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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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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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554 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Thoughts: 1) That’s a good win for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is that Philly and Columbus won and that collar would be getting a little tight if the Rangers lost. Also given the poor start against yet another — God, how many are there? –…

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752 Rangers at Canucks … It’s Go Time!

Game 77. Rangers at Canucks. Alain Vigneault returns to Vancouver for his first regular-season game there as Canucks’ ex-head coach. The preseason game last fall, though, kind of takes some of the luster off the return, as do the previous meetings between the Rangers and John (Hot Seat) Tortorella.…

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307 Rangers-Oilers in review

Thoughts: 1) Kinda difficult to make heads or tails out of this game, what with Edmonton being such a Northern Tire Fire, with the Rangers getting some really fortunate bounces, and it really wasn’t a very physical game at all, etc. But the Rangers played well. They defended. They created…

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503 Rangers at Oilers … It’s Go Time!

Game 76. Rangers at Oilers. Ya boys play the second of this four-game, oddly-timed Western trip, which goes through Vancouver Tuesday and Colorado Thursday before a three-game homestand. Rangers lost a five-game winning streak with a sloppy loss in Calgary Friday, and are now tied in points with the…

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238 Rangers-Flames in review

Thoughts: 1) When you score three in this league, you have to win. When you allow four, you deserve to lose. 2) I thought the Rangers were the better team throughout. But a few brain-freezes got them in trouble. Couple of bad turnovers. Couple of bad coverages. And too many…

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618 Rangers at Flames … It’s Go Time!

Game 75. Rangers at Flames. Ya boys start a four-game trip through Calgary, Edmonton (Sunday), Vancouver and you-know-who (assuming he doesn’t get fired first, on Tuesday) and Colorado (Thursday). They have won four in a row and 21 of their last 28 on the road. When they return from…

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505 Rangers-Flyers in review

Thoughts: 1) The enormity of the win over Mr. Snider’s Flyers notwithstanding, let’s first get into this Norris Trophy conversation. Finally, it seems, Ryan McDonagh is getting some traction, well deserved. His coach, Alain Vigneault, came out and said he should get some consideration. People around the league — well,…

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676 Flyers at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 74. Flyers at Rangers. Light up the Empire State Building in orange and black, Mr. Snider’s Flyers are in town for what could be a first-round playoff preview. The Rangers, who have won four in a row, lead the Flyers by a point for second in the Lesstropolitan…

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675 Maple Leaves at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 63. Maple Leaves at Rangers. Martin St. Louis makes his Rangers debut, wearing Dave Maloney’s old No. 26, while the ya boys play the first game of the post-Ryan Callahan era. Say what you will about the trade and the negotiations with Callahan, and there certainly was a…

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686 Rangers-Bruins in review; Live Chat Tuesday

Thoughts: 1) Ryan Callahan’s last game as a Ranger? Was it? Was this the way for the guy to go out, off two God-awful losses? I suppose there remains a chance that Glen Sather doesn’t trade him by Wednesday. Two chances actually. One, Callahan gets off his seventh-year demand and…

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149 Bruins 6, Rangers 3 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Bruins 6, Rangers 3. Click here for boxscore. Team notes: – The Rangers were defeated by the Boston Bruins, 6-3, tonight at Madison Square Garden, in an Original Six matchup. New York is now 17-8-1 in their last 26 games overall, and…

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177 Rangers-Flyers in review

Thoughts: 1) With the trade deadline now just three-plus days away, this is more important than the result of that awful game at the Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes. With Dan Girardi signed and sealed, Ryan Callahan and his agent insist that signing has nothing to do with…

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274 Rangers-Blackhawks in review

Thoughts: 1) First and foremost: My odds on being Rangers after 3 p.m. Wednesday: Martin St. Louis 60-40, Ryan Callahan 25-75, Dan Girardi 80-20, Ryan Kesler 40-60, Zenon Konopka 0-100, Marian Gaborik 10-90. Some other significant player(s) who hasn’t/haven’t been prominently mentioned 65-35. I still think captains Callahan and St.…

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385 Blackhawks at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 60. Blackhawks at Rangers. Finally! Ya boys return from the Olympic break with a rugged three games in four nights. They go to Philadelphia for an afternoon game Saturday, then host Boston Sunday. Keep in mind that every game now could be Ryan Callahan’s last game in a…

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344 Guest blogger: afrey94 … Rangers report card

Rangers Report Card By afrey94 With the Olympics behind us and only about 25 percent of the season left before the start of the NHL playoffs, this seems as good a time as any to look back on the season so far.  Instead of simply gauging grades based on statistics…

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