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260 Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) The Rangers were the better team for a large chunk of this game. And I thought they tossed it away. Alain Vigneault said it best, and said it for me: “Unfortunately when you are playing against such a strong opponent,…

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713 Lightning at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 24. Lightning at Rangers. The Rangers face their former captain, the Untouchable Ryan Callahan, for the third time in seven games. They have pretty much taken a hands-off approach, allowing Callahan to torch them for four goals in two games. The Rangers are 4-1 in their last five,…

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435 Flyers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 23. Flyers at Rangers. Ya boys go for their third consecutive shutout of the Flyers. They have three shutouts in their last four games (Henrik Lundqvist blanked Montreal, Cam Talbot shut out the Flyers twice). The Rangers also have six shutouts in their first 22 games for the…

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145 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here to see lohud.com’s photo gallery from Saturday’s 3-0 Rangers win in Philadelphia. Thoughts: 1) This is a really good team you’re watching here, folks. A really good team that has played a bunch of bad games. Just trying to figure it out. That was the first time Alain…

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152 Rangers 3, Flyers 0 … post-game notes & quotes (UPDATED)

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR; Quotes courtesy of the Flyers: Rangers 3, Flyers 0. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have registered a shutout in three of their last four games, dating back to a 2-0 victory against the Flyers on November 19, 2014 at MSG.…

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185 Rangers-Lightning in review

Thoughts: 1) Happy Thanksgiving. There’s plenty for which to be thankful and far more important than a stupid hockey game. So I hope you enjoy the holiday with family. Please be careful on the roads and don’t even dream about drinking and driving, or using the phone while driving. And…

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295 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Click here to read my story from the Rangers’ 5-0 win over Montreal. Click here for lohud.com’s photo gallery from last night’s game. Thoughts: 1) It all starts with their defensive commitment for the Rangers. If they defend, if they manage the puck, then their speed shows up. If they…

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25 Rangers 5, Canadiens 0 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Canadiens 0. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        Five different Rangers tallied a goal and 13 different Blueshirts – including all 12 forwards – recorded at least one point in the contest. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the…

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160 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here to read my story on last night’s game, from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) So Alain Vigneault walks into the interview room, cracks a smile and says, “That was a little better, eh?” Sure was. But we’ve seen this act before. Here’s a little bit of a difference. This time…

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10 Rangers 2, Flyers 0 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 2, Flyers 0. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have won nine consecutive regular season home games against the Flyers, dating back to March 6, 2011. Prior to their current streak, the last time the Blueshirts won at…

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336 Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here to read my story (with some very good quotes) from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) This one was the worst. There’s no sugar-coating it. I’d say 15 or 16 of the Rangers’ skaters in last night’s game were going three-quarters speed, or as I like to call it, scrimmage speed.…

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235 Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here for a photo gallery from last night’s game. Thoughts: 1) I sure wish this could be all about the first 65 minutes of that hockey game. But it can’t because of the bizarro ending, which was nobody’s fault, but very unfortunate. Fact is, the correct call was made…

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156 Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here to read my story on the Rangers’ 5-0 win over Pittsburgh Tuesday. Thoughts: 1) I predicted a blowout. 2) Whatever it is, the Rangers sure as heck distract the living hell out of the Penguins. Part of that is the goalkeeper, for sure. But the Rangers become a…

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394 Rangers-Oilers in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Click here to see lohud.com’s photo gallery from last night’s game, via Getty Images. Thoughts: 1) This weekend was right out of the John Muckler era. 2) Speaking of Muck, I wonder what it would be like around here if Alain Vigneault…

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54 Oilers at Rangers tonight (6 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. EDMONTON OILERS Sunday, Nov. 9, 6:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Oilers: 5-8-1 (11 pts) Rangers: 6-4-2 (14 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers conclude a back-to-back set and play the first game of a three-game homestand…

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162 Rangers-Maple Leaves in review

Reminder: Tonight’s Oilers-Rangers game at MSG is an unusual 6 p.m. start. Thoughts: 1) Toronto’s really not very good at all. Actually, it’s hard to believe that the way the Leaves play is the actually the way they strive to play. If you take care of your end, and don’t…

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10 Maple Leafs 5, Rangers 4 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Maple Leafs 5, Rangers 4. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        New York opened the scoring 53 seconds into the game, the fastest time it has taken the Blueshirts to score the first goal of a contest this season. The Rangers have registered…

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555 Rangers at Maple Leaves … It’s Go Time!

Game 13. Rangers at Maple Leaves. Ya boys look to avenge a loss to the Leaves in their home opener, a hideous affair, if you recall, which touched off an unsightly three-game losing streak. They are 5-1-2 in their last eight however. After tonight they return home for the…

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