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82 Rangers-Islanders in review

Seems like it’s been a while since I did one of these. Thoughts: 1) Ryan McDonagh said the Rangers got “owned.” That could be the end of my review right there. But I’ll continue anyway. 2) The Islanders are real and they’re spectacular. I’m still not ready to say they’re…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at NEW YORK ISLANDERS Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Nassau Coliseum – Uniondale, NY Rangers: 27-13-4 (58 pts) Islanders: 31-14-1 (63 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 45th game of the 2014-15 season against the New York Islanders…

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184 Rangers first-half notes and highlights

Happy 54th birthday to the Great One! Ladies and gentlemen, please be safe through this storm. Use your heads. Courtesy of the NYR: 2014-15 NEW YORK RANGERS – FIRST HALF NOTES AND HIGHLIGHTS • The New York Rangers entered the 2015 NHL All-Star break with a 27-13-4 record (58 points).…

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281 Rangers-Senators in review

Click here to read my game story on lohud.com Thoughts: 1) You can think of this as a win through an escape hatch, one the Rangers were fairly, if not incredibly, fortunate to win. And that would be fair and accurate, and I’d agree with you. You can also think…

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16 Rangers 3, Senators 2 (OT) … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 3, Senators 2 (OT). Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers have won 20 of their last 26 contests (20-6-0), including 18 of their last 23 games (18-5-0) and 16 of their last 19 contests (16-3-0). The Rangers have also…

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107 Senators at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. OTTAWA SENATORS Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Senators: 18-18-8 (44 pts) Rangers: 26-13-4 (56 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 44th of game of the 2014-15 season against the Ottawa…

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195 Rangers-Penguins in review

Wondering if any of our regulars want to do a mid-season report card during the all-star break. If so, please email me at rcarpini@lohud.com. I only need one. Thanks. Thoughts: 1) This is why it’s so silly when we start picking this team apart because of a couple of losses.…

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102 Rangers 5, Penguins 2 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Penguins 2. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers have won 19 of their last 25 contests (19-6-0), including 17 of their last 22 games (17-5-0) and 15 of their last 18 contests (15-3-0). The Rangers have also earned at least…

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54 Rangers at Penguins today (12:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Happy 54th birthday to the Captain. Fifty-four. Holy shishkebab! I remember when he was 18. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, 12:30 p.m. ET CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Rangers: 25-13-4 (54 pts) Penguins: 26-11-6 (58 pts) TODAY’S GAME…

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416 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Thoughts: 1) I forgot already the word Alain Vigneault used about the way the Rangers handled the third-period lead. I think he said “choppy” or something like that. Whatever it was, I agree. I thought the entire game last night was choppy. Far from perfect. And against a lesser opponent…

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27 Rangers 2, Blue Jackets 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 2, Blue Jackets 1. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers have won 18 of their last 24 contests (18-6-0), including 16 of their last 21 games (16-5-0) and 14 of their last 17 contests (14-3-0). The Rangers have also earned at…

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440 Rangers at Blue Jackets … It’s Go Time!

Game 42. Rangers at Blue Jackets. A lot of news for a game day. ICYMI: 1) Derek Stepan skated this morning and is skating in warmups tonight and he will be a game-time decision, according to Alain Vigneault. If Stepan plays, AV did not say which forward comes out.…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Nationwide Arena – Columbus, OH Rangers: 24-13-4 (52 pts) Blue Jackets: 18-20-3 (39 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their three-game road trip and conclude a back-to-back set tonight against…

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154 Rangers closing in on a new six-year deal for Marc Staal

According to several reports, Rangers GM Glen Sather is close to finalizing a new six-year contract for defenseman and alternate captain Marc Staal. Staal, who turned 28 this week, will earn between $5.6 and $5.9 million per year and have a full no-trade clause the first three years, then a…

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180 Rangers-Bruins in review

Thoughts: 1) A+B doesn’t always =C.  The Bruins are far bigger, stronger and tougher than the Rangers. They pushed the Rangers around, in a punishing sense and in terms of battling around the net. I don’t necessarily think that is why the Rangers were completely outplayed again, for a second…

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390 Rangers at Bruins … It’s Go Time!

Game 41. Rangers at Bruins. The Rangers finish the first half of their season tonight in Boston. They, of course, come off that end-of-the-world loss to the Islanders on Tuesday, and carry that one-game losing streak into the start of a stretch of three road games in less than…

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185 Rangers at Bruins tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at BOSTON BRUINS Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET TD Garden – Boston, MA Rangers: 24-12-4 (52 pts) Bruins: 23-15-6 (52 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers begin a three-game road trip against the Boston Bruins in an Original Six matchup…

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393 Rangers-Islanders in review

Click here to see my story on lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) Honestly. Honestly, did anybody not see this coming? Did anybody not at least think there was a good chance the Islanders would come into the Garden and outskate, outwork the Rangers? I mean, how many times did that happen when…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NEW YORK ISLANDERS Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Islanders: 28-13-1 (57 pts) Rangers: 24-11-4 (52 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 40th game of the 2014-15 season against the New…

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