Pregame Analysis

Rangers Look to Extend Home Win Streak to Five

The Rangers attempt to bounce back from a defensive nightmare as they play host to the Florida Panthers (7:00 p.m. ET, MSG). Last time out, the Blueshirt defense surrendered 6 goals in a 7-5 loss against the Islanders. Henrik Lundqvist was pull for the first time this season after giving up five goals through two periods. On five of the six Islander goals, the Rangers defense fail to tie up a stick in front of the crease. The Islanders scored four goals on deflections and the winning goal came as…

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Rangers Renew Long Time Rivalry in Battle of New York

The Rangers and Islanders will do battle for the first time this season in the Battle of New York (7:00 p.m. ET, MSG). Monday night, the Blueshirts defeated a tough Canucks side 2-1 in a very tight game. The Rangers young stars came to play, and they were the difference in this matchup. Most noticeably, Filip Chytil had his best game of the season and he was rewarded with his first goal of the season. Chytil started the game on the fourth line and he ended the game on the…

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Rangers Look to Spoil Elias Pettersson’s MSG Debut

 The Pacific Division leading Vancouver Canucks visit Madison Square Garden for the only time this season (7:00 p.m. ET, MSG). Bedlam. The Rangers are coming off a crazy shootout win against division rival, Columbus Blue Jackets. The Blueshirts used a two minute-two goal stretch to take a 3-1 lead halfway through the second. The Blue Jackets then answered with two goals in 32 seconds. By the end of the period, each team notched one more and the game was tied 4-4 entering the third period. After a scoreless third period…

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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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