Browsing: Dan Girardi

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271 Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) That could have been a disaster. I understand there were some bounces. The tying goal especially. The puck hopped on Marc Staal, just as the earlier puck hopped on Brian Dumoulin on the Rick Nash goal. And Steve Downie’s shot…

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339 Rangers-Red Wings in review

Thoughts: 1) There’s no way to sugar-coat it. That was a horrible loss on so many levels. A 2-0 lead, in control, some awful defensive coverage, then the absolute gift 5-on-3s and a double-minor mixed in, including one long shift where one of the three Red Wings on ice had…

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483 Rangers at Red Wings … It’s Go Time!

Game 25. Rangers at Red Wings. The bad news: You are, apparently on this blog, what your last game says you are, and the Rangers’ last game was that 6-3 loss to Tampa Bay, their third straight loss to the Lightning. The good news: A) They are 5-0-2 in…

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260 Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) The Rangers were the better team for a large chunk of this game. And I thought they tossed it away. Alain Vigneault said it best, and said it for me: “Unfortunately when you are playing against such a strong opponent,…

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17 Lightning 6, Rangers 3 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Lightning 6, Rangers 3. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        New York was 1-for-4 (5:17) on the power play in the contest. The Rangers have tallied a power play goal in four consecutive games (4-for-17; 23.5%), seven of the last eight…

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234 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here to read my story on yesterday’s game, from lohud.com. Click here to see lohud.com’s photo gallery from the game. Thoughts: 1) I’m gonna go ahead and say this was the Rangers worst game of the last five, of which they’ve won four, of which three of the wins…

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145 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here to see lohud.com’s photo gallery from Saturday’s 3-0 Rangers win in Philadelphia. Thoughts: 1) This is a really good team you’re watching here, folks. A really good team that has played a bunch of bad games. Just trying to figure it out. That was the first time Alain…

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185 Rangers-Lightning in review

Thoughts: 1) Happy Thanksgiving. There’s plenty for which to be thankful and far more important than a stupid hockey game. So I hope you enjoy the holiday with family. Please be careful on the roads and don’t even dream about drinking and driving, or using the phone while driving. And…

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43 Lightning 5, Rangers 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Lightning 5, Rangers 1. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        New York was 1-for-3 (4:40) on the power play in the contest. The Rangers have registered a power play goal in consecutive games (2-for-7; 28.6%), three of the last four games (3-for-14; 21.4%),…

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235 Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here for a photo gallery from last night’s game. Thoughts: 1) I sure wish this could be all about the first 65 minutes of that hockey game. But it can’t because of the bizarro ending, which was nobody’s fault, but very unfortunate. Fact is, the correct call was made…

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15 Penguins 3, Rangers 2 (shootout) … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Penguins 3, Rangers 2 (shootout). Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have earned at least one point in seven of their last nine games (3-2-4 record) and in 10 of their last 13 contests(6-3-4 record). –        The Blueshirts have earned at…

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17 Avalanche 4, Rangers 3 (shootout) … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Avalanche 4, Rangers 3 (shootout). Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have earned at least one point in nine of their last 12 contests (6-3-3) and in eight of their last nine home games (5-1-3). –        The Blueshirts have recorded at…

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156 Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here to read my story on the Rangers’ 5-0 win over Pittsburgh Tuesday. Thoughts: 1) I predicted a blowout. 2) Whatever it is, the Rangers sure as heck distract the living hell out of the Penguins. Part of that is the goalkeeper, for sure. But the Rangers become a…

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26 Rangers 5, Penguins 0 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Penguins 0. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have earned at least one point in eight of their last 11 games (6-3-2) and in seven of their last eight home games (5-1-2).   –        New York has registered…

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40 Oilers 3, Rangers 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Oilers 3, Rangers 1. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers were credited with 18 blocked shots in the contest, two shy of their single-game season-high. Five different skaters recorded at least two blocked shots in the game. Blueshirt breakdown:…

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582 Oilers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 14. Oilers at Rangers. The Rangers come off a hideous loss in Toronto Saturday, a game in which they got swept up into playing the Leaves’ game of chances, executing terribly, playing poorly defensively. Just a lousy game that ended with a giveaway and a 4-on-1 game-winning goal…

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162 Rangers-Maple Leaves in review

Reminder: Tonight’s Oilers-Rangers game at MSG is an unusual 6 p.m. start. Thoughts: 1) Toronto’s really not very good at all. Actually, it’s hard to believe that the way the Leaves play is the actually the way they strive to play. If you take care of your end, and don’t…

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