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339 Rangers-Red Wings in review

Thoughts: 1) There’s no way to sugar-coat it. That was a horrible loss on so many levels. A 2-0 lead, in control, some awful defensive coverage, then the absolute gift 5-on-3s and a double-minor mixed in, including one long shift where one of the three Red Wings on ice had…

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260 Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) The Rangers were the better team for a large chunk of this game. And I thought they tossed it away. Alain Vigneault said it best, and said it for me: “Unfortunately when you are playing against such a strong opponent,…

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234 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here to read my story on yesterday’s game, from lohud.com. Click here to see lohud.com’s photo gallery from the game. Thoughts: 1) I’m gonna go ahead and say this was the Rangers worst game of the last five, of which they’ve won four, of which three of the wins…

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145 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here to see lohud.com’s photo gallery from Saturday’s 3-0 Rangers win in Philadelphia. Thoughts: 1) This is a really good team you’re watching here, folks. A really good team that has played a bunch of bad games. Just trying to figure it out. That was the first time Alain…

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185 Rangers-Lightning in review

Thoughts: 1) Happy Thanksgiving. There’s plenty for which to be thankful and far more important than a stupid hockey game. So I hope you enjoy the holiday with family. Please be careful on the roads and don’t even dream about drinking and driving, or using the phone while driving. And…

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295 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Click here to read my story from the Rangers’ 5-0 win over Montreal. Click here for lohud.com’s photo gallery from last night’s game. Thoughts: 1) It all starts with their defensive commitment for the Rangers. If they defend, if they manage the puck, then their speed shows up. If they…

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160 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here to read my story on last night’s game, from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) So Alain Vigneault walks into the interview room, cracks a smile and says, “That was a little better, eh?” Sure was. But we’ve seen this act before. Here’s a little bit of a difference. This time…

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336 Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here to read my story (with some very good quotes) from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) This one was the worst. There’s no sugar-coating it. I’d say 15 or 16 of the Rangers’ skaters in last night’s game were going three-quarters speed, or as I like to call it, scrimmage speed.…

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235 Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here for a photo gallery from last night’s game. Thoughts: 1) I sure wish this could be all about the first 65 minutes of that hockey game. But it can’t because of the bizarro ending, which was nobody’s fault, but very unfortunate. Fact is, the correct call was made…

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156 Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here to read my story on the Rangers’ 5-0 win over Pittsburgh Tuesday. Thoughts: 1) I predicted a blowout. 2) Whatever it is, the Rangers sure as heck distract the living hell out of the Penguins. Part of that is the goalkeeper, for sure. But the Rangers become a…

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394 Rangers-Oilers in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Click here to see lohud.com’s photo gallery from last night’s game, via Getty Images. Thoughts: 1) This weekend was right out of the John Muckler era. 2) Speaking of Muck, I wonder what it would be like around here if Alain Vigneault…

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162 Rangers-Maple Leaves in review

Reminder: Tonight’s Oilers-Rangers game at MSG is an unusual 6 p.m. start. Thoughts: 1) Toronto’s really not very good at all. Actually, it’s hard to believe that the way the Leaves play is the actually the way they strive to play. If you take care of your end, and don’t…

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504 Rangers-Red Wings in review

Click here for my story on the Rangers’ 4-3 OT win over Detroit, from lohud.com. Click here for lohud.com’s Rangers-Red Wings photo gallery. Thoughts: 1) Win, lose or Bettman loser’s point, these games sure have been fun to watch, no? I mean, comebacks, close games, blown leads, more comebacks. Good…

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194 Rangers-Blues in review

Click here for my story on last night’s Rangers-Blues game, from lohud.com. Click here to see lohud.com’s photo gallery of last night’s game. Thoughts: 1) I’m not going to get into whether the shootout is a stupid, stupid way to decide a hockey game — especially a really good hockey…

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116 Rangers-Jets in review

Click here for my story on last night’s game, from lohud.com. Click here for a photo gallery on the game. Thoughts: 1) Holy Shishkebob. Ryan McDonagh hurt the same shoulder that sidelined him for the end of the regular season last year. Now what? They were already playing the seventh…

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150 Rangers-Wild in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) Let’s be honest here. The Rangers got way more than they deserved again. I thought the same thing with the Carolina game. Thought the same thing with the Newark game. That’s three of their five wins, in my book. Now,…

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156 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Click here for another great lohud photo gallery from another bad game. Thoughts: 1) That three-arena ceremony, with the anthems live by the great Lyndon Slewidge in Ottawa was just fabulous and perfect.  Wow. Goosebumps. Tears. 2) Finally, the Rangers had some forecheck in the first period. Some dump-and-pressure. It…

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106 Rangers-Devils in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Click here to see lohud.com’s photo gallery off of last night’s game. Thoughts: 1) I know I chide you guys for your emotional swaying, you know, the way, for example, the Rangers completely sucked early in the third period and how great…

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162 Rangers-Sharks in review

Click here for my story on last night’s game, from lohud.com. Click here for the latest lohud.com photo gallery, from last night’s 4-0 win over the Sharks. Thoughts: 1) Henrik Lundqvist. Over his last six periods, plus an OT, plus a shootout, Lundqvist has allowed one goal, and it was…

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