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Nov 15, 2016; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) skates against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period at Rogers Arena. The New York Rangers won 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports (Anne-Marie Sorvin)
Nov 15, 2016; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) skates against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period at Rogers Arena. The New York Rangers won 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports (Anne-Marie Sorvin)

Alain Vigneault spoke earlier today and said that Ryan McDonagh's past two games were "okay" but that he has another level that he can get.

Vigneault said that "obviously" the Rangers need McDonagh to get to that other level tonight.

In this series McDonagh has 2 goals, 3 assists, a minus 1 rating, 4 PIM, 12 shots on goal and an average of 28:18 per game.

Larry Brooks wrote on Saturday that despite McDonagh's goal, it was his "poorest performance of the postseason." (NY Post)

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Apr 9, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) looks to pass the puck during the third period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Apr 9, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) looks to pass the puck during the third period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

Ryan McDonagh played 22:22 on Tuesday and had an assist, 1 shot on goal, 1 shot that missed the net, 4 hits, 2 takeaways and 2 blocked shots.

McDonagh played 8:03 in the first, 6:27 in the second and 7:52 in the third and when he was on the ice at 5 on 5, the Rangers had 12 shot attempts for, 17 against, 4 shots on goal for, 9 against but 1 goal for and 0 against. (Natural Stat Trick)

Alain Vigneault said that McDonagh was "one of our most effective players" in game 4 and added "we know we needed him to do that."

In the series, McDonagh is averaging 25:36 per game and when he's on the ice at 5 on 5 the Rangers have 66 shot attempts for, 93 against, 28 shots on goal for, 51 against and 1 goal for and 0 against. (Natural Stat Trick)

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New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi tangles up with Pittsburgh Penguins center Nick Bonino during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi tangles up with Pittsburgh Penguins center Nick Bonino during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports)

Jimmy Vesey scored the go-ahead goal in the third period as the New York Rangers ended the regular season with a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • 9:16 PIT Nick Bonino; Assists: Dominik Simon, Phil Kessel
  • 13:54 NYR Ryan McDonagh; Assist: Michael Grabner
  • 18:31 NYR Derek Stepan (power play); Assists: McDonagh, Mika Zibanejad

Second period:

  • 13:38 PIT Carter Rowney

Third period:

  • 7:23 NYR Jimmy Vesey; Assist: Zibanejad
Tags: Derek Stepan, Jimmy Vesey, Michael Grabner, Mika Zibanejad, Pittsburgh Penguins, Ryan McDonagh
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Nov 15, 2016; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) skates against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period at Rogers Arena. The New York Rangers won 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports (Anne-Marie Sorvin)
Nov 15, 2016; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) skates against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period at Rogers Arena. The New York Rangers won 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports (Anne-Marie Sorvin)

Ryan McDonagh has been selected as the Rangers MVP for the 2016-17 season.

This is McDonagh's second time winning the award, winning as well in 2013-14.

Henrik Lundqvist won the award for the 8th time in his career last season.

The award is voted on by members of the Rangers media and has been given out annually since the 1941-42 season.

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Nov 6, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Nov 6, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

6:22PM: Alain Vigneault said that Ryan McDonagh is expected to skate tomorrow on his own.

Vigneault said that McDonagh is getting close to 100% and that he would have no problem stepping into Game 1 of the playoffs without playing again this regular season. (Zipay, Gulitti)

McDonagh has not played or been on the ice since last Tuesday when he played 25:34 against San Jose.

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Jan 19, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) and Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman (11) battle along the boards during the second period at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)
Jan 19, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) and Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman (11) battle along the boards during the second period at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)

11:28AM: McDonagh is still being listed as day to day but Alain Vigneault said that he is "real close" to being 100%. (NYR)

10:36AM: McDonagh is not skating with the Rangers this morning at the morning skate. (NYR)

7:48AM: Larry Brooks writes that there is "absolutely no reason" for the Rangers to play Ryan McDonagh until he is fully healthy. (NY Post)

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Nov 6, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Nov 6, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

3/31/17 | 11:28AM: McDonagh will not play tonight against the Penguins and Alain Vigneault said that it's "nothing serious." (NYR)

3/30/17 1:57PM: Ryan McDonagh, who did not skate today, is being listed as day to day but is expected to play tomorrow against the Penguins. (NYR)

McDonagh played 25:34 against San Jose on Tuesday in the Rangers loss.

The team said that he had a maintenance day today.

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New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh watches as his shot goes past Detroit Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek for a goal in the second period at Joe Louis Arena. (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh watches as his shot goes past Detroit Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek for a goal in the second period at Joe Louis Arena. (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Rangers host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday at Madison Square Garden at 7 p.m.

According to STATS:

  • This is the third and final game between these teams this season. The Rangers have won the first two meetings and are looking for their third season sweep of the Lightning all-time (the first two were 2012-13 and 2008-09).
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Mar 12, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) watches as his shot goes past Detroit Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek (34) for a goal in the second period at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Osentoski)
Mar 12, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) watches as his shot goes past Detroit Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek (34) for a goal in the second period at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Osentoski)

Ryan McDonagh had two goals, 3 shots on goal and skated in a game high 22:25 in the Rangers win over Detroit last night. (Game Notes)

Larry Brooks wrote that McDonagh was "positively Leetchian" in how he used his speed and dominate at both ends of the rink. (NY Post)

Brooks wrote that McDonagh has "elevated his game exponentially" over the last 4-6 weeks and reasserted himself as one of the "prime defensemen" in the NHL. (NY Post)

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New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh receives congratulations from defenseman Marc Staal after scoring in the second period against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh receives congratulations from defenseman Marc Staal after scoring in the second period against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)

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


First period:

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

Second period:

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

Third period:

  • 16:01 NYR Derek Stepan (power play); Assist: Chris Kreider
Tags: Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan, Detroit Red Wings, J.T. Miller, Kevin Hayes, Marc Staal, Michael Grabner, Pavel Buchnevich, Ryan McDonagh
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Mar 9, 2017; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes forward Valentin Zykov (39) celebrates his first period NHL goal with forward Sebastian Aho (20) and defensemen Brett Pesce (22) against the New York Ranger sat PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports (James Guillory)
Mar 9, 2017; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes forward Valentin Zykov (39) celebrates his first period NHL goal with forward Sebastian Aho (20) and defensemen Brett Pesce (22) against the New York Ranger sat PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports (James Guillory)

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


First period:

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

Second period:

Tags: Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan, Mika Zibanejad, Ryan McDonagh
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Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat shoots the puck as New York Rangers goalie Antti Raanta defends during the first period at Amalie Arena. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat shoots the puck as New York Rangers goalie Antti Raanta defends during the first period at Amalie Arena. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Mika Zibanejad scored in overtime and Antti Raanta recorded a shutout as the New York Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning, 1-0, Monday at Amalie Arena. >> Read more


First period:

  • N/A

Second period:

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

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


First period:

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

Second period:

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

Third period:

  • 5:36 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Mika Zibanejad
  • 16:00 NYR Miller; Assists: Ryan McDonagh, Hayes
  • 17:59 NSH Roman Jose (power play); Assists: Ryan Johansen, Ryan Ellis
Tags: Chris Kreider, J.T. Miller, Kevin Hayes, Mats Zuccarello, Michael Grabner, Ryan McDonagh
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(Kelvin Kuo)

Ryan McDonagh and the Metro All-Stars won today's tournament and will split $1 million dollars.

In the first game, a 10-6 win over the Atlantic, McDonagh played:

  • 7:20, was a minus two and had 1 giveaway.

In the second game, a 4-3 win to clinch the tournament over the Pacific Division, McDonagh played:

  • 7:28, was a minus two and had 1 shot on goal

McDonagh also made a save late in in the game against the Metro to keep them in the lead.

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

The NHL announced on Saturday that former Ranger Wayne Gretzky would be the coach of Ryan McDonagh and Metropolitan Division All-Stars in today's All-Star game.

Gretzky replaces former Rangers coach and current Columbus coach John Tortorella. who had to miss All-Star weekend due to one of his family dogs being ill.

McDonagh said that he is a little disappointed that Tortorella isn't at All-Star weekend and said that it would have been a fun dynamic to see the normally intense Tortorella in this kind of setting. (Newsday)

He added that Tortorella was a great coach for him as a young player and that he learned a lot about preparation and staying in the moment from Torts. (Newsday)

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Nov 6, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Nov 6, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
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Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn scores a goal past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger)
Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn scores a goal past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger)

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


First period:

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

Second period:

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

Third period:

  • 3:11 NYR Kreider; Assists: Stepan, Zuccarello
  • 5:31 NYR Stepan; Assists: Ryan McDonagh, Zuccarello
  • 7:26 NYR Zibanejad; Assists: Nash, Buchnevich
Tags: Adam Clendening, Chris Kreider, Dallas Stars, Derek Stepan, Kevin Klein, Mats Zuccarello, Mika Zibanejad, Pavel Buchnevich, Rick Nash, Ryan McDonagh
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Nov 6, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Nov 6, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

The NHL has announced that Ryan McDonagh will represent the Rangers at the All-Star game at the end of this month in LA.

McDonagh is the only Ranger representative.

He was an All-Star last season as well.

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Nov 6, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)
Nov 6, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports (Danny Wild)

While talking about the game Tuesday night, Alain Vigneault said that Ryan McDonagh is a "great defenseman" two different times before saying that he made three bad decisions in the third period. (MSG)

Against the Penguins, McDonagh played 7:44 in the first, 8:30 in the second period and 6:18 in the third.

He was a minus-2 but was on the ice for four goals against -- three of which came in the third period.

Vigneault added that the "schedule caught up to a couple of guys and that is the way it is."

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

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


First period:

  • N/A

Second period:

Tags: Adam Henrique, Brady Skjei, Chris Kreider, Damon Severson, Derek Stepan, Jimmy Vesey, Kevin Klein, Kyle Palmieri, Mats Zuccarello, Mike Cammalleri, P.A. Parenteau, Ryan McDonagh, Taylor Hall
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Henrik Lundqvist and Alain Vigneault discuss the Rangers' second consecutive shootout victory on Sunday against the New Jersey Devils.

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


First period:

  • N/A

Second period:

Tags: Adam Henrique, Brady Skjei, Chris Kreider, Damon Severson, Derek Stepan, Jimmy Vesey, Kevin Klein, Kyle Palmieri, Mats Zuccarello, Mike Cammalleri, P.A. Parenteau, Ryan McDonagh, Taylor Hall
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Nov 15, 2016; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) skates against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period at Rogers Arena. The New York Rangers won 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports (Anne-Marie Sorvin)
Nov 15, 2016; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) skates against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period at Rogers Arena. The New York Rangers won 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports (Anne-Marie Sorvin)

In his return to the lineup on Thursday after missing Tuesday's game with the flu, Ryan McDonagh played 24:50.

He had 3 shots on goal, 2 shots that were blocked, 1 that missed the net, 1 hit, 1 takeaway and 2 blocked shots.

McDonagh was called for high sticking in the first period and delay of game in the second period

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Nov 15, 2016; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) skates against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period at Rogers Arena. The New York Rangers won 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports (Anne-Marie Sorvin)
Nov 15, 2016; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) skates against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period at Rogers Arena. The New York Rangers won 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports (Anne-Marie Sorvin)

6:51PM: The Rangers have announced that Ryan McDonagh will mis tonight's game due to the flu.

Adam Clendening will replace McDonagh.

McDonagh was on the ice during warmups but left early. (Zipay)

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

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


First period:

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

Second period:

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

Third period:

  • 6:04 NYR Brandon Pirri (power play); Assists: Kreider, Ryan McDonagh
  • 18:42 NYR Jimmy Vesey (power play); Assists: Nick Holden, Pirri
Tags: Brandon Pirri, Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan, J.T. Miller, Jimmy Vesey, Kevin Hayes, Kevin Klein, Mats Zuccarello, Nick Holden, Oscar Lindberg, Ryan McDonagh
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Alain Vigneault and Antti Raanta discuss the Rangers' 5-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday.

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


First period:

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

Second period:

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

Third period:

  • 6:04 NYR Brandon Pirri (power play); Assists: Kreider, Ryan McDonagh
  • 18:42 NYR Jimmy Vesey (power play); Assists: Nick Holden, Pirri
Tags: Brandon Pirri, Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan, J.T. Miller, Jimmy Vesey, Kevin Hayes, Kevin Klein, Mats Zuccarello, Nick Holden, Oscar Lindberg, Ryan McDonagh
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Nov 15, 2016; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) skates against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period at Rogers Arena. The New York Rangers won 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports (Anne-Marie Sorvin)
Nov 15, 2016; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) skates against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period at Rogers Arena. The New York Rangers won 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports (Anne-Marie Sorvin)

On Monday night against the Penguins, Ryan McDonagh had two assists and was a career high plus-five.

McDonagh has zero goals this season but 13 assists, a plus 14 rating and is third in the league in assists for a defenseman.

McDonagh is averaging 24:05 per game which is 18th among defensemen but leads the Rangers by over 4 minutes per game.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, McDonagh is the only player who has led his team in ice time in every game his team has played in 2016-17. (Rangers Game Notes)

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

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


First period:

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

Second period:

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

Third period:

  • 12:46 NYR Hayes; Assist: McDonagh
  • 18:37 NYR Derek Stepan (empty net); Assists: Nash, Grabner
Tags: Derek Stepan, J.T. Miller, Kevin Hayes, Michael Grabner, Pittsburgh Penguins, Rick Nash, Ryan McDonagh
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Oct 13, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) and New York Islanders center Shane Prince (11) chase after the puck during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 13, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) and New York Islanders center Shane Prince (11) chase after the puck during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Ryan McDonagh's eight game assist streak ended on Thursday night against the Oilers.

In that stretch McDonagh tied Brian Leetch for the longest such streak in team history and had 9 assists in those 8 games.

McDonagh is averaging 24:15 per game this season, with 9 assists, a plus 8 rating, 12 hits and 19 blocked shots.

Alain Vigneault said earlier this week that McDonagh is "without a doubt" the Rangers best skating defeneseman and came to camp from the World Cup feeling "really good about himself, good about his game."

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Henrik Lundqvist shares his thoughts on the Rangers' 5-3 win Thursday night over the Edmonton Oilers at Madison Square Garden.

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


First Period:

Second period:

Third period:

Tags: Brady Skjei, Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan, Henrik Lundqvist, J.T. Miller, Mats Zuccarello, Ryan McDonagh
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Justine Ward joins GEICO SportsNite from Madison Square Garden to talk about the Rangers starting the season with 40 goals in 10 games.

Jimmy Vesey had a huge night as the Rangers beat the Blues, 5-0 Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.

Tags: Brady Skjei, Chris Kreider, Dan Girardi, Derek Stepan, Henrik Lundqvist, J.T. Miller, Kevin Hayes, Mats Zuccarello, Ryan McDonagh
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Justine Ward breaks down the Rangers' 6-1 victory over Tampa Bay, while players and head coach Alain Vigneault react to the win.

Michael Grabner recorded a hat trick and the New York Rangers scored four goals in the second period en route to a 6-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

Tags: Dan Girardi, J.T. Miller, Kevin Hayes, Rick Nash, Ryan McDonagh, Tampa Bay Lightning
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GEICO SportsNite: Rangers win 00:01:37
Taylor Rooks reports from Madison Square Garden where the Rangers overcame an early deficit to defeat the Bruins behind their hot offense.

The Rangers erupted after falling into an early 2-0 hole as they beat the Bruins, 5-2 on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.First period:0:10 BOS David Pastrnak; Assists: Brad Marchand, Zdeno Chara14:44 BOS Austin Czarnik; Assist: David Krejci

Tags: Derek Stepan, J.T. Miller, Jesper Fast, Kevin Hayes, Marc Staal, Rick Nash, Ryan McDonagh
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Oct 22, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) passes the puck against Washington Capitals during the first period at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)
Oct 22, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) passes the puck against Washington Capitals during the first period at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)

10/26 | Alain Vigneault was asked on Wednesday about McDonagh and his ice time and said, "I know that our record is real good when he plays 25 minutes or more. I think that if you look at the 82 game schedule and how condensed it is in certain areas, I think that is a lot of minutes for any defenseman in this league. I would probably like to keep him around that 23-24 minute but he is a guy who can log tons. He is just a horse and loves to play, great skater, guys who skate well can probably play a lot of minutes and he is one of those guys that can do that. I think a lot of it depends on the game itself. Are we ahead, are we behind and pushing? He is one of our offensive defensemen so there is a good chance he is going to be out there every other shift in that situation. Every game is different but to answer your question, can he log those minutes? Yes he can and our record is real good when he does log huge minutes."

10/25 | This season Ryan McDonagh has 5 assists (3 even strength, 2 PP) in 6 games, 11 shots on goal with 6 hits and 12 blocked shots in 25:16 per game.

Alain Vigneault said before the Rangers played the Red Wings "he has definitely played well. He has logged a lot of minutes and he has been both very good defensively and offensively and skating well."

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New York Rangers right wing Josh Jooris celebrates scoring a goal with teammates during the first period against Arizona Coyotes goalie Louis Domingue at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Rangers right wing Josh Jooris celebrates scoring a goal with teammates during the first period against Arizona Coyotes goalie Louis Domingue at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

Dan Girardi scored a go-ahead goal 1:55 into the third period to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.

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Michelle Yu and players recap the Rangers' 2-1 loss to the Red Wings Wednesday night and discuss the missed opportunities during the game.

First Period 

Second Period

  • 6:15 DET: Thomas Vanek (Power Play); Assists: Frans Nielsen, Mike Green

Third Period 

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New York Rangers defensemenRyan McDonagh (27) shoots the puck in the third period against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The Hurricanes won 4-3. (James Guillory)
New York Rangers defensemenRyan McDonagh (27) shoots the puck in the third period against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The Hurricanes won 4-3. (James Guillory)

Ryan McDonagh on being a new dad and his daughter

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Ryan McDonagh misses practice Monday to welcome first child

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First Period 12:06: NYR: Marc Staal; Assists: Derek Stepan, Mats Zuccarello19:02 SJS: Logan Couture; Assists: Joe Pavelski, Joe ThorntonSecond Period4:15 NYR: Rick Nash; Assists: Ryan McDonagh, Chris Kreider10:21 NYR: Chris Kreider; Assists: Ryan McDonagh, Antti Raanta

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

Derek Stepan, Ryan McDonagh and JT Miller all met with the media on Wednesday and said (NYR):

  • Miller had 5-6 days of no skating and would have liked to play more at the World Cup so he is focused on getting his "lungs and legs back into it." (NYR)
  • Miller said that it was a "blast" to be at the World Cup and see how elite players prepare and handle things.
  • Miller said that he feels confident, prepared, knows what to expect and "feels really ready" to get his game to another level. He knows what to do away from the puck and is looking to build off of last year.
  • McDonagh said that he felt good on the ice while at the World Cup and that he was strong on the ice, quick and "good with the puck." (NYR)
  • McDonagh said that there is a lot of positive energy around the Rangers.
  • McDonagh says that the players need to be focused and have their priorities in order each day, whether it's a game, practice or off day.
  • McDonagh said that he doesn't feel "too worn out" or beat up after the World Cup and he feels good about where his body is at."
  • Derek Stepan said that speaking for himself, Miller and McDonagh they all wanted to get back at it quickly after the World Cup ended. (NYR)
  • Stepan said that "everyone is real motivated to get back at it. Everyone is ramped up and ready to go and we want to get this thing rolling.
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Sep 22, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Team USA defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) and Team Czech Republic forward Milan Michalek (9) go after a puck during the second period of preliminary round play in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)
Sep 22, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Team USA defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) and Team Czech Republic forward Milan Michalek (9) go after a puck during the second period of preliminary round play in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)

Ryan McDonagh scored a third-period shorthanded goal but Team USA lost 4-3 to the Czech Republic.

McDonagh was a minus one in the game, played 19:25, had two shots on goal, 5 shot attempts blocked, 1 shot that missed the net, 1 takeaway and 1 blocked shot.


Dec 30, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Dec 30, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Ryan McDonagh says that he "relishes" the opportunity to replace Keith Yandle on the PP and said that he wants to be "leaned on more" and "wants to be depended on." (NY Post)

McDonagh said that last season was frustrating for him as well as the team and that he is "amped up" for this season.  (NY Post)

McDonagh had 9 goals and 25 assists last season and averaged 22:21 per game in 73 games.

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According to the Team USA line chart, Derek Stepan will center Team USA's second line tonight between James van Riemsdyk and Patrick Kane.

Stepan had mostly skated the past two games between Zach Parise and Blake Wheeler who are now skating with Joe Pavelski in the middle.

Ryan McDonagh is slated to skate with Matt Niskanen after spending most of the first two games with John Carlson.

So far in the World Cup exhibition, Stepan has 1 goal and 2 assists and McDonagh has 1 goal.

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Ryan McDonagh scored a goal, was a plus one and played 19:50 in Team USA's loss to Canada.

McDonagh was credited with two shots on goal and two takeaways.

John Tavares's first goal for Canada tonight went off of McDonagh's skate and in.

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Sep 9, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; Team USA defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) looks on during warmups prior to the World Cup of Hockey pre-tournament game at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)
Sep 9, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; Team USA defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) looks on during warmups prior to the World Cup of Hockey pre-tournament game at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)

In their opening exhibition game of the World Cup, Team USA defeated Canada 4-2.

Ryan McDonagh played 18:03, had one giveaway and 3 blocked shots.

McDonagh played 15:53 at even strength, 2:10 on the PK and 6:09 in the first period, 6:10 in the second period and 5:44 in the third.

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Feb 18, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers forward Derek Stepan (21) skates against the New York Rangers at the Air Canada Centre. New York defeated Toronto 4-2. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)
Feb 18, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers forward Derek Stepan (21) skates against the New York Rangers at the Air Canada Centre. New York defeated Toronto 4-2. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)

Ryan McDonagh said that the Rangers never got into sync last year and "never had everybody pulling really hard for one another." (ESPN)

He said that it's up to him and other leaders like Stepan, Marc Staal and Girardi to set an example, "stay in the right motto, the right attitude." 

McDonagh continue that the leadership group needs to get everyone to work hard buy in and "do that little bit extra that helps us win games." (ESPN)

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New York Rangers defensemenRyan McDonagh (27) shoots the puck in the third period against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The Hurricanes won 4-3. (James Guillory)
New York Rangers defensemenRyan McDonagh (27) shoots the puck in the third period against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The Hurricanes won 4-3. (James Guillory)

In a ranking of the top NHL defensemen, Ryan McDonagh came in at #17. (NHL)

In The Hockey News Yearbook, McDonagh was ranked as the 50th player overall and the 16th defenseman.

Last year, McDonagh ranked:

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Jan 19, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) controls the puck in front of Vancouver Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin (22) during the third period of an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers defeated the Canucks 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)
Jan 19, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) controls the puck in front of Vancouver Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin (22) during the third period of an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers defeated the Canucks 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)

8/18/16 | Ryan McDonagh has been working hard during the offseason to be in "better overall shape and to return to the form that made him among the most important defensemen in the league." (ESPN)

McDonagh told Scott Burnside that he wants to get back to being a consistent difference maker like he was a couple of years ago and not have it happen once every few games. (ESPN)

He said that the end of this past season was a little different for him because he didn't need to take a lot of time off to let his body heal. (ESPN)

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Dec 30, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Dec 30, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Ryan McDonagh said that he is working "as hard as I can ever remember" to prepare for this coming season. (NHL.com)

McDonagh said that he is preparing to play the way he wants to play and "help to get this team where we want it to be, and where we need it to be." (NHL.com)

He said that everyone is "really excited: to get back to work and become a team that is "real tough to play against." (NHL.com)

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Dec 30, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Dec 30, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Ryan McDonagh said that he, Derek Stepan and Brady Skjei are training together this summer and trying to take advantage of the extra time they have after being knocked out in the first round.  (NHL.com)

McDonagh said, "we've been skating and training hard together getting ready for this season."  (NHL.com)

He said that there was a level of embarrassment about losing in the first round and letting down teammates, the organization and the fans.

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