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Rangers aim for seventh straight win against Blues; Dom Moore OUT

Bobby Bevilacqua

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Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

The start to the Rangers (11-2-2) has been historic, tying a franchise record for wins and points through the first 15 games of the season and carrying a 10 game point streak (8-0-2) and a six game win streak into tonight’s game against the St. Louis Blues (11-3-1) at Madison Square Garden.

New York and St. Louis have established themselves as consistent contenders over the past few years, finishing near the top of their respective divisions. That sets the scene for some very competitive games in recent seasons.

This is the first of two meetings between the Rangers and Blues this season, with the second game coming on February 25th in St. Louis. The teams split the two games last year, with the road team winning in both games. Both contests were also decided by one goal. Read the rest of this entry


The Ranger Zone Podcast: Playoff Preview

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The Rangers are primed to make another long playoff run, and they’re my pick to hoist the Stanley Cup in June. Photo courtesy of MSG Photos.

In this podcast, I discuss my 2015 Stanley Cup Playoff Bracket and discuss the first round matchups, my thoughts, and who I think will advance.

I chose the New York Rangers to hoist the Stanley Cup come June. This is one of the deepest and most complete Rangers teams that we have seen in years, and it’s hard to find another team with the forward depth and defensive talent the Rangers have, on top of an elite goalie in Henrik Lundqvist. 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

Rangers aim to end homestand with a victory over Detroit

Bobby Bevilacqua

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Rangers’ head coach Alain Vigneault will be coaching his 900th career NHL game tonight, and his team will be looking to give him a win on his special night at the Garden.

In Alain Vigneault’s 900th career game as a head coach, the Rangers (5-4-2) will look to supply him with a victory over the Detroit Red Wings (6-3-3) in an original six matchup at Madison Square Garden.

New York is coming off of two shootout losses against the Winnipeg Jets and the St. Louis Blues, where they likely deserved better with how hard they played and the injuries and inexperience that they had to overcome.

Despite the two tough losses, the Rangers have earned a point in six of their last seven games (4-1-2), as well as in three straight. Read the rest of this entry

Rangers lose second straight in shootout; St. Louis scores twice

Bobby Bevilacqua

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The Rangers managed to score three goals against the Blues, but fell in the shootout for their second consecutive loss in overtime. Photo courtesy of MSG Photos.

The Rangers (5-4-2) dropped their second consecutive game in the shootout to the red-hot St. Louis Blues (7-3-1) by a final score of 4-3.

With two rookie defensemen making their first starts of the season, and Cam Talbot making his first start since October 10th, the Rangers held their own against one of the better teams in the West and brought it into overtime, but could not finish it off and walked away with a point.

Cam Talbot played very well tonight, making 31 saves on 34 shots, including some huge saves in the second period as well as late in the game.

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