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434 Rangers-Bruins in review

Click here to see my story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) Size? Really? I’m so tired of the old “can’t compete with the big teams” stuff. Sorry. I am. It’s a myth. And I’m not saying the Rangers shouldn’t be looking to add bigger, grittier bottom-six forwards for a playoff run,…

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5 Rangers 3, Bruins 2 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 3, Bruins 2. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers are the eighth NHL team to reach the 30-win plateau this season. The Blueshirts reached the 30-win plateau in 49 or fewer games for the seventh time in franchise…

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46 Bruins at Rangers tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. BOSTON BRUINS Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Bruins: 27-16-7 (61 pts) Rangers: 29-15-4 (62 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers conclude their four-game homestand with an Original Six matchup against the Boston…

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124 Rangers-Panthers in review

Thoughts: 1) Alain Vigneault has said, at times, you don’t dissect a win. A lot of coaches have said that (including Mike Keenan in 1994, and I think Glen Sather in the 1980s). That’s a funny sentiment. But a good coach knows when his team is playing well and when…

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7 Rangers 6, Panthers 3 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 6, Panthers 3. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers have won 22 of their last 30 games (22-8-0), including 20 of their last 27 games (20-7-0) and 18 of their last 23 contests (18-5-0). The Rangers have also earned…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. FLORIDA PANTHERS Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Panthers: 21-16-10 (52 pts) Rangers: 28-15-4 (60 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their four-game homestand against the Florida Panthers at Madison Square Garden…

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75 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Click here to read my story on lohud.com Thoughts: 1) Gotta tell you, that Henrik Lundqvist injury looked pretty serious — and I’m sure everybody on the Rangers bench and a lot of you guys were having more trouble breathing that Lundqvist was. Alain Vigneault told the story of when…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. CAROLINA HURRICANES Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Hurricanes: 17-25-6 (40 pts) Rangers: 27-15-4 (58 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their four-game homestand against the Carolina Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden…

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207 Rangers-Canadiens in review

First and foremost, apologies for the blog crash during the game and all the troubles we’ve been having since the changeover. Believe me, I am more frustrated than you guys are. But, also please believe me, people are working on it, and people care about it, and we’re just having…

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185 Canadiens at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 46. Canadiens at Rangers. The Rangers begin a four-game homestand against their Eastern Conference final rivals, the Canadiens, for the final time this regular season. The teams have split two meetings, the Habs winning 3-1 at home, the Rangers winning 5-0 at MSG. The Rangers are 3-3 in…

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176 Canadiens at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. MONTREAL CANADIENS Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Canadiens: 30-13-3 (63 pts) Rangers: 27-14-4 (58 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers begin a four-game homestand against the Montreal Canadiens in an Original Six…

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83 Rangers-Islanders in review

Seems like it’s been a while since I did one of these. Thoughts: 1) Ryan McDonagh said the Rangers got “owned.” That could be the end of my review right there. But I’ll continue anyway. 2) The Islanders are real and they’re spectacular. I’m still not ready to say they’re…

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49 Rangers at Islanders tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at NEW YORK ISLANDERS Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Nassau Coliseum – Uniondale, NY Rangers: 27-13-4 (58 pts) Islanders: 31-14-1 (63 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 45th game of the 2014-15 season against the New York Islanders…

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184 Rangers first-half notes and highlights

Happy 54th birthday to the Great One! Ladies and gentlemen, please be safe through this storm. Use your heads. Courtesy of the NYR: 2014-15 NEW YORK RANGERS – FIRST HALF NOTES AND HIGHLIGHTS • The New York Rangers entered the 2015 NHL All-Star break with a 27-13-4 record (58 points).…

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281 Rangers-Senators in review

Click here to read my game story on lohud.com Thoughts: 1) You can think of this as a win through an escape hatch, one the Rangers were fairly, if not incredibly, fortunate to win. And that would be fair and accurate, and I’d agree with you. You can also think…

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16 Rangers 3, Senators 2 (OT) … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 3, Senators 2 (OT). Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers have won 20 of their last 26 contests (20-6-0), including 18 of their last 23 games (18-5-0) and 16 of their last 19 contests (16-3-0). The Rangers have also…

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107 Senators at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. OTTAWA SENATORS Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Senators: 18-18-8 (44 pts) Rangers: 26-13-4 (56 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 44th of game of the 2014-15 season against the Ottawa…

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195 Rangers-Penguins in review

Wondering if any of our regulars want to do a mid-season report card during the all-star break. If so, please email me at rcarpini@lohud.com. I only need one. Thanks. Thoughts: 1) This is why it’s so silly when we start picking this team apart because of a couple of losses.…

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102 Rangers 5, Penguins 2 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Penguins 2. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers have won 19 of their last 25 contests (19-6-0), including 17 of their last 22 games (17-5-0) and 15 of their last 18 contests (15-3-0). The Rangers have also earned at least…

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