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56 Rangers at Avalanche tonight (9 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at COLORADO AVALANCHE Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, 9:00 p.m. ET Pepsi Center – Denver, CO Rangers: 31-16-5 (67 pts) Avalanche: 22-21-11 (55 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their four-game road trip against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center (9:00 p.m.…

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138 Rangers prospect report: Feb. 2-8

Courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: FEB. 2 – FEB. 8 1. Anthony Duclair, LW, Quebec Remparts (QMJHL) – Duclair tallied five points (two goals, three assists), posted a plus-two rating, and registered 13 shots on goal over three games this past week. He recorded two…

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293 Rangers-Maple Leafs in review

Thoughts: 1) The Maple Leaves are so bad I wanted to throw my shirt onto the ice. Yet, in three terribly undisciplined games this season, Toronto outscored the Rangers 15-12. Right, 27 goals in three games. If all teams could play that way the NHL could get rid of all…

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14 Rangers 5, Maple Leafs 4 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Maple Leafs 4. Click here for boxscore. –        The Blueshirts have won 24 of their last 34 games (24-9-1), including 22 of their last 31 games (22-8-1) and 20 of their last 27 contests (20-6-1). The Rangers have also earned at…

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432 Rangers at Maple Leafs … It’s Go Time!

Game 52. Rangers at Maple Leafs. This is the Rangers’ first look at the Leaves under new coach Peter Horachek. The Leaves swept a pair from the Rangers early in the season by a wild combined score of 11-7. Both were vastly different teams back then. The Rangers begin…

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35 Rangers at Maple Leafs tonight (7:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, 7:30 p.m. ET Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON Rangers: 30-16-5 (65 pts) Maple Leafs: 23-27-4 (50 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers begin a four-game road trip with an Original Six matchup against…

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149 Rangers’ no-show performance raises questions

My story from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello Over the last four seasons, current season included, the Rangers are 152-89-22. Over the last three, they have played nine playoff series. The relative success they’ve had has largely been based on this: The Rangers don’t take many nights off. Their effort is…

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239 Rangers-Stars in review

Thoughts: 1) Some days I try to explain the difference between what happened and what was deserved. Not today. The Rangers got exactly what they deserved — though they may have been pretty lucky to get a point — after an aromatic first 35 minutes of no-show. This team, and…

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106 Stars 3, Rangers 2 (OT) … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Stars 3, Rangers 2 (OT). Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers have earned a point in 24 of their last 33 games (23-9-1), including 22 of their last 30 games (21-8-1) and 20 of their last 26 contests (19-6-1). The…

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432 Stars at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 51. Stars at Rangers. The Rangers finish their back-to-back weekend with an early evening game against the Stars, who were the only team to beat the Rangers from Dec. 8-Jan. 10, during that 13-1 streak. That was a 3-2 decision in Dallas Dec. 29. After tonight’s game the…

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46 Stars at Rangers tonight (5 p.m.) … pre-game notes

We should have news on Derek Stepan’s availability shortly after 3 p.m., when Alain Vigneault addresses the media. Pre-game notes from the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. DALLAS STARS Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, 5:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Stars: 23-21-8 (54 pts) Rangers: 30-16-4 (64…

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99 Rangers-Predators in review

Apologies yet again for all the technical glitches. Thoughts: 1) Sometimes the Rangers win and I don’t think they’ve played well at all … fairly often, in fact. Very rarely this season, though, have they lost in games where I thought the performance was quite good. This was one of…

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87 Predators 3, Rangers 2 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Predators 3, Rangers 2. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers have tallied 15 goals over the last four games, and 10 different Blueshirts have recorded a goal over the span (Nash (5), Boyle (2), Brassard, Hayes, Kreider, McDonagh, D. Moore, Staal, Stepan,…

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352 Rangers at Predators … It’s Go Time!

Game 50. Rangers at Predators. First the news: Derek Stepan is under the weather and will be a game-time decision, though Alain Vigneault said his chances of playing are less than 50/50. I’m gonna climb out on a nice thick, comfy limb and guess that no matter which way…

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88 Rangers at Predators today (3 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at NASHVILLE PREDATORS Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN Rangers: 30-15-4 (64 pts) Predators: 33-12-6 (72 pts) TODAY’S GAME The Rangers play the first half of a back-to-back set against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone…

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198 Lundqvist to miss a month or more with vascular injury (UPDATED)

UPDATED: The Rangers released the following statement regarding Henrik Lundqvist’s injury: RANGERS STATEMENT REGARDING HENRIK LUNDQVIST INJURY NEW YORK, February 6, 2015 – Henrik Lundqvist suffered a vascular injury on Saturday. We have been conferring with leading medical experts to ensure the best possible care. Henrik will remain sidelined at…

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434 Rangers-Bruins in review

Click here to see my story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) Size? Really? I’m so tired of the old “can’t compete with the big teams” stuff. Sorry. I am. It’s a myth. And I’m not saying the Rangers shouldn’t be looking to add bigger, grittier bottom-six forwards for a playoff run,…

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5 Rangers 3, Bruins 2 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 3, Bruins 2. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers are the eighth NHL team to reach the 30-win plateau this season. The Blueshirts reached the 30-win plateau in 49 or fewer games for the seventh time in franchise…

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204 Bruins at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 49. Bruins at Rangers. The Rangers close a four-game homestand (on NBC), and they do so in the shadow of an injury to Henrik Lundqvist, which, at this point, does not appear to be terribly serious. The Rangers are only saying he’s out day to day with a…

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