The New York Rangers bought out the remaining six years on the contract of forward Brad Richards, who earlier this month was demoted to the team’s fourth line during the Stanley Cup finals against the Los Angeles Kings.
The biggest contrast between the bicoastal Stanley Cup finalists is not the matchup of Wall Street and Hollywood. Instead, it is the difference in styles between two of the National Hockey League’s top goaltenders.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 35 shots and the New York Rangers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, rallying from a 3-1 series deficit for the first time in franchise history.
The New York Rangers will keep Brad Richards, the team’s second-highest-paid skater, under contract even after he was benched during the National Hockey League playoffs, team spokesman Brendan McIntyre said.
The New York Rangers got goals from seven different players in a playoff game for the first time in 31 years to rout the Montreal Canadiens 7-2 in the opening game of the National Hockey League’s Eastern Conference finals.
Brad Richards and Derek Stepan scored power-play goals 47 seconds apart in the third period to give the New York Rangers a 4-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers in the opening game of their National Hockey League playoff series.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 35 shots and the New York Rangers beat the host Pittsburgh Penguins in a decisive Game 7, making franchise history by rallying from 3-1 down in games to win a National Hockey League playoff series.