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280 Ducks at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 36. Ducks at Rangers. Happy Festivus Eve! Going on ESPN radio pregame, 98.7 FM, around 6:40 p.m. The Rangers play their last game before four-day holiday break. The Rangers get back to work with a practice Sunday, then hit the road for a three-game trip through Nashville, Tampa…

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171 Free-falling Rangers need a break, and one is coming

My column from lohud.com: After Tuesday’s game against the no longer – figuratively and literally – mighty Ducks of Anaheim, the Rangers and the rest of the NHL take a holiday break. Nobody needs it more than the mentally-fried Rangers, who will break for four days before reconvening Sunday. There…

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237 Rangers-Capitals in review

Capitals 7, Rangers 3. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here to read my pre-game column on the slump. (or scroll down a couple of posts). Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference…

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404 Capitals at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 35. Capitals at Rangers. You know the deal here. The Rangers beyond slumping, crumbling at the moment after those two unsightly losses in Minnesota and Winnipeg. They have won three of their last 13 games (3-8-2), and though they’ve found ways to lose, the last two weren’t even…

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12 Rangers’ slump nearing crisis status

NEW YORK – There are slumps, which come and go. Then there are developing patterns and reason for serious concern. That’s where the Rangers were as they entered Sunday’s game against first-place Washington, a team with three games in hand, a six-point lead, a four-game winning streak and an 11-1-1…

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65 Capitals at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 19-11-4 (42 pts) Capitals: 23-6-2 (48 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 35th game of the 2015-16 season against the Washington Capitals in…

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209 Rangers-Jets in review

Jets 5, Rangers 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Boy, this is ugly. 2) If Henrik Lundqvist plays this way, they’re done. If Ryan McDonagh and Marc Staal (and when he gets back, Dan Girardi) play this way, they’re done. If…

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359 Rangers at Jets … It’s Go Time!

Game 34. Rangers at Jets. Some lineup changes tonight for the Rangers, who are 3-7-2 in their last 12 and have lost six in a row on the road. Derek Stepan returns earlier than expected from broken ribs suffered on that Matt Beleskey hit in Boston on Black Friday…

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174 Rangers-Wild in review (updated)

UPDATE: The Rangers sent Brady Skjei to Hartford this morning to create enough cap space to add backup goalie Magnus Hellberg and defenseman Chris Summers for tonight’s game. Wild 5, Rangers 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Well, the wheels come…

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426 Rangers at Wild … It’s Go Time!

Game 33. Rangers at Wild. Click here for an interesting story about how the Rangers use iPad technology, during and between games, as a coaching tool. The Rangers, on a one-game winning streak and 1-0-1 in their last two (but 3-6-2 in their last 11) continue this crazy piece…

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35 Rangers at Wild tonight (8 p.m. ET) … pre-game notes

Antti Raanta will start in goal tonight, Derek Stepan and Kevin Klein will not play. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at MINNESOTA WILD Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN Rangers: 19-9-4 (42 pts) Wild: 16-7-6 (38 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME…

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53 Rangers go out West again, with Stepan and Klein

My story from lohud.com: GREENBURGH – The Rangers went out West, had a nightmare of a trip, came home, put together a solid win on Tuesday, and now go out West again. They go out West hoping to build on what they did right in a 4-2 win over Edmonton…

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153 Rangers-Oilers in review

Rangers 4, Oilers 2. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) The blog somehow survived the Undertaker’s first NHL goal, just a bomb of a…

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227 Oilers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 32. Oilers at Rangers. I’m going on the pre-game show on ESPN radio, 98.7 FM, around 6:40 p.m. Seems the season just started, but there will only be 50 games left after tonight. The Rangers return from that awful 0-2-1 Western Canada trip, and not only face a…

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23 Oilers at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. EDMONTON OILERS Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 18-9-4 (40 pts) Oilers: 14-15-2 (30 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 32nd game of the 2015-16 season against the Edmonton Oilers at Madison…

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126 Rangers back to the drawing board today

I’m heading over to Greenburgh this afternoon to watch the third-place Rangers — they were passed on Sunday by the 2014 November Cup champs — get back to practice after getting one of a possible six points, and flushing the other five down the plumbing in Western Canada. Yes, they…

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149 Rangers-Flames in review

Flames 5, Rangers 4 (OT). Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) The Rangers better not dwell too much on the one positive – that they fought back from behind the last two nights – and it didn’t sound like they would do…

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