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206 Rangers ready for their big test out West

Here’s my story from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello Just one month ago, on Dec. 6, the Rangers played a loose game in Detroit and lost to the Red Wings, their second loss in a row. Well, since then, the calendar has turned and so have the Rangers. They have won…

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225 Rangers-Sabres in review

Click here to see my game story on lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) This isn’t my original thought. It was borrowed. The Harlem Globetrotters played at MSG Saturday afternoon. I’m guessing they still play the Washington Generals. I’m guessing the Globetrotters left their playbook in the Rangers lockerroom, and the Generals left…

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16 Rangers 6, Sabres 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 6, Sabres 1. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers were 3-for-4 (4:46) on the power play in the game, and tallied three power play goals in a span of 2:32 in the first period. According to the Elias…

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212 Sabres at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 36. Sabres at Rangers. Big game? Um, yup, mostly because of what ya boys are facing after this … six of seven on the road, two stretches of three in four nights on the road, surrounding a home game against the November Cup Champs. And BTW, the Rangers…

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210 Sabres at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. BUFFALO SABRES Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Sabres: 14-21-3 (31 pts)* Rangers: 20-11-4 (44 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 36th game of the 2014-15 season tomorrow against the Buffalo…

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136 Rangers brace for big early test in 2015

Here’s my story from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – The new year begins for the Rangers Saturday when they meet Buffalo at the Garden in what will be just one of two home games during a 10-game stretch in which they will play a bunch of the league’s better…

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257 Rangers-Panthers in review

Happy New Year to all of you! And thanks for making this place the nuttiest, funniest, mostly intelligent and passionate, best hockey site on the internet. Thoughts: 1) I thought the Rangers played much better defensively last night than they did in Dallas. Much better. Yet here’s the thing with…

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274 Rangers at Panthers … It’s Go Time!

Game 35. Rangers at Panthers. Happy New Year’s Eve! Don’t even dream about drinking and driving. The Rangers close out 2014 at the arena that changes names every five minutes way the hell outside of Miami and Fort Lauderdale. For the calendar year 2014, the Rangers are 44-23-8. Plus,…

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329 Rangers-Stars in review

Thoughts: 1) Apologies for the problems with the new-look blog. We’re having some obvious growing pains. But most of the night, I think most will agree, it loaded quickly. And it looks good. I know, I know. There are some issues, some bigger than others. We’re aware. And working on…

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374 Rangers at Stars … It’s Go Time!

Game 34. Rangers at Stars. The Rangers take their eight-game winning streak to Big D, where ex-Ranger Lindy Ruff’s Stars are figuring it out at 5-1 in their last six. Tonight’s game features the league’s top two goal scorers. Tyler Seguin leads the NHL with 25 goals, and is…

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0 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Thoughts: 1) I didn’t think the Rangers were bad in this game. I thought they dominated the first, and had the puck far more than Carolina all night long. But I didn’t think they played their best, either, and they shouldn’t have been in that position where they had to…

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483 Rangers-Flames in review

Thoughts: 1) I still don’t think the Rangers are near where they will eventually be. But points are points are points, and they need them, and eight points in four games really moves you up in the standings. I think they were better against Pittsburgh, even though they blew the…

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666 Rangers at Flames … It’s Go Time!

Game 29. Rangers at Flames. Happy Hanukkah, my friends! Ya boys have won three in a row, matching their best winning streak of the season. The Rangers finish their Western Canada trip and three games in four nights. They are 2-0 so far, having romped in Vancouver, 5-1, and…

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181 Rangers prospect report, Dec. 8-14

Courtesy of the NYR: Richard Nejezchleb, RW, Tri-City Americans (WHL) – Nejezchleb (photo right) tallied four points (two goals, two assists) in the Americans’ four games this past week. He notched a goal in Tri-City’s 4-3 shootout loss to Everett on Dec. 9 and recorded two points (one goal, one…

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222 Rangers-Oilers in review

Thoughts: 1) Again, I want to thank the commissioner, the board of governors, Mr. Snider, Mr. Jacobs, and anybody else who forces every team to play two games against all non-conference opponents. So much passion in these games. So physical. So exciting. And those time-zone changes, wowee. Those only add…

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4 Rangers 2, Oilers 0 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 2, Oilers 0. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have tied a season-high with a three-game winning streak. The Blueshirts have also won five of their last seven games (5-2-0) and seven of their last 10 contests (7-3-0). New York…

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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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