PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jake Guentzel's 40th goal of the season had a significant impact on the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Guentzel scored with 2:35 to play, sending Saturday's regular-season finale...
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 plays New Jersey for division showdown
New York Rangers (31-34-13, seventh in the Metropolitan Division) vs. New Jersey Devils (29-40-10, eighth in the Metropolitan Division)
Georgiev makes 29 saves and Rangers blank Flyers 3-0
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Alexandar Georgiev had all the answers against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Georgiev made 29 saves and Ryan Strome scored for the third consecutive game and the New York...
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.
Strome. Georgiev help Rangers beat Maple Leafs 2-1 in OT
TORONTO (AP) — The New York Rangers were glad to finally get another win.
Ryan Strome scored 1:48 into overtime as the New York Rangers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 Saturday night to...
Athanasiou scores twice, Red Wings top Rangers 3-2
NEW YORK (AP) — The Red Wings will miss the playoffs for the third consecutive year, but they're trying to develop a strong foundation for next season.
Rangers end 6-game slide with 4-2 win over Devils
NEW YORK (AP) — No matter where they are in the standings, the New York Rangers were just happy to finally get a win.
Vladislav Namestnikov snapped a tie in the third period, and the Rangers...
NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored in the fourth round of a shootout without putting the puck in the net, and the Washington Capitals extended their win streak to four games with a 3-2 victory...
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.
Matt Murray makes 28 saves, Penguins rout Rangers 7-2
NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Murray stopped 28 shots to keep up his strong play since returning from an injury, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Rangers 7-2 on Wednesday night for their season-high seventh straight victory.
Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Jake Guentzel, Kris Letang and Dominik Simon each had a goal and an assist. Zach Aston-Reese and Tanner Pearson also scored to help the Penguins win for the ninth time in 10 games. Patric Hornqvist had two assists.
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.
Weber, Lehkonen each score twice, Canadiens top Rangers 5-2
MONTREAL (AP) — Montreal Canadiens captain Shea Weber says he really missed that winning feeling.
In his second game back from injury, Weber and Artturi Lehkonen each scored twice and the Canadiens snapped a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Saturday night.
The 33-year-old defenseman missed 73 games following surgeries on his right knee and left foot. He had an assist in a losing effort in his first game back on Thursday.
Oilers trade Ryan Strome to Rangers for Ryan Spooner
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers traded forward Ryan Strome to the New York Rangers for forward Ryan Spooner on Friday.
Strome, a fifth-overall pick of the New York Islanders in 2011, had a goal and an assist in 18 games with Edmonton this season. He has 59 goals and 103 assists in 358 career NHL games with the Islanders and Oilers.
Spooner had a goal and an assist in 16 games this season with the Rangers. He has 46 goals and 114 assists in 289 games with Boston and New York.
Kucherov, Vasilevskiy lead NHL-best Lightning past Oilers
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 33 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Tuesday night.
Steven Stamkos had a goal and two assists, and Brayden Point and Yanni Gourde also scored for the Lightning, who have the best record in the NHL at 11-3-1.
Kucherov, Vasilevskiy help Lightning beat Oilers 5-2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan had high praise for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 33 saves and the Lightning beat the Oilers 5-2 on Tuesday night.
"They've got a fun team to watch," McLellan said. "We're all chasing them right now, but I think we can get there."
Edmonton Oilers edge Cologne 4-3 in OT in exhibition game
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Ryan Strome scored with 2:53 left in overtime as the Edmonton Oilers beat the German league's Cologne Sharks 4-3 in an exhibition game Wednesday.
Strome redirected a pass from Ethan Bear for the winner. Tobias Rieder, Milan Lucic and Ty Rattie also scored for the Oilers, who outshot the Sharks 37-19. The game was a homecoming for Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl, a Cologne native. He had one assist. Jason Akeson, Moritz Muller and Ben Hanowski scored for Cologne.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Leon Draisaitl and the Edmonton Oilers just kept throwing the puck on net over and over. It was a sound strategy, considering just about every shot they took seemed to be going in.
Draisaitl had a goal and three assists and the Oilers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 7-3 on Tuesday night.
Oilers overcome late collapse, down Ducks 6-5 in shootout
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers have been reduced to playing spoiler in the playoff race. It's a role they seem to be relishing, creating plenty of drama along the way.
Ryan Strome scored twice and the Oilers recovered to beat the Anaheim Ducks 6-5 in a shootout Sunday after giving up two goals in the final 21 seconds of regulation.
Oilers hold off Kings for 4-3 win
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Edmonton coach Todd McLellan figured he was due to win a challenge. He was right, and that allowed the Oilers to hold on for a win they nearly gave away.
Ryan Strome's empty-net goal at 19:01 of the third period and a successful coach's challenge to overturn an apparent goal by Dustin Brown with less than 10 seconds left gave Edmonton a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.
McDavid scores 4 goals, Oilers top NHL-best Lightning
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid scored four goals and added an assist, and the Edmonton Oilers knocked off the top team in the NHL, defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 on Monday night.
Leon Draisaitl and Iiro Pakarinen also scored for the Oilers, who have gone 5-1-1 in their last seven.
Alex Killorn and Yanni Gourde replied for the Lightning, who fell to 5-3 on their eight-game road trip.
Strome scores 2 to lead Oilers to 5-3 win over Sharks
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — It seems the Edmonton Oilers are finally hitting their stride.
Ryan Strome scored twice to lead the Oilers to a 5-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday night, marking just the third time this season Edmonton has won consecutive games.
Mark Letestu, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Patrick Maroon also scored for the Oilers, who have won four of six. Leon Draisaitl had two assists and Cam Talbot stopped 18 shots.
Ryan Strome breaks tie, Oilers beat Bruins 4-2
BOSTON (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers headed home trying to build on a big victory.
Ryan Strome broke a tie early in the third period and Cam Talbot made 23 saves in the Oilers' 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Sunday night.
"I don't know why we make life so hard on ourselves," Strome said. "The challenge is consistency and hopefully we can find that here."
Edmonton has the second worst record in the Western Conference and has won consecutive games only once this season.
Connor McDavid sets up 3 goals, Oilers beat Devils 6-3
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers put it all together against the New Jersey Devils.
McDavid had three assists and Edmonton beat New Jersey 6-3 on Friday night to hand the Devils their first road loss of the season.
"Tonight was the first time in a while that we had everyone going, and all lines playing well and playing the right way, and we were rewarded," McDavid said. "So it's good to see."
Teravainen’s 2 goals lift Hurricanes to 5-3 win over Oilers
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Milan Lucic wants to stem the tide for the Edmonton Oilers before they rack up too many losses and it becomes a lost season.
Teuvo Teravainen had a pair of goals and Jordan Staal a goal and three assists as the Carolina Hurricanes scored early and didn't look back in a 5-3 victory over the Oilers on Tuesday.
Mark Letestu, Ryan Strome and Milan Lucic replied for the Oilers (1-4-0), who have now lost four in a row.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers traded forward Jordan Eberle to the New York Islanders on Thursday for forward Ryan Strome.
Eberle has scored at least 20 goals in each of the past four seasons, and had a career-high 34 in 2011-12. But he had just two assists in 13 playoff games this spring and was criticized for his lackluster play.
Eberle, 27, is entering the fifth year of a six-year contract worth $36 million and had been a frequent subject of trade rumors.
Hurricanes spoil Isles’ homecoming with 8-4 win
NEW YORK (AP) — Jaccob Slavin and the Carolina Hurricanes ruined the New York Islanders' awaited homecoming with an offensive barrage Monday night.
Slavin recorded his first NHL hat trick, Jeff Skinner and Justin Faulk each scored twice and Carolina beat New York 8-4 to snap the Islanders' 11-game home point streak. Slavin's third goal came late in the third period on a shot that sneaked through the legs of Thomas Greiss.
Strome helps Islanders rally for 5-4 win over Stars
DALLAS (AP) — Ryan Strome played beautifully on Thursday night as the Islanders bounced back after a game he called "ugly."
Strome had a goal and two assists, and New York rallied with four straight goals for a 5-4 victory over the Dallas Stars.
"A pretty ugly game for us," Strome said of Saturday's 7-0 loss at Columbus. "Then tonight, to get down 3-1, you've got to kind of look yourself in the mirror. No panic, we got a couple goals and just plugged away."
On cusp of playoff spot, Islanders head on long road trip
NEW YORK (AP) — After climbing back into the playoff race with nearly unbeatable play at home the last month, the New York Islanders will need to quickly find a way to win on the road to preserve their postseason hopes.
Strome has 2 goals and assist as Islanders beat Devils 6-4
NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Strome helped the New York Islanders quickly bounce back from a disappointing loss at New Jersey the previous night to get a big home win against the Devils.
Strome had two goals and an assist to lead the Islanders to a 6-4 victory over the Devils on Sunday night in a chippy game that featured hard hits and a lot of pushing and shoving after whistles.
Nelson’s OT goal lifts Islanders past Maple Leafs 6-5
NEW YORK (AP) — After climbing back from a two-goal deficit, the New York Islanders didn't get deflated when Toronto regained the lead late in regulation.
They simply found a way to post another big home win.
Brock Nelson's second goal of the game at 2:42 of overtime lifted the Islanders to a 6-5 victory over the Maple Leafs on Monday night.
Trailing 5-4 late in the third period, the Islanders pulled goalie Thomas Greiss and tied it on Andrew Ladd's deflection with 1:29 left.
Islanders beat Capitals, improve to 5-0-1 under Weight
NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Strome ended his monthlong scoring drought at the perfect moment for the invigorated New York Islanders.
Strome and Johnny Boychuk scored in the third period, Thomas Greiss made 28 saves and the Islanders beat the league-leading Washington Capitals 3-2 on Tuesday night.
John Tavares, Ryan Strome lead Islanders past Jets, 6-2
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — A lot of New York Islanders got into the act — at the Winnipeg Jets' expense.
John Tavares and Ryan Strome each had a goal and an assist to help the Islanders beat the Jets 6-2 on Saturday night. Nikolay Kulemin, Shane Prince, Anders Lee and Andrew Ladd also scored, Josh Bailey and Brock Nelson each had two assists, and Thomas Greiss made 32 saves.
Strome helps Islanders beat Sabres 5-1
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders are hoping their sharp effort against the Buffalo Sabres is a sign of things to come after a so-so start to the season.
Ryan Strome had a goal and an assist, Thomas Greiss made 28 saves and the Islanders beat the Sabres 5-1 on Friday night.
Rasmus Ristolainen scores in OT, Sabres beat Islanders 3-2
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Rasmus Ristolainen has just two goals this season. Both have been game-winners for the Buffalo Sabres.
The defenseman scored 42 seconds into overtime to give the Sabres a 3-2 comeback victory over the New York Islanders on Friday night.
"I love to play overtime," said Ristolainen, who also scored in the extra period in Buffalo's 4-3 victory over Edmonton on Dec. 6.
Boychuk scores short-handed in 3rd, Islanders beat Coyotes
NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Boychuk picked a great time for the first short-handed goal of his career.
The veteran defenseman's goal early in the third period lifted the New York Islanders to a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night. It was a key win for a team playing 22 of its first 34 games at Barclays Center, including their current run of 10 of 11 at home.
Islanders agree to terms with F Ryan Strome on 2-year deal
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders have agreed to terms on a two-year, $5 million deal with restricted free-agent forward Ryan Strome.
The 23-year-old, selected by the Islanders in the first round — No. 5 overall — in the 2011 draft is coming off a season in which he had eight goals and 20 assists in 71 games. Those numbers were down from his career highs of 17 goals, 33 assists and 50 points in 81 games in 2014-15.