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703 Game 4: Rangers-Capitals in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Hope like hell you aren’t coming here to be comforted or assured that it’s going to be OK. Because it’s not. It is now a Must Win. You have my permission to panic. 2) Because I…

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91 Game 4: Capitals 2, Rangers 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR; post-game quotes courtesy of the Washington Capitals: Capitals 2, Rangers 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        SHUTTING THE DOOR – The Blueshirts have allowed two goals or fewer in eight of nine playoff games this year, including…

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921 Game 4: Rangers at Capitals … It’s Go Time!

Game 4. Rangers at Capitals. Must win? Nope. Not yet. Almost-must-win? Yup. I think these Rangers have shown over most of the last four years that they don’t, as you guys say, panic at the disco — whatever that means — and that they do generally play their best…

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365 Game 4: Rangers at Capitals … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at WASHINGTON CAPITALS Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7:30 p.m. ET Verizon Center – Washington, D.C. Rangers: 5-3 (1-2)* Capitals: 6-4 (2-1)* *2015 Playoffs Record (Second Round Series Record) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Second Round…

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39 Game 3: Capitals 1, Rangers 0 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR; post-game quotes courtesy of the Washington Capitals: Capitals 1, Rangers 0. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        SHUTTING THE DOOR – The Blueshirts have allowed two goals or fewer in seven of eight playoff games this year, including…

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620 Game 3: Rangers at Capitals … It’s Go Time!

Game 3. Rangers at Capitals. As has been pointed out, ya boys have played an NHL-record nine consecutive one-goal playoff games, and 14 of their last 16 were decided by one goal. They also have won 11 consecutive Game 3s on the road since 1992. They are 14-3 in…

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288 Game 2: Rangers-Capitals in review

Click here to read my column on Chris Kreider from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s 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) First, I am not surprised that…

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416 Game 1: Rangers-Capitals in review

Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s 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) That’s just a horrible way to lose a game,…

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443 Game 1: Capitals at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 1. Capitals at Rangers. For the fifth time in seven years. And it never gets old. And it never gets easier. Some think the Rangers have an advantage with their six-day break between games, and the Capitals coming off that draining Game 7 win over the November Champs.…

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169 The Rangers’ Ryan McDonagh has grown into his ‘C’

By Josh Thomson NEW YORK — Months after a long and often brilliant playoffs, Ryan McDonagh seemed destined to join the NHL’s elite defensemen. He had proven himself last spring on the ice against the likes of Montreal’s P.K. Subban and L.A.’s Drew Doughty. A new season would serve to…

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