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88 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) It was awfully fitting that Alain Vigneault’s 100th win as Rangers coach was so typical of his team. Stick with it, stick with it, stick with it … then find a way to win. How many…

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267 Rangers at Blue Jackets … It’s Go Time!

Game 2. Rangers at Blue Jackets. Your undefeated Rangers begin what should be an interesting home-and-home with the Blue Jackets’ season opener in Ohio. The teams will play tomorrow at MSG, the Rangers third in four nights. The BJs had a horrific, injury-plagued season last year, and if you recall…

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163 Rangers-Blackhawks in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Yup, that window appears to be closing. 2) The Rangers were good and not so great in this game. They forced the issue from the start, really gave Chicago some problems with their pace … get…

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60 Rangers at Blackhawks tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET United Center – Chicago, IL Rangers: 53-22-7 (113 pts)* Blackhawks: 48-28-6 (102 pts)* *Records are from the 2014-15 regular season TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers begin their 89th NHL season with an Original…

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32 Rangers preview: Ten things to watch

Ten things to watch with the 2015-16 Rangers: 1. Can Henrik Lundqvist start faster? He won three of his first eight games in 2013. He won two of his first seven and nine of his first 24 the next season. He won seven of his first 15 last season. Lundqvist…

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50 Rangers preview: Position by position

The Rangers were the best team in the NHL’s regular season last year and reached Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final, after going to the Stanley Cup Final the year before. They have played 12 playoff series in the last four years. And the core of the team is…

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194 Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) I didn’t believe I’d ever seen a penalty shot decide an overtime game before. But I also can’t remember where my car is. Then folks on Twitter reminded…

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91 Flyers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Preseason Game 5. Flyers at Rangers. With the preseason mercifully dwindling, Alain Vigneault is still juggling and experimenting. So tonight against Mr. Snider’s Team, at least at the start, Rick Nash will skate on the right with Derek Stepan and Chris Krieder. J.T. Miller slides to Nash’s regular spot…

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127 Rangers-Bruins in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) I guess the biggest thing you take from this game is the noticeable return of Mats Zuccarello. He had the nice little pass on Brady Skjei’s goal. Had a goal and an assist in the first…

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14 Bruins 4, Rangers 3 (shootout) … post-game notes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Bruins 4, Rangers 3 (shootout). Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        SHOOTING GALLERY – The Rangers registered three goals on 25 shots on goal in regulation and overtime of tonight’s contest. Through their first…

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114 Rangers at Bruins … It’s Go Time!

Preseason Game 3. Rangers at Bruins. ICYMI, the Rangers will practice at West Point’s Tate Rink on Oct. 5-6, and the Oct. 5, 11 a.m. practice will be open to the public. They will then fly to Chicago for the Oct. 7 opener (and Stanley Cup banner raising). This afternoon,…

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138 Rangers-Devils in review

Click here to read my game story and the post-game notes & quotes (or scroll down one thread). 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) Not terrible for a preseason game. But definitely a…

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35 Guest blogger: jpp … Who’s gonna be The Man?

“Who’s gonna be The Man?” By jpp What do you ask of a team that has been to the Final Four three out of the last four years, a team that’s won 214 games since the start of the 2011-2012 season? A team that has played 12 playoff series, winning…

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117 Guest blogger: Paul Calderazzo … Rangers report card

(Editor’s note: Special thanks to Paul Calderazzo for stepping up and volunteering this report card on the Rangers’ season and playoffs. If anybody wants to do a guest blog during the offseason, just drop me an email at rcarpini@lohud.com. Thank you. — Carp). ******************************************************** New York Rangers 2014-15 Grades by…

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