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RANGERS TO TANGO WITH PREDS AT MSG THURSDAY

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NASHVILLE PREDATORS
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 34-18-1 (69 pts)
Predators: 26-19-8 (60 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers 

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 54th game of the 2016-17 season and continue a season-long, four-game homestand tomorrow, Feb. 9, against the Nashville Predators at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts enter the contest on a three-game winning streak and have won six of the last eight contests (6-2-0). The Rangers have posted a 34-18-1 record this season. Continue reading

RANGERS LOOK FOR A COLORADO ROCKY MOUNTAIN TWO POINTS

NEW YORK RANGERS at COLORADO AVALANCHE
Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, 8:00 p.m. ET
Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
Rangers: 25-12-1 (51 pts)
Avalanche: 12-22-1 (25 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 39th game of the 2016-17 season tomorrow, Dec. 31, against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center (8:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG 2; Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). New York has won nine of its last 13 contests (9-4-0), including eight of its last 11 games (8-3-0) and five of its last seven games (5-2-0). The Rangers have posted a 25-12-1 record this season. Continue reading

RANGERS LOOK TO STOP THE BLEEDING AGAINST SENS

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. OTTAWA SENATORS
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 23-12-1 (47 pts)
Senators: 20-11-3 (43 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME

The Rangers play their 37th game of the 2016-17 season tonight, Dec. 27, against the Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). New York has won seven of its last 11 contests (7-4-0), including six of its last nine games (6-3-0). The Rangers have posted a 23-12-1 record this season.

RANGERS VS. SENATORS

  • All-Time: 39-41-3-4 (16-25-0-2 at home; 23-16-3-2 on the road)
  • 2016-17: Tomorrow’s game is the second of three meetings between the Rangers and Senators, and the second of two meetings between the two teams at MSG. The Rangers have posted a 0-1-0 record (0-1-0 at home; 0-0-0 on the road), as Ottawa earned a 2-0 win on Nov. 27 at MSG. Following tomorrow’s contest, the Rangers and Senators will play against each other on the following date: Apr. 8 (at Ottawa).
  • The Rangers have won six of their last 10 games against the Senators, dating back to Jan. 18, 2014 (6-4-0).

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TOSTI: SWAMP RABBITS KNOCK UP WITH ADMIRALS

Preview: Long Awaited Rematch Pits Swamp Rabbits Against Admirals

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Wed, Dec. 21 7:00 p.m. (EST) vs. Norfolk Admirals Listen – Watch – 

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RABBIT TALES

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (14-10-2-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, return to the Bon Secours Wellness Arena for the final home game before the holidays tonight at 7 p.m. The Swamp Rabbits host the Norfolk Admirals (5-17-4-0) for the first time this season, while tonight marks the second contest between the South Division opponents this season. In October, the Swamp Rabbits earned a 2-0 win over the Ads in Norfolk, VA. Greenville has won its last four games on the Sandlapper Securities Rink. Angelo Miceli earned an assist in last night’s road loss against the South Carolina Stingrays (13-10-1-1). The Montreal, QC native’s 23 points (5G, 18A) leads the Swamp Rabbits. Brenden Walker was recently acquired from the Rapid City Rush by Norfolk and sports 18 points (7G, 11A) in 22 games this season. He is expected to make his debut tonight. Continue reading

TOSTI: SWAMP RABBITS WEEKLY: EDITION 9

Swamp Rabbits Weekly: Edition 9

Greenville sweeps week by battling back from early deficits against Atlanta and Reading at home

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Cleaning Up

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (14-9-2-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, swept its three-game week with contests against the Atlanta Gladiators (11-13-3-1) and Reading Royals (14-10-1-1) at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Mackenzie Skapski started each game making more than 90 saves in net, adding three wins to his five-game win streak. The third-year goaltender ranks sixth in the ECHL with a .924 save percentage. Bretton Cameron scored two game-winning goals and two shorthanded goals. The veteran leads the Swamp Rabbits with ten goals this season. Tuesday, the Swamp Rabbits earned a 5-2 win after an early 2-0 deficit. Thursday the team once again battled back from a deficit, taking a 2-1 win over Reading. Spiro Goulakos netted his first career game-winning goal in Friday’s 5-4 come from behind win over the Royals on Greenville Grrrowl Night. Greenville’s offense recorded 12 goals in three games in route to a 2-0-0-0 lead in both head-to-head series with Atlanta and Reading. The Swamp Rabbits are now 6-4-2-0 at home. Continue reading

RANGERS AND PREDS TO DUKE IT OUT SATURDAY IN MUSIC CITY

NEW YORK RANGERS at NASHVILLE PREDATORS
Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, 8:00 p.m. ET
Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
Rangers: 21-10-1 (43 pts)
Predators: 13-12-4 (30 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 33rd game of the 2016-17 season and begin a back-to-back set tomorrow, Dec. 17, against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena (8:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG 2; Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). New York has won five of its last seven contests (5-2-0), including four of its last five games (4-1-0), and has allowed three goals over the last five games. The Rangers have posted a 21-10-1 record this season. Continue reading

TOSTI: RABBITS AND ROYALS TO LOCK UP FRIDAY NIGHT

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Swamp Rabbits and Royals Meet Again

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swam Rabbits

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RABBIT TALES

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (13-9-2-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, will celebrate the history of hockey in Greenville tonight by hosting Greenville Grrrowl night at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The Swamp Rabbits will wear special Greenville Grrrowl jerseys against the Reading Royals (14-9-1-1) at 7 p.m. to finish a three-game week. Thanks in part to Bretton Cameron, the Swamp Rabbits have won their last three games at home and are 4-1-0-0 in the last five games overall. Reading saw their eight-game win streak halted last night after a 2-1 Swamp Rabbits victory. Mackenzie Skapski has won his last four starts in net as Greenville sits just four points behind Orlando for second in the South Division standings. Reading clings to a one-point lead over Brampton for third in the North Division standings. Continue reading

TOSTI: PENALTY KILLERS PROPEL RABBITS TO ROCK ROYALS

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Cameron and Swamp Rabbits Turn Penalty Kills into Win

Greenville scores two shorthanded goals to propel team to first-period lead and win over Reading in first meeting

BY: Brian Tosti: Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, SCThe Greenville Swamp Rabbits (13-9-2-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, held on for a 2-1 win over the Reading Royals (14-9-1-1) off two first period shorthanded goals by Bretton Cameron. Greenville has won three straight games at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The Swamp Rabbits also halted the Royals eight-game winning streak with the victory.

The night became emotional before the drop of the puck as Swamp Rabbits Captain Bretton Cameron was honored for becoming the all-time games played leader in franchise history on Tuesday night. Cameron suited up for his 264th game with Greenville tonight to add to his total.

His night became even sweeter as he recorded a pair of shorthanded goals in the first period. The seventh-year pro’s scoring streak was extended to three games when he picked off a pass at the blue line and came down the ice on a breakaway. Bretton’s shot was just inside the left post to tie the game 13:34 into the night. Continue reading

TOSTI: RABBITS PLAYING BUBBLE HOCKEY FOR CHARITY

Bubble Hockey Arcade Game Donation Brings Smiles to Bon Secours St. Francis

Puck drops at the Bon Secours AYA Cancer Center with Swamp Rabbits Bubble Hockey arcade game donation to treatment center.

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, SCThe Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, brought some holiday cheer to the Bon Secours St. Francis Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Center yesterday. Captain Bretton Cameron, Spiro Goulakos, Justin DaSilva, and Jeff Malcolm went to the center to help unveil a Swamp Rabbits Bubble Hockey game to the patients at the treatment center. Continue reading

TOSTI: (TUE) RABBITS SWAMP GLADIATORS WITH FIVE UNANSWERED

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Swamp Rabbits Score Five Unanswered to Top Gladiators

Bretton Cameron earns number one star on record setting night and helps Greenville to second straight win at home

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, SCThe Greenville Swamp Rabbits (12-9-2-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, scored five unanswered goals in a 5-2 victory over the Atlanta Gladiators (10-13-2-1) tonight. Bretton Cameron became the franchise leader with 263 games played for Greenville and earned the number one star scoring a goal and adding an assist. The Swamp Rabbits captain’s team-leading eighth goal of the season proved to be the game-winning tally.

The Gladiators jumped out to a quick lead in the first period. Justin Buzzeo halted his recent slump, netting a goal less than six minutes into the game. Then Eric Neiley extended the lead at 14:39 to give Atlanta an early 2-0 nod.

Tommy Thompson netted his fifth goal of the season in the first period to slow the early Gladiators burst. The rookie knocked down a cross-ice pass from Joe Houk and turned the corner into the offensive zone. With less than three minutes to play in the opening period, Thompson brought the puck around Matt Ginn and tucked it into the back of the net. Cameron recorded the initial assist on the goal to cut the Atlanta lead to 2-1 at the first intermission Continue reading