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132 Stars-Rangers in review

How many times, in how many ways, can we keep saying the same things about this Rangers team and the way it gets points, especially tough points, especially on the road? That’s some kind of win, and in the old days that would have been some kind of tie. Thoughts:…

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113 Rangers-Canes in review

It says a lot about a team when it has lost its way a little bit and vows to fix that, against a good team on a roll, and actually pulls it off. Now, our view today might be a bit fuzzier if the Hurricanes and not the Hobbit had…

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51 More post-game quotes

John Tortorella: On what he wanted to see tonight: “I think we got a little bit of our personality back, and the style that we wanted to play. To score a goal, I thought Ward was outstanding. The good thing about our club, we didn’t get frustrated. We didn’t turn…

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7 Post-game quotes

Ryan Callahan’s hand examination revealed some healing, and the plan is for him to skate at the team’s practice facility Sunday. Now, these are the best quotes of the night: Mats Zuccarello, asked about the difficulty of being so small: “I’ve been like this for 23 years so I got…

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139 Panthers-Rangers in review

This one was bad. The Rangers played a stinker. Again, you can’t argue with the effort, but there were errors in all three zones. So home they go with one goal and a single point in two games in Florida. Thoughts: 1) This may have been the worst game of…

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52 Lightnings-Rangers in review

Don’t want to be a broken record, and I really don’t believe in moral victories, but I thought the Rangers played pretty darn well in this loss, better than they’d played in their previous two games (which were wins). And that’s a darn good point, despite the one that got…

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124 Lightnings-Rangers in review

As we go into the Christmas break, some thoughts: 1) The NHL gets it right by shutting down for two days. What a disgrace it is that the NBA makes all those people go to work on Christmas Day. 2) I know I’ve said it before in games they failed…

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507 It’s Go Time!

… and time for the feats of strength. Not to be confused with Rex Ryan’s feets of strength. Yamahama. It’s a special Festivus night Rangers game at MSG, vs. the Lightnings. Mats Zuccarello makes his NHL debut in place of Marian Gaborik (groin). Derek Boogaard (shoulder/headaches) remains out, along with…

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17 Tortorella pre-game in a minute

Hey, this is how my day is going. Caught an earlier train than usual, but it was slow and completely packed, including idiots on the phone. No prob. Still plenty of time for a brisk walk to the Garden. But I get there, still early, and the World’s Most Terrible…

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185 Rangers at Penguins tonight

Now that the Penguins’ 12-game winning streak is over (they hadn’t lost since the Rangers beat them a month ago, until last night’s game in Philly) I wonder if the mustachioed noted slew-footer, Sid “The Skid” Crosby, on a 19-game point streak, goes to the razor. There’s a fair amount…

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272 The Captain is back

We expect Chris Drury to play tomorrow in Pittsburgh, and I’m sure those guys who are at practice today will be talking to the captain about his return. But I want to get the discussion going ahead of the pack. Here’s my take: I know he’s not the most popular…

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236 Rangers-Capitals in review

Thoughts: 1) I know it was a little thing, but I thought it was an important piece of the game. With 4.8 seconds left in the first, Rangers up 1-0, Lundqvist was forced to cover a puck in the crease. Faceoff in the right dot. Ovechkin in the trigger position…

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11 Post-game quotes

Players first, then Tortorella: Dan Girardi: “I thought we played really well in Columbus. We just didn’t get the result. We pretty much had the same effort, same gameplan, and we came out on top. “I think our game was pretty much summed up by Brian Boyle blocking shots with…

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188 Rangers-Senators in review

In the previous thread, we discussed the Matt Carkner blood-flicking allegation. As for last night’s game, the guys on TV were right. This is a game the Rangers probably lose last year. And the Rangers don’t stop playing. They might stink it up once in a while. But they play…

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148 Avery climbs all-star vote

From the “credit where credit is due” department, The New York Rangers Blog is the driving force behind the Sean Avery write-in (e-ballot box stuffing) campaign, and Avery is up to 20th among forwards with, at last count, some 64,000 type-in votes. That’s not going to be enough, not when…

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51 More post-game quotes

Brandon Dubinsky: “We’ve just got to make sure we prepare better next game. I don’t know if it’s because we played a team like the Islanders before and we weren’t ready to go because this is a much better team we played against tonight, but either way, every night’s tough…

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29 Tortorella pre-game

The coach was pretty good this afternoon, talking about where his team is after 28 games. Those quotes will follow. Same lineup against Ottawa for the 5 p.m. start. Lundqvist in goal. Denis Potvin is in the building; I believe he’s working for the Senators now. More in a few…

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112 Rangers-Islanders in review

Thoughts: 1) It’s funny how we critique these games sometimes, that we pick at how well or poorly played they might be, and always with the caveat that “it’s the Islanders.” I think John Tortorella said it right last night, that when the Rangers and Islanders play, it’s always a…

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152 Rangers-Isles in review/preview

There was a lot of bad about that game last night, but bad/unsightly/grotesque victories beat the living daylights out of good/artistic/glamorous losses. Right? I mean, a year ago, they’d have lost this game 5-2. Thoughts: 1) Sean Avery=difference maker for one of the few times this season, but a lot…

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480 It’s Go Time!

You might want to watch the pre-game show in case there are any warmup shenanigans like last time the Rangers visited. Otherwise, you probably saw the Rick DiPietro quote in Jesse Spector’s blog today: “I truly don’t like the Rangers,” DiPietro said. “There’s nothing better in the world than beating…

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