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280 Rangers-Islanders in review

Still not completely sure what to make of the Rangers’ 1-0 win over the Islanders Saturday night. The Rangers didn’t play great. They didn’t play lousy. But it sure as heck was fun to watch, and the atmosphere in that old, dilapidated building was pretty cool and very loud. Thoughts:…

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9 Rangers 1, Islanders 0 (OT): post-game notes

With the win the Rangers closed to within a point of the seventh-place Islanders, who picked up a point by getting to overtime. The Islanders have 47, one behind sixth-place Ottawa, the Rangers 46, two ahead of ninth-place Winnipeg with a game in hand. The Islanders, who hold a tiebreaker…

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411 Rangers-Maple Leaves in review

I’m not going to go nutso about the shootout today, because I’ve done it to death … and will do it again later on, no doubt, about how stupid it is that the playoff fate of teams, not to mention the jobs of GMs, coaches and players are decided in…

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392 Rangers-Maple Leaves in review

Well, you guys really don’t need me to break down that 4-3 loss in T.O. because it was pretty self-explanatory. Breakdowns, breakdowns, breakdowns. Big, glaring, smelly defensive breakdowns. One on each of the four Toronto goals. Thoughts: 1) Woe Canada. Your boys have not won in Canada this season. How…

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477 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Funny how perception works. The Rangers romped over Pittsburgh 6-1 Wednesday. Then they lost in a post-game tiddly-winks contest, 2-1, in Pittsburgh on Friday. Then they beat Carolina 4-1 last night. And yet I would argue that the best game that they played was the loss. Honestly, I think it…

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47 Rangers at Hurricanes tonight: Pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at CAROLINA HURRICANES Saturday, Apr. 6, 7:00 p.m. PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC Rangers: 18-15-4 (40 pts) Hurricanes: 16-18-2 (34 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena (7:00 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio:…

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261 Rangers-Penguins in review

OK, show of hands, how many thought the Rangers would get three points out of this home-and-home series against the prematurely-crowned Stanley Cup champions? Two points? None? Seriously, if I had told you on Wednesday afternoon when everybody was nuts over the Marian Gaborik trade that they’d get three points,…

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298 Rangers at Pittsburgh tonight: pregame notes

The Rangers have a rematch with the Penguins tonight, 7 p.m. in Pittsburgh, following their 6-1 win at the Garden on Wednesday. They start a three-game road trip, which continues Saturday in Carolina and Monday in Toronto. Pregame notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Friday,…

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869 Rangers-Penguins & trade deadline in review

Thoughts: 1) Those first three goals. Surreal, wasn’t it? Just ridiculously surreal. That most of us were thinking the only question in this home-and-home would be “by how many goals would Pittsburgh sweep?” and that most of us were absolutely killing the Marian Gaborik trade, and for that to happen…

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72 Rangers 6, Penguins 1: Post-game notes, quotes

Courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES April 3, 2013 (Game 36, Home Game 20)| Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers 6, Penguins 1 Team Notes: –       The Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-1, tonight at Madison Square Garden, for their second straight win. New York…

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680 Rangers-Jets in review

Thoughts: 1) This was a really big win, or more exactly a game the Rangers really couldn’t afford to lose. Could have been a death blow, really. Now if they even get one point out of the home-and-home with the NHL Penguins, then beat Carolina, they’ll be in decent shape.…

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504 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Thoughts: 1) Bleak, bleaker, bleakest? With Winnipeg coming for a critical game Monday, the trade deadline Wednesday and then a home-and-home with Pittsburgh, this could get worse before it gets better. Seriously. 2) That said, I don’t think there’s a move or a player available, or a single need that…

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519 Rangers-Flyers in review

Thoughts: 1) I’m sure there’s some sentiment today that the Rangers beat a bad, struggling team last night, and that is very true. But, we’ve seen it plenty the last two weeks where the Rangers play a lesser foe and get one point, or none, or get beaten by a…

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724 Rangers-Capitals in review

Thoughts: 1) Not going to rail about the shootout, but with an all intra-conference schedule and a 48-game season, three-point games, and points for losing hockey games, are going to greatly impact the standings. There are piles of three-point games every night. And if you’re not in the party, getting…

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330 Rangers-Devils in review

Thoughts: 1) This wasn’t perfect (few are) but it was miles better than what we’ve seen in the previous nine days, and better than most games this season, actually. The Rangers created some offense, had the puck more, protected a lead (they haven’t had a lot of practice at that)…

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