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262 Game 5: Rangers-Canadiens in review

Thoughts: 1) Dan Girardi called it a gong show. That’s as good as I’ve got. The Canadiens won, so they can be happy about it, but that’s a hideous game. Two in a row, actually, but Game 5 worse than Game 4.  Ghastly. After Game 4, after all the talk…

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1074 Game 5: Rangers at Canadiens … It’s Go Time!

Game 5. Rangers at Canadiens. Youse know what’s at stake. Been 20 years. And as you know, it’s the anniversary of the last time the Rangers had this opportunity — Matteau, Matteau, Matteau! Two teams have come back from 3-1 already this spring — the Rangers vs. Pittsburgh last…

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424 ECF morning skate transcript: Alain Vigneault

From ASAP Sports/NHL: ALAIN VIGNEAULT Q. Is Stepan a go for tonight? COACH VIGNEAULT: There are a lot of things that have to happen for him to play tonight. We are going to talk to him this afternoon and see how he reacted to the practice. Nutrition, obviously, is an…

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247 Game 4: Rangers-Canadiens in review

Click here to read Josh Thomson, 26’s story about Martin St. Louis’ overtime heroics. Thoughts: 1) Well, now I guess you can say that Alain Vigneault is better than his predecessor, since he’s gotten one game farther … that’s sarcasm, of course. Vigneault’s done a terrific job with this team,…

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1154 Game 4: Canadiens at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 4. Canadiens at Rangers. Finally, after one game in five days and all the dog-and-pony garbage that has enveloped this series … a game. A big, stinking, giant game for both teams. This will be the 100th of the season for ya boys. Once again, Happy 20th anniversary…

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188 Eastern Conference final … theater of the absurd

Here’s my column on the clown show that the Rangers-Canadiens series became during the five days in which there was just one game. From The Journal News and Lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello Pitch a tent over the Rangers-Montreal Canadiens Eastern Conference final, and cue up the calliope music. The circus…

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76 Morning skate transcript: Michel Therrien

From the NHL/ASAP Sports: COACH THERRIEN Q. This has obviously become a war of words between coaches as much as the players on the ice. Yesterday you spoke about Derick Brassard and spoke about knowing where his injury was today. Alain Vigneault suggested that if Brassard gets injured tonight, you…

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24 Morning skate transcript: Alain Vigneault

From the NHL/ASAP Sports: COACH VIGNEAULT Q. Coach, do you resent what happened yesterday with your assistants being asked to leave the Canadiens practice, and what is your reaction to the reason why? COACH VIGNEAULT: Well, we were treated very unfairly yesterday. There is no rule. There was no agreement…

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92 Game 4: Canadiens at Rangers tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Happy anniversary. Twenty years ago tonight, Mark Messier delivered three goals and an assist in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final against the Devils, after his “guarantee” of victory. (Photo by the Associated Press). Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. MONTREAL CANADIENS Sunday, May 25,…

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