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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Blue Jackets 01.27.22

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

TONIGHT'S GAME

  • The New York Rangers play game No. 44 of the season when they travel to Columbus to face-off against the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena (7:00 PM ET - TV: MSG - Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM).
  • New York has won five of its last six games, nine of its last 12 games and earned a point in 11 of its last 15 games (10-4-1).
  • Against the Metropolitan Division, the Rangers are 6-2-0 and are 17-4-0 against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • After tonight, the Rangers won't play a road game until February 20 at Ottawa.
  • The Blueshirts begin their ninth back-to-back of the season with a game tomorrow night against Minnesota. This season, the Rangers are 4-3-1 in the first game and 5-2-1 in the second game of a back-to-back.

RANGERS VS. BLUE JACKETS

All-Time: 22-16-1-3 (9-6-1-3 at home; 13-10-0-0 on the road)

  • The Rangers are looking to sweep the season series with Columbus for the first time since 2015-16 (4-0-0).
  • New York has earned at least one point in five of its last six games against the Blue Jackets (4-1-1) and has points in seven of the last nine matchups (5-2-2) with them dating back to Nov. 10, 2018.
  • Twelve of the last 13 meetings between the Rangers and Blue Jackets, as well as 18 of the last 20 meetings and 22 of the last 25 meetings between the two teams, have been decided by two or fewer goals. Three of the last six games between the Blueshirts and Blue Jackets has been decided by one goal, and three of those games have been decided in either overtime or a shootout.
  • The Rangers hold an 8-4-0 record in their last 12 road games against the Blue Jackets dating back to the 2015-16 season. New York has won four of its last five games at Nationwide Arena.

2021-22:

Oct. 29 vs. CBJ (W, 4-0)

Nov. 13 at CBJ (W, 5-3)

Jan. 27 at CBJ

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Blueshirt Breakdown: NYR 3 vs. LAK 2 - 01.24.22

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

THE 60'S - The Rangers earned their 60th point of the season with the win, improving to 28-11-4. With 60 points in 43 games, it marks the fourth-fewest contests needed in franchise history to hit the 60-point mark (39 GP in 1971-72, 40 GP in 1970-71 & 42 GP in 2011-12). New York has won five of its last six games, nine of its last 12 and earned a point in 11 of its last 15 games (10-4-1). The Blueshirts' 28 wins are tied for the most in the NHL while their 60 points are third in the league.

HOMETOWN HEROES - New York extended its home winning streak to five in a row and has earned points in six straight home games (5-0-1). On the year, the Rangers have earned a point in 15 of their 18 home games (13-3-2).

COMEBACK KINGS - The Blueshirts have come from behind to win four of their last five games and have 14 comeback victories this season.

GOING THE DISTANCE - The Rangers improved to 3-1 in shootouts this season, their three wins in the shootout are tied for the second most in the NHL behind Minnesota's four.

FINAL FRAME FRENZY - Barclay Goodrow tied the game in the third period tonight, the 54th third period goal of the season for the Rangers, the third most in the league.

POWER PLAY PROWESS - The Rangers first goal came on the power play, giving the team six power play goals in their last five games. This season, New York is 18-3-3 in games which they've scored a goal on the man advantage.

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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Kings 01.24.22

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

TONIGHT'S GAME

  • The New York Rangers play their third game in four nights when they host the Los Angeles Kings at Madison Square Garden (7:00 PM ET - TV: MSG+ - Radio: ESPN 1050 AM).
  • New York has won four of its last five games, eight of its last 11 games and earned a point in 10 of its last 14 games (9-4-1).
  • Tonight will be the season finale between the two teams.
  • The Blueshirts are 7-0-1 on the year in their third game in four nights
  • Including tonight, the Rangers will play four of their next five games at home before the All-Star Break.

RANGERS VS. KINGS

All-Time: 71-49-16-4 (40-20-6-2 at home; 31-29-10-2 on the road)

  • At home, New York has earned at least one point in five-straight against the Kings (3-0-2) and tonight will be the first matchup between the two at MSG since Feb. 9, 2020 - a 4-1 Rangers win.
  • The Rangers have earned at least one point in 13 of their last 20 games against the Kings (9-7-4 record).
  • Since Feb. 5, 2008, 19 of 21 meetings between the Rangers and Kings have been decided by two or fewer goals, and 11 of those meetings have been decided by one goal.

2021-22 Jan. 10 at LAK (L, 3-1)

The Rangers fell 3-1 on the third game of their west coast road trip after the Kings scored two goals in the second and then another to seal the deal in the third. In the loss, Ryan Lindgren played in his 150th career NHL game. Mika Zibanejad scored the lone goal for New York.

Jan. 24 vs. LAK

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Chris Kreider Named NHL's First Star of Week

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

The National Hockey League announced today that New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider has been named the NHL's First Star of the Week for the week ending on January 23.

In the past week (Jan. 17-23), Kreider has registered five goals and two assists for seven points in three games. In that span, his goals rank tied for second in the NHL and his points are tied for the most in the league with three others, including teammate Mika Zibanejad.

On January 19 against Toronto, Kreider scored his 25th goal of the season in the Rangers' win over the Maple Leafs.

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Rangers to Host "Pride Night" Presented by Delta Air Lines

First 10,000 Fans to Receive Pride Tote Bag

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

As part of the New York Rangers' and Madison Square Garden Sports' ongoing commitment to support the LGBTQ+ community and improve diversity and inclusion across hockey, the Rangers will celebrate Pride Night, presented by Delta Air Lines, on Monday, January 24 against the Los Angeles Kings at 7:00 PM at Madison Square Garden.

The first 10,000 fans in attendance on Monday night will receive a Delta Pride themed tote bag.

In hosting their sixth annual Pride Night, the Rangers will create an opportunity for fans to celebrate and embrace members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community.

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Blueshirt Breakdown: NYR 7 vs. ARI 3 - 01.22.22

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

WINNING TIME - The Rangers improved to 27-11-4 for 58 points, tied for the second-most wins in the NHL and the third-most points in the league. New York has won four of its last five games, eight of its last 11 games and earned a point in 10 of its last 14 games (9-4-1). The Blueshirts' 27 wins through 42 games are tied for the fifth-most in team history and most since 2016-17 (28).

GOALS GALORE - The Rangers posted a season-high seven goals in the win and have notched six or more goals in two of their last three games. In total, New York has 16 goals in its last three games. The Rangers have registered three or more goals in five-straight games.

PROTECTING THE HOUSE - New York won its fourth-straight home game and has earned a point in 14 of its 17 home games
this season (12-3-2). Since October 29, the Rangers are 12-2-1 at home for a .833-point percentage, the third-best in that span.

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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Arizona Coyotes 01.22.22

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

TONIGHT'S GAME 

  • The New York Rangers will begin the second half of their season when they host the Arizona Coyotes at Madison Square Garden (7:00 PM ET - TV: MSG - Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). 
  • New York has won three of its last four games, seven of its last 10 games and earned a point in nine of its last 13 games (8-4-1). 
  • Tonight will be the season finale between the two teams. 
  • The Blueshirts finish their eighth back-to-back of the season following last night's game against Carolina. This season, the Rangers are 4-3-1 in the first game and 4-2-1 in the second game of a back-to-back.
  • Including tonight, the Rangers will play five of their next six games at home before the All-Star Break. 

RANGERS VS. COYOTES 

All-Time*: 48-26-6-2 (27-10-2-2 at home; 21-16-4-0 on the road) *Note: Record includes games against the Winnipeg Jets from 1979-80 - 1995-96 and the Phoenix Coyotes from 1996-97 - 2013-14 

  • The Rangers have earned at least one point in 12 of their last 13 games against the Coyotes, dating back to Mar. 24, 2014 (10-1-2 record); the Blueshirts posted a nine-game winning streak against the Coyotes from Mar. 24, 2014 to Jan. 6, 2018 and a 10-game point streak from Mar. 24, 2014 to Dec. 14, 2018 (9-0-1). 
  • At Madison Square Garden, the Rangers have earned at least one point in 11-straight games (9-0-2). 

2021-22 

Dec. 15 at ARI (W, 3-2) 

In the first meeting of the year, the Rangers rallied twice to beat the Coyotes behind Kaapo Kakko scoring both the tying goal in the second period and the game-winning goal with less than four minutes to go in the game. Keith Kinkaid made 29/31 saves in the victory.

Jan. 22 vs. ARI 

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Blueshirt Breakdown: NYR 3 vs. CAR 6 - 01.21.22

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

POWER-PLAY PRESENCE - Two of the Rangers' three goals came on the power-play, giving them 28 power-play goals on the season. New York's 28 power-play goals are tied for the eighth most in the NHL. The Blueshirts have power play goals in six of their last 13 games, 12 of their last 21 games and 14 of their last 24 games. Tonight was the sixth time this season the Blueshirts tallied multiple goals on the man advantage in a contest.

THIRD PERIOD TALLIES - With two goals in the third period, New York has 51 third period goals this year, the fourth-most in the NHL.

WOAH, WE'RE HALFWAY THERE - The Blueshirts reached the halfway point of the season with their 41st game of the season. The Rangers' 56 points through 41 games are tied for the fifth-most at the halfway point of any season in team history.

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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Carolina Hurricanes 01.21.22

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

TONIGHT'S GAME 

  • The top two teams in the Metropolitan Division face-off when the New York Rangers travel to take on the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena (7:00 PM ET - TV: MSG - Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). 
  • The Rangers will reach the halfway point of the season with their 41st game of the season tonight. 
  • New York has won three games in a row, seven of its last nine games and earned a point in nine of its last 12 games (8-3-1). 
  • Tonight will be the first of four matchups between the two teams this season. 
  • The Blueshirts begin their eighth back-to-back of the season with a game tomorrow night against Arizona. This season, the Rangers are 4-2-1 in the first game and 4-2-1 in the second game of a back-to-back. 
  • The Rangers are 6-1-0 against Metropolitan Division opponents and 17-3-0 against Eastern Conference opponents. 

RANGERS VS. HURRICANES 

All-Time: 85-54-7-2 (51-18-4-2 at home; 34-36-3-0 on the road) 

  • New York and Carolina play each other in the regular season for the first time since February 21, 2020, a 5-2 Rangers win on the road. 
  • The Blueshirts have won five-straight regular season games against the Hurricanes and have wins in six out of seven games and 10 of 12 games against them.

INDIVIDUAL CAREER STATISTICS VS. HURRICANES 

Mika Zibanejad - 25 GP, 12G-15A=27 PTS - Zibanejad has back-to-back three-point games against the Hurricanes and has points in three-straight against them (4G-3A). In his last six games against Carolina, he has 11 points (6G-5A).  

Chris Kreider - 27 GP, 11G-8A=19 PTS - Kreider has two points (1G-1A) in his last two games against the Hurricanes. His 11 goals are tied for the fifth most against any one opponent. 

Ryan Strome - 22 GP, 5G-12A=17 PTS - Strome has points in three of his last four games against the Hurricanes (2G-2A).

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Blueshirt Breakdown: NYR 6 vs. TOR 3 - 01.19.22

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

WIN-TER - The Rangers finished their first 40 games of the season with a 26-10-4 record for 56 points, tied for the second-most wins and the third-most points in the NHL. The Blueshirts moved past the Carolina Hurricanes for first place in the Metropolitan Division. The Blueshirts have won seven of their last nine games and earned a point in nine of their last 12 games (8-3-1).

THE SIX - The Rangers matched their season-high goal output with their six goals, matching the previous mark set on December 7 at Chicago.

COMEBACK KINGS - The Rangers found themselves down 3-1 after the first period and exploded for five-straight goals to earn a 6-3 victory. It marks the 12th comeback win of the season for New York, tied for the fourth-most in the league.

HOMECOMING - In their first game at MSG since January 3, the Blueshirts earned a point for a fourth-straight home game (3-0-1). Since October 29, New York is 11-2-1 at home.

BEASTING THE EAST - New York improved to 11-2-0 against Atlantic Division opponents (5-0-0 at home) and 17-3-0 against Eastern Conference opponents.

THIRD PERIOD PROWESS - The Blueshirts scored three goals in the third period, the fifth time this season they've compiled three goals in a third period. The Rangers' 49 third period goals this season are tied for the fourth-most in the NHL.

THE TEAM UP NORTH - The Rangers finished the season-series with Toronto with wins in two out of three matchups. New York has won four of its last five games against the Maple Leafs and have wins in six of its last eight contests against them. The Rangers have won three of their last four home games against the Maple Leafs.

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