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Rick Nash Trade Paying Off for Rangers Two Seasons Later

Rick Nash Trade Paying Off for Rangers Two Seasons Later

January 24th, 2020 As the trade deadline inches closer, the New York Rangers find themselves in a similar position to the one they were in two seasons ago. The Blueshirts are falling out of the playoff race, just as they did in 2017-18. This is an opportunity for the team to make trades and acquire valuable future...
4 Rangers’ Takeaways Heading into All-Star Break

4 Rangers’ Takeaways Heading into All-Star Break

January 23rd, 2020 The New York Rangers head into the 10-day All-Star Break on a very low and disappointing note. The Rangers dropped two-straight home games, one to the Columbus Blue Jackets and one to the rival New York Islanders. In the first loss, the Rangers gave up two third-period goals and a bad line change...

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January 21st, 2020
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NEW YORK — Josh Bailey had a goal and two assists, Thomas Greiss stopped 40 shots, and the New York Islanders held on to beat the rival New York Rangers 4-2 Tuesday night. Anders Lee, Anthony Beauvillier and Brock Nelson also scored, and Mathew Barzal had two assists to help the Islanders head into the All-Star break with their second win in eight games (2-4-2). The Islanders got their first win against the Rangers in the teams’ third meeting in nine days. Greiss improved to 5-0-1 in eight career games against the Rangers. Pavel Buchevich and Chris Kreider scored power-play goals 1:47 apart late in the third period for the short-handed Rangers. Alexandar Georgiev, who came in 4-1-0 in five games against the Islanders, finished with 14 saves. The Rangers were without All-Star forward Artemi Panarin, who sat out with an upper body injury. Brendan Lemieux took his spot on the top line to start the game. Artemi Panarin, New York Rangers (Amy Irvin / The Hockey...
January 21st, 2020
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Brendan Lemieux returned to the New York Rangers’ lineup Sunday after missing just over three weeks with a fractured hand. The Blueshirts missed his unique skillset, and Lemieux was immediately promoted to the team’s top line in his first game back. In two consecutive games against the physical New York Islanders, Micheal Haley filled in for Lemieux as a winger. He played just 4:15 in the first game and 3:03 in the second. He provided the toughness the team needed with Lemieux out, and dropped the gloves with Ross Johnston in one game; however, he couldn’t replace Lemieux in other aspects of the game. Special Teams One of those areas where Haley struggles and Lemieux excels is killing penalties. Lemieux is fearless in the defensive zone and often sacrifices his body to block shots, which is how he was injured in the first place. He has already blocked 39 shots in 36 games this season. Despite the injury, the only other forward on the team with more blocked shots is...
January 20th, 2020
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The New York Rangers are in the midst of a nine-day span in which they play their state rivals, the New York Islanders, three times — twice at home at Madison Square Garden and once at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. It's an oddity in the schedule and yet it's built excitement in the New York community; it feels like this is the rivalry to watch this season. Winger Artemi Panarin rebuffed the New York Islanders to sign a seven-year deal with the New York Rangers during the offseason. (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) Look no further than the events of game one on Monday, Jan. 13. After the Islanders scored 18 seconds in, a pair of fights broke out soon after, resulting in both Islanders winger Matt Martin and Rangers defenseman/forward Brendan Smith being ejected from the game. After the Blueshirts tied it up later in the first, they outscored the Isles 5-1 over the last 40 minutes to take the win. While the game on Jan. 16 didn't have fights, there was still plenty...
January 19th, 2020
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NEW YORK — Oliver Bjorkstrand scored his second goal of the game with 26.5 seconds left to lift Columbus Blue Jackets over the New York Rangers 2-1 Sunday night for their fifth straight win. Bjorkstrand was playing for the first time after 13 games with an oblique injury. He tied it 6:08 into the third period, then put the winner past goalie Igor Shesterkin for his 14th goal of the season. Columbus rookie Matiss Kivlenieks made his first NHL start and stopped 31 shots. The surging Blue Jackets are 15-2-4 since Dec. 9. They are also 8-1-3 in their last 12 road games. Rangers defenceman Brady Skjei opened the scoring at 18:28 of the first period, eight seconds after his high-sticking penalty expired. A long pass from fellow defenceman Jacob Trouba went past Skjei’s outstretched stick, but he managed to scoop up the ricochet off the boards and beat Kivlenieks for his seventh goal. Trouba had the only assist. Brady Skjei, New York Rangers (Amy Irvin / The Hockey...

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The New York Americans: How the NHL Came to MSG

The first National Hockey League team to claim home ice in New York City played at Madison Square Garden and wore red, white, and blue uniforms. This team was not the New York Rangers, but they were responsible for the Rangers coming into existence, and become the Rangers' first rival during the... January 8th, 2019

Missing Ryan Callahan

When Ryan Callahan departed from the New York Rangers in 2014, he took certain skills with him that the Rangers desperately need back. Don’t get me wrong, trading him at the time and not signing him to a massive contract that overpaid him was the right move but looking back on this past season,... May 19th, 2017