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425 Rangers at Oilers … It’s Go Time!

Game 28. Rangers at Oilers. The NHL’s latest scourge, the mumps, which claimed glamor boy Sidney Crosby this morning, has taken one of the Rangers’ hottest players out of action the rest of this Western Canada swing. Derick Brassard was sent back to NYC today with a suspected case…

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50 Brassard has the mumps, sent back to New York

One of the Rangers’ hottest players was sent home from Edmonton with a case of the mumps Sunday. Center Derick Brassard returned to New York, missing Sunday night’s game against the Oilers, and he will miss Tuesday’s game in Calgary as well. Brassard, ironically or not, went head-to-head with Pittsburgh’s Sidney…

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151 Rangers-Canucks in review

Thoughts: 1) A former Vancouver and Rangers coach, Roger Neilson, always said, it’s not who you play as much as when you play them. It was a gift getting a team returning from a seven-game trip. That said, full marks to the Rangers — who’ve been off since October –…

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515 Rangers at Canucks … It’s Go Time!

Game 27. Rangers at Canucks. Happy 12-13-14. Finally! A hockey game! Ya boys have played twice in the previous 11 days of this ridiculous portion of the schedule. They begin a three games/four nights Western Canada trip, then take three more days off before heading to Carolina to start…

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179 Rangers hit the road still searching for answers

Here’s my story from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello Saturday would be a good time for the Rangers to start getting it together. Why? Well, because there’s no time like the present? Or because sooner is better than later? Truth is, as the Rangers play four in a row on the…

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284 Penguins at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 26. Penguins at Rangers. Ya boys have lost two in a row, a 6-3 loss to Tampa at home that probably was closer than the score indicated, and a 3-2 loss in Detroit Saturday which was probably not as close as the score made it seem. The game…

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339 Rangers-Red Wings in review

Thoughts: 1) There’s no way to sugar-coat it. That was a horrible loss on so many levels. A 2-0 lead, in control, some awful defensive coverage, then the absolute gift 5-on-3s and a double-minor mixed in, including one long shift where one of the three Red Wings on ice had…

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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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