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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PostGame Analysis

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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PostGame Analysis

Rangers Net Four Unanswered To Defeat Playoff-Bound Blues

After falling down 2-0 to the St Louis Blues early, the Blueshirts were able to complete a comeback that would stall the Blues’ playoff intentions at Madison Square Garden (The Blues would clinch a playoff spot hours later). Alexander Georgiev was once again the star of the show, stopping 44 of the 46 shots he faced. Georgiev has now made at least 40 saves in a game for the sixth time in his NHL career. Most of the first period was defensive minded, but as the final five minutes came…

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Pregame Analysis

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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