NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 24: The New York Rangers celebrate a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on a goal by Mats Zuccarello #36 at 37 seconds of overtime at Madison Square Garden on November 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The New York Rangers played three games this past week, all which told a different story of a hockey team on one serious winning roll.

Last week’s results:

The New York Rangers dominated the game against Carolina and won their third road game of the year. Friday night’s victory at home against the Red Wings was a goaltending duel. The Rangers pulled that game out after trailing 1-0 as they headed into the third, winning 2-1 in overtime on a Mats Zuccarello goal. The game on Sunday was a sloppy one which had plenty of turnovers, but the Rangers showed their resilience as the team, winning 4-3 in the shootout over the Vancouver Canucks in Manhattan.

The Rangers are now 10-2 in last 12 games and 8-0 in last eight at MSG.

Oh, Baby!

Last weeks highlights:

Mika Zibanejad scores a gift goal against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Chris Kreider scored in the opening minute of two different periods in the Carolina game. It’s the first time that has happened since Eddie Johnstone did it in 1982.

Henrik Lundqvist denies Dylan Larkin of the Red Wings on Friday night.

Mats Zuccarello with the snipe to beat Jimmy Howard in overtime.

Jimmy Vesey scores in the third period against Vancouver to tie the game at three of a beautiful feed from Rick Nash.

Vesey wins it in round seven of the shootout.

It’s A Power Play Goal

The Rangers were one out of nine with the man advantage last week.

Who’s Hot?

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 24: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers waits for a faceoff against the Detroit Red Wings at Madison Square Garden on November 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

No discussion here. Henrik Lundqvist is on fire right now. As he entered the game against Vancouver, his 12th start in a row, his numbers have been outstanding.

Who’s Not?

Center David Desharnais has been in the hot seat. He has only registered one assist in the last five games he has played in. Desharnais was only in the lineup on Sunday because Boo Nieves is out with an injury.


Ryan McDonagh has missed three games with an abdominal injury.

Boo Nieves was injured during the Red Wing game and missed the Vancouver game with what is being described as a hip pointer.

The 2018 Winter Classic

Everyone has been waiting to see what the New York Rangers Winter Classic jersey would look like. Here they are, a tribute to the era of the 1930’s.

The Week Ahead

  • 11/25/17 vs Florida – Hockey Fights Cancer night
  • 12/1/17 vs Carolina
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