Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Golden Knights can tie for wild card in West

Welcome to the Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz, a daily look at the races for the 2022 NHL postseason. There are 24 days left in the regular season and the races in each of the four divisions are tight. The top three teams in each of the four divisions and the next two highest-place finishers in … Read more

Ryan Strome has immediate impact in Rangers return vs. Devils

Ryan Strome slotted back into the Rangers lineup Tuesday night against the Devils, marking the first return from injury that will further complicate head coach Gerard Gallant’s looming personnel decisions. After missing the previous four games with an undisclosed lower-body injury, which he suffered against the Sabres at the end of March, Strome returned to … Read more

Braden Schneider giving Rangers the spark they crave

Tedium hadn’t quite set in yet, as it would through the final 40 minutes of this low-event Battle of the Hudson in Newark on Tuesday. So it was just past the midway point of the first period with the Devils holding a 1-0 lead on Yegor Sharongovich’s beautiful breakaway goal off a Jacob Trouba boo-boo … Read more

Artemi Panarin getting it done for Rangers without Ryan Strome

Artemi Panarin lined up next to Ryan Strome for the first time just 10 games into his first season with the Rangers, and the star winger hasn’t had to play with many other centers since. That was an easy decision for the former coaching staff, led by David Quinn and, now, current bench boss Gerard … Read more

Rangers need Igor Shesterkin to find his magic again

The Rangers have received brilliance in nets from Igor Shesterkin on such a regular basis that when the goaltender stubs his toe it can seem like a five-alarm fire. There has been some smoke around the goaltender and the crease lately, perhaps a reminder not to take the club’s superiority in nets for granted. We … Read more

Justin Braun active for his second Rangers game since trade

Justin Braun skated in his second game with the Rangers on Sunday night, when his former team, the Flyers, came to the Garden for the first time since the organization traded the veteran defenseman to New York. After making his Rangers debut on March 22 against the Devils, Braun was a healthy scratch for the … Read more

Rangers rally, gain in Metropolitan Division with shootout loss to Flyers

NEW YORK — The New York Rangers rallied in the third period with three goals, including two in 12 seconds, to gain ground in the Metropolitan Division in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. Artemi Panarin had a goal and an assist, and Igor Shesterkin made 23 … Read more

Rangers’ top two defensive pairs providing steady presence

While a majority of the Rangers lineup has been retooled throughout the season, the top two defensive pairs have been a constant. Jacob Trouba and K’Andre Miller haven’t missed a single game this season, and have lined up next to each other in every appearance dating back to the preseason. An upper-body injury sidelined Adam … Read more

Rangers put embarrassing islanders loss behind them

The Rangers haven’t experienced too many games this season that merited the excrement-based descriptions used by head coach Gerard Gallant and star winger Artemi Panarin following Friday’s ugly 3-0 loss to the Islanders. The day-after message also was apropos, with the Rangers addressing and vowing to flush that nonperformance, while looking only forward to Sunday’s … Read more

Rangers a complete no-show in humbling loss to Islanders

The standings were a liar, the Rangers were imposters and the pages of the calendar seemed to have flipped backward about 365 days. Friday night represented a flashback to the Nightmare of 2020-21 in which the Islanders were the Blueshirts’ daddies. It didn’t matter that the narrative had been reversed the first five-plus months of … Read more