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279 Rangers-Coyotes 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 confernce video. Thoughts: 1) So what would you rather watch, a buttoned-down, structured struggle like Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Calgary or last night’s…

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19 Rangers 4, Coyotes 3 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Coyotes 3. Click here for boxscore. –        POINT TAKEN – The Rangers extended their point streak to a season-high 10 games (8-0-2 record over the span). It is the first time the Blueshirts have earned at least one point…

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268 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Click here to see Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference. Thoughts: 1) Good thing there are shootouts in this league because that would have been an awful tie. 2) How in the world do the Rangers, against a guy (Curtis McElhinney) who fought…

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312 Rangers-Sabres in review

Thoughts: 1) The Rangers sure didn’t play this way in front of Cam Talbot the last five or six games. On the other hand, they weren’t playing the god-awful Baby Buffaloes in those games. That said, against some lousy teams and some good teams, the Rangers hung out Talbot to…

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160 Rangers-Canucks in review

Click here for my game story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) It’s so cold I saw a politician with his hands in his own pockets. It’s so cold, I was in traffic and some guy flipped me the mitten. 2) Ah, yes, the shootout. You know how I feel about it…

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52 Rangers 6, Islanders 5 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 6, Islanders 5. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers extended their winning streak to four games, and they won all four games during their four-game road trip. The Blueshirts have won 27 of their last 37 games (27-9-1), including 25 of…

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250 Rangers-Coyotes in review

Thoughts: 1) I just find this stat fascinating. The Rangers have had four trips of three games or more and they are 12-1 in those games. No, don’t ask me to explain it. 2) Admit it. You’re not as worried about the next three, four, five weeks, or whatever it…

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26 Rangers 5, Coyotes 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Coyotes 1. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers extended their winning streak to three games, and they have posted a 3-0-0 record thus far on their four-game road trip. The Blueshirts have won 26 of their last 36 games (26-9-1),…

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215 Rangers at Coyotes tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

(Name that Coyote, above) Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at ARIZONA COYOTES Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET Gila River Arena – Glendale, AZ Rangers: 32-16-5 (69 pts) Coyotes: 20-29-7 (47 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their four-game road trip against the Arizona Coyotes…

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289 Rangers-Avalanche in review

Thoughts: 1) Gonna get this out of the way quickly. These last three games the Rangers played … they got five points, but games like these usually lead to losing streaks. There are usually warning signs before a team goes into a tailspin, just as there are signs when a…

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56 Rangers at Avalanche tonight (9 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at COLORADO AVALANCHE Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, 9:00 p.m. ET Pepsi Center – Denver, CO Rangers: 31-16-5 (67 pts) Avalanche: 22-21-11 (55 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their four-game road trip against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center (9:00 p.m.…

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293 Rangers-Maple Leafs in review

Thoughts: 1) The Maple Leaves are so bad I wanted to throw my shirt onto the ice. Yet, in three terribly undisciplined games this season, Toronto outscored the Rangers 15-12. Right, 27 goals in three games. If all teams could play that way the NHL could get rid of all…

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35 Rangers at Maple Leafs tonight (7:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, 7:30 p.m. ET Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON Rangers: 30-16-5 (65 pts) Maple Leafs: 23-27-4 (50 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers begin a four-game road trip with an Original Six matchup against…

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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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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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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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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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