Game #5 Preview: New York Rangers @ Ottawa Senators

The Ottawa Senators face-off against the New York Rangers, featuring former Senator Mika Zibanejad, for an early 1:00 PM start at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. It appears the Senators will be without their blossoming number two centre Shane Pinto for at least the next 5 games, after a scary fall in the team’s last game.
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Sunday Standings: Meet the new bosses, same as the old bosses

I enjoyed the Sunday Standings series that was running here last year, the concept made a lot of sense considering there were only games played between divisional opponents last season. This year the NHL schedule is back to normal, but I missed seeing a look at the standings and think there is value in it, so let’s bring it back!
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Rangers vs Senators: Join the live conversation

The New York Rangers go for their fourth win in a row and sweep of the four-game road trip in a matinee in Ottawa. That’s something the Blueshirts haven’t done in over six years. The last time the Rangers swept a four-game road trip was February 2015. In 2014-15 they...

The Rangers may have accidentally found their third scoring line

Injuries are funny sometimes. The Rangers have been without both Kaapo Kakko and Ryan Strome for a week, and it forced Gerard Gallant to be creative with his lines. To get more scoring punch, he was forced to put Mika Zibanejad and Artemiy Panarin together and overload the first line. In doing so, he happened to try out the Alexis Lafreniere-Filip Chytil-Sammy Blais trio. Luck was on his side, as the Rangers may have accidentally found that third scoring line.

N.Y. Rangers 3, Ottawa 2

First Period--1, Ottawa, Paul 2 (Stutzle, C.Brown), 0:41. Penalties--Norris, OTT (Tripping), 6:44; Tkachuk, OTT (Fighting), 11:55; Trouba, NYR (Fighting), 11:55; Kreider, NYR (Holding), 12:29; Barron, NYR (Kneeing), 17:15. Second Period--None. Penalties--Formenton, OTT (Holding Stick), 2:00; Miller, NYR (Holding), 19:14; Stutzle, OTT (Slashing), 19:41. Third Period--2, Ottawa, Norris 2, 1:04. 3,...

Game #5: New York Rangers vs Nashville Predators Open Thread

After a successful road swing through Canada that saw the team earn back to back victories in Montreal and Toronto, the Blueshirts have returned to the United States for yet another road tilt. Tonight’s contest marks their first road trip against a Western Conference time in the COVID-19 era, as the Rangers will square off with Roman Josi, Jusse Saros, and the rest of the Nashville Predators.

New York Rangers: Kaapo Kakko returns to practice

Kaapo Kakko may still be on the IR, but the 20-year-old winger participated in practice with the Rangers on Thursday. He sustained an upper-body injury in last Saturday’s tilt against the Montreal Canadiens. He was injured after having a very physical shift with Canadiens defenseman Alexander Romanov. However, due to the fact that he’s already back practicing, it’s safe to say that we will see him in games shortly.

The Vitali Kravtsov situation just got a lot more interesting

While New York Rangers forward Vitali Kravtsov currently remains in Russia awaiting a trade, some new information has come to light that changes the dynamic of the situation. Back on October 12th, it was reported by Larry Brooks of the New York Post that the Rangers had suspended Kravtsov following the refusal of his assignment to the Hartford Wolf Pack. Not long afterwards, Kravtsov took his ball and went home as reports surfaced that he had left for Russia.

Today’s NHL Referees and Linesmen – 10/23/21

Goals/Gm 6.1 (17) 6.0 (22) Penl/Gm 4.0 (15) 3.7 (27) % of Penl on Home 47.0% (32) 49.0% (9) More Penl on Rd % 12.0% (11) 4.0% (29) Home Win % 55.0% (20) 52.0% (29) OT/SO Games 23.0% (26) 25.0% (16) Calls by Period 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd.

NHL Rumours: New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Anaheim Ducks

Welcome to the Friday edition of NHL Rumours. The season is a week old now and things are already heating up off the ice. Some teams are looking to the present while others are looking to the future. But as the rumours heat, be sure to keep it here as the crew at Last Word on Hockey has got you covered. Today’s NHL Rumours include the New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Anaheim Ducks.