The Rangers immediately became weaker by dealing away effective winger Carl Hagelin on Saturday.
The New York Rangers used Carl Hagelin’s overtime goal and spectacular goaltending by Henrik Lundqvist for a 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday night to advance in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
The Rangers found a way to gut out an overtime victory on Tuesday night and head into the All-Star break on a three-game winning streak.
Carl Hagelin deflected in Derek Stepan’s slick backhand pass 2:55 into overtime to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.
Leo Komarov snapped a tie with 5:34 left, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the New York Rangers 5-4 on Saturday night in a game in which both teams struggled with the lead.
Last season, the Rangers surprised many by reaching their first Stanley Cup Final since 1994. The 2014-15 Rangers have more of a youthful look after a number of familiar faces moved on to new teams.
Wayne Simmonds scored in the second period, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Rangers 4-2 in a preseason game Tuesday night.
If the Rangers are to return to the Stanley Cup Final, head coach Alain Vigneault will have to work some more magic.
The coach had formed a few impressions after Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals, and they made him even more wary of the Los Angeles Kings.
It’s one thing to get by the Flyers, Penguins and Canadiens without consistent contributions from No. 61. The Kings are a different kind of animal, as we saw in Game 1.
New York has never won a series it trailed 3-1 and has never beaten the Penguins in the playoffs. That trend might be changing, largely due to the emotional lift St. Louis brought to the Rangers this weekend.
Expect Richards to continue putting in spirited performances and chipping in key goals and assists. At 33, Richards has turned back the clock.
Sunday’s deflating 1-0 defeat to San Jose might lead Rangers fans to the conclusion that their team is teetering on the edge of a cliff. It’s understandable why some fans are fearing the worst. But the glass is still half full.
With Henrik Lundqvist in goal, Sweden never seems to be short-handed.
Carl Hagelin scored a tiebreaking goal in the third period to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night.