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4 Through two…

Ok, that’s better. The shots where 15-14 that period, meaning it actually was necessary for the Zamboni to clean both ends of the ice. There’s already been a call to end the “Potvin S—” cheer, and in my first controversial move as hockey writer, blogger, and overall guardian of good…

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4 21-1?

Those are the shots through the first period. No truth to the rumor that Henrik Lundqvist was actually asleep in net from the seven-minute mark on. Anyway, a couple of quick thoughts in between periods: — I was going to say it even before he scored a highlight-film goal, but…

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3 Pre-game thought

The Rangers handed out a list of VIPs in attendance at tonight’s game, featuring an assortment of B-list actors and models. I got news for you: if you’re at a pre-season Rangers-Devils game at a half-empty Madison Square Garden, that alone precludes you from being a VIP…. Jokes aside, it’s…

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3 Unpack your sandals, Al…

Greetings from the Garden. Something tells me that might become a familiar phrase over the course of this season. Maybe in mid-January, when I’ve just stepped in a puddle of slush en route to the arena, it might get a little tired. At least on a crisp late summer day…

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3 Rozsival out for two weeks

UPDATE: It is Rozsival’s right knee, which I believe is the same one he injured a few years back. And the surgery is today, not tomorrow. Maybe it isn’t cause for panic, but the Rangers will be without defenseman Michal Rozsival for the rest of the preseason because of a…

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15 The future’s so bright, they have to wear tinted visors…

My “story in today’s paper”:http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060920/SPORTS01/609200367/1046/SPORTS looks at the rare luxury the Rangers have in fielding two teams to start the preseason, this the result of actually having too many prospects they want to look at. And to think, this is the same organization that once brought you the ill-fated acqusitions…

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4 Post-game musings

— Sometimes I know what I’m talking about. Other times, not so much. I said Marc Staal looked out of sorts at times during the game, but Tom Renney said just the opposite afterward. “I thought he played with a lot of poise,” Renney said. — Al Montoya, Adam Hall,…

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1 Final score….

Rangers 3, Devils 1. Start engraving the Cup! Hey, I’m new at this. Apparently I was wrong about Nigel Dawes. He never returned. Meanwhile, Aaron Ward and Hugh Jessiman also took a couple of nicks to the face, perhaps derailing their future modeling careers. Anyway, a solid effort to start…

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1 Dawes goes off…

Nigel Dawes took a puck to the chin early in the third period and headed to the locker room. Even money says he’s back before the period is over. In the meantime, Ryan Hollweg has taken his place at left wing.

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3 Through two…

…the score remains Rangers 3, Devils 1. Not a bad showing given the Rangers line-up is comprised almost entirely of prospects while the Devils — from Brodeur to Scott Gomez to Jamie Langenbrunner — clearly have more established players. If there’s a reason the Rangers have looked better at even…

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2 At the end of one….

Rangers 3, Devils 1 A couple of quick observations after a fairly eventful first period: — If the Rangers sought an upgrade when they traded Dominic Moore for Adam Hall, they might have been on to something. I know, I know, it’s the first period of the first exhibition game.…

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1 Make that Rangers 3, Devils 0

Man, that was fast… First Adam Hall beat Brodeur to make it 2-0, then Brandon Dubinsky snapped one low between Brodeur’s legs seconds later to make it 3-0 (Hall’s goal was unassisted. Nigel Dawes and Jason Ward each assisted on the Dubinsky goal). Did I mention that it was Martin…

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0 Rangers 1, Devils 0

Rangers take advantage of an extended power play to open the scoring. Blair Betts beat Martin Brodeur between the legs (“five-hole” in hockey lexicon) at 4:01 into the first. New Rangers Adam Hall and Aaron Ward each were credited with an assist. Overall, pretty good intensity in the early-going….

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5 What’s next, no coffee?

Greetings from Continental Airlines Arena, where I saw my first professional sporting event of any kind, a 1981 pre-season basketball game between the Nets and the then Washington Bullets. Not sure that’s relevant, but I figured I’d mention it. Anyway, loyal readers, the bad news is our good friends to…

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10 Abbreviated line-up for tonight

Or at least this is what I got from this morning’s skate at the MSG Training Center: Adam Hall-Blair Betts-Marcel Hossa Jason Ward-Nigel Dawes-Brandon Dubinsky Francis Lessard-Ryan Hollweg-Lee Falardeau Lauri Korpikoski-Dwight Helminen-Hugh Jessiman Pay no attention to the order since this is just how I wrote them down. As far…

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9 Hugh-ge question mark

Always a man of my word, I have more in “today’s paper about Hugh Jessiman”:http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060919/SPORTS01/609190366/1046/SPORTS, the former first round draft pick who is still looking to establish himself as a pro. Hartford Wolf Pack As it happens, I watched Hugh a good amount in high school, since he played for…

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1 Hi, I’m your new right wing….

…and you are? Someone had asked what the overall atmosphere has been like at camp, ever-mindful that the team’s karma might have been disrupted by the frenetic off-season. The short answer is it might be too early to tell. I say that because this has been a particularly fast-paced camp:…

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13 Man, you guys take this seriously…

There’s already been a request for today’s goal scorers, which is suddenly putting me on the spot. Bear in mind there was no official stat sheet — or at least not one shared with the media — but here goes: White: Jessiman (2) Petr Prucha (on a breakaway) Shootout: Matt…

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4 In a shootout, it’s White 4, Blue 3

Again, not sure that means much to you. But what you might want to know is for only the fourth day of training camp, the overall level of intensity was pretty impressive. Since I don’t have much in the way of a reference point, I asked a couple of people…

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2 Through one period…

White 1, Blue O. Of course, I’m aware that means absolutely nothing to you seeing how you have no idea who is on what team. But here are some quick thoughts on the team’s official intra-squad scrimmage: — The lone goal was scored by Darien, Conn., native and former first-round…

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