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RANGERS BUILD BRIDGE OVER LONG ISLAND THAT HOPS OVER BOSTON AND 1ST PLACE IN CONFERENCE

New York Rangers     VERSUS      New York I

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
December 26, 2011 (Game 34, Home Game 16)
Madison Square GardenNew York, New York

                                                        1st   2nd   3rd   OT   Final
New York Islanders               0      0        0       –      0
New York Rangers                 0      1         2       –      3

Team Notes:

– The Rangers defeated the New York Islanders, 3-0, tonight at Madison Square Garden to extend their winning streak to five games, and move into first place in the Eastern Conference standings.

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SPOTLIGHT: SOUNDING OUT THE TIGERS

Bruce Berlet 7BY: Bruce Berlet

After a well-earned four-day break, the Northeast Division-leading Connecticut Whale looks to extend their latest points streak to four games when they visit their intrastate rival Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Monday night.

The Whale headed to the Christmas hiatus off a dramatic 3-2 victory over the Adirondack Phantoms on Wednesday night, on defenseman Pavel Valentenko’s 50-foot laser with 16.2 seconds left off a faceoff win by veteran center Kris Newbury. Defenseman Brendan Bell, who assisted on all three Whale goals, touched the puck to Valentenko for the second winner of his life, the first coming only nine games earlier in a 4-2 win over the Hershey Bears on Nov. 29.

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SO MUCH FUN THE FIRST TIME, LET’S DO IT AGAIN

Rangers Chase Centered 4CNY RANGERS vs. NY ISLANDERS
Monday, Dec. 26, 7:00 p.m.
Madison Square Garden – New York, New York
Rangers: 21-8-4 (46 pts)
Islanders: 11-16-6 (28 pts)
* All information through NHL games on Dec. 23

TOMORROW’S GAME:

The Rangers will face-off against the New York Islanders on Monday at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in their fourth consecutive game against an Atlantic Division opponent. The Blueshirts currently rank first in the Atlantic Division standings, and second in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 21-8-4 (46 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-2, on Friday at Madison Square Garden to extend their winning streak to four games, and are 6-2-0 in their last eight. The Blueshirts have now registered at least one point in 20 of their last 25 games (18-5-2). The Islanders enter the contest with an 11-16-6 (28 pts) record to rank 14th in the Eastern Conference, and have lost six of their last eight games. Following Monday’s contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Verizon Center (7:30 p.m.), to begin a two-game Southeast road trip.

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YOU THINK HBO WILL BE AT MSG TONIGHT?

New York RangersNY RANGERS vs. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
Friday, Dec. 23, 7:00 p.m.
Madison Square GardenNew York, New York
Rangers: 20-8-4 (44 pts)
Flyers: 21-8-4 (46 pts)
* All information through NHL games on Dec. 22

TONIGHT’S GAME:

The Rangers will face-off against the Philadelphia Flyers tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), to close out a back-to-back home set against Atlantic Division opponents. The Blueshirts currently rank second in the Atlantic Division standings, and fourth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 20-8-4 (44 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the New York Islanders, 4-2, last night at Madison Square Garden to extend their winning streak to three games, and are 5-2-0 in their last seven. The Blueshirts have now registered at least one point in 19 of their last 24 games (17-5-2). The Flyers enter the contest with a 21-8-4 (46 pts) record to rank first in the Eastern Conference, and have lost two of their last three games (1-1-1). Following tomorrow’s contest, the Rangers will face-off against the New York Islanders on Monday, Dec. 26, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in their fourth consecutive game against an Atlantic Division opponent.

ISLANDERS SUNK

New York Rangers     VERSUS      New York I

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
December 22, 2011 (Game 32, Home Game 14)
Madison Square GardenNew York, New York

                                                         1st   2nd   3rd   OT   Final
New York Islanders               0      1        1          –      2
New York Rangers                 1      2        1          –      4

Team Notes:

– The Rangers defeated the New York Islanders, 4-2, tonight at Madison Square Garden to extend their winning streak to three games, and are 5-2-0 in their last seven contests.

– New York improved to 20-8-4 (44 pts) on the season, including a 9-3-2 mark at home.

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KNOCKING HEADS WITH THE ISLES

New York RNY RANGERS vs. NY ISLANDERS
Thursday, Dec. 22, 7:00 p.m.
Madison Square Garden – New York, New York
Rangers: 19-8-4 (42 pts)
Islanders: 11-14-6 (28 pts)
* All information through NHL games on Dec. 20

TONIGHT’S GAME:

The Rangers will face-off against the New York Islanders tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), to open a back-to-back home set against Atlantic Division opponents. The Blueshirts currently rank second in the Atlantic Division standings, and fourth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 19-8-4 (42 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the New Jersey Devils, 4-1, on Tuesday at Prudential Center for their second straight win, and are 4-2-0 in their last six games. The Blueshirts have now registered at least one point in 18 of their last 23 games (16-5-2). The Islanders enter the contest with an 11-14-6 (28 pts) record to rank 14th in the Eastern Conference, and have won their last two games in the shootout. Following tomorrow’s contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Philadelphia Flyers tomorrow, Dec. 23, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), to close out their back-to-back home set.

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THE THROWDOWN ACROSS THE RIVER

New York RangersNEW YORK RANGERS at NEW JERSEY DEVILS
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 7:00 p.m.
Prudential Center – Newark, New Jersey
Rangers: 18-8-4 (40 pts)
Devils: 18-13-1 (37 pts)
* All information through NHL games on Dec. 18

TOMORROW’S GAME:

The Rangers will face-off against the New Jersey Devils tomorrow at Prudential Center (7:00 p.m.), in the first of four straight games against Atlantic Division opponents. The Blueshirts currently rank second in the Atlantic Division standings, and fourth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 18-8-4 (40 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Phoenix Coyotes, 3-2, on Saturday at Jobing.com Arena, and have now registered at least one point in 17 of their last 22 games (15-5-2). The Devils enter the contest with a 18-13-1 (37 pts) record to rank sixth in the Eastern Conference, and have won their last four games. Following tomorrow’s contest, the Rangers will face-off against the New York Islanders on Thursday, Dec. 22, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in the first of back-to-back home games.

BOYS, NOW STOP FIGHTING AND PROFIT TOGETHER NICELY!

07TIME WARNER CABLE THREATENS TO PULL PLUG ON MSG NETWORKS ON DECEMBER 31
Knicks, Rangers, Devils, Islanders and Sabres Fans Urged to Switch Providers to Avoid the Possibility of Missing Games
New York, NY  (December 16, 2011) – As excitement builds for the return of the NBA, Time Warner Cable is threatening to pull MSG Networks from its systems, which will rob sports fans of Knicks games, as well as the NHL’s Rangers, Islanders, Devils and Buffalo Sabres, college basketball and other award-winning MSG original programming.  Customers are urged to call 1-888 keepmsg (533-7674) or visit keepmsg.com to find alternate providers in their area so they do not risk missing games.

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SPOTLIGHT: TIM ERIXON

Bruce Berlet 7BY: Bruce Berlet

It was hardly surprising that the New York Rangers called up rookie defenseman Tim Erixon from the Connecticut Whale on Wednesday.

Erixon’s role with the AHL’s Northeast Division leaders has expanded, and his play has steadily improved since he was assigned to the Whale on Oct. 29. The 20-year-old had been on the Whale’s No. 1 power-play unit and become among the team’s top penalty killers as he put together a three-game assist streak with four assists. He also moved to first among defensemen and tied for sixth overall in team scoring with 12 points (one goal, 11 assists) in only 13 games.

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SPOTLIGHT: NHL REALIGNMENT

Bruce Berlet 7BY: Bruce Berlet

The New York Rangers could be seeing even more of the arch-rival Islanders if a realignment plan approved by the NHL Board of Governors on Monday night is implemented.

At the BOG meetings in Pebble Beach, Calif., the board approved a plan that eliminates the current two-conference, six-division setup in favor of a configuration that features four conferences based primarily on geography. Two conferences will have eight teams, the other two will have seven teams.

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