Milan Lucic scored twice in the first 10 minutes, Carl Soderberg also scored in the first period, and the Boston Bruins spoiled New York goaltender Henrik Lundqvist’s return after a long layoff with a 4-2 victory over the Rangers on Saturday.
Chris Kreider had two goals and an assist and the New York Rangers clinched a playoff spot with a 5-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.
Marian Gaborik snapped a second-period tie, and Jonathan Quick shook off an opening-minute goal to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Tuesday.
Derek Stepan broke out of a long slump with two goals and an assist, and the New York Rangers caught the Western Conference-leading Anaheim Ducks atop the NHL standings with a 7-2 rout Sunday night.
Jesper Fast and J.T. Miller scored, and Mats Zuccarello had the lone goal in the shootout as the New York Rangers edged the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Saturday night.
Brad Richards broke a scoreless deadlock 7:19 into the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks cooled off goalie Cam Talbot and the surging New York Rangers 1-0 on Wednesday night.
James Sheppard and Matt Hunwick scored for the Rangers.
Cam Talbot has often carried the short-handed New York Rangers – who suffered another key injury this week – but he’s expected to get some well-deserved rest Saturday night.
Goalie Cam Talbot and the New York Rangers moved atop the Metropolitan Division by beating the Washington Capitals 3-1 Wednesday night, while overcoming Alex Ovechkin’s league-leading 45th goal.
Derick Brassard scored 32 seconds into overtime and Cam Talbot made 29 saves for his fifth shutout of the season in the New York Rangers’ 1-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night.
Mats Zuccarello and Derick Brassard both had two assists, and the New York Rangers rebounded from a rare regulation loss and sent the NHL-leading Nashville Predators to their season-worst third straight defeat.
Sheppard had five goals and 11 assists in 57 games with San Jose this season.
Yandle has been one of the league’s best offensive-minded defensemen with 41 points in 63 games this season and has been the anchor of Arizona’s power play unit.
Martin St. Louis scored two goals and added one in the shootout, and the New York Rangers blew a three-goal lead but won for the ninth time in 12 games by beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 in a shootout on Sunday night.
Rick Nash had a goal and assist, and Mackenzie Skapski stopped 24 shots in his NHL debut in the New York Rangers’ 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night.