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Kreider’s fifth career hat trick and Trouba’s three points lead Rangers to explosion in comeback win over Coyotes

What started out badly ended gladly. Following a dismal first period that saw them struggle mightily against an inferior opponent, the Rangers fell behind 3-1 to Arizona early in the second period. Buoyed by the leadership of Jacob Trouba and … Continue reading

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Reaves sparks comeback with two goals, Rangers prove a point with five unanswered in good win over Leafs

Ryan Reaves was made for moments like this. The larger than life veteran right wing provided the spark for a stirring Rangers 6-3 comeback win over the Maple Leafs on home ice. His two goals got a rusty team that … Continue reading

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Will Kakko ever be a consistent goal scorer? Issues facing the Rangers as first half wraps up

The scouting reports were glowing. Many hockey pundits felt very strongly that then prospect Kaapo Kakko would become a good finisher at the NHL level. “Kaapo Kakko is a very good player,” said TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button following … Continue reading

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All-Star Kreider leads the way as Shesterkin eats Sharks up for shutout in return, Braden Schneider scores in NHL debut

Following a brutal loss to the Kings on Monday night in Hollywood, the Rangers bounced back by besting the Sharks in an entertaining 3-0 win in San Jose. The victory allowed them to split the Western part of the five-game … Continue reading

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Unlikely defensemen step up for Blueshirts, Gallant in protocol, Panarin back, dilemma for NHL continues due to Canada

On Saturday night, the Rangers defeated the Ducks 4-1 at The Pond. It might not be called that anymore. But that’s way better than whatever cockamamie corporate sponsor their arena is named after. To say I hate that crap would … Continue reading

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What a difference two months make for improved Blueshirts, Lafreniere and Miller emerging after win over Oilers

It was two months ago that they met the same opponent at Edmonton. At that time, the Rangers were winning hockey games. But relying largely on Igor Shesterkin. It wasn’t sustainable. Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl exposed them in comeback … Continue reading

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Mika Day At Garden! Eighth career hat trick for Zibanejad and huge first period from Shesterkin carries Rangers to statement win over Lightning

For a while, you wondered if we’d ever see the same Mika Zibanejad from ’19-20 when he caught fire prior to the long pause. In fact, we attended his remarkable five-goal game which was Capped off by a highlight reel … Continue reading

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Duclair, Cats’ big third period spoils Shesterkin’s return in tough one-goal loss

Finally, there was hockey played. For the Rangers, the early Christmas break allowed Igor Shesterkin and Artemi Panarin to return. But also meant no Ryan Lindgren and Kevin Rooney due to COVID Protocol. Both regulars were missed. However, the Rangers … Continue reading

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Howden’s Revenge: Former Ranger keys Golden Knights comeback win, Zibanejad has best game so far, Georgiev strong in shootout loss

Revenge is a dish best served cold. That’s exactly the lesson Brett Howden taught his former team. The much forgotten fourth liner had a big game in helping the Golden Knights come back to pull out a 3-2 win over … Continue reading

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A big third period propels Rangers to seventh consecutive win in sweep of Blackhawks, Panarin records point number 500, Trouba hit injures Khaira

There’s so much to digest about last night’s game. In a rematch three days later at United Center, the Rangers used a big third period to win for the seventh consecutive time. A three-goal third broke open a tie game … Continue reading

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