PostGame Analysis

Rangers Squeak Past Columbus In Shootout Extravaganza

  The Rangers took their winning ways to the Nationwide Center Saturday night in what would end up being a gritty 5-4 shootout win. The game was sloppy throughout as both teams were coming off no days rest. The previous night, Columbus downed the Washington Capitals while the blueshirts fell in overtime to the Red WIngs. For the most part, the cleanest play came from the men between the pipes. Both starting goaltenders were given a break, so Joonas Korpisalo went in net for the home team and Alex Georgiev played…

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Pregame Analysis

Rangers Look to Bounce Back in Columbus After Heartbreaking Loss

The Rangers will look to bounce back against the Blue Jackets after failing to close another game late in the third period (7:00 p.m. ET, MSG). After playing a solid 40 minute of hockey and earning a two-goal lead courtesy of Kevin Shattenkirk and Neal Pionk, the Red Wings would force overtime and win it seconds before the shootout. At the beginning of the third period, Brendan Smith turned the puck over behind his own net and Detroit cut the lead to one. Andreas Athanasiou would get around the defense…

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Rangers Look to Extend Win Streak to Five Without Zuccarello

The Rangers travel to Detroit in hopes to extend their win streak to five games without Mats Zuccarello (7:30 p.m. ET, MSG). Relentless. The Blueshirts used a three goal third period to defeat the Montreal Canadiens and extend their win streak to four. David Quinn’s team found themselves down by two in the second period and would score four unanswered goals in a comeback win. With under three to go in the third period, it appeared the game was destined for overtime. What started off as an innocent looking play,…

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Rangers Extend Win Streak to 4 With Comeback Win Vs Habs

An Original Six matchup on Monday night proved to be a great one, with the fun starting early and continuing throughout. The Canadiens were coming off a shootout win against the Isles the previous night and the Blueshirts were looking to extend their winning streak to four. And in one of the best hockey games of the year, the blueshirts have now won four in a row. The Rangers would defeat the Habs by a score of 5-3 in what was one of the most dramatic finishes of the year,…

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Pregame Analysis

Lias Andersson Makes Season Debut Against Montreal

The Rangers seek to extend their longest win streak of the season against the surprising Montreal Canadiens (7:00 p.m. ET, MSG). Sunday night, the Blueshirts used a 19 second stretch to top the Buffalo Sabres on their return to Madison Square Garden. After a very defensive first period, the Rangers came out and scored two quick goals in the first minute of the period. Neal Pionk got his first goal of the season and just seconds later, Jimmy Vesey received a nice backhand pass from Brett Howden and beat Carter…

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