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30 Tortorella pre-game

John Tortorella: (He was in a good mood, wanted to know if he finished in the top three in the voting for the Halligan Good Guy award for cooperation with the media, which was won by Callahan. Then he joked that he wanted to get nowhere near that (byfuglien) award).…

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93 Thrashers at Rangers tonight; picnic this weekend

But first, a crucial message from Blogmama. re: This weekend’s Boneheadpalooza: “Greetings all! As promised, here’s the info on this weekend’s Boneheads “We Will Make the Playoffs” Picnic (cole slaw not included). We’re breaking it into two events, in case some people can’t make Saturday but would like to picnic…

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259 Trying to sort it all out as Game 81 looms

Wow. These teams don’t lose. Carolina tightened the screws again last night against Detroit, and now the Rangers might have to win both of their remaining games. The Hurricanes are not only two points back, but they tied the Rangers in the first tiebreaker, regulation/OT wins. So if they are…

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227 It’s Go Time!

Which, for youse guys, means “Go Wings” time. Since ilb asked for a separate thread … ps, got this from the NHL, just to accentuate how crazy the end of this season actually is: FANTASTIC FINISH AHEAD FOR ULTRA-COMPETITIVE 2010-11 NHL SEASON NEW YORK (April 6, 2011) — With just…

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295 Bad day, bad night for the Rangers

This really isn’t going to be easy in any way, is it? Not for the Canadiens. Not for the Baby Buffaloes. Not for the Hurricanes. And certainly not for the Rangers. These teams all seem to win every time they have to win. As you know, Montreal defeated Chicago in…

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489 Ryan Callahan injury update

We expect the update on Ryan Callahan shortly. Apparently it is not good news, probably a break from blocking the Zdeno Chara shot. Sean Mayer, LoHud’s sports editor, will update here when it is announced. I’m stuck at appointments all afternoon. UPDATE, 1:53 p.m.: Sean here. This is the official…

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169 Rangers-Bruins in review; Magic Number: 3

I am done. I will no longer try to convince anybody that this team is different than any Rangers team we’ve seen since, 1997, at least; more probably since 1994. That this team works harder, does more little things to win, and does it with a resolve and a resilience.…

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42 Post-game quotes

Sorry it’s a bit late … I’m on the train. Ain’t technology grand? … Prospal ripped the fans a bit for their booing early in the game. Good stuff. Vinny Prospal: “There’s no easy games left. … I was watching Carolina-Buffalo yesterday, it’s a three-point game. Everybody’s collecting points. So…

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45 Tortorella post-game

John Tortorella: “We’ve been this way all year long. We haven’t played, as I’ve said, a lot of bad games. You know, we had one on the Island the other night; we’ve had a few of them along the way, but the team has balls. It has had balls all…

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32 Post-game notes, quotes

More to come shortly … maybe not as many as usual, because of the late start and I have to catch a train. Or maybe much later if I can type on the train. From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES April 4, 2011 – New York…

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913 It’s Go Time!

Same lineup unless Fedotenko (presumably) can’t go after warmups.  Then Kris Newbury would play. Otherwise, Newbury and Matt Gilroy are prucha’d. Lundqvist starts his career-high 23rd game in a row. And we all know what’s at stake, so no need to say much more. No other relevant games tonight. Magic…

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50 Tortorella pre-game

First the news, followed by quotes in a little bit: Same lineup, unless one of the dinged-up guys (presumably Fedotenko, but not definitely) can’t play. As of now, John Tortorella expects everybody to play, and Newbury was brought up for “precautionary” reasons. Another item, which has been mis-reported (and then…

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65 Bruins at Rangers tonight (7:30)

Don’t forget the later start, thanks to this being a Versus telecast. That means Tortorella pre-game press conference is half an hour later, too. Here are the pre-game notes, courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. BOSTON BRUINS Monday, Apr. 4, 7:30 p.m. Madison Square Garden • New York,…

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102 Rangers recall Kris Newbury

I’m wondering if Ruslan Fedotenko might be hurt, or somebody else. Or if they just want a fresh body with some jam against the Bruins. Though I am guessing the Rangers had to have an injury to make this move. —————– Just had an interesting thought about Zuccarello’s demotion. If…

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134 Rangers-Flys in review

Has there been a game this season that better defined these Rangers, the It’s Just Paingers? In a game, let’s face it, they pretty much had to win, they played with all those characteristics we’ve seen most of the year: The shot blocking, the body checks, the PK, the struggle…

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250 Post-game notes

UPDATE WITH CAROLINA’S OT LOSS TO BUFFALO: MAGIC NUMBER: 5 —- From the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES April 3, 2011 – New York Rangers 3, Philadelphia Flyers 2 SO (Game No. 79, Away No. 41) *       The Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-2, in a shootout today at…

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762 It’s Go Time!

I was thinking this: If the Rangers had gone 6-3-1 in their previous 10, instead of 8-1-1, and then they had won their last two games, they’d be in the exact same position as they are today. And there wouldn’t be this widespread panic and anxiety. Funny how that works.…

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108 Rangers at Flyers today, oh my

So how was everybody’s Saturday night? What’s that? Carolina won? Montreal won? Buffalo got a Bettman Bonus Point? Not so good, then, huh? I thought, boy, the Islanders really did play hard against the Hurricanes; full marks to them, though you probably weren’t thrilled when Jack Capuano pulled his goalie.…

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611 The Rangers’ Final Four

All season long the Rangers have shown us what they’re made of, what kind of heart and soul and character they have built into this identity. It’s Just Pain, they said. It’s about playing together and picking up each other, and about playing the right way, from beginning to end,…

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253 Now it’s official: Zuccarello demoted

Here’s the announcement from the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS TRANSACTION UPDATE New York, April 1, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Mats Zuccarello has been assigned to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL). Zuccarello, 23, has registered six…

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