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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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106 Stars 3, Rangers 2 (OT) … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Stars 3, Rangers 2 (OT). Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers have earned a point in 24 of their last 33 games (23-9-1), including 22 of their last 30 games (21-8-1) and 20 of their last 26 contests (19-6-1). The…

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432 Stars at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 51. Stars at Rangers. The Rangers finish their back-to-back weekend with an early evening game against the Stars, who were the only team to beat the Rangers from Dec. 8-Jan. 10, during that 13-1 streak. That was a 3-2 decision in Dallas Dec. 29. After tonight’s game the…

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46 Stars at Rangers tonight (5 p.m.) … pre-game notes

We should have news on Derek Stepan’s availability shortly after 3 p.m., when Alain Vigneault addresses the media. Pre-game notes from the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. DALLAS STARS Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, 5:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Stars: 23-21-8 (54 pts) Rangers: 30-16-4 (64…

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99 Rangers-Predators in review

Apologies yet again for all the technical glitches. Thoughts: 1) Sometimes the Rangers win and I don’t think they’ve played well at all … fairly often, in fact. Very rarely this season, though, have they lost in games where I thought the performance was quite good. This was one of…

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87 Predators 3, Rangers 2 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Predators 3, Rangers 2. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers have tallied 15 goals over the last four games, and 10 different Blueshirts have recorded a goal over the span (Nash (5), Boyle (2), Brassard, Hayes, Kreider, McDonagh, D. Moore, Staal, Stepan,…

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352 Rangers at Predators … It’s Go Time!

Game 50. Rangers at Predators. First the news: Derek Stepan is under the weather and will be a game-time decision, though Alain Vigneault said his chances of playing are less than 50/50. I’m gonna climb out on a nice thick, comfy limb and guess that no matter which way…

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88 Rangers at Predators today (3 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at NASHVILLE PREDATORS Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN Rangers: 30-15-4 (64 pts) Predators: 33-12-6 (72 pts) TODAY’S GAME The Rangers play the first half of a back-to-back set against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone…

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198 Lundqvist to miss a month or more with vascular injury (UPDATED)

UPDATED: The Rangers released the following statement regarding Henrik Lundqvist’s injury: RANGERS STATEMENT REGARDING HENRIK LUNDQVIST INJURY NEW YORK, February 6, 2015 – Henrik Lundqvist suffered a vascular injury on Saturday. We have been conferring with leading medical experts to ensure the best possible care. Henrik will remain sidelined at…

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434 Rangers-Bruins in review

Click here to see my story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) Size? Really? I’m so tired of the old “can’t compete with the big teams” stuff. Sorry. I am. It’s a myth. And I’m not saying the Rangers shouldn’t be looking to add bigger, grittier bottom-six forwards for a playoff run,…

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5 Rangers 3, Bruins 2 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 3, Bruins 2. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers are the eighth NHL team to reach the 30-win plateau this season. The Blueshirts reached the 30-win plateau in 49 or fewer games for the seventh time in franchise…

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204 Bruins at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 49. Bruins at Rangers. The Rangers close a four-game homestand (on NBC), and they do so in the shadow of an injury to Henrik Lundqvist, which, at this point, does not appear to be terribly serious. The Rangers are only saying he’s out day to day with a…

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249 Hurricanes at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 47. Hurricanes at Rangers. The Rangers need to figure things out, and Carolina — though playing much, much better lately — ought to be the elixer, especially having played Friday night (a shootout loss to the Blues in Raleigh). The Hurricanes are 7-2-2 in their last 11. The…

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184 Rangers first-half notes and highlights

Happy 54th birthday to the Great One! Ladies and gentlemen, please be safe through this storm. Use your heads. Courtesy of the NYR: 2014-15 NEW YORK RANGERS – FIRST HALF NOTES AND HIGHLIGHTS • The New York Rangers entered the 2015 NHL All-Star break with a 27-13-4 record (58 points).…

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154 Rangers closing in on a new six-year deal for Marc Staal

According to several reports, Rangers GM Glen Sather is close to finalizing a new six-year contract for defenseman and alternate captain Marc Staal. Staal, who turned 28 this week, will earn between $5.6 and $5.9 million per year and have a full no-trade clause the first three years, then a…

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180 Rangers-Bruins in review

Thoughts: 1) A+B doesn’t always =C.  The Bruins are far bigger, stronger and tougher than the Rangers. They pushed the Rangers around, in a punishing sense and in terms of battling around the net. I don’t necessarily think that is why the Rangers were completely outplayed again, for a second…

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56 Bruins 3, Rangers 0 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Bruins 3, Rangers 0. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers were 3-for-3 (6:00) on the penalty kill in the contest. New York is 42-for-48 (87.5%) on the penalty kill over the last 17 games and is 52-for-60 (86.7%) over the last 20…

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390 Rangers at Bruins … It’s Go Time!

Game 41. Rangers at Bruins. The Rangers finish the first half of their season tonight in Boston. They, of course, come off that end-of-the-world loss to the Islanders on Tuesday, and carry that one-game losing streak into the start of a stretch of three road games in less than…

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