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Rangers take down the Islanders with a thrilling comeback in a Game for the Ages

Bobby Bevilacqua

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Cam Talbot gets a congratulatory kiss from teammate Chris Kreider, who scored a crucial goal in the game to secure a win in Talbot’s 38 save effort. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

In arguably the most exciting game of the year, one that saw a combined 85 shots on goal and 11 goals combined, the Rangers (34-16-5) took down the New York Islanders (37-19-1) by a final score of 6-5, capping off a comeback that saw three Rangers goals in the third period. The Rangers came back from deficits of 2-0, 3-1, and 5-3, snapping the Islanders win streak against Metropolitan Division foes, and bringing the Rangers past the Penguins and into second place in the division.

The Nassau Coliseum was packed, creating a playoff atmosphere for the rekindled New York hockey rivalry. Both teams delivered, showcasing an aggressive game and one that was entertaining for the fans, although Chris Kreider believed that it was “one of those games that takes a few years off a coach’s life.” Read the rest of this entry

Rangers ready for rematch against the Islanders; Nash and Hayes streaking

Bobby Bevilacqua

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The Rangers and the Islanders will face off for the fourth time this season, with the Rangers looking to snag their first win in the season series. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

After strolling through the first three game of their road trip with wins, the Rangers (32-16-5) head back to New York, where they prepared to take on the New York Islanders (37-18-1), who remain atop the Metropolitan Division, although just four points ahead of the Rangers. This makes tonight’s matchup another crucial game between the two New York powerhouses.

The Rangers are playing very well, winning the first three games of their four game road trip, and scoring 16 goals in the process. The Blueshirts have at least a point in seven of their last eight games (6-1-1), and are an impressive 22-6-1 in their last 29 games. However, they are just 9-5-1 since winning 13 out of 14 games, and keeping this streak going would be crucial to consistency towards the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry

Rangers win streak snapped at home against Islanders; Stepan Injured

Bobby Bevilacqua

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The Rangers were shut down by the Metropolitan DIvision leading Islanders on Tuesday night, falling by a score of 3-0 in just their second loss in five weeks. Photo courtesy of MSG Photos.

After sweeping a three game road trip in California, the Rangers (24-12-4) could not continue their winning ways against the Islanders (29-13-1), getting shut out and giving up three goals in a rough second period.

The Rangers played a strong first period, but could not score, hitting the post on three separate occasions. After the first 20 minutes, the Islanders took over, and did not look back, winning the game by a final score of 3-0. Read the rest of this entry

Rangers prepared for “Battle of New York” against the Islanders

Bobby Bevilacqua

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Rick Nash fared well in his last game against the Islanders, scoring twice in the loss. Nash will look to keep scoring goals and come away with a win this time. Photo courtesy of MSG Photos.

After sweeping their California road trip and winning 13 of their last 14 games, the Rangers (24-11-4) will take on the division rival Islanders (28-13-1) at Madison Square Garden.

The Rangers enter tonight’s contest with 52 points and in a Wild Card spot. The Islanders are five points ahead of the rangers and in first place, but have played three more games than the Blueshirts, making tonight’s game much more important than just a rivalry game. Read the rest of this entry