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Rangers ready for rematch with Penguins; No lineup changes for New York

Bobby Bevilacqua

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The last time that the Rangers played in Pittsburgh, they walked away with a Game 7 victory, overcoming a 3-1 series defecit. Tonight’s atmosphere should be very exciting.

For the second time in three games, The Rangers (7-6-3) will take on the Pittsburgh Penguins (11-3-1) tonight at the Consol Energy Arena in a divisional matchup.

The last time these two teams played, the Rangers won 5-0, controlling play and getting stellar goaltending from Henrik Lundqvist, who made 33 saves.

Mats Zuccarello was the first to score, with St. Louis, Klein, Brassard and Nash scoring after. New York also managed to score on the power play against one of the top penalty kills in the league, as well as scoring shorthanded. Read the rest of this entry

Rangers fall to Avalanche in shootout; Stepan scores first goal of the year

Bobby Bevilacqua

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The Rangers and the crowd at Madison Square Garden celebrate after Dan Girardi scored in the third period, giving the Rangers a 3-2 lead. Photo courtesy of MSG Photos and Getty Images.

After a huge, emotional win over the Penguins on Tuesday, the Rangers (7-6-3) dropped the shootout to the Avalanche (5-8-3), in what would ultimately be a disappointing 4-3 loss for the Rangers.

The Rangers played pretty well overall, but ultimately gave up a lead in the third period, and Alex Tanguay would seal the deal for the Avalanche with a great move in the shootout.

One of the standouts for New York tonight was Kevin Hayes, who scored the first goal for the Rangers and made it three games straight with a point (1-2-3). Kevin Hayes was the most noticeable skater for the Rangers early when they were getting shut down but Colorado, and was the one to score the first goal. Read the rest of this entry

Dan Boyle and the Rangers excited to take on the Avalanche at home

Bobby Bevilacqua

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Dan Boyle will be back in the Rangers’ lineup tonight as they take on the struggling Colorado Avalanche, his first game since October 8th. It will also be Dan Boyle’s first game at Madison Square Garden in a Rangers uniform. Photo courtesy of Jim McIssac.

When the Rangers (7-6-2) take on the Colorado Avalanche (4-8-5) tonight, the Rangers will be playing with five of their top six defensemen for the first time since October 27th, thanks to the return of Dan Boyle.

Boyle fractured his hand while blocking a shot in the season opener against the Blues, and will be playing for the first time in 14 games. It will also be the first game that Dan Boyle will play at Madison Square Garden as a Ranger. Read the rest of this entry

Rangers stomp Penguins at home in a shutout victory; Nash picks up League leading 12th goal

Bobby Bevilacqua

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Tonight’s games against the Penguins was fast, physical, and aggressive, bringing back memories of the intense playoff series that these two teams played last season. Photo courtesy of MSG Photos.

The Rangers (7-6-2) responded to Sunday’s loss in a big way, shutting out one of the best teams in the NHL by a final score of 5-0, handing the Penguins (10-3-2) their first loss in eight games.

Henrik Lundqvist was sensational again, earning his 53rd career shutout and his third this season with 33 saves against arguably the best offense in the entire league. Henrik stoned numerous Pens throughout the night, including another fantastic save, this time on Chris Kunitz. Lundqvist earned his seventh win of the season tonight.

All five goals came from five different Rangers, which is always great to see from any team. New York also managed to score on the power play, the first time that has happened against the Penguins in the last 11 games. As Rick Nash said, the defensive aspect of the game was excellent, with all of the goals coming from good defense and off of the forecheck. Read the rest of this entry

Rangers face off against division rival Pittsburgh Penguins; Duclair a healthy scratch

Bobby Bevilacqua

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The Rangers will face off against Sidney Crosby and the high-powered Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at 7 PM. This is the first time that the two teams are facing off since the Rangers eliminated the Pens in Game 7 of the second round of the playoffs.

After a disappointing weekend where the Rangers (6-6-2) lost both of their games against Toronto and Edmonton, the Blueshirts will match up against the Pittsburgh Penguins (10-2-1) for the first of four times this season in a rematch of the second round of last season’s playoffs.

The last time that these two teams played was back on May 13th, when the Rangers capped a comeback from being down 3-1 in the series, and advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals. Read the rest of this entry