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191 Game 7: Lightning 2, Rangers 0 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR; post-game interview transcripts courtesy of the NHL via ASAP Sports: Lightning 2, Rangers 0. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        HOT AT THE DOT – The Rangers recorded a single-game playoff-high 40 faceoff wins in the…

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117 Game 5: Rangers-Lightning in review

Happy Memorial Day! Please spend some time today reflecting on those who served and sacrificed. Click here for a great Game 5 photo gallery by Frank Becerra Jr. Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story from lohud.com. Click here for the…

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153 Game 4: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) That’s a pretty enormous win, fairly gutsy, etc. And I certainly don’t want to be Negative Nancy or Debbie Downer. But, Alain Vigneault might want to go against his “never critique a win” creed before Game…

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42 Pre-game interviews: Alain Vigneault, Jon Cooper

Morning skate interviews, courtesy of the NHL via ASAP Sports. An interview with:                              COACH VIGNEAULTQ.   For  our millions of viewers across Canada, would you be so kind as  to  give  us  your strategy for tonight’s game and make the answer last longer than ten seconds? COACH  VIGNEAULT:   Well,  we’re…

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477 Game 1: Lightning at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 1. Lightning at Rangers. Ya boys enter the Eastern Conference Final for the third time in four years. Pretty impressive run here. The Rangers have won three in a row, obviously. They have won 10 of last 11 playoff series in which they have had home-ice advantage, going…

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45 Game 1: Lightning at Rangers today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Saturday, May 16, 2015, 1:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Lightning: 50-24-8 (8-5)* Rangers: 53-22-7 (8-4)* *2014-15 Regular Season Record (2015 Playoffs Record) TODAY’S GAME The Rangers play Game 1 of the Eastern…

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22 Rangers-Lightning: Five Things to Watch … more quotes

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL FIVE THINGS TO WATCH: FAMILIAR FACES: This is the storyline of the whole series, or at least until it starts to be about other players. Ex-Rangers Ryan Callahan, Brian Boyle and Anton Stralman and former Lightning players Martin St. Louis and Dan Boyle. SPEED VS. SPEED: This…

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211 Eastern Conference final: Rangers-Lightning matchups

To see my preview of the series, click here, or scroll down to the previous thread. Click here for Frank Becerra Jr.’s photo gallery from Game 7. And click here for Frank’s outstanding sights & sounds video from Game 7. ************************************************ Here’s a look at how the Rangers and Lightning…

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65 Rangers-Lightning has a familiar ring to it

ICYMI: Click here for Frank Becerra Jr.’s photo gallery from Game 7. And click here for Frank’s outstanding sights & sounds video from Game 7. Both are worth the clicks. I will have Rangers-Bolts matchups and predictions in the morning. Then stuff from practice in the afternoon. My story from…

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351 Game 4: Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference audio. Thoughts: 1) We’ve talked, now, for 86 games, about the Find-A-Way Rangers. Been doing it all year. But this was another new way. This time they really had to…

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296 Game 1: Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) I told you it wouldn’t be easy, and it wasn’t. This series won’t be easy, either, even if it ends up 4-0. It won’t. But it was…

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149 Rangers’ no-show performance raises questions

My story from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello Over the last four seasons, current season included, the Rangers are 152-89-22. Over the last three, they have played nine playoff series. The relative success they’ve had has largely been based on this: The Rangers don’t take many nights off. Their effort is…

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239 Rangers-Stars in review

Thoughts: 1) Some days I try to explain the difference between what happened and what was deserved. Not today. The Rangers got exactly what they deserved — though they may have been pretty lucky to get a point — after an aromatic first 35 minutes of no-show. This team, and…

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