Pregame Analysis

Rangers Hope to Play Spoiler in Home Season Finale

In the final game of the season at Madison Square Garden, the Blueshirts host the Columbus Blue Jackets where they hope to play the role of spoiler (7:00 P.M. ET, MSG+). The Rangers may be out of the playoffs, but Friday night’s opponents are still in the thick of it for the final playoff spot. The Blue Jackets are tied with the Montreal Canadiens at 94 points with a game in hand. This game will be a good test for the young Rangers against a team with everything to play…

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Rangers Host Senators on Steven McDonald Night

The Blueshirts will give out the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award prior to Wednesday night’s game against the Senators (7:30 P.M. ET, MSG+). The description listed on the Rangers website for The Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award: “The Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award is awarded annually to the Ranger who, as chosen by the fans, “goes above and beyond the call of duty.” The award, which has been given annually since the 1987-88 season, bears the name of New York City Police Detective Steven McDonald, who was shot and injured…

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Rangers Look for Season Sweep Against Devils

After a convincing 3-0 win against the Philadelphia Flyers, the Rangers will look for their third straight win in New Jersey (7:00 P.M. ET, MSG). Alex Georgiev had all the answers against the Flyers on Sunday afternoon. The 23-year-old recorded 29 saves on route to his second shutout of the season. “It gave me a big confidence boost since we played a really good first period,” said Georgiev. “We knew they were coming hard in the second and tried to stay with it. Everyone played great.” “We defended a lot…

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Rangers Welcome Playoff-Bound Blues to MSG

The Blueshirts suffered a crushing loss in Boston, but they look to bounce back when they host the playoff-bound St Louis Blues (7:00 P.M. ET, MSG). Wednesday night, the Boston Bruins showed why they sit with the second-best record in the NHL. The Bruins top-six combined for five goals including a hat trick from David Pastrnak. The Bruins consistently found themselves in pockets of space leaving no chance for Henrik Lundqvist on five of six goals scored against him. Lundqvist finished the game with 26 saves. ”It’s hard enough to…

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Rangers Look to Snap Bruins Home Winning Streak

The Rangers are in Boston where they look for the series sweep against the Bruins (7:30 P.M. ET, NBCSN). After a satisfying win in Toronto, the Blueshirts were defeated 5-2 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Rangers found themselves up 2-0 after 15 minutes of play in the first period. Goals were scored by Brendan Lemieux and Vinni Lettieri. Lettieri’s goal was his first point with the Rangers in 21 games this season. “It’s definitely easy to get frustrated,” Lettieri said. “But no matter how things go I think my work…

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