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416 Game 1: Rangers-Capitals in review

Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) That’s just a horrible way to lose a game,…

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443 Game 1: Capitals at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 1. Capitals at Rangers. For the fifth time in seven years. And it never gets old. And it never gets easier. Some think the Rangers have an advantage with their six-day break between games, and the Capitals coming off that draining Game 7 win over the November Champs.…

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169 The Rangers’ Ryan McDonagh has grown into his ‘C’

By Josh Thomson NEW YORK — Months after a long and often brilliant playoffs, Ryan McDonagh seemed destined to join the NHL’s elite defensemen. He had proven himself last spring on the ice against the likes of Montreal’s P.K. Subban and L.A.’s Drew Doughty. A new season would serve to…

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274 Rangers lose injured Mats Zuccarello indefinitely

GREENBURGH – The Rangers will get a key player back, but will also be without a key player when they open the second round of the playoffs, likely Thursday, at the Garden. Top-line winger Mats Zuccarello, hit in the head with a Ryan McDonagh shot early in Game 5 against…

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246 Lessons learned, the Rangers go back to work

The Rangers will have an optional practice this afternoon, their first workout since Game 5 Friday. Maybe we will get an update on Mats Zuccarello or Kevin Klein. Maybe not. Then tonight it’s Islanders-Capitals Game 7 in D.C., the winner getting a free trip to Madison Square Garden. My story…

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183 Who, really, is the Rangers’ masked man?

My feature on Henrik Lundvqist, from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello His 10-gallon hat holds 20 gallons. Sasquatch takes pictures of him. He has killed two stones with one bird. He is the most interesting man in New York sports. Matt Harvey may be more of a celebrity, and he sure…

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148 Rangers sit and wait for next opponent

The Rangers can kick back, lick some wounds, get some rest, and wait for their next opponent. The Islanders’ 3-1 victory Saturday over Washington in what could have been, and still might have been, the final game they will play at Nassau Coliseum, extended their first-round series to a Game…

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284 Game 5: Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Click here to see Carl Hagelin’s series-winning goal a few more times, and…

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569 Game 5: Penguins at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 5. Penguins at Rangers. You’re well aware that the Rangers have this little habit of making things difficult for themselves, having not won a series in fewer than six games since 2008 (vs. Devils) and having won five of their last six series in seven. The only exception:…

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29 Game 5: Penguins at Rangers (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Friday, Apr. 24, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Penguins: 1-3 Rangers: 3-1 TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play Game 5 of their Eastern Conference First Round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins tomorrow, Apr.…

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