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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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249 Rangers-Wild in review

Apologies for the lack of photos. Something went screwy with the blog server or something in the wee hours this morning. I’ll try to put a few more in here later today. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) So the best road…

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257 Rangers-Panthers in review

Click here to read my 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) I know this is speculative and hypothetical, but any other Rangers team — including 2012 and 1994 — probably…

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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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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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46 Bruins at Rangers tonight (8 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. BOSTON BRUINS Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, 8:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Bruins: 27-16-7 (61 pts) Rangers: 29-15-4 (62 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers conclude their four-game homestand with an Original Six matchup against the Boston…

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

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. FLORIDA PANTHERS Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Panthers: 21-16-10 (52 pts) Rangers: 28-15-4 (60 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their four-game homestand against the Florida Panthers at Madison Square Garden…

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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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86 Hurricanes at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. CAROLINA HURRICANES Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Hurricanes: 17-25-6 (40 pts) Rangers: 27-15-4 (58 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers continue their four-game homestand against the Carolina Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden…

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176 Canadiens at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. MONTREAL CANADIENS Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Canadiens: 30-13-3 (63 pts) Rangers: 27-14-4 (58 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers begin a four-game homestand against the Montreal Canadiens in an Original Six…

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83 Rangers-Islanders in review

Seems like it’s been a while since I did one of these. Thoughts: 1) Ryan McDonagh said the Rangers got “owned.” That could be the end of my review right there. But I’ll continue anyway. 2) The Islanders are real and they’re spectacular. I’m still not ready to say they’re…

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458 Senators at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 44. Senators at Rangers. The Rangers play their final game before the all-star break against the lowly Senators who — GET THIS! — are 13-1-1 in their last 15 at MSG. Stat courtesy of my buddy Andrew Gross. After tonight the Rangers will be off the ice until…

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185 Rangers at Bruins tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at BOSTON BRUINS Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET TD Garden – Boston, MA Rangers: 24-12-4 (52 pts) Bruins: 23-15-6 (52 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers begin a three-game road trip against the Boston Bruins in an Original Six matchup…

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179 Rangers hit the road still searching for answers

Here’s my story from lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello Saturday would be a good time for the Rangers to start getting it together. Why? Well, because there’s no time like the present? Or because sooner is better than later? Truth is, as the Rangers play four in a row on the…

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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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204 Alain Vigneault: Different style = loads of success

Hee’s my column on Alain Vigneault: By Rick Carpiniello Alain Vigneault doesn’t bristle often, at least not publicly. If a question is one he doesn’t care to answer directly, he will do it with a smile or a joke. For example, when one of the many video replay rulings went…

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118 The 2013-14 Rangers … Hey, you never know

My column from The Journal News and lohud.com: By Rick Carpiniello Ten years ago, the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup. Since then, a bunch of guys from that team have come through the Rangers — current ex-Bolts Brad Richards and Martin St. Louis, and others such as Vinny…

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