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329 Rangers-Stars in review

Thoughts: 1) Apologies for the problems with the new-look blog. We’re having some obvious growing pains. But most of the night, I think most will agree, it loaded quickly. And it looks good. I know, I know. There are some issues, some bigger than others. We’re aware. And working on…

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400 Rangers at Stars tonight (8:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at DALLAS STARS Monday, Dec. 29, 8:30 p.m. ET American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX Rangers: 19-10-4 (42 pts) Stars: 15-14-5 (35 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 34th game of the 2014-15 season against the Dallas Stars at American…

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483 Rangers-Flames in review

Thoughts: 1) I still don’t think the Rangers are near where they will eventually be. But points are points are points, and they need them, and eight points in four games really moves you up in the standings. I think they were better against Pittsburgh, even though they blew the…

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62 Rangers 5, Flames 2 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Flames 2. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers extended their winning streak to a season-high four games, and extended their road winning streak to three games. New York has outscored its opponents, 16-6, during the four-game winning streak and…

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222 Rangers-Oilers in review

Thoughts: 1) Again, I want to thank the commissioner, the board of governors, Mr. Snider, Mr. Jacobs, and anybody else who forces every team to play two games against all non-conference opponents. So much passion in these games. So physical. So exciting. And those time-zone changes, wowee. Those only add…

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151 Rangers-Canucks in review

Thoughts: 1) A former Vancouver and Rangers coach, Roger Neilson, always said, it’s not who you play as much as when you play them. It was a gift getting a team returning from a seven-game trip. That said, full marks to the Rangers — who’ve been off since October –…

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179 Rangers hit the road still searching for answers

Here’s my story from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello Saturday would be a good time for the Rangers to start getting it together. Why? Well, because there’s no time like the present? Or because sooner is better than later? Truth is, as the Rangers play four in a row on the…

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270 Penguins at Rangers tonight … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Monday, Dec. 8, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Penguins: 18-6-2 (38 pts) Rangers: 11-10-4 (26 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 26th game of the 2014-15 season against the Pittsburgh Penguins in…

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339 Rangers-Red Wings in review

Thoughts: 1) There’s no way to sugar-coat it. That was a horrible loss on so many levels. A 2-0 lead, in control, some awful defensive coverage, then the absolute gift 5-on-3s and a double-minor mixed in, including one long shift where one of the three Red Wings on ice had…

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260 Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) The Rangers were the better team for a large chunk of this game. And I thought they tossed it away. Alain Vigneault said it best, and said it for me: “Unfortunately when you are playing against such a strong opponent,…

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17 Lightning 6, Rangers 3 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Lightning 6, Rangers 3. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        New York was 1-for-4 (5:17) on the power play in the contest. The Rangers have tallied a power play goal in four consecutive games (4-for-17; 23.5%), seven of the last eight…

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193 Lightning at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Monday, Dec. 1, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Lightning: 16-6-2 (34 pts) Rangers: 11-8-4 (26 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 24th game of the 2014-15 season against the Tampa Bay…

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234 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here to read my story on yesterday’s game, from lohud.com. Click here to see lohud.com’s photo gallery from the game. Thoughts: 1) I’m gonna go ahead and say this was the Rangers worst game of the last five, of which they’ve won four, of which three of the wins…

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117 Rangers 5, Flyers 2 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Flyers 2. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have won 10 consecutive regular season home games against the Flyers, dating back to March 6, 2011. Prior to their current streak, the last time the Blueshirts won at…

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145 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here to see lohud.com’s photo gallery from Saturday’s 3-0 Rangers win in Philadelphia. Thoughts: 1) This is a really good team you’re watching here, folks. A really good team that has played a bunch of bad games. Just trying to figure it out. That was the first time Alain…

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152 Rangers 3, Flyers 0 … post-game notes & quotes (UPDATED)

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR; Quotes courtesy of the Flyers: Rangers 3, Flyers 0. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have registered a shutout in three of their last four games, dating back to a 2-0 victory against the Flyers on November 19, 2014 at MSG.…

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38 Rangers at Flyers today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at PHILADELPHIA FLYERS Friday, Nov. 28 1:00 p.m. ET Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA Rangers: 9-8-4 (22 pts) Flyers: 8-10-3 (19 pts) TODAY’S GAME The Rangers begin their third back-to-back set of the 2014-15 season with the first game of…

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