The New York Rangers are finally starting to take advantage of opportunities to move up in the Eastern Conference.
Ville Leino had a goal and assist in the first period, and Mike Richards added a short-handed tally in the second for the road-tested Philadelphia Flyers, who held on for a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday night.
Marian Gaborik had three goals and an assist, and Henrik Lundqvist made nine saves in relief of backup Martin Biron to lift the Rangers to a 6-5 victory over the Islanders on Thursday night.
The Rangers find themselves three games over .500 and winning games that old Rangers teams may not have.
Marian Gaborik netted his first three goals of the season, and the New York Rangers scored four times in the second period to beat the Edmonton Oilers 8-2 Sunday.
Fatigue from their early season travels is becoming problematic for the Carolina Hurricanes, and now they’re on the road again. The Hurricanes will try to overcome that exhaustion when they face the New York Rangers on Friday night.
Niclas Bergfors had a goal and an assist and the Atlanta Thrashers scored twice early in the third period before holding on for a 6-4 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.
I’ve seen enough in the first five games to feel confident that the Rangers will perform at a high enough level to compete with any team in the league.
Islanders defenseman James Wisniewski was suspended Tuesday by the NHL for two games because of an obscene gesture he made toward Sean Avery during a game.
New York Islanders defenseman James Wisniewski has been caught on tape making an obscene gesture toward Rangers agitator Sean Avery.
With a mix of young players and core of veterans, Henrik Lundqvist and Marian Gaborik remain the Rangers top players and keys to the season.
Marian Gaborik had a goal and assist in New York’s three-goal first period to lead the Rangers to a 5-1 preseason victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.
Brian Rafalski had a goal and three assists and the Detroit Red Wings beat the New York Rangers 5-3 in a preseason game on Sunday.