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181 Despite winning 15 of 18, Rangers have room to improve

First, thanks to the many who volunteered to do the mid-season report card. One of our main regulars will be handling the assignment. My story from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – Have you taken a look at the NHL’s Eastern Conference standings lately? It’s crazy. Even with a little…

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195 Rangers-Penguins in review

Wondering if any of our regulars want to do a mid-season report card during the all-star break. If so, please email me at rcarpini@lohud.com. I only need one. Thanks. Thoughts: 1) This is why it’s so silly when we start picking this team apart because of a couple of losses.…

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54 Rangers at Penguins today (12:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Happy 54th birthday to the Captain. Fifty-four. Holy shishkebab! I remember when he was 18. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, 12:30 p.m. ET CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Rangers: 25-13-4 (54 pts) Penguins: 26-11-6 (58 pts) TODAY’S GAME…

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416 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Thoughts: 1) I forgot already the word Alain Vigneault used about the way the Rangers handled the third-period lead. I think he said “choppy” or something like that. Whatever it was, I agree. I thought the entire game last night was choppy. Far from perfect. And against a lesser opponent…

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

Game 42. Rangers at Blue Jackets. A lot of news for a game day. ICYMI: 1) Derek Stepan skated this morning and is skating in warmups tonight and he will be a game-time decision, according to Alain Vigneault. If Stepan plays, AV did not say which forward comes out.…

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76 Rangers at Blue Jackets tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Nationwide Arena – Columbus, OH Rangers: 24-13-4 (52 pts) Blue Jackets: 18-20-3 (39 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their three-game road trip and conclude a back-to-back set tonight against…

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180 Rangers-Bruins in review

Thoughts: 1) A+B doesn’t always =C.  The Bruins are far bigger, stronger and tougher than the Rangers. They pushed the Rangers around, in a punishing sense and in terms of battling around the net. I don’t necessarily think that is why the Rangers were completely outplayed again, for a second…

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56 Bruins 3, Rangers 0 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Bruins 3, Rangers 0. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers were 3-for-3 (6:00) on the penalty kill in the contest. New York is 42-for-48 (87.5%) on the penalty kill over the last 17 games and is 52-for-60 (86.7%) over the last 20…

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390 Rangers at Bruins … It’s Go Time!

Game 41. Rangers at Bruins. The Rangers finish the first half of their season tonight in Boston. They, of course, come off that end-of-the-world loss to the Islanders on Tuesday, and carry that one-game losing streak into the start of a stretch of three road games in less than…

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185 Rangers at Bruins tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at BOSTON BRUINS Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET TD Garden – Boston, MA Rangers: 24-12-4 (52 pts) Bruins: 23-15-6 (52 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers begin a three-game road trip against the Boston Bruins in an Original Six matchup…

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393 Rangers-Islanders in review

Click here to see my story on lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) Honestly. Honestly, did anybody not see this coming? Did anybody not at least think there was a good chance the Islanders would come into the Garden and outskate, outwork the Rangers? I mean, how many times did that happen when…

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26 Islanders 3, Rangers 0 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Islanders 3, Rangers 0. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers were 1-for-1 (2:00) on the penalty kill in the contest. New York is 39-for-45 (86.7%) on the penalty kill over the last 16 games and is 49-for-57 (86.0%) over the last 19…

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322 Rangers, Islanders look to re-heat a long-cooled rivalry

My story from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – Wait, the Rangers and Islanders have a rivalry? Unless you’re over a certain age – and have a good memory – you might not be aware of that. Because, let’s face it, what was once white-hot and always bubbling, has really…

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317 Rangers-Sharks in review

Thoughts: 1) To put it another way: In their last 14 games, the Rangers have won two fewer than the Giants, Jets and Knicks combined won all season. This streak has gotten ridiculous, not just in pure numbers, but also in where they’re winning, how they’re winning, and how everybody…

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445 Rangers at Sharks … It’s Go Time!

Game 39. Rangers at Sharks. The Rangers look to sweep their California trip, having won four in a row and 12 of the last 13. ICYMI: Rick Nash was the only Ranger selected for the all-star game. I don’t have a problem with that, given that most of the…

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74 Rangers at Sharks tonight (10 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at SAN JOSE SHARKS Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, 10:00 p.m. ET SAP Center at San Jose – San Jose, CA Rangers: 23-11-4 (50 pts) Sharks: 22-15-5 (49 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers conclude their three-game road trip against the San Jose…

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370 Rangers-Kings in review

Thoughts: 1) This is just such a different team now, with its intimidating speed and ability to score goals. Three, four, or more on any given night against any opponent. Down 2-0, most Rangers teams over the last, oh, 21 years or so, were done. Game over. Honest Darryl Sutter…

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4 Rangers 4, Kings 3 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Kings 3. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers extended their winning streak to four games and they have won 12 out of their last 13 games (12-1-0 record over the span). The last time the Blueshirts posted at least 12…

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706 Rangers at Kings … It’s Go Time!

Game 38. Rangers at Kings. The Rematch. With a little less at stake. The Rangers make their first visit to Los Angeles since June 13 turned into June 14 and then they shook hands with the Stanley Cup champions. In case you were under a rock, all three games…

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262 Rangers-Ducks in review

Thoughts: 1) Well, that was a fun game to watch. Strong, physical game with some great pace at times. Anaheim is about four miles better than Buffalo. But the Rangers won this game, were the better team most of the night. Nothing flukey about it. They’re for real. Not yet…

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