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Rangers offense shut down by Anderson and the Senators on the road

Bobby Bevilacqua

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The first win streak in two months is already over for the Rangers (26-17-5).

After winning back-to-back games, the Rangers couldn’t string together another strong performance, never seeming to get their offense together against the Ottawa Senators (23-20-6).

Alain Vigneault’s squad looked really flat. The 35 shots on goal is deceptive because the offense just didn’t have it tonight. Not many of those shots were quality scoring chances, and they didn’t pressure Anderson enough. You could maybe blame the fact that they didn’t skate in two days, as well as the flight schedule being thrown off track, but this performance was inexcusable. Read the rest of this entry

Rangers look to make it three straight against the Senators; McDonagh steadily improving

Bobby Bevilacqua

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Photo courtesy of MSG Photos.

After winning consecutive game for the first time since November 21-23, the Rangers (26-16-5) will look to continue their win streak in the last game of their road trip against the Ottawa Senators (22-20-6).

This is the last of the three game season series and New York is looking to close out the sweep in today’s matinee. Back on November 14th, the Rangers skated away with a 2-1 shootout win as Dan Boyle scored the deciding goal in the shootout. Chris Kreider scored the only goal for New York. On December 6th, Lundqvist’s 23 saves helped guide the Rangers to a 4-1 victory at Madison Square Garden. Derick Brassard scored twice, and Ryan McDonagh had a goal and two assists. Read the rest of this entry

Rangers battle through tough Ottawa team for eighth straight win

Alexandra Russo

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After a brief moment of silence for the recent tragedy in France, the Rangers (13-2-2) and Senators (8-5-4) were set to go for the first of three matchups this season. The Rangers went 2-1-0 against Ottawa last season, winning once at home and once on the road. In Saturday’s afternoon game, the Rangers proceeded to extend their winning streak to 8 straight with a 2-1 shootout win.

It was easy to tell that the Rangers intended to set the pace of this game, and as always, it was a fast one. Giving up the first couple of shots on goal, the Blueshirts rebounded and played the up-tempo game they’re used to. They were able to sustain a significant amount of offensive pressure, and this led to quality scoring chances, particularly Miller’s chance with a wide open net. Kreider took a snap shot from the point, and Anderson’s attempt to stop it caused him to slip. JT Miller had the puck at left circle but failed to capitalize on the open net opportunity, and the game remained scoreless.

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Rangers look to continue historic start in Ottawa; Moore back in the lineup

Bobby Bevilacqua

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Photo courtesy of MSG Photos.

After a thrilling game against the St. Louis Blues, The Rangers (12-2-2) put their season best seven game win streak on the line when they head up north to take on the Ottawa Senators (8-5-3) for the first time this season.

Both teams are playing well up to this point, as the Rangers sit atop the Metropolitan Division and the Senators hold a slight lead for second place in the Atlantic Division. Ottawa has taken advantage of Tampa Bay and Detroit’s struggles, going 5-2-1 in their last eight games.

The Rangers are the hottest team in the NHL. They haven’t lost in regulation in over a month, recording a point in 11 straight games (9-0-2). They’ve set a new franchise record for wins through the first 16 games (12), and their 26 points tied a franchise record for their best start to the season. Read the rest of this entry

Rangers extend winning streak to three over Ottawa; Hagelin wins it in overtime

Bobby Bevilacqua

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The Rangers found a way to win yet again thanks to some overtime heroics, securing their 16th win in the last 19 games for the Rangers. Photo courtesy of MSG Photos.

The Rangers (27-13-4) found a way to come back and win in overtime, defeating the Ottawa Senators (18-19-8) by a final score of 3-2 thanks to a game winning goal from Carl Hagelin. The Rangers head into the All Star break with a three game win streak, and wins in 16 of their last 19 games.

With the Penguins and Capitals losing in overtime, the Rangers are now in second place in the Metropolitan Division, tied with the Penguins in points, but with games in hand. Read the rest of this entry