Pregame Analysis

Rangers Travel To Montreal For An Original Six Matchup

The Rangers visit Montreal for the only time this season in an original six showdown (7:00 P.M. ET, MSG2). The Blueshirts are coming off being shutout by the only team to allow 100 goals thus far. The Rangers were missing a few bodies up front including Mats Zuccarello, Vladislav Namestnikov, Pavel Buchnevich and even Cody McLeod and it showed. The offense generated very few scoring chances and they never really got going. They’ll have to put in a better effort as they won’t get any forwards returning for tonight’s game.…

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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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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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Rangers Look to Extend Ducks Losing Streak to Seven Games

The Rangers conclude their four-game western conference road trip in Anaheim.  (10:00 p.m. ET, MSG). David Quinn’s men are coming off one of their best performances of the season this past Tuesday night (Wednesday morning). The Blueshirts edged the Sharks four to three in a back and forth contest. Brett Burns got the Sharks off to a quick start beating Lundqvist and extending his point streak to nine games. Mats Zuccarello would continue his excellent recent play and beat Martin Jones just a minute after the Burns goal. The Rangers…

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