Ryan Martin reportedly leaves Red Wings for assistant GM job with Rangers
The New York Rangers have hired Ryan Martin, a longtime member of the Detroit Red Wings front office, as assistant general manager and the GM of their AHL affiliate Hartford, Larry Brooks of the New York Post reported. Martin had been an assistant GM with Detroit for 11 years and the GM of the Grand Rapids Griffins since 2013. He had been sharing the assistant GM title with Pat Verbeek since 2019, shortly after Steve Yzerman was hired as general manager. Former Red Wings GM Ken Holland hired Martin, a Connecticut native, in 2005 to manage the salary cap, which was implemented in the 2005-06 season, and handle collective bargaining issues. More: Steve Yzerman, Kris Draper break down 2021 draft picksmlive.com
Ovechkin scores 2 in final 7 minutes, Capitals beat Rangers
(AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON – Alex Ovechkin scored twice in the final seven minutes to continue his goal streak and rally the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 victory against the New York Rangers on Friday night for their seventh win in a row. Ovechkin tied it on a rebound with 6:42 left and put the Capitals ahead on a nearly identical play with 3:33 remaining. He has scored in five consecutive games and has seven goals in the past seven. I can’t be missing seven games. “There’s 20-something games left.
Zibanejad has 3 goals, 3 assists as Rangers rout Flyers 9-0
New York Rangers' Mika Zibanejad (93) scores against Philadelphia Flyers' Carter Hart (79) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in New York. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)NEW YORK – Mika Zibanejad had three goals and three assists in New York’s seven-goal second period, and the Rangers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 9-0 Wednesday night. Hartford Wolf Pack head coach Kris Knoblauch and associate head coach Gord Murphy, and Rangers associate general manager Chris Drury were behind the bench. Ad“You didn’t have much time to think about it,” Knoblauch said when asked about pregame preparation as the acting head coach. “Nothing about this game was any good,” Flyers coach Alain Vigneault said.