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190 Rangers’ off-day interview transcripts

(above) Today is the 21st anniversary of Matteau, Matteau, Matteau! Rangers’ off-day interview transcripts courtesy of the NHL via ASAP Sports: An interview with: COACH VIGNEAULT Q.  Can you predict what the next game will bring? COACH  VIGNEAULT:   Well,  I  think  what you can predict is that two teams  are…

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274 Game 6: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Seriously … despite all the rhetoric previous 48 hours … is anybody who watched the Rangers these last four years surprised by this? I’m not. And I understand that if they lose Game 7 or if…

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117 Game 5: Rangers-Lightning in review

Happy Memorial Day! Please spend some time today reflecting on those who served and sacrificed. Click here for a great Game 5 photo gallery by Frank Becerra Jr. Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story from lohud.com. Click here for the…

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406 Game 5: Lightning at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 5. Lightning at Rangers. The Rangers have won eight consecutive Games 5, 6 or 7 at home, and 11-1 in their last 12 during this four-year stretch. The only loss was Game 5 to the Devils in the 2012 Eastern Conference Final. Six of the Rangers’ 12 series…

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34 Game 5: Rangers-Lightning morning skate interview transcripts

Courtesy of the NHL via ASAP Sports: An interview with:                               COACH VIGNEAULT Q.   Special  teams have been especially effective for you guys these last  few  games.   What  in  the  power play in particular do you think is clicking for you? COACH  VIGNEAULT:   You know, power play right now is…

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36 Game 4: Rangers 5, Lightning 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR; post-game interview transcripts courtesy of the NHL via ASAP Sports: Rangers 5, Lightning 1. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        HIGH FIVE – The Rangers have registered five goals in each of the last two games, and each…

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67 Rangers’ off-day interview transcripts

Transcripts courtesy of the NHL via ASAP Sports: An interview with: RYAN McDONAGH Q.        How would you describe the importance of this next game? RYAN McDONAGH:  Well, I mean, it’s absolutely a huge game, you know.  Being tied 2-2, going back to MSG or being down 3-1…

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405 Game 3: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Alain Vigneault, I think, was blowing smoke when he said that game just “developed” that way and that “games unfold.” The Rangers repeatedly broke down. The Rangers defensive play unfolded. The Rangers’ big edge in this…

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123 Annoyed Rangers know what needs to be done

My story from lohud.com: The Rangers were understandably angry at themselves for their performance in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final Monday night, a 6-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. They had every right to be annoyed because neither team played particularly well, but the Rangers’ decision-making and…

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151 Game 2: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here for a great photo gallery from lohud.com’s Frank Becerra Jr. Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here for Josh Thomson’s game story. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. It’s short…

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107 Game 2: Lightning at Rangers (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

ICYMI: Mats Zuccarello (concussion) resumed skating on his own today, though there is no change on his status. Also Brian Boyle took part in the Lightning’s morning skate, though he stayed on the ice with the extra players afterward. No update on his status, either. Pre-game notes courtesy of the…

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130 Game 1: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here to see Frank Becerra’s great Game 1 photo gallery. Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Henrik Lundqvist’s post-game press conference video.…

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211 Eastern Conference final: Rangers-Lightning matchups

To see my preview of the series, click here, or scroll down to the previous thread. Click here for Frank Becerra Jr.’s photo gallery from Game 7. And click here for Frank’s outstanding sights & sounds video from Game 7. ************************************************ Here’s a look at how the Rangers and Lightning…

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