New York Rangers Weekly, 12/11/17: The Blueshirts take two of three
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The New York Rangers split a two-game road trip, then win a home date on Saturday night.

The New York Rangers had three games, all against division opponents last week. They battled the Penguins on Tuesday, in which they fell behind, then fought back for the victory with Ondrej Pavelec getting his first win ever in Pittsburgh.

On Friday night, the Blueshirts fell behind just 14 seconds into the contest and, though they came back from a two-goal deficit, ended up losing to the Capitals. Finally, the Rangers hosted the first-place Devils in a game they controlled from the opening faceoff to gain a win over their crosstown rivals.

Last Weeks Results

12/5/17 @ Pittsburgh     W 4-3

12/8/17 @ Washington   L 4-2

12/9/17 vs New Jersey   W 5-2

Oh, Baby!

Time to take a look at last week’s highlights.

Rangers Boo Nieves scored his first NHL goal on Tuesday in Pittsburgh.

Pavel Buchnevich gets the game-winner as Rangers defeat the Pens.

Michael Grabner scores the first goal against the Caps on Friday night.

Jesper Fast ties the game at two, but Rangers fall to Capitals 4-2.

Jimmy Vesey gets the boys on the scoreboard against the Devils.

Take a look at all five goals scored as the Rangers dropped the first-place New Jersey Devils 5-2 on Saturday night.

It’s A Power Play Goal!

The power play is lacking any power. In the three games last week, the Rangers had no goals in eight opportunities last week. They are 10th in the NHL at a 20.2 percent efficiency.

Who’s Hot?

New York Rangers Weekly
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Jesper Fast is the man. He is on a three-game goal-scoring streak and has four points in that span.

Who’s Not

Chris Kreider has quieted down quite a bit. Kreider had no points recorded last week.


Mika Zibanejad remains out as he is recovering from a concussion. Saturday night was the fifth-straight game he’s missed due to injury.

Congratulations Henrik!

With Saturday’s win, Henrik Lundqvist moved into sole possession of second place for a goaltender with the most wins playing for the same team (419).

Next Weeks Schedule

12/11 vs Dallas

12/13 @ Ottawa

12/15 vs Los Angeles

12/16 @ Boston

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