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35 Devils win lottery, will probably get another Kovalchuk

First, a reminder. To enter the predictions contest, please use the earlier contest thread. Thank you. ————- So the Devils won the draft lottery. Note that the last five times a team other than the last-place team won the lottery, the No. 1 picks were Patrick Kane, Alex Ovechkin, Marc-Andre…

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130 Contest(s) time! Stop shaving, start predicting

We’ve got a couple contests as we head into the postseason — finally! — tomorrow. First and foremost is the second Bi-annual Boneheads/Paul Mara Playoff Beard Contest Extravaganza, Picnic and Parade. Or simply the playoff beard contest. Send me, via e-mail, your “before” photos before Game 2 on Friday. Send…

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221 Post-practice quotes

Marc Staal: “Playoffs, special teams is always a huge component of trying to win a series. It’ll be big, coming up this week. We obviously pay attention to defense in our own zone and make sure we do those things properly to give ourselves chances to score. It’ll be interesting.”…

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43 Tortorella post-practice

Will have Tortorella quotes shortly, followed by a few player quotes. Then later on we’ll have details on two contests — the predictions contest and the Second Bi-Annual Boneheads/Paul Mara Playoff Beard Contest Extravaganza, Picnic and Parade. So bear with me. —————– John Tortorella: I asked him (for my column…

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63 Rangers’ regular-season wrapup

I’m headed to practice later on. I will not be traveling to Games 1 and 2, but should be at every game thereafter, right through Game 7 of the finals. See youse later. From the New York Rangers (special thanks to Dino Ticinelli, who provides all the notes and stats…

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70 NHL end-of-season wrap-up

Will have the Rangers’ wrap-up at another time. This is from the NHL: TO-THE-WIRE PLAYOFF RACES, OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES HIGHLIGHTED 2010-11 NHL REGULAR SEASON NEW YORK (April 11, 2011) — It took until the final minute of the final game of the National Hockey League’s 1,230-game regular season to determine the…

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81 A few more post-practice quotes

Brandon Dubinsky: Said it was nerve-wracking watching Tampa-Carolina, especially when it got to 4-2. “But when it was 3-0, we were pretty excited about that.” On success vs. Washington this season: “Hopefully we can get a little bit of confidence. When you play a team well like we did, hopefully…

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17 Post-practice quotes

First an anecdote. You guys know that I’ve given Chris Drury a hard time once in a while … not as much as you all, but a hard time nonetheless. Well, before he left the lineup in February for knee surgery he was wearing those ratty old ripped up pants…

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25 Let’s try this again: Tortorella post-practice

Had some serious technical difficulties at the Rangers facility. Everybody else in the pressroom — dozens of people — could access RR, but I couldn’t … which is always helpful. So, now back at blog HQ, the Tortorella and player quotes from practice will be coming shortly. —————– John Tortorella…

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82 Tortorella post-practice

Hey, John Tortorella quotes to follow shortly. Not much news today, other than next season beginning in Stockholm, and the Rangers signing Carl Hagelin and sending him to Connecticut (AHL), which still hasn’t been officially announced. Here’s some news, though: I think the Bi-annual Paul Mara/Boneheads Playoff Beard Contest Extravaganza,…

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78 For our European Boneheads:

This from the NHL regarding the Oct. 7 and Oct. 8 games in Stockholm: Tickets for the two games in Stockholm will be on sale starting Thursday, April 14. More information on tickets is available here:http://www.ticnet.se. Tickets for the game in Berlin will go on sale Friday, April 15. More…

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82 Byfuglien, carcillo, cooke! (Updated)

I don’t know what happened but a post on which I spent about an hour writing last night disappeared. It was supposed to go up at 7 a.m., and it no longer exists. Why The Face?! So no words of wisdom this morning (don’t think there would have been any…

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122 2011 Stanley Cup playoff schedule

Rangers-Capitals (Series A) Game 1: at D.C., Wednesday, 7:30. Game 2: at D.C., Friday, 7:30. Game 3: at MSG, Sunday, 3 p.m. Game 4: at MSG, Wednesday, April 20, 7 p.m. Game 5: at D.C., Saturday, April 23, 3 p.m. Game 6: at MSG, Monday, April 25, TBD. Game 7:…

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41 So these are the first-round matchups:

Eastern Conference Rangers-Washington Buffalo-Philadelphia Montreal-Boston Tampa Bay-Pittsburgh Western Conference Chicago-Vancouver Los Angeles-San Jose Phoenix-Detroit Nashville-Anaheim Schedules to be released at 10 p.m. on NHL Network and NHL.com.

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290 Rangers-Devils (Lightning-Hurricanes) in review (UPDATED)

AFTERNOON UPDATE, 1:57 P.M.: Here’s the info on playoff tickets, from the Rangers: RANGERS INDIVIDUAL PLAYOFF TICKETS GO ON-SALE Monday, April 11th – 12 PM (Editor’s note: That means noon.) New York, April 10, 2011 – The New York Rangers announced today that tickets for the first two rounds of…

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3 The actual final NHL standings

Here’s what I propose. The NHL thinks non-hockey fans are too stupid to appreciate ties, and too stupid to be fooled by NHL-.500, and too stupid to not see skills competitions for what they are. And everybody’s arguing over the idiotic three-point games and such. I propose just get rid…

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246 Chris Drury Live (and alive and in the playoffs)

Conference call with the Rangers’ captain (will update and transcribe and paraphrase … you know the drill). Please excuse the typos. Chris Drury: “We did watch the game … a significant portion of the guys. The superstitious guys stayed away. We’re looking for to the opportunity to play Washington. We’re…

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71 A couple of things on this crazy night

Chris Drury is going to be on conference call at 10 p.m. I will attempt to transcribe some of it live, but I have to finish my work for the paper first. So we’ll see. But I wanted to make a few points … and, oh, by the way, congrats…

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