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HOBBITT SEQUEL TO OPEN IN NY: TITLE, “RETURN OF THE ZUCCARELLO”

ny-ranger-logo-150x145RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH MATS ZUCCARELLO

BY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Mats Zuccarello.

Zuccarello, 26, registered 19 goals and 40 assists for 59 points, along with 32 penalty minutes and a plus-11 rating in 77 games with the Rangers this past season. He established career-highs in games played, goals, assists, points, plus/minus rating, power play goals (four), power play assists (13), power play points (17), game-winning goals (four), average ice time (17:08), and shots on goal (170). Zuccarello led the team in points, tied for the team lead in assists, tied for second in power play assists, ranked third in goals, tied for third in plus/minus rating and game-winning goals, ranked fourth in power play points, and finished fifth in shots on goal. Zuccarello’s 59 points were the most a Norwegian-born player has recorded in one season in NHL history. After missing the Rangers’ contest on October 24 at Philadelphia, he tallied a point in 42 of his final 70 games. Zuccarello skated in his 100th career NHL contest on December 15 vs. Calgary. He registered a career-high, six-game point streak on two occasions – from January 26 at New Jersey to February 7 at Pittsburgh (two goals, six assists), and from March 30 at Edmonton to April 10 vs. Buffalo (four goals, five assists).

At the conclusion of the regular season, Zuccarello was named the recipient of the 2013-14 Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award. The award, which is voted on by the fans, has been given annually since the conclusion of the 1987-88 season to the player who “goes above and beyond the call of duty.” The Oslo, Norway native became the third European-born player to receive the award, joining Jan Erixon (1987-88, 1990-91) and Henrik Lundqvist (2005-06).

In the 2014 Playoffs, the 5-7, 179-pounder registered five goals and eight assists for 13 points, along with 20 penalty minutes and a plus-seven rating in 25 games. He established playoff career-highs in games played, goals, assists, points, plus/minus rating, average ice time (17:40), hits (54), blocked shots (28), and shots on goal (54), and tied playoff career-highs in power play assists (three) and power play points (three). He tied for second on the team – and tied for eighth in the NHL – in plus/minus rating, tied for third on the team in assists, tied for fourth on the team in goals and points, ranked fifth on the team in shots on goal and hits, and tied for second among NHL forwards in blocked shots in the playoffs. He established single-game playoff career-highs with three assists and three points in Game 5 of the Metropolitan Division Finals at Pittsburgh on May 9.

Zuccarello has skated in 144 career NHL games, all with the Blueshirts, registering 30 goals and 63 assists for 93 points, along with 50 penalty minutes and a plus-24 rating. He has tallied nine goals on 19 shootout attempts (47.4%), including four game-deciding goals. In 2010-11, Zuccarello tied for the team lead, and tied for fourth among NHL rookies, with nine power play assists. He has tallied six goals and 14 assists for 20 points, along with 26 penalty minutes and a plus-five rating in 38 career NHL playoff games.

Internationally, Zuccarello has represented Norway in numerous tournaments, including most recently at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He skated in three games during the Olympics, leading all forwards on the team in average ice time (22:25).

Zuccarello signed with the Rangers as a free agent on March 28, 2013. He originally signed with the team as an undrafted free agent on May 26, 2010.

STANLEY CUP FINALS: “THE THRILL OF VICTORY AND THE AGONY OF DEFEAT”

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NEW YORK RANGERS -2 at LOS ANGELES KINGS -3 (2OT)

  • Friday, June 13, 8:00 p.m. ET
  • STAPLES Center – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rangers: 13-12 (1-4)*
  • Kings: 16-10 (4-1)*

*Record in the playoffs (record in the series)

BY: The New York Rangers

Team notes:

  • The Rangers were defeated by the Los Angeles Kings, 3-2, in the second overtime tonight in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final at STAPLES Center. The Rangers are eliminated from the playoffs after losing the best-of-seven series four games to one.

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STANLEY CUP FINALS: GM 5: TO LIVE OR DIE IN LA

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NEW YORK RANGERS at LOS ANGELES KINGS

*Record in the playoffs (record in the series) 

TONIGHT’S GAME

The Rangers will face off against the Los Angeles Kings tonight, June 13, at STAPLES Center (8:00 p.m. ET — TV: NBC Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Blueshirts trail the best-of-seven series, three games to one, following their 2-1 victory in Game 4 on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. New York enters tonight’s contest with a 226-244-8 record all-time in 478 playoff contests (127-94-2 at home; 99-150-6 on the road). Continue reading

STANLEY CUP FINALS: GM 4: RANGERS FIND A WAY

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NEW YORK RANGERS -2 vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS -1

*Record in the playoffs (record in the series)

Team notes:

  • The Rangers defeated the Los Angeles Kings, 2-1, tonight in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers trail the best-of-seven series, three games to one.

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STANLEY CUP FINALS: GM 3 – RANGERS ON THE BRINK

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NEW YORK RANGERS -0 vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS -3

BY: The New York Rangers

*Record in the playoffs (record in the series)

Team notes:

  • The Rangers were defeated by the Los Angeles Kings, 3-0, tonight in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers trail the best-of-seven series, three games to none.
  • The Blueshirts have posted a 12-11 record in the playoffs this year, including a 6-5 record at home.

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STANLEY CUP FINALS: GM 3 – AS CLOSE AS IT GETS TO MUST-WIN

ny-ranger-logo-150x145NY RANGERS vs. LA KINGS

BY: The New York Rangers

  • Monday, June 9, 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
  • Rangers: 12-10 (0-2)*
  • Kings: 14-9 (2-0)*

*Record in the playoffs (record in the series) 

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Rangers will face off against the Los Angeles Kings tonight, June 9, at Madison Square Garden (8:00 p.m. ET — TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Blueshirts trail the best-of-seven series, two games to none, following the Kings’ 5-4 win in double overtime in Game 2 on Saturday night at STAPLES Center. New York enters tonight’s contest with a 225-243-8 record all-time in 476 playoff contests (126-93-2 at home; 99-150-6 on the road).  Continue reading

STANLEY CUP FINALS: GM 2: BAD CALL GIVES KINGS MOMENTUM IN 2OT WIN

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NEW YORK RANGERS -4 at LOS ANGELES KINGS -5 (2OT)

BY: The New York Rangers

*Record in the playoffs (record in the series)

Team notes:

  • The Rangers were defeated by the Los Angeles Kings, 5-4, in double overtime tonight in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final at STAPLES Center. The Rangers trail the best-of-seven series, two games to none.

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