Browsing: Alain Vigneault

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154 Rangers-Sabres in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for the post-game notes and audio from last night. Thoughts: 1) Full marks to the kid in goal, 20-year-old Mackenzie Skapski who, but for a fluke goal 14 seconds into his NHL debut, would have two…

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9 Rangers 2, Sabres 0 … post-game notes & audio

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR; post-game audio courtesy of the Buffalo Sabres: Rangers 2, Sabres 0. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        TOP OF THE HEAP – With their victory tonight, the Rangers are in first place in the Metropolitan Division, the Eastern…

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324 Rangers at Sabres … It’s Go Time!

Game 67. Rangers at Sabres. The Rangers face the Baby Buffaloes to finish a five-game road trip and start a back-to-back set. The Rangers have won three in a row, are 4-0-1 in five, 31-7-3 in 41. They are 13-2-3 since Henrik Lundqvist’s injury. They are 16-1-1 on road…

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86 Rangers at Sabres tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at BUFFALO SABRES Saturday, Mar. 14, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET First Niagara Center – Buffalo, NY Rangers: 42-17-7 (91 pts) Sabres: 19-42-6 (44 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers conclude their season-high five-game road trip and begin a back-to-back set against the…

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427 Rangers-Capitals in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Remember that loss in Detroit Dec. 6, after the Rangers got their butts kicked by Tampa Bay the game before? When everybody was crying about how bad this team is? Well, since then they have played…

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16 Rangers 3, Capitals 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Post-game quotes courtesy of the Capitals: Rangers 3, Capitals 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        TOP OF THE HEAP – With their victory tonight, the Rangers now have sole possession of first place in the Metropolitan Division,…

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167 Rangers-Islanders in review

Click here to read my 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) We’re really seeing something pretty remarkable here. A team that very often doesn’t play 60, sometimes doesn’t even play…

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405 Rangers at Islanders … It’s Go Time!

Game 65. Rangers at Islanders. I’ve been coming to Nassau Coliseum since one of our veteran writers took me to my first pro game as a reporter in 1977. And For most of those, what, 37 plus years, I have yearned to see it reduced to a pile of…

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56 Rangers at Islanders tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at NEW YORK ISLANDERS Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Nassau Coliseum – Uniondale, NY Rangers: 40-17-7 (87 pts) Islanders: 43-21-4 (90 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their season-high five-game road trip  with a Metropolitan Division matchup against the…

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153 Rangers-Blackhawks in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the Game Summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) I sometimes feel like I’m running out of things to say about this team. The Rangers win when they don’t play particularly well, do it quite often actually. Then when they need to play a near-perfect…

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11 Rangers 1, Blackhawks 0 (OT) … post-game notes & audio

Post-game audio courtesy of the Blackhawks: Click here for Alain Vigneault. Click here for Marc Staal. Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 1, Blackhawks 0 (OT). Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        40/40 CLUB – The Rangers earned their 40th win of the…

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74 Rangers at Blackhawks tonight (7:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Hope you remembered to move your clocks ahead. Click here for Saturday afternoon’s blog post, which included a story on the Rangers visiting Brad Richards and the Blackhawks, and quotes from practice; plus a story about Henrik Lundqvist. Pre-game notes courtesy of NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Sunday,…

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169 Rangers-Red Wings in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) There was a lot of skill on the ice in that game. Holy shishkebab. Amazing how they can play that fast, and still that tight. No room at all, yet 150 mph all night. I thought…

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10 Red Wings 2, Rangers 1 (OT) … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Red Wings 2, Rangers 1 (OT). Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        POINT TAKEN – New York has earned at least one point in 12 of its last 13 contests (9-1-3) and in 15 of its last 17…

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

Game 63. Rangers at Red Wings. We’re down to the Foxwoods Final 20 games. (ugh, can’t believe I just typed that). With a win tonight, the Rangers would take sole possession of first place in the Metro and still have two games in hand on the Islanders. The Red…

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222 Trades for Yandle, Sheppard give Vigneault options

Sorry, didn’t get a chance to post this yesterday. My story from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – Going into the trade deadline, the consensus was that the Rangers needed to add a No. 6 defenseman and a bottom-six forward. Well, they gave up a lot and got a defenseman…

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504 Rangers-Predators in review

Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. There is also a bunch of leftover stuff, including my story from Trade Deadline Day in the post just below this one, with some extra quotes from Glen Sather, Keith Yandle, Mats Zuccarello and Alain Vigneault. So please scroll down. Or…

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16 Rangers 4, Predators 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Predators 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        POINT TAKEN – New York has earned at least one point in 11 of its last 12 contests (9-1-2), and has won nine of its last…

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459 Predators at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 62. Predators at Rangers. The trade deadline has come and gone, so this is the Rangers’ team, for better or worse, long playoff run or short. ICYMI, the Mats Zuccarello deal is done — four years at $4.5 million cap hit per, with a no-trade clause in the…

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