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10 Game 5: Rangers-Lightning in review

Happy Memorial Day! Please spend some time today reflecting on those who served and sacrificed. Click here for a great Game 5 photo gallery by Frank Becerra Jr. Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story from lohud.com. Click here for the…

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477 Game 1: Lightning at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 1. Lightning at Rangers. Ya boys enter the Eastern Conference Final for the third time in four years. Pretty impressive run here. The Rangers have won three in a row, obviously. They have won 10 of last 11 playoff series in which they have had home-ice advantage, going…

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45 Game 1: Lightning at Rangers today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Saturday, May 16, 2015, 1:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Lightning: 50-24-8 (8-5)* Rangers: 53-22-7 (8-4)* *2014-15 Regular Season Record (2015 Playoffs Record) TODAY’S GAME The Rangers play Game 1 of the Eastern…

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22 Rangers-Lightning: Five Things to Watch … more quotes

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL FIVE THINGS TO WATCH: FAMILIAR FACES: This is the storyline of the whole series, or at least until it starts to be about other players. Ex-Rangers Ryan Callahan, Brian Boyle and Anton Stralman and former Lightning players Martin St. Louis and Dan Boyle. SPEED VS. SPEED: This…

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211 Eastern Conference final: Rangers-Lightning matchups

To see my preview of the series, click here, or scroll down to the previous thread. Click here for Frank Becerra Jr.’s photo gallery from Game 7. And click here for Frank’s outstanding sights & sounds video from Game 7. ************************************************ Here’s a look at how the Rangers and Lightning…

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65 Rangers-Lightning has a familiar ring to it

ICYMI: Click here for Frank Becerra Jr.’s photo gallery from Game 7. And click here for Frank’s outstanding sights & sounds video from Game 7. Both are worth the clicks. I will have Rangers-Bolts matchups and predictions in the morning. Then stuff from practice in the afternoon. My story from…

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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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713 Lightning at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 24. Lightning at Rangers. The Rangers face their former captain, the Untouchable Ryan Callahan, for the third time in seven games. They have pretty much taken a hands-off approach, allowing Callahan to torch them for four goals in two games. The Rangers are 4-1 in their last five,…

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185 Rangers-Lightning in review

Thoughts: 1) Happy Thanksgiving. There’s plenty for which to be thankful and far more important than a stupid hockey game. So I hope you enjoy the holiday with family. Please be careful on the roads and don’t even dream about drinking and driving, or using the phone while driving. And…

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496 Rangers at Lightning … It’s Go Time!

Game 21. Rangers at Lightning. Happy Thanksgiving Eve, and to some of us, First Bleepin’ Snowstorm! Ya  boys looking to avenge that embarrassing, unacceptable (their words) 5-1 debacle to the Lightnings at MSG nine days ago. Since then they aven’t given up a goal, with consecutive home shutouts of…

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46 Martin St. Louis: Making a forced deal work out

Here’s my story from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello Martin St. Louis said that he was hoping for the best but expecting the worst in his return to Tampa as a Ranger Wednesday night. The emotion was multi-fold that of, for example, Ryan Callahan’s return to the Garden as an ex-Ranger…

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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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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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212 Lightning at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Monday, Nov. 17, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Lightning: 12-4-2 (26 pts) Rangers: 7-6-4 (18 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers host the Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET…

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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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675 Rangers at Penguins … It’s Go Time!

Game 17. Rangers at Penguins. Ya boys go into the hornets’ next that they stirred up Tuesday when they embarrassed the Penguins and ended Pittsburgh’s seven-game winning streak. The Pens beat the Maple Leaves 2-1 in Toronto Friday night, so they are tired, but also 8-1 in their last…

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156 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Click here for another great lohud photo gallery from another bad game. Thoughts: 1) That three-arena ceremony, with the anthems live by the great Lyndon Slewidge in Ottawa was just fabulous and perfect.  Wow. Goosebumps. Tears. 2) Finally, the Rangers had some forecheck in the first period. Some dump-and-pressure. It…

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