Browsing: Dan Girardi

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21 Flames at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

FYI, Antti Raanta starts in goal tonight. Viktor Stalberg (head) is expected to be out, and replaced in the lineup by Emerson Etem. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. CALGARY FLAMES Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 5-2-2…

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91 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here to see Henrik Lundqvist’s save on Wayne Simmonds. Thoughts: 1) A lot to cover. One crazy game at Mr. Snider’s house. Where to begin? 2) So Alain Vigneault loses the first coach’s challenge in team history,…

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5 Flyers 3, Rangers 2 (shootout) … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Flyers 3, Rangers 2 (shootout). Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        POINT TAKEN – The Rangers extended their point streak to a season-high four games (2-0-2). New York has earned at least one point in seven of nine…

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27 Rangers at Flyers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the New York Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at PHILADELPHIA FLYERS Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA Rangers: 5-2-1 (11 pts) Flyers: 3-2-1 (7 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their ninth game of the 2015-16 season and begin their third back-to-back…

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5 Rangers 4, Coyotes 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Coyotes 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        POINT TAKEN – The Rangers extended their point streak to three games (2-0-1), and they have posted two separate three-game point streaks thus far in 2015-16…

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74 Coyotes at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. ARIZONA COYOTES Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 4-2-1 (9 pts) Coyotes: 3-2-1 (7 pts)  TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their eighth game of the 2015-16 season and conclude a three-game homestand against…

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142 Rangers-Sharks 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. Click here for the complete audio from Vigneault’s presser. Click here for Antti Raanta post-game audio. Click here for Rick…

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14 Rangers 4, Sharks 0 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Sharks 0. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        BACK-TO-BACK – The Rangers have posted a 12-1-1 record in the second contest of their last 14 back-to-back sets, including a 2-0-0 record in the second…

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16 Sharks at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Note that Antti Raanta makes his Rangers debut in goal. Otherwise, Alain Vigneault expects to use the same lineup as Sunday’s. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. SAN JOSE SHARKS Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 3-2-1 (7…

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60 Rangers-Devils 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) With an early afternoon game, I had a lot of time to sit down and write this, and…

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33 Devils at Rangers today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NEW JERSEY DEVILS Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, 1:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 3-2-0 (6 pts) Devils: 0-3-1 (1 pts) TODAY’S GAME The Rangers play their sixth game of the 2015-16 season against the New Jersey Devils in…

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27 Rangers’ McDonagh: “We need more from everybody”

GREENBURGH – Honesty is the best policy, and the Rangers are being honest with themselves. After five games, they’re 3-2, but the truth is they could be 1-4, maybe even 0-5. They found ways to win their first three games, despite having some very rough stretches, to say the least,…

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131 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for an interesting even-handed breakdown of Dan Girardi’s game, by @BlueSeatBlogs. I think you guys know where I stand on that issue. Thoughts: 1) I didn’t think the Rangers were as bad in Montreal as Alain…

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50 Rangers at Canadiens tonight (7:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Some Hall of Famers in that photo from the 1979 Stanley Cup Final, above: Serge Savard, Ken Dryden, Larry Robinson, Phil Esposito (and also Don Murdoch, shooting, and I think it’s rookie Don Maloney on the left and probably another Montreal HOFer to the right of Espo). Pre-game notes courtesy…

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59 Jets at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. WINNIPEG JETS Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 3-0-0 (6 pts) Jets: 2-1-0 (4 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their fourth game of the 2015-16 season against the Winnipeg Jets at…

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158 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Click here to read my 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 audio. Click here for Henrik Lundqvist’s post-game audio (some pretty cool stuff). Thoughts: 1) That is as good a nothing regular-season game…

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24 Blue Jackets at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 2-0-0 (4 pts) Blue Jackets: 0-1-0 (0 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their home opener, and conclude a home-and-home set, tonight, Oct.…

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88 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) It was awfully fitting that Alain Vigneault’s 100th win as Rangers coach was so typical of his team. Stick with it, stick with it, stick with it … then find a way to win. How many…

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