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217 Kings at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 55. Kings at Rangers. The Rangers continue this stretch of difficult opponents — Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Philly and Chicago — in a 2014 Stanley Cup Final rematch. Antti Raanta starts in goal as Rangers coach Alain Vigneault attempts to keep Henrik Lundqvist fresh down the stretch and into…

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13 Backup vs. third-stringer at MSG: Raanta faces Budaj

NEW YORK – The 2014 Stanley Cup Final rematch Friday night at the Garden was missing both star goaltenders. The Rangers and Los Angeles Kings, who had not yet met this season, went into the game minus Henrik Lundqvist and Jonathan Quick. Antti Raanta started in goal as Rangers coach…

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44 Kings at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 31-18-5 (67 pts) Kings: 32-18-3 (67 pts)   TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 55th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a three-game…

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214 Rangers-Penguins in review

Rangers 3, Penguins 0. Click here for the official game summary. Click here for the official event summary. Thoughts: 1) Let’s face it, with the standings as they are, it’s a small-picture game, about getting the points, however, wherever, whenever. But there is a big picture, and the big picture…

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300 Rangers at Penguins … It’s Go Time!

Game 54. Rangers at Penguins. Tonight is the first Rangers-Penguins meeting since Game 5 of their first-round playoff series last spring. The Rangers have won three in a row, and are 11-6-1 since they bottomed out with a 7-3 loss to Washington Dec. 20, as they hit a tough…

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50 Rangers at Penguins tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 8:00 p.m. ET CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Rangers: 30-18-5 (65 pts) Penguins: 27-18-7 (61 pts)  TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 54th game of the 2015-16 season tonight, Feb. 10, against the Pittsburgh…

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226 Rangers-Devils in review

Rangers 2, Devils 1. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the official game summary. Click here for the official event summary. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Alain Vigneault was in a good mood after the game, and why…

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211 Devils at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 53. Devils at Rangers. Going on the ESPN radio pre-game show, 98.7 FM, around 6:40 p.m. Give us a listen if you can. The Rangers have a chance to record their first three-game winning streak since they won nine in a row from late October through mid-November. They…

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101 Devils at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Hope to have an update on Ryan McDonagh’s injury, and perhaps on Rick Nash, later this morning. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NEW JERSEY DEVILS Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 29-18-5 (63 pts) Devils: 26-20-7 (59…

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165 Rangers-Flyers in review

Rangers 3, Flyers 2 (shootout) Click here for the official game summary. Click here for the official event summary. Thoughts: 1) Stop me if I may have said this before. What a stupid, stupid way to determine a game where two teams were killing each other for 60 minutes. On…

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467 Rangers at Flyers … It’s Go Time!

Game 52. Rangers at Flyers. The Rangers try to win two in a row for only the second time since Nov. 21-23, against the Flyers at Mr. Snider’s Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes. It’s a matinee game, so they will have to wait until after the game…

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65 The Rangers’ new No. 1 line: Miller-Brassard-Fast

The Rangers’ best forward line, by far, doesn’t have Rick Nash on it. Or Mats Zuccarello. Or Derek Stepan. Or Chris Kreider. Nope, the Rangers’ best line is centered by a resurgent Derick Brassard, flanked by a pair of emerging wingers who had been considered, by many, and at times…

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213 Rangers-Wild in review

Rangers 4, Wild 2. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here to read my early story on the Rangers’ penalty kill. Click here for the official game summary. Click here for the official event summary. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1)…

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258 Wild at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 51. Wild at Rangers. The Rangers will attempt to get back to their Two-Step after losing Tuesday in Newark, a loss brought to you by the Rangers’ Tire Fire special teams. They are 8-6-1 in their last 15 and, as you know, have won two in a row…

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159 With Klein out indefinitely, another opportunity for McIlrath

GREENBURGH – The Rangers’ mission just got a bit more difficult. Defenseman Kevin Klein was diagnosed Wednesday with a fractured right thumb, and is out indefinitely. How this affects the trade deadline and any decision to deal a defenseman (notably Keith Yandle) remains to be seen. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault…

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