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ISLANDERS SNEAK PAST RANGERS ON THE HORRIBLE “ICE” IN BROOKLYN

    Game Summary               NYR: H. Lundqvist (L)  NYI: T. Greiss (W)      Event Summary

–        THIRD PERIOD TALLIES – The Rangers tallied one goal in the third period of tonight’s game. The Blueshirts lead the NHL in third-period goals in 2016-17 (80), and as of the conclusion of tonight’s game, the Rangers are the only NHL team that has recorded at least 80 goals in any period thus far this season.
–        ON POINT – Rangers defensemen tallied three points (one goal, two assists) in tonight’s game and have registered nine points (four goals, five assists) over the last three games.
–        KILL ZONE – The Blueshirts were 2-for-2 (4:00) on the penalty kill in the contest. The Rangers have not allowed a power play goal against in nine of the last 12 games, including each of the last three games.
–        SHOOTING GALLERY – The Rangers registered 27 shots on goal in tonight’s game, and 15 of 18 skaters recorded at least one shot on goal in the contest.
–        BLOCK PARTY – The Blueshirts were credited with 20 blocked shots in tonight’s contest, and five of the Rangers’ six defensemen recorded at least two blocked shots. Continue reading

RANGERS SCORE FOUR IN THIRD PERIOD…AND STILL LOSE

     Game Summary                    CBJ: J. Korpisalo (W) NYR: H. Lundqvist (ND) A. Raanta (L)      Event Summary

  • GOALS GALORE – The Blueshirts rank second in the NHL in goals (171 – includes two team goals awarded for shootout wins) and goals per game (3.38) this season. The Rangers have recorded 56 goals over the last 15 games, registering at least four goals in 10 of the 15 contests.
  • TEAM EFFORT – Four different Rangers registered a goal and 10 different Blueshirts tallied a point in tonight’s contest.
  • THIRD PERIOD TALLIES – The Rangers recorded four goals in the third period of tonight’s game and have registered 67 goals in the third period this season. As of the conclusion of tonight’s game, the Blueshirts are tied for the NHL lead in goals in the third period in 2016-17.
  • 20/20 VISION – Two Rangers rookies have registered at least 20 points this season (Brady Skjei and Jimmy Vesey). Prior to 2016-17, the last season in which two Rangers rookies tallied 20 or more points was 2010-11 (Derek Stepan and Mats Zuccarello).
  • 30-FOR-30 – Six Blueshirts have registered at least 30 points through the first 50 games of the 2016-17 season (Zuccarello, Stepan, Miller, Hayes, Kreider, and Grabner).
  • SHOOTING GALLERY – The Rangers registered 37 shots on goal in tonight’s game, including 19 shots on goal in the third period. New York has recorded at least 30 shots on goal in each of the last two games, seven of the last nine games, and 10 of the last 15 contests.
  • HOT AT THE DOT – The Blueshirts won a season-high 41 faceoffs in tonight’s game and posted a 54.7% faceoff win percentage in the contest (41-for-75). All four Rangers who took two or more faceoffs in the contest posted a 50.0% faceoff win percentage or better.
  • FULL HOUSE – Tonight’s game was the Rangers’ 211th consecutive regular season sellout and the Blueshirts’ 252nd consecutive sellout (regular season and playoffs combined). The Rangers’ sellout streak dates back to Nov. 3, 2011.

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RANGERS TAKE REVENGE ON LA FOR STANLEY CUP LOSS, PERHAPS?

   Game Summary                                     LAK: J. Zatkoff (L)  NYR: H. Lundqvist (W)        Event Summary

–        WINNING WAYS – The Rangers’ 31 wins in 2016-17 are tied for the second-most the team has earned through the first 48 games of one season in franchise history. The Blueshirts have earned at least 31 wins through the first 48 games of a season five times in franchise history (1971-72, 1972-73, 1993-94, 2011-12, 2016-17), and the only season in which the Rangers earned more than 31 wins through the first 48 contests was 1993-94 (32).

–        BACK-TO-BACK – In their last 91 back-to-back sets (since the start of the 2010-11 season), the Rangers have posted a 61-24-6 record in the second game of the set. New York has posted an 8-1-0 record in the second game of a back-to-back set in 2016-17.

–        HOME COOKING – In their last 100 regular season games at Madison Square Garden (dating back to Nov. 3, 2014), the Rangers have posted a 63-28-9 record (.675 points percentage). Continue reading

HAWK’S EYE: NIK JENSEN GETTING THE PACK ON TRACK

Niklas Jensen
BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT – When winger Nicklas Jensen joined the Hartford Wolf Pack lineup January 9, after his trade acquisition the day before by the parent New York Rangers from the Vancouver Canucks organization, the Wolf Pack was five games below .500 and in last place in the Atlantic Division, and had lost three straight games.

Jensen’s debut that night, a 5-4 victory over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the XL Center, started a seven-game Wolf Pack winning streak, the club’s longest in nearly two years, a run that has lifted the Pack into fifth place in the Atlantic and to within three points of a playoff spot.

“I won’t say it’s singlehandedly, it’s a team effort for sure,” said Jensen with a smile Tuesday, when asked about the tonic his presence has been to the Wolf Pack’s record. “The guys in there (the Wolf Pack locker room) have been great, and the staff and everybody around the team has been great to me, and it’s been a very easy transfer. We’ve been on a roll here, so hopefully we can keep it up.”

As to what he feels he has added to the Wolf Pack team in the seven consecutive wins, Jensen said, “I’ve just tried to play my game as I know I can, try to produce offensively and be good all around the ice and in my own zone too, be good defensively and try to give our team a couple of goals. And so far it’s been working, but the whole team has been playing great since I’ve been here. So it’s been fun so far, and it looks like we have a good future here.” Continue reading

RANGERS: ETEM TRADED FOR JENSEN

rp_new-york-rangers_thumb1.pngRANGERS ACQUIRE FORWARD NICKLAS JENSEN

Rangers also acquire a sixth-round pick in 2017;

Send Emerson Etem to Vancouver

BY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, January 8, 2016 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has acquired forward Nicklas Jensen and a sixth round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Emerson Etem.

Jensen, 22, has skated in 27 games with the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season, registering four goals and eight assists for 12 points, along with a plus-three rating and 20 penalty minutes. He has registered a point in 12 different games this season, and he posted a four-game point streak from Nov. 22 at Hartford to Nov. 28 at Portland. Jensen has also posted a plus/minus rating of even or better in 21 of 27 contests in 2015-16.

The 6-3, 202-pounder has skated in 24 career NHL games over parts of three seasons, all with the Canucks, registering three goals and three assists for six points, along with ten penalty minutes. Jensen made his NHL debut on Apr. 1, 2013 at San Jose and he registered his first career NHL assist/point on Mar. 10, 2014 vs. NY Islanders.

Jensen has skated in 166 career AHL games over parts of five seasons, registering 39 goals and 30 assists for 69 points, along with 99 penalty minutes. Last season, Jensen established AHL career-highs in assists (14) and points (28) in 59 games with Utica. He has tallied 33 goals and 61 points in 140 AHL games since the start of the 2013-14 season.

Internationally, the Herning, Denmark native has represented his country in several tournaments. Most recently, Jensen tallied one goal in four games during the 2015 IIHF World Championship. In addition, Jensen has represented Denmark at the IIHF World Junior Championship and IIHF U-18 World Championship in his career.

Jensen was selected by the Canucks in the first round, 29th overall, of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Etem skated in 19 games with the Rangers this season, registering three assists and two penalty minutes.