Ryan McDonagh D NYR 5 days ago

McDonagh registered a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 6-5 OT loss to the Lightning.

The Rangers captain found the score sheet for the fourth time in the last four games, but struggled overall on the night, and finished with a minus-2 rating. The Rangers will need McDonagh to play his best hockey if they want to avoid heading back to New York facing a 3-1 series deficit.

Ryan McDonagh D NYR 2 weeks ago

McDonagh (undisclosed) is on the ice for practice Tuesday, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.

McDonagh took a hard hit from Alex Ovechkin in Game 6, but there was never much doubt that he'd be on the ice for Game 7, and the fact that he's practicing Tuesday all but ensures he'll be ready to go Wednesday night.

Ryan McDonagh D NYR 2 weeks ago

McDonagh, who took a hard hit from Alexander Ovechkin in Game 6, is expected to play in Wednesday's Game 7, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports.

It would take a lot to keep McDonagh or any player form missing a playoff game - let alone Game 7 - so it shouldn't be surprising that he'll likely play. The team should provide an official update before the game, but all signs at this point seem to indicate that he'll be on the ice.

Ryan McDonagh D NYR 2 weeks ago

McDonagh was the hero Friday, scoring in overtime to propel the Rangers to a Game 5 win over the Capitals.

That's the second game-winning goal of the playoffs for McDonagh, who has managed five points in 10 postseason games. While the goal Friday was his first point of the second round, the 25-year-old captain has been logging heavy minutes and has fired nine shots on goal in his last four games. If The Rangers hope to win Game 6 and force a Game 7 in New York, McDonagh will need to play a key role.

Ryan McDonagh D NYR 1 month ago

McDonagh collected an assist, two hits, and five blocked shots in Wednesday's Game 4 victory over the Penguins.

The season has largely been a disappointing one for McDonagh, but he's beginning to turn things on right when the Rangers need him most. He's recorded points in three of the series' four games, and has two goals and nine assists over his last 12 games dated back to March 29.

Ryan McDonagh D NYR 1 month ago

McDonagh scored a first-period power-play goal that held up as the game-winner and went plus-1 with four shots, three blocks and a pair of hits in Thursday's Game 1 victory over Pittsburgh.

The Rangers' captain fell back offensively a bit this year, but he finished the season with nine points in the final nine games, and he's carried that heat forward into the first game of the playoffs. If there was ever a time to get hot, this is it.

Ryan McDonagh D NYR 2 months ago

McDonagh tallied a power-play goal and put five shots on net in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Devils.

Though his production has waned for much of the season, McDonagh certainly seems to be heating up at the right time for fantasy owners. The goal Tuesday gives him seven points over his last six games, during which he's compiled a plus-5 rating. Those contending for the championship in their season-long leagues should continue to keep McDonagh active over the Rangers' final two games.

Ryan McDonagh D NYR 2 months ago

McDonagh picked up a power-play assist in the first period, then helped out on J.T. Miller's game-winner in the third.

The Rangers' captain is on a little late-season run here, with four assists in the last three games. He's not to going to avoid having this campaign labeled as a disappointment -- in terms of stats, at least -- but McDonagh has undeniable offensive ability, so it's hard to ignore him when he starts showing signs like this.

Ryan McDonagh D NYR 2 months ago

McDonagh registered an assist in Sunday's loss to the Capitals.

McDonagh's false start to the season due to the separated shoulder he suffered in November seems to have compromised his production, even since his return from the injury. His 26 points in 64 contests translates to a .40 per-game average, which amounts to a fairly noticeable drop from his .55 mark from a season ago. McDonagh won't turn 26 until June, and with a healthy offseason, should make for a strong bounce-back candidate in 2015-16.

Ryan McDonagh D NYR 2 months ago

McDonagh was a plus-1 with three shots on goal in Sunday's win over Florida.

More impressive was McDonagh season-high six blocked shots, part of a team effort that resulted in 36 blocked shots, the most the organization has put up since 2005-06 campaign. No, he hasn't had the consistent offensive spark (24 points in 57 games) that most owners were expecting, but taking on the pressure of the team captaincy was bound to have an impact. Whether that impact is long-term remains to be seen, but we highly doubt management would change a thing right now.