PostGame Analysis

Rangers Down Canucks 2-1 In Return To The Garden

  The Rangers came back home to New York on Monday night against Elias Pettersson and the Vancouver Canucks. New York was looking to extend their six game point streak while Vancouver was on path to record 10 consecutive games with at least a point. The Rangers would eventually prevail in a defensive minded 2-1 victory behind Filip Chytil’s first goal of the season. Lundqvist was once again great in net, stopping 25 of 26 shots including a flurry at the end of the game. Superstar in the making, Brett…

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Pregame Analysis

Rangers Look to Spoil Elias Pettersson’s MSG Debut

 The Pacific Division leading Vancouver Canucks visit Madison Square Garden for the only time this season (7:00 p.m. ET, MSG). Bedlam. The Rangers are coming off a crazy shootout win against division rival, Columbus Blue Jackets. The Blueshirts used a two minute-two goal stretch to take a 3-1 lead halfway through the second. The Blue Jackets then answered with two goals in 32 seconds. By the end of the period, each team notched one more and the game was tied 4-4 entering the third period. After a scoreless third period…

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Rangers Squeak Past Columbus In Shootout Extravaganza

  The Rangers took their winning ways to the Nationwide Center Saturday night in what would end up being a gritty 5-4 shootout win. The game was sloppy throughout as both teams were coming off no days rest. The previous night, Columbus downed the Washington Capitals while the blueshirts fell in overtime to the Red WIngs. For the most part, the cleanest play came from the men between the pipes. Both starting goaltenders were given a break, so Joonas Korpisalo went in net for the home team and Alex Georgiev played…

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Pregame Analysis

Rangers Look to Bounce Back in Columbus After Heartbreaking Loss

The Rangers will look to bounce back against the Blue Jackets after failing to close another game late in the third period (7:00 p.m. ET, MSG). After playing a solid 40 minute of hockey and earning a two-goal lead courtesy of Kevin Shattenkirk and Neal Pionk, the Red Wings would force overtime and win it seconds before the shootout. At the beginning of the third period, Brendan Smith turned the puck over behind his own net and Detroit cut the lead to one. Andreas Athanasiou would get around the defense…

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Pregame Analysis

Rangers Look to Extend Win Streak to Five Without Zuccarello

The Rangers travel to Detroit in hopes to extend their win streak to five games without Mats Zuccarello (7:30 p.m. ET, MSG). Relentless. The Blueshirts used a three goal third period to defeat the Montreal Canadiens and extend their win streak to four. David Quinn’s team found themselves down by two in the second period and would score four unanswered goals in a comeback win. With under three to go in the third period, it appeared the game was destined for overtime. What started off as an innocent looking play,…

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