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19 Rangers 4, Coyotes 3 … post-game notes & quotes

Post-game notes & quotes courtesy of the NYR: Rangers 4, Coyotes 3. Click here for boxscore. –        POINT TAKEN – The Rangers extended their point streak to a season-high 10 games (8-0-2 record over the span). It is the first time the Blueshirts have earned at least one point…

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448 Coyotes at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 60. Coyotes at Rangers. Something’s fishy. The Rangers are on MSG+ again tonight, while a St. Francis-LIU/Brooklyn basketball game gets MSG. The Rangers finish their three-game homestand and play their next-to-last game before the trade deadline tonight. They are in Philly for an NBC prime-time 8 p.m. game…

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294 Flames at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 59. Flames at Rangers. Click here to see my video preview of tonight’s game. UPDATE: Rick Nash is out day to day with neck spasms. So Oscar Lindberg goes in for him, Kevin Hayes moves up to top line RW. Matt Hunwick in for John Moore. ICYMI earlier,…

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414 Blue Jackets at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 58. Blue Jackets at Rangers. Click here for my pre-game video. Twenty-five games left. Holy shishkebab. And the trade deadline eight days away. Seems this season just started. Rangers are 8-1-2 in their last 11, 6-1-2 since Henrik Lundqvist was sidelined with a vascular injury in his neck.…

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394 Rangers at Sabres … It’s Go Time!

Game 57. Rangers at Sabres. Well, well, well, well … Alain Vigneault is rolling the dice tonight and giving 20-year-old goalie Mackenzie Skapski his first NHL start against the Baby Buffaloes. Skapski starts in place of Cam Talbot, who allowed nine goals (plus two on two attempts in a…

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160 Rangers-Canucks in review

Click here for my game story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) It’s so cold I saw a politician with his hands in his own pockets. It’s so cold, I was in traffic and some guy flipped me the mitten. 2) Ah, yes, the shootout. You know how I feel about it…

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506 Canucks at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 56. Canucks at Rangers. The Rangers take on Alain Vigneault’s old team, and of course, the opponent in the most famous hockey game the arena has ever seen (it opened 47 years ago yesterday with a 3-1 win over Philly). It’s the dreaded first game back from a…

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97 Canucks at Rangers tonight … pre-game notes

Note that Cam Talbot starts in goal, and John Moore goes back in on defense for Matt Hunwick. Pre-game notes from the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. VANCOUVER CANUCKS Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Canucks: 32-21-3 (67 pts) Rangers: 34-16-5 (73…

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219 Rangers game-day odds & ends: The case for Mats Zuccarello

Before we get to Mats Zuccarello’s impending free agency, a couple of PSAs: Starting today, it’s Hockey Weekend in New York, and the Rangers are all over it, including several events being held here in the Westchester-Rockland-Putnam area and environs. See the announcement below for details. Tonight, at 10:30 on…

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590 Rangers at Islanders … It’s Go Time!

Game 55. Rangers at Islanders. The Rangers make their next-to-last visit to dank, loud, Nassau Coliseum … barring the inevitable playoff series. They are 0-3 vs. the Isles, as you know, each time just collapsing under the Islanders’ pressure. Of course, the Islanders have been doing that with great…

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423 Rangers at Coyotes … It’s Go Time!

Game 54. Rangers at Coyotes. Happy Valentine’s Day! The Rangers play the third of a four-game trip (actually three-game trip, followed by a road game in Uniondale Monday) at the Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes. (not to mention team that changes names fairly often, too). Guessing the…

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524 Rangers at Avalanche … It’s Go Time!

Game 53. Rangers at Avalanche. The Rangers play the second of a four-game road trip. They are in Glendale, Ariz., Saturday then Uniondale, N.Y. Monday. For those who rely on the schedule issued before the season, reminder: The snowed-out game in Buffalo will be made up next Friday, following…

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432 Rangers at Maple Leafs … It’s Go Time!

Game 52. Rangers at Maple Leafs. This is the Rangers’ first look at the Leaves under new coach Peter Horachek. The Leaves swept a pair from the Rangers early in the season by a wild combined score of 11-7. Both were vastly different teams back then. The Rangers begin…

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239 Rangers-Stars in review

Thoughts: 1) Some days I try to explain the difference between what happened and what was deserved. Not today. The Rangers got exactly what they deserved — though they may have been pretty lucky to get a point — after an aromatic first 35 minutes of no-show. This team, and…

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434 Rangers-Bruins in review

Click here to see my story from lohud.com. Thoughts: 1) Size? Really? I’m so tired of the old “can’t compete with the big teams” stuff. Sorry. I am. It’s a myth. And I’m not saying the Rangers shouldn’t be looking to add bigger, grittier bottom-six forwards for a playoff run,…

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124 Rangers-Panthers in review

Thoughts: 1) Alain Vigneault has said, at times, you don’t dissect a win. A lot of coaches have said that (including Mike Keenan in 1994, and I think Glen Sather in the 1980s). That’s a funny sentiment. But a good coach knows when his team is playing well and when…

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75 Rangers-Hurricanes in review

Click here to read my story on lohud.com Thoughts: 1) Gotta tell you, that Henrik Lundqvist injury looked pretty serious — and I’m sure everybody on the Rangers bench and a lot of you guys were having more trouble breathing that Lundqvist was. Alain Vigneault told the story of when…

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249 Hurricanes at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 47. Hurricanes at Rangers. The Rangers need to figure things out, and Carolina — though playing much, much better lately — ought to be the elixer, especially having played Friday night (a shootout loss to the Blues in Raleigh). The Hurricanes are 7-2-2 in their last 11. The…

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207 Rangers-Canadiens in review

First and foremost, apologies for the blog crash during the game and all the troubles we’ve been having since the changeover. Believe me, I am more frustrated than you guys are. But, also please believe me, people are working on it, and people care about it, and we’re just having…

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