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291 Bruins at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9266937 align=”left”] Game 42. Bruins at Rangers. The Rangers begin the second half of their season tonight. This is the first meeting since the Black Friday game in Boston, in which Matt Beleskey’s late hit broke Derek Stepan’s ribs. Also in that game, Brad Marchand and Claude Julien…

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242 Rangers-Capitals in review

Capitals 4, Rangers 3 (OT) 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) Well, that was a pretty interesting, new way to get a point. Everything’s relative.…

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715 Capitals at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9263715 align=”left”] Game 41. Capitals at Rangers. Test time again for the Rangers, who hit the halfway mark of their season. We’ll see where they stand in terms of coming out of their funk, because they’ve been better the last five, but their three wins have all come against…

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259 Rangers-Stars in review

Rangers 6, Stars 2. Poll’s still open: Click here to vote for the Rangers’ all-time Mount Rushmore. 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) If…

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406 Rangers at Panthers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9254323 align=”left”] Game 39. Rangers at Panthers. The Rangers play their first game of 2016, and finish a three-game trip, against the Panthers at the Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes in Sunrise, Fla. The Rangers have won two of their last three, but are 5-10-2 in…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at FLORIDA PANTHERS Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET BB&T Center – Sunrise, FL Rangers: 21-13-4 (46 pts) Panthers: 21-12-4 (46 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 39th game of the 2015-16 season and conclude a three-game road trip against the…

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205 Rangers-Lightning in review

Rangers 5, Lightning 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Goodbye, 2015. It was some year for ya boys, with an NHL-leading 65 regular-season and playoff wins, even if the last month or so made it seem as if they’d never won…

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83 Rangers at Lightning tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI, Kevin Hayes is expected to be sitting out tonight’s game, after coach Alain Vigneault said he doesn’t think Hayes has worked hard enough. However, there is apparently an injury/illness issue with another forward which might necessitate Hayes playing. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at TAMPA…

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310 Rangers-Predators in review

Predators 5, Rangers 3. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Wow, are there a lot of issues with this team right now? 2) I’m not even sure which one is at the top of the “worst” list. I mean, I would try…

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309 Rangers at Predators … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9248226 align=”left”] Game 37. Rangers at Predators. The Rangers, on a one-game winning streak (but 4-9-2 in their last 15) begin a three-game road trip, having not played for five days, since a blown-lead 3-2 OT win over Anaheim at the Garden. They have lost seven in a…

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62 Nobody needs the break more than the Rangers’ Lundqvist

Merry Christmas Eve, my friends. My column from lohud.com: Henrik Lundqvist has played 76 playoff games and 12 series the last four seasons, and carried the Rangers on his shoulders early this season It’s been said dozens, maybe hundreds of times, how so many of the important Rangers have to…

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280 Ducks at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9242902 align=”left”] Game 36. Ducks at Rangers. Happy Festivus Eve! Going on ESPN radio pregame, 98.7 FM, around 6:40 p.m. The Rangers play their last game before four-day holiday break. The Rangers get back to work with a practice Sunday, then hit the road for a three-game trip…

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404 Capitals at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9240301 align=”left”] Game 35. Capitals at Rangers. You know the deal here. The Rangers beyond slumping, crumbling at the moment after those two unsightly losses in Minnesota and Winnipeg. They have won three of their last 13 games (3-8-2), and though they’ve found ways to lose, the last…

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12 Rangers’ slump nearing crisis status

NEW YORK – There are slumps, which come and go. Then there are developing patterns and reason for serious concern. That’s where the Rangers were as they entered Sunday’s game against first-place Washington, a team with three games in hand, a six-point lead, a four-game winning streak and an 11-1-1…

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66 Capitals at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 19-11-4 (42 pts) Capitals: 23-6-2 (48 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 35th game of the 2015-16 season against the Washington Capitals in…

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209 Rangers-Jets in review

Jets 5, Rangers 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Boy, this is ugly. 2) If Henrik Lundqvist plays this way, they’re done. If Ryan McDonagh and Marc Staal (and when he gets back, Dan Girardi) play this way, they’re done. If…

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