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536 More post-practice quotes

Marian Gaborik: “We have to stick together and focus on this one last game. Whatever happened last game, it happened. We don’t want to look back to it. We really just want to focus on this last game. It’s do-or-die, so we’re going to approach it that way and everybody’s…

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260 Thrashers-Rangers in review … and then there was one

Looking forward before looking back: Do you know the last time all three metropolitan New York teams missed the playoffs in the same year? How about never? Do you remember 1988? That was the year the Rangers shut out Quebec at the Garden (John Vanbiesbrouck doing the honors) on the…

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134 Rangers-Flys in review

Has there been a game this season that better defined these Rangers, the It’s Just Paingers? In a game, let’s face it, they pretty much had to win, they played with all those characteristics we’ve seen most of the year: The shot blocking, the body checks, the PK, the struggle…

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4 More post-game quotes

Ryan Callahan: “We need to battle this team and we didn’t do it.” “I thought we had to capitalize on our power play, which we didn’t do. We got out worked. We got out-executed, and it’s just an unacceptable game at this time of year. It’s an unacceptable game at…

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202 Sabres-Rangers in review

John Tortorella was not happy after this one, and who could blame him? Because while the effort wasn’t good enough, as he put it, for Game 77, neither was the concentration. I mean, there’s a kid goalie thrown in under emergency circumstances, and yet the Rangers insisted on passing up…

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54 Some homestretch thoughts

1) As much as youse probably, ahem, dislike the filthy cooke-riddled Penguins, you have to be impressed that here they are battling not only for the Patrick Division crown but also for the conference title and home-ice (for what that’s worth, which isn’t much) in the final weeks of the…

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343 Senators-Rangers in review

Awful. Just awful. Maybe you could have seen this coming. Maybe. But, really, the Rangers have given us reason to think they won’t succumb to the set-up, to playing down to the opponent. They did, although I’m giving Ottawa a little bit of credit for lulling them to sleep, and…

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399 Rangers-Panthers in review

OK, it was unwatchable. And the Garden crowd was dreadfully quiet — that’s what happens when people buy season tickets and have to sell a lot of them because of the cost, and then cherry-pick which games they’ll attend; but also when the Garden insists on making hockey games in…

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73 Tortorella pre-game

First the news. Nothing new on Staal, except that Tortorella did allow that “he’s day to day.” No further explanation of what the injury is or how long he’s expected to be out, or even — as he was asked — if Staal could play today if this was Game…

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374 Rangers-Penguins in review … by guest blogger eddie eddie eddie

There are no relevant games affecting the Rangers’ playoff push on Monday. Pennsylvania.  The Keystone state.  Home of the Amish. Gentle, hard-working, and  honest people. Also, home of two of the most disgusting sporting teams in existence – the Filthy flyers and the Dirty Penguins. The Pittsburgh Penguins have been in…

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278 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Ten to go. If your heroes get 10 of a possible 20 points, that’s 90, and that should be plenty. Scoreboard watching tonight: Kansas City-bound Thrashers at Bison Baby Buffaloes. Boston at Air Canada Leaves. Thoughts: 1) I still think staged fights, or fights for no reason, accomplish little or…

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225 Rangers-Islanders in review

I’ll link later to my game story … which was about how there’s always these goofy swings in Rangers-Isles games, and how the Rangers survived the lows by going back to basics — down low, straight-ahead play. They do it after bad periods. They do it after bad games (see:…

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20 Post-game quotes

Marian Gaborik: “The first period was good and the second period we kind of had a little hiccup there. So, big goal by Cally there and we kept rolling from there.” “It’s always nice to score, definitely. But big win. We didn’t have a lot of games lately. But we’ve…

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294 Rangers-Sharks in review

And then there were 12. Your heroes sure came up big in the Shark Tank last night, or should I say this morning? Perfect? Not nearly. Better than Anaheim? Only about 100 times better. Big, huge skills competition win. That Bettman Bonus Point could come in handy. Thoughts: 1) The…

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202 Wild-Rangers in review … by guest blogger Lloyd Braun

Serenity Now… 1) The power play is enough to make a man crazy (i’m not crazy). 2) I always thought that the “jam” was a cop-out phrase from Torts, for playing well vs. not playing well, but in the first period I became a convert to the “jam.” In the NHL if you can hold…

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26 Lightnings-Rangers in review

First of all, be here all morning. Quit your job if you have to. We’re going to do the annual Boneheads Trade Deadline Extravaganza (and picnic) all day long. Starting when the sun comes up … or when I crawl out of bed, whichever comes first. Do I think this…

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188 Post-game quotes

Dan Girardi: On being in the box for the 5-on-3 goal: “It’s tough, you know? We took a lot of penalties, but I don’t know if they all were (penalties). But that’s the way they called it. We have to live with that. It’s tough to see us lose that…

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467 Trade winds blowing?

Or not? The Monday trade deadline is coming fast, and a lot of teams have jumped out ahead of the parade and made big deals. I still suspect there will be a massive number of trades Monday. And we will be here, at Blog HQ with youse, from breakfast, through…

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423 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Was at a hoops game (really, really good game) so I heard the first two periods on radio, came home, watched the third period, then watched the first two periods. Odd way to watch a game. That said, Rangers-Canes was a pretty entertaining one, wasn’t it? Pretty big win for…

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