Skip to main content
The Official Site of the New York Rangers

Preview: Rangers Take on Flames at The Garden

by Michael Obernauer / NYRangers.com

David Quinn has been pleased with some of the things he has seen from his Rangers lately, but one of the sights that made the coach the most happy was seeing his players unhappy.

Earning three out of four points in a back-to-back set this week no doubt was a productive couple of nights, but Quinn said he was encouraged that his team was less than thrilled to leave the fourth point on the table in Washington.

GET TICKETS: Rangers vs. Flames 10/21

"I liked our reaction to our loss the other night, the overtime loss - guys weren't happy," Quinn said. "It wasn't like we were high-fiving each other because we got three out of four points. You're playing the defending Stanley Cup champions, a team that's got a ton of talent, back-to-back - all the reasons to maybe not have a good night, and we found a way to compete and get a point with chances to get two.

"You can definitely feel the confidence level starting to rise a little bit."

That seems particularly true on home ice, where the Ranges have won two out of three since Opening Night and where they will host the Calgary Flames on Sunday evening. After three losses to start the season in which the Rangers did a lot of things right but never put together a complete effort, the Rangers went 2-1-1 in the next four games and are starting to feel their game rounding out.

View More

Preview: Rangers Seek First Road Win of the Season in D.C.

by Michael Obernauer / NYRangers.com

WASHINGTON - With a pair of victories on a three-game homestand this week, Henrik Lundqvist felt the Rangers were starting to "build something" on home ice. Now the task is to lay a foundation on the road.

The Blueshirts will play their third road game of the season Wednesday night in search of their first road win and their first back-to-back victories of the young season. They'll come looking for it in the home of the defending Stanley Cup champs.

David Quinn was keeping his lineup choices close to the vest coming off a thorough performance in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over Colorado at the Garden - Quinn has used a different lineup in all six games this season. But with three days off before the Rangers' next game, at home to Calgary on Sunday, the coach hinted earlier in the week that he would be amenable to starting Lundqvist in both ends of this back-to-back.

View More

Pregame Notes: Rangers at Capitals 10.17.18

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

NEW YORK RANGERS at WASHINGTON CAPITALS

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m. ET
Capital One Arena - Washington, D.C.
TV: NBCSN, Radio: ESPN 1050 AM

Rangers: 2-4-0 (4 pts)
Capitals: 2-2-1 (5 pts)

THE MATCHUP

The Rangers play their seventh game of the 2018-19 season and conclude a back-to-back set Wednesday, Oct. 17, against the Washington Capitals in a Metropolitan Division matchup at Capital One Arena (7:00 p.m. ET - TV: NBCSN, Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). Wednesday's game concludes the Blueshirts' second back-to-back set in 2018-19. The Rangers will have 11 back-to-back sets during the 2018-19 season, matching their total of back-to-back sets from 2017-18. The Blueshirts' 11 back-to-back sets in 2018-19 are tied for the fewest among Eastern Conference teams.

RANGERS VS. CAPITALS

  • All-Time: 97-95-18-8 (53-43-9-4 at home; 44-52-9-4 on the road)
  • 2018-19: Wednesday's game is the first of four meetings between the Rangers and Capitals, and the first of two meetings between the two teams at Washington. Following Wednesday's game, the Rangers and Capitals will face each other on the following dates: Nov. 24 (at MSG), Feb. 24 (at Washington), Mar. 3 (at MSG).
  • 2017-18: The Rangers posted a 1-2-1 record (1-1-0 at home; 0-1-1 on the road). All of the four contests were decided by two or fewer goals, and two of the four contests were decided in either overtime or a shootout. Brady Skjei (two assists) and Jimmy Vesey (two assists) tied for the team lead with two points in the season series. Filip Chytil registered his first career NHL point on Mar. 26, 2018 vs. Washington at MSG. The Blueshirts were 11-for-12 (91.7%) on the penalty kill in the season series.
  • The Rangers have earned at least one point in 20 of their last 31 games against Washington, dating back to Dec. 12, 2010 (17-11-3 record). The Blueshirts have also registered at least one point in 11 of their last 18 contests against the Capitals, dating back to Jan. 19, 2014 (9-7-2 record).
  • All of the last five meetings between New York and Washington have been decided by two or fewer goals. In addition, eight of the last nine games between the Rangers have been decided by two or fewer goals, and four of the nine meetings have been decided by one goal.
  • Brian Leetch is the Rangers' all-time leader in games played (72), assists (58), and points (71) against the Capitals. Adam Graves has registered more goals against Washington than any other Ranger (23), and Dave Maloney has posted a better plus/minus rating against the Capitals than any other Blueshirt in franchise history (plus-19). Mike Richter and Henrik Lundqvist are tied for the most wins by a Rangers goaltender against the Capitals in franchise history (21).
View More

Preview: Rangers Finish Homestand Against Avalanche

by Michael Obernauer / NYRangers.com

Following a visit from the 2017 Hart Trophy winner on Saturday, the Rangers will take on the 2018 Hart Trophy runner-up when Nathan MacKinnon leads his Colorado Avalanche into Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.

The Rangers will look to take a winning record out of a three-game homestand against Western Conference opponents that began with Thursday's thrilling comeback win over San Jose and continued with Saturday's defense-dominated 2-1 defeat to the Oilers.

GET TICKETS: First Responders Night 10/16 vs. Avalanche

But if the Rangers were pleased with how they matched up at even strength with Edmonton's Connor McDavid on Saturday, they also were concerned that the stout defensive game they played diluted their attack mentality in a 2-1 loss to the Oilers.

"It's probably the calmest game that we've had where it wasn't that helter skelter, oh my God, look at all these crazy chances and the rushes we've been giving up," said David Quinn, citing 12 scoring chances against his team on Saturday. "So there was definitely a calmer element to our game.

View More

Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Avalanche 10.16.18

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. COLORADO AVALANCHE
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
TV: MSG Network, Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM

Rangers: 1-4-0 (2 pts)
Avalanche: 3-1-1 (7 pts)

GET TICKETS: Rangers vs. Avalanche

FIRST RESPONDERS NIGHT

Stick Taps for the Sacrifice as we honor members of the NYPD, FDNY and paramedics through in-arena programming and recognition of First Responders throughout the game.

THE MATCHUP

The Rangers play their sixth game of the 2018-19 season and conclude a three-game homestand Tuesday, Oct. 16, against the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET - TV: MSG Network, Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). Tuesday's game is also the start of a back-to-back set for the Blueshirts.

RANGERS VS. AVALANCHE

  • All-Time*: 39-34-7-6 (22-14-4-3 at home; 17-20-3-3 on the road) *Note: All-Time record includes games against the Quebec Nordiques from 1979-80 - 1994-95
  • 2018-19: Tuesday's game is the first of two meetings between the Rangers and Avalanche, and the only meeting between the two teams at MSG. Following Tuesday's game, the Rangers and Avalanche will face each other on the following date: Jan. 4 (at Colorado).
  • 2017-18: The Rangers posted a 0-2-0 record (0-1-0 at home; 0-1-0 on the road). Mika Zibanejad led the Rangers with two goals in the season series, while Pavel Buchnevich (one goal, one assist) and Mats Zuccarello (two assists) each recorded two points in two contests. The Rangers were 3-for-7 (42.9%) on the power play and 5-for-6 (83.3%) on the penalty kill in the season series.
  • The Rangers have earned at least one point in seven of their last 10 games against Colorado, dating back to Feb. 4, 2014 (5-3-2 record over the span).
  • Seven of the last nine games between the Rangers and Avalanche have been decided by two or fewer goals, and four of those nine contests have been decided by one goal.
  • The Rangers have tallied a power play goal in three of their last four games against Colorado and have recorded five power play goals over those four games (5-for-15; 33.3% over the span). The Blueshirts have also registered seven power play goals over their last seven contests against the Avalanche (7-for-20; 35.0%).
  • New York has not allowed a power play goal in five of its last seven contests against Colorado (17-for-19; 89.5%).
  • Don Maloney is the Rangers' all-time leader in goals (14), points (31), and plus/minus rating (plus-21) against the Nordiques/Avalanche franchise. Mike Richter and John Vanbiesbrouck each earned 11 wins against the Nordiques/Avalanche franchise, which is tied for the most any Rangers goaltender has earned against the franchise.
  • Since the Nordiques/Avalanche franchise moved to Colorado prior to the start of the 1995-96 season, Mats Zuccarello has registered more assists (nine) and points (11) against Colorado than any other Ranger. Mark Messier has recorded more goals against Colorado than any other Ranger since 1995-96 (five).
View More

Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Oilers 10.13.18

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. EDMONTON OILERS

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, 1:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
TV: MSG Network, Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM

Rangers: 1-3-0 (2 pts)
Oilers: 0-2-0 (0 pts)

GET TICKETS: Rangers vs. Oilers

THE MATCHUP

The Rangers play their fifth game of the 2018-19 season and continue a three-game homestand Saturday, Oct. 13, against the Edmonton Oilers at Madison Square Garden (1:00 p.m. ET - TV: MSG Network, Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts are playing against a Western Conference opponent during each game of their current three-game homestand (San Jose, Edmonton, and Colorado). Including Saturday's contest, four of the Rangers' next five games will take place at MSG.

View More

Preview: Rangers Go for Second Straight Win Against Oilers

by Michael Obernauer / NYRangers.com

How did David Quinn celebrate his first win as an NHL coach? By watching film of the game on his way home from the rink.

In the hours after reaching the milestone, Quinn wasn't interested in taking the time to let it sink in. "It's the coaching that kicked in, honestly," Quinn said on Friday. "I'm thinking about the last 25 minutes (of Thursday's game) when I felt we did the things we needed to do to have success, and then I was thinking about the first 35 minutes when I wanted to resign and go sell insurance."

The Rangers were back to work the morning after their thrilling overtime win over San Jose, preparing for Saturday's matinee match at the Garden with Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers, the middle game of a three-game homestand against Western Conference opponents.

View More

Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Sharks 10.11.18

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. SAN JOSE SHARKS

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden - New York, NY

Rangers: 0-3-0 (0 pts)
Sharks: 2-2-0 (4 pts)

THE MATCHUP

The Rangers play their fourth game of the 2018-19 season and begin a three-game homestand Thursday, Oct. 11, against the San Jose Sharks at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET - TV: MSG Network, Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts will face a Western Conference opponent during each game of their three-game homestand (San Jose, Edmonton, and Colorado). Beginning with Thursday's contest, five of the Rangers' next six games will take place at MSG.

RANGERS VS. SHARKS

  • All-Time: 25-10-3-1 (12-5-1-0 at home; 13-5-2-1 on the road)
  • 2018-19: Thursday's game is the first of two meetings between the Rangers and Sharks, and the only meeting between the two teams at MSG. Following Thursday's game, the Rangers and Sharks will face each other on the following date: Oct. 30 (at San Jose).
  • 2017-18: The Rangers posted a 1-1-0 record (0-1-0 at home; 1-0-0 on the road). The Blueshirts tied a single-game season-high with six goals in their 6-5 win against the Sharks on Jan. 25, 2018 at San Jose. Kevin Hayes (one goal, one assist), Brady Skjei (one goal, one assist), Pavel Buchnevich (two assists), and Mats Zuccarello (two assists) each tallied two points in the season series.
  • The Rangers have earned at least one point in six of their last eight meetings against San Jose, dating back to Oct. 19, 2014 (5-2-1 record over the span).
  • New York has tallied at least one power play goal in four of its last six games against the Sharks (5-for-18; 27.8% over the span).
  • Adam Graves is the Rangers' all-time leader in goals against San Jose (10). In addition, Graves and Brian Leetch are tied for the Blueshirts' all-time lead in points against the Sharks (18). Mike Richter has earned more wins against San Jose than any other goaltender in Rangers history (eight).
View More

Preview: Rangers Begin Homestand Against Sharks

by Michael Obernauer / NYRangers.com

In an effort to spark an attack that had been piling up the chances but not being rewarded with goals, David Quinn took his Rangers into Carolina on Sunday with 11 forwards and an extra defenseman on their bench - and the Rangers wound up putting up a five-spot on the Hurricanes, which Quinn called "a good sign."

GET TICKETS: Rangers vs. Sharks on Oct. 11

So has the coach fallen in love with the unconventional lineup?

"No. No, I didn't really like it," Quinn said with a laugh on Wednesday. "We scored five, and I still didn't like it."

Nevertheless, in the opening week of the season, Quinn has continued mixing up his ingredients in search of the recipe that will get his Rangers into the win column. Without four full lines of forwards on Sunday, the alignments were juggled throughout the game - and in practice on Wednesday, the Rangers went to work with all new combinations that they will take into Madison Square Garden for Thursday's matchup with the San Jose Sharks.

View More

Pregame Notes: Rangers at Hurricanes 10.7.18

by New York Rangers @NYRangers / NYRangers.com

NEW YORK RANGERS at CAROLINA HURRICANES

Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, 5:00 p.m. ET
PNC Arena - Raleigh, NC
TV: MSG Network, Radio: ESPN 1050 AM

Rangers: 0-2-0 (0 pts)
Hurricanes: 1-0-1 (3 pts)

THE MATCHUP

The Rangers play their third game of the 2018-19 season and conclude a back-to-back set Sunday, Oct. 7, against the Carolina Hurricanes in a Metropolitan Division matchup at PNC Arena (5:00 p.m. ET - TV: MSG Network, Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). Sunday's game concludes the Blueshirts' first back-to-back set in 2018-19. The Rangers will have 11 back-to-back sets during the 2018-19 season, matching their total of back-to-back sets from 2017-18. The Blueshirts' 11 back-to-back sets in 2018-19 are tied for the fewest among Eastern Conference teams. Following Sunday's contest, five of the Rangers' next six games, including each of their next three games, will take place at MSG.

View More