Monthly Archives: April, 2013

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0 Rangers-Maple Leaves photo gallery

Photos by Getty Images. This photo gallery is something that we will be able to do from time to time with this new blog format … Sorry that my first time I may have put one of the photos in twice (and couldn’t figure out how to get rid of…

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19 Rangers 3, Maple Leafs 2 (shootout): Post-game notes, quotes

Courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES April 10, 2013 (Game 40, Home Game 21) Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers 3, Maple Leafs 2 (shootout) Team Notes: –        The Rangers defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-2, in the shootout tonight at Madison Square Garden, and…

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688 It’s Go Time! … Maple Leaves at Rangers

The Rangers return from a three-game road trip (1-1-1) and complete a home-and-home against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Following tonight’s game the eight-place Rangers will have only eight games remaining, including Saturday’s crucial visit to Long Island. Game 40. Maple Leaves at Rangers. Ya boys are 3-1-1 in their last…

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62 John Tortorella pre-game press conference audio

Rangers coach John Tortorella spoke pre-game about J.T. Miller’s development, about the games of Anton Stralman and Mats Zuccarello, and said that he would reunite Dan Girardi and Ryan McDonagh on defense tonight. He also spoke about the mistakes the team made defensively in Toronto Monday. Tortorella had a couple…

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344 Maple Leaves at Rangers tonight: Pregame notes

Pregame notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS Wednesday, Apr. 10, 7:00 p.m. Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 19-16-4 (42 pts) Maple Leafs: 22-13-4 (48 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will complete a home-and-home set when they face-off against the Toronto Maple…

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392 Rangers-Maple Leaves in review

Well, you guys really don’t need me to break down that 4-3 loss in T.O. because it was pretty self-explanatory. Breakdowns, breakdowns, breakdowns. Big, glaring, smelly defensive breakdowns. One on each of the four Toronto goals. Thoughts: 1) Woe Canada. Your boys have not won in Canada this season. How…

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146 Maple Leaves 4, Rangers 3: Post-game notes

The Rangers fumbled and bumbled away a game and probably a chance to finish as high as fifth place in the East. Four goals against on four miserable defensive breakdowns. Post-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES April 8, 2013 (Game 39, Away Game 19) Air…

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777 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Maple Leaves

Remember this about the NHL’s three-point game: If the Rangers get three of a possible four points in these two games, that means the Leaves get at least two, or possibly three. Makes no sense? Of course it doesn’t. The Rangers can gain significant ground only by winning both games…

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302 Rangers at Maple Leaves tonight

The Rangers finish their three-game, four-night road trip in Toronto tonight and begin a home-and-home series with the Maple Leaves, who visit the Garden Wednesday. The Rangers are 3-0-1 in their last four and trail the fifth-place Leaves by four points with 10 games left. Pre-game notes courtesy of the…

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477 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Funny how perception works. The Rangers romped over Pittsburgh 6-1 Wednesday. Then they lost in a post-game tiddly-winks contest, 2-1, in Pittsburgh on Friday. Then they beat Carolina 4-1 last night. And yet I would argue that the best game that they played was the loss. Honestly, I think it…

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109 Rangers 4, Hurricanes 1: Post-game notes

The Rangers are 3-0-1 in their last four after beating the Hurricanes 4-1 Saturday night in Raleigh. With 10 games remaining in the regular season, they are in seventh place, but four points behind fifth-place Toronto. The Rangers play the Maple Leaves back to back, Monday in Toronto and Wednesday…

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732 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Hurricanes

Coming off their emotional home-and-home series with the Penguins, the Rangers go to Raleigh to play the lowly-but-rested Hurricanes in a game that has as much meaning, maybe more, than the two against Pittsburgh. Two points tonight puts them in good shape heading into a home-and-home with Toronto Monday and…

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47 Rangers at Hurricanes tonight: Pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at CAROLINA HURRICANES Saturday, Apr. 6, 7:00 p.m. PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC Rangers: 18-15-4 (40 pts) Hurricanes: 16-18-2 (34 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena (7:00 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio:…

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261 Rangers-Penguins in review

OK, show of hands, how many thought the Rangers would get three points out of this home-and-home series against the prematurely-crowned Stanley Cup champions? Two points? None? Seriously, if I had told you on Wednesday afternoon when everybody was nuts over the Marian Gaborik trade that they’d get three points,…

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65 Penguins 2, Rangers 1 (shootout): Post-game notes

Well, that was one of the better hockey games of the season — mean, nasty, great goaltending, sustained offensive chances from the Rangers, against one of the better teams in all of hockey. Only to have it ruined by the shootout, hockey’s tiddly-winks contest to decide crucial games with a…

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714 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Penguins

The Rangers, coming off two consecutive wins (1-0 since the trade deadline deals) take on the Penguins, who have lost two in a row (including Wednesday’s 6-1 decision at the Garden) after winning 15 in a row. The Rangers start a three-game trip, that includes stops in Carolina Saturday and…

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298 Rangers at Pittsburgh tonight: pregame notes

The Rangers have a rematch with the Penguins tonight, 7 p.m. in Pittsburgh, following their 6-1 win at the Garden on Wednesday. They start a three-game road trip, which continues Saturday in Carolina and Monday in Toronto. Pregame notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Friday,…

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869 Rangers-Penguins & trade deadline in review

Thoughts: 1) Those first three goals. Surreal, wasn’t it? Just ridiculously surreal. That most of us were thinking the only question in this home-and-home would be “by how many goals would Pittsburgh sweep?” and that most of us were absolutely killing the Marian Gaborik trade, and for that to happen…