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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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 Travel to the Pacific to take on the Struggling LA Kings

This afternoon, the Rangers travel to Los Angeles in a Stanley Cup rematch which has haunted Ranger fans for many years (3:30 p.m. ET, MSG). The Blueshirts enter the game coming off one of their most disappointing losses of the season against Chicago. The Blackhawks entered the game allowing over 3.5 goals a game and the Rangers offense couldn’t sustain any offensive zone pressure during the game. Jonathan Toews got the Blackhawks on the board early in the first after a Brady Skjei and Adam McQuaid collision. The Rangers would…

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Rangers Begin Four Game Road Trip in Chicago

The Rangers begin their four-game western conference road trip tonight, in an original six matchup vs the Chicago Blackhawks (8:30 p.m. ET, MSG). The Rangers enter the game with momentum coming off a five to two win against the Panthers. After a poor first period which saw the Panthers ahead by a power play goal from Vincent Trocheck, the Rangers came out flying in the second. Mika Zibanejad tied the game on a short-handed goal. The Rangers would follow up with two power play goals by Zuccarello and Zibanejad. In…

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Rangers Look for First Regulation Win Against Calgary

After getting three out of four points in back to back games against the Colorado Avalanche and the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals, the Rangers will host the Calgary Flames at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET, MSG). The Rangers are coming off a gutsy 4-3 overtime loss against the Capitals after a Kevin Shattenkirk shootout winner the night before. Mika Zibanejad opened the scoring, but it was cancelled out by John Carlsson before the end of the first period. Special teams took over scoring for the remainder of…

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