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94 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Planning a Live Chat Friday at noon. Might have been better if they’d lost last night, but still should be good. Be there. Click here for another excellent lohud.com photo gallery from last night’s game. And click here to read my story about that near-perfect victory (sarcasm). Thoughts: 1) I…

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476 Rangers-Islanders in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Also, yet another very cool game-night photo gallery on lohud.com. Click here to see it. Thoughts: 1) Blame Michael Kostka all you want, and he made two of the worst plays you will ever see. But the Rangers’ defensive breakdowns were massive.…

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62 Islanders 6, Rangers 3 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Islanders 6, Rangers 3. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers outshot the Islanders, 43-27, in the contest. New York was credited with 21 shots on goal in the second period, which is the most they have recorded since they registered 22…

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203 Rangers-Maple Leaves in review

Happy Columbus Day. Click here for a photo gallery that is far better than that game deserved, from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) This one was a top-to-bottomer. Actually, a couple of guys played well. But the big guys, Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan McDonagh, Dan Girardi … and many others? P.U. 2) If…

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87 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Click here to see another great photo gallery from last night’s game, at lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) I thought Columbus Day was Monday, not Saturday. The Blue Jackets are a good team, and they play really hard and come at you and all that. Given. But the Rangers probably lose that…

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173 Rangers-Blues in review; Live Chat Friday at noon

Reminder: First Live Chat of the regular season Friday at noon. Be there. Or else. Click here for a very cool photo gallery on the Rangers’ opening-night victory in St. Louis. Thoughts: 1) For opening night, that was one heckuva hockey game. Not perfect. But great pace, physical, entertaining. 2)…

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69 Rangers’ season preview: Position by position

We’re continuing our season preview package. To follow is my column on Ryan McDonagh, my column on the fortunes of this defending Eastern Conference championship team, and my NHL divisional predictions.When I do those I’ll ask y’all to chime in with your prognostications. Also, as we approach the season, I’m…

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282 Rangers-Devils in review

Click here to read my story on Carl Hagelin, from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) I’m not going to talk much about the game, because it wasn’t much of a game. But what’s important, and Alain Vigneault talked about it afterward (see the video, listen to the audio) is the dilemma facing…

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41 Duclair off to a great start, but still has work to do

Here is my unedited story from The Journal News and lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – The kid’s 19 years old, and to be honest, a long shot still to make the Rangers’ roster this season. But for one night in a preseason game before a packed, loud crowd in…

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13 Rangers 4, Blackhawks 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Blackhawks 1. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        Special (Teams) Performance … The Rangers were 1-for-3 (33.3%) on the power play in the contest. New York has tallied a power play goal in each of its two preseason games this year…

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238 Rangers at Blackhawks … It’s Go Time!

Preseason Game 2. Rangers at Blackhawks. Many of ya boys make their preseason debuts tonight, and in some cases their Rangers debuts — i.e. Anthony Duclair, who starts on a line with Derick Brassard and Rick Nash. Also for the first time in a Rangers uniform: Lee Stempniak, Ryan…

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78 Rangers will have to go to Plan B minus Derek Stepan (updated)

CORRECTION: Because there was some confusion in the info, Stepan’s original injury (suffered pre-camp) was NOT to his foot but to his fibula. The exact same spot that broke. Happy Rosh Hashanah, my friends! Here’s my story from The Journal News/lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – The injury was freakish,…

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47 BREAKING: Derek Stepan fractures fibula in drills

Will update with info as it becomes available. Derek Stepan suffered a fractured left fibula during on-ice conditioning drills Wednesday morning at the MSG Training Center in Greenburgh. Stepan was skating in a non-contact sprint drill and went down to the ice clutching his left leg. He had to be…

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