PostGame Analysis

Blueshirts Come Up Short To Columbus In Home Finale; Inch Closer To Hughes and Kakko

While attempting to play spoiler to John Tortorella’s Columbus Blue Jackets, the Baby Blueshirts dropped their third consecutive game by a score of 3-2 in a shootout, Pavel Buchnevich tied the game with 6.1 seconds left, but Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky shut down the Rangers past regulation to send Columbus into the playoffs. A major bright spot for New York was Alexander Georgiev continuing his incredible play with a 39 save performance. With his performance, it is expected that Georgie will start in the last game of the season against…

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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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Pregame Analysis

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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Pregame Analysis

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 Conclude Season Series Against Flyers

The Blueshirts travel to Philadelphia where they conclude the season series against the Flyers (12:30 P.M. ET, NBC). The Rangers found themselves with two points following a 44 save performance against the playoff bound St. Louis Blues. After falling behind 2-0 in the first period including a disallowed goal, the Rangers stormed back in the second period answering with two goals in an 80 second span. Ryan Strome registered his 17th of the season and Pavel Buchnevich’s hot play continued with his 19th of the season. Buchnevich now has points…

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