New York Rangers Weekly, 12/18/17: Blueshirts take 5-of-8 points
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While the New York Rangers played in four games last week, they only had two wins for their effort. But it was still a good week.

The Rangers are still struggling in different areas of their game. This was quite apparent last week as the team only managed two wins out of the four games they played. The Rangers can thank goalie Ondrej Pavelec for the one point he literally stole from the Dallas Stars on Monday night at MSG.

Weekly Results

Date Opponent Result
Monday, 12/11/17 vs. Dallas L 2-1 (SO)
Wednesday, 12/13/17 @ Ottawa L 3-2
Friday, 12/15/17 vs. Los Angeles W 4-2
Saturday, 12/16/17 @ Boston W 3-2 (OT)


Oh, Baby!

Let’s look at some highlights from last week’s action.

Ondrej Pavelec makes one of his 44 saves on the night.

Rick Nash scores the lone goal against the Dallas Stars in a 2-1 shootout loss on Monday.

Pavel Buchnevich scores against Ottawa in a 3-2 loss.

Kevin Hayes scores against the Kings on Friday Night.

Rick Nash scored the game-winner for the Rangers against the Los Angeles Kings.

Michael Grabner scores against the Boston Bruins on Saturday night from a pass off the stick of Kevin Hayes.

Mats Zuccarello scores a power play goal to give the Rangers a 3-2 win over the Bruins in overtime.

It’s A Power Play Goal!

The Rangers scored three power play goals out of nine chances last week. Two of those goals were scored Saturday night in Boston. Kevin Shattenkirk continues to put power-play points on the board as the team waits for Mika Zibanejead to return from his concussion.

Who’s Hot

New York Rangers Weekly, 12/18/17: Blueshirts take 5-of-8 points
(Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

Mats Zuccarello has the hot hand right now. He registered two goals, two assists for four points in the last four games including the overtime winner in Boston Saturday night.

Who’s Not

Defenseman Nick Holden has had some struggles this week. He was even in the last four games with no points.


Congratulation to Chris Kreider on scoring his 100th NHL goal Friday night against the Kings.

Congratulations to former New York Ranger Marion Gaborik, who appeared in his 1000th NHL game on Friday night at MSG.

Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent
Tuesday, 12/19/17 vs. Anaheim
Thursday, 12/21/17 @ New Jersey
Saturday, 12/23/17 vs. Toronto
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