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RANGERS: TWO POINTS FORM GROUNDING JETS

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NEW YORK RANGERS at WINNIPEG JETS
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET
MTS Centre – Winnipeg, MB
Rangers: 48-21-7 (103 pts)
Jets: 39-26-12 (90 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TEAM NOTES:

TOP OF THE HEAP – By earning a win tonight, the Rangers have regained sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference.

ROAD WARRIORSThe Rangers earned their 25th road win of the season, tying the franchise record for most road wins in one season (the Blueshirts also earned 25 road wins last season). New York is the first NHL team to register 25 road wins in two consecutive seasons since the Philadelphia Flyers did so during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons. The Rangers have won seven of their last eight road games (7-1-0) and have earned at least one point in eight of their last nine road contests (7-1-1). The Blueshirts have won 12 of their last 15 road games (12-2-1), 14 of their last 19 road contests (14-4-1), 18 of their last 24 road games (18-5-1), and 22 of their last 29 road contests (22-6-1). The Rangers lead the NHL in road wins (25) and road point percentage (.684), and they are tied for the NHL lead in road points (52) this season. Continue reading

RANGERS: NEEDING TO, “PEG A WIN,” AGAINST JETS

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NEW YORK RANGERS at WINNIPEG JETS
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET
MTS CentreWinnipeg, MB
Rangers: 47-21-7 (101 pts)
Jets: 39-25-12 (90 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Rangers play their 76th game of the 2014-15 season against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre (8:00 p.m. ET — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). New York has earned at least one point in 20 of its last 25 games (17-5-3), including 10 of its last 14 games (9-4-1). The Blueshirts have won 17 of their last 24 contests (17-5-2), including 13 of the last 19 games (13-5-1). The Rangers have also recorded at least one point in 23 of their last 29 games (20-6-3). The Blueshirts have won 40 of their last 57 games (40-14-3), including 38 of their last 54 games (38-13-3) and 36 of their last 50 contests (36-11-3). The Rangers have earned at least one point in 53 of their last 71 games (46-18-7), including 46 of their last 61 games (41-15-5). The Rangers have posted a 47-21-7 record this season (101 pts), following a 5-2 loss against the Washington Capitals on Sunday, Mar. 29 at Madison Square Garden. The Jets enter the contest with a 39-25-12 record this season (90 pts), following a 4-3 loss against the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, Mar. 29 in Winnipeg. Continue reading

FUEHRING: ROAD WARRIORS WEEKLY REPORT – Week 23: March 30 – April 5

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Week 23: March 30 – April 5

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Rd Warriors

LAST WEEK’S RECAP

Overall Picture: The Greenville Road Warriors (35-28-4), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, succeeded in their quest to earn two wins and all four possible points last week, helping the club inch closer to a playoff spot. Greenville is currently fifth in the East Division, but just four points behind the Orlando Solar Bears with five games remaining in the regular season.

Major playoff implications were on the line Thursday as the Road Warriors welcomed fourth-place Orlando to the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Despite allowing the first goal in the opening five minutes of the game, the Road Warriors proved they were up for the challenge as Kyle Jean (1g, 1a), Bretton Cameron (1g) and Dallas Jackson (1g) each contributed to a critical 3-2 victory. Between the pipes, Jason Missiaen made 26 saves, including several key stops in the final minutes, for his 15th victory this season. The Road Warriors and Solar Bears completed their 10-game season series with five wins apiece. Continue reading

RANGERS: ONE AND DONE – SUMMERS RETURNED TO HARTFORD

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BY: The New York Rangers 

NEW YORK, March 30, 2015 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has reassigned defenseman Chris Summers to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Summers tied for the team-high with three hits and recorded two shots on goal in 15:00 of ice time while making his Rangers debut on Mar. 29 vs. Washington.

The 6-2, 209-pounder has skated in 18 AHL games this season, tallying two assists and registering 21 penalty minutes. Summers has notched an assist and has posted a plus-three rating in 10 contests with the Wolf Pack in 2014-15.

FUEHRING: GREENVILLE WINS WITH MALCOLM

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CROIX SCORES TWICE TO PROPEL WARRIORS PAST GLADS

Greenville closes to within two points of Orlando with five games remaining

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors

Duluth, GAMichael St. Croix (2g, 1a) and Paul Rodrigues (1g, 2a) each earned a three-point performance on Saturday to lead the Greenville Road Warriors (35-28-4), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, to a 5-1 victory against the Gwinnett Gladiators (18-42-6) at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

Between the pipes, Jeff Malcolm (16-9-1) also contributed in his first start since returning from Hartford with a 25-save effort for the victory.

Consequently, the Road Warriors (74 points) closed to within two points of Orlando for the final playoff spot in the East Division with five games remaining. Greenville also extended its gap over sixth-place Elmira to five points.

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RANGERS: SCORE CLOSER THAN GAME REALLY WAS – BRUINS BEAT BLUESHIRTS 4-2

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NEW YORK RANGERS -2 at BOSTON BRUINS -4
Saturday, Mar. 28, 2015, 1:00 p.m. ET
TD Garden – Boston, MA
Rangers: 47-20-7 (101 pts)
Bruins: 37-25-13 (87 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TEAM NOTES:

  • KILL ZONE – The Rangers were 1-for-1 (2:00) on the penalty kill in the game. The Blueshirts have not allowed a power play goal in four consecutive games, killing off all ten of their opponents’ power plays over the span, and they have not allowed a power play goal in seven of their last eight contests (19-for-20; 95% over the span). The Rangers are 29-for-31 (93.5%) on the penalty kill over the last 11 games and are 36-for-39 (92.3%) on the penalty kill over the last 14 contests. The Blueshirts have not allowed a power play goal in 17 of the last 22 games (55-for-61; 90.2%) and they are 117-for-135 (86.7%) on the penalty kill over the last 50 games.

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CANTLON: SKAPSKI BUILDING ON NEW YORK EXPERIENCE IN HARTFORD

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

CROMWELL, CT - Rarely does a rookie have the blend of balance that includes the physical as well as the emotional, toss in just a dash of some interesting blood lines and Hartford Wolf Pack goaltender, Mackenzie Skapski, has all of these.

Skapski is back in the Connecticut capitol after a recall to New York that lasted two months, The stint in the Big Apple began on February 4th with the injury Henrik Lundqvist suffered.

Skapski’s father Dennis was a defenseman who played for four years at the University of Alabama-Huntsville. If that sounds familiar, it’s because there’s someone else who just so happens to shares alumni status at that institution; none other than former Wolf Pack, and current Ranger’s goaltending hero, Cam Talbot. Who just so happens to be the goaltender who Skapski has backed up the last two months. Continue reading