The Rangers (19-10-4) are currently in the midst of their longest win streak in 40 years. One win would tie the longest win streak in franchise history, but they will have to go through the Dallas Stars (15-14-5), who have won five of their last six games.
The Stars are coming off of a 4-3 win against the St. Louis Blues, continuing their success in recent games. The Stars are still eight points back in the standings, but are hoping to climb into a wild card spot. Read the rest of this entry
The Rangers (19-10-4) started off the second season on the right foot, defeating the Devils (12-18-7) in front of 18,006 Garden faithful by a final score of 3-1.
Derek Stepan scored all three of the Rangers goals, bringing his point total to 22 (6-16-22) in just 21 games this season. It is also the first time that the Rangers have had hat tricks in back-to-back games since Mike Gartner and Adam Graves did it in the 1994 season. Read the rest of this entry
After the league-mandated three day holiday break, the Rangers (18-10-4) will return to action against the rival New Jersey Devils (12-17-7) at Madison Square Garden.
The Devils are in a bit of turmoil, having just fired their head coach Pete DeBoer this afternoon. After having a decent start to the season, the Devils have lost seven of their last eight games, and 13 of their last 16, dating back to November 22nd. New Jersey is nine points out of a playoff spot. Read the rest of this entry
The Rangers (18-10-4) won a thriller against the Washington Capitals (17-11-6) at Madison Square Garden by a final score of 4-2, and extended the win streak to seven games.
The win gave the Rangers at least one point in 11 consecutive game against Metropolitan Division opponents (10-0-1). They have also won 11 of their last 14 games.
The Rangers were led by Rick Nash, who wound up scoring three of the four Rangers goals. Nash was outstanding, and a goal late in the third period on the power play, that was originally credited to Martin St. Louis, gave him his first ever hat trick as a New York Ranger, and a total of 23 goals this season. Read the rest of this entry
The Rangers (17-10-4) are playing their best hockey of the season, currently in the midst of a six game win streak, and they will face a tough challenge against the Washington Capitals (17-10-6), who are two points ahead of them in the standings.
The Capitals did play last night, beating the Ottawa Senators by a score of 2-1. Goaltender Braden Holtby stole the show, stopping 38 shots in his 15th victory of the year. Read the rest of this entry