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171 Rangers-Penguins in review

Penguins 3, Rangers 2 (OT) Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) This was one of those games –  and you see them all…

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118 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Rangers 5, Canadiens 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) I was wrong. I thought this was going to be one of those banana-peel games we’ve seen this season from this team, one where it played down to the opponent’s level,…

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108 Rangers at Canadiens tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Hey, sorry I haven’t been around much the last day or so. But I’m back. ICYMI yesterday, Antti Raanta starts in Montreal tonight (Henrik Lundqvist gets Pittsburgh tomorrow at MSG. Oscar Lindberg is scratched again (no idea why). Dylan McIlrath, according to Alain Vigneault, is still 5-6 days from returning.…

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316 Rangers-Bruins in review

Rangers 5, Bruins 2. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) All cured? No. Much better? Absolutely. The Rangers still have to tighten it…

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495 Bruins at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9359297 align=”left”] Game 74. Bruins at Rangers. The Rangers were mathematically eliminated from winning the division or conference regular-season titles when Washington clinched both on Tuesday. But the Rangers’ magic number was reduced when Mr. Snider’s Flyers hacked up a hairball vs. Torts’ Blue Jackets (the Flys had…

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137 Bruins at Rangers tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI: The Rangers were officially eliminated in the race for the Metro and Eastern titles last night when Washington clinched both. As if … Dylan McIlrath was cleared for contact yesterday, but he is not expected to play tonight. Rick Nash didn’t skate Tuesday (maintenance day) but is expected to…

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292 Rangers-Panthers in review

Rangers 4, Panthers 2. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) See? I’ve been telling you how much the East stinks. It’s a pile…

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349 Panthers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9355858 align=”left”] Game 73. Panthers at Rangers. As Alain Vigneault might say, as he has a few times in his tenure, it’s a Big Boy Pants game for the Rangers against the paper Panthers. They come home with their tails between their legs having blown a 3-1 third-period…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. FLORIDA PANTHERS Monday, Mar. 21, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 40-24-8 (88 pts) Panthers: 40-23-9 (89 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 73rd game of the 2015-16 season tonight, Mar. 21, against the…

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239 Rangers-Sharks in review

Sharks 4, Rangers 1. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) This would have been a terrible performance at any time of the season. But at this point, with now 10 games remaining, for this team, with all its experience and all…

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200 Rangers-Kings in review

Kings 4, Rangers 3 (OT). Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Bad as it was, raise your hand if you would have signed for three points on this trip? You’re lying if your hand is down. 2) Yeah, I know, I…

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277 Rangers-Penguins in review

Penguins 5, Rangers 3. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Forgive me if I’ve said this before, but this time I’m saying it…

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63 Rangers-Red Wings in review

Red Wings 3, Rangers 2 (OT). Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Maybe an inch to the right, maybe Ryan McDonagh’s 150-footer at the empty net hits the inside of the post and goes in and today we’re talking about the…

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340 Rangers at Red Wings … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9343338 align=”left”] Game 68. Rangers at Red Wings. The Rangers visit two-time Stanley Cup champ and ex-Ranger Brad Richards today at the Arena that Never Changes Names, looking for their 40th win. They begin a back-to-back matinee set, with Pittsburgh coming to the Garden for an NBC game at (or…

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41 Rangers at Red Wings today (2 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI, Rick Nash (deep bone bruise) is expected to play his first game since Jan. 22, and Henrik Lundqvist (neck spasms) and Marc Staal (back spasms) are also expected to return today in Motown. Derick Brassard (flu) did not fly with the team Friday, but it’s possible he joins the…

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128 Rangers at Sabres tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI: Both Marc Staal (back spams) and Dylan McIlrath (knee), along with goalie Henrik Lundqvist (neck spasms) are out for tonight’s game in Buffalo. Defenseman Brady Skjei was recalled from Hartford and will play tonight. Lundqvist hopes to return by Saturday in Detroit. Rick Nash (bone bruise) continues to make…

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194 Rangers-Islanders in review

Islanders 6, Rangers 4. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Whatever the Rangers did before this game – whether it was the early…

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83 Islanders at Rangers tonight (5 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NEW YORK ISLANDERS Sunday, Mar. 6, 2016, 5:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 38-21-6 (82 pts) Islanders: 35-20-7 (77 pts)   TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 66th game of the 2015-16 season tonight, Mar. 6, against…

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233 Rangers-Capitals in review

Rangers 3, Capitals 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) So the Rangers cut the Capitals lead to 16 points, with 17 games left, so … Actually, the Rangers were 5.7 seconds from being 3-2 against Washington this season. Incidentally, the…

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