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Rangers Host Oilers Tonight in Last Game Before the Ryan Callahan “Deadline”
February 6th, 2014 at 4:05 PM
***PHOTO1***The New York Rangers enter tonight's matchup with the Oilers playing perhaps their best hockey of the year. The Blueshirts are on a season-best 4-game winning streak that's seen them massacre opponents by a cumulative score of 18-6. With 65 points, and a 15-5-1 mark their last 21, the Rangers are officially...

New York Rangers Squeeze by Islanders 2-1, Sweep Frigid Stadium Series
January 30th, 2014 at 9:30 AM
***PHOTO1***Dean Martin once crooned "Baby, it's cold outside," and none of the 50,000+ that were on hand at Yankee Stadium would be inclined to disagree. The New York Rangers dispatched the New York Islanders 2-1 with temperatures hovering in the teens, and a wind chill factor making it feel like single digits at...

New York Rangers and New York Islanders All Set to Take the “Battle of New York” Outdoors
January 29th, 2014 at 3:16 PM
***PHOTO1***The "New York" part of the title phrase is perhaps a bit liberal, but when the Rangers and Islanders get together, it is always a battle. When they take it outside tonight under the lights in Yankee Stadium, it doesn't figure to be any different. While part one of the Stadium...

Litmus Test: New York Rangers Host Blues, Kevin Klein Makes His Debut
January 23rd, 2014 at 3:14 PM
***PHOTO1***The St. Louis Blues, despite losing 3 of 4, have been one of the the leagues very best teams. At 33-11-5, the physically imposing Blues are 4th best in the league, and are tied for the lead with a 1.49 5 on 5 Goals For/Against Ratio. They're big, defensively sound,...

The Dreaded Letdown Game: New York Rangers’ Forecheck Snowed in by Isles, Fall 5-3
January 22nd, 2014 at 9:30 AM
***PHOTO1***For the second time in as many games, Rick Nash struck in short order for the games first two goals, but unlike the Capitals two nights before, the New York Islanders refused to follow the script and go quietly into the snowy New York night. Nash scored a minute into the...

Is There a Goalie in the House? Henrik Lundqvist Out with the Flu, Cam Talbot to Start Vs Islanders, Backup TBD
January 21st, 2014 at 2:59 PM
Anyone have a goalie in the family? Henrik Lundqvist, who has the flu, will not start for the New York Rangers tonight when they host the New York Islanders. Cam Talbot (10-3, 1.62 GAA, .940 SV%), who would lead the league in GAA and SV% if he had enough minutes to...

Game Preview: New York Rangers Vs. Struggling Washington Capitals
January 19th, 2014 at 3:21 PM
***PHOTO1***Since the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals last met on December 27th, the two Metropolitan Division foes have gone in very different directions.  The Blueshirts, who at the time of the 3-2 loss were just beginning to pull themselves out of one of the darkest stretches of a season that's...

New York Rangers Go for 4 in a Row Tonight Vs Tampa
January 14th, 2014 at 2:40 PM
***PHOTO1***The New York Rangers will seek to extend their winning streak to a season-long 4 games when the Tampa Bay Lightning come to town tonight. In the words of the immortal Lou Brown of Major League fame, winning streaks have happened before (click Lou's name if you're unfamiliar with the scene. If...

Game Preview: New York Rangers Vs. Philadelphia Flyers
January 12th, 2014 at 2:59 PM
***PHOTO1***Any matchup between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers promises to be, if nothing else, entertaining. With the two separated by just one point in the standings, tonight at the Garden doesn't figure to be any different, especially with both teams playing some of their best hockey of the year.  The...

New York Rangers Stick with Same Lineup as They Try to Keep Momentum Going Vs. Dallas
January 10th, 2014 at 3:46 PM
***PHOTO1***If it ain't broke, don't fix it. The New York Rangers and head coach Alain Vigneault will stick with the same lineup they deployed in Wednesday's triumphant victory in Chicago tonight against Dallas. Henrik Lundqvist will start in goal, and Dan Carcillo stays in the lineup, with JT Miller remaining a scratch as the Rangers...

Game Preview: New York Rangers Vs. Chicago Blackhawks
January 8th, 2014 at 4:05 PM
***PHOTO1***Bring on the Blackhawks! Or is it: Bring on the Blackhawks....(cue the foreboding organ music in the background)? For some fans, it will be a feeling of dread, for others, excitement, as the New York Rangers take the ice against the defending Stanley Cup champs tonight in Chicago. The Blackhawks have slumped...

Captain Cally Returns, JT Miller Sits, D Remains the Same for New York Rangers Tonight
January 3rd, 2014 at 2:42 PM
***PHOTO1***New York Rangers' Captain Ryan Callahan will be in the lineup tonight when the Blueshirts take on the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Callahan has missed the last 9 games with a left MCL sprain--this after already missing time with a broken thumb and sitting the first game of the season as he recovered...

New York Rangers Vs. Washington Capitals Preview: Cam Talbot to Start Third Game in a Row
December 27th, 2013 at 3:21 PM
***PHOTO1***Coming into the season, who expected Cam Talbot and Philipp Grubauer to be the starting goalies for a divisional matchup between the Rangers and Capitals in late December? A show of hands. Anyone? Nostradamus himself couldn't have predicted that one. But, for the New York Rangers, a team in desperate need of...

New York Rangers Return to Madison Square Garden Tonight Down 2-0
May 6th, 2013 at 12:32 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Rangers are the New York Rangers, frustrating their fans and keeping everyone on egg shells with each passing minute of every playoff game. The Washington Capitals have a 2-0 series lead after taking both games at home. The Rangers have scored just one goal in 6-plus periods of...

New York Rangers Vs Winnipeg Jets Preview: Sean Avery in the News Again
April 1st, 2013 at 3:49 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Rangers haven't scored in two games, so that'll be the first step if they look to having any success tonight against the Winnipeg Jets. This is another team the Rangers haven't beaten this season, but at least tonight's contest is back at Madison Square Garden. The Jets currently...

New York Rangers Vs Ottawa Senators Preview: Mats Zuccarello Scratched
March 28th, 2013 at 1:38 PM
***PHOTO1*** New York Rangers head coach liked what he saw in Philadelphia in the Rangers' 5-2 beating of the Flyers that he's decided to roll with the same lineup tonight against the Ottawa Senators. The team made big news this week (morning) by signing forward Mats Zuccarello, but "The Hobbit" already won't...

New York Rangers Vs Philadelphia Flyers Preview: Rangers Look to Stop Skid
March 26th, 2013 at 4:49 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Rangers being a three-game road trip tonight against Atlantic Division rival, the Philadelphia Flyers. They come into the game holding onto the eighth and final spot in the Eastern Conference playoff picture, and the Rangers hope to keep it that way against a team they've beaten in...

New York Rangers Vs Washington Capitals Preview: J.T. Miller Questionable with Sore Wrist
March 24th, 2013 at 4:16 PM
***VIDEO1*** The New York Rangers look to put the embarrassing loss to the Florida Panthers behind them tonight when the Washington Capitals visit Madison Square Garden. The Rangers lost 3-1 to the Panthers, Thursday, and nobody was happy that the Blueshirts lost to the worst team in the league. They're 2-0 against the...

New York Rangers Look to Continue Losing Ways of Florida Panthers
March 21st, 2013 at 4:53 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Rangers welcome the Florida Panthers into Madison Square Garden Thursday night on Captain Ryan Callahan's birthday. The Panthers rank dead last in the Eastern Conference, as they're riddled with injuries, and they're just struggling as a result of it. The Rangers on the other hand have won two...

New York Rangers Versus New Jersey Devils in Atlantic Division Clash
March 19th, 2013 at 2:12 PM
***PHOTO1*** Coming into the season, nobody would've believed the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils would be fighting for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference at this point of the season. The two teams met in the Eastern Conference Finals last season, with the Devils advancing to the Stanley...