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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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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Sabres 03.02.21

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

TODAY'S GAME

The Rangers play their 20th game of the 2020-21 season and their third consecutive home game today, Mar. 2, against the Buffalo Sabres at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET - TV: MSG+, Radio: ESPN 1050 AM). The Blueshirts have won three of their last five games (3-2-0 record) and have earned at least one point in eight of their last 13 games (6-5-2 record).

RANGERS VS. SABRES

  • All-Time: 78-79-25-5 (43-31-15-3 at home; 35-48-10-2 on the road)
  • 2020-21: The Rangers are playing Buffalo in the third of eight games between the two teams, and the first of four games between the two teams at MSG. The Blueshirts have posted a 1-1-0 record, and the Rangers won the last meeting between the two teams, 3-2, in overtime on Jan. 28 at Buffalo. Alexis Lafrenière, registered his first career NHL goal/point, which was the game-winning goal in overtime, on Jan. 28. Each of the two contests between New York and Buffalo has been decided by one goal. Artemi Panarin (one goal, one assist), Colin Blackwell (two assists), and Pavel Buchnevich (two assists) are tied for first among all skaters with two points in the season series. The Blueshirts have outshot the Sabres, 69-49, in the two contests. The Rangers are also scheduled to play against the Sabres on the following dates: Mar. 22 (at MSG), Apr. 1 (at Buffalo), 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 eight of their last 11 games against the Sabres, dating back to Feb. 2, 2017 (8-3-0 record). In addition, the Rangers have won 17 of their last 23 games against Buffalo, dating back to Apr. 19, 2013 (17-6-0 record).
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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Bruins 02.28.21

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

TODAY'S GAME
The Rangers play their 19th game of the 2020-21 season and conclude a two-game set today, Feb. 28, against the Boston Bruins in an Original Six matchup at Madison Square Garden (12:00 p.m. ET - TV: NBC, Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts have won three of their last four games (3-1-0 record) and have earned at least one point in eight of their last 12 games (6-4-2 record).

RANGERS VS. BRUINS

  • All-Time: 260-294-97-4 (150-125-55-1 at home; 110-169-42-3 on the road)
  • 2020-21: The Rangers are playing the Bruins in the fourth of eight games between the two teams and the final meeting between the two teams at MSG. The Blueshirts have posted a 1-1-1 record and won the last meeting between the two teams, 6-2, on Feb. 26 at MSG. Two of the three games have been decided by one goal. Ryan Strome (one goal, two assists) and Ryan Lindgren (three assists) are tied for first among all skaters with three points in the season series, and Lindgren leads all skaters with three assists in three games. The Blueshirts are 9-for-9 on the penalty kill in the season series. New York is also scheduled to play against Boston on the following dates: Mar. 11 (at Boston), Mar. 13 (at Boston), 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 are playing four home games against the Bruins in February, which marks the first time in franchise history that the Blueshirts are playing four regular season home games against the same opponent in one calendar month.
  • 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 (655) 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.
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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Bruins 02.26.21

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

TODAY'S GAME
The Rangers play their 18th game of the 2020-21 season and begin a two-game set tonight, Feb. 26, against the Boston Bruins in an Original Six matchup at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET - TV: MSG Network, Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts have won two of their last three games (2-1-0 record) and have earned at least one point in seven of their last 11 games (5-4-2 record).

RANGERS VS. BRUINS

  • All-Time: 259-294-97-4 (149-125-55-1 at home; 110-169-42-3 on the road)
  • 2020-21: The Rangers are playing the Bruins in the third of eight games between the two teams, including the third of four meetings between the two teams at MSG. The Blueshirts have posted a 0-1-1 record, and Boston won the last meeting between the two teams, 1-0, on Feb. 12 at MSG. Each of the two games between the Rangers and Bruins has been decided by one goal. New York is also scheduled to play against Boston on the following dates: Feb. 28 (at MSG), Mar. 11 (at Boston), Mar. 13 (at Boston), 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 are scheduled to play four home games against the Bruins in February, which would mark the first time in franchise history that the Blueshirts played four regular season home games against the same opponent in one calendar month.
  • 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 (654) and have earned more regular season wins (259) against the Bruins than against any other opponent in their 94-season history.
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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Capitals 02.20.21

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

TODAY'S GAME
The Rangers play their 16th game of the 2020-21 season today, Feb. 20, against the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena (12:30 p.m. ET - TV: MSG Network, Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts have earned at least one point in six of their last nine games.

RANGERS VS. CAPITALS

  • All-Time: 100-97-18-11 (56-44-9-5 at home; 44-53-9-6 on the road)
  • 2020-21: The Rangers are playing the Capitals in the second of eight games between the two teams and the first of four meetings at Washington. The Blueshirts have posted a 1-0-0 record and won the last meeting between the two teams, 4-2, on Feb. 4 at MSG. Ryan Strome tallied two goals, Artemi Panarin notched three assists, and Igor Shesterkin made 31 saves in the contest. The Rangers are also scheduled to play against Washington on the following dates: Mar. 19 (at Washington), Mar. 20 (at Washington), Mar. 28 (at Washington), Mar. 30 (at MSG), May 3 (at MSG), May 5 (at MSG).
  • The Rangers are playing at least eight games against Washington in one season for the third time in franchise history and for the first time since 1992-93 (nine games).
  • The Rangers and Capitals are in the same division for the 27th season, as well as the eighth consecutive season (1979-80 - 1997-98; 2013-14 - 2020-21) - Patrick (1979-80 - 1992-93), Atlantic (1993-94 - 1997-98), Metropolitan (2013-14 - 2019-20), MassMutual NHL East (2020-21).
  • Eleven of the last 13 meetings between New York and Washington have been decided by two or fewer goals. In addition, 14 of the last 17 games between the Rangers and Capitals have been decided by two or fewer goals, and eight of those 17 meetings have been decided by one goal. Six of the last 11 meetings between the Rangers and Capitals have been decided in either overtime or a shootout.
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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Devils 02.16.21

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

TODAY'S GAME
The Rangers play their 14th game of the 2020-21 season and play their seventh consecutive home game today, Feb. 16, against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET - TV: MSG Network, Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts have earned at least one point in five of the last seven games (3-2-2 record).

RANGERS VS. DEVILS

  • All-Time*: 120-95-27-10 (67-34-20-4 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 second of eight games between the two teams and the second of four meetings at MSG. The Blueshirts have posted a 0-1-0 record, as New Jersey won the last meeting between the two teams, 4-3, on Jan. 19 at MSG. New York outshot the Devils, 50-28, in the contest, and Adam Fox and Artemi Panarin each recorded two assists in the game. The Rangers are also scheduled to play against the Devils on the following dates: Mar. 4 (at New Jersey), 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.
  • The Rangers and Devils are in the same division for the 38th consecutive season (1982-83 - 2020-21) - Patrick (1982-83 - 1992-93), Atlantic (1993-94 - 2012-13), Metropolitan (2013-14 - 2019-20), MassMutual NHL East (2020-21).
  • The Rangers have earned at least one point in 23 of their last 33 games against the Devils, dating back to Mar. 19, 2013 (19-10-4 record over the span). New York has also earned at least one point in 20 of its last 28 contests against New Jersey, dating back to Dec. 7, 2013 (16-8-4 record).
  • Seven of the last 16 meetings between the Rangers and Devils have been decided by one goal, and four of those contests have been decided in either overtime or a shootout.
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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Bruins 02.10.21

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

TODAY'S GAME
The Rangers play their 12th game of the 2020-21 season, play the fifth game of a scheduled eight-game homestand, and begin a two-game set today, Feb. 10, against the Boston Bruins in an Original Six matchup at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET - TV: NBCSN, Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM).

RANGERS VS. BRUINS

  • All-Time: 259-293-97-3 (149-124-55-0 at home; 110-169-42-3 on the road)
  • 2020-21: The Rangers are playing the Bruins in the first of eight games between the two teams. New York is also scheduled to play against Boston on the following dates: Feb. 12 (at MSG), Feb. 26 (at MSG), Feb. 28 (at MSG), Mar. 11 (at Boston), Mar. 13 (at Boston), 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 will play four home games against the Bruins in February, which marks the first time in franchise history that the Blueshirts will play four regular season home games against the same opponent in one calendar month.
  • 2019-20: The Rangers posted a 0-2-1 record (0-2-0 at home; 0-0-1 on the road). Two of the three contests were decided by two or fewer goals. Artemi Panarin and Ryan Strome tied for the team lead with four assists and four points in the season series, and Pavel Buchnevich led the Rangers with two goals in three games. The Rangers had 16 power play opportunities and were only shorthanded five times during the season series. New York was 5-for-5 on the penalty kill in the three contests.
  • 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)
  • Today's game is the first time the Rangers and Bruins are playing against each other as division opponents since Mar. 27, 1974.
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