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NOT WILD IN MINNY, BUT STILL GET TWO BIGGIES

New York R      VERSUS      Minnesota

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
March 27, 2012 (Game 76, Away Game 38)
Xcel Energy CenterSt. Paul, MN

                                                 1st     2nd    3rd     OT      F
New York Rangers               1        1         1          –          3
Minnesota Wild                   0        2         0         –          2

Team Notes:

  • The Rangers defeated the Minnesota Wild, 3-2, tonight at Xcel Energy Center, and have now won four of the last five games.
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AVALANCHE RUN OVER RANGERS 3-1

New York Rangers      VERSUS      Colorado

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
March 17, 2012 (Game 71, Home Game 35)
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY

Team Notes:

  • The Rangers were defeated by the Colorado Avalanche, 3-1, tonight at Madison Square Garden, and are now 2-2-0 on their current seven-game homestand.
  • New York has posted a record of 44-20-7 (95 pts.) overall, including a 24-9-2 mark at home.
  • Tonight’s loss ended the Rangers’ three-game winning streak on St. Patrick’s Day.
  • The Rangers out-shot the Avalanche, 42-20, led by Ryan Callahan’s game-high, seven shots on goal. The Blueshirts’ 42 shots on goal marks a season-high, and is the most since New York registered 47 shots on goal against the Islanders on Mar. 15, 2011.  It is the third time this season the Rangers posted 40 shots in a game. Continue reading

SPOTLIGHT: BICKEL STU – A RANGER SPECIALTY

Bruce BerletBY: Bruce Berlet

When it comes to feel-good stories in the NHL this season, you’d be hard-pressed to find one better than New York Rangers defenseman Stu Bickel, who began the season playing on Asylum Street in Hartford.

Though Bickel will never be confused with elusive Hall of Famers Bobby Orr or Cheshire-bred Brian Leetch, he has proven to be one of the NHL’s all-time steals since being acquired from the Anaheim Ducks on Nov. 23, 2010 for disgruntled Hartford Wolf Pack defenseman Nigel Williams.

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GARDEN PARTY II A HURRICANE COMES TO TOWN

New York RangersNY RANGERS vs. CAROLINA HURRICANES
Tuesday, Mar. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 43-18-7 (93 pts.)
Hurricanes: 26-28-15 (67 pts.)

* All information through NHL games on Mar. 11

TONIGHT’S GAME:
The Rangers will face-off against the Carolina Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m.; TV: MSG Network; Radio: 1050 ESPN Radio), as they continue their seven-game homestand. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank second in the league overall, with a record of 43-18-7 (93 pts.). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the New York Islanders, 4-3, in overtime on Sunday at Madison Square Garden to begin their seven-game homestand, and are now 14-6-3 in their last 23 games. The Hurricanes enter the contest with a 26-28-15 (67 pts.) record to rank 13th in the Eastern Conference, and have lost four of their last six games. Following the contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, Mar. 15, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in an Atlantic Division match-up.

WINNERS FIND A WAY

New York Rangers     VERSUS     New York I

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
March 11, 2012 (Game 68, Home Game 32)
Madison Square GardenNew York, New York

Team Notes:

  • The Rangers defeated the New York Islanders, 4-3, in overtime tonight at Madison Square Garden to begin their seven-game homestand, and are now 14-6-3 in their last 23 games.

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THREE ALARM CHICAGO FIRE SMOKES RANGERS

New York Rangers     VERSUS      Chicago

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
March 9, 2012 (Game 67, Away Game 36)
United CenterChicago, IL

                                                            1st     2nd    3rd     OT      F
New York Rangers                1        0         2          –         3
Chicago Blackhawks           0        1         3          –         4

Team Notes:

  • The Rangers were defeated by the Chicago Blackhawks, 4-3, tonight at United Center, and are now 13-6-3 in their last 22 games.
  • New York has posted a record of 42-18-7 (91 pts.) overall, including a 20-11-5 mark on the road.

LIGHTNING STRIKES LAST

New York Rangers      VERSUS      Tampa Bay

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
March 2, 2012 (Game 63, Away Game 33)
Tampa Bay Times Forum – Tampa, FL

New York Rangers                1      1        1       0      3
Tampa Bay Lightning          0      1        2       1      4

Team Notes:

  • The Rangers were defeated by the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-3, in overtime tonight at Tampa Bay Times Forum to end their three-game winning streak, and are now 12-3-3 in their last 18 games.
  • New York has posted a record of 41-15-7 (89 pts.) on the season, including a 20-8-5 mark on the road.

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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

FISH STICKS IT RANGERS

New York R     VERSUS     New York I

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
February 24, 2012 (Game 59, Away Game 31)
Nassau ColiseumUniondale, NY

                                                  1st   2nd   3rd   OT(SO)   Final
New York Rangers                 1      2        0       0              3
New York Islanders              2      1         0       0(1)         4

Team Notes:

  • The Rangers were defeated by the New York Islanders, 4-3, in the shootout tonight at Nassau Coliseum, and have now registered at least one point in 11 of their last 14 games (9-3-2).
  • New York has posted a record of 38-15-6 (82 pts) on the season, including a 19-8-4 mark on the road. Continue reading

YOU CAN’T WIN’EM ALL

New York Rangers     VERSUS      Chicago

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
February 16, 2012 (Game 56, Home Game 27)
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY

                                                 1st   2nd   3rd   OT   Final
Chicago Blackhawks            4      0        0       –       4

New York Rangers               0      1         1       –       2

Team Notes:

  • The Rangers were defeated by the Chicago Blackhawks, 4-2, tonight at Madison Square Garden, and are now 8-2-1 in their last 11 games.
  • New York has posted a record of 37-14-5 (79 points) on the season, including an 18-7-2 mark at home.
  • The Blueshirts held the Blackhawks scoreless in three shorthanded situations (3:24).  The Rangers’ penalty kill has now held opponents scoreless in the last four games (10 times shorthanded), and 18 of the last 23 games (57-62, 91.9% over the span).
  • The Rangers out-hit the Blackhawks, 32-14, and had 15 players credited with at least one hit in the contest.  Michael Del Zotto and Dan Girardi tied for the game-high with five hits.

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