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312 Rangers player evaluations — Dominic Moore

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault promised changes this summer, and the easiest and most obvious way for the Rangers to change is to allow (most of) their unrestricted free agents to walk. One of those is Dominic Moore, who was a terrific soldier here during the Rangers previous two seasons –…

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273 Rangers-Lightning in review

Rangers 3, Lightning 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) First, a heads-up. I’m going to be on Brian Compton’s SNY Rangers blog podcast later today. You can hear it at snyrangersblog.com.…

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292 Rangers-Panthers in review

Rangers 4, Panthers 2. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) See? I’ve been telling you how much the East stinks. It’s a pile…

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83 Rangers at Lightning tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI, Kevin Hayes is expected to be sitting out tonight’s game, after coach Alain Vigneault said he doesn’t think Hayes has worked hard enough. However, there is apparently an injury/illness issue with another forward which might necessitate Hayes playing. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at TAMPA…

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164 Rangers-Lightning in review

Lightning 2, Rangers 1. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Ryan McDonagh needs to sit a few games. Alain Vigneault should be fired for this. Worst loss I’ve ever experienced. Disgusting. … Seriously, these are things people were saying after the Rangers’…

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312 Rangers at Lightning … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9189258 align=”left”] Game 19. Rangers at Lightning. Click here to read my earlier column: Can the Rangers’ trajectory continue? Ya boys look to tie the franchise record of 10 consecutive wins, set in 1939-40 and matched in 1972-73, without the benefit of the overtime/shootout nonsense, tonight at another…

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29 Rangers at Lightning tonight (7:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, 7:30 p.m. ET Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL Rangers: 14-2-2 (30 pts) Lightning: 8-9-3 (19 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 19th game of the 2015-16 season against the Tampa Bay Lightning at…

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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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150 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here to read my story on Tarrytown’s Brett Pesce, Carolina’s rookie defenseman. 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) God I hate these interconference…

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32 Rangers preview: Ten things to watch

Ten things to watch with the 2015-16 Rangers: 1. Can Henrik Lundqvist start faster? He won three of his first eight games in 2013. He won two of his first seven and nine of his first 24 the next season. He won seven of his first 15 last season. Lundqvist…

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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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693 Game 2: Lightning at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=8875469 align=”left”] Game 2. Lightning at Rangers. Before their win over Washington last series, the Rangers had been 0-6 in Game 2s at the Garden since the 1994 Stanley Cup Final, and 1-10 in their last 11 Game 2s overall. And they haven’t been up 2-0 at home…

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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!

[polldaddy poll=8871008 align=”left”] 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…

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