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278 Game 5: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) The only way it would have been better for the Rangers would have been if big-hearted, broken-hearted Martin St. Louis had scored. But what a day. What an emotional day. And night. It’s not over for St. Louis, either. He’s got to be mentally fried, headed back to…

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594 Game 3: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) First of all, a little tempest was set off in Pittsburgh by a couple of shots Marc Staal took on Sidney Crosby (click here to see them), both of which should have probably been penalties, but as you know, our fine NHL referees are more than likely to…

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422 Game 2: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) Are you really surprised that this series is 1-1? Seriously? I’m not at all. I’m never, ever surprised that any series is 1-1 after two. Heck, maybe you should be surprised it isn’t 2-0 Penguins. 2) So let’s get this streak thing right out of the way. Ya…

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516 Game 7: Rangers-Flyers in review

In case you missed it overnight, click here for the entire second-round playoff schedule. Click here for my column on the Rangers winning the series the hard way, smoking in the dynamite shed, as usual. I will post the links to Josh Thomson, 26’s game story and my notebook from…

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601 Game 6: Rangers-Flyers in review

Thoughts: 1) Well, the best part for you guys and for the Rangers is that they don’t lead the series. Because since 2009, while they’ve been lousy when leading a series — a record 12 straight losses with the series lead — they’ve been pretty darn good when tied or…

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184 Game 5: Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here for my column on the Rangers’ pre-series advantages all proving out to be advantages in Game 5. And click here for Josh Thomson, 26’s story about the game. Finally, click here here for my notebook, which touches on J.T. Miller’s playoff debut, and all the stats about how…

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271 Game 5: Rangers 4, Flyers 2 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Game 5: Rangers 4, Flyers 2. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-2, today in Game 5 of the Metropolitan Division Semifinals at Madison Square Garden to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.…

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112 Game 4: Flyers 2, Rangers 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR; post-game quotes courtesy of the Flyers: Flyers 2, Rangers 1. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers were defeated by the Philadelphia Flyers, 2-1, tonight in Game 4 of the Metropolitan Division Semifinals at Wells Fargo Center. The best-of-seven series is tied…

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71 Game 3: Rangers 4, Flyers 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Game 3: Rangers 4, Flyers 1. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-1, tonight at Wells Fargo Center in Game 3 of the Metropolitan Division Semifinals to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. –        The…

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201 Game 1: Rangers-Flyers in review

Thoughts: 1) I wrote a whole column about the power play (click here to see it) and the type of weapon and deterrent it can be. You know, we always hear about teams that win Stanley Cups without a good power play — Boston most recently. But how many teams…

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345 Rangers-Flyers matchups: position by position

Here are my first-round position-by-position matchups: FORWARDS: Let’s face it. Up front, the Flyers are going to be able to thump the Rangers, who don’t possess the physical element the Flyers, or most teams, have. The Rangers rely on speed and pressure. And, if the Rangers’ top guys don’t play…

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458 Rangers-Sabres in review

Thoughts: 1) Well, that turned out well for ya boys. Rangers win late, Philly loses in regulation. The Rangers clinch the No. 2 seed in the Metropolitan — which, by the way, turned out to have been the better of the two divisions in the East, IMO — and will…

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478 Rangers-Senators in review

Thoughts: 1) The playoff picture. Not much changed Saturday, other than the Rangers’ failure to clinch a berth. That is virtually inevitable, given that the Rangers need one point out of their last three, or for the Devils to not run the table. New Jersey is home for Calgary Monday,…

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452 Senators at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=7944624 align=”left”] Game 79. Senators at Rangers. Ya boys can clinch a playoff spot by getting a point in any of their last four games, or via both the Devils and the Maple Leaves failing to win out. More importantly, they are two wins away from clinching a…

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438 Rangers-Canucks in review

Thoughts: 1) Going to state the obvious here, but the Ryan McDonagh injury at the end of the game knocks all the luster off what was a pretty solid win on a big (in terms of the playoff race) night. Not going to speculate, but it’s probably not the stinger…

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752 Rangers at Canucks … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=7932383 align=”left”] Game 77. Rangers at Canucks. Alain Vigneault returns to Vancouver for his first regular-season game there as Canucks’ ex-head coach. The preseason game last fall, though, kind of takes some of the luster off the return, as do the previous meetings between the Rangers and John…

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