Nov 26, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) skates during the third period against the Vancouver Canucks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports  (Vincent Carchietta)
Nov 26, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) skates during the third period against the Vancouver Canucks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

Frank Seravalli of TSN listed the Flames, Avalanche and Penguins as potential teams that could be matches for pending UFA Michael Grabner.

Seravalli said that Grabner would add speed and bottom six scoring to the Flames.

Regarding the Avalanche, Seravalli says that if Colorado wants to be a buyer they could go after Grabner and add his goal scoring ability to the playmakers on their roster.

With Pittsburgh, he notes that Mike Sullivan has noted that the Penguins need more speed and that pairing him with Carl Hagelin could get Pittsburgh back on track.

For more on Grabner, click HERE.

Adam Rotter: You'd think that if the Penguins came calling about Grabner that the Rangers would make them pay a higher premium than other teams and I'm not sure they would trade Grabner there anyway with Pitt not that far ahead in the standings. Calgary is interesting but they don't have a first or second round pick, which would mean the Rangers would need to land a young roster player or high level prospect instead. The Avs are interesting and they acquired a player like Grabner at the deadline in Mikkel Boedker a few years ago. They would be an interesting match and they do have two firsts and two seconds.

Tags: 2018 Trade Deadline, Michael Grabner
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Mats Zuccarello brings the puck up the ice.  (AP)
Mats Zuccarello brings the puck up the ice. (AP)

New York Rangers teammates Kevin Hayes and Mats Zuccarello are on the trading block, with the trade deadline coming up on Monday.

The Rangers have two games before then -- Saturday afternoon at home against the New Jersey Devils, and Sunday at the Washington Capitals -- with Hayes and Zuccarello still expected to be in the lineup, for now.

"As I stand here now, guys that are on the roster will be in the lineup until I'm told differently," Rangers coach David Quinn told reporters after Friday's practice. Read More

 

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Some of the best movies ever -- including some of the best sports movies ever -- have been filmed in and/or take place in New York. Here is our ranking of the 10 best...

10. Above The Rim (1994)

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Feb 2, 2019; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello (36) is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Feb 2, 2019; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello (36) is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Entering Thursday night's game, the Rangers had not yet taken the precaution of scratching any of their trade chips from the lineup as Monday's NHL trade deadline fast approaches, though they did pull Adam McQuaid during Thursday's first period. They went to such lengths last year when they were on the brink of dealing Rick Nash and Michael Grabner.

Yes, the Rangers will be sellers for the second straight season after issuing their Declaration of Reconstruction last year, a decree to rebuild the roster after years of dealing assets in attempts to make runs at the Stanley Cup. Now the goal is to acquire picks and promising young players.

Here's a look at the Rangers who could be elsewhere by 3 p.m. Monday:

Tags: Adam McQuaid, Kevin Hayes, Mats Zuccarello, Vladislav Namestnikov
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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

The Rangers were within one after two periods, but they couldn't find the net again in a 4-1 home loss Thursday to Minnesota. Adam McQuaid, who likely will be traded before Monday's deadline, was pulled in the first period and didn't return for "precautionary" reasons. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 30 of 33 shots. >> Box score


First period:

  • 15:04 MIN Jared Spurgeon (Power Play;) Assists: Eric Staal, Ryan Donato 
Tags: Adam McQuaid, Henrik Lundqvist, Pavel Buchnevich
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Feb 15, 2019; Buffalo, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Adam McQuaid (54) during the game against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports (Kevin Hoffman)
Feb 15, 2019; Buffalo, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Adam McQuaid (54) during the game against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports (Kevin Hoffman)

The Rangers pulled defenseman Adam McQuaid from Thursday's home game against the Wild during the first period and announced he won't return for "precautionary" reasons.

David Quinn said after the game that McQuaid had an upper-body issue and "probably could've gone back in," but the team played it safe and kept him out.

McQuaid is one of the trade chips the Rangers can cash in ahead of Monday's NHL trade deadline. McQuaid played 5:22 in the first, blocking a shot and committing a tripping penalty.

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New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)

The Rangers are coming off a 2-1 victory Tuesday at Carolina, as goaltender Henrik Lundqvist stopped 43 of 44 shots. It was Lundqvist's 30th career victory against the Hurricanes in 43 games.

"I had to improvise a little bit," Lundqvist told NHL.com. "It worked. It's just a good feeling to win. That's all I want to do."

Vladislav Namestnikov snapped a 1-1 tie 6:10 into the third, and Lundqvist made 18 saves in the period. >> Read More

Tags: Henrik Lundqvist, Mika Zibanejad, Minnesota Wild, Vladislav Namestnikov
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Dec 31, 2018; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) celebrates after defeating the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Curry)
Dec 31, 2018; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) celebrates after defeating the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Curry)

Connor Brickly scored his first goal with the Rangers, Vladislav Namestnikov buried a go-ahead goal in the third period while Henrik Lundqvist turned in a vintage performance with 43 saves to lead the Rangers to a 2-1 road win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday. >> Box score


First period:

  • No goals scored

Second period:

  • 9:53 CAR Jordan Martinook; Assists: Dougie Hamilton, Andrei Svechnikov
  • 10:40 NYR Connor Brickley; Assists: Filip Chytil, Tony DeAngelo
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Feb 8, 2019; New York, NY, USA; Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesce (22) and New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) battle for a loose puck along the boards during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Feb 8, 2019; New York, NY, USA; Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesce (22) and New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) battle for a loose puck along the boards during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Rangers (25-25-8, 58) complete a four-game road stretch with Tuesday night's game. They're 3-4-1 this month after Sunday's 6-5 loss at Pittsburgh, in which they erased a 3-1 lead before allowing three third-period goals.

"We don't quit. We keep coming," Rangers coach David Quinn said. "We have to stop digging ourselves those holes. Don't let the situation rattle you."

Hurricanes goalie Petr Mrazek posted a 27-save shutout of the Rangers on Feb. 8 in New York. He's coming off his second shutout of the month Saturday night when he blanked the Dallas Stars, stopping 33 shots. >> Read More

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New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes reacts after scoring a goal against the New York Islanders during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes reacts after scoring a goal against the New York Islanders during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

As the Rangers slog through a rebuilding season, they have chips to cash in on once again after last year's eventful trade deadline.

Chief among them is Kevin Hayes, who received only a one-year, $5.175 million deal as a restricted free agent last summer and is set for unrestricted free agency later this year. The ascending 26-year-old center could be a target for the Blue Jackets before Monday's deadline if they fail in their pursuit of Ottawa's Matt Duchene, according to Elliotte Friedman's latest 31 Thoughts column.

Tags: Adam McQuaid, Columbus Blue Jackets, Kevin Hayes, Mats Zuccarello
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 (Charles LeClaire)
(Charles LeClaire)

The Rangers made a third-period comeback, but it fell one goal short in a 6-5 loss the Penguins on Sunday afternoon. >> Box score


First period:

  • 16:11 PIT Kris Letang; Assists: Sidney Crosby
  • 19:20 NYR Mats Zuccarello (Power Play); Assists: Kevin Hayes, Kevin Shattenkirk
Tags: Kevin Hayes, Mats Zuccarello, Mika Zibanejad, Ryan Strome
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Jan 2, 2019; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jan 2, 2019; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Rangers, who were off Saturday, are nine points behind the Penguins but are 8-5-1 in their past 14 games.

New York is feeling good about a 6-2 win Friday at Buffalo, partly because of a three-goal outburst in the final four minutes to punctuate the outcome, including goals eight seconds apart by Pavel Buchnevich and Vladislav Namestnikov.

"There was a lot at stake, especially when you're this deep into the season," Rangers coach David Quinn said. >> Read More

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Feb 15, 2019; Buffalo, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Jesper Fast (17) celebrates with center Vladislav Namestnikov (90) and defenseman Tony DeAngelo (77) after scoring a goal against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports (Kevin Hoffman)
Feb 15, 2019; Buffalo, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Jesper Fast (17) celebrates with center Vladislav Namestnikov (90) and defenseman Tony DeAngelo (77) after scoring a goal against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports (Kevin Hoffman)

The Rangers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Boo Nieves and Jesper Fast and never looked back, en route to a 6-2 win over the Sabres. Vladislav Namestnikov had two goals, including going back-to-back with Pavel Buchnevich within eight seconds of each other to put the game out of Buffalo's reach in the third period. >> Box score


First period:

  • 4:09 NYR Boo Nieves; Assists: Brendan Smith
  • 14:03 NYR Jesper Fast; Assists: Vladislav Namestnikov, Tony DeAngelo
Tags: Jesper Fast, Pavel Buchnevich, Vladislav Namestnikov
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Feb 11, 2018; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello (36) skates against Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele (55) during the first period at Bell MTS Place. Mandatory Credit: Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Terrence Lee)
Feb 11, 2018; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello (36) skates against Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele (55) during the first period at Bell MTS Place. Mandatory Credit: Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Terrence Lee)

While the Sabres enter Friday four points behind Pittsburgh for the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference, the Rangers (24-24-8, 56 points) are 11 points back, and trade rumors are starting to surface ahead of the Feb. 25 deadline.

One candidate to be moved is Mats Zuccarello, who of late is forming strong chemistry with Mika Zibanejad.

Zuccarello recorded two assists in Tuesday's 4-3 loss at Winnipeg and has 19 points (five goals, 14 assists) in his last 12 games. He also has a multi-point game in six of his last 11 contests and has 24 points (six goals, 18 assists) in his last 25 contests.

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Zibanejad wants to see more wins 00:00:54
New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad has been happy seeing his shots go in goal but would trade them in for some wins.

Rangers C Mika Zibanejad has been seeing a lot of pucks fly into the twine recently. But he wasn't too thrilled talking about it at practice on Thursday. 

Zibanejad has five goals in the Rangers' six games this month, and 13 in his last 11 games. However, the Blueshirts are 2-4 in those games, with their most recent loss coming to the Jets on Tuesday in a 4-3 defeat.

That is why Zibanejad would trade wins for goals any day of the week...

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Feb 12, 2019; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) blocks a shot in front of Winnipeg Jets center Bryan Little (18) in the second period at Bell MTS Place. Mandatory Credit: James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports  (James Carey Lauder)
Feb 12, 2019; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) blocks a shot in front of Winnipeg Jets center Bryan Little (18) in the second period at Bell MTS Place. Mandatory Credit: James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports (James Carey Lauder)

The Rangers overcame an early two-goal deficit to take the lead at the start of the third period, only to let it slip as they fell 4-3 Tuesday to the Winnipeg Jets. Mika Zibanejad's two goals gives him 25 for the season, and he's scored 13 times in his last 11 games. Henrik Lundqvist didn't have his best night in allowing four goals on 36 shots. >> Box score


First period:

  • 4:58 WPG Mark Scheifele; Assists: Joe Morrow, Kyle Connor
  • 18:36 WPG Mark Scheifele; Assists: Blake Wheeler
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Feb 11, 2018; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello (36) skates against Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele (55) during the first period at Bell MTS Place. Mandatory Credit: Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Terrence Lee)
Feb 11, 2018; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello (36) skates against Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele (55) during the first period at Bell MTS Place. Mandatory Credit: Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Terrence Lee)

The Rangers head to Winnipeg coming off a 4-1 home win over Toronto on Sunday -- on his 23rd birthday -- highlighted by one of the best goaltending performances in team history.

Backup goaltender Alexandar Georgiev made 23 of his career-high 55 saves on the power play, recording the second-most saves in team history since saves began getting tracked by the NHL in 1955-56.

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New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

Four different Rangers scored as New York beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Box score


First period:

  • 0:28 NYR Mika Zibanejad; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Chris Kreider
  • 10:35 TOR Kasperi Kapanen
  • 14:05 NYR Jimmy Vesey; Assists: Chris Kreider, Ryan Strome
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Jan 17, 2019; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jan 17, 2019; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Maple Leafs have won four straight over the Rangers, averaging 5.00 goals in those games. Toronto has gone 7-3-2 in their last 12 road games against the Rangers, holding the Rangers to one power-play goal over those 12 games.

On Saturday, John Tavares experienced the rivalry between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens for the first time as a visitor.

On Sunday, he will make an appearance in a place he is highly familiar with from his years as part of the rivalry between the New York Rangers and Islanders when the Maple Leafs continue their season-high six-game road trip at Madison Square Garden.

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Rangers fall to Hurricanes 00:01:22
The Rangers react to a 3-0 loss at home on a night where all eyes were upon the 1994 Stanley Cup team.

The Rangers could not score against Hurricanes goalie Petr Mrazek as Carolina pulled ahead by scoring three goals in the third period to shutout New York, 3-0, on Friday night at Madison Square Garden. >> Box score


Third period:

  • 6:43 CAR Warren Foegele; Assists: Saku Maenalanen, Greg McKegg
  • 18:45 CAR Andrei Svechnikov (ENG); Assists: Brock McGinn, Brett Pesce
  • 19:31 CAR Brock McGinn (ENG); Assist: Brett Pesce
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Remembering the goal by Matteau 00:02:20
Mark Messier, Brian Leetch, Stephane Matteau and Mike Richter recount the infamous Eastern Conference Finals game-winning goal.

Stephane Matteau's goal in the Eastern Conference Finals back in 1994 etched his name into Rangers immortality. Now, 25 years later, he recalled that famed moment he jumped on the ice and sent New York to the Stanley Cup.

"Everything was in slow motion, I remember that," he told SNY. "I jumped on the ice and I didn't have a plan. A lot people ask me if I had a plan, I didn't have a plan. A lot of people want to make it like a great goal, but it was one of the luckiest goals I scored in my career."

Looking back at the tape, luck was definitely on Matteau's side as he lifted a puck from basically behind the net to get past Devils G Martin Brodeur. But that goal gave the Rangers a chance to shock the world, winning the 1994 Stanley Cup. 

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Celebrating the 1994 Stanley Cup 00:01:14
Mark Messier, Brian Leetch, Stephane Matteau and Mike Richter explain how they celebrated with the Stanley Cup in 1994.

The 1994 Rangers are as revered today as they were when they hoisted the Stanley Cup at the Garden 25 years ago, forever etched in New York sports lore for putting an end to the curse of 1940 and taking over the town.

As the Rangers' search for their next Cup continues, the hearts of Rangers fans grow fonder for the '94 team. Their playoff run was full of iconic moments, and with the Rangers celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Cup win before Friday night's game, we take a look back at the top five moments from the '94 playoffs.

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Dec 31, 2018; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) celebrates after defeating the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Curry)
Dec 31, 2018; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) celebrates after defeating the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Curry)

The Carolina Hurricanes and New York Rangers may not make the playoffs this season, but they both appear eager to make it as difficult as possible for anyone else to reach the postseason.

A pair of teams looking to do more than play spoiler will face off Friday night when the New York Rangers host the Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden.

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Dec 31, 2018; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) celebrates after defeating the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Curry)
Dec 31, 2018; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) celebrates after defeating the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Curry)

Spending an entire career with one organization used to be the norm in professional sports. But in this modern era, as player movement continually increases, it has become the exception.

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist could have chosen to waive his no-movement clause and chase a Stanley Cup title with another NHL organization after the franchise's leadership announced they were going to reset and focus on "building the next foundation" of a championship-caliber NHL team. However, Lundqvist's loyalty to the Rangers and appreciation for the city of New York never wavered.

"The Rangers treat you in a way where you feel the history of the organization and the NHL is important," Lundqvist said in an exclusive interview with SNY during Pepsi Zero Sugar's "Stop Everything" campaign, which will give fans a chance to win a "dream skate" experience at Madison Square Garden and meet and greet with the goalie. "You connect with the older players. Being here so long you appreciate the history and the players that have been a part of this organization. You have a list of why you want to play somewhere and there are so many things that make New York and the Rangers special."

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Rangers beat Bruins in shootout 00:00:51
The Rangers were down two goals in the third, but managed to come back to force OT. Tony DeAngelo played hero at the end of a long shootout.

The Rangers scored twice in the third period to force overtime and won 4-3 after a seven-round shootout to snap a three-game home losing streak. Teenager Filip Chytil tied the game with a power-play goal with 7:19 left in regulation before Tony DeAngelo netted the decisive shootout tally. >> Box score


First period:

  • 17:45 NYR Mika Zibanejad; Assists: Mats Zuccarello
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Mar 14, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev (40) makes a save against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Mar 14, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev (40) makes a save against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

A pair of backup goalies are scheduled to draw the start Wednesday night.

With the Bruins playing the second game of a back-to-back set, Jaroslav Halak will start in place of Tuukka Rask, who earned the win Tuesday by making 28 saves. Halak last played Jan. 29, when he took the loss after recording 24 saves as Boston fell to the Winnipeg Jets, 4-3, in the shootout.

Alexandar Georgiev will start for the Rangers as No. 1 goalie Henrik Lundqvist takes a seat. Georgiev also hasn't played since Jan. 29, when he took the defeat after making 18 saves in New York's 1-0 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Mar 17, 2018; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Rangers left wing Cody McLeod (8) and St. Louis Blues right wing Chris Thorburn (22) fight during the first period at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Curry)
Mar 17, 2018; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Rangers left wing Cody McLeod (8) and St. Louis Blues right wing Chris Thorburn (22) fight during the first period at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Curry)

The Rangers were able to turn Cody McLeod into an asset, dealing the rugged winger on Wednesday to the Predators for a 2020 seventh-round draft pick.

McLeod, 34, played in 31 games for the Rangers this season after the club re-signed him over the summer to a one-year, $750,000 deal. The Blueshirts claimed McLeod off waivers from Nashville last January. McLeod played parts of two seasons with the Predators after nearly a decade with the Avalanche.
 

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Los Angeles Kings center Adrian Kempe is congratulated after scoring a goal as New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk skates by during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)
Los Angeles Kings center Adrian Kempe is congratulated after scoring a goal as New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk skates by during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)

The Rangers blew three separate one-goal leads, including one in the final minute of regulation, as New York lost to the Kings in overtime 4-3 on Monday at Madison Square Garden. >> Box score


First period:

  • 8:32 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: Tony DeAngelo, Mika Zibanejad
  • 17:23 LA Adrian Kempe; Assists: Ilya Kovalchuk, Carl Hagelin
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Jan 6, 2019; Glendale, AZ, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Brendan Smith (42) shoots the puck during the second period against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports (Matt Kartozian)
Jan 6, 2019; Glendale, AZ, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Brendan Smith (42) shoots the puck during the second period against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports (Matt Kartozian)

A slow start and an inability to finish Saturday night cost the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings chances to beat two of the NHL's elite teams and make up ground in their long-shot playoff pursuits.

The Rangers and Kings will look to author more complete performances Monday night, when New York hosts Los Angeles at Madison Square Garden.

Both teams were off Sunday following narrow defeats Saturday, when the Rangers fell to the visiting NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 and the Kings squandered a third-period lead in a 4-2 loss to the host New York Islanders.

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New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)

The Rangers' struggles against the Lightning continued with a 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. >> Box score


First period:

  • 6:51 TB Yanni Gourde; Assists: Ryan McDonagh, Mathieu Joseph

Second period:

  • 4:41 TB Erik Cernak; Assists: Ryan Callahan, Cedric Paquette
  • 8:33 TB Steven Stamkos; Assists: Victor Hedman, Nikita Kucherov
  • 16:17 NYR Mats Zuccarello; Assists: Mika Zibanejad, Chris Kreider
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Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Alex Killorn defends New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes during the third period at Amalie Arena. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Alex Killorn defends New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes during the third period at Amalie Arena. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Nearly a year ago, New York Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton penned a letter to season ticket holders, stating the team was going to start a rebuild by trading core players.

The Tampa Bay Lightning were the biggest beneficiaries as they acquired defenseman Ryan McDonagh and J.T. Miller from New York.

Heading into Saturday's visit to Madison Square Garden, Tampa Bay has won three straight meetings over the Rangers since the deal, achieving those victories rather decisively.

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Mika Zibanejad talks hat trick 00:01:06
New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad continues his hot shooting by netting a hat trick against the New Jersey Devils, thanks linemates.

The Rangers were in a hole early after the Devils jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period. But the men in blue came back thanks to two goals each from Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad for a 4-3 win over the Devils. >> Box score


First period:

  • 5:10 NJD Nico Hischier (Power Play)
  • 16:18 NJD Marcus Johansson (Power Play); Assists: Brian Boyle, Damon Severson
  • 17:38 NYR Mika Zibanejad (Power Play); Assists: Kevin Hayes
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Jan 29, 2019; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev (40) plays the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jan 29, 2019; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev (40) plays the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The New York Rangers were victimized Tuesday by a New Jersey-born goalie. The Rangers will hope for better fortunes against the NHL's Garden State team Thursday, when they visit the New Jersey Devils in a battle of Metropolitan Division teams on the outside of the playoff picture.

The Rangers were off Wednesday after suffering a hard-luck loss Tuesday, when they fell 1-0 to the visiting Philadelphia Flyers. The Devils have been off since Monday, when they returned from the All-Star break by beating the host Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-3.

The loss Tuesday snapped a three-game winning streak for the Rangers, who appeared to be in pretty good shape when the little-used Anthony Stolarz, who hadn't played since Dec. 15 due to a lower body injury, drew the start at goalie for the Flyers instead of red-hot rookie Carter Hart.

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Kevin Hayes talks Flyers loss 00:00:55
New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes discusses his how he feels after returning from injury and how the team can't afford any more losses.

Rangers C Kevin Hayes has been rehabbing from an injury since the beginning of the month, but he finally made his way back to the ice against the Flyers on Tuesday night. And he couldn't have felt any better.

"I felt pretty good actually," he told SNY's Justine Ward on Wednesday. "I thought the first period I was pretty good, I played with [Jimmy] Ves[ey] pretty much the whole first...Felt good with the puck, my legs felt pretty fresh, so throughout the rest of the game I felt pretty good."

The Rangers, who lost 1-0 to Philly, will look to get back on the winning side against another division opponent in the Devils on Thursday and Hayes looked ahead to playing in yet another chapter of the rivalry...

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Rangers fall 1-0 to Flyers 00:01:29
The New York Rangers need every win they can get in order to get back into playoff contention and Tuesday's loss to the Flyers didn't help.

The Rangers returned from their week-long All-Star break only to come out flat at home against the Flyers in a 1-0 shutout loss.

The Blueshirts put 38 shots on goal but New Jersey native Anthony Stolarz turned each of them away to record his second career shutout to give Philadelphia its fifth straight win while the Rangers snap a three-game winning streak. >> Box score


First period:

  • 1:40 PHI Oskar Lindblom; Assists: Sean Couturier, Jakub Voracek
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New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist spent the All-Star break explaining why he's happy to remain with a rebuilding team.

Philadelphia Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher spent Monday explaining why left winger Claude Giroux may be the lone star retained by the team as it retools.

A pair of teams in the midst of transitional periods will meet Tuesday night when the Rangers host the Flyers at Madison Square Garden.

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Oct 13, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) awaits the face-off against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the third period at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)
Oct 13, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) awaits the face-off against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the third period at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)

The Rangers traded captain Ryan McDonagh in a blockbuster trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning last February. But New York reportedly was close to trading him in a different blockbuster trade in 2016.

The Rangers were close to trading McDonagh to the Edmonton Oilers prior to the 2016 NHL entry draft and would have received the No. 4 overall pick, according to the New York Post's Larry Brooks

Had the trade gone through, the Rangers would have targeted now-20-year-old forward Clayton Keller, who was drafted seventh overall by the Arizona Coyotes and has 34 goals and 68 assists in 135 career games.

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(Stan Szeto)

The NHL All-Star Game was an offensive display on Saturday night, except when Henrik Lundqvist was in net. 

The Rangers' goalie stopped all six shots on goal in the first period of the All-Star Game final to help lead Team Metropolitan to a 10-5 victoryover Team Central.

His first period shutout allowed the Metropolitan team to build a 5-0 cushion before handing the goaltending duties off to Braden Holtby.

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"King Henrik" was sitting on the throne at the end of the longest save streak during the NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Friday night. 

Rangers G Henrik Lundqvist managed to tally a 12-save streak to win the competion, beating Lightning G Andrei Vasilevskiy's eight-save streak. 

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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) celebrates with forward Mika Zibanejad (93) (James Guillory)
New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) celebrates with forward Mika Zibanejad (93) (James Guillory)

BOSTON (AP) Mika Zibanejad scored two goals, Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves to take over sole possession of sixth place on the NHL's career wins and the New York Rangers beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 Saturday night.

Filip Chytil also scored for New York, and Lundqvist got his 446th win to break a tie with Terry Sawchuk and move eight behind Curtis Joseph for fifth. It was New York's fourth win in five games, and its eighth in the last nine meetings against Boston.

Danton Heinen and Brad Marchand scored for the Bruins, who lost in regulation for just the second time in 10 games (7-2-1). Boston also lost starting goalie Tuukka Rask to a concussion late in the first period.

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New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)

A pair of former Vezina Trophy winners could be in line to add another honor to their impressive resumes on Saturday when Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins host Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers.

Should they get the start at TD Garden, Rask will look to become the Bruins' all-time winningest goaltender, while Lundqvist would have the opportunity to take sole possession of sixth place on the NHL victories list.

Saturday's contest also represents the final game for both teams before they hit their league-mandated break. Boston (27-16-5) and New York (20-20-7) return to game action on Jan. 29.

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Rangers defeat Blackhawks 4-3 00:01:18
New York Rangers players see improvements in chemistry and gameplay on the ice after their recent win against the Chicago Blackhawks

After erupting for six goals in their last game, the Rangers kept the ball rolling with four goals between four players -- Chris Kreider, Filip Chytil, Mika Zibanejad and Mats Zuccarello -- in a 4-3 win over the Blackhawks. >> Box score


First period:

  • 5:41 CHI Brandon Saad (Power Play); Assists: Artem Anisimov, Brent Seabrook
  • 13:20 NYR Filip Chytil (Unassisted)
  • 17:38 NYR Mats Zuccarello; Assists: Chris Kreider, Marc Staal
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Rangers defeat Hurricanes 6-2 00:01:13
New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist praised an improved power play as what helped the Rangers defeat the Carolina Hurricanes.

After allowing seven goals in their last game, the Rangers went on a scoring spree of their own, erupting for six goals between three players -- Tony DeAngelo, Mika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich -- in a 6-2 win over the Hurricanes. >> Box score


First period:

  • 1:16 NYR Tony DeAngelo; Assists: Jimmy Vesey, Boo Nieves
  • 9:24 CAR Saku Maenalanen (Unassisted)
  • 12:41 NYR Mika Zibanejad (Power Play); Assists: Chris Kreider, Kevin Shattenkirk
  • 14:22 NYR Mika Zibanejad; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Chris Kreider
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Jan 12, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders right wing Jordan Eberle (7) shoots against New York Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev (40) in front of defenseman Brady Skjei (76) during the second period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports  (Brad Penner)
Jan 12, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders right wing Jordan Eberle (7) shoots against New York Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev (40) in front of defenseman Brady Skjei (76) during the second period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Rangers, on the other hand, are on a 1-6-0 slide since winning one-goal games in Nashville and St. Louis on Dec. 29 and 31. They are being outscored 34-15 and have held a lead for just 7:32 total during the streak.

New York stopped a five-game losing streak with Saturday afternoon's 2-1 win in Brooklyn against the New York Islanders but followed it up with a 7-5 loss at Columbus on Sunday. That result infuriated first-year coach David Quinn, who watched his team lose 47 of 68 faceoffs and be outshot 40-27.

"You're going to lose hockey games. But you better want to battle somebody. It's just ridiculous," Quinn told reporters. "Three games where we feel good about our effort and our compete (level), and then we come out here and do that? It's a freaking joke." >> Read More

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New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey and Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Scott Harrington chase down a loose puck during the first period at Nationwide Arena. (Russell LaBounty/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey and Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Scott Harrington chase down a loose puck during the first period at Nationwide Arena. (Russell LaBounty/USA TODAY Sports)

The Rangers' late rally fell short as they lost to the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-5 on Sunday at Nationwide Arena. >> Box score


First period:

  • 4:34 NYR Ryan Strome; Assists: Filip Chytil, Jesper Fast
  • 5:08 CBJ Artemi Panarin; Assists: Cam Atkinson, Pierre-Luc Dubois
  • 8:55 CBJ Anthony Duclair; Assists: Markus Nutivaara, Ryan Murray
  • 17:56 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: Boo Nieves, Alexandar Georgiev
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Mats Zuccarello brings the puck up the ice.  (AP)
Mats Zuccarello brings the puck up the ice. (AP)

The Columbus Blue Jackets dealt with a disciplinary issue for starting goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and picked up two overtime wins.

Columbus seeks a third straight win Sunday night when it hosts the New York Rangers, though it is unknown if Bobrovsky will be in goal.

Bobrovsky has sat for the last two games because he reportedly was involved in an "incident" that "failed to meet expectations and values" of the Blue Jackets. The incident reportedly occurred in a 4-0 loss at Tampa Bay on Tuesday after he was pulled from the game.

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Jan 12, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders right wing Jordan Eberle (7) shoots against New York Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev (40) in front of defenseman Brady Skjei (76) during the second period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports  (Brad Penner)
Jan 12, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders right wing Jordan Eberle (7) shoots against New York Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev (40) in front of defenseman Brady Skjei (76) during the second period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Rangers finally broke their five-game slump on Saturday, edging the Islanders at the Barclays Center, 2-1, courtesy of a go-ahead goal from Mats Zuccarello 14:55 into the final period and 24 saves out of goaltender Alexander Georgiev. >> Box score


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Jan 10, 2019; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Neal Pionk (44) and New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) reacts after losing to the New York Islanders 4-3 during the third period at Madison Square Garden. 
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Jan 10, 2019; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Neal Pionk (44) and New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) reacts after losing to the New York Islanders 4-3 during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Rangers are on a five-game losing streak and during their longest skid of the season, they are getting outscored 26-8. The skid began with lopsided losses to the Pittsburgh Penguins, Colorado Avalanche and Arizona Coyotes before close losses to the Vegas Golden Knights and Islanders.

Thursday's loss was the second time in this skid the Rangers outshot their opponent and it occurred after a 17-1 advantage in the third period. New York also allowed two power-play goals to the Islanders and have allowed eight goals in 21 chances with the man advantage during the skid. >> Read more

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Feb 18, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Feb 18, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Former Rangers left winger Rick Nash is calling it a career. 

The 34-year-old announced his retirement on Friday through his agent due to concussion-related symptoms.

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Jan 10, 2019; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Neal Pionk (44) and New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) reacts after losing to the New York Islanders 4-3 during the third period at Madison Square Garden. 
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Jan 10, 2019; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Neal Pionk (44) and New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) reacts after losing to the New York Islanders 4-3 during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Rangers couldn't hold off the Islanders, as Josh Bailey buried the game-winner with less than two minutes left in a 4-3 loss at home on Thursday night. >> Box score


First period:

  • 1:38 NYR Ryan Strome (Power Play); Assists: Jimmy Vesey, Filip Chytil
  • 2:31 NYI Mathew Barzal; Assists: Johnny Boychuk
  • 8:51 NYI Jordan Eberle (Power Play); Assists: Anders Lee, Mathew Barzal
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