Rangers Roundup: Season recap video, Ovechkin jokes with fans, and more

The New York Rangers have completed the 2021-22 Regular Season and finished with a record of 52-24-6, which is good for 110 points and second place in the Metro Division.

It’s been an amazing year and one that has been wonderfully captured by the New York Rangers Social, Creative, and Public Relations teams in video form.

When I say this is a must see, I’m not kidding. Enjoy!

Alex Ovechkin captured having fun with Rangers fans

Washington’s captain Alex Ovechkin was scratched for the third straight game as he’s nursing an upper-body injury to be ready for the playoffs.

Last night, as the New York Rangers were closing out the season with a 3-2 win over the Capitals, Ovechkin was getting into with fans. As the Garden Faithful jeered him, the NHL’s third all-time leader in career goals was joining along with the “fun”.

MSG Networks releases playoff schedule

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Apr 16, 2022; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers left wing Alexis Lafreniere (13) celebrates with left wing Chris Kreider (20) after a 4-0 win against the Detroit Red Wings at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

With the New York Rangers back in the playoffs, the best broadcast team in the biz will carry every game of the first round.

From MSGN Press Release:

With the New York Rangers set to drop the puck and begin its Stanley Cup playoff run, MSG Networks today announced its official telecast schedule for the team’s first round matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins, starting with Game 1 at home at 7:00pm on Tuesday, May 3rd. MSG Networks will air every playoff game during the team’s opening round series, serving as the go-to home for Rangers playoffs coverage. 

Play-by-play announcer and Hockey Hall of Famer Sam Rosen will be on the call with analyst Joe Micheletti for each game throughout the series. Reporter Michelle Gingras will provide in-game analysis and conduct player interviews throughout the pregame, postgame and each intermission.

The network will also have a half-hour pregame show and an expanded one-hour postgame show for every opening round telecast. Hosted by John Giannone, the studio coverage will feature legendary Rangers goalie and franchise icon Henrik Lundqvist, alongside his former teammate and New York Emmy Award-winning analyst Steve Valiquette.

MSG Networks’ complete schedule for the Rangers’ first round series can be seen below. All Rangers postseason coverage airing on MSG Networks will also be available on MSG GO, the network’s live streaming and video on demand platform.

MSG NETWORKS RANGERS PLAYOFF TELECAST SCHEDULE (*if necessary) 
GameDateOpponentTimeNetwork
Game 1Tuesday, May 3Pittsburgh7:00pmMSG Network
Game 2Thursday, May 5Pittsburgh7:00pmMSG Network
Game 3Saturday, May 7at Pittsburgh7:00pmMSG Network
Game 4Monday, May 9at Pittsburgh7:00pmMSG Network
*Game 5Wednesday, May 11PittsburghTBDMSG Network
*Game 6Friday, May 13at PittsburghTBDMSG Network
*Game 7Sunday, May 15PittsburghTBDMSG Network

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