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Rangers' Quick Start Halts Sabres' Streak

Buffalo goalie Miller pulled in first regulation loss in February

(Newser) - The Rangers had a rare midseason five-day layoff, and apparently the rest helped, as Sean Avery scored 10 seconds into the game, setting the tone for the first period of a 5-1 win over Buffalo, writes the Associated Press. Ryan Miller, who looked very shaky on two straight goals, was... More »

Surging Caps Top Rangers in Overtime

Penguins and Ducks each continue excellent play with one-goal wins

(Newser) - The Capitals got a goal and two assists from NHL scoring leader Alex Ovechkin to defeat the New York Rangers 3-2 in overtime. Washington, which moved into first in the Southeast Division, ended a power-play drought, scoring twice with the man advantage, including the game-winner by defenseman Mike Green. Winning... More »

NY's Valiquette Blanks Flyers Again

Malkin lifts Penguins past Kings, Maple Leafs stun Red Wings

(Newser) - Backup goalie Steve Valiquette helped the New York Rangers continue their dominance in Philadelphia yesterday, reports the Associated Press. Valiquette had 31 saves and the Rangers beat the Flyers for the 11th time in 12 games in Philly with a 2-0 victory. Valiquette's only other career shutout came Jan. 31... More »

Scrappy Leafs Follow 8-0 Rout With Habs Win

Ducks, Canucks also in rebounding mode vs. Rangers, Thrashers

(Newser) - The Maple Leafs rebounded to top the surging Canadiens 4-2, just two nights after their disappointing season was punctuated by a brutal 8-0 home loss to the Panthers. Montreal was hoping to gain ground on conference-leading Ottawa, but Toronto had other ideas, outshooting the Habs 36-28. Also in hockey: More »

Canadiens Outlast Senators

Flyers survive Kovalchuck, Kings top Rangers

(Newser) - The Canadiens bested the Senators last night, defeating Ottawa 4-3, the AP reports. Montreal pulled within a single point of the Sens for the conference lead, as Ottawa has slumped badly without the injured Dany Heatley. Tomas Plekanec had two goals and an assist, Andrei Kostitsyn a goal and two... More »

Rangers Storm Back in Montreal

Down three, Blueshirts score the game's last five goals

(Newser) - If New York advances to the Eastern Conference playoffs they will likely look at their 5-3 win over Montreal today as the turning point. The Rangers trailed by three goals early in the second period but stormed back with three goals in a seven-minute span to tie and overcame a... More »

Lundqvist Bedevils NJ Again

Rangers retain perfect record against metro-area rivals

(Newser) - Chris Drury's two goals helped New York top New Jersey last night, 3-1, making them a perfect five-for-five against the Devils this season, reports the Times. The win also capped a stretch in which the Rangers got back into the Atlantic Division race with back-to-back divisional road wins. Brandon Dubinsky... More »

Valiquette's First Shutout Grounds Flyers

Capitals, 'Canes prevail in OT; Ovechkin has hat trick and then some

(Newser) - It took just 20 saves to earn Rangers goalie Steve Valiquette his first shutout in 21 career games. The Flyers had won 12 of 15 and New York was winless on the road in 2008, but four Rangers scored in the 4-0 victory, which hoisted the team out of the... More »

Flyers Beat Kings on Late Overtime Goal

Ward, Hurricanes Shut out Rangers, Sabres best Lightning

(Newser) - Scott Hartnell kicked in a goal with 28.5 seconds left in overtime to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings. The Flyers now lead the Atlantic Division with 61 points and have won nine times in their past eleven games. Martin Biron had 29... More »

Wild Buries Avalanche to Take First Place

Rangers win in shootout, Blue Jackets blank Blackhawks

(Newser) - Niklas Backstrom made 28 saves and three different players scored goals as the Minnesota Wild beat the Colorado Avalanche in Denver 3-2 last night, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. The win gives the Wild first place in the Northwest Division heading into the All-Star break. Pavol Demitra, Brian Rolston and... More »

Devils Rout Flyers 7-3 in Philadelphia

Lundqvist, Rangers shut out Thrashers, Islanders Best Hurricanes

(Newser) - New Jersey scored five power play goals en route to a 7-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers last night, as defenseman Johnny Oduya had his best game of the year, at least points-wise, scoring a goal and tallying three assists. Zach Parise and Patrik Elias each scored two goals as... More »

Bruins Steal One From Rangers

Thomas nearly pitches shutout despite his team being outplayed

(Newser) - Boston finished off a home-and-home sweep of New York with a 3-1 victory at Madison Square Garden today. The Bruins cashed in on their limited number of scoring chances despite being outshot 31-20. Goalie Tim Thomas was solid while moving his team into seventh place in the Eastern Conference. Chuck... More »

Bruins Beat Rangers in Shootout

Stars roll past Blue Jackets, Predators finally get over Blues

(Newser) - Chuck Kobasew had two goals in regulation and the Boston Bruins went on to beat the New York Rangers 4-3 in a shootout Saturday, reports the Associated Press. Kobasew's second goal tied the game with 9:50 left and Zdeno Chara and Phil Kessel scored goals in the shootout for... More »

Devils Can't Solve Islanders in 3-1 Loss

Rangers sheath Sabres, Flyers leash Panthers in NHL

(Newser) - The Islanders extended their unlikely domination of the Devils and Rick DiPietro played masterfully, stopping 37 of 38 shots in New York's 3-1 win. DiPietro's 15-for-16 third period was a gem, including a save of a point-blank would-be equalizer with 90 seconds left. Bill Guerin's two goals proved the difference.... More »

Red Hot Pens Top Rangers 4-1

Malkin tallies hat trick, Pittsburgh unbeaten in regulation in 2008

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Penguins continued their rampage through the NHL with a 4-1 win over the New York Rangers; the victory makes the Pens 9-0-1 in their last 10 games, the Associated Press reports. Pittsburgh was led by 21-year-old Evgeni Malkin, who had a hat trick less than two weeks after... More »

Sharks Take 4th Game From Canucks 3-1

Meanwhile, Blues blow by Stars, Rangers inundate Flyers

(Newser) - Newly minted all-star Evgeny Nabakov had 20 saves for San Jose as the Sharks cruised to their fourth season victory over Vancouver, AP reports. The 3-1 triumph, San Jose's sixth in seven games, came with the help of three assists from fellow all-star Joe Thornton. On other rinks last night: More »

Flames Bowl Over Rangers, Win 4-3

Reinprecht's hat trick leads Coyotes past Avalanche, Oilers best Blues in OT

(Newser) - Kristian Huselius had four points, including an important insurance goal late in the third period, as the Flames bested the New York Rangers 4-3. Jarome Iginla continued his torrid goal-scoring pace by notching two tallies, giving him 16 in the last 15 games. The Flames are 10-1-4 during that stretch,... More »

NY Comes Back to Beat Montreal in Overtime 4-3

Niittymaki blanks Panthers; Brown dusts Blackhawks in NHL

(Newser) - A night after winning with an astonishing five power-play goals, the Rangers roared back against the Canadiens to win in overtime, 4-3. Goalkeep Cristobal Huet faced just one shot in the second period, but let in an equalizing Chris Drury rebound with five minutes left in regulation, then Brendan Shanahan's... More »

Cheerleader, MSG Settle Harassment Suit

Ex-Rangers Skater likened Garden atmosphere to a frat

(Newser) - Madison Square Garden, perhaps having learned from the costly and disastrous harassment case brought by an ex-Knicks exec, yesterday settled a suit by the former captain of the Rangers City Skaters. The ex-cheerleader accused Garden brass of condoning an inappropriate working atmosphere and firing her for turning down a threesome,... More »

Jagr, Rangers Rough Up Hurricanes

Jackets blank Thrashers while Caps hold off Lightning

(Newser) - Jaromir Jagr scored his first goal in 11 games and veteran Brendan Shanahan had two assists, as New York defeated Carolina in a game that saw a little of everything, including a game misconduct to Rangers tough guy Colton Orr for an illegal hit that injured Carolina's Matt Cullen. The... More »

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