New York Rangers 2014 News and Updates
3/3/14 – The next stretch of the New York Rangers schedule is looking optimistic as the team will play their next five against opponents they beat in their last meeting – Toronto (3/5) and Detroit (3/9) at MSG and Carolina (3/7, 3/11), and Minnesota (3/13) on the road. With just two days remaining until the NHL’s trade deadline, fans are left to wonder if the Rangers will agree to a six-year term with captain Ryan Callahan or if Sunday’s game against Boston was their last chance to see their forward in a Rangers uniform. Find out if the Rangers decide to extend Callahan’s contract with New York Rangers tickets (min. $62) to Wednesday’s game!
2/25/14 – New York Rangers tickets for the team’s return are in high-demand, averaging $303 (up 44% in the last week). Thursday’s game at the Garden against the reigning Stanley Cup champions, will open the post-Olympic stretch of the Rangers schedule, which will include 13 road games and 10 at home. Anticipation is running high as Glen Sather decides if he’ll trade Ryan Callahan or Dan Girardi before the trade deadline and avoid losing either for next-to-nothing free agency.
2/19/14 – It’s been a roller coaster year for the Blueshirts! Currently second in the Metropolitan Division and sixth in the Eastern Conference, the Rangers won five of their last six heading into the Olympic break. But, the team and fans received some bad news today - New York Rangers’ point leader, Mats Zuccarello, has been diagnosed with a small fracture in his left hand. Zuccarello has a career-high 43 points this season and will return from Sochi for further evaluation. The Rangers’ first game after the break is Feb. 27 at home against the Chicago Blackhawks (avg. $211).
2/3/14 – After two wins against rivals, New York Islanders, the red-hot Rangers are now 14 of 20. But, the Rangers record is not what everyone is talking about; instead all eyes are on captain Ryan Callahan. Will Glen Sather deal his forward? With a decision expected before the Olympics, Rangers fans will wait to see if Callahan and the franchise can come to an agreement on a contract extension or if the team will trade him. Stay tuned! For now, the Rangers will host the Avs (2/4) and Oilers (2/6) at Madison Square Garden this week. Tuesday’s game against Colorado is the cheapest remaining home game of the 2013-14 regular season (avg. $99).
1/29/14 – After a four-goal second period, the Rangers beat the Devils Sunday night outdoors at Yankee Stadium. The first-ever hockey game in the Bronx sold out weeks ago; at an average price of $206 10 days before game day, it was the more expensive of the two games to be held outdoors in New York this month. But, after fans watched the intense rivalry play out over the weekend, the price of Stadium Series tickets for Wednesday’s game against the Islanders took off. The last time these two Metropolitan foes faced off, the NYI got the win (3-5) at MSG.
New York Rangers 2013-2014 Season
The Rangers are entering the post-John Tortorella era after another premature playoff exit, essentially swapping the outspoken Tortorella for former Canucks coach Alain Vigneault. Average price for Rangers tickets at home in 2013-14 is currently $206. After starting the regular season with 9 straight road games, the Rangers first home game at Madison Square Garden against the Canadiens on 10/28 is averaging $238. The most expensive home game is on 12/20 against the New York Islanders
, averaging $286. The Rangers will play two outdoor NHL games
this season at Yankee Stadium
. Yankee Stadium will be the site of New Jersey Devils
vs. New York Rangers in the Battle of the Hudson River (1/26) and the New York Islanders vs. New York Rangers Battle of New York game (1/29).
While a normal 82-game hockey season, usually running from early October to early April, can be likened to a marathon; this season will be more of a sprint to finish, since the season has been shortened to 48 games by an extended player lockout. The New York Rangers, after having the best record in the NHL's Eastern Conference last season under coach John Tortorella, have gotten off to a slow start in this year's sprint but are still within reach of the playoffs.
Right winger Marian Gaborik is co-leading the team in scoring with center Brad Richards; left wing Rick Nash, acquired in the offseason from Columbus, is not far behind the two in points. Defenseman Stu Bickel leads the team in penalty minutes while averaging just a few minutes of ice time per game. The majority of the Rangers' goaltending is being handled by Henrik Lundqvist, who is in the middle of the pack league-wide in goals-against average. As a team, the squad is in the bottom half of the league so far in goals per game and in the key stat of power play percentage; they’re doing well enough defending the home ice at venerable Madison Square Garden but need work when on the road. New York Rangers tickets average $158 for remaining 2013 home games — the 8th most expensive ticket in the NHL. If you're on a budget, you'll find cheap NY Rangers tickets from $64 in the upper 200 and 400 levels at MSG. Upcoming must-see Rangers games on the schedule include the Washington Capitals (2/17), Philadelphia Flyers (3/5), and Pittsburgh Penguins (4/3).