Pregame Analysis

It’s Game Day! Rangers shake up lines going into final game before Christmas break against Toronto

After a heartbreaking loss to the New Jersey Devils in a shootout Thursday the New York Rangers will continue their battle for positioning in the standings in a tightly contested Metro Division and Eastern Conference. The Blue Shirts take on the 21-14-1 Toronto Maple Leafs tonight at MSG in the last game before the Christmas break for the Rangers. While the Rangers have gotten 7 out of an 8 possible points through their last four games it has come in large part because of Henrik Lundqvist’s sensational play. The team…

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It’s Game Day! Rangers can tie second-place Devils in the standings with win tonight

The New York Rangers (19-12-3) have come a long way from their turbulent start to the 2017-2018 season and are now just four points out of first and only two behind the New Jersey Devils (19-9-5) who have been battling for the first-place Metropolitan division position all season. The last matchup between these teams saw the Rangers winning decisively, 5-2, behind a two-goal game from Mats Zuccarello and 26 saves from Henrik Lundqvist. Cory Schneider will get the start in net for the Devils after Keith Kinkaid started the previous…

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It’s Game Day! Ondrej Pavelec gets the start against the struggling Dallas Stars

After facing a tough stretch against three straight rivals (four if you consider the Carolina Hurricanes and their irrelevancy a rival), the Rangers (16-11-2) will need to avoid a trap game against the Dallas Stars (16-13-1) tonight who have lost three straight. Ondrej Pavelec will be getting the start in net for the Rangers who look to keep their strong home-presence in tact as they’ve lost just one game in their 11 home games. Pavelec was as solid as a goaltender could be in his last appearance against the Pittsburgh…

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Mika Zibanejad close to returning for Blueshirts | Resumes skating, will return to practices soon

The man that has been called upon as the true number one center for the New York Rangers has made some recognizable progress from his concussion symptoms that kept him out of the lineup since November 26th. Mika Zibanejad is almost back and though the Rangers have managed well without him going 4-1 in the games he has missed, the amount of skill and poise he adds to the Rangers top-6 is nearly irreplaceable. .@MikaZibanejad is on the ice for #NYR morning skate @TheGarden. pic.twitter.com/T2FPbT5RBE — New York Rangers (@NYRangers)…

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It’s Game Day! Rangers defense will need to step up to prevent back-to-back losses against Devils tonight

Henrik Lundqvist stood on his head for the Blueshirts against the Washington Capitals yesterday, but couldn’t find enough defensive help in front of him to get the win. Now, the Rangers (15-11-2) are back in action on a snowy night in New York and can’t afford to drop tonight’s game against their long-time rival, the New Jersey Devils (16-8-4). The Devils are currently battling for first place in the metro, and if they win tonight they very well could see themselves back on top. Rangers Coach Alain Vigneault will need…

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