Game 54: Finish the western road trip with a win against the Coyotes

The New York Rangers tonight are in Glendale to take on the Arizona Coyotes, as they look to make it three in a row against pretty bad teams. The issue though, is that the Rangers, while still putting up W’s, aren’t really playing that well. Yea, they beat Colorado, and they beat Toronto, but both of those wins were ugly,…

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Game 53: Continue beating bad teams in Colorado

After barely squeaking out a win in Toronto, the Rangers are in Denver tonight to take on the Colorado Avalanche. The Avs┬ásit in last place in the Central Division after making the playoffs last season. This isn’t that surprising, as most #fancystats folks predicted a monumental fall from grace, which was followed up by multiple humorous attempts to grab their…

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Toronto Maple Leafs took on the New York Rangers at the Air Canada Centre

Game 52: Easy stretch starts in Toronto

The New York Rangers have a stretch of three games against pretty easy opponents, and the first of them is the Toronto Maple Leafs. Of course, it’s funny because the Rangers have lost twice to Toronto, but it’s all about when you play your opponent. The Leafs were off to a ridiculously hot start and the Rangers were off to…

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Game 51: Rebound against Dallas

The New York Rangers played very well yesterday afternoon against one of the best teams in the entire league, but came away with a loss. Today, they will take on a Dallas Stars team that was the offseason winner, but it hasn’t translated on the ice. Poor goaltending has done them in, as they’ve allowed a whopping 170 goals this…

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Game 50: Life without Hank starts in Nashville

The New York Rangers are officially without All World goalie Henrik Lundqvist for at least a month, after taking a puck to the throat last weekend against Carolina. Technically their first game without Hank was Wednesday against the Bruins, but today against the Nashville Predators marks the first game since the announcement. Cam Talbot will start against the Preds, who…

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Game 49: Gotta find a way to beat the Bruins

The New York Rangers have won two in a row in games they probably didn’t deserve to win against mediocre opponents. Tonight they face one of their fellow playoff teams in the Boston Bruins, a team that has given them fits for a while now. Some blame it on the Bs size, I blame it on their stifling defense and…

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Game 48: Beat a mediocre Panthers team

After a strong second half against the Canes on Saturday night, the Rangers are playing host to the Florida Panthers tonight, looking to build on that strong back half. This is a pretty important game, not because it’s the Panthers, but because the Rangers are playing while their other Metro Division foes are idle. A win tonight gives them breathing…

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Game 47: Going for the series sweep against Carolina

After three straight poor games and back-to-back losses, the New York Rangers take on the Carolina Hurricanes in an attempt to get back on track. The Canes are a bottom feeder this year, sitting in last place in the Metropolitan Division. That doesn’t mean the team lacks skill though, they aren’t the Sabres. The Canes have a loaded group of…

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Game 46: Series finale against the Montreal Canadiens

After Tuesdays discouraging loss to the Isles, the Montreal Canadiens are coming to town to take on the New York Rangers. The Habs got off to a hot start to the season, but have mostly been riding Carey Price this year. He’s been unreal, and could be up for a Vezina and Hart this season. He’s been posting a .929…

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Game 45: Second half begins against the Islanders

The second half of the season is upon us, and the New York Rangers are local tonight, playing against the Metro Division leading New York Islanders. The game is still on –presumably because the game is on NBC– despite the blizzard conditions yesterday and this morning that buried half of Long Island under two feet of snow. The Isles took…

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