New York Rangers fans can win cash prizes with a free-to-play app

Frank Curto

MSG Networks is giving New York Rangers fans an opportunity to win cash prizes during telecasts of hockey games.

New York Rangers fans will have a chance to watch their favorite hockey team and maybe win some prizes at the same time with a free-to-play app now available for download on iOS and Android in the Apple App and Google Play Store.

The new prediction gaming app, developed in partnership with Boom Sports, will feature pick ‘em style NHL contests and offer fans the chance to win real cash prizes based on the accuracy of their selections.

The NHL contests within the app will include separate pick ‘em contests for every Rangers, Islanders, Devils, and Sabres game, with each individual contest featuring a $1,000 progressive jackpot. For each game, fans will make several different predictions, such as the player to score the first goal, the number of total goals each team will score in each period, and more. If no one correctly makes all picks on any given night, the $1,000 prize will be added to the jackpot for that team’s next game. If there is no jackpot winner, $100 will be awarded each game to the contestant or, in the case of a tie, shared amongst those contestants, with the highest point total.

The Rangers pregame show on Tuesday night saw Steve Valiquette discussing the new app and then selecting Rangers’ Collin Blackwell to be the first Blueshirt to score during the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Blackwell scored the goal just 1:35 into the first period in the team’s 8-4 win. Rangers broadcaster Joe Micheletti acknowledged the pick by Valiquette in calling the goal on replay saying, “Steve Valiquette has a big smile on his face as he picked Blackwell.”

The app is a fun way for fans to play watch a game and have an opportunity to win some cash at the same time.

 

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