April 22, 2013 |
THE RANGERS insist they are focused much more on their drive toward the playoffs than ending the New Jersey Devils' postseason hopes. With a thorough 4-1 victory Sunday, the Broadway Blueshirts took care of both. Ryan Callahan scored a goal in the opening minute and another in the third period, and Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves as the Rangers eliminated the Devils from the East playoff race. Callahan provided the lead 34 seconds in, Derek Stepan added a goal in the first period, and Taylor Pyatt snapped a long drought in the second for the eighth-place Rangers, who are inching closer to a playoff berth.
April 21, 2013
The New York Rangers scored five times in a span of less than three minutes and Brad Richards notched his first NHL hat trick in an 8-4 rout of the host Buffalo Sabres on Friday night. The five-goal spurt at the end of the opening period and the beginning of the second was part of a 6-0 outburst to start the game. Richards scored two of the first five goals, and then completed the hat trick in the third period as the win kept the Rangers in eighth place in the Eastern Conference.
April 20, 2013
Rick Nash had a goal and an assist in the first period, and Ryan Callahan had a pair of assists as the New York Rangers hung on to eighth place in the Eastern Conference with a 6-1 home victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night. Derick Brassard and Nash both scored power-play goals, with help from Callahan in the first, and Mats Zuccarello found the net for the second straight game to give the playoff-hopeful Rangers their sixth win in nine games (6-2-1). New York's lackluster, 4-2 loss at the Flyers on Tuesday had allowed Winnipeg to get even in points in the tight Eastern race.
April 19, 2013 |
KYLE TURRIS scored twice and the Ottawa Senators ended Washington's winning streak at eight games with a 3-1 victory over the visiting Capitals on Thursday night. Cory Conacher also scored and Craig Anderson made 18 saves to help the Senators win their fourth straight. Mike Ribeiro scored and Braden Hotlby stopped 35 shots for the Southeast Division-leading Capitals. While Anderson was rarely tested, he did make some timely saves to bail out his team in the third. With the Senators holding a 2-1 lead midway through the final period, Anderson made a huge save on Eric Fehr when he skated in on net all alone.
February 6, 2013 |
THE NEW YORK Rangers traded rugged forward Mike Rupp to the Minnesota Wild on Monday for forwards Darroll Powe and Nick Palmieri. The deal was announced hours before the Wild faced the Phoenix Coyotes in Arizona. The Rangers have been looking for depth at forward to complement their top line of Rick Nash, Brad Richards and former Wild star Marian Gaborik. New York is also dealing with the loss of captain Ryan Callahan, who is currently sidelined by a dislocated shoulder. Powe, 27, has yet to record a point in eight games this season.
February 1, 2013
Rangers captain Ryan Callahan will be sidelined for 10 to 14 days after hurting his left shoulder in New York's 2-1 victory over the Flyers Tuesday. Callahan, who scored the winning goal, was injured early in the third period during a scuffle with Max Talbot. Senators cool Habs Daniel Alfredsson scored his first goal of the season, and the host Ottawa Senators beat the Montreal Canadiens, 5-1, Wednesday night. Jim O'Brien, Mika Zibanejad, Chris Phillips, and Chris Neil also scored for the Senators.
March 29, 2012
Ryan Callahan and Michael Del Zotto each had a goal and an assist, and the visiting New York Rangers rebounded from a 2-0 deficit and moved to the top of the NHL standings with a 4-2 victory over the fading Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night. Brian Boyle and Derek Stepan also scored, and Marian Gaborik added a pair of assists for the Rangers (49-21-7), who lead Pittsburgh by five points in the Eastern Conference. New York is tied with Western Conference-leading St. Louis with 105 points, but the Rangers have the edge because of one more non-shootout victory.
March 25, 2012
Daniel Alfredsson had two goals and two assists, and the host Ottawa Senators dealt Pittsburgh its first regulation loss in 15 games, beating the Penguins, 8-4, Saturday night. Sidney Crosby scored his first goal in six games since making his second comeback of the season, but it wasn't enough as Pittsburgh fell to 13-1-1 since a 6-2 loss in Buffalo on Feb. 19. Pittsburgh dropped three points behind the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers. The Penguins have eight games left, and New York seven.
March 22, 2012
Ryan Callahan ripped in a shot off a goalpost 2 minutes, 42 seconds into overtime to lift the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers over visiting Detroit, 2-1, on Wednesday night, sending the injury-riddled Red Wings to their sixth consecutive loss. In the extra session the Rangers got the puck past Ty Conklin, who was recalled Wednesday from the minor leagues because of Detroit's injury woes. Callahan scored his 27th goal, making the New York captain a winner on his 27th birthday.
March 22, 2012 |
WITH THE Pittsburgh Penguins lurking right behind him, the New York Rangers have gotten back to the winning ways that vaulted them to the top of the Eastern Conference. They still have little room for error, but for now they are keeping Pittsburgh at arm's length. Ryan Callahan ripped a shot in off a goal post 2:42 into overtime to lift the Rangers over visiting Detroit, 2-1, on Wednesday night, sending the injury-riddled Red Wings to their sixth straight loss. New York has gutted out two consecutive wins after a 2-5 swoon, just as the pressure has increased.