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Nov 26, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) skates during the third period against the Vancouver Canucks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports  (Vincent Carchietta)
Nov 26, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) skates during the third period against the Vancouver Canucks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

7/1/18 | 12:32PM: Michael Grabner announced on twitter that he was heading to Arizona as a UFA.

Elliotte Friedman and Pierre LeBrun note that it's a three-year deal for the Grabner with a cap hit of $3.35 million.

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Nov 26, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) skates during the third period against the Vancouver Canucks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports  (Vincent Carchietta)
Nov 26, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) skates during the third period against the Vancouver Canucks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

4/15/18 | Larry Brooks writes that Grabner's " largely unproductive stint" with the Devils might make it more "feasible" for him to return to the Rangers. (NY Post)

Grabner, 31 next season, is likely going to double his current cap hit of $1.65 million, according to Brooks, but it's not clear if the Rangers would give the term he can likely command. (NY Post)

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Mar 17, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; during the third period at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports (Kelvin Kuo)
Mar 17, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; during the third period at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports (Kelvin Kuo)

The Devils jumped out to a 2-0 lead and Keith Kinkaid saved all 38 shots to keep the Kings off the board in a 3-0 shutout victory on Saturday at the Stapes Center. >> Box Score

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Jan 14, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) celebrates with the Rangers bench after scoring a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at PPG PAINTS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)
Jan 14, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) celebrates with the Rangers bench after scoring a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at PPG PAINTS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)

Former Ranger Michael Grabner posted a message on twitter following his trade to the Devils.

Grabner said (NJD):

  • "It's been pretty stressful but I am glad that it's over. I have a team and I can focus and look ahead."
  • "you try to focus on the games but with social media and friends texting and asking what you are hearing, it kind of gets into your head but, I am glad it's over and I can move on and focus on Devil hockey."
  • "I was just waiting for the bus to go back to the plane, it happened pretty quick."
  • Was the flight home weird, "it wasn't that much of a surprise, we all knew it was coming and that guys would get moved and shuffled around. The guys were good about it. I made some good friends there, and just try to enjoy the last time and moving on."
  • (Joking) Rangers PR didn't kick you off the flight, "I thought I might have to take a commercial flight but glad I could go home."
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Feb 23, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) during their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. The Rangers beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 in the shootout. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports (Tom Szczerbowski)
Feb 23, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) during their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. The Rangers beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 in the shootout. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports (Tom Szczerbowski)

The Rangers announced on Thursday night that Michael Grabner has been traded to the New Jersey Devils for a second round pick in 2018 and prospect Yegor Rykov.

Rykov, 20, was a fifth-round pick in 2016 by the Devils. He currently plays for St. Petersburg in the KHL where he has 9 assists in 47 games this season.

From the Rangers release:

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(AP)

On TSN's Insider Trading:

  • Pierre LeBrun spoke about Ryan McDonagh and said, "what is interesting and it's what I would do if I was the New York Rangers, the top three teams in the Atlantic Division have shown varying degrees of interest in Ryan McDonagh. Tampa Bay, Boston, Toronto but there are two other teams two that have kept tabs with the Rangers on McDonagh. This is a hockey deal, not a rental deal, multi-asset, certainly when it comes to the Bruins, they are still in on McDonagh but the price has to go down, and I am sure the Rangers are saying that they have to bring their offer up."
  • LeBrun spoke about Michael Grabner and said, "it is unbelievable the action on Grabner, it reminds me so much of last year with Patrick Eaves. Why Grabner? Because of the cap hit. What I was told today was that just when the Rangers thought they had narrowed the list down for the bidding on Michael Grabner, other teams have come in in the last couple of hours, teams they have not heard from in the last week that have gotten in. The bidding is in on Grabner and you can understand why."
  • Darren Dreger spoke about Rick Nash and said, "you have to look at the market specific to Rick Nash and wonder if it's not being hampered by some of the other big players in play like Erik Karlsson or Ryan McDonagh. The ask on Rick Nash is a first round pick, an "A" prospect and a "B" prospect. Perhaps Jeff Gorton and the Rangers are willing to soften a bit there."
  • Pierre LeBrun said of Nash, "we believe all along that the Predators would be a player and believe that Poile had contact with the Rangers."
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Dec 5, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) handles the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at PPG PAINTS Arena. New York won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)
Dec 5, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) handles the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at PPG PAINTS Arena. New York won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)

Rick Nash and Michael Grabner will both be held out of tonight's game in Montreal. (Cyrgalis)

Both players are being held out for precautionary reasons as the Rangers continue trade talks. (LeBrun, Dreger)

They will be replaced in the lineup by Paul Carey and Vinni Lettieri, who was called up earlier today. (Cyrgalis)

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Nov 26, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) skates during the third period against the Vancouver Canucks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports  (Vincent Carchietta)
Nov 26, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) skates during the third period against the Vancouver Canucks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

2/22/18 | 5:54PM: LeBrun spoke about Michael Grabner and said, "it is unbelievable the action on Grabner, it reminds me so much of last year with Patrick Eaves. Why Grabner? Because of the cap hit. What I was told today was that just when the Rangers thought they had narrowed the list down for the bidding on Michael Grabner, other teams have come in in the last couple of hours, teams they have not heard from in the last week that have gotten in. The bidding is in on Grabner and you can understand why." (TSN)

12:28PM: Pierre LeBrun says that action is "definitely" picking up on Michael Grabner. (LeBrun)

2/20/18 | Bob McKenzie says that the price for Michael Grabner right now is believed to be a second round pick "and something." (TSN)

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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

2/14/18 | 12:10PM: Pierre LeBrun writes that Grabner might be generating the most interest from teams around the league because of his cap hit and production. (The Athletic)

LeBrun wonders if the Rangers would be able to get a low first round pick in exchange for Grabner. (The Athletic)

2/7/18 | 10:20PM: On NBCSN on Wednesday, Bob McKenzie spoke Grabner and said that the Rangers right now are asking for a first round pick and that there is a lot of interest in him.

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Henrik Lundqvist and Alain Vigneault discuss the importance of making key plays both offensively and defensively to finish the game.

Rick Nash and Mika Zibanejad posted two third-period goals for the Rangers to defeat the Flames, 4-3, to snap their four-game losing streak. >> Box score


First period:

  • 7:53 NYR Kevin Hayes (Power Play); Assists: Tony DeAngelo, David Deshamais
  • 18:15 CAL Brett Kulak; Assists: Michael Ferland, Johnny Gaudreau

Second Period

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Nov 26, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) skates during the third period against the Vancouver Canucks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports  (Vincent Carchietta)
Nov 26, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) skates during the third period against the Vancouver Canucks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

Frank Seravalli of TSN listed the Flames, Avalanche and Penguins as potential teams that could be matches for pending UFA Michael Grabner.

Seravalli said that Grabner would add speed and bottom six scoring to the Flames.

Regarding the Avalanche, Seravalli says that if Colorado wants to be a buyer they could go after Grabner and add his goal scoring ability to the playmakers on their roster.

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5:10PM: McKenzie tweeted that the Rangers could "possibly" trade Nash and Grabner and will "dutifully listen on McDonagh and Zuccarello."

11:28AM: On TSN 690 in Montreal, Bob McKenzie said that the Rangers are exploring the "sell" options at the trade deadline.

McKenzie added that the Rangers have not "fully committed" to becoming sellers and that they haven't yet asked for Rick Nash's list of teams that he could be traded to.

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Jan 14, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) celebrates with the Rangers bench after scoring a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at PPG PAINTS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)
Jan 14, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) celebrates with the Rangers bench after scoring a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at PPG PAINTS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)

Larry Brooks writes that if the Rangers trade Michael Grabner the return could potentially be a first round pick or young roster player. (NY Post)

Brooks also notes that Grabner could potentially be re-signed in the offseason.

  • He also notes that both Nick Holden and David Desharnais might be able to bring back returns of mid-round draft picks. (NY Post)

Grabner has 21 goals this season after scoring 27 last season.

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Dec 5, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) handles the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at PPG PAINTS Arena. New York won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)
Dec 5, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash (61) handles the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at PPG PAINTS Arena. New York won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)

On TSN, Darren Dreger said the following about the Rangers and the trade deadline:

  • On Rick Nash and Michael Grabner, "these are two players that are expected to be highly sought after. The Rangers are leaning towards being open for business from a trade front perspective because of their recent slide but it's going to take a lot to acquire Rick Nash. He has yet to be asked for his 12 team trade list."
  • On Ryan McDonagh, "there has been a lot of speculation around the Rangers defenseman. It's more more likely that if he gets dealt it's during the summer on the draft floor but again, Jeff Gorton is at least willing to listen."

For more on the Rangers and potential trade deadline moves, click HERE, HERE and HERE.

 

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Nov 26, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) skates during the third period against the Vancouver Canucks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports  (Vincent Carchietta)
Nov 26, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) skates during the third period against the Vancouver Canucks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

The Rangers have announced that Michael Grabner will miss today's game in Colorado due to the flu. (NYR)

Daniel Catenacci will take his spot in the lineup.

The lines the Rangers are using in warmups are (Cyrgalis):

  • Rick Nash, Mika Zibanejad, Pavel Buchnevich
  • Jimmy Vesey, JT Miller, Mats Zuccarello
  • Paul Carey, Peter Holland, Jesper Fast
  • Daniel Catenacci, David Desharnais, Vinni Lettieri.
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Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Patric Hornqvist scores a goal past New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist during the first period at PPG PAINTS Arena. (Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports)
Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Patric Hornqvist scores a goal past New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist during the first period at PPG PAINTS Arena. (Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Rangers lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Sunday at PPG Paints Arena. >> Box score


First period:

  • 3:14 PIT Patric Hornqvist; Assists: Carl Hagelin, Kris Letang
  • 15:17 NYR Michael Grabner
  • 19:06 NYR Brendan Smith; Assists: Vinni Lettieri, Paul Carey

Second period:

  • 13:15 PIT Dominik Simon; Assists: Daniel Sprong, Brian Dumoulin
  • 14:30 PIT Phil Kessel; Assist: Conor Sheary

Third period:

  • 12:33 PIT Sidney Crosby; Assists: Kessel, Jamie Oleksiak
  • 18:01 PIT Carl Hagelin (ENG)
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Nov 26, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) skates during the third period against the Vancouver Canucks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports  (Vincent Carchietta)
Nov 26, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) skates during the third period against the Vancouver Canucks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

Larry Brooks reports that Jeff Gorton has been in contact with Michael Grabner's agent about a contract extension but it's not expected that Grabner will be traded by the deadline if he does not sign an extension. (NY Post)

Grabner's agent told Brooks that he and Gorton have spoken but not started negotiations. He said that he doesn't sense any urgency for an extension because of the trade deadline. (NY Post)

He said that Grabner loves being with the Rangers and that "when the time is right, we'll get down to negotiating." (NY Post)

Brooks expects Grabner to look for a deal around four years and a total of $14 million after taking less money in his first contract with the Rangers because of his past connections to Alain Vigneault and Scott Arniel. (NY Post)

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The Rangers win their third straight Winter Classic game as J.T. Miller scored an overtime goal to beat the Sabres, 3-2, at Citi Field << Box score

First period:

  • 4:09 NYR Paul Carey; Assist: Jesper Fast, Boo Nieves
  • 8:20 NYR Michael Grabner; Assist: Kevin Haye, J.T. Miller

Second period:

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Dec 13, 2017; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) adjusts his mask after making a save on a shot from Ottawa Senators left wing Ryan Dzingel (not pictured) in the second period at Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports (Marc DesRosiers)
Dec 13, 2017; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) adjusts his mask after making a save on a shot from Ottawa Senators left wing Ryan Dzingel (not pictured) in the second period at Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports (Marc DesRosiers)

The Rangers dropped their second straight game, falling to the Ottawa Senators, 3-2, on Wednesday night at the Canadian Tire Centre. Michael Grabner and Pavel Buchnevich tallied for New York. >> Box score


First period: 

  • 4:01 OTT Bobby Ryan; Assists: Mark Stone

Second period: 

  • 3:57 NYR Michael Grabner; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Ryan McDonagh
  • 15:08 OTT Cody Cedi; Assists: Matt Duchene, Ryan

Third period:

  • :08 OTT Zack Smith; Assists: Tom Pyatt
  • 4:40 NYR Pavel Buchnevich; Assists: Chris Kreider, David Desharnais
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 (Geoff Burke)
(Geoff Burke)

The Capitals continued their hot streak as they won their fourth in a row against the Rangers, 4-2, in Washington, D.C >> Box score


First period:

  • 0:14 WSH Jay Beagle; Assists: Devante Smith-Pelly, Chandler Stephenson

Second period:

  • 11:42 WSH Nicklas Backstrom
  • 19:03 NYR Michael Grabner; Assists: J.T. Miller, Ryan McDonagh

Third period:

  • 9:37 NYR Jesper Fast; Assists: Paul Carey, Marc Staal
  • 16:28 WSH Matt Niskanen; Assists: Tom Wilson, Alex Ovechkin
  • 18:28 WSH Tom Wilson; Assists: Nicklas Backstrom, Dmitry Orlov
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Nov 26, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) skates during the third period against the Vancouver Canucks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports  (Vincent Carchietta)
Nov 26, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) skates during the third period against the Vancouver Canucks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

On Friday, Michael Grabner recorded a hat trick that included two empty net goals.

Grabner has 13 goals on the season with 6 of them coming via empty net.

Last season, Grabner had 27 goals with only four of them coming via empty net.

Grabner said that his main objective when on the ice with the lead is to kill time off the clock but that when he gets the opportunity he tries to "go and get that goal." (NYR Game Notes)

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Dec 1, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Dec 1, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Michael Grabner recorded a Hat Trick on Friday night against the Hurricanes.

Grabner spoke after the game and said (NYR Game Notes):

On his first goal…"Well, I think Shattenkirk's a great passer out there so I knew he was going to try and get the puck to me or at least in front of the net. He was looking up all the way up the ice trying to find me so I just tried to get open for him and he made a great play."

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Nov 26, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) chases the puck against Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin (33) during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Nov 26, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes (13) chases the puck against Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin (33) during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

Jimmy Vesey forced overtime with a game-tying goal in the third period, then knocked in the game-winner in a shootout to fuel the Rangers to a 4-3 win over the Canucks on Sunday. >> Box score

First period

  • 7:54 VAN Loui Eriksson; Assists: Henrik Sedin

Second period

  • 7:21 VAN Jake Virtanen
  • 17:40 NYR Jesper Fast Assists: Nick Holden

Third period

  • 0:19 NYR Michael Grabner; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Kevin Shattenkirk
  • 1:00 VAN Sam Gagner; Assists: Thomas Vanek
  • 5:05 NYR Jimmy Vesey; Assists: Rick Nash, Kevin Hayes
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New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes controls the puck past Ottawa Senators right wing Mark Stone during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers center Kevin Hayes controls the puck past Ottawa Senators right wing Mark Stone during the second period at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

The Rangers scored once in the second period and twice in the third en route to a 3-0 win over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • N/A

Second period:

  • 4:46 NYR Kevin Hayes; Assists: Jesper Fast, Jimmy Vesey

Third period:

  • 4:52 NYR Michael Grabner; Assists: Marc Staal, Mats Zuccarello
  • 17:31 NYR Mika Zibanejad (ENG); Assists: Zuccarello, Chris Kreider
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Nov 4, 2017; Sunrise, FL, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) celebrates his goal as Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad (5) looks on in the third period at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Mayer)
Nov 4, 2017; Sunrise, FL, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) celebrates his goal as Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad (5) looks on in the third period at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Mayer)

Michael Grabner has 6 goals and 1 assist in the past 7 games after only scoring once in the Rangers first 10 games.

Grabner had 13 shots on goal in those first 10 games and has taken 24 shots in the past 7 games.

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Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault discusses the team's 5-3 comeback victory in the third period thanks to three total power-play goals.

The Rangers scored four goals in the third period en route to a 5-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday at Madison Square Garden. >> Box Score 


First period:

  • N/A

Second period:

  • 0:37 CBJ Artemi Panarin; Assists: Zach Werenski, Seth Jones
  • 4:24 CBJ Josh Anderson; Assist: Ryan Murray
  • 12:41 NYR Michael Grabner; Assists: J.T. Miller, Nick Holden

Third period:

  • 5:10 NYR Kevin Shattenkirk (power play); Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Mika Zibanejad
  • 8:01 CBJ Oliver Bjorkstrand; Assists: Brandon Dubinsky, Boone Jenner
  • 9:40 NYR Chris Kreider (power play); Assists: Pavel Buchnevich, Zibanejad
  • 11:27 NYR Buchnevich (power play); Assists: Zibanejad, Shattenkirk
  • 19:11 NYR Grabner (ENG)
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Nov 4, 2017; Sunrise, FL, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Nick Holden (55) and Florida Panthers center Jared McCann (90) battle for the puck in the second period at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Mayer)
Nov 4, 2017; Sunrise, FL, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Nick Holden (55) and Florida Panthers center Jared McCann (90) battle for the puck in the second period at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Mayer)

Kevin Shattenkirk scored his second goal of the night in overtime to give the Panthers a 5-4 win over the Panthers on Tuesday night at the BB&T Center. >> Box Score 


First Period

  • N/A

Second Period

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GEICO SportsNite: Rangers' win 00:00:42
Ryan McDonagh and Alain Vigneault talk about the Rangers' toughness as they came from behind to defeat the Golden Knights at the Garden.

The Rangers scored four unanswered goals in the final period to beat the Vegas Golden Knights 6-4 on Tuesday  >> Box Score


First Period

  • 2:45 NYR Jimmy Vesey; Assists: David Desharnais, Ryan McDonagh
  • 5:22 LV Oscar Lindberg; Assists: Alex Tuch, Deryk Engelland
  • 19:21 LV Reilly Smith; Assists: Jonathan Marchessault, Colin Miller

Second Period

  • 1:29 NYR Mats Zuccarello; Assists: Rick Nash, Kevin Hayes
  • 7:06 LV Reilly Smith; Assists: Jonathan Marchessault, William Karlsson
  • 18:59 LV David Perron (Penalty Shot)

Third Period

  • 5:31 NYR Chris Kreider (Power Play); Assists: Mika Zibanejad, Mats Zuccarello
  • 9:26 NYR Pavel Buchnevich; Assists: Mika Zibanejad
  • 14:11 NYR Mika Zibanejad (Power Play); Assists: Kevin Shattenkirk, Pavel Buchnevich
  • 18:46 NYR Michael Grabner (ENG); Assists: Jesper Fast
Tags: Chris Kreider, Jimmy Vesey, Matz Zuccarello, Michael Grabner, Mika Zibanejad
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New York Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

Brady Skjei and Mika Zibanejad scored while Henrik Lundqvist recorded a shutout as the New York Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-0 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • 17:25 NYR Brady Skjei; Assists: Michael Grabner, J.T. Miller

Second period:

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8/30/17 | 4:54PM: The Rangers have also noted that Zuccarello was on the ice today. (NYR)

8/29/17 | 1:05PM: About 10 Rangers were on the ice yesterday including Lundqvist, Grabner, Marc Staal, Kevin Shattenkrik, Vince Pedrie and Neal Pionk. (NYR)

8/28/17 | Henrik Lundqvist is on the ice today, with other teammates, at the Rangers training center preparing for the season.

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Mar 13, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) scores against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Peter Budaj (31) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Mar 13, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) scores against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Peter Budaj (31) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

8/21/17: In The Hockey News Pool Guide, they list Michael Grabner as someone who might not be able to replicate his numbers from last season.

Grabner scored 27 goals in the regular season, with 13 assists, and 4 goals and 2 assists in the playoffs.

They wrote "his 27 goals were buoyed by a career-high shooting percentage of 16.7%, and Grabner his his damage from the third line. He doesn't play enough to sustain that production. He also scored one goal in his final 23 games of 2016-17.

They added that Grabner, "carries more red flags than a U.N. convention. He scored 27 goals while playing just 14 minutes a game. He posted a career-high shooting percentage of 16.7%. His luck will regress significantly. He's a shoo-in bust pick."

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Feb 23, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) during their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. The Rangers beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 in the shootout. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports (Tom Szczerbowski)
Feb 23, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) during their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. The Rangers beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 in the shootout. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports (Tom Szczerbowski)

Michael Grabner conducted an interview in his native Austria and said (KleineZeitung):

  • On his expectations for this season after scoring 27 last year, Grabner said that each year starts at "zero" and that there is a need to deliver all the time.
  • On if he is upset about being under contract after scoring 27 last year, Grabner said that he was happy to get the contract he did from the Rangers last summer and that he needed to prove himself after only scoring 9 goals in Toronto.
  • He tries to be a leader to young players
  • He is said to see friends Dan Girardi and Derek Stepan leave the team but he plays with the guys who are in the room.
  • He spends a lot of time in the summer working on jumps and speed exercises than he did earlier in his career in effort to stay fast as he gets older.
  • His main goal is team success and to win the Stanley Cup. He says that scoring fewer goals but winning the Stanley Cup would be "no problem."
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Michael Grabner posted a video today of him jumping out of a pool. It is similar to the famous video of Chris Kreider jumping out of a pool, which is also below.

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Mar 13, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) scores against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Peter Budaj (31) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Mar 13, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) scores against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Peter Budaj (31) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Michael Grabner was doing one-legged box jumps today to work on his explosiveness.

Click below to see the video.

Follow Grabner on Instagram, here.

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Mar 13, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) scores against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Peter Budaj (31) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Mar 13, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) scores against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Peter Budaj (31) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

During the playoffs, Alain Vigneault said that one thing about Michael Grabner is that his game doesn't change when he is moved around the lineup.

Vigneault said that Grabner is someone who scares the opposition with his speed, forces turnovers and creates offensive opportunities.

Grabner scored 27 goals this season while mostly skating with Kevin Hayes and JT Miller.

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GEICO SportsNite: Rangers on win 00:01:16
Mats Zuccarello, Henrik Lundqvist and Alain Vigneault discuss the Rangers' 4-1 win over the Senators.

The Rangers scored the game's first four goals and Henrik Lundqvist had 26 saves as the Rangers beat the Ottawa Senators, 4-1, on Tuesday night in game three of three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Madison Square Garden.  >> Read more


First period:

  • 5:31 NYR Mats Zuccarello; Assists: Mika Zibanejad, Dan Girardi
  • 13:24 NYR Michael Grabner; Assists: Mats Zuccarello

Second period:

  • 12:21 NYR Rick Nash; Assists: Derek Stepan, Jimmy Vesey
  • 18:17 NYR Oscar Lindberg; Assists: J.T. Miller, Tanner Glass
  • 18:49 OTT Jean-Gabriel Pageau; Assists: Bobby Ryan, Cody Ceci

Third period: 

  • N/A
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New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi tangles up with Pittsburgh Penguins center Nick Bonino during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi tangles up with Pittsburgh Penguins center Nick Bonino during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports)

Jimmy Vesey scored the go-ahead goal in the third period as the New York Rangers ended the regular season with a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • 9:16 PIT Nick Bonino; Assists: Dominik Simon, Phil Kessel
  • 13:54 NYR Ryan McDonagh; Assist: Michael Grabner
  • 18:31 NYR Derek Stepan (power play); Assists: McDonagh, Mika Zibanejad

Second period:

  • 13:38 PIT Carter Rowney

Third period:

  • 7:23 NYR Jimmy Vesey; Assist: Zibanejad
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The Rangers' Mats Zuccarello, left, and Marc Staal, right, defend Florida's Thomas Vanek during the first period. (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)
The Rangers' Mats Zuccarello, left, and Marc Staal, right, defend Florida's Thomas Vanek during the first period. (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)

The Rangers blew a two-goal lead after the first period and lost 4-3 to the Panthers in a shootout Friday at the Garden. The Rangers have lost six in a row at home. >> Read more


First period:

  • 2:34 NYR Mats Zuccarello (Power Play) Assists: Chris Kreider, Derek Stepan
  • 4:11 NYR J.T. Miller Assists: Brendan Smith, Mika Zibanejad 

Second period:

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Mar 13, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) scores against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Peter Budaj (31) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Mar 13, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) scores against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Peter Budaj (31) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

After missing five games with a hip injury, Michael Grabner has 1 goal, 2 assists and 4 shots on goal since returning on Sunday.

Prior to his injury Grabner had been scoreless in 8 games.

Against Detroit, Grabner played 15:52, and saw 5:09 in the first period, 4:36 in the second period and 6:07 in the third period with 2:07 coming on the PK.

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New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh plays the puck against Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh plays the puck against Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point during the first period at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Rangers lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-2, on Monday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • 5:53 NYR Steven Kampfer; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Chris Kreider
  • 7:43 TB Brayden Point (power play); Assists: Nikita Kucherov, Jonathan Drouin

Second period:

  • 5:04 TB Gabriel Dumont; Assist: Jason Garrison
  • 10:22 NYR Michael Grabner

Third period:

  • 13:32 TB Point; Assists: Ondrej Palat, Kucherov
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New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh receives congratulations from defenseman Marc Staal after scoring in the second period against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh receives congratulations from defenseman Marc Staal after scoring in the second period against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)

Ryan McDonagh scored twice to lead the New York Rangers to a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday at Joe Louis Arena. >> Read more


First period:

  • 19:33 NYR Ryan McDonagh (short handed); Assists: Kevin Hayes, Michael Grabner

Second period:

  • 5:35 DET Frans Nielsen (power play); Assists: Gustav Nyquist, Justin Abdelkader
  • 16:50 NYR McDonagh; Assists: Marc Staal, Pavel Buchnevich
  • 17:27 NYR Hayes; Assists: J.T. Miller, Grabner

Third period:

  • 16:01 NYR Derek Stepan (power play); Assist: Chris Kreider
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Mar 7, 2017; Sunrise, FL, USA; New York Rangers right wing Kevin Hayes (13) celebrates his goal against the Florida Panthers with center J.T. Miller (10) left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) defenseman Brendan Smith (42) and defenseman Brady Skjei (76) in the second period at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Mayer)
Mar 7, 2017; Sunrise, FL, USA; New York Rangers right wing Kevin Hayes (13) celebrates his goal against the Florida Panthers with center J.T. Miller (10) left wing Jimmy Vesey (26) defenseman Brendan Smith (42) and defenseman Brady Skjei (76) in the second period at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Mayer)

The Rangers will be without Henrik Lundqvist, Rick Nash and Michael Grabner as they take on the Hurricanes from PNC Arena Thursday at 7 p.m. ET.

  1. The Rangers improved to 24-8-0 on the road this season with Tuesday's 5-2 win at the Panthers. New York is the first team in NHL history to win 24 of its first 32 road games.
  2. The Hurricanes fell for the 10th time in their last 12 games with a 3-1 loss at the Avalanche on Tuesday. Carolina has scored fewer than four goals in each of the last 12 games, the longest active streak in the NHL.
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Feb 23, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) during their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. The Rangers beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 in the shootout. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports (Tom Szczerbowski)
Feb 23, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) during their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. The Rangers beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 in the shootout. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports (Tom Szczerbowski)

1:39PM: Vigneault said this morning, "Grabs tried this morning, is not ready to play so still day to day in his case. (NYR)

12:16PM: Michael Grabner will NOT play tonight for the Rangers against Carolina as he continues to recover from a hip injury. (Brooks)

Grabner skated today and took some line rushes with Kevin Hayes and Jimmy Vesey but will not play.

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Jan 4, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) scores a goal against Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas (3) and goalie Steve Mason (35) during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. The Rangers defeated the Flyers, 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)
Jan 4, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Rangers right wing Michael Grabner (40) scores a goal against Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas (3) and goalie Steve Mason (35) during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. The Rangers defeated the Flyers, 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)

3/7/16 | 6:10PM: Vigneault said that Grabner did not skate today and added, "He worked out at the hotel, he is getting better. Outside chance, maybe Thursday but we aren't going to skate tomorrow. He will have a morning skate so unless he is 100% Thursday we are probably going to wait." (NYR)

5:40PM: Grabner is getting better and there is an "outside chance" that he can play on Thursday against Carolina. (NYR)

3/6/17 | 1:30PM: Grabner skated today in Tampa and said that he didn't feel 100% the day after hurting his hip and that he didn't want to risk further injury if he wasn't 100%. (NYR)

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Jan 19, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers forward Michael Grabner (40) reacts after scoring a shorthanded goal on Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) in the third period at the Air Canada Centre. New York defeated Toronto 5-2. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)
Jan 19, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers forward Michael Grabner (40) reacts after scoring a shorthanded goal on Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) in the third period at the Air Canada Centre. New York defeated Toronto 5-2. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)

5:07PM: Michael Grabner is being listed as day to day and will not play tonight against the Canadiens. (NYR)

Kevin Klein had an MRI that came back negative and he won't make the Rangers road trip this week.(NYR)

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1:57PM: Michael Grabner left practice early today after taking a crosscheck from Adam Clendening and is questionable for tomorrow's game in Boston. (Cyrgalis, NYR)

The Rangers may need to call someone up for tomorrow's game if Grabner can't play. (Cyrgalis)

Grabner has not scored in 9 games and only has 1 assist and 14 shots in those games, while averaging 14:34.

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Jan 19, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers forward Michael Grabner (40) reacts after scoring a shorthanded goal on Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) in the third period at the Air Canada Centre. New York defeated Toronto 5-2. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)
Jan 19, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers forward Michael Grabner (40) reacts after scoring a shorthanded goal on Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) in the third period at the Air Canada Centre. New York defeated Toronto 5-2. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)

Leafs coach Mike Babcock spoke about Michael Grabner today and was asked if he was surprised with how Grabner has produced for the Rangers.

Babcock said that he has known Grabner "forever," dating back to his time in Spokane in the WHL, and said that the Leafs coaches and Lou Lamoriello wanted him back "big time" but the organization chose to play their kids instead.

He continued that Grabner had 100 breakaways last season and went 0 for 100. He then said that the last time the Rangers played the Leafs Grabner was 2 for 4 on breakaways and joked that the Leafs "should keep his breakaway count under 4 tonight.

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The JT Miller, Kevin Hayes and Michael Grabner line had six points (3 goals and 3 assists) in the Rangers win over Nashville.

Hayes said that the three complement each other and that he likes to pass the puck while Miller and Grabner like to score. (MSG)

Miller said that as soon as he crosses the blue line he tries to put himself into a shooting position because he knows there is a "good chance" of Hayes feeding him the puck. (Rangers Game Notes)

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GEICO SportsNite: Rangers win 00:01:00
J.T Miller and Henrik Lundqvist speak to the media after the Rangers' 4-3 win over Nashville on Thursday night at MSG.

The Rangers rallied from a 2-0 deficit with four unanswered goals en route to a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators Thursday at Madison Square Garden. >> Read more


First period:

  • 1:23 NSH Cody McLeod; Assists: P.K. Subban, Austin Watson

Second period:

  • 3:50 NSH Calle Jarnkrok (power play); Assists: Mike Fisher, Subban
  • 8:12 NYR Michael Grabner; Kevin Hayes
  • 14:58 NYR J.T. Miller; Assists: Hayes

Third period:

  • 5:36 NYR Chris Kreider; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Mika Zibanejad
  • 16:00 NYR Miller; Assists: Ryan McDonagh, Hayes
  • 17:59 NSH Roman Jose (power play); Assists: Ryan Johansen, Ryan Ellis
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Feb 5, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save during the first period against the Calgary Flames at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)
Feb 5, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save during the first period against the Calgary Flames at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)

The New York Rangers host the Nashville Predators at Madison Square Garden on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET.

According to STATS:

  • The Rangers won their first game against the Predators this season, a 2-1 victory in a shootout. New York is seeking a second win against Nashville, which would just be the second time the Rangers have won two games against the Predators in a single season (also 1998-99).

 

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