Browsing: Alain Vigneault

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312 Rangers-Sabres in review

Thoughts: 1) The Rangers sure didn’t play this way in front of Cam Talbot the last five or six games. On the other hand, they weren’t playing the god-awful Baby Buffaloes in those games. That said, against some lousy teams and some good teams, the Rangers hung out Talbot to…

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10 Rangers 3, Sabres 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 3, Sabres 1. Click here for boxscore. –        POINT TAKEN – The Rangers extended their point streak to seven games (5-0-2 record over the span), and they have earned at least one point in 10 of their last 11 games (8-1-2). New…

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394 Rangers at Sabres … It’s Go Time!

Game 57. Rangers at Sabres. Well, well, well, well … Alain Vigneault is rolling the dice tonight and giving 20-year-old goalie Mackenzie Skapski his first NHL start against the Baby Buffaloes. Skapski starts in place of Cam Talbot, who allowed nine goals (plus two on two attempts in a…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at BUFFALO SABRES Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET First Niagara Center – Buffalo, NY Rangers: 34-16-6 (74 pts) Sabres: 17-37-4 (38 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers conclude a back-to-back set against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center (7:00…

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160 Rangers-Canucks in review

Click here for my game story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) It’s so cold I saw a politician with his hands in his own pockets. It’s so cold, I was in traffic and some guy flipped me the mitten. 2) Ah, yes, the shootout. You know how I feel about it…

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506 Canucks at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 56. Canucks at Rangers. The Rangers take on Alain Vigneault’s old team, and of course, the opponent in the most famous hockey game the arena has ever seen (it opened 47 years ago yesterday with a 3-1 win over Philly). It’s the dreaded first game back from a…

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97 Canucks at Rangers tonight … pre-game notes

Note that Cam Talbot starts in goal, and John Moore goes back in on defense for Matt Hunwick. Pre-game notes from the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. VANCOUVER CANUCKS Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Canucks: 32-21-3 (67 pts) Rangers: 34-16-5 (73…

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219 Rangers game-day odds & ends: The case for Mats Zuccarello

Before we get to Mats Zuccarello’s impending free agency, a couple of PSAs: Starting today, it’s Hockey Weekend in New York, and the Rangers are all over it, including several events being held here in the Westchester-Rockland-Putnam area and environs. See the announcement below for details. Tonight, at 10:30 on…

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52 Rangers 6, Islanders 5 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 6, Islanders 5. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers extended their winning streak to four games, and they won all four games during their four-game road trip. The Blueshirts have won 27 of their last 37 games (27-9-1), including 25 of…

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590 Rangers at Islanders … It’s Go Time!

Game 55. Rangers at Islanders. The Rangers make their next-to-last visit to dank, loud, Nassau Coliseum … barring the inevitable playoff series. They are 0-3 vs. the Isles, as you know, each time just collapsing under the Islanders’ pressure. Of course, the Islanders have been doing that with great…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at NEW YORK ISLANDERS Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Nassau Coliseum – Uniondale, NY Rangers: 33-16-5 (71 pts) Islanders: 37-18-1 (75 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers conclude their four-game road trip with a Metropolitan Division matchup against the New…

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250 Rangers-Coyotes in review

Thoughts: 1) I just find this stat fascinating. The Rangers have had four trips of three games or more and they are 12-1 in those games. No, don’t ask me to explain it. 2) Admit it. You’re not as worried about the next three, four, five weeks, or whatever it…

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26 Rangers 5, Coyotes 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Coyotes 1. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers extended their winning streak to three games, and they have posted a 3-0-0 record thus far on their four-game road trip. The Blueshirts have won 26 of their last 36 games (26-9-1),…

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423 Rangers at Coyotes … It’s Go Time!

Game 54. Rangers at Coyotes. Happy Valentine’s Day! The Rangers play the third of a four-game trip (actually three-game trip, followed by a road game in Uniondale Monday) at the Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes. (not to mention team that changes names fairly often, too). Guessing the…

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215 Rangers at Coyotes tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

(Name that Coyote, above) Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at ARIZONA COYOTES Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET Gila River Arena – Glendale, AZ Rangers: 32-16-5 (69 pts) Coyotes: 20-29-7 (47 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their four-game road trip against the Arizona Coyotes…

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289 Rangers-Avalanche in review

Thoughts: 1) Gonna get this out of the way quickly. These last three games the Rangers played … they got five points, but games like these usually lead to losing streaks. There are usually warning signs before a team goes into a tailspin, just as there are signs when a…

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