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106 Guest blogger: Jim Nasium … Expectations vs. Reality

Expectations vs. Reality By Jim Nasium “The group we had this year, and I think the skill and the determination we also had, it’s disappointing to come up short.” – Henrik Lundqvist “It’s tough to look back at how good the season was or what we accomplished as a team…

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117 Guest blogger: Paul Calderazzo … Rangers report card

(Editor’s note: Special thanks to Paul Calderazzo for stepping up and volunteering this report card on the Rangers’ season and playoffs. If anybody wants to do a guest blog during the offseason, just drop me an email at rcarpini@lohud.com. Thank you. — Carp). ******************************************************** New York Rangers 2014-15 Grades by…

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360 Game 7: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here for a great photo gallery by Frank Becerra Jr. Click here to read my column on another failed season for Henrik Lundqvist. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story from Game 7. Click here to see Josh’s notebook, about Ryan McDonagh’s broken foot, etc. Click here for…

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117 Game 5: Rangers-Lightning in review

Happy Memorial Day! Please spend some time today reflecting on those who served and sacrificed. Click here for a great Game 5 photo gallery by Frank Becerra Jr. Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story from lohud.com. Click here for the…

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153 Game 4: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) That’s a pretty enormous win, fairly gutsy, etc. And I certainly don’t want to be Negative Nancy or Debbie Downer. But, Alain Vigneault might want to go against his “never critique a win” creed before Game…

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405 Game 3: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Alain Vigneault, I think, was blowing smoke when he said that game just “developed” that way and that “games unfold.” The Rangers repeatedly broke down. The Rangers defensive play unfolded. The Rangers’ big edge in this…

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107 Game 2: Lightning at Rangers (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI: Mats Zuccarello (concussion) resumed skating on his own today, though there is no change on his status. Also Brian Boyle took part in the Lightning’s morning skate, though he stayed on the ice with the extra players afterward. No update on his status, either. Pre-game notes courtesy of the…

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130 Game 1: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here to see Frank Becerra’s great Game 1 photo gallery. Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Henrik Lundqvist’s post-game press conference video.…

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45 Game 1: Lightning at Rangers today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Saturday, May 16, 2015, 1:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Lightning: 50-24-8 (8-5)* Rangers: 53-22-7 (8-4)* *2014-15 Regular Season Record (2015 Playoffs Record) TODAY’S GAME The Rangers play Game 1 of the Eastern…

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22 Rangers-Lightning: Five Things to Watch … more quotes

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL FIVE THINGS TO WATCH: FAMILIAR FACES: This is the storyline of the whole series, or at least until it starts to be about other players. Ex-Rangers Ryan Callahan, Brian Boyle and Anton Stralman and former Lightning players Martin St. Louis and Dan Boyle. SPEED VS. SPEED: This…

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211 Eastern Conference final: Rangers-Lightning matchups

To see my preview of the series, click here, or scroll down to the previous thread. Click here for Frank Becerra Jr.’s photo gallery from Game 7. And click here for Frank’s outstanding sights & sounds video from Game 7. ************************************************ Here’s a look at how the Rangers and Lightning…

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