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466 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Thoughts: 1) On the Michael Del Zotto non-goal … I understand that the replay everybody saw on TV and in MSG was with the unofficial scoreboard clock. The NHL situation room in Toronto and/or the replay judge (John Damante in this case) in the arena, has the actual official clock burned…

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197 Rangers-Bruins in review; Live Chat at noon today

Well, we’re sure going to have a lot to discuss today. So close your door and make believe you’re hard at work while you join the Live Chat today at noon. Bring questions and comments about the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Boston, or about the Rick Nash trade talk…

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100 Rangers-Flyers in review

Thoughts: 1) So the Flyers are frustrated, losing seven in a row, including all five this year, to the Best Team in the East? Well, maybe they should stop playing all those idiots and understand that the Rangers not only won’t be intimidated, but they’ll be happy to play that…

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339 Rangers-Lightnings in review

I don’t know what you guys thought about the game, but I sure thought it was a fun game to watch, even if it took the Garden crowd 50 minutes to get into it. The second and third periods were pretty wild. Thoughts: 1) Not to be one of those…

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14 Post-game interviews

No update on Ruslan Fedotenko, but the Rangers were not happy about Dominic Moore’s shoulder-to-head hit in retaliation for Fedotenko clobbering him along the wall. John Tortorella wouldn’t comment on it, other than to say that that his team shouldn’t be happy about it. Here’s the post-game stuff. John Tortorella:…

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28 Tortorella pre-game

The contest is still open until “It’s Go Time!” is posted around 6:30. But all contest entries must be posted in the previous thread. DO NOT POST PREDICTIONS IN THIS THREAD. Steve Eminger returns tonight. Stu Bickel is scratched. Martin Biron in goal. Artem Anisimov is not bringing his gun.…

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329 Rangers-Devils in review

First things first. Nobody won the contest. I mean, nobody had the right score, nobody had the GWG. I’ll have to chat with my official contest staff to decide whether to A) move onto the shots tiebreaker, B) scratch the whole thing and have another contest Thursday or C) give…

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197 Rangers-Flyers in review

I truly believe that these four wins over the Flyers won’t mean jack-squat if the Rangers wind up in a playoff series against them. It doesn’t work that way. But I also truly believe that the Rangers are better. And here’s the thing. The Flyers have more skill. The Rangers…

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213 Rangers-Devils in review

What can you do? The Rangers sure have gotten their share of last-minute wins this year, and a few bounces along the way. This one was one horrible bounce, then a puck sliding across the goal line, then one of those unfortunate breakaway contests they sometimes hold after the hockey…

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219 Rangers-Bruins in review

Hockey Gods. John Tortorella referenced the Hockey Gods the one night this week, when Marian Gaborik was incorrectly called for a double-minor penalty when one opponent’s stick. and not Gaborik’s, hit the face of another opponent. And the Rangers, rightly, killed the penalties. Tortorella said the Hockey Gods have a…

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384 Richards ticked at Cooke’s cheap shot; Tortorella on Boston

Was busy at post-practice today, working on Ryan Callahan story for the weekend. But did have time to get Brad Richards’ angry reaction to that pile of carcillo Matt Cooke’s slew foot, and John Tortorella talking about Boston tomorrow. Richards missed practice with a neck that “locked up” after the…

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202 Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) I said it before and I’ll say it again (though I’m sure it won’t placate any of the NNs, or Chicken Littles, the “fire Torts” gang or plain old trolls. If losing three out of five is as bad as it gets, or even four out of six,…

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293 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Welcome to the second half. The best team in the East, battling for No. 1 overall, better expect that these bottom-dwellers are going to be fired up to play them. That these teams think it’s a barometer game when they play the Rangers. That there’s no more sneaking up or…

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560 Rangers-Penguins in review

Maybe we’ve underestimated the Rangers to this point. When we talk about how they find a way to win, maybe that makes it sound like they didn’t deserve to win. Does that make sense? Bottom line is that, when this Rangers team plays the way it knows how to play,…

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195 Rangers-Panthers in review

For all the complaining we (I) did about the outdoor game, it was a downer going back indoors, especially at the World’s Quietest Arena. What a shame. Could you imagine a first-place team in the middle of a season in the 1970s or ’80s and the kind of intimidation MSG…

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35 Post-game interviews

John Tortorella (I believe the first question is about Gaborik’s line; he had some interesting things to say about the rest of this season; and also late in the interview, about Ruslan Fedotenko having Wojtek Wolski looking over his shoulder): Brad Richards: Marian Gaborik: Martin Biron: Marc Staal:

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344 Winter Classic: Rangers-Flyers in review

Glad that’s over. The NHL will be thrilled — and Gary Bettman clearly was, bogarting the stage as NHL Network’s first interview on the never-ending post-game show — because it made a ton of money, got a zillion eyeballs to watch, sold a gazillion pieces of merchandise. But the all-Philadelphia…

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89 Rangers-Panthers in review

This is what’s special about this team. The most hyped game they have played in years, if not decades, coming up next, a bad loss in the game previous. I know some of you guys worried about this being a trap game during the live chat yesterday and we talked…

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