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416 Game 1: Penguins at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 1. Penguins at Rangers. As Pitbull might say, “Dale’!” Just so you know, the Penguins put it in their team notes that the last time they played the Rangers in the playoffs following a Presidents’ Trophy season, the Penguins won the series. This is the sixth meeting, the…

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352 Senators at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 81. Senators at Rangers. The Rangers play their final regular-season home game, which means absolutely nothing to them, but everything to their opponent, the Ottawa Senators. Ottawa (21-4-4 in its last 29) is tied with Boston for the final wild-card spot in the East, but trails by two…

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351 Rangers at Devils … It’s Go Time!

Game 80. Rangers at Devils. Let’s try this again, shall we? You know, since it didn’t work out ideally on the blog last night. The Rangers, winners of four in a row, invade Newark looking to wrap up everything tonight … and if they don’t do it tonight they’ll…

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109 Blue Jackets at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 79. Blue Jackets at Rangers. The Rangers are down to their Final Four. Tonight’s pre-game features the presentation of the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award, which is always a highlight of every season. Officer McDonald was injured in the line of duty, and when the award was first…

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216 Devils at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 78. Devils at Rangers. First, a belated Happy Passover and an early Happy Easter! The Rangers have five games in eight days remaining on their schedule. They play three in the next four nights. After tonight it’s the Final Four. The Magic Number is 5 to clinch the…

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415 Rangers at Wild … It’s Go Time!

Game 77. Rangers at Wild. The Rangers will clinch the Metro Division and home-ice in the first two playoff rounds by getting two points in any of their final six games, or with any two points Pittsburgh and the Islanders fail to get. In other words, if the Rangers…

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420 Rangers at Jets … It’s Go Time!

Game 76. Rangers at Jets. The Rangers start a two-game swing with their final game against the West (until the Stanley Cup Final). The Rangers have lost two in a row, three of four, four of seven. They play a fifth of six consecutive “desperate” opponents. They’re in Minnesota…

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417 Capitals at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 75. Capitals at Rangers. Rangers can clinch home-ice in the first round with a win today and an Islanders regulation loss (against Detroit at 5 p.m.). The Rangers still could play anybody but Montreal, Tampa Bay and Detroit in the first round. … though mathematically they could play…

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515 Rangers at Bruins … It’s Go Time!

Game 74. Rangers at Bruins. Henrik Lundqvist starts in goal, his first game since Feb. 2, wearing his red Jeff Gordon-designed mask to be auctioned off for charity. In the 25 games Lundqvist missed, the Rangers went 18-4-3, with Cam Talbot going 16-4-3, 2.16, .929 in a spectacular substitute…

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335 Rangers at Senators … It’s Go Time!

Game 73. Rangers at Senators. The Rangers’ magic number is 3, so they can clinch a playoff berth tonight with a win and any type of loss by Boston to Anaheim; or with a point and a regulation loss by Boston. Or they can get in just by beating…

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405 Kings at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 72. Kings at Rangers. The Stanley Cup Final rematch! … well, hardly. The Kings are in a tough spot, four points out of the wild card in the West, behind Minnesota and Winnipeg, with a game in hand. In short, they need to start winning and often. They…

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361 Ducks at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 71. Ducks at Rangers. Another test for the Rangers. The Mighty Ducks are tied with Montreal for the best record in the NHL with 99 points, two ahead of the Rangers, who have a game in hand on both teams. The Rangers beat the Ducklings 4-1 in Anaheim…

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252 Rangers at Hurricanes … It’s Go Time!

Game 70. Rangers at Hurricanes. The Rangers lost a five-game winning streak vs. Chicago, 1-0, Wednesday, their first regulation loss in eight games, their second in 19 (14-2-3). They are 33-8-3 in their last 44, and haven’t lost two in a row. They haven’t lost two in a row…

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376 Blackhawks at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 69. Blackhawks at Rangers. First things first: Looks like we’re going to have a special guest, Dave Maloney, for the first part of our Live Chat Thursday at noon. Be there. Actually, be there early if you want to ask Dave a question. The Rangers face another big…

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359 Panthers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 68. Panthers at Rangers. The Rangers return from a five-game road swing, to conclude back-to-backs and begin a stretch of four of five at home, three against Western elites Chicago, Anaheim and the defending Stanley Cup champs. They have won four in a row, are 13-1-3 in their…

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324 Rangers at Sabres … It’s Go Time!

Game 67. Rangers at Sabres. The Rangers face the Baby Buffaloes to finish a five-game road trip and start a back-to-back set. The Rangers have won three in a row, are 4-0-1 in five, 31-7-3 in 41. They are 13-2-3 since Henrik Lundqvist’s injury. They are 16-1-1 on road…

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550 Rangers at Capitals … It’s Go Time!

Game 66. Rangers at Capitals. It is certainly a possibility — but what isn’t? — that the Rangers and Capitals could be a first-round playoff matchup for the fourth time in five seasons and the fifth time in the Rangers’ last six playoff appearances. There’s a lot to be…

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405 Rangers at Islanders … It’s Go Time!

Game 65. Rangers at Islanders. I’ve been coming to Nassau Coliseum since one of our veteran writers took me to my first pro game as a reporter in 1977. And For most of those, what, 37 plus years, I have yearned to see it reduced to a pile of…

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390 Rangers at Blackhawks … It’s Go Time!

Game 64. Rangers at Blackhawks. The Rangers play the third of five straight games against elite opponents, and the second of five straight games on the road. They are on Long Island Tuesday and at Washington Wednesday before playing in Buffalo Saturday. The Rangers come off their final three-day…

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