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RANGERS BALANCE SHEET COMES UP RED IN NJ

New York Rangers     VERSUS     New Jersey

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
March 6, 2012 (Game 65, Away Game 34)
Prudential CenterNewark, New Jersey

                                                1st     2nd    3rd     OT      F
New York Rangers               0        1         0          –        1
New Jersey Devils                1        0         3          –        4

Team Notes:

  • The Rangers were defeated by the New Jersey Devils, 4-1, tonight at Prudential Center, and are now 13-4-3 in their last 20 games.
  • New York has posted a record of 42-16-7 (91 pts.) overall, including a 20-9-5 mark on the road.
  • The Rangers held the Devils scoreless in four shorthanded situations (8:00), and are now 16-17 (94.1%) on the penalty kill in the last five games.
  • New York currently owns a 10 point lead over Boston atop the Eastern Conference standings, and hold an eight-point gap over Pittsburgh for the Atlantic Division lead.

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RANGERS BRUIN A LUNCHTIME BATTLE

NY Rangers logoNEW YORK RANGERS vs. BOSTON BRUINS
Sunday, Mar. 4, 12:30 p.m.
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
Rangers: 41-15-7 (89 pts)
Bruins: 38-22-3 (79 pts)

* All information through NHL games on Mar. 2

TODAY’S GAME:

  • The Rangers will face-off against the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden (12:30 p.m.; TV: NBC; Radio: Bloomberg Radio), in an Original Six matinee match-up. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank second in the league overall, with a record of 41-15-7 (89 pts.). The Rangers enter the contest having been defeated by the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-3, in overtime on Friday at Tampa Bay to end their three-game winning streak, and are now 12-3-3 in their last 18 games. The Bruins enter the contest with a 38-22-3 (79 pts.) record to rank second in the Eastern Conference, and have lost five of their last eight games. Following the contest, the Rangers will face-off against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, Mar. 6, at Prudential Center (7:00 p.m.), in an Atlantic Division match-up. Continue reading

ON THE ROAD AGAIN TO TOBACCO ROAD

New York RNY RANGERS at CAROLINA HURRICANES
Thursday, Mar. 1, 7:00 p.m.
RBC CenterRaleigh, NC
Rangers: 40-15-6 (86 pts)
Hurricanes: 24-26-13 (61 pts)

* All information through NHL games on Feb. 28

TONIGHT’S GAME:

  • The Rangers will face-off against the Carolina Hurricanes at RBC Center (7:00 p.m.; TV: MSG Network; Radio: 1050 ESPN Radio), to begin a back-to-back road set against Southeast Division opponents. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank third in the league overall, with a record of 40-15-6 (86 pts.). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the New Jersey Devils, 2-0, on Monday at Madison Square Garden for their 40th win of the season, and are now 11-3-2 in their last 16 games. The Hurricanes enter the contest with a 24-26-13 (61 pts.) record to rank 13th in the Eastern Conference, and have registered a point in six of their last seven games (4-1-2). Following the contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Tampa Bay Lightning tomorrow, Mar. 2, at St. Pete Times Forum (7:30 p.m.), to conclude their back-to-back set. Continue reading

DEVILS HENRIK-IZED

New York Rangers     VERSUS     New Jersey

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
February 27, 2012 (Game 61, Home Game 30)
Madison Square GardenNew York, New York

Team Notes:

  • The Rangers defeated the New Jersey Devils, 2-0, tonight at Madison Square Garden for their 40th win of the season, and are now 11-3-2 in their last 16 games.
  • New York improved to 40-15-6 (86 pts) on the season, including a 21-7-2 mark at home.

WOLSKI FOR VERNACE AND A THIRD ROUNDER

New York RangersThe New York Rangers shed some salary cap issues and a player that really wasn’t going to play for them again in sending Wojtek Wolski to Florida in exchange for career minor-leaguer, Michael Vernace. The 25-year old defenseman is not exactly a game changer, but he will provide Ken Gernander with more depth on the blueline.

Here’s the official release:

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BATTLE OF NEW YORK

New York RNY RANGERS at NY ISLANDERS
Friday, Feb. 24, 7:00 p.m.
Nassau Coliseum — Uniondale, NY
Rangers: 38-15-5 (81 pts)
Islanders: 25-27-8 (58 pts)

All information through NHL games on Feb. 22

TONIGHT’S GAME

  • The Rangers will face-off against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum (7:00 p.m.; TV: MSG Network; Radio: 1050 ESPN Radio), in the first game of a back-to-back set. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank third in the league overall, with a record of 38-15-5 (81 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having been defeated by the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-0, on Tuesday at CONSOL Energy Center, and are now 9-3-1 in their last 13 games. The Blueshirts are 21-7-1 in their last 29 contests, dating back to Dec. 17, and have registered at least one point in 38 of their last 50 games since Oct. 29 (35-12-3) after beginning the season with a 3-3-2 mark. The Islanders enter the contest with a 25-27-8 (58 pts) record to rank 13th in the Eastern Conference, and have lost three of their last four games. Following the contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Buffalo Sabres tomorrow, Feb. 25, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), to close out their back-to-back set.

SPOTLIGHT: MELROSE PICKS

Bruce BerletBy Bruce Berlet

Former NHL player and coach Barry Melrose has always been an entertaining personality and a straight shooter as an ESPN hockey analyst.

Not surprisingly, Melrose picked two former Hartford Whalers as the greatest power forwards in NHL history. Melrose’s criteria was the candidate has to be a frontline player, very physical and has to fight. He’s not just a big guy who is a very good player who scores but is a big, mean, nasty, physical, tough guy to play against. Melrose’s picks have a lot of goals and penalty minutes and are the type of guy the other team didn’t like to play against.

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RANGERS NASH BLUE JACKETS IN OT

New York R     VERSUS     Columbus

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
February 19, 2012 (Game 57, Home Game 28)
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY

                                               1st   2nd   3rd   OT   Final
Columbus Blue Jackets          0      1        1       0      2
New York Rangers                 1      1        0       1      3

Team Notes:

  • The Rangers defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets, 3-2, in overtime tonight at Madison Square Garden for their fifth win and the last six games, and are now 9-2-1 in their last 12 games.
  • New York has posted a record of 38-14-5 (81 pts) on the season, including a 19-7-2 mark at home.

RANGERS GET A FIRST HAND LOOK AT NASH

New York RNEW YORK RANGERS vs. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
Sunday, Feb. 19, 8:00 p.m.
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
Rangers: 37-14-5 (79 pts)
Blue Jackets: 17-35-6 (40 pts)

* All information through NHL games on Feb. 17

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Rangers will face-off against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Madison Square Garden (8:00 p.m.; TV: MSG Network; Radio: 1050 ESPN Radio). The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank second in the league overall, with a record of 37-14-5 (79 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having been defeated by the Chicago Blackhawks, 4-2, on Thursday at Madison Square Garden to snap their four-game winning streak, and are now 8-2-1 in their last 11 games. The Blueshirts are 20-6-1 in their last 27 contests, dating back to Dec. 17, and have registered at least one point in 37 of their last 48 games since Oct. 29 (34-11-3) after beginning the season with a 3-3-2 mark. The Blue Jackets enter the contest with a 17-35-6 (40 pts) record to rank 15th in the Western Conference, and have lost three of their last five games. Following the contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at CONSOL Energy Center (7:00 p.m.), in an Atlantic Division match-up.

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SPOTLIGHT: WADE REDDEN

Bruce BerletBY: Bruce Berlet

In 13 seasons in the NHL, Wade Redden never missed more than 18 games. In fact, in 10 of those seasons, the defenseman played at least 75 of 82 games.

So the 22 games that Redden has had to sit out since he was injured in the Connecticut Whale’s 2-1 shootout loss to the Providence Bruins on Dec. 17 have been uncharted territory. Not to mention being rather agonizing and a bit boring at times, though it did provide more time at home with wife Danica and 17-month-old daughter Leni.

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