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732 Game 4: Rangers at Lightning … It’s Go Time!

Game 4. Rangers at Lightning. Pretty close to a must-win for ya boys. Not technically, but, you know. Going down 3-1 again and coming back against this explosive team probably isn’t happening. As Marc Staal said, they will need to play their best game of the season tonight. They…

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67 Rangers’ off-day interview transcripts

Transcripts courtesy of the NHL via ASAP Sports: An interview with: RYAN McDONAGH Q.        How would you describe the importance of this next game? RYAN McDONAGH:  Well, I mean, it’s absolutely a huge game, you know.  Being tied 2-2, going back to MSG or being down 3-1…

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405 Game 3: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Alain Vigneault, I think, was blowing smoke when he said that game just “developed” that way and that “games unfold.” The Rangers repeatedly broke down. The Rangers defensive play unfolded. The Rangers’ big edge in this…

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151 Game 2: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here for a great photo gallery from lohud.com’s Frank Becerra Jr. Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here for 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. It’s short…

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74 Game 2: Lightning 6, Rangers 2 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes and quotes courtesy of the NYR; post-game transcripts courtesy of the NHL via ASAPSports: Lightning 6, Rangers 2. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        SPLITTING THE DIFFERENCE – The Rangers have split the first two games of a playoff series in eight…

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42 Pre-game interviews: Alain Vigneault, Jon Cooper

Morning skate interviews, courtesy of the NHL via ASAP Sports. An interview with:                              COACH VIGNEAULTQ.   For  our millions of viewers across Canada, would you be so kind as  to  give  us  your strategy for tonight’s game and make the answer last longer than ten seconds? COACH  VIGNEAULT:   Well,  we’re…

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107 Game 2: Lightning at Rangers (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI: Mats Zuccarello (concussion) resumed skating on his own today, though there is no change on his status. Also Brian Boyle took part in the Lightning’s morning skate, though he stayed on the ice with the extra players afterward. No update on his status, either. Pre-game notes courtesy of the…

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130 Game 1: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here to see Frank Becerra’s great Game 1 photo gallery. 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 Henrik Lundqvist’s post-game press conference video.…

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45 Game 1: Lightning at Rangers today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Saturday, May 16, 2015, 1:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Lightning: 50-24-8 (8-5)* Rangers: 53-22-7 (8-4)* *2014-15 Regular Season Record (2015 Playoffs Record) TODAY’S GAME The Rangers play Game 1 of the Eastern…

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211 Eastern Conference final: Rangers-Lightning matchups

To see my preview of the series, click here, or scroll down to the previous thread. Click here for Frank Becerra Jr.’s photo gallery from Game 7. And click here for Frank’s outstanding sights & sounds video from Game 7. ************************************************ Here’s a look at how the Rangers and Lightning…

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347 Game 7: Rangers-Capitals in review

ICYMI, here’s the Eastern Conference final schedule: 1-Sat. MSG, 1. 2-Mon. MSG, 8. 3-Wed. at TB, 8. 4-Fri. at TB, 8. 5-Sun. 5/24 MSG, 8. 6-Tues. 5/26 at TB, 8. 7-Fri. 5/29 MSG, 8. Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story.…

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