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5 Can’t-Miss New York Rangers Games in 2014-15

5 Can't-Miss New York Rangers Games in 2014-15

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After failing to bring the Stanley Cup back to New York last season, the Rangers will be on a quest to redeem themselves. It's a long road to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the Rangers have some exhilarating matchups along the way.

Here are five Rangers games you will not want to miss in 2014-15.

5. Oct. 12 - Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Rangers

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5. Oct. 12 - Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Rangers

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The Rangers face off against two other opponents before they head back to Madison Square Garden for their home opener. What better way to kickoff the season at home than with an original six matchup?

4. Nov. 11 - New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins

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4. Nov. 11 - New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins

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The Rangers conquered the Penguins in seven games in the Eastern Conference Semifinals last season. For their first meeting of the season, it will be thrilling to see which one of these talented teams comes out on top.

3. Jan. 8 - New York Rangers at Los Angeles Kings

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3. Jan. 8 - New York Rangers at Los Angeles Kings

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The Kings defeated the Rangers 4-1 in the Stanley Cup Finals last season. The Rangers will be out for a blood, so it will be exciting to watch this East Coast-West Coast battle reignite.

2. Oct. 14 - New York Islanders at New York Rangers

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2. Oct. 14 - New York Islanders at New York Rangers

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The Battle for New York will recommence a mere seven days into the new season at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers met with the Islanders five times last season and won three of those clashes. Will the Rangers be the triumphant franchise again this season?

1. Nov. 17 - Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Rangers

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1. Nov. 17 - Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Rangers

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The Rangers and Lightning will come face-to-face for the first time since Martin St. Louis abruptly shipped off to New York in exchange for Ryan Callahan. St. Louis spent 12 full seasons with the Lightning and even took home the Stanley Cup with them, so it will be interesting to see how the crowd reacts to him returning to the arena he once called home.

Amanda Sklarek is a Pittsburgh Penguins/NHL writer for RantSports.com. Follow her on Twitter @amandabukowski, “Like” her on Facebook or add her to your network on Google.