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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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22 Rangers 4, Jets 2 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR; post-game quotes courtesy of the Jets: Rangers 4, Jets 2. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers defeated the Winnipeg Jets, 4-2, tonight at MTS Centre, in the second game of a back-to-back road set. The Blueshirts notched three unanswered goals, including…

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446 Rangers at Jets … It’s Go Time!

Game 68. Rangers at Jets. Ya boys come off back-to-back losses to start the road trip, their first consecutive road losses since that nine-game season-opening trip. Henrik Lundqvist is back in goal, seeking to tie Mike Richter’s franchise record 301 career wins, and pass Eddie Giacomin’s franchise record 49…

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431 Rangers at Wilds … It’s Go Time!

Game 67. Rangers at Wilds. The Rangers come off a shameful non-effort in Carolina Tuesday, a game their top six forwards, among others, mailed in. Cam Talbot starts in goal, his first since he beat Chicago at MSG in the first game after the Olympic break. Talbot is 11-5, 1.75.…

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140 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Thoughts: 1) Holy shishkebob. I’ve been watching NHL games for a long time, and I’ve watched a lot of bad games by bad teams and good teams and I’ve learned this: A classic indication of a team taking a team lightly, of showing an opponent zero respect, is playing Harlem…

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82 Rangers 3, Red Wings 0 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 3, Red Wings 0. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers defeated the Detroit Red Wings, 3-0, today at Madison Square Garden, in an Original Six matchup. Henrik Lundqvist made 30 saves to post his 300th career victory and…

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422 Rangers-Maple Leaves in review

First, click here for my story from the game last night, after which Martin St. Louis was pretty forthcoming about demainding a trade. Second, click here for my story from before the game, about the deadline-day’s events, with reaction from Glen Sather, Ryan Callahan, Alain Vigneault, Steve Yzerman, etc. Thoughts:…

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686 Rangers-Bruins in review; Live Chat Tuesday

Thoughts: 1) Ryan Callahan’s last game as a Ranger? Was it? Was this the way for the guy to go out, off two God-awful losses? I suppose there remains a chance that Glen Sather doesn’t trade him by Wednesday. Two chances actually. One, Callahan gets off his seventh-year demand and…

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