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Rangers Begin Final Road Trip In Carolina

The New York Rangers are already excused from the Eastern Conference playoff discussion. They can subject another team to the same fate tonight, as they take on the Carolina Hurricanes to start a four game road trip that will end the season (7:00 PM, MSG2). Last night’s home finale against the Tampa Bay Lightning was an emotional one for the Rangers (33-36-9), who welcomed back several familiar faces to Madison Square Garden. JT Miller and Ryan McDonagh, infamously dealt at this year’s trade deadline, were each honored with a video…

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Tampa Triumphs in Emotional Night at MSG

On Friday night the Blueshirts hosted the Tampa Bay Lightning in what was an emotional evening. Not only was it the Rangers’ final home game of their disappointing season, but it also marked the return to Madison Square Garden of Dan Girardi, Ryan McDonagh, and J.T. Miller, all of whom had never suited up in anything other than Ranger blue prior to this season. Additionally, the action was preceded by the presentation of the Steven McDonald Extra Effort award. In the end, the Bolts triumphed, but last night’s contest was…

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Caps Sweep Home-and-Home with Blueshirts

Prior to Wednesday night’s contest, the Rangers hadn’t played in a game where they were mathematically eliminated from qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs since April 3rd of 2004 when they defeated the Washington Capitals in overtime by a score of 3-2. The New Jersey Devils’ win on Tuesday officially extinguished New York’s unrealistic hopes of reaching the 2018 playoffs. Similarly to 14 years ago, the Rangers would take on the Washington Capitals in the game following their elimination, and the tilt would need extra time and result in a…

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Eliminated Rangers Seek Road Victory in Washington

Officially eliminated from playoff contention with the New Jersey Devils’ victory over the Carolina Hurricanes last night, the New York Rangers are still worth watching, if only for their recent youth movement. It continues tonight on the road, as they complete a home-and-home series with the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena (8:00 PM, NBCSN). While the first half of the pair didn’t go well, as the Rangers (33-35-8) fell 4-2 to the Capitals on Monday at Madison Square Garden, hope for the future was on full display in the…

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Rangers’ Rally Falls Short After Embarrassing First Period

The Rangers began their home-and-home against the Washington Capitals with a 4-2 loss at Madison Square Garden on Monday night. The Capitals extended their winning streak to four games, and currently sit atop the Metropolitan Division with 97 points. Washington would score the first four goals of last night’s contest, and never look back. The Caps tallied three times in the game’s first 9 minutes, and once more in the final 5, in what arguably the Rangers’ most dreadful period of this season, as they lacked both focus and effort. Beating…

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