Rangers tap into proven power-play formula for key Game 3 win

The Rangers had a formula during the regular season that worked: special teams and goaltending. On Sunday afternoon at the Garden, they went back to it. The two biggest sequences of the 3-1 win came on the power play and the penalty kill, respectively, with the former accounting for the game’s opening goal after a … Read more

Rangers’ most-important stars riding into Hurricanes series red-hot

Mika Zibanejad gave a small shrug of his shoulder, then grinned.  The Rangers center had just been asked about his production in Games 6 and 7 against the Penguins, in which he combined for seven points including the game-tying goal late in the series-deciding contest.  “The pucks went in,” he said after the 4-3 win … Read more

Rangers’ power play finally erupts after series-long struggles

Through the first five games of their first-round playoff series, the Rangers’ power play had scored three times on 12 opportunities. They nearly produced as many goals on Friday night alone.  Of their three opportunities, the Rangers scored twice, keying a come-from-behind, 5-3 Game 6 victory over the Penguins at PPG Paints Arena.  It’s safe … Read more

Rangers coach not worried about Igor Shesterkin’s rough stretch

Igor Shesterkin has given up three or more goals in half of his past eight games played, after doing so 11 times over his first 37 appearances this season. Rangers coach Gerard Gallant still didn’t pin any blame on his star goalie after Friday’s 3-0 loss to the Islanders at the Garden. “Everything is great. … Read more

Anders Lee, Chris Kreider showdown highlight of Islanders-Rangers matchup

Jeff Jackson looks for what he calls “competitive character” in players he recruits to Notre Dame, and more than a decade after he recruited Anders Lee, he still says the Islanders winger exemplifies that. Lee stands a large 6-foot-3. He takes up space when he walks into a room and, more importantly, when he’s on … Read more

Mark Scheifele? J.T. Miller? Where the Rangers might turn for a premier center to pair with Artemi Panarin

Sign up here to get Inside the Rangers delivered to your inbox each Tuesday morning. Maybe Ryan Strome plays the best hockey of his career and puts himself in line for a contract extension at a price that would satisfy the impending free agent, whose negotiations with management have been described to The Post by a … Read more