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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Rangers take on Flyers in rivalry matchup with trade rumors looming

Bobby Bevilacqua

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Carl Hagelin and the Rangers are in Philadelphia looking to extend their win streak to five games in a rivalry matchup. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Looking to extend their win streak to five, and set a record for wins in February with 11, the Rangers (38-16-6) will take on the Philadelphia Flyers (26-25-11) for the final time this season, with the Flyers desperately trying to get back into the playoff race.

The Rangers are looking to finish a season series sweep against the Flyers, having already won the first three game this season. The Rangers have outscored the Flyers 10-2 in those games, shutting them out twice. Coincidentally, Cam Talbot was in net for both of the shutouts, and will be the Rangers goalie again tonight. Read the rest of this entry

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Now in first place, the Rangers still have room to grow

Bobby Bevilacqua

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The Rangers have won four in a row and are 10-1-2 this month, but are yet to find their “A” game. Photo courtesy of MSG Photos.

The Rangers came back from a 3-1 deficit on Tuesday against the Coyotes, eventually winning 4-3 to extend their win streak to four games, and giving the Blueshirts points in 10 consecutive games (8-0-2). The Rangers are 10-1-2 in the month of February, largely without star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.

The Rangers are 27-6-2 since December 8th, an incredible streak of success that propelled them into first place in the Metropolitan Division ahead of the New York Islanders. Earlier in the season, the Rangers trailed the Islanders by 14 points, but have closed that gap, and are now second in the Eastern Conference. Read the rest of this entry

Rangers take over first place in the division with comeback win over Coyotes

Bobby Bevilacqua

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The Rangers battled back for a win over the Coyotes, expending their point streak to 10 games, managing to do so without Henrik Lundqvist. Photo courtesy of MSG Photos.

After a rough first period, the Rangers (38-16-6) managed to find a way to crawl back into the game, scoring three times to take down the Arizona Coyotes (20-35-7), extending their point streak to 10 games (8-0-2), and giving the team yet another four game win streak.

With the win, the Rangers tied the Islanders with 82 points, but since they have two games in hand, took sole possession of first place for the first time this season. The last time that the Rangers were in first place was following the first game of the season, where they were tied with three other teams. Read the rest of this entry

Rangers close out homestand against Coyotes; Rick Nash expected to play

Bobby Bevilacqua

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Rick Nash is back in the Rangers lineup as they get ready to take on the Arizona Coyotes. Photo courtesy of MSG Photos.

The Rangers (37-16-6) carry a season high nine game point streak (7-0-2) into the Garden, where they will look to finish their three game homestand on a high note when they take on the struggling Arizona Coyotes (20-34-7), who have lost seven consecutive games.

One of those seven losses came at the hands of the Rangers, with New York coming away with a big 5-1 win in Arizona. Rick Nash scored the game winner early in the third period, and Kevin Hayes scored his first ever shorthanded goal, which made it three straight games that he scored in. Read the rest of this entry

Rangers prevail over Calgary despite absence of Rick Nash; Talbot earns the shutout

Bobby Bevilacqua

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The Rangers congratulate Cam Talbot on his fourth shutout of the season, a complete effort against the Calgary Flames. Photo courtesy of MSG Photos.

The Rangers (37-16-6) put forth a very strong effort against the Calgary Flames (32-24-4), battling for a 1-0 shutout and extending their point streak to eight games (7-0-1), keeping them in second place in the Metropolitan Division, and just two points behind the Islanders. The Rangers are 8-1-2 since Lundqvist has been out.

Earlier this afternoon, the Rangers announced that they were dealing with some flu like symptoms, but it came as a surprise when it was announced that Rick Nash would be a scratch due to neck spasms. He is currently listed as day-to-day. Read the rest of this entry