Browsing: Derick Brassard

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31 Rangers at Capitals today (12:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

With the Islanders’ win in Pittsburgh Friday, the Capitals are now locked into the 2-3 series against the Islanders, and can clinch home-ice in that series with a win today, or with a point and an Islanders loss tonight in their regular-season farewell to Nassau Coliseum. The Rangers, I am…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. OTTAWA SENATORS Thursday, Apr. 9, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Senators: 41-26-13 (95 pts) Rangers: 52-21-7 (111 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their final regular season home game of the 2014-15 season  against…

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349 Rangers-Devils in review

Click here to read my 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) About that Presidents’ Trophy: This is the third won by the Rangers (’91-92, ’93-94, with a very near-miss in…

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351 Rangers at Devils … It’s Go Time!

Game 80. Rangers at Devils. Let’s try this again, shall we? You know, since it didn’t work out ideally on the blog last night. The Rangers, winners of four in a row, invade Newark looking to wrap up everything tonight … and if they don’t do it tonight they’ll…

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36 Rangers 6, Devils 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 6, Devils 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        BIG 5-0 – The Rangers earned their 50th win of the 2014-15 season in tonight’s contest. The Blueshirts have now earned 50 or more wins in…

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103 Devils at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. NEW JERSEY DEVILS Saturday, Apr. 4, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Devils: 32-33-13 (77 pts) Rangers: 49-21-7 (105 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 78th game of the 2014-15 season against the New…

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0 Game 5: Penguins at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Friday, Apr. 24, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Penguins: 1-3 Rangers: 3-1 TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play Game 5 of their Eastern Conference First Round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison…

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249 Rangers-Wild in review

Apologies for the lack of photos. Something went screwy with the blog server or something in the wee hours this morning. I’ll try to put a few more in here later today. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) So the best road…

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27 Rangers 3, Wild 2 … post-game notes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 3, Wild 2. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        TAKING THE METRO – By earning a win in tonight’s game, the Rangers are the 2014-15 Metropolitan Division Champions. The Blueshirts have won a division title…

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217 Rangers at Wild tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Martin St. Louis (knee) is planning to return tonight. James Sheppard is the likely scratch, based on practice in Minny on Wednesday. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at MINNESOTA WILD Thursday, Apr. 2, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN Rangers: 48-21-7…

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401 Rangers-Jets in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) This one was better. A lot better, actually. Not great. Not perfect. But miles better than the last two since clinching. But what this really turned out to be was a “Big as the building” win,…

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24 Rangers 3, Jets 2 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 3, Jets 2. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        TOP OF THE HEAP – By earning a win tonight, the Rangers have regained sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference. –        ROAD WARRIORS – The…

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195 Rangers at Jets tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at WINNIPEG JETS Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET MTS Centre – Winnipeg, MB Rangers: 47-21-7 (101 pts) Jets: 39-25-12 (90 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 76th game of the 2014-15 season against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS…

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219 Rangers-Capitals in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com and to see Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Got this question from our friend James G: “Do you know of a good auto body shop? Piece of…

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122 Capitals 5, Rangers 2 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Capitals 5, Rangers 2. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        HOT AT THE DOT – The Rangers won 26 of 47 faceoffs (55.3%) they took in the contest. Five of seven Blueshirts who took at least…

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41 Capitals at Rangers today (3 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Just in: Matt Hunwick is out today with an upper body injury. Defenseman Chris Summers, obtained in the Keith Yandle deal, was recalled from Hartford (AHL) and will make his Rangers debut. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS Sunday, Mar. 29, 2015, 3:00 p.m.…

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86 Rangers-Bruins in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Not going to delve too deeply into the play-by-play in this game, because it was as poorly played by the Rangers as it was officiated by the referees, linesmen and Situation Room. Just hideous. We’ll get…

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56 Rangers at Bruins today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Just a heads-up: Obviously there is no morning skate today in Boston. Alain Vigneault is scheduled to meet the media at 11 a.m. We should know then if Henrik Lundqvist starts today or tomorrow. Unless it is announced earlier. Also, FYI, the Rangers’ magic number to clinch first place in…

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375 Rangers-Senators in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) This is what’s  impressed me about this team, which reminds me of the ’11-12 team. When it has a rare stinker, it bounces right back in a big way. This team is miles more talented than…

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