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RANGERS: LEAFS NOT HOSPITABLE GUESTS AT MSG

Game Summary                                TOR: F. Andersen (W)  NYR: H. Lundqvist (L)         Event Summary

–        THREE’S COMPANY – The Chris KreiderDerek StepanMats Zuccarello line has tallied 27 points (11 goals, 16 assists) over the last eight games (including tonight). The three players have registered 51 points – including 19 goals – in the Rangers’ 19 games since Dec. 1. Zuccarello has registered an assist on 11 of Kreider’s last 12 goals, dating back to Dec. 3 vs. Carolina.

–        SHOOTING GALLERY – The Rangers registered 36 shots on goal in tonight’s contest. The Blueshirts have recorded at least 30 shots on goal in each of the last two games and in five of the last eight contests.

–        FULL HOUSE – Tonight’s game was the Rangers’ 207th consecutive regular season sellout and the Blueshirts’ 248th consecutive sellout (regular season and playoffs combined). The Rangers’ sellout streak dates back to Nov. 3, 2011. Continue reading

RANGERS: AFTER LEAF LOSS, HOW ABOUT A DIFFERENT CANADIEN TEAM?

NEW YORK RANGERS at MONTREAL CANADIENS
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Bell Centre – Montreal, QC
Rangers: 28-14-1 (57 pts)
Canadiens: 26-11-6 (58 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TODAY’S GAME

The Rangers play their 44th game of the 2016-17 season and conclude a back-to-back set today, Jan. 14, against the Montreal Canadiens in an Original Six matchup at Bell Centre (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). New York has won 11 of its last 16 games (11-5-0), including eight of its last 12 games (8-4-0) and five of its last seven games (5-2-0). The Rangers have posted a 28-14-1 record this season. 

RANGERS VS. CANADIENS

  • All-Time: 194-328-94-4 (128-126-54-1 at home; 66-202-40-3 on the road)
  • 2016-17: Tomorrow’s game is the first of three meetings between the Rangers and Canadiens, and the only meeting between the two teams in Montreal. Following tomorrow’s contest, the Rangers and Canadiens will play against each other on the following dates: Feb. 21 (at MSG), Mar. 4 (at MSG).
  • 2015-16: The Rangers posted a 1-2-0 record (0-1-0 at home; 1-1-0 on the road). Chris Kreider led the Rangers with two goals and recorded three points during the season series. The Blueshirts were 3-for-13 on the power play (23.1%) and 14-for-15 on the penalty kill (93.3%) over the three contests.
  • Eight of the last 11 meetings between the Rangers and Canadiens have resulted in a shutout for one of the two teams. 

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RANGERS TO TAKE ON LEAFS TONIGHT

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 28-13-1 (57 pts)
Maple Leafs: 18-13-8 (44 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TODAY’S GAME

The Rangers play their 43rd game of the 2016-17 season and begin a back-to-back set today, Jan. 13, against the Toronto Maple Leafs in an Original Six matchup at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). New York has won 11 of its last 15 games (11-4-0), including eight of its last 11 games (8-3-0) and five of its last six games (5-1-0). The Rangers have posted a 28-13-1 record this season. Continue reading

TOSTI: RABBITS ROMP OVER GLADIATORS

VERSUS  

Swamp Rabbits Stomp Gladiators 6-3

Greenville gets big performance from Brown and Alderson in route to third win against divisional opponent

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, SC – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (18-14-2-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, emerged victorious tonight earning a monstrous 6-3 win over the Atlanta Gladiators. Greenville rallied behind three-point performances by Brandon Alderson and Tyler Brown to defeat their South Division rivals for the third time this season.

The Swamp Rabbits netted four straight goals between the first and second periods, scoring the first at 8:49 to tie the game. Trevor Gerling has been red hot at home, scoring six of his eight goals at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Tonight his goal came after a Swamp Rabbits power play to match Trevor Mingoia’s game-opening tally. Continue reading

TOSTI: RABBITS LOOK TO TURN GLADIATORS INTO SADIATORS

Preview: Swamp Rabbits to Host Gladiators

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RABBIT TALES

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (17-14-2-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, go toe-to-toe with their South Division rivals, the Atlanta Gladiators (14-16-4-1) tonight. The puck drops at 7 p.m. and will be the fourth meeting in the I-85 season series. Greenville is looking to capture its first win of 2017 and bounce back from a 0-2-0-1 stretch to start the New Year. The Gladiators ride into town hoping to begin a climb in the South Division standings where their 33 points have them currently sitting in sixth place. Atlanta’s leading scorer, Brock Higgs, is tied with teammate Justin Buzzeo for third in the ECHL with 28 assists. The Swamp Rabbits leading scorer Angelo Miceli ranks seventh on the same list with 26 helpers.

WELCOME AND WELCOME BACK

The Swamp Rabbits are joined for tonight’s game by two new skaters. Brandon Alderson has been returned from loan by the Hartford Wolf Pack after suiting up in three games. The fourth-year pro earned an assist in the AHL and returns to a ten-game point streak in the ECHL. Alderson has recorded 15 points (7G, 8A) in his streak and has earned 19 points (10G, 9A) in 17 games this year. The Swamp Rabbits also welcome rookie defenseman Brandon Pfeil to the team. The blue-liner began his professional career in Hungary, playing 27 games in the MOL Liga and earning eight points (2G, 6A). The Brown University alum appeared in 116 games over the last four seasons and totaled 36 points (5G, 31A) Continue reading

TOSTI: SWAMP RABBITS WEEKLY: EDITION 11

Swamp Rabbits Weekly: Edition 11

Swamp Rabbits look ahead to busy week at home featuring Star Wars, Video Game, and Blanket Giveaway nights.

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Nearing Mid-Season

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (17-14-2-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, wrapped up a three-game week on Sunday afternoon to begin 2017. As the Swamp Rabbits approach the halfway mark of the season, the team has earned 37 points and rank fourth in the South Division standings. On Saturday, the team battled back against the South Carolina Stingrays to earn a point in a shootout. Trevor Gerling and Paul Zanette tallied in the contest with Michael Turner recording assists on the goals. It was Turner’s first multi-point performance of his career. The Swamp Rabbits ended the weekend 0-2-0-1. Joe Houk scored on Sunday for his 22nd point (7G, 15A) and helped the power play to a 7-for-26 (26.9%) performance over the last nine games. Greenville continues a seven-game homestand, playing four games at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena this week.

Hot Hare – Trevor Gerling (3 GP – 2 PTS – 2G, 8 shots)

Trevor Gerling is the Hot Hare for the Swamp Rabbits after netting a pair of goals during the weekend. Gerling has scored seven goals during his rookie season and added seven assists. His goal on Saturday night helped the Swamp Rabbits earn a point in the shootout. The Tacoma, WA native has scored five of his goals on home ice and has four of those tallies in the last five home games. Gerling is second among rookies on the Swamp Rabbits with 14 points in 29 games. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: January 9-15, 2017

WOLF PACK WEEKLY: January 9-15, 2017

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (12-20-3-1, 28 pts., .389) had a busy four-game week this past week and went 1-3-0-0.  A third-period Hartford comeback fell just short Tuesday night at league-leading Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, in a 3-2 loss, before the Wolf Pack downed the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Friday night in Hartford, 2-1.  The Pack then fell by a 2-1 score at home to Bridgeport Saturday night and were shut out for only the second time on the season Sunday in Providence, losing 3-0 to the Bruins.  Steven Fogarty had his first pro multiple-point game in Tuesday’s contest, with a goal and an assist, and Pavel Buchnevich netted his first career AHL goal in Friday’s win.

AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE STANDINGS

This week:

The Wolf Pack continue a stretch of four straight road games, with a visit to Rochester on Wednesday night (7:05 PM faceoff) and then a two-game set in St. John’s, Newfoundland Friday and Saturday evenings.  Both of those games are 6:00 Eastern Time faceoffs. Continue reading

TOSTI: OILERS SLIP UP RABBITS

      VERSUS      

Swamp Rabbits Topped by Oilers

Greenville ends busy week but fall tonight as Tulsa halts 3-gm skid on the road

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, SCThe Greenville Swamp Rabbits (17-14-2-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, ended a busy three-game weekend tonight on the wrong side of a 6-2 finish against the Tulsa Oilers (21-15-3-0). The Swamp Rabbits battled to close the lead to 3-2 in the third period, but the Oilers sealed the game late.

Joe Houk tallied his seventh goal of the season during a four-minute power play in the third period. The leading scorer from the blue line rifled a shot to the net and cutting the Oilers lead to one goal. The tally at 7:26 was assisted by Tyler Brown, his 12th helper of the year. Continue reading

JENSEN BACK TO HARTFORD

RANGERS ASSIGN NICKLAS JENSEN TO HARTFORD

BY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, January 7, 2017 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has assigned Nicklas Jensen to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Jensen has skated in seven games with the Rangers this season, registering eight shots on goal. He has skated in 29 games with the Wolf Pack this season, registering 14 goals and 10 assists for 24 points, along with 30 penalty minutes. At the time he was recalled by the Rangers on Jan. 2, Jensen led Hartford in goals and points, and ranked second on the Wolf Pack in shots on goal (94) in 2016-17.

BLUESHIRTS / BLUEJACKETS TO TANGLE IN COLUMBUS SATURDAY

NEW YORK RANGERS at COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Nationwide ArenaColumbus, OH
Rangers: 27-13-1 (55 pts)
Blue Jackets: 27-6-4 (58 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 42nd game of the 2016-17 season tomorrow, Jan. 7, against the Columbus Blue Jackets in a Metropolitan Division matchup at Nationwide Arena (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG 2; Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). New York has won 11 of its last 16 contests (11-5-0), including 10 of its last 14 games (10-4-0), seven of its last 10 games (7-3-0), and four of its last five games (4-1-0). The Rangers have posted a 27-13-1 record this season. Continue reading