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285 Rangers at Panthers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9192153 align=”left”] Game 20. Rangers at Panthers. The Rangers, who come in on a one-game losing streak, finish their two-game Florida trip with tonight’s game at another Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes in Sunrise, a.k.a. The Middle of Nowhere, Fla. The Rangers (14-3-2)  didn’t lose two…

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19 Rangers at Panthers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Looks like no lineup changes. But no morning skate today, so Alain Vigneault won’t address the sunburned media until 5 p.m. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at FLORIDA PANTHERS Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET BB&T Center – Sunrise, FL Rangers: 14-3-2 (30 pts) Panthers: 8-8-3…

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164 Rangers-Lightning in review

Lightning 2, Rangers 1. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Ryan McDonagh needs to sit a few games. Alain Vigneault should be fired for this. Worst loss I’ve ever experienced. Disgusting. … Seriously, these are things people were saying after the Rangers’…

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312 Rangers at Lightning … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9189258 align=”left”] Game 19. Rangers at Lightning. Click here to read my earlier column: Can the Rangers’ trajectory continue? Ya boys look to tie the franchise record of 10 consecutive wins, set in 1939-40 and matched in 1972-73, without the benefit of the overtime/shootout nonsense, tonight at another…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, 7:30 p.m. ET Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL Rangers: 14-2-2 (30 pts) Lightning: 8-9-3 (19 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 19th game of the 2015-16 season against the Tampa Bay Lightning at…

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46 Can the Rangers’ trajectory continue?

The 14-2-2 Rangers look for a franchise-record-tying 10th win in a row Thursday in Tampa Sir Isaac Newton might not like the Rangers chances in the upcoming weeks or months. “What goes up,” he purportedly said, “must come down.” National Hockey League gravity gets every team at some point. Every…

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151 Rangers-Maple Leafs in review

Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for my early story on Chris Kreider/Zack Smith, etc. 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) The Rangers are never, ever, ever going…

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9 Rangers 4, Maple Leafs 3 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Maple Leafs 3. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        START ME UP – The Rangers have registered 14 wins and 30 points in the first 18 games of the 2015-16 season. The Blueshirts have…

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170 Maple Leafs at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9180058 align=”left”] Game 18. Maple Leafs at Rangers. In case you missed it, the Clown Show known as the NHL Department of Player Safety didn’t think it was worthy of even considering supplemental discipline against Ottawa’s Zack Smith for his clear headshot on Derek Stepan Saturday. Shocker. Click…

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81 Rangers-Senators in review

Click here to read my column on Mats Zuccarello. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) The eight wins in a row are great, piling up all these points, great too. But the bigger picture is that Saturday’s 2-1 shootout win is one…

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56 Rangers 2, Senators 1 (shootout) … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 2, Senators 1 (shootout). Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        START ME UP – The Rangers have registered 13 wins and 28 points in the first 17 games of the 2015-16 season. The Blueshirts’ 13 wins are…

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207 Rangers at Senators … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9180013 align=”left”] Game 17. Rangers at Senators. Click here to read my column on Mats Zuccarello. The Rangers begin another of their 17 back-to-back sets today at the Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes in Kanata, Ont., which also changed its name. There will be a moment…

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6 Rangers at Senators today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Only one change to the lineup planned today. Dominic Moore goes back in for Emerson Etem. Moore will play his 700th game, and Derick Brassard his 500th. Click here to read my column on Mats Zuccarello. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at OTTAWA SENATORS Saturday, Nov.…

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24 Rangers’ Zuccarello reaching new “heights”

“A little man often cast a long shadow.” – George Macaulay Trevelyan. Aside from his close buddy, the guy in the pads holding down the fort behind his team, nobody has cast as long a shadow this season as the Rangers’ smallest player. And in its biggest challenge game of…

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137 Rangers-Blues in review

Click here to read my early story on the way the Rangers defend, which nearly became obsolete. 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) Did…

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13 Rangers 6, Blues 3 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 6, Blues 3. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        START ME UP – The Rangers have registered 12 wins and 26 points in the first 16 games of the 2015-16 season. The Blueshirts’ 12 wins…

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164 Blues at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9176020 align=”left”] Game 16. Blues at Rangers. Two teams, both off to the best 15-game start in franchise history, at the Garden tonight. The Blues (11-3-1) have won three in a row and six of seven. The Rangers (11-2-2) have won six in a row and are 8-0-2…

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19 Rangers rise by shutting it down

NEW YORK — Say this for the Rangers: No matter how well or how poorly they’ve played at times in this young season, they don’t give up much. The stingy Rangers had allowed one goal or fewer in seven of their last nine games (going 8-0-1 in those games) with…

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53 Blues at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. ST. LOUIS BLUES Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 11-2-2 (24 pts) Blues: 11-3-1 (23 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 16th game of the 2015-16 season against the St. Louis…

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