Rangers’ Igor Shesterkin wins Vezina Trophy

Rangers' Igor Shesterkin wins Vezina Trophy

The handoff from Henrik Lundqvist to Igor Shesterkin in the Rangers’ mantle of elite goaltenders is complete. At the NHL Awards on Tuesday night in Tampa, Fla., Shesterkin was named as the first Ranger since King Henrik to win the Vezina Trophy, duplicating Lundqvist’s 2011-12 feat of being officially recognized as the NHL’s best goaltender … Read more

Rangers have options for Igor Shesterkin’s new backup

Rangers have options for Igor Shesterkin's new backup

Alexandar Georgiev would have been conspicuous by his absence at the Rangers’ breakup day last week, but there isn’t much suspense to his situation. Georgiev, a restricted free agent-to-be, has made no secret that he wants more playing time than the Rangers can give him. Though the Blueshirts hung onto him during the season, in … Read more

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews collects Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews collects Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award

TAMPA, Fla. — Toronto Maple Leafs star forward Auston Matthews collected the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player and the Ted Lindsay Award as the NHLPA’s most outstanding player at the NHL Awards on Tuesday night. Matthews, 24, scored 60 goals, leading the NHL for the second straight season. He set a Maple … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Final – Talking hockey, ‘Mighty Ducks’ and more with SNL’s Kenan Thompson

2022 Stanley Cup Final - Talking hockey, 'Mighty Ducks' and more with SNL's Kenan Thompson

Kenan Thompson has unusual hockey roots for a celebrity NHL fan. Before he was an Emmy Award-winning sketch comedian on “Saturday Night Live,” he was a Mighty Duck. Thompson, who is hosting the NHL Awards for the second time on Tuesday night at 7 ET in Tampa, Florida, played Russ Tyler in “D2: The Mighty … Read more

Vezina Trophy finalists debated by NHL.com

Vezina Trophy finalists debated by NHL.com

The three finalists for the Vezina Trophy are an accomplished group of goalies. Jacob Markstrom had a career season at the age of 32 and in his second season with the Calgary Flames. He won a personal-best 37 games and led the NHL with nine shutouts. Juuse Saros, in his first season as the unquestioned … Read more

Chris Drury backs Gerard Gallant’s decision to bench Kaapo Kakko

Chris Drury backs Gerard Gallant's decision to bench Kaapo Kakko

Coach Gerard Gallant “had a terrific season,” according to Rangers president and general manager Chris Drury, who spoke to reporters Wednesday on a season-ending conference call. “First and foremost, I couldn’t be proud of what our players and coaches accomplished this season,” Drury said. “Obviously, we’re disappointed, we’re not playing right now in the [Stanley … Read more

Ex-Ranger Sean Avery guilty of bashing NYC car with scooter

Ex-Ranger Sean Avery guilty of bashing NYC car with scooter

Former New York Rangers hothead Sean Avery was found guilty of criminal mischief Thursday for using a scooter to hit a car that was blocking a bike lane in Manhattan. Judge Marisol Martinez-Alonso sentenced the 42-year-old to time served following a two-day bench trial in Manhattan Criminal Court. The pugnacious player left the courthouse wearing … Read more

Campbell named first woman coach for Rangers development camp

Campbell named first woman coach for Rangers development camp

Jessica Campbell was named a coach for the New York Rangers’ 2022 development camp Tuesday. The 29-year-old will be the first woman to serve in the role for the Rangers when the camp gets underway this summer. Campbell joins the Rangers after being an assistant coach for Germany at the 2022 IIHF World Championship, where … Read more

Rangers’ cap crunch could create Ryan Strome-Andrew Copp choice

Rangers' cap crunch could create Ryan Strome-Andrew Copp choice

Rangers president and general manager Chris Drury is not one to negotiate publicly, but he doesn’t take much expertise to read the team’s salary-cap table and realize the biggest decision on his hands. The Rangers have about $10 million to spend this offseason, give or take. Seven of their players, including all four trade-deadline acquisitions … Read more