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154 Rangers-Sabres in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for the post-game notes and audio from last night. Thoughts: 1) Full marks to the kid in goal, 20-year-old Mackenzie Skapski who, but for a fluke goal 14 seconds into his NHL debut, would have two…

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427 Rangers-Capitals in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Remember that loss in Detroit Dec. 6, after the Rangers got their butts kicked by Tampa Bay the game before? When everybody was crying about how bad this team is? Well, since then they have played…

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167 Rangers-Islanders in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) We’re really seeing something pretty remarkable here. A team that very often doesn’t play 60, sometimes doesn’t even play…

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153 Rangers-Blackhawks in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the Game Summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) I sometimes feel like I’m running out of things to say about this team. The Rangers win when they don’t play particularly well, do it quite often actually. Then when they need to play a near-perfect…

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169 Rangers-Red Wings in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) There was a lot of skill on the ice in that game. Holy shishkebab. Amazing how they can play that fast, and still that tight. No room at all, yet 150 mph all night. I thought…

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504 Rangers-Predators in review

Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. There is also a bunch of leftover stuff, including my story from Trade Deadline Day in the post just below this one, with some extra quotes from Glen Sather, Keith Yandle, Mats Zuccarello and Alain Vigneault. So please scroll down. Or…

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452 Rangers-Flyers in review

Spend Monday here at Rangers Report for wall-to-wall NHL Trade Deadline coverage and conversation, including a Live Chat from MSG. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) I’m not breaking any news to you guys in saying this loss was overdue. It’s been…

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279 Rangers-Coyotes in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press confernce video. Thoughts: 1) So what would you rather watch, a buttoned-down, structured struggle like Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Calgary or last night’s…

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432 Rangers-Flames in review

Click here for my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the post-game video of Alain Vigneault’s presser. Click here for the boxscore, with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) The highlight of this early morning was getting out of the cold, into the house and immediately deleting…

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268 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Click here to see Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference. Thoughts: 1) Good thing there are shootouts in this league because that would have been an awful tie. 2) How in the world do the Rangers, against a guy (Curtis McElhinney) who fought…

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312 Rangers-Sabres in review

Thoughts: 1) The Rangers sure didn’t play this way in front of Cam Talbot the last five or six games. On the other hand, they weren’t playing the god-awful Baby Buffaloes in those games. That said, against some lousy teams and some good teams, the Rangers hung out Talbot to…

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160 Rangers-Canucks in review

Click here for my game story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) It’s so cold I saw a politician with his hands in his own pockets. It’s so cold, I was in traffic and some guy flipped me the mitten. 2) Ah, yes, the shootout. You know how I feel about it…

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250 Rangers-Coyotes in review

Thoughts: 1) I just find this stat fascinating. The Rangers have had four trips of three games or more and they are 12-1 in those games. No, don’t ask me to explain it. 2) Admit it. You’re not as worried about the next three, four, five weeks, or whatever it…

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289 Rangers-Avalanche in review

Thoughts: 1) Gonna get this out of the way quickly. These last three games the Rangers played … they got five points, but games like these usually lead to losing streaks. There are usually warning signs before a team goes into a tailspin, just as there are signs when a…

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293 Rangers-Maple Leafs in review

Thoughts: 1) The Maple Leaves are so bad I wanted to throw my shirt onto the ice. Yet, in three terribly undisciplined games this season, Toronto outscored the Rangers 15-12. Right, 27 goals in three games. If all teams could play that way the NHL could get rid of all…

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239 Rangers-Stars in review

Thoughts: 1) Some days I try to explain the difference between what happened and what was deserved. Not today. The Rangers got exactly what they deserved — though they may have been pretty lucky to get a point — after an aromatic first 35 minutes of no-show. This team, and…

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99 Rangers-Predators in review

Apologies yet again for all the technical glitches. Thoughts: 1) Sometimes the Rangers win and I don’t think they’ve played well at all … fairly often, in fact. Very rarely this season, though, have they lost in games where I thought the performance was quite good. This was one of…

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434 Rangers-Bruins in review

Click here to see my story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) Size? Really? I’m so tired of the old “can’t compete with the big teams” stuff. Sorry. I am. It’s a myth. And I’m not saying the Rangers shouldn’t be looking to add bigger, grittier bottom-six forwards for a playoff run,…

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124 Rangers-Panthers in review

Thoughts: 1) Alain Vigneault has said, at times, you don’t dissect a win. A lot of coaches have said that (including Mike Keenan in 1994, and I think Glen Sather in the 1980s). That’s a funny sentiment. But a good coach knows when his team is playing well and when…

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