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Blueshirt Breakdown: NYR 3 vs. CHI 2 - 12.04.21

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

WIN-TER - New York extended their season-long winning streak to six games, one of three teams in the league (DAL, MIN) with an active win streak of six or more games. The streak is the Rangers' longest since Oct. 31-Nov. 11, 2017 (6 GP). The Blueshirts' 16 wins are tied for the most (2015-16, 1993-94, 1971-72, 1968-69) through 23 games in franchise history while their 35 points are tied for the second most through 23 games in franchise history (1971-72 - 36, 1931-32 - 35).

HOMETOWN HEROES - The Rangers swept the three-game homestand and extended their season-long home winning streak to eight games, their longest since Oct. 26-Nov. 26, 2017 (8 games). The Rangers eight-game home win streak is the longest active streak in the NHL. Florida has the season-high home streak of 11 this season. The Blueshirts' .850-point percentage at home (8-1-1) is the third best in the NHL.

ALL THAT POWER - New York notched a power-play goal for a third-straight game and the fifth time in six games. The Blueshirts' 26.9 (7-for-26) power-play percentage is fifth best in the NHL at home this year. When scoring a power-play goal, the Rangers improved to 10-1-2.

BY A HAIR - The Blueshirts won their eighth game of the year by one goal, the second most in the NHL behind Minnesota's nine wins by one goal. This year, the Rangers are 8-1-3 in one goal games and 14-0-1 when scoring three or more goals.

BLACKHAWK DOWN - New York has won its last three straight against Chicago, and since Dec. 11, 2002, 17 of 24 games between the two teams have been decided by one goal or fewer.

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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Blackhawks 12.04.21

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

TONIGHT'S GAME

  • The New York Rangers close out their three-game homestand with an Original Six matchup against the Chicago Blackhawks. (8:00 PM ET - TV: MSG - Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM).
  • Tonight, New York finishes its fourth back-to-back of the season with a game last night against the San Jose Sharks. This season, the Rangers are 2-1- 1 in the first game and 1-1-1 in the second game of back-to-backs.
  • The Rangers have won a season-long five games in a row, have wins in nine of their last 10 games and points in 12 of their last 14 games (10-2-2).
  • The Rangers have at least one point in 18 of their 22 games this season.

RANGERS VS. BLACKHAWKS

All-Time: 243-249-98-2 (123-117-55-0 at home; 120-132-43-2 on the road)

  • The Rangers will play the Blackhawks in back-to-back games for the first time since Feb. 22 and Feb. 23, 1978.
  • The Blueshirts have won their last two games against Chicago.
  • Since Dec. 11, 2002, 16 of 23 games between the Rangers and Blackhawks have been decided by one goal of fewer.

2021-22

Dec. 4 vs. CHI

Dec. 7 at CHI

2019-20

  • New York and Chicago only played once in 2019-20, a 6-3 Rangers win at United Center on Feb. 19, 2020. The Blueshirts scored five goals in the third period in that game.
  • In that game, Mika Zibanejad had one goal and three assists for four points while Chris Kreider recorded three points (1G-2A) including the game-winning goal.
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Blueshirt Breakdown: NYR 1 vs. SJS 0 - 12.03.21

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

SWEET VICTORY - The Rangers set a season-high win streak of five games, their longest since Feb. 19-27, 2020 (5 GP). New York has wins in nine of their last 10 games and points in 12 of their last 14 games (10-2-2). This season, the Blueshirts have at least one point in 18 of their 22 games this season. The Rangers are one of four teams (MIN, TOR, DAL) to have an active win streak of five or more games in the league.

AUTUMN IN NEW YORK - The Blueshirts won their seventh-straight game at Madison Square Garden, and improved to 7-1-1 at home this season, tying them with Dallas for the longest active home win streak in the NHL. New York's streak is the longest at home since winning seven in a row from Oct. 23-Nov. 21, 2018. The Blueshirts' .833 win percentage at home is third-best in the NHL.

SHARED SHUTOUT - With Alexandar Georgiev and Igor Shesterkin combining for zero goals allowed, it marked the second time in franchise history the Rangers have had a combined shutout with the first one coming on December 15, 2016 at Dallas. In that win, Henrik Lundqvist and Antti Raanta collaborated for the win. In the NHL, it is the first shared shutout since the Islanders (Greiss, Varlamov) on Nov, 30, 2019 against Columbus. It is the second time this season New York has won a game 1-0 (Oct. 29 vs. CBJ).

SHARK ATTACK - New York and San Jose played each other for the first time since Feb. 22, 2020 and the Rangers came out on top with their sixth-straight victory against the Sharks dating back to Jan. 25, 2018. The Blueshirts have points in nine of its last 11 games against San Jose (8-2-1). At MSG, New York has beaten the Sharks in three-straight and six of the last seven.

POTENT POWER PLAY - For the fourth time in their last five games, the Rangers tallied a power-play goal and improved to 9- 1-2 in games in which they have scored a power play goal and 7-0-1 when outscoring an opponent on special teams.

HOLDING ON - The Blueshirts improved to 10-0-2 when scoring the first goal of the game and 8-0-2 when having a lead after two periods.

BACK-TO-BACK, ALRIGHT - The Rangers completed the first swing of a back-to-back, improving to 2-1-1 in the first game of back-to-backs. Tomorrow, New York finishes the back-to-back against Chicago and the Rangers are 1-1-1 in the second game of back-to-backs this season.

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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Sharks 12.03.21

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

TONIGHT'S GAME

  • The New York Rangers continue their three-game homestand and begin a back-to-back when the San Jose Sharks come to Madison Square Garden. (7:00 PM ET - TV: MSG - Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM).
  • Tonight, New York begins its fourth back-to-back of the season with a game tomorrow night against the Chicago Blackhawks. This season, the Rangers are 1-1-1 in the first game and 1-1-1 in the second game of back-to-backs.
  • The Rangers have won four games in a row, have wins in eight of their last nine games and points in 11 of their last 13 games (9-2-2). A win for New York would set a season-high win streak.
  • The Rangers have at least one point in 17 of their 21 games this season.

RANGERS VS. SHARKS

All-Time: 29-10-3-1 (14-5-1-0 at home; 15-5-2-1 on the road) • The Rangers and Sharks play for the first time since Feb. 22, 2020, a 3-2 New York win at MSG.

  • New York has won five-straight games against San Jose dating back to Jan. 25, 2018 and has points in eight of its last 10 games against the Sharks. (7-2-1)
  • At Madison Square Garden, the Blueshirts have beat the Sharks in two straight and five of the last six.
  • Five of the last seven meetings between New York and San Jose have been decided by one goal, and three of those games have been decided in either overtime or a shootout.

2021-22

Dec. 3 vs. SJS

Jan. 13 at SJS

2019-20

  • New York went 2-0-0 against the Sharks two seasons ago, winning 3-2 on Feb. 22, 2020 at MSG and 6-3 at SAP Center on Dec. 12, 2019.
  • In two games, Artemi Panarin led the Rangers with six points (3G-3A) and was a plus-5.
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Blueshirt Breakdown: NYR 4 vs. PHI 1 - 12.01.21

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

KEEP ON ROLLING - The Rangers won their fourth-straight game to match their season-high win streak set twice prior (Oct. 16-23, Nov. 8-16) and are one of three teams in the NHL (MIN, TOR) with three-separate four-plus game winning streaks. New York has wins in eight of its last nine games and has at least one point in 11 of its last 13 games (9-2-2). This season, the Blueshirts have a point in 17 of 21 games.

GARDEN PARTY - New York won its sixth-straight home game to tie Dallas for the longest active home winning streak in the NHL. It marks the Rangers' longest home win streak since winning eight straight games at home from Oct. 26-Nov. 26, 2017. The Rangers' .813 point percentage (6-1-1) at home is the third-best in the NHL.

METRO BOOMIN - The Rangers improved to 5-1-0 for 10 points against Metropolitan Division opponents. The only loss came in the season opener against Washington (Oct. 13).

PHILLY-ANTHROPIC - The Blueshirts have taken at least one point in five of their last seven games (4-2-1) against the Flyers and have wins in back-to-back games.

IT'S A POWER-PLAY GOAL - The Rangers scored a power-play goal for the third time in their last four games and are now 13-for-61 (21.3%) on the man advantage this season. When scoring a power-play goal this season, the Blueshirts are 8-1-2 and when outscoring an opponent on special teams, New York is 6-0-1.

THE KILLERS - The Blueshirts killed off three penalties consisting of a total of nine minutes tonight. In its lasts three games, New York is 12-for-12 on the penalty kill and this year is 11-0-1 in games it has not allowed a power play goal.

FIRST OFF - New York opened the scoring tonight, giving them a 9-0-2 record this season when scoring the first goal of the game. The Rangers' nine wins when scoring first is tied for the sixth-most in the NHL.

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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Flyers 12.01.21

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

TONIGHT'S GAME

  • The New York Rangers begin the second quarter of their season when they host the Philadelphia Flyers for the first time this season. (7:00 PM ET - TV: MSG, NHLN - Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM).
  • Tonight begins a three-game homestand for the Rangers, with games against the Flyers, Sharks, and Blackhawks this week.
  • The Rangers have won three games in a row, have wins in seven of their last eight games and points in 10 of their last 12 games (8-2-2).
  • The Rangers have at least one point in 16 of their 20 games this season.
  • Tonight, the Blueshirts play their first of 14 games in December
  • The Rangers are 4-1-0 for eight points against Metropolitan Division opponents this season.

RANGERS VS. FLYERS

All-Time: 136-125-37-10 (71-53-23-6 at home; 65-72-14-4 on the road)

  • The Rangers have played the Flyers (308) more than any non-Original Six team.

Dec. 1 vs. PHI

Jan. 15 at PHI

Apr. 3 vs. PHI

Apr. 13 at PHI

2020-21

  • New York went 4-3-1 against Philadelphia last season and 2-2-0 at home.
  • On March 17, 2021, the Rangers defeated the Flyers 9-0, the first time since Nov. 10, 1998 at Tampa Bay (10) they've scored as many.
  • Mika Zibanejad led New York with 18 points (7G-11A) last year against the Flyers, the single-season franchise record for points against Philadelphia.
  • Adam Fox had 10 assists last season against the Flyers, the most by an NHL defenseman in one season against Philadelphia in league history.
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Therabody Named Official Recovery Technology Partner of the NY Rangers

Therabody Products to be Available to Enhance Rangers' Training and Recovery Regimen at MSG Training Center

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

Madison Square Garden Sports Corp. (NYSE: MSGS) announced today a marketing partnership naming Therabody, the global leader in wellness technology and the creators of Theragun®, the Official Recovery Technology Partner of the New York Rangers. As part of the partnership, the New York Rangers training staff will have access to utilize Therabody's Theragun percussive therapy devices, RecoveryAir PRO pneumatic compression system, and Wave Series vibration therapy rollers, which will be available at the Madison Square Garden Training Center.

"Therabody is a world leader in recovery technology, and we are thrilled that the Rangers training staff will have their therapy devices on-hand whenever needed," said Ron Skotarczak, executive vice president, marketing partnerships, Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. "This partnership is a benefit to our organization, both on and off the ice."

Therabody will showcase its products to fans at several home games at Madison Square Garden throughout the season. In addition, Therabody will enjoy significant brand exposure across Rangers digital channels and on digital signage inside of Madison Square Garden during Rangers games. The wellness technology brand will also partner with the Rangers' digital team on an original content series to provide viewers a behind-the-scenes look at training and recovery.  

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New York Rangers Game Tomorrow, November 28th Postponed

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

The New York Rangers today issued the following statement regarding tomorrow's game against the Islanders:

The NHL has postponed the game scheduled for tomorrow, November 28 at 6:00 p.m. between the New York Rangers and the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden in accordance with the league's Health and Safety Protocols. The game will be rescheduled for a later date. We will communicate directly with ticket holders.

Please see below for the NHL's statement:

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Blueshirt Breakdown: NYR 5 vs. BOS 2 - 11.26.21

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

RANGERS AT 20 GAMES

  • The Rangers improved to 13-4-3 for 29 points after 20 games. It is the best start through 20 games for the Blueshirts since the 2016-17 season (14-5-1 - 29 PTS). New York head coach Gerard Gallant has now recorded the second-most points by a Rangers coach through his first 20 games of a coaching tenure, second only to Phil Esposito's 15-5-0 record for 30 points in 1986-87.

WINNING WAYS

  • The Rangers earned a win for the third-straight game and seventh time in their last eight games. The Blueshirts have points in 10 of their last 12 games (8-2-2). This season, New York has at least one point in 16 of its 20 games this season. Against Atlantic Division teams, the Blueshirts are now 7-1-0 for 14 points and 4-1-0 on the road (only loss was Nov. 18 at TOR).

BEANTOWN BEATING

  • The Rangers have now won three of their last four games against the Bruins with all three wins coming at TD Garden.

FINISHING TOUCH

  • The Blueshirts improved to 12-0-3 when either having a lead or being in a tied game after two periods.

FIVE ALIVE

  • The Rangers scored five or more goals in a game for the fourth time this season.

GETTING THE LAST WORD IN

  • New York tied the game in the first period with a goal with less than six seconds to go and then scored an empty-net goal with 12 seconds to go in the game. It marks the sixth and seventh time this season the Rangers have scored a goal in the final minute of a period.

SECOND SHOT(S)

  • In the second period, New York piled on 19 shots, tying the most they have recorded in one period this season (Nov. 13 at CBJ - 2nd Period).

THANKSGIVING SHOWDOWN

  • The Rangers played on the Friday after Thanksgiving for the eighth time in the last nine seasons. In addition, New York played in the NHL Thanksgiving Showdown for the seventh time in the last nine seasons, and the seven games have been on the road against either Boston or Philadelphia. The Blueshirts played a game broadcasted on ABC for the first time since March 2004.
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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Bruins 11.26.21

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

TODAY'S GAME

  • The New York Rangers play their 20th game of the season when they face-off against the Boston Bruins in the 2021 NHL Thanksgiving Showdown at TD Garden. (1:00 PM ET - TV: ABC - Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM).
  • The Blueshirts are playing on the Friday after Thanksgiving for the eighth time in the last nine seasons. In addition, the Rangers are playing in the NHL Thanksgiving Showdown for the seventh time in the last nine seasons, and the seven games have been on the road against either Boston or Philadelphia.
  • New York will play a game on ABC for the first time since March 2004.
  • The Blueshirts will play a game with a 1:00 PM local time start for the 29th time since the 2015-16 season. In those games, New York is 14-9-5. In their only 1 PM game this season (at OTT, Oct. 23), the Rangers won 3-2.
  • The Rangers have wins in six of their last seven games and points in nine of their last 11 games (7-2-2).
  • The Rangers have at least one point in 15 of their 19 games this season.
  • New York is 6-1-0 for 12 points against Atlantic Division opponents and 3-1-0 on the road (only loss was Nov. 18 at TOR).

RANGERS VS. BRUINS

All-Time: 262-297-97-4 (150-126-55-1 at home; 112-171-42-3 on the road)

  • The Rangers have played more regular season games (660) and have earned more regular season wins (262) against the Bruins than against any other opponent in their 95-season history.
  • New York has scored 1,915 goals against the Bruins, the most against one team in franchise history.
  • Since Mar. 24, 2007, 32 of the 53 meetings between the Rangers and Bruins have been decided by one goal, and 12 of those contests have been decided in either overtime or a shootout. In addition, 39 of those 53 meetings over the span have been decided by two or fewer goals.

2021-22

Nov. 26 at BOS

Apr. 23 at BOS

Apr. 24 vs. BOS

2020-21

  • Last season, the Bruins and Rangers played in the same division for the 20th season and for the first time since 1973-74.
  • New York went 3-4-1 against Boston last season with two of three wins coming at TD Garden.
  • Ryan Strome shared the team-lead last season with two goals and four assists for six points in eight games against Boston.
  • The Rangers' three wins were split between three different goaltenders (Keith Kinkaid, Alexandar Georgiev, Igor Shesterkin).
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