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

[polldaddy poll=9180058 align=”left”] 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…

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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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92 Rangers at Avalanche … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9167184 align=”left”] Game 13. Rangers at Avalanches. The Rangers (8-2-2 overall, 5-0-2 in the last seven) begin a two-night trip out West, a pair of 9 p.m. (Eastern) games in Denver and Glendale, Ariz. Colorado is 4-8-1 after a 4-2 loss in the desert Thursday. The Rangers went…

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105 Rangers at Avalanche tonight (9 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at COLORADO AVALANCHE Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, 9:00 p.m. ET Pepsi Center – Denver, CO Rangers: 8-2-2 (18 pts) Avalanche: 4-7-1 (9 pts)* (*-Avs played at Arizona Thursday night) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 13th game of the 2015-16 season and…

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158 Rangers-Capitals in review

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) OK, I’m going to ignore the second period for a minute and focus, for a minute, on the…

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65 Rangers-Maple Leafs in review

If you haven’t been to the Garden this season, check out the video I posted last night. They do a pretty cool pre-game on-ice presentation. Not even sure what to call it, other than fairly awesome. Click here to see it. Or scroll up to the top of the main…

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

[polldaddy poll=9151196 align=”left”] Game 11. Maple Leaves at Rangers. So the Maple Leaves go out and trade Phil Kessel, hire Mike Babcock, Lou Lamoriello, et al, and they still stink. Toronto has won one of its first eight games, and that was against Columbus, during the seven-game Jackets losing…

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4 Amid Rangers’ flaws, the penalty kill strengthens

My early story: NEW YORK – As the Rangers continue to take apart, and try to fix, parts of their game that have either failed or been inconsistent, one area had become a strength lately. The Rangers’ penalty killing units had been on a 17-for-17 run through the prior six…

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46 Maple Leafs at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 6-2-2 (14 pts) Maple Leafs: 1-5-2 (4 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 11th game of the 2015-16 season against the Toronto…

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