2013–14 New York Rangers season

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2013–14 New York Rangers
Division 2nd Metropolitan
Conference 5th Eastern
2013–14 record 45–31–6 (96 pts)
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 Vacant
Ryan Callahan(Oct-Mar)
Alternate captains Dan Girardi(Mar-)
Brad Richards
Marc Staal
Arena Madison Square Garden
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

The 2013–14 New York Rangers season is 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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

Pre-season[edit]

The New York Rangers lost five of their six preseason 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.[4]

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).[5]

The NHL took a two-week break from February 9 – 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 7th, with a Devils loss to the Flames, the Rangers clinched a playoff spot for the fourth consecutive season, and for the eighth time out of nine seasons.

On April 10th, win a 2-1 win over the Sabres and a Flyers 4-2 loss to the Lightning, the Rangers clinched 2nd place in their division and home ice advantage for the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Metropolitan Division[6]
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)[7]
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)[7]
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[7]
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 2nd seed. They will face the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round.

Key:      Win      Loss

2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statistics[edit]

Updated as of April 17, 2014

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season[8]
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 TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Lundqvist, HenrikHenrik Lundqvist 1 1 60 1 0 1.00 15 .933 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 14, 2014.[9]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
22 United States Boyle, BrianBrian Boyle C L 29 2009 Hingham, Massachusetts
16 Canada Brassard, DerickDerick Brassard C L 26 2013 Hull, Quebec
13 Canada Carcillo, DanielDaniel Carcillo LW L 29 2014 King City, Ontario
4 Switzerland Diaz, RaphaelRaphael Diaz D R 28 2014 Baar, Switzerland
15 Canada Dorsett, DerekDerek Dorsett RW R 27 2013 Kindersley, Saskatchewan
44 Canada Falk, JustinJustin Falk D L 25 2013 Snowflake, Manitoba
12 Sweden Fast, JesperJesper Fast LW L 23 2012 Nässjö, Sweden
5 Canada Girardi, DanDan Girardi (A) D R 29 2006 Welland, Ontario
62 Sweden Hagelin, CarlCarl Hagelin LW L 25 2007 Södertälje, Sweden
39 United States Haggerty, RyanRyan Haggerty C R 21 2014 Stamford, Connecticut
8 Canada Klein, KevinKevin Klein D R 29 2014 Kitchener, Ontario
20 United States Kreider, ChrisChris Kreider Injured Reserve LW L 22 2009 Boxford, Massachusetts
30 Sweden Lundqvist, HenrikHenrik Lundqvist G L 32 2000 Are, Sweden
27 United States McDonagh, RyanRyan McDonagh D L 24 2009 St. Paul, Minnesota
10 United States Miller, J. T.J. T. Miller C L 21 2011 East Palestine, Ohio
28 Canada Moore, DominicDominic Moore C L 33 2013 Thornhill, Ontario
17 United States Moore, JohnJohn Moore D L 23 2013 Chicago, Illinois
61 Canada Nash, RickRick Nash LW L 29 2012 Brampton, Ontario
67 Canada Pouliot, BenoitBenoit Pouliot LW L 27 2013 Alfred, Ontario
19 Canada Richards, BradBrad Richards (A) C L 33 2011 Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island
26 Canada St. Louis, MartinMartin St. Louis RW L 38 2014 Laval, Quebec
18 Canada Staal, MarcMarc Staal (A) D L 27 2005 Thunder Bay, Ontario
21 United States Stepan, DerekDerek Stepan C/LW R 23 2008 Hastings, Minnesota
6 Sweden Stralman, AntonAnton Stralman D R 27 2011 Tibro, Sweden
33 Canada Talbot, CamCam Talbot G L 26 2010 Caledonia, Ontario
36 Norway Zuccarello, MatsMats Zuccarello LW L 26 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: