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Three is a Magic Number in Rangers 4-1 victory over Pittsburgh

New York, NY - Three was a magic number for the New York Rangers (19-13-1) in their 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins (21-10-2) in hockey action on Wednesday night. The Blueshirts were able to mount a comeback in the third period of play to topple the Penguins. The first period belonged to Pittsburgh as Evgeni Malkin recorded a wrist shot at the 19:47 mark for the 1-0 lead. The Penguins were able to hold on to that lead until the Rangers third period of play. The comeback for the Blueshirts would start with a power play goal at the 10:10 mark of the third period as Erik Christensen let off a wicked snap shot to tie the two teams at 1-1. Alex Frolov would add to that lead with a ...

Flurry of Offense for the Rangers in 7-0 Victory over Washington

New York, NY - The New York Rangers (18-13-1) found a flurry of offense in their 7-0 victory over the Washington Capitals (18-11-3) in Sunday night hockey action. The Rangers are now 8-0 in the second game of their back-to-back schedule. The flurry of offensive opportunities started with a Brandon Prust wrist shot at the 17:57 mark of the first period to give the Rangers the 1-0 lead. The floodgates would really open for the Rangers in the second period of play. Beginning with an Artem Anisimov as he recorded a snap shot at the 59 second mark in that second period to make the score 2-0. Marian Gaborik would add to the lead at the 3:07 mark tallying a power play tip-in to make the score...

Rangers Trip on the Road in 3-1 loss to Columbus

New York, NY - The New York Rangers (17-13-1) could not contain Rick Nash and the Columbus Blue Jackets (16-11-1) in hockey action on Saturday night. Nash was able to tally two goals in the third period of play to lead the Blue Jackets to victory. The Rangers were able to strike for the first goal of the game as Marc Staal netted a power play snap shot at the 9:53 mark of the first period of play. Columbus responded back with a power play goal of their own as Antoine Vermette recorded a wrist shot at the 15:43 mark to tie the two teams up at 1-1. Nash then began to work his magic in the third period of play recording a wrist shot at the 14:51 mark to give the Blue Jackets the 2-1 lead....

Rangers Get Sweet Revenge with 5-3 victory over Ottawa

New York, NY - The New York Rangers (17-12-1) were able to get some sweet revenge in their 5-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators (12-16-2) in Thursday night hockey action. The last time these two squads faced-off on Sunday, December 5, the Senators swaggered into and out of Madison Square Garden with a 3-1 victory. New York was able to turn the tables though on Thursday night. It had seemed as if Ottawa may walk away with another victory netting the first goal of the game at the 2:54 mark of the first period as Mike Fisher netted a power play wrist shot to give the Senators the 1-0 lead. The Rangers responded on a wicked wrist shot by Derek Stepan at the 4:40 mark which tied the two squ...

Sluggish Start leads to Rangers 3-1 loss to Ottawa

New York, NY - The New York Rangers (16-12-1) missed out on their opportunity to defeat the Ottawa Senators (12-14-2) in what was a tough 3-1 loss in hockey action on Sunday evening. Senators center Chris Kelly hat trick was all the Senators needed to get a victory over the Blueshirts. Kelly began his hat trick by netting a shorthanded goal at the 4:27 mark of the second period. The center netted a 15 foot wrister that went past Rangers keeper Henrik Lundqvist to make the score 1-0 in favor of the Senators. Brandon Prust (3) then responded with a shorthanded goal of his own at the 10:50 mark. Prust who netted a 20 foot wrist shot that tied the two teams up at 1-1. The Rangers had a flu...

Rangers Sing a Joyful Tune in 2-1 comeback victory over Nashville

New York, NY - The New York Rangers (14-10-1) had a huge comeback victory in Music City over the Nashville Predators (9-8-5) by the score of 2-1 in hockey action on Saturday night. The Rangers would need the shootout frame to complete what was a thrilling comeback victory in what was a long road trip. For New York they were missing winger Marian Gaborik due to the flu, but had the return of blue liner Michal Rozsival. The action for both squads who were playing back-to-back games were high energy and hard hitting right from the first minutes of play. Nashville got the action going early gaining the offensive momentum and pressure early, eventually getting the first goal of the game as ...

Hank to the Rescue

Henrik Lundqvist uncharacteristically has battled with inconsistency this season. Hank has been the back bone of the Rangers since assuming the starting netminding gig as a rookie in 2005-2006. He is solely why the Rangers are a playoff contender year-in and year-out. Yet it has seemed Marty Biron, brought in this off-season to spell Hank a little more to keep him fresh for the post-season, has outplayed the franchise goaltender to this point in the season. Overall, Hank's numbers are still solid (.917 S%, 2.72 GAA) but Biron's (.917 S%, 2.15 GAA) are even stronger. Hank has also given up several soft, back-breaking goals in close games that have proven to be the difference in those cont...

Rangers Rally falls short in 5-3 loss to Lightning

New York, NY - The New York Rangers (12-10-1) were able to strike in the third period of play but eventually fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning (13-7-0) by a score of 5-3 in hockey action on Wednesday night. The Rangers were able to net three goals in the third period, but could not come back from a comfortable Lightning lead as Tampa Bay eventually skated away with the win. Ryan Malone struck for the first two Lightning goals, with both coming on power play opportunities in the first period. Malone was able to net two wrist shots to give Tampa Bay the early 2-0 lead. Rookie-of-the-Year candidate Steven Stamkos made it 3-0 when he netted a wrist shot at the 4:53 mark of the second period. ...

Rangers Go Wild in 5-2 victory over Minnesota

New York, NY - The New York Rangers (11-9-1) were able to pick up a huge 5-2 road win in Minnesota over the Wild (10-7-2) in hockey action on Saturday night. New York was able to get on the scoreboard three times in the second period which helped to lead them to the victory. Artem Anisimov got the first goal of the game at the 8:50 mark of the second period netting a wrist shot for the first goal of the game. Michael Del Zotto was able to net a power play goal at the 14:24 mark in that same frame. Then to cap that period Alex Frolov connected on a wrap-around shot at the 19:00 mark to give the Rangers the 3-0 lead. The offense did not stop there as Brandon Dubinsky gave the Rangers th...

Rangers Streak Snapped in 3-2 loss to Bruins

New York, NY - The New York Rangers (10-8-1) three game winning streak was snapped in the 3-2 loss to the Boston Bruins (10-5-1) in hockey action on Wednesday night. The Rangers tried to mount another classic comeback in their first game wearing their Heritage Jersey, but could not do so as the Bruins skated away with the victory. Brandon Dubinsky got the Rangers on the board first at the 7:10 mark of the second period. Dubinsky took a beautiful pass which was started by Henrik Lundqvist who got a tip by Ryan Callahan, the puck found its way to Dubinsky who let off a wicked slap shot for a power play goal and the 1-0 Rangers lead. The Bruins found an answer at the 11:06 mark as Mil...