With about one-quarter of the season remaining, the Rangers are in the thick of the fight for first place in the Eastern Conference.
Here’s a statistic that should put a scare into the rest of the NHL: The Rangers have gone 8-1-2 without all-world goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.
Kevin Hayes broke a scoreless deadlock 3:00 into the third period, Cam Talbot made 21 saves, and the New York Rangers hung on to beat the Calgary Flames 1-0 on Tuesday night.
Lately, the Rangers have been playing with fire. It was only a matter of time before their defensive warts would cost them points. On Thursday night, they finally got burned.
Kevin Hayes had a goal and two assists and the New York Rangers survived a third-period rally to beat the reeling Colorado Avalanche 6-3 on Thursday night.
It looks like the Rangers’ resolve is going to be tested for a while.
For however long Henrik Lundqvist is out, the Rangers are in good hands with backup goalie Cam Talbot manning the fort.
Cam Talbot made 18 saves in place of the injured Henrik Lundqvist, Rick Nash had a goal and an assist, and Derek Stepan snapped a second-period tie to lift the New York Rangers to their third straight win.
The Rangers aren’t taking any chances. Starting goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has been ruled out of Wednesday night’s game against visiting Boston with an upper body injury, the team announced.
Should Henrik Lundqvist miss extended time due to his neck injury, backup goaltender Cam Talbot has proven he can protect the castle.
All season long, the Rangers have looked like two different teams when Derek Stepan is and isn’t in the lineup. They need him back and healthy ASAP.
Dan Boyle had a goal and an assist, Cam Talbot made 28 saves and the New York Rangers held off the Los Angeles Kings for a 4-3 victory Thursday night in a rematch of last year’s Stanley Cup finals.
Martin St. Louis reached 1,000 career points with a goal and an assist, Cam Talbot made 26 saves and the New York Rangers beat the slumping Philadelphia Flyers 3-0 Friday.
Cam Talbot made 31 saves for his first win of the season and fourth career NHL shutout, and the New York Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Cam Talbot, subbing for resting Olympian Henrik Lundqvist, stopped 31 shots, and Derick Brassard and Rick Nash scored as the Rangers returned from the Sochi break with a 2-1 victory over Chicago.