Pregame Analysis

Rangers-Islanders: Round Three

               The Rangers and Islanders will meet for the third time in a nine-day span with the Rangers looking for a sweep heading into the all-star break (7:00 P.M. ET, MSG). Rangers Ranks Islanders 23-20-4 Record 28-15-5 8th GF/PG 21st 24th GA/PG 5th 10th PP% 22nd 19th    PK% 17th                The Blueshirts defeated the Islanders 6-2 and 3-2 during the first two meetings. Since the last meeting on January 16th, the Rangers played one game and were defeated by the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1. Similar to the January 16th…

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Rangers Look to Repeat Dominance Against Islanders

               The Rangers will clash with the Islanders for the second straight game and they will be looking for an encore performance from Monday night (7:00 P.M. ET, MSG2). Rangers Ranks Islanders 22-19-4 Record 28-13-4 7th GF/PG 21st 27th GA/PG 5th 14th PP% 20th 21st   PK% 17th                On Monday night, the Rangers defeated the Islanders 6-2 in a dominant performance. The light shined bright on Artemi Panarin who was the game’s number one star. Panarin, who took less money in free agency to play for the Rangers then…

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Rangers Meet Islanders in Battle of New York

               The Rangers and Islanders will meet three times in nine days with the first meeting on Monday night in Madison Square Garden (7:00 P.M. ET, MSG). Rangers Ranks Islanders 21-19-4 Record 27-12-4 9th GF/PG 21st 28th GA/PG 4th 14th PP% 18th 20th PK% 17th                Prior to preparing to meet their crosstown rivals three times in four games, the Rangers were defeated 5-2 by the defending Stanley Cup champions. Henrik Lundqvist made the start for the first time since Igor Shesterkin was called up and it did not go…

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Rangers Visit Defending Stanley Cup Champions

               Before the Rangers get ready to face the New York Islanders three times in a nine-day span, the Rangers are in St. Louis to take on the defending Stanley Cup Champions (8:00 P.M. ET, MSG). Rangers Ranks Blues 21-18-4 Record 28-10-7 8th GF/PG 12th 28th GA/PG 5th 14th PP% 5th 20th PK% 13th                Thursday night, Igor Shesterkin made his second straight start and improved his career record to 2-0. The Russian netminder made 46 saves in an impressive 6-3 victory.                “I thought he was really good tonight…

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Pregame Analysis

Shesterkin Starts in Battle of the Hudson

               After winning his NHL debut on Tuesday against the Colorado Avalanche, Igor Shesterkin will make his second straight start against the New Jersey Devils (7:00 P.M. ET, MSG). Rangers Ranks Devils 20-18-4 Record 15-20-7 10th GF/PG 28th 25th GA/PG 30th 14th PP% 29th 20th PK% 18th                Tuesday night, Igor Shesterkin made his NHL debut against the Colorado Avalanche. After allowing two early goals, the Russian netminder settled in and finished the game with 29 saves. Following the conclusion of the game, Shesterkin discussed how nervous he was prior…

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