Game 22: Thanksgiving showdown with Philly

The Rangers are in Philadelphia this afternoon to take on the Flyers in NBC’s kickoff show for the NHL season. The last time these two teams squared off, Cam Talbot stopped 31 shots en route to a shutout, the first of two straight for the Rangers. The Flyers have been a team in disarray this year, with a shaky blue…

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Game 21: Marty returns to Tampa Bay

One week ago, three former Rangers made their returns to MSG wearing Tampa Bay Lightning uniforms. Tonight, Martin St. Louis, the best player in Tampa Bay history, will make his return. It’s likely that the fans will boo him, and while you can understand why, it’s really undeserving. As for the game, the Rangers are going to look to avenge…

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Game 20: Building on a strong win with Montreal in town

The Montreal Canadiens are in town tonight, as the New York Rangers are going to look to build on their solid shutout of the Philadelphia Flyers earlier in the week. The Rangers are well rested, with their Friday night game in Buffalo postponed due to biblical amounts of snow. The Habs are a solid team this year, building on their…

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Game 19: Home whites for Philly

Perhaps the New York Rangers just need to get a game in against a rival to break their current slump. The Philadelphia Flyers are that kind of team, and perhaps the Rangers will show up for this one. Perhaps, since the Flyers are shorthanded –without Claude Giroux– the Rangers will dominate the game. It’s a lot of “perhaps” because we…

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Game 18: Callahan, Boyle, Stralman return to MSG

Tonight’s game against the Tamp Bay Lightning comes with some added drama. Former captain Ryan Callahan, Brian Boyle, and Anton Stralman all make their MSG returns after departing the club last season. Cally left in the MSL trade, and Boyle/Stralman joined him via free agency. Cally played most of his first eight years in New York, and was named captain…

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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, 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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