Browsing: Dan Girardi

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33 Devils at Rangers today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NEW JERSEY DEVILS Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, 1:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 3-2-0 (6 pts) Devils: 0-3-1 (1 pts) TODAY’S GAME The Rangers play their sixth game of the 2015-16 season against the New Jersey Devils in…

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27 Rangers’ McDonagh: “We need more from everybody”

GREENBURGH – Honesty is the best policy, and the Rangers are being honest with themselves. After five games, they’re 3-2, but the truth is they could be 1-4, maybe even 0-5. They found ways to win their first three games, despite having some very rough stretches, to say the least,…

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131 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for an interesting even-handed breakdown of Dan Girardi’s game, by @BlueSeatBlogs. I think you guys know where I stand on that issue. Thoughts: 1) I didn’t think the Rangers were as bad in Montreal as Alain…

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50 Rangers at Canadiens tonight (7:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Some Hall of Famers in that photo from the 1979 Stanley Cup Final, above: Serge Savard, Ken Dryden, Larry Robinson, Phil Esposito (and also Don Murdoch, shooting, and I think it’s rookie Don Maloney on the left and probably another Montreal HOFer to the right of Espo). Pre-game notes courtesy…

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59 Jets at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. WINNIPEG JETS Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 3-0-0 (6 pts) Jets: 2-1-0 (4 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their fourth game of the 2015-16 season against the Winnipeg Jets at…

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158 Rangers-Blue Jackets 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 conference audio. Click here for Henrik Lundqvist’s post-game audio (some pretty cool stuff). Thoughts: 1) That is as good a nothing regular-season game…

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24 Blue Jackets at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 2-0-0 (4 pts) Blue Jackets: 0-1-0 (0 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their home opener, and conclude a home-and-home set, tonight, Oct.…

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88 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) It was awfully fitting that Alain Vigneault’s 100th win as Rangers coach was so typical of his team. Stick with it, stick with it, stick with it … then find a way to win. How many…

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12 Rangers 4, Blue Jackets 2 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Blue Jackets 2. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        TWO GOOD – The Rangers have won each of their first two games of the regular season for the first time since 2008-09, when they tied a…

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163 Rangers-Blackhawks in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Yup, that window appears to be closing. 2) The Rangers were good and not so great in this game. They forced the issue from the start, really gave Chicago some problems with their pace … get…

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8 Rangers 3, Blackhawks 2 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 3, Blackhawks 2. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        START ME UP – The Rangers have posted a 7-3-1 record in their last 11 regular season openers, dating back to the 2005-06 season. The Blueshirts have also…

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60 Rangers at Blackhawks tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET United Center – Chicago, IL Rangers: 53-22-7 (113 pts)* Blackhawks: 48-28-6 (102 pts)* *Records are from the 2014-15 regular season TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers begin their 89th NHL season with an Original…

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50 Rangers preview: Position by position

The Rangers were the best team in the NHL’s regular season last year and reached Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final, after going to the Stanley Cup Final the year before. They have played 12 playoff series in the last four years. And the core of the team is…

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194 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) I didn’t believe I’d ever seen a penalty shot decide an overtime game before. But I also can’t remember where my car is. Then folks on Twitter reminded…

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

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 3, Flyers 2 (OT). Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        HOME COOKING – The Rangers have won nine of the last 10 preseason games they have played at Madison Square Garden (9-1-0), dating back to…

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91 Flyers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9099753 align=”left”] Preseason Game 5. Flyers at Rangers. With the preseason mercifully dwindling, Alain Vigneault is still juggling and experimenting. So tonight against Mr. Snider’s Team, at least at the start, Rick Nash will skate on the right with Derek Stepan and Chris Krieder. J.T. Miller slides to…

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