GameNite: Rangers and Flames 7PM

Game notes via the Rangers:

  • The Rangers will face-off against the Calgary Flames tomorrow, Dec. 15, at Madison Square Garden (7:00p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: Bloomberg Radio), as they continue their franchise record nine-game homestand.
  • The Blueshirts currently rank sixth in the Metropolitan Division standings, and 12th in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 15-17-1 (31 pts).
  • The Rangers enter the contest having been defeated by the Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-2, on Thursday at Madison Square Garden, and are now 0-3-1 on their current homestand.
  • The Blueshirts are tied for fourth in the conference and 11th in the NHL, in ROW (15).
  • The Flames enter the contest with a 13-15-4 (30 pts) record to rank 13th in the Western Conference, and have won five of their last seven games.
  • Following tomorrow’s contest, the Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Madison Square Garden (8:00 p.m.), as they continue their nine-game homestand.

All-Time: 39-53-15-0 overall (26-24-5-0 at home; 12-29-10-0 on the road)
2013-14: Tomorrow is the first of two meetings this season, and the first and only meeting at Madison Square Garden
Last Season: Did not play. In 2011-12, New York was 1-0-0 overall (0-0-0 at home; 1-0-0 on the road), following a 3-2 overtime win on Oct. 20, 2011 at Scotiabank Saddledome. The Rangers’ power play was 1-2 (50.0%), while the penalty kill tallied a shorthanded goal in the contest. Ryan McDonagh notched his first career overtime, game-winning goal with less than 0:02 remaining in the extra frame, while Dan Girardi, Brian Boyle, Brad Richards, and Derek Stepan each tallied an assist. Henrik Lundqvist made 33 saves in the win.
The Blueshirts enter the contest with a two-game winning streak against the Flames
The Rangers and Flames have been separated by two or fewer goals in 10 of their last 12 meetings (7-3-0-0 when separated by two goals), with seven of those contests being decided by one-goal (6-1-0-0 when separated by one goal)
The Blueshirts won their last meeting against the Flames at Madison Square Garden with a 2-1 victory on Nov. 22, 2010
New York is 5-9-1 at home; Calgary is 7-8-1 on the road
New York is 4-8-0 vs. Western Conference opponents; Calgary is 7-3-2 vs. Eastern Conference opponents
New York lists no former Flames on their roster
Calgary lists no former Rangers on their roster

Henrik Lundqvist – 4 GP, 2-2-0, 2.70 GAA
Rick Nash – 34 GP, 9-14–23
Brad Richards – 17 GP, 8-11–19
Taylor Pyatt – 34 GP, 6-10–16
Dan Girardi – 5 GP, 2-3–5

Gary Wien
Gary Wien

Good comeback win.  Hope they can build off of this and salvage the rest of the home game stretch.