The New York Rangers announced their 2018-2019 regular season schedule on Thursday. The Blueshirts will kick off their 92nd season on Oct.4 at the garden when they host the Nashville Predators.
October is nearing day by day and now, suddenly, it’s all the craze as the New York Rangers announced their regular season schedule on Thursday. David Quinn will begin his NHL head coaching career when the team host P.K. Subban and the Nashville Predators on Oct. 4.
The Rangers will play six of their first nine games of the season at Madison Square Garden.
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The Rangers will play 28 games against Metropolitan opponents as they will face each of the other seven teams four times. They will visit the defending Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The Blueshirts will meet up with their arch-rival New York Islanders in Brooklyn on Nov. 15, then again at MSG on Nov. 21.
The Rangers will once again play in a post-Thanksgiving Day matinee when they visit the Philadelphia Flyers on Nov.23.
The Rangers longest homestand takes place between Feb 2.-Feb. 10, a five-game MSG slate.
During the season, the team will have 11 back-to-back sets of games which is the same amount they had last season. They are tied for the fewest back-to-back games in the Eastern Conference.
Their busiest month comes in Marsh in which the Rangers will play 15 games during the month. Within the 15 games, nine will be played on the road. Tuesdays and Sundays are the days that see the Rangers play most of their games (seven on each day)—more than any other day during the week this season.
The Rangers longest road trip of the year will consist of four games. The team has four separate times during the season where they will be away from the “bye” week will take place Jan. 20, 2019-Jan. 24, 2019 and will lead right into the NHL All-Star Weekend, which takes place in San Jose on Jan. 25 and Jan. 26.
Single-game tickets will go on sale in July.