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416 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Thoughts: 1) I forgot already the word Alain Vigneault used about the way the Rangers handled the third-period lead. I think he said “choppy” or something like that. Whatever it was, I agree. I thought the entire game last night was choppy. Far from perfect. And against a lesser opponent…

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180 Rangers-Bruins in review

Thoughts: 1) A+B doesn’t always =C.  The Bruins are far bigger, stronger and tougher than the Rangers. They pushed the Rangers around, in a punishing sense and in terms of battling around the net. I don’t necessarily think that is why the Rangers were completely outplayed again, for a second…

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56 Bruins 3, Rangers 0 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Bruins 3, Rangers 0. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers were 3-for-3 (6:00) on the penalty kill in the contest. New York is 42-for-48 (87.5%) on the penalty kill over the last 17 games and is 52-for-60 (86.7%) over the last 20…

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393 Rangers-Islanders in review

Click here to see my story on lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) Honestly. Honestly, did anybody not see this coming? Did anybody not at least think there was a good chance the Islanders would come into the Garden and outskate, outwork the Rangers? I mean, how many times did that happen when…

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26 Islanders 3, Rangers 0 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Islanders 3, Rangers 0. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers were 1-for-1 (2:00) on the penalty kill in the contest. New York is 39-for-45 (86.7%) on the penalty kill over the last 16 games and is 49-for-57 (86.0%) over the last 19…

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322 Rangers, Islanders look to re-heat a long-cooled rivalry

My story from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – Wait, the Rangers and Islanders have a rivalry? Unless you’re over a certain age – and have a good memory – you might not be aware of that. Because, let’s face it, what was once white-hot and always bubbling, has really…

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317 Rangers-Sharks in review

Thoughts: 1) To put it another way: In their last 14 games, the Rangers have won two fewer than the Giants, Jets and Knicks combined won all season. This streak has gotten ridiculous, not just in pure numbers, but also in where they’re winning, how they’re winning, and how everybody…

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6 Rangers 3, Sharks 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 3, Sharks 1. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers extended their winning streak to five games and they have won 13 out of their last 14 games (13-1-0 record over the span). The last time the Blueshirts posted at least 13…

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370 Rangers-Kings in review

Thoughts: 1) This is just such a different team now, with its intimidating speed and ability to score goals. Three, four, or more on any given night against any opponent. Down 2-0, most Rangers teams over the last, oh, 21 years or so, were done. Game over. Honest Darryl Sutter…

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4 Rangers 4, Kings 3 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Kings 3. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers extended their winning streak to four games and they have won 12 out of their last 13 games (12-1-0 record over the span). The last time the Blueshirts posted at least 12…

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83 Rangers at Kings tonight (10:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at LOS ANGELES KINGS Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, 10:30 p.m. ET STAPLES Center – Los Angeles, CA Rangers: 22-11-4 (48 pts) Kings: 19-12-9 (47 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their three-game road trip and conclude a back-to-back set against the…

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17 Rangers 4, Ducks 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Ducks 1. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers have won 11 of their last 12 games (11-1-0 record over the span). It is the first time New York has won 11 games in a 12-game span since they did so…

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94 Rangers at Ducks tonight (10:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at ANAHEIM DUCKS Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, 10:30 p.m. ET Honda Center – Anaheim, CA Rangers: 21-11-4 (46 pts) Ducks: 26-9-6 (58 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers begin a three-game road trip against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center (10:30 p.m.…

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210 Sabres at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. BUFFALO SABRES Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Sabres: 14-21-3 (31 pts)* Rangers: 20-11-4 (44 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 36th game of the 2014-15 season tomorrow against the Buffalo…

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257 Rangers-Panthers in review

Happy New Year to all of you! And thanks for making this place the nuttiest, funniest, mostly intelligent and passionate, best hockey site on the internet. Thoughts: 1) I thought the Rangers played much better defensively last night than they did in Dallas. Much better. Yet here’s the thing with…

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225 Rangers at Panthers tonight (6 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Happy New Year’s Eve!!! If you’re going out tonight, don’t even dream about drinking and driving. Just. Don’t. Even. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at FLORIDA PANTHERS Wednesday, Dec. 31, 6:00 p.m. ET BB&T Center – Sunrise, FL Rangers: 19-11-4 (42 pts) Panthers: 16-9-9 (41 pts)…

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329 Rangers-Stars in review

Thoughts: 1) Apologies for the problems with the new-look blog. We’re having some obvious growing pains. But most of the night, I think most will agree, it loaded quickly. And it looks good. I know, I know. There are some issues, some bigger than others. We’re aware. And working on…

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483 Rangers-Flames in review

Thoughts: 1) I still don’t think the Rangers are near where they will eventually be. But points are points are points, and they need them, and eight points in four games really moves you up in the standings. I think they were better against Pittsburgh, even though they blew the…

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62 Rangers 5, Flames 2 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Flames 2. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers extended their winning streak to a season-high four games, and extended their road winning streak to three games. New York has outscored its opponents, 16-6, during the four-game winning streak and…

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222 Rangers-Oilers in review

Thoughts: 1) Again, I want to thank the commissioner, the board of governors, Mr. Snider, Mr. Jacobs, and anybody else who forces every team to play two games against all non-conference opponents. So much passion in these games. So physical. So exciting. And those time-zone changes, wowee. Those only add…

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