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RANGERS: RANGERS REEL IN SHARKS

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NEW YORK RANGERS -4 vs. SAN JOSE SHARKS -0

  • Sunday, Oct. 19, 5:00 p.m. ET
  • Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
  • Sharks: 4-1-1 (9 pts)
  • Rangers: 3-3-0 (6 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

Team notes:

  • The Rangers tied a franchise record for the fastest two goals scored, as Martin St. Louis and Rick Nash tallied goals in a span of four seconds (St. Louis at 19:16 of the second period, Nash at 19:20 of the second period). The only time the Blueshirts had recorded two goals in a span of four second prior to tonight’s game was on October 9, 1991 vs. the New York Islanders (Kris King at 19:45 of the third period, James Patrick at 19:49 of the third period). New York’s two goals in tonight’s contest are also a franchise record for the two fastest goals without either goal being an empty-net goal.
  • Four Score… The Blueshirts tallied four goals in one game for the first time this season. New York has won its last 66 games when scoring at least four goals in a game, dating back to a 5-2 victory on October 31, 2011 vs. San Jose. The Rangers have also earned at least one point in 88 consecutive games when registering at least four goals (87-0-1 record over the span), dating back to an 8-2 victory on November 14, 2010 vs. Edmonton.
  • The Rangers were 3-for-3 (6:00) on the penalty kill in the contest. The Blueshirts have not allowed a power play goal in 11 of their last 13 games, killing off 36 of its opponents’ 39 power plays over the span (92.3%).
  • New York established season-highs in faceoff wins (41) and faceoff win percentage (66.1%; 41-for-62) in the game. Three Rangers won over 80% of faceoffs they took in the contest.
  • The Blueshirts were credited with a season-high 35 hits in the game, as 15 of 18 skaters registered at least one hit, and five skaters recorded at least three hits.
  • The Rangers have earned a point in nine of their last 13 contests against the Sharks (8-4-1-0 record over the span), and are 10-4-1-0 in 15 all-time games against San Jose at Madison Square Garden.

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RANGERS WILL NEED A BIGGER BOAT FOR THESE SHARKS

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NEW YORK RANGERS vs. SAN JOSE SHARKS

Sunday, Oct. 19, 5:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
Sharks: 4-0-1 (9 pts)
Rangers: 2-3-0 (4 pts)

TONIGHT’S GAME

The Rangers conclude their four-game homestand against the San Jose Sharks at Madison Square Garden (5:00 p.m. ET —TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). Today’s game is the fourth game of a stretch where they play 14 of 19 games at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers enter the contest with a 2-3-0 record (1-2-0 at home, 1-1-0 on the road), following a 2-1 shootout win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday at MSG. San Jose has opened the season with a five-game point streak (4-0-1 record over the span), after it’s game Saturday against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center. Continue reading

IT WASN’T PRETTY, BUT TWO POINTS ARE STILL TWO POINTS

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NY RANGERS -2 VS. CAROLINA HURRICANES -1 (Shootout)
Thursday, Oct. 16, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Hurricanes: 0-2-2 (2 pts)
Rangers: 2-3-0 (4 pts)

Team notes:

  • The Rangers have won 12 of their last 13 contests against the Hurricanes (12-1-0 record) and 13 of their last 15 games against Carolina (13-2-0 record over the span).
  • New York extended its win/point streak against Carolina at Madison Square Garden to seven games. The Rangers have also earned at least one point in 20 of their last 24 home games against the Hurricanes (17-4-1-2 over the span).
  • The Blueshirts were 3-for-3 on the penalty kill in the contest. New York has not allowed a power play goal in 10 of its last 12 regular season games, killing off 33 of its opponents’ 36 power plays over the span (91.7%).
  • The Rangers registered 34 shots on goal in the contest, as 13 different players were credited with at least one shot. New York has recorded at least 30 shots on goal in 23 of its last 26 regular season home games, registering 947 shots on goal during the stretch (36.4 shots on goal per game).

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WAY TOO SOON TO SAY MUST-WIN, BUT CERTAINLY GUT CHECK TIME IN NYC

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NEW YORK RANGERS VS. CAROLINA HURRICANES
Thursday, Oct. 16, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Hurricanes: 0-2-1 (1 pts)
Rangers: 1-3-0 (2 pts)

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Rangers continue their four-game homestand against the Carolina Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET —TV: MSG Network; Radio: WMCA 570 AM). Tonight’s game is the third match of the Blueshirts’ four-game homestand, and is the third game of a stretch where they play 14 of 19 games at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers enter the contest with a 1-3-0 record (0-2-0 at home, 1-1-0 on the road), following a 6-3 loss against the New York Islanders on Tuesday at MSG. The Hurricanes enter the contest with a 0-2-1 record (0-1-1 at home, 0-1-0 on the road), following a 4-3 shootout loss against the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday in Carolina. Continue reading

FISHSTICKS ON GARDEN MENU TONIGHT

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NEW YORK RANGERS VS. NEW YORK ISLANDERS

  • Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
  • Islanders: 2-0-0 (4 pts)
  • Rangers: 1-2-0 (2 pts)

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Rangers continue their four-game homestand tonight, Oct. 14, against the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET —TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). Tonight’s game is the second match of New York’s four-game homestand, and is the second game of a stretch where they play 14 of 19 games at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers enter tonight’s contest with a 1-2-0 record (0-1-0 at home, 1-1-0 on the road), following a 6-3 loss in their home opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday. The Islanders enter tonight’s game with a 2-0-0 record (1-0-0 at home, 1-0-0 on the road), following a 4-3 win in their home opener against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday. Continue reading

RANGERS: BIG WIN AND A BIGGER LOSS

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NEW YORK RANGERS -3 at ST. LOUIS BLUES -2

  • Thursday, Oct. 9, 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Scottrade Center – St. Louis, MO
  • Rangers: 1-0-0 (2 pts)
  • Blues: 0-1-0 (0 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

Team Notes:

  • Dan Boyle, Anthony Duclair, Tanner Glass, and Lee Stempniak all made their Rangers debuts in tonight’s contest. The Rangers have now had 1,000 players appear in at least one regular season or playoff game in franchise history.
  • The Rangers were 5-for-5 on the penalty kill in the contest. The Blueshirts ranked third in the NHL on the penalty kill last season (198-for-232; 85.3%), and didn’t allow a power play goal in 51 of 82 regular season games.
  • New York was credited with 18 blocked shots in the game. Nine skaters recorded at least one blocked shot, while three players (Dan Boyle, Dan Girardi, and Ryan McDonagh) were credited with at least three blocked shots.
  • The Blueshirts have recorded a point in 123 of their last 124 games when leading after two periods, dating back to February 4, 2010 against Washington (115-1-8 over the span).
  • New York won its first road game of the season after establishing a single-season franchise record with 25 road victories during the 2013-14 season. The Rangers were the only NHL team that won at least 24 road games in three out of four seasons between 2010-11 and 2013-14, and they are tied for second in the NHL in road wins (84) since the start of the 2010-11 season.
  • The Rangers became the first team in NHL history to have players wearing #61 (Rick Nash), #62 (Carl Hagelin), and #63 (Anthony Duclair) in a regular season game.

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RANGERS SEASON BEGINS TONIGHT: LET’S GET THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD

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2014-14 Season Begins: Game 1

NEW YORK RANGERS at ST. LOUIS BLUES
  • Thursday, Oct. 9, 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Scottrade Center – St. Louis, MO
  • Rangers: 45-31-6 (96 pts)*
  • Blues: 52-23-7 (111 pts)*
  • * Team records are from the 2013-14 regular season

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Rangers will open up the 2014-15 regular season against the St. Louis Blues tonight, Oct. 9, at Scottrade Center (8:00 p.m. ET —TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). Tonight is the first contest of a two-game road trip for the Blueshirts before they play their home opener on Sunday, Oct. 12, against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Rangers posted a 45-31-6 record last season (20-17-4 at home, 25-14-2 on the road), finishing second in the Metropolitan Division and fifth in the Eastern Conference. New York defeated Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Montreal in the playoffs to advance to the Stanley Cup Final. St. Louis posted a 52-23-7 record last season (28-9-4 at home, 24-14-3 on the road), finishing second in the Central Division and third in the Western Conference. The Blues were eliminated by the Chicago Blackhawks in the Central Division Semifinals.

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