Rangers Roundup: No hearing for Jacob Trouba, Igor Shesterkin Hart Trophy finalist, and more

New York Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba WILL NOT face any disciplinary hearing for his hit on Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby per Larry Brooks of the NY Post. The incident occurred late in the second period when Crosby had his head down and Trouba tried to make a stick play on the puck. Both players collided and Trouba’s arm came up a little high. Crosby was shaken up and left the game. No penalty was called on the play.

New York Rangers eye first-place in Metro with Red Wings on tap

An afternoon affair is on tap for the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden as they eye first-place in the Metro Division. Standing in their way are the Detroit Red Wings, who are coming off a 3-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes to keep the Rangers within two points of the division lead. The Canes will be facing league-leading Colorado as the Avalanche fight to win the Presidents Trophy as the NHL’s best team in the regular season.

Mika Zibanejad late heroics powers Rangers past Lightning 2-1

The New York Rangers were coming off a tough loss to the NY Islanders and needed a big win in Tampa. New York’s Mika Zibanejad ripped a game-winning, power-play goal with 16 seconds left in regulation as the visiting Rangers shocked Tampa Bay 2-1 to complete a season sweep of the Lightning on Saturday night.

New York Rangers face Lightning with Capitals nipping at their heels

The New York Rangers will look to continue their winning ways against the defending Stanley Cup Champions Saturday night in Tampa. New York is 2-0-0 against the Lightning this season, winning a home-and-home set against the champs over a three-day period around New Year’s Day. They’re going to need to find a way to pick up points this weekend, as they will also have the difficult task of facing the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.

New York Rangers face dealing Ducks with trade target Rickard Rakell in town

The New York Rangers are getting ready for a two game home stand that starts on Tuesday against the Anaheim Ducks and concludes on Thursday versus the New York Islanders. Tonight’s opponent is an intriguing one, as they have one definite and possibly three trade targets Chris Drury may be interested in. Rickard Rakell, who was held out of the team’s last game with an “upper-body” issue is reportedly the team’s top trade candidate.

Golden Knights called about Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev

Alexandar Georgiev has rebounded nicely after a slow start to this season. After being temporarily thrusted into the #1 role when Igor Shesterkin injured his groin on December 3rd. He’s proven to be a more than capable backup with starting goalie potential. Remember, the 25 year-old was flirting with...