Defenseman Dan Girardi returned to the New York Rangers lineup on Sunday, and scored the game-winning goal in a 3-2 win against the Arizona Coyotes at Madison Square Garden on Hockey Fights Cancer night. Girardi, who missed the previous three games with a groin injury, scored his first of the season at 1:55 in the third period.
On Sunday, October 23rd, the New York Rangers and the Garden of Dreams Foundation will host an awareness night in support of the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA), and the National Hockey League's (NHL) annual Hockey Fights Cancer initiative. Be at Madison Square Garden for a special night to help raise awareness for the fight against cancer and support the cause through the teams online auction and team-signed jersey raffle!
Both Dan Girardi and Oscar Lindberg will return from injury tonight, with Lindberg making his season debut following hip surgery this offseason. Chris Kreider will not play tonight due to neck spasms, while Adam Clendening will be a healthy scratch to make room for Girardi.
Rookie Jimmy Vesey scored twice in the second period to help the New York Rangers defeat the Washington Capitals 4-2 at Verizon Center on Saturday. The Rangers were down 2-0 at the end of the first but after three goals in the second, two from Vesey and one from Brandon Pirri, they were up 3-2.
The New York Rangers fell 2-1 to the Detroit Red Wings at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. The Rangers outshot the Red Wings 33-18, but 59 seconds into the third period a giveaway was the difference maker in the game.
After missing the first three games of the season due to back spasm, New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein said on Tuesday that he's good to go for Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Red Wings at Madison Square Garden. Klein, said to NYRangers.com, that he injured his back in a battle drill during practice.
The New York Rangers added speed to their forward group this offseason, with fast skaters like Michael Grabner and Brandon Pirri, to a lineup that already featured Chris Kreider and Mats Zuccarello. Captain Ryan McDonagh said that speed cannot take a shift or evening off, or the Rangers will pay for it on the scoreboard.
The New York Rangers had a 5-3 season-opening victory over the Islanders at Madison Square Garden on Thursday. Five different Rangers tallied a goal and 11 different Rangers recorded a point in the win.