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…

Read More
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.…

Read More
Pregame Analysis

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…

Read More
Pregame Analysis

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…

Read More
Pregame Analysis

Rangers Battle Dallas in Cross Conference Showdown

After a successful bounce back game against the Florida Panthers, The Rangers host the Dallas Stars where they hope to extend their home win streak to six in a row (7:00 p.m. ET, MSG). Saturday night, the Blueshirts defeated the Florida Panthers 4-2 in a back and forth contest. The Rangers found themselves down 2-1 and used three unanswered goals to defeat the Panthers. Early in the first, Filip Chytil became the only teenager in Rangers history to have a three-game goal streak. Brendan Smith, who was a healthy scratch…

Read More