Monthly Archives: April, 2013

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17 Rangers 6, Panthers 1: Post-game notes & quotes

Courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES April 18, 2013 (Game 43, Home Game 22) Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers 6, Panthers 1 Team Notes: –        The Rangers defeated the Florida Panthers, 6-1, tonight at Madison Square Garden, and are now 6-2-1 in their last…

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431 It’s Go Time! … Panthers at Rangers

Not much needs to be said. This is a fairly critical game against a very bad team, much worse than the team that beat the Rangers Tuesday. Of course, if you don’t or can’t score goals, every team is pretty dangerous, right? So let’s say the Rangers need to go…

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64 John Tortorella pre-game press conference (audio)

Got there a few seconds late for John Tortorella’s presser, but all I missed was him saying he wasn’t giving out the lineup or with whom Chris Kreider will play. He did say that he’s still not crazy about throwing the kid into the playoff stretch drive here (and I…

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271 Panthers at Rangers tonight: Pre-game notes

Could it really, really be 14 years since The Great One retired? April 18, 1999, Wayne Gretzky hung ’em up at Madison Square Garden. Cannot believe it’s been that long. Have the Rangers scored a power-play goal since then? Photo by Getty Images. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW…

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163 Official announcement on Rangers recall of Chris Kreider

From the Rangers: RANGERS RECALL FORWARD CHRIS KREIDER NEW YORK, April 17, 2013 –New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has recalled forward Chris Kreider from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL). Kreider, 21, has registered one goal and three…

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192 Rangers-Flyers in review

Another great night for the Rangers. A woeful loss to a bad team in Philadelphia, and all the teams around them in the playoff race – Islanders, Ottawa and Winnipeg – won. The good news, if there is any, is that the Rangers are still in eighth based on a…

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21 Flyers 4, Rangers 2: Post-game notes

Courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES April 16, 2013 (Game 42, Away Game 21) Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA Flyers 4, Rangers 2 Team Notes: –      The Rangers were defeated by the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-2, tonight at Wells Fargo Center, and are now 5-2-1 over their…

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541 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Flyers

Light up the Empire State Building in black and orange! Going to be an interesting night at the Arena that Changes Names Every Five Minutes. The Flyers play the second of back-to-backs, after a resounding win in Montreal last night, and though they’re out of the playoff picture, there appears…

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282 And down the stretch they come …

Happy Tax Day. Which is like saying Happy Colonoscopy Day. Anyway, today there are just 13 days left in this hacked-off, Bettmaned 48-game, 99-day joke of a season. Which is a good time to take a look at the race for the final few playoff spots in the mediocre Eastern…

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280 Rangers-Islanders in review

Still not completely sure what to make of the Rangers’ 1-0 win over the Islanders Saturday night. The Rangers didn’t play great. They didn’t play lousy. But it sure as heck was fun to watch, and the atmosphere in that old, dilapidated building was pretty cool and very loud. Thoughts:…

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9 Rangers 1, Islanders 0 (OT): post-game notes

With the win the Rangers closed to within a point of the seventh-place Islanders, who picked up a point by getting to overtime. The Islanders have 47, one behind sixth-place Ottawa, the Rangers 46, two ahead of ninth-place Winnipeg with a game in hand. The Islanders, who hold a tiebreaker…

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758 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Islanders

Happy Anniversary! … sort of. On April 13, 1940 the New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup. And, as you may know, they have won once since then. So as of today it is officially one Stanley Cup in 73 years. Anyway, the Rangers  are playing one of their most…

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249 Rangers at Islanders tonight: pregame notes

The Rangers visit Uniondale tonight in the most important meeting between the teams in years, the Islanders two points up on the Rangers, the Rangers with a game in hand. After tonight the Isles will have six games left, the Rangers seven. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK…

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411 Rangers-Maple Leaves in review

I’m not going to go nutso about the shootout today, because I’ve done it to death … and will do it again later on, no doubt, about how stupid it is that the playoff fate of teams, not to mention the jobs of GMs, coaches and players are decided in…