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212 Game 3: Rangers-Penguins in review

Game 3: Penguins 3, Rangers 1. 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) After so many games this season, in which I didn’t think…

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526 Game 3: Penguins at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 3. Penguins at Rangers. Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh is on the ice for warmups, so he’s playing in all likelihood. If McDonagh (right hand) — who  saw a specialist Tuesday afternoon looking to get the go-ahead — plays, then Dylan McIlrath and Raphael Diaz would be scratched and…

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145 Game 3: McDonagh could play tonight; pre-game notes

Ryan McDonagh skated with the extras this morning, and will have his injured right hand examined by a doctor this afternoon. If he gets the OK, he could play tonight. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said that if McDonagh does not play, he still hasn’t decided whether to use Dylan McIlrath…

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320 Game 2: Rangers-Penguins in review

Game 2: Rangers 4, Penguins 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Hey, all year long, we knew – or thought — that game was in there. It’s just that the Rangers didn’t let it out nearly enough. But in an…

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39 Red Wings at Rangers today (12:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI: Mats Zuccarello, Viktor Stalberg and Dan Girardi (undisclosed injuries) will not play in today’s regular-season finale against Detroit, but Alain Vigneault expects all three to be available for Game 1 of the playoffs. Ryan McDonagh (hand) remains out and likely will miss the beginning of the playoffs.  Marek Hrivik…

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438 Rangers at Canadiens … It’s Go Time!

Game 75. Rangers at Canadiens. Anybody else who wouldn’t be surprised if the Rangers play down to the Habs’ level and lay an egg tonight? Remember when the whiny, diving Canadiens were 9-0 and 19-4-3? They beat the Rangers twice during that hot start — by a combined 8-1…

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

Hey, sorry I haven’t been around much the last day or so. But I’m back. ICYMI yesterday, Antti Raanta starts in Montreal tonight (Henrik Lundqvist gets Pittsburgh tomorrow at MSG. Oscar Lindberg is scratched again (no idea why). Dylan McIlrath, according to Alain Vigneault, is still 5-6 days from returning.…

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316 Rangers-Bruins in review

Rangers 5, Bruins 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) All cured? No. Much better? Absolutely. The Rangers still have to tighten it…

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340 Rangers at Red Wings … It’s Go Time!

Game 68. Rangers at Red Wings. The Rangers visit two-time Stanley Cup champ and ex-Ranger Brad Richards today at the Arena that Never Changes Names, looking for their 40th win. They begin a back-to-back matinee set, with Pittsburgh coming to the Garden for an NBC game at (or around) 12:30…

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41 Rangers at Red Wings today (2 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI, Rick Nash (deep bone bruise) is expected to play his first game since Jan. 22, and Henrik Lundqvist (neck spasms) and Marc Staal (back spasms) are also expected to return today in Motown. Derick Brassard (flu) did not fly with the team Friday, but it’s possible he joins the…

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273 Rangers at Penguins … It’s Go Time!

Game 64. Rangers at Penguins. The Rangers face a massive two games/two nights road trip in Pittsburgh tonight. They play the Big Red Machine in Washington tomorrow. The Rangers have won four in a row and are 10-2-1 in their last 13. The Penguins are 11-5-1 in their last…

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356 Rangers at Devils … It’s Go Time!

Game 60. Rangers at Devils. I’m going on Rangers’ pregame show on ESPN radio (98.7 FM) around 6:40 p.m. Give us a listen if you can. The Rangers begin a three-game trip — they fly to St. Louis tomorrow for a Thursday night game, then visit Dallas for a late…

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138 Rangers at Devils tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at NEW JERSEY DEVILS Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET Prudential Center – Newark, NJ Rangers: 34-19-6 (74 pts) Devils: 29-24-7 (65 pts)   TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 60th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a three-game road trip…

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44 Kings at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 31-18-5 (67 pts) Kings: 32-18-3 (67 pts)   TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 55th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a three-game…

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467 Rangers at Flyers … It’s Go Time!

Game 52. Rangers at Flyers. The Rangers try to win two in a row for only the second time since Nov. 21-23, against the Flyers at Mr. Snider’s Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes. It’s a matinee game, so they will have to wait until after the game…

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410 Rangers at Devils … It’s Go Time!

Game 50. Rangers at Devils. It’s Groundhog Day, literally. The Rangers are hoping it isn’t Groundhog Day in terms of same-old, same-old, as in repeating what has happened over and over again this season. They play their first game in eight days, which should make this game difficult to…

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