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399 Rangers-Panthers in review

OK, it was unwatchable. And the Garden crowd was dreadfully quiet — that’s what happens when people buy season tickets and have to sell a lot of them because of the cost, and then cherry-pick which games they’ll attend; but also when the Garden insists on making hockey games in…

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45 Tortorella post-game

John Tortorella: “I thought it was very important to win a game like that this time of year. That’s what I was most happy about. We end up scoring some goals the last little while, winning games that way. You could see it right from the start — I thought…

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7 Post-game quotes

Tortorella’s presser to follow. Brian Boyle: “Vokoun played well, made a lot of good saves. You don’t want to get frustrated, keep on doing what you’re doing, and we got the goal. I had plenty of chances. “I thought we played pretty good, though. We created some chances. I thought…

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19 Post-game notes, quotes

More quotes in a while. Courtesy of the New York Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES March 22, 2011 – New York Rangers 1, Florida Panthers 0 (Game No. 74, Home No. 37) • The Rangers defeated the Florida Panthers, 1-0, tonight at Madison Square Garden to extend…

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523 It’s Go Time!

Same lineup: Lundqvist in goal for the 18th straight game. Avery prucha’d. Staal out injured (day to day). Lines: Prospal-Christensen-Gaborik Dubinsky-Anisimov -Callahan Fedotenko-Boyle-Prust Wolski-Stepan-Zuccarello Eminger-Girardi McDonagh-Sauer McCabe-Gilroy —————- Totally unrelated. I’m a block from MSG this afternoon and I saw a one-punch knockout right on the sidewalk. Two dudes were…

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73 Tortorella pre-game

First the news. Nothing new on Staal, except that Tortorella did allow that “he’s day to day.” No further explanation of what the injury is or how long he’s expected to be out, or even — as he was asked — if Staal could play today if this was Game…

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328 Panthers at Rangers tonight

These next two games, at home against non-playoff bound teams, could really put your heroes in a solid playoff position before they hit the road for four straight. They’ve won four in a row, six of seven, and are on a three-game home winning streak. Imagine that? That piece of…

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374 Rangers-Penguins in review … by guest blogger eddie eddie eddie

There are no relevant games affecting the Rangers’ playoff push on Monday. Pennsylvania.  The Keystone state.  Home of the Amish. Gentle, hard-working, and  honest people. Also, home of two of the most disgusting sporting teams in existence – the Filthy flyers and the Dirty Penguins. The Pittsburgh Penguins have been in…

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217 Post-game notes

Jesse Spector’s blog has John Tortorella’s post-game press conference here. From the New York Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES March 20, 2011 – New York Rangers 5, Pittsburgh Penguins 2 (Game No. 73, Away No. 37) *       The Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-2, today at CONSOL Energy Center…

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767 It’s Go Time!

Better late than never. As you know by now, Lundqvist is expected to start against Marc-Andre Fleury. Rest of the lineup remains the same. That means Avery is prucha’d. There’s some intrigue about what’s wrong with Marc Staal. He didn’t skate yesterday and was a surprise scratch today, but nobody’s…

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94 Rangers at Penguins today

Matinee at the new igloo, on NBC. You know what I’d really like to see today. A couple of Crosby Updates. Maybe even a Crosby interview. How great would that be? And a lot of talk about the Staal brothers. Lots and lots of that. Oh, and as much Mike…

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278 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Ten to go. If your heroes get 10 of a possible 20 points, that’s 90, and that should be plenty. Scoreboard watching tonight: Kansas City-bound Thrashers at Bison Baby Buffaloes. Boston at Air Canada Leaves. Thoughts: 1) I still think staged fights, or fights for no reason, accomplish little or…

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47 Post-game notes, quotes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES March 18, 2011 – New York Rangers 6, Montreal Canadiens 3 (Game No. 72, Home No. 36) • The Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 6-3, tonight at Madison Square Garden to improve to 38-30-4 overall, including a 17-16-3 mark at…

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610 It’s Go Time!

The lineup remains the same, other than Wojtek Wolski going in for Sean Avery. So here is the probable lineup to start: Prospal-Christensen-Gaborik Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan Fedotenko-Boyle-Prust Wolski-Stepan-Zuccarello Staal-Girardi McDonagh-Sauer Eminger-McCabe Lundqvist in goal. Gilroy and Avery are prucha’d. John Tortorella told reporters before the game that he liked the “bite” that…

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289 Habs at Rangers tonight

Sixth place isn’t looking so great after the Habs beat Tampa Bay in a shootout last night. The Rangers need to win tonight to keep that hope alive. But the Rangers got some help from some pursuers when the Devils and Air Canada Leaves went down. Tonight’s scoreboard watching: Caps-Devils.…

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136 Rangers sign Dylan McIlrath, Ryan Bourque

Here are the announcements from the Rangers: RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH DEFENSEMAN DYLAN McILRATH New York, March 16, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with defenseman Dylan McIlrath. McIlrath, 18, has skated in 59 games…

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225 Rangers-Islanders in review

I’ll link later to my game story … which was about how there’s always these goofy swings in Rangers-Isles games, and how the Rangers survived the lows by going back to basics — down low, straight-ahead play. They do it after bad periods. They do it after bad games (see:…

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36 Tortorella post-game

John Tortorella: “I thought Hank, especially in the first period, made some really key saves. We got into trading chances with them a little bit. I thought we played better as we went on. But we can’t trade chances. We’ve got to continue to work at playing the proper defense.…

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