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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Flames - 02.06.23

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

RANGERS RUNDOWN 

- The New York Rangers return from the All-Star Break and begin a three-game homestand as the Calgary Flames pay visit to Madison Square Garden (7:30 PM ET - TV: MSG Network - Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Rangers will play seven of their next eight games against Western Conference opponents. Against the West, New York is 14-5-3.

- The Blueshirts have earned points in four of their last five games (3-1-1) and 11 of their last 13 games (8-2-3). Dating back to November 30, Rangers have points in 21 of their last 26 contests (17-5-4).

- New York begins an 11-game February slate (5 at home, 6 on road). The Rangers finished January with a 8-2-2 record for 18 points in 12 games. In the NHL in January, the Rangers ranked tied for third in points percentage (.750) and allowed the third fewest goals-against per game (2.25).

- The Blueshirts have allowed the third fewest goals per game with a 2.59 clip and since Dec. 5, their 2.26 GA/GP is the second fewest.

- New York's 61 third period goals rank tied for fifth in the NHL and their plus-16 third period goal differential ranks fourth.

- At home against the Flames, the Blueshirts have won six of their last eight games dating back to the 2009-10 season.

- Over his career against Calgary, Vincent Trocheck has points in four of his last five contests (1G-4A) and overall eight of 12 career games (5G-5A) against them.

- The Rangers defensemen group has collected 121 points, tied for the fourth most in the NHL and 95 assists, the third most. 28.5 percent of all Rangers points this season have been contributed to a defenseman.

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Stars on Broadway

Shesterkin, Fox, and Panarin are representing the Rangers at 2023 NHL All-Star Game

by Michael Rappaport @NYRangers

When the NHL's best players descend on Florida this week for the 2023 NHL All-Star Game, the Rangers will be well represented.

For the first time in more than a decade, the Rangers will have three players participating in the NHL All-Star Game, as Igor Shesterkin, Adam Fox, and Artemi Panarin will represent the team. For each player, this year's All-Star Game is the first time they are participating in the event (Panarin and Fox were selected to go in 2020 and 2022, respectively, but missed the game due to injury).

The All-Star recognition that Shesterkin, Fox, and Panarin are receiving this year provides another reminder of their status among the league's elite, and the good fortune that Rangers fans have to watch each of them on a nightly basis.

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Blueshirt Breakdown: NYR 4 vs. VGK 1 - 01.27.23

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

A WIN BEFORE ALL-STAR - The Rangers secured their 27th win of the season as they head into the All-Star break. The Blueshirts have earned points in four of their last five games (3-1-1) and 11 of their last 13 games (8-2-3). At home, New York has wins in nine of its last 12 contests.

POTENT PENALTY KILL - The Blueshirts went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill in the win. The Rangers have been perfect on the penalty kill in four of their last five games (14-for-15).

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Pregame Notes: Rangers vs. Golden Knights - 01.27.23

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

RANGERS RUNDOWN

- The New York Rangers play their final game ahead of the All-Star Break when the Vegas Golden Knights come to Madison Square Garden (7:00 PM ET - TV: MSG Network - Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). For the last time this season, the Rangers will wear their reverse retro jerseys tonight.

- The Blueshirts have earned points in three of their last four games (2-1-1) and 10 of their last 12 games (7-2-3). Dating back to November 30, Rangers have points in 20 of their last 25 contests (16-5-4) and their .720 points percentage ranks tied for third in the NHL.

- Tonight, Chris Kreider is set to play in his 700th career game, all of which have come with the Rangers. He will become the 13th player in franchise history to notch 700-plus games with the team.

- The Blueshirts have allowed the sixth fewest goals per game with a 2.63 clip and since Dec. 5, their 2.32 GA/GP is tied for second fewest.

- New York's 59 third period goals rank tied for fifth in the NHL and their plus-14 third period goal differential ranks fourth.

- The Rangers have points in three of their last four games against Vegas (2-1-1) and at home all-time have points in three of four games against the Golden Knights.

- The Rangers defensemen group has collected 117 points, the fourth most in the NHL and 91 assists, the fifth most. 28.2 percent of all Rangers points this season have been contributed to a defenseman.

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Rangers to Host 7th Annual "Pride Night" Presented by Delta Air Lines

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 advance the culture of diversity and inclusion in hockey, the Rangers will celebrate the seventh annual Pride Night, presented by Delta Air Lines, tonight, Friday, January 27 against the Vegas Golden Knights at 7:00 PM at Madison Square Garden.

Fans in attendance on Friday night will receive a Delta Pride fanny pack, while supplies last.

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Rangers Agree to Terms with Ben Harpur on Two-Year Extension

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

New York Rangers President and General Manager Chris Drury announced today that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Ben Harpur on a two-year contract extension through the 2024-25 season.

Harpur, 28, has skated in 18 games for the Rangers this season, recording one goal and two assists for three points and an even rating. Harpur scored his first goal with New York on January 19 against Boston. Since Harpur made his Blueshirts debut on December 15, the Rangers hold a 11-4-3 record for 25 points and have allowed the third fewest goals against per game (2.33) in the NHL.

The Hamilton, Ontario native has notched two goals and 16 assists for 18 points in 174 career NHL games between the Rangers, Nashville Predators and Ottawa Senators.

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Wayne Gretzky - The Great One on The Greatest Stage

Gretzky provided countless memories during his three seasons with the Rangers

by Michael Rappaport @NYRangers

"The moment that all Rangers fans have only dreamed about, I'm going to show you right now."

After Neil Smith said those words on July 21, 1996, the Rangers' President and General Manager at the time proceeded to unfold a white Rangers jersey to show the large media contingent that descended upon Madison Square Garden on a Sunday afternoon.

The number on the back of the jersey was 99. The letters that stretched across the back of the jersey above the number spelled "GRETZKY". Standing next to Smith to accept the jersey and put it on was the greatest hockey player who ever put on a pair of skates.

And with that, Wayne Gretzky's tenure as a New York Ranger began. 'The Great One' would be playing on the greatest stage at The World's Most Famous Arena.

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Blueshirt Breakdown: NYR 2 - TOR 3 - 01.25.23

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

RANGERS ON THE ROAD - New York extended its road point streak to six-straight games (3-0-3). Away from home, the Blueshirts have points in 10 of their last 11 contests (7-1-3) and 17 of their last 20 games (13-3-4). Overall, the Rangers have earned points in 10 of their last 12 games (7-2-3).

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Pregame Notes: Rangers at Maple Leafs - 01.25.23

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

RANGERS RUNDOWN

- The New York Rangers travel to Toronto for a meeting with the Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena (7:00 PM ET - TV: TNT - Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). After tonight, the Blueshirts will play their next four games at MSG.

- The Blueshirts have won four of their last six, seven of their last 10 games and have earned points in nine of their last 11 games (7-2-2). Dating back to November 30, Rangers have points in 19 of their last 24 contests (16-5-3).

- On the road, the Rangers have earned a point in five-straight games (3-0-2) and nine of their last 10 contests (7-1-2). New York has points in 16 of its last 19 games (13-3-3) away from home. The Blueshirts' .705 road points percentage ranks sixth in the league.

- The Blueshirts have allowed the fifth fewest goals per game with a 2.62 clip.

- New York's 59 third period goals rank tied for fifth in the NHL and their plus-15 third period goal differential ranks fourth.

- The Rangers enter tonight's game with wins in five of their last six games against Toronto and wins in seven of their last nine contests against them. On the road, the Blueshirts have won three of their last four against the Maple Leafs.

- The Blueshirts have recorded the eighth most shots (tied) per game (32.7) and have allowed the eighth fewest shots per game (29.3) in the NHL.

- On Tuesday, the Rangers recalled forward Toronto native Will Cuylle from Hartford. If Cuylle makes his NHL debut against the Maple Leafs tonight, he would be the first Toronto native to make his NHL debut in the city since Connor Brown for the Maple Leafs on March 17, 2016 against the Panthers. He would become the first Toronto native to make his NHL debut in Toronto for a team other than the Maple Leafs since Kirk Tomlinson of the North Stars on Feb. 24, 1988. Only one Toronto native has made his NHL debut in the city while playing for the Rangers: Jim Drummond on Jan. 9, 1945.

- The Rangers defensemen group has collected 117 points, the fourth most in the NHL and 91 assists, the fifth most. 28.5 percent of all Rangers points this season have been contributed to a defenseman.

- Six Rangers have scored 10-plus goals this year, tied for the seventh most in the NHL.

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Rangers Recall Will Cuylle from Hartford

Sammy Blais assigned to Hartford for conditioning

by New York Rangers @NYRangers

New York Rangers President and General Manager Chris Drury announced today that the team has recalled forward Will Cuylle from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL). Sammy Blais has been assigned to Hartford for conditioning.

Cuylle, 20, has skated in 39 games for Hartford this season, tallying 13 goals and seven assists for 20 points. Among Wolf Pack skaters, he ranks first in goals and third in points.

Across two seasons with Hartford (2022-23, 2020-21), the Toronto, Ontario native has registered 15 goals and 10 assists for 25 points in 57 games.

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