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17 Rangers at Coyotes tonight (9 p.m. ET) … pre-game notes

We will know more about tonight’s lineup around 7 p.m. (ET) when Alain Vigneault addresses the media in Phoenix, Glendale, Arizona, or wherever the hell the Coyotes play now. Also, check out the back-to-back stats and the record vs. the West below. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK…

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91 Rangers-Avalanche in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) That was a pretty spirited match for a non-conference game, you know, since we’ve seen so many passionless inter-conference games. The Rangers, I thought, were atypically physical, smart, mostly disciplined. They played at a good pace…

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14 Rangers 2, Avalanche 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 2, Avalanche 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        START ME UP – The Rangers have registered nine wins and 20 points in the first 13 games of the 2015-16 season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau,…

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92 Rangers at Avalanche … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9167184 align=”left”] Game 13. Rangers at Avalanches. The Rangers (8-2-2 overall, 5-0-2 in the last seven) begin a two-night trip out West, a pair of 9 p.m. (Eastern) games in Denver and Glendale, Ariz. Colorado is 4-8-1 after a 4-2 loss in the desert Thursday. The Rangers went…

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105 Rangers at Avalanche tonight (9 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at COLORADO AVALANCHE Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, 9:00 p.m. ET Pepsi Center – Denver, CO Rangers: 8-2-2 (18 pts) Avalanche: 4-7-1 (9 pts)* (*-Avs played at Arizona Thursday night) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 13th game of the 2015-16 season and…

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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!

[polldaddy poll=9160314 align=”left”] 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…

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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!

[polldaddy poll=9151196 align=”left”] 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…

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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!

[polldaddy poll=9144723 align=”left”] 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…

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