- On day 1 of camp, "looks good, all the kids are in shape, ready to go. For a lot of them it's a lot of travel and they are tired but it's good, first impressions are all good so far."
- On seeing the 3 first rounders, "K'Andre is going out now, I think, so we will see in a minute but for why we took them, skill, speed, competitiveness, character, all the things we are trying to look for and rebuild around, we feel that they all have those characteristics so that is what sticks out the most."
- How many guys at this camp do you think can be on the roster, "when you are looking at the two first rounders from last year, they will give it a go and be close. We signed a few Euro free agents in Lindqvist and Meskanen that we like a lot. There is so much time now, but we will never stop anybody from doing it if they are good enough. We will let it play itself out this summer and see how they do."
- On rushing players, "we want young kids to make it and do well but we won't put them in a tough spot, if they are not ready we aren't going to put them in, won't force them in there. We will take our time and it's the right thing to do for the players, for the team, for us. We will take it day to day and see where we go."
- On seeing the prospects from the trades, "if you go back 12 months and all the pieces we added and young players we brought in, it's a lot. We are putting it on the board today as far as what we added, if you start with Filip and Lias and then Hajek and Howden and Lindgren, and then the three first rounders and some other players. There are a lot of young players there, a lot to digest. It suggests that our future is bright and we have a lot of good players. When you talk to other teams around the league and GMs are telling you about it's good and makes you feel good about where you are going."
- On K'Andre, "very intriguing, you look at the whole package, size, skating, the fact that he plays hard, that he likes to jump in the play, it sounds redundant with Hajek but they have a lot of similar qualities. With K'Andre it's that he is just learning a new position and has show well so early is what really attracted everyone to him. Like I mentioned at the draft, his upside is really good and there is a lot of it and we don't really know how far he can push it. It's going to be exciting where he can take it."
- Will you go after a back up goalie, "I think we are still trying to figure that out, with free agency, we will go in and look at people and see the prices and availability. At the same time we do like Mazanec a lot and Georgiev, last year he showed a lot and those are two guys we are looking at as well. We will see what is out there but we are happy with those two."
- On Lundkvist playing in Sweden next year, "there are so many Lundqvist's and LIndqvist's that you had to make me think here of the defenseman, Nils. If you look at the track record of younger players in Sweden, sometimes it's best for them to stay over there. He was in the elite league already and that is the best course for him, he played a lot of minutes, is one of the younger guys who actually played a lot of minutes. We are encouraged with where he is at and going."
- On Kravtsov's situation for this season, "it's a little premature to give you a great answer. In our conversations with him and his agent, he does want to be over here sooner than later. We are going to watch him closely this week and see what our options will be there. I'm not gonna rule anything out now. He is a really talented kid but he is a kid and we will see where he is going to be."
- On what goes into the decision of where Kravtsov plays, "that is a tough one. You look at if he is doing well and playing well there, do we leave him over there to develop or should we put him on a smaller sheet of ice now and under our control, wherever that may be, English, all of that that goes into it. A lot of different factors go into this one. It's a little too premature, I know his agent is coming out here at the end of the week and we will go from there."
- On Lias Andersson, "When Lias flew through France, his connection, his equipment and luggage didn't make it. We had to get him clothes from other people and right now we are waiting for his equipment to show up."
- On if Chytil's situation reminds you of Kravtsov's, "I think it's similar. All situations are different and that when Filip came here he had shown an interest in coming here, whether he wanted to go to Juniors or not, he started thinking about playing in Hartford, he liked the idea, his agent liked the idea and if he was under our control we could control his schedule and nutrition and English. It has really worked out well for him and I think that is something we look at with Kravtsov's."
- On Libor Hajek wanting to make the team, "that would be great, something that this organization could really use, especially on defense. What we like about him is his character, skill, that he can eat minutes, can PK, PP. We love his character and how he plays, going to the front of the net is something that he makes you pay a price for, jumping into the play is something that he can do, a very well rounded player, high character, he really wants to be good, evidenced by that statement. If he comes to camp and is close and is ready and pushing, we will keep giving him rope and see far he can take it."
- He can go to Hartford, "he and Howden are ready to turn pro."
- Where will K'Andre play next season, "he's going to Wisconsin, we have talked to him about that, we talked to his coach Tony Granato, who we have a great relationship with. We are comfortable with that, their assistant that handles the defense, we have had a lot of success with him, he has turned in a lot of NHL players, really comfortable with where he is going and for where he will be at next year."
- Was K'Andre on your radar before going to defense, "no, I'd say that when he switched to defense he went up. Thinking of him as a first rounder, once he turned to D he had that meteoric rise for what he was doing."
- On stockpiling defense, "I think that when you look and are trying to build your franchise and prospect pool, everyone talks about centers and D. There is an emphasis there and we had a number of centers from last year and with Howden and on D, specifically dealing with the Bruins and Tampa, we saw some D that we liked and obviously at the draft, in our position, we liked defense in this draft a lot."
- Have you spoken with any free agents, "we have talked to a lot of them, a lot of that going on right now."
- Does free agency put trade chatter on hold, "I would say, we have had some conversations that have carried over. A lot of people are focused on free agency and maybe having people come in might take a little bit away from that."
- What are your expectations for free agency, "the expectations is that we will have opportunities for young kids. We want to add a few guys, some character players that can come in and teach these guys the ropes and that have a pretty good pedigree to come here and help us."
- Is Sean Day someone who can be ready, "he has all kinds of talent, looks as fit as he ever has. Great skating ability, he has all the tools."
- On talking to the players who were traded, "we are going to talk to those guys, see where they are at and what their interests are.'
The Rangers scored three straight goals en route to a 4-2 win over the Panthers on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. >> Box score
NEW YORK -- In recent weeks, the New York Rangers and Florida Panthers were playing reasonably well. Then they encountered nightmares in defending Thursday and gave up seven goals on rinks separated by more than 500 miles.
While the Rangers were struggling to prevent the rival New York Islanders from scoring in Brooklyn, the Panthers were experiencing the same problems against the Blue Jackets in Columbus.
Both teams will be hoping to rebound from difficult games Saturday night when the Rangers host the Panthers.
The Rangers should not be counted out of the running to trade for Maple Leafs' William Nylander just yet.
While the Blueshirts are not frontrunners, they reportedly do have interest in the 22-year-old restricted free agent and would have no issues parting ways with Brady Skjei, according to Larry Brooks of the New York Post.
Skjei, 24, is the only Ranger under contract through the 2021-22 season but he is off to a slow start this year and is following up on a disappointing 2017-18 campaign.
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The Rangers struck a deal with the Oilers on Friday, acquiring C Ryan Strome in exchange for C Ryan Spooner.
Strome has spent parts of six seasons between the Islanders and Oilers over his NHL career. A former fifth overall pick by the Islanders back in 2013, he has totaled 162 points (59 goals, 103 assists) over 358 games.
The 25-year-old made the transition to Edmonton last season, where he saw 34 points (13 goals, 21 assists) over a full 82-game season. This year, he has only tallied one goal and one assist in 18 games.
Spooner has played on and off with the Rangers over the past two seasons, seeing five goals and 13 assists over 36 games. He came over to the Blueshirts in a trade with Boston earlier this year.
Tags: Ryan Spooner, Ryan Strome
Anthony Beauvillier scored his first career hat trick as the Islanders topped the Rangers in a 7-5 barn burner at Barclays Center. >> Box score
- 5:00 NYR Chris Kreider (power play); Assists: Neal Pionk, Mika Zibanejad
- 5:35 NYR Fredrik Claesson; Assists: Brett Howden
- 9:35 NYI Anthony Beauvillier; Assists: Thomas Hickey, Valtteri Filppula
- 10:38 NYI Brock Nelson; Assists: Nick Leddy, Jordan Eberle
- 2:24 NYI Anthony Beauvillier; Assists: Valtteri Filppula, Leo Komarov
- 3:21 NYR Kevin Hayes (shorthanded); Assists: None
- 5:13 NYI Anthony Beauvillier (power play; hat trick); Assists: Johnny Boychuk, Mathew Barzal
- 14:04 NYI Anders Lee (power play); Assists: Nick Leddy, Josh Bailey
- 9:56 NYI Leo Komarov; Assists: Valtteri Filppula, Anthony Beauvillier
- 13:13 NYR Chris Kreider (power play); Assists: Neal Pionk, Alexander Georgiev
- 17:31 NYR Filip Chytil; Assists: Vladislav Namestnikov, Kevin Shattenkirk
- 19:39 NYI Cal Clutterbuck (empty net); Assists: Brock Nelson
Three months ago almost every NHL preview did not have the Rangers and Islanders as two teams that would be fighting for the lead in the Metropolitan Division, but as we approach their first matchup Thursday night, it appears that neither team read, watched or listened those predictions -- the Isles and Rangers are tied for second place with 20 points, trailing only the Columbus Blue Jackets by two points for the division lead.
Both teams have taken very different paths to get to this point.
Let's start with the Islanders, who appear to have moved on from losing former captain John Tavares. The stability that Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz have brought to the organization cannot be quantified. While this team is not the most talented, it does not get outworked, plays a much better defensive structure and is keeping the puck out of its own net. Thomas Greiss and Robin Lehner have provided stability between the pipes and the duo of Josh Bailey and Anders Lee have proven that they are not a product of their former captain...
Tags: Anders Lee, Brock Nelson, Casey Cizikas, Chris Kreider, Jimmy Vesey, Josh Bailey, Mathew Barzal, Mika Zibanejad, Neal Pionk, Thomas Greiss
On Thursday night, another chapter of the "Battle of New York" will take place between the Rangers and Islanders at Barclays Center. And if the rivalry between these two teams wasn't enough, they are both tied with 20 points in the Metropolitan Division so far this season.
Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, center Mika Zibanejad, and head coach David Quinn sounded off on the rivalry, and how it has given the team an extra jolt of passion leading up to the puck drop...
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The New York Rangers showed their toughness in earning another shootout win Saturday night. A stunning shootout loss earlier Saturday means the Vancouver Canucks will have another opportunity to display their resiliency on six-game Eastern Conference road trip.
The Rangers will look to continue their recent surge, and the Canucks will hope to once again bounce back from a shootout defeat, when New York hosts Vancouver Monday night at Madison Square Garden.
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The red-hot Rangers were delivered a pretty big blow on Monday.
Forward Pavel Buchnevich was ruled out four to six weeks with a broken thumb, the team announced.
The 23-year-old sustained the injury on Saturday during a 5-4 shootout win over the Blue Jackets.
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Jimmy Vesey delivered the game-tying and game-winning goals to lead the Rangers to a 5-4 shootout win over the Blue Jackets on Saturday. >> Box score
- 5:54 NYR Mika Zibanejad; Assists: Pavel Buchnevich, Vladislav Namestnikov
- 19:26 CO Cam Atkinson (Power Play); Assists: Pierre-Luc Dubois, Seth Jones Second Period
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The New York Rangers and the Columbus Blue Jackets come into Saturday's game for the second night of a back-to-back at Nationwide Arena from different directions.
The Blue Jackets (9-6-1) headed west back to Columbus after a 2-1 victory on Friday night in Washington over the Capitals, the defending Stanley Cup champions.
Kevin Shattenkirk and Neal Pionk each scored goals, but the Red Wings ralled from a 2-0 deficit to win in overtime on Friday night, 3-2. >> Box score
DETROIT -- The New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings are both rebuilding but have played well in their past few games.
Detroit hosts New York Friday night at Little Caesars Arena at 7:30.
The Rangers (7-7-1) have won four straight and the Red Wings (5-8-2) have four victories in their past five games. Also each team won Tuesday night after trailing by two in the second period. New York beat Montreal 5-3 at Madison Square Garden and Detroit defeated Vancouver 3-2 in a shootout at LCA.
Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello is day-to-day with a strained groin, the team announced Thursday.
Head coach David Quinn indicated the 31-year-old will miss at least Friday's game in Detroit and Saturday's game in Columbus.
"We'll see when we get back," Quinn said, per the New York Post, "see how he looks then."
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The Rangers overcame a 3-1 deficit in the second period by scoring four unanswered goals -- including three in the third frame -- for a 5-3 come-from-behind victory over the Montreal Canadiens. >> Box score
- 0:23 MTL Tomas Tatar; Assists: Jordie Benn, Jeff Petry
- 15:50 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: Kevin Hayes
Tags: Kevin Hayes, Montreal Canadiens, Neal Pionk
Lias Andersson is coming to Broadway.
The Rangers called up the 20-year-old Swedish center from AHL Hartford on Monday evening, and he is expected to make his NHL season debut Tuesday against the Canadiens at Madison Square Garden.
Andersson, the No. 7 overall pick in the 2017 NHL draft, has tallied four goals and eight assists in 14 games in Hartford this season after not making the NHL squad out of training camp.
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The Rangers scored twice in a 19-second span in the second period to beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Box score
- 0:41 NYR Neal Pionk; Assists: Vladislav Namestnikov, Mika Zibanejad
- 1:00 NYR Jimmy Vesey; Assists: Brett Howden, Jesper Fast
Tags: Jimmy Vesey, Neal Pionk, Buffalo Sabres
After earning their first road win nearly a month into the season, the New York Rangers will try to make it two in a row when they face the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night at Honda Center.
The Rangers (4-7-1) gave up another last-minute goal on Tuesday night to the San Jose Sharks, but rebounded to win 4-3 in the shootout and improve to 1-4-1 on the road this season.
The win came two days after the Rangers blew a two-goal lead at the Los Angeles Kings and later surrendered the tiebreaking goal with 55 seconds left in a 4-3 loss. >> Read more
4:59PM: Elliotte Friedman said that the Rangers will have no trouble moving Zuccarello or Hayes. (Nichols)
12:13PM: Kevin Hayes, Mats Zuccarello and Vlad Namestnikov are all part of TSN's first Trade Bait board of the season. (TSN.ca)
Hayes is ranked 2nd, Zuccarello 3rd and Vlad Namestnikov is 13th. (TSN.ca)
7:36PM: Henrik Lundqvist re-affirmed to Larry Brooks that he is "committed" to going through this process with the Rangers and that he is prepared for and embracing the challenge. (NY Post)
He told Brooks, "being a Ranger and what that means is something that I live." (NY Post)
3:48PM: Kevin Hayes is not skating at practice today and is being listed as having a maintenance day. (NYR)
The Rangers came dangerously close to letting two points slip through the cracks Tuesday night, but managed to escape with a 4-3 shootout win over the Sharks.
Chris Kreider scored two goals in the third period, each giving the Rangers the lead, but Sharks' Tomas Hertl tied the game with 1.3 seconds left in regulation to force overtime. The Rangers managed to salvage the game in the shootout, 1-0, courtesy of Kevin Shattenkirk. >> Box score
Tags: Chris Kreider, Henrik Lundqvist
The San Jose Sharks' early-season schedule included two trips to the East Coast. And while the campaign is less than a month old, coach Peter DeBoer is pleased with the results so far.
Looking to continue that success on the West Coast, the Sharks kick off an extended stretch at home on Tuesday night when they meet the struggling New York Rangers for the final time this season.
San Jose (6-3-2) went 2-2-1 on a trip that included its annual visit to the New York metro area from Oct. 5-14, and an overtime loss to New York at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more
6:21PM: David Quinn said on Tuesday before the game, "he's gotta play better, he's a real talented player, he's had some inconsistencies in his game.We have the bar high for him and he has to play better. You always like when a guy scores a goal but there has to be consistency. (NYR)
"It's about effort and doing the things that are required to have success at this level or any level of hockey, this is a contact sport. You gotta take a hit to make a play, gotta get in the way, being physical means something different for every player depending on your size. I'm not asking guys to run around killing people but you gotta take ice away from people, get in peoples way and you gotta make life hard for the other team." (NYR)
4:39PM: Buchnevich will be a healthy scratch against the Sharks on Tuesday. (Giannone)
The fourth line tonight will be Filip Chytil between Vinni Lettieri and Cody McLeod. (Giannone)
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10/30 | Namestnikov skated yesterday on a line with Mika Zibanejad and Mats Zuccarello at practice on Monday and David Quinn said that Namestnikov's play has warranted an increase an ice time, he's had a good three week stretch and has been playing with pace and an edge to his game. (NYR)
Namestnikov said that he tries to bring energy, speed and go to the "dirty areas" on a night to night basis and that it's "nice" to get the chance to play with Zibanejad and Zuccarello. (NYR)
10/28 | So far this season, Vlad Namestnikov has one assist in nine games, a minus seven rating, 12 shots on goal, 22 shot attempts, 7 hits and 11:07 per game.
5:46PM: At Rangers practice on Monday, the lines being used by David Quinn and his staff were (Stephenson):
- Vlad Namestnikov, Mika Zibanejad, Mats Zuccarello
- Chris Kreider, Kevin Hayes, Ryan Spooner
- Jimmy Vesey, Brett Howden, Jesper Fast
- Pavel Buchnevich, Filip Chytil, Vinni Lettieri
Marc Staal is paired with Neal Pionk, Brendan Smith is paired with Kevin Shattenkirk, Brady Skjei is paired with Tony DeAngelo. (Stephenson)
The PP units being used were Kreider, Zuccarello, Spooner, Pionk, Zibanejad and Vesey, Chytil, Hayes, Shattenkirk, Howden. (Stephenson)
David Quinn spoke last night about how the Rangers need to stop beating themselves, saying "It's hard enough in this league to beat teams when you are not beating yourselves. We helped them win tonight, that has to stop and that is on me." (MSG)
The Rangers were called for a too many men on the ice for the third straight game and fifth time this season and Kevin Hayes told the NY Post that it's a mental thing. (NY Post)
Hayes added that "it can't happen." (NY Post)
The Los Angeles Kings will try to avoid their longest losing streak in nearly 11 years when they begin a seven-game homestand against the New York Rangers on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center.
The Kings (2-7-1) have lost six in a row and haven't led at any point during that streak. Los Angeles hasn't lost seven in a row since an eight-game skid in January 2008.
"Losing in this game is not enjoyable," Kings coach John Stevens told reporters after a 4-1 loss at the Minnesota Wild on Thursday. "We're in this business to win, so at the end of the day, results are two points whether you do good things or don't do good things." >> Read more
10/27/18 | On Hockey Night in Canada, Nick Kypreos said that Kevin Hayes is drawing a lot of interest from scouts and mentions Winnipeg as a possible option.
Kypreos says that he doesn't think Winnipeg would move players off their roster for Hayes but instead try to acquire him for a draft pick or prospect. (Sportsnet)
10/24 | Kevin Hayes said on Wednesday that the Rangers present a "good formula" for him and that he wants stay in New York for the rebuild and be "part of the future." (NY Post)
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4:48PM: Adam McQuaid is not skating at Rangers practice on Saturday after leaving Thursday's loss early with an injury. (Stephenson)
The lines being used at practice today are (Giannone):
- Jimmy Vesey, Mika Zibanejad, Mats Zuccarello
- Chris Kreider, Kevin Hayes, Ryan Spooner
- Vlad Namestnikov, Brett Howden, Pavel Buchnevich
- Cody McLeod, Filip Chytil, Jesper Fast
On defense, Marc Staal is paired with Neal Pionk, Brady Skjei is paired with Tony DeAngelo and Brendan Smith is paired with Kevin Shattenkirk. (Giannone)
The Rangers put up a season-low 19 shots on goal, including only one in the third period, during their loss to Chicago.
They were out-shot 37-19 overall and out-attempted 51 to 37 at 5 on 5.
David Quinn said after the game that "that was as poor as we played all year. One of the things I think we have done a good job of is skating and competing but that certainly wasn't the case tonight. We gotta get back to work. That is just not acceptable." (MSG)
Pavel Buchnevich scored his third goal of the season but the Rangers mustered just one shot on goal in the third period, losing to the Blackhawks, 4-1. >> Box score
- 2:55 CHI Jonathan Toews; Assists: Duncan Keith, Corey Crawford
- 4:09 NYR Pavel Buchnevich; Assists: Brendan Smith, Brett Howden
- 10:33 CHI Alexandre Fortin; Assists: Nick Schmaltz, Brandon Manning
- 15:39 CHI Patrick Kane; Assists: Artem Anisimov, Alex DeBrincat
- 18:51 CHI Alex DeBrincat (ENG); Assists: Dominik Kahum, Henri Jokiharju
Tags: Pavel Buchnevich
CHICAGO -- If the New York Rangers were attempting to find a way to build some confidence as they embark on a nine-day, four-game swing, Mika Zibanejad provided a performance the Rangers hope they can build on.
The Rangers open their trip west on Wednesday against the Chicago Blackhawks fresh off a 5-2 victory over the Florida Panthers that was sparked by Zibanejad, who tallied two goals and two assists in the victory on Monday night.
New York was efficient offensively in the victory, netting four goals in just 19 shots as the Rangers continued to play well at home, where they have won three of their past five games. Now, as they prepare for Wednesday's game in Chicago and three more games in California before they return back to Madison Square Garden on Nov. 4, the Rangers will look to do what they can to replicate Tuesday's victory on the road. >> Read more
1:07PM: The Rangers held an optional morning skate this morning in Chicago that had the following players skating (Cyrgalis):
- Tony DeAngelo, Neal Pionk, Filip Chytil, Cody McLeod, Ryan Spooner, Vinni Lettieri, Brett Howden, Alex Georgiev.
Henrik Lundqvist is likely starting in net. (Cyrgalis)
Lettieri and DeAngelo stayed on for extra skating and are expected to be scratched tonight. (Stephenson)
Tony DeAngelo was scratched for the first two games this season, played against Carolina and San Jose and has been a healthy scratch for the past five games.
DeAngelo is not expected to play against the Blackhawks tonight but said that he will be "ready to go" when he gets his chance to return.
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MIka Zibanejad's four points on Tuesday extended his point streak to three games and he has five goals and three assists in the last five games.
Following last night's game, David Quinn said "I can't tell you how happy I am for him that he's getting rewarded statistically, because I know early on he was playing really good hockey and not getting rewarded." (NYR Game Notes)
Quinn added, "I'll tell you, he's a complete player. I knew he was a good player before I got this job, I didn't know he was this good. This is a guy that does a little bit of everything - he's got skill, he's tough, he can skate. And he's an unbelievable guy, too. He's a fun guy to be around and we're lucky to have him." (NYR Game Notes)
Tags: Mika Zibanejad
Mika Zibanejad and Mats Zuccarello each saw two pucks in the back of the net in the Rangers' 5-2 win over the Panthers on Tuesday night at MSG. >> Box score
- 18:15 FLA Vincent Trocheck (PP); Assists: Jonathan Huberdeau, Evgenii Dadonov
- 3:10 NYR Mika Zibanejad (SH); Assists: Adam McQuaid
- 11:36 NYR Mats Zuccarello (PP); Assists: Neal Pionk, Mika Zibanejad
- 16:08 NYR Mika Zibanejad (PP); Assists: Neal Pionk, Chris Kreider
- 1:27 NYR Mats Zuccarello; Assists: Mika Zibanejad
- 10:37 FLA Mike Hoffman; Assists: Jonathan Huberdeau, Aaron Ekblad
- 19:08 NYR Kevin Hayes (ENG); Assists: Jesper Fast, Brady Skjei
Tags: Calgary Flames, Mika Zibanejad
Ryan Spooner returns to the lineup in place of Vinni Lettieri. (Cyrgalis)
NEW YORK -- The NHL season is less than a month old, but the New York Rangers and Florida Panthers will be looking to escape some not-so-select company Tuesday night, when the Rangers host the Panthers at Madison Square Garden.
Both teams lost their most recent games. The Rangers dropped a 4-1 decision to the visiting Calgary Flames on Sunday night. The host Panthers fell to the Detroit Red Wings, 4-3, in overtime on Saturday night.
The defeats continued frustrating months for the Rangers (2-5-1), who have one regulation/overtime win, and Panthers (1-2-3), who have yet to win outside of the shootout. Only two other teams -- the rebuilding Red Wings and the Arizona Coyotes, who have missed the playoffs the last six seasons -- have one regulation/overtime win or fewer. >> Read more
So far this season at 5 on 5, the Rangers are 21st in shot attempts, 26th in shots on goal and 27th in goals. (Natural Stat Trick)
After only scoring one goal on 45 shots against Calgary on Sunday, David Quinn spoke about a mindset that the Rangers need to have and that they are not yet a "quick-release, take-advantage-of-broken-plays type team." (Rangers Game Notes)
He added, "I think we've got to be more tenacious with a shooting mentality. Too many times, we get a loose puck, and it's hold it, stickhandle, then make a pass as opposed to just getting it to the net and maybe getting them turned around a little bit. I think we're doing a better job in that area but not enough." (Rangers Game Notes)
Last week, Sportsnet's Chris Johnson noted that the Rangers were one of four teams that had two scouts in Toronto watching the Penguins and Leafs.
It was revealed this morning that Leafs GM Kyle Dubas was at last night's Flames/Rangers game, though as Bob McKenzie, Pierre LeBrun and Darren Dreger noted, Leafs RFA William Nylander's agent Lewis Gross lives in NYC and was also at the game.
Dubas recently traveled to Europe to meet with Nylander and spoke with Gross last night, according to Dreger.
While on the radio in Toronto this morning, Dreger said that it is not uncommon for a General Manager to check out other games but that when they do it is likely with a "purpose" and looking at something specific.
10:53AM: The Rangers have recalled Alex Georgiev after sending him to Hartford for two games this weekend.
Georgiev was 1-1 on the weekend,allowing 6 goal on 63 shots.
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5:31PM: Ryan Spooner, Freddy Claesson and Tony DeAngelo are scratched for tonight's game against Calgary.
Adam McQuaid and Cody McLeod come into the lineup in place of Claesson and Spooner.
This season is likely to be an uphill battle for the Rangers (2-4-1), who embarked upon a rebuilding project at the trade deadline in February. But New York has shown promise under rookie coach David Quinn, who has presided over four losses by two goals or fewer.
The loss to the Capitals on Wednesday capped a productive two-day stretch against contenders for the Rangers, who beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Tuesday night.
"That's big, coming away with a point -- three out of four," left winger Chris Kreider told reporters afterward. "Obviously, we'd like to have four out of four, but three out of four's pretty good, considering the travel and the strength of the opponents that we played. So it's something we can hang out hat on. But I think we can get to the point where we're getting all four points." >> Read more
10/22/18 | Jeff Gorton said that Andersson is playing well in Hartford and that the Rangers prefer the 20 minutes he is playing in Hartford to the 7 or 8 he might get in the NHL right now. (NY Post)
He added though that it is something the team will monitor moving forward. (NY Post)
10/20/18 | Lias Andersson scored for Hartford on Friday and had six shots on goal in a Wolf Pack win.
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10/22/18 | Jeff Gorton says that the Rangers are not thinking about Hartford for Chytil and that they think he is in the "right place. (NY Post)
He added that the potential slide with Chytil's contract has not been a topic. (NY Post)
10/19/18 | 6:19PM: On Friday, Quinn said of Chytil, "I think he is pressing a little bit for a goal, once one goes in I think that the weight of the world will be off his shoulders. He is not unlike any 19-year old playing in this league. They want to have success and they are going to press and he is going to stay with those guys and play and as long as he puts forth an effort we will let him play. We think very highly of him and think he is a big piece of our future and think he can be good right now. This isn't just about the future, this is about winning hockey games and we think he can help us." (NYR)