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IT’S THE BATTLE OF BLUE, SHIRTS VERSUS JACKETS IN COLUMBUS TONIGHT

NEW YORK RANGERS at COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, 7:30 p.m. ET
Nationwide Arena – Columbus, OH
Rangers: 36-18-1 (73 pts)
Blue Jackets: 35-14-5 (75 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME

The Rangers play their 56th game of the 2016-17 season tonight, Feb. 13, against the Columbus Blue Jackets in a Metropolitan Division matchup at Nationwide Arena (7:30 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts enter the contest on a five-game winning streak, which is tied for their longest winning streak this season. In addition, New York has won eight of its last 10 contests (8-2-0). The Rangers have posted a 36-18-1 record this season. Continue reading

RANGERS TO TANGO WITH PREDS AT MSG THURSDAY

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NASHVILLE PREDATORS
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 34-18-1 (69 pts)
Predators: 26-19-8 (60 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers 

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 54th game of the 2016-17 season and continue a season-long, four-game homestand tomorrow, Feb. 9, against the Nashville Predators at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts enter the contest on a three-game winning streak and have won six of the last eight contests (6-2-0). The Rangers have posted a 34-18-1 record this season. Continue reading

RANGERS WIN BIG ONE OVER FLAMES AT MSG

  Game Summary                              CGY: B. Elliott (L)  NYR: H. Lundqvist (W)                 Event Summary

–        WINNING WAYS – The Rangers’ 33 wins in 2016-17 are tied for the fourth-most the team has earned through the first 52 games of one season in franchise history. The Blueshirts have earned at least 33 wins through the first 52 games of a season five times in franchise history (1972-73, 1991-92, 1993-94, 2011-12, 2016-17), and the only seasons in which the team earned more than 33 wins through the first 52 games were 1972-73 (35), 1993-94 (34), and 2011-12 (34). 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 NEED TO TURN OVER A MAPLE LEAF

NEW YORK RANGERS at TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, 7:30 p.m. ET
Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
Rangers: 28-16-1 (57 pts)
Maple Leafs: 21-13-8 (50 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 46th game of the 2016-17 season tomorrow, Jan. 19, against the Toronto Maple Leafs in an Original Six matchup at Air Canada Centre (7:30 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). The Rangers have posted a 28-16-1 record this season.

RANGERS VS. MAPLE LEAFS

  • All-Time*: 228-276-95-7 (132-113-56-4 at home; 96-163-39-3 on the road) *Note: The first three games between the two franchises were when the Maple Leafs franchise was called the Toronto St. Patricks. The team changed its name during the 1926-27 season.
  • 2016-17: Tomorrow’s game is the second of three meetings between the Rangers and Maple Leafs, and the first of two meetings between the two teams in Toronto. The Rangers have posted a 0-1-0 record (0-1-0 at home; 0-0-0 on the road), as Toronto earned a 4-2 win against the Blueshirts on Jan. 13 at MSG. Following tomorrow’s contest, the Rangers and Maple Leafs will play against each other on the following date: Feb. 23 (at Toronto).

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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

RANGERS SERVING BUFFALO TUESDAY AT MSG

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. BUFFALO SABRES
Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 26-12-1 (53 pts)
Sabres: 13-15-8 (34 pts) 

TONIGHT’S GAME

The Rangers play their 40th game of the 2016-17 season and begin a back-to-back set tonight, Jan. 3, against the Buffalo Sabres at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts enter the contest on a three-game winning streak. In addition, New York has won 10 of its last 14 contests (10-4-0), including nine of its last 12 games (9-3-0) and six of its last eight games (6-2-0). The Rangers have posted a 26-12-1 record this season. Continue reading

PUEMPEL HATTIE IS THE DIFFERENCE FOR RANGERS OVER ‘YOTES

  Game Summary                              NYR: A. Raanta (W)  ARI: M. Smith (L)                         Event Summary

–        WINNING WAYS – The Rangers’ 25 wins in 2016-17 are tied for the third-most wins the team has earned through the first 38 games of one season in franchise history. The Blueshirts have earned at least 25 wins in their first 38 games of a season five times in franchise history (1970-71, 1971-72, 1993-94, 2011-12, 2016-17), and the only seasons in which the team earned more than 25 wins through the first 38 contests were 1971-72 (26) and 1993-94 (26).

–        POWER SURGE – The Rangers were 4-for-7 (9:15) on the power play in the contest. The Blueshirts recorded four power-play goals in a game for the first time since Feb. 4, 2010, vs. Washington and for the first time in a road game since Dec. 29, 2007 at Toronto (five power play goals). New York has registered a power play goal in each of the last two games (5-for-11; 45.5%). The Rangers have recorded at least two power play goals in a game seven times in 2016-17. Continue reading

RANGERS LOOK TO STOP THE BLEEDING AGAINST SENS

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. OTTAWA SENATORS
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 23-12-1 (47 pts)
Senators: 20-11-3 (43 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME

The Rangers play their 37th game of the 2016-17 season tonight, Dec. 27, against the Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). New York has won seven of its last 11 contests (7-4-0), including six of its last nine games (6-3-0). The Rangers have posted a 23-12-1 record this season.

RANGERS VS. SENATORS

  • All-Time: 39-41-3-4 (16-25-0-2 at home; 23-16-3-2 on the road)
  • 2016-17: Tomorrow’s game is the second of three meetings between the Rangers and Senators, and the second of two meetings between the two teams at MSG. The Rangers have posted a 0-1-0 record (0-1-0 at home; 0-0-0 on the road), as Ottawa earned a 2-0 win on Nov. 27 at MSG. Following tomorrow’s contest, the Rangers and Senators will play against each other on the following date: Apr. 8 (at Ottawa).
  • The Rangers have won six of their last 10 games against the Senators, dating back to Jan. 18, 2014 (6-4-0).

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(FRI) MINNY RUNS WILD ON RANGERS AT MSG

Game Summary                   MIN: D. Kuemper (W)  NYR: H. Lundqvist (L) A. Raanta (ND)   Event Summary

  • TOP TEN – The Rangers are the only NHL team that has five players who have registered 10 or more goals this season (Michael Grabner, Rick Nash, Kevin Hayes, Jimmy Vesey, and Chris Kreider).
  • THREE’S COMPANY – Three Blueshirts (Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan, and Mats Zuccarello) registered three points in tonight’s contest, and tonight was the second game this season in which the Blueshirts had three players who each registered three points (the first game was Oct. 30 vs. Tampa Bay – Michael Grabner, Kevin Hayes, and J.T. Miller).

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