Rangers Rumors & News

  • 11h
    Seth Rothman @RothmanHockey

    Mats Zuccarello stepped on the ice near the end of #Rangers morning skate today in Tampa, but he will not play in Game 6.

  • Lundqvist steps up in elimination games

    Covers.com "New York Rangers face another elimination game Tuesday night, but they are thankful they have Henrik Lundqvist between the pipes, who is 14-3 when the Rangers season is on the line. Lundqvist also owns an impressive 1.39 goals-against average and a 9.56 save percentage in those games." May 26

  • Bolts grab series lead with 2-0 win over Rangers

    Tampa Tribune "Low-scoring, slow-paced playoff games normally lead right into the Rangers’ wheelhouse. Instead, the Lightning went into Madison Square Garden on Sunday night and took a page out of New York’s playbook with a 2-0 victory in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. Ben Bishop posted his..." May 25

  • Rangers keeping Miller at right wing on top line

    NHL.com "Forward J.T. Miller has played everywhere in the New York Rangers lineup. His latest assignment is skating next to center Derick Brassard and left wing Rick Nash on the top line, a spot coach Alain Vigneault said Miller will remain in for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa..." May 24

  • 2d
    Andrew Gross @AGrossRecord

    Rangers say Mats Zuccarello did not and will not skate today. AV says Zucc is "day to day" and "getting better."

  • Keith Yandle finds his groove

    North Jersey "Keith Yandle admittedly took some time to adjust after joining the Rangers in a March 1 trade with Arizona. The deal, which cost the Rangers highly-regarded prospect Anthony Duclair, a second- and a first-round pick, appears to be paying off in the Eastern Conference Final, with Yandle..." May 24

  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL

    CBSSports.com "Slava Fetisov, a former NHL defenseman that is now a senator in Russia, has called for the country to place a ban on young Russian players from playing in the NHL, restrictions that used to be in place until the late 1980s when Fetisov himself was one of the first players from the country to make..." May 23

  • Rangers storm back, dominate Lightning

    New York Post "It was not a long time ago this series and this Rangers’ season seemed so tenuous. Wednesday night, Henrik Lundqvist sat with his head in his hands and his pads still on. Friday night, well, that was an entirely different story. “The last 48 hours have been pretty tough mentally,” he said,..." May 23

  • Sather, Yzerman, Murray finalists for GM of the Year

    CBSSports.com "One of the newer honors the NHL has been handing out in recent years is its General Manager of the Year Award. GM performance can be difficult to evaluate, especially in a single year, but the voters for this award should know what they're talking about. That's because the GM of the Year is chosen..." May 23

  • Ryan Callahan opens up on the pain and pride of leaving Rangers

    New York Post "The profile is lower here than it was in New York, the role somewhat different, as well. But Ryan Callahan of the Lightning is the same Ryan Callahan who was the captain of the Rangers from the start of 2011-12 until he was traded following a contract negotiation impasse at last year’s deadline..." May 23

  • Kucherov’s OT goal gives Bolts 2-1 series edge over Rangers

    Tampa Tribune "The Eastern Conference finald hit a time warp for Game 3, sending the game back to the high-flying days of the 1980s. And the high-octane offense the Tampa Bay Lightning are able to utilize torched the New York Rangers once again in a back-and-forth 6-5 overtime thriller at Amalie Arena on..." May 21

  • Rangers F Kevin Hayes motivated by tragedies

    ESPN.com "On the eve of the Eastern Conference finals, something other than hockey had the attention of New York Rangers forward Kevin Hayes. On Friday, in a Massachusetts courtroom, a jury sentenced 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for the crimes he committed in connection with the 2013 Boston..." May 20

  • This disappearing, non-scoring Rick Nash isn’t good enough

    New York Post "So here we are again, the Rangers in the conference finals with a legitimate shot at winning the Stanley Cup despite being unable to score, and unable to score in the playoffs largely because their leading scorer can’t and doesn’t. Following Monday’s Game 2 slop-fest of a 6-2 defeat to the..." May 20

  • Johnson’s hat trick helps Lightning to victory in Game 2

    Tampa Tribune "The streets around Broadway are lined with stars grabbing top billing honors. Add Tyler Johnson to that list. Johnson notched the first playoff hat trick in Lightning franchise history to lift Tampa Bay to a 6-2 victory against the New York Rangers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals..." May 19

  • Zuccarello skates lightly on his own

    North Jersey "Right wing Mats Zuccarello resumed skating lightly this morning here at Madison Square Garden as he continues to recover from a concussion suffered in the decisive Game 5 of the Rangers’ first-round series against the Penguins. The Rangers host the Lightning tonight in Game 2 of the Eastern..." May 18

  • 9d
    Pat Leonard @PLeonardNYDN

    Once again Tanner Glass is taking a maintenance day, and Mats Zuccarello remains out. Everyone else is practicing here #NYR

  • 9d
    Dan Rosen @drosennhl

    The Tanner Glass story continues. He isn't practicing today at MSG. Ryan Bourque in his spot on 4th line with Sheppard and Miller.

  • Eight candidates for the Conn Smythe Trophy

    Toronto Star "Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf have been together for 10 years. Drafted only nins spots away from each other in the first round of the 2003 draft, they have won a world junior championship together, a couple of Olympic gold medals and, of course, the Stanley Cup. It’s hard to separate one from..." May 17

  • Rangers get the right bounce to take 2-1 victory over Lightning

    New York Post "Rangers rookie Kevin Hayes fought off former Rangers captain Ryan Callahan. Seems appropriate. With just 2:25 remaining in the third period, Hayes pushed past Callahan behind the Lightning net, circled at the goal line and sent a puck towards the front, where it bounced off Dominic Moore’s..." May 17

  • 10d
    Pat Leonard @PLeonardNYDN

    St. Louis playing with Hagelin and Moore

  • Rangers' Boyle 'all good' for Game 1; Lightning's Callahan day to day

    ESPN New York "Leading up to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals between the New York Rangers and the Tampa Bay Lightning, both teams are dealing with injuries. For the Rangers, defenseman Dan Boyle practiced with the team Friday and will be available for Game 1, according to coach Alain..." May 16

  • Zuccarello not skating yet

    North Jersey "Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello, who suffered a concussion in the decisive Game 5 of the first round against the Penguins and missed all seven games of the second-round series against the Capitals, did not participate in Friday’s full team practice and has not resumed skating. He remains out..." May 16

  • St. Louis: Lightning just a team in the way

    Tampa Bay Times "One of the biggest storylines heading into the Eastern Conference Final is former Lightning captain Marty St. Louis facing his old team. St. Louis, arguably the greatest player in franchise history, acknowledges there's history here, having forced a trade to the Rangers at last year's..." May 16

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case

    Deadspin.com "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • Callahan could return to haunt his old team as early as Game 1

    Ottawa Sun "Less than three days after undergoing an emergency appendectomy, Ryan Callahan was working toward the goal of becoming a pain in the side for his ex-teammates. Nothing personal, though. The robust Lightning winger took part in a light skate before boarding the team charter to New York —..." May 15

  • Boyle good to go; Rangers holding out ‘hope’ for Zuccarello

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dan Boyle is good to go. Mats Zuccarello is not. Those were the key injury updates today by Rangers coach Alain Vigneault, ahead of tomorrow afternoon’s start of the Eastern Conference Final between New York and Tampa Bay. Boyle practiced this morning after being knocked out of..." May 15

  • Rangers coach Alain Vigneault says Mats Zuccarello ‘starting to work out’

    New York Daily News "Alain Vigneault said Thursday on WFAN that right wing Mats Zuccarello, who hasn’t played since Game 5 of the first round after taking a puck to the left side of his head, is “starting to work out,” his first public comments on Zuccarello’s status since the injury. Asked directly about..." May 15

  • Derek Stepan’s OT goal lifts Rangers to thrilling Game 7 win

    New York Post "The anxiety hung in the Garden like a fog. The Rangers’ season was on the line, a Game 7 hanging in the balance — so close to going home for the summer and so close to going on to meet Tampa Bay with a spot in another conference final. Game 1 is Saturday is at 1 p.m. And then it exploded, the..." May 14

  • Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist aces another Game 7 test

    New York Post "Henrik Lundqvist is not only The King, but also Mr. Game 7. The bedrock of the Rangers’ repeated deep runs into the postseason over the past few seasons was sensational once again Wednesday night, stopping 35 shots to help the Blueshirts to a 2-1 overtime win over the Capitals and once again..." May 14

  • Rangers’ Alain Vigneault refuses to take shot at spotty refereeing

    New York Post "With the standard of officiating having changed since the postseason started and lacking consistency from game-to-game — mixed in with some outright erroneous penalty calls — Rangers coach Alain Vigneault decided it wise to take the high road. After Tuesday’s practice, with his team preparing..." May 13

  • Rangers' Chris Kreider on Ovechkin's guarantee: 'That's not our style'

    CBSSports.com "The New York Rangers will be looking to win their sixth consecutive Game 7 when they take on the Washington Capitals Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. With two days between the Rangers' Game 6 victory and the series finale, there's been a lot of time for talk. Alex Ovechkin wasted no..." May 13

  • 15d
    Steve Zipay @stevezipay

    AV says McDonagh is okay and will play Wednesday

  • Vigneault: Ryan McDonagh 'should be ok' for Game 7

    New York Post "Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh took a crushing hit from Alex Ovechkin, and when he went to the ice and was slow to get up, the concern was palpable. McDonagh slowly went to the dressing room, but returned after a short time to finish the Rangers 4-3 Game 6 win over the Capitals on Sunday night..." May 11

  • Rangers' Nash relieved to get back in scoring column

    NHL.com "New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash wanted to feel well about how he was playing entering Game 6 against the Washington Capitals on Sunday. All he felt was the weight of not scoring. "It's tricky because I felt good, but my job is to score so it was definitely frustrating," Nash..." May 11

  • Alexander Ovechkin guarantees Game 7 win

    New York Post "Alex (All Series, Baby, All Series) Ovechkin hasn’t scored since Game 2 of Round 2 against the Rangers, but that didn’t stop No. 8 from issuing a guarantee for Wednesday’s Game 7 at the Garden following his team’s 4-3 Game 6 home defeat Sunday. “We’re going to play our game and we’re going to..." May 11

  • Rangers somehow survive thriller, force Game 7 against Capitals

    New York Post "You could see it Henrik Lundqvist’s face, in his hunched-over demeanor, in the ebb and flow of his voice — from utter excitement to utter exhaustion. “This was the toughest one so far,” the Rangers goalie said, still struggling to catch his breath and relax on Sunday night in Verizon Center,..." May 11

  • 17d
    Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN

    Mats Zuccarello is with the Rangers in DC. Progressing but no change in status

  • Mats Zuccarello shows up at Garden for Game 5

    North Jersey "Right wing Mats Zuccarello missed his fifth game with a concussion after being hit in the head by captain Ryan McDonagh's shot in the decisive Game 5 of the first-round series against the Penguins. But contradicting some wild internet rumors about his health, Zuccarello attended Friday night's..." May 09

  • Rangers avoid elimination, defeat Capitals in OT

    New York Post "Heart palpitations, all the way to back to Washington. These calm and cool Rangers, they always had this one in the bag, right? The one when the end of their season was less than two minutes away? The one when overtime teetered, and wobbled, and finally allowed the Garden to breathe, and then..." May 09

  • Demote St. Louis? The bold shakeup Rangers must consider

    New York Post "This won’t be over until the Rangers say it is over, because for all of the disappointing play in this Round 2, it would be a gross mistake to underestimate this team’s abundance of resolve and character. So let’s see what the Rangers have to say in Game 5 at the Garden on Friday before we..." May 08

  • Burakovsky lifts Caps past Rangers 2-1 for 3-1 series lead

    CSN Washington "Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 2-1 win over the New York Rangers Wednesday night at VerizonCenter in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifnals: How it happened: One night after Barry Trotz described him as having “boy strength,” 20-year-old rookie Andre Burakovsky flexed his biceps in a big..." May 07

  • Alain Vigneault’s lineup changes fail to produce desired results

    New York Post "Rangers coach Alain Vigneault was rather coy before the game about any possible adjustments to his lineup, and he even threw a bit of misdirection out there with misleading forward lines in warmups. But come the start of Game 4, Vigneault had tried to spark his offensive with two new..." May 07

  • Can new NHL salary site be the next CapGeek?

    Sportsnet.ca "Since CapGeek went offline in January, analysts, agents, media types and, yes, fans have been craving a suitable replacement source for NHL salary information. While a few websites such as NHLNumbers.com offer up player salary and cap management statistics, no site has been able to focus solely..." May 07

  • 20d
    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Adams Finalists: Hartley, Laviolette, Vigneault. This one is handled by the NHL broadcasters' association.

  • Hartley, Laviolette, Vigneault named finalists for Jack Adams Award

    The Score "Head coaches Bob Hartley of the Calgary Flames, Peter Laviolette of the Nashville Predators and Alain Vigneault of the New York Rangers were announced as finalists for the Jack Adams Award on Wednesday. The award is given annually to the NHL coach that most contributed to his team's..." May 06

  • Judge orders Bettman to testify on concussions lawsuit

    TSN.ca "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has been ordered by a U.S. federal court judge to offer testimony in the concussions lawsuit filed by 60 former players against the league. TSN has learned that late Tuesday, a judge ordered Bettman to testify in July on matters related to the high-stakes..." May 06

  • If Rangers don’t make this key adjustment, they’re in trouble

    New York Post "These are the moments of truth for the Rangers, who earned the Presidents’ Trophy by exploiting their speed on the regular-season open highway but have been made to look ordinary in a seemingly endless succession of grinding games in successive rounds by playoff opponents who have succeeded in..." May 06

  • Jay Beagle’s goal lifts Capitals past Rangers in Game 3 of Eastern Conference semifinals

    Washington Post "They were blurs from above, streaks of red and white sweaters zipping through the Washington Capitals’ zone, a tornado swirling around the masked maker of calm. As Game 3 of these Eastern Conference semifinals rumbled toward its pulse-rattling end, when Verizon Center converted its nervous energy..." May 05

  • 22d
    Louis Jean @LouisJean_TVA

    Boston College UFA G Matt O'Connor talking to #Senators #Canucks #Rangers. Wants to work with goalie coach that will take him to next level.

  • Rangers hold off Caps to tie series

    New York Post "It could have hung over this series like a dark cloud, the time of 1.3 seconds that remained in Game 1 when Joel Ward scored that infamous game-winner for the Capitals. But with the performance the Rangers put on the ice with Saturday afternoon’s 3-2 Game 2 win at the Garden, those 1.3 seconds..." May 03