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781 Game 2: Flyers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 2. Flyers at Rangers. Happy Easter! In the words of the Amazing Kreskin, may the fleas of a thousand camels infest NBC’s armpits for scheduling a noon game on such a holy day. Cretins. So the other night, after Game 1, around 1 a.m., I’m leaving MSG and look…

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201 Game 1: Rangers-Flyers in review

Thoughts: 1) I wrote a whole column about the power play (click here to see it) and the type of weapon and deterrent it can be. You know, we always hear about teams that win Stanley Cups without a good power play — Boston most recently. But how many teams…

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173 Game 1: Rangers 4, Flyers 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Game 1: Rangers 4, Flyers 1. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-1, tonight at Madison Square Garden in Game 1 of the Metropolitan Division Semifinals, to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.…

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863 Game 1: Flyers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 1. Flyers at Rangers. The Empire State Building is lit up in orange and black for Mr. Snider. Ya boys open the playoffs against Philly as the rivals play, as you know, for the first time since the 1997 Eastern Conference finals. While the Rangers lost 21 of…

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57 Game 1: Rangers-Flyers … Five things to watch

FIVE THINGS TO WATCH: Goalies: We pretty much know what to expect of Henrik Lundqvist, who has handled the Flyers in his career. We don’t know what to expect of Ray Emery, who will start in place of Steve Mason (probable concussion). Goons vs. Smurfs: OK, this isn’t the Broad…

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345 Rangers-Flyers matchups: position by position

Here are my first-round position-by-position matchups: FORWARDS: Let’s face it. Up front, the Flyers are going to be able to thump the Rangers, who don’t possess the physical element the Flyers, or most teams, have. The Rangers rely on speed and pressure. And, if the Rangers’ top guys don’t play…

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41 Rangers “best” forwards must be at their best vs. Flyers

Here’s the unedited version of a column I wrote for The Journal News and Lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – Alain Vigneault held his forefinger and his thumb less than inch apart when he was talking Tuesday about the difference between the Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers. The Rangers coach,…

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185 Rangers-Canadiens in review

Thoughts: 1) Happy anniversary! It’s now officially 74 years with one Stanley Cup since the Rangers won it on April 13, 1940. 2) So it’s Rangers-Flyers like the good old days. So light up the Empire State Building in orange and black in honor of Mr. Snider. Sure has been…

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343 Rangers at Canadiens … It’s Go Time!

Game 82. Rangers at Canadiens. In case you missed it, Philadelphia won in OT in Pittsburgh today, meaning that the first-round matchup will be Flyers-Rangers for the first time since the 1997 Eastern Conference final — the final playoff  appearance for Mark Messier, Wayne Gretzky and Mike Richter, among…

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458 Rangers-Sabres in review

Thoughts: 1) Well, that turned out well for ya boys. Rangers win late, Philly loses in regulation. The Rangers clinch the No. 2 seed in the Metropolitan — which, by the way, turned out to have been the better of the two divisions in the East, IMO — and will…

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49 Rangers 2, Sabres 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 2, Sabres 1. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –      The Rangers defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 2-1, tonight at Madison Square Garden in the final home game of the regular season. With the win, and Philadelphia’s regulation loss, the Rangers clinch…

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