Browsing: Derek Stepan

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69 Big-game Kreider helped save the Rangers’ season

ICYMI, free agent goalie Matt O’Connor chose Ottawa over the Rangers, Vancouver and Edmonton. I had plenty of questions why a kid would want to come to the Rangers and be a backup for his entire first contract and, if he re-signed here, his second. ********************************************************** My story on Chris…

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278 Game 5: Rangers-Capitals in review

Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s 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) So the Fat Lady is taking up two seats…

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703 Game 4: Rangers-Capitals in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Hope like hell you aren’t coming here to be comforted or assured that it’s going to be OK. Because it’s not. It is now a Must Win. You have my permission to panic. 2) Because I…

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91 Game 4: Capitals 2, Rangers 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR; post-game quotes courtesy of the Washington Capitals: Capitals 2, Rangers 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        SHUTTING THE DOOR – The Blueshirts have allowed two goals or fewer in eight of nine playoff games this year, including…

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288 Game 2: Rangers-Capitals in review

Click here to read my column on Chris Kreider from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s 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) First, I am not surprised that…

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416 Game 1: Rangers-Capitals in review

Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s 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) That’s just a horrible way to lose a game,…

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169 The Rangers’ Ryan McDonagh has grown into his ‘C’

By Josh Thomson NEW YORK — Months after a long and often brilliant playoffs, Ryan McDonagh seemed destined to join the NHL’s elite defensemen. He had proven himself last spring on the ice against the likes of Montreal’s P.K. Subban and L.A.’s Drew Doughty. A new season would serve to…

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284 Game 5: Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story. 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 to see Carl Hagelin’s series-winning goal a few more times, and…

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790 Game 3: Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Well, that game sure had some nasty in it, and it was a big-boy pants game for ya boys. They usually bounce back from a stinker, and despite what Alain Vigneault thinks, I thought Game 2…

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359 Game 3: Rangers at Penguins … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Monday, Apr. 20, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Rangers: 1-1 Penguins: 1-1 TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play Game 3 of their Eastern Conference First Round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins at CONSOL Energy…

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363 Game 2: Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for video of John Amirante’s final MSG National Anthem. Thoughts: 1) Boy, oh boy, do I love this place (and…

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43 Game 2: Penguins 4, Rangers 3 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Penguins 4, Rangers 3. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        Derek Stepan tallied two points (one goal, one assist), recorded three shots on goal, and posted a plus-two rating in 21:20 of ice time. The Rangers…

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