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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Game 4: Halt the skid against the Fishsticks

The Rangers were pretty bad in the last two games, blowing defensive assignments like they were getting paid to. Now, the Islanders, off to a good start, are in town to renew a rivalry that should see both teams in the playoffs in April. Alain Vigneault has switched up the lines a bit in response to the poor performance, as…

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Game 3: The home opener vs Toronto

After a strong start in St. Louis, the Rangers followed suit with a poor showing in Columbus, and now come home for their home opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs made #fancystats headlines when they hired Kyle Dubas, Darryl Metcalf (ExtraSkater) and two others to head up their new analytics department. They are off to a slow start…

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Game 2: Make it 2-0 to start the season against shorthanded Blue Jackets

The Rangers are in Columbus tonight to take on the Blue Jackets, who are without a lot of players. Nathan Horton, Brandon Dubinsky, and Boone Jenner are all on IR for the Jackets, and Ryan Johansen didn’t participate in camp or preseason. This is a depleted Blue Jackets squad that, regardless, should make the playoffs. Now is the time to…

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Game 1: Season opener in St. Louis

Hockey season is here after a short summer break, and the Rangers are in St. Louis to take on the Blues in what’s going to be a tough season opener. The Blues are very good, with a strong defense and much more balanced scoring since the acquisition of Paul Stastny. Goaltending is a question though, as Brian Elliott isn’t the…

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Preseason Game 6: Rangers at Devils

Tonight is the preseason finale for the Rangers in New Jersey, as the Rangers take on the Devils. There are still a lot of tough roster decisions to be made, as the team will be trimmed to 22 players on Monday. Kevin Hayes, who was supposed to play tonight, is being replaced in the lineup by J.T. Miller. Hayes is…

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Preseason Game 5: Blackhawks at Rangers

The roster is beginning to take shape, and the competition for those final roster spots is heating up. It feels like there are ten players fighting for a handful of spots, and each performance in the preseason will determine who makes the club and who “dies and gets sent to the minors” (thanks good ole Jake Taylor of the Cleveland…

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Preseason Game 4: Rangers at Flyers

The Rangers are in Philadelphia on the back-end of this home-and-home with the Flyers.¬†¬†Last night the Rangers tore through the Flyers, who dressed an AHL lineup for the most part. This time around the roles are reversed, as the Rangers are dressing the AHL squad. Should be interesting to see how the kids do without NHL talent flanking them. The…

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