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RANGERS BEATEN BY SENATORS – SEASON OVER

  Game Summary                           OTT: C. Anderson (W) NYR: H. Lundqvist (L)             Event Summary

–        SHOOTING GALLERY – The Rangers registered 39 shots on goal in tonight’s game, as 15 of 18 skaters recorded at least one shot on goal.

–        KILL ZONE – The Rangers were 2-for-2 (4:00) on the penalty kill in tonight’s contest. Dating back to the regular season, New York did not allow a power-play goal in 13 of its final 17 games. In addition, the Blueshirts did not allow a power play goal against in each of their final five games.

–        HITTING MACHINE – New York was credited with 30 hits in tonight’s contest. The Rangers registered 30 or more hits in each of their 12 playoff games this year, and as of the conclusion of tonight’s game, the Blueshirts lead the NHL in hits in the 2017 Playoffs (499). Continue reading

IT’S WIN OR GO HOME TOMORROW FOR THE RANGERS

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. OTTAWA SENATORS
Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 7:30 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 6-5 (2-3)*
Senators: 7-4 (3-2)*

* 2017 Playoffs Record (Second Round Series Record)

Read The New York Rangers 2017 Playoff Guide (Second Round Edition) via the following link: HERE 

BY: The New York Rangers

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play Game 6 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series against the Ottawa Senators tomorrow, May 9, at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m. ET – TV: NBCSN; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Rangers trail the best-of-seven series, three games to two, following the Senators’ 5-4 overtime win in Game 5 of the series in Ottawa on May 6.

RANGERS VS. SENATORS – PLAYOFF HISTORY

The Rangers are facing the Senators in a playoff series for the second time in franchise history*. The two teams played against each other in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in 2012, and New York defeated Ottawa, four games to three. The Rangers rallied from a three-games-to-two deficit in the series to win Game 6 in Ottawa and close out the series with a 2-1 win in Game 7 at MSG, which was the Rangers’ first win in a Game 7 since the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals against Vancouver. Six players currently on the Rangers roster were also on the roster when the team faced Ottawa in 2012: Dan Girardi, Chris Kreider, Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan McDonagh, Marc Staal, and Derek Stepan. Lundqvist posted a 4-3 record, along with a 1.70 GAA, a .945 SV%, and 1 SO against Ottawa during the 2012 Playoffs. He stopped 205 of 217 shots in the series, including 26 of 27 shots he faced in Game 7 and allowed two goals or fewer in five of the seven contests. Staal and Girardi each tallied a goal in Game 7 of the series, and Girardi registered the game-winning goal in the match. Girardi recorded four points (one goal, three assists) in the seven-game series. Kreider made his NHL debut in Game 3 of the series in Ottawa on Apr. 16, 2012, which was less than a week after he signed an entry-level contract with the Rangers on Apr. 10, 2012. Kreider tallied his first goal/point in the NHL in Game 6 of the series, and the goal was the game-winning goal in the contest. Continue reading

RANGERS TO PLAY MOST IMPORTANT GAME OF THE SEASON SATURDAY AFTERNOON

NEW YORK RANGERS at OTTAWA SENATORS
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 3:00 p.m. ET
Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON
Rangers: 6-4 (2-2)*
Senators: 6-4 (2-2)*

* 2017 Playoffs Record (Second Round Series Record)

BY: The New York Rangers

The New York Rangers 2017 Playoff Guide (Second Round Edition) can be found via the following link: HERE

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series against the Ottawa Senators tomorrow, May 6, at Canadian Tire Centre (3:00 p.m. ET – TV: NBCSN; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The best-of-seven series is tied at two games apiece, following the Rangers’ 4-1 win in Game 4 of the series at MSG on May 4. Continue reading

RANGERS TAKE CONTROL IN SOLID GAME FOUR WIN

 Game Summary                    OTT: C. Anderson (L) M. Condon (ND)  NYR: H. Lundqvist (W)  Event Summary

–        LEADING THE WAY – Over 262:54 of game time through the first four contests of the Second Round, the Rangers have led for 149:56, have been tied for 108:47, and have trailed for 4:11.

–        SPLITTING THE DIFFERENCE – Since the start of the 2012 Playoffs, eight of the 15 playoff series the Rangers have played in were tied at two games apiece through the first four games. The Blueshirts have posted a 5-2 series record in series in which they were in a tie at two games apiece over the span. Both of the Rangers’ two playoff series this year have been tied through four games. Continue reading

FOR RANGERS UPCOMING GAME FOUR THURSDAY COULD BE THE TIPPING POINT

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. OTTAWA SENATORS
Thursday, May 4, 2017, 7:30 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 5-4 (1-2)*
Senators: 6-3 (2-1)*

BY: The New York Rangers

The New York Rangers 2017 Playoff Guide (Second Round Edition) is located at the following link: HERE

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series against the Ottawa Senators tomorrow, May 4, at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m. ET – TV: NBCSN; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts trail the best-of-seven series, two games to one, following their 4-1 win in Game 3 of the series at MSG on May 2. Continue reading

RANGERS BACK IN THE HUNT WITH 4-1 WIN. NOW TRAIL 2-GAMES-TO-1

 Game Summary                              OTT: C. Anderson (L)  NYR: H. Lundqvist (W)    Event Summary

  • WINNING WAYS – The Rangers have earned at least one win in each of their last 21 playoff series (dating back to the start of the 2007 Playoffs), which is now the longest streak in franchise history (the longest streak was previously 20 consecutive playoff series with at least one win from the Quarterfinals against Boston in 1970 to the Quarterfinals against St. Louis in 1981).
  • DOWN, BUT NOT OUT – The Rangers have won seven of the last 10 playoff games they have played when trailing in a series, dating back to Game 5 of the Second Round against Washington in 2015.
  • FOUR SCORE – Each of the Rangers’ four forward lines tallied a goal in tonight’s game, and nine different Rangers forwards notched at least one point in the contest.
  • PLAYOFF PERFORMERS – The Rangers lead the NHL in playoff games played since the start of the 2012 Playoffs (90), and the Blueshirts also lead all Eastern Conference teams in playoff wins (45). The only NHL team that has earned more playoff wins than the Rangers have over the span is Chicago (48).
  • HOME COOKINGNew York has won three of four games at MSG during the 2017 Playoffs, including each of the last three playoff contests at home. The Rangers have earned at least one win at home in 20 of their last 21 playoff series, dating back to the start of the 2007 Playoffs.
  • TWO GOOD – The Rangers have allowed two goals or fewer in five of the last six games and in six of nine playoff contests in 2017. In addition, the Blueshirts have allowed two goals or fewer in each of their five playoff wins in 2017 and in 28 of their 30 playoff wins since the start of the 2014 Playoffs.
  • SHOOTING GALLERY – New York registered 30 shots on goal in tonight’s contest, as 16 of 18 skaters recorded at least one shot on goal. The Rangers have registered at least 30 shots on goal in seven of nine playoff games this year.
  • SPECIAL TEAMS – The Rangers have either won or tied their opponent in special teams scoring in eight of nine playoff games this year.
  • KILL ZONE – New York was 3-for-3 (3:51) on the penalty kill in the contest. Dating back to the regular season, the Rangers have not allowed a power play goal in 10 of their last 14 games (38-for-43; 88.4%).
  • SECOND HELPING – New York outscored Ottawa, 2-1, in the second period of tonight’s game. Through nine playoff games in 2017, the Rangers have outscored their opponents, 12-4, in the second period.

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PIVOTAL GAME THREE FOR RANGERS ON TUESDAY!

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. OTTAWA SENATORS
Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 4-4 (0-2)*
Senators: 6-2 (2-0)*

* 2017 Playoffs Record (Second Round Series Record)

BY: The New York Rangers

The New York Rangers 2017 Playoff Guide (Second Round Edition) can be found via the following link: HERE

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series against the Ottawa Senators tomorrow, May 2, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: NBCSN; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). New York trails the best-of-seven series, two games to none, following the Senators’ 6-5 win in Game 2 of the series in Ottawa on Apr. 29.

RANGERS VS. SENATORS – PLAYOFF HISTORY

The Rangers are facing the Senators in a playoff series for the second time in franchise history*. The two teams played against each other in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in 2012, and New York defeated Ottawa, four games to three. The Rangers rallied from a three-games-to-two deficit in the series to win Game 6 in Ottawa and close out the series with a 2-1 win in Game 7 at MSG, which was the Rangers’ first win in a Game 7 since the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals against Vancouver. Six players currently on the Rangers roster were also on the roster when the team faced Ottawa in 2012: Dan Girardi, Chris Kreider, Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan McDonagh, Marc Staal, and Derek Stepan. Lundqvist posted a 4-3 record, along with a 1.70 GAA, a .945 SV%, and 1 SO against Ottawa during the 2012 Playoffs. He stopped 205 of 217 shots in the series, including 26 of 27 shots he faced in Game 7 and allowed two goals or fewer in five of the seven contests. Staal and Girardi each tallied a goal in Game 7 of the series, and Girardi registered the game-winning goal in the contest. Girardi recorded four points (one goal, three assists) in the seven-game series. Kreider made his NHL debut in Game 3 of the series in Ottawa on Apr. 16, 2012, which was less than a week after he signed an entry-level contract with the Rangers on Apr. 10, 2012. Kreider tallied his first goal/point in the NHL in Game 6 of the series, and the goal was the game-winning goal in the contest. Continue reading

BAD GOAL OVERSHADOWS OTHERWISE GREAT LUNDQVIST PERFORMANCE IN GM 1 LOSS

   Game Summary                                                 NYR: H. Lundqvist (L)  OTT: C. Anderson (W)    Event Summary

–        THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT – Three Rangers rookies have tallied a point in the playoffs this year (Pavel Buchnevich, Brady Skjei, and Jimmy Vesey). Prior to this year, the last time three or more Rangers rookies registered a point in the same playoff year was 2008 (five – Ryan Callahan, Nigel Dawes, Brandon Dubinsky, Lauri Korpikoski, and Marc Staal).

–        TEAM EFFORT – Through the Rangers’ first seven games of the 2017 Playoffs, 19 of 20 skaters who have played at least one game have tallied a point. In addition, nine different Blueshirts have recorded a goal thus far in the playoffs this year. Continue reading

RANGERS ADVANCE TO PLAY SENS – SERIES BREAKDOWN

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RANGERS VS. SENATORS – 2017 SECOND ROUND

BY: The New York Rangers 

PLAYOFF HISTORY

  • The Rangers are facing the Senators in a playoff series for the second time in franchise history*.
  • The two teams played against each other in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in 2012, and New York defeated Ottawa, four games to three.

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RANGERS ADVANCE TO SECOND ROUND

 Game Summary                                       MTL: C. Price (L)   NYR: H. Lundqvist (W)    Event Summary

HIGH FIVE – For the second time in franchise history, the Rangers have earned at least one playoff series win in a best-of-seven series in five years over a six-year span (2012 – 2015; 2017). Prior to the current six-year stretch, the only time in franchise history when the Blueshirts earned at least one playoff series win in a best-of-seven series in five years over a six-year span was from 1992-1997 (1992; 1994 – 1997). In addition, the Rangers have now won at least one playoff series in five years during a six-year span for the third time since the NHL adopted a four-round playoff format in 1974-75 (five consecutive years from 1979 – 1983; five years over a six-year span from 1992 – 1997).

CLOSING THE DOOR – Following tonight’s win, the Rangers have now won 15 of their last 18 playoff games at MSG in which they have had a chance to close out a series, dating back to the Patrick Division Finals against Washington in 1986. New York has also won seven of eight such contests at MSG since the start of the 2012 Playoffs, as well as eight of 10 such games at MSG since the start of the 2007 Playoffs. Continue reading