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277 Rangers-Penguins in review

Penguins 5, Rangers 3. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Forgive me if I’ve said this before, but this time I’m saying it…

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299 Penguins at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 69. Penguins at Rangers. The Rangers, now back in their two-step with alternating losses and wins for six games, look to avoid their first two-game losing streak since Dec. 22 against the Penguins at MSG this afternoon (an NBC game). They are 2-2-1 in their last five, following Saturday’s…

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63 Rangers-Red Wings in review

Red Wings 3, Rangers 2 (OT). Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Maybe an inch to the right, maybe Ryan McDonagh’s 150-footer at the empty net hits the inside of the post and goes in and today we’re talking about the…

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340 Rangers at Red Wings … It’s Go Time!

Game 68. Rangers at Red Wings. The Rangers visit two-time Stanley Cup champ and ex-Ranger Brad Richards today at the Arena that Never Changes Names, looking for their 40th win. They begin a back-to-back matinee set, with Pittsburgh coming to the Garden for an NBC game at (or around) 12:30…

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41 Rangers at Red Wings today (2 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI, Rick Nash (deep bone bruise) is expected to play his first game since Jan. 22, and Henrik Lundqvist (neck spasms) and Marc Staal (back spasms) are also expected to return today in Motown. Derick Brassard (flu) did not fly with the team Friday, but it’s possible he joins the…

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263 Rangers prospect report Feb. 29-March 6

From the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: FEB. 29 – MAR. 6 Ryan Gropp, LW, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) – Gropp tallied six points (four goals, two assists) in four games during the week. The Rangers’ second round pick (41st overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft registered his second…

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193 Rangers-Sabres in review

Today’s review by Leif Skodnick: Rangers 4, Sabres 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Overall, a better effort than Sunday’s game against the Islanders, but that doesn’t take much. The Sabres are two or three seasons away from being a…

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280 Rangers at Sabres … It’s Go Time!

Game 67. Rangers at Sabres. The Rangers, coming off that hideous 6-4 loss to the Islanders on Sunday, hope to avoid their first back-to-back losses of 2016 (since Dec. 20) against the Baby Buffaloes at the Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes. The Rangers have won a franchise…

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128 Rangers at Sabres tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI: Both Marc Staal (back spams) and Dylan McIlrath (knee), along with goalie Henrik Lundqvist (neck spasms) are out for tonight’s game in Buffalo. Defenseman Brady Skjei was recalled from Hartford and will play tonight. Lundqvist hopes to return by Saturday in Detroit. Rick Nash (bone bruise) continues to make…

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194 Rangers-Islanders in review

Islanders 6, Rangers 4. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Whatever the Rangers did before this game – whether it was the early…

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540 Islanders at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 66. Islanders at Rangers. Pretty important game in terms of setting up the No. 2-3 seed first-round series in the playoffs. The Islanders trail the Rangers by five points with three games in hand. The winner is going to be in a good spot. Tonight is the third…

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83 Islanders at Rangers tonight (5 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NEW YORK ISLANDERS Sunday, Mar. 6, 2016, 5:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 38-21-6 (82 pts) Islanders: 35-20-7 (77 pts)   TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 66th game of the 2015-16 season tonight, Mar. 6, against…

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233 Rangers-Capitals in review

Rangers 3, Capitals 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) So the Rangers cut the Capitals lead to 16 points, with 17 games left, so … Actually, the Rangers were 5.7 seconds from being 3-2 against Washington this season. Incidentally, the…

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457 Rangers at Capitals … It’s Go Time!

Game 65. Rangers at Capitals. The Big Red Machine (47-12-4) is having a remarkable season, and hasn’t had anything resembling a slump yet. The Capitals haven’t lost two in a row in regulation all season, and only twice lost two in a row in any fashion. They are 10-0-2…

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225 Rangers-Penguins in review

Penguins 4, Rangers 1. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) I was going to attempt to write this in a minute and 39 seconds, which is the time it took for the Rangers to toss away this game. Just 1:39, a…

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273 Rangers at Penguins … It’s Go Time!

Game 64. Rangers at Penguins. The Rangers face a massive two games/two nights road trip in Pittsburgh tonight. They play the Big Red Machine in Washington tomorrow. The Rangers have won four in a row and are 10-2-1 in their last 13. The Penguins are 11-5-1 in their last…

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266 Rangers-Blue Jackets (and trade deadline) in review

Rangers 2, Blue Jackets 1. Click here to read my early story about Eric Staal. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Click here for Eric Staal’s morning press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Another one…

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