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59 Rangers at Oilers tonight … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at EDMONTON OILERS Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, 9:30 p.m. ET Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB Rangers: 18-8-3 (39 pts) Oilers: 12-15-2 (26 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 30th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a back-to-back set against the Edmonton…

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104 Rangers-Canucks in review

Canucks 2, Rangers 1. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) First things first. This is where it catches up to the Rangers. For so long they got away with sloppy, or uneven, or incomplete games and won. Now the worm turns. The…

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330 Rangers at Canucks … It’s Go Time!

Game 29. Rangers at Canucks. The Rangers begin a three-games/four-nights Western Canada swing — the highlight is Friday in Edmonton (Glen Sather honored, Alain Vigneault’s 1,000th game, Henrik Lundqvist vs. Cam Talbot, most likely). The return to Vancouver is old hat (chapeau vieux?) to Vigneault. But it’s a big…

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36 Rangers at Canucks tonight (10 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at VANCOUVER CANUCKS Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, 10:00 p.m. ET Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC Rangers: 18-7-3 (39 pts) Canucks: 10-11-8 (28 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 29th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a three-game road trip against…

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54 Book gift for Rangers fans … Live Chat at noon today

We’re going to do a Live Rangers Chat today at noon, as the Rangers prep for their Western Canada trip starting tonight. Be there. Or else. Pretty big trip upcoming in terms of story lines, starting tonight when Alain Vigneault goes back to Vancouver again, the Canucks with Brandon Prust…

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140 Rangers-Senators in review

Rangers 4, Senators 1. Click here to read my game 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) Happy Hanukkah, my friends! 2) I thought the Rangers defended right from the start…

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100 Senators at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 28. Senators at Rangers. I will be joining ESPN radio (98.7-FM) for the pre-game show around 6:40 p.m. Give a listen. Click here to read my story on the Rangers trying to survive without Derek Stepan. The Rangers, 1-4-1 in their last six (the win being quite ragged,…

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20 Senators at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. OTTAWA SENATORS Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 17-7-3 (37 pts) Senators: 14-7-5 (31 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 28th game of the 2015-16 season against the Ottawa Senators at…

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148 Rangers-Avalanche in review

Avalanche 2, Rangers 1. Click here to read my early story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Once again, I want to thank Commissioner Bettman for the opportunity to see two games against every non-conference team. Wow. More please. 2)…

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170 Avalanche at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 27. Avalanche at Rangers. Oh, well, back to the NHL’s boring inter-conference agenda. Yay, we get to see all the stars from every team. Yipee. So after the best, most intense night of the whole season — and very arguably the Rangers best and most passionate performance –…

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136 Rangers-Islanders in review

Islanders 2, Rangers 1 (shootout) Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) In my mind there’s not even a question that that was the Rangers’ best game of the season, the game in which…

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11 Rangers at Islanders tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI, Emerson Etem’s under the weather so the Rangers recalled Tanner Glass from Hartford (AHL) today. Glass will play that fourth-line right wing role vs. the Islanders. Alain Vigneault indicated that Glass might not be the extra forward the Rangers take on their Western Canada trip next week, when they…

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64 Now city rivals, it’s still Rangers vs. Islanders

GREENBURGH – Ready or not, the Rangers will go into the bees’ nest Wednesday, only this time it’s a brand new hive. Once in their history, the Rangers have played a regular-season game against the Islanders anywhere other than Nassau Coliseum or the Garden – the Stadium Series game at…

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134 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Rangers 4, Hurricanes 3. Click here to read my game 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) First of all, apologies for the issues on the blog since late Saturday/early Sunday.…

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69 Rangers-Bruins in review

Bruins 4, Rangers 3. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) You can put aside this game, and even the last one, as awful as they were — a poor game by the coaching staff, goalie, top line, second line, entire panicky defense…

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439 Rangers at Bruins … It’s Go Time!

Game 23. Rangers at Bruins. The Rangers come off that woeful loss to Montreal Wednesday, where they out-Corsied the Canadiens bus somehow still lost. They are 2-2 in their last four after a nine-game winning streak. Still they are 16-4-2 for the season, and 13-2-2 in their last 17…

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18 Rangers at Bruins today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

FYI, it looks like Emerson Etem and Dylan McIlrath will go back into the lineup, in place of Viktor Stalberg and Dan Boyle (who isn’t playing back-to-backs, at least for the immediate future). It sure can’t hurt to have McIlrath’s size in the lineup against the Bruins, and Zacwagon Rinaldo.…

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113 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Canadiens 5, Rangers 1. Click here to read my game 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) Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for all of youse who spend time here, or…

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281 Canadiens at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 22. Canadiens at Rangers. Showdown time at MSG. Measuring stick. Tone setter. Hope you guys don’t miss it because you were watching them blow up the Woody Woodpecker balloon in NYC. The teams come into the game in a virtual tie for the Eastern lead, the Habs 16-4-2, the…

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