Game 17: Make it five in a row against the Penguins

The New York Rangers are in Pittsburgh for the first time since Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semis last year, and just four days after blowing out the Pens 5-0 at MSG. The Rangers have won four straight against the Pittsburgh Penguins, dating back to the playoffs last year, and have allowed just three goals in those four games….

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Game 16: Dan Boyle returns against Colorado

Two days after blowing out the Pittsburgh Penguins, the pretty bad Colorado Avalanche are in town after being blown out by the New York Islanders. The Avs fall from grace was predicted by everyone who has some grasp of #fancystats, but they are still a pretty talented team that can put pucks in the net. However, they can’t play defense…

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Game 15: Please try against the Penguins?

After a pretty disastrous showing this weekend, in which the New York Rangers seemingly forgot how to hockey in losses to the Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers, the division rival Pittsburgh Penguins are in town with their +28 goal differential. The Pens are dealing with some injuries –not nearly as many as the Rangers, though– but managed to address…

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Game 14: Rebound against Edmonton

After a pretty terrible defensive letdown last night in Toronto, theĀ New York Rangers come home tonight to take on a pretty bad Edmonton Oilers team. The Oilers can’t play defense, but are incredibly dangerous and skilled up front. Considering the current state of the Rangers blue line, the forwards are going to have to be much better tonight. The Rangers…

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Game 13: Stepan returns in Toronto

The first big injury has finally run its course, and Derek Stepan returns to the lineup tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Stepan has been out since September with a fractured fibula, and will fill a gaping hole at 1C and address the issue that has been the center position all season long. Stepan will be flanked by Chris Kreider…

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Game 12: Treading water against Detroit

The Rangers managed to grab two points in two games with just two of their opening night defensemen on the roster. It may not seem like much, but I’ll take it. With Kevin Klein coming back tonight, the Rangers are now dressing three of those opening night defensemen, so that’s progress. Plus Mats Zuccarello is back, so that’s always nice…

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Game 11: Preseason lineups against the Blues

The New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues are at it again tonight for the second and final time this season, but it sure won’t look like it on the ice. The Rangers are missing 66% of their starting blue line, and the Blues have all come down with a bacterial infection that has half the lineup out. It will…

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Game 10: Winnipeg gonna Winnipeg

The Winnipeg Jets are in town tonight, and the Rangers are “fresh” off a five goal third period that led to a win over a good Minnesota Wild team. Four days after that, Ondrej Pavelec will try to keep the Rangers at bay. Naturally, since it’s the Jets before the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday, this has the potential to…

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Game 9: Rebound against the Wild

The Minnesota Wild are in town tonight to take on our New York Rangers. These aren’t the Wild you’re used to though, this club has allowed just nine goals (22.2 shots against/game) this season. Darcy Kuemper already has three shutouts (and an unsustainable .967 SV%), and the team plays incredible defense. The good news: Even the Rangers score more than…

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Game 8: Keep the streak going in Montreal

The Rangers are in Montreal tonight, looking to make it four wins in a row after dropping three straight. The Canadiens say they have moved on from their playoff defeat at the hands of the Rangers, but I’m sure there will be some guys looking for some form of revenge against infamous goalie-runner Chris Kreider. Henrik Lundqvist gets the start,…

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