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293 Rangers-Kings 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 the raw video of Henrik Lundqvist’s first practice. Thoughts: 1) This is what it looks like when you play a desperate team in the final few weeks…

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85 Kings at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

As you know today is Henrik Lundqvist’s first practice, at the team’s morning skate, since his injury. I plan on being there and blogging and tweeting my brains out, with a separate post after the skate and maybe video and a transcript of his comments. Not promising anything, but that’s…

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361 Ducks at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 71. Ducks at Rangers. Another test for the Rangers. The Mighty Ducks are tied with Montreal for the best record in the NHL with 99 points, two ahead of the Rangers, who have a game in hand on both teams. The Rangers beat the Ducklings 4-1 in Anaheim…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. ANAHEIM DUCKS Sunday, Mar. 22, 2015, 7:30 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Ducks: 46-20-7 (99 pts) Rangers: 45-18-7 (97 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 71st game of the 2014-15 season and conclude a back-to-back…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at CAROLINA HURRICANES Saturday, Mar. 21, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC Rangers: 44-18-7 (95 pts) Hurricanes: 26-35-9 (61 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 70th game of the 2014-15 season and begin a back-to-back set against…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Blackhawks: 42-21-6 (90 pts) Rangers: 44-17-7 (95 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 69th game of the 2014-15 season against the Chicago Blackhawks…

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257 Rangers-Panthers 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 video. Thoughts: 1) I know this is speculative and hypothetical, but any other Rangers team — including 2012 and 1994 — probably…

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58 Panthers at Rangers tonight (5 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. FLORIDA PANTHERS Sunday, Mar. 15, 2015, 5:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Panthers: 31-23-14 (76 pts) Rangers: 43-17-7 (93 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers conclude a back-to-back set tonight, Mar. 15, against the Florida Panthers at…

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154 Rangers-Sabres in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for the post-game notes and audio from last night. Thoughts: 1) Full marks to the kid in goal, 20-year-old Mackenzie Skapski who, but for a fluke goal 14 seconds into his NHL debut, would have two…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at BUFFALO SABRES Saturday, Mar. 14, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET First Niagara Center – Buffalo, NY Rangers: 42-17-7 (91 pts) Sabres: 19-42-6 (44 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers conclude their season-high five-game road trip and begin a back-to-back set against the…

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427 Rangers-Capitals in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Remember that loss in Detroit Dec. 6, after the Rangers got their butts kicked by Tampa Bay the game before? When everybody was crying about how bad this team is? Well, since then they have played…

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550 Rangers at Capitals … It’s Go Time!

Game 66. Rangers at Capitals. It is certainly a possibility — but what isn’t? — that the Rangers and Capitals could be a first-round playoff matchup for the fourth time in five seasons and the fifth time in the Rangers’ last six playoff appearances. There’s a lot to be…

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167 Rangers-Islanders 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 video. Thoughts: 1) We’re really seeing something pretty remarkable here. A team that very often doesn’t play 60, sometimes doesn’t even play…

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56 Rangers at Islanders tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at NEW YORK ISLANDERS Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Nassau Coliseum – Uniondale, NY Rangers: 40-17-7 (87 pts) Islanders: 43-21-4 (90 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their season-high five-game road trip  with a Metropolitan Division matchup against the…

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

Hope you remembered to move your clocks ahead. Click here for Saturday afternoon’s blog post, which included a story on the Rangers visiting Brad Richards and the Blackhawks, and quotes from practice; plus a story about Henrik Lundqvist. Pre-game notes courtesy of NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Sunday,…

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169 Rangers-Red Wings in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) There was a lot of skill on the ice in that game. Holy shishkebab. Amazing how they can play that fast, and still that tight. No room at all, yet 150 mph all night. I thought…

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10 Red Wings 2, Rangers 1 (OT) … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Red Wings 2, Rangers 1 (OT). Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        POINT TAKEN – New York has earned at least one point in 12 of its last 13 contests (9-1-3) and in 15 of its last 17…

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504 Rangers-Predators in review

Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. There is also a bunch of leftover stuff, including my story from Trade Deadline Day in the post just below this one, with some extra quotes from Glen Sather, Keith Yandle, Mats Zuccarello and Alain Vigneault. So please scroll down. Or…

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16 Rangers 4, Predators 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Predators 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        POINT TAKEN – New York has earned at least one point in 11 of its last 12 contests (9-1-2), and has won nine of its last…

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