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976 Game 1: Rangers at Penguins … It’s Go Time!

Game 1. Rangers at Penguins. Boy, I sure took a lot of shots for having the audacity to pick the Penguins, who finished 13 points ahead of the Rangers. Holy shishkebob! So I’m sure all of those who complained about my negativity aren’t going to creep out to the…

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247 Rangers are good; just not good enough to beat these birds

Here’s my column from The Journal News and lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello Same state, different birds. The Pittsburgh Penguins are not, by any stretch of anybody’s imagination, the Philadelphia Flyers. The Rangers are going to be involved in a test far above and beyond what they’ve endured the last two…

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112 Rangers-Penguins matchups & predictions

Here’s a look at how the Rangers and Penguins match up: Forwards The Flyers had an edge on the Rangers in this department, even though the Rangers had more depth. With Pittsburgh, it’s more than an edge. The Penguins have a ton more skill, and depth, and their forwards are…

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516 Game 7: Rangers-Flyers in review

In case you missed it overnight, click here for the entire second-round playoff schedule. Click here for my column on the Rangers winning the series the hard way, smoking in the dynamite shed, as usual. I will post the links to Josh Thomson, 26’s game story and my notebook from…

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188 Game 7: Rangers 2, Flyers 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Game 7: Rangers 2, Flyers 1. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 2-1, tonight in Game 7 of the Metropolitan Division Semifinals at Madison Square Garden. The Blueshirts won the best-of-seven series, four games to…

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601 Game 6: Rangers-Flyers in review

Thoughts: 1) Well, the best part for you guys and for the Rangers is that they don’t lead the series. Because since 2009, while they’ve been lousy when leading a series — a record 12 straight losses with the series lead — they’ve been pretty darn good when tied or…

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37 Game 6: Flyers 5, Rangers 2 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR; post-game quotes courtesy of the Flyers: Game 6: Flyers 5, Rangers 2. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –      The Rangers were defeated by the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-2, tonight in Game 6 of the Metropolitan Division Semifinals at Wells Fargo Center. The best-of-seven series…

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184 Game 5: Rangers-Flyers in review

Click here for my column on the Rangers’ pre-series advantages all proving out to be advantages in Game 5. And click here for Josh Thomson, 26’s story about the game. Finally, click here here for my notebook, which touches on J.T. Miller’s playoff debut, and all the stats about how…

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271 Game 5: Rangers 4, Flyers 2 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Game 5: Rangers 4, Flyers 2. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-2, today in Game 5 of the Metropolitan Division Semifinals at Madison Square Garden to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.…

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854 Game 5: Flyers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 5. Flyers at Rangers. Not to be a bummer, but it’s possible today will be the final home game of the season. When a best-of-seven series is tied 2-2, the winner of Game 5 has gone on to advance 180 out of 227 times (79.3%) in Stanley Cup…

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131 Game 4: Rangers-Flyers in review

Thoughts: 1) As I said, I expected it to be 1-1 after two games. I expected it to be 2-2 after four. Why? Because most closely-matched series are, and because I didn’t think either of these teams would dominate the other. But the Rangers, in recent history, have sure gone…

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112 Game 4: Flyers 2, Rangers 1 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR; post-game quotes courtesy of the Flyers: Flyers 2, Rangers 1. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers were defeated by the Philadelphia Flyers, 2-1, tonight in Game 4 of the Metropolitan Division Semifinals at Wells Fargo Center. The best-of-seven series is tied…

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685 Game 4: Rangers at Flyers … It’s Go Time!

Game 4. Rangers at Flyers. Rangers alumni were invited to ring the Liberty Bell in Philly today. Yeah, right. NYC is the only city in the world that continues to honor Mr. Snider and his gang. Ya boys have an opportunity to go up 3-1 in the series ……

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