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Sunday
May172015

Moore Nets Late Goal to Give Rangers Game 1 of Conference Final

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Dominic Moore's goal with 2:25 left in regulation gave the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Every game (13) this postseason for the Rangers has been decided by one goal, and nine of them have been by the score 2-1.

Moore scored the game-winner 30 seconds after leaving the penalty box when Kevin Hayes' shot deflected off his skate and past Lightning goalie Ben Bishop.

The Rangers led 1-0 after the second period, but Ondrej Palat tied the game when he scored a power play goal 6:45 into the third, before Moore won it at the end.

"I think we're just calm out there," Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi said. "We're not nervous. We're like, they tied it up, no big deal. They make a good play on it, make a good shot. We just stick to our game plan. We never deviate from it. I think that's what helps us in the one-goal games."

Derek Stepan scored the Rangers' first goal, and Henrik Lundqvist had 23 saves in the victory.

Game 2 is in New York on Monday night.


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Thursday
May142015

Rangers Complete Comeback, Beat Capitals in OT in Game 7

Scott Levy/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- For the second time in a year, the Rangers completed a 3-1 deficit to win a series in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

New York found themselves in another overtime game against the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night. Derek Stepan took a whirl at a Dan Girardi rebounder that went past Braden Holtby, who was on his backside and too late to stop the second shot.

"We have a good group that keeps their wits about them and keeps calm," Stepan said. "There is no real panic. We just go out and play. We just see what happens and we just play hockey."

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist made save after save as the Capitals applied pressure during the first six minutes of overtime before Stepan's goal.

"It's a very special win," said Lundqvist, who won his sixth Game 7 of his career and made 35 saves.

Each game was decided by one goal.  

New York will now host the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday.


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Wednesday
May132015

Scoreboard Roundup - 5/13/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs – Eastern Conference Semi-Finals – Game 5: Atlanta Hawks 82 – Washington Wizards 81 (Hawks lead series, 3-2)

Western Conference Semi-Finals - Game 5: Golden State Warriors 98 - Memphis Grizzlies 78 (Warriors lead series, 3-2)

NHL Playoffs – Eastern Conference Second Round – Game 7: New York Rangers 2 – Washington Capitals 1 OT

MLB: Texas Rangers 5 (15-19) – Kansas City Royals 2 (21-13)

Tampa Bay Rays 3 (19-16) – New York Yankees 2 (21-14)

Minnesota Twins 6 (19-15) – Detroit Tigers 2 (20-14)

Baltimore Orioles 6 (15-17) – Toronto Blue Jays 1 (17-18)

Chicago Cubs 2 (18-15) – New York Mets 1 (20-14)

Cleveland Indians 2 (12-20) – St. Louis Cardinals 0 (23-10)

Cincinnati Reds 5 (17-17) – Atlanta Braves 1 (15-19)

Boston Red Sox 2 (16-18) – Oakland Athletics 0 (13-23)

Philadelphia Phillies 3 (12-23) – Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (17-17)

Washington Nationals 9 (19-16) – Arizona Diamondbacks 6 (15-18)

San Diego Padres 4 (18-17) – Seattle Mariners 2 (15-18)

Houston Astros 4 (21-13) – San Francisco Giants 3 (17-17)

Chicago White Sox 4 (14-17) – Milwaukee Brewers 2 (12-23)

Miami Marlins 5 (16-19) – Los Angeles Dodgers 4 (22-11)

Los Angeles Angels 2 (17-17) – Colorado Rockies 1 (11-19)

 


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Tuesday
May122015

Rangers Coach Urges Team to 'Stay in the Moment' for Game 7

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New York Rangers will host the Washington Capitals in Game 7 on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault stressed on Monday that his team must "stay in the moment" as the prepare for the game.

"The same principals and the same logics are going to apply," Vigneault said during a conference call on Monday.

"We lose Game 7 it's over," Vigneault continued.  "You have to focus on the details and the execution of your team. Players have to do that and you let the outcome with a solid game take care of itself."

Vigneault added,"There’s no doubt that experience and positive experience helps in the preparation in the mental state. Our guys have gotten experience and positive experience, but there’s still a lot of individual work to get yourself ready, and they have to do that for Wednesday."

The Rangers overcame a 3-1 deficit during last year's playoff run against Pittsburgh.

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Saturday
May092015

Save Kreider: Late Goal Sends Game to OT, Keeps Rangers' Season Alive

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- With the New York Rangers trailing by one with 1:41 remaining in regulation, Chris Kreider scored to send send the game into overtime where Ryan McDonagh slapped in the game-winner, as the Rangers top the Washington Capitals 2-1 Friday, in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

The Capitals now lead the best-of-seven series, 3-2.

It was a thriller at Madison Square Garden. The game was scoreless until the third period where after a turnover, Curtis Glencross had a breakaway. Glencross peppered a shot off Henrik Lundqvist that rebounded back to him. He took advantage and put the puck in the net to give the Capitals a 1-0 lead with 9:06 remaining.

Late in the game it looked like the Capitals were going to clinch a trip to the conference final, but just as Lundqvist was heading off the ice to give the Blue Shirts an extra attacker, Kreider scored to send the contest into overtime.

In overtime the one time hero became the goat. Glencross turned over the puck in the Rangers' offensive zone. After a couple of passes, Derek Stepan faked a shot and then sent the puck backwards to a wide open McDonagh who slapped it past Braden Holtby at the 10:23 mark, to force a Game 6.

The Rangers and Capitals will duel again on Sunday in Washington at 7 p.m. ET.


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Saturday
May022015

Rangers Beat Capitals 3-2, Series Tied at 1

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The New York Rangers bounced back from a heart-breaking Game 1 loss to the Washington Capitals behind Chris Kreider who scored 38 seconds after the opening faceoff, which jump-started a Rangers 3-2 win over the Capitals on Saturday.

Dan Boyle and Derick Brassard also scored goals for New York and goalie Henrik Lundqvist made 30 saves in the game that featured an incredible goal by Alexander Ovechkin, which made the final 10 minutes of the game much more intriguing.

The series is now tied 1-1. Game 3 will be in Washington on Monday.


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Tuesday
Apr282015

Rangers' Zuccarello Out Indefinitely

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(NEW YORK) -- After taking a puck to the head in Friday's game 5 against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Rangers winger Mats Zuccarello will be out indefinitely.

Zuccarello suffered the injury when teammate Ryan McDonagh fired a slap shot from the left point. Zuccarello stumbled in front of the net while trying to set a screen and the puck struck him in the left side of his head.

The Rangers have not specified the nature of the injury other than to call it an "upper body injury."

The Rangers will face the Washington Capitals in round two of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.


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Thursday
Apr232015

Rangers Take 3-1 Series Lead with OT Win over Penguins

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(PITTSBURGH) -- Kevin Hayes and the New York Rangers have the Pittsburgh Penguins on the brink of elimination.

Hayes scored in the first overtime to give the Rangers a 2-1 victory Wednesday night and a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series.

"It will be a memorable one, for sure," Hayes said after his first playoff goal.

Martin St. Louis took control when he threw the puck in front on a wraparound. The puck pinballed to Carl Hagelin and went across the crease for Hayes to flip it past fallen goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.

"I thought two of our guys worked hard and got the puck to the net and it just kind of ended up on my stick," Hayes said.

And he buried it.

But it's nothing new for the rookie, who helped the NHL's best regular-season team to its first Presidents' Trophy since 1994 with 17 goals and 45 points, including a team-best 29 points since the All-Star break.

"This was his best game of the series," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. "We need him to play the way he's played for us throughout the year. Obviously, this is playoff hockey on a bigger stage, but he's learning how to deal with it."

Game 5 is Friday night in New York.


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Wednesday
Apr222015

Scoreboard Roundup - 4/22/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NHL Playoffs – First Round: Ottawa Senators 1 – Montreal Canadiens 0 (Canadiens lead series, 3-1)

New York Rangers 2 – Pittsburgh Penguins 1 OT (Rangers lead series, 3-1)

St. Louis Blues 6 - Minnesota Wild 1 (Series tied at 2)

Anaheim Ducks 5 - Winnipeg Jets 2 (Ducks win series, 4-0)

NBA Playoffs – First Round: Atlanta Hawks 96 – Brooklyn Nets 91 (Hawks lead series, 2-0)

Memphis Grizzlies 97 – Portland Trail Blazers 82 (Grizzlies lead series, 2-0)

San Antonio Spurs 111 - Los Angeles Clippers 107 (Series tied at 1)

MLB: Chicago White Sox 6 (6-8) – Cleveland Indians 0 (5-9)

St. Louis Cardinals 7 (9-4) – Washington Nationals 5 (7-8)

Toronto Blue Jays 4 (8-7) – Baltimore Orioles 2 (7-8)

Miami Marlins 6 (4-11) – Philadelphia Phillies 1 (5-10)

Tampa Bay Rays 7 (7-8) – Boston Red Sox 5 (9-6)

Pittsburgh Pirates 4 (7-8) – Chicago Cubs 3 (8-6)

New York Mets 3 (12-3) – Atlanta Braves 2 (8-6)

New York Yankees 13 (8-7) - Detroit Tigers 4 (11-4)

Minnesota Twins 3 (6-9) - Kansas City Royals 0 (11-4)

Cincinnati Reds 2 (8-7) - Milwaukee Brewers 1 (2-13)

Colorado Rockies 5 (8-7) - San Diego Padres 4 (10-6)

Arizona Diamondbacks 8 (8-7) - Texas Rangers 5 (6-9)

Oakland Athletics 9 (8-8) - Los Angeles Angels 2 (6-9)

Seattle Mariners 3 (6-9) - Houston Astros 2 (8-7)

San Francisco Giants 3 (6-10) - Los Angeles Dodgers 2 (9-5)


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Monday
Apr202015

Scoreboard Roundup - 4/20/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs – First Round: Chicago Bulls 91 – Milwaukee Bucks 82 (Bulls lead series, 2-0)

Golden State Warriors 97  New Orleans Pelicans 87 (Warriors Lead Series 2-0)

NHL Playoffs – First Round:  New York Rangers 2 – Pittsburgh Penguins 1 (Rangers lead series, 2-1)

Minnesota Wild 3  St. Louis Blues 0 (Wild lead series, 2-1)

Anaheim Ducks 5  Winnipeg Jets 4 (F/OT) (Ducks lead series 3-0)

MLB: Chicago Cubs 5 (7-5) – Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (6-7)

Boston Red Sox 7 (8-5) – Baltimore Orioles 1 (7-6) – 7 Innings

Cincinnati Reds 6 (6-7) – Milwaukee Brewers 1 (2-11)

Detroit Tigers 2 (11-2) – New York Yankees 1 (6-7)

Chicago White Sox 4 (5-7) – Cleveland Indians 3 (4-8)

Kansas City Royals 7 (10-3)  Minnesota Wild 1 (5-8)

San Diego Padres 14 (9-5)  Colorado Rockies 3 (7-6)

Oakland Athletics 6 (7-7)  Los Angeles Angels 3 (5-8)

Houston Astros 7 (7-6)  Seattle Mariners 5 (5-8)


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