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NEW JERSEY BEDEVILED BY RANGERS in 5-0 SHELLACKING

   Game Summary                                 NJD: C. Schneider (L) NYR: A. Raanta (W)                          Event Summary

        20-IN-30 – The Rangers have earned 20 wins within their first 30 games of a season for the fourth time in franchise history (1941-42, 1971-72, 1993-94, and 2016-17), and their 20 wins in 2016-17 are tied for the second-most they have earned through the first 30 games of one season in franchise history. The only season in which the Rangers registered more than 20 wins in their first 30 games was 1993-94 (21). New York leads the NHL in wins in 2016-17.

        GOALS GALORE – The Blueshirts have registered 105 goals in the first 30 games of this season. The Rangers have tallied at least 105 goals in the first 30 games of one season for the first time since 1995-96. New York leads the NHL in goals per game in 2016-17 (3.50). The Rangers have registered three or more goals in 20 of 30 contests this season, including 12 of 16 games at MSG. Continue reading

RANGERS LOOK TO MAKE IT TWO STRAIGHT – TANGLE WITH ‘HAWKS IN CHI-TOWN

NEW YORK RANGERS at CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, 8:30 p.m. ET
United CenterChicago, IL
Rangers:
 18-9-1 (37 pts)
Blackhawks: 17-8-3 (37 pts)

TONIGHT’S GAME

The Rangers play their 29th game of the 2016-17 season and conclude a back-to-back set tonight, Dec. 9, against the Chicago Blackhawks in an Original Six matchup at United Center (8:30 p.m. ET – TV: MSG+; Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). Tonight’s game is also the final contest of the Rangers’ three-game road trip. The Blueshirts have won 16 of their last 24 games (16-7-1), including 13 of their last 20 games (13-6-1). The Rangers have posted an 18-9-1 record this season. Continue reading

RANGERS LOOK TO GROUND JETS IN WINNIPEG

NEW YORK RANGERS at WINNIPEG JETS
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, 8:00 p.m. ET
MTS CentreWinnipeg, MB
Rangers: 17-9-1 (35 pts)
Jets: 13-13-3 (29 pts)

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 28th game of the 2016-17 season and begin a back-to-back set tomorrow, Dec. 8, against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre (8:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). Tomorrow’s game is also the second contest of the Rangers’ three-game road trip. The Blueshirts have won 15 of their last 23 games (15-7-1), including 12 of their last 19 games (12-6-1). The Rangers have posted a 17-9-1 record this season. Continue reading

(SAT) RANGERS DOUBLE UP CAROLINA

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team-notes        EYE OF THE STORM – By earning a win in today’s game, the Rangers extended their home winning streak against the Hurricanes to 13 games (the streak dates back to Jan. 5, 2011). The Rangers’ 13-game home winning streak against Carolina is the longest home winning streak the Rangers have posted against one opponent in franchise history.

        BOUNCE BACK – Since Dec. 22, 2015, the Rangers have posted a 25-4-1 record in the game following a loss (regulation or overtime/shootout). New York has posted an 8-0-1 record in games following a loss in 2016-17. Continue reading

(FRI) COLUMBUS TORTORELLA’S DEFEAT RANGERS 4-2

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        ON POINT – Two Rangers defensemen (Ryan McDonagh and Brady Skjei) have tallied 11 or more assists through the first 18 games of one season for the first time since 1993-94 (Brian Leetch and Sergei Zubov). In addition, three Rangers defensemen (McDonagh, Skjei, and Nick Holden) have recorded eight or more assists through the first 18 games of one season for the first time since 1996-97 (Leetch, Bruce Driver, and Alexander Karpovtsev).

        KILL ZONE – New York was 2-for-2 (4:00) on the penalty kill in the game. The Rangers have not allowed a power play goal against in six of the last seven games, and have killed off 19 of their opponents’ last 20 power play opportunities (over an eight-game stretch), dating back to Nov. 3 vs. Edmonton (95.0% over the span).

        SHUTTING THE DOOR – The Rangers limited their opponent to fewer than 30 shots on goal for the 11th time in 18 games this season. In addition, New York has held its opponent to fewer than 25 shots on goal in five games in 2016-17.

        Michael Grabner tallied a goal, recorded two shots on goal, and posted a plus-one rating. As of the conclusion of tonight’s game, Grabner leads the NHL in even strength goals (11) and plus/minus rating (plus-17), and he is tied for second in the NHL in goals (11) this season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last Ranger prior to Grabner who registered 11 or more even strength goals through the team’s first 18 games of one season was Rod Gilbert in 1971-72 (13 goals). Over the last 20 seasons (since 1996-97), Grabner is one of six Rangers who have registered 11 or more goals in the team’s first 18 games of one season (Rick Nash – 2014-15; Marian Gaborik – 2009-10; Brendan Shanahan – 2006-07; Jaromir Jagr – 2005-06; Theo Fleury – 2000-01). He is also one of six NHL players who have tallied at least 11 even strength goals through the first 18 games of one season since 2005-06 (Alex Steen – 2013-14; Rick Nash – 2010-11; Alex Ovechkin – 2009-10; Alex Semin – 2008-09; Simon Gagner – 2005-06). All of Grabner’s 14 points thus far this season have been primary points (a goal or the primary assist on a goal).

        Mika Zibanejad tallied a goal in the contest. He has registered a point in four of the last five games, recording five points (two goals, three assists) over the span. Zibanejad has notched a point in 11 of 18 games this season. Continue reading

RANGERS: GROUNDING THE JETS AT MSG

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NEW YORK RANGERS vs. WINNIPEG JETS
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
Rangers: 3-0-0 (6 pts)
Jets: 2-1-0 (4 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME

The Rangers play their fourth game of the 2015-16 season against the Winnipeg Jets at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM).

The Blueshirts enter the contest with a 3-0-0 record, following a 5-2 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets in their home opener at MSG on Oct. 10.

3 STATS OF THE GAME

1.    The Rangers have won each of their first three games of a regular season for the sixth time in franchise history (1927-28, 1938-39, 1983-84, 1989-90, 2008-09, 2015-16). The Blueshirts’ franchise record for most consecutive wins to start a regular season is five, which was established in 1983-84 and matched in 2008-09.

2.    Oscar Lindberg was named the NHL’s Second Star of the Week for the week ending on Oct. 11. The 23-year-old rookie enters the contest with a three-game goal/point streak. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Lindberg is the first Rangers rookie to tally a goal in each of the team’s first three games of a season, and the sixth NHL rookie to register a goal in each of his team’s first three games of a season. Also according to the Elias Sports Bureau, Lindberg is the first Rangers rookie to tally a goal in each of the first three games of their rookie season since Steven King did so during the 1992-93 season (four straight games with a goal from Dec. 6, 1992 – Dec. 13, 1992). Continue reading

RANGERS: ONE MORE HILL TO CLIMB…

AND NOW… ANOTHER

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NEW YORK RANGERS -7 at TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING -3
Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET
Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL
Rangers: 11-7 (3-3)*
Lightning: 11-8 (3-3)*

*2015 Playoffs Record (Eastern Conference Final Record)

BY: The New York Rangers

TEAM NOTES:

PICK SIX – The Rangers won Game 6 of a playoff series on the road when facing elimination for the second consecutive playoff series, and for the fourth time in franchise history (1994 Eastern Conference Final against New Jersey; 2012 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against Ottawa; 2015 Second Round against Washington). New York has won Game 6 of a playoff series on the road eight times in franchise history. The Rangers are the first NHL team that has won Game 6 on the road when facing elimination in two consecutive playoff series since the Capitals did so in 2009. Continue reading

RANGERS: “WILD” NIGHT FOR RANGERS AS THEY CLINCH METRO DIVISION CROWN

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NEW YORK RANGERS -3 at MINNESOTA WILD -2
Thursday, Apr. 2, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET
Xcel Energy CenterSt. Paul, MN
Rangers: 49-21-7 (105 pts)
Wild: 44-26-7 (95 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TEAM NOTES:

  • TAKING THE METRO – By earning a win in tonight’s game, the Rangers are the 2014-15 Metropolitan Division Champions. The Blueshirts have won a division title for the eighth time in franchise history and for the second time in the last four seasons (they were the Atlantic Division Champions in 2011-12). The Blueshirts have won a division title twice in a four-season span for the first time since they earned two division titles in a three-season span from 1991-92 to 1993-94 (Patrick Division Champions in 1991-92 and Atlantic Division Champions in 1993-94).

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RANGERS: FINDING A WAY AGAIN

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NEW YORK RANGERS -3 at CAROLINA HURRICANES -2 (SO)
Saturday, Mar. 21, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET
PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC
Rangers: 45-18-7 (97 pts)
Hurricanes: 26-35-10 (62 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TEAM NOTES:

  • WINNING WAYS – The Rangers earned their 45th win of the season in the contest. The Blueshirts have won 45 games in each of the last two seasons and they reached the 45-win plateau for the eighth time in franchise history. New York has won 45 or more games in at least two straight seasons for the second time in franchise history (the Rangers won at least 45 games in three consecutive seasons from 1970-71 – 1972-73).

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RANGERS: YOU CAN’T WIN’EM ALL

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NEW YORK RANGERS -0 vs. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS -1
Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Blackhawks: 43-21-6 (92 pts)
Rangers: 44-18-7 (95 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TEAM NOTES:

  • SHUTTING THE DOOR – The Rangers have allowed one goal or fewer in regulation in each of the last eight games. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Rangers have allowed one goal or fewer in regulation in eight straight games for the first time in franchise history. The Rangers are also the first NHL team to allow one goal or fewer in regulation in eight straight games since the Dallas Stars did so from Mar. 13 – Mar. 28, 2001. The Rangers have allowed one goal or fewer in a game in each of the last six contests, in seven of the last eight contests, in eight of the last 11 contests, in nine of the last 13 games, and in 10 of the last 16 contests. The Blueshirts lead the NHL in games with one goal or fewer allowed (58) since the start of the 2013-14 season.

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