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31 Rangers at Capitals today (12:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

With the Islanders’ win in Pittsburgh Friday, the Capitals are now locked into the 2-3 series against the Islanders, and can clinch home-ice in that series with a win today, or with a point and an Islanders loss tonight in their regular-season farewell to Nassau Coliseum. The Rangers, I am…

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352 Senators at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 81. Senators at Rangers. The Rangers play their final regular-season home game, which means absolutely nothing to them, but everything to their opponent, the Ottawa Senators. Ottawa (21-4-4 in its last 29) is tied with Boston for the final wild-card spot in the East, but trails by two…

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349 Rangers-Devils in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. 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) About that Presidents’ Trophy: This is the third won by the Rangers (’91-92, ’93-94, with a very near-miss in…

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351 Rangers at Devils … It’s Go Time!

Game 80. Rangers at Devils. Let’s try this again, shall we? You know, since it didn’t work out ideally on the blog last night. The Rangers, winners of four in a row, invade Newark looking to wrap up everything tonight … and if they don’t do it tonight they’ll…

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89 Rangers find another way, inch closer to clinchings

In lieu of a game review, here’s my story from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello NEW YORK – The Find-A-Way Rangers struck again Monday. Derek Stepan forced overtime with a goal with 27.5 seconds left in the third, then stole the puck and scored with 49.6 seconds left in sudden death…

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109 Blue Jackets at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 79. Blue Jackets at Rangers. The Rangers are down to their Final Four. Tonight’s pre-game features the presentation of the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award, which is always a highlight of every season. Officer McDonald was injured in the line of duty, and when the award was first…

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296 Rangers-Devils in review

Happy Easter and Happy Passover! Click here to read my story from lohud.com. 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) You know by now all the numbers. This is the fourth time in team…

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216 Devils at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 78. Devils at Rangers. First, a belated Happy Passover and an early Happy Easter! The Rangers have five games in eight days remaining on their schedule. They play three in the next four nights. After tonight it’s the Final Four. The Magic Number is 5 to clinch the…

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217 Rangers at Wild tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Martin St. Louis (knee) is planning to return tonight. James Sheppard is the likely scratch, based on practice in Minny on Wednesday. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at MINNESOTA WILD Thursday, Apr. 2, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN Rangers: 48-21-7…

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195 Rangers at Jets tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at WINNIPEG JETS Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET MTS Centre – Winnipeg, MB Rangers: 47-21-7 (101 pts) Jets: 39-25-12 (90 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 76th game of the 2014-15 season against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS…

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219 Rangers-Capitals in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com and to see Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Got this question from our friend James G: “Do you know of a good auto body shop? Piece of…

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122 Capitals 5, Rangers 2 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Capitals 5, Rangers 2. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        HOT AT THE DOT – The Rangers won 26 of 47 faceoffs (55.3%) they took in the contest. Five of seven Blueshirts who took at least…

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417 Capitals at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 75. Capitals at Rangers. Rangers can clinch home-ice in the first round with a win today and an Islanders regulation loss (against Detroit at 5 p.m.). The Rangers still could play anybody but Montreal, Tampa Bay and Detroit in the first round. … though mathematically they could play…

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41 Capitals at Rangers today (3 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Just in: Matt Hunwick is out today with an upper body injury. Defenseman Chris Summers, obtained in the Keith Yandle deal, was recalled from Hartford (AHL) and will make his Rangers debut. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS Sunday, Mar. 29, 2015, 3:00 p.m.…

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86 Rangers-Bruins in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Not going to delve too deeply into the play-by-play in this game, because it was as poorly played by the Rangers as it was officiated by the referees, linesmen and Situation Room. Just hideous. We’ll get…

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515 Rangers at Bruins … It’s Go Time!

Game 74. Rangers at Bruins. Henrik Lundqvist starts in goal, his first game since Feb. 2, wearing his red Jeff Gordon-designed mask to be auctioned off for charity. In the 25 games Lundqvist missed, the Rangers went 18-4-3, with Cam Talbot going 16-4-3, 2.16, .929 in a spectacular substitute…

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56 Rangers at Bruins today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Just a heads-up: Obviously there is no morning skate today in Boston. Alain Vigneault is scheduled to meet the media at 11 a.m. We should know then if Henrik Lundqvist starts today or tomorrow. Unless it is announced earlier. Also, FYI, the Rangers’ magic number to clinch first place in…

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375 Rangers-Senators in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) This is what’s  impressed me about this team, which reminds me of the ’11-12 team. When it has a rare stinker, it bounces right back in a big way. This team is miles more talented than…

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12 Rangers 5, Senators 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Senators 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        CLINCHING A SPOT – By earning a win tonight, combined with Boston’s overtime loss against Anaheim, the Rangers clinched a playoff berth. The Blueshirts have now reached the…

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