Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist, and Eric Fehr scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:09 left to lift the Washington Capitals over the New York Rangers 3-2 Friday night.
Thomas Vanek snapped a tie with a power-play goal early in the third period, and the Islanders earned their first regulation victory in over a month by beating the slumping Rangers 5-3 on Friday night.
For the Blueshirts, it’s all about feeling. How far can that good feeling take them? We’ll find out soon enough. The Rangers host the rival Penguins on Wednesday.
Benoit Pouliot scored in the seventh round of the shootout, and the Rangers rallied to beat Calgary 4-3 on Sunday night for their first victory on a long homestand.
The Rangers were trounced 4-1 by the Capitals at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.
J.T. Miller clearly believes in his own abilities. That’s a very healthy asset for a 20-year-old trying to cement a place on an NHL roster.
While Hagelin’s inevitable Tuesday return will give the Rangers a significant lift, it’s clear that every man inside the locker room must accept their share of burden for the Rangers’ underwhelming 3-7-0 start.
Let’s be clear. What the Rangers are going through isn’t an effort issue. They’re struggling to understand Vigneault’s concept of uptempo hockey that also requires sound positioning.
A number of prospects including Marek Hrivik, Danny Kristo and Connor Allen could crack the Rangers’ opening-night roster.
The Isles jumped out to a 4-0 lead, before giving up three goals to Tampa. They hung on and won 4-3 on Martin Luther King Day.
Rangers extended their Eastern Conference lead to 10 over the Bruins. New York held onto a 4-3 victory over their rivals on Sunday.
Benoit Pouliot scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:01 left in the third period to give the Boston Bruins a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night and send the defending Stanley Cup champions to their sixth consecutive win.
Wojtek Wolski came close to delivering the tying goal against the Montreal Canadiens in his New York Rangers debut earlier this week, but he just missed and his new team lost. Wolski gets another shot at Montreal on Saturday night.