New York Rangers
On Tuesday night, the Islanders (sort of) brought back their infamous “Fisherman” jerseys for pregame warmups. Yet those threads aren’t the worst ever.
Lundqvist has always possessed the refuse-to-lose mentality and gritty toughness of beloved New York sports icons Derek Jeter and Willis Reed.
Henrik Lundqvist shook off a second-period injury and made 31 saves, Rick Nash moved back into a tie for the NHL goal lead, and the New York Rangers snapped out of an offensive funk to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Saturday night.
Henrik Lundqvist can do only so much to help the New York Rangers.
The Rangers have a possession anchor in their lineup. Put Tanner Glass on any line, and that line is going to suffer.
Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the NY/NJ sports landscape.
There have been a lot of calls for the Blueshirts to acquire big-bodied skaters capable of matching the physicality of the Isles and Bruins. My message: don’t do it.
Despite snow hitting the Tri-State area Monday into Tuesday, the Islanders will host the rival Rangers at Nassau Coliseum at 7:00 on Tuesday night.
After being outscored 9-3 in their two previous meetings at MSG, the 27-13-4 Rangers are fired up, and they have a point to prove.
The impending blizzard predicted for New York and the surrounding suburbs is already changing plans for the hometown Rangers.
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.
As has been the case since the fall, the Islanders and the Rangers have been really the only reasons for New York City-area sports fans to feel pride. And they seem to be getting better as the season progresses.
What a difference a year makes. Rangers winger Rick Nash is dominating all areas of the ice and is in the mix for several awards.
The New York Rangers and defenseman Marc Staal have agreed on a contract extension, keeping Staal off the free agent market this summer.
Rick Nash scored twice to lift his goal total to an NHL-high 28 and the New York Rangers drummed the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Sunday.