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307 Canucks at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9277725 align=”left”] Game 46. Canucks at Rangers. First, a heads up: I’m going on ESPN radio’s pregame show (98.7 FM) around 6:40 p.m., with Don La Greca. Give us a listen if you can. It gets late early around here. Ya boys have 37 games left, and just…

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165 Canucks at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

UPDATE: Derick Brassard (flu symptoms) is unlikely to play tonight, so Jayson Megna would replace him. Kevin Klein (thumb) is probable, but a game-time decision. If he plays, Dylan McIlrath is out. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. VANCOUVER CANUCKS Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, 7:00 p.m.…

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330 Rangers at Canucks … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9222113 align=”left”] Game 29. Rangers at Canucks. The Rangers begin a three-games/four-nights Western Canada swing — the highlight is Friday in Edmonton (Glen Sather honored, Alain Vigneault’s 1,000th game, Henrik Lundqvist vs. Cam Talbot, most likely). The return to Vancouver is old hat (chapeau vieux?) to Vigneault. But…

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36 Rangers at Canucks tonight (10 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at VANCOUVER CANUCKS Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, 10:00 p.m. ET Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC Rangers: 18-7-3 (39 pts) Canucks: 10-11-8 (28 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 29th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a three-game road trip against…

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54 Book gift for Rangers fans … Live Chat at noon today

We’re going to do a Live Rangers Chat today at noon, as the Rangers prep for their Western Canada trip starting tonight. Be there. Or else. Pretty big trip upcoming in terms of story lines, starting tonight when Alain Vigneault goes back to Vancouver again, the Canucks with Brandon Prust…

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281 Canadiens at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9198065 align=”left”] Game 22. Canadiens at Rangers. Showdown time at MSG. Measuring stick. Tone setter. Hope you guys don’t miss it because you were watching them blow up the Woody Woodpecker balloon in NYC. The teams come into the game in a virtual tie for the Eastern lead, the…

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81 Rangers-Senators in review

Click here to read my column on Mats Zuccarello. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) The eight wins in a row are great, piling up all these points, great too. But the bigger picture is that Saturday’s 2-1 shootout win is one…

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207 Rangers-Canadiens in review

First and foremost, apologies for the blog crash during the game and all the troubles we’ve been having since the changeover. Believe me, I am more frustrated than you guys are. But, also please believe me, people are working on it, and people care about it, and we’re just having…

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185 Canadiens at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=8618764 align=”left”] Game 46. Canadiens at Rangers. The Rangers begin a four-game homestand against their Eastern Conference final rivals, the Canadiens, for the final time this regular season. The teams have split two meetings, the Habs winning 3-1 at home, the Rangers winning 5-0 at MSG. The Rangers…

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176 Canadiens at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. MONTREAL CANADIENS Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Canadiens: 30-13-3 (63 pts) Rangers: 27-14-4 (58 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers begin a four-game homestand against the Montreal Canadiens in an Original Six…

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271 Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) That could have been a disaster. I understand there were some bounces. The tying goal especially. The puck hopped on Marc Staal, just as the earlier puck hopped on Brian Dumoulin on the Rick Nash goal. And Steve Downie’s shot…

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295 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Click here to read my story from the Rangers’ 5-0 win over Montreal. Click here for lohud.com’s photo gallery from last night’s game. Thoughts: 1) It all starts with their defensive commitment for the Rangers. If they defend, if they manage the puck, then their speed shows up. If they…

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156 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Click here for another great lohud photo gallery from another bad game. Thoughts: 1) That three-arena ceremony, with the anthems live by the great Lyndon Slewidge in Ottawa was just fabulous and perfect.  Wow. Goosebumps. Tears. 2) Finally, the Rangers had some forecheck in the first period. Some dump-and-pressure. It…

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300 Rangers at Canadiens … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=8400237 align=”left”] Game 8. Rangers at Canadiens. The whiny, diving Habs are off to a 6-1 start, and they seek some measure of revenge for their whiny, diving, embarrassing Eastern Conference Final loss to the Rangers last spring. Of course the fans all want Chris Kreider’s head on…

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47 BREAKING: Derek Stepan fractures fibula in drills

Will update with info as it becomes available. Derek Stepan suffered a fractured left fibula during on-ice conditioning drills Wednesday morning at the MSG Training Center in Greenburgh. Stepan was skating in a non-contact sprint drill and went down to the ice clutching his left leg. He had to be…

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508 Game 6: Rangers-Canadiens in review

Click here to see Josh Thomson, 26’s story about the Rangers’ clincher last night. Click here to read my column, which was kind of stymied by deadline, on the Rangers reaching the Cup final. Thoughts: 1) “Alain,” the question began, “if somebody told you in October you’d be playing in…

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