Fantasy NHL
New York Rangers Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Cam Talbot, G3/4/2015 11:25:00 PM
Description: Rangers backup goaltender Cam Talbot had a nice game, making 29 saves versus the Red Wings, but lost, 2-1.
Insight: Talbot gave up a power-play goal a couple minutes into overtime. Talbot is now 13-6-4. Although starter Henrik Lundqvist is getting closer, there is still no timetable for his return, so Talbot is the guy.
Cam Talbot, G3/2/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Rangers backup goaltender Cam Talbot continued to fill in nicely for the injured Henrik Lundqvist.
Insight: Talbot allowed just one goal and 26 total shots, and improved his record to 13-6-3 in a win Monday over Nashville. Talbot should be active everywhere until Lundqvist returns.
Rick Nash, LW3/2/2015 9:45:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash scored a goal during Monday's win over the Predators.
Insight: Nash also managed four shots on goal and a plus-two rating on the night. He now has 38 goals, 59 points, and a plus-24 rating through 61 games. Chris Kreider, Dominic Moore, and Marc Staal also tallied for New York.
Keith Yandle, D3/2/2015 6:38:00 PM
Description: Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle will make his team-debut on Monday night.
Insight: No surprise here. Look for Yandle to produce big numbers in New York.
Keith Yandle, D3/1/2015 7:38:00 PM
Description: The Rangers have acquired defenseman Keith Yandle from Arizona.
Insight: This is a massive deal, and will improve Yandle's fantasy value immediately. He already had four goals and 41 points this season but a poor minus-32 rating as well. His plus/minus ratio should improve right away. Anthony Duclair, John Moore, and draft picks went to the Coyotes.
J.T. Miller, C2/28/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Rangers rookie center J.T. Miller had a very nice game against the Flyers on Saturday, scoring a goal with four shots on net.
Insight: Miller was tied for second on the team in shots. John Moore scored the other New York goal. The Rangers lost, 4-2. Miller has six goals and eight assists in 37 games this season.
Lee Stempniak, RW2/26/2015 9:53:00 PM
Description: Rangers right wing Lee Stempniak scored two goals, including the game-winner on Thursday versus Arizona.
Insight: The game-winner came with under three minutes left in the game. Stempniak now has nine goals and 18 points through 52 games. He can be left on the wire. Chris Kreider also lit the lamp twice for the Rangers.
Rick Nash, LW2/25/2015 1:41:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash is listed as day-to-day with neck injury according to the Bergen Record.
Insight: Nash did not play on Tuesday against the Flames, but the ailment is not considered serious. Coach Vigneault said about the injury, "Just a bad sleep, he got a crick."
Kevin Hayes, RWHot2/24/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: Rangers rookie winger Kevin Hayes scored the only goal of the, 1-0, victory over the Flames.
Insight: Hayes scored on a pass from Derick Brassard in the third period. The Rangers have points in each of their last nine games. Hayes has 12 goals and 15 assists this season.
Cam Talbot, G2/24/2015 9:41:00 PM
Description: Rangers backup goaltender Cam Talbot made 21 saves to pickup his first shutout of the season.
Insight: Talbot came into the game having won six of his last nine games, but his other numbers are terrible: 3.06 GAA and .895 save percentage. The shutout will certainly help those. Talbot should remain in fantasy lineups until Henrik Lundqvist returns.
Derek Stepan, C2/22/2015 10:24:00 PM
Description: Rangers center Derek Stepan had two assists and six shots on net in the, 4-3, shootout victory over the Blue Jackets on Sunday.
Insight: The six shots on net was a team-high. Stepan assisted both of Martin St. Louis' goals. Stepan has 11 goals and 32 assists in 44 games this season.
Martin St. Louis, RW2/22/2015 10:21:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Martin St. Louis scored a pair of goals in the, 4-3, shootout victory over the Blue Jackets.
Insight: St. Louis scored on even strength in the first and second period. He then scored in the shootout. St. Louis has 18 goals and 26 assists in 58 games this season.
Derick Brassard, C2/20/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Rangers center Derick Brassard had two assists and amassed an incredible 10 shots on goal Friday versus the Sabres.
Insight: The 10 shots on net is a season-high and almost doubles his total for the entire month of February. Brassard has 13 goals and 34 assists this season.
Rick Nash, LW2/20/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash had a goal and an assist in Friday's, 3-1, victory over the Sabres.
Insight: The race to the Maurice Richard Trophy is really starting to heat up. Nash has scored three goals in his last four games to raise his total to 37 while Alex Ovechkin has five goals in his last four games and leads the league with 38 scores. Fantasy owners should be pleased to have either player on their team.
Martin St. Louis, RW2/19/2015 10:07:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Martin St. Louis had a goal and an assist in the shootout loss on Thursday versus the Canucks.
Insight: St. Louis assisted Derek Stepan's goal in the first period and then tied the game with a goal in the third period. Afterwards, New York took the lead, 4-3, on Carl Hagelin's goal, but Vancouver answered to send the game into overtime. St. Louis has 16 goals and 26 assists this season.
Kevin Klein, D2/16/2015 9:39:00 PM
Description: Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein netted the game-winning goal Monday against the Islanders.
Insight: After Ryan Strome gave the Islanders a 5-3 third period lead, the Rangers went onto score three unanswered goals, with Klein capping the comeback off. He also had an assist and a plus-one rating, and now has nine goals, 25 points, and a plus-22 rating through 54 games.
Ryan McDonagh, D2/16/2015 9:36:00 PM
Description: Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonaugh scored two goals during Monday's victory against the Islanders.
Insight: He also had six shots on goal. McDonagh now has seven goals andd 22 points through 44 games this season.
Kevin Hayes, RWHot2/15/2015 9:32:00 AM
Description: Rangers rookie winger Kevin Hayes scored for the third straight game on Saturday.
Insight: Hayes found the back of the net on the penalty kill as the Rangers scored four unanswered goals in the final period versus the Coyotes on Saturday. In addition to three consecutive games with a goal, he has five straight games with a point. Hayes has 10 goals and 15 assists in 51 games this season.
Rick Nash, LW2/14/2015 10:35:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash increased his goal lead over Alex Ovechkin, scoring on Saturday versus the Coyotes.
Insight: Nash scored his 35th goal of the season at the 1:19 mark of the third period to give the Rangers a, 2-1, lead. New York scored three more goals in the period and won, 5-1. Nash has 20 assists and a plus-25 rating to go with his 35 goals in 54 games this season.
Cam Talbot, G2/14/2015 10:29:00 PM
Description: Rangers backup goaltender Cam Talbot made 34 saves in the, 5-1, victory over the Coyotes on Saturday.
Insight: The game was tied, 1-1, at the end of the second period, but the Rangers scored four times in the final period. Talbot is 8-5-2 this season.
Kevin Hayes, RWHot2/13/2015 10:08:00 AM
Description: Rangers rookie winger Kevin Hayes posted the first multi-point game of his career with a goal and two assists Thursday night.
Insight: The 22-year-old has put together a solid first season with nine goals and 15 assists in 50 games. Hayes has six points in the last four games. He doesn't see a lot of ice time (ATOI 12:23), but he's played well primarily alongside Carl Hagelin.
Rick Nash, LW2/10/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash didn't score on Tuesday but did assist three other goals versus the Maple Leafs.
Insight: Nash had a helper on the team's first two goals and then the game-winner from Mats Zuccarello in the third period. The Rangers won, 5-4. Nash has 33 goals and 19 assists in 52 games this season.
Mats Zuccarello, LW2/10/2015 10:16:00 PM
Description: Rangers left wing Mats Zuccarello scored two goals in the, 5-4, victory over the Maple Leafs on Tuesday.
Insight: Zuccarello scored in the first period and then the game-winner at the 14:04 mark of the third period. Zuccarello has 10 goals and 21 assists in 50 games this season.
Chris Kreider, LW2/8/2015 7:58:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Chris Kreider scored a power-play goal with less than two minutes in regulation to tie the score at two versus the Stars on Sunday. Unfortunately for the Rangers, the Stars answered Kreider and won, 3-2, in overtime.
Insight: Kreider scored on a pass from Mats Zuccarello. Kreider has 12 goals and 16 assists in 49 games this season.
Brian Boyle, C2/8/2015 7:49:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Brian Boyle scored twice on Sunday.
Insight: Boyle scored in the first and second period as Tampa Bay jumped out to a, 5-1, lead over Anaheim at the beginning of the third period. The Lightning held on to win, 5-3. Boyle has 12 goals and five assists in 55 games this season.
Ryan McDonagh, D2/7/2015 8:36:00 PM
Description: Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonaugh scored a goal during Saturday's loss against the Predators.
Insight: He also had three shots on goal and a minus-one rating as well. McDonagh now hasfour goals and 18 points through 39 games this season.
Henrik Lundqvist, G2/6/2015 1:49:00 PM
Description: The update is not good for Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist. He will miss at least a month after taking a shot to the throat in last Saturday's game.
Insight: Lundqvist is a fantasy stud, with a 25-11-3 record, 2.25 GAA and .922 save percentage. Cam Talbot will handle most of the duties.
Rick Nash, LW2/4/2015 10:41:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash recorded two points on Wednesday night.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with four shots and a plus-one rating. Nash now has an impressive 48 points through 49 games.
Derick Brassard, C2/4/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Rangers center Derick Brassard scored a goal during Wednesday's victory over the Bruins.
Insight: He also had two shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night. Brassard now has 13 goals and 37 points through 47 games this season.
Cam Talbot, G2/4/2015 4:30:00 PM
Description: Rangers backup goaltender Cam Talbot will start on Wednesday against Boston.
Insight: An injury to Henrik Lundqvist will sideline him for at least one game. Talbot is 4-4-1 with a 2.15 GAA and .926 save percentage.
Henrik Lundqvist, G2/4/2015 4:27:00 PM
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist will not play Wednesday after suffering an upper-body injury, according to Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post
Insight: Lundqvist is a fantasy stud, with a 25-11-3 record, 2.25 GAA and .922 save percentage. Cyrgalis notes it may concern the throat area.
Mats Zuccarello, LW2/2/2015 9:52:00 PM
Description: Rangers left wing Mats Zuccarello had a goal and an assist in the, 6-3, victory over the Panthers on Monday.
Insight: Zuccarello assisted Kevin Hayes' power-play goal and then added an insurance goal in the third period. He has eight goals and 18 assists in 46 games this season.
Rick Nash, LW2/2/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash scored a pair of goals as New York pulled away from Florida, winning, 6-3.
Insight: The Rangers scored three unanswered goals in the third period. Nash scored a shorthanded goal in the first period and then an empty-netter in the third. The two goals tied Nash with Alex Ovechkin for the league lead in goals. He has 31 scores with 15 assists in 48 games this season.
Rick Nash, LW1/31/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash scored again on Saturday night.
Insight: Nash is having a monster season, and now has 29 goals and 44 points through 47 games this season.
Henrik Lundqvist, G1/29/2015 9:51:00 PM
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist allowed just one goal but lost to the Rangers, 1-0.
Insight: Lundqvist made 25 saves, allowing only Max Pacioretty to scored late in the third period. With the loss, Lundqvist falls to 23-11-3.
Carl Hagelin, LW1/27/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Carl Hagelin scored the team's lone goal during Tuesday's loss to the Islanders.
Insight: Hagelin is not a relevant option, as he now has 10 goals and 19 points through 45 games this season.
Carl Hagelin, LW1/20/2015 9:49:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Carl Hagelin netted the overtime winner Tuesday against the Senators.
Insight: He also had an assist, three shots, and a plus-one rating. Hagelin is not a relevant fantasy option, with nine goals and 18 points through 44 games.
Rick Nash, LW1/18/2015 3:19:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash scored twice during Sunday's win over the Penguins.
Insight: He also had four shots on goal and a plus-three rating. Nash has been fantastic this season, with 28 goals, 43 points, and a plus-18 rating through 43 games.
Chris Kreider, LW1/16/2015 9:41:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Chris Kreider scored his ninth goal of the season on Friday.
Insight: Kreider's goal put the Rangers ahead, 2-0, 10 minutes into the second period. New York held on to win, 2-1.
Henrik Lundqvist, G1/16/2015 9:37:00 PM
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist allowed just one goal in a, 2-1, victory over the Blue Jackets on Friday.
Insight: Lundqvist made 35 saves in the victory. He is 21-9-3 this season.
Derek Stepan, C1/16/2015 6:52:00 PM
Description: Rangers center Derek Stepan will be a game-time decision on Friday night. UPDATE: Stepan will play on Friday versus the Blue Jackets.
Insight: He is going to see how he feels in warmups according to The Bergen Record. Double check right before the puck drops to see if Stepan will play.
Henrik Lundqvist, G1/15/2015 5:11:00 PM
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist will not start on Wednesday.
Insight: Lundqvist had a rough start on Tuesday, allowing three goals in two periods, so Rangers coach Alain Vigneault will stick with backup Cam Talbot on Thursday.
Cam Talbot, G1/15/2015 5:10:00 PM
Description: Rangers backup goaltender Cam Talbot will start on Thursday against the Bruins.
Insight: Talbot played the third period of the, 3-0, loss to the Islanders on Tuesday, so Alain Vigneault will stick with the hot hand. Talbot stopped all 12 shots he faced in the period. This will be his ninth start of the season.
Henrik Lundqvist, G1/13/2015 9:36:00 PM
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist did not finish the Big Apple Battle on Tuesday.
Insight: The Rangers pulled Lundqvist after he allowed three goals in the first two periods. All three of the scores came in the second period. Lundqvist fell to 20-9-3 on the season.
Rick Nash, LW1/3/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash continued his impressive season on Saturday night.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, as well as three shots and a plus-one rating. Nash is a top-20 option, with 24 goals, 38 points, and a plus-17 rating through 36 games.
Derick Brassard, C1/3/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Rangers center Derick Brassard recorded two points during Saturday's victory over the Sabres.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with two shots and a plus-one rating. Brassard now has 10 goals and 30 points through 34 games.
Martin St. Louis, RW1/1/2015 11:55:00 AM
Description: Rangers winger Martin St. Louis had a goal and an assist on Wednesday night.
Insight: He also had two shots on goal and a plus-two rating, and now has 12 goals and 28 points through 35 games.
Ryan McDonagh, D1/1/2015 11:54:00 AM
Description: Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonaugh recorded two points during Wednesday's victory over the Panthers.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots and a plus-one rating. McDonagh now has 13 points and a plus-12 rating through 24 games. He should be in all lineups.
Henrik Lundqvist, G12/30/2014 12:24:00 PM
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist ahad his seven-game winning streak snapped Monday versus Dallas.
Insight: He stopped 24-of-27 shots on goal and is now 16-8-3 with a 2.41 GAA and .913 save percentage. Lundqvist is still a top option.
Henrik Lundqvist, G12/27/2014 9:40:00 PM
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist allowed just one goal on 20 shots on Saturday.
Insight: Lundqvist made 19 saves to post a .950 save percentage. The Rangers goaltender is 16-7-3 this season.
Derek Stepan, C12/27/2014 9:37:00 PM
Description: Rangers center Derek Stepan scored a hat trick on Saturday.
Insight: Stepan doubled his goal total of the season with a goal in each period versus the Devils. Stepan also scored three different ways, short handed, power play and empty net. Stepan has six goals 16 assists and a plus-six rating in 21 games this season.
Martin St. Louis, RW12/23/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Martin St. Louis scored a pair of goals on Tuesday.
Insight: St. Louis is not the player he used to be, but he has 12 goals and 13 assists in 32 games this season.
Rick Nash, LW12/23/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash scored a pair of goals on Tuesday.
Insight: Nash also picked up an assist as he finished plus-two with four shots on net. Nash has 22 goals and 14 assists with a plus-16 rating in 32 games this season.
Henrik Lundqvist, G12/20/2014 9:52:00 PM
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist picked up the win in a shootout, Saturday versus Carolina.
Insight: He stopped 18-of-20 shots, and was not heavily tested. Lundqvist is now 14-7-3 on the season.
Henrik Lundqvist, G12/17/2014 9:31:00 AM
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist extended his winning streak to four games Tuesday against Calgary.
Insight: He allowed two goals and 31 shots. Lundqvist has picked up his play, and is now 13-7-3 with a 2.48 GAA and .912 save percentage.
Rick Nash, LW12/17/2014 9:27:00 AM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash continued his strong season during Tuesday's victory against the Flames.
Insight: He scored two goals and had five shots on goal, along with a plus-one rating. Nash now has 20 goals, 33 points, and a plus-13 rating through 29 games. He is a top-20 option.
Henrik Lundqvist, G12/14/2014 10:27:00 AM
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist had a great Saturday night.
Insight: Lundqvist allowed just one third-period goal on 30 shots to lead the Rangers to a, 5-1, victory over the Canucks. He is 11-7-3 with a 2.63 GAA and .909 save percentage, which is very un-Lundqvist like. Perhaps Saturday will get him going.
Mats Zuccarello, LW12/14/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Rangers left wing Mats Zuccarello scored two goals in the New York rout in Vancouver Saturday.
Insight: Zuccarello scored the final goal of the first and second period as the Rangers led, 5-0, after two periods. They won, 5-1. Zuccarello has six goals and seven assists this season.
Rick Nash, LW12/8/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash scored his 18th goal of the season on Monday.
Insight: Nash scored about eight minutes into the second period to give the Rangers a, 2-1, lead. Pittsburgh eventually tied the game, but New York won, 4-3, in overtime. Nash has 18 goals and 10 assists this season.
Kevin Klein, D12/8/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein scored the game-winning goal in overtime against the Penguins on Monday as the Rangers won, 4-3.
Insight: It was a huge goal as New York blew a, 3-1, lead late in the third period. The Rangers have several blown leads like that this season, so it was important for them to get the full two points versus Pittsburgh. Klein has six goals and four assists this season.
Cam Talbot, G12/7/2014 11:13:00 AM
Description: Rangers backup goaltender Cam Talbot snapped a personal two-game winning streak on Saturday night.
Insight: He made 31 saves on 34 shots, and is now 2-3-1 with a 2.34 GAA and .921 save percentage. Leave him on the waiver wire.
Rick Nash, LW12/6/2014 9:45:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash scored his 17th goal of the season during Saturday's loss to Detroit.
Insight: Nash has been fabulous this season, and now has 27 points through 25 games. He is a top-20 option.
Henrik Lundqvist, G12/1/2014 9:55:00 PM
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist did not play well in Monday's loss to the Lightning.
Insight: He allowed five goals on only 20 shots. Lundqvist has not been his normal self just yet, and is now 9-7-3 on the season.
Martin St. Louis, RW12/1/2014 9:52:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Martin St. Louis scored against his former team during Monday's loss.
Insight: He also had three shots on goal, and now has 20 points through 24 games.
Henrik Lundqvist, G11/29/2014 3:36:00 PM
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist earned a rather easy victory Saturday against Philadelphia.
Insight: He stopped 21-of-23 shots on goal and improved his record to 9-6-3 on the season.
Derick Brassard, C11/29/2014 3:35:00 PM
Description: Rangers center Derick Brassard scored two goals in Saturday's win against the Flyers.
Insight: Brassard now has eight goals and 19 points on the season. He is a solid option at center for owners.
Kevin Klein, D11/29/2014 3:33:00 PM
Description: Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein had two assists and a +3 rating on Saturday against the Flyers.
Insight: He also had four shots on goal and now has eight points overall. Klein has potential to be a decent fantasy option moving forward.
Cam Talbot, G11/28/2014 4:47:00 PM
Description: Rangers backup goaltender Cam Talbot recorded his first shutout of the season on Friday against the Flyers.
Insight: Talbot is 2-2-1 with a .908 save percentage and 2.70 GAA backing up starter Henry Lundqvist this season.
Rick Nash, LW11/28/2014 4:44:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash scored a short-handed goal on Friday against the Flyers as New York won, 3-0.
Insight: It was Nash's 16th goal, which is one behind Tyler Seguin for the league lead. Nash has eight assists and a plus-five rating as well.
Rick Nash, LW11/26/2014 10:15:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash notched two points and a +2 rating on Wednesday night.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with two shots and four penalty minutes. Nash has been great, and now has 15 goals and 22 points through 21 games.
Rick Nash, LWHot11/19/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash crept back within one goal of the league-leading Tyler Seguin with a power-play goal on Wednesday against the Flyers.
Insight: Nash scored his 13th goal of the season on the man advantage at the 7:43 mark of the second period. The Rangers won, 2-0. Nash seven assists to go with his 13 goals.
Cam Talbot, G11/19/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: Rangers backup goaltender Cam Talbot recorded a shutout on Wednesday against the Flyers.
Insight: Talbot stopped all 30 shots he faced to post first shutout this season. It was also Talbot's first victory as he is 1-2-1 this season.
Henrik Lundqvist, G11/17/2014 9:38:00 PM
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist played poorly in Monday's loss to Tampa Bay.
Insight: He stopped only 25-of-30 shots, and dropped his record to 7-5-3.
Martin St. Louis, RW11/17/2014 9:37:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Martin St. Louis scored the team's lone goal, but was minus-four on the night against the Lightning.
Insight: He did have five shots on goal as well, and now has 14 points through 18 games this season.
Henrik Lundqvist, G11/15/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist played excellent on Saturday but lost to the Penguins.
Insight: It was a tough break for Lundqvist owners as it appeared the Rangers had scored the winning goal in the final shot of the shootout, but Rangers shooter Dan Boyle had an illegal hit on the potential game-winning goal. Replay nullified the goal, and all the Rangers players had to be called back onto the ice from the locker room. Lunqvist was noticably flat on the next attempt as Brandon Sutter scored, and Rick Nash did not convert his attempt. Pittsburgh won, 3-2.
Henrik Lundqvist, G11/13/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves in Thursday's shootout loss to Colorado.
Insight: He faced 29 shots, and is now 7-4-2 on the season. Owners are still waiting for Lundqvist to find his form.
Dan Girardi, D11/13/2014 9:52:00 PM
Description: New York defenseman Dan Girardi scored his first goal of the season.
Insight: He also had two shots and a +1 rating on the night. Girardi is as solid as a blueliner as they come, and he now has five points and a +3 rating on the season.
Derek Stepan, C11/12/2014 10:39:00 AM
Description: Rangers center Derek Stepan had two assists in New York's rout of Pittsburgh, 5-0, on Tuesday.
Insight: With the pair of assists, Stepan hit the 200-point mark. He was able to reach that plateau in 297 games. Stepan has three points in the last three games.
Rick Nash, LWHot11/11/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash once again leads the league in goals.
Insight: He had a big night against Pittsburgh on Tuesday with a goal and two assists. Nash has 17 points and a league-leading 12 goals.
Henrik Lundqvist, G11/11/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist recorded his 53rd shutout of his career against the Penguins on Tuesday.
Insight: It was Lundqvist's third shutout of the year with this one being the most impressive as it came against the Penguins, who were on a scoring-tear and seven-game winning streak. Lundqvist made 33 saves to blank Pittsburgh.
Chris Kreider, LW11/9/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Rangers winger Chris Kreider played well in Saturday's loss to Toronto.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots on goal and a +3 rating. Kreider now has 13 points in 10 games, as well as a +5 rating and 38 penalty minutes. Owners should be pleased with these numbers.
Mats Zuccarello, LW11/8/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Rangers left wing Mats Zuccarello recording two points in a losing effort.
Insight: He had a goal, assist, and seven shots on goal, to along with a +2 rating. Zuccarello now has six points on the season.
Cam Talbot, G11/8/2014 12:47:00 PM
Description: Rangers backup goaltender Cam Talbot will start on Saturday.
Insight: Talbot has a 2.84 GAA and .899 save percentage in three prior starts this season. He should have better numbers than that, but he is not contending for Henrik Lundqvist's job. Lundqvist has the day off.
Rick Nash, LWHot11/5/2014 11:00:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash scored his 10th goal of the season on the power play in the first period against the Red Wings.
Insight: Nash had six shots on goal and now has 13 points on the season. Nash was also involved on the game-winning goal in overtime. He screened Jonas Gustavsson on the power play, which allowed Derick Brassard to finish a rebound.
Derick Brassard, C11/5/2014 10:56:00 PM
Description: Rangers center Derick Brassard scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lift New York over Detroit, 4-3.
Insight: Brassard's score came on the power play at the 1:50 mark of overtime. It is his fifth goal of the season. Brassard had five shots on goal.
Cam Talbot, G11/3/2014 10:08:00 PM
Description: Rangers backup goaltender Cam Talbot made 31 saves in a loss to the Blues on Monday.
Insight: Talbot did allow three goals but made enough stops to help the Rangers earn a point. New York lost in a shootout. Talbot is 0-1-1 backing up starter Henrik Lunqvist this season.
Martin St. Louis, RW11/3/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Martin St. Louis scored twice in Monday's shootout loss to the Blues.
Insight: St. Louis scored his second and third goal of the season. He had four shots on goal and a plus-two rating. St. Louis did not score in the shooutout, however, and the Blues won, scoring twice in the shootout.
Derek Stepan, C11/3/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: Rangers center Derek Stepan is not likely to return Monday night against the Blues.
Insight: Stepan fractured his fibula in late September and the 4-6 week timetable is close to up. He's been skating, but is not expected to return Monday, though he is likely to return by the weekend.
Ryan McDonagh, D11/3/2014 10:32:00 AM
Description: Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonaugh (separated shoulder) hopes to return in 3-4 weeks.
Insight: It's a tough blow for the Rangers as he's their best offensive threat from the blue line. He totaled 43 points last season.
Henrik Lundqvist, G11/1/2014 10:32:00 PM
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist got the rare shutout loss on Saturday against the Jets.
Insight: There probably isn't any other way for someone to get a shutout and lose in sports. Lundqvist stopped all 25 shots he faced in regulation and the first three he saw in the shootout, but allowed a goal on the fourth shootout shot and that was the difference. The Jets won, 1-0.
Ryan McDonagh, D11/1/2014 9:04:00 PM
Description: Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonaugh suffered a separated shoulder on Saturday against the Jets.
Insight: He left the game in the first period after a hard hit along the boards. McDonagh missed five games last spring due to a shoulder injury to the same shoulder. He has three assists in nine games. A timetable for his return will likely come on Sunday when the defenseman is reevaluated.
Brian Boyle, C10/28/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Brian Boyle scored twice on Tuesday.
Insight: Boyle scored an unassisted goal in the second period and a goal from J.T. Brown and Anton Stralman in the third. Boyle has three goals this season.
Henrik Lundqvist, G10/27/2014 9:39:00 PM
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist allowed four goals on 30 shots on Monday against the Wild.
Insight: Lundqvist struggled again versus Minnesota on Monday, but his team bailed him out with five third-period goals. Lundqvist finished with 26 saves and the victory to improve to 5-3.
Mats Zuccarello, LW10/27/2014 9:38:00 PM
Description: Rangers left wing Mats Zuccarello scored a goal and two assists with a plus-three rating on Monday night against the Wild.
Insight: It was Zuccarello's first score of the season. The great plus/minus rating also helps Zuccarello's season numbers. He was minus-five coming into the game. Zuccarello was instrumental in the New York comeback against Minnesota. The Rangers scored all five goals in the third period.
Derick Brassard, C10/27/2014 9:35:00 PM
Description: Rangers center Derick Brassard scored and had two assists in Monday's game against the Wild.
Insight: Brassard also had a plus-three rating. The Rangers erased a 3-0 and 4-2 leads to win, 5-4. Brassard has four goals and three assists this season.
Henrik Lundqvist, G10/25/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist took his third loss of the season, Saturday against the Canadiens.
Insight: He made 27 saves in New Yorks 3-1 loss, and is now 4-3-0 on the season. Lundqvist still has not hit his stride, but it is only a matter of time for owners.
Henrik Lundqvist, G10/21/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist stopped 28-of-31 shots in Tuesday's overtime victory over New Jersey.
Insight: It was his fourth win of the season, and it looks like Lundqvist is starting to show why he is an elite goaltender in the NHL.
Chris Kreider, LW10/21/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Chris Kreider played a strong game against the Devils on Tuesday.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with a +2 rating and four shots on goal. Kreider continues to be a solid fantasy player, and it should stay that way, as he plays on the Rangers' top line.
Rick Nash, LWHot10/21/2014 9:49:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash has scored another goal in Tuesday's overtime win against New Jersey.
Insight: It is already his eighth goal of the season. Nash seems unstoppable right now, which is music to owners ears. Kevin Klein notched the OT winner for the Rangers, to take down their division rival.
Henrik Lundqvist, GHot10/20/2014 12:30:00 PM
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist made in two wins in a row with a 4-0 shutout win against San Jose.
Insight: He stopped all 33 shots he faced for his first shutout of the season. The Sharks are second in scoring this season, so it was a well-earned blanking.
Henrik Lundqvist, G10/16/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist shinedin Thursday's shootout win over Carolina.
Insight: He stopped 29-of-30 shots and did not let up a goal in the shootout either. It was Lundqvist's second win on the season, and this has a chance to really get him and the Rangers rolling.
Henrik Lundqvist, G10/14/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist allowed six goals for a second straight start on Tuesday.
Insight: Lundqvist stopped just 18-of-24 shots against the Maple Leafs on Sunday. He did slightly better on Tuesday, turning aside 21 out of 27 shots from the Islanders, but his save percentage was still well below .800. Lundqvist is in some obvious funk, but fantasy owners should by no means panic.
Rick Nash, LW10/14/2014 9:49:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash has scored in each of the first four games of this season.
Insight: Nash leads the NHL with six goals after just four games. He scored two more times on Tuesday against the Islanders for the only goals the Rangers had on the night. Nash will obviously not be able to maintain this production, but the Rangers and fantasy owners alike love the fast start.
Henrik Lundqvist, G10/13/2014 9:36:00 AM
Description: It was a night to forget for Rangers netminder Henrik Lundqvist as he gave up six goals on 24 shots.
Insight: Lundqvist was pulled in the second period. We have no doubts he'll be a top goaltender again this season, this was just one of those days. He's won 53.8 percent of his games over his career and has won at least 30 games every season except the 2012-13 48-game campaign.
Henrik Lundqvist, G10/12/2014 11:26:00 AM
Description: Rangers netminder Henrik Lundqvist will be in goal Sunday, after getting the night off against Columbus.
Insight: Cam Talbot starting in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jackets, but will give way to New York's star goalie against Toronto.. Lundqvist earned the victory in his first start of the season, turning away 25-of-27 shots on goal.
Rick Nash, LW10/12/2014 11:21:00 AM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash has four points through two games, this season.
Insight: Nash is off to a hot start, with three goals and an assist, along with eight shots on goal and a +2 rating. It is a welcomed sight for owners and Rangers' fans.
Martin St. Louis, RW10/11/2014 11:19:00 AM
Description: Rangers coach Alain Vigneault told the New York Post that Martin St. Louis or Derick Brassard will play the point on the power play while Dan Boyle is out with his injury.
Insight: Boyle will be out for four-to-six weeks, so either St. Louis, Brassard or possibly both, will receive a fantasy boost playing the point on the man advantage.
Cam Talbot, G10/10/2014 4:45:00 PM
Description: Rangers backup goaltender Cam Talbot will start in Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets according to The Bergen Record.
Insight: This will be a rare start for Talbot because the Rangers still have that Henrik Lundqvist guy who is pretty good.
Henrik Lundqvist, G10/9/2014 10:49:00 PM
Description: Rangers netminder Henrik Lundqvist picked up his first victory of the season.
Insight: He had 23 saves on 25 shots, and looked good in the season-opener. Lundqvist will remain an elite option at goalie, for the 2014-15 season.
Rick Nash, LW10/9/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash had a big game in the opener.
Insight: He had the game-winning goal in New York's 3-2 victory over the Blues. Nash had three total points (2 goals, 1 assist), four shots on goal, and a +2 rating on Thursday. Solid start to the 2014-15 season.
Chris Kreider, LW10/9/2014 10:46:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Chris Kreider had two points in the season opener against St. Louis.
Insight: This is a strong start for Kreider, who registered a goal and an assist, along with two shots and a +1 rating. With Kreider on New York's top line, he could be in line for a breakout season.
Carl Hagelin, LW9/30/2014 8:15:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Carl Hagelin will top last year's 15 goals and 16 assists numbers.
Insight: We expect a lot from Hagelin, who is one of the fastest players in the NHL. There is a chance that he will play with Mats Zuccarello and Derick Brassard this year. If that happens, we like the combination of Haelin's speed and Zuccarello's grittiness to score a bunch of goals.
Mats Zuccarello, LW9/30/2014 8:11:00 PM
Description: Rangers left wing Mats Zuccarello had a breakout season last year, so now fans are wondering if he can repeat that success.
Insight: Zuccarello scored 19 goals and had 40 assists playing with Benoit Pouliot and Derick Brassard last season. He will again play with Brassard, but Pouliot left via free agency. The pair will likely be a part of the Rangers second line, but stay tuned because they could also end up in a checking-line role. Either way, Zuccarello is worth stashing on your team.
Ryan McDonagh, D9/30/2014 7:56:00 PM
Description: Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonaugh really surprised fans with the amount of offensive production last season.
Insight: McDonaugh scored 14 goals and 43 points while adding another four goals and 17 points in the playoffs a year ago. He had the opportunity to play more offense and he took advantage. Veteran free agent signee Dan Boyle will likely take a part of that role away from McDonaugh this season, but McDonaugh is still expected to about 13 goals and 30 assists.
Martin St. Louis, RW9/30/2014 7:52:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Martin St. Louis' fantasy value will greatly depend on linemate Rick Nash.
Insight: St. Louis disappointed Rangers fans with just eight points in 19 games after the trade deadline move last year. He then scored 15 points in 25 playoffs games. Not bad, but considering St. Louis has averaged a point per game over the course of seven seasons, it's not particularly good. St. Louis misses playing with Steven Stamkos and will need Nash to reemerge as a great scorer to make St. Louis a top fantasy forward.
Rick Nash, LW9/30/2014 7:48:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash should be a player owners can pick late on draft day.
Insight: Nash had a below average regular season which turned into a horrible playoffs last year. He had 39 points in 65 games and then just three goals in 25 playoffs games. We believe Nash can bounce back, but owners should not be picking him early. Take the upside he offers late in the draft.
Chris Kreider, LW9/30/2014 7:43:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Chris Kreider is poised for a breakout fantasy season in 2014-2015.
Insight: Kreider has had problems staying on the ice, but when playing, he might be the best offensive force the Rangers have. He scored 13 points in 15 playoffs games despite missing time with injuries. Kreider will miss Stepan the first part of the season, but he is still a guy owners want in their lineup.
Derek Stepan, C9/30/2014 7:40:00 PM
Description: Rangers center Derek Stepan played three fewer minutes per game under first-year head coach Alain Vigneault last season.
Insight: Stephan fractured his fibula last week, so his fantasy value has already taken a huge hit, but even before the injury, his value was slightly dipping. Stepan really struggled last season, and there were questions about the Rangers depth chart coming into training camp. The injury certainly does not help Stepan's cause.
Derek Stepan, C9/25/2014 11:08:00 AM
Description: Rangers center Derek Stepan fractured his fibula and will be out four-to-six weeks according to the Bergen Record.
Insight: Stepan will likely miss the first seven games of the regular season, but it should take much longer for him to get back into the swing of things. Missing training camp is never a good thing. Even if he returns in four weeks, his fantasy value has taken a hit.
Brad Richards, C6/21/2014 4:20:00 PM
Description: Brad Richards has been bought out by the Rangers. SOURCE: Nick Kypreos, Sportsnet
Insight: It's not unexpected and the move frees up nearly $7 million in cap room for New York. Richards was productive during his three-year stay in Manhattan, generating 56 goals and 95 assists in 210 games for the Blue Shirts. This season marked Richards' second trip to the Stanley Cup after winning it with the Lightning in 2004.
Daniel Carcillo, LW6/10/2014 3:20:00 PM
Description: New York Rangers left wing Daniel Carcillo is eligible to play in Game 4 after serving his suspension.
Insight: Whether he does, is another story. Carcillo only contributed in one fantasy category this season. He had 100 penalty minutes in 57 games.
Daniel Carcillo, LW6/3/2014 7:47:00 PM
Description: On appeal, New York left wing Daniel Carcillo had his suspension reduced from ten games to six. SOURCE: NHL.com
Insight: He made contact with an official in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals and sat out the rest of the series. Carcillo is eligible to return in Game 4 of the upcoming Stanley Cup Finals against the Kings.
Henrik Lundqvist, G5/29/2014 10:56:00 PM
Description: Henrik Lundqvist shook off a brutal outing in Game 5 to shut out Montreal in the Rangers' series-clinching win Thursday at Madison Square Garden.
Insight: New York is headed to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1994. Lundqvist has saved a remarkable 92.2 percent of the shots he's faced this postseason. The Rangers will face the winner of the Blackhawks/Kings series that resumes tomorrow night in Los Angeles.
J.T. Miller, C5/29/2014 11:23:00 AM
Description: Rangers rookie center J.T. Miller is doubtful for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final Tuesday against Montreal due to an upper body injury (shoulder).
Insight: He didn't travel with the team to Montreal for Game 5 and its unclear whether he'll be ready for this game. Miller has posted six points in 30 regular season games and two points in four playoff games.
John Moore, D5/28/2014 8:21:00 PM
Description: New York defenseman John Moore has been suspended for the last two games of the Eastern Conference Finals. Moore received a game misconduct for a high hit on Montreal right wing Dale Weise Tuesday in Game 5. SOURCE: NHL.com
Insight: If the Rangers clinch in Game 6, Moore will be suspended for the opening game of the Stanley Cup Finals. Moore has averaged 14 minutes of ice time per game in the postseason.
Chris Kreider, LWHot5/28/2014 11:06:00 AM
Description: Rangers winger Chris Kreider had a goal and three assists in New York's loss to Montreal in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals Tuesday night.
Insight: Kreider has eight points in the series and 10 points in nine postseason games.
Derek Stepan, C5/28/2014 11:04:00 AM
Description: Rangers center Derek Stepan (jaw) had two goals in his return to the lineup for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Insight: Stepan broke his jaw in Game 3 when he took a high hit from Brandon Prust. He's produced nine points in his last six playoff games.
Derek Stepan, C5/27/2014 11:02:00 AM
Description: Rangers center Derek Stepan (jaw) did not play in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against Montreal and is questionable for Game 5.
Insight: Stepan broke his jaw in Game 3 when he took a high hit from Brandon Prust. He has been a solid points producer during the playoff season with 11 points (3 G, 8 A) in 17 games.
J.T. Miller, C5/27/2014 10:59:00 AM
Description: Rangers rookie center J.T. Miller is doubtful for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final Tuesday against Montreal due to an upper body injury (shoulder).
Insight: He didn't travel with the team to Montreal, but its unclear whether he'll be there for the game. Miller posted six points in 30 regular season games and two points in four playoff games.
Henrik Lundqvist, GHot5/26/2014 9:26:00 AM
Description: Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist wasn't one of the three stars of Game 4, but he did stop 27 of 29 shots en route to the victory and a 3-1 lead in the series.
Insight: Lundqvist has stopped 109 of 117 attempts (.931 save percentage) in this series. He's 11-7 with a .931 save percentage and a 1.98 GAA in 18 playoff games this season.
Derek Stepan, C5/25/2014 8:00:00 PM
Description: Rangers center Derek Stepan (jaw) will not play in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against Montreal.
Insight: Stepan broke his jaw in Game 3 when he took a high hit from Brandon Prust. It's possible he'll miss the rest of the postseason, though a couple of Montreal players have expressed doubt about the severity of Stepan's injury.
Derek Stepan, C5/25/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: According to Montreal right wing Brendan Gallagher, the Canadiens are expecting New York center Derek Stepan to suit up Sunday in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. SOURCE: National Post
Insight: Stepan broke his jaw a little over 48 hours ago so this would be an incredibly fast recovery. If Stepan does play on Sunday, he'll obviously have to wear some sort of protection to cover up his face.
Derek Stepan, C5/24/2014 4:09:00 PM
Description: Rangers center Derek Stepan is listed as doubtful for Sunday's Game 4 versus Montreal. SOURCE: Steve Zipay, Newsday
Insight: Stepan broke his jaw Thursday in Game 3. We wouldn't expect him on the ice anytime soon.
Derick Brassard, C5/24/2014 3:59:00 PM
Description: Rangers center Derick Brassard is expected to play Sunday in Game 4 against Montreal. SOURCE: Steve Zipay, Newsday
Insight: Brassard has missed the last two games with an upper body injury. New York could certainly use his help on offense after scoring just twice Thursday night in Game 3.
Derek Stepan, C5/23/2014 8:07:00 PM
Description: New York center Derek Stepan is out indefinitely after suffering a broken jaw Thursday against Montreal. SOURCE: Darren Dreger, TSN
Insight: Canadiens left wing Brandon Prust was suspended two games for the hit that led to the injury. Don't be surprised if Stepan misses the remainder of the postseason.
Daniel Carcillo, LW5/23/2014 7:50:00 PM
Description: Rangers left wing Daniel Carcillo is facing a ten-game suspension for "applying physical force" against an official. SOURCE: NHL.com
Insight: He was ejected from Thursday's Game 3 early in the first period. Carcillo has chosen to appeal the ruling. If it stands, Carcillo would likely miss the rest of the playoffs.
Derick Brassard, C5/22/2014 7:58:00 PM
Description: New York center Derick Brassard won't play Thursday in Game 3 versus Montreal. SOURCE: Jim Cerny, Rangers.NHL.com
Insight: That became obvious when Brassard (four goals, three assists this postseason) wasn't on the ice for pre-game warmups. He's missed the last two games with an upper body injury.
Rick Nash, LW5/19/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash scored a goal for the second straight game Monday in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Canadiens.
Insight: Nash had just five points, all assists, in the team's first 14 games this postseason, but he's lit the lamp twice in the ECF and New York has a 2-0 lead.
Martin St. Louis, RWHot5/19/2014 10:45:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Martin St. Louis extended his points streak to four games in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals Monday night.
Insight: St. Louis didn't have a point in seven straight games this postseason, but he's compiled three goals and two assists in his last four.
Henrik Lundqvist, GHot5/19/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was nearly impenetrable again in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals Monday against the Canadiens.
Insight: Lundqvist made 40 saves on 41 shots to lead New York to a 2-0 series lead. He's won five straight games while allowing a total of six goals on 168 shots (.964 SV%, 1.20 GAA) in that span.
Derick Brassard, C5/17/2014 9:15:00 PM
Description: Rangers center Derick Brassard (undisclosed) is questionable for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Canadiens, according to espn.com.
Insight: Mike Weaver crushed Brassard with an open-ice hit from behind in Game 1 and Brassard appeared to hurt his back. Brassard said he didn't feel like he could help the team after the hit and that he's "not sure" if he'll play in Game 2.
Mats Zuccarello, LWHot5/17/2014 6:34:00 PM
Description: Rangers left wing Mats Zuccarello led the team in points during the regular season and he's leading them in the postseason as well.
Insight: Zuccarello had a goal and two assists Saturday in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against Montreal, giving him 11 points in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Rick Nash, LW5/17/2014 6:32:00 PM
Description: At long last, Rangers winger Rick Nash has scored a goal in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Insight: Nash had just five points, all assists, in the team's first 14 games this postseason. He came up with a goal and an assist in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals Saturday against Montreal.
Ryan McDonagh, D5/17/2014 6:30:00 PM
Description: The Rangers scored seven goals against Montreal in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, and defenseman Ryan McDonagh had a hand in four of them.
Insight: McDonagh had a goal and three assists, giving him more points in one game than he had in the first 14 of this postseason.
Henrik Lundqvist, GHot5/13/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist made 35 saves on 36 shots in Game 7 of New York's second-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins to get his team into the Eastern Conference Finals.
Insight: Lundqvist brought New York back from a 3-1 series deficit by making 102 saves on 105 shots (.971) the last three games. The 32-year-old netminder has a superb .931 SV% in 14 starts this postseason and has picked up two Game 7 victories.
Henrik Lundqvist, G5/12/2014 9:09:00 PM
Description: The NHL has fined Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist $5,000 for pouring water on Penguins center Sidney Crosby Sunday in Game 6. SOURCE: Dave Stubbs, Montreal Gazette
Insight: Lundqvist was retaliating for Crosby spearing Dominic Moore at the end of the second period. Tuesday's Game 7 should be extremely physical.
Henrik Lundqvist, GHot5/11/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist was phenomenal Sunday in a Game 6 win over Pittsburgh.
Insight: The Penguins peppered him with 37 shots but Lundqvist saved 36 of them, his most so far this postseason. The Rangers have momentum but Pittsburgh has home ice advantage for Tuesday night's series finale.
Martin St. Louis, RW5/11/2014 10:02:00 PM
Description: New York right wing Martin St. Louis found the net for the first time this series Sunday in a Game 6 win over Pittsburgh.
Insight: St. Louis was playing with a heavy heart after the passing of his mother earlier this week. The four shots on goal he tallied were his most since Game 5 of the Flyers series. Somehow, the Rangers have erased a 3-1 deficit and are now tied with the Penguins at three games a piece heading into Tuesday's deciding Game 7 in Pittsburgh.
Chris Kreider, LW5/8/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: Rangers winger Chris Kreider (hand) skated 15:24 and had no points, two penalty minutes and a -1 rating in his return to the lineup Wednesday in Game 4 against the Penguins.
Insight: Kreider missed six weeks after undergoing surgery on his left hand. The 22-year-old had 37 points, 72 PIM, 136 SOG and a +14 rating in 66 games during the regular season.
Dan Girardi, D5/3/2014 10:39:00 AM
Description: New York defenseman Dan Girardi assisted twice in Friday's Game 1 victory over the Penguins.
Insight: Girardi has done a nice job this postseason with five points in his first eight games (one goal, four assists). Game 2 is Sunday night in Pittsburgh.
Benoit Pouliot, LW5/3/2014 10:36:00 AM
Description: Rangers left wing Benoit Pouliot collected two points in Friday's Game 1 win over Pittsburgh.
Insight: He scored in the first period and then assisted on Derick Brassard's game-winner in overtime. Pouliot now has six points in eight games this postseason (three goals, three assists).
Henrik Lundqvist, G4/30/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist blocked 26 of 27 shots to lead New York to a Game 7 win over the Flyers Wednesday night.
Insight: Lundqvist was pulled from Game 6 after giving up four goals in the first two periods but he bounced back just one day later to get the Rangers into the second round.
Martin St. Louis, RWHot4/27/2014 9:34:00 PM
Description: Rangers right winger Martin St. Louis has accumulated six points over five games in New York's playoff series against Philadelphia.
Insight: St. Louis had just eight points (one goal) in 19 games after the Lightning traded him to the Rangers at the trade deadline, but he's been a big reason why New York leads Philadelphia 3-2.
Martin St. Louis, RWHot4/23/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: New York right wing Martin St. Louis is starting to find his groove in the postseason.
Insight: St. Louis has scored in each of his last two games and now has four points in the series. Prior to the playoffs, St. Louis had just one goal in his previous 19 appearances.
Dan Girardi, D4/23/2014 10:09:00 AM
Description: Dan Girardi played a key role in Tuesday's victory over Philadelphia.
Insight: Girardi contributed one goal and one assist as the Blue Shirts won 4-1 to claim a 2-1 series advantage. The 29-year-old has now delivered 21 points in 67 career postseason appearances.
Rick Nash, LW4/23/2014 10:06:00 AM
Description: New York left wing Rick Nash had two helpers in Tuesday's win over the Flyers.
Insight: Nash (26 goals, 13 assists) hasn't scored in this series but he does have four assists. Game 4 will be Friday at the Wells Fargo in South Philly.
Brad Richards, C4/17/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Rangers center Brad Richards played a big role in Thursday's Game 1 victory over the Flyers.
Insight: Richards finished the night with one goal and two assists. All three of his points came in the third period. New York leads 1-0 heading into Sunday's Game 2 at MSG.
Derick Brassard, C4/16/2014 1:51:00 PM
Description: Rangers center Derick Brassard (back) will play in Game 1 of the playoffs against the Flyers on Thursday, according to Katie Strang of ESPN.
Insight: Brassard left Tuesday's practice with a lower-back injury but said it was precautionary. He had 18 goals, 27 points, 159 SOG and 46 PIM in 81 games this season.
Ryan McDonagh, D4/16/2014 12:56:00 PM
Description: Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh said he has a full range of motion and no restrictions with his shoulder, according to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News.
Insight: McDonagh (14 G, 29 A) suffered a shoulder injury on April 1 against the Canucks and missed the last five games of the regular season. He'll play in Game 1 against the Flyers on Thursday.
Rick Nash, LWCold4/10/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash scored the game-winning goal Thursday against Buffalo 18:18 into the third period.
Insight: It has been a highly disappointing season for Nash, as he missed nearly six weeks due to a concussion and has generated just 39 points (26 G, 13 A) in 64 games. The winger has provided fantasy owners with a measly 12 points in his last 27 games.
Ryan McDonagh, D4/9/2014 8:32:00 PM
Description: Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) will not play Thursday, according to Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record.
Insight: McDonagh (14 G, 29 A) suffered a shoulder injury on April 1 against the Canucks and hasn't played since. Coach Alain Vigneault says it's still "50-50" McDonagh makes it back for the regular season finale Saturday.
Brad Richards, C4/9/2014 10:19:00 AM
Description: New York center Brad Richards found the net twice Tuesday in a win over Carolina.
Insight: That gives Richards 20 goals for the season, the ninth time he's reached that threshold in his career. Richards' goals Tuesday were his fourth and fifth since the Olympic Break.
Derek Stepan, C4/8/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Rangers center Derek Stepan had a goal and an assist Tuesday against the Hurricanes.
Insight: Stepan has generated 21 points in 21 games since the Olympic break after putting up just 35 points in 59 games before it.
Martin St. Louis, RW4/8/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Martin St. Louis finally had his first multi-point game with the Rangers Tuesday against Carolina.
Insight: St. Louis had three assists, bringing him to just seven points (one goal) in 18 games with New York. He had 29 goals and 32 assists (61 points) in 62 games with Tampa Bay.
Ryan McDonagh, D4/8/2014 4:56:00 PM
Description: Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) will miss Tuesday's game against Carolina, according to nhl.com.
Insight: McDonagh (14 G, 29 A) suffered a shoulder injury late in last Tuesday's game against the Canucks and hasn't played since.
Mats Zuccarello, LWHot4/5/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Rangers left wing Mats Zuccarello has generated seven points (four goals) during a four-game points streak.
Insight: Zuccarello scored two goals Saturday against Ottawa and has 12 points over his last 10 games. He leads the Rangers with 57 points in 74 games this season.
Ryan McDonagh, D4/5/2014 3:57:00 PM
Description: Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (shoulder) will not play Saturday, according to Katie Strang of ESPN.
Insight: McDonagh (14 G, 29 A) suffered a shoulder injury late in Tuesday's game at Vancouver and hasn't played since.
Ryan McDonagh, D4/2/2014 5:26:00 PM
Description: Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh suffered a left shoulder injury late in Tuesday's win, according to the Bergen Record.
Insight: McDonagh's injury "is not serious," a team spokesperson said. However, the defenseman's arm was in a sling after the game. He's questionable for Thursday's game at Colorado.
Cam Talbot, GHot3/30/2014 10:52:00 PM
Description: Rangers backup goaltender Cam Talbot shut out the Oilers Sunday night.
Insight: The rookie has outplayed starter Henrik Lundqvist this season and is 12-6-0 with a 1.67 GAA, a .940 SV% and three shutouts. Lundqvist gave up four goals Friday but has otherwise played pretty well lately, so we probably won't see Talbot start more than one of New York's last six games.
Rick Nash, LW3/30/2014 10:50:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash scored a pair of goals Sunday at Edmonton.
Insight: Nash's last 22 games have yielded just 10 points, even with the two goals Sunday. The 29-year-old has 25 goals but only 12 assists in 59 games.
Mats Zuccarello, LW3/30/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: Rangers left wing Mats Zuccarello scored two goals and had one assist Sunday against the Oilers.
Insight: Zuccarello is tied with Derek Stepan (three assists Sunday) for the team lead with 53 points this season.
Chris Kreider, LW3/25/2014 8:27:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Chris Kreider will miss at least a month due to a hand injury, according to Bob McKenzie of tsn.ca.
Insight: McKenzie reports Kreider's hand may be broken. The 22-year-old has 17 goals, 20 assists, 72 PIM, 136 SOG and a +14 rating in 66 games this season.
Martin St. Louis, RWCold3/25/2014 5:51:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Martin St. Louis (flu) played just 11 minutes Monday against the Coyotes.
Insight: St. Louis has produced zero goals and three assists in 11 games with the Rangers. New York next plays Wednesday against the Flyers.
Derek Stepan, C3/25/2014 5:50:00 PM
Description: Rangers center Derek Stepan skated just 7:04 Monday night due to the flu.
Insight: Stepan had generated 15 points in his previous 13 games prior to Monday. New York next plays Wednesday against the Flyers.
Ryan McDonagh, DHot3/24/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Ryan McDonagh led the Rangers with three points (one goal, two assists) Monday in an overtime win against Phoenix.
Insight: He's generated at least one point in each of his last four contests. Among defensemen, McDonagh is sixth in goals (13) and 12th in total points (42).
Derek Stepan, CHot3/22/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Rangers center Derek Stepan scored a goal for the third straight game Saturday against the Devils and added an assist.
Insight: Stepan has generated 15 points in 13 games since the Olympic break ended. He had a disappointing 35 points in 59 games before the break after collecting 44 points in 48 games last season.
Ryan McDonagh, D3/18/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh scored his 12th goal of the season Tuesday against the Senators.
Insight: McDonagh has had his best offensive season by far, eclipsing his previous career high in goals by five and points by five with 12 games to play.
Derick Brassard, C3/18/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Rangers center Derick Brassard snapped a string of eight straight games without a point by collecting two goals and an assist Tuesday at Ottawa.
Insight: Immediately prior to the eight-game drought, Brassard had an eight-game points streak in which he had five goals and five assists. The 26-year-old has 15 goals and 24 assists (39 points) in 69 games this season.
Rick Nash, LW3/18/2014 4:45:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash had two of New York's eight goals Tuesday against the Senators.
Insight: Nash entered Tuesday with only five points (two goals) in his last 15 games. He has just 34 points in 53 games, even after Tuesday's two-goal performance.
Martin St. Louis, RWCold3/16/2014 6:46:00 PM
Description: Martin St. Louis has put up two points (zero goals) in seven games with the Rangers.
Insight: St. Louis had 29 goals and 61 points in 62 games with the Lightning this season before being traded for Ryan Callahan.
Carl Hagelin, LW3/14/2014 10:41:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Carl Hagelin notched his first career hat trick Friday at Winnipeg.
Insight: Hagelin scored goals on all three of his shots on goal. With the trick the 25-year-old now has a career-high 16 goals, but with 12 assists he only has 28 points in 58 games.
Henrik Lundqvist, G3/9/2014 3:06:00 PM
Description: Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist shut out the Red Wings Sunday in a 3-0 win.
Insight: Johan Franzen and Gustav Nyquist have been doing an admirable job keeping Detroit's offense afloat with Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk injured, but Lundqvist shut them down. He had a 3.77 GAA and an .872 SV% in his first four starts of March after posting a 1.91 GAA and a .937 SV% in January and February.
Chris Kreider, LW3/9/2014 3:04:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Chris Kreider had his first multi-goal game since his hat trick on Nov. 30 Sunday against the Red Wings.
Insight: Even with the two goals Sunday, Kreider has put up just seven points in his last 18 games and has 34 points in 58 games this season.
Mats Zuccarello, LW3/7/2014 6:41:00 PM
Description: Rangers left wing Mats Zuccarello expects to play Friday against the Hurricanes. SOURCE: The Bergen Record
Insight: Zuccarello (15 goals, 28 assists in 58 games) had missed New York's previous four games with a broken hand. He'll play alongside Derick Brassard and Benoit Pouliot on the Rangers' third line.
Mats Zuccarello, LW3/7/2014 12:08:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Mats Zuccarello will be a game-time decision on Friday against Carolina. SOURCE: Bergen Record.
Insight: Zuccarello (15 goals, 28 assists in 58 contests) injured his hand while representing Norway at the Sochi Olympics. He had been on a six-game point streak prior to getting hurt and has missed the past four games.
Martin St. Louis, RW3/5/2014 4:50:00 PM
Description: Martin St. Louis has arrived in Toronto for Wednesday's game and will be available to play for the Rangers, according to Mitch Kerzner of TSN.
Insight: St. Louis was traded from the Tampa Bay Lightning to the New York Rangers in exchange for Ryan Callahan and draft picks on Wednesday morning. He proved that he can still produce with anyone on his line, as he has put up 29 goals and 61 points in 62 games despite superstar center Steven Stamkos missing most of the year.
Raphael Diaz, D3/5/2014 3:45:00 PM
Description: Defenseman Raphael Diaz was traded again Wednesday after playing six games with the Canucks. He'll join the Rangers.
Insight: The Canadiens traded Diaz to the Canucks in February and he played six games in Vancouver. Diaz has one goal and 12 assists in 52 games this season.
Martin St. Louis, RW3/5/2014 11:25:00 AM
Description: The Rangers have acquired Martin St. Louis from the Tampa Bay Lightning for Ryan Callahan, a 2015 first-rounder and a 2014 second-rounder in a swap of captains, according to TSN.
Insight: St. Louis proved this season that he can still produce with anyone on his line, as he has put up 29 goals and 61 points in 62 games despite superstar center Steven Stamkos missing most of the year.