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781 Game 2: Flyers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 2. Flyers at Rangers. Happy Easter! In the words of the Amazing Kreskin, may the fleas of a thousand camels infest NBC’s armpits for scheduling a noon game on such a holy day. Cretins. So the other night, after Game 1, around 1 a.m., I’m leaving MSG and look…

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527 Rangers-Sharks in review

Thoughts: 1) Going to get this right out of the way first. Video replay this season has just been an epic fail. EPIC. And these people who think shootouts and the new realignment are good ideas want to add more replay???? Seriously, if this is what video review comes up…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NEW YORK ISLANDERS Tuesday, Jan. 21, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 27-21-3 (57 pts) Islanders: 20-24-7 (47 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden…

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426 Rangers-Lightnings in review

Thoughts: 1) Ben Bishop. Holy shishkebob, does this guy own the Rangers? He allowed one goal and his goals against average went up and save percentage went down. He came in at 0.89 with a .970 save percentage in four starts. He’s now 5-0 with two shutouts against the Rangers.…

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267 Rangers-Stars in review

Thoughts: 1) Although the game was hideous at times, and I thought early on the Rangers didn’t take care of the puck nearly well enough — especially the line that eventually created the game-winning goal — this was a pretty good win. It was one of those whatever-it-takes games you…

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741 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Thoughts: 1) Where to begin?  Well, that’s actually pretty simple. The Rangers have a ton of holes, they have a dearth of skill and they are soft. OK, fine. But none of that matters if the guy in the net doesn’t stop the puck. They can fix some of their…

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411 Rangers-Maple Leaves in review

I’m not going to go nutso about the shootout today, because I’ve done it to death … and will do it again later on, no doubt, about how stupid it is that the playoff fate of teams, not to mention the jobs of GMs, coaches and players are decided in…

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1028 Rangers-Panthers in review

Thoughts: 1) I’m not talking anybody off ledges today. I’m just not. Because, though I still think the Rangers will make the playoffs, there’s not a lot to like about this team big picture. 2) Last year’s team wouldn’t have many starts like that, and if it did, Brandon Prust…

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417 Rangers-Islanders in review

 Thoughts: 1) That’s at least five OT goals by Gaborik the last two seasons—including the triple-OT winner—and three of those on the 4-on-3 PP. He has eight goals, same as Rick Nash. He has four game-winners this season, FWIW. I know some of you don’t want to hear it –…

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74 Guest blogger: UKRanger

How does an Englishman end up a Ranger fan? By UKRanger It all started around Christmas 1983 for me (around the time of the Maloneys, Greschner, Larouche, and Sandstrom and a first-round exit to the Flyers) not as a Ranger fan, but that was when my interest in American sports…

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527 Guest blogger Eric Nova: Rangers-Penguins in review

(Ed. note: Eric Nova writes his own Rangers blog which you can see at http://www.ericnyr.blogspot.com) Thoughts: Teams with lots of highly skilled and speedy players have proven to be very dangerous to the Rangers. NYR’s grinding and fore-checking game is a great thing when run right. There were glimpses of…

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727 It’s Go Time!

Game 21 — or the “sort of” one-quarter pole. Ya boys on a two-game winning streak and a run of six consecutive wins on Garden ice. Cover your eyes, or ignore the next few lines: Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are here! Whoopeeeee! Everybody celebrate. Bring frankincense and myrrh…

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194 Pre-draft stuff (updated)

Just a few things as we get ready for the first round of the NHL draft tonight. First, Kevin DeLury of the New York Rangers Blog dropped me this note: “Just wanted to let you know that sales of the Derek Boogaard memorial logo t-shirt has raised $5,500 for Defending…

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207 Rangers-Penguins in review

Well, that wasn’t exactly a textbook game, was it? Entertaining? Yes. Certainly not perfect. Your boys should be happy they got a point, because they could have easily gotten none, but sorry they let another one get away, to a team they’re chasing. Thoughts: 1) I am so, so sick…

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52 Blues-Blueshirts in review

Thoughts on a game that really could have used a little more action: 1) My head nearly exploded over the huge deal that was made of the disallowed goal. The most critical point was not made (on TV) until Dave Maloney left the radio booth and got onto the post-game…