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54 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES April 2, 2010 – New York Rangers 5, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 (Game #77, Road #38) • The Blueshirts defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-0, tonight at St. Pete Times Forum, to improve to 4-0-1 in the last five games. • New…

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494 It’s go time!

They fixed the compressors just in time, and the ice is frozen. Don’t forget it’s a 7:30 p.m. start tonight. The Rangers use up the game-in-hand they have on Boston, and one of the two they have on Atlanta. Same lineup, which means Callahan, Avery and Boyle are out injured,…

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190 And it just gets tighter

Some of the Rangers went to the Yankees game yesterday. Some of them were headed out on a boat (thanks to Aaron Voros’ twitter). And it was one of their best hockey nights of the season. Everybody the Rangers needed to lose lost. And now it’s all right there. Put…

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251 No ice in sunny Florida

It turns out the Rangers might only need to win one game in Florida this weekend. A giant compressor blew at the St. Pete Times Forum yesterday, and the Lightning’s home ice turned into a flood. According to reports, it might be impossible to fix the compressor before Monday. And…

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298 Then there were six

A half a dozen games remain, and with Boston and Atlanta winning last night (thank the Devils again, gang), time might be running short for your heroes. This was a good win, considering from where they had to come, down 0-2. But it’s really disturbing, isn’t it, that at this…

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37 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES March 30, 2010 – New York Rangers 4, New York Islanders 3 (Game #76, Road #37) • The Blueshirts defeated the New York Islanders, 4-3, tonight at Nassau Coliseum, to close out their season series against the Islanders with a 3-2-1 record.…

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378 It’s go time!

Nothing much needed to be said. They’re talking about the “easy” schedule the Rangers have on TV. Well, they lost to Toronto. Tonight it’s the Islanders. It doesn’t get easier than those two teams. The Rangers better get two points tonight. As expected, Gilroy and Lisin are prucha’d, Callahan, Avery…

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181 Opportunity on the Island

The race is still sitting there … thanks to the Bruins loss to Buffalo last night. But the Rangers have to get points to stay in it. Four behind eighth-place Boston, with seven games left. Beware, though. You can’t possibly expect the Islanders to mail it in the way they…

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424 Where is all this water coming from? (updated)

How could we possibly be having more rain? Good morning, class. And Happy Passover. As you know, the Devils rolled over for the Flyers last night, further lengthening your playoff chances, and forcing me to the realization that the second annual Boneheads “Paul Mara” Playoff Beard contest is probably not…

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237 If you can’t say something nice …

Well, I thought the effort was OK last night, but the execution stunk, the D-zone coverage was awful again, the goalie — yeesh. Marian Gaborik was benched, Sean Avery joined Ryan Callahan and Brian Boyle on the lower-body injury list, Wade Redden continued to get a jersey while Matt Gilroy…

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64 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES March 27, 2010 – New York Rangers 2, Toronto Maple Leafs 3 OT (Game #75, Road #36) • The Blueshirts were defeated by the Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-2, in overtime tonight at Air Canada Centre, in an Original Six matchup. • New…

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515 It’s go time!

The Maple Leaves are making their own push, so I expect this game will be entertaining, intense, and probably nasty. Which is probably part of the reason Aaron Voros is being de-prucha’d. I suspect that Jokinen might have been prucha’d if Callahan hadn’t been hurt. Instead it looks as if…

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87 Nothing to lose

I used this quote from Tortorella the other night, and in my column: “There’s no sense of feeling the pressure here,” he said. “You lose a couple of games here with so few games left, you’re done. So you just go out and play, and we’ve talked as a group.…

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129 Afternoon update (updated, hah!)

The Rangers just announced that P.A. Parenteau (Mr. Shootout) and defenseman Anders Eriksson have been recalled from Hartford. Hmmm. I know Callahan’s hurt and Brian Boyle’s dinged up, but I am wondering if Mr. Jokinen and/or Mr. Lisin, and/or one of the defensemen (Redden) might be taking a seat tomorrow…

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82 Good guy done bad

I don’t know if you saw this story about Ron Low, who is an absolutely wonderful person, a guy you all would personally love, despite his troubles coaching a dreadful Rangers team once upon a time. Anyway, he was mugged in Calgary and in pretty bad shape. Our best wishes…

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221 Torts and the boys are Boneheads!

I mean that in the nicest way possible. But I found out tonight what you guys have asked all along, and what I’ve suspected all along. They read the Bonehead blog! OK, John Tortorella launched me a bit tonight. No big deal. No hard feelings. I’m a big boy. I…

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490 It’s go time!

Henrik Lundqvist goes for win No. 30 tonight (or any night hereafter), which would make him the first goalie in NHL history to win 30 in each of his first five seasons. Of course that includes skills competitions. And it doesn’t quite compare to Martin Brodeur’s eight 40-win seasons, and…

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112 Will the real Rangers please stand up?

Or step down? It’s always confusing when you play a great game against a bad opponent that plays horribly. It’s is also confusing if you beat a good team, which is what the Rangers need to do tonight … unless they are tanking, which apparently they aren’t doing. Or at…

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73 Post-game notes, quotes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES March 24, 2010 – New York Rangers 5, New York Islanders 0 (Game #73, Home #39) ·         The Rangers defeated the New York Islanders, 5-0, tonight at Madison Square Garden, in the first network hockey telecast ever produced in 3D and the…

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345 It’s go time!

Or “go down” time, like when a fighter takes a dive. Looks like Ryan Callahan’s injury wasn’t too terribly bad. He’s a game-time decision. I noted the extremely low number of manpower games lost in the previous thread and somebody reminded me that trainer Jim Ramsay deserves more than a…

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