Browsing: Alain Vigneault

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10 Rangers 2, Flyers 0 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 2, Flyers 0. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have won nine consecutive regular season home games against the Flyers, dating back to March 6, 2011. Prior to their current streak, the last time the Blueshirts won at…

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336 Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here to read my story (with some very good quotes) from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) This one was the worst. There’s no sugar-coating it. I’d say 15 or 16 of the Rangers’ skaters in last night’s game were going three-quarters speed, or as I like to call it, scrimmage speed.…

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43 Lightning 5, Rangers 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Lightning 5, Rangers 1. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        New York was 1-for-3 (4:40) on the power play in the contest. The Rangers have registered a power play goal in consecutive games (2-for-7; 28.6%), three of the last four games (3-for-14; 21.4%),…

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610 Lightning at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 18. Lightning at Rangers. The return of the Three Former Amigos. Ex-captain Ryan Callahan, and Stanley Cup finalists Brian Boyle and Anton  Stralman (who each played nine playoff series over the last three years) make their Garden returns. Ex-Lightning captain Martin St. Louis plays his first game against…

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235 Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here for a photo gallery from last night’s game. Thoughts: 1) I sure wish this could be all about the first 65 minutes of that hockey game. But it can’t because of the bizarro ending, which was nobody’s fault, but very unfortunate. Fact is, the correct call was made…

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17 Avalanche 4, Rangers 3 (shootout) … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Avalanche 4, Rangers 3 (shootout). Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have earned at least one point in nine of their last 12 contests (6-3-3) and in eight of their last nine home games (5-1-3). –        The Blueshirts have recorded at…

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375 Avalanche at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 16. Avalanche at Rangers. First this: We will do our weekly Live Chat Friday at noon. Be there. Or else. Ya boys come off that startling 5-0 win over Pittsburgh, and the Avs come off that embarrassing 6-0 loss to the Islanders. So, you know, this is going…

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156 Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here to read my story on the Rangers’ 5-0 win over Pittsburgh Tuesday. Thoughts: 1) I predicted a blowout. 2) Whatever it is, the Rangers sure as heck distract the living hell out of the Penguins. Part of that is the goalkeeper, for sure. But the Rangers become a…

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26 Rangers 5, Penguins 0 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Penguins 0. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have earned at least one point in eight of their last 11 games (6-3-2) and in seven of their last eight home games (5-1-2).   –        New York has registered…

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394 Rangers-Oilers in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Click here to see lohud.com’s photo gallery from last night’s game, via Getty Images. Thoughts: 1) This weekend was right out of the John Muckler era. 2) Speaking of Muck, I wonder what it would be like around here if Alain Vigneault…

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40 Oilers 3, Rangers 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Oilers 3, Rangers 1. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers were credited with 18 blocked shots in the contest, two shy of their single-game season-high. Five different skaters recorded at least two blocked shots in the game. Blueshirt breakdown:…

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582 Oilers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 14. Oilers at Rangers. The Rangers come off a hideous loss in Toronto Saturday, a game in which they got swept up into playing the Leaves’ game of chances, executing terribly, playing poorly defensively. Just a lousy game that ended with a giveaway and a 4-on-1 game-winning goal…

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162 Rangers-Maple Leaves in review

Reminder: Tonight’s Oilers-Rangers game at MSG is an unusual 6 p.m. start. Thoughts: 1) Toronto’s really not very good at all. Actually, it’s hard to believe that the way the Leaves play is the actually the way they strive to play. If you take care of your end, and don’t…

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