Pregame Analysis

Rangers Begin Dad Trip in Florida

The Rangers travel to Florida after a five day break as they look to end three game skid (7:00 P.M. ET, MSG2). Vic Hadfield night was going as everyone could have hoped. The Blueshirts had a 3-0 lead entering the third period. However, the Winnipeg Jets finally open the flood gates and tied the game late. After a scoreless overtime period, largely to the part of Henrik Lundqvist, the Rangers fell in the shootout. Jesper Fast and Marc Staal each score their second goal of the season, while Chris Kreider…

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Rangers Look To Avoid Three Game Skid On Vic Hadfield Night

The Blueshirts will retire the number eleven of Vic Hadfield as they look to bounce back against the Winnipeg Jets (6:00 P.M. ET, MSG). The Rangers are coming off back-to-back blowout losses against the Senators and Canadiens. The Blueshirts have now lost four of the last five and their offense has began struggle. Shea Weber and Artturi Lehkonen each got two goals just 25 minutes into the game putting the Rangers down 4-0. Jimmy Vesey and Ryan Strome would make it interesting going into the third but Tomas Tatar would…

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Rangers Seek Eight Game Win Streak At MSG

Less than 24 hours after a poor showing in Philadelphia, the Rangers host Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals (2:00 P.M. ET, MSG). The Blueshirts are coming off a performance they’ll have to put behind them if they want to beat the Capitals. The Flyers defeated the Rangers four to zero and they were the better team throughout the game. Lundqvist kept the contest close for most of the game, registering 42 saves. The Rangers didn’t do much right as they could not generate many scoring opportunities and kept turning…

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Rangers vs Flyers For First time In The “Gritty Era”

The Rangers travel to Philadelphia for a Metropolitan Division showdown against the Flyers and their new mascot Gritty (1:00 P.M. ET, NBC).   The Blueshirts routed the Islanders 5-0 on Thanksgiving Eve to extend their win streak to three and their home win streak to seven. Filip Chytil scored in his fifth straight game just seconds into the first period and the Rangers wouldn’t look back. They got two more first period goals from Cody McLeod (his first of the season) and Neal Pionk on the powerplay. Kevin Hayes and…

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Rangers Seek Revenge in Battle of New York Rematch

The Battle of New York comes to Madison Square Garden for the first time this season as the Islanders visit Midtown Manhattan (7:00 p.m. ET, MSG2). The Blueshirts will look to make it seven-in-a-row on home ice after a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars. After finding themselves down by a power-play goal by Tyler Seguin, Jimmy Vesey found a terrific equalizer at the halfway point of the game. In the third, the hot stick of Filip Chytil found the net for the fourth straight game. Chytil’s goal would turn…

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