• Loading stock data...
Sunday, July 21, 2024
Join us this September for Tuned In Request to Attend

Rangers’ Chris Kreider Is Past And Present Mr. Game 7

  • The 31-year-old is 7-1 in Game 7s throughout his career in New York.
  • His 15 career goals in elimination games are tied for second in NHL history, one behind Mark Messier.
James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

The Rangers went the distance to reach their first Eastern Conference Finals since 2015 — thanks to their resident Mr. Game 7.

On Monday, Chris Kreider scored twice in the Rangers’ 6-2 victory over the Hurricanes, which puts them in their first conference finals since 2015 — to face the team that knocked them out, the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Lightning.

The 31-year-old Kreider is the only member of that 2015 team on this roster — and the seven-year, $45 million extension signed in 2020 ($6.5M cap hit) will ensure he’s there to deliver decisive goals at least through the ’26-27 season.

  • He’s 7-1 in Game 7s, the second-most wins in NHL history (six others have eight).
  • Kreider’s 15 career goals in elimination games are T2 in league history, one behind Mark Messier.
  • He has 60 combined goals (52 in the regular season), two shy of the Rangers record (Adam Graves, ’93-94).
  • The Rangers have won five elimination games this postseason, the eighth team in history to win as much in a single playoffs.

Kreider’s heroics helped the Rangers win multiple series despite multi-game deficits — the fourth team to do so in a single postseason.

Now, the Rangers (+150) will continue their run for a first Stanley Cup since 1994 with home-ice advantage against the Lightning (-175). 

Ahead of Game 1 (Wednesday, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN), New York is riding a franchise-record six-game playoff win streak at Madison Square Garden.

Linkedin
Whatsapp
Copy Link
Link Copied
Link Copied

What to Read

The Mississippi Department of Human Services on Monday sued retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre along with several other people and businesses to try to recover millions of misspent welfare dollars that were intended to help some of the poorest people in the U.S.

Judge in Mississippi Welfare Case Boots Brett Favre’s Lead Lawyer

The judge wrote he had a ‘pattern and practice of delicate deception.’

‘Where’s truTV?’ March Madness Channel Is Now TNT Sports’ New Star

Warner Bros. Discovery will make its sports emphasis on truTV ‘even more pronounced and consistent.’

Salt Lake City Takes Key Step to Handing NBA, NHL Owner Ryan Smith $900 Million

An agreement between Smith and the city was approved Tuesday night.
Sponsored

TopSpin 2K25 Brings the Legends of Tennis to Your Living Room

2K sports is reviving a classic with TopSpin 2K25.
podcast thumbnail mobile
Front Office Sports Today

‘EA Sports College Football 25’: It’s More Than a Game

0:00

Featured Today

July 20, 2024

The Road to the Return of ‘EA Sports College Football’

This summer, the biggest development in college sports is virtual.
Apr 15, 2024; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Caitlin Clark poses with WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert after being selected with the number one overall pick to the Indiana Fever during the 2024 WNBA Draft at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
July 16, 2024

Women’s Sports Merch Is a $4 Billion Market, but Supply Isn’t Meeting Demand

Retailers can’t make women’s sports apparel fast enough.
Jan 7, 2024; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley (0) reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at Nissan Stadium.
July 14, 2024

Without Hard-Line Bans, Pro Athletes and Personnel Will Keep Betting on Sports

Penalties often aren’t stringent or consistent enough to deter banned behavior.

Lamar Jackson, Troy Aikman in Legal Battle Over the Number Eight

The two quarterbacks both have trademarks with the number.
July 18, 2024

Argentine Minister Fired After Criticizing Messi Silence on Racist Chant

Argentine players sang a racist chant after their Copa América victory.
July 19, 2024

Odell Beckham Jr. and Nike Claim Victory in Jury Ruling That Hands Both $0

The two sides were suing over alleged contract breaches, including OBJ’s gloves.
Sponsored

TopSpin 2K25 Brings the Legends of Tennis to Your Living Room

2K sports is reviving a classic with TopSpin 2K25.
July 18, 2024

Caleb Williams’s Contract Requests Could Have Changed the NFL

Williams asked for several unusual clauses and tax dodges.
July 18, 2024

NBA’s New Money Has Josh Hart Ready to ‘Play Until My Knees Fall Off’

Hart and Jalen Brunson recently appeared on ‘Front Office Sports Today.’
July 17, 2024

What the WNBA’s Windfall Could Mean for Player Salaries

The WNBA could hit its first million-dollar annual salary as soon as 2026.
July 17, 2024

Angel City FC Sale Official at Record $250 Million Valuation

Disney CEO Bob Iger and wife Willow Bay now control the club.