New York Rangers look to rebound at home against Ottawa Senators
Nov 27, 2016; New York, NY, USA; Ottawa Senators center Zack Smith (15) gets tripped up by New York Rangers goalie Antti Raanta (32) during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Antti Raanta and the New York Rangers will look to rebound at Madison Square Garden when they take on the Ottawa Senators.

  • New York Rangers (23-12-1, 47 pts)
  • Ottawa Senators (20-11-3, 43 pts)
  • NHL, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 7 p.m. ET, MSG Network
  • Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Two straight blowout losses that saw the opponent put up seven goals apiece currently has these New York Rangers reeling. In the last contest, a 7-4 home loss to the Minnesota Wild last Friday, starting goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was pulled in the second period.

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“The first one (goal) — bad goal,” Lundqvist said. “The fourth one, I have to try more to be in good position on that; it’s a hard shot. They just took advantage of some breakdowns. Personally, I have to play more on my toes. But I’m not going to blame anything; I just have to find a way to be more on my toes in a game like this.”

Tonight, when the Rangers welcome in the Ottawa Senators to the World’s Most Famous Arena, it’ll be Antti Raanta who receives the call.

The Senators come into the game on a different note. They weren’t expected to do much this season, but have been solid all the way around with 43 points. They’ve won four straight games under the direction of head coach Guy Boucher.

“We want to do better,” he said. “We want to keep growing. We want to make those playoffs. We can’t let down. The guys know that. Since Day 1 there hasn’t really been a long letdown. We had a game and a half drift. The rest I think we’ve done really good. I’ve been really impressed with the dedication of the players.”

Opening puck drop comes your way at 7 p.m. ET from Madison Square Garden.

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