Pregame Analysis

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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Pregame Analysis

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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It’s Game Day! Rangers trying to avoid falling back in the pit of despair against Ottawa; Henrik gets the start

Henrik Lundqvist will again get the start as the Rangers will host the Ottawa Senators tonight in their first game against each other since the playoff series that ended in Ottawa’s favor last season. After the 2-5-2 start, a six-game winning streak, and now a two-game skid in which they’ve fallen to the Bluejackets and the Blackhawks — the Rangers are showing a trend… of not being able to follow a trend. The Blueshirts need to find true consistency and even when considering their incredibly impressive win-streak, there has still…

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