Thursday, June 23, 2011

Rangers 2011-12 Schedule With Quick Thoughts

The NHL has officially released the 2011-12 Schedule, so check out the one for your New York Rangers
Thoughts after initially looking over the schedule:
  • MSG renovations were going to make for long opening month and Rangers get 8 road games to start but then nice 6 game homestand.
  • Longest homestand is 7 games from March 11-March 23
  • Rangers will have 14 sets of back-to-back games
  • Rangers don’t play New Jersey until December 20
  • Winter Classic is official and scheduled for January 2 at 1PM.  The game should be night game considering it is on a Monday.
  • Brutal finish to the schedule with Montreal, Boston, Philly, Pittsburgh and Washington so let’s hope there is not another close race to get in at that point.
  • Rangers have 41 home games as both games in Sweden are considered Away games
  • Western teams Rangers play twice: Anaheim, Chicago, Phoenix.  All three made the playoffs last season, so no breaks there