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Rangers at Flyers 10.3.16 Pregame Notes

by New York Rangers @NYRangers /

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET
Wells Fargo Center - Philadelphia, PA

Rangers: 2-1-0 (4 pts)
Flyers: 2-2-1 (5 pts)
The Rangers play their fourth game of the 2016 preseason tonight, Oct. 3, against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center (7:00 p.m. - TV: MSG Network). Tonight's matchup is the fourth of six preseason contests for the Blueshirts.
Prior to tonight's game,
· The Rangers' Game Group will have a morning skate at 10:30 a.m. at MSG Training Center. Rangers Head Coach Alain Vigneault will be available to the media following the morning skate.
· The Rangers' Non-Game Group will have practice at 11:30 a.m. at MSG Training Center.
*Schedule and availability subject to change
The Rangers' expected lineup for tonight's contest against the Flyers is as follows:
30 Henrik Lundqvist
70 Mackenzie Skapski
4 Adam Clendening
6 Dylan McIlrath
10 J.T. Miller
13 Kevin Hayes
15 Tanner Glass
21 Derek Stepan
22 Nick Holden
26 Jimmy Vesey
27 Ryan McDonagh
41 Maxim Lapierre
46 Marek Hrivik
55 Chris Summers
61 Rick Nash
63 Ryan Graves
71 Robin Kovacs
73 Brandon Pirri
84 Malte Stromwall
89 Pavel Buchnevich  
Oct. 1 - Rangers 4 at Devils 5 - Four different Rangers tallied a goal and 10 different Blueshirts notched a point in the contest. Mika Zibanejad (one goal, one assist) and Adam Clendening (two assists) each recorded two points in the game, while Jesper Fast, John Gilmour, and Michael Grabner each registered a goal.
Sept. 29 - Rangers 3 vs. Devils 1 - John Gilmour registered a power play goal 3:21 into the game to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead, and Brandon Pirri extended New York's lead to two at 9:35 of the opening frame. New Jersey cut its deficit in half with seven minutes remaining in the second period, but Pirri registered his second goal of the game to close out the scoring.
Sept. 27 - Rangers 5 vs. Islanders 2 - After the Islanders opened the scoring 1:33 into the contest, Mika Zibanejad tied the game by recording a power play goal at 4:55 of the first period. Chris Kreider and Brandon Pirri each tallied a goal to extend the Blueshirts' lead to two. The Islanders' cut their deficit in half with 8:06 remaining in regulation, but Dylan McIlrath's goal helped the Rangers regain a two-goal lead, and Dan Girardi tallied an empty-net goal to close out the scoring.
· October 2 - Assigned Sean Day to the Mississauga Steelheads of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL)
· September 30 - Assigned Brandon Halverson and Jeff Malcolm to Hartford (AHL)
· September 27 - Assigned Adam Chapie, Troy Donnay, Michael Joly, and Ahti Oksanen to Hartford (AHL); Released Matt Carey, Spiro Goulakos, and Garrett Noonan from their Professional Tryouts; Released Nick Betz, Reid Duke, and Joseph Raaymakers from their Amateur Tryouts; Returned Tim Gettinger, Ty Ronning, and Sergey Zborovskiy to their respective junior teams
· September 2 - Named Chris Drury Assistant General Manager
· August 26 - Signed Brandon Pirri as a free agent
· August 19 - Signed Jimmy Vesey as a free agent
· August 18 - Signed John Gilmour as a free agent
· August 3 - Named Keith McCambridge Assistant Coach of the Hartford Wolf Pack
· July 28 - Re-signed Marek Hrivik
· July 26 - Signed Sergey Zborovskiy to first NHL contract
· July 22 - Re-signed Chris Kreider and Kevin Hayes
· July 18 - Signed Robin Kovacs to first NHL contract; Acquired Mika Zibanejad and a second round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft from Ottawa in exchange for Derick Brassard and a seventh round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft
· July 15 - Re-signed Dylan McIlrath and Tommy Hughes; Signed Josh Jooris
· July 13 - Re-signed J.T. Miller
· July 5 - Re-signed Mat Bodie and Nicklas Jensen
· July 1 - Named Jeff Beukeboom Assistant Coach; Signed Michael Grabner, Nathan Gerbe, Adam Clendening, and Michael Paliotta as free agents
· June 25 - Acquired Nick Holden from Colorado in exchange for a fourth round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft
· June 20 - Acquired a sixth round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft (Tyler Wall) and a fourth round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft from Florida in exchange for Keith Yandle
· June 15 - Re-signed Chris Summers
· May 13 - Signed Pavel Buchnevich to first NHL contract
· May 2 - Re-signed Antti Raanta
· Oct. 2, 1981 - The Rangers acquired Mike Rogers in a trade with the Hartford Whalers. Rogers tallied 103 points in his first season with the Rangers in 1981-82, becoming the third player (at the time) to register 100 or more points in a season with the Rangers (along with Jean Ratelle and Vic Hadfield, who both accomplished the feat in 1971-72).
· Oct. 3, 1991 - Adam Graves made his debut with the Rangers, wearing jersey No. 11.
· Oct. 3, 1997 - Brian Leetch was named the 23rd captain in Rangers history.
· Oct. 3, 2008 - Chris Drury was named the 25th captain in Rangers history.
· Oct. 3 - Andy Hebenton (87 years old)
· Oct. 3 - Jean Ratelle (76 years old)

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