Mar 14, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Arizona Coyotes defenseman Anthony DeAngelo (77) scores the winning goal in the 11th round of a shootout against the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center. The Coyotes defeated the Kings 3-2 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Kirby Lee)
Mar 14, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Arizona Coyotes defenseman Anthony DeAngelo (77) scores the winning goal in the 11th round of a shootout against the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center. The Coyotes defeated the Kings 3-2 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Kirby Lee)

Anthony DeAngelo, who was acquired last Friday by the Rangers, was suspended twice in 2014, his draft season, one game for abusing an official and 8 games for comments he made to a teammate.

DeAngelo's coach at the time, former NHLer Trevor Letowski, said that DeAngelo was "caught up in the moment" and probably wishes he could take back what he said. (Yahoo)

He was also suspended in 2015 for a game for what was also believed to be an altercation with a referee.

After he was drafted in 2014 by Tampa Bay, head scout Al Murray said that they met "almost everybody who ha ever been in contact" with DeAngelo and said that they couldn't find anyone who didn't "speak very well of him."

Murray added, "he gets mad every now and then and that anger manifests itself into behavior that he's going to have to learn to control. But we feel the risk is not very high. We love the competitiveness in him, he just needs to dial it down a notch and show better self-control."

He said right after he was drafted that he was honest with teams about his suspension and how he learned from his mistakes.

On his character, Steve Yzerman said after the draft "we did our Homework with the people he has played for, with, his family. We know his entire history. We think this is a young man with great potential. We talked about the suspensions and how he has handled certain situations and that he will have to change if he is going to make it as a pro hockey player. We believe in him. These kids are 18-19 years old, they will change. Some change for the better, some for the worst and we expect him to change for the better."

When DeAngelo was traded in the OHL from Sarnia to the Soo Greyhounds, he said that he was maturing and that a lot of his issues had to do with mounting losses for the Sting.

After putting up 43 points in 69 games for Syracuse in 2015-16, DeAngelo was traded to Arizona for a second round pick.

In that 2015-16 season he was a healthy scratch 8 times, "likely resulting from a combination of attitude issues, undisciplined play and an aversion to defense (DeAngelo was a minus-18)." (Syracuse.com)

Al Murray said at the time of the trade that DeAngelo was "one-dimensional" and Steve Yzerman said that the trade was more about the player they acquired with the pick than it was about DeAngelo. (TampaBay.com)

Arizona GM John Chyka said when DeAngelo was acquired, "It's always a concern but we thought the risk was worth it at that point," Chayka said. "He's a young kid. He's made some mistakes or done some things, but we're willing to work with him. We think strongly that he's a good person." (AZ Sports)

This past season, DeAngelo played in 39 games for Coyotes but was suspended for three games in January after he attempted to "shove' an official.

He was also given a game misconduct and ejected for a boarding major against St. Louis

After being acquired over the weekend, Larry Brooks wrote that one of his suspensions in 2014 was due to using "race-based language."

Jeff Gorton was asked on Friday about getting a guy who had been traded twice already and said, "we were asking for him, it's not like he was being thrown at us. He was the player we wanted and there are some questions about Anthony and his past and we looked into every scenario with this, talked to a lot of people, have done a lot of work regarding him and his maturity. We are really comfortable with our player development and coaching staff and our team here that we can really help him and get the most out of him."

After the trade last week, Johnny Gaudreau tweeted "good luck" to DeAngelo and told his friend and former BC linemate Kevin Hayes to get him under his wing.

Adam Rotter: DeAngelo has already become polarizing to many because of his past and/or because of his views on politics and social issues. I may not like or agree with DeAngelo's views but ultimately, my bigger concern with him is that he doesn't put the Rangers in a tough or embarrassing situation on or off the ice. No one seems to doubt that DeAngelo has All-Star caliber talent but many question his ability to play the defense part of being a defenseman and there have been concerns about his temper on the ice. It's nice when players show emotion and play with an edge, but that does no help if that emotion and edge are being used in ways that penalize or hurt the Rangers. It will be very interesting to see how both the Rangers and DeAngelo navigate the road ahead.

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Is North Dakota where the NHL will head if their 2019-20 season will return? 

It's an option, says SportsNet's Elliotte Friedman, who added that the NHL and NHLPA are both discussing how the logistics of a resumed season could play out. 

Other sports leagues, like the NBA, have also discussed using neutral sites that make sense for everyone involved. Las Vegas has been brought up in the basketball community, which is a much different venue than North Dakota. 

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K'Andre Miller (Jerome Miron)

The Rangers recently agreed to contract terms with K'Andre Miller, the team's first-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft. 

On Friday, the Rangers hosted a Zoom video call with the 20-year-old to help introduce him to the fans. During the call, someone in the video chat repeatedly posted a racial slur, flooding the chat and not allowing any other questions to come through. 

Eventually, the NHL team was able to disable the chat entirely.

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With the NHL still on pause with the rest of the sports world, the league announced a number of event postponements on Wednesday afternoon, including June's 2020 NHL Draft.

According to a league statement, the 2020 NHL Scouting Combine, the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Awards, and the 2020 NHL Draft, which were originally scheduled for June 1-6 in Buffalo, N.Y., June 18 in Las Vegas, and June 26-27 in Montreal, respectively, have all been postponed.

More details about the 2020 NHL Draft will be finalized and announced at a later date.

According to NHL chief medical officer Willem Meeuwisse, players, coaches and staff have been directed to self-quarantine through April 4, but that is fluid.

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Dec 8, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin (10) celebrates after scoring a first period goal against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports (Stephen R. Sylvanie)
Dec 8, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin (10) celebrates after scoring a first period goal against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports (Stephen R. Sylvanie)

Before the NHL season was put on pause, Rangers forward Artemi Panarin was having an unbelievable first season in New York. 

The left winger was third in the NHL in points with 95 while tied for second in assists with 63. With the Rangers surging towards a potential Wild Card spot (just two points back when the action was stopped), Panarin and Mika Zibanejad were leading the way.

Now, Panarin is like the rest of us: at home and doing a good job of practicing social distancing.

So what's an elite player like Panarin to do during a time like this? Turns out, the answer is work around the house.

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SNY contributor Julie Stewart-Binks is here for our latest edition of "Out of Office Replies," explaining who her favorite current athletes are in New York, Canadian currency, and also showing off some impressive vocal skills.

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In the NHL's latest guidelines in regards to the coronavirus pandemic, the league looked ahead to when they hope to return to action. 

The CDC is strongly recommending that no gatherings of 50 or more people take place for the next eight weeks. So, in compliance with that, the league is hoping to open "a training camp period roughly 45 days into the 60-day period." 

The league's notice added that once the self-quarantine period is over, allowing teams to open up their facilities for "scheduled and coordinated small groups for voluntary training and care" can occur. 

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K'Andre Miller (Jerome Miron)

The Rangers have reportedly signed defenseman K'Andre Miller to an entry-level contract, according to USA Today's Vince Z. Mercogliano.

Miller was taken with the 22nd pick in the 2018 NHL Draft and played two seasons at the University of Wisonsin-Madison.

The 20-year old defenseman scored seven goals and dished out 11 assists for the Badgers this season. He also served as an alternate captain for Team USA in the World Juniors in Czech Republic, where the United States finished in sixth place.

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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (Winslow Townson)

The day after the NHL announced that it would be pausing the season due to the coronavirus outbreak, with the hope of resuming games when "appropriate and prudent," Commissioner Gary Bettman discussed how the league might proceed.

"We're going to have to rely on others as to when it's safe, which is why people can speculate but nobody can predict with certainty (when the return will be)," Bettman said, according to Nicholas J. Cotsonika of NHL.com. "Nobody knows how long the hiatus may be. Nobody, even the medical community, can predict it with certainty. And what we're doing is, we're modeling every conceivable alternative so that when it's appropriate to go back to work, we will know what our options (are)."

Adding that the league doesn't know "what the pieces are yet," Bettman said they're trying to "model every conceivable alternative."

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Mar 24, 2018; New York, NY, USA; A general view of Madison Square Garden before a game between the Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Mar 24, 2018; New York, NY, USA; A general view of Madison Square Garden before a game between the Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

In response to the coronavirus outbreak that has gripped the world -- with 1,701 known cases and 40 deaths in the United States as of Friday morning -- Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, and the National Basketball Association were among the major sports leagues to suspend/pause operations over the last 48 hours.

Here's how the back pages in New York City reacted on Friday...

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After the NBA's decision Wednesday night to suspend the season due to the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, the NHL followed suit Thursday afternoon.

The NHL announced before Thursday's games that it would be pausing the season with the hope of resuming games when "appropriate and prudent."

Along with the NBA and NHL, most NCAA conference tournaments have been cancelled, and MLB is expected to suspend operations on Friday.

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The Rangers have surged into playoff contention. Here's everything you need to know about the state of the Wild Card race...


Hurricanes (38-25-5, 81 points: Tied for first Wild Card)

Next up: @ Devils, Thursday at 7 p.m.
Latest result: 5-2 win vs. Red Wings on Tuesday
Games remaining: 14
Current odds to make playoffs: 79.3 percent

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The Rangers have surged into playoff contention. Here's everything you need to know about the state of the Wild Card race...


Hurricanes (38-25-5, 81 points: Tied for first Wild Card)

Next up: @ Devils, Thursday at 7 p.m.
Latest result: 5-2 win vs. Red Wings on Tuesday
Games remaining: 14
Current odds to make playoffs: 78.1 percent

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Mika Zibanejad continued his hot scoring streak Tuesday night as the Rangers faced the Dallas Stars, scoring a goal in the first period.

After getting the puck into the net Tuesday night, Zibanejad not only made it 10 goals in the last five games and 16 goals in 12 games, but he also managed to become the first Ranger since the 2014-2015 campaign to reach 40 goals in a season since Rick Nash scored 42 that year.

Zibanejad has now scored in 11 of the last 12 Ranger games, becoming the second Ranger to do so (Andy Bathgate in 1962-63). His run included a five-goal night in an overtime win over the Capitals last Thursday.

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Jan 21, 2020; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) celebrates his goal against the New York Islanders during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jan 21, 2020; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) celebrates his goal against the New York Islanders during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Just 10 days after suffering a broken foot against the Flyers, Rangers LW Chis Kreider was out of his protective boot and back on the ice on Tuesday.

Click below to see...

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K'Andre Miller (Jerome Miron)

The Rangers and K'Andre Miller are "engaged in dialogue" regarding the 2018 first-round pick leaving college to turn pro, per The Post's Larry Brooks.

Miller has been playing at Wisconsin, but after losing to Ohio State in the opening round of the Big Ten tournament, the defenseman seems to be thinking about the next chapter in his hockey life.

The 22nd overall pick in that 2018 NHL Draft, Miller would likely come in on an entry-level contract -- just like Michigan State F Patrick Khodorenko agreed to as a free agent on Tuesday -- and play for the Hartford Wolf Pack on a professional tryout. 

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Rangers forward Mika Zibanejad was named the NHL's First Star of the Week, for the week ending on March 8, by the league on Monday. 

Zibanejad highlighted the league's play with seven goals in three games. On Thursday, Zibanejad netted five of those goals in a 6-5 overtime win versus the Washington Capitals, one of which was the game-winning goal. 

Zibanejad was the first player since the Detroit Red Wings' Sergei Fedorov in 1996 to net five goals, one of which being the game-winning goal. Zibanejad and Fedorov are the only two players in league history to pull of that feat. 

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The Rangers have surged into playoff contention. Here's everything you need to know about the state of the Wild Card race...


Hurricanes (37-25-5, 79 points: Tied for first Wild Card)

Next up: @ Red Wings, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Latest result: 6-2 win vs. Penguins on Sunday
Games remaining: 15
Current odds to make playoffs: 70.4 percent

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The Rangers have surged into playoff contention. Here's everything you need to know about the state of the Wild Card race...


Blue Jackets (32-21-15, 79 points: One point ahead for first Wild Card)

Next up: @ Oilers, Saturday at 10 p.m. 
Latest result: 3-2 loss to the Flames on Wednesday in overtime
Games remaining: 14
Current odds to make playoffs: 36.7 percent

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Mika Zibanejad's historic five-goal night propelled the Rangers to an unforgettable 6-5 overtime win over the Washington Capitals. 

In a back-and-forth, playoff-type game, Zibanejad scored his first goal in the first and his second goal in the second. In the third period, Zibanejad's hat-trick goal gave the Rangers a 4-3 lead, only to be answered by Alex Ovechkin to tie the game. 

Then, in the game's final two minutes Zibanejad's fourth goal, a power-play tally, once again gave the Rangers a lead, only for Ovechkin to match again.

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The Rangers came up on the short end of a 3-1 game against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night, a game that head coach David Quinn said was played with a playoff-type tone.

"That was a big-boy hockey game right there," said Quinn. "There wasn't a lot of room out there. There was a playoff feel to it."

Taking on the defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Rangers played the Blues to a 1-1 tie through the first two periods. But midway through the third, Brayden Schenn was able to score on a bad-angle, wraparound shot, as Alexandar Georgiev was taken by surprise, allowing the easy goal.

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After winning five straight games, the Rangers dropped back-to-back contests to the Flyers, allowing five goals in each of the two defeats.

As his team prepares to host the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, head coach David Quinn knows it's time to refocus.

"We've been through a tough stretch," Quinn said. "We've won a lot of hockey games lately. So don't get discouraged, kind of press the reset button and get back after it tomorrow. We had a good day today, I really liked our energy in practice."

"That's a tough team to play against," Mika Zibanejad said of the Blues." They won for a reason last year. You can tell when you play against them. It's a really good hockey team so we just have to be ready." 

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While the Rangers have struggled in the standings at times this season, forward Artemi Panarin has not in producing points.

Panarin is having a career-best season and for his efforts, he's one of the leading candidates for the NHL's MVP Award this year, the Hart Trophy. 

Panarin clocked in with the fourth-best odds to land the hardware at +800 odds on Monday. 

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After the Rangers' 5-3 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday afternoon, veteran goalie Henrik Lundqvist talked to the media about how impressed he's been with the team in recent weeks.

"The most important thing now is to try to work hard, and be ready when you do get an opportunity," Lundqvist said. "We're still in a very interesting spot. I'm so impressed with the guys what they've done here over the last few weeks, and put this team in a position to maybe make the playoffs."

The Rangers are currently trailing the Columbus Blue Jackets by two points for the second wild-card spot. 

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The Rangers franchise-record nine game road winning streak came to an end on Friday night in Philadelphia, as New York fell to the Flyers 5-2.

Not only did the Rangers come away with no points to help their playoff chase, but they also lost Chris Kreider to a fractured foot in the first quarter.

The loss of Kreider, whom the team held on to at the trade deadline and signed to a seven-year extension, seemed to impact the team, as Philadelphia scored five straight goals after trailing 1-0 in the game's first few minutes.

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Feb 21, 2020; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) reacts during the third period against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The New York Rangers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports (James Guillory)
Feb 21, 2020; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) reacts during the third period against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The New York Rangers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports (James Guillory)

Rangers left wing Chris Kreider suffered a fractured foot in the first period of Friday night's game against the Philadelphia Flyers and will not return, the team announced.

Kreider had just signed a seven-year deal worth $6.5 million per year on Monday, Feb. 24.

Trade rumors had been going on with Kreider for weeks, as the Rangers and his team couldn't find an agreement on an extension. Before he and the Rangers agreed to a deal, teams like the Bruins, Blues, Golden Knights, and Avalanche were among the reported eight teams interested in acquiring him.

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Jean-Gabriel Pageau's Islanders debut was quite a memorable one, but it was overshadowed by another stellar Artemi Panarin effort as the Rangers topped the Islanders 4-3 in overtime on Long Island.



In his first game since being acquired in a deadline deal and then signed to a six-year extension with his new team, Pageau scored his 25th goal of the season and also was involved in a fight, picking up a game misconduct and leaving the loss early.


Henrik Lundqvist
Henrik Lundqvist

Henrik Lundqvist's future with the Rangers was up in the air as the NHL trade deadline approached on Monday, but that wasn't on his mind in the slightest. 

Instead, the news of the car accident involving fellow goalie Igor Shesterkin and C Pavel Buchnevich was the main topic of concern for the Rangers at practice. Luckily, no one was severely injured, but team president John Davidson told reporters earlier that Shesterkin suffered a non-displaced rib fracture, while Buchnevich was considered day-to-day after being "quite shaken up."

"It's been a weird day today," Lundqvist said. "The energy, obviously, for different reasons but first concern is obviously how they feel and everything is under control. Yeah, it's scary always when you hear something like that."

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The NHL trade deadline has passed, but the Rangers got a deal done with the Hurricanes just in time. 

Brady Skjei is headed to Carolina in exchange for a 2020 first-round pick, team president John Davidson and GM Jeff Gorton confirmed after the 3 p.m. deadline on Monday. Gorton said the NHL is obviously backed up trade processing at the moment, but the deal is set to go through soon. 

The Hurricanes have Toronto's first-round pick in addition to their own, and will have the option of choosing which pick to send to the Rangers when the season is over.

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Chris Kreider is staying in New York.

Ahead of the NHL trade deadline on Monday, Rangers team president John Davidson announced a seven-year extension has been reached between both sides. According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, the deal is worth $6.5 million per year. 

Trade rumors have been swirling around Kreider for weeks now, as the Rangers and his team couldn't find an agreement on an extension with the 28-year-old set to be a free agent after the season.

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Feb 21, 2020; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin (31) goes past the fans before the game against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The New York Rangers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports (James Guillory)
Feb 21, 2020; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin (31) goes past the fans before the game against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The New York Rangers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports (James Guillory)

Rangers team president John Davidson told reporters on Monday morning that G Igor Shesterkin and C Pavel Buchnevich were both involved in a car accident in Brooklyn on Sunday night. 

Davidson said the airbags deployed properly and both players were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident. Shesterkin was driving the car and "apparently a vehicle pulled a U-turn in front of them and there was a collision."

They were both admitted to the New York Presbyterian where Shesterkin was diagnosed with a non-displaced rib fracture. He will be reassessed in a couple weeks.

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Dec 23, 2019; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)
Dec 23, 2019; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)

After a report Friday afternoon said that the Rangers made Chris Kreider their "priority" to extend ahead of Monday's 3 p.m. NHL trade deadline, they are now "likely" trading the 28-year-old left wing.

In what has been an eventful month between the Rangers and Kreider throughout the past few weeks leading up to the deadline, the two sides appear primed for a split.

The Rangers and Kreider's representatives were unable to agree on a contract extension as of Sunday evening, making the two sides head for a split, Larry Brooks of the New York Post reported.

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Feb 21, 2020; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin (10) celebrates his third period goal against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The New York Rangers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports (James Guillory)
Feb 21, 2020; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin (10) celebrates his third period goal against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The New York Rangers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports (James Guillory)

Artemi Panarin recorded his 400th point of his NHL career, Mika Zibanejad tallied three points, and the Rangers topped the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Friday night.

With the win, the Rangers have now won six of their last seven games, and they continue to creep back into the Wild Card picture.

With the game tied 1-1 in the second period, Panarin picked up an assist as he and Jesper Fast tried to run a give-and-go. Fast's pass back towards Panarin deflected into the net, and with Fast's goal, Panarin picked up the 400th point of his five-year career.

In the first two minutes of the third period, Panarin would score a goal of his own, his 31st of the season, giving him his 23rd multi-point game of the season. He is now tied for fourth in the NHL with 81 points on the season, and his 31 goals also rank among the league's leaders. 

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The Rangers have made it their "priority" to sign Chris Kreider to an extension rather than trade him, according to a Friday afternoon report from Larry Brooks of the New York Post.

They have work to do before Monday's 3 p.m. deadline -- Brooks notes that the two sides still have to "bridge the gap" -- but the Blueshirts appear to have a clear preference in mind.

Kreider, 28, is set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1. The left wing has spent his entire career with the Rangers after he became the 2009 NHL Entry Draft's No. 19 overall pick in the first round.

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Jan 24, 2020; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider (20) before the fastest skater competition in the 2020 NHL All Star Game Skills Competition at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)
Jan 24, 2020; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider (20) before the fastest skater competition in the 2020 NHL All Star Game Skills Competition at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)

Only a few days remain before the 3 p.m. NHL trade deadline passes this coming Monday, and the Rangers' mindset regarding their current roster is a little foggy. In recent seasons, players like Mats Zuccarello and Kevin Hayes were moved, but the same can't be said now for New York.

One player in particular that has garnered tons of trade interest is Chris Kreider. The 28-year-old is a free agent after this season, and TSN's Pierre LeBrun has reported that eight teams had Kreider on their trade list. But, unlike the players mentioned before, the Rangers are open to contract extension talks with the veteran winger. 

And, according to The Athletic's Rick Carpiniello, the team is still discussing a new contract with Kreider's agent, Matt Keator. To what extent those talks have gone is still unknown. 

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Mar 1, 2018; San Jose, CA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goaltender J-F Berube (34) in the game against the San Jose Sharks during the second period at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports (Stan Szeto)
Mar 1, 2018; San Jose, CA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goaltender J-F Berube (34) in the game against the San Jose Sharks during the second period at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports (Stan Szeto)

Much of the talk about the Rangers as the team heads towards the NHL trade deadline has been about the team looking to trade away one of their goaltenders.

But the team did just the opposite on Wednesday night, acquiring goaltender J-F Berube from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for future considerations.

The Rangers currently have Igor Shesterkin, Henrik Lundqvist, and Alexandar Georgiev on the roster, meaning the move to acquire Berube is likely more just about organizational depth at the position.

Berube, 28, did not appear with the Flyers this season, spending all of his time in the minors. Overall, he's played just 34 NHL games over three seasons with the Islanders and Chicago Blackhawks, posting a 3.39 GAA and a .898 save percentage.

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In recent years, rumors swirling around the Rangers moving players at the NHL trade deadline was common. However, head coach David Quinn doesn't get that feel at the moment. 

"It's a definite different feel than it was last year at this time," he told reporters on Wednesday. "I think you could feel it more and there was a lot of anticipation and there was a lot of certainty that guys could be moved, at least within in the locker room and it affected us. We don't feel that now."

The Rangers made a minor trade on Tuesday, acquiring F Julien Gauthier from the Hurricanes for D Joey Keane. But that didn't impact the big club. 

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Oct 21, 2018; New York, NY, USA; A general view of Madison Square Garden before a game between the New York Rangers and Calgary Flames. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Oct 21, 2018; New York, NY, USA; A general view of Madison Square Garden before a game between the New York Rangers and Calgary Flames. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

With the NHL trade deadline less than a week away, the Rangers have already made a move by acquiring forward prospect Julien Gauthier from the Hurricanes, the team announced on Tuesday

In exchange for the 22-year-old, the Rangers are sending defenseman prospect Joey Keane to Carolina. 

The Hurricanes' first-round pick in 2016, Gauthier has spent the first five games of his NHL career with the big club this season, where he has an assist and a 2 plus-minus. His last trip up to the Hurricanes was back in December. 

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Feb 16, 2020; New York, New York, USA;New York Rangers defenseman Ryan Lindgren (55) throws a punch at Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Feb 16, 2020; New York, New York, USA;New York Rangers defenseman Ryan Lindgren (55) throws a punch at Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

During the Rangers' loss to the Bruins on Sunday night, Ryan Lindgren got into it with Brad Marchand following the veteran forward cross-checking the young defenseman after a whistle blew a Boston forecheck dead. 

The play would lead to Marchand taking a penalty as well as a Pavel Buchnevich cross-check that sent Marchand to the ice along with Lindgren. But Marchand also took it further than just that incident, calling out Lindgren -- a former Boston second-round pick -- during his post-game interview. 

"I didn't even know he was here," Marchand told The Post's Peter Botte. "He's not gonna be a player who's gonna have a very long career, so I'm not overly concerned about him."

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Dec 23, 2019; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin (10) during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)
Dec 23, 2019; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin (10) during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)

Artemi Panarin has been worth every dollar the Rangers spent on bringing him to New York this past offseason.

He proved that to be the case once again on Thursday night with an absolutely nasty shootout goal to help give the Rangers a 4-3 win.

Panarin also scored his 29th goal of the season earlier in the game, as the Rangers erased a two-goal deficit to force overtime, before ventually winning their third straight game.

Take a look at Panarin's beautiful shootout goal ...

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As the NHL trade deadline approaches, the Rangers have a number of questions to answer.

On of those questions revolves around their goalie situation, which has become overcrowded with Alexandar Georgiev, Henrik Lundqvist, and Igor Shesterkin all as viable options. 

Will the Rangers make a move with one of their goalies?

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Feb 15, 2019; Buffalo, NY, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) 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 left wing Chris Kreider (20) during the game against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports (Kevin Hoffman)

With the NHL trade deadline just over two weeks away and Chris Kreider's future in question, the Rangers are expected to open contract negotiations with Kreider's representatives within the next few days, reports Pierre LeBrun of TSN.

While LeBrun believes it's going to be "difficult" for the Rangers and Kreider to come to terms, New York GM Jeff Gorton will make the effort.

Kreider, who is in the final year of a four-year deal worth just over $18 million and is set to hit unrestricted free agency on July 1, will almost certainly be dealt by the Rangers before the deadline if an extension can't be reached.

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Jan 21, 2020; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) celebrates his goal against the New York Islanders during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jan 21, 2020; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) celebrates his goal against the New York Islanders during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

As the NHL trade deadline on Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. looms, questions continue to surface regarding what the Rangers plan to do with left wing Chris Kreider.

After missing Monday's 5-3 loss to the Stars at Madison Square Garden with an upper-body injury that he suffered during Saturday's 1-0 road win over the Red Wings, Kreider is close to a return, Rangers head coach David Quinn said. But other teams are calling.

With Kreider set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1, eight teams are interested in the eighth-year pro, The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun reported Monday. In fact, those eight teams, according to LeBrun, have Kreider at the top of their wish list as they contact the Rangers.

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Feb 1, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save in the second period against the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Osentoski)
Feb 1, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save in the second period against the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Osentoski)

For the first time in over two years, Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist recorded a shutout, as New York defeated the Red Wings 1-0 on Satuuday night.

Lundqvist saved 33 shots in Detroit on Saturday and played well down the stretch. Mika Zibanejad scored a power play goal midway through the first period, so the longtime Rangers goalkeeper managed to maintain his composure and help the Rangers hold the lead until the final horn.

The last time Lundqvist had a shut out was back on Nov. 19, 2017, when the Rangers defeated the Senators 3-0. In that matchup -- which was 122 appearances ago for Lundqvist -- he pulled off the shutout on just 20 saves.

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Nov 7, 2019; Raleigh, NC, USA; New York Rangers center Lias Andersson (28) takes a shot against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports (James Guillory)
Nov 7, 2019; Raleigh, NC, USA; New York Rangers center Lias Andersson (28) takes a shot against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports (James Guillory)

The Rangers announced on Sunday that they have loaned Lias Andersson to HV71 of the Sweedish Hockey League.

Andersson has played in 17 games with the Rangers this season, while also playing in 13 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL.

He was selected by the Rangers with the seventh overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. In 66 career NHL games, Andersson recorded three goals and six assists.

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Jan 21, 2020; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) celebrates his goal against the New York Islanders during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jan 21, 2020; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) celebrates his goal against the New York Islanders during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

After Artemi Panarin was scratched from Tuesday night's 4-2 loss to the Islanders due to an upper-body injury, he'll now miss this weekend's All-Star Game in St. Louis as well.

Panarin will be replaced by Rangers teammate Chris Kreider, who will represent the Blueshirts among the NHL's best.

Panarin has missed two Rangers' practices recently with what's being described as an upper-body injury.

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Playing without superstar Artemi Panarin in the lineup, the Rangers fell to the Islanders 4-2 on Tuesday night at Madison Garden.

Panarin has missed two Rangers' practices recently with what's being described as an upper-body injury, and he was announced as a scratch shortly before Tuesday's game.

Playing in his first season with the Blueshirts, Panarin ranks fifth in the NHL with 68 points, including 26 goals.

With the loss, the Rangers will take a 23-21-4 record into the All-Star break, while the Islanders finish the first half with a record of 29-15-5.

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The Toronto Maple Leafs are reportedly among the teams inquiring about New York Rangers goalie Alexander Georgiev.

According to TSN's Darren Dreger, no offer has been made from the Leafs and the Rangers would want a lot back for Georgiev if they were to move him.

The Leafs currently sit at No. 6 in the east and are looking to make a move that will send them up the ranks and secure a playoff spot for themselves. 

 

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Artemi Panarin led the way for the Rangers, scoring two goals and notching three assists, in a 6-2 win over the Islanders at Madison Square Garden on Monday.

The first matchup of the season between the bitter rivals got off to a wild start, as Jordan Eberle got the Islanders on the board on the very first shift of the night, corraling a loose puck and showing great patience to find the net just 18 seconds into the contest.

Just two minutes later, it briefly turned into Fight Night at The Garden. Ross Johnston and Micheal Haley -- each team's resident tough guys -- dropped the gloves at 2:13 of the first. Before the puck could be dropped for the ensuing faceoff, Matt Martin and Brendan Smith also fought, resulting in game misconducts in addition to the fighting majors.

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Jan 9, 2020; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Tony DeAngelo celebrates with teammates after a scoring a goal for a hat trick against the New Jersey Devils during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports  (Noah K. Murray)
Jan 9, 2020; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Tony DeAngelo celebrates with teammates after a scoring a goal for a hat trick against the New Jersey Devils during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Tony DeAngelo recorded a hat trick, Igor Shesterkin made 46 saves, and the Rangers doubled up the Devils 6-3 at the Garden on Thursday night.

The first period saw five goals scored, with Artemi Panarin, who has been nothing short of fantastic in his first season with the Rangers, scoring his 24th goal of the season to get the action started. DeAngelo and Chris Kreider then lit the lamp to put the Rangers up 3-1, but Blake Coleman scored for the Devils with under two minutes to play in the period to bring New Jersey back within a goal at 3-2.

Coleman scored again in the second, his 15th goal of the season, to tie the game at 3-3, when DeAngelo took over. The 24-year-old recorded his 10th and 11th goals of the year in the second period, giving him a hat trick and giving the Rangers a two-goal lead.

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