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WHILE RANGERS LOOK TO WIN 7TH STRAIGHT, ISLES LOOK SEE IT AS GAME 7

NEW YORK RANGERS at NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY
Rangers: 37-18-1 (75 pts)
Islanders: 25-20-10 (60 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 57th game of the 2016-17 season tomorrow, Feb. 16, against the New York Islanders in a Metropolitan Division matchup at Barclays Center (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts enter the contest on a six-game winning streak, which is their longest winning streak of the season. In addition, New York has won nine of its last 11 contests (9-2-0). The Rangers have posted a 37-18-1 record this season. Continue reading

BLUESHIRTS LOOK TO KEEP AVALANCHE OF WINS COMING

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. COLORADO AVALANCHE
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 35-18-1 (71 pts)
Avalanche: 15-34-2 (32 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 55th game of the 2016-17 season and conclude a season-long, four-game homestand tomorrow, Feb. 11, against the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts enter the contest on a four-game winning streak and have won each of the first three games of their four-game homestand. In addition, New York has won seven of its last nine contests (7-2-0). The Rangers have posted a 35-18-1 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

TOMORROW AT MSG, DUCKS ARE ON THE MENU FOR RANGERS

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. ANAHEIM DUCKS
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 33-18-1 (67 pts)
Ducks: 28-16-10 (66 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 53rd game of the 2016-17 season and continue a season-long, four-game homestand tomorrow, Feb. 7, against the Anaheim Ducks at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts have won each of the last two games and five of the last seven contests (5-2-0). The Rangers have posted a 33-18-1 record this season. Continue reading

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

CANTLON’S CORNER: PACK DO THREE-IN-THREE

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT – The Hartford Wolf Pack return to the XL Center for some home cooking and another weekend of three-games-in-three-days where incredibly, they can pick up some ground in an effort to make a run at the eighth and final playoff spot.

Friday at 7:15 pm they will host a heated rival, the Toronto Marlies. The Pack lost 5-3 in their last meeting back on December 10th in what was a chippy affair.

The Rochester Americans come to town on Saturday night with the AHL’s third leading scorer in UCONN grad, Cole Schneider (34-15-22-37). The Amerks also feature ex-Pack (and Bridgeport Sound Tiger) Justin Vaive, ex-CT Whale Tim Kennedy, and Alexander Nylander, the youngest son of former Hartford Whaler and New York Ranger, Michael Nylander. The younger Nylander coming off a strong WJC tourney for Team Sweden. Then. on Sunday afternoon, the Pack makes the trek to Providence to face the Bruins and close out the weekend.

Despite being in last place in the division and conference, the Pack are just eight points behind Bridgeport, who are currently holding the final playoff spot. The Pack are tied for the lowest winning percentage with the Rockford IceHogs at .410, but the Pack sit 29th in the league with one more win at 14-21-3-1. Continue reading

RANGERS ASSIGN MAREK HRIVIK TO HARTFORD

RANGERS ASSIGN MAREK HRIVIK TO HARTFORD

BY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, January 16, 2017 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has assigned Marek Hrivik to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Hrivik has skated in 16 games with the Rangers this season, registering two assists and two penalty minutes. He has posted a plus/minus rating of even or better in 12 of his 16 games with the Rangers in 2016-17. Hrivik made his season debut with the Blueshirts on Dec. 6 against the Islanders, and he recorded his first career NHL power play assist/point on Dec. 29 at Arizona.

The 6-2, 197-pounder has skated in 20 games with the Wolf Pack this season, registering eight goals and nine assists for 17 points, along with a plus-three rating and eight penalty minutes. At the time Hrivik was recalled by the Rangers on Dec. 5, he led Hartford in points and shorthanded goals (two), was tied for the team lead in goals and assists, and was tied for second on the team in plus/minus rating this season. In addition, he has recorded a point in 13 of 20 AHL games in 2016-17.

BLUESHIRTS / BLUEJACKETS TO TANGLE IN COLUMBUS SATURDAY

NEW YORK RANGERS at COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Nationwide ArenaColumbus, OH
Rangers: 27-13-1 (55 pts)
Blue Jackets: 27-6-4 (58 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 42nd game of the 2016-17 season tomorrow, Jan. 7, against the Columbus Blue Jackets in a Metropolitan Division matchup at Nationwide Arena (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG 2; Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). New York has won 11 of its last 16 contests (11-5-0), including 10 of its last 14 games (10-4-0), seven of its last 10 games (7-3-0), and four of its last five games (4-1-0). The Rangers have posted a 27-13-1 record this season. Continue reading

RANGERS ASSIGN PAVEL BUCHNEVICH TO HARTFORD

RANGERS ASSIGN PAVEL BUCHNEVICH TO HARTFORD

BY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, January 6, 2017 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has assigned Pavel Buchnevich to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Buchnevich, 21, has skated in 10 games with the Rangers this season, registering four goals and four assists for eight points, along with a plus-four rating and four penalty minutes. He tallied his first career NHL assist/point while making his NHL debut on Oct. 13 against the NY Islanders, and he recorded his first career NHL goal on Nov. 5 at Boston. Buchnevich posted a four-game goal/point streak from Nov. 5 – Nov. 12, recording six points (four goals, two assists) over the span.

CANTLON’S CORNER: EXCLUSIVE – AHL CHANGES FOR 2017-2018 ABOUT TO UNFOLD

AHL Changes for 2017-18 About to Unfold

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT The reorganization of the minor league hockey map will continue in the 2017-18 season. It is nearly complete at the AHL level, but some more tinkering will occur at the ECHL level.

Cantlon’s Corner reported last month that the New York Rangers have indicated to the CRDA that they will sign their option and return for the 2017-18 season at the XL Center in Hartford at a cost of $1.5 million dollars.

In terms of upcoming changes, according to multiple sources, the first will occur next season with the relocation by the New Jersey Devils from Albany to Binghamton. That move would confirm Binghamton owner Tom Mitchell’s public statements that there would be AHL hockey in his city next season after the Ottawa Senators leave their present location.

Ottawa is relocating their AHL team to Belleville, Ontario. They are scheduled to play the first two months of next season on the road in a comparable AHL-sized arena until the $20 million (Canadian) renovations are completed to Yardmen Arena. Continue reading