New York Rangers Weekly 10/23/17: Losing Streak Finally Ends With Win Over Preds 2
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: David Desharnais #51 of the New York Rangers (r) celebrates his goal at 5:02 of the first period against the New York Islanders and is joined by J.T. Miller #10 (r) at Madison Square Garden on October 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Rangers are off to one of their worst starts in recent years, but the light at the end of the tunnel might finally be coming into view.

2-5-2 is nothing to brag about, but with Saturday’s win against Nashville, the New York Rangers have picked up points in three straight games.

Date Opponent Result
Tuesday, 10/17/17 vs. Pittsburgh L 5-4 (OT)
Thursday, 10/19/17 vs. New York Islanders L 4-3 (SO)
Saturday, 10/21/17 vs. Nashville W 4-2

Oh, Baby!

Here’s a look back at last weeks highlights.

Pavel Buchnevich scored his first goal of the season against the Penguins on Tuesday night. At the time it tied the game at 2-2.

David Desharnais scored his second of the season on this beautiful deflection off of a shot by Kevin Shattenkirk against the Islanders Thursday night at MSG.

Kevin Hayes goes old school as he takes the puck and goes coast to coast for his second goal of the season.

Jesper Fast scores his first of the year as he slips one past Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros.

Kevin Hayes skates to the net scores to give the Rangers a 2-0 lead over Nashville on Saturday.

It’s a Power Play Goal!

The Rangers sit in 10th place in the NHL on the power play with a 22.9 percent efficiency. Last week the Rangers were 3-for-12 with the man advantage.

Who’s Hot

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 10: Kevin Hayes #13 of the New York Rangers skates against Robert Bortuzzo #41 of the St. Louis Blues during their game at Madison Square Garden on October 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Kevin Hayes had two goals last week and won 50.2 percent of his faceoffs.

Who’s Not

Rick Nash continues to struggle on the scoresheet. In nine games, he has recorded just one point—one goal—and is a minus-six on the season.


The Rangers traded Matt Puempel to Detroit for Ryan Sproul on October 21.


With Saturday’s win over Nashville, Henrik Lundqvist tied Glen Hall for ninth on the NHL’s all-time wins list with 407. Next on the list is Hall of Famer Tony Esposito, who has 423 career wins between the pipes.

Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent
Monday, 10/23/17 vs. San Jose
Thursday, 10/26/17 vs. Arizona
Saturday, 10/28/17 @ Montreal


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