Browsing: Dan Girardi

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136 Rangers-Islanders in review

Islanders 2, Rangers 1 (shootout) Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) In my mind there’s not even a question that that was the Rangers’ best game of the season, the game in which…

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134 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Rangers 4, Hurricanes 3. Click here to read my game 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) First of all, apologies for the issues on the blog since late Saturday/early Sunday.…

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69 Rangers-Bruins in review

Bruins 4, Rangers 3. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) You can put aside this game, and even the last one, as awful as they were — a poor game by the coaching staff, goalie, top line, second line, entire panicky defense…

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113 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Canadiens 5, Rangers 1. Click here to read my game 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) Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for all of youse who spend time here, or…

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151 Rangers-Predators in review

Rangers 3, Predators 0. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here to read my early column on the Rangers’ start, and the (not advanced) stats/trends involved. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference…

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95 Predators at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NASHVILLE PREDATORS Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 15-3-2 (32 pts) Predators: 11-5-3 (25 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 21st game of the 2015-16 season against the Nashville Predators at…

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84 Rangers-Panthers in review

Rangers 5, Panthers 4 (OT). Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) You know it’s a wild game when two penalty shots are barely a footnote, and this review is going to be all over the place. I’m going to be honest, and…

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285 Rangers at Panthers … It’s Go Time!

Game 20. Rangers at Panthers. The Rangers, who come in on a one-game losing streak, finish their two-game Florida trip with tonight’s game at another Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes in Sunrise, a.k.a. The Middle of Nowhere, Fla. The Rangers (14-3-2)  didn’t lose two in a row…

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19 Rangers at Panthers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Looks like no lineup changes. But no morning skate today, so Alain Vigneault won’t address the sunburned media until 5 p.m. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at FLORIDA PANTHERS Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET BB&T Center – Sunrise, FL Rangers: 14-3-2 (30 pts) Panthers: 8-8-3…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, 7:30 p.m. ET Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL Rangers: 14-2-2 (30 pts) Lightning: 8-9-3 (19 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 19th game of the 2015-16 season against the Tampa Bay Lightning at…

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46 Can the Rangers’ trajectory continue?

The 14-2-2 Rangers look for a franchise-record-tying 10th win in a row Thursday in Tampa Sir Isaac Newton might not like the Rangers chances in the upcoming weeks or months. “What goes up,” he purportedly said, “must come down.” National Hockey League gravity gets every team at some point. Every…

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151 Rangers-Maple Leafs in review

Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for my early story on Chris Kreider/Zack Smith, etc. 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) The Rangers are never, ever, ever going…

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6 Rangers at Senators today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Only one change to the lineup planned today. Dominic Moore goes back in for Emerson Etem. Moore will play his 700th game, and Derick Brassard his 500th. Click here to read my column on Mats Zuccarello. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at OTTAWA SENATORS Saturday, Nov.…

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137 Rangers-Blues in review

Click here to read my early story on the way the Rangers defend, which nearly became obsolete. Click here to read my game 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) Did…

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13 Rangers 6, Blues 3 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 6, Blues 3. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        START ME UP – The Rangers have registered 12 wins and 26 points in the first 16 games of the 2015-16 season. The Blueshirts’ 12 wins…

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19 Rangers rise by shutting it down

NEW YORK — Say this for the Rangers: No matter how well or how poorly they’ve played at times in this young season, they don’t give up much. The stingy Rangers had allowed one goal or fewer in seven of their last nine games (going 8-0-1 in those games) with…

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53 Blues at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. ST. LOUIS BLUES Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 11-2-2 (24 pts) Blues: 11-3-1 (23 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 16th game of the 2015-16 season against the St. Louis…

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150 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here to read my story on Tarrytown’s Brett Pesce, Carolina’s rookie defenseman. 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) God I hate these interconference…

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4 Rangers 3, Hurricanes 0 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 3, Hurricanes 0. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        START ME UP – The Rangers have registered 11 wins and 24 points in the first 15 games of the 2015-16 season. The Blueshirts’ 11 wins…

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210 Rangers-Coyotes in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts:. 1) Once again, good-not-great equals a win. These guys have made a cottage industry of racking up wins regardless of the level of their play. And it certainly wasn’t bad. Not bad at all. Makes you wonder,…

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