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457 Rangers at Capitals … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9334040 align=”left”] Game 65. Rangers at Capitals. The Big Red Machine (47-12-4) is having a remarkable season, and hasn’t had anything resembling a slump yet. The Capitals haven’t lost two in a row in regulation all season, and only twice lost two in a row in any fashion.…

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217 Kings at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

[polldaddy poll=9307263 align=”left”] Game 55. Kings at Rangers. The Rangers continue this stretch of difficult opponents — Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Philly and Chicago — in a 2014 Stanley Cup Final rematch. Antti Raanta starts in goal as Rangers coach Alain Vigneault attempts to keep Henrik Lundqvist fresh down the…

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44 Kings at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 31-18-5 (67 pts) Kings: 32-18-3 (67 pts)   TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 55th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a three-game…

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253 Vote for your Rangers’ Mount Rushmore

[polldaddy poll=9014568 align=”left”] I’ve been wanting to do this for a while. With kind of a light-ish week coming up, I thought it would be a good time to select the Rangers’ all-time Mount Rushmore — the four players in history who stand out above all the others. It’s not…

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66 Capitals at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 19-11-4 (42 pts) Capitals: 23-6-2 (48 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their 35th game of the 2015-16 season against the Washington Capitals in…

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19 Rangers at Panthers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Looks like no lineup changes. But no morning skate today, so Alain Vigneault won’t address the sunburned media until 5 p.m. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at FLORIDA PANTHERS Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET BB&T Center – Sunrise, FL Rangers: 14-3-2 (30 pts) Panthers: 8-8-3…

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17 Rangers at Coyotes tonight (9 p.m. ET) … pre-game notes

We will know more about tonight’s lineup around 7 p.m. (ET) when Alain Vigneault addresses the media in Phoenix, Glendale, Arizona, or wherever the hell the Coyotes play now. Also, check out the back-to-back stats and the record vs. the West below. Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK…

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23 Guest blogger: George Grimm … reminiscing with Jack Egers

Reminiscing with Jack Egers By George Grimm Armed with a slapshot that earned him the nickname “Smokey” because it was said he could “knock the sap out of the wood of his stick”, Jack Egers was destined for stardom. Unfortunately a series of injuries including a concussion hampered and ultimately…

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310 Game 4: Rangers at Penguins (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Rangers: 2-1 Penguins: 1-2 TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play Game 4 of their Eastern Conference First Round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins at CONSOL Energy…

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56 Rangers at Bruins today (1 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Just a heads-up: Obviously there is no morning skate today in Boston. Alain Vigneault is scheduled to meet the media at 11 a.m. We should know then if Henrik Lundqvist starts today or tomorrow. Unless it is announced earlier. Also, FYI, the Rangers’ magic number to clinch first place in…

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70 R.I.P. Carol Vadnais, a Ranger from 1975-1982

Sad news Sunday that Carol Vadnais, who played defense for five different teams — including the Rangers for seven seasons — and won a pair of Stanley Cups (Montreal, 1968 and Boston, 1972), passed away from cancer at age 68. Vadnais wasn’t universally loved as a Ranger, probably because he…

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71 Guest blogger: Mike Aker … an alternate NHL universe

Alternate Reality Rangers: How The Last Lockout Changed The Scope of The NHL….Maybe Forever By Mike Aker Whether on television with various incarnations of Star Trek, in comic books with the X-Men, or even in Greek literature, we’ve all learned about an alternate reality, where there exists another realm that…

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43 Numbers game

Hope to chug on over to training camp for a little while today. If so, will check in with an update of some sort later on. I need to get a few numbers out there. First, Congrats Boneheads! Yesterday we hit our seven millionth — that’s 7,000,000! — page view…