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MCGINNISS: TITANS WIN AGAIN

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Graham Tricks Watertown, Danbury Wins 5-2

BY: Zak McGinniss, Danbury Titans

DANBURY, CT Matt Graham recorded his first hat trick as a Danbury Titan and Nikita Ivandikov stopped 34 of 36 shots as Danbury rolled to their third straight victory by defeating the Watertown Wolves on a snowy Sunday night at the Danbury Ice Arena.

A scoreless first period gave way to Jason Dolgy scoring 39 seconds into the second frame, giving Watertown the first lead of the game. Danbury was quick to respond with James O’Reilly scoring his first professional goal less than three minutes later to make the game even. O’Reilly now has a goal and a fight to his credit as a pro. Matt Graham and Dalton Jay would tally a goal each within the next five minutes to pace the Titans to a 3-1 lead at the end of two periods of play. Continue reading

MCGINNISS: DANBURY WINS WITH “OLD-TIME HOCKEY”

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Goals and Fists Lead to Danbury Victory

BY: Zak McGinniss, Danbury Titans

Danbury, CT Nikolai Okhlobystin recorded two goals in a Gordie Howe hat trick, including the game-winning goal, as the Danbury Titans won their second in a row over the Cornwall Nationals by a 5-2 score on Saturday night at the Danbury Ice Arena. Nikita Ivandikov stopped 28 of 30 shots as the Titans retook sole possession of fourth place in the Federal Hockey League. Continue reading

RANGERS STARTING TO BUILD MOMENTUM WITH ANOTHER WIN

   Game Summary                              ANA: J. Gibson (L)  NYR: H. Lundqvist (W)                Event Summary

        WINNING WAYS – The Rangers’ 34 wins in 2016-17 are tied for the third-most the team has earned through the first 53 games of one season in franchise history. The Blueshirts have earned at least 34 wins through the first 53 games of a season five times in franchise history (1972-73, 1991-92, 1993-94, 2011-12, 2016-17), and the only seasons in which the team earned more than 34 wins through the first 53 games were 1972-73 (36) and 2011-12 (35).

        THREE’S COMPANY – The Blueshirts extended their winning streak to three games. The Rangers have posted a winning streak of three games or longer in length eight times in 2016-17.

        GOALS GALORE – New York ranks second in the NHL in goals (181) and also ranks in the NHL in goals per game (3.38) this season. The Rangers have recorded 66 goals over the last 18 games, registering at least four goals in 12 of the 18 contests.

        HOW THE WEST WAS WON – New York has posted a 17-5-0 record against teams in the Western Conference this season, including a 10-1-0 record in games against teams in the Pacific Division. The Rangers have registered 44 goals in 11 games against teams in the Pacific Division this season. Continue reading

RANGERS SEND HELLBERG BACK TO HARTFORD

RANGERS ASSIGN MAGNUS HELLBERG TO HARTFORD

BY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, February 3, 2017 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has assigned goaltender Magnus Hellberg to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Hellberg has appeared in 26 games with the Wolf Pack this season, posting a 10-9-5 record, along with a 2.86 GAA and a .905 SV%. Hellberg has allowed two goals or fewer in five of his last six AHL appearances (3-2-1 record, 1.80 GAA, .939 SV% over the span).

RANGERS TO BATTLE BLUE JACKETS AT MSG

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 31-17-1 (63 pts)
Blue Jackets: 32-12-4 (68 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 50th game of the 2016-17 season tomorrow, Jan. 31, against the Columbus Blue Jackets in a Metropolitan Division matchup at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG 2; Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). The Blueshirts have won three of their last four games (3-1-0). The Rangers have posted a 31-17-1 record this season.

RANGERS VS. BLUE JACKETS

  • All-Time: 15-9-1-1 (7-2-1-1 at home; 8-7-0-0 on the road)
  • 2016-17: Tomorrow’s game is the third of five meetings between the Rangers and Blue Jackets, and the first of two meetings between the two teams at MSG. The Rangers have posted a 1-1-0 record (0-0-0 at home; 1-1-0 on the road), and the Blueshirts won the last game between the two teams, 5-4, on Jan. 7 in Columbus. The Rangers rallied from a three-goal deficit to win the contest, and Michael Grabner tallied four points (three goals, one assist), including the game-winning goal with 16.5 seconds remaining in regulation. Following tomorrow’s contest, the Rangers and Blue Jackets will face each other on the following dates: Feb. 13 (at Columbus), Feb. 26 (at MSG).
  • The Rangers have won eight of their last nine games against Columbus, dating back to Jan. 16, 2015 (8-1-0).

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CHAIMOVITCH: AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE HALL OF FAME WELCOMES CLASS OF 2017

AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE HALL OF FAME

WELCOMES CLASS OF 2017

BY: Jason Chaimovitch, AHL – VP Communications

ALLENTOWN, Pa. … The American Hockey League today formally inducted four new members into its American Hockey League Hall of Fame.

The AHL Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony took place at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown as part of the festivities that are making up the 2017 Toyota AHL All-Star Classic presented by Capital BlueCross.

Honored for their outstanding achievements and contributions in the American Hockey League were Billy Dea, the league’s all-time ironman with a record 548 consecutive games played with the Buffalo Bisons; Bryan Helmer, a three-time Calder Cup champion and the highest-scoring defenseman in league history; Rob Murray, a respected leader who is one of seven players ever with 1,000 regular-season games played; and Doug Yingst, whose storied 34-year career in the Hershey Bears front office saw him oversee four Calder Cup champions as general manager.

John Bartlett, the television voice of the Montreal Canadiens on Sportsnet, served as the master of ceremonies for the event. Bartlett will join Alan May and Brendan Burke on the call of tonight’s AHL All-Star Challenge, airing live on Sportsnet ONE throughout Canada and on a comprehensive list of regional networks in the U.S.

In an effort to make the rich tradition of the American Hockey League available to the widest possible audience, the AHL Hall of Fame is housed on-line at ahlhalloffame.com and is accessible to fans worldwide with the click of a mouse as a member of the AHL Internet Network.

Formed in 1936 and now in its 81st season of operation, the AHL continues to serve as the top development league for all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 88 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates.

RANGERS TO MIX IT UP WITH CHEESESTEAKS IN MSG

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, 8:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 31-16-1 (63 pts)
Flyers: 23-19-6 (52 pts)

 BY: The New York Rangers

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 49th game of the 2016-17 season tomorrow, Jan. 25, against the Philadelphia Flyers in a Metropolitan Division matchup at Madison Square Garden (8:00 p.m. ET – TV: NBCSN; Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). The Rangers enter the contest on a three-game winning streak and have outscored their opponents, 9-4, over the three games. The Rangers have posted a 31-16-1 record this season.

RANGERS VS. FLYERS

  • All-Time: 129-113-37-8 (67-48-23-4 at home; 62-65-14-4 on the road)
  • 2016-17: Tomorrow’s game is the third of four meetings between the Rangers and Flyers, and the first of two meetings between the two teams at MSG. The Rangers have posted a 2-0-0 record (0-0-0 at home; 2-0-0 on the road), and the Blueshirts defeated the Flyers, 5-2, in the last meeting between the two teams on Jan. 4 in Philadelphia. The Rangers have outscored the Flyers, 8-4, thus far in the season series. Kevin Hayes, Michael Grabner, and J.T. Miller have each recorded three points in two games, while Henrik Lundqvist has posted a 2-0-0 record, along with a 2.00 GAA and a .946 SV% in two appearances. Following tomorrow’s contest, the Rangers and Flyers will play against each other on the following date: Apr. 2 (at MSG).
  • The Rangers have earned a win in five consecutive games against Philadelphia (dating back to Jan. 16, 2016). The Blueshirts have also earned at least one point in 10 of their last 12 games against the Flyers, dating back to Mar. 26, 2014 (9-2-1).
  • The Rangers have won 11 of their last 12 home games against the Flyers, dating back to Mar. 6, 2011 (11-1-0).

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RANGERS WELCOME KINGS TO NEW YORK

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS
Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 30-16-1 (61 pts)
Kings: 22-20-4 (48 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TODAY’S GAME

The Rangers play their 48th game of the 2016-17 season and conclude a back-to-back set today, Jan. 23, against the Los Angeles Kings at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). The Blueshirts have won each of the last two games, allowing two goals over the span. The Rangers have posted a 30-16-1 record this season.

RANGERS VS. KINGS

  • All-Time: 67-45-16-3 (37-20-6-1 at home; 30-25-10-2 on the road)
  • 2016-17: Tomorrow’s game is the first of two meetings between the Rangers and Kings, and the only meeting between the two teams at MSG. Following tomorrow’s contest, the Rangers and Kings will face each other on the following date: Mar. 25 (at Los Angeles).
  • 2015-16: The Rangers posted a 0-0-2 record (0-0-1 at home; 0-0-1 on the road). New York registered at least three goals in each of the two contests. Kevin Hayes led the Rangers with two goals and three points in two games, while J.T. Miller, Derek Stepan, and Mats Zuccarello each recorded one goal and one assist during the season series.
  • The Rangers have earned at least one point in eight of their last 11 games against the Kings, dating back to Dec. 17, 2008 (5-3-3).

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RANGERS NEED TO TURN OVER A MAPLE LEAF

NEW YORK RANGERS at TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, 7:30 p.m. ET
Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
Rangers: 28-16-1 (57 pts)
Maple Leafs: 21-13-8 (50 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 46th game of the 2016-17 season tomorrow, Jan. 19, against the Toronto Maple Leafs in an Original Six matchup at Air Canada Centre (7:30 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). The Rangers have posted a 28-16-1 record this season.

RANGERS VS. MAPLE LEAFS

  • All-Time*: 228-276-95-7 (132-113-56-4 at home; 96-163-39-3 on the road) *Note: The first three games between the two franchises were when the Maple Leafs franchise was called the Toronto St. Patricks. The team changed its name during the 1926-27 season.
  • 2016-17: Tomorrow’s game is the second of three meetings between the Rangers and Maple Leafs, and the first of two meetings between the two teams in Toronto. The Rangers have posted a 0-1-0 record (0-1-0 at home; 0-0-0 on the road), as Toronto earned a 4-2 win against the Blueshirts on Jan. 13 at MSG. Following tomorrow’s contest, the Rangers and Maple Leafs will play against each other on the following date: Feb. 23 (at Toronto).

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RANGERS DROP A WILD ONE TO THE STARS 7-6 AT MSG

  Game Summary                             DAL: A. Niemi (W) K. Lehtonen (ND)  NYR: H.         Event Summary                             Lundqvist (L) M. Hellberg (ND)

        GOALS GALORE – The Rangers lead the NHL in goals (158) and goals per game (3.47) this season. Prior to 2016-17, the last season in which the Rangers recorded more than 158 goals through the first 45 games was 1995-96. The Rangers have recorded 43 goals over the last 10 games, registering at least four goals in eight of the 10 contests. The Blueshirts have also tallied five or more goals in five of the last eight games.

        THREE’S COMPANY – The Chris KreiderDerek StepanMats Zuccarello line registered eight points (three goals, five assists) in tonight’s game, and each player registered at least two points in the contest. The Kreider-Stepan-Zuccarello line has tallied 38 points (15 goals, 23 assists) over the last 10 games, and each of the three players has recorded at least 12 points in those 10 contests. In addition, the three players have registered 62 points – including 23 goals – in the Rangers’ 21 games since Dec. 1.

        POWER SURGE – The Rangers were 1-for-2 (1:32) on the power play in the contest. The Blueshirts have recorded a power-play goal in each of the last two games, in three of the last four games, and in six of the last nine games. Continue reading