Pregame Analysis

Rangers Renew Long Time Rivalry in Battle of New York

The Rangers and Islanders will do battle for the first time this season in the Battle of New York (7:00 p.m. ET, MSG). Monday night, the Blueshirts defeated a tough Canucks side 2-1 in a very tight game. The Rangers young stars came to play, and they were the difference in this matchup. Most noticeably, Filip Chytil had his best game of the season and he was rewarded with his first goal of the season. Chytil started the game on the fourth line and he ended the game on the…

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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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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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