NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers gives up a goal against Aleksander Barkov #16 of the Florida Panthers during their game at Madison Square Garden on November 28, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The Rangers only had two games last week, against Florida and Carolina. Winning only one out of the two is not what the team was looking for.

Weekly Results

Date Opponent Result
Tuesday, 11/28/17 vs. Florida L 5-4
Friday, 12/1/17 vs. Carolina W 5-1


The Rangers were back to their old bad habits last week. They were down 3-0 with 12 minutes remaining in the first against the Panthers, battled back and lost on a late third-period goal after another turnover.

In the Carolina game, the Rangers were down 1-0 just 56 seconds into the game. Luckily they were playing a weak Hurricanes teams and battled back to win 5-1 on the strength of a Michael Grabner hat trick.

Oh, Baby!

Highlights of last weeks games.

Pavel Buchnevich scores to cut the deficit in half.

Buchnevich standing up for his team.

Chris Kreider scores and get Rangers down by one.

Michael Grabner scores three against Carolina on Friday

David Desharnais scores off of a bad play by Scott Darling.

It’s a Power Play Goal

The Rangers were 2-for-10 on the power play this week. They have cooled off dramatically since the start of the season.

Who’s Hot

Grabner is playing very well.  A hat-trick against the Hurricanes on Friday helped his cause this week.

Who’s Not

Steven Kampfer has had a tough time this week. He has been caught out of position a few times and seems to have finally lost the confidence that helped carried him this season.


Mika Zibanejad has been diagnosed with a concussion on Tuesday and will be out indefinitely.

This week’s schedule

Date Opponent
Tuesday, 12/5 @ Pittsburgh
Friday, 12/8 @ Washington
Saturday, 12/9 vs. New Jersey


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