Ageless Lundqvist could be key to Rangers’ Stanley Cup hopes
NEW YORK RANGERS
LAST SEASON: 48-28-6, 102 points. Fourth in Metropolitan Division. Lost to Ottawa Senators in Eastern Conference semifinals.
COACH: Alain Vigneault (fifth season, 16th NHL season).
ADDED: D Kevin Shattenkirk, D Tony DeAngelo, C David Desharnais, G Ondrej Pavelec, C Lias Andersson, C Filip Chytil.
LOST: C Derek Stepan, C Oscar Lindberg, G Antti Raanta, D Dan Girardi, D Kevin Klein, RW Brandon Pirri, D Adam Clendening.
Rangers set to begin training camp practices with retooled D
GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Rangers are set to start training camp practices this weekend having undergone some changes since a second-round playoff exit just over four months ago.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein has retired after playing parts of 12 seasons in the NHL.
The Rangers announced the retirement of the 32-year-old on Friday.
Klein played in 627 career NHL games with the Rangers and Nashville Predators, totaling 38 goals and 116 assists. He made his NHL debut with the Predators on Dec. 3, 2005, 10 days shy of his 21st birthday.
Miller, Fast, Buchnevich lead Rangers past Jets 5-2
NEW YORK (AP) — Although the New York Rangers didn't play an especially dominant style, they did enough to keep up their winning play.
J.T. Miller, Jesper Fast and Pavel Buchnevich scored 4:04 apart late in the second period to lead the high-scoring Rangers to their fifth straight victory, 5-2 over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night.
Referee Dean Morton leaves game after taking puck off head
BOSTON (AP) — Referee Dean Morton had to be helped off the ice in the second period of the Boston-New York game after taking a puck off the back of the head on a clearing shot from Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein.
Klein shot the puck from the side of his team's net into the corner, where it hit Morton.