Weekes, Matteau, Richter surprise Rangers fans at Game 4 watch party

New York Rangers alumnus Kevin Weekes knows hockey connects fans to their cities, especially in New York. Former Rangers players Weekes, Stephane Matteau, Mike Richter and Jeff Beukeboom surprised fans at the Eastern Conference Final Game 4 watch party at Bryant Park in Manhattan on Tuesday. “We always aspire to be here [in New York … Read more

NHL Free Agency: Five Players Who Have Boosted Value in Playoffs

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports From veterans looking for the next big opportunity to younger guys looking to impress in an RFA season, here are five players that have used the Stanley Cup playoffs to improve their free agency value: 1. Nazem Kadri, C, UFA ($ 4,500,000) After undergoing thumb surgery following Game 3 against Edmonton, … Read more

Rangers eliminated from playoffs, struggles on road played big part

TAMPA – The New York Rangers were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, losing 2-1 in Game 6 of the best-of-7 Eastern Conference Final at Amalie Arena. The Rangers won Games 1 and 2 against the Lightning but then lost four straight games for the first time all … Read more

Rangers run out of gas, comebacks in Game 6 of East Final

TAMPA – Chris Kreider sat up in his chair at the postgame press conference, trying with everything he had left to stay composed as his eyes appeared to well up. To the New York Rangers forward’s right was teammate Mika Zibanejad leaning forward toward the microphone, his voice quiet, his energy completely gone. “I feel … Read more

Inside the Lightning’s cigar bar, among NHL’s top tickets: ‘Doesn’t get better than this’

TAMPA, Fla. – This is the life. A neat bourbon. A stogie to puff on. And Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final. No doubt scores of hockey fans in the United States, Canada and across the globe enjoyed Tuesday night’s Tampa Bay Lightning-New York Rangers game with a cocktail and cigar in hand, but … Read more

Rangers aim to compete at higher level against Lightning in Game 4

TAMPA – The New York Rangers didn’t come into the Eastern Conference Final naively underestimating the challenge of knocking out the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions. They knew it would be hard. Now they know just how tall of a task this is going to be. The Rangers won Games 1 and 2 against the … Read more

Brian Daboll, New York Giants players find inspiration in NHL’s Rangers

With the 2022 NFL draft in the rearview mirror, most planned to turn their attention to baseball season this time of year – at least until NFL training camp rolls around. While the New York Yankees and New York Mets have two of the best records in the MLB, it’s the Cinderella story of the … Read more

Shesterkin, Rangers top Lightning in Game 2, extend Eastern Final lead

New York leads the best-of-7 series. Game 3 is at Tampa Bay on Sunday. “I think we did a great job limiting them, especially in the first two periods,” Rangers defenseman Adam Fox said. “We didn’t make too many mistakes. We were able to feel them. We did a good job playing from the middle … Read more

Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Rangers can extend lead in Eastern Final

Welcome to the Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz, a daily in-depth look at the 2022 NHL postseason. There is one playoff game scheduled for Friday, the 33rd day of the postseason. On Tap Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Rangers (8 pm ET; ESPN, ESPN+, CBC, SN, TVAS) The Rangers are in the unusual position of … Read more

Esposito’s loyalties with Lightning against Rangers in conference final

The Lightning, a team Esposito co-founded in 1990, was hours from beginning the Eastern Conference Final with a 6-2 loss to the New York Rangers in Game 1. Esposito was the Rangers general manager from July 1986 through May 1989, after having played for New York from 1975-81. The 1984 Hockey Hall of Famer’s loyalties … Read more