2013–14 New York Rangers season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2013–14 New York Rangers
Eastern Conference Champions
Division 2nd Metropolitan
Conference 5th Eastern
2013–14 record 45–31–6
Home record 20–17–4
Road record 25–14–2
Goals for 218
Goals against 193
Team information
General Manager Glen Sather
Coach Alain Vigneault
Captain Ryan Callahan (Oct-Mar)
Vacant (Mar–Jun)
Alternate captains Dan Girardi (Mar–Jun)
Brad Richards
Marc Staal
Arena Madison Square Garden
Average attendance 18,006[1]
Minor league affiliations Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL)
Greenville Road Warriors (ECHL)
Team leaders
Goals Rick Nash (26)
Assists Derek Stepan
Mats Zuccarello (40)
Points Mats Zuccarello (59)
Penalties in minutes Derek Dorsett (128)
Plus/minus Chris Kreider (+14)
Wins Henrik Lundqvist (33)
Goals against average Cam Talbot (1.64)
<2012–13 2014–15>

The 2013–14 New York Rangers season was the franchise's 87th season of play and their 88th season overall.

Off-season[edit]

The Rangers first order of business for the 2013–14 season was to find a new head coach after letting John Tortorella go on May 29, 2013.[2] The Rangers hired recently fired Canucks coach Alain Vigneault on June 21. Coincidentally, Tortorella would be hired as the new Canucks coach only days after Vigneault was hired by the Rangers.[3] The Rangers finished their coaching staff on August 6 by hiring Scott Arniel as an associate coach, along with former players Ulf Samuelsson and Daniel Lacroix as assistant coaches.[4]

Pre-season[edit]

The New York Rangers lost five of their six pre-season games, during which they scored nine goals and allowed 22 goals against. They went 2-for-22 on the power play and allowed five power play goals against in the last three games.

Regular season[edit]

Due to final stages of renovations at Madison Square Garden, the Rangers opened the season on a nine-game road trip from October 3 to 24, during which the team went 3–6–0. The Rangers had a franchise-record nine-game homestand from December 7 to 23, during which they had a record of 3–4–2.[5]

As part of the 2014 NHL Stadium Series games, the Rangers played two consecutive outdoor games at Yankee Stadium on January 26 against the New Jersey Devils (7–3 win) and on January 29 against the New York Islanders (2–1 win).[6]

The NHL took a two-week break from February 9 to February 25 for the Olympics. The Rangers had seven players represent their countries: Ryan Callahan, Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan for the United States; Rick Nash for Canada; Mats Zuccarello for Norway; and Carl Hagelin and Henrik Lundqvist for Sweden.

On April 7, with a New Jersey Devils loss to the Calgary Flames, the Rangers clinched a playoff spot for the fourth consecutive season, and for the eighth time out of nine seasons.

On April 10, with a 2–1 win over the Buffalo Sabres and a Philadelphia Flyers 4–2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Rangers clinched second place in their division and home ice advantage for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Metropolitan Division[7]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 51 24 7 44 249 207 109
2 New York Rangers 82 45 31 6 41 218 193 96
3 Philadelphia Flyers 82 42 30 10 39 236 235 94
4 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 43 32 7 38 231 216 93
5 Washington Capitals 82 38 30 14 28 235 240 90
6 New Jersey Devils 82 35 29 18 35 197 208 88
7 Carolina Hurricanes 82 36 35 11 34 207 230 83
8 New York Islanders 82 34 37 11 25 225 267 79


Conference standings[edit]

Top 3 (Atlantic Division)[8]
R GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p – Boston Bruins 82 54 19 9 51 261 177 117
2 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 46 27 9 38 240 215 101
3 Montreal Canadiens 82 46 28 8 40 215 204 100
Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)[8]
R GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 51 24 7 44 249 207 109
2 New York Rangers 82 45 31 6 41 218 193 96
3 Philadelphia Flyers 82 42 30 10 39 236 235 94
Wild Card teams[8]
R (Top 2 qualify for playoffs) Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 Columbus Blue Jackets ME 82 43 32 7 38 231 216 93
2 Detroit Red Wings AT 82 39 28 15 34 222 230 93
3 Washington Capitals ME 82 38 30 14 28 235 240 90
4 New Jersey Devils ME 82 35 29 18 35 197 208 88
5 Ottawa Senators AT 82 37 31 14 30 236 265 88
6 Toronto Maple Leafs AT 82 38 36 8 29 231 256 84
7 Carolina Hurricanes ME 82 36 35 11 34 207 230 83
8 New York Islanders ME 82 34 37 11 25 225 267 79
9 Florida Panthers AT 82 29 45 8 21 196 268 66
10 Buffalo Sabres AT 82 21 51 10 14 157 248 52

Divisions: AT – Atlantic, ME – Metropolitan

bold – Clinched Playoff spot, y – Clinched Division, p – Won Presidents' Trophy (best record in NHL)


Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2013–14 game log

Playoffs[edit]

The New York Rangers ended the 2013–14 regular season as the Metropolitan Division's second seed. They defeated the third seed Philadelphia Flyers in the first round, 4–3. Then they faced the first seed Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round of the playoffs. For the first time in Rangers history, the team came back from a 3–1 series deficit to win the series in seven games. Next, they defeated the third seed Montreal Canadiens in the Eastern Conference Final in the third round, 4–2, and became the Eastern Conference Champions. They are the first team in NHL history that played the maximum of 14 games over the first two rounds and still had enough to advance to the final. After 20 years, the Rangers headed to the Stanley Cup Final, where they faced the Western Conference champion Los Angeles Kings. The Rangers lost three games in overtime and lost the series 4–1.

Key: ‹See Tfm›     Win ‹See Tfm›     Loss

2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statistics[edit]

Final stats

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular season[9]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Lundqvist, HenrikHenrik Lundqvist 63 62 3655 33 24 5 144 2.36 1810 0.920 5 0 4 0
Talbot, CamCam Talbot 21 19 1211 12 6 1 33 1.64 560 0.941 3 0 0 0
Biron, MartinMartin Biron 2 1 71 0 1 0 9 7.61 38 0.763 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Lundqvist, HenrikHenrik Lundqvist 25 25 1516 13 11 54 2.14 737 .927 1 0 1 0
Talbot, CamCam Talbot 2 0 46 0 1 2 2.61 13 .846 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Rangers. Stats reflect time with the Rangers only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Rangers only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record.

Roster[edit]

Updated April 9, 2015.[10]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
25 United States Bourque, RyanRyan Bourque C L 24 2009 Boxford, Massachusetts
22 Canada Boyle, DanDan Boyle D R 38 2014 Ottawa, Ontario
16 Canada Brassard, DerickDerick Brassard C L 27 2013 Hull, Quebec
19 Sweden Fast, JesperJesper Fast LW L 24 2012 Nässjö, Sweden
5 Canada Girardi, DanDan Girardi (A) D R 31 2006 Welland, Ontario
15 Canada Glass, TannerTanner Glass LW L 31 2014 Regina, Saskatchewan
62 Sweden Hagelin, CarlCarl Hagelin LW L 26 2007 Sodertalje, Sweden
13 United States Hayes, KevinKevin Hayes C L 23 2014 Boston, Massachusetts
44 United States Hunwick, MattMatt Hunwick D L 30 2014 Warren, Michigan
8 Canada Klein, KevinKevin Klein D R 30 2014 Kitchener, Ontario
20 United States Kreider, ChrisChris Kreider LW L 24 2009 Boxford, Massachusetts
30 Sweden Lundqvist, HenrikHenrik Lundqvist G L 33 2000 Åre, Sweden
27 United States McDonagh, RyanRyan McDonagh (C) D L 25 2009 St. Paul, Minnesota
10 United States Miller, J. T.J. T. Miller RW L 22 2011 East Palestine, Ohio
28 Canada Moore, DominicDominic Moore C L 34 2013 Sarnia, Ontario
61 Canada Nash, RickRick Nash LW L 30 2012 Brampton, Ontario
45 Canada Sheppard, JamesJames Sheppard LW L 27 2015 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
26 Canada St. Louis, MartinMartin St. Louis (A) RW L 39 2014 Laval, Quebec
18 Canada Staal, MarcMarc Staal (A) D L 28 2005 Thunder Bay, Ontario
21 United States Stepan, DerekDerek Stepan (A) C R 24 2008 Hastings, Minnesota
55 United States Summers, ChrisChris Summers D L 27 2015 Ann Arbor, Michigan
33 Canada Talbot, CamCam Talbot G L 27 2010 Caledonia, Ontario
93 United States Yandle, KeithKeith Yandle D L 28 2015 Boston, Massachusetts
36 Norway Zuccarello, MatsMats Zuccarello Injured Reserve RW L 27 2010 Oslo, Norway

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Rangers have been involved in the following transactions during the 2013–14 season: