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RANGERS: LOSS TO BOLTS AT MSG PUTS NYR IN WIN OR GO HOME AGAIN

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NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
Sunday, May 24, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
Lightning: 11-7 (3-2)*
Rangers: 10-7 (2-3)*

*2015 Playoffs Record (Eastern Conference Final Record)

BY: The New York Rangers

TEAM NOTES:

TWO GOOD – The Blueshirts have allowed two goals or fewer in 13 of 17 playoff games this year, including 12 of the last 15 games. The Rangers rank third in the NHL – and lead all teams that have not been eliminated – in goals against per game (2.12) in the 2015 Playoffs.

SHUTTING THE DOOR – New York limited Tampa Bay to 22 shots on goal in the contest, which is tied for the fewest shots on goal the team has allowed in one game in the 2015 Playoffs. Continue reading

RANGERS: LETTERMAN FINALE NOT THE ONLY DISAPPOINTMENT WEDNESDAY NIGHT

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NEW YORK RANGERS -5 at TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING -6 (OT)
Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET
Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL
Rangers: 9-6 (1-2)*
Lightning: 10-6 (2-1)*

BY: The New York Rangers

TEAM NOTES:

HIGH FIVE – The Rangers tallied five goals in the contest, which is the most they have recorded in one playoff game this year. New York has tallied nine goals in its last two road games, and has recorded four or more goals in each of the two contests. The Blueshirts have registered at least four goals in two consecutive playoff road games for the first time since the 2008 Playoffs (Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against New Jersey and Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Pittsburgh). Continue reading

RANGERS: TAKE TWO AT MSG

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NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
Monday, May 18, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
Lightning: 8-6 (0-1)*
Rangers: 9-4 (1-0)*

*2015 Playoffs Record (Eastern Conference Final Record)

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Rangers play Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden (8:00 p.m. ET — TV: NBCSN; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Rangers lead the best-of-seven series, one game to none, following their 2-1 victory in Game 1 on Saturday, May 16 at MSG.

Tonight’s contest is the Rangers’ 493rd all-time playoff game. The Blueshirts enter the contest with a 235-249-8 all-time record in the playoffs.

RANGERS VS. LIGHTNING OVERVIEW

All-Time Record in the Regular Season: 43-34-5-7 (24-16-2-4 at home; 19-18-3-3 on the road)

The Rangers and Lightning finished first and second in the NHL, respectively, in the following categories during the 2014-15 regular season: 5-on-5 goals for/against ratio (Rangers – 1.32; Lightning – 1.28) and ROW (Rangers – 49; Lightning – 47). Continue reading

RANGERS: “POWER” OUTAGE COSTS RANGERS GAME TWO

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NEW YORK RANGERS -3 vs. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS -4
Saturday, Apr. 18, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
Penguins: 1-1
Rangers: 1-1

BY: The New York Rangers

TEAM NOTES:

  • Derek Stepan tallied two points (one goal, one assist), recorded three shots on goal, and posted a plus-two rating in 21:20 of ice time. The Rangers alternate captain has tallied 13 points (four goals, nine assists) in his last 14 playoff games, dating back to Game 6 of the Rangers’ second round series against Pittsburgh last year. Stepan leads the team in plus/minus rating (plus-two) and shots on goal (nine), and is tied for the team lead in points (two) thus far in the playoffs.

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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