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RANGERS: LOOKING TO OVERTHROW THE CROWN

Rangers Game PreviewNEW YORK RANGERS vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS
Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers:
 31-18-5 (67 pts)
Kings: 32-17-3 (67 pts)*

BY: The New York Rangers

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 55th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a three-game homestand tomorrow, Feb. 12, against the Los Angeles Kings at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts are in second place in the Metropolitan Division and third place in the Eastern Conference. New York has won each of its last four games, five of its last six games (5-1-0), and seven of its last nine games (7-2-0). The Rangers have earned at least one point in 13 of their last 19 games (12-6-1), including 12 of their last 17 games (11-5-1) and 11 of their last 15 games (10-4-1). The Blueshirts enter the contest with a 31-18-5 record this season (67 points).

RANGERS VS. KINGS

  • All-Time: 67-45-16-1 (37-20-6-0 at home; 30-25-10-1 on the road)
  • 2015-16: 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 game, the Rangers and Kings will face off against each other on the following date: Mar. 17 (at Los Angeles).
  • 2014-15: The Rangers posted a 1-1-0 record (0-1-0 at home; 1-0-0 on the road) against Los Angeles. The Blueshirts recorded six goals in the two contests, and each of the two games was decided by two or fewer goals. Dan Boyle led the Rangers with three points (one goal, two assists) in the season series.
  • The Rangers have earned at least one point in six of their last nine games against the Kings, dating back to Dec. 17, 2008 (5-3-1).

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RANGERS: MAKE IT FOUR IN A ROW – LATEST VICTIM, THE CRYING CROSBYS

Post Game NotesCapture BY: The New York Rangers  

Box ScoreCaptureOFFICIAL GAME REPORTS   GOALIES                                                       Game Summary                              NYR: H. Lundqvist (W)   PIT: M-A Fluery (L) Event Summary

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–        WINNING WAYS – The Rangers extended their winning streak to four games. The Blueshirts have won five of their last six games (5-1-0) and seven of their last nine games (7-2-0). The Rangers have earned at least one point in 13 of their last 19 games (12-6-1), including 12 of their last 17 games (11-5-1) and 11 of their last 15 games (10-4-1).
–        PITT STOP – The Blueshirts posted a shutout on the road against Pittsburgh for the first time since Feb. 27, 1971 (4-0; Rangers goaltender was Ed Giacomin). The Rangers extended their point streak against the Penguins to six games (5-0-1 record). The Blueshirts’ six-game point streak against Pittsburgh dates back to Feb. 7, 2014. New York has earned at least one point in 10 of its last 11 games against Pittsburgh, dating back to Apr. 3, 2013 (7-1-3 record). The Rangers are the first team to defeat the Penguins in Pittsburgh since Chicago did so on Jan. 5, 2016. In addition, the Blueshirts are the first team to earn a win in regulation against the Penguins in Pittsburgh since Carolina did so on Dec. 19, 2015.
–        HIGH FIVE – The Rangers outscored Pittsburgh, 2-0, at 5-on-5 play in tonight’s contest. The Rangers have posted a plus-32 goal differential at 5-on-5 this season (112 goals for; 80 goals against). The Blueshirts rank second in the NHL in goal differential at 5-on-5 in 2015-16. New York has not allowed a goal at even strength in each of the last two games. The Rangers have not allowed more than one even strength or 5-on-5 goal in each of their last five games, dating back to Feb. 2 at New Jersey (three even strength goals allowed over the span).
–        FIRST IN SCORE – The Rangers have tallied the first goal of the game in 27 contests this season. The Blueshirts have posted a 21-4-2 record when tallying the first goal of the game in 2015-16. In addition, New York has posted a 16-2-2 record when holding a lead entering the second period this season.
–        FINISHING THE JOB – The Rangers have posted a 170-2-9 record in their last 181 regular season games when leading entering the third period, dating back to Feb. 6, 2010 vs. New Jersey. New York has also posted a 75-1-3 record in its last 79 regular season games when leading entering the third period, dating back to Nov. 30, 2013 vs. Vancouver. The Blueshirts have posted a 56-1-1 record in 58 regular season contests in which they have held a lead entering the third period since the start of the 2014-15 season. The Rangers have also registered a 20-1-0 record when leading entering the third period this season.
–        GOALS GALORE – New York has tallied three or more goals (including team goals awarded for a shootout win) in 33 games this season. The Rangers have posted a 27-4-2 record when registering three or more goals in 2015-16.
–        TWO GOOD – The Blueshirts have allowed two goals or fewer in each of their last four games, in 11 of their last 19 games, and in 31 of 54 games this season. New York has allowed two goals or fewer in 26 of its 31 wins this season and has posted a 26-3-2 record when allowing two goals or fewer in 2015-16.
–        TAKING THE METRO – The Rangers have earned at least one point in 14 of 19 games against Metropolitan Division opponents this season (10-5-4 record). The Blueshirts have earned at least one point in 38 of their last 47 games against Metropolitan Division opponents (33-9-5) and have won 30 of their last 43 intra-division games (30-9-4).
–        THREE’S COMPANY – New York has posted a 26-9-3 record in the 38 games which Dan Girardi, Kevin Klein, and Derek Stepan have all been in the team’s lineup this season.
–        KILL ZONE – The Rangers were 2-for-2 (4:00) on the penalty kill in the contest. New York has posted a 19-6-3 record when not allowing a power play goal in 2015-16.
–        HITTING MACHINE – New York was credited with 46 hits in tonight’s game, as 16 different skaters recorded at least one hit. The Blueshirts’ 46 hits are the second-most they have recorded in one contest this season (52 hits on Dec. 2 at NY Islanders).
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RANGERS: ROADS HOW ROLLS ON TO CROSBYBURGH

Rangers Game PreviewBY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK RANGERS at PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 8:00 p.m. ET
CONSOL Energy CenterPittsburgh, PA
Rangers:
 30-18-5 (65 pts)
Penguins: 27-18-7 (61 pts)

TODAY’S GAME

The Rangers play their 54th game of the 2015-16 season today, Feb. 10, against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a Metropolitan Division matchup at CONSOL Energy Center (8:00 p.m. ET – TV: NBCSN; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts are in second place in the Metropolitan Division and third place in the Eastern Conference. New York has won each of its last three games, four of its last five games (4-1-0), and six of its last eight games (6-2-0). The Rangers have earned at least one point in 12 of their last 18 games (11-6-1), including 11 of their last 16 games (10-5-1) and 10 of their last 14 games (9-4-1). The Blueshirts enter the contest with a 30-18-5 record this season (65 points).

RANGERS VS. PENGUINS

  • All-Time: 123-105-23-11 (69-50-9-4 at home; 54-55-14-7 on the road)
  • 2015-16: Today’s game is the first of four meetings between the Rangers and Penguins, and the first of two meetings between the two teams in Pittsburgh. Following tomorrow’s game, the Rangers and Penguins will face off against each other on the following dates: Mar. 3 (at Pittsburgh), Mar. 13 (at MSG), Mar. 27 (at MSG).
  • 2014-15: The Rangers posted a 3-0-1 record (2-0-0 at home; 1-0-1 on the road) against Pittsburgh. The Blueshirts earned at least one point in every game of a season series against Pittsburgh for the first time since 1996-97. The Rangers outscored the Penguins, 16-7, in the season series. Rick Nash led all skaters with four goals and seven points. Henrik Lundqvist posted a 3-0-1 record, along with a 1.69 GAA, a .950 SV%, and 1 SO in four appearances. Derick Brassard recorded a point in all four meetings between the two teams.
  • 2015 Playoffs: The Rangers defeated the Penguins, four games to one, in the First Round. The Rangers allowed eight goals in the series, including one goal in each of their four wins. Each of the five games was decided by one goal, and two of the contests were decided in overtime. Derick Brassard led all skaters with three goals and tied for the series lead with four points. Henrik Lundqvist posted a 4-1 record, along with a 1.54 GAA and a .939 SV%.
  • The Rangers enter the contest with a five-game point streak against the Penguins, dating back to Feb. 7, 2014 (4-0-1).
  • New York has earned at least one point in nine of its last 10 games against Pittsburgh, dating back to Apr. 3, 2013 (6-1-3).

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RANGERS: BRING ON THE FLYERS

Game PreviewBY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK RANGERS at PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 1:00 p.m. ET
Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
Rangers:
 28-18-5 (61 pts)
Flyers: 23-18-8 (54 pts)

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TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 52nd game of the 2015-16 season tomorrow, Feb. 6, against the Philadelphia Flyers in a Metropolitan Division matchup at Wells Fargo Center (1:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts are in second place in the Metropolitan Division. The Rangers have earned at least one point in 10 of their last 16 games (9-6-1), including nine of their last 14 games (8-5-1) and eight of their last 12 games (7-4-1). The Blueshirts enter the contest with a 28-18-5 record this season (61 points). Continue reading

RANGERS: HAVIN’ A MINNY WILD TIME AT MSG

Post Game NotesBY: The New York Rangers

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–        HOME COOKING – The Rangers extended their winning streak at home to four games and their point streak at home to seven games (6-0-1 record). The Blueshirts have earned at least one point in nine of their last 10 home contests (8-1-1 record). The Rangers have also posted an 18-4-1 record in their last 23 home games. The Blueshirts have earned at least one point in 20 of their last 24 home games (18-4-2 record) and in 21 of 26 home games in 2015-16 (19-5-2 record). The Rangers’ 19 wins and 40 points through 26 home games this season are the most they have recorded in the first 26 home games of one season since 1995-96 (19-2-5; 43 points). Dating back to last season, the Blueshirts have earned at least one point in 51 of their last 65 home contests (44-14-7 record), including 34 of their last 43 home games (30-9-4 record). As of the conclusion of tonight’s game, the Rangers lead the NHL in goals for at home (87) in 2015-16 and have averaged 3.35 goals per game at home this season. The Rangers are tied for second in the NHL in wins and points at home this season. Continue reading

FUEHRING: LAST SECOND WIN FOR RABBITS

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KNACKSTEDT LEADS SWAMP RABBITS TO 6-5 WIN

Veteran forward scores game-winning goal in final seconds to top Orlando

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Orlando, FLJordan Knackstedt went top shelf and buried the game-winning goal with just 3.3 seconds remaining on Thursday as the Greenville Swamp Rabbits (22-18-6), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, earned a 6-5 victory over the Orlando Solar Bears (17-19-6) at the Amway Center.

Knackstedt’s game-winner was one of three unanswered goals in the third period and one of three points (2g, 1a) on the night. Scott Fleming (2g, 1a), Kodie Curran (3a) and Bretton Cameron (2a) also chipped in multiple points in the winning effort.

With the victory, the Swamp Rabbits (50 points) improved to third place in the South Division and sixth in the Eastern Conference, leap-frogging South Carolina and Reading.

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RANGERS: TIME TO GET WILD AT HOME

Game Preview BY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. MINNESOTA WILD
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
Rangers:
 27-18-5 (59 pts)
Wild: 23-18-9 (55 pts)

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 51st game of the 2015-16 season tomorrow, Feb. 4, against the Minnesota Wild at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG 2; Radio: 1050 AM). The Blueshirts are in second place in the Metropolitan Division. The Rangers have earned at least one point in nine of their last 15 games (8-6-1), including eight of their last 13 games (7-5-1) and seven of their last 11 games (6-4-1). The Blueshirts enter the contest with a 27-18-5 record this season (59 points). Continue reading