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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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462 Rangers at Red Wings … It’s Go Time!

Game 63. Rangers at Red Wings. We’re down to the Foxwoods Final 20 games. (ugh, can’t believe I just typed that). With a win tonight, the Rangers would take sole possession of first place in the Metro and still have two games in hand on the Islanders. The Red…

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459 Predators at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 62. Predators at Rangers. The trade deadline has come and gone, so this is the Rangers’ team, for better or worse, long playoff run or short. ICYMI, the Mats Zuccarello deal is done — four years at $4.5 million cap hit per, with a no-trade clause in the…

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528 Rangers at Flyers … It’s Go Time!

Game 61. Rangers at Flyers. Light up the Empire State Building in Orange and Black! The Rangers visit Mr. Snider’s Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes for a prime-time game on Mr. Snider’s favorite network. Over/Under on Dave Schultz-Dale Rolfe videos? Tonight is the final meeting of the…

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449 Coyotes at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 60. Coyotes at Rangers. Something’s fishy. The Rangers are on MSG+ again tonight, while a St. Francis-LIU/Brooklyn basketball game gets MSG. The Rangers finish their three-game homestand and play their next-to-last game before the trade deadline tonight. They are in Philly for an NBC prime-time 8 p.m. game…

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294 Flames at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 59. Flames at Rangers. Click here to see my video preview of tonight’s game. UPDATE: Rick Nash is out day to day with neck spasms. So Oscar Lindberg goes in for him, Kevin Hayes moves up to top line RW. Matt Hunwick in for John Moore. ICYMI earlier,…

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

Game 58. Blue Jackets at Rangers. Click here for my pre-game video. Twenty-five games left. Holy shishkebab. And the trade deadline eight days away. Seems this season just started. Rangers are 8-1-2 in their last 11, 6-1-2 since Henrik Lundqvist was sidelined with a vascular injury in his neck.…

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394 Rangers at Sabres … It’s Go Time!

Game 57. Rangers at Sabres. Well, well, well, well … Alain Vigneault is rolling the dice tonight and giving 20-year-old goalie Mackenzie Skapski his first NHL start against the Baby Buffaloes. Skapski starts in place of Cam Talbot, who allowed nine goals (plus two on two attempts in a…

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506 Canucks at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 56. Canucks at Rangers. The Rangers take on Alain Vigneault’s old team, and of course, the opponent in the most famous hockey game the arena has ever seen (it opened 47 years ago yesterday with a 3-1 win over Philly). It’s the dreaded first game back from a…

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590 Rangers at Islanders … It’s Go Time!

Game 55. Rangers at Islanders. The Rangers make their next-to-last visit to dank, loud, Nassau Coliseum … barring the inevitable playoff series. They are 0-3 vs. the Isles, as you know, each time just collapsing under the Islanders’ pressure. Of course, the Islanders have been doing that with great…

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423 Rangers at Coyotes … It’s Go Time!

Game 54. Rangers at Coyotes. Happy Valentine’s Day! The Rangers play the third of a four-game trip (actually three-game trip, followed by a road game in Uniondale Monday) at the Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes. (not to mention team that changes names fairly often, too). Guessing the…

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524 Rangers at Avalanche … It’s Go Time!

Game 53. Rangers at Avalanche. The Rangers play the second of a four-game road trip. They are in Glendale, Ariz., Saturday then Uniondale, N.Y. Monday. For those who rely on the schedule issued before the season, reminder: The snowed-out game in Buffalo will be made up next Friday, following…

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432 Rangers at Maple Leafs … It’s Go Time!

Game 52. Rangers at Maple Leafs. This is the Rangers’ first look at the Leaves under new coach Peter Horachek. The Leaves swept a pair from the Rangers early in the season by a wild combined score of 11-7. Both were vastly different teams back then. The Rangers begin…

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432 Stars at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 51. Stars at Rangers. The Rangers finish their back-to-back weekend with an early evening game against the Stars, who were the only team to beat the Rangers from Dec. 8-Jan. 10, during that 13-1 streak. That was a 3-2 decision in Dallas Dec. 29. After tonight’s game the…

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352 Rangers at Predators … It’s Go Time!

Game 50. Rangers at Predators. First the news: Derek Stepan is under the weather and will be a game-time decision, though Alain Vigneault said his chances of playing are less than 50/50. I’m gonna climb out on a nice thick, comfy limb and guess that no matter which way…

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204 Bruins at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 49. Bruins at Rangers. The Rangers close a four-game homestand (on NBC), and they do so in the shadow of an injury to Henrik Lundqvist, which, at this point, does not appear to be terribly serious. The Rangers are only saying he’s out day to day with a…

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142 Super Bowl XLIX … It’s Go Time!

Welcome to the Rangers Report annual Super Bowl party. Hope somebody brought a keg, somebody brought the Baby Buffalo Wings and somebody brought those little hot dogs and spicy mustard. As you know, I have correctly predicted the exact score of every Super Bowl for five or six years now…

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249 Hurricanes at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 47. Hurricanes at Rangers. The Rangers need to figure things out, and Carolina — though playing much, much better lately — ought to be the elixer, especially having played Friday night (a shootout loss to the Blues in Raleigh). The Hurricanes are 7-2-2 in their last 11. The…

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185 Canadiens at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 46. Canadiens at Rangers. The Rangers begin a four-game homestand against their Eastern Conference final rivals, the Canadiens, for the final time this regular season. The teams have split two meetings, the Habs winning 3-1 at home, the Rangers winning 5-0 at MSG. The Rangers are 3-3 in…

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