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RANGERS: ONE DOWN, FIFTEEN MORE TO GO

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NEW YORK RANGERS -2 vs. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS -1
Thursday, Apr. 16, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Penguins: 0-1 
Rangers: 1-0

BY: The New York Rangers

TEAM NOTES:

  • HOME SWEET HOME – The Rangers have won 17 of their last 26 playoff games at Madison Square Garden, dating back to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. Ottawa on Apr. 26, 2012. The Rangers have earned at least one win at home in 16 consecutive playoff series, dating back to the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in 2007.

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RANGERS: RANGERS END REGULAR SEASON WITH WIN

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NEW YORK RANGERS -4 at WASHINGTON CAPITALS -2
Saturday, Apr. 11, 2015, 12:30 p.m. ET
Verizon Center – Washington, DC
Rangers: 53-22-7 (113 pts)
Capitals: 45-26-11 (101 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TEAM NOTES:

  • TOP OF THE HEAP – With today’s win, the Rangers established single-season franchise records in wins (53) and points (113). Both single-season franchise records had been previously established in 1993-94 (52 wins and 112 points in 84 games).
  • ROAD WARRIORSThe Rangers earned their 28th road win of the season, tying the record for the most road wins earned by an Eastern Conference team in one season in NHL history (New Jersey also recorded 28 road wins in 1998-99). New York’s 28 road wins are also tied for the second-most wins any NHL team has earned in one season in league history (Detroit – 31 in 2005-06). The Rangers won 10 of their final 11 regular season road games (10-1-0) and earned at least one point in 11 of their final 12 road contests (10-1-1). The Blueshirts won 15 of their final 18 road games (15-2-1), 17 of their final 22 road contests (17-4-1), 21 of their final 27 road games (21-5-1), and 24 of their final 32 road contests (25-6-1).

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RANGERS: MSG’S BURGER “KING” VS. “HAMBURGLAR”

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NEW YORK RANGERS vs. OTTAWA SENATORS
Thursday, Apr. 9, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Senators: 41-26-13 (95 pts)
Rangers: 52-21-7 (111 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Rangers play their final regular season home game of the 2014-15 season  against the Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The 2014-15 Regular Season Champions enter the contest with a five-game winning streak, and they have earned at least one point in 25 of their last 30 games (22-5-3), including 15 of their last 19 games (14-4-1). The Blueshirts have won 22 of their last 29 contests (22-5-2), including 18 of the last 24 games (18-5-1). The Rangers have also recorded at least one point in 28 of their last 34 games (25-6-3). The Blueshirts have won 45 of their last 62 games (45-14-3), including 43 of their last 59 games (43-13-3) and 41 of their last 55 contests (41-11-3). The Rangers have earned at least one point in 58 of their last 76 games (51-18-7), including 51 of their last 66 games (46-15-5). The Rangers have posted a 52-21-7 record this season (111 pts), following a 4-2 win against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, Apr. 7 at Prudential Center. The Senators enter the contest with a 41-26-13 record this season (95 pts), following a 4-3 overtime win against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, Apr. 7 in Ottawa. Continue reading

RANGERS: EXORCISING THE PRESIDENTS TROPHY IN NEW JERSEY

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NEW YORK RANGERS -4 vs. NEW JERSEY DEVILS -2
Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET
The Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
Devils: 32-35-13 (77 pts)
Rangers: 52-21-7 (111 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TEAM NOTES:

  • 443-Presidents_Trophy__2.jpg-normalTOP OF THE HEAP – As a result of tonight’s game, the Rangers have earned the Presidents’ Trophy as the 2014-15 Regular Season Champions. The Rangers have now won the Presidents’ Trophy three times in franchise history (1991-92, 1993-94, 2014-15), and they finished the season with the league’s top record for the fourth time in franchise history (1941-42, 1991-92, 1993-94, 2014-15). New York is the second NHL team to have won the Presidents’ Trophy at least three times and is the only Wales/Eastern Conference team to have won the Presidents’ Trophy three times.
  • MAKING HISTORY – The Blueshirts tied a single-season franchise record by earning their 52nd win of the season in tonight’s contest. Only one other Rangers team has recorded 52 wins in one season in franchise history (1993-94). The Rangers’ 111 points are the second-most a Blueshirts team has earned in one season in franchise history, one shy of their franchise record (112 in 1993-94).

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RANGERS: RANGERS EAST VS. RANGERS MID-WEST TONIGHT AT MSG

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NEW YORK RANGERS vs. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
Monday, Apr. 6, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
Blue Jackets: 39-35-4 (82 pts)
Rangers: 50-21-7 (107 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Rangers play their 79th game of the 2014-15 season against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The 2014-15 Metropolitan Division Champions have earned at least one point in 23 of their last 28 games (20-5-3), including 13 of their last 17 games (12-4-1). The Blueshirts have won 20 of their last 27 contests (20-5-2), including 16 of the last 22 games (16-5-1). The Rangers have also recorded at least one point in 26 of their last 32 games (23-6-3). The Blueshirts have won 43 of their last 60 games (43-14-3), including 41 of their last 57 games (41-13-3) and 39 of their last 53 contests (39-11-3). The Rangers have earned at least one point in 56 of their last 74 games (49-18-7), including 49 of their last 64 games (44-15-5). The Rangers have posted a 50-21-7 record this season (107 pts), following a 6-1 win against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday, Apr. 4 at MSG. The Blue Jackets enter the contest with a 39-35-4 record this season (82 pts), following a 5-3 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, Apr. 4 in Columbus. Continue reading

RANGERS: TIME FOR HENRIK TO GET, “WILD”

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NEW YORK RANGERS at MINNESOTA WILD
Thursday, Apr. 2, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET
Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN
Rangers: 48-21-7 (103 pts)
Wild: 44-25-7 (95 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Rangers play their 77th game of the 2014-15 season against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center (8:00 p.m. ET — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). New York has earned at least one point in 21 of its last 26 games (18-5-3), including 11 of its last 15 games (10-4-1). The Blueshirts have won 18 of their last 25 contests (18-5-2), including 14 of the last 20 games (14-5-1). The Rangers have also recorded at least one point in 24 of their last 30 games (21-6-3). The Blueshirts have won 41 of their last 58 games (41-14-3), including 39 of their last 55 games (39-13-3) and 37 of their last 51 contests (37-11-3). The Rangers have earned at least one point in 54 of their last 72 games (47-18-7), including 47 of their last 62 games (42-15-5). The Rangers have posted a 48-21-7 record this season (103 pts), following a 3-2 win against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday, Mar. 31 in Winnipeg. The Wild enter the contest with a 44-25-7 record this season (95 pts), following a 4-1 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday, Mar. 28 in Minnesota. Continue reading

RANGERS: CAPS COMPLETE LOST WEEKEND

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NEW YORK RANGERS -2 vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS -5
Sunday, Mar. 29, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
Capitals: 41-25-10 (92 pts)
Rangers: 47-21-7 (101 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

BLUESHIRT BREAKDOWN:

  • HOT AT THE DOT – The Rangers won 26 of 47 faceoffs (55.3%) they took in the contest. Five of seven Blueshirts who took at least one faceoff in the game posted a faceoff win percentage of 50% of better.
  • Derick Brassard registered a goal, led all skaters with five shots on goal and five takeaways, won eight of 14 faceoffs (57.1%), and posted a plus-one rating in 16:24 of ice time. He has notched a point in three of the last six games (one goal, two assists) and has tallied seven points (three goals, four assists) in the last 14 contests. Brassard has also recorded 20 points (four goals, 16 assists) in the last 28 games. He ranks second on the Blueshirts with 55 points, which is a career-high, and is tied for fourth on the team in goals (16) this season.

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