Pregame Analysis

Shesterkin Gets First Road Start in Winnipeg

               After defeating the Los Angeles Kings 4-1, the Blueshirts begin a three-game road trip starting in Winnipeg (8:00 P.M. ET, MSG). Rangers Ranks Jets 27-23-4 Record 29-23-5 8th GF/PG 18th   22nd   GA/PG 12th 6th PP% 14th 22nd PK% 26th                Sunday night, Igor Shesterkin recorded his fifth career win. Shesterkin allowed just one goal on 43 shots in a winning effort. With a win, the 24-year-old improved to 5-1-0 in his NHL career. Shesterkin was named the first star for his performance.                “If you’re going to…

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Rangers Conclude Homestand Against Kings

               The Rangers are set to conclude a four-game homestand when they host the Los Angeles Kings (6:00 P.M. ET, MSG+). Rangers Ranks Kings 26-23-4 Record 19-32-5 8th GF/PG 30th   23rd GA/PG 22nd 6th PP% 23rd 22nd PK% 27th                Friday night, the Rangers were defeated 3-2 to the Buffalo Sabres. Despite the scoreboard saying the game was close, the Sabres were the better team for most of the night and they were able to stop the late comeback. Rangers goals came from Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad. Former…

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Rangers Set for New York Clash with Sabres

               After defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3, the Rangers are set to host the Buffalo Sabres in a New York clash (7:00 P.M. ET, MSG). Rangers Ranks Sabres 26-22-4 Record 23-23-8 8th GF/PG 21st   23rd GA/PG 21st   7th PP% 21st 23rd PK% 28th                Wednesday night, Igor Shesterkin recorded his fourth win in his fifth career game. Shesterkin recorded 27 saves in a winning effort against a gifted Toronto Maple Leaf Offense. The Russian born goalie made some quality saves at key times to help maintain the…

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Rangers Host Leafs in Rubber Match

               The Blueshirts are set to host the Toronto Maple Leafs with the season series on the line (7:30 P.M. ET, MSG). Rangers Ranks Leafs 25-22-4 Record 28-18-7 8th GF/PG 3rd 23rd GA/PG 25th   7th PP% 5th 23rd PK% 25th                The Toronto Maple Leafs won the first meeting at Madison Square Garden on December 20th 6-3. The Rangers responded with a 5-4 victory in Toronto just eight days later. Alex Georgiev and Frederik Andersen were the goalies for both matchups, but neither will feature in Wednesday night’s game.…

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Rangers Complete Home-And-Home Series in Detroit

               After defeating the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Friday night in Madison Square Garden, the Rangers will travel to Detroit and look for a repeat performance (7:00 P.M. ET, MSG2). Rangers Ranks Red Wings 24-21-4 Record 12-36-4 8th GF/PG 31st 23rd GA/PG 31st   9th PP% 29th 22nd   PK% 31st                Friday night, the Blueshirts used a dominant ten-minute stretch in the second period to create a 3-0 lead. During the stretch, the Rangers goals came from Pavel Buchnevich, Chris Kreider and Artemi Panarin. In the third period,…

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