The Rangers dug out of their deficits and were still tied at the end of regulation. Surely the overtime bug would bite them again, no? No. Not this time.
Chris Kreider steered in a pass from Rick Nash 7:03 into overtime, and the New York Rangers stayed alive in the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.
Struggling Rangers center Brad Richards says he will be a healthy scratch Thursday night as New York faces elimination in Game 4 against the Boston Bruins.
Brad Richards has become a helpless passenger on the Rangers’ road to ruin, and he only has himself to blame for his undesirable situation.
“We’ll meet (Wednesday), practice, and we’re going to try to win a game,” Tortorella said. “That’s all you can do. Down 3-0, it’s a very tough situation, but I have full faith in our athletes. They will be ready to play another game.”
After being yo-yoed between Madison Square Garden and Connecticut for much of the season, the 21-year-old Kreider will be given the chance to force his way back into John Tortorella’s plans following the indefinite loss of forward Brian Boyle.
Question the collective talent of this team? Go ahead, be my guest. That’s entirely fair. Question their collective desire? That’s a different story altogether.
In the last 48 hours, the Rangers have completely revamped their team — not only for the playoff push, but moving forward for next season.
It’s imperative that Rangers GM Glen Sather doesn’t make a reactionary trade after the Penguins acquire Jarome Iginla.
The New York Rangers are looking to build some steam for a playoff push. Philadelphia was the perfect place to start.
Affectionately nicknamed “The Hobbit” by some, Zuccarello is a gifted offensive talent whose quick-moving legs, remarkable vision and skills on the puck can cause problems for any defense.
The New York Rangers have recalled forward Kris Newbury from the Connecticut Whale.
Sean Hartnett hands out his grades for the Rangers at the midway point of the season. Would you give John Tortorella and his boys a pass or fail?
The Blueshirts have assigned rookie winger Chris Kreider to the Connecticut Whale, the Rangers announced on Friday.
A year after beating them in the Eastern Conference finals, the New Jersey Devils still have the New York Rangers’ number. The reasons haven’t changed, either.