Vesey scores go-ahead goal in 3rd, Rangers top Blues 4-2
NEW YORK (AP) — The St. Louis Blues had a chance to clinch a postseason berth on their own terms, but a stubborn goaltender stood in their way.
Rangers too much for rival Devils 5-2
NEW YORK (AP) — Despite their trade deadline-depleted lineup, the Rangers got off to a fast start and dominated the Devils.
Ryan Strome had two goals, Chris Kreider and Jimmy Vesey each had...
Reinhart’s hat trick lifts Sabres past Capitals 5-2
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Reinhart scored three goals and the Buffalo Sabres snapped a four-game skid with a 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday.
Kreider, Lundqvist lead Rangers to 4-3 win over Blackhawks
NEW YORK (AP) — After a rough stretch, the New York Rangers are playing their best hockey in nearly two months.
Chris Kreider had a goal and an assist, Henrik Lundqvist moved into a tie for sixth place on the NHL's career wins list and the Rangers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 Thursday night for their third victory in four games.
Chris Wagner, Tuukka Rask help Bruins beat Blues 5-2
BOSTON (AP) — Chris Wagner scored the go-ahead goal 5:27 into the third period, Tuukka Rask tied a Boston record with his 252nd career victory and the Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Thursday night.
Rask made 28 saves and matched the franchise mark set by Cecil "Tiny" Thompson, who was 252-153 with 63 ties. Rask, the 2014 Vezina Trophy winner, is 252-145-56 in 474 games with Boston.
Torey Krug, David Backes, Brad Marchand and Sean Kuraly also scored for the Bruins.
Zibanejad, Lundqvist lead Rangers to 6-2 win over Hurricanes
NEW YORK (AP) — With players up and down the lineup producing multiple points, the New York Rangers broke through for a confidence-building victory they desperately needed.
Mika Zibanejad had two goals and two assists to help the Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 6-2 on Tuesday night.
Pavel Buchnevich and Tony DeAngelo also scored twice for New York. Mats Zuccarello had three assists and Chris Kreider added two as the Rangers won for only the second time in eight games.
Foligno, Bobrovsky lead Blue Jackets past Rangers 7-5
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nick Foligno scored twice, Sergei Bobrovsky returned from a team suspension and stopped 22 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets held off a late surge and defeated the New York Rangers 7-5 Sunday night.
Cam Atkinson and Artemi Panarin each had a goal and an assist, Ryan Murray had two assists and nine other players picked up points in the offensive explosion for Columbus. But, two goals by the Rangers late in the third period turned it into a closer game.
Fast scores twice, Rangers beat Predators 4-3
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jesper Fast made an immediate impact in his return to the New York lineup after missing five games due to an upper body injury.
Fast scored two goals, including the game winner, and added an assist as the Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.
Dubois, Blue Jackets beat Rangers 4-3 in OT for 5th straight
NEW YORK (AP) — After the New York Rangers squandered another late lead at home, goalie Henrik Lundqvist was at a loss for words.
Pierre-Luc Dubois scored 31 seconds into overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat New York 4-3 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.
Columbus tied the game with less than three minutes left in regulation, and the Rangers lost in extra time for the fifth time in their last six home games.
Patrick lifts Flyers over scuffling Rangers 3-2 in shootout
NEW YORK (AP) — After firing their general manager and coach in recent weeks, the Philadelphia Flyers have responded to a midseason shake-up.
Nolan Patrick scored the lone goal against Henrik Lundqvist in a shootout that lasted four rounds and Philadelphia beat the scuffling New York Rangers 3-2 on Sunday night.
Alex Tuch scores in OT, Golden Knights top Rangers 4-3
NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Tuch buried a sharp-angled shot just over two minutes into overtime, giving the Vegas Golden Knights a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 27 shots in his 423rd career victory, which moved him into a tie with Tony Esposito for ninth on the NHL's wins list.
Paul Stastny, Reilly Smith and William Carrier scored for Vegas, which extended its points streak to four straight games.
Lundqvist makes 29 saves, Rangers defeat Senators 4-2
NEW YORK (AP) — Rangers coach David Quinn has set a new tone for his team and the priority has been to outwork opponents.
Marc Staal, Lias Andersson, Chris Kreider, and Mika Zibanejad scored, and Henrik Lundqvist made 29 saves as New York defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-2 Monday night.
"It's a hardworking team," Rangers forward Kevin Hayes said. "If you are not working hard, you are not playing. That's coach's rules. We work hard every night and we are kind of building an identity here."
Georgiev gets 1st shutout as Rangers beat Islanders 5-0
NEW YORK (AP) — When Alexandar Georgiev was young, his family moved from Bulgaria to Russia so he could have a better opportunity to play sports. He was happy his parents were in attendance Wednesday night to see his first NHL shutout.
Georgiev stopped 29 shots, Filip Chytil scored for the fifth straight game, and the New York Rangers beat the crosstown-rival Islanders 5-0.
Lundqvist helps Rangers beat Panthers 4-2
NEW YORK (AP) — Even Henrik Lundqvist was impressed with his company.
Lundqvist passed Jacques Plante for seventh on NHL goaltender wins list with his 438th victory, and the New York Rangers beat the Florida Panthers 4-2 on Saturday night for their fifth consecutive home win.
Pionk, Zibanejad rally Rangers to 5-3 win over Canadiens
NEW YORK (AP) — Neal Pionk couldn't ever remember scoring on an end-to-end rush before.
The 23-year-old defenseman got the tiebreaking goal on a sensational individual effort late in the third period, and the New York Rangers rallied to beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-3 Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory.
Shattenkirk’s shootout goal leads Rangers past Sharks 4-3
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Allowing another late goal could have been debilitating to the New York Rangers. Instead, they managed to bounce back and get a well-deserved win.
Kevin Shattenkirk scored the lone goal in the shootout and Henrik Lundqvist rebounded after allowing the tying goal with 1.3 seconds left in regulation, helping the Rangers complete a season sweep of the San Jose Sharks with a 4-3 victory on Tuesday night.
Vinni Lettieri’s OT goal sends Rangers past Devils
NEW YORK (AP) — Vinni Lettieri scored at 3:53 of overtime to give the New York Rangers a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night.
Steven Fogarty, Timothy Gettinger and Chris Kreider also scored for New York, which built a 3-1 lead 31 seconds into the third period. Nico Hischier and Taylor Hall scored in a 3:03 span for the Devils and forced overtime.
Youthful Rangers focused on getting better after changes
GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Chris Kreider and the New York Rangers have put last season's struggles behind and are just focusing on trying to get better.
"Show up and compete every single day," Kreider said Friday as players skated in groups for on-ice testing. "We want to win games. It's not a developmental league. Right now everyone is 0-0-0 across the board. It's a clean slate for players, clean slate for teams."
Rangers all in on rebuild, seeking new coach to lead charge
GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — After missing the playoffs for the first time in eight years, the New York Rangers are going all in on a makeover.
Several star players were jettisoned at the trade deadline for youngsters and draft picks, there's tough decisions to be made with free agents, and they're seeking a new coach to lead the way.
"We all know there's going to be some changes during the summer," veteran goalie Henrik Lundqvist said.
Lightning stops 3-game slide with 7-3 win over Rangers
NEW YORK (AP) — Brayden Point and Cedric Paquette each scored two goals, and the Tampa Bay Lightning stopped a three-game slide with a 7-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Friday night.
J.T. Miller added a power-play goal in the third period as Tampa Bay regained first place in the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference with 108 points. Dan Girardi also scored against his former team, Alex Killorn had a goal and an assist, and backup goalie Louis Domingue made 28 saves.
Vesey, Georgiev lead Rangers to 5-1 win over Sabres
NEW YORK (AP) — With each passing game, it appears the New York Rangers may have found an apprentice goalie for next season.
Jimmy Vesey had two goals and an assist to support Alexandar Georgiev's season-high 43-save performance and the Rangers beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-1 Saturday night.
Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad and Neal Pionk each added a goal and an assist as the Rangers completed a sweep of the three-game season series and improved to 13-3-0 in the last 16 meetings with the Sabres.
Zibanejad’s late 2 goals rally Rangers past Penguins in OT
NEW YORK (AP) — Although they will likely miss the playoffs for the first time since 2010, the New York Rangers are still scrapping for wins.
Mika Zibanejad scored the tying goal late in the third period and then got the winner 2:53 into overtime to rally the Rangers to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Alexander Georgiev has his first NHL win under his belt.
The 22-year-old backup goalie made 35 saves and forward Mika Zibanejad had a goal and an assist as the resurgent New York Rangers held off the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Saturday night.
Georgiev, who began the season in the AHL after playing last year in Finland, entered 0-2-0 with a 3.05 goals-against average and .922 save percentage in his brief NHL career.
Rangers’ Kreider to have surgery to remove part of rib
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider will undergo surgery to have a portion of a rib removed.
The team announced the surgery on Friday and said Kreider would be out indefinitely.
Kreider hasn't played since the Rangers' shootout victory over the Washington Capitals on Dec. 27. The next day, the team said he had a blood clot in his right arm.
Rangers F Chris Kreider sidelined by blood clot in arm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider is sidelined indefinitely with a blood clot in his right arm.
The team announced the injury Thursday. The 26-year-old Kreider left a 1-0 shootout win over Washington the previous night.
This season, in 37 games, the speedy and rugged Kreider has 11 goals and 11 assists for 22 points. He is in his sixth NHL season, all with the Rangers.
Rick Nash breaks late tie, Rangers beat Kings 4-2
NEW YORK (AP) — Rick Nash scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:27 remaining to lead the New York Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Kings on Friday night.
Chris Kreider, Kevin Hayes and J.T. Miller also scored to help New York win for the second time in five games (2-2-1). Henrik Lundqvist stopped 33 shots.
Kreider, Fast lead Rangers to 6-1 win over Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The New York Rangers started fast Wednesday night and never slowed down.
Chris Kreider and Jesper Fast scored two goals apiece, including Kreider's first just 52 seconds into the game, and the Rangers rolled to a 6-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.
Rangers rally past Blue Jackets 5-3 for 4th straight win
NEW YORK (AP) — Given three power-play chances in the third period, the New York Rangers converted them all in a comeback victory over Columbus.
Michael Grabner had two goals and the Rangers scored four times in the third to rally past the Blue Jackets 5-3 on Monday night for their fourth straight win.
Kevin Shattenkirk, Chris Kreider and Pavel Buchnevich scored in the third for the Rangers. Mika Zibanejad had an assist on all three power-play goals.
Miller scores in OT, Rangers beat Lightning 2-1
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The New York Rangers were a determined group from the opening puck drop, and the result was a win over one of the NHL's best.
J.T. Miller scored 1:19 into overtime and the Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Thursday night.
Miller skated around defenseman Anton Stralman and beat Andrei Vasilevskiy. New York also got a goal from Chris Kreider, and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 27 shots.
Zibanejad rallies Rangers to 6-4 win over Golden Knights
NEW YORK (AP) — Mika Zibanejad got the tiebreaking goal with 5:39 left and the New York Rangers scored four in the third period to rally for a 6-4 victory over the expansion Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night.
Jimmy Vesey, Mats Zuccarello, Chris Kreider, Pavel Buchnevich and Michael Grabner scored for the Rangers, and Henrik Lundqvist made 30 saves. Zibanejad also had assists on the first two goals in the third, helping the Rangers win for the third time in seven games (3-2-2).
Zibanejad helps Rangers rally past Golden Knights, 6-4
NEW YORK (AP) — After two lackluster periods, the New York Rangers turned up the intensity in the third and rallied for a needed win.
Mika Zibanejad got the tiebreaking goal with 5:39 left and the Rangers scored four in the final period to beat the expansion Vegas Golden Knights 6-4 on Tuesday night.
Buchnevich, Nieves lead Rangers to 5-2 win over Coyotes
NEW YORK (AP) — Their youth and a new-look fourth line helped the New York Rangers get a needed win.
Pavel Buchnevich scored twice and added an assist, rookie Boo Nieves had three assists and the Rangers beat the winless Arizona Coyotes 5-2 Thursday night.
Michael Grabner had two goals, Chris Kreider also scored and Ondrej Pavelec stopped 27 shots to help New York get just its third victory of the season in the finale of a season-high six-game homestand.
Rangers beat Predators 4-2
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers can finally breathe a sigh of relief after holding off the Nashville Predators for just their second win of the season.
Kevin Hayes scored the eventual game-winning goal and added an assist while Jimmy Vesey collected his first two points of the season to help the Rangers snap a five-game skid with a 4-2 win over the Predators on Saturday afternoon.
Karlsson leads Senators past Rangers into East finals
NEW YORK (AP) — Erik Karlsson and the Ottawa Senators showed off their toughness in the third period. The New York Rangers pushed and pushed, but the resilient Senators held on — all the way to their first Eastern Conference final in 10 years.
Karlsson had a goal and an assist, Craig Anderson made 37 saves and the Senators eliminated the Rangers with a 4-2 victory in Game 6 of their second-round series Tuesday night.
Rangers top Senators 4-1, tie series 2-2
NEW YORK (AP) — While New York stars Rick Nash and Chris Kreider receive playoff-level attention from Ottawa, Oscar Lindberg and Tanner Glass are providing an unexpected lift for the Rangers.
Lindberg scored two goals, Glass had two assists and the Rangers beat the Senators 4-1 on Thursday night to tie their Eastern Conference semifinal series at two games apiece.
Zibanejad’s OT goal lifts Rangers past Canadiens 3-2
MONTREAL (AP) — Mika Zibanejad was in the right place at the right time. The rest was just a blur.
Zibanejad scored at 14:22 of overtime to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series.
Chris Kreider's shot on a rush went off Alexei Emelin's stick right to Zibanejad for a shot into an open side. It was Zibanejad's third career playoff goal.
Rangers opening playoffs with road test in Montreal
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers don't mind starting the Stanley Cup playoffs on the road.
After all, they led the NHL with 27 road wins in the regular season.
And the Rangers had 21 wins at Madison Square Garden this season, tied for the fewest home wins among the 16 teams that reached the postseason.
So playing the opening two games of their series at the Bell Centre in Montreal is not a big problem.
Rangers hold on to beat Flyers for first home win in 6 weeks
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers finally won at home again, and also accomplished a feat they're proud of.
Oscar Lindberg and Chris Kreider scored 2:09 apart midway through the third period, and the Rangers held on to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 Sunday night for their first win at home in six weeks. New York reached 100 points in a third straight season for just the second time in franchise history.