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425 Rangers at Oilers … It’s Go Time!

Game 28. Rangers at Oilers. The NHL’s latest scourge, the mumps, which claimed glamor boy Sidney Crosby this morning, has taken one of the Rangers’ hottest players out of action the rest of this Western Canada swing. Derick Brassard was sent back to NYC today with a suspected case…

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50 Brassard has the mumps, sent back to New York

One of the Rangers’ hottest players was sent home from Edmonton with a case of the mumps Sunday. Center Derick Brassard returned to New York, missing Sunday night’s game against the Oilers, and he will miss Tuesday’s game in Calgary as well. Brassard, ironically or not, went head-to-head with Pittsburgh’s Sidney…

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151 Rangers-Canucks in review

Thoughts: 1) A former Vancouver and Rangers coach, Roger Neilson, always said, it’s not who you play as much as when you play them. It was a gift getting a team returning from a seven-game trip. That said, full marks to the Rangers — who’ve been off since October –…

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515 Rangers at Canucks … It’s Go Time!

Game 27. Rangers at Canucks. Happy 12-13-14. Finally! A hockey game! Ya boys have played twice in the previous 11 days of this ridiculous portion of the schedule. They begin a three games/four nights Western Canada trip, then take three more days off before heading to Carolina to start…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at VANCOUVER CANUCKS Saturday, Dec. 13, 10:00 p.m. ET Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC Rangers: 12-10-4 (28 pts) Canucks: 18-9-2 (38 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers begin a four-game road trip and their fourth back-to-back set of the season against the…

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179 Rangers hit the road still searching for answers

Here’s my story from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello Saturday would be a good time for the Rangers to start getting it together. Why? Well, because there’s no time like the present? Or because sooner is better than later? Truth is, as the Rangers play four in a row on the…

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271 Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) That could have been a disaster. I understand there were some bounces. The tying goal especially. The puck hopped on Marc Staal, just as the earlier puck hopped on Brian Dumoulin on the Rick Nash goal. And Steve Downie’s shot…

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100 Rangers 4, Penguins 3 (OT) … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Penguins 3 (OT). Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have earned at least one point in 15 of their last 22 games (11-7-4 record over the span), including 12 of their last 15 home games (9-3-3 over…

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284 Penguins at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 26. Penguins at Rangers. Ya boys have lost two in a row, a 6-3 loss to Tampa at home that probably was closer than the score indicated, and a 3-2 loss in Detroit Saturday which was probably not as close as the score made it seem. The game…

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270 Penguins at Rangers tonight … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Monday, Dec. 8, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Penguins: 18-6-2 (38 pts) Rangers: 11-10-4 (26 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 26th game of the 2014-15 season against the Pittsburgh Penguins in…

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339 Rangers-Red Wings in review

Thoughts: 1) There’s no way to sugar-coat it. That was a horrible loss on so many levels. A 2-0 lead, in control, some awful defensive coverage, then the absolute gift 5-on-3s and a double-minor mixed in, including one long shift where one of the three Red Wings on ice had…

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15 Red Wings 3, Rangers 2 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Red Wings 3, Rangers 2. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers were 3-for-3 (6:00) and allowed two shots on goal on the penalty kill in the contest. The Blueshirts have killed off all nine power play attempts against them in their…

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

Game 25. Rangers at Red Wings. The bad news: You are, apparently on this blog, what your last game says you are, and the Rangers’ last game was that 6-3 loss to Tampa Bay, their third straight loss to the Lightning. The good news: A) They are 5-0-2 in…

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260 Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) The Rangers were the better team for a large chunk of this game. And I thought they tossed it away. Alain Vigneault said it best, and said it for me: “Unfortunately when you are playing against such a strong opponent,…

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17 Lightning 6, Rangers 3 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Lightning 6, Rangers 3. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        New York was 1-for-4 (5:17) on the power play in the contest. The Rangers have tallied a power play goal in four consecutive games (4-for-17; 23.5%), seven of the last eight…

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