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242 Rangers-Capitals in review

Capitals 4, Rangers 3 (OT) 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) Well, that was a pretty interesting, new way to get a point. Everything’s relative.…

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478 Megna gets another look, forcing lineup decisions

Poll’s still open: Click here to vote for the Rangers’ all-time Mount Rushmore. My story from lohud.com: The Rangers know it as well as anybody. Job 1, after their dismantling of league-leading (but slumping) Dallas on Tuesday night, is following it up with another strong performance against East-leading Washington Saturday…

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259 Rangers-Stars in review

Rangers 6, Stars 2. Poll’s still open: Click here to vote for the Rangers’ all-time Mount Rushmore. 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) If…

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301 Stars at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 40. Stars at Rangers. Poll’s still open: Click here to vote for the Rangers’ all-time Mount Rushmore. Ya boys start a three-game homestand against the NHL-leading Dallas Stars. They face Washington Saturday afternoon, and Boston Monday. The Stars are the surprise team in the NHL, with a 28-9-4…

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110 Still stumbling, Rangers search for answers

If you haven’t yet, vote for the Rangers’ all-time Mount Rushmore in the poll to the left. My story from lohud.com: GREENBURGH – The Rangers’ free-fall has become more of a stumble lately, and as it has it seems the self-analysis has become more honest. The Rangers are nowhere near…

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159 Rangers-Panthers in review

Panthers 3, Rangers 0. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) If you’re hoping for me to be able to explain this, you’re going to be disappointed. I have no idea. No idea how a team defends so poorly AND creates so little.…

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50 Rangers at Panthers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at FLORIDA PANTHERS Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET BB&T Center – Sunrise, FL Rangers: 21-13-4 (46 pts) Panthers: 21-12-4 (46 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 39th game of the 2015-16 season and conclude a three-game road trip against the…

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205 Rangers-Lightning in review

Rangers 5, Lightning 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Goodbye, 2015. It was some year for ya boys, with an NHL-leading 65 regular-season and playoff wins, even if the last month or so made it seem as if they’d never won…

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83 Rangers at Lightning tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI, Kevin Hayes is expected to be sitting out tonight’s game, after coach Alain Vigneault said he doesn’t think Hayes has worked hard enough. However, there is apparently an injury/illness issue with another forward which might necessitate Hayes playing. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at TAMPA…

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310 Rangers-Predators in review

Predators 5, Rangers 3. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Wow, are there a lot of issues with this team right now? 2) I’m not even sure which one is at the top of the “worst” list. I mean, I would try…

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163 Rangers-Ducks in review

Rangers 3, Mighty Ducks 2 (OT) 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. To read my story on Carl Hagelin’s return to MSG, scroll down to the…

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65 Capitals at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 19-11-4 (42 pts) Capitals: 23-6-2 (48 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 35th game of the 2015-16 season against the Washington Capitals in…

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209 Rangers-Jets in review

Jets 5, Rangers 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Boy, this is ugly. 2) If Henrik Lundqvist plays this way, they’re done. If Ryan McDonagh and Marc Staal (and when he gets back, Dan Girardi) play this way, they’re done. If…

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359 Rangers at Jets … It’s Go Time!

Game 34. Rangers at Jets. Some lineup changes tonight for the Rangers, who are 3-7-2 in their last 12 and have lost six in a row on the road. Derek Stepan returns earlier than expected from broken ribs suffered on that Matt Beleskey hit in Boston on Black Friday…

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174 Rangers-Wild in review (updated)

UPDATE: The Rangers sent Brady Skjei to Hartford this morning to create enough cap space to add backup goalie Magnus Hellberg and defenseman Chris Summers for tonight’s game. Wild 5, Rangers 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Well, the wheels come…

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426 Rangers at Wild … It’s Go Time!

Game 33. Rangers at Wild. Click here for an interesting story about how the Rangers use iPad technology, during and between games, as a coaching tool. The Rangers, on a one-game winning streak and 1-0-1 in their last two (but 3-6-2 in their last 11) continue this crazy piece…

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35 Rangers at Wild tonight (8 p.m. ET) … pre-game notes

Antti Raanta will start in goal tonight, Derek Stepan and Kevin Klein will not play. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at MINNESOTA WILD Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN Rangers: 19-9-4 (42 pts) Wild: 16-7-6 (38 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME…

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53 Rangers go out West again, with Stepan and Klein

My story from lohud.com: GREENBURGH – The Rangers went out West, had a nightmare of a trip, came home, put together a solid win on Tuesday, and now go out West again. They go out West hoping to build on what they did right in a 4-2 win over Edmonton…

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153 Rangers-Oilers in review

Rangers 4, Oilers 2. 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) The blog somehow survived the Undertaker’s first NHL goal, just a bomb of a…

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