Rangers Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Lundqvist, Kreider lift Rangers to OT victory

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers knew how to respond after one of their most disappointing outings of the season. Lundqvist made 36 saves and Chris Kreider scored 3:56 into overtime to lead the Rangers to a 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. The..." February 02

  • NHL players called ‘puppets’ in major lawsuit

    Detroit News "Court documents unsealed in Minnesota reveal the NHL calling former players who filed a lawsuit over concussion claims “mere puppets” of a public-relations company when they provided statements to the media about the case, TSN reported Tuesday. In seeking access to correspondence between the..." February 01

  • Rangers could get Fast, Staal, Raanta back for game against Blue Jackets

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s been a nice couple of days for the New York Rangers. On Monday night, a report surfaced saying that they had agreed to terms with head coach Alain Vigneault on a two-year contract extension. Tonight, it looks like they’ll get some healthy bodies back into their lineup when they take on the..." January 31

  • Jones, Wennberg fuel Blue Jackets past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For a team that built a six-goal lead in the third period Monday night, the Columbus Blue Jackets weren't all that thrilled with their performance after the game. That's because a 6-0 advantage turned into a 6-4 victory against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. The..." January 31

  • Rangers reward Alain Vigneault with extension and raise

    New York Post "You know that five-year contract Alain Vigneault signed to coach the Rangers in July of 2013 meant to keep him on the job through the end of next season? Well, not any longer … or to be more precise, it is now for longer than that, with The Post learning exclusively that the Blueshirts have..." January 31

  • Rangers’ Mika Zibanejad on family being in Iran: ‘Right now it just sucks’

    New York Daily News "President Trump's executive order barring travelers from seven countries from entering the United States affects family members of Rangers center Mika Zibanejad, the 23-year-old Swede whose father is a native of Iran, one of the countries named in the executive order. Zibanejad's father lives in..." January 31

  • 2017 All Star Game earns highest overnight rating since 2004

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL All Star Game is a constant source of debate. Some fans love it, others hate it – and yet more think it’s a dying source of entertainment. If the NBC overnight ratings hold any weight, though, it’s possible that the declining interest may not be as true as fans think: According to..." January 30

  • NHL Stars Support Going To Olympics In 2018

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Alexander Ovechkin, Connor McDavid, Jonathan Toews, and Sidney Crosby all agree. The NHL should go to the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018. Now it’s just up to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and IOC President Rene Fasel to hammer out a deal. Toews told TSN’s Frank Seravalli “quite frankly, to..." January 30

  • Bettman argues that Olympic participation hurts NHL product

    Pro Hockey Talk "Gary Bettman reiterated his criticism of the International Olympic Committee today, as prospects of a deal to send NHLers to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea remain in doubt. In an interview with Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean, the commissioner also said that the NHL owes it to the fans to..." January 30

  • NHL appears unlikely to participate in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s looking increasingly unlikely that the NHL will participate in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Commissioner Gary Bettman said the topic was discussed for “about 10 seconds” at the Board of Governors meeting Saturday, and deputy commissioner Bill Daly told reporters, “As of..." January 29

  • NHL All-Star Skills competition breakdown: Who’s competing in each event

    Sportsnet "The NHL has announced the all-star assignments for Saturday’s 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ in Los Angeles. The all-stars from the Atlantic and Metropolitan Divisions will compete against the Pacific and Central Divisions throughout the night for points in the overall..." January 28

  • Ryan McDonagh represents Rangers’ think-big potential

    New York Post "All those years being so close to the ultimate goal have built up inside Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh and crystallized as extra motivation. McDonagh was rewarded for his revitalized individual performance through the first half of this season by being the Rangers’ lone representative in this..." January 28

  • In support of Mr. 101, who just missed the NHL’s all-time list

    Sportsnet "The 101st greatest NHL player to ever live got shafted Friday night in Los Angeles. Not only did he miss out on an opportunity to swap war stories with Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr and Red Kelly, mingle with Jaromir Jagr in a black-tie setting, and consume what we can only assume was some epic..." January 28

  • Gretzky, Orr and Lemieux agree that Gordie Howe was the best NHL player ever

    Fox Sports "On Friday night in Los Angeles, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Mario Lemieux sat on a platform just prior to the NHL100 presentation at All-Star Weekend — an event aiming to identify the best 100 players in the league’s 100-year history. While some may try to argue that any one of the three..." January 28

  • NHL brings hockey world together with top 100 players of all-time

    TSN "Jonathan Toews struggled to find the words. His search, moments after being named to the NHL’s list of 100 greatest players, was a genuine aw-shucks moment - not the humble hockey player shtick where he does anything to avoid talking about himself. Toews could not believe he was minted as..." January 28

  • Clarification Please: The NHL's offsides review still a work in progress

    Yardbarker "Welcome to Clarification Please, an ongoing series in which Yardbarker will take a look at rulings that have players, coaches and fans a bit puzzled. Whether it is regarding old "unwritten rules" or a new subsection IV schedule, these are some rules in which we would like to get more..." January 26

  • Mason, Flyers shut out Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Steve Mason delivered his best performance of the 2016-17 season when the Philadelphia Flyers needed it most. The much-maligned goaltender made 34 saves, including a handful of brilliant stops with the game scoreless during the first two periods, as the Flyers emerged with a 2-0..." January 25

  • Rangers shuffling lines again with Kevin Hayes out

    New York Post "Rangers coach Alain Vigneault only has had his full complement of forwards intact for one game in more than two months. An MRI exam revealed integral third-line center Kevin Hayes is set to miss two to three weeks with what is presumed to be a left-leg injury, suffered in the second period of..." January 24

  • Kevin Hayes out 2-3 weeks with lower-body injury

    Newsday "Rangers center Kevin Hayes will be sidelined two to three weeks with with a lower-body injury — apparently a left leg or knee issue — suffered in Sunday’s matinee in Detroit. The team made the announcement Monday after an MRI. Hayes, who has 35 points this season, played 8:41 Sunday but did..." January 23

  • Lundqvist, Zuccarello power Rangers past Kings

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The old Henrik Lundqvist is once again looking like the young Henrik Lundqvist. The 34-year-old goaltender turned aside 36 shots as both he and the New York Rangers earned their third straight victory, a 3-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings at Madison Square Garden on Monday..." January 23

  • Lundqvist superb as Rangers blank Red Wings

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The New York Rangers are scoring goals in bunches this season, but on the nights when they aren't frequently lighting the lamp at the other end, they feel confident in the knowledge that Henrik Lundqvist is still guarding their goal. Lundqvist reached the 20-win plateau for an..." January 22

  • For Wayne Gretzky, history is hockey's cornerstone

    NHL.com "Wayne Gretzky is keenly aware there will be considerable debate Friday, and presumably for much longer, when the League unveils the rest of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Given that pitched arguments break out whenever people compare hockey dynasties and eras, it is also a given that emotions..." January 22

  • Strange omissions reveal NHL’s real motive for Greatest 100 list

    New York Post "It is a marketing function, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you should bear that in mind when the NHL unveils the post-Original Six Era portion of its Greatest 100 Players on Friday night in Los Angeles as part of the league’s All-Star weekend. And as such, I would expect current..." January 22

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • Grabner scores twice as Rangers beat Maple Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Henrik Lundqvist regained his puck-stopping touch on Thursday night and the New York Rangers played more effectively in front of him. The result was a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Lundqvist turned aside 23 shots, some of them difficult, as the Rangers ended a..." January 19

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • Chris Kreider fined $5,000 for using helmet in fight with Cody Eakin

    Fox Sports "Dallas Stars forward Cody Eakin probably had a good idea that some New York Rangers players would come after him during their game on Tuesday night. He probably didn’t imagine that they’d use his own helmet against him. Back in December, Eakin was suspended for four games after taking a brutal..." January 18

  • Is this more than just a slump for Henrik Lundqvist?

    Pro Hockey Talk "People have been wondering for years if Henrik Lundqvist would finally fall off track and, you know, look human. After the New York Rangers’ zany 7-6 loss to the Dallas Stars, those rumblings are probably getting a little louder. Don’t expect the Rangers to throw their star goalie under the..." January 18

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Stars hang on to beat Rangers in high-scoring affair

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- It started badly enough for the Dallas Stars when Derek Stepan opened the scoring for the New York Rangers just 27 seconds into the game. Undeterred, the Stars scored seven of the next nine goals to take a commanding four-goal cushion into the final period, which is almost always..." January 17

  • Rangers have everyone together for first time in two months

    New York Post "For the first time in two months, the Rangers will have their full complement of forwards when center Mika Zibanejad makes his return from a broken leg in Tuesday night’s Garden match against the Stars. “It’s been a long time coming,” said Zibanejad, out since Nov. 20, having missed 24 games...." January 17

  • Rangers goalie Antti Raanta out 7-10 days with lower-body injury as Mika Zibanejad is set to return

    New York Daily News "Rangers backup goalie Antti Raanta (lower body injury) is expected to be sidelined 7-10 days, coach Alain Vigneault said Monday in Greenburgh, likely but not definitely pushing his return past the NHL All-Star break. Vigneault said he therefore intends to ride Henrik Lundqvist during this..." January 16

  • Canadiens enjoy late surge to topple Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens found themselves down but never let themselves be out. Montreal erased a trio of one-goal deficits and scored three times in 62 seconds to skate away with a 5-4 against the New York Rangers on Saturday night at the Bell Centre. Trailing 3-2 to enter..." January 14

  • The Rangers are getting Nash, Buchnevich back tonight

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers enter Friday’s game against Toronto having won five of their past six games and now they are getting back some of the forward depth that has made them such a dangerous offensive team this season when Rick Nash and Pavel Buchnevich return to the lineup. Nash has not played..." January 13

  • Leafs stymie Rangers at MSG

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Toronto Maple Leafs, a team that is loaded with rookies still finding their way in the NHL, took another step Friday toward becoming a more consistent team and maybe even a playoff team. Frederik Andersen made 34 saves as the Leafs grabbed an early lead and locked it down in..." January 13

  • Marc Staal had a concussion, and his return is unknown

    New York Post "Marc Staal’s status is unclear as he recovers from apparent post-concussion symptoms that sidelined him for the Rangers’ past two games before entering this bye week, The Post has learned. Staal, believed symptom-free after working out this week at the club’s practice facility, has not gone..." January 12

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11