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Chris Kreider and Jesper Fast scored two goals apiece and Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves as the Rangers won for the ninth time in 11 games with a 6-1 win over the Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Wednesday night. >> Box score


First period:

  • 0:52 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: Brendan Smith, J.T. Miller
  • 2:26 NYR Mika Zibanejad; Assists: Brady Skjei
  • 8:50 CAR Sebastian Aho (PPG); Teuvo Teravainen, Justin Faulk
  • 10:47 NYR Paul Carey; Assists: Jimmy Vesey, Nick Holden

Second period:

  • NONE

Third period:

  • 0:20 NYR Kreider (PPG); Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Zibanejad
  • 5:45 NYR Jesper Fast; Assists: Kevin Hayes, Rick Nash
  • 12:26 NYR Fast; Assists: Steven Kampfer
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New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes controls the puck past Ottawa Senators right wing Mark Stone during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes controls the puck past Ottawa Senators right wing Mark Stone during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

The Rangers scored once in the second period and twice in the third en route to a 3-0 win over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • N/A

Second period:

  • 4:46 NYR Kevin Hayes; Assists: Jesper Fast, Jimmy Vesey

Third period:

  • 4:52 NYR Michael Grabner; Assists: Marc Staal, Mats Zuccarello
  • 17:31 NYR Mika Zibanejad (ENG); Assists: Zuccarello, Chris Kreider
Tags: Chris Kreider, Jesper Fast, Jimmy Vesey, Kevin Hayes, Marc Staal, Michael Grabner, Mika Zibanejad
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Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault discusses the team's 5-3 comeback victory in the third period thanks to three total power-play goals.

The Rangers scored four goals in the third period en route to a 5-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday at Madison Square Garden. >> Box Score 


First period:

  • N/A

Second period:

  • 0:37 CBJ Artemi Panarin; Assists: Zach Werenski, Seth Jones
  • 4:24 CBJ Josh Anderson; Assist: Ryan Murray
  • 12:41 NYR Michael Grabner; Assists: J.T. Miller, Nick Holden

Third period:

  • 5:10 NYR Kevin Shattenkirk (power play); Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Mika Zibanejad
  • 8:01 CBJ Oliver Bjorkstrand; Assists: Brandon Dubinsky, Boone Jenner
  • 9:40 NYR Chris Kreider (power play); Assists: Pavel Buchnevich, Zibanejad
  • 11:27 NYR Buchnevich (power play); Assists: Zibanejad, Shattenkirk
  • 19:11 NYR Grabner (ENG)
Tags: Chris Kreider, Kevin Shattenkirk, Michael Grabner, Mika Zibanejad, Nick Holden, Pavel Buchnevich, Rick Nash
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Nov 2, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers center David Desharnais (51) skates with the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Nov 2, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers center David Desharnais (51) skates with the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

JT Miller scored the game-winning goal in overtime to secure a 2-1 road victory for the Rangers over the Lightning on Thursday. >> Box Score


First Period

  • 18:34 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: Mika Zibanejad, Brady Skjei

Second Period

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GEICO SportsNite: Rangers' win 00:00:42
Ryan McDonagh and Alain Vigneault talk about the Rangers' toughness as they came from behind to defeat the Golden Knights at the Garden.

The Rangers scored four unanswered goals in the final period to beat the Vegas Golden Knights 6-4 on Tuesday  >> Box Score


First Period

  • 2:45 NYR Jimmy Vesey; Assists: David Desharnais, Ryan McDonagh
  • 5:22 LV Oscar Lindberg; Assists: Alex Tuch, Deryk Engelland
  • 19:21 LV Reilly Smith; Assists: Jonathan Marchessault, Colin Miller

Second Period

  • 1:29 NYR Mats Zuccarello; Assists: Rick Nash, Kevin Hayes
  • 7:06 LV Reilly Smith; Assists: Jonathan Marchessault, William Karlsson
  • 18:59 LV David Perron (Penalty Shot)

Third Period

  • 5:31 NYR Chris Kreider (Power Play); Assists: Mika Zibanejad, Mats Zuccarello
  • 9:26 NYR Pavel Buchnevich; Assists: Mika Zibanejad
  • 14:11 NYR Mika Zibanejad (Power Play); Assists: Kevin Shattenkirk, Pavel Buchnevich
  • 18:46 NYR Michael Grabner (ENG); Assists: Jesper Fast
Tags: Chris Kreider, Jimmy Vesey, Matz Zuccarello, Michael Grabner, Mika Zibanejad
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Oct 21, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) stops a shot by New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) during second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Oct 21, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) stops a shot by New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) during second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

On Hockey Night in Canada last night, Elliotte Friedman said that the Edmonton Oilers are looking for speed and mentioned the Rangers.

Friedman said, that "I just wonder that depending on what the Rangers decide to do if their could be a fit with someone like Chris Kreider for Edmonton."

Kreider,26, is in the second year of a four-year deal that has a cap hit of $4.625 million per season.

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Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) readies for play during the third period against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) readies for play during the third period against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

Chris Kreider has two goals in the past three games and Alain Vigneault said that he looks to be on the right track.

Vigneault said that the Rangers need Kreider to be a "power forward" and need him to produce. (NYR)

Kreider has 2 goals and 3 assists through 11 games and 33 shots on goal with a shooting percentage of 6.1%.

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New York Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

Brady Skjei and Mika Zibanejad scored while Henrik Lundqvist recorded a shutout as the New York Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-0 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • 17:25 NYR Brady Skjei; Assists: Michael Grabner, J.T. Miller

Second period:

Tags: Brady Skjei, Chris Kreider, Henrik Lundqvist, J.T. Miller, Michael Grabner, Mika Zibanejad, Montreal Canadiens, Pavel Buchnevich
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Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) readies for play during the third period against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Sep 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) readies for play during the third period against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

While talking about Chris Kreider at the start of training camp, Alain Vigneault said that it's his job as a coach to get Kreider to play the way he did in the third period against Ottawa in Game 6.

Vigneault said that Kreider has improved and become a "real important player" on the Rangers and said he was a "beast, maybe the best player on the ice" in that third period of Game 6 against Ottawa.

He added that Kreider is "not a kid anymore, it's his turn now and he has to become a real good voice in our room, a great example fitness wise off the ice. We expect more from him and I know we are going to get it."

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Dec 31, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) looks on during the second period against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)
Dec 31, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) looks on during the second period against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)

Kevin Shattenkirk has been skating this summer with Chris Kreider to prepare for the season. (New Caanan News)

Shattenkirk said that he and Kreider skate during the summers with Chris Gragnano, a skills coach, and that he helps them get ready for the season. (New Caanan News)

Kreider said recently that he has stayed around the area for most of the summer and has been working out and getting on the ice.

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Apr 20, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider (20) prepares for a face off during the overtime period in game five of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Bolte)
Apr 20, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider (20) prepares for a face off during the overtime period in game five of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Bolte)

According to TSN, Chris Kreider leads the NHL in goals that have been tipped or redirected from 2014-15 to 2017.

Kreider's 19 goals is just above Joe Pavelski and Wayne Simmonds.

Travis Yost wrote that for a player who is mostly known for his speed, Kreider can score in a "variety of ways" and shows that he isn't just a "one-dimensional player." (TSN)

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(Adam Hunger)

Chris Kreider scored a career high 28 goals this season en route to 53 points in 75 games.

The Hockey News wrote,"He'll be 40 and we'll be saying this will be his breakout season. Don't be surprised when he puts up the same numbers."

Kreider had a career high 186 shots on goal and a shooting percentage of 15.1%.

For a lot more on Kreider's season, click HERE.

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Michael Grabner posted a video today of him jumping out of a pool. It is similar to the famous video of Chris Kreider jumping out of a pool, which is also below.

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Alain Vigneault said on breakup day that Chris Kreider is one of the hardest working players he has ever been around.

Vigneault said that Kreider is working not only working on his strength but also on the mental parts of his game and added "I think Kreids has taken steps every year. This year was another step and experience for him and I think it will make him better."

When he was asked about Kreider again, Vigneault said "the Chris Kreider we saw in the third period of Game 6, boy, I would have liked to see him on a more regular basis. That is part of the growth and evolution as a player."

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GEICO SportsNite: Rangers lose 00:04:17
Marc Malusis and Sal Licata break down the Rangers' loss to the Senators in Game 6 and debate what caused this team to not go further.

The New York Rangers were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 4-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

The Senators will face the winner of the Washington Capitals-Pittsburgh Penguins series in the Eastern Conference finals.>> Read more


First period: 

Tags: Chris Kreider, Mats Zuccarello, Mika Zibanejad, Nick Holden, Ottawa Senators
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Apr 20, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider (20) prepares for a face off during the overtime period in game five of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Bolte)
Apr 20, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider (20) prepares for a face off during the overtime period in game five of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Bolte)

4/22/17 | 5:51PM: Alain Vigneault said that "Chris Kreider was back" around the 15 minute mark of the third period, and OT, of Game 5 and started to use his speed, went to the net and protected the puck.

4/21/17 | Prior to Game 5, Larry Brooks wrote that Chris Kreider needed to go to the net and stop "tiptoeing" around Carey Price's crease as if it was an "active minefield." (NY Post)

In the first four games of the series Kreider averaged 17:11 per game, had 0 points, 8 shots on goal, 12 hits, 3 giveaways, 1 takeaway and 3 blocked shots.

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Larry Brooks writes that Chris Kreider has not been making an impact in this series, other than blocking a shot from Shea Weber in Game two. (NY Post)

Vigneault said on Sunday that he is expecting more from Kreider after playing two "ordinary games." (Engels)

Through two games Kreider had four shots on goal, 3 in game two, and has averaged 18:33.

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Jan 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Steve Mason (35) makes a save as New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) looks for a rebound during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Jan 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Steve Mason (35) makes a save as New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) looks for a rebound during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Chris Kreider was asked about his incident with Carey Price in Game 1 of the 2014 Eastern Conference Final and said that it was a "long time ago" and said that he is just focused on game 1. (NYR)

He was then asked the following question by a reporter: "It seems like there were a few of those incidents in a short span of time and since then it seems like there has not been that kind of play. Was it a case of you changing your style or those were just accidents? (NYR)

Kreider responded, "we got a really good skating coach here, yea, working on my edges and really learning how to stop. No, my game hasn't changed. For me to be effective I need to go to the crease. That is where I am going to score goals, I don't have a big one-timer, I'm not scoring from distance so I need to be a big body and get to the top of the paint and try to bang stuff home. I'm lucky to play with some very good players who really work the puck well on the perimeter and get it to the net. I have a real easy job, a simple job, it's not always the easiest thing to do but just get there and tip pucks or jam pucks home." (NYR)

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New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello, center Mika Zibanejad and center Oscar Lindberg pose before the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden. (Danny Wild/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello, center Mika Zibanejad and center Oscar Lindberg pose before the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden. (Danny Wild/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • N/A

Second period:

  • 0:33 PHI Valtteri Filppula; Assist: Jordan Weal
  • 3:57 NYR Mika Zibanejad (power play); Assist: Mats Zuccarello
  • 7:10 NYR Brendan Smith; Assists: Zuccarello, Derek Stepan

Third period:

  • 7:01 NYR Oscar Lindberg; Assists: Dan Girardi, Zuccarello    
  • 9:10 NYR Chris Kreider; Assist: Stepan
  • 17:54 PHI Brayden Schenn; Assist: Shayne Gostisbehere
  • 18:45 PHI Filppula; Assists: Jakub Voracek, Gostisbehere   
Tags: Chris Kreider, Dan Girardi, Derek Stepan, Mats Zuccarello, Mika Zibanejad, Oscar Lindberg, Philadelphia Flyers
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The Rangers' Mats Zuccarello, left, and Marc Staal, right, defend Florida's Thomas Vanek during the first period. (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)
The Rangers' Mats Zuccarello, left, and Marc Staal, right, defend Florida's Thomas Vanek during the first period. (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)

The Rangers blew a two-goal lead after the first period and lost 4-3 to the Panthers in a shootout Friday at the Garden. The Rangers have lost six in a row at home. >> Read more


First period:

  • 2:34 NYR Mats Zuccarello (Power Play) Assists: Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan
  • 4:11 NYR J.T. Miller Assists: Brendan Smith, Mika Zibanejad 

Second period:

Tags: Chris Kreider, Florida Panthers, Mats Zuccarello, Michael Grabner
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New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh plays the puck against Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh plays the puck against Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Rangers lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-2, on Monday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • 5:53 NYR Steven Kampfer; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Chris Kreider
  • 7:43 TB Brayden Point (power play); Assists: Nikita Kucherov, Jonathan Drouin

Second period:

  • 5:04 TB Gabriel Dumont; Assist: Jason Garrison
  • 10:22 NYR Michael Grabner

Third period:

  • 13:32 TB Point; Assists: Ondrej Palat, Kucherov
Tags: Chris Kreider, Mats Zuccarello, Michael Grabner, Tampa Bay Lightning
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New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh receives congratulations from defenseman Marc Staal after scoring in the second period against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh receives congratulations from defenseman Marc Staal after scoring in the second period against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)

Ryan McDonagh scored twice to lead the New York Rangers to a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday at Joe Louis Arena. >> Read more


First period:

  • 19:33 NYR Ryan McDonagh (short handed); Assists: Kevin Hayes, Michael Grabner

Second period:

  • 5:35 DET Frans Nielsen (power play); Assists: Gustav Nyquist, Justin Abdelkader
  • 16:50 NYR McDonagh; Assists: Marc Staal, Pavel Buchnevich
  • 17:27 NYR Hayes; Assists: J.T. Miller, Grabner

Third period:

  • 16:01 NYR Derek Stepan (power play); Assist: Chris Kreider
Tags: Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan, Detroit Red Wings, J.T. Miller, Kevin Hayes, Marc Staal, Michael Grabner, Pavel Buchnevich, Ryan McDonagh
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Mar 9, 2017; Raleigh, NC, USA; New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider (20) celebrates his first period goal against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports (James Guillory)
Mar 9, 2017; Raleigh, NC, USA; New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider (20) celebrates his first period goal against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports (James Guillory)

Chris Kreider has three goals in the past four games and 17 shots on goal in that span.

Prior to this stretch Kreider had only two goals and three assists with 20 shots in 12 games.

On the season, Kreider has a career-high 26 goals and has tied his career high for points at 46.

Kreider took a hit against Washington on Feb. 28, went to the locker room and then returned but did not have a shot in that game or the next game against Boston.

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Mar 9, 2017; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes forward Valentin Zykov (39) celebrates his first period NHL goal with forward Sebastian Aho (20) and defensemen Brett Pesce (22) against the New York Ranger sat PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports (James Guillory)
Mar 9, 2017; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes forward Valentin Zykov (39) celebrates his first period NHL goal with forward Sebastian Aho (20) and defensemen Brett Pesce (22) against the New York Ranger sat PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports (James Guillory)

Mika Zibanejad scored two power play goals, but Sebastian Aho tallied twice in the third period as the Hurricanes rallied for a 4-3 win over the Rangers Thursday night at PNC Arena. >> Read more


First period:

  • 7:24 NYR Chris Kreider (power play); Assists: Derek StepanRyan McDonagh
  • 13:15 CAR Jeff Skinner; Assists: Victor Rask
  • 13:44 CAR Valentin Zykov; Assists: Sebastian Aho, Jordan Staal

Second period:

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GEICO SportsNite: Rangers win 00:01:00
J.T Miller and Henrik Lundqvist speak to the media after the Rangers' 4-3 win over Nashville on Thursday night at MSG.

The Rangers rallied from a 2-0 deficit with four unanswered goals en route to a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators Thursday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • 1:23 NSH Cody McLeod; Assists: P.K. Subban, Austin Watson

Second period:

  • 3:50 NSH Calle Jarnkrok (power play); Assists: Mike Fisher, Subban
  • 8:12 NYR Michael Grabner; Kevin Hayes
  • 14:58 NYR J.T. Miller; Assists: Hayes

Third period:

  • 5:36 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Mika Zibanejad
  • 16:00 NYR Miller; Assists: Ryan McDonagh, Hayes
  • 17:59 NSH Roman Jose (power play); Assists: Ryan Johansen, Ryan Ellis
Tags: Chris Kreider, J.T. Miller, Kevin Hayes, Mats Zuccarello, Michael Grabner, Ryan McDonagh
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New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider is congratulauted after scoring a goal against the New Jersey Devils during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider is congratulauted after scoring a goal against the New Jersey Devils during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

2/6/17 | 6:11pM: Alain Vigneault said on Sunday that Kreider has really worked on his shot, his release and the location of where he shoots the puck.

According to NHL.com, Kreider has scored:

  • Backhand goals: 2
  • Deflected goals: 1
  • Slap shot goals: 2
  • Snap shot goals: 4
  • Tip-in goals: 5
  • Wrist shot goals: 7
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GEICO SportsNite: Rangers win 00:00:39
Alain Vigneault and Henrik Lundqvist talk about the Rangers' 4-3 victory over the Flames and look ahead to the rest of the homestand.

First peirod

  • 6:59 CAL Dougie Hamilton (Power Play) Assists: Mikael Backlund, Matthew Tkachuk
  • 8:54 NYR Rick Nash (Power Play) Assists: Derek Stepan, Ryan McDonagh

Third Period

  • 1:54 NYR Michael Grabner Assists: Brady Skjei, J.T. Miller
  • 4:40 CAL Troy Brouwer Assists: Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan
  • 8:20 NYR Chris Kreider Assists: Mika Zibanejad, Dan Girardi
  • 11:32 NYR Jesper Fast Assists: J.T. Miller, Michael Grabner
  • 12:33 CAL Matthew Tkachuk Assists: Mikael Backlund

Recap: J.T. Miller had assists on two of the Rangers' three third-period goals in their 4-3 win over Calgary Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

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Chris Kreider spoke on MSG after the Rangers win over Buffalo and said:

  • On his goal and JT, "he has really good vision and whenever you are on the ice with him, just try to be aware and make yourself available because you know you are always an option."
  • Did you think about what to do on that shot, "no. Probably would have missed it if there was. Good play by Millsy, got in a shooting position, freeze the goalie and he made a great pass."
  • On the game, "outside of my own game I thought everyone did a good job of getting back to the house and protecting Hank. The trapezoids behind the net is kind of ear markers where you want to protect from that area out. When you do that it's hard for them to get Grade A opportunities. If we do that then a lot of times we can build offensive chances from there. It's a commitment to that side of the puck and coming back and stopping that area."
  • On winning 14 of 19 after a loss, "it's a good thing, you don't want to stack losses. It speaks to our resiliency, you never want to go into slides so it's a positive." 
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The Rangers' Jesper Fast shoots the puck up ice while being defended by Buffalo's Taylor Fedun during the first period. (Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports)
The Rangers' Jesper Fast shoots the puck up ice while being defended by Buffalo's Taylor Fedun during the first period. (Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports)

Second Period

Third Period

  • 14:29 BUF Cody Franson Assists: Ryan O'Reilly, Tyler Ennis

Overtime

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11:52AM: Chris Kreider has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for hitting Cody Eakin with his helmet during their fight last night. (NHL Dept of Player Safety)

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Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn scores a goal past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger)
Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn scores a goal past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger)

The New York Rangers' three-goal third-period rally fell short as they allowed three goals in the first period and four goals in the second en route to a 7-6 loss to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • 0:27 NYR Derek Stepan; Assists: Chris Kreider, Mats Zuccarello
  • 12:34 DAL Patrick Eaves (power play); Assists: Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin
  • 12:46 DAL Patrick Sharp; Assist: Radek Faksa
  • 17:54 DAL Jamie Benn; Assists: Cody Eakin, Eaves

Second period:

  • 4:32 DAL Antoine Roussel; Assist: Lauri Korpikoski
  • 9:56 NYR Mika Zibanejad; Assists: Rick Nash, Pavel Buchnevich
  • 12:06 NYR Buchnevich; Assists: Kevin Klein, Adam Clendening
  • 12:54 DAL Patrick Sharp; Assists: Devin Shore, Faksa
  • 15:53 DAL Adam Cracknell; Assists: Korpikoski, Dan Hamhuis
  • 17:40 DAL Eakin; Assists: Eaves, Benn

Third period:

  • 3:11 NYR Kreider; Assists: Stepan, Zuccarello
  • 5:31 NYR Stepan; Assists: Ryan McDonagh, Zuccarello
  • 7:26 NYR Zibanejad; Assists: Nash, Buchnevich
Tags: Adam Clendening, Chris Kreider, Dallas Stars, Derek Stepan, Kevin Klein, Mats Zuccarello, Mika Zibanejad, Pavel Buchnevich, Rick Nash, Ryan McDonagh
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Chris Kreider celebrates after scoring a goal during the second period against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (AP)
Chris Kreider celebrates after scoring a goal during the second period against the Tampa Bay Lightning. (AP)

The NHL has announced that Chris Kreider has been named the second star of the NHL this week.

From the league: "Kreider shared the League lead with four goals in three games (4-1-5) to power the Rangers (26-12-1, 53 points) to a trio of victories. He collected one assist in a 4-3 comeback win against the Ottawa Senators Dec. 27 and one goal in a 6-3 triumph over the Arizona Coyotes Dec. 29. Kreider then closed the calendar year with his second career hat trick (also Nov. 30, 2013) in a 6-2 victory against the Colorado Avalanche Dec. 31. The 25-year-old Boxford, Mass., native paces the Rangers with 15 goals and ranks second on the team with 29 points in 33 outings this season, including 7-2-9 in his last six contests."

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Dec 31, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) celebrates his goal with center Derek Stepan (21) and right wing Mats Zuccarello (36) in the first period against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)
Dec 31, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) celebrates his goal with center Derek Stepan (21) and right wing Mats Zuccarello (36) in the first period against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)

On Saturday against Colorado the Rangers line of Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan and Mats Zuccarello had a total of 7 points.

The trio has tallied a total of 22 points int he past four games and have a total of 46 points in the Rangers past 15 games. (Game Notes)

Zuccarello had also had an assist on nine consecutive goals by Kreider from a stretch of 12/3 to 12/31. (Game Notes)

Alain Vigneault said that Stepan's line gave the Rangers a "real solid performance" on Saturday against Colorado.

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Dec 31, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) drives the puck past Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov (16) in the first period at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)
Dec 31, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) drives the puck past Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov (16) in the first period at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)

Chris Kreider had his second career Hat Trick on New Years Eve, scoring thrice against Colorado.

Kreider had 6 shots on goal, 8 total attempts, 1 hit and 1 takeaway in 16:27.

From the Rangers Game Notes:

  • Kreider extended his point streak to four games, tying his career-high (six goals, two assists over the span), and he has posted a three-point game in two of the four contests.
  • He has tallied 16 points (11 goals, five assists) in the last 15 games, including nine points (seven goals, two assists) in the last six contests.
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Dec 31, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) looks on during the second period against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)
Dec 31, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) looks on during the second period against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)

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Dec 31, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) attempts to score on Colorado Avalanche goalie Calvin Pickard (31) in the first period at Pepsi Center.  (Ron Chenoy (USA Today))
Dec 31, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) attempts to score on Colorado Avalanche goalie Calvin Pickard (31) in the first period at Pepsi Center. (Ron Chenoy (USA Today))

First Period

  • 1:59 COL Cody McLeod; Assists: Tyson Barrie, Mikhail Grigorenko
  • 6:09 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: Derek Stepan, Mats Zuccarello
  • 16:39 NYR Chris Kreider (PP); Assists: Matz Zuccarello, Ryan McDonagh
  • 18:34 COL Blake Comeau; Assists: Francois Beauchemin, Rene Bourque

Second Period

  • 9:30 NYR J.T. Miller
  • 14:20 NYR Chris Kreider (PP); Assists: Derek Stepan, Brandon Pirri

Third Period

  • 9:34 NYR J.T. Miller; Assists: Oscar Lindberg, Jesper Fast
  • 13:05 NYR Jimmy Vesey; Assists: Michael Grabner, Kevin Hayes
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New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal and New Jersey Devils right wing PA Parenteau battle for a loose puck during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal and New Jersey Devils right wing PA Parenteau battle for a loose puck during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

The New Jersey Devils allowed a late game-tying goal to Derek Stepan and lost to the New York Rangers in a shootout, 3-2, Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


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Henrik Lundqvist and Alain Vigneault discuss the Rangers' second consecutive shootout victory on Sunday against the New Jersey Devils.

Derek Stepan scored a game-tying goal late in the third period as the New York Rangers beat the New Jersey Devils, 3-2, in a shootout Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


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  • N/A

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New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider is congratulauted after scoring a goal against the New Jersey Devils during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider is congratulauted after scoring a goal against the New Jersey Devils during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

Chris Kreider has 4 goals and 2 assists in the past 5 games, has 15 shots on goal, 2 game-winning goals and an average of 17:51 per game.

Joe Micheletti said that when Kreider has his confidence and gets in on the puck quickly he can "cause problems" for the opposition.

Kreider had 3 goals, 4 assists and 23 shots in the first 5 games of the season and in the next 14 he had 1 goal, 6 assists and 25 shots.

Derek Stepan said after the Carolina game that when Kreider moves his feet and is shooting the puck he is "really difficult to defend."

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New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal and New Jersey Devils right wing PA Parenteau battle for a loose puck during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal and New Jersey Devils right wing PA Parenteau battle for a loose puck during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

The New Jersey Devils lost their third straight game when they fell to the New York Rangers 5-0 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • 16:43 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Kevin Klein

Second period:

  • 16:07 NYR J.T. Miller (short handed); Assist: Kevin Hayes
  • 19:57 NYR Brady Skjei; Assists: Derek Stepan, Oscar Lindberg

Third period:

  • 6:04 NYR Brandon Pirri (power play); Assists: Kreider, Ryan McDonagh
  • 18:42 NYR Jimmy Vesey (power play); Assists: Nick Holden, Pirri
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Alain Vigneault and Antti Raanta discuss the Rangers' 5-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday.

Five different New York Rangers scored as they beat the New Jersey Devils 5-0 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • 16:43 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Kevin Klein

Second period:

  • 16:07 NYR J.T. Miller (short handed); Assist: Kevin Hayes
  • 19:57 NYR Brady Skjei; Assists: Derek Stepan, Oscar Lindberg

Third period:

  • 6:04 NYR Brandon Pirri (power play); Assists: Kreider, Ryan McDonagh
  • 18:42 NYR Jimmy Vesey (power play); Assists: Nick Holden, Pirri
Tags: Brandon Pirri, Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan, J.T. Miller, Jimmy Vesey, Kevin Hayes, Kevin Klein, Mats Zuccarello, Nick Holden, Oscar Lindberg, Ryan McDonagh
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Apr 4, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. The Rangers won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)
Apr 4, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. The Rangers won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)

5PM: Kreider spoke with the media on Thursday and said (NYR):

  • On the injury, "some stuff was persisting, perpetuating, not getting better. Something that we had been monitoring, we talked with the training staff and the doctors and management and they did what they felt was best for me as an individual."
  • Were you in pain on Saturday, "a little bit. On the whole it was some stuff that ran parallel with, a little scary, post concussion stuff. It was something we wanted to sift through and make sure it wasn't that and we determined that it wasn't that because that is stuff you don't want to mess around with. I can only say good things about this organization and how they handle this stuff. They really do care about the individual and they were looking out for me. They sent me for a second opinion and I got the best news possible and we move on from there."
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Sep 29, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Pavel Buchnevich (89) in action against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Sep 29, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Pavel Buchnevich (89) in action against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

4:19PM: Alain Vigneault said that the Rangers hope to have an update on Kreider in the next couple of days. (Cyrgalis

When asked if it's a suspected concussion, Vigneault said that he has no updates and "we're just waiting." (Cyrgalis)

He said that Buchnevich is day to day with his back spasms. (Cyrgalis

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9:05PM: Kreider is not in Edmonton and has gone somewhere else for further evaluation. (Cyrgalis)

Kreider reportedly took part in meetings this morning. (Amanda Borges)

7:41PM: Michael Grabner will move up to skate with Stepan and Nash. (Cyrgalis)

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 (Aaron Doster)
(Aaron Doster)

Derek Stepan and Chris Kreider were reunited last night on the same line and worked together on a give and go for the Rangers second goal.

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 (Mary Altaffer)
(Mary Altaffer)

Chris Kreider has played in five games since returning from a neck issue but, after returning with a two assist performance against the Blues on Nov. 1, he has just one point in his last four games.

Kreider has not had a shot on goal in two of his last three games and only put 10 total shots on goal in the last five. He is averaging 15:08 of ice time in the last five games.

In the five games preceding his neck issue, Kreider had three goals, four assists, 23 shots on goal and an average of 17:18.

Larry Brooks writes that Kreider started the season as if he was "shot out of a cannon" but hasn't been the same since returning from injury five games ago. (NY Post) 

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New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Danny Wild/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Danny Wild/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Rangers scored four goals in the second period en route to a 5-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • 2:12 NYR Kevin Hayes; Assists: Kevin Klein, Brady Skjei
  • 10:45 WIN Patrik Laine; Assists: Ben Chiarot, Mark Scheifele

Second period:

  • 10:02 NYR Mats Zuccarello; Assist: Chris Kreider
  • 12:02 WIN Scheifele; Assists: Paul Postma, Nikolaj Ehlers
  • 13:01 NYR J.T. Miller; Assist: Nick Holden
  • 16:24 NYR Jesper Fast; Assists: Klein, Brandon Pirri
  • 17:05 NYR Pavel Buchnevich; Assists: Pirri, Adam Clendening
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Henrik Lundqvist shares his thoughts on the Rangers' 5-3 win Thursday night over the Edmonton Oilers at Madison Square Garden.

Jesper Fast tied it with 10:29 left and Rick Nash scored the go-ahead goal with 1:21 left as the Rangers rallied for a 5-3 win over the Oilers Thursday night at the Garden. >> Read more


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Third period:

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Nov 1, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) looks to clear the puck during the second period against the St. Louis Blues at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)
Nov 1, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) looks to clear the puck during the second period against the St. Louis Blues at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)

Chris Kreider returned to the Rangers lineup for the first time in four games last night and had two primary assists in 14:59.Kreider had five shots on goal to lead the Rangers, two shot attempts that missed the net, one hit, one giveaway, one takeaway and one blocked shot.He played 5:02 in the first period, 4:34 in the second and 5:23 in the third with 10:34 at even strength and 4:25 on the power play.After the game, Joe Micheletti said that Kreider came back into the lineup and picked up where he left off and was a major factor in the Rangers playing with pace and setting up plays.

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