Rangers Rumors & News

  • Islanders earn two crucial points with win vs. Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Leading by a goal with less than 10 seconds remaining, the New York Islanders saw a sewn-up victory transforming into a loss right before their eyes. Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy -- during a power play -- slammed the puck off the shin pads of New York Rangers forward Michael..." March 23

  • Antti Raanta: Don’t give me the hook quite yet

    New York Post "Antti Raanta, who has started six straight for the Rangers in Henrik Lundqvist’s absence, is sure hoping to extend the second-longest such streak of his career to seven when the Islanders visit the Garden on Wednesday. It would mark the third complete set of back-to-backs within 13 days for the..." March 22

  • Blandisi's OT goal pushes Devils past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- With their playoff hopes all but dashed, the New Jersey Devils are playing for the future. If Tuesday night is any indication, the future looks pretty good. Rookie John Quenneville had a goal and assisted on the overtime game-winner by second-year player Joseph Blandisi as..." March 21

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • Rangers’ Marc Staal comes up big in right-side cameo

    New York Post "So there was Marc Staal paired with Ryan McDonagh for the seventh straight game, but wait … Staal on the right side? When, he was asked following the Rangers’ 3-2 victory over the Wild on Saturday, did he last play an entire game on his off-side. “Uh … 25 years ago?” the 30-year-old, 10-year..." March 19

  • Rangers beat Wild for another road win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Getting into Minnesota at 3 a.m. and preparing to play the Wild later Saturday evening would have been a major obstacle for any NHL team. However, nothing seems to bother the New York Rangers on the road lately. Oscar Lindberg had a goal and an assist, and Antti..." March 18

  • Rangers are nuts for benching Pavel Buchnevich

    New York Post "The Rangers don’t play enough of a hard-edged game, I’ve been clear on my thoughts about that all year, but please, sitting Pavel Buchnevich at this stage of the season to save room for Tanner Glass just doesn’t make sense. Yet that appears the plan for Friday’s match at the Garden when the..." March 17

  • Barkov powers Panthers past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- It was as bad a start as the Florida Panthers could have imagined; but at the end of the night, they found a way to bank a crucial two points with an exciting 4-3 shootout victory over the New York Rangers Friday at Madison Square Garden. Playing on a second consecutive night..." March 17

  • Henrik Lundqvist may return to Rangers sooner than expected

    New York Post "Alain Vigneault wasn’t willing to say Henrik Lundqvist is ahead of schedule in returning from his hip injury suffered March 7 against the Panthers, but the Rangers’ franchise goalie could be back sooner than expected. The coach said Lundqvist skated Wednesday and Thursday, and will skate with..." March 17

  • 2018 NHL Winter Classic likely to be held at Citi Field with Rangers vs. Sabres

    Newsday "The Winter Classic likely will make its New York debut on New Year’s Day 2018, with an outdoor game at Citi Field in Queens between the Rangers and Sabres close to being finalized, two sources confirmed to Newsday. The signature outdoor event for the NHL has been held all around the Eastern..." March 16

  • Point scores twice as Lightning edge Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Brayden Point had a 21st birthday to remember Monday night and it ended with a face full of shaving cream. The rookie scored two goals -- including the game winner with 6:39 to play in the third period -- as the Tampa Bay Lightning continued their late-season playoff surge with a..." March 13

  • McDonagh scores twice in Rangers' win

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The road warriors of the NHL didn't take long to get their show back on track. Coming off a heartbreaking loss Thursday at Carolina, the New York Rangers rebounded to humble the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Sunday in their final appearance at Joe Louis Arena. "It's good for us..." March 12

  • Rangers suddenly will go where Antti Raanta takes them

    New York Post "If the Rangers’ postseason fate lies largely with the play of starting goalie Henrik Lundqvist, it turns out that the fate of where they start that postseason now lies in the hands of his understudy, Antti Raanta. It was announced on Saturday that Lundqvist would miss 2-3 weeks with a muscle..." March 12

  • Rangers' Lundqvist out 2-3 weeks

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers announced on Saturday morning that they will be without starting goaltender Henrik Lundqvist for the next couple of weeks due to an undisclosed lower body injury. Magnus Hellberg has been recalled from the Hartford Wolfpack of the American Hockey League on an emergency..." March 11

  • No Lundqvist, Nash or Grabner for banged-up Rangers tonight

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Blueshirts are limping into this evening’s tilt with Carolina. Starting netminder Henrik Lundqvist is sidelined with a lower-body injury. Leading goalscorer Michael Grabner will miss his fifth straight contest with a hip ailment. Alternate captain Rick Nash is out with a lingering..." March 09

  • Aho lead Hurricanes over Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes showed off a youth movement on the offensive end, but it took a veteran's work in the net to complete the task Thursday night. Rookie Sebastian Aho scored a pair of third-period, power-play goals as the Hurricanes overcame the New York Rangers for a..." March 09

  • Lundqvist now alone at 10th all-time in wins with 404

    Pro Hockey Talk "Even while facing unusual struggles, Henrik Lundqvist continues to hit milestones and climb up the NHL’s record books. In the case of Tuesday, the New York Rangers’ 5-2 win against the Florida Panthers gave Lundqvist the 404th win of his distinguished career. In doing so, Lundqvist broke his..." March 08

  • Colin Campbell ‘nervous’ as unchanged offsides rule looms ahead of playoffs

    Sportsnet "Colin Campbell refers to it as Mike Murphy’s Law. A nod to his right-hand man, yes, but also the NHL’s penchant for finding itself in some kind of rules quagmire at the most important time of year. Consider it a by-product of a game played with a bouncing piece of rubber on ice. "We always..." March 08

  • Rangers rev up attack in 5-2 win over Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- Henrik Lundqvist tied a season-high with 43 saves and set a career milestone, but the "Broadway Hat," awarded by New York Rangers players to their star of the game, went to a guy who played just his second NHL game of the season. That would be 33-year-old enforcer Tanner..." March 07

  • NHL Will Not Change Definition Of Off-Side

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it was discussed heavily at the GM Meetings this week in Boca Raton, Florida, the NHL will not change the off-side rule according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. The idea theorized was that the player wouldn’t need to have his skate blade on the ice to be considered on-side, just breaking the..." March 07

  • Rangers jolt Lightning 1-0 in OT

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- While the New York Rangers wanted to see their battle level pick up, the Tampa Bay Lightning continue to fight for a playoff spot and rise up the Eastern Conference standings. In a playoff-intense matchup, however, goaltenders Antti Raanta and Andrei Vasilevskiy proved to be..." March 06

  • Price, Canadiens continue mastery of Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Carey Price continued his mastery over the New York Rangers Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, making 26 saves and leading the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-1 victory in the opener of their four-game road trip. Price is 15-5-1 in 22 career appearances against the Rangers. Only..." March 04

  • Rangers' Lundqvist celebrates 35th birthday with victory

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- There are times in the NHL when your goaltender has to steal a game for you. Thursday night, Henrik Lundqvist did that for the New York Rangers. On his 35th birthday. "All I wanted today was to win, to be honest with you," Lundqvist said after making 32 saves to carry the..." March 02

  • Jesper Fast out 2-3 weeks after suffering shoulder injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "Some tough news if you’re a fan of the New York Rangers. According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Jesper Fast will miss some time with what’s believed to be a separated shoulder. Fast suffered the injury after being flattened by Alex Ovechkin in last night’s 4-1 loss to the Washington..." March 01

  • Oilers acquire Justin Fontaine from Rangers for Taylor Beck

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers have acquired forward Justin Fontaine from the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Taylor Beck. Fontaine has spent the entire season in AHL Hartford, scoring nine goals and 30 points. The 29-year-old played three seasons with the Minnesota Wild before signing with..." March 01

  • Rangers have more needs to fill before trade deadline

    New York Post "Focusing on the trade deadline is a more cheerful assignment than focusing on the Rangers’ last two games, but duty calls. And so it is our obligation to report that Tuesday’s 4-1 Garden defeat to Washington two days after Sunday’s 5-2 defeat to Columbus collectively represents the Blueshirts’..." March 01

  • Rangers' Girardi out up to 2 weeks with ankle injury

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Rangers confirmed on Tuesday morning that defenseman Dan Girardi is expected to miss the next 10 to 14 days with an ankle injury. For the moment, the team has not made a corresponding recall. Undrafted at the NHL level, Girardi signed with the New York Rangers out of the OHL in..." February 28

  • Capitals defeat Rangers, give Trotz 700th career victory

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Kevin Shattenkirk's first game with the Washington Capitals turned out to be coach Barry Trotz's 700th career victory. The prized trade-deadline acquisition was solid in his debut and Marcus Johansson scored twice as the league-leading Capitals overcame a slow start to handle the..." February 28

  • Red Wings send Smith to Rangers for pair of draft picks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings have agreed to a deal that will send Brendan Smith to New York in return for Ottawa’s 2018 second-round pick—received in the Derick Brassard–Mika Zibanejad deal—and a 2017 third-round pick in the upcoming draft. The Rangers don’t have their second round..." February 28

  • Rangers, Sabres exchange AHLers

    Pro Hockey Talk "Just hours after acquiring Brendan Smith from Detroit, the Rangers made another deal — albeit a far smaller one. New York has sent minor-league defenseman Mat Bodie to Buffalo in exchange for forward Daniel Catenacci, the club announced. Of the two, Catenacci has the more distinguished..." February 28

  • Jackets leapfrog Rangers with win at MSG

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK, NY -- Most NHL teams struggled immediately after their respective bye weeks this season, but not the Columbus Blue Jackets, who returned to action with a home-ice win Saturday and followed that up with an impressive 5-2 road victory over the New York Rangers Sunday at Madison Square..." February 26

  • Rangers rally for OT win over Devils

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- The New York Rangers took a stunning one-two punch from the New Jersey Devils early in the third period Saturday at the Prudential Center but pulled themselves together in time to rally for an exciting 4-3 overtime victory. Mika Zibanejad had two points for the Rangers..." February 25

  • NY Rangers Owner Dolan Backs New Home for Islanders

    Bloomberg "A supergroup of New York sports executives, including owners of the New York Rangers and the New York Mets, is lining up to invest in a new arena just outside of Queens for the National Hockey League’s Islanders, according to people familiar with the discussions. The Islanders play at..." February 24

  • Zibanejad's shootout goal helps Rangers sink Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The New York Rangers had their chances, a lot of them. They were continually thwarted, however, by Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen. They remained patient when frustration might have been expected and it paid off with a 2-1 shootout victory. They needed a..." February 23

  • 10 NHL teams that could make a splash at the trade deadline

    Fox Sports "The NHL's March 1 trade deadline is quickly approaching, which means rumors and speculation surrounding possible moves will be flying. With quite a lot of parity across the league, several bubble teams are facing some tough decisions surrounding whether to buy or sell. We've already..." February 23

  • The Rangers’ power play is in trouble: This is the way to save it

    New York Post "For the longest time, like almost the entire 60-minute prelude to 3-on-3 overtime, it seemed as if the Rangers and Canadiens were playing to get a point Tuesday night at the Garden, so deliberate and cautious was this affair that it indeed went to a shootout before Montreal emerged with a 3-2..." February 22

  • Canadiens edge Rangers in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Paul Byron committed the cardinal sin during pregame warmups on Tuesday night and did so against Carey Price, considered by some in Montreal to be the second coming -- of Patrick Roy, anyway -- and left the goaltender wincing in pain. Byron redeemed himself by scoring the..." February 21

  • Zuccarello, Lundqvist help Rangers edge Capitals

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers started hot. The Washington Capitals closed strong. But the 60-minute game at Madison Square Garden on Sunday afternoon boiled down to execution after a third-period faceoff. Mats Zuccarello's 12th goal of the season broke the tie and helped give the Rangers..." February 19

  • Islanders continue to give Rangers trouble with 4-2 win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For John Tavares, frustration turned to persistence in a span of mere seconds. In fact, persistence was the theme for the New York Islanders on Thursday night. Tavares set up Nikolay Kuleimin for the winning short-handed goal 3:03 into the third period as the Islanders..." February 16

  • Henrik Lundqvist doesn’t spend long reflecting on milestone win

    New York Post "This was a work day for Henrik Lundqvist, but one in which the goaltender could decompress two days after recording career victory 400 at the Garden on Saturday against the Avalanche to complete a string of 11 consecutive starts in the style everyone has been accustomed to over the King’s 12-year..." February 14

  • Vesey eases Rangers past Blue Jackets

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Jimmy Vesey scored to snap a tie with 6:32 remaining in the third period as the New York Rangers posted a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday. It was the first time this season that these two teams have produced fewer than six goals between them, but the teams..." February 13

  • Henrik Lundqvist wins 400th NHL game

    NHL.com "New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist became the 12th goalie in NHL history to win 400 games by making 32 saves in a 4-2 victory against the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. Lundqvist is the fastest in history to reach the milestone (727 games). He joins Martin..." February 12

  • Lundqvist earns 400th win as Rangers defeat Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK, NY -- Henrik Lundqvist became just the 12th goaltender to win 400 career games in the National Hockey League Saturday as the New York Rangers rallied for a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in front of a celebratory crowd at Madison Square Garden. "I'm proud, for sure, but I..." February 11

  • Kreider lifts Rangers to fourth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- All it took was one timely save and one fortunate bounce, and suddenly the New York Rangers were on their way to a comeback victory. J.T. Miller scored twice, including the game-winner with four minutes remaining in the third period, and Henrik Lundqvist made 34 saves as the..." February 09

  • Why the Rangers shouldn’t force a deal at the trade deadline

    New York Post "If ever a game illustrated the Rangers’ crying need for a defenseman who can control the puck and lead the way out of the zone, it was this one at the Garden on Tuesday against Anaheim in which the shots and shot attempts at even-strength, 36-18 and 62-33 against, respectively, looked like scores..." February 08

  • Lundqvist leads Rangers over Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Henrik Lundqvist is enduring an inconsistent this season. A lot of that has to do with a porous defense but the goaltender at times hasn't looked like the five-time Vezina Trophy finalist he has been during his career. On Tuesday, Lundqvist took another step toward rounding into..." February 07

  • NHL Players To Rate Ice Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL is finally doing something to remedy the increased complaints of bad ice surfaces around the league. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the NHL and NHLPA are creating a subcommittee to monitor and address poor ice issues. The subcommittee—called the Playing Environment..." February 07

  • NHL trade deadline 2017: Top 10 players who could be on the move

    USA Today "The most talked-about player in the NHL trade market isn’t the most likely to be dealt before the March 1 deadline. Several teams want Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, but piecing together an in-season deal could be too complicated. Some Duchene suitors are playoff teams, and meeting the..." February 07

  • Kevin Hayes’ game status murky as he returns to Rangers practice

    New York Post "Kevin Hayes, sidelined for the last five games, including Sunday’s 4-3 victory over the Flames at the Garden, with an apparent left knee injury suffered Jan. 22 in Detroit, will practice with the club Monday. “Kevin skated again [Sunday] morning and will practice with us,” coach Alain Vigneault..." February 06

  • Kreider's goal allows Rangers to extinguish Flames

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers were far from their best at Madison Square Garden on Sunday afternoon. For the first time in a while, however, they found a way to win on their home ice without their "A" game. Chris Kreider scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and..." February 05