Browsing: Alain Vigneault

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149 Expect news on Rangers’ Lundqvist today

The Rangers practice in Pittsburgh today at 12:30, so we’ll get a better idea about Henrik Lundqvist’s availability for Game 2 against the Penguins at that point. If Lundqvist is on the ice for practice, you’d have to figure he will play Game 2 Saturday afternoon. If he’s not practicing,…

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327 Game 1: Rangers-Penguins in review

Game 1: Penguins 5, Rangers 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) This is like shootin’ fish in a barrel. It’s almost too easy. There’s not a lot of analysis required, because A) you all saw it and it sure wasn’t…

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267 Rangers-Penguins matchups, first-round predictions

Here are my first-round series matchups, and below my series-by-series predictions. As always, I’d love to see your picks today. Maybe, if we can get a volunteer from our regulars to do the accounting, I can award a prize or two or three to the best selectors. No promises. Rangers-Penguins…

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445 Rangers-Red Wings in review

Rangers 3, Red Wings 2. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Through an entire regular season now, 82 games worth, we know very…

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

Game 82. Red Wings at Rangers. Going on ESPN radio’s pre-game show, 98.7 FM, around 12:10 p.m. Give it a listen if you can. The Rangers play their regular-season finale, with a lot at stake, and still more at stake for the Red Wings, who look to clinch their…

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39 Red Wings at Rangers today (12:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI: Mats Zuccarello, Viktor Stalberg and Dan Girardi (undisclosed injuries) will not play in today’s regular-season finale against Detroit, but Alain Vigneault expects all three to be available for Game 1 of the playoffs. Ryan McDonagh (hand) remains out and likely will miss the beginning of the playoffs.  Marek Hrivik…

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172 Rangers-Islanders in review

Islanders 4, Rangers 1. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) In a results-oriented business, I continue to be surprised at how the Rangers brush off the results and insist they played well.…

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211 Islanders at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 81. Islanders at Rangers. The Rangers play their next-to-last game of the regular season, with still a lot at stake. Of course you’ve read/heard all the tanking theories, and while I don’t believe for a moment that the Rangers would lose intentionally, I certainly buy into (obviously, if…

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271 Rangers-Lightning in review

Rangers 3, Lightning 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) First, a heads-up. I’m going to be on Brian Compton’s SNY Rangers blog podcast later today. You can hear it at snyrangersblog.com.…

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317 Lightning at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 80. Lightning at Rangers. Here’s my story on the Ryan McDonagh injury and lineup changes: NEW YORK – The Rangers began life without captain Ryan McDonagh Tuesday, and aren’t letting on whether that life will continue into the playoffs. The team announced that McDonagh will miss the…

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245 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Rangers 4, Blue Jackets 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) They’re in. That’s the best thing you can say about the Rangers right now. We have no idea who they’re going to play, or when. More importantly, we have no…

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326 Rangers at Blue Jackets … It’s Go Time!

Game 79. Rangers at Blue Jackets. The Rangers reach the Final Four … four games remaining in the regular season. Tonight is their final road game until Games 1 and 2 of the playoffs in Pittsburgh, Florida, Tampa Bay or Washington. The playoff clinching scenario has changed just a…

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383 Rangers-Sabres in review

Sabres 4, Rangers 3. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Maybe they really should tank. I mean, there’s no chance they’re doing this…

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327 Sabres at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 78. Sabres at Rangers. Going on ESPN radio’s pregame show, 98.7 FM, around 6:40 p.m. Give us a listen if you can. The ridiculously inconsistent Rangers look to once again try to clinch a playoff spot. They lost ground Saturday to Pittsburgh, which opened a three-point lead in…

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