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334 Rangers player evaluations — Oscar Lindberg

The fact that Oscar Lindberg needed some serious post-season surgery on his hip, an injury that occurred over time, makes you wonder to what degree he was hampered during his rookie season. We know that Lindberg pretty much lost his spot as a regular player after the Rangers acquired Eric…

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320 Game 2: Rangers-Penguins in review

Game 2: Rangers 4, Penguins 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Hey, all year long, we knew – or thought — that game was in there. It’s just that the Rangers didn’t let it out nearly enough. But in an…

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387 Red Wings at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 82. Red Wings at Rangers. Going on ESPN radio’s pre-game show, 98.7 FM, around 12:10 p.m. Give it a listen if you can. The Rangers play their regular-season finale, with a lot at stake, and still more at stake for the Red Wings, who look to clinch their…

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171 Rangers-Penguins in review

Penguins 3, Rangers 2 (OT) Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) This was one of those games –  and you see them all…

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409 Penguins at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 76. Penguins at Rangers. It’s a potential first-round playoff preview at MSG. The second-place Rangers lead the Penguins by four points — Pittsburgh has a game in hand; the Rangers have the tiebreaker 40-38 (regulation/OT wins). The Rangers have eliminated the Penguins in each of the past two…

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495 Bruins at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 74. Bruins at Rangers. The Rangers were mathematically eliminated from winning the division or conference regular-season titles when Washington clinched both on Tuesday. But the Rangers’ magic number was reduced when Mr. Snider’s Flyers hacked up a hairball vs. Torts’ Blue Jackets (the Flys had a two-goal lead…

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137 Bruins at Rangers tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI: The Rangers were officially eliminated in the race for the Metro and Eastern titles last night when Washington clinched both. As if … Dylan McIlrath was cleared for contact yesterday, but he is not expected to play tonight. Rick Nash didn’t skate Tuesday (maintenance day) but is expected to…

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77 Blueshirt birthday: Woman spends her 100th with the Rangers

Click here to read my story on Ryan McDonagh’s expected return tonight, and his thoughts on Sunday’s Flyers game. By Rich Liebson GREENBURGH – Mila Zavodni didn’t flinch as a puck slammed into the glass in front of where she was sitting. The smile never left her face as she soaked it…

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360 Flyers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 56. Flyers at Rangers. Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m going on ESPN radio’s pre-game show (98.7 FM) around 7:20 p.m. Give us a listen if you can. Um, the story line tonight is kind of obvious. Despite careful words — no doubt warned by the NHL — I suspect…

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258 Wild at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 51. Wild at Rangers. The Rangers will attempt to get back to their Two-Step after losing Tuesday in Newark, a loss brought to you by the Rangers’ Tire Fire special teams. They are 8-6-1 in their last 15 and, as you know, have won two in a row…

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410 Rangers at Devils … It’s Go Time!

Game 50. Rangers at Devils. It’s Groundhog Day, literally. The Rangers are hoping it isn’t Groundhog Day in terms of same-old, same-old, as in repeating what has happened over and over again this season. They play their first game in eight days, which should make this game difficult to…

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253 Vote for your Rangers’ Mount Rushmore

I’ve been wanting to do this for a while. With kind of a light-ish week coming up, I thought it would be a good time to select the Rangers’ all-time Mount Rushmore — the four players in history who stand out above all the others. It’s not an easy call,…

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83 Rangers at Lightning tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI, Kevin Hayes is expected to be sitting out tonight’s game, after coach Alain Vigneault said he doesn’t think Hayes has worked hard enough. However, there is apparently an injury/illness issue with another forward which might necessitate Hayes playing. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at TAMPA…

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