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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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348 Can Rangers buck recent trend and win a series early?

Here is Josh’s story from lohud.com: By Josh Thomson NEW YORK — Even the mere suggestion of closing the series with Pittsburgh early left Henrik Lundqvist uneasy. After all, these are the Rangers, his Rangers, who haven’t won a series in less than six games since 2008. Rest? They never…

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351 Game 4: Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference audio. Thoughts: 1) We’ve talked, now, for 86 games, about the Find-A-Way Rangers. Been doing it all year. But this was another new way. This time they really had to…

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55 Game 4: Rangers 2, Penguins 1 (OT) … post-game notes & audio

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR; audio courtesy of the Penguins: Rangers 2, Penguins 1 (OT). Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        THREE’S COMPANY – Entering this series, the Rangers have posted a 13-1 series record in 14 all-time best-of-seven playoff series in which…

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310 Game 4: Rangers at Penguins (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Rangers: 2-1 Penguins: 1-2 TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play Game 4 of their Eastern Conference First Round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins at CONSOL Energy…

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790 Game 3: Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Well, that game sure had some nasty in it, and it was a big-boy pants game for ya boys. They usually bounce back from a stinker, and despite what Alain Vigneault thinks, I thought Game 2…

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674 Game 3: Rangers at Penguins … It’s Go Time!

Game 3. Rangers at Penguins. So, guessing from the chatter on the blog and on twitter, the Rangers trail this best-of-seven one game to one. Panic at the disco! We’re putting up an awning on the ledge tonight,  you know, because of the rain. According to Elias Sports, when…

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359 Game 3: Rangers at Penguins … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Monday, Apr. 20, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Rangers: 1-1 Penguins: 1-1 TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play Game 3 of their Eastern Conference First Round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins at CONSOL Energy…

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392 Who’s desperate now? The Rangers had better be

A few things first. Alain Vigneault said in Pittsburgh this evening that of the six periods of hockey so far, he’s liked the way the Rangers have played in five of them. He didn’t like the second period of Game 2. Not sure I agree with him. AV also said…

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363 Game 2: 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 video of John Amirante’s final MSG National Anthem. Thoughts: 1) Boy, oh boy, do I love this place (and…

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