Longest win streaks in NY Rangers history

One of the NHL’s oldest franchises would have enjoyed several long winning streaks, so which one is the longest in NY Rangers history?

Feb 20, 2024; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin (10) brings the
Feb 20, 2024; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin (10) brings the / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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One of the NHL’s most historic franchises, it’s almost a given that the NY Rangers have enjoyed double-digit winning streaks. However, this has only happened three times in their history, with the most recent coming in 2023-24. 

It started on January 27th, 2024, in a convincing 7-2 win over the Ottawa Senators and lasted for nearly a month. The streak ended on February 24th, in which the Rangers won a hard-fought game on the road against the Philadelphia Flyers before suffering a loss the following day on February 25th to the Columbus Blue Jackets. 

It marked the first double-digit winning streak for the Rangers in over 50 years, as their previous one occurred during the 1972-73 season. On January 19th, 1973, the Rangers crushed the California Golden Seals 6-0, and they didn’t fall short of the win column again until February 11th, one day after what was their fourth 6-0 win during the streak in a tie vs. the Montreal Canadiens.

Overall, the Rangers outscored their opponents 53-14, defeating them by an average score of 5.3 to 1.4. Interestingly, New York went undefeated between January 7th of that year and February 11th (or the 14th, if you count days that they did not play a game), as they tied twice and won their other four games on the schedule before their tie against the Los Angeles Kings on January 17th, giving them a record of 14-0-2 in that span. 

The NY Rangers enjoyed a trio of 10-game winning streaks in their history

We need to flashback to the NHL’s earlier years to relive New York’s initial 10-game winning streak, which commenced on December 19th, 1939, in a 5-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens. New York kept up their winning ways until January 14th, 1940, when they sustained a narrow loss to the Chicago Black Hawks. 

Just like their 10-game streak that occurred a little over three decades later, the Rangers were dominant during their near month of undefeated hockey. They scored 49 goals in that frame and allowed only 16, averaging 4.9 per contest while giving up a meager average of 1.6. New York’s success wasn’t finished there, as they finished the 1939-40 season as Stanley Cup Champions, a feat the franchise wouldn’t see again until 1994. 

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(Statistics and data provided by Hockey-Reference)