New York Rangers Weekly, 11/20/17: Blueshirts hit bump in the road 3
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 19: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers makes the third period save on Derick Brassard #19 of the Ottawa Senators during the third period at Madison Square Garden on November 19, 2017 in New York City. The Rangers shutout the Senators 3-0. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The New York Rangers hit their first bump in the road since November started, but don’t seem to be out of it yet.

Winning streaks are nice, but eventually, they come to an end. The Rangers streak didn’t end the way they wanted to, but there is still some good to take away from this week.

Weekly Results

Date Opponent Result
Wednesday, 11/15/17 @ Chicago L 6-3
Friday, 11/17/17 @ Columbus L 2-0
Sunday, 11/19/17 vs. Ottawa W 3-0

Oh, Baby!

Let’s take a look at some of last week’s highlights.

Mika Zibanejad keeps on scoring.

Rick Nash looks to have turned a corner and is scoring consistently again.

And Henrik Lundqvist continues to be solid in goal.

Lundqvist was so brilliant against Columbus he deserves another highlight.

Kevin Hayes with an absolute snipe on Craig Anderson.

More from the King.

The Return of Brendan Smith

Brendan Smith was a healthy scratch for five of the six games during the Rangers six-game winning streak. After the Rangers 6-3 loss to Chicago, head coach Alain Vigneault decided it was time to insert the 28-year-old defenseman into the lineup against Columbus. In that game, Smith clearly was rusty but shook it off and managed to get some quality scoring chances. He was robbed twice by Blue Jacket’s netminder Sergei Bobrovsky in a 2-0 Rangers loss.

Who’s Hot

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 08: Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers skates against the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden on November 8, 2017 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Bruins 4-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Nash has been on an absolute tear of late. While continuing to play his solid overall game in all three zones, Nash is starting to put up points. He’s scored five points in his last six games, including two points in the Rangers 6-3 loss to Chicago.

Who’s Not

After putting up a point per game to start the season, J.T. Miller slowed down lately. Miller hasn’t recorded a point since November 6th and is a minus-four over the teams last six games.

Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent
Wednesday, 11/22 @ Carolina
Friday, 11/24 vs. Detroit
Sunday, 11/26 vs. Vancouver
Dominick is a graduate of Canisius College. He has covered the Rangers for the last seven seasons and the Yankees for the last four.