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Rangers lose again in the shootout; Stempniak scores against his former team

Bobby Bevilacqua

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Tonight’s game against the Penguins was extremely physical, bringing back memories of the playoff rivalry from last season. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

For the second consecutive game, the Rangers (7-6-4) fell in the shootout in Pittsburgh, after it appeared that Dan Boyle won the game for the Rangers. Upon further review, Boyle’s shootout goal was overturned, and the Penguins (12-3-1) walked away with their 12th win of the season.

It is yet another disappointing loss for the Rangers, who played hard but lost their sixth game in their last eight contests (2-2-4), as well as their fourth consecutive loss when the game goes to the shootout.

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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

Dan Boyle expected to play tomorrow against the Avalanche

Bobby Bevilacqua

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Dan Boyle is expected to start for the Rangers tomorrow night against the Avalanche. It will be his second game for the Rangers this season, his first game since injuring his hand on October 8th.

For the first time since the Rangers season opener against the Blues, offseason acquisition Dan Boyle is expected to return to the Rangers lineup when they take on the Avalanche at Madison Square Garden.

During the second period of the season opener, Dan Boyle fractured his hand blocking a slap shot, and was replaced with Matt Hunwick, who will still be in the lineup due to the absence of Captain Ryan McDonagh. Read the rest of this entry