Rangers Rumors & News

  • Pageau's 4th goal lifts Senators in 2nd OT

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Jean-Gabriel Pageau was worried about his pregame routine before Saturday's 3 p.m. start at Canadian Tire Centre. "I thought I ate too much," the Ottawa Senators center said. "I had two chicken parm." Turns out it gave Pageau lots of energy as the Ottawa native capped a..." April 29

  • Stepan: ‘I’ve stunk since the playoffs started’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Derek Stepan knows he’s not playing very well, and he knows he’ll have to be better if the New York Rangers are going to make it past the Ottawa Senators. With just one goal (an empty-netter) and one assist in seven playoff games, Stepan’s offensive production has fallen off a cliff after a..." April 28

  • Karlsson nets winner as Sens edge Rangers in Game 1

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- It took the Ottawa Senators 33 shots to get one goal on Henrik Lundqvist, and then a shot from behind the goal line and off his head to finally beat him. Erik Karlsson was merely trying to get the puck in the vicinity of the New York Rangers net when he took a shot from the..." April 27

  • Rangers polish off Canadiens with 3-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The demise of Henrik Lundqvist has been greatly exaggerated. Coming off the worst regular season of his career, Lundqvist completed a dominant first-round performance with 27 saves that helped the New York Rangers edge the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 in Game 6 at Madison Square Garden..." April 23

  • Henrik Lundqvist and Rangers prove they still can win a big one

    New York Post "You know, it used to be kind of routine around here for the Rangers to win playoff rounds and for Henrik Lundqvist to win his goal-tending matchup, no matter the guy at the other end of the ice. Of course it was. But then came last spring and the opening-round, five-game surrender to the..." April 23

  • Pavel Buchnevich’s new spot on offense already paying off for Rangers

    New York Daily News "Tanner Glass did his part over the first three games of this series, but Alain Vigneault’s shift in philosophy for his 12th forward spot by swapping Glass out for Pavel Buchnevich between Games 3 and 4 has paid dividends for the Rangers. The 22-year-old rookie has displayed the kind of skill..." April 22

  • ‘Wiser than his age’: Rave review for young Rangers defenseman

    New York Post "When Brendan Smith was with the Red Wings for the first five months of the 2016-17 regular season, he didn’t get to see a lot of Rangers rookie defenseman Brady Skjei. But since Smith came over in a Feb. 28 trade and recently spending a good amount of time on a defensive pair with the 23-year-old..." April 22

  • Rangers take series lead on Zibanejad OT goal in Montreal

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- Caught on the losing end of the overtime game-winning goal battle in Game 2, Mika Zibanejad exacted a bit of revenge. Chris Kreider streaked down the left wing and flung a pass through the slot to Zibanejad, who ripped a one-timer past Carey Price to send the New York Rangers to..." April 21

  • Mika Zibanejad finally shows why the Rangers traded for him

    New York Post "These are words Mika Zibanejad is going to live with, for good or for bad, or as long as he is a Ranger. He will forever be linked to Derick Brassard, for whom he was traded this summer, as “Big Game Brass” was sent north to his hometown Senators. So before Zibanejad’s first postseason with the..." April 19

  • Rangers are different team when Rick Nash is at his best

    New York Daily News "Rick Nash and the Rangers. Say it a few times. Let it sink in. For while Henrik Lundqvist is the bedrock of this proud Broadway franchise, he is not their only star, not the only player in red, white and blue capable of turning the tide of a game or a playoff series or maybe even − why not?..." April 19

  • Rangers get late break to even series with Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers were on their heels in the final minutes. Goaltender Carey Price had just left the ice for an extra skater, and there was Shea Weber at the blue line, loading the cannon for a one-timer from such a great distance that Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist would have..." April 18

  • It’s on Alain Vigneault to shake Rangers out of Garden misery

    New York Post "Alain Vigneault is entitled to a large measure of credit for the Rangers’ comparative success since manning the bench prior to the 2013-14 season, and the coach has been rewarded for it by virtue of a midseason contract extension through 2019-20 under which he will earn more than a combined $8.25..." April 18

  • Canadiens top Rangers to take series lead

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Montreal Canadiens played a near-perfect defensive game Sunday night that featured one of the best individual efforts on a goal in recent postseason memory. Alexander Radulov, with a player draped on his back, worked his way around goaltender Henrik Lundqvist for a one-handed..." April 16

  • Canadiens beat Rangers on Radulov's OT goal

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The comeback kings in the regular season, the Montreal Canadiens proved it yet again on Friday night. Trailing 3-2 with the clocking ticking down in regulation and an 2-0 series deficit looming, the Canadiens tied it with 18 seconds remaining in the third period before Alexander..." April 14

  • Team USA Names Fifteen Players To World Championship Squad

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though some of the names had already been confirmed, USA Hockey has released a full list of the 15 players that have agreed to play in the upcoming World Championships. The team so far is as follows: Nick Bjugstad (Florida Panthers) Daniel Brickley (Minnesota State, undrafted) J.T. Compher..." April 13

  • Rangers get early advantage on Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- Fourth-line winger Tanner Glass spent most the season in the minors, earning a late season call-up to the New York Rangers. And in their opening game of 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, he came through. Glass' first-period goal helped the Rangers earn a 2-0 win over the Montreal..." April 12

  • No local blackouts for NBC’s cable 1st round NHL Playoff telecasts except in two cities

    Awful Announcing "As the NHL Playoffs are about to begin, one of the pet peeves for NBC was that it had to black out its telecasts in the local U.S. home markets in the first round. Take the Chicago-Nashville series for example. In the past, NBCSN or its sister networks would be blacked out to protect the Comcast..." April 12

  • NHL Releases Official Draft Lottery Odds

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has released the official odds for the upcoming draft lottery, which determines the order in which each team outside the playoffs will select in this year’s entry draft. The Colorado Avalanche lead the way with an 18% chance of winning, while the Vegas Golden Knights will be given the same..." April 12

  • Rangers veteran defenseman scratched for Game 1

    New York Post "The first big lineup decision of the postseason was made by Rangers coach Alain Vigneault, as defenseman Kevin Klein is set to be a healthy scratch for Game 1 of the first-round series against the Canadiens at Bell Centre on Wednesday night. Klein had missed almost a full month with a back..." April 12

  • Rangers beat Pens as both rest regulars

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Jimmy Vesey's third-period goal was the difference as the New York Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night in what was a tuneup for two teams that cared more about avoiding injuries than winning the regular-season finale. Both the..." April 09

  • How NHL nixing the Olympics is a harbinger of another lockout

    New York Post "This is what the NHL and Gary Bettman do when they don’t get their way: They take their puck and go home. Or stay home. They refuse to play. They did it through Owners’ Lockouts I, II and III in 1994, 2004 and 2012 and they’re doing it again with the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South..." April 09

  • Senators nab home ice for 1st round of playoffs

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- -- While clinching second place in the Atlantic Division and home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs, the Ottawa Senators have rediscovered their old form. In winning their last three games, they have given up just two goals. "I think we just wanted to come back..." April 08

  • Why Mika Zibanejad was congratulated on trade out of Ottawa

    Sportsnet "Mika Zibanejad‘s trade from the Ottawa Senators to the New York Rangers for Derick Brassard last summer didn’t feel real until the congratulations began rolling in. The dark-haired, soft-spoken Swede smiles as he recalled the bizarre reaction the trade evoked from friends overseas. “I didn’t..." April 08

  • Capitals clinch top seed with win over Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals wrapped up their second straight Presidents' Trophy on Wednesday night. There weren't any signs of a celebration afterward. Evgeny Kuznetsov had a goal and an assist, Braden Holtby made 24 saves and the Capitals defeated the New York Rangers 2-0,..." April 06

  • Capitals can clinch Presidents’ Trophy against Rangers

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Washington Capitals have had a terrific regular season, but there’s only one thing left for them to do before the playoffs begin. A Caps win or loss in overtime would clinch their second consecutive Presidents’ Trophy title. Last year, they did it by collecting 120 points. They could equal..." April 05

  • New York Rangers hold handful of players out for ‘bumps and bruises’

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Rangers have a guaranteed berth in the postseason this year. As a result, they seem to be playing it safe with a handful of stars down the final stretch. It was confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that the Metropolitan Division club will skate out on Wednesday without captain Ryan..." April 04

  • Olympic decision could lead to more labor strife for NHL

    Chicago Sun-Times "If indeed the Olympics are played in South Korea next year without the likes of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and all the other best players in the world, it’ll be a blow for the sport of hockey. But look beyond February of 2018 and ahead to September 2019, when both..." April 04

  • Pyeongchang holding out hope to see NHLers

    TSN "South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year's Winter Games despite the National Hockey League's insistence it won't happen. Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee, said Tuesday there's still time for "meaningful..." April 04

  • NHLPA disagrees with NHL’s ‘shortsighted decision’ to skip Olympics

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association voiced displeasure on Monday after learning of the NHL’s decision to not send players to the 2018 Winter Olympics. In a statement, the NHLPA said that it’s disappointed and disagrees with the NHL’s “shortsighted decision to not continue our participation in the..." April 04

  • NHL will not participate in 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

    TSN "For the first time since 1994, NHL players will not attend the Winter Olympics. The league released a statement Monday saying it "considers the matter officially closed" and that it won't participate in the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Negotiations between the league, the NHL..." April 03

  • Friedman predicts ‘wild trade market after this season’

    Fanrag Sports "Trades. If you ask fans across the spectrum what excites them the most about the NHL, the answer will generally revolve around either trades or the possibility of them. Needless to say, the in-season trend in this league in recent campaigns has seen a dearth of meaningful swaps, with most of..." April 03

  • Lundqvist, Rangers eliminate Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Spurred by Mats Zuccarello's three-point game, the New York Rangers clinched at least the first wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference with their first win at Madison Square Garden since Feb. 19, a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday night. Four players scored..." April 02

  • NHLPA May Bar Agents From Contacting Players Under 16

    Pro Hockey Rumors "TSN’s Rick Westhead reported last week that the NHLPA is considering a new regulation prohibiting any certified agent from contacting an under-16 player or player’s family. The NHLPA controls agents through a certification process, and only certified agents may represent NHL players. The rule’s..." April 02

  • McDonagh out with ‘nothing serious’; Vesey likely a healthy scratch

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers won’t have their best defenseman for tonight’s home game against Pittsburgh. Ryan McDonagh will sit out with an undisclosed ailment. It’s “nothing serious,” according to head coach Alain Vigneault, but the Rangers might as well be cautious given they’re all but..." March 31

  • Penguins end four-game slide with shootout win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Pittsburgh Penguins blew a two-goal lead in the third period and allowed a three-on-none in overtime, but they did just enough to break a four-game losing streak. Phil Kessel and Sidney Crosby scored in a shootout as the Penguins slipped past the New York Rangers 4-3 on..." March 31

  • Lundqvist will start four of five remaining games

    Pro Hockey Talk "Henrik Lundqvist has had two tough starts since returning from injury. The 35-year-old allowed five goals in his first game back, a 6-3 loss to Anaheim Sunday, and five more in his second game, a 5-4 OT loss to San Jose Tuesday. But Lundqvist is still the No. 1 in New York, and for that..." March 30

  • Sharks, Rangers in playoffs after San Jose's OT win

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Both the New York Rangers and San Jose Sharks clinched playoff spots on Tuesday, but only the latter skated out of SAP Center feeling satisfied. Brent Burns broke a 16-game goal drought with his career-high 28th of the season at 3:10 of overtime to give the Sharks a wild..." March 29

  • NHL to unveil protected and available player lists for expansion draft

    Sportsnet "Call it a victory for the people. The NHL has decided to change course and publicly release the list of protected and available players during the June expansion draft. The decision was made after "further consideration of views and feedback we received on the subject," NHL deputy..." March 29

  • IOC email links NHL South Korea participation to Beijing 2022

    Sportsnet "Last week, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel said his organization needed to know by the end of April whether or not NHL players would be competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Afterwards, I reached out to the International Olympic Committee to see if its..." March 29

  • Penn State men’s hockey defenseman Vince Pedrie signs with New York Rangers

    Daily Collegian "A program record-breaking year has earned sophomore Vince Pedrie a contract with the New York Rangers. Pedrie, who had 30 points in 39 games, topping the 24-point total of former Penn State defenseman Luke Juha last season, was a dominant offensive force from the back end for the Nittany..." March 28

  • If NHL decides to skip 2018 Olympics, fallout will ‘last for a very long time’: NHLPA chief Don Fehr

    National Post "Don Fehr is not making any promises. But he’s also not making any threats. With, presumably, one month to go until a decision has to be made about NHL participation at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the head of the NHL Players’ Association sounds hopeful that a deal can be worked out in..." March 28

  • Ducks beat Rangers, move to top of Pacific

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- With two weeks left in the regular season, the Anaheim Ducks took sole ownership of first place in the Pacific Division for the first time in two months. Andrew Cogliano and Patrick Eaves scored two minutes apart early in the third period to give the Ducks 6-3 win over the..." March 27

  • Rangers blank Kings, improve to 27-9-1 on road

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- If it was up to the New York Rangers, they might want to play the rest of the NHL season on the road. For the Los Angeles Kings, they cannot score regardless of the venue. Derek Stepan and Ryan McDonagh scored the first two goals, and Antti Raanta made 30 saves as the New York..." March 26

  • Returning Henrik Lundqvist: It’ll take time to get back in groove

    New York Post "It will be one more start for Antti Raanta, his eighth straight Saturday against the Kings in Los Angeles, before Henrik Lundqvist regains the net Sunday in Anaheim against the Ducks. “I feel good, but when you come back, you can’t expect to feel perfect right away,” Lundqvist said, referring..." March 25

  • Henrik Lundqvist to start for Rangers on Sunday

    NHL.com "Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist said Friday he will start for the New York Rangers against the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday (9 p.m. ET; PRIME, MSG, NHL.TV). Lundqvist hasn't played since March 7, when he injured his hip in a 5-2 win against the Florida Panthers. He is also expected to start Tuesday..." March 24

  • 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

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • New York Rangers ink netminder Chris Nell to ELC

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Rangers have confirmed, as of Thursday morning, that goaltender Chris Nell has inked an entry-level deal with the club. A native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Nell went undrafted in the NHL out of the USHL’s Chicago Steel. He’s spent the last three years skating for Bowling Green..." 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