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285 Rangers at Panthers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9192153 align=”left”] 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…

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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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14 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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6 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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4 Rangers 4, Coyotes 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Coyotes 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        PERFECT 10 – The Rangers have registered 10 wins and 22 points in the first 14 games of the 2015-16 season. The Blueshirts’ 22 points are tied for…

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17 Rangers at Coyotes tonight (9 p.m. ET) … pre-game notes

We will know more about tonight’s lineup around 7 p.m. (ET) when Alain Vigneault addresses the media in Phoenix, Glendale, Arizona, or wherever the hell the Coyotes play now. Also, check out the back-to-back stats and the record vs. the West below. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK…

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91 Rangers-Avalanche in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) That was a pretty spirited match for a non-conference game, you know, since we’ve seen so many passionless inter-conference games. The Rangers, I thought, were atypically physical, smart, mostly disciplined. They played at a good pace…

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8 Join our Live Rangers Chat today at noon

We’re going to do our weekly (that’s the goal) Live Rangers Chat Thursday at noon. We can talk about Dylan McIlrath or Dan Boyle or Dan Girardi or Rick Nash or Chris Kreider or any other aspect of the team that needs to be discussed. … the 8-2-2 start, the…

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158 Rangers-Capitals in review

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) OK, I’m going to ignore the second period for a minute and focus, for a minute, on the…

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8 Rangers 5, Capitals 2 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Capitals 2. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        BY THE DOZEN – The Rangers have earned eight wins and 18 points through their first 12 games of the 2015-16 season. The Blueshirts’ eight wins…

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148 Capitals at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9160314 align=”left”] Game 12. Capitals at Rangers. After a string of really crappy games, the Rangers and Capitals meet for the first time since last spring’s seven-game playoff series (“All series, baby!”) with an early-November first place on the line. The Capitals are 8-2, having won seven of…

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