Browsing: Dan Girardi

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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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4 Rangers 2, Oilers 0 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 2, Oilers 0. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have tied a season-high with a three-game winning streak. The Blueshirts have also won five of their last seven games (5-2-0) and seven of their last 10 contests (7-3-0). New York…

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271 Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) That could have been a disaster. I understand there were some bounces. The tying goal especially. The puck hopped on Marc Staal, just as the earlier puck hopped on Brian Dumoulin on the Rick Nash goal. And Steve Downie’s shot…

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339 Rangers-Red Wings in review

Thoughts: 1) There’s no way to sugar-coat it. That was a horrible loss on so many levels. A 2-0 lead, in control, some awful defensive coverage, then the absolute gift 5-on-3s and a double-minor mixed in, including one long shift where one of the three Red Wings on ice had…

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483 Rangers at Red Wings … It’s Go Time!

Game 25. Rangers at Red Wings. The bad news: You are, apparently on this blog, what your last game says you are, and the Rangers’ last game was that 6-3 loss to Tampa Bay, their third straight loss to the Lightning. The good news: A) They are 5-0-2 in…

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260 Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) The Rangers were the better team for a large chunk of this game. And I thought they tossed it away. Alain Vigneault said it best, and said it for me: “Unfortunately when you are playing against such a strong opponent,…

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17 Lightning 6, Rangers 3 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Lightning 6, Rangers 3. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        New York was 1-for-4 (5:17) on the power play in the contest. The Rangers have tallied a power play goal in four consecutive games (4-for-17; 23.5%), seven of the last eight…

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234 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here to read my story on yesterday’s game, from lohud.com. Click here to see lohud.com’s photo gallery from the game. Thoughts: 1) I’m gonna go ahead and say this was the Rangers worst game of the last five, of which they’ve won four, of which three of the wins…

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145 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here to see lohud.com’s photo gallery from Saturday’s 3-0 Rangers win in Philadelphia. Thoughts: 1) This is a really good team you’re watching here, folks. A really good team that has played a bunch of bad games. Just trying to figure it out. That was the first time Alain…

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185 Rangers-Lightning in review

Thoughts: 1) Happy Thanksgiving. There’s plenty for which to be thankful and far more important than a stupid hockey game. So I hope you enjoy the holiday with family. Please be careful on the roads and don’t even dream about drinking and driving, or using the phone while driving. And…

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43 Lightning 5, Rangers 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Lightning 5, Rangers 1. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        New York was 1-for-3 (4:40) on the power play in the contest. The Rangers have registered a power play goal in consecutive games (2-for-7; 28.6%), three of the last four games (3-for-14; 21.4%),…

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235 Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here for a photo gallery from last night’s game. Thoughts: 1) I sure wish this could be all about the first 65 minutes of that hockey game. But it can’t because of the bizarro ending, which was nobody’s fault, but very unfortunate. Fact is, the correct call was made…

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15 Penguins 3, Rangers 2 (shootout) … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Penguins 3, Rangers 2 (shootout). Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have earned at least one point in seven of their last nine games (3-2-4 record) and in 10 of their last 13 contests(6-3-4 record). –        The Blueshirts have earned at…

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