Browsing: Derek Stepan

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175 Bruins 4, Rangers 2 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Bruins 4, Rangers 2. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        KILL ZONE – The Rangers were 1-for-1 (2:00) on the penalty kill in the game. The Blueshirts have not allowed a power play goal in four consecutive games,…

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56 Rangers at Bruins today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Just a heads-up: Obviously there is no morning skate today in Boston. Alain Vigneault is scheduled to meet the media at 11 a.m. We should know then if Henrik Lundqvist starts today or tomorrow. Unless it is announced earlier. Also, FYI, the Rangers’ magic number to clinch first place in…

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375 Rangers-Senators in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) This is what’s  impressed me about this team, which reminds me of the ’11-12 team. When it has a rare stinker, it bounces right back in a big way. This team is miles more talented than…

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12 Rangers 5, Senators 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Senators 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        CLINCHING A SPOT – By earning a win tonight, combined with Boston’s overtime loss against Anaheim, the Rangers clinched a playoff berth. The Blueshirts have now reached the…

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293 Rangers-Kings 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 the raw video of Henrik Lundqvist’s first practice. Thoughts: 1) This is what it looks like when you play a desperate team in the final few weeks…

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9 Kings 4, Rangers 2 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Kings 4, Rangers 2. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        KILL ZONE – The Rangers were 2-for-2 (4:00) on the penalty kill in the contest. The Blueshirts are 22-for-24 (91.7%) on the penalty kill over the…

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319 Rangers-Ducks 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 video. Thoughts: 1) This is why you guys should relax when they lose one, or when they play a semi-stinker in Raleigh,…

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17 Rangers 7, Ducks 2 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 7, Ducks 2. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        POINT TAKEN – New York has earned at least one point in 19 of its last 21 games (16-2-3), including nine of its last 10 games…

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361 Ducks at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 71. Ducks at Rangers. Another test for the Rangers. The Mighty Ducks are tied with Montreal for the best record in the NHL with 99 points, two ahead of the Rangers, who have a game in hand on both teams. The Rangers beat the Ducklings 4-1 in Anaheim…

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133 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) First, a very personal note. Some of you long-time Rangers fans who live in the  area might remember the name Dick Yerg, who covered the Rangers for these Gannett newspapers for 19 years. He passed away…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at CAROLINA HURRICANES Saturday, Mar. 21, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC Rangers: 44-18-7 (95 pts) Hurricanes: 26-35-9 (61 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 70th game of the 2014-15 season and begin a back-to-back set against…

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376 Blackhawks at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 69. Blackhawks at Rangers. First things first: Looks like we’re going to have a special guest, Dave Maloney, for the first part of our Live Chat Thursday at noon. Be there. Actually, be there early if you want to ask Dave a question. The Rangers face another big…

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257 Rangers-Panthers 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 video. Thoughts: 1) I know this is speculative and hypothetical, but any other Rangers team — including 2012 and 1994 — probably…

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58 Panthers at Rangers tonight (5 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. FLORIDA PANTHERS Sunday, Mar. 15, 2015, 5:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Panthers: 31-23-14 (76 pts) Rangers: 43-17-7 (93 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers conclude a back-to-back set tonight, Mar. 15, against the Florida Panthers at…

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154 Rangers-Sabres in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for the post-game notes and audio from last night. Thoughts: 1) Full marks to the kid in goal, 20-year-old Mackenzie Skapski who, but for a fluke goal 14 seconds into his NHL debut, would have two…

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52 Rangers at Capitals tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at WASHINGTON CAPITALS Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET Verizon Center – Washington, DC Rangers: 41-17-7 (89 pts) Capitals: 36-21-10 (82 pts) (Note: all stats/rankings are through games completed on Mar. 9) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their season-high five-game…

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