Rangers beat Bruins 4-0 in Panarin's first game back
New York Rangers' Chris Kreider celebrates his goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Saturday, March 13, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON – Chris Kreider scored his team-leading 14th goal, Artemi Panarin had an assist in his first game back since leaving the team, and the New York Rangers beat the Boston Bruins 4-0 Saturday to halt a three-game losing streak. Ryan Strome, Pavel Buchnevich and K’Andre Miller each had a goal for New York, which lost 4-0 in Boston on Thursday. The Rangers called the story about Panarin fabricated and designed to intimidate him for his political views against Russian President Vladimir Putin. He also robbed Kreider’s two close chances on a Rangers power play midway into the second.
Red Wings in 2020 NHL Draft: Follow updates here
The 2020 NHL Draft got started Tuesday night with the first round. The Detroit Red Wings selected Swedish forward Lucas Raymond at 4th overall, then Swedish defenseman William Wallinder at 32nd overall. Here’s another look at Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman’s list of picks in this draft -- he started with 10 picks but added another in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings, and then another in a trade with the Minnesota Wild. He did trade away the 125th pick for a future pick:Read more: Red Wings' Kris Draper drafts his son, Kienan Draper, in 7th roundFull first-round draft order:Sign up here for the latest news on the team and from around the league, and some jokes (good ones). Follow live draft updates here:
View: 2020 NHL Entry Draft first round selections
Here are the first round selections from the 2020 NHL Entry Draft held virtually on Oct. 6, 2020. NY Rangers -- LW Alexis Lafrenière Los Angeles -- C Quinton Byfield Ottawa (from SJS) -- C/LW Tim Stutzle Detroit -- F Lucas Raymond Ottawa -- D Jake Sanderson Anaheim -- D Jamie Drysdale New Jersey -- RW Alexander Holtz Buffalo -- RW Jack Quinn Minnesota -- C Marco Rossi Winnipeg -- C/LW Cole Perfetti Nashville -- G Yaroslav Askarov Florida -- C Anton Lundell Carolina (from TOR) -- C Seth Jarvis Edmonton -- C/LW Dylan Holloway Toronto (from PIT) -- LW Rodion Amirov Montreal -- D Kaiden Guhle Chicago -- LW Lukas Reichel New Jersey (from ARI) -- C/RW Dawson Mercer NY Rangers (from CGY) -- D Braden Schneider New Jersey (from VAN via TBL) -- D Shakir Mukhamadullin Columbus -- RW Yegor Chinakhov Washington (from Calgary via NYR via CAR) -- C Hendrix Lapierre Philadelphia -- RW Tyson Foerster Calgary (from Washington) -- C Connor Zary Colorado -- D Justin Barron26. St. Louis -- LW Jake Neighbours Anaheim (from BOS) -- RW Jacob Perrault Ottawa (from NYI) -- C Ridly Greig Vegas -- C Brendan Brisson Dallas -- C Mavrik Bourque San Jose (from TBL) -- RW Ozzy Wiesblatt
NY Rangers select Lafreniere with No. 1 pick in NHL draft
Alexis Lafreniere wanted to take the stage at Montreal’s Bell Centre near his home and hear his name announced at the NHL draft. From suburban Montreal, he was the first to earn both Canadian Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League MVP honors in consecutive seasons since Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby in 2004 and ’05. The Los Angeles Kings then selected Ontario Hockey League center Quinton Byfield with the second pick. It was an NHL draft like no other, the first one held in October, with teams selecting remotely from their home cities. “It’s pretty crazy and surreal,” said Sanderson, the son of former NHL forward Geoff Sanderson, and the first American and defenseman selected.
2020 NHL Draft: Follow updates here
The 2020 NHL Entry Draft is upon us. The first round starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday. (NBCSN)Rounds 2-7 will be held Wednesday, Oct. 7 beginning at 11:30 a.m. (NHL Network)UPDATE: The New York Rangers have selected Canadian forward Alexis Lafrenière at 1st overall in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Follow live draft updates here:
NHL set for virtual draft; Lafreniere in line as top pick
“The Rangers are a really big organization, a really good team,” said Lafreniere, who turns 19 on Sunday. “We’ve gone through multiple scenarios, we’ve had multiple mock drafts,” Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said. “It’s certainly been a challenge,” Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said. “Everybody’s had to adjust.”Flames general manager Brad Treliving said it will be a change conducting the draft remotely. “We’ve talked with other GMs from other sports that have had to go through this,” San Jose general manager Doug Wilson said.
Rangers have work to do despite having top pick in NHL draft
1 pick in the NHL draft while also coming off an appearance in the expanded 24-team playoffs. The Rangers only made the playoffs because the NHL expanded the format to 24, rather than 16 teams. 1 pick is going to be a very good hockey player, there’s no question, maybe even a great player, hopefully. “To be maybe having the chance to play with him, it would be an honor,” Lafreniere said. General managers are bracing for a hectic weekend with numerous teams having to shed payroll this offseason with the NHL salary cap staying at $81.5 million.
Marco Rossi, Cole Perfetti among projected picks for Red Wings in mock drafts
The Detroit Red Wings haven’t necessarily selected with size in mind in recent drafts. Here is a look at what the latest mock drafts are projecting for the Red Wings:NHL.comAdam Kimelman: Marco Rossi. The Red Wings can really build their roster around him.”Sportsnet.ca: Cole PerfettiSam Cosentino writes: “There are countless ties between Detroit and Perfetti. It was close, but I ultimately took Marco Rossi over the Swedish playmaker. You can build a winner with Jamie Drysdale on your blue line.”Bleacher Report: Cole PerfettiMyNHLDraft.com: Marco RossiTankathon.com: Lucas RaymondMore: Red Wings drafting position raises many possibilities, questionsmlive.com