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Isles Finish Season With Shootout Win

Park scores shorthanded goal and tiebreaker in extra session

(Newser) - Richard Park scored a short-handed goal in the second period and then added the decisive tally in the shootout for the  Islanders, who finished a disappointing season with a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers tonight. Jaromir Jagr got the Rangers even at 3 just 4:20 into... More »

The Garden to Get a New Look

$500 million in renovations set to begin spring of next year

(Newser) - Madison Square Garden is getting a  $500-million overhaul. After pulling out of a plan to build a new arena as part of a new Penn Station project a few blocks away, Cablevision, the Garden's owners, unveiled a renovation plan yesterday.  The work is slated to start next spring and... More »

Jagr's 2 Goals Send Rangers to Playoffs

New York tops New York, 3-0

(Newser) - Jaromir Jagr scored two power-play goals in a 2-minute span of the first period, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 25 shots, and the New York Rangers clinched an Eastern Conference playoff berth with a 3-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. More »

Drury, Rangers Bowl Over Penguins in OT

Also, Thrashers best Lightning in matchup of Eastern cellar-dwellers

(Newser) - Chris Drury’s power play goal 1:46 into overtime gave the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Despite the loss, Pittsburgh remains in the top spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race with a two-point lead on Montreal. The win moves New York into fifth-place.... More »

OT Win Keeps Sabre Playoff Hopes Alive

Crosby lifts Penguins; Hasek shuts out Preds in another OT battle

(Newser) - Buffalo’s playoff hopes remain alive – for at least one more day. The Sabres, battling every step of the way, overcame the Bruins in a 2-1 overtime win tonight. It took just 39 seconds beyond regulation for Andrej Sekera to get the job done for Buffalo. The Sabres need... More »

Senators Can't Stop Bruins

Boston moved into seventh in East as Thomas shutouts Ottawa

(Newser) - The Boston Bruins and the Ottawa Senators are teams going in opposite directions as the NHL playoffs approach, as the Bruins beat the Senators 4-0 this afternoon to move into seventh place in the East, reports the Associated Press. The Senators, meanwhile, have only won once in five games to... More »

Rangers Have Devils' Number

New York wins seventh straight against New Jersey

(Newser) - It looked as though New Jersey was going to skate away with a rare victory against the Rangers tonight, but Christian Backman changed all that with a game-tying goal in the 3rd period. New York went on to win, 3-2, securing their seventh straight win over the Devils this season.... More »

Ovechkin, Capitals Win Pyrrhic Victory

Flyers top Rangers in OT, Predators blank Blue Jackets

(Newser) - Despite Alex Ovechkin's record breaking 61st goal of the season, and a 3-2 besting of Carolina, the Caps needed more, the Washington Post reports—like a win in regulation. Thanks to Viktor Kozlov's effort in the shootout, Washington earned two points, but a net gain of only one on the... More »

Philly Hangs On, Beats Rangers in Shootout

Isles' rookie scores the winner against Devils; Ovechkin nets No. 60

(Newser) - Philadelphia blew a two-goal lead in the third period, allowing a pair of Ranger tallies in less than two minutes, and Jaromir Jagr's tying goal inside of two minutes remaining, but eventually won in the shootout on Mike Richards' backhander, 4-3. Daniel Briere scored twice for the Flyers. The win... More »

Drury's Late Goal Sets Up Shootout Win for NYR

Brodeur's strong effort spoiled as Devils fall 2-1 to Rangers

(Newser) - Former Little League World Series hero Chris Drury scored with 4:46 left in regulation to pull the New York Rangers even with the New Jersey Devils. Nigel Dawes then beat Martin Brodeur in the shootout to give New York a 2-1 victory. The Rangers are 6-0 against the Devils... More »

Avery, Rangers Top Crosby-less Penguins 5-2

Leafs blow past Islanders, Flyers take down Thrashers

(Newser) - Sean Avery scored twice for the New York Rangers in their 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The win puts New York back on track after a two-game skid broke their 13-game point streak. Sidney Crosby missed his third straight game with teh Pens to nurse his high ankle sprain,... More »

Beating Blues Brings Sharks' Streak to 11

Panthers get 6th straight vs Rangers, Caps take Thrashers

(Newser) - The Sharks did all their damage in the first period last night, first scoring 70 seconds in and then getting three goals within three minutes to put the game well out of St. Louis's reach. The 4-1 victory was the 11th straight for the Sharks, setting a new franchise record... More »

Rangers Stay Hot, Beat Buffalo

Gomez nets winner in shootout as NY now has points in 13 straight games

(Newser) - New York's Scott Gomez hasn't been used often by Tom Renney in the shootout this season, but he rewarded his coach's gamble tonight with the winning attempt over Ryan Miller's right pad in a 3-2 victory at Buffalo. The Rangers, in completing a sweep of the Sabres for the first... More »

Lundqvist Brilliant in Rangers' Win

Penguins win on fluke goal while Jackets keep slim playoff hopes alive

(Newser) - Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist earned his eighth shutout this season and was one shot better than his counterpart, Boston's Alex Auld, as New York won 1-0 in the shootout. Nigel Dawes, fast becoming the Rangers' shootout specialist, scored for the third time in four games to move his team into... More »

Rangers Best Isles to Earn Home Split

Maple Leafs dominate Bruins; Flyers stop Lightning

(Newser) - The Islanders were unable to complete a home-and-home sweep of the Rangers tonight, losing to their NY rival, 4-1.  The Rangers, despite losing in a shootout to the Isles Tuesday night, are 8-0-3 in their last 11 games and now find themselves in sixth place, a mere four points... More »

Sabres Best Flyers 5-2, Gain Ground

Anderson has 40 saves as Panthers blank Bruins, Isles top Rangers in shootout

(Newser) - The Buffalo Sabres scored two goals within 18 seconds in the third period on their way to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. The win moved the Sabres to within one point of the Flyers for the eighth and final playoff spot. Maxim Afinogenov and Jason Pominville each had... More »

Backup Goalie Carries Rangers Past Flyers

Valiquette nearly perfect after taking over in second period

(Newser) - Stephen Valiquette got the win today in relief of Rangers star netminder Henrik Lundqvist, as New York edged Philadelphia 5-4 in the overtime shootout, reports AP. After a wild first period that saw six goals, both backup goalies settled things down, allowing one goal between them the rest of the... More »

Ottawa Tumbles in Murray's Return

Hossa also has painful Penguins debut; Rangers roll

(Newser) - Bryan Murray returned to coach for the Senators for the first time since the 2007 finals, but the early results weren't encouraging, as the Flyers won 3-1. Jason Spezza scored the lone goal for Ottawa, then was promptly ejected for fighting with Philly goalie Martin Biron. Mike Knuble and Scottie... More »

Habs' Historic Comeback KO's Rangers

Blues use power-play to demolish Blackhawks, Preds beat Oilers in thriller

(Newser) - The Montreal Canadiens overcame a five-goal deficit to beat the New York Rangers 6-5 in a shootout. The Habs trailed 5-0 midway through the second period but were able to climb back on the strength of Michael Ryder’s two-goal, one assist performance. Alexei Kovalev also scored a pair for... More »

Rangers Extend Dominance Over Visiting Sharks

San Jose falls to 4-18-3 all-time vs. New York; Drury has goal, assist

(Newser) - Chris Drury's power play goal against one of the league's stingiest penalty-killing teams turned out to be the winner, as New York defeated San Jose, 3-1. Henrik Lundqvist earned the win by making 29 saves and giving up a single goal for the second straight afternoon. Ryan Callahan had the... More »

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