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151 Rangers-Predators in review

Rangers 3, Predators 0. Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here to read my early column on the Rangers’ start, and the (not advanced) stats/trends involved. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference…

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84 Rangers-Panthers in review

Rangers 5, Panthers 4 (OT). Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) You know it’s a wild game when two penalty shots are barely a footnote, and this review is going to be all over the place. I’m going to be honest, and…

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

Looks like no lineup changes. But no morning skate today, so Alain Vigneault won’t address the sunburned media until 5 p.m. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at FLORIDA PANTHERS Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET BB&T Center – Sunrise, FL Rangers: 14-3-2 (30 pts) Panthers: 8-8-3…

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164 Rangers-Lightning in review

Lightning 2, Rangers 1. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Ryan McDonagh needs to sit a few games. Alain Vigneault should be fired for this. Worst loss I’ve ever experienced. Disgusting. … Seriously, these are things people were saying after the Rangers’…

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29 Rangers at Lightning tonight (7:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, 7:30 p.m. ET Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL Rangers: 14-2-2 (30 pts) Lightning: 8-9-3 (19 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 19th game of the 2015-16 season against the Tampa Bay Lightning at…

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151 Rangers-Maple Leafs in review

Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here for my early story on Chris Kreider/Zack Smith, etc. 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) The Rangers are never, ever, ever going…

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9 Rangers 4, Maple Leafs 3 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Maple Leafs 3. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        START ME UP – The Rangers have registered 14 wins and 30 points in the first 18 games of the 2015-16 season. The Blueshirts have…

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170 Maple Leafs at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 18. Maple Leafs at Rangers. In case you missed it, the Clown Show known as the NHL Department of Player Safety didn’t think it was worthy of even considering supplemental discipline against Ottawa’s Zack Smith for his clear headshot on Derek Stepan Saturday. Shocker. Click here for my…

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81 Rangers-Senators in review

Click here to read my column on Mats Zuccarello. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) The eight wins in a row are great, piling up all these points, great too. But the bigger picture is that Saturday’s 2-1 shootout win is one…

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6 Rangers at Senators today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Only one change to the lineup planned today. Dominic Moore goes back in for Emerson Etem. Moore will play his 700th game, and Derick Brassard his 500th. Click here to read my column on Mats Zuccarello. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at OTTAWA SENATORS Saturday, Nov.…

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24 Rangers’ Zuccarello reaching new “heights”

“A little man often cast a long shadow.” – George Macaulay Trevelyan. Aside from his close buddy, the guy in the pads holding down the fort behind his team, nobody has cast as long a shadow this season as the Rangers’ smallest player. And in its biggest challenge game of…

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137 Rangers-Blues in review

Click here to read my early story on the way the Rangers defend, which nearly became obsolete. 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) Did…

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13 Rangers 6, Blues 3 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 6, Blues 3. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        START ME UP – The Rangers have registered 12 wins and 26 points in the first 16 games of the 2015-16 season. The Blueshirts’ 12 wins…

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150 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Click here to read my game story from lohud.com. Click here to read my story on Tarrytown’s Brett Pesce, Carolina’s rookie defenseman. 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) God I hate these interconference…

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33 Hurricanes at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. CAROLINA HURRICANES Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 10-2-2 (22 pts) Hurricanes: 6-8-0 (12 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 15th game of the 2015-16 season against the Carolina Hurricanes in…

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210 Rangers-Coyotes in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts:. 1) Once again, good-not-great equals a win. These guys have made a cottage industry of racking up wins regardless of the level of their play. And it certainly wasn’t bad. Not bad at all. Makes you wonder,…

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3 Rangers 4, Coyotes 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Coyotes 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        PERFECT 10 – The Rangers have registered 10 wins and 22 points in the first 14 games of the 2015-16 season. The Blueshirts’ 22 points are tied for…

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91 Rangers-Avalanche in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) That was a pretty spirited match for a non-conference game, you know, since we’ve seen so many passionless inter-conference games. The Rangers, I thought, were atypically physical, smart, mostly disciplined. They played at a good pace…

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14 Rangers 2, Avalanche 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 2, Avalanche 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        START ME UP – The Rangers have registered nine wins and 20 points in the first 13 games of the 2015-16 season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau,…

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