December 12, 2011
The Carolina Hurricanes placed backup goalie Brian Boucher on injured reserve Sunday and said center Jeff Skinner is out with an undisclosed injury. The team also recalled forward Drayson Bowman from its AHL affiliate in Charlotte. Boucher suffered a lower-body injury during practice Monday in Calgary but did not elaborate on the injury. The team also did not have any details on Skinner. Blackhawks win in OT Patrick Sharp scored 4 minutes, 26 seconds into overtime to give the host Chicago Blackhawks a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks . Rangers romp The host New York Rangers hammered the Florida Panthers , 6-1, as Derek Stepan scored twice.
March 5, 2012
The surging New York Rangers have been running away with the Eastern Conference and now they are picking up points even when they aren't playing up to the high standard they have set. "We're playing our third game in two-and-a-half days, and they're not all going to be pretty," Rangers coach John Tortorella said after the Rangers outlasted the Boston Bruins, 4-3, Sunday at Madison Square Garden. Derek Stepan and Marian Gaborik both scored tiebreaking goals in the third period, and the Rangers held on after losing in overtime at Tampa Bay on Friday.
April 24, 2012
Brad Richards scored the go-ahead goal and Derek Stepan had a goal and two assists as the top-seeded New York Rangers staved off elimination with a 3-2 victory against Senators on Monday night in Ottawa. The series heads back to New York Thursday night for the first Game 7 in any sport at Madison Square Garden in 17 years. Not even the return of Daniel Alfredsson, who missed three games with a concussion, in front of the fired-up home crowd at Scotiabank Place could help the eighth-seeded Senators complete the upset.
February 27, 2012
The Rick Nash saga seems to be going down to the wire. The Columbus Blue Jackets' front office Sunday mulled over offers for the elite power winger, who still could be dealt by Monday's 3 p.m. deadline. There also is the strong possibility that the Blue Jackets will hold out in the hope of getting better offers at the June entry draft. Columbus was said to be adamant about obtaining players who the Rangers deemed untouchable: center Derek Stepan or No. 1 prospect Chris Kreider, a power forward at Boston College, as well as defensemen Ryan McDonagh and Michael Del Zotto.
April 3, 2013
Frans Nielsen set up two early goals and Evgeni Nabokov made 24 saves and the New York Islanders continued their playoff push with a 3-1 victory over the host New Jersey Devils on Monday night. John Tavares added his 22d goal of the season as the Islanders won for the fourth time in five games. Also in the East: Derek Stepan scored twice to lead the host New York Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets, picking up two vital points in their fight to hold onto a playoff spot.
March 12, 2013
About three hours after asking for more respect from NHL officials, Washington's Alex Ovechkin was called for two penalties within seconds of each other, leading to a pair of goals that put the New York Rangers ahead for good Sunday in a 4-1 win over the host Capitals. Brian Boyle and Ryan Callahan took advantage of Ovechkin's miscues to give New York a two-goal lead in the second period. Derek Stepan and Brad Richards also scored, and Martin Biron made 28 saves for the Rangers. Ovechkin said "some refs don't like some personalities on our team" and are too quick to call a penalty when they hear a complaint.
March 2, 2013
Jonathan Toews scored twice, and Ray Emery and Corey Crawford combined on a shutout as the Chicago Blackhawks extended their NHL-record season-opening points streak to 20 games with a 3-0 win over the Blues in St. Louis on Thursday night. Chicago was coming off a 6-0-1 homestand and improved to 9-0-2 on the road. The Blackhawks, who have won seven in a row overall, have earned 37 out of a possible 40 points this season. Rangers end skid Carl Hagelin and Derek Stepan scored in a one-sided first period, and the suddenly healthy New York Rangers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning.
April 26, 2013
Ryan Callahan's goal 2 minutes, 55 seconds into overtime gave the New York Rangers a 4-3 victory over the host Carolina Hurricanes Thursday night, locking up a playoff berth for the Rangers. Derek Stepan, Derick Brassard, and Brad Richards scored the other New York goals, Richards' tally coming at 17:03 of the third period to force OT. Jiri Tlusty scored twice and Tuomo Ruutu added a goal for Carolina. Senators clinch spot Sergei Gonchar scored 47 seconds into overtime, Erik Karlsson set up Ottawa's first goal in his sooner-than-anticipated return from a torn Achilles tendon, and the Senators clinched a playoff berth by beating the Washington Capitals, 2-1. Craig Anderson made 19 saves.
July 10, 2013
The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with restricted free-agent defenseman Ryan McDonagh on a six-year, $28.2 million contract. The deal, announced Monday, will carry an annual salary-cap hit of $4.7 million for New York, which is close to the financial ceiling with players still to re-sign, such as forwards Derek Stepan and Carl Hagelin. McDonagh, 24, ranked second on the team with 78 blocked shots last season. Nashville gets boost Less than two weeks after winning the Stanley Cup with Chicago, Viktor Stalberg signed a four-year, $12 million contract to join Nashville.
November 10, 2011 |
Marian Gaborik scored twice, Derek Stepan had a goal and two assists, and the New York Rangers extended their winning streak to five with a 3-2 victory over the host Ottawa Senators on Wednesday 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.