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Barkov, Monahan, O’Reilly are 2019 Lady Byng Trophy finalists

Next up in the NHL’s 2018-19 awards announcements is the Lady Byng Trophy, which is awarded “to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.”The nominees, who are voted for by members of the Professional Hockey

Flyers turn to winner Vigneault to snap championship drought

VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning team that just flamed out in the first round of the playoffs is dotted with former New York Rangers who played in the 2014 Stanley Cup Final:Ryan McDonagh, Dan Girardi, Anton Stralman, J.T. Miller all helped the Rangers to get within three

Flyers fans explode on social media over new coaching hire

Flyers fans explode on social media over new coaching hire originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.comThere's a new head coach in town.On Monday, the Flyers officially announced Alain Vigneault as the 21st head coach in franchise history. Vigneault has 1,216 games of NHL coaching experience, most recently with the New York Rangers from

Flyers hire Alain Vigneault as next head coach

Alain Vigneault is returning to the Metropolitan Divison after the Philadelphia Flyers announced on Monday afternoon that they’ve hired him as their next head coach.“Alain has always been somebody I’ve admired and respected,” said Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher. ” I’ve watched the job he’s done over the years throughout

Trading places: NHL deadline deals’ effect on playoff teams

Excuse Derick Brassard for having a little difficulty finding his bearings after the veteran center took an unorthodox cross-country route in reaching the NHL playoffs.Starting the season with Pittsburgh, Brassard was traded to Florida and spent 10 games with the Panthers before landing in Colorado in time to help the

Devils win No. 1 pick in NHL draft

The New Jersey Devils won the NHL draft lottery on Tuesday night for the second time in three years.New Jersey had an 11.5 percent chance to win the top pick. The franchise also picked first in 1979, as the Colorado Rockies, when the initial selection was Rob Ramage, and in

Rangers’ Lundqvist: Struggles in 2nd half ‘more challenging’

Henrik Lundqvist liked how he started the season. The 37-year-old New York Rangers goalie wasn't so pleased with how he played toward the end.He was 15-12-7 with a 3.19 goals-against average during the first half while earning his fifth All-Star appearance. After that, however, he had just three wins in

Strome scores in OT to lift Rangers past Penguins 4-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Jake Guentzel's 40th goal of the season had a significant impact on the Stanley Cup playoffs.Guentzel scored with 2:35 to play, sending Saturday's regular-season finale against the New York Rangers to overtime.Ryan Strome scored 2:09 into overtime, as the Rangers beat Pittsburgh 4-3 on Saturday night, but

Jackets survive Rangers in SO, clinch last playoff spot

Artemi Panarin scored the only goal in the shootout Friday night for the Columbus Blue Jackets, who clinched the last open NHL playoff spot by edging the host New York Rangers, 3-2.With their sixth win in the last seven games, the Blue Jackets (46-31-4, 96 points) assured themselves of one

NHL roundup: Blue Jackets clinch last playoff spot

Artemi Panarin scored the only goal in the shootout Friday night for the Columbus Blue Jackets, who clinched the last open NHL playoff spot by edging the host New York Rangers, 3-2.With their sixth win in the last seven games, the Blue Jackets (46-31-4, 96 points) assured themselves of one

‘Win-and-in’ Blue Jackets look to clinch at Rangers

It took the Columbus Blue Jackets longer than they anticipated to round into form following a series of trade-deadline moves in February.But on Friday night, those trades could yield the dividends sought by the Blue Jackets, who will look to clinch the final Eastern Conference wild-card berth when they visit

Analyzing the remaining NHL Playoff races

[embedded content]We are down to the final days of the 2018-19 regular season and as of Thursday there are still four playoff spots up for grabs, two divisions that need to be won, and seedings to be set.So let’s take a closer look at who is still in it, what

Carrick scores late as Devils beat Rangers, avoid sweep

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- For a game between two teams getting ready to pack their equipment and go on vacation at the end of the week, the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers played some old-fashioned heated hockey.There were three fights, up-and-down action and something different, the Devils finally

Devils, Rangers meet one last time with little at stake

This spring marks the 25th anniversary of one of the greatest non-Stanley Cup Finals playoff series in history -- the New York Rangers' epic seven-game Eastern Conference finals win over the New Jersey Devils. The Rangers, on their way to their first championship since 1940 that season, trailed three games

Rangers’ Georgiev impressive in shutout of Flyers

In the twilight of Henrik Lundqvist‘s career, it appears the New York Rangers can rest easy knowing they have a capable heir-apparent to begin filling his legendary shoes.Alexandar Georgiev is a name the Rangers will be hoping can continue an upward trajectory, and the 23-year-old showed another flash of his

Vesey scores go-ahead goal in 3rd, Rangers top Blues 4-2

NEW YORK (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues had a chance to clinch a postseason berth on their own terms, but a stubborn goaltender stood in their way.Alexandar Georgiev made 44 saves and Jimmy Vesey scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, helping the New York Rangers beat

Rangers rally to knock off playoff-bound Blues

Jimmy Vesey scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period Friday night for the New York Rangers, who stormed back from a two-goal first-period deficit and denied the St. Louis Blues a chance to clinch a playoff spot by handing the visitors a 4-2 loss.The Blues later ended up

NHL roundup: Pastrnak hat trick leads Bruins over Rangers

David Pastrnak continued his torrid return from injury with a hat trick and two assists, and the Boston Bruins won their 12th straight at home, 6-3 over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.Pastrnak failed to record a point March 19 in his first contest back after missing 16 with

Penguins rally past Rangers

Matt Cullen scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period, rookie Teddy Blueger scored twice, and the Pittsburgh Penguins scored five unanswered goals in a 5-2 victory over the host New York Rangers on Monday night.Pittsburgh (42-24-11, 95 points) won its third consecutive game and moved into a tie for

Penguins surge to 5-2 win over Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) -- The surging Pittsburgh Penguins are closing in on the top spot in their division.Teddy Blueger scored twice, Matt Murray made 33 saves and the Penguins rallied from an early two-goal deficit for a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Monday night.''I thought we didn't

Strome. Georgiev help Rangers beat Maple Leafs 2-1 in OT

TORONTO (AP) -- The New York Rangers were glad to finally get another win.Ryan Strome scored 1:48 into overtime as the New York Rangers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 Saturday night to snap a five-game losing streak.Pavel Buchnevich also scored for the Rangers and Alexandar Georgiev finished with 44

Rangers beat Leafs in OT to end losing streak

Ryan Strome scored his 15th goal of the season at 1:48 of overtime and the visiting New York Rangers defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 Saturday night to end a five-game losing streak.It was the 21st time this season the Rangers have gone past regulation time in a game. They

Playoff Push: Games to watch this weekend for the Metropolitan Division

Playoff Push: Games to watch this weekend for the Metropolitan Division originally appeared on nbcsportswashington.comWith seven games and coutning remaining in the regular season for Washington, the Capitals are looking for all the points they can get to hold onto their lead over the Metro. But with the road ahead

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