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554 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Thoughts: 1) That’s a good win for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is that Philly and Columbus won and that collar would be getting a little tight if the Rangers lost. Also given the poor start against yet another — God, how many are there? –…

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35 Rangers 4, Hurricanes 1… post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Hurricanes 1. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –      The Rangers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-1, tonight at Madison Square Garden in the second game of a three-game homestand. The Blueshirts are now 9-3-1 in their last 13 games, including…

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478 Rangers-Senators in review

Thoughts: 1) The playoff picture. Not much changed Saturday, other than the Rangers’ failure to clinch a berth. That is virtually inevitable, given that the Rangers need one point out of their last three, or for the Devils to not run the table. New Jersey is home for Calgary Monday,…

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452 Senators at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 79. Senators at Rangers. Ya boys can clinch a playoff spot by getting a point in any of their last four games, or via both the Devils and the Maple Leaves failing to win out. More importantly, they are two wins away from clinching a spot in the…

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438 Rangers-Canucks in review

Thoughts: 1) Going to state the obvious here, but the Ryan McDonagh injury at the end of the game knocks all the luster off what was a pretty solid win on a big (in terms of the playoff race) night. Not going to speculate, but it’s probably not the stinger…

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752 Rangers at Canucks … It’s Go Time!

Game 77. Rangers at Canucks. Alain Vigneault returns to Vancouver for his first regular-season game there as Canucks’ ex-head coach. The preseason game last fall, though, kind of takes some of the luster off the return, as do the previous meetings between the Rangers and John (Hot Seat) Tortorella.…

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307 Rangers-Oilers in review

Thoughts: 1) Kinda difficult to make heads or tails out of this game, what with Edmonton being such a Northern Tire Fire, with the Rangers getting some really fortunate bounces, and it really wasn’t a very physical game at all, etc. But the Rangers played well. They defended. They created…

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503 Rangers at Oilers … It’s Go Time!

Game 76. Rangers at Oilers. Ya boys play the second of this four-game, oddly-timed Western trip, which goes through Vancouver Tuesday and Colorado Thursday before a three-game homestand. Rangers lost a five-game winning streak with a sloppy loss in Calgary Friday, and are now tied in points with the…

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238 Rangers-Flames in review

Thoughts: 1) When you score three in this league, you have to win. When you allow four, you deserve to lose. 2) I thought the Rangers were the better team throughout. But a few brain-freezes got them in trouble. Couple of bad turnovers. Couple of bad coverages. And too many…

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74 Flames 4, Rangers 3 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Flames 4, Rangers 3. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers were defeated by the Calgary Flames, 4-3, tonight at Scotiabank Saddledome, to end their season-high winning streak at five games. –        The Blueshirts have posted a record of 41-30-4 overall (86…

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228 Rangers-Coyotes in review

Thoughts: 1) Sometimes you get what you deserve, sometimes you don’t. The way the Rangers started, the way they played the first half of the game — and it was a dreadful game for both sides until it got really interesting late — they probably didn’t deserve the pair of…

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61 Rangers 4, Coyotes 3 (OT) … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Coyotes 3 (OT). Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers won their 40th game of the season with a 4-3 overtime victory over the Phoenix Coyotes tonight at Madison Square Garden. The Blueshirts got a pair of goals…

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313 Rangers-Devils in review

Before we start on last night’s game, I wrote a column about a relationship Ryan McDonagh has forged with a local kid and former high school hockey player, Gino Mangiafridda of Pelham, who was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident. Click here to see it. Thoughts: 1) I honestly would not…

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122 Rangers 2, Devils 0 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 2, Devils 0. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers concluded a three-game road trip with a 2-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils tonight at Prudential Center. Henrik Lundqvist turned aside all 21 shots he faced to become the franchise’s…

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441 Rangers-Senators in review

Thoughts: 1) Guess they don’t suck today. Or don’t suck as much. 2) Seriously, an unsightly win is much better than a near-perfect loss. The Rangers played so much better in their 1-0 loss Sunday than they played in Kanata Tuesday. The difference was in the goaltenders — the two…

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536 Rangers at Senators … It’s Go Time!

Game 70. Rangers at Senators. Ya boys have lost three of four, one of those in embarrassing fashion, and now hit the critical stage of the schedule, a point out of second place in the Lesstropolitan Division, with a top-three finish, rather than a wild card, extremely important. The…

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527 Rangers-Sharks in review

Thoughts: 1) Going to get this right out of the way first. Video replay this season has just been an epic fail. EPIC. And these people who think shootouts and the new realignment are good ideas want to add more replay???? Seriously, if this is what video review comes up…

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506 Rangers-Jets in review

Thoughts: 1) Henrik Lundqvist ties Mike Richter’s franchise record of 301 career wins. He will probably break it in the next seven-plus years. Seriously, this was the kind of win Richter (and Lundqvist) appreciated. One where you had to battle, to hang in, to have a short memory and worry…

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