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41 Rangers at Red Wings today (2 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI, Rick Nash (deep bone bruise) is expected to play his first game since Jan. 22, and Henrik Lundqvist (neck spasms) and Marc Staal (back spasms) are also expected to return today in Motown. Derick Brassard (flu) did not fly with the team Friday, but it’s possible he joins the…

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263 Rangers prospect report Feb. 29-March 6

From the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: FEB. 29 – MAR. 6 Ryan Gropp, LW, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) – Gropp tallied six points (four goals, two assists) in four games during the week. The Rangers’ second round pick (41st overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft registered his second…

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193 Rangers-Sabres in review

Today’s review by Leif Skodnick: Rangers 4, Sabres 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Overall, a better effort than Sunday’s game against the Islanders, but that doesn’t take much. The Sabres are two or three seasons away from being a…

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128 Rangers at Sabres tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI: Both Marc Staal (back spams) and Dylan McIlrath (knee), along with goalie Henrik Lundqvist (neck spasms) are out for tonight’s game in Buffalo. Defenseman Brady Skjei was recalled from Hartford and will play tonight. Lundqvist hopes to return by Saturday in Detroit. Rick Nash (bone bruise) continues to make…

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194 Rangers-Islanders in review

Islanders 6, Rangers 4. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Whatever the Rangers did before this game – whether it was the early…

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83 Islanders at Rangers tonight (5 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NEW YORK ISLANDERS Sunday, Mar. 6, 2016, 5:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 38-21-6 (82 pts) Islanders: 35-20-7 (77 pts)   TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 66th game of the 2015-16 season tonight, Mar. 6, against…

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233 Rangers-Capitals in review

Rangers 3, Capitals 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) So the Rangers cut the Capitals lead to 16 points, with 17 games left, so … Actually, the Rangers were 5.7 seconds from being 3-2 against Washington this season. Incidentally, the…

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225 Rangers-Penguins in review

Penguins 4, Rangers 1. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) I was going to attempt to write this in a minute and 39 seconds, which is the time it took for the Rangers to toss away this game. Just 1:39, a…

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266 Rangers-Blue Jackets (and trade deadline) in review

Rangers 2, Blue Jackets 1. Click here to read my early story about Eric Staal. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Click here for Eric Staal’s morning press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Another one…

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110 Deadline day transcripts: Eric Staal, Alain Vigneault

More transcripts from a slow deadline day: Eric Staal and Alain Vigneault. Also, Jesper Fast is ill and will be a game-time decision tonight. Antti Raanta starts in goal against Columbus. Eric Staal: “A ton of emotion obviously. I started my career there, won a Stanley Cup there, a ton…

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117 Deadline day transcripts: Marc Staal and Keith Yandle

Here are the first two transcripts, from Marc Staal and Keith Yandle, who was thrilled to be told by GM Jeff Gorton that he will not be traded. To follow: Eric Staal, Alain Vigneault. Also, there’s video of Eric Staal’s press conference up above. Marc Staal: “It’s exciting. I knew…

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247 Rangers GM Jeff Gorton gets his man: Eric Staal

My story from lohud.com: Rangers’ first-year GM Jeff Gorton took his best shot for a team with a window that is still open in a conference that has one behemoth. So Gorton, with salary-cap restrictions, and a cupboard that could not afford to lose another first-round pick, managed to pry…

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352 Rangers-Stars in review

I probably don’t need to remind you, but we’ll do the all-day, full-monty for Monday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline. Discussion all day, rumors, updates, news, the follow up and press conferences, and of course the game against John Tortorella’s Blue Jackets Monday night. So be right here. Or else. Rangers…

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48 Rangers at Stars today (4 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Probably won’t know until game time whether Jesper Fast can play today. He broke his nose when hit with a puck in practice in Dallas yesterday. Henrik Lundqvist starts in goal. No lineup changes likely if Fast can play. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at DALLAS…

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173 Rangers-Blues in review

Rangers 2, Blues 1. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) We’re at the three-quarters mark of the season, 61 games in the books, and this is where you start forgetting details of games that happened earlier. So I’m not sure where…

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