It’s only taken Henrik Lundqvist four games to shake off the rust following his return from a scary vascular injury that forced him to miss 25 consecutive games.
St. Louis appeared to get hurt during Sunday night’s game when Florida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov fell shoulder-first on his right knee early in the third period.
Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein will be out three to four weeks due to an undisclosed injury sustained when he was struck in the left arm by a shot taken by Washington’s Alex Ovechkin.
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.
When the Islanders scored 11 seconds in on Monday night and built a pair of two-goal leads it appeared they would remain perfect at home against division opponents. Not so fast.
Speed kills. It appears the blazing Blueshirts have perfected AV’s system after defeating two Pacific Division powerhouses in the Ducks and Kings in consecutive nights.
Klein has been the one Rangers defenseman who has been dependable in all areas of the ice over the span of 26 games.
Kevin Klein, bloodied earlier by a high stick that ripped off part of his ear, fired in a slap shot 3:45 into overtime to give the New York Rangers a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night.
The Rangers pulled the plug on MDZ at the right time. Meanwhile, Kevin Klein has been trusted to play an increased role this season — and it’s paying off.
Kevin Klein scored 2:42 into overtime, and the New York Rangers rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period to beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Long before he earned the complete adulation of MSG devotees, scouts around the league were split on whether an 18-year-old Henrik Lundqvist had the characteristics of an NHL-caliber goalie.
Kevin Klein is hoping that Callahan remains in New York, but understands why his former OHL teammate is playing hardball with the Rangers on a new contract.
For the moment, Rangers fans can exhale. Captain Ryan Callahan will remain property of the Blueshirts throughout the Sochi games.
Make no mistake about it. The Rangers are a win-now team and Kevin Klein will provide the consistency that Michael Del Zotto clearly lacked.
Del Zotto, only 23, was the 20th overall pick of the Rangers in the 2008 NHL Draft and made his Rangers debut in 2009. He has two goals and nine assists in 42 games for New York this season.