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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 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 TO RATTLE SABRES IN BUFFALO

NEW YORK RANGERS at BUFFALO SABRES
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, 7:30 p.m. ET
KeyBank Center – Buffalo, NY
Rangers: 31-18-1 (63 pts)
Sabres: 20-20-9 (49 pts)

BY: New York Rangers 

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 51st game of the 2016-17 season tomorrow, Feb. 2, against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center (7:30 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Rangers have posted a 31-18-1 record this season.

RANGERS VS. SABRES

  • All-Time: 70-76-25-5 (39-30-15-3 at home; 31-46-10-2 on the road)
  • 2016-17: Tomorrow’s game is the third and final meeting between the Rangers and Sabres, and the second of two meetings between the two teams in Buffalo. The Rangers have posted a 0-2-0 record (0-1-0 at home; 0-1-0 on the road), as the Blueshirts were defeated by the Sabres, 4-1, in the last meeting between the two teams on Jan. 3 at MSG. Four different Blueshirts have registered a goal and 11 different Rangers have tallied a point thus far in the season series.
  • The Rangers have won nine of their last 12 games against Buffalo, dating back to Apr. 19, 2013 (9-3-0 record over the span). The Blueshirts have also won five of their last six games against the Sabres in Buffalo (5-1-0).

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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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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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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 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: LEAFS NOT HOSPITABLE GUESTS AT MSG

Game Summary                                TOR: F. Andersen (W)  NYR: H. Lundqvist (L)         Event Summary

–        THREE’S COMPANY – The Chris KreiderDerek StepanMats Zuccarello line has tallied 27 points (11 goals, 16 assists) over the last eight games (including tonight). The three players have registered 51 points – including 19 goals – in the Rangers’ 19 games since Dec. 1. Zuccarello has registered an assist on 11 of Kreider’s last 12 goals, dating back to Dec. 3 vs. Carolina.

–        SHOOTING GALLERY – The Rangers registered 36 shots on goal in tonight’s contest. The Blueshirts have recorded at least 30 shots on goal in each of the last two games and in five of the last eight contests.

–        FULL HOUSE – Tonight’s game was the Rangers’ 207th consecutive regular season sellout and the Blueshirts’ 248th consecutive sellout (regular season and playoffs combined). The Rangers’ sellout streak dates back to Nov. 3, 2011. Continue reading

RANGERS: AFTER LEAF LOSS, HOW ABOUT A DIFFERENT CANADIEN TEAM?

NEW YORK RANGERS at MONTREAL CANADIENS
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Bell Centre – Montreal, QC
Rangers: 28-14-1 (57 pts)
Canadiens: 26-11-6 (58 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TODAY’S GAME

The Rangers play their 44th game of the 2016-17 season and conclude a back-to-back set today, Jan. 14, against the Montreal Canadiens in an Original Six matchup at Bell Centre (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). New York has won 11 of its last 16 games (11-5-0), including eight of its last 12 games (8-4-0) and five of its last seven games (5-2-0). The Rangers have posted a 28-14-1 record this season. 

RANGERS VS. CANADIENS

  • All-Time: 194-328-94-4 (128-126-54-1 at home; 66-202-40-3 on the road)
  • 2016-17: Tomorrow’s game is the first of three meetings between the Rangers and Canadiens, and the only meeting between the two teams in Montreal. Following tomorrow’s contest, the Rangers and Canadiens will play against each other on the following dates: Feb. 21 (at MSG), Mar. 4 (at MSG).
  • 2015-16: The Rangers posted a 1-2-0 record (0-1-0 at home; 1-1-0 on the road). Chris Kreider led the Rangers with two goals and recorded three points during the season series. The Blueshirts were 3-for-13 on the power play (23.1%) and 14-for-15 on the penalty kill (93.3%) over the three contests.
  • Eight of the last 11 meetings between the Rangers and Canadiens have resulted in a shutout for one of the two teams. 

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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