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Henrik Lundqvist and Alain Vigneault discuss the importance of making key plays both offensively and defensively to finish the game.

Rick Nash and Mika Zibanejad posted two third-period goals for the Rangers to defeat the Flames, 4-3, to snap their four-game losing streak. >> Box score


First period:

  • 7:53 NYR Kevin Hayes (Power Play); Assists: Tony DeAngelo, David Deshamais
  • 18:15 CAL Brett Kulak; Assists: Michael Ferland, Johnny Gaudreau

Second Period

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Jan 25, 2018; San Jose, CA, USA; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) shoots and scores a goal against the San Jose Sharks in the first period at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports (John Hefti)
Jan 25, 2018; San Jose, CA, USA; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) shoots and scores a goal against the San Jose Sharks in the first period at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports (John Hefti)

Kevin Hayes returned to the lineup after missing 6 games and picked up a goal, an assist and a plus three rating.

Hayes skated with JT Miller and Mats Zuccarello and scored the opening goal and assisted on Ryan McDonagh's first goal of the season.

He played 17:20, had 4 shots on goal, 2 shot that missed the net, 3 faceoff wins and 4 faceoff losses.

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New York Rangers' Ryan McDonagh, top left, is hugged by teammate Kevin Hayes (13) after McDonagh's goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in San Jose, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
New York Rangers' Ryan McDonagh, top left, is hugged by teammate Kevin Hayes (13) after McDonagh's goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in San Jose, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Ryan McDonagh scored two of New York's six goals as the Rangers outlasted the Sharks, 6-5, on Thursday night in San Jose. >> Box score


First period:

  • 5:45 NYR Kevin Hayes; Assists: J.T. Miller, Mats Zuccarello
  • 6:45 SJS Barclay Goodrow; Assists: Brent Burns
  • 10:56 SJS Logan Couture; Assists: Kevin Labanc, Joakim Ryan
  • 17:53 NYR Jesper Fast; Assists: Michael Grabner, Peter Holland

Second period:

  • 2:36 SJS Logan Couture; Assists: Kevin Labanc, Marc-Edouard Vlasic
  • 11:04 NYR Ryan McDonagh; Assists: Kevin Hayes, J.T. Miller
  • 12:16 NYR Ryan McDonagh (Power Play); Assists: Pavel Buchnevich
  • 17:09 NYR Brady Skjei (Short Handed)

Third period:

  • 10:51 SJS Marc-Edouard Vlasic; Assists: Justin Braun, Chris Tierney
  • 18:10 NYR J.T. Miller; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Brady Skjei
  • 19:10 SJS Tomas Hertl; Assists: Kevin Labanc, Brent Burns
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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)

6:09PM: Alain Vigneault said on Thursday:

  • On Kevin Hayes, "he is a game time decision. This is the best that he has felt, we will talk with Rammer and the doctors and see how he feels coming back tonight and make it a game time decision."
  • Is there urgency to get Hayes back, "he will play tonight if he can play. If he can't play and there is a chance that this goes sideways then we won't play him. At the end of the day, if he feels that he is good to go, he definitely helps our team and will play."

3:54PM: Alain Vigneault said that Kevin Hayes will be a game time decision for tonight's game in San Jose. (NYR)

Hayes spoke with the media after today's morning skate and said:

  • Status for tonight, "still have to talk to a couple of people and we will make a decision from there."
  • On how he is feeling, "much better, this is the best I have felt since that Vegas trip."
  • Are you ready to go, "yea."
  • Does the urgency of where the team is make an impact, "not too much. We are in a little rut right now but as an athlete, you don't want to put yourself at risk at anytime. When you feel you are ready to play you go back and play."
  • "That is the biggest question. You play when you feel you won't be limited. I felt pretty good out there today. I'll be talking to people pretty soon and have a decision soon."
  • What has been the most difficult, "it sucks not playing, you want to play all 82 games. You want to be part of a team, but we thought we could do some stuff for that second game back from Vegas and it just didn't go well. You never want to be watching from above when you think you can help that team and hopefully I will get that chance."
  • Do you regret playing that game, "no."
  • Are you a game time decision, "I think I'll know before game time./"
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Nov 2, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) shoots as Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn (55) defends during the third period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Nov 2, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) shoots as Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn (55) defends during the third period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

6:24PM: Following the game in Colorado, Alain Vigneault said the following about the status of Hayes & Staal for tomorrow, "I would say that both Kevin and Marc are, at best, 50/50 for tomorrow. Grabs, I have no idea right now." (MSG)

10:14AM- Alain Vigneault said on Friday that both Kevin Hayes and Marc Staal are out for today's game against Colorado but they are 50/50 for tomorrow night in LA.

Vigneault said that Hayes and Staal are expected to skate prior to today's game and tomorrow's game and then decisions on their status will be made.

Hayes will miss his fourth straight game today while Staal will miss his second.

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New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the New Jersey Devils during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the New Jersey Devils during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports)

1/18/18 | 6:32PM: On Hayes, Alain Vigneault said that the Rangers will see how he responds after skating today before determining if they want to call someone up before heading out west.

Vigneault said that if Hayes can practice tomorrow he will be able to play on Saturday but that if he is doubtful then they will likely call someone up.

He said that in hindsight maybe Hayes shouldn't have played last Saturday against the Islanders but at that time he was feeling good and was cleared by the doctors to play.

5:35PM: Hayes skated this morning and would need to practice tomorrow to be able to play this weekend in Colorado or LA. (NYR)

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Jan 13, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) is congratulated after scoring a goal against the New York Islanders during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Jan 13, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) is congratulated after scoring a goal against the New York Islanders during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

2:21PM: On Hayes, Alain Vigneault said today:

  • On Kevin Hayes, "he felt fine last night before the game and during the game he felt pain come back and after he just wasn't feeling well. We decided to keep him home, treat him and we will see how he is doing tomorrow."
  • "I would say that it's a lot better than it was then when the original injury occurred but not good enough to play."

11:39AM: Kevin Hayes will not play tonight against the Penguins because of a contusion. (NYR)

Hayes was 50/50 to play in yesterday's game, scored, was a minus one and played 16:53.

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Oct 21, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) reacts after scoring a goal against Nashville Predators 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; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) reacts after scoring a goal against Nashville Predators during second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

3:37PM: Alain Vigneault said that Kevin Hayes is 50/50 to play in tomorrow's game against the Islanders. (NYR)

It was expected that Hayes was going to be ready for tomorrow's game after being injured on Sunday against Vegas.

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Nov 2, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) shoots as Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn (55) defends during the third period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Nov 2, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) shoots as Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn (55) defends during the third period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

1:03AM: Kevin Hayes has a lower body injury and will be re-evaluated tomorrow when the team is back in New York. (MSG)

Hayes played 2:44 in the first, with 10 minutes between his final two shifts and his last shift in the first period ending with 2:37 left.

He took a big hit from Nate Schmidt at 5:22 of the first period, played one more shift, went to the locker room and returned for one last, 19 second, shift in the first.

Prior to the second period, the team announced that he was being evaluated and Hayes return to play one 17-second shift early in the second before missing the rest of the game.

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(Brad Penner)

Rick Nash secured the late lead for the Rangers as they beat the Kings, 4-2, at Madison Square Garden >> Read More


First period: 

  • 10:23 NYR Chris Kreider (Power Play); Assists: Kevin Shattenkirk, David Desharnais

Second period: 

  • 3:46 LA Marian Gaborik; Assists: Jussi Jokinen
  • 14:43 NYR Kevin Hayes; Assists: Ryan McDonagh, Michael Grabner

Third period:

  • 7:59 LA Torrey Mitchell; Assists: Marian Gaborik, Jussi Jokinen
  • 16:33 NYR Rick Nash; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Jimmy Vesey
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 (AP)
(AP)

Kevin Hayes has 5 goals and 4 assists through 21 games this season after putting up 9 goals and 9 assists in his first 21 games last season.

Hayes is averaging 16:35 per game so far this season compared to the 16:17 he averaged in the first 21 games last year.

Alain Vigneault said that Hayes has been adapting to his role going up against top lines.

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(AP)

Kevin Hayes has 5 goals and 4 assists through 21 games this season after putting up 9 goals and 9 assists in his first 21 games last season.

Hayes is averaging 16:35 per game so far this season compared to the 16:17 he averaged in the first 21 games last year.

Alain Vigneault said that Hayes has been adapting to his role going up against top lines.

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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
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The Blackhawks scored four unanswered goals -- including the first three of the first period -- to chase Henrik Lundqvist and end the Rangers' six-game winning streak, 6-3, on Wednesday night in Chicago.  >> Box score


First period:

  • 9:58 NYR Mika Zibanejad; Assists: Chris Kreider, Pavel Buchnevich

Second period:

  • 19:08 CHI Alex DeBrincat; Assists: Richard Panik, Duncan Keith

Third period:

  • 1:07 CHI Artem Anisimov; Assists: Patrick Kane, Nick Schmaltz
  • 1:53 CHI John Hayden; Assists: Cody Franson, Keith
  • 5:14 CHI Anisimov (PP); Assists: Franson, Schmaltz
  • 7:08 NYR Kevin Hayes; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Rick Nash
  • 11:56 NYR Nash
  • 16:12 CHI Anisimov; Assists: Schmaltz, Panik
  • 18:30 CHI Jonathan Toews (ENG); Assists: Brent Seabrook
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Nov 2, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) shoots as Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn (55) defends during the third period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Nov 2, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) shoots as Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn (55) defends during the third period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

11/4/17 | 8:46AM: Hayes joked that the ice was "dry" and squirted the water because of that. He added that there were some words and that things like that happen all the time. (NY Post)

11/3/17 | The NHL's Department of Player Safety has announced that the following fines for unsportsmanlike conduct:

  • Kevin Hayes: $5,000
  • Steven Stamkos: $5,000
  • Alex Killorn: $5,000

Hayes is possibly the member of the Rangers that sprayed water on Kilorn, leading to Kilorn swinging his stick at the Rangers bench.

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New York Rangers celebrate after a goal by New York Rangers right wing Jesper Fast (17) against Nashville Predators during first period at Madison Square Garden. (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers celebrate after a goal by New York Rangers right wing Jesper Fast (17) against Nashville Predators during first period at Madison Square Garden. (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)

All three of Jimmy Vesey, Kevin Hayes and Jesper Fast scored for the Rangers on Saturday against the Predators.

From the Rangers Game Preview for tonight's game against San Jose, "over the last two contests, each of the three players has posted a plus-four rating or better (Hayes - plus-five; Vesey - plus-four; Fast - plus-four), and each player has also registered at least two points (Hayes - two goals, one assist; Vesey - one goal, one assist; Fast - one goal, one assist)."

Alain Vigneault said last week that the trio is a "hard working line" where Fast and Vesey get in on the forecheck and create turnovers and that Hayes complements them well.

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New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the New Jersey Devils during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the New Jersey Devils during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports)

Kevin Hayes has three goals and 2 assists this season with 16 shots on goal and an average of 16:34 per game.

Alain Vigneault said recently that Hayes has room for improvement at both ends and that he is being counted on to be a 200ft player.

He added that Hayes is learning and that "we are showing faith in him and I am very confident that the faith hand trust we are showing in him will pay off."

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Oct 21, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) reacts after scoring a goal against Nashville Predators 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; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) reacts after scoring a goal against Nashville Predators during second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Kevin Hayes was named the number one star and awarded the Broadway Hat after today's win over Nashville.

Hayes spoke after the game on MSG and said:

  • On his line, "the last few games we have been good, we try to keep it simple in the D zone and don't cheat. If we play good D we can generate some offense and tonight I thought we did that."
  • On Vesey and Fast, "those two guys, you know what you are going to get. They are honest players, work hard and don't mind hitting guys. When they are getting on the D like that it generates a lot of open space and tonight we could have buried a lot more chances, we had good possession in the offensive zone."
  • On his goal, "I got some speed and their D was standing flat footed, it's not often that I beat guys wide but tonight it happened and luckily it went in."
  • On the win, "it's big. We have been struggling and to play 60 minutes and get two points in front of our fans, hopefully it's a spring board to a lot of other things."
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9/22/17| On the first day of training camp, Alain Vigneault said that the organization has a "tremendous amount of faith" in Mika Zibanejad and Kevin Hayes.

He added "we believe they can get it done and at the end of the day they have to."

Jeff Gorton said early in training camp that both players want bigger roles and that moves the team made have opened up opportunities.

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Nov 6, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Kevin Hayes (13) waves to fans after beating the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Nov 6, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Kevin Hayes (13) waves to fans after beating the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

8/30/17 | Just before the playoffs last spring, Kevin Hayes wrote an essay for The Players Tribune and talked about the times during his second season where he was a healthy scratch. (Players Tribune)

Hayes said that he didn't do enough to prepare after his rookie season and that being a scratch after struggling was "embarrassing." (Players Tribune)

He added that he was "ashamed" at being a healthy scratch for Games 4 & 5 against the Penguins that season and "vowed" to himself and to the organization that he would never let them down again. (Players Tribune)

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May 2, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Kevin Hayes (13) brings the puck up ice against the Ottawa Senators during the second period in game three of the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)
May 2, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Kevin Hayes (13) brings the puck up ice against the Ottawa Senators during the second period in game three of the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)

Following the Rangers trade of Derek Stepan to Arizona, Larry Brooks wrote that there is no one with more pressure to "step up" their game than Kevin Hayes. (NY Post)

Alain Vigneault said recently that the Rangers feel that Hayes, along with Mika Zibanejad, both have more to give. (NY Post)

He said that both of them are "young players who have great upside. This is going to be a great opportunity for them to take on bigger roles and have more responsibility."(NY Post)

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Nov 6, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Kevin Hayes (13) waves to fans after beating the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Nov 6, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Kevin Hayes (13) waves to fans after beating the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

In the first three seasons of Kevin Hayes' career, his offensive zone start percentage at 5 on 5 was:

  • 2014-15: 60.9% offensive zone, 39.1% defensive zone (69.6% O Zone, 30.4% D Zone Playoffs)
  • 2015-16: 61.7% offensive zone, 38.3% defensive zone
  • 2016-17: 40.7% offensive zone, 59.3% defensive zone (43% O Zone, 56.8% D Zone Playoffs)

Alain Vigneault said in February that Kevin Hayes is "rounding out as a player" and starting to better understand the game at both ends of the rink.

Larry Brooks noted that even with the change in how Hayes was deployed this year, his production increased. (NYR)

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Feb 13, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers right wing Kevin Hayes (13) carries the puck as Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson (7) trails the play during the third period at Nationwide Arena. New York beat Columbus 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports (Russell LaBounty)
Feb 13, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers right wing Kevin Hayes (13) carries the puck as Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson (7) trails the play during the third period at Nationwide Arena. New York beat Columbus 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports (Russell LaBounty)

Larry Brooks wrote, when the season ended, that the Rangers need more consistency from Kevin Hayes moving forward. (NY Post)

Brooks wrote that Hayes has not been "forceful enough" in using his size, reach and puck skills in getting to the net. (NY Post)

He did note that Hayes adapted well to being put in different positions by Alain Vigneault, including more time in the defensive zone. (NY Post)

Alain Vigneault said in February that Kevin Hayes is "rounding out as a player" and starting to better understand the game at both ends of the rink.

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(Rick Osentoski)

While writing about the center position and potential moves this offseason, Larry Brooks writes that the Rangers could try and use Derek Stepan to land a top-pair right defenseman. (NY Post)

Moving Stepan would also allow the Rangers to give Oscar Lindberg a bigger role at center as well as protect him in the expansion draft. (NY Post)

Brooks notes that potentially moving Kevin Hayes, as opposed to Stepan, likely wouldn't bring "close to the yield" that the Rangers could get for Stepan. (NY Post)

He writes that Lindberg has been under-utilized so far in his time with the Rangers and that it would be a "shame" to lose him in the expansion draft because of limited ice time. (NY Post)

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Apr 20, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei (76) plays the puck during the second 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 defenseman Brady Skjei (76) plays the puck during the second 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)

Team USA has been eliminated at the World Championships after losing to Finland 2-0.

Hayes had 1 shot on goal, 3-4 on faceoffs, was a minus one and played 16:12 (4:37, 5:20, 6:15).

Hayes was called for two penalties in the third period, "playing without a helmet" and "slashing."

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Kevin Hayes gets into position for a face-off during the second period against the Minnesota Wild. (AP)
Kevin Hayes gets into position for a face-off during the second period against the Minnesota Wild. (AP)

Team USA defeated Russia today 5-3 in the World Championships.

Kevin Hayes had two goals, 3 shots on goal, a plus one rating, 2 and 6 on faceoffs and played 18:36 (6:41 in the first, 6:09 in the second and 5:46 in the third).

Brady Skjei played 15:13 (4:56 in the first, 5:52 in the second and 4:25 in the third) and was on the ice for a goal for and a a goal against.

In two teams for Team USA, Hayes has two goals, two assists and 6 shots on goal.

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Nov 12, 2016; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) during the face off against the Calgary Flames during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports (Sergei Belski)
Nov 12, 2016; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) during the face off against the Calgary Flames during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports (Sergei Belski)

5:53PM: USA coach Jeff Blashill said of Hayes and Skjei, "that is the first time that I have ever been around Brady, he's a heck of a defenseman. They are two good pieces and we already had a good core here but they are two good pieces."

Hayes said "it was my first game, I was just trying to get acquainted out there."

Anders Lee of the Islanders said that "Hayzer and Brady stepped in and played a couple of great games."

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May 2, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Kevin Hayes (13) brings the puck up ice against the Ottawa Senators during the second period in game three of the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)
May 2, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Kevin Hayes (13) brings the puck up ice against the Ottawa Senators during the second period in game three of the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)

Kevin Hayes and Brady Skjei have arrived at the World Championships in Germany and spoke about joining Team USA.

Hayes said, "when I got asked to come I was really excited and started following the team. They lost their first game and have rattled off four straight. It's a great young group and we have a chance to do something so I am pretty excited about it."

On his role, "this year I was a bit of a PK guy so I think I will be on the PK here. Not really sure where I will be playing in the lineup, I will talk to coach and figure it out and I will bring hard work."

Skjei said, "really excited to be here. It's a good young team, lots of speed and skill and they are on a roll right now. Just trying to join and help anyway that I can."

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May 2, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Kevin Hayes (13) brings the puck up ice against the Ottawa Senators during the second period in game three of the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)
May 2, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Kevin Hayes (13) brings the puck up ice against the Ottawa Senators during the second period in game three of the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)

Kevin Hayes says that he is happy with his game is right now and that he has taken on a bit more of a defensive role in the playoffs. (NY Post)

In 10 games, Hayes has 2 assists, 4 PIM, 17 shots on goal, 36 shot attempts, 52% on faceoffs, 15 hits, 6 blocks, 6 takeaways and 23 giveaways.

Hayes said that he wants to create chances offensively but that defensively his game is where he wants it to be. (NY Post)

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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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Feb 26, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash #61 is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Feb 26, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash #61 is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Rangers look to snap a two-game losing streak as they face off with the Boston Bruins from TD Garden on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET.

  • The Rangers lost to the Capitals, 4-1, on Tuesday in New York, their second straight loss following a 9-1-1 span. After outscoring their opponents by nine goals over that 11-game span, the Rangers' back-to-back losses have been by a combined 9-3.
  • The Bruins beat the Coyotes, 4-1, in Boston on Tuesday, improving to 7-1-0 since firing Claude Julien as head coach. They've nearly doubled their opponents' goal total in those games, scoring 33 goals while allowing just 17.
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Feb 23, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs center Frederik Gauthier (33) draws an interference penalty as he hits New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports (Tom Szczerbowski)
Feb 23, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs center Frederik Gauthier (33) draws an interference penalty as he hits New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports (Tom Szczerbowski)

Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves and Mats Zuccarello and Mika Zibanejad tallied shootout goals as the Rangers defeated the Maple Leafs, 2-1, on Thursday night at the Air Canada Centre. >> Read more


First period:

  • 10:56 TOR Connor Brown; Assists: Tyler Bozak, Jake Gardiner

Third period:

  • 10:50 NYR J.T. Miller; Assists: Kevin Hayes, Brandon Pirri

Shootout:

  • William Nylander: STOPPED
  • Mats Zuccarello: SCORED
  • Auston Matthews: SCORED
  • Mika Zibanejad: SCORED
  • Nazem Kadri: STOPPED
Tags: Brandon Pirri, Henrik Lundqvist, J.T. Miller, Kevin Hayes, Mats Zuccarello, Mika Zibanejad
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Feb 13, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers right wing Kevin Hayes (13) carries the puck as Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson (7) trails the play during the third period at Nationwide Arena. New York beat Columbus 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports (Russell LaBounty)
Feb 13, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers right wing Kevin Hayes (13) carries the puck as Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson (7) trails the play during the third period at Nationwide Arena. New York beat Columbus 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports (Russell LaBounty)

In the four games since returning from a lower body injury, Kevin Hayes has 2 goals, 5 assists , a plus 5 rating, 9 shots on goal and an average of 17:35.

In 51 games this season Hayes has 15 goals and 27 assists.

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New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi celebrates a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period at Nationwide Arena. (Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi celebrates a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period at Nationwide Arena. (Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports)

Jimmy Vesey's go-ahead goal midway through the third period propelled the New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday at Nationwide Arena. >> Read more


First period:

  • 8:12 COL Brandon Dubinsky; Assists: Brandon Saad, Seth Jones

Second period:

  • 0:12 NYR Dan Girardi (short handed); Assists: Kevin Hayes, J.T. Miller

Third period:

  • 4:49 NYR Hayes; Unassisted
  • 11:53 COL Nick Foligno; Assist: David Savard
  • 13:28 NYR Jimmy Vesey; Assists: Derek Stepan, Nick Holden  
Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, Dan Girardi, Derek Stepan, J.T. Miller, Jesper Fast, Jimmy Vesey, Kevin Hayes, Nick Holden, Oscar Lindberg
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( Adam Hunger)

The JT Miller, Kevin Hayes and Michael Grabner line had six points (3 goals and 3 assists) in the Rangers win over Nashville.

Hayes said that the three complement each other and that he likes to pass the puck while Miller and Grabner like to score. (MSG)

Miller said that as soon as he crosses the blue line he tries to put himself into a shooting position because he knows there is a "good chance" of Hayes feeding him the puck. (Rangers Game Notes)

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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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Feb 27, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Rangers right wing Kevin Hayes (13) skates against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. The Rangers defeat the Stars 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports (Jerome Miron)
Feb 27, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Rangers right wing Kevin Hayes (13) skates against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. The Rangers defeat the Stars 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports (Jerome Miron)

In his return to the lineup on Tuesday, Kevin Hayes played 16:35, was given a delay of game penalty, 2 shots on goal and 2 shots that were blocked.

Hayes had an assist, 1 giveaway, 1 takeaway and was 3 and 5 on faceoffs.

He played 5:16 in the first period, 6:04 in the second period and 5:15 in the third period with 13:55 coming at even strength and 2:40 killing penalties.

Hayes had the secondary assist on Michael Grabner's empty net goal in the third period.

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Nov 12, 2016; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) during the face off against the Calgary Flames during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports (Sergei Belski)
Nov 12, 2016; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) during the face off against the Calgary Flames during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports (Sergei Belski)

Kevin Hayes is slated to return to the Rangers lineup Tuesday night against the Ducks after missing the last five games with a lower body injury.

Hayes had two goals and five assists in the previous seven games before getting hurt.

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Jan 4, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) scores a goal against Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. The Rangers defeated the Flyers, 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)
Jan 4, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) scores a goal against Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. The Rangers defeated the Flyers, 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)

2/6/17 | 2:52PM: Hayes spoke with the media earlier today and said that he is feeling good and ready to play. (NYR)

1:25PM: Hayes will likely return to the Rangers lineup tomorrow against the Ducks. (NYR)

2/5/16 | 5:14PM: Alain Vigneault spoke after today's game about Kevin Hayes and said that he skated this morning, will practice tomorrow and is 50/50 for Tuesday. (MSG)

2/4/17 | 2:57PM: Alain Vigneault said on Saturday that Hayes, "skated this morning, I don't know if you noticed, at the beginning of practice, he was on the ice 45 minutes with our skill coach before and stayed for the first part. I would say that he is very, very close to coming back. Obviously not tomorrow but is very close..... I think he would like to play tomorrow, but he's not." (NYR)

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Jan 4, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) scores a goal against Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. The Rangers defeated the Flyers, 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)
Jan 4, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) scores a goal against Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. The Rangers defeated the Flyers, 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)

Kevin Hayes scored twice against the Flyers last night with his first goal being his first in 13 games.

Prior to last night, Hayes had scored thrice in 23 games dating back to before Thanksgiving.

Hayes has points in 4 of the past 5 games with 2 goals and 5 assists in that stretch.

Against the Flyers, Hayes was a plus 3, had 3 shots on goal, 1 shot attempt that was blocked, 1 giveaway and was 3 and 11 on faceoffs in 15:56.

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New York Rangers left wing J.T. Miller celebrates scoring a goal with center Kevin Hayes during the second period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Rangers left wing J.T. Miller celebrates scoring a goal with center Kevin Hayes during the second period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

Alain Vigneault said the Rangers had just one line going against the Wild on Friday and that the rest of their players "weren't good enough."

He said that it's a challenging league and that the Rangers didn't have enough guys playing well.

Kevin Hayes had 18 points in his first 20 games and was a plus-17.

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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
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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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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Kevin Hayes was awarded the Broadway Hat after scoring the game winning goal against Winnipeg on Thursday.

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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist defends his goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period at Madison Square Garden. (Danny Wild/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist defends his goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period at Madison Square Garden. (Danny Wild/USA Today Sports Images)

Henrik Lundqvist was pulled after allowing four second-period goals in the New York Rangers' 6-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • 4:22 NYR Rick Nash (power play); Assists: Chris Kreider, Mats Zuccarello

Second period:

  • 2:02 PIT Scott Wilson; Assists: Phil Kessel, Nick Bonino
  • 4:58 PIT Sidney Crosby; Assist: Ian Cole
  • 10:12 PIT Kessel; Assist: Bonino
  • 12:57 PIT Crosby; Assist: Kris Letang
  • 16:42 PIT Conor Sheary; Assists: Crosby, Carl Hagelin

Third period:

  • 13:05 PIT Matt Cullen; Assists: Justin Schultz, Eric Fehr
Tags: Kevin Hayes, Mats Zuccarello, Pittsburgh Penguins, Rick Nash
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Nov 12, 2016; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) during the face off against the Calgary Flames during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports (Sergei Belski)
Nov 12, 2016; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) during the face off against the Calgary Flames during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports (Sergei Belski)

Kevin Hayes' 18 points this season in 20 games is half as many as he had (36) in 79 games for the Rangers last year.

Hayes is tied with JT Miller for the team lead in points this season and has 9 goals on 33 shots for a team leading shooting percentage of 27.3%.

He is averaging 16:18 per game and is winning 46.7% of his faceoffs.

Joe Micheletti said on Monday, following a 1 goal, 1 assist, 6 shot on goal performance, that Hayes has had a "superb" challenge and that he had the best game out of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Derek Stepan.

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Nov 21, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers left wing J.T. Miller (10) clears the defensive zone against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at the PPG Paints Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)
Nov 21, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers left wing J.T. Miller (10) clears the defensive zone against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at the PPG Paints Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)

J.T. Miller scored a shorthanded goal with 59 seconds remaining in the second period as the New York Rangers overcame a 2-0 first-period deficit to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Monday at PPG Paints Arena. >> Read more


First period:

  • 1:02 PIT Jake Guentzel; Assists: Phil Kessel, Trevor Daley
  • 13:12 PIT Guentzel; Assists: Evgeni Malkin, Phil Kessel

Second period:

  • 4:51 NYR Rick Nash
  • 14:23 NYR Michael Grabner; Assist: Ryan McDonagh
  • 19:11 NYR J.T. Miller (short handed); Assist: Kevin Hayes

Third period:

  • 12:46 NYR Hayes; Assist: McDonagh
  • 18:37 NYR Derek Stepan (empty net); Assists: Nash, Grabner
Tags: Derek Stepan, J.T. Miller, Kevin Hayes, Michael Grabner, Pittsburgh Penguins, Rick Nash, Ryan McDonagh
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Nov 6, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Kevin Hayes (13) waves to fans after beating the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Nov 6, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Kevin Hayes (13) waves to fans after beating the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

Kevin Hayes recorded his first career multi-goal game in the NHL on Tuesday against the Canucks.

Hayes has 13 points in the last nine games and 16 points in 17 games this season.

This season, Hayes:

  • Plus-15
  • Has a shooting percentage of 34.8%, scoring on eight of his 23 shots on goal
  • Averaging 16:15 per game
  • Winning 47.3% of faceoffs
  • Played the second most even strength minutes for forwards (222:51)
  • Averaging 1:25 per game on the PK.
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Rangers coach Alain Vigneault discusses his team's performance after a 5-3 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.

The Rangers struggled in the third period as they lost to the Canucks, 5-3, Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.

Tags: Brady Skjei, Jesper Fast, Kevin Hayes, Mika Zibanejad, Pavel Buchnevich, Rick Nash
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Nov 6, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Kevin Hayes (13) waves to fans after beating the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Nov 6, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Kevin Hayes (13) waves to fans after beating the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

The NHL has announced that Kevin Hayes was named the Third Star of the week.

From the NHL release: "Hayes scored in all four of his appearances to share the League lead in goals (4 2-6) and propel the Rangers (10-3-0, 20 points) into second place in the NHL's overall standings with a perfect 4-0-0 week. He picked up one goal in a 5-0 win over the St. Louis Blues Nov. 1 before equaling a career high with 1-2-3 in a 5-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers Nov. 3. Hayes again scored in a pair of 5-2 triumphs (Nov. 5 at BOS and Nov. 6 vs. WPG), including the shorthanded, game-winning goal in his hometown of Boston. The 24-year-old Dorchester, Mass., native ranks second on the Rangers with 6 6-12 in 13 games this season and shares second place in the NHL with a +13 rating. "

Nikita Kucherov was the first star and Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford was the second star.

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