Browsing: Derick Brassard

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110 Still stumbling, Rangers search for answers

[polldaddy poll=9014568 align=”left”] If you haven’t yet, vote for the Rangers’ all-time Mount Rushmore in the poll to the left. My story from lohud.com: GREENBURGH – The Rangers’ free-fall has become more of a stumble lately, and as it has it seems the self-analysis has become more honest. The Rangers…

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159 Rangers-Panthers in review

Panthers 3, Rangers 0. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) If you’re hoping for me to be able to explain this, you’re going to be disappointed. I have no idea. No idea how a team defends so poorly AND creates so little.…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at FLORIDA PANTHERS Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET BB&T Center – Sunrise, FL Rangers: 21-13-4 (46 pts) Panthers: 21-12-4 (46 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 39th game of the 2015-16 season and conclude a three-game road trip against the…

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205 Rangers-Lightning in review

Rangers 5, Lightning 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Goodbye, 2015. It was some year for ya boys, with an NHL-leading 65 regular-season and playoff wins, even if the last month or so made it seem as if they’d never won…

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83 Rangers at Lightning tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI, Kevin Hayes is expected to be sitting out tonight’s game, after coach Alain Vigneault said he doesn’t think Hayes has worked hard enough. However, there is apparently an injury/illness issue with another forward which might necessitate Hayes playing. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at TAMPA…

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310 Rangers-Predators in review

Predators 5, Rangers 3. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Wow, are there a lot of issues with this team right now? 2) I’m not even sure which one is at the top of the “worst” list. I mean, I would try…

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163 Rangers-Ducks in review

Rangers 3, Mighty Ducks 2 (OT) 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. To read my story on Carl Hagelin’s return to MSG, scroll down to the…

It's Go Time!
404 Capitals at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9240301 align=”left”] Game 35. Capitals at Rangers. You know the deal here. The Rangers beyond slumping, crumbling at the moment after those two unsightly losses in Minnesota and Winnipeg. They have won three of their last 13 games (3-8-2), and though they’ve found ways to lose, the last…

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66 Capitals at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 19-11-4 (42 pts) Capitals: 23-6-2 (48 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 35th game of the 2015-16 season against the Washington Capitals in…

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209 Rangers-Jets in review

Jets 5, Rangers 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Boy, this is ugly. 2) If Henrik Lundqvist plays this way, they’re done. If Ryan McDonagh and Marc Staal (and when he gets back, Dan Girardi) play this way, they’re done. If…

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174 Rangers-Wild in review (updated)

UPDATE: The Rangers sent Brady Skjei to Hartford this morning to create enough cap space to add backup goalie Magnus Hellberg and defenseman Chris Summers for tonight’s game. Wild 5, Rangers 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Well, the wheels come…

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

Antti Raanta will start in goal tonight, Derek Stepan and Kevin Klein will not play. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at MINNESOTA WILD Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN Rangers: 19-9-4 (42 pts) Wild: 16-7-6 (38 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME…

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153 Rangers-Oilers in review

Rangers 4, Oilers 2. 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) The blog somehow survived the Undertaker’s first NHL goal, just a bomb of a…

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23 Oilers at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. EDMONTON OILERS Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 18-9-4 (40 pts) Oilers: 14-15-2 (30 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 32nd game of the 2015-16 season against the Edmonton Oilers at Madison…

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149 Rangers-Flames in review

Flames 5, Rangers 4 (OT). Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) The Rangers better not dwell too much on the one positive – that they fought back from behind the last two nights – and it didn’t sound like they would do…

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182 Rangers-Oilers in review

Oilers 7, Rangers 5. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here to see the line generator Alain Vigneault used in the second period. Thoughts: 1) I’m probably not going to tell you anything you didn’t know about last night’s game. Just a complete…

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59 Rangers at Oilers tonight … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at EDMONTON OILERS Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, 9:30 p.m. ET Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB Rangers: 18-8-3 (39 pts) Oilers: 12-15-2 (26 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 30th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a back-to-back set against the Edmonton…

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104 Rangers-Canucks in review

Canucks 2, Rangers 1. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) First things first. This is where it catches up to the Rangers. For so long they got away with sloppy, or uneven, or incomplete games and won. Now the worm turns. The…

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36 Rangers at Canucks tonight (10 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at VANCOUVER CANUCKS Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, 10:00 p.m. ET Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC Rangers: 18-7-3 (39 pts) Canucks: 10-11-8 (28 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 29th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a three-game road trip against…

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