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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 STARTING TO BUILD MOMENTUM WITH ANOTHER WIN

   Game Summary                              ANA: J. Gibson (L)  NYR: H. Lundqvist (W)                Event Summary

        WINNING WAYS – The Rangers’ 34 wins in 2016-17 are tied for the third-most the team has earned through the first 53 games of one season in franchise history. The Blueshirts have earned at least 34 wins through the first 53 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 34 wins through the first 53 games were 1972-73 (36) and 2011-12 (35).

        THREE’S COMPANY – The Blueshirts extended their winning streak to three games. The Rangers have posted a winning streak of three games or longer in length eight times in 2016-17.

        GOALS GALORE – New York ranks second in the NHL in goals (181) and also ranks in the NHL in goals per game (3.38) this season. The Rangers have recorded 66 goals over the last 18 games, registering at least four goals in 12 of the 18 contests.

        HOW THE WEST WAS WON – New York has posted a 17-5-0 record against teams in the Western Conference this season, including a 10-1-0 record in games against teams in the Pacific Division. The Rangers have registered 44 goals in 11 games against teams in the Pacific Division 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

LUNDQVIST & KREIDER LEAD RANGERS TO HUGE WIN IN BUFFALO

  Game Summary                                    NYR: H. Lundqvist (W)   BUF: R. Lehner (OT)     Event Summary

        ROAD WARRIORS – New York leads the NHL in road wins this season (18) and also leads the NHL in road wins since the start of the 2013-14 season (90). The Rangers have earned 18 wins within their first 25 road games of one season for the first time in franchise history. In addition, the Rangers’ 90 road wins since the start of the 2013-14 season are the most road wins the team has earned in any four-season span in franchise history. The Rangers have won seven of their last eight road games (7-1-0). The Blueshirts have also earned a win in 17 of their last 22 road contests (17-5-0), including 11 of their last 13 road games (11-2-0). In addition, New York has won each of its last three road contests, allowing three goals over the span and one goal over the last two road games.

        TOP TEN – Eight Rangers have registered at least 10 goals this season (Grabner, Kreider, Miller, Nash, Hayes, Vesey, Stepan, and Zuccarello). As of the conclusion of tonight’s game, the Blueshirts are one of four NHL teams that have eight players who have tallied 10 or more goals this season (along with Washington, Minnesota, and St. Louis). Continue reading

AS CANTLON’S CORNER TOLD YOU ON JANUARY 6th…

BOARD OF GOVERNORS APPROVES RELOCATION OF NEW JERSEY DEVILS’ AHL AFFILIATE
Team will play in Binghamton, N.Y., beginning in 2017-18

BY: Jason Chaimovitch, AHL – VP Communications

(Editor’s note: Cantlon’s Corner on Howlings told you this would happen on 1/6/16. Read it HERE)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League’s Board of Governors has unanimously approved the relocation of the franchise owned by the New Jersey Devils from Albany, N.Y., to Binghamton, N.Y., effective with the 2017-18 season.

Binghamton’s current team, the Binghamton Senators, previously announced it will be moving to Belleville, Ont., in the fall.

In operation since 1936, the AHL continues to serve as the top development league for all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 88 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and more than 100 honored members of the Hockey Hall of Fame spent time in the AHL in their careers. In 2015-16, over 7.1 million fans attended AHL regular-season and playoff games across North America, the highest total attendance in league history.

RANGERS TO BATTLE BLUE JACKETS AT MSG

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 31-17-1 (63 pts)
Blue Jackets: 32-12-4 (68 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 50th game of the 2016-17 season tomorrow, Jan. 31, against the Columbus Blue Jackets in a Metropolitan Division matchup at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG 2; Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). The Blueshirts have won three of their last four games (3-1-0). The Rangers have posted a 31-17-1 record this season.

RANGERS VS. BLUE JACKETS

  • All-Time: 15-9-1-1 (7-2-1-1 at home; 8-7-0-0 on the road)
  • 2016-17: Tomorrow’s game is the third of five meetings between the Rangers and Blue Jackets, and the first of two meetings between the two teams at MSG. The Rangers have posted a 1-1-0 record (0-0-0 at home; 1-1-0 on the road), and the Blueshirts won the last game between the two teams, 5-4, on Jan. 7 in Columbus. The Rangers rallied from a three-goal deficit to win the contest, and Michael Grabner tallied four points (three goals, one assist), including the game-winning goal with 16.5 seconds remaining in regulation. Following tomorrow’s contest, the Rangers and Blue Jackets will face each other on the following dates: Feb. 13 (at Columbus), Feb. 26 (at MSG).
  • The Rangers have won eight of their last nine games against Columbus, dating back to Jan. 16, 2015 (8-1-0).

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CHAIMOVITCH: AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE HALL OF FAME WELCOMES CLASS OF 2017

AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE HALL OF FAME

WELCOMES CLASS OF 2017

BY: Jason Chaimovitch, AHL – VP Communications

ALLENTOWN, Pa. … The American Hockey League today formally inducted four new members into its American Hockey League Hall of Fame.

The AHL Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony took place at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown as part of the festivities that are making up the 2017 Toyota AHL All-Star Classic presented by Capital BlueCross.

Honored for their outstanding achievements and contributions in the American Hockey League were Billy Dea, the league’s all-time ironman with a record 548 consecutive games played with the Buffalo Bisons; Bryan Helmer, a three-time Calder Cup champion and the highest-scoring defenseman in league history; Rob Murray, a respected leader who is one of seven players ever with 1,000 regular-season games played; and Doug Yingst, whose storied 34-year career in the Hershey Bears front office saw him oversee four Calder Cup champions as general manager.

John Bartlett, the television voice of the Montreal Canadiens on Sportsnet, served as the master of ceremonies for the event. Bartlett will join Alan May and Brendan Burke on the call of tonight’s AHL All-Star Challenge, airing live on Sportsnet ONE throughout Canada and on a comprehensive list of regional networks in the U.S.

In an effort to make the rich tradition of the American Hockey League available to the widest possible audience, the AHL Hall of Fame is housed on-line at ahlhalloffame.com and is accessible to fans worldwide with the click of a mouse as a member of the AHL Internet Network.

Formed in 1936 and now in its 81st season of operation, the AHL continues to serve as the top development league for all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 88 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates.

RANGERS TO MIX IT UP WITH CHEESESTEAKS IN MSG

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, 8:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 31-16-1 (63 pts)
Flyers: 23-19-6 (52 pts)

 BY: The New York Rangers

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 49th game of the 2016-17 season tomorrow, Jan. 25, against the Philadelphia Flyers in a Metropolitan Division matchup at Madison Square Garden (8:00 p.m. ET – TV: NBCSN; Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). The Rangers enter the contest on a three-game winning streak and have outscored their opponents, 9-4, over the three games. The Rangers have posted a 31-16-1 record this season.

RANGERS VS. FLYERS

  • All-Time: 129-113-37-8 (67-48-23-4 at home; 62-65-14-4 on the road)
  • 2016-17: Tomorrow’s game is the third of four meetings between the Rangers and Flyers, and the first of two meetings between the two teams at MSG. The Rangers have posted a 2-0-0 record (0-0-0 at home; 2-0-0 on the road), and the Blueshirts defeated the Flyers, 5-2, in the last meeting between the two teams on Jan. 4 in Philadelphia. The Rangers have outscored the Flyers, 8-4, thus far in the season series. Kevin Hayes, Michael Grabner, and J.T. Miller have each recorded three points in two games, while Henrik Lundqvist has posted a 2-0-0 record, along with a 2.00 GAA and a .946 SV% in two appearances. Following tomorrow’s contest, the Rangers and Flyers will play against each other on the following date: Apr. 2 (at MSG).
  • The Rangers have earned a win in five consecutive games against Philadelphia (dating back to Jan. 16, 2016). The Blueshirts have also earned at least one point in 10 of their last 12 games against the Flyers, dating back to Mar. 26, 2014 (9-2-1).
  • The Rangers have won 11 of their last 12 home games against the Flyers, dating back to Mar. 6, 2011 (11-1-0).

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RANGERS WELCOME KINGS TO NEW YORK

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS
Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 30-16-1 (61 pts)
Kings: 22-20-4 (48 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TODAY’S GAME

The Rangers play their 48th game of the 2016-17 season and conclude a back-to-back set today, Jan. 23, against the Los Angeles Kings at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). The Blueshirts have won each of the last two games, allowing two goals over the span. The Rangers have posted a 30-16-1 record this season.

RANGERS VS. KINGS

  • All-Time: 67-45-16-3 (37-20-6-1 at home; 30-25-10-2 on the road)
  • 2016-17: 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 contest, the Rangers and Kings will face each other on the following date: Mar. 25 (at Los Angeles).
  • 2015-16: The Rangers posted a 0-0-2 record (0-0-1 at home; 0-0-1 on the road). New York registered at least three goals in each of the two contests. Kevin Hayes led the Rangers with two goals and three points in two games, while J.T. Miller, Derek Stepan, and Mats Zuccarello each recorded one goal and one assist during the season series.
  • The Rangers have earned at least one point in eight of their last 11 games against the Kings, dating back to Dec. 17, 2008 (5-3-3).

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RANGERS KNOCK OFF RED WINGS IN OT

   Game Summary                                                   NYR: H. Lundqvist (W)  DET: J. Coreau (OT)    Event Summary

        ROAD WARRIORS – New York leads the NHL in road wins this season (17) and also leads the NHL in road wins since the start of the 2013-14 season (89). The Rangers’ 89 road wins since the start of the 2013-14 season are the most road wins the team has earned in any four-season span in franchise history. The Rangers have won six of their last seven road games (6-1-0). The Blueshirts have earned a win in 16 of their last 21 road contests (16-5-0), including 10 of their last 12 road games (10-2-0).

        WINNING WAYS – The Rangers’ 30 wins in 2016-17 are tied for the fourth-most the team has earned through the first 47 games of one season in franchise history. The Blueshirts have earned at least 30 wins through the first 47 games of a season six times in franchise history, and the only seasons in which the Rangers earned more than 30 wins through the first 47 contests were 1993-94 (32), 1971-72 (31), and 2011-12 (31). Continue reading