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198 Rangers player evaluations — Dan Girardi

More than anybody else, Dan Girardi believes he can still be the defenseman he once was for the Rangers. “One hundred percent I can be,” he said. “That’s why they signed me to a long-term deal. Obviously this year wasn’t the best for me and the whole team, but I…

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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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457 Rangers at Capitals … It’s Go Time!

Game 65. Rangers at Capitals. The Big Red Machine (47-12-4) is having a remarkable season, and hasn’t had anything resembling a slump yet. The Capitals haven’t lost two in a row in regulation all season, and only twice lost two in a row in any fashion. They are 10-0-2…

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297 Rangers-Capitals in review

Capitals 5, Rangers 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Boy, am I glad I don’t root for this team. 2) I am gaining more and more sympathy for you poor folks who live and die with them. I will say, this…

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486 Rangers at Capitals … It’s Go Time!

Game 45. Rangers at Capitals. The Rangers finish their three-games/four-days rivalry trek in D.C. this evening. They are 1-1 so far, and 3-1-1 in their last five, including an overtime loss to the Capitals eight days ago at the Garden (remember, :05.7 left, and all that?). They haven’t won…

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242 Rangers-Capitals in review

Capitals 4, Rangers 3 (OT) 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) Well, that was a pretty interesting, new way to get a point. Everything’s relative.…

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237 Rangers-Capitals in review

Capitals 7, Rangers 3. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here to read my pre-game column on the slump. (or scroll down a couple of posts). Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference…

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404 Capitals at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 35. Capitals at Rangers. You know the deal here. The Rangers beyond slumping, crumbling at the moment after those two unsightly losses in Minnesota and Winnipeg. They have won three of their last 13 games (3-8-2), and though they’ve found ways to lose, the last two weren’t even…

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151 Rangers-Predators in review

Rangers 3, Predators 0. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here to read my early column on the Rangers’ start, and the (not advanced) stats/trends involved. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference…

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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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347 Game 7: Rangers-Capitals in review

ICYMI, here’s the Eastern Conference final schedule: 1-Sat. MSG, 1. 2-Mon. MSG, 8. 3-Wed. at TB, 8. 4-Fri. at TB, 8. 5-Sun. 5/24 MSG, 8. 6-Tues. 5/26 at TB, 8. 7-Fri. 5/29 MSG, 8. Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story.…

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385 Game 6: Rangers-Capitals in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) So what do you make of that game? Not sure at all what I make of it, or where it came from, when 2-1 scores and smothering defense and superb goaltending were the order of the…

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808 Game 6: Rangers at Capitals … It’s Go Time!

Game 6. Rangers at Capitals. Another Must Win. Second of the season. The Rangers have had a lot of good memories in Game 6s, starting with ’94 ECF, ’79 semifinals, ’86 second round vs. Caps, ’14 ECF,  ’96 first round vs. Canadiens, etc. … and some not so good.…

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703 Game 4: Rangers-Capitals in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Hope like hell you aren’t coming here to be comforted or assured that it’s going to be OK. Because it’s not. It is now a Must Win. You have my permission to panic. 2) Because I…

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