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761 It’s Go Time!

Or Go Home Time. I expect a big effort from your heroes today, and suspect they have a decent chance of forcing a Game 6 Monday. Also imagine NBC won’t allow this game to actually start until 3:21 again. Same lineup for the Rangers, which means Eminger is prucha’d. Mike…

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132 Tortorella pre-game

Just went to both coaches’ press conferences. They were pretty bad. First of all, there’s nothing that anybody can ask at 1 p.m. that’s going to still be relevant at 3 p.m., much less at 6 or 7 tonight or when our papers come out tomorrow. Second, these teams have…

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137 Game 5: Rangers at Capitals today, 3 p.m.

Is this our last game day of 2010-11? I think it’s 50/50. If there was ever a time for the Rangers to be road warriors, this would be it. I’ll be back later on from Verizon Center with John Tortorella’s press conference and then Game 5. Here are the pre-game…

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269 Post-practice quotes

Brandon Dubinsky: “We look at it, it could very easily be 3-1, us, if we find a way to get one in overtime, hang onto the lead, at least 2-2. So, yeah, it’s a tough position, but we’ve got to remain focused and believe in what we’re capable of in…

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41 More Tortorella

First, three things. The NHL’s Vezina Trophy finalists are out, and Henrik Lundqvist isn’t one of them. The three are Tim Thomas, Roberto (Meltdown) Luongo and Pekka Rinne. Also, did you see that Brad Ference got a small, slap-on-the-wrist fine for giving the finger to the fans in Montreal. What…

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21 Tortorella post-practice

Will be back with more from the coach, and with some player quotes later. My line of questioning today was about how different a 3-1 deficit is in today’s NHL than it was years ago. Because, though still rare, it does happen enough to make you think it’s possible. And…

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121 Yet another off-day … thanks again, NBC

I’m going to go to practice, though I may not be able to stay long. Taking the train to D.C. this afternoon … first road trip since Game 82 (Olli Jokinen) last season. So I’ll blog from the Amtrak train. —————— Just a point on the whole Marian Gaborik argument…

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447 Game 4: The day after

I had to make a decision today. Take care of some personal stuff I’d been neglecting before going to Washington tomorrow … or go to the practice facility to hear all the cliches about winning one game, taking a shift at a time, etc. And after sifting through some of…

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389 Capitals 4, Rangers 3 (2OT): Game 4 in review

Here’s the bad news. Teams trailing 3-1 have won 23 of 240 series in history (9.6 percent). Here’s the good news: Twenty-one  of those have happened since 1987, including twice last year. And the Capitals did it to the Rangers in 2009, and had it done to them by Montreal…

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79 Game 4: Tortorella post-game

John Tortorella: “We turned one over. I mean, we give them two free ones. Mac turns one over and we lose our coverage on a back-door play.” On the GWG: “Hank’s ready to tie it up. It’s just a fluky goal.” On Lundqvist stretching with cramps: “He’s fine. He’s fine.”…

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13 More post-game quotes

Brandon Dubinsky: “Without a doubt, it hurts. No question about it. That being said, we can’t build a time machine and go back. We’ve got to try and find a way and get a big win in their building and get the series back on our side. Obviously we’ve got…

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30 Game 4: Post-game notes, quotes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES Eastern Conference Quarterfinals – Game Four Madison Square Garden, April 20, 2011 Team Notes: –         The Rangers were defeated by the Washington Capitals, 4-3, in double overtime tonight at Madison Square Garden, in Game Four of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal match-up.  The Capitals…

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1167 It’s Go Time!

Game 4: Same lineup for the Rangers, which means Eminger is prucha’d. Mike Knuble is expected to be out injured for Capitals, though in playoffs you never believe anything until the puck drops. So we’ll see. Josh, 26, and I are here at MSG. Expecting some noise tonight, and just…

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49 Some pre-game stuff

There’s no pre-game availability tonight, so we won’t have much for youse. So to hold you over: Here’s John Tortorella’s press conference from this morning’s optional skate. Here’s my column on Ruslan Fedotenko from The Journal News and LoHud.com today. I know, I know. He’s 32, not 31. I even…

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265 Game 4: Capitals at Rangers tonight

Here are the pre-game notes, courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Eastern Conference Quarterfinal, Game Four Wednesday, Apr. 20, 7:00 p.m. Madison Square Garden • New York, NY Washington leads the series 2-1 TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the…

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300 I’ll talk Rangers on WGBB-1240AM at 9:20

Just wanted to give youse a heads-up that I will be barking about hockey  and the Rangers on the New York Sports Exchange show with Eric Mirlis and Derek Wasiak on WGBB 1240 AM on Long Island at about 9:20 tonight. The show airs from 9-10. For those out of…

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75 John Tortorella post-practice

Here is my column about Bruce Boudreau’s whining, etc., from The Journal News and LoHud.com today. John Tortorella: I asked him about what Fedotenko means to the team, for the column I’m writing: “He is a guy that, he’s been good. He’s been good in the series. He does all…

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30 Post-practice stuff

I’m working on a story on Ruslan Fedotenko for The Journal News and LoHud.com tomorrow. So I don’t have a lot of the (mostly cliche) quotes from players today. I’ll put up John Tortorella’s press conference shortly. He took the high road, but still managed a swipe at whiny Capitals…

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123 Waiting and waiting for Game 4

Thanks, NBC, for these extra days between games. They really stink. I mean, I’m sure Marc Staal and Dan (Joe) Girardi (the Block Ness Monster) are glad they’ve got an extra day to pack on the ice and not get 30 minutes of vicious hockey against one of the more…

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181 Zuccarello demoted; Another Gretzky anniversary

You guys know me. I’m big on anniversaries. Is it really 12 years since The Great One’s farewell game at Madison Square Garden, April 18, 1999? Holy smokes. ————————— Here’s the official announcement on Zuccarello: NEW YORK RANGERS TRANSACTION UPDATE New York, April 18, 2011 – New York Rangers President…

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