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240 Rangers at Flames … It’s Go Time!

Game 31. Rangers at Flames. I think we’re going to have a good idea about the makeup of this team tonight. Not saying they have to win, but they really have to bounce back with a good performance, in a very difficult situation — third in four nights on…

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344 Rangers at Oilers … It’s Go Time!

Game 30. Rangers at Oilers. The Glen Sather banner is in the ceiling, the star-studded ceremony over. By my count, this is the list of coaches/players who went from those great Edmonton teams and through the Rangers organization (not counting staff and scouts, etc.). Let me know if I’m…

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330 Rangers at Canucks … It’s Go Time!

Game 29. Rangers at Canucks. The Rangers begin a three-games/four-nights Western Canada swing — the highlight is Friday in Edmonton (Glen Sather honored, Alain Vigneault’s 1,000th game, Henrik Lundqvist vs. Cam Talbot, most likely). The return to Vancouver is old hat (chapeau vieux?) to Vigneault. But it’s a big…

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100 Senators at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 28. Senators at Rangers. I will be joining ESPN radio (98.7-FM) for the pre-game show around 6:40 p.m. Give a listen. Click here to read my story on the Rangers trying to survive without Derek Stepan. The Rangers, 1-4-1 in their last six (the win being quite ragged,…

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170 Avalanche at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 27. Avalanche at Rangers. Oh, well, back to the NHL’s boring inter-conference agenda. Yay, we get to see all the stars from every team. Yipee. So after the best, most intense night of the whole season — and very arguably the Rangers best and most passionate performance –…

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238 Rangers at Islanders … It’s Go Time!

Game 26. Rangers at Islanders. The rivalry is renewed, for the first time in Brooklyn — all of the previous meetings have been either at MSG or Nassau Coliseum, except for the one Yankee Stadium game two winters ago. The Isles come in 3-0-1 in their last four, and…

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188 Hurricanes at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 25. Hurricanes at Rangers. Sorry for the blog crash. It makes me as happy as you that I spent about four hours on the Rangers-Flyers review which disappeared almost as soon as it was posted, and seen by about eight sets of eyes. This post could disappear if…

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439 Rangers at Bruins … It’s Go Time!

Game 23. Rangers at Bruins. The Rangers come off that woeful loss to Montreal Wednesday, where they out-Corsied the Canadiens bus somehow still lost. They are 2-2 in their last four after a nine-game winning streak. Still they are 16-4-2 for the season, and 13-2-2 in their last 17…

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281 Canadiens at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 22. Canadiens at Rangers. Showdown time at MSG. Measuring stick. Tone setter. Hope you guys don’t miss it because you were watching them blow up the Woody Woodpecker balloon in NYC. The teams come into the game in a virtual tie for the Eastern lead, the Habs 16-4-2, the…

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197 Predators at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 21. Predators at Rangers. Going on ESPN radio, 1050-AM, pregame, around 6:40 p.m. Couple of FYIs: I will turn off the avatars on this thread because last game it got sluggish once we started piling up comments. Also, with a busy week coming (five games in eight days) I…

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285 Rangers at Panthers … It’s Go Time!

Game 20. Rangers at Panthers. The Rangers, who come in on a one-game losing streak, finish their two-game Florida trip with tonight’s game at another Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes in Sunrise, a.k.a. The Middle of Nowhere, Fla. The Rangers (14-3-2)  didn’t lose two in a row…

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312 Rangers at Lightning … It’s Go Time!

Game 19. Rangers at Lightning. Click here to read my earlier column: Can the Rangers’ trajectory continue? Ya boys look to tie the franchise record of 10 consecutive wins, set in 1939-40 and matched in 1972-73, without the benefit of the overtime/shootout nonsense, tonight at another Arena That Changes…

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

Game 18. Maple Leafs at Rangers. In case you missed it, the Clown Show known as the NHL Department of Player Safety didn’t think it was worthy of even considering supplemental discipline against Ottawa’s Zack Smith for his clear headshot on Derek Stepan Saturday. Shocker. Click here for my…

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207 Rangers at Senators … It’s Go Time!

Game 17. Rangers at Senators. Click here to read my column on Mats Zuccarello. The Rangers begin another of their 17 back-to-back sets today at the Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes in Kanata, Ont., which also changed its name. There will be a moment of silent prayer…

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164 Blues at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 16. Blues at Rangers. Two teams, both off to the best 15-game start in franchise history, at the Garden tonight. The Blues (11-3-1) have won three in a row and six of seven. The Rangers (11-2-2) have won six in a row and are 8-0-2 in their last…

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96 Hurricanes at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 15. Hurricanes at Rangers. (Click here to read my story on Tarrytown’s Brett Pesce, Carolina’s rookie defenseman and lifelong Rangers fan who idolizes Ryan McDonagh). Though it may be difficult to believe, ya boys are on a five-game winning streak and 7-0-2 in their last nine. They have…

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126 Rangers at Coyotes … It’s Go Time!

Game 14. Rangers at Coyotes. Click here for some stats on rookie Oscar Lindberg’s statistical start. The 9-2-2 Rangers, on a four-game winning streak and 6-0-2 in their last eight, finish their Western back-to-backs against the 6-5-1 Desert Dogs at The Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes in…

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92 Rangers at Avalanche … It’s Go Time!

Game 13. Rangers at Avalanches. The Rangers (8-2-2 overall, 5-0-2 in the last seven) begin a two-night trip out West, a pair of 9 p.m. (Eastern) games in Denver and Glendale, Ariz. Colorado is 4-8-1 after a 4-2 loss in the desert Thursday. The Rangers went to Colorado Wednesday,…

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148 Capitals at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 12. Capitals at Rangers. After a string of really crappy games, the Rangers and Capitals meet for the first time since last spring’s seven-game playoff series (“All series, baby!”) with an early-November first place on the line. The Capitals are 8-2, having won seven of eight; the Rangers…

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

Game 11. Maple Leaves at Rangers. So the Maple Leaves go out and trade Phil Kessel, hire Mike Babcock, Lou Lamoriello, et al, and they still stink. Toronto has won one of its first eight games, and that was against Columbus, during the seven-game Jackets losing streak that began…

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