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85 Rangers prospect report Feb. 8-14

From the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: FEB. 8 – FEB. 14 Ryan Gropp, LW, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) – Gropp tallied eight points (three goals, five assists) in four games during the week, tallying at least one point in each game. The Rangers’ second round pick (41st overall) in…

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191 Rangers-Flyers in review

Rangers 3, Flyers 1. 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) Frontier justice sponsored and brought to you by the NHL Department of Protecting…

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77 Rangers insist their focus is on beating Flyers, not on vengeance

According to hockeyfights.com, Tanner Glass and Wayne Simmonds have fought once, in 2013, when Glass was with Pittsburgh. Click here to see that scrap. ********************************************** My story: GREENBURGH – Vengeance? Nope, you won’t hear the Rangers hinting at it. Not a bit. Of course, it’s safe to assume that the…

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130 Rangers-Kings in review

Kings 5, Rangers 4 (OT). 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. Click here for Antti Raanta’s post-game interview video, from MSG. Thoughts: 1) You wonder what this game might have been like if Henrik…

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13 Backup vs. third-stringer at MSG: Raanta faces Budaj

NEW YORK – The 2014 Stanley Cup Final rematch Friday night at the Garden was missing both star goaltenders. The Rangers and Los Angeles Kings, who had not yet met this season, went into the game minus Henrik Lundqvist and Jonathan Quick. Antti Raanta started in goal as Rangers coach…

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44 Kings at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 31-18-5 (67 pts) Kings: 32-18-3 (67 pts)   TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 55th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a three-game…

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214 Rangers-Penguins in review

Rangers 3, Penguins 0. Click here for the official game summary. Click here for the official event summary. Thoughts: 1) Let’s face it, with the standings as they are, it’s a small-picture game, about getting the points, however, wherever, whenever. But there is a big picture, and the big picture…

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50 Rangers at Penguins tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 8:00 p.m. ET CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Rangers: 30-18-5 (65 pts) Penguins: 27-18-7 (61 pts)  TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 54th game of the 2015-16 season tonight, Feb. 10, against the Pittsburgh…

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226 Rangers-Devils in review

Rangers 2, Devils 1. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. 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) Alain Vigneault was in a good mood after the game, and why…

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101 Devils at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Hope to have an update on Ryan McDonagh’s injury, and perhaps on Rick Nash, later this morning. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NEW JERSEY DEVILS Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 29-18-5 (63 pts) Devils: 26-20-7 (59…

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165 Rangers-Flyers in review

Rangers 3, Flyers 2 (shootout) Click here for the official game summary. Click here for the official event summary. Thoughts: 1) Stop me if I may have said this before. What a stupid, stupid way to determine a game where two teams were killing each other for 60 minutes. On…

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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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