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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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266 Rangers-Blue Jackets (and trade deadline) in review

Rangers 2, Blue Jackets 1. Click here to read my early story about Eric Staal. 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 Eric Staal’s morning press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Another one…

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352 Rangers-Stars in review

I probably don’t need to remind you, but we’ll do the all-day, full-monty for Monday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline. Discussion all day, rumors, updates, news, the follow up and press conferences, and of course the game against John Tortorella’s Blue Jackets Monday night. So be right here. Or else. Rangers…

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48 Rangers at Stars today (4 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Probably won’t know until game time whether Jesper Fast can play today. He broke his nose when hit with a puck in practice in Dallas yesterday. Henrik Lundqvist starts in goal. No lineup changes likely if Fast can play. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at DALLAS…

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173 Rangers-Blues in review

Rangers 2, Blues 1. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) We’re at the three-quarters mark of the season, 61 games in the books, and this is where you start forgetting details of games that happened earlier. So I’m not sure where…

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50 Rangers at Blues tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI, Ryan McDonagh and Marc Staal are both expected to play tonight. Marek Hrivik has flu-like symptoms. If he can’t play, Alain Vigneault said Dylan McIlrath would move to forward. Henrik Lundqvist in goal. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at ST. LOUIS BLUES Thursday, Feb. 25,…

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314 Rangers-Devils in review

Devils 5, Rangers 2. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the official game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) The funny part is, the Rangers in the third period had a chance to tie or win this game at 3-2, but…

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