NY Rangers News - 2013 Rangers Hockey Updates
8/5/2013 - 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