Martin St. Louis
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.
Rangers wingers Mats Zuccarello and Martin St. Louis have blown hot and cold throughout the 2014-15 regular season. Both are pending unrestricted free agents and neither has made any progress toward reaching a contract extension.
Odds are good the Islanders and the Rangers will make the playoffs, but what shape each will be in when they get there is anyone’s guess.
Henrik Lundqvist can do only so much to help the New York Rangers.
When the Rangers and the Islanders take the ice Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden for their second meeting of the season, the rivalry will be back front and center in the minds of New Yorkers for the first time in a long while.
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.
Rick Nash and Martin St. Louis each scored twice, Henrik Lundqvist made 30 saves and the New York Rangers extended their winning streak to seven games with a 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals.
Are the Rangers a playoff-caliber team? Certainly. Are they Stanley Cup contenders? It sure isn’t looking that way.
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.
Ryan Callahan scored twice against his former team for the second time in 10 days, and Tampa Bay beat former Lightning captain Martin St. Louis and the New York Rangers 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Martin St. Louis used to own Tampa, Fla. Now he’s simply a visitor on a quest.
The 39-year-old winger was a force throughout Sunday’s victory over Montreal, harassing the Habs with his legs and executing an array of jaw-dropping passes.
At some point, Marc Staal will put pen to paper on a lucrative, long-term contract. It just remains to be seen if the Rangers will be the ones to pony up the dough.
The Islanders and Rangers — and their fans — have been at each other’s throats for years. The rivalry lost some luster over the last decade, but it now appears to be back and healthier than ever.
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.