The Rangers defeated the Boston Bruins, 4-3, today at Madison Square Garden for their fourth win in five games, and are now 13-3-3 in their last 19 games.
* All information through NHL games on Mar. 2
1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Columbus Blue Jackets 0 1 1 0 2
New York Rangers 1 1 0 1 3
* All information through NHL games on Feb. 14
* All information through NHL games on Feb. 12
The Rangers will face-off against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden (7:00 p.m.; TV: MSG 2; Radio: 970 The Apple), in their third game in four days. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank second in the league overall, with a record of 36-13-5 (77 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Washington Capitals, 3-2, on Sunday at Madison Square Garden for their seventh win in nine games, and are now 19-5-1 in their last 25 contests. New York has posted a record of 33-10-3 since Oct. 29, after beginning the season with a 3-3-2 mark. The Bruins enter the contest with a 34-17-2 (70 pts) record to rank second in the Eastern Conference, and have lost three of their last five games. Following the contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, Feb. 16, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in an Original Six match-up.
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Boston-Alberta Canadian Women’s Hockey League Matchup to Precede Whale Home Game
HARTFORD, December 15, 2011: Whalers Sports & Entertainment (WSE) announced today that WSE and the Connecticut Whale will host a top-level professional women’s hockey game prior to the Whale’s home game Saturday, January 21 at the XL Center vs. the Norfolk Admirals.
With a last name synonymous with hockey greatness, one would think Ryan Bourque has been a rink rat almost from the time he departed the womb.
Well, think again.
Unlike Hall of Fame father Ray and older brother Chris, Ryan left hockey-mad Boston for Denver before realizing at age 11 that the sport featuring skates, sticks and pucks was more enjoyable than soccer.
But now Ryan is on the verge of a professional hockey career thanks largely to guidance from dad and bro’ that led to being the New York Rangers’ third-round pick in 2009.
NEW YORK RANGERS at COLORADO AVALANCHE
Friday, Nov. 19, 9:00 p.m. EST
Pepsi Center • Denver, CO
Rangers: 10-8-1 (21 pts)
Avalanche: 10-7-1 (21 pts)
* All information through NHL games on Nov. 17
The Rangers will face-off against the Colorado Avalanche tomorrow, Nov. 19, at the Pepsi Center (9:00 p.m.), in the first game of a back-to-back set. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and sixth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 10-8-1 (21 pts). The Rangers enter tomorrow’s contest having been defeated by the Boston Bruins, 3-2, on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden to end their winning streak at three games. The Avalanche enter the contest with a 10-7-1 (21 pts) record to rank eighth in the Western Conference, and have won three of their last four games. Tomorrow’s contest will begin a three-game stretch vs. Northwest Division opponents for the Rangers, who will face-off against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Xcel Energy Center (8:00 p.m.), before returning home to host the Calgary Flames on Monday, Nov. 22, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.).
RANGERS PRACTICE SCHEDULE:
Prior to the game, the Rangers’ morning skate is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. MST at the Pepsi Center.
* Schedule and availability subject to change
RANGERS vs. AVALANCHE:
Tomorrow’s contest will begin the Rangers’ fifth of 18 back-to-back sets this season. The Blueshirts are currently 2-2-0 in the first game of back-to-backs following a 8-2 win vs. Edmonton on Sunday at Madison Square Garden, and are 1-2-0 when the first game of the set is on the road. New York has posted a record of 4-0-0 in the second game of back-to-backs this season, including a 3-0-0 mark on the road following a 3-2 overtime win at Pittsburgh on Monday. Over the last two seasons, New York is 13-2-2 in the second game of back-to-back sets, including a 8-1-1 mark away from MSG over the span, having posted a record of 9-2-2 overall and 5-1-1 on the road last season.
Tomorrow’s contest will mark Dan Girardi‘s 300th career NHL appearance, while Michael Del Zotto will be skating in his 100th NHL contest.
The Rangers have had seven different players credited with at least one game winning goal this season, which is tied for sixth most in the league. New York trails Washington (10), Montreal (nine), Boston (eight), Detroit (eight), and Los Angeles (eight), and are tied with Anaheim, Minnesota, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Vancouver entering tonight’s action.
The Blueshirts currently lead the NHL with 338 blocked shots on the season, averaging a league-high, 17.8 blocked shots per contest. Dan Girardi ranks first in the NHL with 59 blocked shots, and Ryan Callahan leads all NHL forwards with 30 blocked shots.
A BROADWAY HIT
The Rangers currently rank second in the NHL with 558 hits on the season, and lead the league with an average of 29.4 hits per contest. Ryan Callahan currently leads the NHL with 75 hits.
THE HOT LIST:
YOUTH IS SERVED
Based on opening day rosters, the Rangers have the ninth youngest team in the NHL with an average age of 27 years and 44 days, and the second youngest defensive corp in the league, trailing only Los Angeles with an average age of 25 years and 51 days.
MILESTONES IN SIGHT:
MILESTONES RECENTLY ACHIEVED:
Total Man-Games Lost: 58