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65 The Rangers’ new No. 1 line: Miller-Brassard-Fast

The Rangers’ best forward line, by far, doesn’t have Rick Nash on it. Or Mats Zuccarello. Or Derek Stepan. Or Chris Kreider. Nope, the Rangers’ best line is centered by a resurgent Derick Brassard, flanked by a pair of emerging wingers who had been considered, by many, and at times…

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213 Rangers-Wild in review

Rangers 4, Wild 2. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here to read my early story on the Rangers’ penalty kill. Click here for the official game summary. Click here for the official event summary. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1)…

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159 With Klein out indefinitely, another opportunity for McIlrath

GREENBURGH – The Rangers’ mission just got a bit more difficult. Defenseman Kevin Klein was diagnosed Wednesday with a fractured right thumb, and is out indefinitely. How this affects the trade deadline and any decision to deal a defenseman (notably Keith Yandle) remains to be seen. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault…

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330 Rangers-Devils in review

Devils 3, Rangers 2. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) The Rangers’ special teams are a tire fire. Plain and simple. They can talk all they want about all the good they did…

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101 Minus Nash, Rangers resume play vs. Devils in Newark

The Rangers’ extended All-Star break – seven days without a game – wasn’t enough to heal one of the team’s most important players. Rick Nash, injured blocking a shot with his left leg on Jan. 22, is not expected to be in the lineup Tuesday when the Rangers resume play…

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97 Rangers prospect report – Jan. 18-24

Courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: JAN. 18 – JAN. 24 Brad Morrison, C, Prince George Cougars (WHL) – Morrison posted three consecutive multi-point games this past week, registering six points (three goals, three assists) over the span. The Rangers’ fourth round pick (113th overall) in the…

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167 Rangers & Brassard hope his luck is changing

Hoping to do a live chat Thursday or Friday … I’ll give you a heads-up later. We will also do “It’s Go Time!” for the NHL all-star skills competition and for the John Scott all-star game. The Rangers don’t do anything until a late Monday afternoon practice. My story from…

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474 Rangers-Sabres in review

Rangers 6, Sabres 3. Click here to read my game 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) Everything’s relative, right? Compared to Sunday in Ottawa, this was a masterpiece. Compared to…

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211 Rangers-Senators in review

Senators 3, Rangers 0. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) You don’t often see Alain Vigneault ticked off, and he sure was after this game. I don’t think it was staged or for effect. He sure should have been. If he wasn’t…

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70 Rangers at Senators today (3 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at OTTAWA SENATORS Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, 3:00 p.m. ET Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON Rangers: 26-16-5 (57 pts) Senators: 22-20-6 (50 pts) TODAY’S GAME The Rangers play their 48th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a back-to-back set today, Jan.…

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181 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Rangers 4, Hurricanes 1. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Heave Ho, two in a row! First time since Nov. 21-23, which is really not believable. 2) Let’s keep it in perspective. If a Vancouver player doesn’t kick Ryan Miller’s stick away…

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221 Rangers at Hurricanes tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at CAROLINA HURRICANES Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC Rangers: 25-16-5 (55 pts) Hurricanes: 21-19-8 (50 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 47th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a stretch of three games…

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210 Rangers’ big question: To trade Keith Yandle, or not?

It’s a fascinating and fairly unique debate surrounding one of the Rangers’ most enigmatic players. To trade Keith Yandle, or not? The situation could be a predicament and it could be a huge trading chip. Here the Rangers have an in-his-prime puck-moving defenseman, paying only half of his salary cap…

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304 Rangers-Canucks in review

Rangers 3, Canucks 2 (OT). Click here to read my game 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) Didn’t the Rangers beat the Canucks 3-2 at the Garden on some other…

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165 Canucks at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

UPDATE: Derick Brassard (flu symptoms) is unlikely to play tonight, so Jayson Megna would replace him. Kevin Klein (thumb) is probable, but a game-time decision. If he plays, Dylan McIlrath is out. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. VANCOUVER CANUCKS Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, 7:00 p.m.…

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297 Rangers-Capitals in review

Capitals 5, Rangers 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Boy, am I glad I don’t root for this team. 2) I am gaining more and more sympathy for you poor folks who live and die with them. I will say, this…

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