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20 Jets 1, Rangers 0 (shootout) … post-game notes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Jets 1, Rangers 0 (shootout). Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have earned a point in five of their last six contests (4-1-1 over the span), and have also registered a point in each of their last four home…

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150 Rangers-Wild in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) Let’s be honest here. The Rangers got way more than they deserved again. I thought the same thing with the Carolina game. Thought the same thing with the Newark game. That’s three of their five wins, in my book. Now,…

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178 Wilds at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. MINNESOTA WILD Monday, Oct. 27, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Wild: 4-2-0 (8 pts) Rangers: 4-4-0 (8 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers begin their second four-game homestand of the 2014-15 season with a contest against…

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156 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Click here for another great lohud photo gallery from another bad game. Thoughts: 1) That three-arena ceremony, with the anthems live by the great Lyndon Slewidge in Ottawa was just fabulous and perfect.  Wow. Goosebumps. Tears. 2) Finally, the Rangers had some forecheck in the first period. Some dump-and-pressure. It…

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12 Canadiens 3, Rangers 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Canadiens 3, Rangers 1. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        Tonight’s game was the first regular season contest between the Rangers and Canadiens that didn’t result in a shutout for either team since February 19, 2013 (either the Rangers or Canadiens posted a…

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106 Rangers-Devils in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Click here to see lohud.com’s photo gallery off of last night’s game. Thoughts: 1) I know I chide you guys for your emotional swaying, you know, the way, for example, the Rangers completely sucked early in the third period and how great…

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34 Rangers 4, Devils 3 (OT) … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Devils 3 (OT). Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        New York extended its winning streak to three games, and improved to 2-1-0 on the road this season. –        The Rangers have won 85 road games since the start of the 2010-11…

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343 Rangers at Devils … It’s Go Time!

Game 7. Rangers at Devils. Actually felt odd typing Game 7. Rangers at Devils. Ya boys open a two-game, spread-out road trip, with a visit to their whining, diving, complaining Eastern Conference championship foes, the Montreal Canadiens, Saturday. Which no doubt will be the Habs’ Game 7. It will…

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162 Rangers-Sharks in review

Click here for my story on last night’s game, from lohud.com. Click here for the latest lohud.com photo gallery, from last night’s 4-0 win over the Sharks. Thoughts: 1) Henrik Lundqvist. Over his last six periods, plus an OT, plus a shootout, Lundqvist has allowed one goal, and it was…

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386 Hurricanes at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 5. Hurricanes at Rangers. Panic time? Not yet. After tonight’s game? Yes, definitely. The Rangers have lost three in a row, each uglier than the one before it, allowing 17 goals. In the last two, against Toronto and the Islanders, the Rangers just collapsed at the first sign…

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476 Rangers-Islanders in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Also, yet another very cool game-night photo gallery on lohud.com. Click here to see it. Thoughts: 1) Blame Michael Kostka all you want, and he made two of the worst plays you will ever see. But the Rangers’ defensive breakdowns were massive.…

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

Pre-game notes from the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS VS. NEW YORK ISLANDERS Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Islanders: 2-0-0 (4 pts) Rangers: 1-2-0 (2 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their four-game homestand against the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden…

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203 Rangers-Maple Leaves in review

Happy Columbus Day. Click here for a photo gallery that is far better than that game deserved, from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) This one was a top-to-bottomer. Actually, a couple of guys played well. But the big guys, Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan McDonagh, Dan Girardi … and many others? P.U. 2) If…

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173 Rangers-Blues in review; Live Chat Friday at noon

Reminder: First Live Chat of the regular season Friday at noon. Be there. Or else. Click here for a very cool photo gallery on the Rangers’ opening-night victory in St. Louis. Thoughts: 1) For opening night, that was one heckuva hockey game. Not perfect. But great pace, physical, entertaining. 2)…

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92 Captain Ryan McDonagh: The obvious choice

Here’s my column from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – The choice had been pretty obvious since, well, since the Rangers’ captaincy went vacant with the trade of Ryan Callahan last March. Yeah, the Rangers had other players who would have made perfectly good captains. But Ryan McDonagh was the…

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69 Rangers’ season preview: Position by position

We’re continuing our season preview package. To follow is my column on Ryan McDonagh, my column on the fortunes of this defending Eastern Conference championship team, and my NHL divisional predictions.When I do those I’ll ask y’all to chime in with your prognostications. Also, as we approach the season, I’m…

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11 Devils 3, Rangers 0 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Devils 3, Rangers 0. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        Hot at the Dot … The Rangers won 38 of 57 faceoffs (66.7%) in the game, as five of the six Blueshirts who took a faceoff won at least 50 percent of their…

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