Browsing: Henrik Lundqvist

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125 Rangers-Panthers in review

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah! Thoughts: 1) Alain Vigneault made an off-the-cuff remark about the old saying, “You never critique a victory.” Mike Keenan said that all the time … but they will then dissect it, because they must, because that’s what they do. And because coaches, good coaches, know…

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522 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Panthers

Game 25. Rangers at Panthers. Ya boys come off that woeful 5-0 loss in Tampa two nights ago. They play the fourth of a five-game trip that ends in Boston Friday afternoon. Michael Del Zotto is a prucha (healthy scratch) for the fifth time. Clock must be ticking on…

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533 Rangers-Lightnings in review

Thoughts: 1) Wow, just too, too easy for the home team. Did a lot of guys on defense, and the guy in goal, have a bad game? Sure did. Not that there’s any shame or blame on a goalie in giving up three breakaway goals, but Henrik Lundqvist got beaten…

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524 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Lightnings

Game 24. Rangers at Lightnings. The Rangers have won two in a row to begin this five-game road trip, and have won six in a row on the road. They are 9-4 in their last 13. The Lightnings, minus injured Steven Stamkos, are on a four-game losing streak. The…

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314 Rangers-Predators in review

Thoughts: 1) The Rangers, with their new system, defend. They succeed because/if/when they defend. I keep going back to what Alain Vigneault said on the last homestand when I asked him about the way they defend, and he said a big part of that is taking care of the puck…

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361 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Predators

Game 23. Rangers at Predators. The Rangers snapped a two-game losing streak Thursday. They play the second of a four-game trip tonight. They have held 13 of the last 15 opponents to two goals or fewer. Cam Talbot starts in goal. Nasvhille goalie Pekka Rinne is out injured, so…

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803 Rangers-Stars in review

Thoughts: 1) The goalkeeper. Where’s his get-away car? Because he committed a crime against the Stars, grand theft. Wow. This could have been over early, and would have been a dreadful way to lose, out of the gate like that, especially after losing three of four close ones. And, after…

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636 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Stars

Game 22. Rangers at Stars. Ya boys have lost two in a row and three out of four. They have a grand total of two goals in their last three games, both on the power play. They begin a five-game, every-other-night trip that goes through Thanksgiving and ends in…

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171 Rangers-Bruins in review … Live Chat today at noon

Reminder: We’ll do a Live Chat today at noon. For those with mobile devices, you can join us from the ledge. Thoughts: 1) Boy, oh boy, sometimes you laugh at the rhetoric … over the years, how many times have we heard the Rangers talking about how they’d played well…

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556 Rangers-Kings in review

Thoughts: 1) Two 1-0 games, both good paced, one a little more physical, but worlds different, IMO. I thought the Rangers in Montreal controlled play for most of the night, with a few late surges by the Habs, but they defended well throughout. Granted, I think L.A. is a better…

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390 It’s Go Time! … Kings at Rangers

Game 20. Kings at Rangers. Ya boys look to sweep the Kings in the season series. The Rangers have won four of five and seven of nine. They play the second of three in four nights (Boston in town Tuesday) before a five-game road trip. Henrik Lundqvist is back…

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308 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Canadiens (Les Habs)

Game 19. Rangers at Canadiens. Ya boys lost a three-game winning streak on Tuesday. They have won six of eight and seven of 10, as they begin a stretch of nine games in 15 days to close out November. That stretch begins with back-to-backs (Los Angeles at the Garden…

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205 Rangers-Devils in review

First, a change in plans: The Live Chat will now be Thursday at noon, not Wednesday as originally planned. Be there. Or else. Click here for my game story from The Journal News and Lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) I don’t disagree that the second goal, with 46.1 seconds left in the…

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450 It’s Go Time! … Devils at Rangers

Game 18. Devils at Rangers. Change in plans: We will do a Live Chat Thursday at noon, not Wednesday. Be there. Ya boys have won three in a row and six of seven. The Devils are 2-0-1 in their last three and 4-2-2 in eight. It’ll be Henrik Lundqvist…

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471 Rangers-Panthers in review

Happy Veterans Day. Thoughts: 1) J.T. Miller had jump right from his first shift. That was a pretty cool play on the 1-0 goal. Ryan McDonagh just grows every day in the offensive zone, and Chris Kreider is making plays he didn’t even make in that playoff coming-out party (I…

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