Pregame Analysis

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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Pregame Analysis

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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Pregame Analysis

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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Pregame Analysis

Rangers Look for Series Sweep in the Shark Tank

The Rangers look to snap a two-game skid against the Pacific Division leading San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m. ET, MSG). The Rangers are coming off a disappointing four to three loss against the Los Angeles Kings. The Rangers found themselves with a two-goal lead half way through the second period. Vladislav Namestnikov got the Rangers off and running following a lengthy review for his first goal of the season. Tony DeAngelo, who played for the injured Adam McQuaid, banked a puck in off Jack Campbell from behind the goal line.…

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NYR Prospects Pregame Analysis

Rangers Singing the Blues in St. Louis

The New York Rangers again embark on a Western weekend road trip, facing off against an opponent who has been equally disappointing. The potential final stretch continues tonight, as they head to the Gateway City to battle the St. Louis Blues (8:00 PM, MSG+). The Rangers (32-32-7) are coming off back-to-back victories, including Wednesday night’s thrilling 4-3 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Though the Rangers trailed 2-0 after 40 minutes, a showstopping third period led to a thrilling comeback, even when Pittsburgh negated consecutive goals by going back up…

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