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

Based on Friday’s practice, Dan Girardi is expected to return from a lacerated hand, and Oscar Lindberg goes back in after being scratched the last two games. Dylan McIlrath and Jayson Megna are expected to be scratched. Henrik Lundqvist starts his 11th in a row in goal. Antti Raanta gets…

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293 Rangers-Islanders in review

Before we get started, I know a few or more of you guys had trouble trying to get into the Live Chat on Wednesday. If you did and you’d be willing to discuss specifics with my tech guy via e-mail, that would be much appreciated. I couldn’t guide him because…

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204 Rangers prospect report Jan. 4-10

Courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT REPORT: JAN. 4 – JAN. 10  Three Rangers prospects – Brandon Halverson (United States), Adam Huska (Slovakia), and Aleksi Saarela (Finland) – represented their country in the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship. Saarela registered the primary assist on the game-winning goal in…

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176 Rangers-Bruins in review

Rangers 2, Bruins 1. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) You know what this game reminded me of? (nice grammar).The first 21 games of the season. You know, that pesky little 16-3-2 start…

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291 Bruins at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9266937 align=”left”] Game 42. Bruins at Rangers. The Rangers begin the second half of their season tonight. This is the first meeting since the Black Friday game in Boston, in which Matt Beleskey’s late hit broke Derek Stepan’s ribs. Also in that game, Brad Marchand and Claude Julien…

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242 Rangers-Capitals in review

Capitals 4, Rangers 3 (OT) Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) Well, that was a pretty interesting, new way to get a point. Everything’s relative.…

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478 Megna gets another look, forcing lineup decisions

Poll’s still open: Click here to vote for the Rangers’ all-time Mount Rushmore. My story from lohud.com: The Rangers know it as well as anybody. Job 1, after their dismantling of league-leading (but slumping) Dallas on Tuesday night, is following it up with another strong performance against East-leading Washington Saturday…

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259 Rangers-Stars in review

Rangers 6, Stars 2. Poll’s still open: Click here to vote for the Rangers’ all-time Mount Rushmore. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) If…

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301 Stars at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9257333 align=”left”] Game 40. Stars at Rangers. Poll’s still open: Click here to vote for the Rangers’ all-time Mount Rushmore. Ya boys start a three-game homestand against the NHL-leading Dallas Stars. They face Washington Saturday afternoon, and Boston Monday. The Stars are the surprise team in the NHL,…

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110 Still stumbling, Rangers search for answers

[polldaddy poll=9014568 align=”left”] If you haven’t yet, vote for the Rangers’ all-time Mount Rushmore in the poll to the left. My story from lohud.com: GREENBURGH – The Rangers’ free-fall has become more of a stumble lately, and as it has it seems the self-analysis has become more honest. The Rangers…

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159 Rangers-Panthers in review

Panthers 3, Rangers 0. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) If you’re hoping for me to be able to explain this, you’re going to be disappointed. I have no idea. No idea how a team defends so poorly AND creates so little.…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at FLORIDA PANTHERS Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET BB&T Center – Sunrise, FL Rangers: 21-13-4 (46 pts) Panthers: 21-12-4 (46 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 39th game of the 2015-16 season and conclude a three-game road trip against the…

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205 Rangers-Lightning in review

Rangers 5, Lightning 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Goodbye, 2015. It was some year for ya boys, with an NHL-leading 65 regular-season and playoff wins, even if the last month or so made it seem as if they’d never won…

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83 Rangers at Lightning tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI, Kevin Hayes is expected to be sitting out tonight’s game, after coach Alain Vigneault said he doesn’t think Hayes has worked hard enough. However, there is apparently an injury/illness issue with another forward which might necessitate Hayes playing. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at TAMPA…

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310 Rangers-Predators in review

Predators 5, Rangers 3. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Wow, are there a lot of issues with this team right now? 2) I’m not even sure which one is at the top of the “worst” list. I mean, I would try…

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163 Rangers-Ducks in review

Rangers 3, Mighty Ducks 2 (OT) Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. To read my story on Carl Hagelin’s return to MSG, scroll down to the…

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66 Capitals at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 19-11-4 (42 pts) Capitals: 23-6-2 (48 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 35th game of the 2015-16 season against the Washington Capitals in…

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209 Rangers-Jets in review

Jets 5, Rangers 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Boy, this is ugly. 2) If Henrik Lundqvist plays this way, they’re done. If Ryan McDonagh and Marc Staal (and when he gets back, Dan Girardi) play this way, they’re done. If…

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359 Rangers at Jets … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9239172 align=”left”] Game 34. Rangers at Jets. Some lineup changes tonight for the Rangers, who are 3-7-2 in their last 12 and have lost six in a row on the road. Derek Stepan returns earlier than expected from broken ribs suffered on that Matt Beleskey hit in Boston…

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