanders, evens series

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) – 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 (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 »

Halak, Islanders stymie Capitals to take Game 1

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) – 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 (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 »