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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Chicago Blackhawks 12.07.21

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

TONIGHT'S GAME

  • The New York Rangers hit the road to play the Chicago Blackhawks for the second time in four days, in an Original Six matchup at United Center. (8:30 PM ET - TV: MSG 2 - Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). 
  • The Rangers have won a season-long six games in a row, have wins in 10 of their last 11 games and points in 13 of their last 15 games (11-2-2).
  • New York begins its fifth back-to-back of the season with a game tomorrow against Colorado. This season, the Rangers are 2-1-1 in the first game and 2-1-1 in the second game of a back-to-back. 
  • The Rangers have at least one point in 19 of their 23 games this season. 

RANGERS VS. BLACKHAWKS

All-Time: 244-249-98-2 (124-117-55-0 at home; 120-132-43-2 on the road) 

  • The Rangers play the Blackhawks for a second straight game for the first time since Feb. 22 and Feb. 23, 1978.
  • The Blueshirts have won their last three games against Chicago.
  • Since Dec. 11, 2002, 17 of 24 games between the Rangers and Blackhawks have been decided by one goal of fewer. 

2021-22 
Dec. 4 vs. CHI (W, 3-2) 
Dec. 7 at CHI 

 

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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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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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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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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Islanders 11.24.21

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

TONIGHT'S GAME

  • The New York Rangers visit the New York Islanders in the first matchup between the two teams this season. (7:30 PM ET - TV: MSG, MSG + 2 - Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM).
  • The Rangers have wins five of their last six games and points in eight of their last 10 games (6-2-2).
  • The Rangers have at least one point in 14 of their 18 games this season. In the 22 seasons since the NHL started awarding a point for an overtime loss (since 1999-00), this is only the second time the Rangers have recorded at least one point in 14 of the first 18 games of a season (2015-16 - 16 of 18 games; 14-2-2).

RANGERS VS. ISLANDERS

All-Time: 132-121-19-10 (74-50-11-6 at home; 58-71-8-4 on the road)

  • Since the 2018-19 season, the Rangers are 4-3-1 for nine points in their last eight road games against the Islanders.
  • The Rangers are 3-1-0 for six points against Metropolitan Division teams this season.

2021-22

Nov. 24 at NYI

Nov. 28 vs. NYI

Apr. 1 vs. NYI

Apr. 21 at NYI

2020-21

  • The Rangers went 2-5-1 last season against the Islanders with wins at MSG on Jan. 16 (5-0) and on Long Island on Apr. 9 (4-1).
  • Artemi Panarin led the Rangers last season with two goals and two assists for four points in eight games against the Islanders.
  • Alexandar Georgiev was 2-1-0 in three games and posted one shutout last season against the Islanders.
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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Sabres 11.21.21

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

TONIGHT'S GAME

  • The Rangers host the Buffalo Sabres for the first time this season at Madison Square Garden. (6:00 PM ET - TV: MSG 2 - Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). New York enters tonight's contest on a four-game win streak at home.
  • A win tonight would give the Rangers its first five-game home winning streak since Dec. 22, 2019-Jan. 13, 2020.
  • The Rangers have at least one point in eight of their last 10 games (6-2-2) and 13 of their 17 games this season.

RANGERS VS. SABRES

All-Time: 83-79-25-6 (47-31-15-3 at home; 36-48-10-3 on the road)

  • New York has won its last two games against Buffalo and is on a seven-game point streak against them (6-0-1).
  • In their last 17 matchups dating back to Feb. 2, 2017, the Rangers have only lost three times in regulation to the Sabres (13-3-1). 
  • At Madison Square Garden, the Rangers have won four straight and eight of nine games against the Sabres. In its last 15 games at home against Buffalo, New York is 12-3-0 for 24 points and has outscored Buffalo 57-32.

2021-22

Nov. 21 vs. BUF

Dec. 10 at BUF

Mar. 27 vs. BUF

2020-21

  • The Rangers went 6-1-1 last season against Buffalo including a 4-0-0 mark at home. Two of New York's wins in Buffalo came in overtime (Jan. 28, Apr. 1). In the six games, the Rangers outscored the Sabres, 27-18.
  • Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad and Alexis Lafreniére each had two game-winning goals last season against Buffalo.
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Pregame Notes: Rangers @ Sabres 04.01.21

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

TODAY'S GAME
The Rangers play their 36th game of the 2020-21 season and begin a two-game set today, Apr. 1, against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center (7:00 p.m. ET - TV: MSG Network, Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM).

RANGERS VS. SABRES

  • All-Time: 80-79-25-5 (45-31-15-3 at home; 35-48-10-2 on the road)
  • 2020-21: The Rangers are playing Buffalo in the fifth of eight games between the two teams, and the third of four meetings between the two teams at Buffalo. The Blueshirts have posted a 3-1-0 record and won the last meeting between the two teams, 5-3, on Mar. 22 at MSG. Each of the four contests has been decided by two or fewer goals, and three of the four contests have been decided by one goal. The Rangers have outshot the Sabres, 128-92, in the four contests. Pavel Buchnevich, Adam Fox, and Artemi Panarin are tied for first among all skaters with four assists and five points in the season series, while Chris Kreider leads all skaters with four goals in four games. The Rangers are also scheduled to play against the Sabres on the following dates: Apr. 3 (at Buffalo), Apr. 25 (at MSG), Apr. 27 (at MSG).
  • New York is playing eight games against Buffalo in one season for the first time in franchise history; prior to the 2020-21 season, the most games the Rangers had played against the Sabres in one season was six (three times, most recently in 1972-73).
  • The Rangers and Sabres are in the same division for the fifth season (1970-71 - 1973-74; 2020-21) - East (1970-71 - 1973-74), MassMutual NHL East (2020-21).
  • The Rangers have won 10 of their last 13 games against the Sabres, dating back to Feb. 2, 2017 (10-3-0 record). In addition, the Rangers have won 19 of their last 25 games against Buffalo, dating back to Apr. 19, 2013 (19-6-0 record).
  • The Rangers have won nine of their last 12 road games against the Sabres, dating back to Apr. 19, 2013 (9-3-0 record).
  • Nine of the last 16 meetings between the Blueshirts and Sabres, including seven of the last 13 meetings and four of the last five contests, have been decided by one goal.
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Pregame Notes: Rangers @ Bruins 3.13.21

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

TODAY'S GAME
The Rangers play their 26th game of the 2020-21 season, conclude a six-game road trip, and conclude a two-game set today, Mar. 13, against the Boston Bruins in an Original Six matchup at TD Garden (1:00 p.m. ET - TV: MSG+, Radio: ESPN 1050 AM).

RANGERS VS. BRUINS

  • All-Time: 260-296-97-4 (150-126-55-1 at home; 110-170-42-3 on the road)
  • 2020-21: The Rangers are playing the Bruins in the sixth of eight games between the two teams and the second of four meetings between the two teams at Boston. The Blueshirts have posted a 1-3-1 record, and the Bruins won the last meeting between the two teams, 4-0, on Mar. 11 at Boston. Ryan Strome (one goal, two assists) and Ryan Lindgren (three assists) are tied for the team lead with three points in the season series. New York is also scheduled to play against Boston on the following dates: May 6 (at Boston), May 8 (at Boston). The eight games between the Rangers and Bruins are part of four sets of consecutive team games between the two teams at the same venue.
  • The Rangers and Bruins are in the same division for the 20th season and for the first time since 1973-74 (1926-27 - 1937-38; 1967-68 - 1973-74; 2020-21) - American (1926-27 - 1937-38), East (1967-68 - 1973-74), MassMutual NHL East (2020-21). *Note - The NHL did not have divisions with seven teams in the league from 1938-39 - 1941-42 or with six teams in the league from 1942-43 - 1966-67; including these seasons, the Rangers and Bruins have either been in the same division or among the only six or seven teams in the NHL in 49 seasons (1926-27 - 1973-74; 2020-21)
  • The Rangers have played more regular season games (657) and have earned more regular season wins (260) against the Bruins than against any other opponent in their 94-season history.
  • New York is playing at least eight games against Boston in a season for the 37th time in franchise history and for the first time since 1969-70.
  • The Blueshirts have earned a win in 10 of their last 19 games against Boston, dating back to Jan. 11, 2016 (10-7-2 record over the span).
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Pregame Notes: Rangers @ Devils 03.06.21

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

TODAY'S GAME
The Rangers play their 22nd game of the 2020-21 season, conclude a two-game set, and begin a back-to-back set, today, Mar. 6, against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center (1:00 p.m. ET - TV: MSG Network, Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts have won each of the last two games and five of the last seven games (5-2-0 record). The Rangers have also earned at least one point in 10 of the last 15 games (8-5-2 record).

RANGERS VS. DEVILS

  • All-Time*: 121-96-27-10 (67-35-20-4 at home; 54-61-7-6 on the road) *Note: All-time record includes games against the Kansas City Scouts from 1974-75 - 1975-76 and the Colorado Rockies from 1976-77 - 1981-82
  • 2020-21: The Rangers are playing New Jersey in the fourth of eight games between the two teams and the second of four meetings at New Jersey. The Blueshirts have posted a 1-2-0 record and won the last meeting between the two teams, 6-1, on Mar. 4 at New Jersey. The Rangers' six goals on Mar. 4 were the most the team recorded in a road game at New Jersey (not including the 2014 Stadium Series, which was a Rangers road game at Yankee Stadium) since Oct. 30, 1996. Chris Kreider leads all skaters with four goals and five points in the season series, and he tallied a hat trick on Mar. 4. Pavel Buchnevich has also registered four points (two goals, two assists) in three games. New York is 3-for-8 (37.5%) on the power play thus far in the season series. The Rangers are also scheduled to play against the Devils on the following dates: Apr. 13 (at New Jersey), Apr. 15 (at MSG), Apr. 17 (at MSG), Apr. 18 (at New Jersey). The Rangers are scheduled to play four consecutive team games against the Devils from Apr. 13 - Apr. 18, which will be the most consecutive team games against one opponent in franchise history.
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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Devils 03.04.21

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

TODAY'S GAME

The Rangers play their 21st game of the 2020-21 season today, Mar. 4, against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center (7:00 p.m. ET - TV: MSG Network, Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts have won four of their last six games (4-2-0 record) and have earned at least one point in nine of their last 14 games (7-5-2 record).

RANGERS VS. DEVILS

  • All-Time*: 120-96-27-10 (67-35-20-4 at home; 53-61-7-6 on the road) *Note: All-time record includes games against the Kansas City Scouts from 1974-75 - 1975-76 and the Colorado Rockies from 1976-77 - 1981-82
  • 2020-21: The Rangers are playing New Jersey in the third of eight games between the two teams and the first of four meetings at New Jersey. The Blueshirts have posted a 0-2-0 record, and New Jersey won the last meeting between the two teams, 5-2, on Feb. 16 at MSG. The Rangers have outshot the Devils, 89-65, in the two contests, and have recorded 39 or more shots on goal in each of the two meetings. Pavel Buchnevich (one goal, one assist), Chris Kreider (one goal, one assist), Adam Fox (two assists), and Artemi Panarin (two assists) are tied for the team lead with two points in the season series. The Rangers are also scheduled to play against the Devils on the following dates: Mar. 6 (at New Jersey), Apr. 13 (at New Jersey), Apr. 15 (at MSG), Apr. 17 (at MSG), Apr. 18 (at New Jersey). The Rangers are scheduled to play four consecutive team games against the Devils from Apr. 13 - Apr. 18, which will be the most consecutive team games against one opponent in franchise history.
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