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 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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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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