Apr 1, 2014; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; New York Rangers forward Martin St. Louis (26) is congratulated by forward Rick Nash (61) after scoring against Vancouver Canucks goaltender Eddie Lack (not pictured) during the third period at Rogers Arena. The New York Rangers won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers' Roundup: 4/2/14

Good morning New York Rangers’ fans! Last night was a heck of a game against the Vancouver Canucks and there’s plenty of news about that. Even without Chris Kreider to post a hat trick, the Rangers bested the Canucks for the second time in the regular season since the “coach swap”.

First, I have to start by thanking those of you who played along with yesterday’s piece about Mats Zuccarello. Some of our readers got a little upset with me, but it was all in good fun. If you missed it, you can still read it here. I will say that as far as I know, Zuccarello is not leaving the team for acting. The Hobbit movie is finished and not anticipating additional scenes being added. The delay was strictly chosen to maximize the première impact.

Several things happened last night, both good and not good. Mats Zuccarello tallied his 54th point of the season to become the highest scoring, Norwegian born, player in a single NHL season. Martin St. Louis FINALLY got his first goal as a Ranger and it was short-handed. Ryan McDonagh was the victim of a very nasty his with less than a minute remaining in the game. Catch the full report here.

Here is a bulletin point breakdown from last night. It’s actually a really good break down of things and the style is on point.You can check it out and see what you think but it addresses everything from the game you might want to know.

In other news around the league, the Philadelphia Flyers lost to the St. Louis Blues in a shoot out last night, and the Columbus Blue jackets lost to the Colorado Avalanche in overtime, giving each team one point. The Washington Capitals were shut out by the Dallas Stars giving the Rangers a little mor breathing room in the last few games of the season. Here are the standings based on the input from last night’s games and before tonight’s games.

Today is a travel day for the team as they head to Colorado to face the Avalanche tomorrow. The game there starts at 9pm ET before three home games before the final game in Montreal. Keep an eye out for posts throughout the day!

Tags: Martin St. Louis Mats Zuccarello New York Rangers Ryan McDonagh

  • Pivot

    I was a little freaked out at first but that was pretty funny. The thing is the Rangers shouldn’t be worried about the Caps. They should at least be cognizant of where Philly is and what they’re doing. The new playoff structure has the old 4-5 matchup of the old playoff tree. Now we have this 1st divisional round where 2 plays 3 in all 4 divisions. Some very good teams are gonna be home after the first round.
    If the playoffs started today the Rangers would have the Home ice against the Flyers. The Flyers have not won at the Garden in the last 8 games so IMO it’s imperitive the Rangers hold this 2nd place spot they’ve had most of for some time now. Points determine Conference matchups in the 2nd round. Just Keep winning, should be there mindset. All remaining games are very winnable games. Hope McDonagh is Ok. I’m thinking it’s not too serious. The kid has a Steel structure and he’s built like a tank.