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115 Game 5: Rangers-Lightning in review

Happy Memorial Day! Please spend some time today reflecting on those who served and sacrificed. Click here for a great Game 5 photo gallery by Frank Becerra Jr. 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…

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406 Game 5: Lightning at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 5. Lightning at Rangers. The Rangers have won eight consecutive Games 5, 6 or 7 at home, and 11-1 in their last 12 during this four-year stretch. The only loss was Game 5 to the Devils in the 2012 Eastern Conference Final. Six of the Rangers’ 12 series…

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153 Game 4: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) That’s a pretty enormous win, fairly gutsy, etc. And I certainly don’t want to be Negative Nancy or Debbie Downer. But, Alain Vigneault might want to go against his “never critique a win” creed before Game…

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405 Game 3: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Alain Vigneault, I think, was blowing smoke when he said that game just “developed” that way and that “games unfold.” The Rangers repeatedly broke down. The Rangers defensive play unfolded. The Rangers’ big edge in this…

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151 Game 2: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here for a great photo gallery from lohud.com’s Frank Becerra Jr. Click here to read my column from lohud.com. Click here for Josh Thomson’s game story. Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Click here for Alain Vigneault’s post-game press conference video. It’s short…

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130 Game 1: Rangers-Lightning in review

Click here to see Frank Becerra’s great Game 1 photo gallery. 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 Henrik Lundqvist’s post-game press conference video.…

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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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792 Game 7: Capitals at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 7. Capitals at Rangers. Everything that can be said has been said, along with some of the dumb stuff that didn’t need to be said or shouldn’t have been said (Alex Ovechkin basically calling the Rangers’ defensemen a bunch of chickens, between “All series, baby, all series!” and…

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385 Game 6: Rangers-Capitals in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) So what do you make of that game? Not sure at all what I make of it, or where it came from, when 2-1 scores and smothering defense and superb goaltending were the order of the…

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808 Game 6: Rangers at Capitals … It’s Go Time!

Game 6. Rangers at Capitals. Another Must Win. Second of the season. The Rangers have had a lot of good memories in Game 6s, starting with ’94 ECF, ’79 semifinals, ’86 second round vs. Caps, ’14 ECF,  ’96 first round vs. Canadiens, etc. … and some not so good.…

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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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703 Game 4: Rangers-Capitals in review

Click here for the boxscore with links to the game summary, etc. Thoughts: 1) Hope like hell you aren’t coming here to be comforted or assured that it’s going to be OK. Because it’s not. It is now a Must Win. You have my permission to panic. 2) Because I…

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620 Game 3: Rangers at Capitals … It’s Go Time!

Game 3. Rangers at Capitals. As has been pointed out, ya boys have played an NHL-record nine consecutive one-goal playoff games, and 14 of their last 16 were decided by one goal. They also have won 11 consecutive Game 3s on the road since 1992. They are 14-3 in…

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288 Game 2: Rangers-Capitals in review

Click here to read my column on Chris Kreider 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) First, I am not surprised that…

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416 Game 1: 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) That’s just a horrible way to lose a game,…

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443 Game 1: Capitals at Rangers … It’s Go Time!

Game 1. Capitals at Rangers. For the fifth time in seven years. And it never gets old. And it never gets easier. Some think the Rangers have an advantage with their six-day break between games, and the Capitals coming off that draining Game 7 win over the November Champs.…

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169 The Rangers’ Ryan McDonagh has grown into his ‘C’

By Josh Thomson NEW YORK — Months after a long and often brilliant playoffs, Ryan McDonagh seemed destined to join the NHL’s elite defensemen. He had proven himself last spring on the ice against the likes of Montreal’s P.K. Subban and L.A.’s Drew Doughty. A new season would serve to…

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