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NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 21: J.T. Miller #10 of the New York Rangers skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on March 21, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Rangers 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

As does every New York Rangers schedule, this season has a little bit of everything including the Winter Classic at Citifield on Jan. 1, 2018.

The New York Rangers schedule is a roller coaster ride through all of the NHL cities. Road trips and rivalries make the Rangers schedule difficult but very entertaining. To view the entire New York Rangers season click on the schedule.

Mark These Down

October 19 – vs.New York Islanders

The first game of this seasons rivalry will take place at the Garden. This battle has been going on since the Islanders came to the NHL as an Expansion team. There is no better rivalry in any sports league.

October 26 – vs. Arizona Coyotes

This will be the first time these teams meet since the trade in June. Derek Stepan and Antti Raanta will be coming to the Garden as visitors.

October 31 – vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights

This is the first ever visit for the new Las Vegas expansion team to Madison Square Garden. Also, this will make the first time former Ranger Oscar Lindberg will be facing his old team.

EDMONTON, AB – MAY 7: Connor McDavid #97 of the Edmonton Oilers skates against the Anaheim Ducks in Game Six of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on May 7, 2017 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images)

November 11 – vs. Edmonton Oilers

The current MVP, Connor McDavid, and former Ranger Goalie Cam Talbot come into the Garden for a matinee game. McDavid is a must see player for any hockey fan.

January 1, 2018 – at Buffalo Sabres

Not really, this is the NHL Winter Classic, being played at Citi Field home of the New York Mets. The Rangers and Sabres will battle it out in the league’s annual outdoor hockey game.

January 20 – January 25

Prior to the Rangers “bye” week, the team will travel on their West Coast Trip. They play the Colorado Avalanche on Jan. 20th, Los Angeles Kings on Jan 21, Anaheim Ducks Jan 23, and finish up in San Jose Sharks on Jan 25th.

March 30 – April 7 

The Rangers conclude the regular season with their final four games on the road. Mar 30 at Carolina Hurricanes, April 3 at New Jersey Devils, April 5 at New York Islanders, April 7 at Philadelphia Flyers.

Plenty of hockey games to be played. There is not a lot of down time aside from the “BYE” week at the end of January. The NHL season is a battle day in and day out and I can’t wait for it to start.

Is it October yet?

A graduate of St. John's University class of '91. I have been a fan of the New York Rangers since the days of Peter Puck. Founder of Ranger Proud, the Facebook page that covers all news, notes, pre /post-game stats, and player quotes. I can be reached at