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Igor Shestyorkin shuts the door on Devils for first career shutout as Rangers take first of four-game series

Igor Shestyorkin is greeted by Captain Happy, Pavel Buchnevich whose shorthanded empty net goal clinched a 3-0 Rangers win over the Devils for Shestyorkin’s first NHL shutout. It was hard fought with the rookie goalie the difference. AP Photo by … Continue reading

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After a quiet Deadline, pressure increases on Rangers

As expected yesterday, the Rangers stayed the course at a quiet Trade Deadline that lacked the pizzazz of past years. While GM Jeff Gorton acknowledged that they explored the market for Brendan Smith, it wasn’t worth it to move him. … Continue reading

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Despite comeback, Rangers suffer a crushing loss to enemy Islanders in overtime, Chytil turnover leads to Pulock winner, Kravtsov records first NHL point

In the first of many match-ups between Russian comrades, Igor Shestyorkin lost to Ilya Sorokin in a frustrating 3-2 overtime loss to the Islanders. It wasn’t his fault. The blame falls on the veteran leadership of the Rangers, who couldn’t … Continue reading

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Georgiev conquers the Islanders again in good bounce back win, Panarin responds and kids step up

It was the play of the kids including goalscorer Alexis Lafreniere celebrating with Kaapo Kakko and Filip Chytil that sparked the Rangers to a good 4-1 win over the Islanders. AP Photo by New York Rangers courtesy Getty Images Over … Continue reading

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A Covid Shot to the playoffs, Vaccinated Rangers turn into the gang that can’t shoot straight in a brutal loss to grittier Penguins

Filip Chytil somehow missed this golden opportunity to score in a frustrating second period that swung the momentum towards the Penguins, who wanted it more in a 5-2 win that crushed the Rangers’ playoff hopes. AP Photo by Spittin’ Chiclets … Continue reading

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Quinn’s puzzling lineup decisions with the Kid Line overshadows a not so impressive overtime win over the Sabres

Artemi Panarin and overtime hero Mika Zibanejad are all smiles following the Rangers’ 3-2 win over the Sabres. If only it was all positive for the team when it comes to the in game adjustments from David Quinn and Teflon … Continue reading

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A Foxy and Bread Man Special, Shestyorkin comes up big early in comeback win over Caps

Igor Shestyorkin gets a hug from Alexis Lafreniere. He deserved it. AP Photo by New York Rangers courtesy Getty Images It was a strange night at 33rd and 8th. For starters, the Rangers looked dead in the early going against … Continue reading

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When the message is off tangent

Alexis Lafreniere will need to play more down the stretch regardless of where the Rangers are in the division playoff race. AP Photo by New York Rangers via Getty Images Entering Tuesday’s return match against Washington, who hung on for … Continue reading

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Rangers left blue after costly one-goal loss to Flyers, Morin gets winner to ruin good game from Shestyorkin, Adios Lemieux! Hell-o Kravtsov!

Sam Morin said his first NHL goal (seen above) is “probably the best moment of his career.” The second best one was provided by the clueless NHL Player Safety making this magic moment possible. Or ugly one if you root … Continue reading

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Deja Vu All Over Again! Zibanejad records another natural hat trick in another destruction of Flyers, Fox and Strome continue dominance in Shestyorkin return

Mika Zibanejad, Ryan Strome, and Adam Fox have each recorded four or more points tonight. Prior to tonight's game, the last time the Rangers had three players tally four or more points in the same game was Dec. 28, 2005 … Continue reading

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