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211 Rangers-Senators in review

Senators 3, Rangers 0. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) You don’t often see Alain Vigneault ticked off, and he sure was after this game. I don’t think it was staged or for effect. He sure should have been. If he wasn’t…

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174 Rangers-Wild in review (updated)

UPDATE: The Rangers sent Brady Skjei to Hartford this morning to create enough cap space to add backup goalie Magnus Hellberg and defenseman Chris Summers for tonight’s game. Wild 5, Rangers 2. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Well, the wheels come…

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104 Rangers-Canucks in review

Canucks 2, Rangers 1. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) First things first. This is where it catches up to the Rangers. For so long they got away with sloppy, or uneven, or incomplete games and won. Now the worm turns. The…

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84 Rangers-Panthers in review

Rangers 5, Panthers 4 (OT). Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) You know it’s a wild game when two penalty shots are barely a footnote, and this review is going to be all over the place. I’m going to be honest, and…

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24 Blue Jackets at Rangers tonight (7 p.m.) … pre-game notes

Pre-game notes courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, 7:00 p.m. ET Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Rangers: 2-0-0 (4 pts) Blue Jackets: 0-1-0 (0 pts) TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers play their home opener, and conclude a home-and-home set, tonight, Oct.…

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84 Devils at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Preseason Game 1. Devils at Rangers. The Rangers open their preseason with a bare-bones roster, but worth watching because so many of these guys are battling for so few spots. Derek Stepan and Chris Kreider, who skated with Rick Nash on their wing the first two days of camp, line…

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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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66 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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