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642 Wilds at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 9. Wild at Rangers. Ya boys come off that awful loss in Montreal, in which so many key players played poorly. So tonight will test their resolve and their ability to bounce back. The Rangers play seven of their next eight at home, during this stretch in which…

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178 Wilds at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. MINNESOTA WILD Monday, Oct. 27, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Wild: 4-2-0 (8 pts) Rangers: 4-4-0 (8 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers begin their second four-game homestand of the 2014-15 season with a contest against…

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156 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Click here for another great lohud photo gallery from another bad game. Thoughts: 1) That three-arena ceremony, with the anthems live by the great Lyndon Slewidge in Ottawa was just fabulous and perfect.  Wow. Goosebumps. Tears. 2) Finally, the Rangers had some forecheck in the first period. Some dump-and-pressure. It…

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300 Rangers at Canadiens … It’s Go Time!

Game 8. Rangers at Canadiens. The whiny, diving Habs are off to a 6-1 start, and they seek some measure of revenge for their whiny, diving, embarrassing Eastern Conference Final loss to the Rangers last spring. Of course the fans all want Chris Kreider’s head on a platter for…

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269 Rangers centers Hayes, Mueller making a difference

Here’s my story from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – When training camp began, it seemed the Rangers were set down the middle. Thin, perhaps, but set. Derek Stepan, Derick Brassard, J.T. Miller and Dominic Moore would be the centers; Miller, the 21-year-old rookie ready to replace the departed Brad…

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106 Rangers-Devils in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Click here to see lohud.com’s photo gallery off of last night’s game. Thoughts: 1) I know I chide you guys for your emotional swaying, you know, the way, for example, the Rangers completely sucked early in the third period and how great…

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343 Rangers at Devils … It’s Go Time!

Game 7. Rangers at Devils. Actually felt odd typing Game 7. Rangers at Devils. Ya boys open a two-game, spread-out road trip, with a visit to their whining, diving, complaining Eastern Conference championship foes, the Montreal Canadiens, Saturday. Which no doubt will be the Habs’ Game 7. It will…

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162 Rangers-Sharks in review

Click here for my story on last night’s game, from lohud.com. Click here for the latest lohud.com photo gallery, from last night’s 4-0 win over the Sharks. Thoughts: 1) Henrik Lundqvist. Over his last six periods, plus an OT, plus a shootout, Lundqvist has allowed one goal, and it was…

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47 Rangers 4, Sharks 0 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Sharks 0. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers tied a franchise record for the fastest two goals scored, asMartin St. Louis and Rick Nash tallied goals in a span of four seconds (St. Louis at 19:16 of…

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346 Sharks at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 6. Sharks at Rangers. Wonder if Jumbo Soft-shelled Shrimp Joe Thornton, stripped of his captaincy, will insult the Rangers again. The Sharkies (4-0-1)  haven’t lost a game yet, except for that gimmicky competition they held after the game at Nassau Coliseum Thursday. They finish their three-game/four-night NYC-area trek…

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94 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Planning a Live Chat Friday at noon. Might have been better if they’d lost last night, but still should be good. Be there. Click here for another excellent lohud.com photo gallery from last night’s game. And click here to read my story about that near-perfect victory (sarcasm). Thoughts: 1) I…

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11 Rangers 2, Hurricanes 1 (shootout) … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 2, Hurricanes 1 (shootout). Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have won 12 of their last 13 contests against the Hurricanes (12-1-0 record) and 13 of their last 15 games against Carolina (13-2-0 record over the span). –       …

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386 Hurricanes at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 5. Hurricanes at Rangers. Panic time? Not yet. After tonight’s game? Yes, definitely. The Rangers have lost three in a row, each uglier than the one before it, allowing 17 goals. In the last two, against Toronto and the Islanders, the Rangers just collapsed at the first sign…

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476 Rangers-Islanders in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Also, yet another very cool game-night photo gallery on lohud.com. Click here to see it. Thoughts: 1) Blame Michael Kostka all you want, and he made two of the worst plays you will ever see. But the Rangers’ defensive breakdowns were massive.…

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