Here’s my column from The Journal News and LoHud.com today (Associated Press photo): By Rick Carpiniello WASHINGTON — When these playoffs began, the Rangers were a mediocre, inconsistent sixth seed. When their first round was two games old, they looked exactly like what they had been for 48 games during… Read More →
Almost forgot that the second round starts tonight. We can’t do another contest with only four series in play … too much bookkeeping, especially since ya boys are going to have me running around. I’m still interested to see your picks. Here are mine: EASTERN: Bruins over Rangers in 7…. Read More →
You guys who’ve been around since the GAG Line, or earlier, must be feeling pretty cool today, looking at the first Rangers-Bruins playoff series in 40 years. I know I do. I will say this, too, and I kinda touched on it when we were discussing good and bad matchups…. Read More →
Courtesy of the NYR: New York Rangers post-game notes Eastern Conference Quarterfinal, Game 7 Verizon Center – Washington, DC Rangers 5, Capitals 0 (Rangers win the series, 4-3) Team Notes: - The Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals, 5-0, tonight at Verizon Center, in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal… Read More →
From the NHL (apologies for the alignment): 2013 EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS SERIES “I” TIME (ET) #1 Pittsburgh vs. #7 Ottawa Networks Tuesday, May 14 7:30 p.m. Ottawa at Pittsburgh NBCSN, CBC, RDS Friday, May 17 7:30 p.m. Ottawa at Pittsburgh NBCSN, CBC Sunday, May 19 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Ottawa… Read More →
So, last “It’s Go Time!” of the season? Or just the second of three games in four nights? The winner tonight takes on the Boston-Toronto Game 7 winner, probably starting Wednesday. It would be on the road if it’s the Rangers, right here in D.C. if it’s the Capitals. By… Read More →
Live from Washington, D.C., here is my preview of tonight’s Rangers-Capitals Game 7. To me, despite all the historical numbers—which really mean squat—this game is a coin toss, as you will see.
OK. So for the third time in four playoff series, and in the span of 13 months, your Rangers are headed to another heart-attack Game 7 for you. Take out the Pepto or the adult beverage or whatever helps you get through these games. Thoughts: 1) I think I told… Read More →
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Courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES Eastern Conference Quarterfinal, Game 6 Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers 1, Capitals 0 Team Notes: - The Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals, 1-0, today at Madison Square Garden, in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series. The… Read More →
The bad news (as I said in my preview video): The Rangers have only come back from 3-2 to win two series in their history. The good news: They did it last year (and of course, famously, in the 1994 ECF). Some other good news: No franchise has kicked away… Read More →
Happy Mother’s Day! The Rangers attempt to come back from a 3-2 deficit for the third time in their history. They did so famously in the 1994 Eastern Conference Final against the Devils. They also did it last spring against Ottawa. In both of those, the Rangers were the No…. Read More →
So I was going to try to write something witty to get youse off the ledges, or something about how this is not really over. Well, maybe I should go that way, because what this series has shown us, and pretty much all the other series have shown us, and… Read More →
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