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117 Game 5: Rangers-Lightning in review

Happy Memorial Day! Please spend some time today reflecting on those who served and sacrificed. Click here for a great Game 5 photo gallery by Frank Becerra Jr. Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story from lohud.com. Click here for the…

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34 Game 5: Rangers-Lightning morning skate interview transcripts

Courtesy of the NHL via ASAP Sports: An interview with:                               COACH VIGNEAULT Q.   Special  teams have been especially effective for you guys these last  few  games.   What  in  the  power play in particular do you think is clicking for you? COACH  VIGNEAULT:   You know, power play right now is…

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153 Game 4: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) That’s a pretty enormous win, fairly gutsy, etc. And I certainly don’t want to be Negative Nancy or Debbie Downer. But, Alain Vigneault might want to go against his “never critique a win” creed before Game…

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405 Game 3: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Alain Vigneault, I think, was blowing smoke when he said that game just “developed” that way and that “games unfold.” The Rangers repeatedly broke down. The Rangers defensive play unfolded. The Rangers’ big edge in this…

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123 Annoyed Rangers know what needs to be done

My story from lohud.com: The Rangers were understandably angry at themselves for their performance in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final Monday night, a 6-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. They had every right to be annoyed because neither team played particularly well, but the Rangers’ decision-making and…

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42 Pre-game interviews: Alain Vigneault, Jon Cooper

Morning skate interviews, courtesy of the NHL via ASAP Sports. An interview with:                              COACH VIGNEAULTQ.   For  our millions of viewers across Canada, would you be so kind as  to  give  us  your strategy for tonight’s game and make the answer last longer than ten seconds? COACH  VIGNEAULT:   Well,  we’re…

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130 Game 1: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here to see Frank Becerra’s great Game 1 photo gallery. Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Henrik Lundqvist’s post-game press conference video.…

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22 Rangers-Lightning: Five Things to Watch … more quotes

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL FIVE THINGS TO WATCH: FAMILIAR FACES: This is the storyline of the whole series, or at least until it starts to be about other players. Ex-Rangers Ryan Callahan, Brian Boyle and Anton Stralman and former Lightning players Martin St. Louis and Dan Boyle. SPEED VS. SPEED: This…

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211 Eastern Conference final: Rangers-Lightning matchups

To see my preview of the series, click here, or scroll down to the previous thread. Click here for Frank Becerra Jr.’s photo gallery from Game 7. And click here for Frank’s outstanding sights & sounds video from Game 7. ************************************************ Here’s a look at how the Rangers and Lightning…

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347 Game 7: Rangers-Capitals in review

ICYMI, here’s the Eastern Conference final schedule: 1-Sat. MSG, 1. 2-Mon. MSG, 8. 3-Wed. at TB, 8. 4-Fri. at TB, 8. 5-Sun. 5/24 MSG, 8. 6-Tues. 5/26 at TB, 8. 7-Fri. 5/29 MSG, 8. Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story.…

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385 Game 6: Rangers-Capitals in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) So what do you make of that game? Not sure at all what I make of it, or where it came from, when 2-1 scores and smothering defense and superb goaltending were the order of the…

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95 Game 6: Rangers 4, Capitals 3 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes courtesy of the NYR; post-game quotes courtesy of the Washington Capitals: Rangers 4, Capitals 3. Click here for boxscore with links to Game Summary, etc. –        PICK SIX – The Rangers won Game 6 of a playoff series on the road when facing elimination for the third…

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69 Big-game Kreider helped save the Rangers’ season

ICYMI, free agent goalie Matt O’Connor chose Ottawa over the Rangers, Vancouver and Edmonton. I had plenty of questions why a kid would want to come to the Rangers and be a backup for his entire first contract and, if he re-signed here, his second. ********************************************************** My story on Chris…

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278 Game 5: Rangers-Capitals in review

Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) So the Fat Lady is taking up two seats…

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288 Game 2: Rangers-Capitals in review

Click here to read my column on Chris Kreider from lohud.com. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story from lohud.com. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. Thoughts: 1) First, I am not surprised that…

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