Game 14: Rebound against Edmonton

After a pretty terrible defensive letdown last night in Toronto, the┬áNew 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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Game 7: Start a winning streak vs NJ

After a three game losing streak, the Rangers have won two in a row, with one coming against a powerhouse team in the San Jose Sharks. Tonight, the suddenly-able-to-score New Jersey Devils are hosting our New York Rangers. The Devs have scored 17 goals in their first five games this year, but have allowed 16 goals. Cory Schneider is a…

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Game 6: The Sharks, one of the West’s best

After a much-needed win against the woeful Carolina Hurricanes, the San Jose Sharks –one of the Western Conference’s best– is coming to town for an afternoon showdown with the New York Rangers. The Sharks are 4-0-1 to start the season, riding hot goaltending and absurd scoring (20 goals so far). The Sharks, particularly Tomas Hertl, gained fame last year among…

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Game 5: Needing to beat a bad Carolina team

It’s too early in the season to call a game a must win, but the Rangers could really use a dominant showing against the woeful Carolina Hurricanes tonight. The Canes are without brothers Staal, Jeff Skinner, and Andrej Sekera. Considering the team really wasn’t that good to begin with, missing four of their top players means these are two points…

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