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351 Moore, St. Louis storylines make this Cup run special

Here are my stories from The Journal News and Lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello Great teams usually have something special among them. Especially hockey teams. If player 20 doesn’t do his job, it might not matter what player 1 does. And when it’s special, when there’s a bond, there often are…

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508 Game 6: Rangers-Canadiens in review

Click here to see Josh Thomson, 26’s story about the Rangers’ clincher last night. Click here to read my column, which was kind of stymied by deadline, on the Rangers reaching the Cup final. Thoughts: 1) “Alain,” the question began, “if somebody told you in October you’d be playing in…

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262 Game 5: Rangers-Canadiens in review

Thoughts: 1) Dan Girardi called it a gong show. That’s as good as I’ve got. The Canadiens won, so they can be happy about it, but that’s a hideous game. Two in a row, actually, but Game 5 worse than Game 4.  Ghastly. After Game 4, after all the talk…

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247 Game 4: Rangers-Canadiens in review

Click here to read Josh Thomson, 26’s story about Martin St. Louis’ overtime heroics. Thoughts: 1) Well, now I guess you can say that Alain Vigneault is better than his predecessor, since he’s gotten one game farther … that’s sarcasm, of course. Vigneault’s done a terrific job with this team,…

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92 Game 4: Canadiens at Rangers tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Happy anniversary. Twenty years ago tonight, Mark Messier delivered three goals and an assist in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final against the Devils, after his “guarantee” of victory. (Photo by the Associated Press). Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. MONTREAL CANADIENS Sunday, May 25,…

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329 Game 2: Rangers-Canadiens in review

Thoughts: 1) Just please, please, please don’t expect that this is going to be easy. First of all, remember in ’96, the last time these teams played, Montreal won the first two at MSG, then the Rangers won four in a row, three in Montreal. Never saw that coming. But…

Hockey
39 Game 2: Rangers 3, Canadiens 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR & the NHL: Game 2: Rangers 3, Canadiens 1 . Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –      The Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 3-1, tonight in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Bell Centre. The Rangers lead the best-of-seven series,…

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227 Game 1: Rangers-Canadiens in review

If you haven’t seen it, check out the photo gallery one post down. Let me know what you think. Thoughts: 1) Ghosts, ghouls, goblins? Get outta here. Gone, gone, gone. That can no longer be a factor in this series. Now it’s just hockey. Now Henrik Lundqvist is Henrik Lundqvist.…

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749 Game 7: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) Big as the building. Pretty much the same core group of guys, five Game 7 wins in the last seven series, 10-2 in elimination games. This is a team that never, in 16 opportunities, had come back from 3-1 to win a series, never, in four tries, had…

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228 Game 7: Rangers 2, Penguins 1 … post-game notes and audio

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR; audio courtesy of the Penguins: Game 7: Rangers 2, Penguins 1. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –      The Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-1 tonight in Game 7 of the Metropolitan Division Finals at CONSOL Energy Center. The Rangers won the…

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290 Game 6: Rangers-Penguins in review

Thoughts: 1) Gotta admit, going against my much ballyhooed belief that there is no carryover from game to game in a playoff series (there isn’t), I thought the Rangers were done like dinner after Game 4. I mean, they just stunk it up in a huge game. And, boy, has…

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