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212 Sabres at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 36. Sabres at Rangers. Big game? Um, yup, mostly because of what ya boys are facing after this … six of seven on the road, two stretches of three in four nights on the road, surrounding a home game against the November Cup Champs. And BTW, the Rangers…

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257 Rangers-Panthers in review

Happy New Year to all of you! And thanks for making this place the nuttiest, funniest, mostly intelligent and passionate, best hockey site on the internet. Thoughts: 1) I thought the Rangers played much better defensively last night than they did in Dallas. Much better. Yet here’s the thing with…

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274 Rangers at Panthers … It’s Go Time!

Game 35. Rangers at Panthers. Happy New Year’s Eve! Don’t even dream about drinking and driving. The Rangers close out 2014 at the arena that changes names every five minutes way the hell outside of Miami and Fort Lauderdale. For the calendar year 2014, the Rangers are 44-23-8. Plus,…

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329 Rangers-Stars in review

Thoughts: 1) Apologies for the problems with the new-look blog. We’re having some obvious growing pains. But most of the night, I think most will agree, it loaded quickly. And it looks good. I know, I know. There are some issues, some bigger than others. We’re aware. And working on…

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19 Stars 3, Rangers 2 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Stars 3, Rangers 2. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have tallied the first goal of the game in four straight games, seven of the last eight contests, 12 of the last 16 games, and 21 of 34 games this season.…

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374 Rangers at Stars … It’s Go Time!

Game 34. Rangers at Stars. The Rangers take their eight-game winning streak to Big D, where ex-Ranger Lindy Ruff’s Stars are figuring it out at 5-1 in their last six. Tonight’s game features the league’s top two goal scorers. Tyler Seguin leads the NHL with 25 goals, and is…

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483 Rangers-Flames in review

Thoughts: 1) I still don’t think the Rangers are near where they will eventually be. But points are points are points, and they need them, and eight points in four games really moves you up in the standings. I think they were better against Pittsburgh, even though they blew the…

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666 Rangers at Flames … It’s Go Time!

Game 29. Rangers at Flames. Happy Hanukkah, my friends! Ya boys have won three in a row, matching their best winning streak of the season. The Rangers finish their Western Canada trip and three games in four nights. They are 2-0 so far, having romped in Vancouver, 5-1, and…

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222 Rangers-Oilers in review

Thoughts: 1) Again, I want to thank the commissioner, the board of governors, Mr. Snider, Mr. Jacobs, and anybody else who forces every team to play two games against all non-conference opponents. So much passion in these games. So physical. So exciting. And those time-zone changes, wowee. Those only add…

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425 Rangers at Oilers … It’s Go Time!

Game 28. Rangers at Oilers. The NHL’s latest scourge, the mumps, which claimed glamor boy Sidney Crosby this morning, has taken one of the Rangers’ hottest players out of action the rest of this Western Canada swing. Derick Brassard was sent back to NYC today with a suspected case…

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50 Brassard has the mumps, sent back to New York

One of the Rangers’ hottest players was sent home from Edmonton with a case of the mumps Sunday. Center Derick Brassard returned to New York, missing Sunday night’s game against the Oilers, and he will miss Tuesday’s game in Calgary as well. Brassard, ironically or not, went head-to-head with Pittsburgh’s Sidney…

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92 Rangers at Oilers tonight (9:30 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes from the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at EDMONTON OILERS Sunday, Dec. 14, 9:30 p.m. ET Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB Rangers: 13-10-4 (30 pts) Oilers: 7-18-5 (19 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their four-game road trip and conclude their fourth back-to-back set of the season against the…

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151 Rangers-Canucks in review

Thoughts: 1) A former Vancouver and Rangers coach, Roger Neilson, always said, it’s not who you play as much as when you play them. It was a gift getting a team returning from a seven-game trip. That said, full marks to the Rangers — who’ve been off since October –…

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3 Rangers 5, Canucks 1 … post-game notes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 5, Canucks 1. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have won each of their last two games, four of their last six games (4-2-0), and six of their last nine games (6-3-0). New York has also earned at least one…

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515 Rangers at Canucks … It’s Go Time!

Game 27. Rangers at Canucks. Happy 12-13-14. Finally! A hockey game! Ya boys have played twice in the previous 11 days of this ridiculous portion of the schedule. They begin a three games/four nights Western Canada trip, then take three more days off before heading to Carolina to start…

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271 Rangers-Penguins in review

Click here to read my story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) That could have been a disaster. I understand there were some bounces. The tying goal especially. The puck hopped on Marc Staal, just as the earlier puck hopped on Brian Dumoulin on the Rick Nash goal. And Steve Downie’s shot…

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100 Rangers 4, Penguins 3 (OT) … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Penguins 3 (OT). Click here for boxscore. Team notes: –        The Rangers have earned at least one point in 15 of their last 22 games (11-7-4 record over the span), including 12 of their last 15 home games (9-3-3 over…

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284 Penguins at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 26. Penguins at Rangers. Ya boys have lost two in a row, a 6-3 loss to Tampa at home that probably was closer than the score indicated, and a 3-2 loss in Detroit Saturday which was probably not as close as the score made it seem. The game…

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339 Rangers-Red Wings in review

Thoughts: 1) There’s no way to sugar-coat it. That was a horrible loss on so many levels. A 2-0 lead, in control, some awful defensive coverage, then the absolute gift 5-on-3s and a double-minor mixed in, including one long shift where one of the three Red Wings on ice had…

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483 Rangers at Red Wings … It’s Go Time!

Game 25. Rangers at Red Wings. The bad news: You are, apparently on this blog, what your last game says you are, and the Rangers’ last game was that 6-3 loss to Tampa Bay, their third straight loss to the Lightning. The good news: A) They are 5-0-2 in…

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