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781 Game 2: Flyers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 2. Flyers at Rangers. Happy Easter! In the words of the Amazing Kreskin, may the fleas of a thousand camels infest NBC’s armpits for scheduling a noon game on such a holy day. Cretins. So the other night, after Game 1, around 1 a.m., I’m leaving MSG and look…

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201 Game 1: Rangers-Flyers in review

Thoughts: 1) I wrote a whole column about the power play (click here to see it) and the type of weapon and deterrent it can be. You know, we always hear about teams that win Stanley Cups without a good power play — Boston most recently. But how many teams…

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173 Game 1: Rangers 4, Flyers 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Game 1: Rangers 4, Flyers 1. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-1, tonight at Madison Square Garden in Game 1 of the Metropolitan Division Semifinals, to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.…

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863 Game 1: Flyers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 1. Flyers at Rangers. The Empire State Building is lit up in orange and black for Mr. Snider. Ya boys open the playoffs against Philly as the rivals play, as you know, for the first time since the 1997 Eastern Conference finals. While the Rangers lost 21 of…

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57 Game 1: Rangers-Flyers … Five things to watch

FIVE THINGS TO WATCH: Goalies: We pretty much know what to expect of Henrik Lundqvist, who has handled the Flyers in his career. We don’t know what to expect of Ray Emery, who will start in place of Steve Mason (probable concussion). Goons vs. Smurfs: OK, this isn’t the Broad…

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176 Rangers’ Rick Nash ready to get it started

Here’s Josh Thomson, 26’s story about Rick Nash and his thoughts heading into the playoffs: By Josh Thomson GREENBURGH – When asked whether the playoffs have arrived too soon after the Olympics for players to properly recharge, Rick Nash laughed. The Rangers’ winger waited most of his career to play…

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273 Game 1: Flyers at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Name that Ranger engaged with Dave “The Hammer” Schultz. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS Thursday, Apr. 17, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 45-31-6 (96 pts)* Flyers: 42-30-10 (94 pts)* * Regular season records TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers…

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345 Rangers-Flyers matchups: position by position

Here are my first-round position-by-position matchups: FORWARDS: Let’s face it. Up front, the Flyers are going to be able to thump the Rangers, who don’t possess the physical element the Flyers, or most teams, have. The Rangers rely on speed and pressure. And, if the Rangers’ top guys don’t play…

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41 Rangers “best” forwards must be at their best vs. Flyers

Here’s the unedited version of a column I wrote for The Journal News and Lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – Alain Vigneault held his forefinger and his thumb less than inch apart when he was talking Tuesday about the difference between the Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers. The Rangers coach,…

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398 First-round predictions contest today

OK, I’m scrapping my preseason pick of Los Angeles over Ottawa in the Stanley Cup finals. For fairly obvious reasons. Special thanks to coach Teddy Roosevelt, cheap-shot artist Chris Neil and the completely underachieving Senators. So, starting over, below are my picks for the first round of the 2014 Stanley…

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216 Stanley Cup playoffs: First-round schedule

From the NHL: 2014 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND SCHEDULE NEW YORK (April 13, 2014) – The National Hockey League today announced the dates, starting times and national television coverage for the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round, which begins Wednesday, April 16. All times listed are ET and subject…

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