Pregame Analysis

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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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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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 News

Rangers Meet Bruins, Marchand, In WNR Showdown

The New York Rangers are going to have to overcome a lot of diversity if they’re going to get their playoff push back on track. That track gets a bit grittier tonight, as they host the Boston Bruins in a Wednesday Night Rivalry showdown that will feature the return of Brad Marchand from a length suspension (8:00 PM, NBCSN). The Rangers (25-23-5) are winless through three February games, part of a brutal 3-9-0 stretch dating back to January 7. The latest defeat came on Monday, a 2-1 loss to the…

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PostGame Analysis Rangers News

Sweep Home Chicago; Blackhawks Complete Season Sweep With 3rd Period Goal

The New York Rangers went outdoor for some fresh air to open 2018, and apparently forgot to come back in. Patrick Sharp’s goal early in the third period snapped a 2-2 tie, giving the Chicago Blackhawks a lead they’d never relinquish, as a pair of empty net goals would help ensure a 5-2 victory on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. With the win, the Blackhawks picked up their first season sweep of the Rangers since the 2011-12 season. The Rangers (21-14-5) played in their first game since Monday’s Winter…

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