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RANGERS HOPE TO STRIKE LIGHNING TWICE

clip_image002NY RANGERS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
Thursday, Dec. 8, 7:00 p.m.
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
Rangers: 15-6-3 (33 pts)
Lightning: 11-14-2 (24 pts)

* All information through NHL games on Dec. 6

TOMORROW’S GAME:
The Rangers will face-off against the Tampa Bay Lightning tomorrow at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in the first of three games in four days. The Blueshirts currently rank second in the Atlantic Division standings, and fourth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 15-6-3 (33 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having been defeated by the Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-2, on Monday at Madison Square Garden, to end their five-game winning streak. New York is now 12-3-0 in their last 15 contests. The Lightning enter the contest with an 11-14-2 (24 pts) record to rank 13th in the Eastern Conference, and have lost their last five games. Following tomorrow’s contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday, Dec. 10, at First Niagara Center (7:00 p.m.), to begin a back-to-back set.

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RANGERS TAKE ON TORONTO

New York RNEW YORK RANGERS vs. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Monday, Dec. 5, 7:00 p.m.
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers: 15-5-3 (33 pts)
Maple Leafs: 14-10-2 (30 pts)
* All information through NHL games on Dec. 3

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RANGERS DOUBLE UP LIGHTNING

New York Rangers          VERSUS           Tampa Bay

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
December 3, 2011 (Game 23, Away Game 14)
St. Pete Times Forum – Tampa, Florida
                                                      1st   2nd   3rd   OT   Final
New York Rangers               0      1        3       –      4
Tampa Bay Lightning          1      1        0       –      2

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RANGERS WANT TO GROUND LIGHTNING

clip_image002NY RANGERS at TB LIGHTNING
Saturday, Dec. 3, 7:00 p.m.
St. Pete Times ForumTampa, Florida
Rangers: 14-5-3 (31 pts)
Lightning: 11-11-2 (24 pts)

* All information through NHL games on Dec. 1

TOMORROW’S GAME:
The Rangers will face-off against the Tampa Bay Lightning tomorrow at St. Pete Times Forum (7:00 p.m.), to conclude a two-game Southeast road trip. The Blueshirts currently rank second in the Atlantic Division standings, and fourth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 14-5-3 (31 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, 5-3, on Thursday at RBC Center to extend their winning streak to four games, and have won 11 of their last 13 contests. The Lightning enter the contest with an 11-11-2 (24 pts) record to rank 12th in the Eastern Conference, and have lost their last two games. Following tomorrow’s contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday, Dec. 5, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in an Original Six matchup.

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THE BATTLE FOR NEW YORK – ROUND ONE

NEW YORK RANGERS at NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Nassau Coliseum – Uniondale, New York
October 15, 2011 – 7:00 p.m.

TOMORROW’S GAME:
The Rangers will face-off against the New York Islanders tomorrow at Nassau Coliseum (7:00 p.m.), in an Atlantic Division match-up. The Rangers (0-0-2, 2 pts) enter tomorrow’s contest having been defeated by the Ducks, 2-1, in the shootout on Oct. 8 to complete the 2011 Compuware NHL Premiere in Stockholm, Sweden with an 0-0-2 mark.  The Blueshirts are now 2-0-2 all-time in regular season games played in Europe, having previously swept a back-to-back set against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the 2008 NHL Premier in Prague, Czech Republic. The Islanders enter the contest with a 2-1-0 (4 pts) record, and have won each of their last two games. Following tomorrow’s contest, the Rangers will travel to Vancouver to face-off against the Canucks on Tuesday, October 18, at Rogers Arena (10:00 p.m.), to begin a six-game stretch against Canadian opponents including four on the road to begin the set.

PENALTIES KILL WINS

New York Rangers     VERSUS     Los Angeles

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES                                               (Regular Season Game 1, Away 1)

New York Rangers 2, Los Angeles Kings 3 (OT)
Ericsson Globe Arena – October 7, 2011

GAME SUMMARY

EVENT SUMMARY

Team Notes:
-The Rangers were defeated by the Los Angeles Kings, 3-2, in overtime tonight at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, in their season-opening match-up as part of the 2011 Compuware NHL Premiere.

-New York is now 35-36-14 all-time in 85 season-opening games, including a 25-27-9 record in 61 season openers away from Madison Square Garden.  The Blueshirts have out-scored their opponents, 243-239, in season openers.

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BRUCE BERLET REPORTS – WADE REDDEN, YEAR TWO

BY: Bruce Berlet

Despite spending a pleasant summer in picturesque Kelowna, British Columbia, with his wife and young daughter, Wade Redden experienced a bit of an unsettling offseason, proving again that money can’t buy you complete happiness.

First, Redden had a chat with New York Rangers coach John Tortorella, who, not surprisingly, told the 13-year NHL veteran that he didn’t fit into the Blueshirts plans despite a strong finish to his first season in the minors with the Hartford Wolf Pack/Connecticut Whale. In fact, Redden wasn’t invited to Rangers training camp because if he got injured, his $6.5 million contract would count against the salary cap, meaning the Rangers would have to release and/or trade other players.

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BRUCE BERLET REPORTS – MITCHELL MAKES MARK

FROM THE CREASE BY: BRUCE BERLET

John Mitchell has always prided himself in being “a pretty fast skater” and proved it when he won a fastest skater competition with the Toronto Maple Leafs three years ago.

“I think I actually beat the time in the NHL All-Star Game, so I know I can skate,” Mitchell recalled Wednesday night after his first NHL action with the New York Rangers in a 2-1 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils in the preseason opener at the Pepsi Center in Albany, N.Y.

Mitchell was one of the first players used in all situations and also leveled Cam Janssen, one of the Devils tough guys, as he continued to center a line with pesky veteran Sean Avery and fuzzy-faced J.T. Miller, the Rangers’ first-round pick (15th overall) in June. The trio was cited as “probably our most effective line, as far as forechecking and having some offensive zone pressure” by Rangers coach John Tortorella, who watched in the upper deck with president and general manager Glen Sather and other team executives while assistant GM/assistant coach/Connecticut Whale GM Jim Schoenfeld ran the bench with assistant coach Mike Sullivan.

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IS CALLAHAN’S NAME IN THE ENVELOPE?

BY: Bruce Berlet

The New York Rangers will name Trumbull native Chris Drury’s successor as captain and two alternate captains Monday.

The leading candidates are former Hartford Wolf Pack players Ryan Callahan, All-Star Marc Staal and Brandon Dubinsky and newcomer Brad Richards, the free-agent plum this year who signed a nine-year, $60 million contract with the Rangers on July 2.

The announcement will be made on the team’s Facebook page, official Twitter (@thenyrangers) and two official web sites, www.newyorkrangers.com and BlueshirtsUnited.com.

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RANGERS GET THEIR 7TH D-MAN

New York Rangers

From the If-It-Ain’t-Broke-Don’t-Fix-It Department, comes this news out of New York. The Rangers have resigned veteran defenseman Steve Eminger to return as the team’s seventh blueliner.

Eminger had a good season with the Blueshirts logging 6 points, (2g, 4a) as 22PIM. He was strong in spot starts and obviously provides some veteran depth to a very young defense corps.

It’s a smart signing. Eminger is a known commodity and didn’t cost the team much money.

Here’s the official release:

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