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Rangers Out-Tank Islanders in Uneventful Late Season Battle

Thursday night’s metropolitan division matchup between the New York Rangers and New York Islanders was unlike most other recent meetings between the two rivals. The tilt lacked intensity and physicality, as both squads are playing for nothing more than pride and draft lottery odds. The Blueshirts and Isles sit beside one another in the standings, with both groups facing the possibility of finishing anywhere between 22nd and 25th in the NHL’s leaderboard. The Isles triumphed by a score of 2-1, but in reality, the Rangers were last night’s real winners.…

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Devils Dominate Blueshirts in Critical Metropolitan Division Matchup

On Tuesday night the Rangers had a chance to stunt the Devils’ playoff hopes. New Jersey had the opportunity to further secure their postseason aspirations by extending their lead over the Florida Panthers in the standings with a win over the Blueshirts, and was successful in that quest. New York, who had nothing to play for other than the possibility of spoiling their cross-river rival’s desires, failed to relish this occasion, and put forth one of their most disappointing efforts since the trade deadline. The adrenaline of being on the…

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Rangers Continue Winning Ways against Canes with Victory in Raleigh

The Rangers got back in the win column with a 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday night. With their triumph, the Blueshirts swept the four-game season series against the Canes, and improved to 25-4 over the last 29 contests between the two squads. Following a scoreless first 20 minutes, New York tallied twice in the middle period. Just over three minutes in, Ryan Sproul scored his second national hockey goal and first as a Ranger. The helpers came from Paul Carey and Vlad Namestnikov. Sproul gives the #NYR…

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Tampa Triumphs in Emotional Night at MSG

On Friday night the Blueshirts hosted the Tampa Bay Lightning in what was an emotional evening. Not only was it the Rangers’ final home game of their disappointing season, but it also marked the return to Madison Square Garden of Dan Girardi, Ryan McDonagh, and J.T. Miller, all of whom had never suited up in anything other than Ranger blue prior to this season. Additionally, the action was preceded by the presentation of the Steven McDonald Extra Effort award. In the end, the Bolts triumphed, but last night’s contest was…

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Caps Sweep Home-and-Home with Blueshirts

Prior to Wednesday night’s contest, the Rangers hadn’t played in a game where they were mathematically eliminated from qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs since April 3rd of 2004 when they defeated the Washington Capitals in overtime by a score of 3-2. The New Jersey Devils’ win on Tuesday officially extinguished New York’s unrealistic hopes of reaching the 2018 playoffs. Similarly to 14 years ago, the Rangers would take on the Washington Capitals in the game following their elimination, and the tilt would need extra time and result in a…

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