Browsing: Derick Brassard

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29 Rangers 5, Panthers 2 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Panthers 2. Click here for boxscore. –        The Rangers won more games than any other NHL team (58 – regular season and playoffs combined) during the 2014 calendar year. –        New York has won 13 of their last 17 contests (13-4-0), including…

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329 Rangers-Stars in review

Thoughts: 1) Apologies for the problems with the new-look blog. We’re having some obvious growing pains. But most of the night, I think most will agree, it loaded quickly. And it looks good. I know, I know. There are some issues, some bigger than others. We’re aware. And working on…

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483 Rangers-Flames in review

Thoughts: 1) I still don’t think the Rangers are near where they will eventually be. But points are points are points, and they need them, and eight points in four games really moves you up in the standings. I think they were better against Pittsburgh, even though they blew the…

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666 Rangers at Flames … It’s Go Time!

Game 29. Rangers at Flames. Happy Hanukkah, my friends! Ya boys have won three in a row, matching their best winning streak of the season. The Rangers finish their Western Canada trip and three games in four nights. They are 2-0 so far, having romped in Vancouver, 5-1, and…

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108 Rangers at Flames tonight (9 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at CALGARY FLAMES Tuesday, Dec. 16, 9:00 p.m. ET Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary, AB Rangers: 14-10-4 (32 pts) Flames: 17-13-2 (36 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their four-game road trip against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome (9:00 p.m. ET…

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222 Rangers-Oilers in review

Thoughts: 1) Again, I want to thank the commissioner, the board of governors, Mr. Snider, Mr. Jacobs, and anybody else who forces every team to play two games against all non-conference opponents. So much passion in these games. So physical. So exciting. And those time-zone changes, wowee. Those only add…

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50 Brassard has the mumps, sent back to New York

One of the Rangers’ hottest players was sent home from Edmonton with a case of the mumps Sunday. Center Derick Brassard returned to New York, missing Sunday night’s game against the Oilers, and he will miss Tuesday’s game in Calgary as well. Brassard, ironically or not, went head-to-head with Pittsburgh’s Sidney…

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92 Rangers at Oilers tonight (9:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes from the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at EDMONTON OILERS Sunday, Dec. 14, 9:30 p.m. ET Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB Rangers: 13-10-4 (30 pts) Oilers: 7-18-5 (19 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their four-game road trip and conclude their fourth back-to-back set of the season against the…

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151 Rangers-Canucks in review

Thoughts: 1) A former Vancouver and Rangers coach, Roger Neilson, always said, it’s not who you play as much as when you play them. It was a gift getting a team returning from a seven-game trip. That said, full marks to the Rangers — who’ve been off since October –…

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3 Rangers 5, Canucks 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Canucks 1. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have won each of their last two games, four of their last six games (4-2-0), and six of their last nine games (6-3-0). New York has also earned at least one…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at VANCOUVER CANUCKS Saturday, Dec. 13, 10:00 p.m. ET Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC Rangers: 12-10-4 (28 pts) Canucks: 18-9-2 (38 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers begin a four-game road trip and their fourth back-to-back set of the season against the…

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271 Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) That could have been a disaster. I understand there were some bounces. The tying goal especially. The puck hopped on Marc Staal, just as the earlier puck hopped on Brian Dumoulin on the Rick Nash goal. And Steve Downie’s shot…

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100 Rangers 4, Penguins 3 (OT) … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Penguins 3 (OT). Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have earned at least one point in 15 of their last 22 games (11-7-4 record over the span), including 12 of their last 15 home games (9-3-3 over…

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270 Penguins at Rangers tonight … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Monday, Dec. 8, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Penguins: 18-6-2 (38 pts) Rangers: 11-10-4 (26 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 26th game of the 2014-15 season against the Pittsburgh Penguins in…

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339 Rangers-Red Wings in review

Thoughts: 1) There’s no way to sugar-coat it. That was a horrible loss on so many levels. A 2-0 lead, in control, some awful defensive coverage, then the absolute gift 5-on-3s and a double-minor mixed in, including one long shift where one of the three Red Wings on ice had…

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15 Red Wings 3, Rangers 2 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Red Wings 3, Rangers 2. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers were 3-for-3 (6:00) and allowed two shots on goal on the penalty kill in the contest. The Blueshirts have killed off all nine power play attempts against them in their…

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260 Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) The Rangers were the better team for a large chunk of this game. And I thought they tossed it away. Alain Vigneault said it best, and said it for me: “Unfortunately when you are playing against such a strong opponent,…

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17 Lightning 6, Rangers 3 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Lightning 6, Rangers 3. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        New York was 1-for-4 (5:17) on the power play in the contest. The Rangers have tallied a power play goal in four consecutive games (4-for-17; 23.5%), seven of the last eight…

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193 Lightning at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Monday, Dec. 1, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Lightning: 16-6-2 (34 pts) Rangers: 11-8-4 (26 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 24th game of the 2014-15 season against the Tampa Bay…

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