From the Journal News and LoHud.com: By Rick Carpiniello GREENBURGH – The Rangers and Bruins won’t need mirrors this week. They can just look at each other while they’re grinding out games in their first playoff series in 40 years. Here’s a look at the matchups: FORWARDS: The Bruins have… Read More →
Here’s my column from The Journal News and LoHud.com today (Associated Press photo): By Rick Carpiniello WASHINGTON — When these playoffs began, the Rangers were a mediocre, inconsistent sixth seed. When their first round was two games old, they looked exactly like what they had been for 48 games during… Read More →
You guys who’ve been around since the GAG Line, or earlier, must be feeling pretty cool today, looking at the first Rangers-Bruins playoff series in 40 years. I know I do. I will say this, too, and I kinda touched on it when we were discussing good and bad matchups…. Read More →
So, last “It’s Go Time!” of the season? Or just the second of three games in four nights? The winner tonight takes on the Boston-Toronto Game 7 winner, probably starting Wednesday. It would be on the road if it’s the Rangers, right here in D.C. if it’s the Capitals. By… Read More →
OK. So for the third time in four playoff series, and in the span of 13 months, your Rangers are headed to another heart-attack Game 7 for you. Take out the Pepto or the adult beverage or whatever helps you get through these games. Thoughts: 1) I think I told… Read More →
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So I was going to try to write something witty to get youse off the ledges, or something about how this is not really over. Well, maybe I should go that way, because what this series has shown us, and pretty much all the other series have shown us, and… Read More →
The NHL again treated its fans like garbage and waited until today to announce the starting times for Sunday, and even though it’s Mother’s Day, the league is still holding you up until tonight if you want to make plans for that day. So this is the best the NHL… Read More →
I kept watching all the other playoff series going on and wondered why they all seemed so much more intense than these Rangers-Capitals games, why there was so much more nasty in those games, so much more tempo and hitting. Until Game 4. Welcome to the playoffs, Rangers and Capitals… Read More →
Another crucial game. More crucial, actually. What the Rangers accomplished in Game 3, with a 4-3 victory, was to provide themselves a chance to make this a series. Now they need to follow up with another win or, obviously, they fall behind three games to one. Though that type of… Read More →
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First, apologies for all the tech difficulties lately. I have no idea what’s going on. We had some dead audio, and this blog post without photos, and no photo gallery. I will let you know later if we’re doing a Live Chat today. Onto Game 3 … So is it… Read More →
A little history lesson, which means not much: The Rangers have been down 0-2 in a best-of-seven series 19 times (and 0-2 in a best-of-five once) and have only come back to win one of those series, in 1996 vs. Montreal. In those 20 instances, the Rangers were swept eight… Read More →