Zibanejad not playing this weekend, Lundqvist in net against Ottawa

Mika Zibanejad did not make the trip with the Rangers to Ottawa and will not play tomorrow against the Senators or on Saturday in Montreal. (Newsday) Zibanejad did take part in the Rangers optional skate today and was in a regular jersey instead of the non-contact one he had been wearing. (Brooks) Henrik Lundqvist will be in net against the Senators on Friday and Alex Georgiev will start on Saturday…

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Rangers bounce back with 4-1 win over Caps

First Period: Second Period: PPG – Artemi Panarin (10) ASST: Kaapo Kakko (3), Adam Fox (6) Third Period: PPG – Artemi Panarin (11) ASST: Kaapo Kakko (4), Ryan Strome (13) Pavel Buchnevich (3) ASST: Filip Chytil (2), Brendan Lemieux (6) PPG – Evgeny Kuznetsov (10) ASST: John Carlson (28) Brett Howden (3) ASST: Pavel Buchnevich (14), Chris Kreider (6) Three Stars: 3: Kakko 2: Lundqvist 1: Panarin Stats: David Quinn…

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What to look for as the Rangers take on the Caps

The Rangers (8-8-2) host the Washington Capitals (16-3-4) tonight at MSG. The Rangers will be without Mika Zibanejad but Kaapo Kakko will return after missing the past two games with the flu and Tim Gettinger will make his season debut. The lines tonight are expected to be: Artemi Panarin, Ryan Strome, Jesper Fast Chris Kreider, Filip Chytil, Pavel Buchnevich Brendan Lemieux, Brett Howden, Kaapo Kakko Brendan Smith, Greg McKegg, Tim…

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Mika Zibanejad skating in a non-contact jersey at Rangers practice

5:25PM: David Quinn spoke after practice today and said (NYR): On Zibanejad being out there, “he made another step, day to day, another good step, hopefully he can do a bit more tomorrow.” Any timeline on Mika, “no.” Do you expect Kakko to play, “yea.” On Tim Gettinger, “he had a really good start down there and earned this opportunity. You could just see, he’s here with a bit more…

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Zibanejad out Wednesday, David Quinn on Lias Andersson and more

Mika Zibanejad skated on his own on Monday but will not play for the Rangers on Wednesday against the Capitals. (NYR) Kaapo Kakko practiced and while David Quinn said that he is still not “great,” he is expected to play on Wednesday.” (NYR) The lines the Rangers used at practice today were (Gorman): Artemi Panarin, Ryan Strome, Jesper Fast Chris Kreider, Filip Chytil, Pavel Buchnevich Brendan Lemieux, Brett Howden, Kaapo…

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What David Quinn said after the loss to the Panthers

David Quinn met with the media on MSG following the loss to the Panthers and said: On the game, “I thought it was a lot better effort, did a lot of good things tonight but obviously our PK has to get better. We take two stupid penalties to start the game and they capitalize on them. The first one is a hell of a play, sometimes you question yourself ‘why’d…

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