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Rangers' Chris Kreider: Pots goal
Kreider scored his 15th goal of the season in Sunday's clash with the Golden Knights.
Kreider was pointless in his previous three contests, but was able to get back on the scoresheet Sunday. The winger should continue filling in a top-six role alongside Kevin Hayes and Pavel Buchnevich and should have plenty of opportunities to rack up points on a regular basis.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Brady Skjei: Finds back of net
Skjei scored the opening goal of the game versus Vegas on Sunday.
Skjei ended a six-game goal drought with his tally while logging 20:43 of ice time. The defender figures to continue eating up big minutes in all three aspects of the game and should be a mainstay on the Rangers' blue line the rest of the way.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Scores power-play goal
Zibanejad tallied a power-play goal in Sunday's 4-3 loss to Vegas.
Zibanejad has potted a goal in three of his previous four contests for a total of 11 on the year. The Swedish center has scored 10 of his 28 points this season on the man advantage, where he is logging over three minutes of ice time per game and should continue to do so into the foreseeable future.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist: Stops 37 in defeat
Lundqvist gave up four goals on 41 shots in Sunday's overtime loss to Vegas.
Lundqvist has struggled of late, as he is 1-1-3 in his previous five outings and has given up a minimum of three goals in each contest. Even with his struggles, the netminder figures to continue to see the bulk of the starts the rest of the way over backup Alexandar Georgiev.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Kevin Hayes: Earns playmaker label
Hayes notched a trio of helpers in Sunday's clash with the Golden Knights.
Hayes has logged four straight multi-point games, giving him nine points in four outings. Getting Pavel Buchnevich back on his right side will only serve to help the 26-year-old keep rolling. With 23 points through the first 31 games, Hayes should challenge for the 50-point mark, which would mark a career high.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Dustin Tokarski: Dropped to AHL
Tokarski was sent down to AHL Hartford on Sunday.
Tokarski didn't get a chance to see any NHL action during his short stint with the team. He will return to the minors in favor of Alexandar Georgiev, who was recalled to the big club Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Matt Beleskey: Demoted to AHL
Beleskey was sent down to AHL Hartford on Sunday.
The 30-year-old forward has played four games with the Rangers this season, scoring just one goal in the process. It seems that the options for Beleskey at this point were a demotion to the AHL or become a regular in the press box.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Alexandar Georgiev: Recalled to big club
Georgiev was called up to the Rangers on Sunday.
Georgiev has spent this season bouncing between the AHL and NHL levels. In eight appearances with the Rangers, the 22-year-old owns a .899 save percentage and 3.37 GAA. He will continue to play second fiddle to Henrik Lundqvist.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Kevin Hayes: Draws into Sunday's lineup
Hayes (undisclosed) will suit up for Sunday's game against the Golden Knights.
Hayes is on fire right now with six points in the last three games and he continues to center the top power-play line. It will be tough sledding against the Golden Knights' penalty kill which is successful 83.2 percent of the time, but only four of Hayes' 23 points this season have come with the man advantage. Consider him a strong play in daily fantasy settings.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist: Home starter versus Vegas
Lundqvist will start in the home net in Sunday's game versus the Golden Knights.
Lundqvist's last week was bumpy, as he allowed at least four goals in each of his last three starts and dropped two of those decisions. The King face a tough competition to right the ship, as the Golden Knights produce oodles of good chances with a 54.26 Corsi For percentage, ranking fourth in the league. Lundqvist benefits from the home matchup, however, as his season-long stats at home -- .932 save percentage and 2.20 GAA -- are impressive.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Jesper Fast: Out 2-to-4 weeks
Fast has an upper-body injury and will miss 2-to-4 weeks, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
Fast was playing well lately with two goals in the last four games while bouncing between the second and third lines. Expect the Rangers to place Fast on injured reserve with his first chance to re-enter the lineup being Dec. 31. The team recalled Boo Nieves to add depth.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Adam McQuaid: Ready to rock
McQuaid (lower body) was activated from injured reserve and will play Sunday versus the Golden Knights, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
McQuaid has sat out the last 21 games with this lower-body issue but has shaken it off. He's expected to line up in the bottom pairing and shouldn't be considered in fantasy formats with just two points in eight games this year.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Kevin Hayes: Game-time call Sunday
Coach Dan Quinn said Hayes (undisclosed) is a game-time decision for Sunday's game versus the Golden Knights, Colin Stephenson of Newsday reports.
Hayes ran into the end boards hard during Friday's game but he left the ice under his own power. If the 26-year-old sits out, it will be a substantial loss for the Rangers, as Hayes has scored three goals and three assists over the last three outings.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Neal Pionk: Power-play success continues
Pionk dished out a power-play helper in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Coyotes.
Pionk contributed to one of New York's three goals with the extra man, as the Rangers' power play was surprisingly proficient against a Coyotes penalty kill that came in as the stingiest in the league. The 23-year-old blueliner has relied on the power play for the vast majority of his production, with 12 of his 17 points coming on the man advantage.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Filip Chytil: Slowing down since goal streak
Chytil recorded a power-play assist in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Coyotes.
Chytil has cooled down since a five-game goal streak in November, as he hasn't scored in nine appearances since and this was only his third helper in that stretch. Such ups and downs are natural for a 19-year-old in the NHL, but Chytil's dynasty outlook remains strong.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Boo Nieves: Summoned by parent club
The Rangers recalled Nieves from AHL Hartford on Saturday.
Nieves has been decent in the minors this season, notching three goals and seven points in 12 appearances. The 2012 second-round pick's first opportunity to make his season debut with the big club will arrive Sunday against Vegas.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Kevin Hayes: Stays hot against 'Yotes
Hayes scored a goal and an assist, both on the power play, in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Coyotes.
That's now three straight two-point performances for Hayes, giving him four goals and 10 points in his last 10 games. The 26-year-old center is still looking for his first 50-point season in the NHL, but his top-six role and increased responsibility with the man advantage have him headed for a career-best campaign.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist: Falls in OT
Lundqvist stopped 30 of 34 shots in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Coyotes.
Staked to a 3-0 lead early in the second period thanks to three power-play goals, Lundqvist had the win slowly slip through his fingers, with former Rangers teammate Derek Stepan finally beating him for the winner with 32 seconds left in OT. The veteran netminder has given up at least four goals in three straight starts, and his .902 save percentage over his last 10 games suggests the 36-year-old could use a bit more rest to recharge his batteries.... See More ... See Less
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