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247 Game 4: Rangers-Canadiens in review

Click here to read Josh Thomson, 26’s story about Martin St. Louis’ overtime heroics. Thoughts: 1) Well, now I guess you can say that Alain Vigneault is better than his predecessor, since he’s gotten one game farther … that’s sarcasm, of course. Vigneault’s done a terrific job with this team,…

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353 ECF: Coaches interview transcripts

Courtesy of the NHL and ASAP Sports: Alain Vigneault NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Practice Day THE MODERATOR:  Alain, how did that shape the rest of your coaching career? COACH VIGNEAULT:  Well, that could be a really long answer.  I’ll give you the Reader’s Digest version of it.  Montreal…

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329 Game 2: Rangers-Canadiens in review

Thoughts: 1) Just please, please, please don’t expect that this is going to be easy. First of all, remember in ’96, the last time these teams played, Montreal won the first two at MSG, then the Rangers won four in a row, three in Montreal. Never saw that coming. But…

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94 ECF off-day interview transcripts

Via ASAP Sports: Alain Vigneault MONTREAL, QUEBEC: Practice Day Q.  In your own words, what can you tell us about what the day was like and being there to support Marty? COACH VIGNEAULT:  Well, what I can say is that the New York Rangers family has been touched by…

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227 Game 1: Rangers-Canadiens in review

If you haven’t seen it, check out the photo gallery one post down. Let me know what you think. Thoughts: 1) Ghosts, ghouls, goblins? Get outta here. Gone, gone, gone. That can no longer be a factor in this series. Now it’s just hockey. Now Henrik Lundqvist is Henrik Lundqvist.…

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215 These Rangers are better, and different, than a week ago

First this: Planning a Live ECF Chat Friday at noon. Let’s talk Rangers-Habs, Rangers-Penguins, Rangers-anything. Be there. I will provide notes to your bosses. Meanwhile, here’s my column from The Journal News and Lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello Penguins in five. Those words were printed right here on May 2. There…

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749 Game 7: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) Big as the building. Pretty much the same core group of guys, five Game 7 wins in the last seven series, 10-2 in elimination games. This is a team that never, in 16 opportunities, had come back from 3-1 to win a series, never, in four tries, had…

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228 Game 7: Rangers 2, Penguins 1 … post-game notes and audio

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR; audio courtesy of the Penguins: Game 7: Rangers 2, Penguins 1. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –      The Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-1 tonight in Game 7 of the Metropolitan Division Finals at CONSOL Energy Center. The Rangers won the…

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1080 Game 7: Rangers at Penguins … It’s Go Time!

Game 7. Rangers at Penguins. Here we go with another Game 7 thrill ride for/with ya boys, their fifth in the last seven playoff series over three springtimes (they have won four in a row and seven of the last eight Game 7s since ’92.). And another elimination game…

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138 Rangers at their best when pushed to the brink

Here’s my column from The Journal News and Lohud.com today: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – There is no way to truly understand why the Rangers are so good in these situations. Well, there is the common thread of the goalie stopping pretty much everything when everything is on the line.…

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290 Game 6: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) Gotta admit, going against my much ballyhooed belief that there is no carryover from game to game in a playoff series (there isn’t), I thought the Rangers were done like dinner after Game 4. I mean, they just stunk it up in a huge game. And, boy, has…

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34 For Rangers and Penguins, another day to be desperate

Happy Mother’s Day! Here’s my column on the urgency both the Rangers and Penguins need to display in Game 6 tonight. By Rick Carpiniello Desperation. It’s such a simple word when it comes to the Stanley Cup playoffs. Yet, watching this Rangers-Pittsburgh Penguins series, you have to wonder. Do coaches…

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