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435 Rangers-Devils in review

My math … you know by now to get your own calculators out to learn the truth when I start tossing numbers around. But this is how I see it. If Winnipeg loses once in regulation in its final three (at Buffalo tonight, at Washington tomorrow, home against Montreal Thursday)…

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571 Rangers-Sabres in review

Two very important games against two inferior teams in two nights, and the Rangers get two critical victories. Hey, you don’t dissect these at this point. Put the four points in the bag and move on. Four games left. Thoughts: 1) I wonder if any of you are taking a…

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165 Rangers 8, Sabres 4: Post-game notes

Courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES April 19, 2013 (Game 44, Away Game 22) First Niagara Center – Buffalo, NY Rangers 8, Sabres 4 Team Notes: –      The Rangers defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 8-3, tonight at First Niagara Center, and are now 7-2-1 in their last 10…

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255 Rangers-Panthers in review

The Rangers held serve. That’s all they did and that’s all they needed to do. They controlled their own destiny going into the night – a night in which all the teams they needed to lose, naturally, won – and with their 6-1 win over the awful Panthers, they still…

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192 Rangers-Flyers in review

Another great night for the Rangers. A woeful loss to a bad team in Philadelphia, and all the teams around them in the playoff race – Islanders, Ottawa and Winnipeg – won. The good news, if there is any, is that the Rangers are still in eighth based on a…

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282 And down the stretch they come …

Happy Tax Day. Which is like saying Happy Colonoscopy Day. Anyway, today there are just 13 days left in this hacked-off, Bettmaned 48-game, 99-day joke of a season. Which is a good time to take a look at the race for the final few playoff spots in the mediocre Eastern…

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0 Rangers-Maple Leaves photo gallery

Photos by Getty Images. This photo gallery is something that we will be able to do from time to time with this new blog format … Sorry that my first time I may have put one of the photos in twice (and couldn’t figure out how to get rid of…

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392 Rangers-Maple Leaves in review

Well, you guys really don’t need me to break down that 4-3 loss in T.O. because it was pretty self-explanatory. Breakdowns, breakdowns, breakdowns. Big, glaring, smelly defensive breakdowns. One on each of the four Toronto goals. Thoughts: 1) Woe Canada. Your boys have not won in Canada this season. How…

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477 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Funny how perception works. The Rangers romped over Pittsburgh 6-1 Wednesday. Then they lost in a post-game tiddly-winks contest, 2-1, in Pittsburgh on Friday. Then they beat Carolina 4-1 last night. And yet I would argue that the best game that they played was the loss. Honestly, I think it…

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109 Rangers 4, Hurricanes 1: Post-game notes

The Rangers are 3-0-1 in their last four after beating the Hurricanes 4-1 Saturday night in Raleigh. With 10 games remaining in the regular season, they are in seventh place, but four points behind fifth-place Toronto. The Rangers play the Maple Leaves back to back, Monday in Toronto and Wednesday…

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261 Rangers-Penguins in review

OK, show of hands, how many thought the Rangers would get three points out of this home-and-home series against the prematurely-crowned Stanley Cup champions? Two points? None? Seriously, if I had told you on Wednesday afternoon when everybody was nuts over the Marian Gaborik trade that they’d get three points,…

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65 Penguins 2, Rangers 1 (shootout): Post-game notes

Well, that was one of the better hockey games of the season — mean, nasty, great goaltending, sustained offensive chances from the Rangers, against one of the better teams in all of hockey. Only to have it ruined by the shootout, hockey’s tiddly-winks contest to decide crucial games with a…

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869 Rangers-Penguins & trade deadline in review

Thoughts: 1) Those first three goals. Surreal, wasn’t it? Just ridiculously surreal. That most of us were thinking the only question in this home-and-home would be “by how many goals would Pittsburgh sweep?” and that most of us were absolutely killing the Marian Gaborik trade, and for that to happen…

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72 Rangers 6, Penguins 1: Post-game notes, quotes

Courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES April 3, 2013 (Game 36, Home Game 20)| Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers 6, Penguins 1 Team Notes: –       The Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-1, tonight at Madison Square Garden, for their second straight win. New York…

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680 Rangers-Jets in review

Thoughts: 1) This was a really big win, or more exactly a game the Rangers really couldn’t afford to lose. Could have been a death blow, really. Now if they even get one point out of the home-and-home with the NHL Penguins, then beat Carolina, they’ll be in decent shape.…

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504 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Thoughts: 1) Bleak, bleaker, bleakest? With Winnipeg coming for a critical game Monday, the trade deadline Wednesday and then a home-and-home with Pittsburgh, this could get worse before it gets better. Seriously. 2) That said, I don’t think there’s a move or a player available, or a single need that…

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519 Rangers-Flyers in review

Thoughts: 1) I’m sure there’s some sentiment today that the Rangers beat a bad, struggling team last night, and that is very true. But, we’ve seen it plenty the last two weeks where the Rangers play a lesser foe and get one point, or none, or get beaten by a…

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724 Rangers-Capitals in review

Thoughts: 1) Not going to rail about the shootout, but with an all intra-conference schedule and a 48-game season, three-point games, and points for losing hockey games, are going to greatly impact the standings. There are piles of three-point games every night. And if you’re not in the party, getting…

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