Pregame Analysis

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 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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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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Rangers Must Solve Hutton to Extend Win Streak to Three

The Rangers are coming off their first two game win streak of the season and will have to solve Carter Hutton to extend it to three (7:00 p.m. ET, MSG+). Déjà vu. That was the experience the Rangers had on Thursday in Anaheim. The Blueshirts held a one goal lead with under a minute to go courtesy of Kevin Hayes and Brett Howden when lightning struck…again. Rickard Rakell tied the game at two with under 30 seconds remaining. The previous game, the Rangers allowed a game tying goal with one…

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Rangers Look to Extend Ducks Losing Streak to Seven Games

The Rangers conclude their four-game western conference road trip in Anaheim.  (10:00 p.m. ET, MSG). David Quinn’s men are coming off one of their best performances of the season this past Tuesday night (Wednesday morning). The Blueshirts edged the Sharks four to three in a back and forth contest. Brett Burns got the Sharks off to a quick start beating Lundqvist and extending his point streak to nine games. Mats Zuccarello would continue his excellent recent play and beat Martin Jones just a minute after the Burns goal. The Rangers…

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