Columbus and New York square off in division action
Columbus Blue Jackets (45-31-4, fifth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. New York Rangers (31-36-13, seventh in the Metropolitan Division)
New York hosts conference rival Ottawa
Ottawa Senators (28-45-6, eighth in the Atlantic Division) vs. New York Rangers (31-35-13, seventh in the Metropolitan Division)
New York and St. Louis meet for non-conference showdown
St. Louis Blues (41-27-8, third in the Central Division) vs. New York Rangers (29-34-13, seventh in the Metropolitan Division)
Lightning win 10th straight, Flames streak to 7th in a row
NEW YORK (AP) — Victor Hedman scored at 3:25 of overtime and the Tampa Bay Lightning extended their winning streak to a franchise-record 10 games with a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on...
Georgiev’s 55 saves help Rangers cool off Leafs 4-1
NEW YORK (AP) — After his team allowed 56 shots on goal, Rangers coach David Quinn thought the defense was pretty good.
He had Alexandar Georgiev to thank for that.
Georgiev had a career-high 55 saves to lead New York over the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Sunday night. Georgiev had the second-most saves in a regular-season game in franchise history. Mike Richter has the record with 59 on Jan. 31, 1991.
DeAngelo gets deciding goal in shootout, Rangers beat Bruins
NEW YORK (AP) — Successful in his only previous shootout attempt, Tony DeAngelo tried the same approach. And he got the same result.
DeAngelo scored the decisive goal in the seventh round of the shootout and the New York Rangers rallied from two goals down in the third period to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Rangers rally in 3rd, beat Bruins 4-3 in shootout
NEW YORK (AP) — Tony DeAngelo scored the decisive goal in the seventh round of the shootout and the New York Rangers rallied from two goals down in the third period to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Mika Zibanejad, Kevin Hayes and Filip Chytil scored for New York and Alexandar Georgiev finished with 27 saves. The Rangers won for the second time in five games (2-2-1) after a stretch in which they won four of five.
Toffoli’s overtime goal lifts Kings past Rangers 4-3
NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have had a tough time winning this season.
Against the New York Rangers on Monday night, a late goal and a shot in overtime that clanged off the post helped secure a needed victory.
Tyler Toffoli scored 25 seconds into overtime as the Kings rallied to beat the Rangers 4-3.
Sanheim scores in OT, Flyers top Bruins for 6th straight
BOSTON (AP) — Travis Sanheim scored a power-play goal 2:56 into overtime and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Thursday night to extend their season-best winning streak to six.
Sanheim assisted on Oskar Lindblom's tying goal with 9:24 left in the third period, then beat Tuukka Rask with a long wrist shot in the final seconds of a power play after Brad Marchand was sent off for tripping.
Mika Zibanejad has hat trick, Rangers beat Devils 4-3
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The way the line of Mika Zibanejad, Chis Kreider and Mats Zuccarello is going, the New York Rangers still have a shot at the playoffs
Zibanejad capped his second career hat trick with the winning goal with 4:36 to play and the Rangers overcame an early two-goal deficit to beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 on Thursday night.
Zibanejad, Lundqvist lead Rangers past Bruins 3-2
BOSTON (AP) — Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist hopes his teammates take some time to think about how well they've played going into a long break.
He'll also have some time to reflect on his climb up the NHL's career wins list.
Lundqvist made 27 saves to take over sole possession of sixth place in wins and New York beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 Saturday night.
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.
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.
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.
Hayes helps Rangers to 5-4 shootout win over Florida
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — New York Rangers coach David Quinn didn't like the way his team played after the first period, but post-regulation heroics helped the club break its three-game losing streak.
Kevin Hayes had the game-deciding goal in the third round of the shootout after Henrik Lundqvist made a couple of big saves in the overtime, and the Rangers beat the Florida Panthers 5-4 on Saturday night.
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.
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.
Zuccarello, Zibanejad lead Rangers past Panthers 5-2
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers turned to two of their top goal-scorers to rally past the Florida Panthers.
Mats Zuccarello and Mika Zibanejad each scored twice as New York snapped a two-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over Florida on Tuesday night and won for the first time in regulation this season.
Gaudreau, Hathaway score twice as Flames top Rangers 4-1
NEW YORK (AP) — The Calgary Flames have had trouble winning in New York in recent seasons. Opportunistic scoring and stellar goaltending changed that on this trip.
Johnny Gaudreau and Garnet Hathaway each scored twice and backup goalie David Rittich made 44 saves as the Flames snapped a six-game losing streak at Madison Square Garden with a 4-1 victory over the Rangers on Sunday night.
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.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The New York Rangers have known for a while they won't make the playoffs. They made it official that the Carolina Hurricanes won't, either.
Ryan Sproul scored and Kevin Hayes added a short-handed goal, and the Rangers beat the Hurricanes 2-1 on Saturday night to eliminate them from the playoff race.
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.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Vesey's first career hat trick came at a good time for the struggling Rangers.
Vesey scored three times, Mats Zuccarello had two goals and New York beat the Carolina Hurricanes 6-3 on Monday night.
"It's something you definitely want to accomplish," Vesey said. "I was just saying I remember it took me all four years in college to get one. It's nice to have one.
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.
Lundqvist, Zibanejad lead Rangers past Coyotes in shootout
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist had gotten his team to the shootout, but the veteran goalie needed a moment to collect his thoughts as he stared down longtime former teammate Derek Stepan with the game and an additional point on the line.
Lundqvist got the job done one final time, stopping Stepan on the final attempt of the shootout.
Zuccarello, Zibanejad lead Rangers past Caps 1-0 in shootout
NEW YORK (AP) — Ondrej Pavelec and Philipp Grubauer were unbeatable for 65 minutes. Pavelec kept it up in the shootout, and the New York Rangers finally found a way to score on the Washington Capitals' goalie.
Mats Zuccarello and Mika Zibanejad scored in the tiebreaker to lift the Rangers to a 1-0 victory over their Metropolitan Division rivals on Wednesday night.
Rangers say Zibanejad out with concussion, acquire Holland
NEW YORK (AP) — Rangers center Mika Zibanejad missed practice and is out with a concussion.
The team announced Zibanejad's status Thursday. New York also acquired depth center Peter Holland from the Montreal Canadiens for forward Adam Cracknell.
Coach Alain Vigneault said Zibanejad is going through the NHL's concussion protocol process. Zibanejad missed the Rangers' most recent game Tuesday against Florida.
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.