July 25, 2012
Months after asking the Columbus Blue Jackets to trade him, forward Rick Nash had his wish granted and is headed to the New York Rangers. Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson announced Monday the club had dealt the big right winger, the team's captain and career leader in most offensive categories, along with a 2013 third-round draft pick and a minor-league defenseman. In return, the Rangers sent centers Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov, defenseman Tim Erixon, and a first-round pick next year.
April 6, 2012
Marc-Andre Fleury made 35 saves to tie the Pittsburgh franchise record for wins and the Penguins clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 5-2 victory over the visiting New York Rangers on Thursday night. Chris Kunitz, Evgeni Malkin, and Kris Letang each had a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh, which will be the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference for the fourth consecutive season. The Penguins will play the Flyers in the first round. Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov scored for the Rangers, who were playing for the first time since clinching the top seed in the conference.
March 2, 2012 |
Even without captain Ryan Callahan, the New York Rangers kept rolling along. Marian Gaborik scored his 30th goal of the season and Brandon Prust netted the game-winner in the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers' 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes last night. Visiting New York won its third straight despite playing without Callahan, who missed the game because of a bruised right foot. Backup goalie Martin Biron (11-3-2) made 21 saves. No. 1 netminder Henrik Lundqvist is expected to play tonight when the Rangers visit Tampa Bay. "We grinded it away, and Marty [Biron]
February 12, 2012 |
Except for a third-period fight that featured a takedown by Wayne Simmonds, little else brought Flyers fans to their feet Saturday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers, in another lackluster matinee showing, yielded three power-play tallies, converted only one of 18 second-period shots, and bowed to the Atlantic Division-leading New York Rangers, 5-2, in front of 19,950. Continuing its recent dominance in the series, New York won for the fifth straight time this season, all in regulation.
February 6, 2012 |
NEW YORK - The Flyers entered the weekend with a chance to overtake the Rangers for the top spot in the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference, yet you wouldn't know that by the way they started both games. On Saturday, the Devils pounded in three first-period goals and added another two in the first 2 minutes of the second period. Yesterday, the Rangers beat Ilya Bryzgalov after just 64 seconds on a redirection by Artem Anisimov. It took the Flyers 9 minutes and 43 seconds to respond - not with a goal, but just a shot on Henrik Lundqvist.
February 5, 2012 |
NEW YORK - With wins Saturday and Sunday, the Flyers could have climbed to the top of the Eastern Conference and Atlantic Division. Instead, it turned into the Lost Weekend. Left winger Artem Anisimov, who had been pointless in 17 straight games, had a goal and two assists as the first-place New York Rangers outlasted the Flyers, 5-2, in a physical, fight-filled game at Madison Square Garden. Rangers all-star goalie Henrik Lundqvist made the big saves. Ilya Bryzgalov did not. Coming off Saturday's 6-4 loss to New Jersey, the Flyers are as close to seventh-place Ottawa in the East as they are to first place.
November 26, 2011
Ruslan Fedotenko scored twice, and Ryan Callahan had three assists as the visiting New York Rangers set a season high for goals in a win over the erratic Washington Capitals. After a scoreless first period, the Rangers scored three times in 4 minutes, 18 seconds in the second. Artem Anisimov and Brad Richards had a goal and an assist each, and Dan Girardi had two assists for New York, which had lost two straight after a seven-game winning streak. Alex Ovechkin broke a six-game streak without a goal with his eighth of the season - his first at home.
November 10, 2011 |
MARIAN GABORIK scored twice, Derek Stepan had a goal and two assists, and the visiting Rangers extended their winning streak to five with a 3-2 victory over Ottawa last night. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 29 shots for New York (8-3-3), which hit the road for the first time since a 4-1-1 homestand. The Rangers haven't lost since Oct. 29, when Ottawa rallied from three goals down in the third period and won 5-4 in a shootout. Gaborik, who extended his point streak to four games, and Stepan scored 2:17 apart to put the Rangers up 2-1 midway through the second period.
April 21, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Jason Chimera scored 12 minutes, 36 seconds into the second overtime period, and the Washington Capitals completed a stunning three-goal comeback to beat the Rangers, 4-3, Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden and push New York to the brink of elimination. New York scored three times in the second period to take a 3-0 lead and appeared poised to head back to Washington even in the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series for Game 5 on Saturday. But now the top-seeded Capitals can advance to the second round with a win at home.