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184 Rangers first-half notes and highlights

Happy 54th birthday to the Great One! Ladies and gentlemen, please be safe through this storm. Use your heads. Courtesy of the NYR: 2014-15 NEW YORK RANGERS – FIRST HALF NOTES AND HIGHLIGHTS • The New York Rangers entered the 2015 NHL All-Star break with a 27-13-4 record (58 points).…

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281 Rangers-Senators in review

Click here to read my game story on lohud.com Thoughts: 1) You can think of this as a win through an escape hatch, one the Rangers were fairly, if not incredibly, fortunate to win. And that would be fair and accurate, and I’d agree with you. You can also think…

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

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 3, Senators 2 (OT). Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers have won 20 of their last 26 contests (20-6-0), including 18 of their last 23 games (18-5-0) and 16 of their last 19 contests (16-3-0). The Rangers have also…

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181 Despite winning 15 of 18, Rangers have room to improve

First, thanks to the many who volunteered to do the mid-season report card. One of our main regulars will be handling the assignment. My story from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – Have you taken a look at the NHL’s Eastern Conference standings lately? It’s crazy. Even with a little…

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195 Rangers-Penguins in review

Wondering if any of our regulars want to do a mid-season report card during the all-star break. If so, please email me at rcarpini@lohud.com. I only need one. Thanks. Thoughts: 1) This is why it’s so silly when we start picking this team apart because of a couple of losses.…

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54 Rangers at Penguins today (12:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Happy 54th birthday to the Captain. Fifty-four. Holy shishkebab! I remember when he was 18. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, 12:30 p.m. ET CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Rangers: 25-13-4 (54 pts) Penguins: 26-11-6 (58 pts) TODAY’S GAME…

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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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