Browsing: John Tortorella

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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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516 Game 7: Rangers-Flyers in review

In case you missed it overnight, click here for the entire second-round playoff schedule. Click here for my column on the Rangers winning the series the hard way, smoking in the dynamite shed, as usual. I will post the links to Josh Thomson, 26’s game story and my notebook from…

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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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438 Rangers-Canucks in review

Thoughts: 1) Going to state the obvious here, but the Ryan McDonagh injury at the end of the game knocks all the luster off what was a pretty solid win on a big (in terms of the playoff race) night. Not going to speculate, but it’s probably not the stinger…

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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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279 Rangers-Panthers in review … Happy New Year!

Thoughts: 1) Happy New Year! Whether 2013 was good, great, bad or horrible for you, here’s hoping that 2014 will be better. And the dawn of 2014 means one thing: Honeymooners Marathon!! It also means Winter Classic today at the Big House, and after the game, the naming of the…

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378 Rangers-Islanders in review

Thoughts: 1) The homestand to hell. At some point, if not soon then later, the Rangers will rue the points they hacked up on this nine-gamer, whether it be the points that make them fight for their lives the final days of the season or the points that keep them…

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741 Rangers-Blue Jackets in review

Thoughts: 1) Where to begin?  Well, that’s actually pretty simple. The Rangers have a ton of holes, they have a dearth of skill and they are soft. OK, fine. But none of that matters if the guy in the net doesn’t stop the puck. They can fix some of their…

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544 Rangers-Canucks in review

Thoughts: 1) Let’s get right to this. I know it’s a popular theory, and I’m sure you can find dozens of news stories today saying so, but it’s a fantasy that John Tortorella hated Chris Kreider, or held him down. Kreider himself says it’s not real. Said yesterday that he…

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