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74 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 … It’s Go Time!

Game 5. Blackhawks at Lightning. So, big pivotal game in this series at the Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes, right? Winner of Game 5 can win the Stanley Cup on Monday. Not so fast. In four of the last seven Stanley Cup Final series that were tied…

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360 Game 7: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here for a great photo gallery by Frank Becerra Jr. Click here to read my column on another failed season for Henrik Lundqvist. Click here to read Josh Thomson’s game story from Game 7. Click here to see Josh’s notebook, about Ryan McDonagh’s broken foot, etc. Click here for…

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65 Rangers-Lightning has a familiar ring to it

ICYMI: 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. Both are worth the clicks. I will have Rangers-Bolts matchups and predictions in the morning. Then stuff from practice in the afternoon. My story from…

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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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53 Game 6: Rangers at Capitals tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at WASHINGTON CAPITALS Sunday, May 10, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Verizon Center – Washington, D.C. Rangers: 6-4 (2-3)* Capitals: 7-5 (3-2)* *2015 Playoffs Record (Second Round Series Record) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play Game 6 of their Eastern Conference Second Round…

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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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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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