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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Pregame Analysis Rangers News

Rangers Experience Deja Vu In Tampa Tonight

Those expecting a New York reunion with Ryan McDonagh and JT Miller won’t have to wait long. The New York Rangers visit the Eastern Conference’s top team on Thursday, facing some old friends on the Tampa Bay Lightning (7:30 PM, MSG). The Rangers (30-31-6) missed a chance to truly reenter the playoff chase in their last game, falling 3-0 to the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night, stymied by the antics of Patrik Laine. The superstar sophomore now has 38 goals on the season, tying him for second in the league.…

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PostGame Analysis Rangers News

Miller’s Goal In Great Taste As Rangers Diffuse Lightning in OT

It never really caught on, or reached the levels of, say, Red Wings-Avalanche, but it wasn’t too long ago that Rangers-Lightning was an up-and-coming rivalry in the NHL. Thursday night’s meeting briefly brought back the grit in the matchup, but more importantly for the New York Rangers, it brought a win. JT Miller scored in an overtime session, and the Rangers earned a 2-1 victory on the road over the Tampa Lightning at Amalie Arena. It marks the first time this season that the Rangers (5-7-2) have won back-to-back games,…

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