Lee Stempniak broke a tie with 2:14 left, netting his second goal of the game, and Chris Kreider also scored twice to lift the New York Rangers to a come-from-behind 4-3 win over Arizona on Thursday night.
New Yorkers are craving a Rangers-Islanders playoff showdown, and it almost seems inevitable that the Battle of New York will be fought in an epic playoff clash sometime in April or May.
Derick Brassard, Chris Kreider and Rick Nash scored power-play goals 2:32 apart in the first period, and the surging New York Rangers rolled to a 6-1 victory over the slumping Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.
Ryan McDonagh, Chris Kreider and Martin St. Louis had a goal and an assist each, and the New York Rangers got back to their winning ways with a 5-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night.
Having extended their winning streak to six games, the Rangers are brimming with confidence.
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.
John Moore could be in line for a suspension from the NHL. The game was surprisingly rough considering these teams are in different conferences and meet only twice per season.
What unfolded was a comeback for the ages. The Rangers showed their fight, unleashing a hurricane in the form of Derick Brassard, Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello.
On Thursday night, the Rangers entered a rowdy building in St. Louis and emerged as the victors thanks to a bit of magic from their top line. It will have to continue.
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.
With the start of the NHL regular season just a few weeks away, the Rangers, Islanders and Devils are gearing up for what should be a tight battle within the Metropolitan Division.
If the Rangers are to return to the Stanley Cup Final, head coach Alain Vigneault will have to work some more magic.
Kevin Hayes is big get for the Rangers, who have done a fine job of stockpiling highly coveted college free agents, including Union defenseman Mat Bodie, RPI winger Ryan Haggerty and University of Vermont forward Chris McCarthy.
Unless you live in a cave, you’ve probably seen the videos of people dumping ice water over their heads to raise money and awareness for ALS research.
According to multiple reports, the 23-year-old winger will earn an average of $2.475 million per season. He’ll make $2.35 million this upcoming season and $2.6 million in 2015-16.