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Postgame Notes: Rangers vs. Blackhawks 01.17.19

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Team Notes

  • HOME SWEET HOME - The Rangers have earned at least one point in nine of the last 11 home games, in 16 of the last 19 home games, and in 18 of 24 home games this season. The Blueshirts have posted a 13-6-5 record at MSG thus far in 2018-19.
  • WINNING WAYS - The Blueshirts have won each of their last two games and have earned a win in three of their last four games (3-1-0 record over the last four contests, dating back to Jan. 12 at NY Islanders).
  • WHAT A LINE - The Chris Kreider-Mika Zibanejad-Mats Zuccarello line has registered 13 points (five goals, eight assists) over the last two games, and each player has tallied four or more points over the two contests. In addition, Kreider, Zibanejad, and Zuccarello each tallied a goal in tonight's contest.
  • FOUR SCORE - The Rangers registered four goals in tonight's contest. The Blueshirts have tallied at least four goals in each of the last three games and have recorded 15 goals over the span. Three of the Rangers' four goals in tonight's game were unassisted.
  • THREE'S COMPANY - The Rangers have recorded at least three goals in each of the last three games and in four of the last five games. Including team goals awarded for a shootout win, the Blueshirts have registered three or more goals in 13 of the last 20 games, in 24 of the last 37 games, and in 29 of 47 games this season. The Rangers have posted a 16-8-5 record when tallying three or more goals in a game this season.
  • ONE AND WON - Seven of the Blueshirts' last 13 games, nine of their last 17 games, and 23 of the team's 47 games this season have been decided by one goal. The Rangers have posted a 12-4-7 record in one-goal games in 2018-19.
  • RESILIENT RANGERS - For the 10th time this season, the Blueshirts won a game when allowing the first goal.
  • SHOOTING GALLERY - The Rangers registered 33 shots on goal in tonight's contest, including 13 shots on goal in the second period. The Blueshirts have outshot their opponent in three of the last five games.
  • HITTING MACHINE - The Rangers were credited with 21 hits in tonight's contest. The Blueshirts have registered at least 20 hits in 40 of 47 games this season, including 29 of the last 32 games.
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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Blackhawks 01.17.19

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Rangers vs. Blackhawks 1/17/19

Rangers vs. Blackhawks 1/17/19

Be there when the Rangers take on the Chicago Blackhawks in an Original 6 matchup on Thursday, January 17 at Madison Square Garden

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NEW YORK RANGERS vs. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
TV: MSG Network, Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM

Rangers: 19-20-7 (45 pts)
Blackhawks: 16-23-9 (41 pts)

THE MATCHUP

The Rangers play their 47th game of the 2018-19 season tonight, Jan. 17, against the Chicago Blackhawks in an Original Six matchup at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET - TV: MSG Network, Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). Tonight's contest is the Rangers' second-to-last game before the NHL's All-Star Game on Jan. 26 in San Jose.

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    Postgame Notes: Rangers vs. Hurricanes 01.15.19

    by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

    Team Notes

    • EYE OF THE STORM - The Rangers extended their home winning streak against Carolina to 16 games, and the streak dates back to Jan. 5, 2011. The Blueshirts' 16-game home winning streak against the Hurricanes is the longest home winning streak the Rangers have registered against one opponent in franchise history. The Rangers have won 26 of their last 31 games against the Hurricanes, dating back to Feb. 22, 2011 (26-5-0 record over the span). New York has also won 16 of its last 20 games against Carolina, dating back to Apr. 8, 2014 (16-4-0 record).
    • TWO GOOD - Three different Rangers registered two goals in tonight's game (Tony DeAngelo, Pavel Buchnevich, and Mika Zibanejad). Prior to tonight's game, the last time the Blueshirts had three players each post a multi-goal game in the same contest was on Dec. 22, 1996 vs. Florida (Mark Messier, Alexei Kovalev, and Niklas Sundstrom).
    • HOME SWEET HOME - The Rangers have earned at least one point in eight of the last 10 home games, in 15 of the last 18 home games, and in 17 of 23 home games this season. The Blueshirts have posted a 12-6-5 record at MSG thus far in 2018-19.
    • TEAM EFFORT - Nine different Rangers tallied at least one point in tonight's game, and six different Rangers posted a multi-point game in tonight's contest.
    • 20/20 VISION - Six Rangers have registered 20 or more points this season (Mika Zibanejad, Chris Kreider, Kevin Hayes, Jimmy Vesey, Neal Pionk, and Mats Zuccarello).
    • SPECIAL TEAMS - The Rangers were successful on all of their special teams opportunities in tonight's game (3-for-3 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill). Prior to tonight's contest, the last time the Blueshirts were successful on all special teams opportunities in one game (min. three power play opportunities and three times shorthanded) was on Feb. 15, 2007 at Carolina.
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    Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Hurricanes 01.15.19

    by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

    NEW YORK RANGERS vs. CAROLINA HURRICANES
    Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, 7:00 p.m. ET
    Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
    MSG Network, Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM

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    Rangers: 18-20-7 (43 pts)
    Hurricanes: 22-18-5 (49 pts)

    THE MATCHUP

    The Rangers play their 46th game of the 2018-19 season Tuesday, Jan. 15, against the Carolina Hurricanes in a Metropolitan Division matchup at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET - TV: MSG Network, Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). Tuesday's game is the fourth of four consecutive contests the Blueshirts are playing against Metropolitan Division opponents. Including tomorrow's game, 15 of the Rangers' final 37 regular season games in 2018-19 are against teams in the Metropolitan Division.

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    The New York Rangers will host Pride Night during the game. This special evening, which is in conjunction with the National Hockey League's "Hockey is For Everyone" campaign, celebrates and highlights the Rangers' and the NHL's continued efforts to increase diversity and inclusion throughout hockey, from the youth level to the professional level. All Rangers players will use pride tape on their sticks during pre-game warmups. The sticks used by Rangers players during warmups will be available to purchase, via Steiner Sports, beginning on Wednesday, January 16 at 9:00 a.m., with proceeds benefitting You Can Play Project. You Can Play Project, which is an NHL partner, works to ensure the safety and inclusion of all people in sports, including LGBTQ athletes, coaches, and fans. Rangers coaches, front office staff, and alumni, as well as MSG Network broadcasters will wear You Can Play pins throughout tomorrow night's game.

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    Rangers Recall Ryan Lindgren From Hartford

    by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

    New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has recalled defenseman Ryan Lindgren from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).

    Lindgren, 20, has skated in 35 games with the Wolf Pack this season, registering five assists, along with a plus-seven rating and 41 penalty minutes. Among AHL defensemen younger than 21 years old in 2018-19, Lindgren ranks first in penalty minutes and is tied for fifth in plus/minus rating. He is also tied for ninth among AHL rookie defensemen in plus/minus rating this season, and he is tied for third on the Wolf Pack in plus/minus rating. Lindgren has posted a plus/minus rating of even or better in 10 of the last 11 games with Hartford - including a plus-one rating or better in seven of those games - and he has posted a plus-eight rating in the last 11 contests.

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    Rangers Acquire Forward Connor Brickley

    Blueshirts trade Cole Schneider to Nashville

    by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

    New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has acquired forward Connor Brickley from the Nashville Predators in exchange for Cole Schneider.

    Brickley, 26, has skated in 39 games with the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season, registering seven goals and four assists for 11 points, along with 18 penalty minutes. He is tied for fourth on the Admirals in goals in 2018-19. Brickley has skated in 234 career AHL games over parts of five seasons (2013-14 - 2016-17; 2018-19), registering 57 goals and 56 assists for 113 points, along with a plus-eight rating and 171 penalty minutes. He established AHL career-highs in games played (73), goals (22), assists (25), and points (47) during his first full season in the AHL with the San Antonio Rampage in 2014-15.

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    Rangers Prospect Report: 01.14.19

    by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

    Three Stars of the Week

    1. Igor Shesterkin posted a shutout in both appearances he made with SKA during the past week, and he stopped all 54 shots he faced in the two games (23 saves on Jan. 8 against Avtomobilist and 31 saves on Jan. 10 against Lokomotiv). Shesterkin was named the KHL's Goaltender of the Week for the past week. The Rangers' fourth round pick (118th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft has posted an 18-3-1 record, along with a 1.23 GAA, a .947 SV%, and 8 SO in 22 KHL appearances with SKA this season. Shesterkin's eight shutouts this season are tied for his career-high in the KHL (he posted eight shutouts in 39 appearances during the 2016-17 season). He is tied for the KHL lead in shutouts, ranks second in the league in SV%, and ranks third in the league in GAA this season. Since the start of the 2016-17 season, Shesterkin has posted a 73-9-4 record, along with a 1.55 GAA, a .938 SV%, and 23 SO in 89 KHL appearances.
    2. Morgan Barron posted a multi-point game in both of Cornell's games against Arizona State during the past week, and he recorded four points (one goal, three assists), 12 shots on goal, a plus-two rating in the two contests. The Rangers' sixth round pick (174th overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft tallied two assists, including an assist on the game-winning goal, led all skaters with eight shots on goal, and posted a plus-two rating on Jan. 11. In addition, he registered two points (one goal, one assist), including the game-winning goal, and recorded four shots on goal on Jan. 12. He extended his assist/point streak to five games (two goals, six assists over the span), and he has posted three consecutive multi-point games (two goals, four assists in the three games). Barron has tallied 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) in 15 games with Cornell this season. He leads Cornell in points, game-winning goals (three), and shots on goal (69), ranks second in goals and assists, and is tied for third in plus/minus rating (plus-five) in 2018-19. In addition, Barron ranks third in the NCAA in shots on goal per game this season (4.60).
    3. Joey Keane tallied an assist/point in all of the London Knights' four games during the week, and he registered four assists/points and a plus-four rating over the four contests. The Rangers' third round pick (88th overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft has recorded a point in each of his first nine games with the Knights, and he has registered 10 points (two goals, eight assists), a plus-seven rating, and 24 shots on goal in those nine contests. Entering this week, Keane has an active seven-game assist streak and nine-game point streak, and he has also tallied a point in 10 of the last 11 games (three goals, nine assists in the last 11 contests). Keane has registered 30 points (six goals, 24 assists) and has posted a plus-16 rating in 38 OHL games with Barrie and London in 2018-19. He is one of only three OHL defensemen who have recorded 30 or more points and a plus-15 rating or better thus far this season. Keane is tied for seventh among OHL defensemen in power play assists (12), is tied for eighth in assists, is tied for 10th in shots on goal (111), is tied for 12th in points, and is tied for 14th in goals in 2018-19.
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    Postgame Notes: Rangers at Blue Jackets 01.13.19

    by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

    Team Notes

    • YOUTH SERVED - Rangers rookies have tallied nine points over the last 16 games. Filip Chytil and Brett Howden have recorded 30 points (11 goals, 19 assists) through the Rangers' first 45 games of the 2018-19 season. Entering tonight's game, only 10 NHL rookies 20 years old or younger have tallied 14 or more points this season, and the Rangers are the only NHL team that has two of those players (Chytil and Howden).
    • TEAM EFFORT - Four Rangers tallied at least one goal and 10 different Rangers (including goaltender Alexandar Georgiev) recorded at least one point in tonight's contest.
    • GOALS GALORE - The Rangers tied a single-game season-high with five goals in tonight's game. Including team goals awarded for a shootout win, the Blueshirts have registered three or more goals in 11 of the last 18 games, in 22 of the last 35 games, and in 27 of 45 games this season. All of the Rangers' five goals in the game were scored at even strength.
    • KILL ZONE - The Rangers were 5-for-5 (8:16) on the penalty kill in tonight's game and held Columbus to six shots on goal over the Blue Jackets' five power play opportunities. The Blueshirts have not allowed a power play goal in each of the last two games and have successfully killed off all of their opponents' 11 power play opportunities over the two contests. Prior to the last two games, the last time the Rangers were shorthanded five or more times in two consecutive games and did not allow a power play goal in either contest was Jan. 30, 2010 at Phoenix and Jan. 31, 2010 at Colorado.
    • FIRST IN SCORE - The Rangers tallied the first goal of the game for the second time in the last three contests and for the 23rd time in 45 contests this season.
    • BLOCK PARTY - The Blueshirts were credited with 15 blocked shots in tonight's contest. The Rangers have registered 15 or more blocked shots in 29 of 45 games this season.
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    Pregame Notes: Rangers at Blue Jackets 01.13.19

    by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

    NEW YORK RANGERS at COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
    Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, 6:00 p.m. ET
    Nationwide Arena - Columbus, OH
    TV: MSG Network, Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM

    Rangers: 18-19-7 (43 pts)
    Blue Jackets: 26-15-3 (55 pts)

    THE MATCHUP

    The Rangers play their 45th game of the 2018-19 season and conclude a back-to-back set Sunday, Jan. 13, against the Columbus Blue Jackets in a Metropolitan Division matchup at Nationwide Arena (6:00 p.m. ET - TV: MSG Network, Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). Sunday's game is the third of four consecutive contests the Blueshirts are playing against Metropolitan Division opponents. Including Sunday's game, 16 of the Rangers' final 38 regular season games in 2018-19 are against teams in the Metropolitan Division.

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