Browsing: Alain Vigneault

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158 Rangers-Capitals in review

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) OK, I’m going to ignore the second period for a minute and focus, for a minute, on the…

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8 Rangers 5, Capitals 2 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Capitals 2. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        BY THE DOZEN – The Rangers have earned eight wins and 18 points through their first 12 games of the 2015-16 season. The Blueshirts’ eight wins…

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148 Capitals at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 12. Capitals at Rangers. After a string of really crappy games, the Rangers and Capitals meet for the first time since last spring’s seven-game playoff series (“All series, baby!”) with an early-November first place on the line. The Capitals are 8-2, having won seven of eight; the Rangers…

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49 Coach’s challenge raises Rangers question: “What if?”

GREENBURGH – Alain Vigneault didn’t need to be reminded about it. With the new coach’s challenge on goaltender interference plays, and the way that is being enforced this season, what might have been back in June, 2014 when Dwight King steamrolled Henrik Lundqvist with the Rangers up 4-2 in the…

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8 Rangers 3, Maple Leafs 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 3, Maple Leafs 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        THREE’S COMPANY – On each of the Rangers’ three goals in tonight’s game, Mats Zuccarello recorded the goal, Derick Brassard tallied the primary assist, and…

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

Game 11. Maple Leaves at Rangers. So the Maple Leaves go out and trade Phil Kessel, hire Mike Babcock, Lou Lamoriello, et al, and they still stink. Toronto has won one of its first eight games, and that was against Columbus, during the seven-game Jackets losing streak that began…

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4 Amid Rangers’ flaws, the penalty kill strengthens

My early story: NEW YORK – As the Rangers continue to take apart, and try to fix, parts of their game that have either failed or been inconsistent, one area had become a strength lately. The Rangers’ penalty killing units had been on a 17-for-17 run through the prior six…

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46 Maple Leafs at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 6-2-2 (14 pts) Maple Leafs: 1-5-2 (4 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 11th game of the 2015-16 season against the Toronto…

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51 The Rangers’ Boyle-McIlrath-Diaz decision

Not sure if there’s a lot to make of this or not. But the Rangers have an agreement with Raphael Diaz — who was signed for one year, $700,000 as a free agent over the summer, but had to be demoted to Hartford (AHL) — to recall him or release…

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189 Rangers-Flames in review

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) Ten games in. Having played maybe one full game. The Rangers are 6-2-2. “I think our record’s really…

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9 Rangers 4, Flames 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Flames 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        HIGH FIVE – The Rangers extended their point streak to a season-high five games (3-0-2). New York has earned at least one point in eight of…

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138 Flames at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 10. Flames at Rangers. I’m going on the pre-game show on ESPN radio, 98.7 FM around 6:40. Give it a listen if you can. The Rangers (5-2-2) look to bounce back from a tough loss in Philly Saturday against the slow-starting Flames (2-5), who come off a big…

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21 Flames at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

FYI, Antti Raanta starts in goal tonight. Viktor Stalberg (head) is expected to be out, and replaced in the lineup by Emerson Etem. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. CALGARY FLAMES Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 5-2-2…

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91 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here to see Henrik Lundqvist’s save on Wayne Simmonds. Thoughts: 1) A lot to cover. One crazy game at Mr. Snider’s house. Where to begin? 2) So Alain Vigneault loses the first coach’s challenge in team history,…

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27 Rangers at Flyers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the New York Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at PHILADELPHIA FLYERS Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA Rangers: 5-2-1 (11 pts) Flyers: 3-2-1 (7 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their ninth game of the 2015-16 season and begin their third back-to-back…

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5 Rangers 4, Coyotes 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Coyotes 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        POINT TAKEN – The Rangers extended their point streak to three games (2-0-1), and they have posted two separate three-game point streaks thus far in 2015-16…

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